Billy's

4.5
267 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in the picturesque town of Barrington, Billy’s Restaurant opened in 2009.

An American bistro and bar, owner Barbara Genetti has created a menu that is innovative with a home style feeling.

Whether dining out for a special occasion or simply sharing a meal with family and friends, Billy’s is a welcoming choice.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(401) 289-2888
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Our staff is here to provide you with a special dining experience that keeps you coming back again and again. We would be happy to host your next special event. Please contact us for more details.
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Private party contact
Tyler: (401) 289-2888
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 267 People Are Saying
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CA
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always friendly attentive service
Excellent food quality
Great neighborhood atmosphere

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j
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful

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JC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time at Billy's and it was as good or better than the first. They have a great staff and serve up exceptionally good food. What else can I say?

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We have been here several times before but the service, really the kitchen, was unbelievably slow this night. Service was not good either, it took forever to get silverware, while our food got cold, we got an apology but no offer of anything such as free dessert, to compensate for the terri leg and slow service.

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EV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time dining at Billy's. Each of us had a different meal and all felt the food was excellent. Service was just right. Very nice interior and very good atmosphere. Will definitely return again.

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SV
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was almost entirely empty when our party of 7 arrived. Despite that, the service was somewhat slow. Food was okay, nothing special.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I've been to Billy's about 15 times-20 times and keep wanting to like it more than I actually do since it's basically THE neighborhood restaurant in Barrington. I find the food to be mediocre at best (my husband and I often end up there when we want to dine local). This last time I ordered a Cobb salad. The lettuce (Romaine) was brown on the edges; there was hardly any avocado; and the chicken was overcooked/tough. I find the food to be overpriced for the quality. My husband ordered Chicken Verdicchio and while he enjoyed the flavor, he complained about the amount of liquid in the bottom of the bowl (think broth/soup).

The service is ok but often slow (this last time the restaurant was half empty). Overall, I find Billy's to be disappointing more often than not.

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A
New York Area
290 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always great burgers, friendly wait staff. Service was very slow this time around - took an hour to get our food (three burgers and one entree). Will be back, just a little disappointed in the delay.

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EK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

My shrimp scampi was awful. Shrimp uncooked and linguini completely tasteless.

The waitress took it off the bill when she saw I didn’t eat it.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Wait staff were all gathered talking ignoring tables. Very, very slow to fill water, clear plates, offer another glass of wine and essentially be attentive. We have been many times. This was unusual but will impact decision to go back.

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MW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Billy’s was the perfect scene for our three young families. Including 2 three year old busy boys...Billy’s staff took great care of us!!

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R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I am discouraged that we made an open table reservation and then received the message that we received 100 points. Then another email saying we did not. We use open table all the time. Can this be adjusted?

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Might have been a bit pricey than the last time I was there.

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JW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding staff and owners. Best calamari ever Great cod.

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B
New England
60 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised in our visit to this strip mall restaurant- good quality all around.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried new things tonight, like fried clams, so delicious! Always a treat to come to Billy’s.

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JM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Billy’s. Service was great, staff attentive and friendly. Entrees were delicious. We enjoyed seafood dishes (halibut, littlenecks, calamari and muscles). Definitely will keep on my list for future dinners.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great burger as usual.

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LS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service
Great food
Good selection

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food, service , ambience , and friendliness was wondeerful as usual.

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WW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Amanda, was terrific. Food excellent. I had the Reuben special as I am a big Reuben fan; it was the best Reuben I’ve had anywhere.

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PE
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I ordered the filet and my wife the scallops. ..both were good. The carrot cake is a must for desert! Obscure location but the food speaks for itself...service could have been better but it was super busy. We would return.

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I took a friend to celebrate his birthday. He had halibut over roasted vegetables and raved about the meal.

We agreed we'd return soon.

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D
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everyone in our party of six enjoyed the evening.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food, service, quality....all was perfect!!

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N
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I would rather not write a review that has any hint of negativity. Billy's was a good example of an average eatery.

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DN
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are locals in town and always have a great meal at Billy's. Clean, friendly, and good food are the standards. We will always come back and hopefully have Audrey as our waitress.

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RR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Barbara and her staff are wonderful

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JA
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was adequate.

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LS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good selection on menu
Even salad was excellent
Very good service

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AR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great but what was disappointing is that I requested a large table for my guests & I who like to order lots of food options & share. Billy’s did not honor this request. What was even more disappointing is that I saw 2-tops at tables larger than our 4-top table. This of course effected our service as the waitstaff was fumbling to find room on our table for the food we ordered which ultimately resulted in our shrimp dishes (served with a sauce) to be spilled on the table top.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was one of, if not the best meal I have had at a restaurant. My husband travels often for business and has had $100.00 filet that wasn’t as good as the one at Billy’s. Everyone in our party finished their dinner there were no doggie bags. Our waiter was very attentive, and nice. We will definitely recommend to everyone and we will be back again!!

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K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Had reservation at 6:15 and didn’t get sat until almost 7pm and a four top was sat before us (table of two). Really wanted a burger otherwise I would have left. Happened last time too

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BB
New England
33 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Server was good, food was good, although the couple sitting next to us complained that his veal was tough. Our meals were good.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The service is a bit slow, but the quality of the food made up for it. Steak cooked exactly as we asked, and the lobster Mac and cheese is great. Try the onion rings... 😀

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BB
New England
33 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret, but that is not true anymore. We go to watch sports events and so are many other people that are doing the same thing. The service is very good and the food is excellent, the owner always stops by and asks how our meal was. Definitely check it out...!!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve celebration with friends

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Billy’s is our regular date night restaurant. It has a varied menu with good specials, and a gorgeous bar. We can also walk there on the bike path, so that’s a plus.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I found the place to be cold.
Presentation of the food was not wanting me to say
I would rush back. The food was good.
Service excellent!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The seafood diavalo was flavorful, but the chicken dish was flat and uninteresting. Overall too pricey for the quality.

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