This was the worst dinner and drinks I've gotten in a long time. Bad service, took ages to help us and never came back to check on the food...left us to eat a steak with a butter knife. Our drinks tasted terrible, only go for beer or wine which they probably won't be able to mess up. Food was gross. I would NEVER go back here again. It's a real shame because it's a good location and a cool looking place inside. If they just hire some good bartenders and staff that have their act together that would be a great start. A new chef who uses higher quality foods would be good too. Good luck Barlow's, if you don't make some changes you will be out of business before you know it.
Staff was wonderful. Lobster roll was bad. One bite and I was like...put it down now! Lobster shouldn't be sweet. Manager handled it well. Comped the meal, offered us complimentary drinks. 26.00 for the scant amount of lobster was bad enough, come on, we live in New England, it's a bit of a gouge. Also, basement where bathrooms are smelled like a sewer.
Our waitress was great. My dinner reservations was for me and a friend to catch up and we did not feel rushed. The food was delicious! This restaurant is my hidden jewel.
Went to Barlow’s for a family gathering, reserved a table for 8. Food and service both top notch. Bar was great, drinks delicious, and the Big Papi pretzel worth waiting for! All diners at our table were impressed and satisfied. It was the day Tom Petty died and Barlow’s played TP songs all night. Loved that.
This was my second time dining here. On the first occasion we had some of the worst service I've ever received and I got double charged on my credit card. I was kindly issued a $30 dining gift card and returned to try again. The second time was subpar as well, as the oysters were not very good and tasted far from fresh, and the overall meal service and lack of a welcoming pleasant dining atmosphere persisted. 0-2.
Had the brunch there on Labor Day weekend and it was very good. Drinks were great, service was on point. Definite recommend, will return. Try the 'make your own omelette' with one of their iced coffee alcohol drinks.
We has a great brunch. Service and food was awesome. Will totally recommend.
nothing fancy, but good overall American food
Tried Barlow's for Sunday brunch and wouldn't repeat. Unfriendly wait staff who seemed to not want to be there. It wasn't busy yet our food took way to long to arrive. I ordered the Korean BBQ beef pizza because I thought it sounded unique. It was uniquely bad. Soupy vegetables and tough chunks of beefed poured on top of a pizza crust. Cold. Yuk.
Tasty food, great server, and both less hectic and less expensive than most places in the Seaport area!
Isabelle from Ireland was a delightful server. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience.
Great Sunday brunch the oatmeal blueberry pancakes are great with two eggs on the side and fantastic home fries
This spot is perfect if you are catching a flight out of Logan and want a bite on your way. It is about 15 minutes to Logan, yet located in a great Seaport neighborhood area. Really convenient.
We sat outside and the patio was beautiful, overlooking a small park, away from traffic. So very relaxing. High top tables with umbrellas allowed my husband shade and me sun. Our server was outstanding, fast with drinks, helpful with food ideas, very attentive.
Classic pub atmosphere with some outdoor patio seating. Food was good but a bit overpriced. Service was very slow even though it was a quiet night.
We had dinner at Barlow's in the Seaport district recently. There was good parking access nearby, which is always a plus in Boston. The restaurant was clean, and the wait staff very pleasant, helpful, and attentive. Drinks were well made, the wine list was reasonable, and the beer list also quite extensive with good choices. The menu is updated, and the quality of the food very good. They were quite accommodating as we had two young children with special dietary needs. Although we do not go to that area often, I feel it is a good choice for about anyone and I would definitely recommend it.
Food is always good and our waitress was super busy and did a great job keeping up with her tables
Food choices are good there's always a new menu option that I'm interested in trying!
The best part of Barlow's this past Sunday was the food. There were four of us and we all enjoyed our meals. That being said, there were 2 things that were very off putting about Barlow's this past Sunday. The first was the hostess. She was talking to another staff member when we came in. That's fine, not a problem. But please stop when customers reach the hostess stand. Again, could have gotten past that. But when you do finish your conversation, please greet your customers and perhaps welcome them in. Do not stand there having a staring contest. When she did deign to seat us, she brought us to a regular table, even though I had requested a high-top through open table. When I told her I requested a high-top, she said, Oh, yeah, and trudged us over to one. First impressions matter when there are soooo many dining options in the city.
Second service faux pas, when I ordered a bloody mary, the waiter said, is Tito's ok? Yup, Tito's is fine. He neglected to say that the $9.00 bloody mary did not come with Tito's, that there was a $4.00 up charge for Tito's. As 3 of us ordered 6 bloody mary's over the course of brunch, this was a significant cost increase. Yay, you waiter! You got us! But, at what overall cost? Not really into being flim flammed at brunch. Probably won't recommend or be back. Which is too bad, as the food was really good and we've enjoyed ourselves every single other time we've been here. Which is really the point. We've eaten here and brought different people with us many times. While I'm sure we won't be putting Barlow's out of business going elsewhere, I will be telling many other people my experience. It's hospitality, not flim flam I'm looking for. Train your staff or I won't be the only person writing you off my list.
Consistent with prior good experience here.
Service is quick but not hasty, food always hot, well presented and tasty. Beers good & cold. No complaints; still a fav option when
The service was extremely slow which was shocking being that the place was practically empty. The food was decent but not worth the price. The drinks were extremely weak.
The meal was excellent, served quickly and prepared to order. Cassie, our server, was personable and fun and took great care of us. We all agree we would go back!
It was our first time here and we really enjoyed the food. We had brunch and it was delicious! Nice atmosphere in converted old brick building. Good service! Will definitely try it again!
Went for dinner. nice bar scene, loved the live music +good food
My friends and I met up for dinner after attending Pax East. The food wad good and the staff was very accommodating to putting our tables next to each other.
They even accommodated my kids by making a regular cheese pizza.
When planning our next trip to Boston, I plan on coming back to Barlow's to try some other their other menu items.
Great food, reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.
Service extremely slow, 45 mins for apps. Food was cold. Manager tried to compensate by reducing the bill but overall it was a bad experience
Came after the lunch rush, prompt and attentful service, very good for a quick lunch
Had a wonderful time at Barlow's for brunch this past Sunday. The bloody Mary bar and great service were definitely the highlights. I brought a group of 9 out-of-towners here and they loved the experience. Highly recommended!
Old Ye faithful. Good food. Not super crowded.
Great atmosphere...casual and fun. Food was great. Upgraded pub style food. There was live music too. Satisfied a group of parents and teens.
The service was slow and the waitress a bit inattentive, but the food was okay. There was a good band, but it was so noisy we couldn't have a conversation. We wouldn't rush back, but if you are in the neighborhood, try it.
Friendly staff. Food was terrible. 2 in our party for business lunch. We both ordered daily special - beef stew- thinking it would be easy and quick. After 30 min of wondering where our sever went to she finally came over and explained that a 16 top ordered just before us. 15 mi later food arrived. It was a huge portion. Must have been 6 cups of stew. What a waste. Tasted good at the time ( we were hungry) but later that afternoon we had the worst case of indigestion. Not sure what was in the stew but wouldn't recommend.
Not planning on returning.
We always have a good time when we go to Barlow's. We all really liked our meals and the ambiance is great.
Amazing salmon dish! The waitress was pleasant and patient especially considering it was NYE
The guys playing music were so loud people had to yell to hear across the table. Since everyone was yelling the band had to play louder... Not enjoyable. The waiter stated that they have had many requests for them to turn down the music but would not. The band should learn that they are background music not the entertainment. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Great meal and great entertainment on a Thursday night!!
The atmosphere at Barlow's is awesome. We went for Sunday brunch and it was a calm scene with several young families. The bar area is huge and I can see how it could be a popular spot for sports fans. I would definitely go there to watch my favorite sports teams. The food was good, nothing too amazing but good. The cocktails are excellent :)
Food and beer choices were great but far too noisy a crowd for a family get together.
A group of us went for brunch. There were 6 of us, but the place was pretty quiet. We got our first round of beverages and then didn't see a waitress for 25 minutes. I'm not exaggerating... The restaurant was not busy enough to warrant this. We finally asked the host if he could take our order. Then we had other people take a one drink order but that was it. Shame because it could have been a good experience
Lots of atmosphere!!!! Food was real good!!! Service very friendly!!Nice place to go with friends watching sports and later in the night enjoying live music!