Barawine is a wine bar in Harlem with a little dining room where they serve French-ish American food.
Service was atrocious. Dined with two young children. Had to beg for bread. Took 1 hour + for appetizers to arrive. After 2.5 hours when entrees still hadn’t arrived we had to leave without eating.
I've been wanting to go here for a while now - glad I finally did - loved it!
Went there in the snow storm. Good food had the duck. Loved it. Desert- a chocolate cake and ice cream was just the right size. Some may think small. The creme brûlée was nicely crisp. The wine was as described in the wine list. Love the place. Classy but not pompous.
It was a. It's Saturday night as all restaurants worth the wait in NYC usually are! Our group had an excellent time we ended up sitting at the bar which we were totally ok with. The DJ played good music and it was a nice atmosphere. Service was great & the manager Sade was amazing !!! The service staff did a good job too. Thank you for making my cousins bday memorable! Only thing that was slightly briefly a concetn It was a bit warm but it might of been due to the Raclette grill but they opened the door to get some breeze in
Excellent food, service and ambiance... will be back soon!
I did not enjoy my experience here. My fiance and I came here for Valentine's Day and did the prix fixe menu. We also ordered off that menu as well, opting for a charcuterie plate. All of the food was mediocre at best. I ordered a glass of Riesling and it was incredibly sweet. The decor is nice, service was fine, and the ambiance is cool, so I really was hoping for the best, but alas, that was not the case. I won't be back.
What a wonderful neighborhood gem! Great menu and excellent service. The owner is so friendly and welcoming.
We arrived and didn’t have to wait long to be seated. Ambience was nice and surprisingly calm for Valentine’s Day.
We sat and didn’t get approached by wait staff or even served water for about 15 minutes until I flagged down the host. Before he sent over service, I had him replace the dirty glass and place setting before us.
The server seemed a bit low-brow. Describing food items as “good” or “popular”. If a chef goes through the trouble of Shrimp Risotto or duck magret, you should develop a vernacular to appropriately and respectfully describe it. Also, one of the busboys who eventually came to pour us water had mild Body odor.
The food itself was great. I spinach ravioli is recommended. Portion size was a bit small, but is to be expected.
Next time, I’d prefer not to wait. It’s a big no-no for this foodie. Even the bill to 15 minutes to come out. Also, they don’t accept Discover ? 🤔🤔🤔
We had never been here before. Overall, everything was good. The price point for the happy hour wine was excellent, as was the service. For appetizers we had the spinach ravioli and the beef tartare. For our entrée we had the scallop dish and truffle fries. The scallops were incredibly tender. But the taste of the scallops got lost in the broth of the dish. It was really disappointing especially coming from a town whereI eat mostly fish. The ravioli was excellent as was the beef tartare, and I really appreciated the quail egg. Our server was excellent and we really appreciated his kindness while it got busy.
Went here for Valentine's day dinner. There was a price-fixe menu but we ordered from the a-la-carte menu which had great choices. We originally had a table reserved but decided to sit at the bar area to take advantage of their happy hour specials. Had some delicious French sangrias prepared by our bartender Phillipe. They were spicy (I know!) and really good. We decided to have our entire meal at the "bar" which is really an extended comfortable double-sided counter that would be ideal for large parties and suited us just fine.
We shared some delectable parmesan truffle fries and for entrees had the shrimp risotto and the pan seared bronzing. The food was all excellent and the service was superb even on such a busy night as this.
If you live anywhere near this neighborhood you gotta go here! Even if you don't, its worth the trip.
Came here with friends for brunch on Sunday and had a great time! Food was great, loved the music , atmosphere and bottomless bellinis. Will definitely return again!
The vibe is low-key and warm:) Our Brunch spot whenever we hit Central Harlem.
This restaurant was so overwhelmingly loud that four people could not hold a conversation. I go to many restaurants which are noisy, but this was oppressive. Could not get past it to enjoy the meal.
I am a French speaker with lots of experience dining all over the Francophone world. I am a New Yorker, nonetheless, and I am passionate about creative cuisine in neighborhood settings. Having dinner in Harlem in a setting that was both warm and convivial and chatting with the numerous French-speaking personnel there was a pure delight. And the food was the perfect punctuation for a wonderful evening. The dishes were creative, beautifully presented, and totally delicious. I suppose someone could ask for more...but why? Barawine is a new favorite!
Two of us ordered chicken which arrived cold, tough and rubbery. A friend ordered the vegetarian main course, which was mainly noodles and very few vegetables. A friend who brought us to the restaurant expressed her disappointment to the hostess, who didn't seem particularly concerned. Apparently, the owner of the restaurant was not there the night we dined there. The dishes were way overpriced, especially in light of the poor quality of the food.
This is the third time I've been to Barawine -- twice for dinner, once for drinks. The food and service are consistently very good, and the ambience is welcoming. They have a nice wine list, which I enjoyed all three times. It's a great neighborhood restaurant and also excellent for folks like me who came in to the city for a few days and get off at the 125th St. Metro North Station.
Baravine is a fine little French Creole restaurant. The food is delicious and the ambience is quite nice, the jazz music completes superbly the mood. However, the unisex bathroom is small, cramped and most importantly on my visit on a Sunday, it was somewhat dirty. Toilet paper was spewing out of the bin to the floor.
Brunch review: BOMB FOOD! French toast is definitely a must. The potatoes are out of this world. Nothing is a bad option.
Love this place!
The best Raclette in New York !!! great service
Cozy and cute. Great brunch.
Thrilled to find this restaurant open on Christmas Day and the croque madame was a real treat. We look forward to returning.
The food was great as always but the service disappointed this time, as well as the wine.
the server that we had was very inattentive to our table as soon as a table white people arrived. He didn’t check on us after the food was delivered and we had to flag down other people because there were issues with the food. We asked several times to speak with the manager and was told they were just gone. The waiter said he was going to tell the chef the problems with the food but the main problem was him.
Food was good. Services was a bit slow. Initially was seated in a loud area but when we asked to be seated in a quiet area staff obliged.
Nice quaint spot.
Barawine serves very good wine and a large pour at a reasonable price. The bar scene is great and the layout and decoration of the restaurant are very appealing for this Harlem hot spot. This was the first time I'd tried the food and I thought it was good, not great (e.g. the cod). The charcuterie and cheese platter is very generous.
Some friends and I snagged last-minute reservations here and had a great time. The food was excellent. The waitstaff were efficient and attentive. The music was quite loud, but the DJ had amazing taste and we didn't mind. We're definitely coming back here.
Great spot and atmosphere. Understated hip. Menu is diverse, well presented with fresh ingredients.
Great evening at Barawine. Met my son for happy hour and early dinner. I arrived first and they couldn't have been more welcoming. Sat at the communal table in the bar area. Barman was awesome and food (salads for both) was perfect. Totally enjoyed the atmosphere, service, food and of course the company.
Extensive wine list. The sangria was perfect: not too bitter or sweet. The portions are generous. The rice was cooked just right, as was the pasta.
Great brunch spot with lively, eclectic crowd & really nice servers, plus some nice French menu innovations that make brunch options interesting.
Love this Place, Overtime we go we are never disappointed but always Impressed.
Wonderful spot in Harlem. The front room has a long table for with "partner" seating next to each other with other groups across. There were tables in the back. Great ambience--when we went it was stylishly decorated for Halloween. The general mood of the patrons was lively and friendly--a few were dancing to the eclectic music from playhing--from jazz to disco. Wonderful understated French food--although the portions were a little small. We had the lamb and the duck which were quite good. I believe the drinks were confined to just wine--but a great list of bottles as well as individual glasses. The wall decorations also featured many wines, champagne, etc. A perfect place to stay for dinner or a glass of wine before moving off to the local jazz scene.
Lovely environment, attentive service, and good food. Good value!
Staff was rude, service was slow, mixed up the order, restaurant was hot. Not accommodating.
We enjoyed dinner very much! Great music (a little loud), and excellent food. Great vibe in a fun neighborhood.
Good food, good wine but noisy for anything other than a purely social occasion.
We were about 15 minutes late to our reservation. Thankfully, there were ample seating available and once finding the host stand we were seated very quickly. Unfortunately it took us about 8 minutes to be greeted and to find the host stand. It wasn't until I stepped away from my date to find the host stand that she was approached by a shady gentleman (possibly owner?) wearing track clothes, asking if she needed help. Im sure it's a common thing for the owner in plain clothes and "around" but the track clothes and the inattentiveness was a very poor reflection of barawine. Our server maybe gave us the most neglectful service I've ever gotten. To the point that we refused getting dessert and let her know it was because she took about 20 minutes to check in with us inbetween every course. There was a constant huddling of this mysterious track suit man and the employees looking at his cell phone and talking, that we couldn't get our servers attention without me completely turning my head around and staring in their direction. Overall a very poor experience. Notably, the shrimp risotto and a lovely cotes du Rhone offered by the glass were great choices. The decor was beautiful. The live music was also a very nice touch. Unfortunately, it goes to show how important good service is and how hard it is to find. Would not recommend.