City Winery Atlanta Barrel Room & Restaurant

3.7
181 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
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  • Live Music
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Light Bites
Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(404) 946-3791
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Anderson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Glen Iris
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Parking details
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.

http://www.poncecitymarket.com/2015/08/18/parking-at-ponce-city-market/
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Public transit
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

http://mycommute.itsmarta.com/.
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Entertainment
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.
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Special events & promotions
City Winery Atlanta Barrel Room & Restaurant 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.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 181 People Are Saying
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CD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

City winery was very nice! I can't wait to go back for a concert & dining!

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IS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was bad. The food was horrible and over priced. Ultimately we decided to leave and dine somewhere else. My date asked if management changed and we were told no but we both could tell that there had been a difference in management based on the service. Not a good experience the second time around. I would not recommend. Plus the red wine was cold and also overly priced. My date did enjoy the fried brussel sprouts, I did not.

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JR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We came for Sunday brunch around 11:30 and it was completely empty. There was no music on and the staff was doing some cleaning so it was a bit awkward. It was a bummer because the ambiance otherwise seems like it would be great - the patio was gorgeous. The staff was friendly but the service ended up being a bit slow, which was frustrating since there was only one other table in the restaurant. The food was fine - not bad but not amazing. I had the biscuits and gravy, which tasted good but they were pretty light on the gravy and I ran out before I finished my biscuits.

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ME
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been here before for dinner and a concert (which was better than expected), but this was my 1st meal-only visit. The food is creative and tasty, although not particularly outstanding. I was disappointed as we were here in response to an August of tomato-based specials. The email invite made it sound exactly like what I was looking for, but we had to ask about the event and menu. It was not at all promoted in person. We then ended up with an entirely different meal than we came for. No complaints about the food, just the poorly-executed promotion. Ambience nice inside AND on patio, too. I do recommend and will repeat.

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HW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was better than the food. It looks like there are very great selections for Wine and Beer, but we arrived too early on a Sunday with the kids to try the vast selection.

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l
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was poor. Food was ok - but not a lot of options.

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MS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointing. Not what I expected. Went on a Saturday night and it was basically empty. Service at the bar was great, but the food was delivered cold.

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TS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Santiago and Jerod were great! I loved the entire experience!

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JB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food could have been hotter.

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DW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

FOOD IS TERRIBLE!!!! Was very excited to eat here and ended up very disappointed. Ordered shrimp & grits and fried chicken entree. Shrimp & grits looked great but tasted like they squeezed 10 lemons over it. Fried chicken was extremely salty. Also it was essentially a 2 piece dark dinner with 2 sides for $20. Sent the chicken back and got a burger. How can you mess up a burger? Well, they did. No taste. They brought us a side of brussel sprouts to try, no good, was drenched in oil. Server was good. Drinks were good. Restaurant was nice. Food took a long time to come out as well. Was told it was because a concert was going on. That’s part of the what y’all do though, not an excuse. Worst place we have ever been to, by far. I was actually angry by the time we got our check. If you’re going for drinks, I think you’ll enjoy. Absolutely DO NOT EAT HERE.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good, but our waitress was awful. After asking 3 times (and 2 different people), we finally got our silverware 15-20 minutes after our appetizers. While we were still finishing the appetizers, one of our entrees came out. The other took another 20 minutes and we were told explicitly it was still in the oven. We ran out of water several times, even though we also had a bottle of wine. I’ve had better experiences for a third the price.

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k
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

After seated, it took an extensive amount of time to get a server. That was the worst part. The food was alright, not what I was expecting. Would go back for wine, music and ambience.....that's it.

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PM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

It was absolutely awful. Had to wait over 30 mins for my RESERVED time, which I had to actually follow up on directly with the hostess about. The bar tender didn’t ring up our original check at all, from while we waited, so I had to remind them what we had (a major opportunity that I could have taken advantage of but didn’t). Then after being seated, had to flag someone down after 15 minutes just to get water!! After that

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M
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was atrocious. The food was mediocre, I cook better. The outside is kinda nice but inside dining is pretty lame.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and our waitress Miracle was soooo attentive, personable and on point. She was training the newbie Yvonne, so you’ll have two ahhhmazing staff members. I’ll be back again when I’m in the A!

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AL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Alex the waitress was awesome. Brunch was awesome and we enjoyed.

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TS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Father's day brunch was exceptional. The manager was great, but the waitstaff was not as attentive as they should have been.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and wine is amazing, I ordered a flatbread that took longer then expected, in saying that the staff was very much aware and made sure that the delay was made up for.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and staff were great. Went during lunch hours. Ordered the burger (medium done), in which they got it right! Wine was also amazing...

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The restaurant ambiance was great. The restaurant was empty because it was a holiday I assume. That’s why I wasn’t understanding how slow our server was. He seemed to be a little off for
The evening. All in all, it was ok. The service won’t deter me from trying it again.

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RH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was just ok. Kale salad was drenched in dressing and salmon overcooked; mushroom flatbread was cold; risotto balls were good, but overall, average food experience.

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch. The food was great and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Our waiter was attentive and had a great personality. We cannot wait to return for one of the concerts.

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j
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My dad and I went to City Winery Atlanta because Myles Kennedy was performing that night. City Winery Atlanta has an extensive wine menu. The CW burger my dad had was delicious and cooked to order. I had the Springer Mtn. Buttermilk Fired Chicken which was moist, but the skin was fried a bit too long and the rosemary country gravy didn’t pair well with the chicken. If I were to go back, then I would give the Chorizo meatballs or braised duck tacos a try instead.

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OT
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food! Great location!

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Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing experience. From a rude hostess who didn’t want to be there, to a slow and forgetful staff ... No teamwork with the FOH. Food was OK. For the prices, I expected much more.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I wanted to so badly to like this place and probably under the right service it could have been a better experience because the outdoor vibe of the restaurant was awesome but our waitress was TERRIBLE. Very unprofessional. We left after the appetizers instead of grabbing dinner there because we could not stand to have her waiting on our table any longer.

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d
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This was our first visit and overall it was pleasant.. We sat out on the patio; the flowers were I'm bloom and smelled great. Nice breeze, out of the sun, it was great. There is a nice wine selection, food was average except the meatballs, they were a not bit above. Service was slow at the beginning but got on track.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was subpar, gave it another shot and still not impressed. City winery is great for drinks and music, food not so much.

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WG
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was slow on a night they were not very busy.

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NW
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I can only rate this restaurant on the ambience as we decided not to stay for lunch. Apparently there was a leak or something that occurred earlier in the day. The restaurant had a horrible smell of paint, mildew and dirty water. I was nauseated by the odor and left after 15 minutes..... Would not recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a wonderful birthday dinner

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Granddaughter enjoyed everything.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Mediocrity at its best Hostess exemplified the culture of NO. Server was nice but clueless.

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JD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our experience was very disappointing. One waiter for lunch time. He told us three waiters call in sick today which was on Friday APRIL 20, 2018. The restaurant was having a staff meeting In private room with management having drinks as this waiter runs around trying to serve the entire restaurant. After we had finished our meal not the waiter but a young female bring our side of asparagus to our table cold. Which we did not eat and was taken off bill. She knew better than to bring that dish to a customer. Is the restaurant kid friendly I would say absolutely not. We had really look forward to coming but was very disappointing. It was my daughter’s Birthday.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Took family for birthday dinner. Very accommodating. Service was a little slow but all in all great experience.

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JG
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 8 and had a wonderful time in the outdoor area. Food wasn’t great but we kept the wine flowing and everyone had a great time.

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g
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The winery is very nice and the food was good. The floor manager was very unprofessional and talked down to her wait staff. That should be addressed promptly.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This place was really disappointing! I was spending time with my sister, who is visiting from out of town and I took her there. The cheese and meat boards are a complete joke! The cheese had clearly been sitting out and the meat was deli quality. The presentation was also pretty pathetic. The merlot/cab blend was a marginal at best. My sister said her barrel Chardonnay was good but that was the only thing. Our server was inattentive, she would go missing for long periods of time and when she did attend to us she kept yawning without the common courtesy of covering her mouth. I definitively will not be going back there. It was a complete waste of money!

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WR
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR ENTERTAINMENT! THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE. UNFORTUNATELY ALL 10 OF US HAD THE SAME OPINION. GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, AWFUL FOOD.

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Savannah
17 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch. Great spot! I’d love to go back on a Friday or Saturday night when they have live music. Sunday’s are just kinda chill.

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