Bar Americana

3.9
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75 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
At Bar Americana, we are proud to offer a contemporary gastropub experience in the heart of downtown Cranford, New Jersey. From the moment you step in you will be transported to a definitive New York atmosphere. We are the perfect location for you to have a relaxing night out with your friends and loved ones.

Our food is fresh and flavorful. One bite into one of our delicious burgers will leave you wanting more and more. Our friendly bartenders and servers are ready to greet you with a friendly smile. There is no restaurant and bar quite like Bar Americana. We hope to serve you your next amazing meal or cocktail.

Special Offers

HH Football Sunday's

Specials all day!!

Hookah and Games...

$ 15 Sangria Pichers
$ 3 Draft Beer
$ 0.75 Wings

$ 6 Appetizers :

* Wings
* American sliders
* Crispy Calamari
* Spinach & Artichoke Dip
* Nachos
* Brussels & Chorizo
* Beef Empanadas
* Patatas Bravas
* Croquetas platter
* Vegetables Pot Stickers
* Loaded Potaote Skins

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 17 September 2019

Ends: 18 September 2118

Availability: Sun 11:00-20:45

Ladie's Night

$5 Cosmos and Apple Martini all Night!!!!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 11 September 2019

Ends: 12 September 2118

Availability: Thu 18:00-22:30

Taco Tuesday's

#TacoTuesday’s are Back !! 🌮🌮

Each & Every Week at Bar Americana 🤩

💸$10 Taco Tuesday Special:
•2 Tacos 🌮🌮
•Your Choice of 1 Draft Beer or Margarita🍺

Bar Americana | Cranford NJ
www.baramericananj.com 🇺🇸

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 11 September 2019

Ends: 12 September 2118

Availability: Tue 15:00-21:45

Let's do Sunday Brunch !!!

Omelettes
Salads
Burgers and Sandwiches
and much more lik Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, etc!!!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 11 September 2019

Ends: 12 September 2118

Availability: Sun 11:00-15:00

Pre dinner warm up!!

50% All Well Drinks
Half Price Drafts

$6 HH Appetizers

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 14 September 2019

Ends: 15 September 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 15:00-18:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Mon 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 9:00PM

What 75 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.8
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3.9
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.7
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JW
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Our experience started a bit slowly....The outside seating area was relatively crowded and the service was very slow...Drinks took awhile and our appetizer, even longer. Then, as if a switch were flipped, the service was more attentive, meals and additional drinks came faster, making the end of the evening far better than the beginning! Unfortunately, the unsteady performance led to the mediocre review.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Food is amazing. I was with a party of 7 and everyone enjoyed their meal. The big issue is service. We sat outside and it took us 45 mins to get our apps and then another 45 mins to get entrees. We asked for the check and 30 mins later we still didn't have it. The food is very good but because of the lack of servers there it was cold when it came out. We saw many people come in and sit, but they ended up leaving because no one came to wait on them after 20 mins. The poor server knew it was an issue and apologized many times. It was the servers 4th day on the job and he was in charge of the whole outside that had about 35 people on it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Such a bummer since the outdoor space was good for a casual dinner on a Friday. Unfortunately service was awful. We waiting for over an hour just for spinach dip and 2 kids Mac and cheeses. We cancelled our entree orders since we couldn’t wait. Multiple tables were getting up to leave. They had issues with kitchen staff that night so perhaps this is a one off. But their waitstaff and management didn’t even handle or really apologize for the delay. Not sure I will be going back.

N
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome location with delicious food, live music, wonderful atmosphere and excellent service. Can’t recommend it enough.

d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Dining outdoors on an early spring day was nice. Food was very basic and plain. Burger overcooked.
Service was fairly good on a day they probably had a bigger than normal crowd.
Would only recommend it for drinks or as a place to dine outside

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Had to order twice to get a burger medium rare. Felt bad for server .

JE
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Neighborhood gem. Quiet evening, popular bar and outstanding bartender. New menu still being tweaked but everything good. Hamburgers are a big hit. Roasted brussel sprouts different and tasty — could have made a meal out of them. Pizza... ok if in Midwest but otherwise take a pass. Staff is great.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date Night with my wife.

LM
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

The food was terrible and I feel ill. The croquettes were ice cold inside. They were returned only to get semi warm calamari. The tacos were cold and the steak was bloody. Never going back. The server was very nice though.

s
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I met a friend here for an early dinner on a Tuesday and the joint was completely empty. There were a few people at the bar when we left, but were surprised that it was so empty (and I tend to eat at this time in restaurants). There is a great happy hour deal on drinks and each day has a special food option. Overall, the bar pie we had was nothing to remark about, but we shared and really enjoyed a kale salad--that was definitely something I wish I could eat more frequently!

MG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was great. Mimosas and Bloody Marys were even better. Definitely will be back for brunch.

DT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience3

Food was not good for brunch.. No one else was there and try weren’t ready for us they said they just opened and it was 40 min after opening time. Just wasn’t for me. Might be better as a bar at night but not a good brunch spot.

JL
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Cool spot! Great drink specials and your typical bar food. Would like to come back and see what it’s like for brunch. Will definitely go again for happy hour!

B
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & service. Chorizo & Brussels sprouts appetizer is delicious. The burgers are big and juicy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The service was good, the food tasted good, but 2 of my friends felt sick after dinner.

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to watch any sports - plenty of TV's and Trivia

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great location to view the Sunday Footballs Games; they play trivia during commercials and give our prizes. Energetic and Fun for all family members.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hanging with friends who flew in for my wedding. They wanted to experience NJ

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a friendly fun place. Service is excellent. The wines are first rate.

BM
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was exceptional for Sunday brunch. Food was good and they were very accommodating for the young grandchildren.

f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

such a great atmosphere and the food was delicious. The service was good but a little slow and there was a table of loud mouth behind us, once they left it was amazing. Michelle who helped with the reservations was amazing and accommodating...I will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience4

The server was the best part of the experience and give him 5 stars... food was greasy, no flavor, just bland and unappetizing. Restaurant focused more on fitting into the neighborhood than actually producing the food that matched the decor and vibe. Drinks were solid. We were charged for the dinner that I sent back.. was offered free round but it landed on our bill. Just not going back for a second try.

AG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I like this place a lot, always diferents promo like tacos with margarita ;)

B
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good burger, chicken tacos and brussel sprouts with chorizo. Service friendly and efficient. Will definitely go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The service was prompt and very good. Our server was very friendly and knew the menu well. He was comfortable making recommendations and his suggestions we're spot-on with our tastes. The food was not five star but it suited our expectations as being more of a bar food style restaurant. They have a nice outdoor seating area which goes well on a nice summer afternoon or early evening with a couple of drinks.

I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

We went for an after work get together particularly for the outdoor seating. Seating and outdoor was very small but we made due. Drink specials and happy hour were lacking and was mediocre. We would seek out other places before revisiting for a big group get together again.

e
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Everything was okay - the service, the food...until the DJ showed up. For a Thursday night it was exceptionally loud, because the restaurant was near empty. We moved to the outside area, so that we could talk and could still barely hear each other. Would have enjoyed it more if it was crowded and drowned down the level of sound.

AD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Took 30 minutes for us to get our drinks and over an hour for our food. It was nice to sit outside, but I’m not going out of my way to come back!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Girls night

AG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

super very nice everything and nice people around

DP
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed our meals very much! The environment is friendly and upbeat, but not so loud that you can not carry on a conversation. The burgers we had were cooked as ordered and very very yummy! Great wine suggested by our server was enjoyed by all.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

We ate here two years ago when it first opened. Clearly, we understood that there might be slower service, etc since they were new. However, two years later, service wasn’t any better. Our food order was taken after sitting for 15 minutes and it wasn’t really crowded. Wrong drinks were delivered to our table, wrong entrée delivered with chicken instead of shrimp, shrimp Po’ Boy was tasteless, without sauce, the nachos were made with cheese whiz and a cheaper type of tortilla chip. Overall, not impressed and will not be back.

JV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food sucks every time, and the service is poor. First time I gave here the waiter purposely charged me for refills on soda even though he wasn't suppose to. He also spilt the bacon dish all over me too. This time, I asked for cheese for the tacos, and the waitor couldn't understand me and brought the wrong cheese twice. Also I don't understand why you wouldn't have regular taco cheese at a restuarant if your serving tacos there.

Needless to say this place sucks and I never want to volunatrily go there again.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Although we live only minutes away, this was our first visit. I'll be back often. The food was excellent, casual but not too casual, prices are reasonable and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this spot.

s
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice environment. The stuffs are friendly and the foods are really good. We enjoyed a lot. Highly recommended.

AS
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great place. Clean establishment, great atmosphere, and decent food. The fish tacos were very good. The staff was warm and friendly and we had great service. We enjoyed the live entertainment on the weekends.

JC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Multiple times here. Food took forever.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful restaurant!! I had heard so many wonderful things about it and decided to try it for myself!! Food and drinks were delicious, the staff was so friendly and polite. I highly recommend this place and had a great time!!

D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All was good..menu needs a little more variety. But they are very accommodating...service was great

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was amazing and made our party feel like we were old friends and just one of the family. We made a reservation for a party of 4 and it was an anniversary dinner. We had so much fun, ate well, left happy and full and look forward ti coming back again!