A True Gem in Downtown Martinez
Barrel Aged is known for their cocktails...heck it is in the name! And this time they didn't disappoint with a great selection of aged drinks, as well as, cocktails for those that like more fruity drinks that are made there before you. The food again, was yummy with the first thing being put in front of you with your water was some warm cornbread muffin. We then had a delicious kale salad and fried green tomatos as an appetizer. Our main course consisted of a barrel aged burger (with carmelized onions and blue cheese) and meatloaf with a bit of a kick! Both were cooked perfectly and had a lot of flavor. Overall, the meal was at a good pace, with time to enjoy the live music that was playing and the cocktails that were flowing.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
NEVER a disappointment
We have been to Barrel Aged quite a few times (including going to one of their spirit education classes) and have ALWAYS had a great meal and drinks. Mother's day was special there. They had signs on reserved tables with the family name, fresh flowers on the tables and a little sprig for the mothers to keep, a free small bottle of champagne for mothers too! The menu was extensive enough that my picky child found something to eat. The french toast, with corn flake crust, was delish! They were even very sweet to my daughter that had a migrane and brought her some tea to help with the pain (and didn't charge us for it). We LOVE Barrel Aged and plan to go there again and again and again.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chicken & Waffles!
We previously had been to this restaurant and had mixed reviews. Their service is so much better now.
We went on a Tues. night. The fried chicken breast was to due for! The waffle with bacon was good, but would have
been better with the butter on the side. Bottomless mimosas--what more could you ask for. This restaurant is definitely coming into its own and we are happy that they are thriving in Martinez
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I had not hung out for quite some time and it was the perfect place to get a bite to eat and catch up. I ended up there the next night with a larger group and it was a great place for that too. With several different seating areas, there is a place for all sizes and types of groups.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the unusual menu offerings
We were a party of four dining here for the first time. We enjoyed the eclectic menu and had great service. We will definitely be returning!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great Birthday dinner
My wife and two other couples took me out for my Birthday, and as we all live in Martinez, thought it would be great to go to Barrel Aged. We made a 6:30 reservation and had a nice quiet table in back although it was the Labor Day weekend and the restaurant was not very busy. The cocktails were fun and creative and a great way to start our meal. Our entrees were all cooked to order and delicious--we all had a taste of each others dish. Finally the staff brought out a birthday dessert for me which we all shared. This is sure to be one of our go to places when we want to dine out or entertain friends. Oh, and they have a fantastic bar with a huge list of whiskey to choose from as well as other libations. Cheers!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden gem in a Mtz. food desert
Great place for a special dining experience. Food was artfully prepared and full of flavor. Prohibition-era drink menu was so fun. My boyfriend loved the boozy orage cream soda creation. The fried green tomatoes were perfect, just with there were more for the price (I think they used a part of 1 tomato, total).
Veal shank was epic falling off the bone. The boyfriend had the meatloaf which he loved (sorta with a spicy kick).
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eat it all and drink more
Great atmosphere. Wonderful ambience. Fresh foods. Beer list is exceptional. Bartenders rock (and shake and stir!) Amazing Dinner and cocktails. Everybody should try this restaurant.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food & Service
Thank you to the staff, bar and kitchen of Barrel Aged for making dinner amazing. Tried a lot of items on the menu and was blown away. True dining in downtown Martinez. Everything from the bar and kitchen tasted FRESH and amazing. Will be back.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Barrel-Aged in Martinez
Went for my birthday on Halloween and it was a ton of fun! Costumes everywhere and the food and drinks were great. Bartender treated the house to free glasses of champagne after dinner!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM