Garden Restaurant at The Barnes Foundation
The staff were friendly, helpful and paid just the right amount of attention. Loved my experience. The food was delicious.
A nice place for lunch before or after a visit to the Museum.
The Garden Restaurant at the Barnes Foundation is an absolute gem. Our server was terrific, knowledgeable and efficient. Our food was simply outstanding and the entire experience was
My son’s 5th bday breakfast. Food and staff were amazing, thank you for making it extra special!
Such a pleasant ambiance.
I do wish that they would vary the menu sélectionné.
My tuna melt was tepid, and the bread underneath was burnt. My first cup of coffee was hot, but a subsequent one was barely warm.
The hostess made too big of a deal getting us to our tAble as if the dining room was very busy but it wAs not. The food is overpriced but good. The wait staff were excellent. Overall it’s convenient so they can overcharge
An excellent selection of sandwiches, salads, and entrees for lunch in a beautiful architectural setting. A natural place to go if you're visiting the Barnes Museum.
This is a great place to eat if you are visiting the Barnes Foundation Museum. Many museums have quite nice restaurants, but not quite special enough to go to unless you are visiting the museum. I would include this restaurant in that category.
My girlfriend and I were pleased to be the first ones in for Brunch on a Sunday and it was great. The space is cozy but very open with the large windows looking out to the courtyard. I have always liked the Barnes for the amount of consideration that was put into every little detail of the design and this can be seen in the restaurant as well. The service was very attentive and the food was exceptional. Will return again.
The brunch menu was a bit of a surprise as we were expecting a lunch menu, but we had no trouble finding items we really liked and enjoyed. The restaurant was busy as there was a group (perhaps 20 people) dining there, but it was not crowded. We were seated at the time we had reserved or even a few minutes early, thus no waiting. Our server was professional and quite pleasant. My mushroom frittata was delicious and had fingerling potatoes and a small salad accompaniments. The tables were not too close together so we didn't have to listen to other people's conversations.
They seriously need to correct the wobbling tables. Happens every time. Not enough wait staff. Have to beg and plead for more water. The wait staff is very kind, but massively overworked.
The food is okay, salads overdressed, portions skimpy and overpriced for what they are. Some tables quite close together to the point of feeling like you’re eating not just with your table mate.
The place looks lovely, but come on Barnes, step it up! The museum deserves better!
On January 10, six friends came down by train from NYC to see the Berthe Morisot exhibition.
An excellent restaurant right at the Barnes Foundation. Certainly a great choice if you are visiting the museum.
This restaurant, on the ground floor of the Barnes, provided a delicious start to a long and fascinating day exploring the Barnes and its exhibits. It was cozy and comfortable, our server was absolutely delightful, and our meal was amazing. Crisp potato chips were brought to the table, in lieu of bread. We both ordered the steak salad special, which was wonderful and just the right size for lunch. I can't wait to return, when I will order the burger that a man at the next table was devouring. I recommend this place without reservation (though we did make a reservation, and the restaurant was full on Wednesday at lunchtime).
Lovely restaurant, very good, healthy food. Excellent services and host. Could not have asked for a better restaurant to be located within an artistic venue such as the Barnes. I hope to go back again.
Brunch in this restaurant was a lovely way to start our visit to the Barnes collection. It must be incredibly beautiful in the spring when the garden is in bloom!
A very pleasant restaurant with some interesting choices. Lunch is leisurely and there is a lot of natural light
from the windows overlooking the outdoor garden. Good service as well.
A refreshing break if you are already at the Barnes Foundation.
Great setting. The food is good. The vegan options are very limited. The rigidity about table assignments seemed overly fussy.
Great for an afternoon break while visiting the exhibits.
We had an excellent meal at the Garden Restaurant with great service. I highly recommend this place!
Always a pleasure
Enjoyed a great “brunch” as it was a Saturday holiday weekend - so no lunch menu. All enjoyed our meals - I ordered the special beef/shrimp with egg/avocado salad - excellent!! Great service !!
Wonderful setting & food!
I took my seven year-old granddaughter for a "fancy lunch" while visiting the Barnes. The children's menu was excellent, with the grilled cheese remarkably special. My lunch salad was very good. The service was exceptional. My grandaughter commented on how quiet it was, and had a wonderful time, as did I.
Nice place for a good lunch before our Barnes tour. Four of us shared appetizers- avocado toast and salmon toast which were very good. My chicken salad BLT and husbands lamb burger were large enough and well prepared. The french fries which came with it were the best anywhere. The crab cake entree was quite good as was the salad with shrimp. A little pricey but good. Desserts were just so so and creme brûlée seemed to be missing some accompanying berries.
A delightful place for lunch whether or not you are going to an exhibition. Many delicious options including salads. Big windows, bright, overlooks garden. Excellent service. I will return and recommend it to friends.
Everyone was very friendly and attentive. The Moroccan Lentil soup was excellent and the star of our meal. We also had the burger and the frittata, which were good, but not what we expected after tasting the soup. The portions are quite large, so we had too much food with the soup and an entree.
Great food and nice place to meet.
The availability of the Barnes Foundation Museum creates a fabulous and convenient option for visiting the artwork.
However, museum admission NOT required in order to eat at this locale.
Wonderful service by very charming and attentive wait staff!
it is not a white tablecloth place. there is wine and dessert and an offering of fun selections. Service was attentive and quick w a good attitude.
Wonderful food, lovely surroundings and quite enough to have a conversation.
The mushroom open sandwich on toasted challah was delicious and quite unusual.
The service and ambiance were also really nice and it is worth going to the restaurant even if you don't go to the exhibit. Reservations are advised as the word is already out how good this place is.
well done. I already posted a review on TripAdvisor so please look there.
A perfect lunch spot in a superb museum.
For a world class institution, our second trip to the restaurant was sad and disappointing. We had a reservation, but waited 10 minutes to be seated in a room with at least five empty tables. We waited 10 minutes for our drink order to be taken -- an iced tea and a rose. Should have known things would not go well when ten minutes later the tea was served, and a few minutes later the waiter apologized for the wrong stemware and started to pour a sparkling cava which I hadn't ordered. He walked away and realized his error. Ten minutes later, I ordered the burrata appetizer and the crab cake entree. My husband ordered the shrimp entree salad. As the minutes passed, I kept wondering where my appetizer was. After waiting a half hour, my burrata appetizer was delivered WITH our entrees by an assistant. I looked at him with a pained look and mildly complained that normally one gets their appetizer first. The waiter came over a while later to inquire about my unhappiness. I tried to use it as a teaching moment, and his friendly apologetic response was that he thought I wanted them at the same time. Nothing in my order would have indicated that. Fifteen minutes later, unprompted, he comped us additional drinks, which was appreciated. Now, to the food. The crab cakes were so-so (not jumbo lump, but to be fair not advertised as such) and a bit over salted. They were accompanied by frisee and shaved carrots, exactly the same accompaniment as the burrata. Use your imagination! The "burrata" was unrecognizable -- hard and lumpy with no creamy interior, like it had been refrigerated for weeks and solidified. I did not complain about it, but should have. Overall, the kitchen and dining room seemed adequately staffed, so perhaps training is in order. The food has definitely gone down hill, not befitting a world class institution.
Convenient place to meet friends for a tour of the museum and lunch. We met our niece for lunch and had a nice time with her, and also toured the Morisot exhibit which was fabulous.
Service at the restaurant was a bit slow, but we wanted time to talk anyway.
Very much enjoyed our lunch. However, it was very difficult to reach the restaurant. No one ever answered not did they return messages left on their voicemail. I finally had to call museum for their assistance
Great place for lunch and conversation with friends. No loud music. Food is delicious and there are many excellent choices. Servers are attentive and pleasant. Beautiful view of garden through large windows. I love this restaurant!
Given the price, I was surprised that the ambience wasn’t better — I expected something along the lines of Longwood’s 1906, and instead it felt like a nice cafeteria. Food was very good, if very slow to arrive given how not busy they were. One of my party was vegan and asked for no blue cheese on his salad. It came with the blue cheese anyway. Another of my party was in a wheelchair and they were very helpful with dealing with those logistics. I’d certainly eat there again.