City Winery New York Barrel Room & Restaurant

4.3
404 reviews
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(212) 608-0555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Jeanty
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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.
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Private party contact
Emily Izakowitz: (212) 608-6022
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Vandam Street
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Public transit
E/C subway line to Spring Street stop
1 subway line to Houston Street stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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404 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
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Very Good
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Good
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Fair
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Poor
2%
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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New York Area
50 reviews
3.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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

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E
New York Area
5 reviews
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

We went to hear music and decided to eat there first. The service was much to be desired as we ordered several appetizers with our drinks. The drinks came out but the appetizers did not. We got one out of the three appetizers served which we ate, which were delicious by the way (roasted radishes), but were not served the remaining appetizers until our main course came out. By that time, we refused the appetizers as the main course would get cold and there was absolutely no room on the tiny table to even consider keeping the appetizers. The staff apologized and removed them from our bill. Some of us totally enjoyed the music while others did not, as it was canned music, along with the guitarist/piano player Joan Armatrading. I think their service needs more attention but as I was one who enjoyed the music, I would return there but not for dinner!

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p
New York Area
3 reviews
4.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great to enjoy wine at the tap, straight from the barrel. Good choice of wine with fresh taste.
Best place to have fresh wine for the lunch on special occasion.

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EJ
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

ALWAYS WELCOMING & GOOD FOOD/DRINK TO MAKE IT WORTH CHECKING OUT.
SAY HELLO TO RAUL & LET HIM GIVE YOU SOME TASES OF THE GRAPE!!!!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
24 reviews
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

WE really loved the food and it was so affordable. The wine selection is amazing. Only issue would be the temperature as it was freezing in the place.

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DM
1 review
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place great food and wonderful service Loved the mamosa,took my daughter there fir her bday and enjoyed it immensely 👍

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MR
1 review
2.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The food itself was fine. Three members in my group ordered the steak special, and I ordered 2 appetizers and asked for them to come out as a main meal. My food came out early, so I had to either eat it (and then watch my dinner companions eat later), or let it get cold. So, simple instructions apparently can't be followed. The food was tasty, and each couple at the table got a wine flight , which was nice. After we paid and left, we lingered outside a bit to figure out what to do. The server came running out because the other couple we were dining with didn't fill out the receipt info (they signed it, but didn't indicate tip or total). They filled out the tip and total, and then the server had the audacity to essentially ask for more of a tip. Last I checked, tipping anywhere was optional. Our dinner companions were European, so tipping is not very common for them...so any tip was more than they wpuld nirmally give. I understand that in America serers don't make a lot of money, but at the same time...you chose that job. New York is full of opportunities, and you chose to be a server...sometimes people tip, and sometimes people don't. Thems are the breaks in the industry...and you should know that by now.

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j
San Francisco
1 review
3.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

For an hour lunch, this was perfect! I wish they had soft music playing while dining. Initially, I was the only patron which was eerily quiet. The waitress was delightful with selections and attentiveness.

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A
Pittsburgh
1 review
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and staff. kudos to the Chef. Very relaxed atmosphere.

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NN
New York Area
2 reviews
2.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Sadly we had a subpar experience at City Winery. There were 6 of us for a 9:15 reservation--the earliest time available, even though the restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived. We sat and had appetizers and drinks, and by the time we were ready to order dinner, they told us that the kitchen was closed and it had closed at 10pm. No one--not our waitress or hostess--informed us when we sat and were ordering apps that the kitchen would be closing in 45 minutes, not to mention, why take reservations for DINNER that late if the kitchen cannot accommodate?

Needless to say we left hungry, disappointed, and sure not to return. They also charged us for an extra glass of wine at the end, to boot, so make sure you check your bill!

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q
New York Area
18 reviews
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the food here, wonderful flatbreads, excellent main courses and specials. And of course, the wine, made on the premises, by the glass.

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MB
1 review
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Elana is awesome!! No complaints at all.

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AN
1 review
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this place convenient as I was attending a work summit in the area. The food was great! A well balanced menu that has something for everyone :)

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IG
1 review
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat in the front space, a small restaurant/bar. It was just right for us. Later it turned out they had an enormous dining/bar/performance area in the back. Both the food and the wine were delicious. The waitress was nice, too. The little candles on the desks were charming. The overall atmosphere was cozy and relaxed.

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k
New York Area
4 reviews
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All staff were fine. Food and beverages were also good

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all I’m a BIG City Winery fan and patron. I had dinner at their Barrel Room on March 20, 2018 , before the show - the service, hospitality and meal were GREAT!!! It was my B-Day and they were very kind to me. There is no other music room in Manhattan that comes even close to Michael Dorf’s premier showcase venue. I’ve dealt with GM Tim Carosi and Concierge Director Ellen Gold - they’re both very special and will go out of their way to accommodate you if possible. If you want to have a great night out alone or with friends become a Vinofile Member - get wine discounts and advance notice on performances - it’s worth the small price. If you go regularly you’ll identify where you enjoy sitting best and save them to your profile “purchase my selected seats (if they’re still available). Best music venue I’ve ever attended in NYC - except for Jazz at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall - but they don’t have Executive Chef Mike Jeanty and Wine Maker, David Leconte - the NYC Staff, Hosts and Servers are the best!

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b
Cincinnati
1 review
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great, we were taken care of quickly. Max did a great job!! Will definitely come back when in town again.

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NJ
New York Area
18 reviews
3.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This place is really cute but stick to dinner skip the brunch

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AT
1 review
2.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Unfortunately, we were disappointed. We couldn't hear. We were seated in a dark back corner where no one checked on us. It was over 30 minutes before we got starters, and no one took our dinner order. I reported this to the hostess and saw her tell our server, but the server still didn't take our order. When I went to the server to say we wanted to leave, she tried to take our order. I said no, paid the tab, and we left. The carafes of wine we ordered we're not fill-size bottles but we're more expensive than any bottles we had at other restaurants in the neighborhood. We didn't like the wine as much as we did at other places. I recommend going here to meet someone for a drink, but your money is better spent on dinner with friends somewhere else. Piccolo Cucina Osteria, Houseman,and Shuka were awesome, had great service, and we're reasonably priced.

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NA
1 review
5.0Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful meal before seeing The Zombies at The City Winery. Great food and venue.

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LU
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect spot to spend a rainy night and just relax. Great wine. Comfort food. Excellent service.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I overall had a great experience, from the food to the glass of Sohovingoun Blanc that I had - everything was delicious and overall a GREAT time! I definitely recommend the duck tacos as an app! I’ve never had that before and we tried it on a whim, so so good! Service was great too, my only minor complaint is that we waited a while for some pita to get to our table. We asked for pita after our hummus plate came out and it didn’t come out until the very end of the night.. I guess it’s not really a huge complaint, but we thought it was so odd that something like pita would take the longest of anything to order haha.

All in all a truly fantastic meal.. would recommend the spot to ANYONE!

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TM
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Well, the food was good, the wine was good BUT The Barrel Room was described as quiet and a place to enjoy a relaxing meal. It was definitely not quiet and they served food with a pace that would win an Olympic medal (our main dish came out a few minutes after our appetizer and we had more that half the appetizer left). After desert though it seemed that everyone was left alone (not a good counterbalance).

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OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
1.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

potato pancakes was greasy , ordered capers and lox, 15 minutes later served food and told they were out of capers, placed reeked of stale wine, service was poor and slow

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
4.0Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food on a damp, chilly day along with friendly service.

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c
Portland
3 reviews
3.0Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The dishes were not delivered with something detailed on the menu, so we tried to get the attention of the waiters to bring it. No waiter came over, even though the restaurant was empty; they were chatting. We had to call to someone to ask, and they took an unreasonably long time to return. And, they didn't even bring the correct item. Shockingly bad service for a slow time. The food was okay, but the starter's portion was way too small for the price.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The City winery is a great venue and has for the most part a nice and enthusiastic staff that is willing to help, assist, or accommodate patrons. I liked the place over all. The food was not what I expected. The humus was average, the pitas were stale. The Duck tacos had no taste and prepared like pulled pork. the Lamb was prepared like a steak and if I was blind folded for a tasting challenge, I would have thought it was a steak. It did not taste like lamb what so ever. I finished my meal with an espresso and Crème Brulee, which was not creamy at all but had more of a cottage cheese consistency. I was disappointed buy the food, but the staff was nothing but nice and accommodating. The vibe was very chill and the music was perfect.

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MV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
2.0Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was mediocre, especially brunch fried chicken and waffles. Chicken had two wing pieces and two regular size drumsticks; hardly enough for the price and no white meat. Waffles were to have tasso in them; if they did it was untasteable. Finally, syrup was not offered in plentiful way, only one small tin cup per meal. Price/Value/Taste ratio was way off. Not going here again for brunch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

We went for an early brunch. The restaurant was quiet, service was great, nice ambiance, but food was very sub-par. I had the Spinach Benedicte and my husband had the Salmon Benedicte, so can only judge those dishes. Would probably give it another chance, but would not recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Eggs benedict were overcooked, and instead of a traditional hollandaise sauce they served it with a plain old butter sauce. Nothing special.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 4

Waiter was a little scattered. She forgot about us and someone else filled in

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S
New York Area
89 reviews
4.0Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went went for a concert, good food at the venue Most true concert venues that aren't night clubs in Manhattan... the food is pricey and eh. It was good here!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente carta de vinos! Muy recomendable. El pato era delicioso.

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CG
Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint and charming full of character, well thought out menu friendly staff!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
1.0Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible. Had our rehearsal dinner @ City Winery in Chicago and we absolutely LOVED it. Couldn't wait to go to the one in NYC - MAJOR LET DOWN. Service sucked, pasta was uncooked. I've heard of al-dente, this was unbareably hard pasta. Tough to chew through. Wine tasted watered down, Cheese plate was $20 for practically NOTHING. huge waste of time...

Chicago > NYC

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E
New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Was going to a concert next door. Most of the items on the menu are available at City Winery. Food came out very quick (faster than expected, but not at all rushed). The group had the fried tofu, duck and a fish or crabcake. All were very good.

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ST
New York Area
1 review
2.0Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The seating options were not ideal--we were unable to get a table. It was too noisy. Not a lot of food options. Last time I ate there was for lunch @3 years ago and had a better memory of what to expect.

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PE
San Francisco
14 reviews
5.0Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great restaurant! The food was excellent, with a lot of good choices. (Outstanding desserts! Try the s'mores!) It is a winery, so they offer their own varietals, which are delicious. The place is cozy without being too small. One of the best features is their excellent service. The staff knows the menu and the wines (of course) and are very attentive. Our waiter was Ricky, and he is one of the best waiters we've ever had - friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We will be sure to go back the next time we're in New York!

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q
New York Area
17 reviews
5.0Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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SJ
New York Area
2 reviews
3.0Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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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