The Barrel Room at City Winery
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...5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!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.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMost enjoyableBooked 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 .5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrating a milestoneFood 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.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest burger i've had in 2013Best 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.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIntelligent atmosphere and staffThe 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!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Barrel Room is a smallThe 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.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThird time at the Barrel RoomThird 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.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find - took a clientGreat 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.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was great, andThe service was great, and servers were knowledgeable about the dishes and wine. However, the food was passable nothing really stood out.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI have just joined as a MemberI have just joined as a Member & was very happy on my first visit. I look forward to bringing my friends .2/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic service. The trioFantastic service. The trio if spreads coupled with the toasted lavash amazing! A very vegan friendly menu. Loved being right next to the wine room.1/6/2013 12:00:00 AM