Barrel & Crow
From cocktail, to beer, to appetizer, to entree, and of course dessert.
Soft shell crab, tuna taquitos, fried green tomato's and an amazing almond cake for dessert.
Another great meal - this is my new favorite place. I’ve been three times recently and never had a bad meal or experience.
We had a great meal at Barrel and Crow. There were six of us, and most of the group enjoyed their food. The restaurant was a bit warm because the windows were open, and the noise level was very high. Service was outstanding! Our server was Ibrahim, who did a wonderful job, as did the rest of the staff who assisted. We’ll be back!
Love the food & service! My favorites were the duck, soft shell crab and crab beignets! Fun menu, cute place.
The whole experience was lovely. My dining companion lived her Lamb Bolognese, and I think the Gumbo was my all-time favorite gumbo.
It would have been fabulous if it were not quite as noisy. I like some hustle and bustle, but at a table for 6, each person needs to be able to hear all the others, and this was not the case. With some thought and a little expenditure (not much) this problem could be easily corrected. I hope you will do this!
I felt the food was overpriced. I had the trout over saffron risotto with vegetables and it was very heavy on corn, overly sweet. Could have used a hit of acid and a touch of salt to brighten it up. The fish was thinner than cardboard and therefore deserved a bigger portion or maybe a topping of a few shrimp. The Tuscan style bread was amazing!!!!
Good default place for meeting friends. Lively atmosphere with great outdoor seating and exposed bar area. Food is on the pricey side but good all around.
It had been a few years since I'd been to Barrel & Crow. I don't know what took me so long to get back. The food was outstanding especially the crab beignets (pure perfection), the Rockfish and the chicken and waffles. Can't wait to be back.
Appetizers was a crab beignet, which was very delicious but not sure why they call it a beignet...it was more of a savory dish...should have been called fried crab balls, lol.
Cocktails were well made...
The main course was very lacking. Wasn't bad, just was nothing to write home about...wife had the hanger steak and I, the fried chicken.
The waitstaff was friendly and on top of things, making sure we were attended to.
The place reminds me of a friendly neighborhood restaurant, but a bit pricey for what you get. I guess that's expected when dining in Bethesda.
Good food, it was a bit slow but servers were nice. It’s noisy, not for a romantic date.
For brunch with 6 adults, food was good, but service after initial greeting was seldom seen
Fantastic meal Saturday night.
Started with a cocktail, the Hemingway daiquiri. Delicious, didn't taste strong, but it was....
Burrata appetizer was yummy and refreshing.
I moved onto the soft shell crab special with a side of duck fat fries. Both were the best I've ever had. A lot of times I find soft shells a little to mushy and even watery, these were perfect, very crispy with the perfect amount of salt. Couldn't stop eating the fries, crunchy on the outside with the perfect amount of soft potato on the inside.
My wife had the scallops which were cooked perfectly, not overdone, and were nice and fresh.
Unfortunately too full for desert.
This was our first time at Barrel & Crow, despite the fact that we live nearby. We enjoyed sitting just inside the bar area as it was open to the outside. The food was, for the most part, very good. It's just a bit pricey for what it is, but we'll go back.
It was ordinary and overpriced. The food I ordered (fried chicken with waffles) was not good. The greens that came with it was particularly poor. The complementary bread was nice.
Chose this restaurant based on the great reviews. We came over for Memorial Weekend and the restaurant was only at 40% capacity. Our service was horrendous, we had multiple servers and it was like they were playing a game of broken telephone. Why take my order if you’re only going to tell it to someone else who didn’t even write it down? People all around us who came after were already done eating and we still didn’t even have our food. The food was so-so, nothing amazing to rave about. I ordered their crab cake Benedict which was a special and it came out over cooked and I’m not even sure if it was real crab. We should’ve known the service was poor when we saw multiple people from multiple tables getting up to look for their server. Will not come back again.
We enjoyed being outside for dinners
Sunday brunch was very good food and great value. They start you off with complimentary beignets, which are coated with granulated sugar rather than the powdered sugar to which I’m accustomed. I loved the change.
Duck fat fries, which came with my grilled chicken sandwich, are outstanding here.
Nice twists on traditional brunch fare.
Also, our waitress was attentive and accommodating. Excellent service. I look forward to returning!
Wonderful restaurant. Everyone from the owner, to the server, to the bartenders make you feel welcome and a part of their family!
Overall it was “meh”. We went for Mother’s Day dinner, it was not a full dining room but the service was mediocre as if it were packed. The chicken and waffles reminded me of shake & bake. Nothing about it makes me want to come back.
Great find for Mother’s Day. Truly enjoyable with great menu items.
Great mother's day brunch experience
Excellent small menu. They know what they do well.
The restaurant was adorable and super modern. The service was great and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend to anyone especially for brunch.
Delicious food, charming staff, great ambience. A great place to spend an evening with friends and family. The menu is diverse and delicious. Loved their take on Southern Grits and Shrimp.
We haven't been to Barrel & Crow for a while and met some friends there who had never been before. We all really enjoyed our meals! The flounder was really delicious! Our server was friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning.
This was my first time dining at Barrel & Crow and must say that this is truly a hidden gem.
Front windows open the inside to the outside dining room - very pleasant on a nice evening! Nice selection of appetizers and entrees, and the quality and creativity of the dishes are excellent (boasting local/regional ingredients). The timing of the appetizers and dinner could have been better...main course came out immediately after, but there was some mix-up that they rectified later so all good there (hence the slightly lower star level but it's not a deal-breaker in my opinion). The draft beer menu is excellent - a mix of local brews - we will definitely be back and hope to come for the happy hour too!
We tried the restaurant together with regular dining companions after reading a positive review. Our experience was mixed. The food was very good. The house specialties ...duck breast and lamb bolognese... were excellent. Two of our party enjoyed the trout. Service as friendly and enthusiastic, but a bit erratic. We could go for quite some time without any attention from the server even though the restaurant was not overly busy. However, when we did connect, he was helpful and responsive. The desserts were very nice and coffee was excellent. We had a pleasant experience overall. The food was excellent, the service friendly but a bit uneven for a restaurant of this sort and price range. We may have been there on an off night. We are likely to try it again some time. It is worth a visit.
Enjoyed brunch at Barrel and Crow. Liked the free beignet. Fried green tomatoes were great with OG pimento cheese. Good hash browns. Tasty all around. Service was good. Prices are decent for quality of food and Bethesda
Excellent brunch. Accepts reservations, very quiet even at peak brunch time. Complimentary beignets to start. Excellent service. Food was great!
Food was OK but service was terrible. As they were not only understaffed but assumed we were walk-ins (we had a reservation but they did not ask) and ignored us as they seated larger parties who arrived after us.
This was my second time visiting during happy hour. Food selections are delicious, and good value on drink specials. Regular menu pricing is consistent with Bethesda pricing. Service was a little slow due to being overwhelmed, but a reasonable person should expect that during a good happy hour.
Went for Easter Dinner , they do a fine job . Exceptional service and food . Presentation and execution of food was top notch without being over . They know how to cook duck . Fun cocktails nice wine list , not pricey and a good variety. Crab beignets are full of crab and Duck tostados you cant go wrong . The Napoleon with passion fruit is delicious.
REALLY great service and delicious food.
There should be a "maybe would recommend". We've had great meals here, but Wednesday night fell short. Maybe an off night? Service was pretty bad. Ordered a starter salad to be shared. It came with the entree & on one plate without a plate given to the other person. No apology or anything. Very noisy. The person who I think was the manager was very apologetic for the large group/s who were "out of control". He sat us at what was probably the quietest table near the door & closed the door so we wouldn't be uncomfortable. Very thoughtful of him. Still, not the pleasant dining experience we hoped to have for the 4 of us.
I typically come here on the weekend when it is very noisy so it was a nice change to visit on a quiet weeknight. As always, the food and service were fantastic. Our server went above and beyond to accommodate my food allergies and answer all of our questions. We ordered crab beignets, oysters, a charcuterie tray, Parisienne gnocchi, sweet corn agnolotti, and rockfish to split. For dessert we shared a piece of almond cake with candied orange pieces and strawberry sauce. The cake was amazing, it tasted like marzipan and fruit punch in the best way possible, but a bit small.
I can't recommend this restaurant enough, although maybe I shouldn't so I can keep getting a table here.
Creative menu for brunch , great selections of bourbon and beer. Duck tostados, crab beignets and fried green tomatoes, that pimento cheese is yummy. Oyster Benedict was also a favorite . Natalie was our server , very sweet . Live in Silver Spring, a new find .
Had a great brunch among friends with bottomless mimosas. Highly recommend if you’re in the area!