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About City Winery Barrel Room and Restaurant Atlanta
Located within the historic Ponce City Market center, City Winery Barrel Room and Restaurant Atlanta 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.
Atlanta, GA 30308
Global, International, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily 11:00-3:00pm
Light Bites Daily 3:00-5:00pm
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch Sunday 11:00-3:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Located below the restaurant, is our intimate concert venue. For a listing of our nightly entertainment, please go to http://www.citywinery.com/atlanta/tickets.html
Show tickets are also available at the box office.
Ponce City Market offers a paid parking program as well as valet. We recommend parking on Glen Iris, between Ponce De Leon Ave and North Ave NE. For more information, please visit the Ponce City Market Website.
Via MARTA: The North Avenue Marta Station is a mile and a half away, at the corner of W. Peachtree Street NW. Take MARTA bus 2 – Ponce de Leon Ave/Candler Park to Ponce City Market. Plan your bus and rail trip at
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
City Winery Barrel Room and Restaurant Atlanta offers three private dining rooms, an urban winery, barrel aging room and a state of the art music venue, that are all perfect for hosting your special occasion. Whether it’s a boardroom meeting for 20, girl’s night out, or a corporate event for 900, we have a space that is tailored just for you. Our event team, is dedicated to exceeding your expectations and ensuring a world class experience.
The Barrel Room Restaurant and Wine Bar at City Winery Atlanta offers three private dining rooms, an urban winery, barrel aging room and a state of the art music venue, that are all perfect for hosting your special occasion. Whether it’s a boardroom meeting for 20, or a friends' night out.
City Winery Barrel Room and Restaurant Atlanta Ratings and Reviews
We didn't have the best experience.
First we had an issue using our OpenTable points as the restaurant initially wouldn't take it even though that is how we booked our reservation - eventually they accepted it, but I had to explain the OpenTable process to the manager, which was sort of embarrassing as this was our anniversary. She was nice enough, but it interrupted our dinner a couple of times trying to figure it out.
Our appetizers came out lightening fast, which we were pleasantly surprised about, but then our server told us that our food would likely come out at different times, which we thought was a strange comment to make but got us thinking that this feels more institutional in nature like they have most of their food waiting for the masses, except for things like fried chicken that you just can't have sitting under a heat lamp. The food was just ok, nothing to write home about.
Lastly, our waitress put our neighboring table's bill on our tab, which made for a sad ending to our dining experience. Fortunately, the real reason we were here was to hear the live music downstairs, which turned out to be a lot of fun. I guess it made up for the bad taste that was left in our mouth, but we won't be back for the dining experience, just the live music.
I loved the decor and ambiance of this place, and everyone enjoyed their food, however, there are a couple of areas that definitely need improvement. We were the only ones in the restaurant early on a Saturday and the service was inexplicably slow. It took forever for us to get our drinks, and they came in waves...one here, one there, and we all had the same thing except for one person! We had to ask about our appetizer (we only ordered one) which the server brought after our entrees. And the hostess was having very loud conversations that were also quite unprofessional with the manager on duty, from one end of the restaurant to another while we were eating. There seemed to be a lot of inexperience that needed some mentoring. I will definitely try again and hope that the service has improved.
Disappointing first time experience. The service was mediocre. It took over 30 minutes to get the food. Our appetizers came out after the food arrived—we had to remind our server that they were forgotten. We had to ask to get our drinks refilled. The place wasn’t even busy! They didn’t have a sense of urgency at all...it seemed like no one cared or even had a clue. It’s a great space, but unfortunately, I would not go back or recommend this place.
Server was very nice but the kitchen couldn’t get the food out at the same time. The food was good - just a less than stellar experience. We got two entrees - finished those - then two more entrees came out - finished those - then the final entree came out. After all that - we finally got the side we ordered. Our waiter was very nice - and wine was always timely.
The service was horrible. Our table would ask for something (iced tea refill; hot sauce) - told that it was "downstairs "..... then would come back 10 minutes later with it. The quality of food was like a McAllister's, but for 2x the cost. I ordered a chicken blt. Didn't have bacon on it. Asked for no mayo. Had mayo on it. Came with a fried green tomato (per the menu), but also a regular sliced tomato and onion. Very odd. Asked for tots, came with fries...then tots. Overall not a great experience. Was hosting my boss from Austin- did not speak well for the Atlanta food scene.
First visit - experience and expectations nerver materialized: took forever- greater than 30 min for our dinners ( group of 6) to arrive and when it did - COLD! The only good out of the experience- drinks were good and the service was adequate; along with the appetizers ( really the best part of dinning at this place)!
This was our first visit to City Winery. We were surprised that parking was so convenient. The ambiance was perfect for our romantic dinner before enjoying a wonderful live music event in the entertainment area. The food was exceptional. The service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the performance. We will definitely be back.
We went for my wife's birthday dinner. We had previously eaten at the restaurant before so we had a good idea of what to expect. The food was extremely good. I had the fried chicken with collards and mac & cheese. Delicious! Our server Jazzmon (Jazz) was excellent. She did a great job handling a table of 13 people.
We were skeptical about City winery based off the other reviews. Especially since we had a scout mob deal. But everything was available to us, and the service was just fine. The food was ok. Not bad. Not amazing. But we left full and relieved that we had a good experience. NOW! All the reviews about service being slow and food being cold, I saw that when we went downstairs for the concert. We never even got to order drinks because no one came back to take our order! Glad we didn't get food down there. Overall ok. It was cool. Glad we did it. But it doesn't bear repeating.
The decor was nice, the food was mediocre , the waitress was okay. They brought flat Sprite at first as water. The biggest turn off was the manager on duty. She gave the perception that she had the most important job in the world and embarrassed me in front of my husband and friends.
I love the decor and concept of City Winery. The problem we had is sitting in the dining room off to the left with a full house and extremely high noise level. They need to add some sort of sound absorbent barrier in the ceiling bc it was very difficult to have a conversation with dinner companions. Also, my shrimp & grits dish was VERY small for the price so I wouldn't order it again. And bring back the pesto veggie pasta dish ASAP!
The restaurants ambiance was lovely. Santiago the wine consoseur was awesome. But our server and the food was awful. It was my husbands 40th birthday and the night was ruined because of the poor service and the poor quality of food. I would like to know how does fried chicken come out in less than 7 minutes. The chicken was recooked in old grease and we didn't receive our muffins until we were done eating. I thought this place was high caliber however I was shocked to see otherwise.
My family (group of 11) had Sunday Brunch with an early seating (11:45 a.m) requested. The restaurant was not crowded at that time of day so seating was expedient. The server for our group was friendly and knowledgeable of the menu items. The food service was relatively quick (again, not crowded). Food portions were generous and the food was delicious! I ordered the Eggs Benedict and OMG (see photo)!!!! The only downer being seated early is alcoholic beverages are not served on Sunday until 12:30 p.m. so no Brunch Mimosas until then. Thus, no crowd. By 1:30 p.m. the restaurant was starting to get a little busy but we were all set and pretty much done by then. We will definitely dine at this restaurant again.
The Tagliatelle entree was maybe one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had! The burrata appetizer was also delicious. The only thing I didn't love was the ambiance which could use some work and there was no music or anything so we were basically just trying to ignore the conversations of the people around us.
I hate to be unfair but overall we just had a bad experience here. Service was spotty, waiter got more than half our orders completely wrong. Food was served without silver ware and then we waited for over 4-5 minutes to get any. They did right by us and took some of the items off the bill in the end but overall it was just an off night for the staff and for our experience.
That said the food when it did get to us was nice. Good, well prepared, and flavorful. It was just overshawdowed by the cluster that we went through. I can't really say anything more. I do hope this was just an off night and maybe a few staff folks who were knew or just clueless and they get rid of them.
My boyfriend and I went here for an anniversary dinner. It was a great atmosphere with friendly service. I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. The staff was extremely helpful with both wine and food selections. The duck tacos were cooked perfectly and full of flavor. The chocolate chantilly cake was the best desert I have ever had. It was wonderful and really ended a great meal. I hope to make it back to this amazing restaurant soon!
My friend and I went for the brunch today that we didn't know was changed to only Sunday's. Their website and Open table stated they had brunch on Saturday's and Sunday's. Well, they changed to only Sunday brunch two weeks ago. We were getting ready to leave but the service director, Monica, apologized profusely and proceeded to convince us to stay. She went above and beyond, exemplifying exceptional customer service and courteousness! Even though we ended up not having brunch and just the Mediterranean noche food, we stayed for three hours because of her!
We met here on 6/4/17 for my mothers birthday. There was a mix up with the number of reserved seating but the management was very accommodating and worked it out. Our server DeAngelo was awesome! He was prompt, attentive and courteous it made all the difference during our first visit. We will be back.
I and two friends were attending the Freddie Jackson concert at City Winery on Friday, May 26, 2017. We decided to have dinner early in the restaurant instead of eating in the venue as the seating is close and we wanted more room to enjoy our meal. Our glasses of wine and cheese tray we ordered for an appetizer came out immediately. One friend and I ordered the collard greens with our meal that was provided before the entrée was served. My two friends received their entrée - a burger and the pork chops where my trout was no where to be found. Turns out our server who was a lovely young lady who kept coming by our table advised there were issues in the kitchen with their ordering system. The hour and 15 minutes we had for dinner before the 8 p.m. show time was shot. My Trout came out about 10 minutes before the start of the concert. The server and Manager came over to the table to extend their apologies. City Winery removed the trout and collard greens off my bill and they had a server take my entrée downstairs to the concert venue so I could finish my dinner. I've been to City Winery on three other occasions before this (two other concerts w/dinner and drinks/dinner with a friend in the bar) and never experienced this type of service. I hope this was an unfortunate and unusual incident as I do like the atmosphere and location of this place and the intimate concert venue downstairs that hosts several artists that I love. And by the way, the Freddie Jackson concert was awesome!
Had a great time. The food was really good, nice atmosphere, the service was a little slow, but they were jam-packed so not sure if the crowd caught them off guard and they were understaffed.....? But not holding that against them. Went there with 8 French-Canadian foodservice professionals and they were all impressed, as was I. Well done!