Pickett's Village Bar
New neighborhood "go to" place for casual atmosphere and very good food selection.
We sat outside which was very pleasant. Wine and drink selection was fine. Ordered the mezze platter which was one of the best I have ever had, and quite plentiful so could have just had that for a lighter summer dinner; took 1/2 home. Then had greek salad which was tasty; my husband had shrimp skewers and a pulled pork sandwich and said both were very good. Definitely a find, lots of TV's playing inside if that is what you are looking for; noise level seemed to be a bit loud indoors. Overall a good debut meal for us and we will be back.
Restaurant is very nice inside and nice patio outside. Service was great and menu is varied. Will have to try it again
Hamburgers are not good. Don’t know how else to say it.
Wonderful first time experience at this new neighborhood gem. Drinks are generous. Lamb chops, brussel sprounts and wings were out of this world. Service attentive. Place is very cool on the inside with both large and smalll tables and open kitchen. . Smalll parking lot in the back but ample parking also on street. Nick is a great experenced manager and knows his clients and is ready and able to serve . I will be back.
Took the kids for a late dinner. After reading reviews and seeing how Important reservations are, I got on Open Table and quickly made reservations and drove on over. We were greeted by Doug who had us seated right away. We heard such good things about the pizza we went with a pie and hot wings for appetizers. We were not disappointed, both were amazing. For entrees we had the pork sandwich, a Pickets burger and the lamb. All 3 were cooked perfectly. The beer list is extensive and it was easy to find a great beer to go with my meal. We will definitely be back.
The food and service at Pickett's was great. My only suggestion is that they add a few more "basic" items to the kids menu - like mac & cheese or grilled cheese. I did appreciate that the kids menu had meals for older and less picky children.
Reservation honored without any wait. Waiter was at the table explaining the menu and specials moments after we were seated. Staff was helpful and attentive, food was incredible and the price was right. We’ll be back.
Too loud, bad service, bad food bad experience overall
I was not sure what to expect but was so pleasantly surprised with our dinner at Picketts. The food was excellent (best hummus platter/starter I had ever had) and the steak and branzino were both super tasty. The drinks were some of the best I have had locally and the ambiance was attractive and comfortable. My group had a lot of fun. Good service as well-highly recommend!
Menu needs more options.
Food and service were excellent. Noise level was uncomfortable.
Everything on the menu comes as “well that was significantly better than I expected.” Excellent food and drinks. Feels like the place where “everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came.”
Great local bar and restaurant with extensive libation options, terrific food and service.
Great experience period!
The service was good- the server was pleasant and responsive, refilling water and ice tea regularly, checking on us, answering questions easily.
We ate outside which was very pleasant- the indoors is open and airy, but extremely loud. The acoustics need done work.
Food was good- I had the fish tacos and my friend had the mussels. Both dishes were tasty and at reasonable prices. Wine choices were good albeit a bit expensive.
An overall pleasant experience.
Solid addition to town. Great vibe, friendly service, neighborhood atmosphere. Super tasty too.
Nice place for a pizza and dinner. Bar scene was very lively. Incorporates outdoor eating area in the back. Didn't get to use it, but it looked nice.
Friendly efficient service and pretty good pizza and salad. But the noise level was close to unbearable. It’s more a sports bar w a restaurant on the (bigger)side; between the multiple huge TV sets each playing a diff game and the seeming lack of any kind of noise insulation, we found ourselves shouting across a small two-top to be heard. Too bad as it’s close by and the food was good, just not sure i want to shout to have a conversation over dinner.
Food above average and service was a bit slow but they are new and attentive so I think it will improve. The meals need to be timed a bit better but I wish them success and I will be back
Nice menu, great beer selections, cool vibe.
Waitress did not know how to take care or tables though
My wife an I have come to Pickett's quite a few times since it's opened. It's quickly become one of our favorite restaurants in Maplewood. On weekends we try to make an excuse not to cook so that we can head to Pickett's.
We loved it and will definitely be back!
Love the experience at Pickett’s- will definitely be going again and recommend to friends and family.
Unlike many reviews of Pickett's thus far, we found the service to be excellent. All staff were friendly and attentive, and our food came promptly, with no mistakes. Perhaps they have worked out the early kinks. We had two specials of the day, Parmesan pie with smoked salmon and vegan tacos and both were excellent. Overall, very good experience and we will put Pickett's in our rotation of local restaurants.
My second time here, this time on a Sunday night. It was a rollicking noisy spot at around 6:30, not terrible, but not really possible to have adult conversation with great success. My one other complaint is that the chairs are uncomfortable. They have unusually narrow seats I think. Still, I went back and will return for the food and lovely waitstaff. Likely just not at such a popular time.
This wa s our first time there and we were able to sit along the wall so it wasn't quite so noisy. It was a Saturday nite so it was busy. The food was good along with the service being good. The menu was a little different.
I would definitely go back maybe not on a Weekend.
First time dining experience and we cant wait to go back! Service was excellent, food was hot and well prepared. 2 people had the shrimp risotto, preparation and presentation were lovely. Shrimp was cooked perfectly, rice aldente with savory creaminess. Definitely worth the price. Our other 2 diners had the vegan tacos. Again, presentation and preparation were excellent. The taste was very pleasing and something both would order again, even tho neither are vegan! Excellent dish for the very reasonable price. Picketts will be a go to for us. Good food, good service and good atmosphere!
The atmosphere is stylish and warm. The food was delicious with a lot of attention to detail. The wait staff was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly.
First time. Was very nice
Wonderful food, interesting venue. We have been two weeks in a row. Wish we lived nearby!
Very good food and atmosphere. Will definitely be revisiting this establishment.
it was fine for a sports bar. food was trying to set a high bar, but we had to send one plate back. i think we should have stuck with the burger. it's kinda stuck between a high end restaurant and a sports bar, and not really delivering on the restaurant side of the equation.
We visited Pickett's for a family dinner. The service was excellent and the food was yum! It is a great space and ambience . We will be back!
Two drinks each, 2 apps and 2 entrees $160. All good—staff, food etc. They likely need to charge these prices but it may be a 2x/year place for us vs. a 12x/year place.
Great service and broad beer selection. Food is overall good, some standouts like the burger and Branzino, and others that were average like the overcooked steak and uninspired fish tacos. Interesting space that’s contemporary but also feels like a cafeteria. Too many tables stuffed into the open floor space, and not enough space to relax and lounge by the bar. Hopeful they will find their way and consistently deliver a fun and higher-end dining experience.
Love this place. Great beer selection.
We love this place! It's our local, family favorite! Food + Staff are wonderful!
Great new place. Employees are very nice. The owner Doug is awesome and outgoing. Loved their burger and everything I have had there has been top notch.
The ambience was great. Beautifully decorated. Beer choices were plentiful and excellent. Food and service was excellent. Grilled shrimp kabobs were delicious. BBQ sauce on wings was tasty. Specialty pork chops were tender and juicy. Brazed brussels sprouts had great flavor. All together satisfying!
Good food GREAT service!!!