Barnwood Grill

4.7
273 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 273 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1aussie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Extremely busy for covid times yes that have barriers up but EVERY table was full....so if you’re looking for something on the quieter side maybe somewhere else

Food was good, I had the tuna asked for
Pink inside ....it was cooked all the way through not worth complaining about, didn’t want to make the person I’m with uncomfortable by having her wait etc while they remade my mine

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for a few appetizers- Lobster nachos were amazing!

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vipJeffF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I got the fettuccine dish and it was cold - not a lot of flavor. The calamari was not cooked and the portion was small.

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MarioG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Barnwood Grill. The food is always excellent and the owners/staff always make us feel welcome, and that truly care we are there.

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wookie5876
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Barnwood Grill has become one of our favorite restaurants to go to. We know that the service and food will be top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always A good time at the bar for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Great night out.with great food. Just really loud!

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JimBo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food selection and quality were outstanding. We particularly liked the tuna selections and desserts. Service was a bit slow.

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Adrienne
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Despite having made a reservation in advance, the only table available when we arrived was a high top in the bar area. Once seated, we were immediately asked what we wanted to drink before we even had our coats off, and then asked 4 more times in the next 5 minutes. It was uncomfortable and left us feeling rushed before we had even settled in. After all that, we were served the wrong drink. Service was better towards the end of the meal, and our food was very good.

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GinoP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Everything is amazing, always referring people to check it out.

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Leslie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Some dishes were tasty, others were not. Uneven quality. The chef needs to up his/her game.

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ClaudiaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the most amazing brunch. Beautiful restaurant with unbelievable service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Had a reservation. Waited almost 45 minutes. Still not seated No social distancing. Tables etc. not cleaned well. Very crowded and noisy. People standing close together waiting for tables. Not a good experience. We ended up leaving.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very nice.

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MaryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience for our return to indoor dining and will go back soon

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TheresaG
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! I wasn’t expecting it to be so great being in a shopping plaza. Amazing food, wonderful atmosphere and great service. Can’t wait to go back again.

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ReginaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy Barnwood! The food is delicious and the waitstaff is very friendly and professional.

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JanD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster nachos fantastic! Great menu, service and ambience. I always come back!

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JulieD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, really enjoyed my Lobster Ravioli! And our waiter was terrific!

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Rich
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible!! The food was outstanding. My steak was cooked to perfection.

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Tiki
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Recommend highly. The food is exceptional. I finished my entire meal and had dessert of creme brûlée too. I rarely have ever finished my entree in fact always leave half uneaten just because I have a small appetite. I ordered scallops with an medley of asparagus, mushrooms, etc in a light sauce. So delicious...
Wish they would serve a hard seltzer as that is my go to. I had a malbec instead. I will be back. This is a new favorite for me. I didn’t have one before! One con: it’s covid and when we walked in there was a group of 5 or so sitting at the bar - no food and not all had drinks. There were no barriers separating them from each other or us. They were all known to each other and they were loud. I didn’t think you could sit at the bar that way. We gave them alot of looks and after 10 minutes they went inside the dining room and were nice enough to apologize to us for being loud. No issues. But i was surprised that the management thought this was okay to seat us so close to the group.

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Malcolm
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and service was wonderful. It was a busy Saturday night so the place was fairly loud but nothing extreme.

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MarissaR
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service! It was my first time there for dinner. Felt very safe and well taken care of.

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Caitlyn
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great covid safety measures - the food was delish - and the prices were reasonable for the quality and amount of food! :)

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vipCharliem
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Quite a few choices for specials. Social distance and table spacing was perfect.

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Mizzy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The fixed menu for valentines was a great variety (except vegitarian) which was fine. the fried calamari and oysters rockerfeller were not good. But the salads and entrees were delicious and my rare steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly which never happens so kudos to the grill chef. I like the partitions for Covid but even when its over they should leave those up for the privacy- so nice especially for closely spaced two tops. It was completely packed but quiet. The food wasnt rushed and drinks kept coming. I worked in fine dining for years so never like to do valentines on Valentines but even with limited menu the entrees were definitely freshly fired which I appreciated. Desserts were yummy! We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved their food and the place was amazing definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum - delicious

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NicoleV
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time visiting Barnwood and we were so happy. Our waiter was incredibly attentive considering it was extremely busy. It was a bit loud but not to the point you couldn't hear your company. The best part was the food. I recommend everything we had, stuffed oysters, pork belly, chicken milanese, pasta with short ribs, salmon and beet salad. All fantastic. Dessert, salted caramel cheese cake is the way to go. Their bourbon menu is extensive if you like it, and have any other wine or drink you would want. The only negative was the partitions in between the tables were tight. Needed more room, especially for a group of 4.

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LaurieP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and accommodating. The atmosphere was cozy and warm

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vipsuccess300
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived after a hike so were cold and hungry. Service was great, very attentive. We had 4 adults and 2 kids (and a reservation) and we all left happy. The food was fresh, the drinks were great and even my picky kids ate! The place seemed busy but they certainly followed protocols and nobody sat near us. Definitely will return!

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vip57loboy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hasn’t been in 3-4 years. Very impressed by current setup, food and service. All very good and covid precautions are done very well. Only odd thing is that initial beer mug had a slightly soapy funk to it but - hey, I know it was clean!

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vipRapptor
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice stylish ambiance. Great location to then go to nearby shopping. Professional and friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is hands down our favorite in the area! The menu has a great range and we’ve yet to have anything, cocktails included, that disappoints. We’re always greeted like welcome old friends, even from our first visit. Barnwood is our go to place when we want to eat out.

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greatdinner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done an amazing job with keeping tables very private. It was fabulous.

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AmyO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Restaurant, the service was great, very attentive, the food was so good. I would highly recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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AlisaW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch very much! From the ambiance to the service and delicious food, we will definitely be back. The owner was also attentive and friendly. We are looking forward to returning!

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SMars
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Barnwood Grill has been especially good lately. The service is outstanding – quick yet unobtrusive – and the food selection & quality has never been better. Whatever you're doing, keep it up!

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 4.7 stars by 273 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.