Permanently Closed - Barra

4.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
139 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian

Top Tags:

Casual

Restaurants you may also like

View all

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. BARRA in Italian = BAR...upscale, yet casual and affordable...wine, craft beer, Italian tapas, brick oven pizza, mozzarella and gelato bar and much more! Attention: Anyone under the age of 21 is not allowed in the restaurant without being accompanied by a legal guardian. We appreciate your understanding. Thank you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Dining Bar
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Bar
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–1:00 am
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am
Dinner
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(203) 513-2598
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Please contact restaurant for booking details.
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Please visit our website at www.Barrashelton.com to view our catering menu.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 139 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

here is the issue. we had reservations for our anniversary dinner. looking forward to a wonderful meal, having been there before. well - got there . other couples also arrived . RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED - a sign said 'closed today for a private event'. seriously?? its my guess that on a labor day weekend and possibly only our reservation, they decided to punt.
we didnt starve; we had to elsewhere. thats not why i gave barra a horrible review .. i sent them an email saying how disappointed we were for their lack of respect for their customers. they could have called or emailed, right?

so , if and when they make it right , i will give the review i WOULD have given because they have wonderful food. very disappointed.

F
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a party of 8 of which one was 13 months old so kudos to the server for keeping things moving and being so engaging. Our food reviews were mixed. I loved my salad with salmon on top. My husband did not love his lobster ravioli. A bit on the pricey side for not over the top food, but will definitely give it another try

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great, antipasto muscles and fresh mozzarella were delish, ceviche was a bit tough. Would definitely go back.

LL
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have great food here. Wait staff is friendly & attentive.

AO
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the portions were big! I would highly recommend it.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great menu selections, and all entrees were delicious. It's my 3rd time dining at Barra, which has now become my go-to restaurant for big and small events

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 2

Service was good, doors were opened so I assume the AC wasn't on and flies were flying around which is a No for me. Service was very good even though we were a party of 9 and sort of an annoying one with 4 little children thank you to our waiting staff.
Food was ok, not bad and overpriced I went there because they had pizza in the menu came to find out they are personal size pies and nowhere in the menu was this specified. Most likely will not come back.

DG
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was awesome but our waitress was not great. She wasn’t friendly and was not attentive. We had to ask for bread, while Talbots around us were sat after us and received their bread before us. Hostess was very nice though.

ML
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We have been here several times. The service was very good. Our waiter was attentive but not overly so .
Fried calamari was good appetizer and big serving. ..enough for the three of us. . This time the pizzas were both undercooked. ..soggy and doughy except for the outer crust. I probably should have said something or sent it back to have it crispier. Next time I will

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

First time there, great apps, 1/2 price bottle wine on Monday great incentive, will keep me coming Bk on Mondays, service great, first time trying pizza...delish...we’ll be back

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was excellent but the live music is too loud

AF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like the food and the atmosphere here. Service is sometimes slow though but Everything i've order has been great, especially the cocktails and the Barra Balls. Can't wait to try the new menu with the new chef.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic waiter, food was fresh and delicious. I would highly recommend Barra.

W
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable seating and nice atmosphere. From the reception and of the hostesses to the water and runners, all quite quite good. The appetizers were really good. The burrata starter with figs was excellent. So was the eggplant tower.

L
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The decor is spartan but fun. The thin crust pizza was great. The chicken parm was so so. I had a chicken special described to be blackened chicken with pesto and veggies, but I was disappointed to see it arrive smothered in pasta. The restaurant is very noisy. Lively happy hour at the bar. Worth giving a try.

MK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, service was slow and unorganized. Our waiter was kind.

N
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to take your family. Food was so delicious you won’t be deappointed.

EW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great the service is great. But the noise is bad. We will be vack

JA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food...can't wait to go there again. Definitely recommend

MR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family reunion

Report
SW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. We had a reservation and we were seated promptly, but right next to the bathroom despite the restaurant being almost empty. Service and food both good. Would definitely return

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Nice place! Lots of room and tables.
Good selection on the menu.
Got Burrata #1 was Outstanding. Husvand and I loved it. Got the Sea Monster Pizza was ok. The service was not so good. When our appetizer artived they almost delivered it to the wrong table. Good thing i was paying attention.Got our appetizer and finished it and they did not take the plates we used for the appetizer and replace them with clean ones for our pizza. We had to ask someone other than our waiter for another drink. He said we had to order from our waiter. Our waiter was standing back by the bar and not paying attention to the tables. It was not really busy either.
We will come back, hope the service improves.

MP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We were there with a group of 6 people. After being seated no one come to wait on us and I had to go ask for someone to take our drink and food order. The waitress proceeded to tell me someone else was supposed to handle our table and she swapped it with someone else. Who really cares. The floor was also very dirty and littered with straws, paper, food etc... Nothing special about the food either. Looked and tasted like it had been microwaved. Will not go back.

PP
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was very good. Drinks were good but pricey.

LM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service extremely slow. 2 out of 4 meals were sent back and did not reoder as we did not want to wait another hour to get new meals. Fried calamari was beynd overcooked, had the consistency of pork rinds! After sending the meals back, the service got even worse. Although the server apologized and took the two meals off our bill (we didn't eat more than one bite), we had to hail him down to get our bill, and was ready to get up and try to pay at the door after waiting a considerable time to pay. The two meals that were not sent back and wew eaten, were mediocre at best!

MT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was ok but nothing special especially for the price. Wife had a burger well done and the outside of the burger was so charred it tasted burnt. She said if cooked right wood have been very good. I got the Italian dip and it was kind of light on the meat.....

MR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Sunday brunch with a party of 10 people. Everything was excellent. Live music on a Sunday afternoon was another plus.

RS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I came here for the Sunday brunch and it was my first time here. Our table was completely filthy. The first thing i notcied was the crumbs on the chairs as well as the table. Then we noticed how disgusting the glasses at our table were... as if they had never even been washed. I noticed most of the tables around us also had crumbs and dirty glasses as well. One of our glasses even had lipstick mark on the rim. We asked for new glasses for our table obviously. Food was okay, portion was pretty small, mimosas were not bubbly. As i was eating i moved my plate and noticed there was frosting on the table... then later noticed there was frosting in a couple other spots on our table as well.

k
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful and attentive. We had it all - appetizers, dinner, dessert & drinks - and it was all delicious!! We will definitely go back.

AF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went here for our late Valentine's dinner date. We didn't know you had to have reservations (or strongly recommended). We ended up sitting in the bar area and it was great. Food was amazing and the bartender/waitress was awesome. Next time we will make reservations!!!

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

Service terrible. We had to ask for napkins & silverware when ate appetizers arrived. Drinks arrived after appetizers. Felt like we were ignored in the corner

TB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Was fabulous food, enjoyed the atmosphere but our waiter kept forgetting we were there.

JO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious, the service is attentive and friendly!

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

We went for brunch on mother’s day. I was a little disappointed they didn’t offer the regular brunch menu. I didn’t see anything on the web site stating there would be a pre fixed menu with limited options. Also there was an option of waffles with chicken. We asked the waiter if we can just have the waffles for my two young children. We were charged full price.

BK
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my goodness this place was WONDERFUL! I seriously can't find enough words to describe how good the food was, but suffice it to say that I am still dreaming of it from 3000 miles away. The Sunday sauce was out of this world good and the white sangria was amazing. You. Must. Try. This. Place!!!

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal and wonderful service! It was a bit noisy but otherwise everything was great.

DO
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place Food was amazing!! Only negative comment was it was too noisy.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good and I loved the live music for brunch. Service could be stepped up a notch, especially for brunch with bottomless bloody Mary’s.

TA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was very slow the Sunday we went for brunch. We had to keep waiving the server over when we needed something. And it was not very busy at 1130 am. when we arrived. I ordered the fillet and eggs and asked for the steak medium rare and it was served to me well done. I don't think they understood the meaning of rare. It was so dried out and dark. The waiter put in a request to make me a new steak. Of course by the time I received it, I was done with my eggs. So it kind of defeated the purpose. This was my second time at Barra and the first time I was disappointed. My boyfriend ordered the breakfast pizza which was better than my steak and eggs.

1
2
3
4