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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.
New York, NY 10003
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
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
between 16th & 17th St. on Union Sq. W
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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)
N Q R : 14Th St. Union Square
L : Union Square
4 5 6 : Union Square
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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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