BLACKBARN Cafe & Bar - Chelsea Market

4.6
22 reviews
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John Doherty, Chef-Owner of BLACKBARN Restaurant in the Nomad district of Manhattan, invites guests to join his second iteration of farm to table cuisine at BLACKBARN Café & Bar in historic Chelsea Market. With its own entrance on 16th street, this oasis from the boisterous Chelsea Market offers a full service restaurant, serving seasonal craft-cocktails and comfort food. We offer plenty of choices for those seeking healthy and delicious options including plant based, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. Our regular guests just love our Foraged Mushroom Toast with Talegio Cheese, Pan Roasted Artichoke Hearts and Hummus with Tahini, Chicken Milanese Sliders and Truffled Mac’n Cheese.
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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Awesome surroundings

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BS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Staff was friendly and made great suggestions
We were a large group for Brunch and we stayed a long time and got no shade - super appreciate that
Could have been a little more on top of filling everyone’s water glasses but that is my one and only complaint

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KG
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my second visit to Blackbarn Cafe. It is a wonderful space with outstanding food. The service is spot on, even when packed. Both times, every dish ordered, was raves about. The mushroom toast and butterscotch bread pudding are out of this world.

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

Such a perfect night out.

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l
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was there for lunch with a small group. The food is wonderful especially the black bean soup. The service was ok. The noise level was quiet and there was lots of room in between the tables.

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a big group for brunch and they were very accommodating.

I love the ambiance of Blackbarn, it's modern yet warm and all the decór you see in the restaurant is available in their home furnishing store right next door.

The food was was great! My friend and I shared the breakfast sliders and French toast and they were both awesome!

I would recommend Blackbarn Café if you're ever at Chelsea Market.

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HR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dining experience at BLACKBARN Cafe & Bar, the food was delicious, I highly recommend the Tuna Tartare as appetizer, I had the Chicken Milanese as my entree and it was perfectly cooked, the desserts were really good, the bread pudding and chocolate cake were melted in our mouths, the wine and cocktails were amazing, the servers and manager were very attentive, I highly recommend this restaurant. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars.

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place for dinner with large group. Delicious menu that had options for all the dietary restrictions on our list, very friendly waitstaff, and plenty of space to sit - even with the mid-winter abundance of coats and accessories.

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c
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The server was good but service was lousy. Our server recommended a great red wine when the wine we wanted was unavailable. So we settled in & ordered 3 apps & an entree to split.

The food all came out at once & when I told the runner that we didn’t expect to be eating 3 apps & an entree at once she didn’t respond & walked away.

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OT
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch, great atmosphere, right at Chelsea Market. The Apple and Brie sandwich was great. I’m looking forward to going back and trying more from their menu.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Meh. Overpriced. Food is nothing special.

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CH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointing. Went at New year. Several options missing form menu. Staff appeared not to want to be there.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Birthday brunch with friends. Service was horrendous. They didn’t check ONCE after the food order was taken, they fofg

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OT
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tasty food and drinks, good servers, never felt rushed...lust what we were looking for.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and especially cocktails were very good !

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q
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Pleasant place to sit. But limited uninteresting menu. A squash ravioli was tasty but the chicken Milanese - the only non vegetarian option on the price fixe menu- was dry and rubbery. It’s large quantity only made it that less appealing. Quiet but not worth it.

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KK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This was my second visit. Seems like the lighting was a bit different/ brighter than before so less ambience.
Food was good but service was slow despite few other tables.
Dissapointed that the shop closed before the restaurant.

Will try again for Lunch and or cocktails.
Deserts were out of this world delicious.

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AN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice respite inside the busy Chelsea Market. Ambiance was relaxed, food very creative and interesting, service attentive and friendly .

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EF
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really liked this pace. Service and food were great and the ambience wss really nice.

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j
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time and all 6 of my party really enjoyed. The rustic modern and comfortable decor, great service and the food was really delicious

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i
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jared, our server, was great. Good happy hour wine prices. Food was delicious. It was a beautiful combination of flavors and textures. I appreciate the entrees being offered in small and large portions. Decent vegetarian options.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Was very good, the kitchen is in the restaurant so it gets a little smoky and it bothered my eyes...besides that the food was amazing!

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