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City Winery New York Barrel Room & Restaurant

4.3
394 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Notable Wine List
  • Cozy
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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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What 394 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

All staff were fine. Food and beverages were also good

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

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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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on December 17, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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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2.0Dined on December 11, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on October 16, 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.

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3.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Drawn out and un-aware service.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 8, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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