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About City Winery Barrel Room and Restaurant New York

The Barrel Room, our elegant restaurant and tasting room at City Winery, provides a relaxing and candlelit ambiance where diners can enjoy wine on tap made just next door. City Winery is the only fully functioning winery in New York City, but we also offer a fine dining menu with options for a full dinner or small plates to accompany a few glasses of our house made wine. In the Barrel Room our wine is poured straight from the barrel into your glass with no added preservatives or extra sulfates, giving it a taste that cannot be replicated. Join us for drinks and cheese, a full romantic dinner, or lunch with friends; whatever your plans The Barrel Room has something to offer. You can even take home a bottle of our wine to enjoy later!

155 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday through Friday - 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:30-3:00

Cross Street:
Vandam Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 608-0555

Website:
http://www.citywinery.com/barrel-room

Public Transit:
E/C subway line to Spring Street stop
1 subway line to Houston Street stop

Executive Chef:
Michael Jeanty

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining room or corporate presentations for 20; winery available for parties, dinners or presentations up to 74 guests. The main room has a capacity of 300 seated guests.

Private Party Contact:
Emily Izakowitz: (212) 608-6022

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 9:00PM

Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

City Winery Barrel Room and Restaurant New York Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (5)
Fun (4)
Live Music (4)
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Bar Seating (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The food here keeps getting better and better. Excellent red snapper (and a very generous portion), squid ink pasta loaded with lobster, and a lamb shoulder special cooked just right and very tasty. All kinds of wine options, from those made on the premises to a full list. Friendly, informative service. And there's often the music in the next room!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The eggs for brunch was very overdone. I did tell the waiter that I wasn’t super happy and he took a glass of wine off the bill. But I thought they were going to do tastings or flights of wine. I would pass. There are much better brunch places out there.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The atmosphere was nice. Only complaint was the air system was a little loud when running. Our server was very nice and checked on us often. The entres we're delicious. We had the short ribs and roasted chicken. The dessert choice was the only thing we didn't like and they didn't seem to be a good value for what we got.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Drawn out and un-aware service.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We went to City Wine Barrel to taste wine. It was a blast super fun service and fun atmosphere. A must do when in the city.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Was greeted so nicely and waiter was very nice and accretive with a great smile.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

My past experiences at the City Winery Barrel Room had always been good. But this visit was extremely disappointing. The food took a long time to be prepared and the quality was poor.
The squid ink pasta was laden with butter and cheese and stayed in my stomach all afternoon!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We took the tour before hand (only at 4 pm), and then ate afterwards. Food was delicious - we split three apps. This was late afternoon on a Sunday, so eating there in the evening while a performance is going on in the next room may be noisier

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Fun, Good for a Date, Live Music, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

A pleasant environment with a great selection of tap and bottle wine. Great service and friendly staff.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I brought clients here because I've been to the City Winery in Chicago, which is lovely. The Barrel Room in NYC is not as nice. The ambience is much more casual - more like a place you would go for a very casual drink with friends. I ordered salmon well-done and they brought it to me extremely rare (wasn't flaking). I sent it back; I'm pretty sure the waiter brought back the same piece of fish that had been microwaved. Would not recommend.

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Always a great experience . Never had a bad time. We always eat there before a show.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very Pleasant experience. I went early around 5pm with my parents and it was a relaxed atmosphere. There are tables and also bar area available. We had a delicious appetizer of rizotto balls to share. We each picked out a glass of white wine then got a tasting sampler of three reds to share. Would definitely go back and hope to attend a concert in the future!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Out to dinner with my girlfriend. Had a gilt city coupon for 2 appetizers, 2 entreés and 2 desserts. Got the cheese board and buffalo risotto balls. The cheese board was mediocre at best and the risotto balls were overcooked and unappetizing. For dinner we both got the hangar steak. Rule of thumb, if a steak needs to be drizzled in balsamic to taste good it isn't worth eating. Lastly we got peaches and cream and crème brulé. Both were nothing to write home about. If it wasn't for the coupon and the wine, it would have been a complete waste. Skip dinner and just go for what they're good at: wine

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Had a Gilt City coupon for a 3 course meal with wine pairing. The host was not very friendly/helpful when we arrived, but the meal was great. This is a very cool spot for concerts, events, etc.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The dinner area and the bar area take up equally big areas of the space.

They serve a number of wines on tap which is unique and interesting. We went there Saturday evening for dinner at 7:15. As it got a bit later, the place got progressively more crowded and frenetic and the waitstaff lost control of the dinner area to some degree, I think they only had one on staff serving many tables in the dinner area.

My suggestion would be to avoid dinner there after 7:30, especially on a weekend, unless you like a frenetic atmosphere and harried waitstaff. Other than that, it was OK.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Went in with really high expectations and was a little disappointed. There was only one available restroom for the entire restaurant and concert space, which resulted in long lines. Somewhat rude service but the food was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was excellent and the staff was pleasant; however the service was slow. It took 45mins to get an appetizer and then another 30mins for the entrée. If you're not in a hurry it's a good place to dine.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The atmosphere was nice, but the food was bland. I'd recommend for drinks only.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Warm and friendly place with a great staff. The food and wine menu was beautifully paired. We sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Don't pass this one by, it's a gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Live Music, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The salmon was AMAZING! Maybe the best I've ever had!!! The squid pasta was a little underwhelming though - just tasted like seafood spagetti with red sauce. Wasn't super interesting. The octopus appetizer was good but pretty tough in texture (maybe just got a tough octo..). Liked the mezcal cocktail. The rum one was too sweet. Overall we had a great time, sat outside so was quiet. Server was attentive and quick.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great venue the food was outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Wine was great. Small menu and very overpriced food. They forgot two appetizers and only checked on the table once to make sure we got everything. Nope, we hadn't.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great tasting good and good sized portions. The house fine was pretty good too.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017. I received two reservation confirmations. One in the morning of the day of my reservation. After a $30 cab ride, we got to city winery only to find it was closed for a private event. We had tickets to a show later that evening so we didn't have much time to try to find another good restaurant. The manager offered me half off coupons for another date, but I told him I didn't want anything for free but I wanted him to find me a table at another restaurant nearby (I am not local. I am from CT). He said he'd be back in 2 minutes. After ten minutes passed, we had to leave or we wouldn't have time for food before the show. We walked until we found a place that could accommodate us. It was fine, but certainly not the nice birthday dinner I was wanting to give to my friend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Cute spot and great wines on tap! Pricing was a bit expensive for the portion sizes. But still was tasty. Cool music venue on the other side. Need to come back here just for that and the wine!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Poor service. Waiter didn't come over until at least 30
minutes after we sat down. Food order didn't come out until an hour later. Food was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Overall experience was okay but the food was underwhelming. The flavor profile of the lamb chops, fried chicken was rather bland.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

I really enjoyed learning about the huge barrels of wine. They also has enormous factory that looked really cool. The restaurant is small, but the two other city wine rooms where the hold events are great!!! The food was delicious. The beef stew... oh my god so good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Limited menu. Not a lot of offerings in Barrrl room. I noticed more offerings in the theatre as compared to Barrel room.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Live Music, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Nice place. Good wine. Just had apps so don't go by my food rating.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 28, 2017

We were very disappointed. We saw the tasting menu online and it took 3 waiters to finally tell us that they don't offer the tasting menu. We got up and left and never ordered. Won't be returning to the New York City location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Had the tasting menu with wine pairing along with a girlfriend of mine, and we had no regrets in all random choices. The ravioli was AHMAZING!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Everything was bad but our waitress, Diana Kessell, was wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

It has become a tradition for my fiancee and I to come to The Barrel Room at City Winery every year on Valentine's Day and this year was no exception. The food is remarkable, the staff is kind, and the wine is some of the best you can find in the city. On Valentine's Day, we tend to come on the earlier side and it is always quiet and feels like a hidden gem. We love that they have both a prix fixe menu and the option to order a la carte. We'll come back as long as they're open.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The Barrel Room is a small restaurant attached to the music venue City Winery. It has a nice choice of wine and everyone was very happy with their meal except the person who ordered the hamburger - which, for the price, he felt was just average. Desserts were very tasty - recommendation: the doughnuts. The recorded music is very loud, so conversation [we were a group of 5] was a bit difficult.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Wonderful evening had a great meal before we went to the main room at City Winery for a private show

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Went after seeing a friends show at the HERE performance space down the block. We arrived at 3:30pm hungry and ready for food but the kitchen was closed and all they could offer us was a cheese plate to split between four of us with three tiny pieces of cheese on it. We stayed until the kitchen opened at 5pm and had their mid level cocktails. The burger was great. The Brussel sprouts were under cooked and pretty bland and took an hour to get out to us. Pretty low to mid level experience. Probably won't go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Interesting meal choices. Service excellent and timed perfectly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Service was quite slow, despite the fact we were the only table in the place at times. Didn't quite understand that!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Wonderful experience - food was delicious - wine menu fabulous - can either order from a comprehensive top wine list , or order wines made at the wine making facility within the premises. We were fortunate to have been given a tour of the urban winery there which was very special. Everyone was friendly and very helpful. There was not any music that night but the venue looked great and the list of musicians they've lined up impressive. Definitely worth checking out !!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Casual, Good for Groups
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