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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

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Good for Groups (20)
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Casual (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Spicy (12)
Authentic (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Tapas (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Cozy (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Music (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Business Meals (2)
Vegan (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The fried chicken, dumplings and tacos were amazing.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been to Barn Joo on different occasions and have enjoyed every time I have gone. The food is amazing even for a picky eater like myself. Everything is so fresh and tasty. The servers are so knowledgeable about the ingredients and are able to make recommendations based on likes described by the patrons. I cannot wait to go again. I also found a drink I am dying to have again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent overall

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

I had such a great time.
Great tasting food, very well prepared and clean!!
Short rib and uni bibimbap was SUPER delicious.
Service was very friendly, I enjoyed my dinner A LOT.
I love this place :)

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food, great ambiance, great service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Too hot and noisy.

1 person found this review helpful.
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was great! Service was wonderful. Thyme flavored soju surprisingly refreshing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great meal with excellent service! Tables a little tight, but otherwise great with nice ambience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We hadn't eaten at Barn Joo since they moved "down" to w. Union Square, and they survived intact. The setting as a bit simulated-rustic (kinda works, kinda doesn't), but the food works great. The menu is big and the quality is first-rate. And the prize-wheel for patrons with reservations is still in operation...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Waitress was very nice. Made us feel welcome and not rushed. Thank you

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent service all around. Food was excellent as well. I have had both the BBQ and just items from the regular menu and everything is fantastic. The only thing I would not recommend is the grilled calamari- was a lil too chewy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Delicious food, fun energy and a cool ambiance - great for a group get together!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Every bite was delicious! And the staff was above and beyond!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food: ordered pop cornchicken/beef wrap/spicy rice cake/truffle fries.. all were horrible.

Cocktail: Seoul cocktail tasted like water
Soju: Soju is soju
Banana Makkeli: Wrong description. They straight up sell bottle one and it's 3% alcohol content, not 14% like they advertise

Overall: Love the ambient, however food was horrible. I would not recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Best Korean BBQ experience I've had in NYC! Great for a group! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Fun spot. So noisy you can’t really talk. But hey the food was good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I went with a group to Barn Joo for lunch. The service was awful and we had to flag down the waiter to even order. My entire party received their meals except for me. The waiter came over asking if I was in a rush because he forgot to put in my order. I had the sushi burrito with fries - this took 20 plus minutes to make. He did not comp my order or offer me anything for my wait.

Awful service I will not be returning.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Since moving locations, Barn Joo’s service has been lacking. They still need to find their groove in this new space.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Korean BBQ was fun to cook at the table and tasted great! However, temperature control was a major issue. It was very warm in the restaurant, so once we got upstairs with all the grills on, it was very uncomfortable. We sweat through our entire meal and even I tried to fan myself with a menu to try to stay cool. I know it wasn't just our table either – we saw other people fanning themselves as well. If the restaurant kept the temperature lower to accommodate for the grills, I think it would be a much more pleasant dining experience (again – food was great!). Also, service was nice but extremely slow (perhaps a result of a lot of full tables and not a lot of waiters/servers). Will come back to give it another shot though!

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It has become my goto place for entertaining friends visiting the city. The service and the food is always excellent and consistent. You must try their Uni bibimbop. It is out of this world.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Pub food with a Korean flair. Everything pretty great except the price tag at the end, it's a little expensive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was amazing!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Maria was a fantastic server, took great care of us. It was pretty hot on the 2nd floor with the BBQs going but aside from that we had a wonderful experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The cocktails are incredible - especially the Beeline!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good good, great service, outstanding ambiance. Fun wheel of free side / drink when you make a reservation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food and service was great and we appreciated not being rushed as members of our party were delayed due to train troubles.

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

I reserved a table and when we got there, we were promptly seated. We even had a chance to spin the wheel to win something--I won the "One Thyme Soju". The service was great, albeit I feel like the server we had was a bit overwhelmed due to the section only having her but overall she did her best. This is the one place where we didn't have to ask for our water to be refilled unlike other restaurants which was great!

Overall, great experience and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great korean food with nice atmosphere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service and food were excellent but food was over priced!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The experience was A+. The wait staff was very attentive to our needs, and very friendly. It’s my best experience yet out of my three times coming here, and there will be plenty more times in the future!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Such good food and unique experience if you do the Korean Barbecue! Drinks were great too! They gave us a complimentary dessert for my moms birthday which was fantastic and such a nice touch. I will definitely be coming back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Good, not great. Fun menu, cool space, food was good but really muted in flavor - flavor profiles seemed kind of like a timid tourist's version of Korean.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Barn Joo is always a great place! I've been here many times and have a great time always. They should extend their HH to 8:00pm!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Tapas, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was interesting and very tasty. The service was excellent. Barn Joo is in An excellent location.

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

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 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 1, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 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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