Tavern at GrayBarns

4.6
403 reviews
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American
The Tavern at GrayBarns includes a bar and terrace overlooking the Silvermine River and Guthrie Pond, a rustic-beamed dining room with a dramatic stone fireplace, a private dining room, and an intimate library for a relaxing after dinner cocktail. The Tavern menu is comprised of large and small plates of elegant comfort food drawing on seasonal ingredients and featuring local purveyors.
If you do not see availability for your booking, please call us at 203-580-1900 so we can assist you.
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LY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Cocktails and apps were delish! However main coarse was just ehh. Probably would of preferred to order a few apps vs main. Will try again cause location was beautiful and service was very helpful.

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely idyllic location in artfully updated antique. Food and service great. Menu a bit limited and upper tier pricing. Salad big enough to serve four!
Great for special occasion.

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NS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

We have been to the Tavern 3-4 times, mainly because it's been beautifully renovated and is now a lovely setting. The food, however, has been consistently disappointing. They are charging New York prices but without the quality to match.

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love Tavern at Graybarns and have come for dinner in multiple occasions in the past year. Therefore we were very

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5
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rustic elegant restaurant set in a beautiful area. Seasonal ingredients, lots of choices on the menu,deliciously prepared. Service was spot on.

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KC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing from start to finish!
Just moved out from NYC and really missing the restaurant scene, but this was an easy addition to the “go to” list 😊

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend seeing for yourself. Few would be disappointed. Being new to the area and having experienced dining in major metropolitan cities, The Tavern at GreyBarns is a wonderful restaurant. The food and service are high quality and the setting is comfortable and relaxed.

One caveat to mention, we went on a Tuesday for an anniversary dinner, so there may be more of a crowd on later in the week.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very beautiful location on the Silvermine River. Lobster Club sandwich was excellent. A wonderful experience!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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JK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The drinks are delicious but the food was lacking. The duck which is usually served crispy was wiggly. The pasta was flavorless. The restaurant itself is beautiful. Did the chef quit?

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Great atmosphere

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WG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can always count on a great meal and terrific service at GrayBarns!

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JF
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance great, excellent food and drink selection.

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AC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Every dish was sensationally simple yet unique and I did not want my meal to end..... very nice staff in an elegant environment

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C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

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GH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant offers the perfect combination of ambience, top quality food and outstanding service. There is an energy here that is welcoming and the clientele is representative of a great cross section of people, adding to the dynamic of the atmosphere. The staff is attentive but never over reaching . The menu choices are excellent, clearly focusing what the kitchen does extraordinarily well. GrayBarns offers quality and the value proposition is well balanced.

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f
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great revival of a historic property. Dinner has been fabulous since opened / so glad now serving lunch. Menu should / probably will evolve - PLEASE put some tuna on menu .. Thx!

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, delicious food, on the pricey side.

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M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasure from beginning to end. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food delicious. Beautiful interior.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience all around! Great food, great ambiance, great service!!! Will definitely come back!!!!

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WJ
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We had heard a lot about GrayBarns, so decided to dine at the restaurant with friends. We made our reservations a few weeks in advance, then had to change the time a few days prior, and GrayBarns went above and beyond to accommodate us. We arrived, and our table was ready. The restaurant is definitely a hot spot. It was loud and energetic on a Saturday night. The bar was extremely busy, with people standing 3 people deep. We were seated upstairs, and I am grateful for that, as it was much quieter than on the main level. The ambiance of the restaurant is wonderful, and most definitely my favorite part. The food was very good, albeit pricey. And the cocktails were inventive and tasty. I would like to return on a quieter night, perhaps during the week.

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Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Chef Ben, delights with delicious food - visually as well as the taste. Fantastic flavors! The staff are wonderful - efficient and personable.

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The place is beautiful. Noise level is very acceptable. The food, although good, it was just that, not memorable for the price attached. The crowd, well that night at least let’s just say, was very pretentious but typical for the area. The staff was kind although no one made note, as previously discussed when making the reservation, and forgot it was a birthday. Been there, not necessary to return.

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NC
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Tavern at GrayBarns is a lovely historic location that has been artfully renovated. The menu is a bit limited and the food is good, however the ambiance and service is wonderful. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly, in addition to being generous with the wine pour and dessert, which was appreciated. We will definitely return to this romantic and unique spot!

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RL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way. I cannot wait to go back!

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LB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food is good. Accoustics have improved. Could use a little more attention to service.

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D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I have eaten here before in the past I felt the food was not as good as it has been. Swordfish was Mushy and hamburger was average. Also they have given us bread without asking and the bread was stale. Sorry won’t be back something is happening in the kitchen and I have been here many times in the past. Not worth $$

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AD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a date or a night out with friends. Love everything about it ❤️

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MF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful.Huge portions.Finally open for midweek lunch.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! The food, ambiance, drinks, people, staff all top notch.

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HR
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is now and always will be my destination dining location. Food is technique driven and so well balanced it begs to question if your actually eating in the 203. A small handful of establishments walk the walk & put so much effort into high end cuisine and service. Thank you Graybarn.

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m
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

WOW! EVERYONE should go to Tavern at GrayBarns at least once - if only to admire the stunning interior of this beautiful restaurant!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Not handicapped friendly
Dining is on the second and third level. To access handicap one must park at the inn and follow the gravel path to the back door of the restaurant.
Gravel path does not accommodate wheels on a walker or wheelchair. This restaurant, is a wonderful restaurant, but not handicap accessible.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow is one word that sums up our time at Tavern at GrayBarns.

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TR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had brunch here twice and enjoyed both times. Like their a la carte brunch menu. Prices are comparable to the location. Food and service are fine and what you'd expect. Valet parking only.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have enjoyed GrayBarns on many occasions, it has always been a very pleasant experience for us.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and people were exceptional!! Highly recommended!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food but overpriced

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food is fine but overpriced for the middle of nowhere in Norwalk.

Dogmatic about their rules: don't change an entree, can move a cushion from one part of the empty restaurant to where you're sitting, and they demand that you valet your car (which I don't feel comfortable giving the keys to a very high horsepower car to a teenager working for free - just look on YouTube for videos of valets taking advantage).

I've tried the restaurant 3 times and have had a similar experience each time. I won't be going back

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