The service was great, and
The service was great, and servers were knowledgeable about the dishes and wine. However, the food was passable nothing really stood out.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great find - took a client
Great find - took a client there for a lunch meeting. He had never been there before and was happy he went and will be sure to go again.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Third time at the Barrel Room
Third time at the Barrel Room and still just as impressed. Had a great meal. Always recommend "Alex's Crudo" to start, very fresh with fun ingredients. Great wines by the glass and a good happy hour to boot.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Barrel Room is a small
The Barrel Room is a small but has a good menu for a wine bar. It wans't overly busy and noisy but it was full. This was very enjoyable as I don't like over crowded places which you get a lot of in NYC. Our food was great, although I was quite dissapointed with the wine. I have had better bottle of Shiraz and for a 'wine bar' I would've expected a wider list of choices. Saying that our experience was good.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Intelligent atmosphere and staff
The Barrel Room is a fun and exciting restaurant!! We went for a fun night out to taste test one of the winery's homemade wines. The wine was great, the ambiance was perfect, and most notably, the service was exceptional! The bar tender really knew his wines and was also impressively knowledgable and respectful of my religious customs that apply when drinking wine. Kudos to City Winery and their great staff!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best burger i've had in 2013
Best burger i've had in 2013 so far. Played nothing but Jazz classics the entire time. Service was impecable. Great Wine. Not really sure what more you could ask for. After lunch we had a few delicious cocktails. I will certainly be coming back for more.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrating a milestone
Food started out in excellent fashion, my wife's appetizer and my first three courses (off tasting menu) were excellent. The came the overcooked and chewy filet minion! The wait service was generally good, friendly and attentive, but there were times when our server was difficult to find, so we just called on the nearest person for help.
I enjoyed the ambience in the Barrel Room, we got to hear some of the English Beat music coming from the entertainment space. We were celebrating an anniversary, the noise level was low enough to chat but fun enough to enjoy.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Booked at last minute due to its proximity to our hotel , can only say we were both delighted to have done so. Great food and wines plus good service . Highly recommended .
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A really great spot. I had a fantastic meal at the Barrel room. The appetizer's, cheese & meat selection are really solid and well thought out. You could easily build a light meat of small plates or go big sampling appetizers, charcuterie and one of the fantastic entrees. Definitely leave room for dessert and come thirsty. The barrel room has an outstanding wine selection many made in house. Notable meal standouts: fried olives, cloumage cheese plate, hanger steak, branzino, orange brown butter cake.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & unique wines!
Loved our first visit to this small, intimate and cool "backroom" of the better known City Winery performance space and restaurant. Definitely a winery atmosphere, reminiscent of northern California. About a dozen locally produced wines served right from the barrel! (That means smoother, less tanniny, delicious wines.) Available by the glass or as custom-designed tasting flights. Food menu is somewhat limited, BUT inventive and delicious, with plenty of veggie options too. Fairly priced (around $50 pp for dinner and wines.) Looking forward to going back...
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
first time experience
We celebrated my birthday at this winery.what can I say? It's really interesting place.food was awesome! Even so simple dish like chicken Brest was incredibly delicious. Portion of meal is not so big like usually,that was good surprise for us..Our waitress was very nice and fast. But if U have company are more than 2 and less than 8, U should be ready to shared table with smb.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Dinner at the Barrel Room
My son and I used OpenTable to make a reservation and our table was waiting for us as soon as we arrived. Our waitress promptly arrived with a sampling of one of the house wines on tap and we decided to share a carafe over dinner. Our starter, the Hummus spread, was served with great warm flat bread. We both ordered the Squid Ink Spaghetti. Decent sized serving, well presented and with a nice kick. We shared the pistachio/marshmellow homemade smores. Every course was served promptly. I would go there again.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad they're here
City Winery is conveniently located near my office, so it's a great spot for lunch when you want a treat and enjoy a good meal in a comfortable and relaxing location. Also have attended evening concerts and it's a great venue for those as well! Food is consistently good, wait service is friendly and accomodating. I would recommend City Winery if you're looking for a place that's worth a visit.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent tasting menu!
My wife and I did the tasting menu for our anniversary dinner, and everything was excellent. Great menu--highly recommend getting the wine pairing. Service was friendly and attentive.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
City Winery Barrel Room
We celebrated our first anniversary at the Barrel Room. We were greeted with a complimentary glass of Prosecco. We did the tasting menu and it was very, very good. Everything was fantastic. We were very happy that we chose to celebrate here.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for dinner or just some drinks in the bar area. One thing that could need some improvement: add some more veggie options; currently they are very limited.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my girlfriend here for our three year anniversary and we had a wonderful time. The staff was warm and kind, but also gave us space to take our time with the meal. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing and I loved almost all of the food. The dessert was a little more experimental than I would have wanted, but everything else was superb. I highly recommend The Barrel Room's tasting menu for any special occasion, but their regular dinner menu is perfect for a fun week night out.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Experience Overall
This was the first time my husband and I have been here and we look forward to returning! Everything was excellent - from the food and wine to the overall vibe of the restaurant. I recommend it highly.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best birthday ever!
I went with some friends for my birthday and we had a great time. The food was great and the service was wonderful as well! My waiter totally made my night! Unfortunately I can't remember his name because I was enjoying their delicious Chardonnay. The place is small but it has lots of energy. Kenny Loggins was performing at City Winery and they aired it on a TV monitor above the bar, so that was a bonus we weren't expecting. I will definitely go back there and I would recommend The Barrel Room to anyone who likes to have fun!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great wine, good small bites
The wine is delicious, especially the Sohovougnon Blanc. I ate the Arancini, meat plate, cheese plate and patatas bravas. All tasted good and were the appropriate temperature. The service was great. Prices are a little on the expensive side, but in that neighborhood, there aren't too many offerings.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had Saidi as a server, who was so sweet. The wines were delicious, and so was the food. We ordered an app and dessert, and tried two wines and will definitely be back for more! Great spot to go with friends!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazingly amazing, every time.
This place amazes me every time I go here! The always-changing menu keep things interesting, and I have never tried anything here that I did not LOVE. Still on a mission to take every single one of my friends here!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wine was truly spectacular! Literally straight from the barrel! If you fancy live music, you could indulge in this on the spot or simply watch on a live TV that they have in the bar. Simply delicious appetizers and dips. A great place to chill with friends. If you like wine, I would definitely try this gem!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely love this place! The food was amazing and the wine was great too! The staff was super friendly and the atmosphere was rustic, chic and intimate. Great for a girls night out like I did but also a perfect date night spot. We shared the black kale caesar salad, mushroom tart and octopus to start. It was all unbelievable! We shared the tofu entree for dinner, which came with a delicious buttery squash puree and a sweet and sour glaze. Lastly, we shared the S'Mores for dessert, which came with an amazing chocolate gelatto and was very yummy. Definitely recommend going here and we both spent under $80 including tip for a great meal!!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service with a smile
Our table was not ready exactly on time, and the maitre'd immediately offered us drinks. Not the usual brush off - and the wait was maximum 5 minutes! He could not have been more gracious. Once seated, the waiter was equally charming and professional. And the icing on the cake: delicious food and wine. We will be back.......
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there
I ordered the steak, it's delicious. Melts in your mouth! I paired it with a house made Malbec which was a fantastic wine! Also ordered the crispy Brussel sprouts which were great. Service was very attentive even though the place was packed and seemed a bit chaotic and loud. Will go back.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I m from Brazil and when in NYC always try something different.The dinner and Burlesque late night show was amazing! Great food and wine. A bit confused to be seated, but at the end, a nice experience!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice lunchtime restaurant
Nice lunchtime restaurant for an informal meal. Good for a group of 6.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Barrel Room Experience
Fun atmosphere. Great wines by the glass or bottle. Good place for appetizers/small plates. Burgers and Chicken were delicious. Definitely going to try the dining room next door.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM