Barley & Board

4.7
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$30 and under
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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 recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.5
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JG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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

PG
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MH
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

KR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and the staff was amazing! Highly recommend!

OT
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!

OT
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!

OT
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!

RP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Z
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.

M
Chicago
3 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.

MP
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service.

OT
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.

N
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!

P
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and drinks, service is outstanding.

PD
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

z
Dallas
13 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.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

RM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and super food. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxczzzzzxxxzzxzzzzzzzz

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

SJ
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

t
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom’s 75th

LF
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!

J
Dallas
8 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!

JD
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

H
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.

BD
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at barley and board. Always delicious.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and food were fantastic!

CM
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Denton! My girlfriends and I went yesterday and had the sweet potato hummus as an appetizer. It was absolutely delicious! So unique with just the right amount of kick. For our main course we all had the grilled cheese with tomato bisque. Once again, outstanding. The addition of caramelized onions Parmesan garlic butter added so much flavor. It was the perfect lunch. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the stellar service by our server, Hannah. She was a joy! I highly recommend Barley and Board.

JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat! Our "go -to" place for excellnt, friendly and well informed service. The best craf beer selection in town.

LD
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Reservations are a myth.
Inexperienced service was a drag, host/hostess didn't give a #$@*.

The "Bacon infused" Bourbon is a joke.
The Mother Board what a disservice to a charcuterie board and had to pay for more bread because six slices was all we got.

We will not be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere and friendly service. Unfortunately the burger was way overcooked.

CA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had several excellent meals at this restaurant and have never been disappointed!

I highly recommend the curry shrimp and grits, Brussels sprouts and pean bread pudding!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. One of my favorite Denton restaurants.

DM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I would not recommend to be a guest during a peak holiday season.
Noise level high, not enough wait staff, food prep seemed very long .
Salads came out after we received our entrees and then only when we asked.
Dessert selection was boring — one of our party ordered the pecan bread pudding and it was overcooked — very hard to even cut.
We have been there on several other occasions that were great
This time —-a big let down for New Years Eve