Barley & Board

4.7
544 reviews
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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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Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

When I walked in, I was greeted nicely and was taken immediately to my table after I told her my reservation. The atmosphere was a high end rustic texas feel with beautiful touches everywhere. My date came minutes later and as soon as she sat down, our waitress came and poured our water and told us what we should know about the menus offered at that time (Brunch, and Lunch). We spent a total of almost two hours there. The food came out timely after we ordered and our drinks were constantly being refilled. We were asked for desert, which we both declined, then she brought our checks. My personal total was $16 for a Brunch meal and a soda, so a bit pricy but worth it! We left with goodbyes from 3 different employees. I will definitely come again!

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New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible, every time.

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very relaxing restaurant to visit. There was good food and great music. The staff was wonderful and I look forward to my next visit.

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ML
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the open air windows. The prickly pear vodka tonic was amazing!

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s
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mussels are the best! We shared them and got extra bread to dip in the broth, it was excellent!

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We frequent Barley and Board often - special occasion or not. Brunch, happy hour, dinner. With friends, family, church group, or date night. Our go-to menu items include the truffled portobello fries, the Mother Board, and of course an Opera House cocktail (or a few)... but we have ordered and loved almost every single item on the menu.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love you

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AM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants, never disappoints! Beer flights are always a winner and the salmon was probably the best I’ve ever had!

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DA
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The hanger steak was not really a steak, but was priced like one. It was raw and very chewy, could only eat 2 small bites. My wife’s pork was ok, but dry. Her corn was the best thing on our plates. But hate to pay60.00 for corn.

Barley & Board
Responded on April 11, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. My name is Chelsea Close, I am the General Manager here at Barley & Board. If you have the time I'd love to personally speak with you and invite you back on us, if you're willing to give us another chance. I want everyone that comes in to have the most amazing experience, so it truly hurts me that yours was far from that. I will private message you my personal information. I hope to hear back, and hope you have a wonderful day. -Chels

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BM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

When in Denton we always eat there ! We love the food and the staff-

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SJ
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, large price tag but worth it! Great ambiance.

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

It was my very first time eating at Barley and Board, and i know I will not be coming back or recommending it to anyone I know. The burger I got was tasteless, burnt from the middle, and the fries tasted more like stale chips. The waitress seemed to be like she wanted to be anywhere else but there. completely overpriced for horrible food.

Barley & Board
Responded on April 5, 2019

Good Morning, Ana, My name is Chelsea Close and I am the General Manager here at Barley. I am so so sorry for your poor experience. It truly breaks my heart that you had such a bad visit here. If you would be willing to give us another chance I'd love to invite you back, on us. I'd also love to talk to you personally if you have the time. Again, from the bottom of my heart, I apologize. You deserve to have your time and money respected, and appreciated.

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Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice get together with some friends. Always enjoyable

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service.

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BT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Type of restaurant you would find in the trendy area of uptown Dallas!

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L
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great food. Tried the mother board and were not disappointed. Service was exactly right, whenever needed it was there and when we wanted to talk we had the freedom to do so. We were sitting outside and it was a beautiful evening! Also had the ribs (outstanding) and smoked salmon panini....

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service! Best turkey club I’ve ever had!

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KT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, cocktails and wine! The board was amazing!

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff was really great accommodating a kinda of needy bunch. We were on a time limit for my partner’s mother’s birthday and they got us in an out... which is really too bad, it would’ve been nice to stick around awhile.

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JP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We went on a Sunday evening and they were decently busy but not packed by any means. The food was incredibly delicious! Especially the "mother board" a nice sized charcuterie board full of little delights...the entire board was demolished by the time we were done with it. Nice beer selection. My only complaint would be the service. We had a waitress who was training someone else and we were forgotten a few times, once without water. So, if you want some good food and don't mind not so prompt service I would definitely give this place a try

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DL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and place but the noise level this time was over the top!

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KH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

We had brunch on a Sunday. The drinks were good (champagne flight), but our food this time was cold (salmon egg scramble). Usually, love this place, not sure what was off yesterday.

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time coming to Barley and Board and it was absolutely delicious!! We ordered beer and wine, a pesto, artichoke, grape, and chèvre flatbread, and some gnocchi with winter root veggies and some pork with elote and crispy onions. All food was excellent and high quality, and the restaurant was decorated beautifully. Will definitely be returning!

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AU
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, food, and service!!! If you haven’t been.. GO NOW!!!!

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Loved the food, the mixed drinks and craft beers! Can’t wait to go again.

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RR
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and had out of town guests. Callen was great! Thoroughly enjoyed

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

Cute quaint place in downtown Denton. Food was delicious, had the Cuban sandwich with shoe string fries

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DB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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WJ
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Cuban sandwich I have found since moving from South Florida. The Cuban bread is flown in from a Cuban bakery. Well done!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barley and Board is an amazing place!! My wife and I go here 90% of our dates. Food-Great Service-Great Ambiance-Great.

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L
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barley and Board had wonderful brunch selections and a variety of mimosa flavors. Our server was very personable and fun to talk to. He made excellent recommendations and then brought us a sample of the new Spring pancake. I will definitely go back to this restaurant when I'm back in Denton.

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AM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never have a bad experience here. One of my favorite places to dine. Great for dates, catching up with friends, and even special occasions. So many drinks options and the food is outstanding!

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

Outstanding service, atmosphere and food & drink quality!

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B
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place , great staff & great fiod. Would defiantly go back.

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m
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is too spicy. There is no warning about it

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BL
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is outstanding. The service is too. This is the perfect place for higher end food without the dim lighting and whisper quiet environment. A great place to eat with friends, family or to entertain customers. Don’t leave here without trying the milk and cookies for dessert.

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DB
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Consistently great food and service.

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J
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food service and atmosphere where fantastic. The burger and cocktails are fantastic as always.

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p
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing craft beer selection, and the wait staff was very professional and friendly. I highly recommend making a reservation on open table as the restaurant was packef

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere!!! We have always had great service there!

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