Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has brought an appealing and creative menu to this lively and cavernous Midtown space. It's popular pre-theater and for groups and business get-togethers. The tempo is upbeat and you can feel that you are only a few steps from Broadway action and the heart of New York. Spice-rubbed steaks, a tangy tuna tartare and divine shellfish cocktails—like crab-coconut or lobster-avocado—are noteworthy. Ask for a table on the mezzanine if dining as a couple. With another version of Bar Americain at the Mohegan Sun resort, the regional flavors and specialty menu flourishes provide enough character to make the concept stand out as a dining destination. Bobby Flay first rose to prominence in New York City as a partner at the Mesa Grill, the long-running and much-admired Southwestern eatery that closed its doors in 2013 after 22 years.