City Winery Atlanta Barrel Room & Restaurant

3.5
235 reviews
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Global, International
Located within the historic Ponce City Market center, City Winery Atlanta Barrel Room & Restaurant offers accessible experiential dining. Our globally inspired & “wine-centric” menus, incorporate locally sourced ingredients served in a setting that is comfortable, elegant and designed in a manner so our guests can indulge their senses.

We strive to deliver an exquisitely combined culinary and cultural experience to those who are passionate about indulging their senses in wine, music, and the culinary arts. We’re a unique, cultivated venue, combining a fully functioning urban winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, tailored private events and spaces, and elevated, wine-focused dining.
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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Our food order was wrong (did not receive one item we ordered, another item we ordered was wrong, another item we received was incomplete...). Our bill was wrong. Our waitress’ shift must have ended because she left about halfway through our time there and no one took her place. I went to the bar to pick up my own glass of wine that I saw poured and waiting, since no one was around to bring it to me. All of this said, the food we got was actually very good. Very disappointing overall. Will not go back, despite the food being surprisingly good.

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were seated promptly, however waiter didn’t approach our table until we were there about 15 minutes and he “rushed” through welcoming us and asking if we were ready to order. The restaurant was busy, but not extremely and they had plenty of servers so we didn’t understand why he was so “rushed” but later witnessed him having several conversations with other employees and patrons along the evening (as we waited for him to return to refill water, get our check, etc.) The food was pricy, but quality and quantity was just ok for us. It was our first experience and we weren’t as impressed as we thought we’d be for $100+ (included tip).

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ZM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I was really disappointed with City Winery. The space itself is very nice but our server was absolutely horrible. She was unprofessional and occasionally used profanity. She disappeared often and when we did finally get our food it was cold. The wine was okay. Really disappointing given this was my Birthday

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was not that good but the food was fantastic.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food wasn’t great but good enough. Beer choice-out. Wine choice-out. On a Friday night before a concert? Unacceptable. Service was good but a couple suggestions: staff should remind servers about the use of perfumes-whew! And for this price establishment the staff should be dressed appropriately.

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Sat outside with live music - service was slow. Had to get waitress twice to help us. Food was good and prices well.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

First of all it’s took someone 15 minutes to even acknowledge us. We finally got a drink order in and receive the drinks after about 25 minutes of sitting there. The service didn’t get any better from there. We received our appetizers quite a while after that and it looked like it had been sitting around for a while in the kitchen. Asked the helper for silverware and he ignored us. Got entrees way later which all and all this is about 90 minutes

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Had an 8:30 reservation and arrived on time and got seated immediately. The place is not super busy but No one comes to our table to get us water or ask us for drinks for 25 minutes. Waiter finally comes so we order drinks and entrees immediately. 15 minutes later drinks come. 45 minutes later entrees come out. 10 min later the sides for the entrees come out. At least the food was good

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1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

This was in the music venue itself, food was mediocre, they were short-staffed. We had an excellent waiter who had too much to do. The show was outstanding. Food in the dining area seems much better. Excellent setting patio wine bar with good beers and good liquors

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

For the second time in a month,when it’s glorious to sit outside in Atlanta, we couldn’t because “we’re out of propane”. Inside is fine but the poor entertainer outside had one table of two to play for. They sell propane across the street!

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CV
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I'm not sure if we picked a bad night to dine here, but the experience was far below our expectations. We had to return silverware as they were spotty and our glasses of water had floating particles. The food was average at best. I ordered the hamburger (cooked medium), truffle mac and cheese, and the brussel sprouts. The hamburger was overcooked, so I returned it. Much to my surprise, when I received a new hamburger, it came with pickles (very vinegary), tomatoes, and lettuce. They did not come with the first order. The mac and cheese was runny and cold. The brussel sprouts were very good. Our friends had to return their meals as well, but the duck tacos were quite tasty. When we talked to the on-duty Manager, he asked, "What did they do this time?" I get the impression that this isn't the first time that the kitchen staff was escalated on. I planned on returning to see some of the artists that are scheduled to perform, but I'll make sure I eat elsewhere first.

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LB
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Ok really disappointed. Took 30 minutes to get a salad which tasted good but a cold grilled salad, not quite right. But waiting 50 minutes for cold food was totally unacceptable. They did take off the food we couldn't eat from the bill but no apology, no visit from the manager nothing. I guess them bringing us someone else's food right after we ordered was an indicator of things to come.

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KS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We had brunch for the first time at City Winery Sunday. Barely any tables had customers at 2:30, yet it took almost an hour and a half to eat. The waitress kept disappearing, no offer for any refills, no ice in drinks, and the food was cold. The hash browns really just looked like leftover stale French fries cut in pieces. The ommelette was small, and the biscuit was hard and stale. I doubt we’ll try brunch here again.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly and good service. I would go again.

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c
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delightful brunch experience on a Sunday. Our server was very attentive and helpful making recommendations. The food was delicious - at a table of 4, we all got something different and all loved everything we got. The shareable mimosa situation, with a bunch of juice options was awesome! I was surprised that it was not terribly crowded, but the weather was quite bad, so we only had a few other tables around us. Overall, great experience and will definitely be back.

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Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went on a Wednesday night and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant. There was mini concert going on downstairs, which is where majority of the people were. Once we finished dinner, we went downstairs to enjoy the music by purchasing tickets that were roughly $15 each. You can also order food downstairs, which we didn’t know prior to going. The food was great. Definitely try the pumpkin, goat cheese, and ricotta cheese balls 😍 the whole night was definitely something I’d like to do again.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice and peaceful and very enjoyable and the abmustfear was excellent .

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HA
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Friendly, professional staff. An awesome experience.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The blackened shrimp and pasta dish came out with the garlic bread, so got the attention of our server who was a bit busy. By the time the bread came the pasta dish had gotten cold. Wine was great.

The other dish was the pulled lamb sandwich which came out less than room temperature, and had too much of the yogurt sauce on it. The surprise was the taste of the big peace of purple onion that kill the meal for me. The IPA beer was very enjoyable

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Second visit to City Winery - first visit was amazing that’s why we were returning. We had to ask for our appetizer bread four times. Our server didn’t know what the flatbread of the day was or what was served with the pork chop. Several diners around us were obviously having similar issues. Food was taken to wrong tables. Pork chop order came as a chicken breast. Asked to speak with manager as did at least two other tables. Manager got defensive - we asked for nothing no refund no discount or anything. The food and drinks were good but the service was horrendous!

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P
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was very poor. The server was not aware of the menu or the specials, took forever to arrive, checked in irregularly, and we had to wait a long time to pay. We overheard the table next to us attempt to order three different cocktails, each time being rebuffed that they were out of stock of that cocktail. The organization of the front of house was chaotic and mismanaged, with multiple people attempting to manage the wait list but not communicating. We had a reservation, and were luckily seated right away, but we did get a table away from the main dining room in a very dimly lit area, where we seemed mostly forgotten by the wait staff.

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JB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

My boyfriend and I went for Valentine's day and because of the holiday I thought it would be packed, but it wasn't. The ambiance was perfect for the evening and our waitress was really nice. It took a while for our entree to come out and when it did my boyfriend says it was cold.

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BK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was a special Valentine's day menu so I was expecting the food to be much better. The appetizers were cold. The steak was tough and my sides were also cold. The server was slow and kept disappearing for a long time. One of the worse dinners we've had in a long time!!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance is great. We plan to go back for a concert and dinner next time.

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F
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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RF
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow considering very few patrons were dining. Server didn't know much about the wines offered, which seems odd and negligent on the part of a winery? The beet/tahini dip was FANTASTIC, but overpriced for the amount of dip served. If the service had been more attentive and knowledgeable, may have overlooked the price

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R
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Our server wasn’t slow but, the kitchen was and there were only two other tables in the restaurant. We ordered an appetizer and didn’t get it until after our food came out and we asked for it. My order was supposed to have avocado with it and there was no avocado in sight. With all of the restaurants in Atlanta, it didn’t compare to the good ones.

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FS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was very average and was expecting a better experience based on the location. The wine choices were great and it was a good place to hangout for drinks more so than a dinner destination.

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Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ambience is perfect for a date night. Noise level is much better than other places in Atlanta.
Our waitress was very sweet and prompt.
Biggest issue was timing of food. Our appetizer didn’t arrive until after our main course, which was 45 min in the making. Excuses were made that the “kitchen was behind due to the show downstairs”, but our main course arrived lukewarm as if it had sat for a long time. And appetizer was also supposed to be a hot appetizer, but was cool.
Our waitress apologized, and took the appetizer off our bill.
Dessert was very good - tartness of lemon tart just right.

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CJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food and drinks were good. Service was slow and not accurate despite us being one of very few parties in the restaurant. I’ve had a good experience there in the past and would recommend and return.

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Ran out of appetizers (deviled eggs) at 5pm on Sunday?
Fries were stone cold on the plate with hot burger, had to ask for fresh fries.
Grilled romaine salad was barely dressed and not good.
Servers seemed frazzled. Bar was super slow... not sure what’s complicated about a glass of wine, and a vodka soda. Overall bad experience. Would not recommend. Beautiful huge place. Needs some management. Have been a couple times before and it keeps going downhill.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was horrible. No music. Had to ask for refill on wine... appetizer came out when food came out. Awful atmosphere. Was there for anniversary and will never go back. Food was a 4 on a 1-10 scale. Service was a 2 and atmosphere was a 1.

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GH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Nice place for a couples night. Food was expensive and drinks were pricey. It may be nicer to someone who likes a quiet night. Ambience was great! Just not for me.

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KP
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We went for lunch, with reservations. They were having an event in one part of the restaurant. There were four of us but only three drinks were delivered. We ordered one flat bread and three different salads, two with chicken and one with shrimp. The salads came out first. We told the person who delivered them that they were all missing the protein. He looked at us for a second and then asked if we wanted him to take them back to the kitchen. We said they could just bring out the protein on plates. They brought out two plates for the three salads, one with chicken, the other with half chicken and three shrimp. The flatbread had still not been delivered, they said it was on the way. We apologized to our flatbread friend and had almost completely finished our salads by the time her flatbread made it out. She ate two pieces and then asked for a box, she had a meeting and was tight on time. When the bills were delivered our waiter set one of them on the box of flatbread and knocked it to the floor where it all spilled out. He apologized, but did not offer to do anything. We should have asked for a manager, but we all just wanted to leave. The food was good, and the restaurant had a nice feel. We had been meaning to try it for dinner and entertainment, but wanted to do some shopping at Ponce City. Not sure if we will be back.

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AT
Atlanta
65 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Had dinner before a show. Menu selections are ambitious but not well executed. Soup was never hot even after two tries and needed salt. Peri peri shrimp dish wasn’t good. Shrimp had no seasoning and too spicy sauce was not a compliment. For main course large plate serving size inadequate. Server was attentive and apologetic.

Music in downstairs venue was great but food service can be distracting for patrons and performers. That’s why we came early for dinner.

Will eat elsewhere and just enjoy the music and wine in the future,

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SP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Will be back. Food, wine and service was top notched.

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s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice wine place for grown ups. Great selection of wine and food. Waitress was nice but not as attending as I would have thought. The restaurant wasn't crowded so this maybe anew thing now. Enjoyed it and would highly recommend to others.

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MC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had reservations for 9:30, we got there at 9:44 and we were told the restaurant was closing at 10:00PM.. I went and said “but we made reservations thro”open table” the said “I’m sorry but we’re closing at 10’

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible. Waiter promised to bring water for table but never did. We ordered an expensive bottle of wine well before we ordered our meal, but it didn't arrive at the table until well after the food was brought out. The skirt steak came out a full 15 minutes before my wife's flatbread did. So we sat there with one entree and no wine for a very long time. The skirt steak was very salty and not very good. The flatbread was just okay. The music venue was great, but we'll never eat in the restaurant again.

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M
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Quick lunch with extended family while shopping at PCM after christmas. Convenience won out over concerns about the ratings from other reviewers.

Place was basically empty for a 1pm lunch. Server was pretty good and friendly...but clearly some disconnect between the kitchen and front staff. Never got our appetizer - server forgot to put in. One entree...learned quite a bit after ordering that they didn't have any left, and a soup appetizer was completely wrong. The 3 different salads were actually pretty decent. Kale, Bibb, and Grilled Romaine salads were good sized and well-balanced. Due to the other food issues...the only hot entrees we got were Margherita Flatbreads. Good but nothing special. All of this combined with the overly high prices made for an average at best experience.

The wine, however, was pretty darn good. Prices still seemed high for what it was but at least it was good.

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