Pickett's Village Bar

4.4
80 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Pickett’s Village Bar, an exciting new destination for awesome food and drink. It’s a night-out, date-night, meet-for-a-drink, dinner-with-family, catch-the-game, grab-a-burger, kind of place, that’s also a hub for live music, al fresco dining and drinking, and private parties.
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New York Area
59 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

M
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is very nice inside and nice patio outside. Service was great and menu is varied. Will have to try it again

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Hamburgers are not good. Don’t know how else to say it.

f
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

s
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

MA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Too loud, bad service, bad food bad experience overall

AM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

LJ
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Menu needs more options.

CT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service were excellent. Noise level was uncomfortable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.”

EF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local bar and restaurant with extensive libation options, terrific food and service.

J
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience period!

EM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

PE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Solid addition to town. Great vibe, friendly service, neighborhood atmosphere. Super tasty too.

JC
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

a
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Nice menu, great beer selections, cool vibe.
Waitress did not know how to take care or tables though

TO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved it and will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the experience at Pickett’s- will definitely be going again and recommend to friends and family.

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

JW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

s
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

W
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

SV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

BG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time. Was very nice

N
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, interesting venue. We have been two weeks in a row. Wish we lived nearby!

GR
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and atmosphere. Will definitely be revisiting this establishment.

t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

NJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

RJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

U
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great beer selection.

TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! It's our local, family favorite! Food + Staff are wonderful!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JA
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food GREAT service!!!

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