Barrel & Boar - Newark
First time visiting Barrel & Boar. Great service, great food, great atmosphere.
We had a great time. Our server, Rachel, was wonderful and accommodating to our large party of 11. The live music on 9.27.19 was AWESOME - I am not sure if they have live bands every Friday night...if so, you are lucky customers.
Currently, my favorite restaurant. BBQ with some interesting twists. My wife, who is vegetarian, loves their salad and other sides. I also really enjoy the Smoked Old Fashion from the bar.
The atmosphere was great. The food was delicious. The service was friendly and professional. We enjoyed ourselves.
Wonderful brunch menu with many choices. Great dishes very reasonably priced. Good service. Will return.
We were visiting from out of state and found Barrel & Boar. Very pleased overall. Seems a lot of restaurants in this area are BBQ. We were looking for a simpler menu but found your BBQ to be very good.
My husband and friend had the crab cakes and really liked them. My husbands only complaint was the bowls they are served in, a little hard to get to the bottom of the bowl because of the shape. Friend had the pulled pork sandwich and I had the pineapple chicken sandwich. Both were very good. We would definitely return if in the area. The venue looked clean and the waitress was very accommodating.
Live music was too loud. Food was enjoyable. Server was pleasant.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
Stopping thru town, which is charming; hotel suggested this place and it was perfect. Rustic, but more industrial than hokey - really nice. Good menu variety, including wine and beer. Service was friendly and pretty quick. Food was delicious - interesting appetizers, altho we skipped; we went with Texas cheesesteak sandwich, pulled bbq chicken with cheesy grits Smokey turkey with cornbread and beans - all delicious! Would love to return.
We enjoy Barrel and Boar, Newark location and this meal did not disappoint. I do have to mention that we changed our reservation from 4-5 early in the afternoon for a evening reservation and our table was not one for five diners. To that extent a 50 top reservation was due into the restaurant and I believe it was, "all hands and tables on deck."
Very good food and pleasant place for dinner! Never disappointed when we go there!
Nice you can make a reservation thru Open Table!!!
Great place to eat before a Midland concert!
Had the Sunday breakfast buffet. Food was very good, and service was great.
Beth was a great waitress. Helped make the night fun.
1st Visit to this place, food was excellent, portions were big! Prices are more than fair for the quality of food and the portions served.
Our Mothers Day visit was a hit. Even with a full house we got excellent service and very tasty food. We will be back!
Food was delicious! Great BBQ, drinks and service. One our most-favorite spots in the Newark/Granville area.
The food was great, the service was poor. We were there for Mothers Day Brunch. You could either order from the menu or go to the buffet. Everyone in my group ordered from the menu except my son. The food ordered from the menu came out perfectly, except they ran out of bacon. The waitress told me to just go to the buffet and get some bacon. The buffet was constantly running out of plates and out of food. I never was able to get the side of bacon I wanted because it was never restocked. My son had to wait about 20 minutes for them to bring out French toast to the buffet and when they did it was undercooked. We've been to this place a few times and it is always good, I just don't think they prepped very well for the Mothers Day crowd.
Food was great and the atmosphere was wonderful. The service on the other hand was not great and the buffet was never stocked with food. We had to wait 20 minutes for French toast
The food was delicious as always. Have eaten here before concert at Midland theater many times because of location and food. However, on this visit we were not happy with the time it took to get our food. They were very busy, but we arrived at 6:15 and got our food at 7:35! Salad and 3 sandwiches are not labor intensive. With the concert at 8:00, we had to eat very quickly which was not what we planned. That's why reservation was made at 6:15! There was a pub crawl going on, but those people were standing at bar drinking, not eating.
Noisy but very crowded with special events happening in the area. Love the restaurant and the food! Had excellent service.
Food was excellent, requested a secluded seat and was sit by large family gatherings was the only downside. Service was great as always. Highly recommended place to eat.
The service was top notch. The food was everything the other reviews said it was. The ribs are low in fat as ribs go and the house BBQ original sauce is very good. It was nice to have grits offered as a side that were creamy and not spicy, The only thing that keeps from giving 5 stars is the limited beer selection. They offered no porters or stouts the night we were there. In my opinion, a good beer selection is as important as a good wine selection; especially in a place that specializes in BBQ.
In town for a conference and stopped by night before for a drink. Great bartender, music and drinks so came back next evening for dinner. Again great service at the bar; good food, music, and atmosphere. A very pleasant surprise. Will be back when we’re next in Newark.
Easter with family. Had great service, great food.
Enjoyed our dinner. Food was great; except for the Brussel sprouts. We all tried them and thought the recipe needs tweaked or something. I had the crab cake and sausage, cheese and grits. Very good! Enjoyed the band also!
The music on Friday nights is amazing The food and service is always excellent.
Always great service!
Great food. Pre-concert crowd. Extremely busy. Slow service but worth it!
Brisket was dry and lacking in quantity for $18. Spicy mac and cheese was over flavored by jalapeno peppers which is not my kind of spicy. Waitress was nice and efficient since it was busy. I would not go here again.
We had dinner here before a concert at the Midland. Service was excellent as was the food.
We have been there before several Midland concerts and can always count on a great experience. The food is excellent- well prepared and imaginative. The server was attentive and made the dinner enjoyable.
Sides were awesome. Especially the greens and coleslaw. Definitely order the hush puppies! Pulled pork and smoked wings were great but disappointed in the brisket- it was dry. Good selection of beers on tap!
We were greeted very quickly and helpfully, got a great table for our group. The wait service was very good, no lack of attention and everything flowed just like we would want. We also had a few cocktails, which likely heightened our mood, but the cocktails were also excellent.
We would definitely recommend this restaurant for a friendly night out with the family, or dinner for a group before a night out. I was particularly appreciative of the gluten free options.
I've wanted to take my daughter here for several months and we finally got our plans to match! She loved the atmosphere and her dinner, fire burger! My dinner pulled chicken was beyond fabulous!
I can't remember our server's name but she was so sweet. We were there on Sunday, March 10 at 6:15. Hope we have her the next time we come in!
Place is awesome! Great atmosphere along with great music.
I love this place! I only visit Newark once or twice a year but always make a reservation for this place. The food is excellent always. We got to meet the owner, Alex, and he was nice enough to give us champagne for our anniversary!!! Can't wait to visit next year.
Pre-concert date at Midland theatre. The food was great. Service a little slow but was a very busy evening.
Will definitely eat there again.
We got last minute reservations for Saturday before a concert. That was awesome. Food was good and service was great.
My mother is a professional chef at high end restaurants in places like Vegas and NYC and absolutely loved that i brought her here!