Barlow's Restaurant

4.1
233 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

Tastefully inspired, Barlow’s Restaurant was created out of a desire to bring a new and exciting neighborhood dining concept to South Boston. Straight-forward dining and service experience, our guests’ comfort is our absolute priority. Our menu features a unique mix of American dishes, both classic and contemporary, and an intriguing wine, craft beer and cocktail list. We are devoted to reinventing familiar comfort foods and a cozy sophistication. Barlow’s offers our guests an unforgettable experience in an energetic atmosphere perfect for special occasions, business affairs, a night on the town or your simple neighborhood haunt.
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3.8
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3.9
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vipBenL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best nachos in town!

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated next to some surround sound speakers that were extremely loud ...so we asked Farrah if she could turn them down. She accommodated our request making the evening a very enjoyable experience.
We had a great time and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipAPia
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I’ve been to Barlow’s on a few occasions for brunch. The staff is very nice as is the decor, however, the food is poor in taste and not worth the price.

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CPwww
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, good prices, good diverse menu, but kind of slow service

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Probecho
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Right from the moment that you walk into Barlow’s, you realize that your evening will be special. The greeting, the seating and ambiance all help you disconnect from your day and focus on your evening. The waitstaff is expert and attentive, the chef and the kitchen will make your belly dance with joy. It is a quiet place where you don’t need to shout at each other to carry on a conversation. Isn’t this the reason we go out to dinner? We will certainly be back!

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vipSweetpea
New England
125 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Tried this place for brunch on a Sunday. All started out ok - blood Mary's were very good. But there was something seriously wrong that day - it took about 45 minutes for our meals to come out. No one apologized or explained what happened. Food was decent - all but one of us enjoyed what we had. I don't think it would go back - the whole experience was just unacceptable.

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TaylorM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Took 40 minutes to get a drink. Restaurant was not that crowded. Food took another 30 minutes to get to the table.

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DavidC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pub style menu.
Lots of variety. Spacious. Good-looking bar area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farrah is an awesome host and a hands on manager that makes sure everything is to the customers liking! Will recommend you a friend and business contacts any day.

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vipMarkF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service price for lunchtime service!

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CPwww
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and prices were awesome. Lots of options.

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vipfoodie
New England
136 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed a delicious dinner here! Great selection on the menu - especially comfort food. Wonderful burger and tuna poke, and they were also very accommodating on special menu requests. Service was also very good!

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vipMarinaC
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very cosy and nice place. A great menu that included,in addition to standard pub fare, some international dishes. I had a great bowl of ramen. Very nice service. Reasonable prices. Highly recommended. Too bad it’s so from me.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Accommodated our large party for a late dinner. Food was good, nothing amazing. Food came out fast and would definitely eat there again if I was in the area.

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MarianL
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

$1 oysters on monday are awesome! The ribs were great and the fajitas were delish

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vipIrishprincess327
New England
42 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Rose, our server is great!

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vipgarusanu
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place and food

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio was perfect for our leisurely meal. Service was excellent. Food was tasty. I highly recommend Barlow’s.

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JDV100
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Pleasant, but untrained wait staff. Oysters are from New Jersey. Seriously? Tuna Nachos were served without the wasabi sauce that was listed on the menu, when we asked for it we were told that the day cook didn't know how to make it. A burger ordered rare came out medium. Two orders of steak tips - one came out in 5 minutes and the other over 30 minutes. Bad fish tacos. Parking validation is $2 off $21

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riker
New England
29 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Emily was a very attentive waitress but the chef must have been on vacation or the kitchen was short staffed on Father's Day as all 4 of my grandkids' meals (pancakes, scramble eggs and French toast) were served cold. Granted there were 8 of us (the 2nd set of customers @ 10am) but that is no excuse. My meal was barely warm.....the food, however, was delicious!

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AmyG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff! Our waiter was so wonderful and helpful with drinks and menu options. We had a group with all different tastes and everyone was happy with their meal.

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vipJennieH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Did not have a good experience. We had a reservation and they did not seat us for 30 minutes after our reservation time even though there were numerous open tables around us and nobody waiting to be seated. Our waiter did not even smile once or offer any niceties. Do not recommend.

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love2dineout
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Barlow's for our Mother's Day Brunch and were not disappointed! It was our first time there. Coming in from the burbs, we were a bit concerned about parking, but no problem, plenty of on street parking available. Barlow's is situated in a nice, quiet area in Forte Pointe, so we were very relaxed from the get go. Cool vibe inside, and very spacious..did not feel like other tables were on top of us. All five of us ordered a different dish (some breakfast, some lunch) and we all loved our choices. Best of all was our server, Rose, who was fantastic! So genuine, professional, informed and an added bonus, had a great sense of humor! We will definitely be back!

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vipPamelaE
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

My wife and adult son went there for the first time. We arrived on a Wednesday night at 6:30 PM and sat at a high top in the bar area. My son ordered a salad with Salmon on top as he is gluten and dairy free by necessity. We ordered an appetizer and 3 main courses. Within 3 minutes of ordering a salad, we called over the waiter and explained my son can't eat the salad with dressing. The waiter went to the kitchen and asked but was told it was too late because the dressing was on and the only way was to order a second salad. We pressed some more and he said he'd ask his manager. He came back and was told "no". So we ordered a second salad so my son could eat a dinner. Of course my wife and I got our meals 5 minutes before his salad came out which was longer than we corrected the first salad to not have dressing!

Then to top it off [excuse the pun] rather than remake a new salad and move the salmon filet to the top of the new one, and give us the old one to go, they added a second salmon without even asking
us. This was just a lousy way to do business and fostered bad feeling by all of us.

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vipCarolB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue in an old brick building. Service was slow at lunch hour but we were not in a rush so perfect for our needs.

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Asher
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Apparently it was trivia night, in addition to having another private event, so the noise level was rather high. The food was decent and the ambience was as expected. The waitress wasn’t particularly attentive.

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vipfoodie
New England
136 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been to Barlow's numerous times, and they have consistently delicious food and very good service. This visit continued that. Menu has a lot of variety, particularly for comfort food. They no longer offer my favorite lamb burger, but the mac & cheese was great. My friend had a burger which was also great. We'll continue to return!

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vipKateSark
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great meal and atmosphere at Barlow. They are very kid-friendly and spacious, which is really nice for parents who want to enjoy a brunch cocktail and need a place to sit with enough room for wild toddlers. The food is outstanding. I recently discovered the "Breakfast Skillet" and it's so delicious.

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vipCloudspotter
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Barlow's is our neighborhood "can't go wrong" spot. Something for everyone on the considerable menu. Nice people, great location, fresh food to satisfy a huge variety of preferences. Even picky eaters can find something at Barlow's.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a break from the Boston Convention Center. Good menu options for adults and kids.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went here before st Patrick’s parade! Good spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall a nice experience. Had to send a plate back twice. It must be a part of their kitchen culture, but all the plates were cold. As a result none of the food was actually very hot; mostly just luke warm-ish.

The servers were super nice and the drinks were on point.

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StephenP
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was a bit slow and the fish was way over cooked. The steak tips were pretty good but too much barbeque sauce on them.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I were visit from Upstate NY. We ordered the Big Papi pretzel which was huge and delicious. We also got the kielbasa appetizer and my husband ordered the burger which was just delicious and very juicy. We enjoyed our meal so very much.

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Vvroom
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience1

I chose to have brunch here because of the Oreo & Reeses stack pancakes I saw advertised. Only to find out the menu has changed and they are no longer available.
Gps leads you to the back of the restaurant, no signage that you must go around for entrance. Short staff although the food came out fresh & fast.

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vipParkerS
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great spot, quiet. Older crowd. Great food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hot food. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great! Food was great! Location was close enough to walk from convention center. All around, great find!

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JerryJ
Sacramento
46 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sunday brunch. Generous food and great corn beef hash dish. Small mimosa overpriced. Good service by waitress. Nicely restored warehouse look with hardwood floors big wooden beams and some modern elements. Bar ok for sports on tv but not a sports bar

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MattD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and a fun atmosphere. I can’t recommend this place enough.

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Barlow's Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

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