Bar’Lees

4.4
52 Reviews
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Bar’Lees is a unique wine and whisky bar in the SoPro end of Mamaroneck Village, offering a sophisticated and comfortable means to explore and enjoy wines and whiskies from around the world. Our food menu features small-plate fare and gourmet pizzas. Reservations are only available for dining tables, not bar stools or lounge chairs.
If you are booking to be seated close to the band, please note that these seats are not available online.

Live Music 2-3 times per week.

We have over 130 wines by the glass and 120 whiskies from which to choose. We offer selections from some of the best known producers in the world through to our favorite boutique family-run vineyards. Our extensive whisky list covers the range of smokey, light, rich, and delicate brown liquors from the traditional regions in Scotland to new world areas of the US.
What 52 people are saying
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great ambiance, laid back atmosphere and great charcuterie boards and pizza. Delicious wine!!

MM
vipMaiaM
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ok so oddly enough I can’t say anything about this place. I had a reservation at Smokehouse down the street that I made on Open Table for 3pm that we then changed to 5pm. After a couple hours at Smokehouse we decided to go to Bar’Lee’s so I made a reservation there through Open Table. When we got to Bar’Lee’s for our reservation at 7:15pm the restaurant was closed. So there was no food or drinks to be had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and two other couples went there last Saturday night. Service was great. Diane and John came to our table multiple times and made excellent wine suggestions to pair with our small plate selections. Very friendly atmosphere. The live music of Drew and Tom started around 8 and they were outstanding. They created a warm environment. Other guests were friendly and my party and I made new friends before leaving way later than we thought we would. We’ll definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wine and wonderful service!

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vipVal623
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place has been on the radar for a while, as we're always looking for places with live music with a laid back vibe and this is it. We sat at the bar, but could have sat at small intimate tables with comfy chairs and couches. Bartender was chatty as was the owner. They have a good selection of cocktails, wine and beer. Food was solid, lots of small plates to be shared and pizza. We ordered cubano bites and crab dip - both very good. The other food we saw looked equally good especially the pizzas, but we were going to Sal's for that - when in Mamaroneck (sorry) but we'll definitely be back. If you're on the fence just go. What's the worse that can happen....

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vipSuzicakes
New York Area
380 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed cocktails and some small plates at the bar and enjoyed everything!!

MM
vipMaiaM
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We haven’t been here since the new owner took over. I’m hoping it was just a bad night in the kitchen. I ordered the onion, pear and arugula pizza with a balsamic drizzle. It came out with an entire bed of arugula just laid on top of the pizza with a tiny amount of balsamic drizzled just on the lettuce. We had to dump the arugula off the pizza in order to eat it. The crust was burnt on the outside and undercooked in the middle. The creole shrimp was pretty good, the Bloody Mary sauce with it was meh. Drinks were good, bartender Janet was great.

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SethC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, friendly staff. Ideal place for a couple of drinks if your heading to a show at the Emlin.

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vipChristineK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with the live music it was an enjoyable noise level. Not where we had to scream to talk.

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Mike
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable, relaxing & attractive venue with nice, gentle lighting, fun friendly vibe, a super assortment of drinks, great service and great live music! We went to hear Intuition Quartet & enjoyed them very much!

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vipMike
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there very early as we had a 7:00 show to attend- small plates wonderful to share and interesting wines by the glass listing- but the pizza seemed different than in the past. Have to try for there music next time!! Friendly staff- very novel compared to other venues along Mamk Ave to choose from.

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KathleenQ
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great, it was my first time there and the service was great & friendly. The food was good & presented very nicely. We didn't know but there was a 3 piece group playing so that was a nice surprise, they played some music from back in the day that was enjoyable. Will be going back

LA
LisaA
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Great live music. The ambience is wonderful for drinks, dinner or book club.

DD
vipDianeD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very intimate atmosphere with a great vibe - love the small plates

J
vipJeberama
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised. A first experience for us at BarLees. We thought it was going to be louder, but we were happy to find good food, great service & a fun atmosphere.

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jsg12
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great wine list and atmosphere. Collin and team really make you feel welcome. Will definitely come back when in the area !

DD
vipDianeD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great vibe with wonderful small plates - would totally recommend to anyone for dinner, drinks and entertainment

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vipMike
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our go to place prior to theatre at the Emelin. We varied and shared our small plates- all very good. Interesting wine choices which we like.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was amazing food price nice environment great staff.
Had a great time here would come back again.

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SueW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a group of 9. Colin took great care of us. Our table was a square, so we were all able to see each other and chat across the space. Only difficulty was the live music, which started up after we’d been there for a while ... it was a bit too loud and hampered our ability to hear each other.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the music events

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vipdrm3125
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a nice meal of small plate. Nice wine bar selection. Friendly staff

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vipSBCT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nice change of pace from the standards on Mamaroneck Ave. Front part of the restaurant is so cozy, lots of ways to put together a snack or a meal to go with your wine. First time I had cocktails here and they were well made but overpriced for the size - as were a couple of the small bite plates (burrata comes to mind). Overall a nice experience, will go back and order differently.

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vipsaras
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We arrived for our 8:00 reservation and were promptly seated which was great. After about 20 minutes were given menus. We ordered a bunch of small plates, some with restrictions. None of our order was written down. She did get most of it right, but forgot one thing completely and it took over an hour to get our food. And we ordered things like hummus, which should take 30 seconds. The live music was fabulous, I'd go back for that but never to eat there.

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vipBoff
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went to see some live music and have a light late meal. I really enjoyed the cheese board and the hubby said the meat lover's pizza was excellent. I highly recommend the smoked Gruyere, Manchego and Irish cheddar cheeses.

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vipsseats
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We came for some Tapasand cocktails pre show at the Emelin Theater. Drinks were good nice assortment of small plates and a decent single malt list. Live music was starting as we were leaving as the place started filling up. Definitel worth Che king out

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vipFoodie
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Always enjoyable. Great music streaming, as well as some live music good too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic whiskey and wine list. Good food and great service. Great music selection too

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Met for a drink, great by the glass wine list. My guest had a well made and delicious cocktail. We sat in a coffee table setting by the window. The proprietor was most attentive and helpful.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband and I enjoy Bar'Lees whenever we go. The wine and cocktails are wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were disappointed with good this time. Burnt flatbread, cold tacos. Service not great.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good exp nice music

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vipGingit
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three friends met to catch up on a Friday night. We all liked the idea of small plates for dinner and shared all of the courses. All of the food was fresh and interesting -- the lamb burgers and meatballs satisfied the carnivore side; pear and arugula pizza, salad and other small plates to satisfy the need for greens. Wine was adequate but nothing special. We shared a chocolate caramel dessert which was tasty. I was disappointed that the espresso (on the menu) was not actually available. One serendipitous note: the trio playing swing tunes was exceptional and I would go back just to hear them again.

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vipMike
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We like the light bites type of menu and it is wonderful prior to attending an emelin performance- our go to place.

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AngelaH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great time with my friends. Whiskey and wine selection was amazing. Our waitress was friendly, helpful, and attentive. Food was delicious.

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vipMike
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful friendly place with a small Plates menu that is delicious. Really enjoy it here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My first visit to Bar Lee's. Excellent ambiance, food, drinks and great music! We will be back.

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Bella
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great music and pretty wide array of bar food. The variety and quality of food is excellent. Will go again!

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SueB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love this place- nice vibe, live music, great small plates, and yummy drinks!

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vipSuzicakes
New York Area
380 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I don't know why I waited so long to try this lovely little place which is right in my neighborhood! Four of shared everything and everything was scrumptious. The lamb slider was especially delicious but everything really was wonderful. I love the crunchy crust on the pizza. I think they put the dough in a panini press first and then pizza-it. It remained deliciously crunchy. Thumbs up!
Great place for pre-Emelin Theatre goers...or I suppose, post, also.

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Bar’Lees is rated 4.4 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.