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Barn Joo Union Square

4.5
4.5
523 Reviews
$31 to $50
Korean
Barn Joo is a Korean-inspired gastropub located at the heart of Union Square. The exciting characteristic of Barn Joo's menu is a changing array of Small to Large plates and K-BBQ – 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Asian, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 398-9663

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jin Su

  • Private party facilities

    Barn Joo's venue consists of two unique floor levels, providing exciting versatility to accommodate any occasion or celebration. Select between the gastropub vibe of our main floor, our mezzanine for K-BBQ or an intimate ambiance for private dining. The Grain Whiskey Bar (speakeasy) located below the restaurant its ONLY open for private events.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Lee: (649) 398-9663

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Cross street

    between 16th & 17th St. on Union Sq. W

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

    Subway: <br />N Q R : 14Th St. Union Square<br />L : Union Square<br />4 5 6 : Union Square<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 523 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Korean

  • Manhattan

    Korean

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was very attentive, I was impressed. My favorite dishes of the meal were the spicy pork steamed buns and the bulgogi spicy rice cake. We tried the lavender cocktail and the serrano margarita and both of those were outstanding as well. This place has a really fun atmosphere and the food is delicious. Highly recommend
  2. G

    Gina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from our waiter - Drew. Food was delicious and the happy hour was great. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to a work outing, date, or catching up with some friends! The music was a little too loud and it was very hard to hear neighbors and had to scream to have a conversation.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Music too loud. Food was ok but overpriced.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    This is supposed to be a Korean restaurant but they don’t know anything about the tradition of service, which any other Korean establishment provides. They also charge $20 for bringing a cake out. The managers clearly do not know how to gain repeat customers and just want to reach their daily financial goals.
  5. AV

    AngelaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary to this location and everything was amazing from the reception until the end. Food is more than delicious and the desserts was perfect because it wasn’t too sweet
  6. PN

    PeteN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good food, reasonably priced. Would recommend.
  7. Y

    Yabbables

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I used to go to Barn Joo for the incredible bourbon selection. The beverage manager really knew his stuff and was constantly pouring bourbons I had never heard of or could find anywhere else. There doesn't seem to be anyone at the bar anymore who knows their stuff and the staff seemed overworked and under loved. The food was good, but the portions were small. I still like the place - it's amazing for lunch - but think I need to find a new place in the area for dinner or entertaining
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best friends
  9. C

    Catherine

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food and excellent staff service
  10. SS

    SydneyS

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barn Joo was amazing. The staff was great. Drinks were delicious and the Korean BBQ and Oysters were a perfect deal. Overall everything was amazing and I can’t wait to come back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Dinner was great! The ambiance was nice. Our server was very nice and helpful. I gave 4 stars because we had to track her down several times, but overall great experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    family reunion
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Celebrated our 34th anniversary with my wife there on Saturday night. The place has nice ambiance. It has two levels with a nice bar and regular seating on first level and BBQ tables on upper level. Definitely a younger crowd mostly in mid 20s to 30s. There were families and couples too. Noise level is high but is expected for a younger crowd on a Saturday night. Loud but not rudely. Food were delicious and has a good selection. They have a very nice K-BBQ combo menu but We ordered a la carte as we like certain selection of meat more than others. It came with banchan and size order of corn cheese and egg soufflé. Also had fresh oysters at $1.75 pcs. Truffle fries were really good. All the staff were really friendly and our server Drew was awesome. We are not regulars with Korean food and needed help with recommendations. Drew took his time and to help us with selecting from the menu. Always checking in with us to make sure everything is ok. We had an Absolutely wonderful experience and will definitely go back as well as recommend others.
  15. RG

    RichardG

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Extremely overpriced. The service was in a 10th of a best
  16. PD

    PeterD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great spot. Lovely outdoor dining with a jazz band in the Union Square backdrop.
  17. EL

    EmilyL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really cool decor inside. Food was fantastic and servers were friendly. Definitely wanna come here again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Amazing service. Great drinks. Wanna go back ASAP
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great experience. Food was all excellent and there was more of it than we expected (we didn’t factor in all the sides, salads, etc. when we ordered a la carte). Only real disappointment was the volume. Tough to hold a conversation.
  20. C

    Carmanc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Besides the restaurant being a bit cold, everything was great. Next time eat the food faster and bring a sweater
  21. A

    Angee

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the 2nd time dining here, and the service and food quality is positively consistent. Alex and the other servers were very tentative and provided great service. I ordered 6pc oysters for apps and the uni bibimbap for my entrée. I also participated in spin the wheel where I got a free glass of wine - it was great! It’s a nice place to chill, get drinks and delicious Korean-fusion meals.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is consistently good.
  23. AG

    AlexG

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    We kept it simple this time and went away from the Korean BBQ, knowing that plenty of other dishes would be delicious. We started with the popcorn chicken hot and spicy, which lived up to its name and was fantastic! The real hits were the bibimbap bowls, though, of which we tried two. We got the stone pot bulgogi bibimbap and the sashimi bibimbap, both of which were excellent. I'll absolutely come back here next time I'm in town!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We were taking our father out for Father’s Day so this was a pretty big deal. Our reservation was for 3pm which is early, but it was very clear that we were served by the bussing staff, who while incredibly sincere, spoke little English (they spoke Spanish with each other) - and it being our first experience with Korean BBQ - we needed help! We had little idea what and how much we were ordering, and once the food came, had only vague ideas about what to do with it. We had no idea how to “cook” the corn cheese, and received no utensil with which to serve it. Same goes for the egg dish. The food was good, once it made it to our mouths, but the experience was a zero.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We waited a good 10-15 minutes until someone took our order. We thought that the food would be paced out by appetizers then mains but everything came out all at once which was very overwhelming. Plus we waited quite a bit for it all to come out (around 20-30 mins). The food was excellent but service could be better.
  26. EG

    EGJC

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place for a group get together, food was outstanding. We were waiting a while to get a waiters attention for drinks orders but that was the only fault. Love the bbq at the table
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The food was okay but the service was really poor.
  28. d

    donniebnyc

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Korean in the Village. Can't go wrong here. Sat outside. Surprisingly quiet on a Saturday night.
  29. NG

    NaveenG

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was excellent. The kimchi rice and popcorn chicken stood out as especially delicious. The servers were amazing, it’s obvious they are still suffering from pandemic short staffing. Be patient, enjoy the wonderful meal and the friendly, accurate service.
  31. TB

    TonieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Server took way long to take orders and wasn’t very attentive and we were almost tempted to leave like many other customers, but we finally got our order placed after waiting for 40 minutes and the food was delicious.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite for years
  33. NY

    NewYorker

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food portion is small. Price is high. A bibimbap for $28? No complimentary side dishes at all. Worst of all, they most have heavy dose of MSG in the food. After the lunch, all four of us feel drowsy within an hour. That's the typical MSG reaction. In summary, food is tasty, lots of MSG. Small portion high price, poor value.
  34. DF

    DouglasF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and very fast, the servers were attentive, and there were no complaints about anything.
  35. JP

    JuliaP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the hot stone bowls! Always a fun vibe and central location
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, food, and drinks.
  37. DH

    DanaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was really nice and I got a free glass of beer because I reserved a table online. Spicy seafood japche was amazing and the kimchi was super fresh. Soju was really good too.
  38. FG

    FrankG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great staff. Excellent food
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeffrey was an amazing server! We came in to celebrate a graduation and we had the best time. The food is extraordinary and Jeffrey went the extra mile to make sure we had the best time possible. The popcorn chicken and pork buns were our favorite!
  40. c

    chrissieb

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    I wouldn’t go back. I was super excited to go & have my bf try Korean bbq. We got there & was seated immediately which was great however our server forgot about us for 30 mins and trying to find him was impossible. It wasn’t until the manager came that he was able to take our order. I asked for nothing with mayo or mushrooms due to being allergic and guess what I was given, mushrooms and something that was apart of the meal that apparently had mayo in it. We got our food super late and to order drinks took even longer. The waiter didn’t come to check up on us or anything. If we needed something we kept having to stop other servers to either help us or get him. Also he wasn’t polite the times we had to call him over. The bill was super expensive & not worth the price. There are better Korean bbq restaurants.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barn Joo Union Square using the Order Online button. Barn Joo Union Square also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Barn Joo Union Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 398-9663.

Barn Joo Union Square is rated 4.5 stars by 523 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Barn Joo Union Square

35 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between 16th & 17th St. on Union Sq. W

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Asian, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

    Subway: N Q R : 14Th St. Union SquareL : Union Square4 5 6 : Union Square

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jin Su

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 398-9663

  • Private party facilities

    Barn Joo's venue consists of two unique floor levels, providing exciting versatility to accommodate any occasion or celebration. Select between the gastropub vibe of our main floor, our mezzanine for K-BBQ or an intimate ambiance for private dining. The Grain Whiskey Bar (speakeasy) located below the restaurant its ONLY open for private events.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Lee: (649) 398-9663

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