Barley & Board

4.7
779 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Barley & Board, Downtown Denton's first brewpub restaurant, is coming to the historic Downtown Square. Located on the Northeast corner of 'The Square', B&B resides in the location where the Lacy Hotel once stood. The original brick interior walls have carefully been excavated and brought back to life to help tell the story of Denton's past, while creating an environment, which the restaurant sits in perfectly. The restaurant's fare, led by Executive Chef Chad Kelley, will be that of a 'New American Cuisine', offering an array of small and large plates , while the full bar includes 36 beers on tap highlighting Texas breweries, including the in-house brews, and an assortment of craft cocktails and wines.
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was my second trip and I was very excited to introduce a new place to my inner circle. I raved about the Brussels sprouts which were amazing and tried the Bleu cheese chips also incredible. Where the meal fell short was in variety for kids. No tenders which would have been a great help and my Gnocchi was terrible. Dry and very difficult to eat . My wife had the shrimp meal which I recommended from my last visit. She was impressed and I’m glad. They need more menu options and to replace the gnocchi for sure. Besides that for the environment I’ll come back again and the appetizers are great.

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ScottP
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always exceptional! One of our favorite places to eat in Denton!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delish, the service is outstanding, and the place and decor are unique! Really recommend and already want to come back to try all the menu.

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CCLRNMNG
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Loud environment. Not able to hold a good conversation across the table. Staff was great. Food was ok for the price.

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Erica
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Ehhhh for a date night not the best place for us. We sort of got forgotten and then it was just downhill from there. Food was good, but that’s about it. Sorry guys. We will stay in Flower Mound and not attempt to drive through all the Denton potholes just for this place.

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CarenD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful evening. Service had a few gaps. But other than that..a great evening.

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Yogamary
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thankfully Barley & Board continues to provide excellent service and quality food. Our reservation was for 830 but we were able to be seated early (and the noise level wasn't as loud). The hits for the evening were the gnocchi and the burger!

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CindyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific downtown location, excellent food. Parking a little challenging but worth the effort

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BruceB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sever Tito bartender Matt all professional, friendly and the food is phenomenal. I go there once or twice every week. Great food, great service and very friendly staff

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vipAndy
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A most unfortunate evening. The Host/Manager spilled a class of wine on my husband and me accidentally. They brought over lots of napkins and said at least it was white wine. Surprisingly there was nothing offered to my husband and me to make up for this. There was no offer to reimburse me for our dry cleaning (for my husband: camel hair blazer, cashmere vest, jeans and shirt and me: trousers, sweater and camel hair cape) or comp dinner or dessert as it would have been much appreciated. Instead I had to “tell” the waitress very nicely that at a minimum they should comp my wine. The waitress was lovely however the host/manager avoided us the plague since he was embarrassed. To date this has been my only unpleasant experience at Barley & Board and as such I plan to be back with 6 colleagues
for dinner on Monday 3/16. I am counting on a better experience.

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vipJosueG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Food has always been great! The service is hit or miss, I’ll have a flawless brunch one weekend and another one with 75% of items being wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friend was the brewmaster for the evening. Fun night out!

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vipMarines
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The server had too many tables to handle. The martinis were cool not cold. The special wasn’t all that great. The boards are really good. The nose level was extremely loud

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PaulG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great time! We always have fun at the B&B!!!

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MichaelH
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Solid offering. Some things very good. Reasonable pricing. Trendy. Very loud, but energetic.

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KeithR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and the staff was amazing! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t get weekends off all that much being in the service industry and was supremely excited to be able to attend brunch at your location! Your staff was wonderful and the food as well. Unfortunately I didn’t get any of the names of the wonderful people who helped but they were all great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kellen (sp?) was wonderful! She answered every question we had and led us in the right direction!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Made a reservation over a month before. Arrived early and walk ins were seated before us. Hostesses seemed overwhelmed. Other than that amazing time and great food. Loved the shrimp and grits!

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RaeshelP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Fabulous food, great atmosphere and 5 star service!

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Zach
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It’s advertised as a gastro pub but in reality it’s very hipster-y and to try-hard to be different. Loved the ambiance of the restaurant but there was no dress code apparently for the wait staff and they forgot to take our order forgot one of the drinks ordered and The waitress would awkwardly just stand at our table just to chat or something...like me and the wife were trying to have our valentines date and get like we were being third wheeled. I thought it was over priced for the quality. I’ve had a better steak and a place like Applebee’s or Texas Roadhouse and more quantity and really crunchy straw fries??? not even real fries.

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Michael1
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love Barley and Board ! We eat there almost monthly, and always look forward to going back. I can’t wait for my next Sam Bass Bullet.

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vipMikeP
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful experience, amazing food and great service!! The boards are the best I’ve had! Definitely will recommend to everyone.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We went for brunch. Our service was super super slow and the frittata was cold and rubbery by the time it got to the table. The other two people had there meals 5 min before my meal was delivered. We ordered an appetizer that took 25 minutes to get to our table.
I have eaten there at dinner without any complaints. However I brought a friend from out of state for brunch and had to repeatedly apologize to her regarding the meal!

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Phil
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and drinks, service is outstanding.

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PeterD
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong with this place! Damn great burger!

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ztabear
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents celebrated 53rd anniversary. Everyone was so welcoming and expressed their congratulations. They enjoyed their meal of a mother board, each had hangar steak and complimentary cookie board and a staff signed card. Nice extra touch. Great night at a favorite place.

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JosephineB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great to go to for brunch, lunch, dinner, and any meal in between.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was amazing as always. We’ve enjoyed every dish we’ve tried from B&B.

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RichardM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and super food. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxczzzzzxxxzzxzzzzzzzz

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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SuzanJ
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've had in years! Service was good too

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viptammyl
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom’s 75th

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LaneyF
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really loved the environment, great drink options, and the service was unparalleled! The portions are large, so can easily be shared. The gnocchi is fabulous and I would highly recommend! Some of our other dishes were mediocre, such as the risotto and pesto sandwich, but the other factors overshadowed that. Get the bread pudding for dessert!

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vipJess
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for lunch last Saturday with my family and was extremely impressed by the excellent service and the friendliness of everyone who worked there! that helped to make our experience very enjoyable! I love the menu and the quality of the food is excellent! I highly recommend Barley & Board!

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vipJulieDE
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chilie was tasty but too much quinoa.
Restaurant was cold!!!!!

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Hunter
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is great. Food and beverages were enjoyable and different. The service was fantastic.

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BlairD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch at Barley & Board. They have a great drink menu and the food was delicious. We were 30 minutes late (inclement weather made us late for a prior appointment which made us late for brunch) but they were very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food came out fresh and delicious. Love the aesthetic of Barley!

FAQs

Barley & Board offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (940) 566-3900.

Barley & Board is rated 4.7 stars by 779 OpenTable diners.