Barnwood Grill

4.3
126 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The finest food, meeting place, great bar, absolutely beautiful decor, and family restaurant in Newtown, Connecticut.
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had their award winning pear basil infused cocktail. It was wonderful! It was late so my husband and I just shared apps. We enjoyed them all. Will definitely be eating here again.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the daily specials, everything was delicious and promptly served. Great cocktails!

MC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our go to local places for an after work drink and a bite to. Brussel sprouts needed more bacon; they were different than past visits but other than that a good meal.

DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I are new to Newtown and had the rare opportunity for a date night. It's rare because we have twin boys under 2. Barnwood grill was an excellent choice. The food was great the service was wonderful and the place looks amazing.

SA
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent! The service was very good. Prices are a bit high especially given the portion size. The portion size was good but at those prices I’m used to taking some home for another day. I got Sea scallops and only had 4 with maybe a cup of veggies for almost $30. It was delicious though! It’s pretty noisy so hard to have a conversation. The food was so good, we would go back.

BM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great, especially the Brussels sprouts and the sea scallops.
Service could use some work, very pleasant but SLOW.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal!

BS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife there for our anniversary. We enjoyed ourselves. As we were sitting there we could hear other customers complimenting the staff. We don't really hear that in restaurants anymore. So you know they (staff) have been trained very well!

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with family and friends to celebrate high school graduation. We got there late but the staff was friendly and accommodating and never made us feel like we had to go despite the late hour. Even comped is a celebratory drink...great place!

CG
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. The waitstaff were very attentive, and both owners came to our table to make sure we were enjoying our dining experience. Food, wine, and ambience were all amazing! Will definitely come again!

BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Had the brisket hash for Sunday brunch.
On the menu it states “2 over easy eggs”.
I love over easy. However, they were dry and overcooked, no yolk. Told the waiter to let the chef know and I didn’t want them to re-do the eggs. That dish should have been comped. Oh well

l
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience !! Food was delicious and service was exceptional. Our server had just the right balance of friendliness and efficiency. She and other staff members made certain that we had everything we needed. Kudos!

PM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

It was Mother’s Day had reservations but had to wait 20 to 25 minutes the food was good but the plates were very small so you need to have a salad or an appetizer is the fill up .Overall we were happy with our meals besides that

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 5

Beautifully decorated interior. Busy day being it Mother’s day. Entire function of place was complete disorganization. Wait staff and bus staff in disagreement. Wrong food being delivered. Huge line out the door and people waiting for hours to be seated. Lack of communication between the kitchen and our waitress which caused all our meals to come out and hers having to be started from scratch.

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Mother’s Day dinner. It was extremely busy but that didn’t matter. The food and service was outstanding. Would highly recommended Barnwood

JG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was very unorganized when we got there, and with the reservation we still had to wait 1/2 hour for our table. We ordered the onion blossom for a appetizer and is was not cooked the rest of the food was good.

PS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was very attentive, especially efficient on a big weekend - we were there for Mother’s Day! Food was terrific- would definitely recommend it!!

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Went for mother's day. The service was awful. The service was a buffet so it doesn't mean much service but what there was of it was terrible. All of the staff members were miserable. Not the way I wanted to spend my mother's day. For $35 the buffet in my opinion was not worth it at all. For my husband, myself and our two kids 3 and under, the bill was $100 and we were in and out in an hour. Wish it was a better experience.

RO
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the evening so much! My mom had the rack of lamb off the specials menu and I had the special seafood pasta—both delicious!!! We have been here 5 or 6 times and each time is just as good, if not better, than the last! The inside is so warm with all of the wood — highly recommend!!!

LK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We were looking forward to trying a new spot to celebrate Mother’s Day. The evening was a huge disaster. The worst dining experience we have ever had. We are not the kind of folks that write reviews but this was an awful evening AND it cost a pretty penny for terrible food and service. It began with a waitress that seemed to be a bit inpatient & distracted. She only wanted to take our drink order if everyone was ready and when the drinks arrived she forgot the red wine. We could only ordered appetizers if we knew what we wanted for dinner. When the appetizers arrived they were wrong. They forgot the dozen clams on half shell and brought 2 ordered of calamari instead of one. While we waited for the clams our calamari got cold. The dinner arrived one hour after we completed our appetizers. My husbands stuffed pork chop was warm, the kolbie burger I order was cold, so I sent it back. In the meantime, my son was still waiting for the lobster ravioli but finally arrived hot. 15 minutes later the burger arrived but was half the size of the first, the burger was presented with the bun opened verses the original presentation, stacked tall with a brioche bun and the knife through the top, so I refused it. Since the waitress was no where to be found another waiter assisted us. No manager in site to chat with. At no time during dinner did the waitress ever return to ask us how our dinner experience was going. We had to flag a waiter down to refill our drink order. We were offered free coffee and dessert because of the what happened but we were not in the mood. We were really hoping to enjoy a nice evening out to celebrate the special moms in our life but it turned out to be a spoiled evening and a waste of hard earned money.

RB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have eaten there many times it is Consistently good.

OT
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent time had. Attentive service, friendly staff, great crafted cocktails and nice wine pairings with our meal. Had the Porterhouse for 2 on special this weekend accompanied by a trio of sides..usually 2 but we added a third ! Perfectly cooked and delish! ..we even made room for dessert!

L
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was super good! Better than the first time I went, too. All of my cousins were happy with their food as well. We had a great time! The service seemed a little confused and rude but otherwise, everything was perfect!

BP
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had our book club meeting here. Food was delicious and wait staff friendly and helpful. Going to this restaurant again.

MJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really great setting and food and the staff could not have been better.

PM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Barnwood Grill was great. All 4 people in our party enjoyed the meal s and the service was great. I look forward to going back.

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my third or fourth time there. It has always been very delicious. Sometimes noise level is too much, especially in the small room with many children, so I go early.

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent place. Nice bar setup. Only issue is very noisy if you're looking for conversation at dinner

CF
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great! Hamburger was cooked perfectly, and the salads my friends ordered looked delish.

DH
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Asked for a quiet table, got a booth at very end of bar, next to a large group of fouled mouth individuals. Quality of food and service made up for it!

a
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious dinner of rainbow trout with black rice and asparagus.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very high quality and for a good value. I highly recommend.

SK
Raleigh
67 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become our new favorite because we are never disappointed
Terrific service, wonderful menu and high quality food
We have never ever had a bad experience

J
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent area restaurant. The menu is creative, the staff accommodating, the the service superior. Thank for a most enjoyable eve out.

DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Would definitely recommend will be returning soon

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very loud food is good but expensive compared to other venues

KM
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem in Newtown

Food was exceptional and service could not have been better.

Looking forward to enjoying this spot again!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The only issue tonight was waiting almost an hour for a table with a reservation. The manager did buy a round for us, and the meal and service experience, once seated, we're great! We will definitely return with the hope for better capacity management.

RB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We were 4 last Sunday night. The food was good but the noise level was intolerable and they forgot my husband's order. We will not be going back.

AA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food!
Ambiance is nice with the fireplace and big windows. Great staff
My Newtown favorite

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