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Bryant Park Café

Al fresco dining and happy hour spot
Diners sit at tables outdoors amid trees at the Bryant Park Café with a view of the park in the background.
Colin Miller Photography

Run by the Bryant Park Grill, the Café features a more informal new American-style menu and bar. The outdoor café is a well known after-work hot spot during the summer, and is open for dining from mid April to November, depending on the weather. During Winter Village, the Café deck is home to Curling Café.

No reservations are need for the Café, seating is first come, first served.

Happy Hour

Meet friends or join co-workers at this popular happy hour hotspot! Sweeping views of the park and a lively bar make the Café bar an al fresco Midtown destination.

Patrons stand around the bar drinking and talking during a busy happy hour at the Bryant Park Café.
Adela Loconte

Daily: 11am-11:30pm

The Café is open during warm weather months, and in winter hosts the Winter Village Curling Café.

Find this informal, outdoor café near the 42nd Street entrance of the park just west of Fifth Avenue. The Café is situated directly behind the New York Public Library.

The Bryant Park Grill is located on the opposite end of the park at 40th Street.


The Bryant Park Café is first come, first served. No reservations are needed.

In colder months, the Café deck is home to the Winter Village Curling Café. The bar reopens to the public, and multiple iceless curling lanes with heated domes are available to rent. This winter activity is great fun for family and a night out with friends, and has gained in popularity since opening in 2020. Curling Café books up quickly during the holiday season!

An iceless curling lane and heated dining dome sit on the Bryant Park Café deck during winter, part of the Winter Village Curling Café.
Angelito Jusay Photography