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.
Always friendly attentive service
Excellent food quality
Great neighborhood atmosphere
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?
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.
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.
Restaurant was almost entirely empty when our party of 7 arrived. Despite that, the service was somewhat slow. Food was okay, nothing special.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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?
Great food, great service. Might have been a bit pricey than the last time I was there.
Outstanding staff and owners. Best calamari ever Great cod.
Pleasantly surprised in our visit to this strip mall restaurant- good quality all around.
Tried new things tonight, like fried clams, so delicious! Always a treat to come to Billy’s.
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.
Great burger as usual.
food, service , ambience , and friendliness was wondeerful as usual.
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.
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.
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.
As always, everyone in our party of six enjoyed the evening.
Food, service, quality....all was perfect!!
I would rather not write a review that has any hint of negativity. Billy's was a good example of an average eatery.
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.
Always great. Barbara and her staff are wonderful
It was adequate.
Good selection on menu
Even salad was excellent
Very good service
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.
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!!
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
Server was good, food was good, although the couple sitting next to us complained that his veal was tough. Our meals were good.
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... 😀
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...!!!
New Years Eve celebration with friends
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.
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.
The seafood diavalo was flavorful, but the chicken dish was flat and uninteresting. Overall too pricey for the quality.