Barnwood Grill

4.5
350 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Please visit website for our current take out and delivery offerings

The finest food, meeting place, great bar, absolutely beautiful decor, and family restaurant in Newtown, Connecticut.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 temperature check required
What 350 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very relaxing meal and our waiter wAs fabulous!

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NatalieP
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was crowded and I did not prefer the buffet style service.

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DonB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Barnwood grill for Thanksgiving Dinner buffet. The food was fresh, hot and delicious. The best part was, that in addition to the traditional turkey, they also served prime rib, lamb and salmon. Something for everyone. Noise level was higher than usual, but to be expected on a holiday. Hope they do it again next year.

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vipGregM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe, friendly service, drinks were spot on and food was tasty!

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LoriC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barnwood is my favorite restaurant in Newtown. It has the overall best mix of great food, great waitstaff and ambience. So cozy and warm there!

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barnwood Grill in Newtown is one of our favorite restaurants. The Ahi Tuna last night was outstanding. I always start with a shrimp cocktail and it was as good as always. The owner always greets us on our way in and the servers are always friendly and helpful. Again, another wonderful experience.

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PattiS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent staff that have great attention to service I have dined there many times and have always enjoyed the experience

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vipChrissy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We usually love the food but this time food was cold and just not as good. I feel it is over priced

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service amazing as always!

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Birdlover
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation on open table and arrived on time. Waited for about half an hour in an excruciatingly crowded line and still had one party ahead of us to get a table. We bailed and went somewhere else. Noise level was out of control loud. I’m happy that this restaurant is doing well post pandemic but if they give you a reservation they should at least honor it within 10 or 15 minutes. The lady kept coming to us and telling us that a party was getting up and paying their check and about to leave but it never seemed to happen.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Went for my wife’s birthday. The Kobe beef burger and risotto ride balls were amazing. We were a bit let down by the ribeye steak though. I think it was more to do with the quality of the meat rather than the seasoning. The crème brûlée was excellent.

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vipkeving
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kristy our server was excellent, Ben made us some delicious cocktails, the whole staff was pleasant and professional.

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Freddie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host was phenomenal and made sure everything for us was perfect. The food and service is always great. Excellent place to go for any occasion.

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BusyMom
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have celiac and they have a lot of things labeled gluten free when they were not at all.

The menu label GF means nothing however thanks to the waiter talking to the chef they kept my meal gluten free. Exceptionally bland but gluten free.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was crowded but we were able to get to our table right when we walked in for our reservation. We wanted to eat at the bar. Bartender was very nice and offered great service! Enjoyed the special pumpkin martini! Food was delicious!

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JohnC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service on top of excellent food. The seafood gnocchi was terrific. The hangar steak - cooked perfectly. We will be back!!

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vipNicoleI
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food.

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JohnM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic service and food/drinks at Barnwood!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I’ve been there a couple of times now and unfortunately this time I was disappointed. Had the shrimp and grits and it was inedible. They used a Thai Chili sauce that tasted like it came straight out of a bottle. Not sure what this was but it was nothing even close to authentic shrimp and grits. My son had a pasta and short rib dish and the short ribs were dry. Not sure how you dry out short ribs (actually I know you have to reheat them instead of serving it fresh) while the pasta was delicious the dish as a whole missed.

Otherwise restaurant and service were good. Wish the food delivered.

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absolutely
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful to eat outside with heaters.

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JimD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

The Barnwood has nice decor. The food is OK but a little pricey. The service was excellent! The noise level was unbearable. You could not have a conversation as it was TOO loud. While I totally understand that restaurants have been negatively affected by Covid they really need to do something about the acoustics in the dining area. I am sorry to say I would not go back.

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TimB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, nice beer selection & great dessert! Only draw back is the price. 2 apps, 3 entrees, 6 drinks, 2 desserts for 3 people ended up being $250 after tip. A little steep.

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vipCATD
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall it was a very nice experience.
Our waiter was terrific and the décor very pretty.
I started with the Tuna Tartare and it was fantastic followed by very delish clams with tomato, hot pepper and chorizo.
Husband had baby back ribs and although they were tasty they did not fall off the bone...needed more slow roasting

we will return for another meal.
give it a try.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always!!

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Jaun
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service great atmosphere great place to meet for lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch.. Has out door seating,indoor seating and bar seating.

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SusanP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice dinner, enjoyed the evening. Very busy restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday Celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great cocktails & wonderful atmosphere! Staff very friendly & attentive!

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JoAnnty
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and very nice food selection. Our waiter was very courteous and efficient!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was very quick. Food excellent. Noise level was a bit much but great overall experience.

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vipdominickv
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Barneood gril. Excellent experience from service to taste. Highly recommend

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Nina
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Barnwood Is always packed, so you know it has a regular following.
Nice menu selection with something for every appetite, and daily specials are
Invariably imaginative and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent as were the drinks. We sat at a high top table in the bar and it was really loud. Definitely will go again

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Ncfan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly servers!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! Our server was top notch 👌

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PhyllisO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Great menu plus nice selection of craft beers. Outdoor seating comfortable and service top notch. Will definitely be back!!

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding. They happily modified our meals to meet our desires (protein substitution) with a simile. The fillet mignon in the surf & turf special was one of the best I've ever had! Great portions. Outstanding service.

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NancyH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor dining space.....waiter was good, scallops were excellent.

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JanetM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

This restaurant has a brunch from only 11:30 to 1:00pm. Never in all of my years of going to a Sunday brunch have I experienced one that ended at 1:00! With our 1:00 reservation, it was extremely disappointing to not only Not be able to have brunch but there wasn’t even a lunch menu available. Just the full-price dinner menu and an unimpressive “specials” menu. This was supposed to be a birthday celebration and it was just so disappointing. We left and went to brunch at The Foundry just down the road.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barnwood never disappoints. We love all the gluten free options and the entrees were amazing! The wine prices can’t be beat. A great way to celebrate our 20 year anniversary!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barnwood Grill using the Order Online button. Barnwood Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 491-2215.

Barnwood Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 350 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.