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I brought my family here for dinner after having eaten here only for happy hours. It was fantastic and the wait staff was very accommodating.
Good food. We had a booth which made it quieter. It was a lively place at the time we went. The waitress was very busy and as attentive as she could be with the number of tables she was serving. Food was good.
Barley Mac is a great venue for cocktails and dinner. I was a disappointed with service this particular night, but that’s not been my experience in the past. Restaurant was busy, but not so busy that some servers were hanging around chatting with each other. I will definitely return and encourage others to go, too!
Service was so slow. Took forever to get food.!
Food was good, but poor service resulted in a disappointing experience. Our food took a very long time to come out after ordering, and when we asked our server for the status, she left and didn’t come back with an answer. We then asked for a manager, who did not apologize, but instead immediately was defensive and said the restaurant was busy. The server then basically refrained from interacting with us the rest of the evening. Never once offering an apology for the delay. This situation could have been handled better.
loved the donut appetizer and our waiter was fantastic . we were a party of 4 and half way through dinner others wanted to join us and they moved us to accomadate 10!
The food was good as was the drinks. It's a little noisy. The service was great.
Great food, but everything feels 2-3 dollars more expensive than similar restaurants.
The restaurant itself is a nice casual spot, but my prime rib seemed like a low quality cut and was underseasoned. Can’t say I was impressed with the food. The coccoli appetizer was really delicious however. I’d give it another try and try something else maybe. Prices were good.
Came here for brunch and was blown away by the service and food selection. The Mac & cheese is to die for and the brunch drink specials are unmatched.
Went for a low key brunch with two friends. Good service. Atmosphere was good too. BUT...
I ordered a burger “medium.” It came out a little too rare for me and the bottom half of the bun was so soggy I could barely pick up the burger for more than a bite! I had to eat the rest with a fork and knife. The overall taste wasn’t anything worth writing home about, but the fries were good! My fault for not saying something to the server, I’m sure she would’ve been cool about it.
Also, mimosas tasted great and I loved that they were only $3. BUT when the glasses came out they were only half full! Sort of deceiving, we thought, but otherwise they were delicious.
Everything was great. The food was fantastic, our server Derek G was wonderful and we were happy he convinced us to take home the chocolate gnocchis.
I've been here before and remembered that the food was good. This time everything was under seasoned. I asked for a blue cheese topper and was brought blue cheese dressing. The brussel sprouts were dried out, clearly reheated and not fresh. The polenta was this and tasteless. The steak was fine but nothing to write home about. This is not a restaurant for foodies. I won't be back.
Great restaurant! Will definitely go back again! I especially liked the Barley Mac N' Cheese.
Great quality food. Perfect for a variety of tastes.
We came on a Saturday night. Our drinks were good, but our meal was mediocre. My roasted chicken (with bone-in) was extremely dry and the brussel sprouts were barely seasoned. At $22 for the chicken, this was a huge disappointment. My husband enjoyed his burger, however. The design interior is lovely, but sets you up to expect better quality dinner.
Great place for brunch! The food was fabulous along with the service and price!!
Too loud, much too loud. Outdoor seating experience ruined by construction noise
Service is lacking. Food made up for it slightly.
Wonderful, attentive staff---sense of humor, too. Appetizers especially delicious, especially the prosciutto and "donut" dish recommended by our waitress---who knew the menu and the wine selection well. Kudos.
Excellent service and food was food. Watch out for the Manhattan’s because the drinks are half pours and very sweet. We had to order side pours of bourbon to mix in for the drink to be acceptable. Then food was fine and service was better.
All around EXCELLENT!
I normally come here for lunch or happy hour. I noticed all the good reviews for brunch, so I decided to give it a shot. I wanted a more relaxed feel for my birthday brunch and this place has that vibe. I had the truffle mac and cheese as a starter and it did not disappoint. I followed that up with the mushroom and spinach omelet. I'm not normally a big fan of omelet’s but this one was delicious and filling. Service was friendly but not very timely, it was a busy Sunday and we were a group of 6 so that might have been the issue. Overall, I would come again and would recommend to a friend.
The atmosphere was great, food was delicious and I had a really great time. The service was excellent and staff very attentive.
Excellent food and service. Wish I lived closer—would go more!
First time visiting for brunch. Service was incredibly good and the food was delicious. I especially liked the kale salad and brussel sprouts. The breakfast pizza was okay - could have been more flavorful - and the pancakes were just the right amount do sweet. But, above all, our waiter was friendly, helpful and entertaining. Would definitely recommend this place.
Restaurant is ok but nothing spectacular. Pizza was good.
I am pretty sure my companions chicken sandwich was precooked or old. Definitely not fresh. The fries were lukewarm, to coolish. The only shredded cheese in the kitchen is mozzarella? No grater? The special steak tacos were very grisly and sinewy, not to mention devoid of steak. No one came to check on us to see how the meal was. Quite disappointing. The restaurant was less than 1/4 full so not sure why a loud table of 4 was seated next to us when there were about 10 other empty tables.
There was nothing off-putting about our experience at Barley Mac. We had a great meal, with great service. And i do not intend to knock it at all with a 4 star rating... people just give out 5 stars too easily. You should definitely check this place out if you are in the Rosslyn/Courthouse area. So many of Arlington's restaurants along the metro-line are either sports pubs, or trying to be chic, and move into small plate-style dining... Barley Mac was refreshing in that it is a traditional restaurant that doesnt try to do something that its not good at. My family and I will definitely be going back. Try the Ahi Tuna Bruschetta - quite a delicious appetizer.
First of all, the place was way too noisy. We could barely speak to each other. The food was just OK. The prime rib was ok but not awesome, and wasn’t even very hot.
The salad with salmon was again just OK. Nothing spectacular.
Service could have been more attentive.
Came in with 10MM acq offer, party countered 17, closed at 11.2. Wife claims “worst valentines ever”, account’s senior partner begs to differ.
Met a coworker here - decent but a bit loud for conversation. Decent happy hour deals, but wouldn't pay full price outside that range. Waitress was nice and friendly. Food served fast.
Fantastic food, excellent service. A great place for dinner
We had a nice lunch with an old friend. Food was very good. Walnut coffee cake dessert was exceptional. A bit disappointed that brunch menu items were not available (such as Eggs Benedict).
Service and food were excellent. I can’t believe I haven’t discovered this until now. And very reasonably priced!!
I was looking forward to trying this restaurant, and overall had a fair experience.
They sat us in the corner by the restrooms, and I asked to be somewhere else..but they didn’t seem to have anywhere else. Apparently the empty table Ina better location was saved for someone?
Our waiter gave us great service overall. The food was fair. The truffle Mac and cheese had too much truffle, and I love truffle. It also had no flavor other then too much of the truffle.
Their mimosas were three dollars!! Definitely recommend!
Great for a business meeting
Great service and very welcoming. I enjoyed the drinks and the food