BLACKBARN Restaurant - NoMad

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$31 to $50
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American
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 every Saturday night at 7pm. For information about our Chef's Table, please visit our website or call to make a reservation.

With eight event spaces accommodating from 12 – 110 or entire restaurant buyouts for 450 guests, let the BLACKBARN Events Team assist you in planning an extraordinary dining experience for you and your guests. Please call the restaurant for private dining inquiries.
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

None of the food was served hot. We were a bit rushed and we were only seated at 845pm. Server was friendly and food was tasty.

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic brunch, everything we ordered was delicious

BS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we were seated in the back which is less crazy and very comfy. all the food is exceptional. the prices are high but worth it for the food. the wine prices are honestly just too high. most bottles $80 and many over $100. but the food is exqusiite

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice atmosphere but really loud. The bar folks spilled into the restaurant and if I’d been there trying to have a nice meal it would have annoyed me. We mostly had a few drinks and a couple appetizers. Felt much more like a bar than a restaurant. That said, I liked the space a lot.

a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

They overbooked the tables and had no tables for us when I had made a reservation a few days prior

JO
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular service with Dimitri! The food never disappoints.! The bone marrow,fois gras, cauliflowers &pizza were delicious. The pork melted in my mouth and the BBQ beef rib was fantastic as was the lobster! This was our second time and we will be back soon!

B
Kyoto
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The driest and over fried chicken wing in the world. Lobster roll was good, would go back again for lobster roll only,

B
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience here prior so decided to try BlackBarn again. We were thrilled again. Had a different lobster dish each time and unlike most places, they cooked the lobster in the dishes to perfection!
Our entire wait staff was attentive. The front of the house was noisy bar atmosphere, the bartender was excellent. The dining room in the back was all atmosphere, quieter and tables were spaced so perfectly to allow privacy and conversation. We will go back again!

JM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my 2nd visit to the restaurant... came for my birthday with girlfriends back in Feb 2019.
My husband and I were taking out my Aunt & Uncle for their birthdays and I chose this restaurant to celebrate their big birthdays!! It was a wonderful choice. The service was excellent, except for the fact we had to ask for the bread basket. The appetizers and entrees were prepared and plated excellent.
Everyone enjoyed sharing appetizers. Our entrees were also delicious.
We ordered the Chocolate souffle and coffees for dessert.
Highly recommend this restaurant and we definitely will be back again !

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! We had a big group. Everyone was very accommodating. We had a great time!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with great (yet expensive) wine selection. We had branzini as main course and it was outstanding! Loved the ambiance. Great place where you need to pay some $s but you get good food and service for what you pay for.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Poor service. Waited 45 minutes for entree and had no appetizer. Waited 20 minutes for a cup of coffee.

LN
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a solid meal and environment. A go to in Madison Square Park.

TS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blackburn is officially my absolute favorite restaurant right now. David who served us was awesome and his recommendations were on the money great. I do recommend sitting in the back room if you are looking to have a conversation. The front gets noisy with the happy hour crowd.

L
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

What a birthday DISASTER.

I was BEYOND disappointed with so many things at Blackbarn. I'd heard so many great things and was really looking forward to my meal. They had been accommodating the week prior as I expanded my reservation.

We sat down promptly at our reservation time, and immediately wanted to put in food and drink orders. It took FORTY-FIVE minutes to get our drinks. The appetizers were served 35 minutes after sitting down (a few flatbreads/toasts, things that should not have taken long at all) and those were good. I finally complained again and received my drink, which I wanted to enjoy before receiving my food.

The entrees themselves were sub-par. $52 for a previously frozen prawn and dry steak wasn't my idea of a birthday dinner. My husband and other guests got the lobster risotto - and the risotto wasn't cooked. We were really disappointed. Other guests got tuna and chicken which they said was good.

When we informed the manager about our disappointment with the steak he was rude, condescending, and the farthest thing from helpful. He made my guests uncomfortable, and embarrassed me. He spoke that way to 3 people at the table and I was in shock that a manager would do that. Our waitress on the other hand was very apologetic and sweet, and sent out desserts on the house which we appreciated. All of the desserts were very good.

I really was upset and let down with my experience here. I wanted to have the best meal, and expected that for the price we paid for glasses of wine and entrees, that food would be cooked, drinks would be served, and the manager wouldn't be a complete jerk. I was wrong.

MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great; ate too much actual food and didn't have room for dessert. :)

Y
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food took a long time to come. And there are no organic wines to go with the organic food

RT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Found the food bland menu looked good but food was ordinary

t
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sharable kale salad was outstanding. Entrees balances flavor well and were perfectly sized. Extensize wine list...

l
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

BB was super cute!! It was my first time there and it was better than expected! We asked the waitress to suggest her faves and we selected a few of hers and some of our own (burnt grapefruit/avocado toast/waffle croque madame/egg white fritatta - all were really good! We will soon make a ressie for dinner but overall I give BB a thumbs up! PS - the live music is a plus!!!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience!!!

NN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent - great personality. The only downside on the rest of the service was that our water glasses were refilled once and then forgotten (mine sat empty for half the meal). Food was delicious and seasonal (heirloom tomato starter was outstanding and cleverly presented). This is likely to become one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I loved our experience here. We came here for our last date before becoming parents and were not disappointed. Food was excellent, service was great, and the overall cost/value was very reasonable. My wife ordered the lamb chops while I ordered the duck breast & sausage, both of which we would strongly recommend. Noise level was moderate, which could be distracting at times, but we could still easily hear each other speak. Overall, I would definitely recommend and will likely be back one day to try other dishes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

While I called to inform them that I would be late, they said it was not a problem and that they would seat us once there. They put us at a high top bar table in the front without intention to bring us to the restaurant portion in the back until we spoke up the second twice about having a reservation. We came with the intention to participate in a restaurant week menu, but was unfortunately left with their normal menu. Given that we had so much trouble just trying to get our reservation back, we stayed to give it a chance. The fire alarm was unexpected, but directions on where to go, or apologies on the situation did not occur. There was a clear smell of smoke that traveled throughout the restaurant while our waitress claimed that the restaurant was large so any alarm would set off the entire restaurant, when the issue was clearly within seating distance from us. I do not recommend this location for dinner, but do intend to come back to rate their happy hour menu in the future.

DS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch. Great variety of food. Definitely will return

LA
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I prefer Farm to Table restaurants and picked the restaurants based on that. The interior and aesthetics and seating arrangements are fun, fresh and airy. We had seafood dishes and liked them for their simplicity and freshness. The portions are a bit on the smaller side but with a shared appetizer we were fine. The wine list is for most parts above $100/bottle range but some choices around $70-90 range. All in all a good experience.

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met with family in from Florida. Always try to take them somewhere new each time. We loved it and had a great time.

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

nice place good food and service

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

Very long service
Too much food

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch

H
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience with amazing food & wine selections.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I signed up thinking that it was restaurant week the date was available I showed up and there was no restaurant week availability was not happening at nine Mecelli in the day so I felt like it was a bait and switch is extremely expensive for what we got

BLACKBARN Restaurant - NoMad
Responded on July 28, 2019

Hello, As per NYRW's website, we are specifically listed as Lunch only Monday through Friday. We do not advertise as dinner. Sorry you felt it was a bait and switch but we listed on the website as to what capacity we are participating in this season. I encourage you going forward, when in doubt, to just look at NYCGO's website next time to see what the restaurant is participating as not all are the same. Best, Mike

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AL
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. One of my go to places. What would make it a perfect score would be to have more gluten free options

R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! Service was excellent and food was delicious. The octopus was yummy and well as the mushroom toast. We shared the branzino which was more than enough to share. Will definitely return!

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Probably the best burger in Manhattan!

AK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was catching up with my friend after 3 years. We had lots to talk about. We were there for hours & ended up being the last people there. The staff was so nice & didn’t put any kind of pressure or discomfort on us to leave.

CM
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good, but $75 for baked chicken and two glasses of wine was a bit much. I waited for 15 minutes after being seated just for a server to come over. I won’t be going back.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly, helpful, but not intrusive server. In fact, friendly staff overall. Tasty food and cocktails. My entree was good but didn’t blow me away. Looking forward to coming back in cooler weather when I’ll have a greater appetite for such hearty food.

SD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem. Service was outstanding, menu fantastic and food absolutely delicious.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken and waffles were amazing, I will definitely be back!

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