Bar’Lees

4.4
44 reviews
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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.
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CK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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KQ
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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

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J
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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j
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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DD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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M
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the music events

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d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

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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B
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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s
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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F
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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F
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good exp nice music

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G
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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M
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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AH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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M
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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SB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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S
New York Area
328 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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M
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here but won't be last. Loved the small plates, pizza excellent and was out in time for show at Emelin. Staff very friendly and interact with customers. Want to come back for the music events. Love the concept.

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B
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to see Gary Adamston play, but found the food and ambience was great too! Ordered the cookies for desert and was blown away that they are baked to order! A perfect recipe that pairs well with a tawny port. Would definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

we made reservations and when we got to the place they had closed. I cannot comment on the quality of the food etc but it was incredibly disappointing experience.

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Came here to see a friend's band and loved it. The owner Colin is dedicated to ensuring his customers have a good time. Didn't love the chicken skewers but everything else was great. The pizzas were especially yummy. Will definitely go back and recommend to others!

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CB
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, atmosphere, owner is a gem - makes for an enjoyable & memorable night for all his guests! Love the venue, the food, the musical artists & the atmosphere! A true neighborhood gem!!!

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AA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Warm & inviting ambiance & decor. Very personable, authentic, & accommodating staff. Creative variety of small plate dishes at very reasonable prices. Lovely all around. Will definitely return & recommend to others.

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, warm place to catch up with friends. Great wine and drink menu, friendly staff and good variety of food.

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OT
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambience. Outstanding whiskey flights and selection. A variety of wines to choose from. Crostini of the day was delicious and so was the artisan pizza. Great customer service and attention. Also hosts music and other entertainment events. The "Hot Chocolate Cocktail" for dessert is a MUST have. Will be back and highly recommend. You won't be disappointed. Thank you!

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