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July 25, 2014

A cocktail lined with popcorn, 30 different types of American bourbon and a magic grill that blasts up to 700 degrees without gas or electricity, are just some of the unique selling points of NY American Grill, the latest restaurant to open in Glasgow’s Princes Square.

Launched by the same owners as Barca Tapas & Cava Bar and Cranachan, also both in Princes Square, NY American Grill has injected  a dose of good ol’ American charm into the upmarket shopping mall.

The restaurant menu covers US cuisine from coast to coast, border to border, including New York deli sandwiches, New England clam chowder and Florida key lime pie.

There’s also an enticing range of cocktails and drinks available at the restaurant’s bar.


“We have 15 different American craft beers, American gin, American vodkas etc,” Danielle Dexter, Group General Manager said. “We have a section of the bar dedicated to bourbons and we also run bourbon master classes.”

“We also have a big cocktail list. We have space at the bar during the week for people to come in and just have a cocktail or a coffee or dessert.”

“From Tuesday to Thursday there are half price cocktails which gives you an opportunity to try something you wouldn’t normally to see if you enjoy it.”

Josper grill

The meat and vegetables in the restaurant are cooked using the famous Josper Grill, the first casual restaurant in Glasgow to do so.

“A Josper grill is essential a barbecue in your kitchen,” Danielle said. “It’s a contained unit like an oven but it’s built up with charcoals.”

“The flavour you get from it being cooked on the Josper is really different from it being pan fried. It lends itself to the American feel as it has that really smokey taste.”

“The burgers are definitely the most popular dish. We have different versions such as the Big Devil that has our own homemade hot sauce, smoked American cheese and jalapenos or the Smoked House Burger that has a barbecue sauce and a smoked cheese.”

NY loft

With its huge mirrored bar, industrial lighting and comfy booths, NY American Grill combines the feel of a Tribeca loft with a 1930s art deco Manhattan bar.

“With NY American Grill, our main goal is that it is accessible to everyone in Glasgow City Centre,” Danielle said.

“In Princes Square people expect the decor and everything to be right and for things to be nice. But we want to try to keep it as casual as we can. We don’t want to make anyone feel like they can’t come in as it’s too fancy.”

“We want to be accessible to all ages and for young people and older people to feel welcome.”

“So we are very pleased with how the restaurant has turned out.”

£11.95 for 2 courses on the lunch/pre theatre menu at NY American Grill  when booking on 5pm.