Black Barn

4.5
898 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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Welcome to Black Barn, an American restaurant serving local, artisanal food in the comfort of a modern barn.

Join us at our Chef's Table or have and an event in one of our private rooms. For information about our Chef's Table, please visit our website.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Black Barn Restaurant will be closed both July 3rd and 4th in observance of Independence Day

Dinner
Monday: 5:30PM - 10PM
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 11PM
Sunday : 5PM - 9PM

Chef's Table
Wednesday and Saturday: 7:00PM

Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 3PM

Brunch
Saturday : 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM - 4PM

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Phone number
(212) 265-5959
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John Doherty/Matteo Bergamini
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Private party facilities
Private dining at any scale. Black Barn can accommodate events from up to 300 guests.
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Private party contact
Events Department: (212) 265-5959
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E 26th St. Between 5th and Madison Ave.
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Parking details
Parking garages located in the area thru Central Parking Systems.

12 East 22nd St (Between 5th and Madison)
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55 West 26th St (Between 5th and 6th Ave.)
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Public transit
6 train-28th Street Lexington & Park
N & R trains-23rd Street Between 5th & Broadway
Buses: 5th Ave & Madison Ave.
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Special events & promotions
Private event space able to accommodate up to 300 guests, wedding services, dinner parties, and corporate meeting space is available. Please call the restaurant for further details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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1.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We were seated and waited far too long for anyone other than the water server to come to our table. We watched and listened to our server spend plenty of time with the two tables next to us. We asked another bus boy to please have our server come over. He came by casually and took our drink order. The wait was endless and by the time he took our dinner order we were starved - we asked if we could have the impressive bread basket that other tables were enjoying but were told, "the policy is not to serve bread until the dinner order has been taken." What the hangry?? To cut to the chase, the space is beautiful but we had a poor service experience and food was so so. I had spring onion risotto and it was a large bowl of heavy porridge. It would be better off as a side dish portion.

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2.0Dined on April 24, 2018

The Black Sea bass had no flavour we returned it
And asked for a check

They did not charge for the appetiser
We left
We would not recommend this restaurant
It took forever for the worst fish dish I ever had to arrive
A memorable birthday

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We had Sunday brunch at Black Barn. It was awesome! The Bloody Mary's were really good and you get a cocktail included with your brunch, as well as a sweet table! One of our favorite places to eat! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food was excellent. Server was great but runners/bus boys were MIA (or on their phones)

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Server friendly and knowledgeable. Food really tasty and something for everyone. Overall, solid dining experience

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Once we were seated in the back dining room it was great. Good food, super knowledgeable and helpful service. Beautiful setting and an all around great meal.

My only issue is that the front of the restaurant feels like a typical NY happy hour place - bad lighting, noisy, disorganized. The front of the house staff is inexperienced and rude - what you’d expect at a nightclub, not a nice restaurant. We waited 30 min for a reservation we made weeks ago. The wait would have been fine but the staff just doesn’t have the experience to handle it professionally.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Reunion with old friends - everything was great!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Best restaurant I’ve been to in a while.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food and Service was incredible Highly recommend to anyone traveling in for Business or Personal.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I booked our Brunch 4 weeks prior having reviewed the menu. When we arrived and sat down we found that the menu had changed 2 weeks prior to a $45 prix fixe brunch with a choice of bottomless bloody Marys or mimosas or a desert bar. There was no option of ordering ala carte.
My partner doesn’t drink nor eat sweets so we were forced to pay for something we could not enjoy.

Given that we had made a reservation 4 weeks prior, I would’ve expected them to reach out to us to tell us about the menu change. We would have cancelled our reservation. This is clearly an attempt by management to increase their profits and until the menu changes we will not consider returning. This is a poor value for brunch and I do not recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Such a yummy and cute spot in NYC. I love the vibe, although it is a little bit of an older crowd. Felt a little pressured to order quickly and waiter did not explain that in order to receive charcuterie board, the entire meal would have to be placed. Aside from a few hiccups, highly suggest, and simply delicious.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I arrived early for my mother's birthday celebration. I asked if they could do something special for her, and they said they would. Instead, we ended up waiting for almost 20 minutes for our table and another half hour before anyone greeted us.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We got there early, 20 minutes before our reservation and was told to wait a few minutes for seating.
For the next 40 minutes, every single person who walked in after us got seated!!! We went back to the hostess twice to ask about our seating and they asked again for our name and scrolled through the screen twice!
After my boyfriend asked to speak to the manager, we finally got seated 5 minutes after.
We had the price fix, we saw everybody got served with the muffins and finally asked our waiter once our main course came where ours were?
Then, we were charged for coffees when it was included in the price fix menu!!!!
My boyfriend owns a restaurant and we have never experienced anything like this!
We will never go back there again!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a great time, food, service and ambiance were great

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fabulous experience, the menu is very inventive, everything was perfect!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food was phenomenal and I enjoy supporting businesses that support local producers

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food, easy to share plates. Calming environment.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great spot. Better expectations which were high

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The ambiance was nice but it was extremely over priced and the food was average.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at your restaurant! Not only was the food excellent, the serving staff was engaging, well trained and passionate about their jobs.
My only recommendation would be to train staff to never mix wine (even though the same Sancerre - ordered 2 bottles). One should always wait until the first bottle is finished and the glasses are empty before pouring into the same glass again. Best practise is to replace the glasses;)

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The waitress was great and overall very attentive. I was pleased to find out they could cook with my dairy allergy in mind. Great experience!

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

It was terrible. I don’t even know why we bothered booking a reservation. Our party got there on time and early and we were forced to sit at a six top vs our reserved four top. I don’t know if the mistake was function of this application or the fact that it was just terrible restaurant either way the situation needs to be fixed for the amount of money Black Barn charges on dining. It is completely unacceptable. Also the attentiveness of the waiter was below sub par, the bus boy visited our table more often. The only reason this establishment exists is because of its conscience to the Credit Suisse head quarters. I won’t ever go there again and in fact negatively impacted my user experience on open table.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

This was such a great spot that I have overlooked. The food was delicious, and the staff was so great. I could easily eat those scallops everyday, they were cooked perfectly! I saw they had a happy hour from 4-6 with $1 oysters, I will definitely go back for that.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I have been to this restaurant quite a few times now.
I wasn't particularly happy this time.
I had a drink at the bar whilst waiting for my friend & the bartender picked the most expensive wine for me. Also when i asked if i could transfer the check to the table, i was told, Not Really, it's a separate pool. i know how to tip so i don't know why i was told this.
One of my friend ordered a eggs Benedict & received Salmon instead of ham. He didn't want to complain so he just ate it.
He also asked if he could have no potatoes & salad instead. he was told he would have to order a salad. that never came & he received potatoes also.
It was a shame as i have generally had good experiences at this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our first time at Black Bear was for Sunday brunch and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was very tasty and nicely presented and the menu offered many choices, although anything beyond the basic dish was extra. Our waiter misadvised on the bloody marys, which he told us were not overly spicy but definitely were (we were credited for them).

Overall, a pleasant dining experience, which we would definitely return to and recommend, notwithstanding that until our entire party of 4 was present, they would not seat us, at a time when the restaurant was still not close to being filled.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Lovely dinner with an easy going atmosphere. Waiter was attentive without being intrusive.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I've been a few times and the food is delicious and healthy. The space and ambiance is a casual farm to table feel and the dining area is extraordinarily spacious for NYC standards. Love it!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Second time here and absolutely loved our meal! This place is really incredible .... can’t wait to go back!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The service was terrible

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Awesome dinner and atmosphere. Excellent service from entire staff

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Excellent food, good service . Would recommend .

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great place!!! Can’t wait to go back :)

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Really above and beyond quality service. Our waiter was excellent and attentive despite having to oversee about four tables at once. The chicken and waffles were elevated to fine dining status with the vermont maple butter sauce it came with and a clever side of kale and butternut squash salad. The $36 champagne deal is such good value. We stayed until closing and enjoyed every moment.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent food and service! I would highly recommend!

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2.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Mediocre food for b&t finance bros and their hoes. Room is cute. Acoustics are terrible.

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

While the food was good - the service was atrocious. Our waiter never came around to clear our starters (we had to flag someone down for that), and never told us that our food had been delayed (I think he forgot as other tables had theirs arrive and ordered after the four of us did). He then took 20 minutes to bring our bill and return the card - really disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent service et qualité de plats hors du commun.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Excellent (but not overly attentive) service, surprisingly generous portions, nuance of flavors in each dish (especially the tuna), and the heavy pour on glasses of wine was much appreciated. I recommend the cauliflower as a filling veg option. Well worth the price - upscale but not stuffy. The space is large, so tables are not cramped. Will return.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The food, drinks and atmosphere were great! Our server seemed very disengaged and apathetic as if she was doing us a favor by waiting on us. She initially rattled off some specials or something, then promptly walked away before I could tell her I only heard about two words she said. My cocktail, that I knew was incorrect by appearance as the server put it on the table, was missing the key ingredient, Grand Marnier; but the server insisted that it definitely had the GM in it. I asked her to bring a small shot to add to my drink. Instead of bringing it back, she wandered around checking on other tables, going to the kitchen, etc. and never brought it back. Another waiter who knew a guest at our table stopped by to check on us and immediately corrected the drinks. As a result, I did not have the correct drink for at least 15 minutes. Also, although I indicated that we were celebrating a special occasion when I booked my Open Table reservation, at no time did our server or a manager acknowledge this by offering congratulations or greetings. I would return to Black Barn again based on the food and atmosphere, in hopes that the service was only a fluke.

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