Barrel & Boar - Newark
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!
We truly did not get to experience the restaurant. I had made reservations for for of us at 6pm. We arrived at 545 and were told that they were holding tables for a party of 55 at 630 (1/2 hr after our reserved time). We would have to wait till some other tables opened to be seated. 2 tables did open while we were waiting but we were told those also were for the party of 55. They told us that they were waiting for a certain table for us. And that table had checked out but just hadn't left yet. We didn't understand why we couldn't be seated in one of the earlier openings and the table we were waiting for be used for the party of 55. By 620 we had yet to be seated. As the bus w/ the 55 found its way to the square we knew that the kitchen would be slammed and since we were still not seated we chose to leave as we had a commitment that we did not want to be late for. Unfortunately this was all of our first impression of the restaurant. Not so great
Food was good and the price was not bad. I had the catfish and it was cooked well and tasted delicious. I decided to have the side dish special rather than fries, a roasted tomato veggie superfood mix (?). It was not very good. Our waitress seemed to not have a lot of patience for questions when I asked her if she could describe it to me. I would recommend that you make a reservation to make sure you get a table. The craft beers were excellent. It is a noisy environment, though. It doesn't have TVs or music, but it can still be very noisy. We were in a booth and had to speak loudly to hear each other.
We were visiting from the East Coast and found this place on Open Table. Superlative BBQ in a comfortable setting with upscale decor. Brisket, beans and sandwiches were excellent. Would highly recommend.
Loved the service and the food!! Our waitress was so sweet!
Excellent food, as always, good service and staff made sure our visit was pleasant and well tended to without being intrusive
Service was great, food was very good. We had ribs, burgers, appetizers, cuban sandwich - all were good. Ribs were outstanding.
We really enjoyed the music and atmosphere. Our dinners were excellent. Service was very attentive/ even with a near full house.
Pleasantly surprised with our experience. Food, vibe and live music made for a great night prior to the play.
We picked Barrel and Boar for New Year's Eve so we could take in a movie afterwards. The food was excellent and the service was quick, efficient, and attentive without being overbearing. I like being able to
choose a salad and vegetable for sides. The vegetable side was a little boring, but I added the remoulade with my crab cakes to it and it was great! My husband had the pulled pork and was very satisfied. I had the crab cakes which are very good, but could use more crab and less filler. We were able to go to the movies
in plenty of time. I definitely recommend Barrel and Boar in Newark, Ohio.
I’m a fan of the Sunday brunch. The gravy has a slight spicy flavor that you won’t get anywhere else. Pour it generously over the buscuits, eggs and crispy potatoes. The Canadian ham/bacon is gone as fast as it’s brought out. Service is as expected- attentive.
We have been several times and have never been disappointed. Big meals for reasonable prices. Live music on weekend are perfect for a nice dinner.
The food was excellent. Vegetable of the day was asparagus which was thicker than I’m used to but tender throughout. There were 8 of us and we all wanted to come back. Pork and beans was full of brisket which both guys loved. They were not busy but steady, service was great. The place is small but the tables had adequate room around them for comfort and service.
Birthday celebration with friends
Very poor service at what was a celebratory lunch.
Great location. Friendly service. Good cocktails. Nice that they took a reservation. They were out of a couple menu items. Our brisket was mostly fatty pieces but I believe they gave us money off the bill. The pork and Mac got good thumbs up though.
The waitress seemed in a rush to get us in and out... the first thing she said was it’s going to be a busy night we have a lot of reservations. Maybe she thought we hadn’t made reservations but we had ...she never asked if we wanted another glass of wine, etc and it was not busy yet while we were there.
The live music was awesome and the sound system was well placed and at a good volume.
Door on the women’s bathroom needs repair. Two people from our party almost locked themselves inside And had trouble unlocking/opening the door
We had great food and great service.
Ambience was great and the music starting playing and sounded very good
Great food, good blues trio this past Friday
It's an OK restaurant, but not a place I would go to for dinner. The price of what you get was the factor for me. I was still hungry after eating the boar burger which was lunch special priced at $8, normally it's $14. Also the burgers are the same size which definitely shows me it's overvalued.
We were in town for a show at the Midland Theater, which was around the corner. The food was excellent! I had a burger and my husband had the Texas cheesesteak. Both were well cooked and delicious. My husband enjoyed the beer. We would recommend it!
Great creme brulee! Exceptional service!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great spot, good food, decent selection of craft beers.
We had a great meal as usual, and the live blues was wonderful! Such a fun atmosphere!
Barrel & Board - Newark has the best BBQ that you'll find in Newark, OH!
Hostess didn’t acknowledge our party for over 5 minutes, from time walked in.
She was too busy with a couple who were asking questions about menu, and ended up leaving. We had reservations and didn’t have problem waiting for table, typically feel customer should at very least be acknowledged.
Also 3 on main items in menu were out of.
Actual food we ordered was good, server did great job.
Bad hostess and shortage of items listed on menu brought this place down.
Good service and even better food