BLACKBARN Restaurant - NoMad

4.4
1349 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Welcome to Black Barn, an American restaurant serving local, artisanal food in the comfort of a modern barn overlooking Madison Square Park.

With 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1349 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service.

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DanB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good value for the quality and quantity of the food they create. Beef rubs and pork shank are solid selections for meat eaters while vegetarians and light eater will be equally satisfied with dishes such as the butternut squash ravioli and curried cauliflower dishes. Ambiance is great and decor makes you feel like you are in a farm or lodge. Service was a little slow and our waiter tried to memorize our order which ultimately led to us not receiving our ordered appetizer. Ending the meal with the cider donuts is a must as the Carmel sauce is luscious!

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SusanS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance very special

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vipNickS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was unusual to see the restaurant to quiet but the food was still great quality and I enjoyed my wine.

LM
LisaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for

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NewtonResident
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, fantastic service, possibly the Best Ribs I’ve ever had!
Truly wonderful experience

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DavisN
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did an extremely great job with allergies and quick service. Absolutely would go again

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food for brunch, other than the grits - they were watery. The bed had to know he/she were providing bad grits. All else good - cocktails a tad expensive even for midtown

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NKYBlue
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place. Great food and drinks. Good quality was tops. Love the ambiance.

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Debilane01
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I could tell that they wee trying very hard, but meats were overcooked and dry. Flavors were not enough where they should be and too much where they shouldn't be. Just felt off overall. Was excited to try this restaurant as we have walked by numerous times, but would not return.

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ToddW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in attentive service. The mezcal Exiliado cocktail was a great complement to the duck.

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RoyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Best grilled octopus ever! Disappointed in attention from waiter once dinner was served. Never came back so was never able to order a glass of wine with dinner. Food was very good but overall value questionable.

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Vasilio
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first time there and I invited two friends from Chicago to join me. We all loved it. I sat at the bar while I waited for them to arrive and enjoyed a delicious cocktail. We were seated at a lovely table in a corner (per my request) and enjoyed the beef ribs. They were delicious. We all ate the same dish and everyone raved at how good they were. The meat fell off the bone. The price is a bit more than I am accustomed to paying (I wanted a bit more beef) but I had no complaints. The service was great, the recommendations were helpful and the atmosphere was lovely. It had a nice touch of class without being formal and stuffy. Great for casual wear but still feeling a bit upscale. This restaurant definitely represented the fun and vibrant energy of NYC. I found this place through a Google search and would attend again. As I said, it's a bit out of my price range but it was worth it. Especially for the holidays. Everyone left happy and satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Wouldn’t hesitate to return again, or recommend.

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vipStephanieN
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

2:30 brunch is apparently late, go way earlier. They told us they were closing the kitchen as soon as we got there, no brunch muffins, we were rushed to order. Our server was great, but she was definitely rushing around. Why let people make a 2:30 reservation if you're going to close the kitchen and rush them? Just stop taking reservations sooner if that's needed. Food was good, but the whole experience is unlike anything I've experienced in BlackBarn before.

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BronsenG
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Hawaii, this is gonna be my go to spot and memory of NYC…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, delicious food! Great atmosphere in the dining room and service was fantastic, thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was so wonderful! So pleasant and had the best suggestions for the menu.

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vipMarcM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Worst service

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BrunchFanatic
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Great food and drinks and very friendly staff in a beautiful setting. Reasonably priced and good sized portions

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vipRebecca
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The food was marginal at best and there was a $5 shaking fee for a martini!

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vipCarlosM
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, lighting was perfect.
Only true issue was the services.
Asked 3 times for an ice tea with none ever being serviced but billed for. When asked about the menu, we were told they would be back with an answer and nobody came back until the bill was ready.

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vipBarney
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food and service were terrific. Can't wait to return! THX team. Barney

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dollnyc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience and service was outstanding- we had a friends night out.
The food was great, maybe overpriced but atmosphere and space more than made up for it.
Service from start to finish was impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Terrible steak, chewy and tough

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food slightly overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly hostess as we arrived- beautiful space and a very nice waiter. The food was really good and we had great drinks also. Loved the space

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JennineL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was horrible, kale salad dressing not good, chicken not fresh, had to exchange for tuna tartar that was also not good, flavors are all off and sushi tuna was poor grade and looked grey, very sad to
Report this but you really need to have other people test these dishes and improve, even my friends white pizza flat not on par with May others we had

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Service and Ambiance. I booked this for a business lunch and it was just right.

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vipService1111
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The wait staff waits around. They are more reactive vs. proactive. I had to flag our waiter who made an excuse that he came around once and we weren't ready.

I watched 5 people linger around the bar chatting with each other and the bartender, which seemed to delay drinks. Additionally, it's always nice when a member of the wait staff makes suggestions and the person was simply an order taker. The 20% tip I left was obligatory, but not for exceptional service.

Emotional intelligence training would go a long way.

The food was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were wonderful as was the food, our first ever thanksgiving meal, having travelled from London.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a cool place - great vibe, nice set up and very professional and friendly staff. The food was delicious- my steak was cooked perfectly! It was a great place to go for thanksgiving. The Brussel sprouts were not the best I’ve had but everything else was very good, especially the sweet potatoes! The butterscotch bread pudding was delicious! The only thing that was not perfect was the price - quite high but I suppose that is “typical” for the city?

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vipHunryjackie1
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely. Food and service disappointed there was no music

JM
vipJulieM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience4

I booked brunch here for a special occasion - two birthdays in our party of five because I had been here for brunch pre-Covid and loved the beautiful rustic dining room, food and ambiance. We planned to have brunch at 2pm on Sunday. When we arrived we found out that beautiful main dining room was closed because of a private party later that evening. We were seated instead in the bar area where there was live music - the music was nice except that I was with my mother who cannot hear well in a noisy room so it was difficult for her to hear conversation with the music. They moved us to a table in the back of the bar but seated us on little foot stools rather than chairs. As soon as we sat down the manager came over to tell us we had to order immediately because the kitchen was closing. She was very nasty. I didn’t even have time to look at the menu. I felt so pressured I just ordered the first thing I saw that looked good. They brought the food out almost immediately. I had a kale salad which was ok (nothing great) My mother had the pancakes which were generously sized and she enjoyed it and someone in our group had the frittata which was small but good. We felt so rushed during the meal that we didn’t even have time to get dessert (which I had planned to do with a candle and birthday song for our two birthday girls) I had even mentioned the birthdays when I booked the reservation online but clearly no one paid it any attention. We were in and out in under an hour. The waiter was nice but clearly he was being pressured by the manager and kitchen to get us out of there. We drove all the way into the city from the suburbs for what was supposed to be a special occasion and it was a huge disappointment. If the main dining room was closed and the kitchen was closing at 2:30 they should have notified me when I made the reservation online. I had raved about this place since my last visit but now I will not be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best duck I’ve ever had! Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and the people are so nice.

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kbcdelicious
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very helpful staff. Frenetic entry into bar but not a long wait for a table, with reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place. Service and flavor for days!!

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vipGladys0629
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was surprised to find that none of the staff were wearing masks and that they packed people/tables in as close as they did. There were several parties going on in the bar area and the restaurant was packed. Service was slow but our server was top notch. I got the ribs and I kind of regretted it as it was a huge plate of bone in ribs and the shoestring fries were hard to eat with a fork. The rest of the food (and the wine) was very good.

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vipSavvyNYC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent!!

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BLACKBARN Restaurant - NoMad is rated 4.4 stars by 1349 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.

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