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About Barn Joo

Barn Joo is a Korean-inspired gastropub in the bridge over Flatrion District and Union Square. The exciting characteristic of Barn Joo's menu is a changing array of Small to Large plates – highlighting the use of farm to table ingredients – offering comfort foods with the touch of Korean soul. We focus on bringing the best out of ingredients and transform them into exotic flavor profiles, yet in a simple form that our guests can relate to. Guests are welcome for a quick bite at the bar, a specialty cocktail in the lounge, or for a pleasant dining under our naturally organic yet unique ambiance

BARN JOO (Barn - An agricultural building used for storage, Joo – Drinks in Korean) The meaning of Barn Joo in Korean – Accompaniment in Music / Drinks accompanied by your meals. We want to create a warm and welcoming venue to eat, drink.

35 Union Square West
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Korean, Asian, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Wed 11:30 am–12:00 am
Thu–Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am
Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Grumpy Hour:
Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Happy Hour:
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
between 16th & 17th St. on Union Sq. W

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 398-9663

Website:
http://www.barnjoo.com/

Parking Details:
‪*Street Parking
Broadway between 19th and 20th st – meter parking
19th st between Broadway and 5th ave – after 7pm
19th st between Park ave and Broadway – after 6pm
Nearest Garage is located at 6 East 20th Street‬ New York, NY 10003(between Broadway and 5th Ave) ‬

Public Transit:
Subway:
N Q R : 14Th St. Union Square
L : Union Square
4 5 6 : Union Square

Executive Chef:
Ryan Lee

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Barn Joo's venue consists of three unique floor levels, providing exciting versatility to accommodate any occasion or celebration. Select between the gastropub vibe of our main floor, our mezzanine for an intimate ambiance for private dining, or the Grain Whiskey Bar located below the restaurant.

Barn Joo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (23)
Happy Hour (21)
Good for a Date (20)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Casual (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Spicy (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Tapas (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

おしゃれなKoreanBBQ。サービス(気配り)は抜群。肉と一緒に出てくる野菜やキムチ類が美味しかった。

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined 5 days ago

I took my best friend for her 21st birthday and she loved it. The hostess and waitress were excellent and our food was delicious. Her and I both agreed the it was a beautiful restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Live Music, Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Overall, it's a good place for dinner. Only problem was how loud it was. Could barely hear people sitting next to you without yelling.
The servers were very attentive but it might also be a bad thing. They tried to keep taking our beer glasses away when we still had beer left in our bottles.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a fun evening—definitely something different to try. The restaurant was swamped, and despite having a reservation had to wait 20 mins to be seated and then had slow service. We were a party of 6 with a reservation seated at a table for four. Though, the server was helpful in navigating the confusing menu, and we enjoyed ourselves overall.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We decided on the Korean BBQ. I highly recommend the beef and the pork belly. The food was very good, the drinks were also quite nice. However, even on a cold 40 degree night in November the upper area, where we were seated, was extremely warm. Add to that the BBQ in the middle of our table and it was a sweat box! The biggest negative, was the volume level of the music. We could not hear each other without shouting, which after a while is not fun. This didn't change even after we requested the music be turned down a bit.
If you want to have fun, drink and not have much conversation- then this is the place for you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food good. BBQ need to fatty

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was okay, nothing memorable.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good food, good service

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Loved the food, the service - just would have the volume down some notches (as it was really hard to have a conversation in the bbq area).

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food is always great and a good place for a group, especially if you choose to do the Korean BBQ, though it does gets warm sitting at the grill.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups, Tapas, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Berlin)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Will definitely visit this place again. Decent food and great ambiance. The most important you don’t smell like BBQ when you get home. Make sure to get filet mignon BBQ. Worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Just the simple fact that there was no flow with the food, I feel they need to work on their service better. Should not take 30 minutes between appetizer and main course. Overall, the food is not bad, and prices are reasonable. Just the service needs improvement in a big way.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

They serve an interesting collection of Korean fusion food. We had spicy rice cake, braised beef, and uni on bibimbop. Uni dish was on point - it was a great interpretation of Korean mixed rice with buttery rich uni. However, the braised beef dish had a layer of garlic paste that has a dominating smell that at the end of the meal, I just wanted to get away from such strong garlic smell.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Made a reservation day of and was out at a high top booth right by the bar. The noise was quite extensive (it was only 7pm) and there was a very roudy group of men at the bar in front of us (yelling, dancing, visibly very drunk). Not only did they break a glass, but they then got into a fight with another customer to the point where it was almost a physical altercation. Management was nowhere to be found despite the loud noise and disruption during many people's dinner. The service was okay in the beginning but towards the end, we could not find our waitress for almost 20 minutes while looking for the check because we were so fed up with the atmosphere. Food was good but ambience was extremely poor. Don't think I'll be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Loved the food. Service was excellent! Will become one of my go to places.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome food and environment. I’ve been to this restaurant few times and will definitely be coming back

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Tapas, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We ordered the seafood soft tofu soup. It wasnt great.. didnt have as much flavor as an youd get in an authentic korean restaurant, the the jumbo shrimp had the head on so wasnt cleaned which was a little annoying. We also got the Truffle fries as an app, they were tasty at least, and the vibe in the restaurant is great.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Unlike my previous experience at Barn Joo for dinner, this brunch was disappointing. There was only one server for the entire brunch crowd and our food and drinks took very long to arrive. One entree had to be returned for being undercooked. Then, after the brunch was over, I had to call the restaurant because they reported my party to Open Table as a no show. While our poor waiter handled his work with grace, the receptionists who checked everyone in failed to do their jobs with accuracy even though there were two of them. They initially put us at a dark table in the back of the restaurant where the floor was so uneven that we had to request a different table. The positive aspect of the experience is that the food and drinks were good. I would hesitate to recommend this restaurant for brunch for being disorganized and miss the previous location at Broadway and 20th Street.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was wonderful and always is however a man at the table next to us kept interrupting our dinner and was aggressive with his constant talking to me and my friend. The staff were very courteous and kept asking if we were OK and even talked him but he kept doing this to us and the table on the other side of him. This would have been a perfect dinner if it weren't for him having the liberty to harass us. This was also my friend's 1st time coming there and it sends a bad 1st impression.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The noise level was overwhelming. Our party had to scream to be heard. The food was good but not outstanding. I would try it again, but perhaps on a quieter night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The wait staff was friendly but the service was incredibly slow. The quality of some of the food was poor and our order was incorrect. Not a great experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Terrific food, friendly staff. We went for a selection of small plates and were happy with everything served.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great brunch on Saturday. Expected to have some grilling but still I lived the combos and tacos..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Delicious food and excellent location, but spotty service. Our appetizer came out well after our entrees and our server was M.I.A. for much of our meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I was very happy with my time at Barn Joo. As usual, the food is amazing and the apple soju was GREAT! Open Table asked what the occasion was when I made the reservation. I wrote down "birthday" and then forgot about it. When we asked for the check, they brought out a piece of cake with a candle in it and sang happy birthday to my friend! It was such a great surprise and they didn't even charge for the cake! I obviously left a bigger tip, but I was very pleased with this nice service. I'll definitely be back! Thanks Barn Joo!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Vegan, Spicy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Now there's another fan of BarnJoo, my friend for whom this was a new place. The service was not quite up to the usual level, but it was easy to get e server to remedy that. My friend was very impressed and says she'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food and service was good.
Not your traditional Korean meal but familiar enough. Prices a little high for the food provided but not overly expensive.
Got a free dessert as we indicate it was Birthday celebration which was a nice touch.
The servers are quite friendly and attentive.
We would go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This is the first restaurant in NYC that seated me without the rest of my party there — I was shocked as most places have a "no table until your complete party is there" policy. That started our experience off in a nice way. Took a table upstairs in the BBQ area and it was much quieter and easy to have a group meal. Service was friendly, prompt, and attentive. The food was good, I had been to their old location on Park Avenue as well as their midtown location and they keep the quality throughout.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The atmosphere is fun, great vibe. I love Barn joo on the east side, the food is amazing. The food at the Union Square location is terrible. Go for the vibe only.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wonderful customer service, delicious food at an affordable price. They brought in a great dj later, awesome music but not too loud that it hindered good conversations. A+!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Highly recommend - the food was delicious and serve was on point. Pro tip: make a reservation. You get to spin a wheel and get free stuff if you do! Recommend the popcorn chicken - sticky and crunchy - the pickles and the steamed buns.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Their service just keeps getting better and better. I can't say enough good things about this wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was not great and the service terrible. Also we were a group of 6 and they forced us to pay 20% gratuity while service was bad

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Delicious food and fun atmosphere! Korean BBQ upstairs is an especially cool experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Barn Joo is gorgeous and the service is cordial and efficient. The waitstaff will accommodate your needs for extra sauces and lunches. The location is prime-- right off union square and on a nice day the outdoor city is gracious and full of sights. I hope rhe chef experiments with using much less oil with their vegetables -- the oil overlems the flavor and healthful qualities.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great variety of food, ambiance was excellent as was the service. Staff is friendly and service is quick... food was tasty and drinks were really good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Spicy, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I came here with my friend for happy hour and dinner. We spent about 5 hours here and enjoyed every minute. We started off with oysters, shrimp cocktail, and a few rounds of the "beeline" & "1-thyme" - these two cocktails were on point, very creative, balanced, and refreshing. The bartenders were attentive and super cool.. the overall bar ambiance = good vibes.. deep house playing at just the right volume (live DJ later on). The front of house manager, Al, was really friendly & made sure my friend & I were able to get a table outside. The waitress was great as well and made sure we were taken care of throughout the meal. For dinner we had more oysters (we tried them all, very fresh), asparagus fries, shrimp tacos, wings (free spin from the wheel), and fried calamari. Everything able this experience was a 10.. I will be returning for both the food & the amazing hospitality provided!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Fun, Healthy, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This was my 2nd time at Barn Joo and while the food was undeniably tasty the service was lacking. The uni bibimbap, steamed buns with duck, and chicken wings were excellent. Service wise, both times I've eaten here they forgot to bring out an item I ordered and when I mentioned it, they still didn't bring it out but did charge me for it. Again I pointed out the error and no apology. Both times they also forgot to bring out a free appetizer I won by spinning their wheel. Again, I pointed it out to the waiter but he still didn't bring it out and of course, no apology. I'm not sure even the good food will get me back here.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

BarnJoo is my go-to place for eating out. I take friends there often, it's nearby, the food is amazing, and because I'm a regular, I get attentive service. I love it!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Tapas, Happy Hour, Organic, Local Ingredients
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