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!
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:30-3:00
1 subway line to Houston Street stop
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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM
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
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!
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.
ALWAYS WELCOMING & GOOD FOOD/DRINK TO MAKE IT WORTH CHECKING OUT.
SAY HELLO TO RAUL & LET HIM GIVE YOU SOME TASES OF THE GRAPE!!!!!!
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.
Loved this place great food and wonderful service Loved the mamosa,took my daughter there fir her bday and enjoyed it immensely 👍
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.
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.
Excellent food and staff. kudos to the Chef. Very relaxed atmosphere.
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!
Always enjoy the food here, wonderful flatbreads, excellent main courses and specials. And of course, the wine, made on the premises, by the glass.
Everything was great. Elana is awesome!! No complaints at all.
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 :)
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.
All staff were fine. Food and beverages were also good
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!
The food was great, we were taken care of quickly. Max did a great job!! Will definitely come back when in town again.
This place is really cute but stick to dinner skip the brunch
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.
Enjoyed a wonderful meal before seeing The Zombies at The City Winery. Great food and venue.
The perfect spot to spend a rainy night and just relax. Great wine. Comfort food. Excellent service.
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!
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).
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
Good food on a damp, chilly day along with friendly service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eggs benedict were overcooked, and instead of a traditional hollandaise sauce they served it with a plain old butter sauce. Nothing special.
Waiter was a little scattered. She forgot about us and someone else filled in
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!!
Excelente carta de vinos! Muy recomendable. El pato era delicioso.
Quaint and charming full of character, well thought out menu friendly staff!
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.