City Winery New York Barrel Room & Restaurant
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!
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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 9:00PM
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We were among the first to sit down during dinner rush. While we waited for our waitress, the whole place filled up. It was 40 minutes before the first of our food hit the table, a salad. We asked about the soup of the day and the waitress told us that the specials menu was being printed. We asked her to find out what the soup was and when we finally found her again she said that she didn't know yet, meaning she never asked. The waitress told us that they had a big party in the afternoon and that's why things are a little behind. As a sign of how disorganized they were, the garbage in the bathroom was overflowing at the beginning of the dinner rush. I would not want to see what it looked like at the end of the evening.
Richard, I am so sorry to hear about your experience in our Barrel Room. It is embarrassing to hear about these service issues and the condition of the restrooms. I would love to hear a little more about the experience and see how to win back those missing stars! russell(at)citywinerydotcom Russell Barlow Service Director
We went for the show and it was great. Intimate setting with a great view.
Service was poor from the start as we waited at the host’s stand for five minutes, even as multiple employees told us that someone was coming. This place is small, and there was one open reserved table we knew was ours and had to wait until a waitress/bartender told us we could sit down. The food was fine, nothing special, and the employees were chatting so much I had to go up to the bar to ask for the check because it was impossible to get the waitress’ attention. It was then impossible to get her to come get the check from us and someone else had to bring it to her. I wish this place was better because the venue seems cool but I probably won’t return.
Erica, It is clear that we dropped the ball on your experience with us. We reached out via phone but did not hear anything back. I want to hear more about your experience and how we can get you to join us again. I can be reached at russell(at)citywinerydotcom Russell Barlow Service Director
Mainly a very noisy bar/restaurant. Food was OK, service good.
Very unimpressed. Food was acceptable, but not worth the price. Service was very poor-staff didn't even know specials-I had to request that they find out. Wouldn't return-too many other places with better food and service!
it's always fun and great food and wine. i recommend this. especially if you love good wine and food
Thank you for the great review! I love that you enjoy our food and wine! Can't wait to see you again. Russell Barlow Service Director
Great venue for live music and amazing wine however I would not recommend their grilled chicken. I asked for grilled chicken on a salad and it was very dry. I have never had lunch here before but I don't think that is a normal fare for them.
Truffle mac and cheese had no truffle taste whatsoever but the tuna sandwich was good
Max - It looks like we really missed the mark on your dining experience. I have brought your concern to the Executive Chef about the mac and cheese. I'd love to have you in again to WOW you! russell(at)citywinerydotcom Russell Barlow Service Director
Excellent service and food.
Hello There! Thank you so much for taking time to shout out to us with 5 Stars! I am so glad you had a great time with us! Let me know when you are in again and I'd love to say hello! Russell Barlow Service Director
Good place. Food and service were good. I was able to hang out for a while working while I waited for a client. Would come back at night for dinner if I had the chance.
Food was delicious and well-presented. Only detail is that we had a large table,8 people, and food service was not timed very well. The mains arrived in pairs, with a delay of at least one or two minutes between servings.
Music and sound level was great, just enough to provide great ambiance but not to be intrussive.
Service was very friendly and good.
As the Service Director here at City Winery I am so happy to hear that you had great service and food. Our food is timed to come out as they are prepared and ready. We strive to serve hot and delicious food that is not held under a heat lamp. I hope this doesn't stop you from joining us again at City Winery! Russell Barlow Service Director
The service was extremely slow and food was not great. The ambiance was comfortable and fun!
Hello and thank you very much for taking the time to share this feedback. It's disappointing to hear that we fell short on the quality of food & service, and we would very much like to learn more about your visit so we may identify the details. Please reach to me at your earliest convenience so I may learn more about the experience. I hope to hear from you soon. Regards, - Russell Barlow - Service Director - City Winery New York
The Wine is AMAZING. The food is not. Stick with cheese.
This was an amazing experience. I highly recommend that you make the City Winery a regular stop. (PS - Don't miss the Tommy Emmanuel concert coming up)
Decent food and very good wine. Service slowed as the restaurant got busier.
We attended a New Year’s Eve pre-concert meal with several courses and pairing wines. The staff attended to my dietary needs with respect to my food allergies. The meal and wines were delicious. The service was outstanding. We were checked up on regularly and any requests were granted right away. This was an outstanding dining experience.
P.S. The concert by the Fab Faux was pretty good, too!
Great birthday lunch!
Avoid this place for brunch at all costs!!! Surly staff. My hubby is right. Never go to a wine bar for brunch. Mean people . They took 15 minutes to tell us they were out of bacon. They drop the Riesling and the port several minutes apart. Awkward. I ordered the lemon buckwheat pancakes which were both burned and crazy raw in the middle. 20 minutes go buy and they don't bring the replacement order so we decide it's just time to cut our losses after the hubby shares his French toast. No apologies, no explanation from the staff. And after 3 minutes they walk buy and demand to pick up the bill (we're finishing up drinking up the wine - which again, was super awkward). On the plus side, still very hungry we end up walking down Spring Street to Boqueria for some outstanding churros and sherry.
Unfortunately, I had high hopes for this restaurant but everything that could go wrong did. We had people constantly being escorted through our table to the music venue; the entrees all came out well before our appetizers and they actually insisted that our entrees be eaten first; once we sent back the entrees and received the appetizers, the entrees we later got back were clearly the same entrees that we wrongly sent out to us, which were barely even warm; the air conditioning was blasting us in the dead of winter even though we asked repeatedly for it to be turned off (but were told it controls the music venue too so couldn’t be turned off); and then when we complained about our awful dining experience and the manager finally arrived to apologize, the bill came and had nothing removed or discounted! Hands down, the worst dining experience I’ve ever had.
We were the only ones in the restaurant and our food was served cold. Bad brunch atmosphere would not go back
Horrible service and horrible food. Horrible service and horrible food.
Horrible experience, service was poor and food was not good
It was very cold because of the season. They had the door open.
I must say this was the worst dinner experience I've ever had in my life! I made reservations at 8p for a group of 6 to celebrate a birthday because we had tickets to the burlesque show upstairs at 10p. We were seated pretty quickly which was great but then it all went down hill from there. We ordered a bottle of wine from a promotional menu they were offering. in the mean time we ordered 3 appetizers and our entrees at the same time to make sure we have enough time to eat and go upstairs to the show. This is now 40 min into our reservation. We ask for the manger to find out about the bottle of wine and Leila the manager/hostess apologized and mentioned they couldn't find the bottle so they would offer something similar instead. Fine we will take that. It's now well past 9p and 2 of the 3 appetizers come out which were not hot at all. We ask about the last appetizer and again we get an apology that is not sincere or timely. Our entrees start to arrive and we all notice that the food is lukewarm. Once again, food is missing from the order an entree and two sides. Since the food was lukewarm and time was a concern, we decide to start eating while we wait for the last entree to arrive. We had to ask multiple times about the last entree and side. At 9:45p, the missing appetizer arrives. We send it back because we already finished eating our entrees. And five minutes later at 9:50p the missing entree arrives. Long story short horrible customer service on all parts. The waitress did not care about the service she should have provided and Leila the manager was not very sincere with her apologies. I DO NOT recommend this place at all and will never go back there again.
H O R R I B L E This Was the Worst brunch we have ever had -after sitting with menus for over 30 minutes they took them away saying it was the wrong menu but did not bring us a new menu said they were being printed when we finally did get the new menus and finally ordered everything came out piecemeal French toast was burned omlets had no eggs Just brought us plates with the filling ! they didn’t know whether one item was a frittata or an omelette -they took the mystery dish back to the kitchen waited until it got cold decided that the omelette was a frittata and brought it back out to the table Asked to speak to the manager who did not even want to hear the problems just said oh here comes your meal now everything should be fine ok they reworked the omlets by stuffing the filling into a folded egg - there was no cheese or creme freshe as listed on the menu, found egg shells in the egg and hair on the bacon. Manager John W was extremely rude and only wanted to speak to one of the men not the women in our party He comped the meal which was the right thing to do but we left hungry and with no time to stop and eat again . The wait staff was also at their wits end said they were emailing management because this keeps happening .
Great space and concept, but food was mediocre. Our server tried three times to upsell us on appetizers. We ordered two wine flights and two out of the three glasses had very small amounts of wine. Great music venue, but food and service could use a little improvement.
Our server was super hungover and abrupt for everything. After that servers weren’t there during service. Too busy with event upstairs. Ordered appetizers and they came after our meals or not at all. Meals came out one at a time ( few minutes between each was served) ordered drinks that never came. After waiting 15 minutes without seeing anyone ( seriously, not a soul) we had to go find someone so we could pay our check and leave.
We were celebrating an engagement and the food was delicious.
I chose this place for business lunches because it's quiet and not crowded. Food is okay and service is nice.
Unique wine options and cocktails. Barrel area is small but with plenty of seating between tables and bar area. Fun atmosphere
Hidden gem in New York City
Live Music was Absolutely phenomenal
Would definitely go back just because of the wine and the live music
Didn't need anything else my night was a complete just with these two!
Loud, crowded and poor service. Convenient for concert venue.
When we went, they had multiple items on the menu crossed out as they were not available. Thus I ordered an item which wasn't crossed out only to subsequently find out that they were out of that item too! I ordered something else only to receive it way after my friends had received their food, and also rushed, as the inside of the sausage I ordered looked undercooked. I ended up sending it back and canceling it. I was very disappointed in the food, but our server was very sweet and apologetic and offered us a free wine flight without charging me for the sausage.
There was a performance at The Venue and we were in The Barrel Room section of the restaurant. Our service was terrible and our waitstaff even admitted they were paying more attention to The Venue than to us.
The staff forgot about one of the appetizers (they brought it when they overhear our comment about it) and about one of the glasses of wine (that one never materialized).
The food was fine but the whole experience was marred by the service.
Delightful. We grabbed food before a show. The food was tasty, good flavors. We did tapas style and were able to try four things. The kale Caesar was phenomenal as is the burrata, perfect seasoning.
Great wine selection. Waiters were pushy though, seemed in a rush all night. Had the Brussel sprout tapa..AMAZING!!
Made a reservation earlier in the day. Seated right away when we arrived. However, after 15 min no server came to our table. Hostess came back to ask if anyone had come and we said no. She brought us menus and gave us a complimentary glass of wine each for the wait. Wheb we were ready to order and still no server (close to 30 min total now). Hostess comes back and says she can take our order. We place place the order with the hostess. She brings our drinks. Another 15 min and a runner brings our food. Food was fine - just ordered apps. We would have ordered more food had we ever had a real server. After we were done with food and drinks still no one else came to our table and the hostess was not around. Went to the bar and asked for our bill. Lady there asked if everything was okay. We said no and we told her what happened. She said the upstairs was busy (downstairs where we were was not and there were at least 3 workers behind the bar talking to each other). She did not offer any discount or compensation. She barely apologized but mostly just blamed it on the upstairs being busy. Very disappointing as I was very excited to try this place. We left and went somewhere else for actual dinner.
The charcuterie plate was a selection of luncheon meats that were taken straight from the pacakge and not even separated. The wine and service were poor.
we had a drink & light snack in the barrel room before an early show nearby, so everything was fine but hard to truly judge with just a glass of wine & spliting a tapa type thing. Still I'd readily go back for more