Reviews of Bar Americana (Restaurant)

24 N Ave E, Cranford, NJ 07016, United States

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REVIEWS OF Bar Americana IN New Jersey

Sean Golden

Two years ago this place was good with food and bands but has gotten worse every time I go back. Went three weeks ago and will not go back again. Their “spicy margarita” says fresh jalapeños on the menu and comes with pickled jalapeños in it instead. We ordered chicken tacos and they tasted like fish. We sent them back but I thought I was going to throw up the rest of the night. Service has never been good at this place either. Too bad because it has potential.

Alisa Olin

Awesome food... great staff! Convenient location... a great experience every time!

Ruben Carpio

This place is has a nice ambiance and decor. But it's a little meh! Maybe it was just the night we went on!

Kiara Moss

I ate here recently and had a great experience -- good food & a friendly staff! I'll be back soon definitely.

Anton Mast

Clean ..nice people and bar staff. Food a tad pricey for what you get. Happy hour isnt the best in the area there is one far superior to this place.

Chelsey Daniels

This is an extremely nice place to visit to have a delicious meal in a festive atmosphere. Not only that, but they host different events on certain days that's accompanied by some really good music, and you can enjoy a good drink while catching your game on one of the many TVs that they have in the place. I highly recommend this pub to anyone looking to have fun, socialize, and get their belly full!

Kisha Wright

This is one of my go to places. I am a very big fan of lobster mac and cheese, and they have the best lobster mac and cheese. The servers are always pleasant.

Chez M

Due to its relatively convenient location while on vacation searching for a place to eat out on a Saturday night and came across this spot. Wasn't disappointed! Service was great, place was chill and nicely decorated. It was busy, but service still seemed to be on point with very little wait. Food was good, and they have a decent selection of beer/drinks. We were there until around 10-11P and by the time we left, they seemed to be clearing out tables to turn the joint into club with a dance floor. I enjoyed it and will be returning, perhaps to stay a little later as well.

Joshua Boidy

Food is awesome, and can't wait for the summer best outdoor space in Cranford.

Lexis Xia

Great food, friendly staff with a delicious meal to top. Very festive atmosphere and lively music. Service is quick and very responsive. Recommend.

Matt Colello

unfortunately the service reviews were accurate. Food was alright, great outdoor space though

Michael Irenski

The bar offers food and has indoor and outdoor seating with tables. Food is average in taste. They don't have a dedicated parking lot but a city metered parking lot is right next to this establishment.

David Rogers

Great food and service! I went there with my coworkers for Christmas celebration, we requested the private room. And Ramon did everything he could to accommodate us! We ordered a bunch of appetizers, they were really good, my favorite was the bang bang shrimp and calamari with sriracha lime aioli sauce, it was so good we had to order more of those. For dinner most of us had the skirt steak and the ribeye they had on special. The skirt steak was big and flavorful. Some of my friends who had the ribeye steak said it was great! Then for dessert we had the tres leches and chocolate lava cake, they were sweet and delicious! Then we did a little dancing, they let us play the music that we like. Overall experience was great! we felt like home! Thank you Ramon for making our Christmas celebration wonderful!

gio san

Coming here the staff was very friendly and nice and made sure I as a customer was satisfied. The place looks very nice and the food did not disappoint whatsoever. Will be returning more this is one of my favorite places.

Jennifer Pulomena

We went for our first time last night and the person who took care of us is Jackie. We took every one of her recommendations and were pleased with them all! She was very personable and made our first visit exceptional. The Brussels sprouts and Chorizo appetizer was delicious! Looking forward to our next visits!

Corissa Mcgovern

Great selection of food and drinks! Tons of great deals daily. The atmosphere is open and fun..

Edin Herrera

The outdoor patio had a nice airy feel about it, but that is it. The food and service was horrible. If you have a food allergy, do not even take a chance. Prior to attending a birthday celebration at this place, we called ahead to see if they could accommodate our gluten allergy. On the phone they said yes, but when we got there and ask the waiter about gluten free items, he told us that we shouldn't take a chance. So what is, do you have gluten free items? Or not?

Samantha Krupa

My boyfriend and I went in on a late Saturday afternoon and we were practically the only ones in there... this should have been our first clue. The waiter was very nice however he took our order completely wrong. We ordered the bacon on a stick, bbq wings, and burger sliders from the appetizer menu. The wings had buffalo sauce on them and were over cooked. They were clearly frozen wings. Carrots and celery on the plate weren't even fresh. Had a fermented smell and taste. The bacon had more fat than meat. I mean I know bacon is fatty but my god I couldn't even cut into with a steak knife. And don't get me started on the sliders. Frozen thin patty. Fake yellow cheese and nasty onions and sauce on top. Wouldn't feed that to my dog. And I ordered a classic margarita and got sangria. They got the order of Coca-Cola right thankfully. And mainly there were 10+ plus staff members there and only four customers total. Waste of resources. HORRIBLE.

TJ Bianco

Great local bar! Cool setup... great atmosphere. Only issue I had was with the service... bartenders are always good but our table server seemed inexperienced

Galib Galib

Wide variety of food at reasonable prices, great service, relaxed atmosphere. I really enjoyed he atmosphere this restaurant offers. Drinks are decent size for the price.

Mary E Nowacki

Friendly atmosphere, great food & drink. Service is excellent! Be sure to patronize this establishment!

Nathan Bougourd

Good food, nice ambience, cheap drinks.

Marty Borruso

Great ambiance, 4 adults three did not like the food, sorry for the negative review. Gotta say the waiter was great

Lisa Ditto

Absolutely horrendous. I have never reviewed a restaurant in my life but this deserves 5 minutes of my time. Waited over an hour for the food. Was told there was no bartender. An underage waiter was making the drinks and kept bringing out terrible drinks. When we explained kindly 2 times the drinks were horrible we were informed they didn’t know when a bartender would be on site as people keep quitting. Makes perfect sense. The manager looks clueless. They had the nerve to issue us a full bill. We had to cause a scene to get a discount.

Dan Beck

Mother’s Day and therefore they were busy. We waited an hour and a half for our food. Everyone their was waiting forever for their food. I ordered their burger medium and it basically was a hockey puck. The servers were very kind and gave us a few free drinks but we would not recommend. Management needs to get it together. They would have been better served with a buffet on special days.

Cee Roberts

I would give 0 if i could. When i left (after sitting at the bar and being ignored by the bartender) i asked the bouncer if the bar was closed or about to close. To my surprise he said no. No reason for me to go back. Check out Crossroads in Garwood for a welcoming fun time.

LKH Promotions

Wow!! Had an amazing time here. Location and views are excellent. The food and drinks were absolutely exquisite!! The staff and service was very impressive and the pricing was great!! Definitely check this place out!!

Larry Fowler

Only had a beer but I see myself returning.

A Spears

I really enjoyed the great atmosphere here - very lively. They have some great drinks and the perfect bar food. This would be a fantastic spot to come to for happy hour or an after-work hang out with friends.

sarah frier

I asked for a water and instead of getting me a water the bartender's co-worker decided it was more important that she stand on the bar and pour whiskey straight into people's mouths. That was very unprofessional. Also there are only two bathrooms in the whole place.

Teddie G

A schoolmate and I came here for lunch last month. She'd been gushing about it for a few months, so I wanted to try it. Really cool atmosphere, and the food was great(I recommend the Onion Tower Burger). But the must try is the Tito's Peach Tea. Fantastic spot!

Sara Henriques

The bartenders provide quick service..... only if your a guy. Waited for drinks only to be told to wait a minute, she then proceeded to take a drink order of a guy that had just walked up to the bar. Then when your finally able to get a drink, its tastes horrible. Never going back.

Jess Zuber

I work and live locally and therefore have visited this restaurant on numerous occasions. While service is mediocre at best, the ambiance really helps looking past any long wait times for drinks/food. The outside patio is adorable and I appreciate the seating arrangements. I visited Bar Americana this week and ended up sick. I had others in my party who were also ill. Nothing serious - just some gastrointestinal issues which I usually would just chaulk up to alcohol and food that is regularly outside of my diet. I'm disappointed and likely won't revisit.

Lina Jules

Great place and food

Wayne Downey

Awesome place to have dinner and stay the night to dance.

Jennifer McVea

Great food and drinks! Awesome atmosphere and live music.

Steve Colon

Great service and the food was amazing. Heather the bartender was putting out amazing drinks all night long. Came for a quick bite and stayed for hours drinking and eating!!! Definitely coming back again!

Margarita Alvarado

Really nice place. A bit tight outdoors, but overall awesome time. I'd definitely go back.

Kevin Gerhart

Wife and sister in law got stung by a wasp at a table outside and the owners bought us all a round. Appreciate the gesture they made it right. Good people.

chris podolsky

Food was spectacular. Came here for lunch.... Great cozy place.... Heather was very helpful and provided very useful information on the local happenings, i.e., the Transit work. Definitely a thumbs up all the way.

Anna D

We were in a pinch with a last minute event for 20 people and Bar Americana came through for us! The food was excellent, the decor and atmosphere was great, and the service was top notch! Khaled was very attentive and went the extra mile to make sure that we were more than satisfied. Thank you Bar Americana!!

papachop _

Great food and even better service. Definitely going to visit again

Laticia Gordon

I was visiting in New Jersey with family members of mines and they took me to this restaurant while visiting. Being that I've never heard of it before and that is was my first time there, I must that it is an excellent restaurant. They have a bar area for the people that drinks alcohol beverages. The food there was great as well and is very inexpensive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

Jui Jaisa

What a refreshing place to to after work or meet up with girl friends to enjoy an evening out. Food was great and the drinks and with good company , a very memorable evening. highly recommneded.

Scott Taylor

I live 5 minutes away, but this is my first but definitely not last visit. My wife had filet of sole piccata and i the flank steak. Both were delicious. Service was excellent, and the price very reasonable. We will definitely be back often. We had reservations at 7, and left around 10:30. As we were leaving some musicians were setting up, so the night there can continue.

Amanda Kaufman

This place is probably one of the better gastropubs I have ever been to. If you want great late-night food, with a cool ambiance, and an unforgettable vibe, this is the place to go.

bub powell

Great selection of food at reasonable prices. Cozy atmosphere.

Tess S

If you want great food at a great price and a great atmosphere, I would definitely check this place out! Convenient location large variety of food , lively atmosphere, as well as food and drink specials that rock! Do you want some onion rings and a burger? Make this your first pick!

matthew berube

New & trendy bar/restaurant with outdoor seating in downtown Cranford. Parking is a little sparse at the exact location but there is metered parking all around. The service was excellent and the cocktails we had on our last visit were above average. The food was good, but the prices were a tad on the high side (although not prohibitively). There was live music, and to be honest that was the highlight of the visit as the (one man) musician was fantastic. Bar Americana has a cool vibe and I'd definitely recommend it.

luann lear

The place is great place to go to the food is wonderful the workers treat you like family

Nicole Domagala

If you're looking for a great cozy bar with a great atmosphere look no further than Bar Americana! They have a great menu selection from food to both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. A great place for meet for drinks or when you just wanna grab some amazing food.

Leslie Powell

The food was great! The place was clean and the atmosphere was lovely! The staff was very friendly and professional.


While I was visiting my nephew in New Jersey, he insisted on taking me to Bar Americana for lunch. I have to say that I am so glad he did, the burgers are amazing! I ordered the Americana burger and it was beyond my expectations. I have to also add in here that the service was great and to me, that is an important factor. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that is living there or just visiting, I am ready to go back.

Rogerl Leak

I had a horrible experience at this location my food sucked sucked horrible greasy over cooked fries my burger was dry and the total for my meal was 1370 the food suck the managers attitudes sucked I would never ever ever ever eat here again and I suggest that if your looking for a meal this is not the location horrible food horrible attitude from the manager equals money wasted I will never visit or suggest to anyone who wants a good male visit this location if the bus didn't break down I would have eaten else with but due to the train activity I saw a spot to eat but I wish I never even in that horrible horrible horrible restaurant horrible if I can give a negative star what and to the manager you suck worse than the food

K Radz

Great service. Great atmosphere.

viviana de leon

We went on Sunday 5/19 for lunch at 1:30pm. There were 3 tables when we got there, approx 7 people total in this place. We wanted a chicken cheesesteak and another sandwich however they didn’t have any as they were out of bread?! We settled for a burger that was way too over cooked (we asked for medium) and it was also wrong (we asked no onions and sweet pot fries-got onions and French fries). The other tables around us also said there were not happy as they too had to wait over an hour for their food. Edit: the food took over an hour to come out (again, with 3 tables total) for a dry over cooked burger.

Nancy Macdonald

What a refreshing place to to after work or meet up with some girl friends to enjoy an evening out. Food was great and the drinks and with good company , a very memorable evening.

Cess Lerit

This is such a cozy bar. It has a classy ambience. They served great food that could really satisfy your taste buds. They have discounts that you could enjoy of. A really great place to unwind and enjoy your drinks.

Laurie Silva

Enjoying the happy hour specials at Bar Americana while seated in their outdoor space can make any gathering of friends into a real party!

LaToya Thomas

This is a great place to come and watch a game and grab a bite to eat. The happy hour menu is awesome. Service is fast. Five stars!

Jorge Valdes

Well let's start off by saying the food was just okay. My wife had a black and blue burger that was a premade beef patty with no flavor, blue cheese dressing, and the fries tasted like pure greese. It was bland! Then we're sitting there and cigarette smoke starts hitting us in the face. How classless. Then another group of kids sit at the table directly next to us with a bucket of Budweiser's and a pack of Newport's smoking away. So you just lost a couple that's spending $100 average to kids buying $15 buckets of Bud cause we'll never go back. I must say that the staff was very nice and completely agreed about the atmosphere, but had no control over the horrible smoke. Imagine having to work in a cloud of smoke for 8 hrs. That's crazy! No one should be smoking around food. Horrible!

Janice Baxter

Wide variety of food at reasonable prices, great service, relaxed atmosphere.

Robert Romano

Great place to be

Anely Gomez

A place where you always get fun


Not a fan of this place. To catch a quick beer is cool. The margaritas arent the greatest. And the non of the food stood out enough for me to want to try it. The chips and salsa was good though.

Darian Ortiz

What a refreshing place to to after work or meet up with girl friends to enjoy an evening out. Food was great and the drinks and with good company , a very memorable evening. highly recommneded.

Lynn Langone

I love Bar Americana! The menu is fun and tasty and they always have interesting drink specials. I usually go there for a meal and drinks. Just going to the bar seems for the much younger crowd, but love the outside area in warm weather. I have been here 5 times and will be back!!!

Beatrix Vice

The service I got was out of this world, idk what these people are talking about. The food was delicious and I love the atmosphere. I would definitely come again!

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