The Barn At Spring House

4.8
77 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Barn is one of Block Island's best kept secrets. This unique dining venue features an open kitchen and a wood fired grill, which creates wonderful flavors that cannot be duplicated at home. As soon as you step into the Barn, you immediately feel welcomed. A combination of our culinary staff cooking right in front of you and the intimate ambiance creates a perfect evening. This setting is designed for a quiet dining experience for adults and children above the age of 12 only. ** Reservations are highly recommended and credit cards may be taken to hold your time. A $50 charge will be incurred if a reservation is not canceled within an hour of your scheduled arrival time.
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Barrie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely Fall evening on porch...holiday lights were so pretty. Food was delicious as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Barn is a Block Island gem. Great food and good service all packed into an intimate setting. Having said that, they have taken great care in separating tables with plexiglass panels and space to address the COVID 19 requirements. If you’re not comfortable with inside, the patio is tented, heated and has good airflow. Enjoy!

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StephenA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Best food on the island. Can't wait to go back.

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PauletteL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our annual stroll birthday weekend. Dinner at The Barn is a must for us. Food, service and the company were the best!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a quiet thanksgiving dinner for 2 at the barn. From start to finish it was amazing. The food, the service and the ambiance were all top notch. Do not visit block island without going to the barn!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at the Barn is so special to us. We are quiet season regulars and this is our favorite place, hands down. Chef Brian and the entire team never disappoint. Every course is delicious and the ambiance, even with social distancing, is cozy and welcoming. I adore this place so much. Thank you for another wonderful experience.

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BrittanyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were sat on the outside deck, that has been tented in with heaters. I would have preferred the option to sit inside, but we were comfortable temperature wise, until the end of our meal. I cannot imagine guests dining after us would have been comfortable.
Our server was adequate and friendly. Certainly not the most polished of service; dirty plates left on the table, empty wine glasses etc.
Our meal was very good. We started with a grilled romaine Caesar (outstanding!) and the clams casino (mushy, and under flavored) my date had the papperdelle bolognese, and myself the haddock. Both were delicious & perfectly cooked, presented.
We will definitely return !

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CharlesW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, The Barn did not disappoint. Even though there are only a few places to eat out at in the quiet months here, I would chose The Barn if there were 20. Brian and Tom do an amazing job.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding linguini with clams and grilled romaine with salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and ambiance! Very safe with plexiglass at bar

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LeslieS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the present circumstances and in the time of Covid, it is especially appreciated to have a safe and comfortable place where we can go out to eat. Despite the rainy weather and the limitations of space and the situation, the evening spent earlier this week at The Barn was extremely pleasant and warm, with friendly service and choices that were appealing and delicious. Thank you for the opportunity to eat out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to The Barn. We’re not usually on island in the off-season but I will be sure to make The Barn one of our stops the next time we are. We were seated in the main dining room. I enjoyed the intimacy of the room and it was fun being able to watch the chefs work. Our waitress was pleasant and personable and contributed to our experience. The boyfriend had Baked Haddock and I had Atlantic Salmon. Both meals were delicious. Neither of us left so much as a crumb on our plates. Great job!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. The Caesar salad is off the charts. Very cozy inside. Justin the bartender was wonderful. Had great suggestions. Really funny and kind.

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SeanM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at The Barn. Maybe the best filet mignon I’ve ever tasted.

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KatrinaT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Overall, a wonderful experience, and I definitely plan on visiting again!

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EileenK
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! And very reasonably priced. Thank you so much!

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Mike02871
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food....really! The bolognese is fantastic and salmon with risotto was just as good (and not usually my fav). Our second time here and will not be the last.

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vipDeanH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service.

JS
JenniferS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined for Valentine’s Day. Emily, our server was great. The filet special with blue cheese sauce was phenomenal. Should be a regular menu item.

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vipKarenD
London
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ah. Tom the master in the kitchen
No disappointment!! and sweet Sarah tending to our table.

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Bones
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always like to spend the New Year out on Block Island. The Chamber of Commerce suggested The Barn for a perfect New Years Eve dinner choice and they did not steer me wrong. Dined with 2 other dear friends. I had the Sole, my friend had the Filet and his wife had Oysters Rockefeller and the salad and soup. All were cooked to perfection.

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vipKarenD
London
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Barn is a special island spot....if you are “from here” you are sure to run into folks you know. If you are a visitor, you’ll soon be drawn into the vibe, talking to a dining neighbor or chatting with Justin or Annie behind the bar- who, by the way, serve up great cocktails...

One can eat at the bar, or in the dining room, complete with a view of Tom at the grill...or eat at the small bar next to the grill..

Food innovative following a grill theme..I had a marvellous grilled eggplant dish...grilled Brussels sprouts another favorite...and try Tom’s stuffies or Thai ribs to start...

Ambiance convivial...I never get tired of The Barn

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was amazing. All 3 of us enjoyed a traditional thanksgiving dinner. I’m glad they let kids in over the holiday. We also went the night before and enjoyed our meal. If you go, get the bolognese.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner! Was wonderful!!!

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PaulaB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner. Hoping to make it a tradition.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is simply fantastic. Chef Tom and Able Sidekick Carter are poetry in motion and the results are astounding. We were here during the off season and ended up eating both of our dinners here, trying something different both nights, and were not disappointed with anything. Yes, we were surprised that the earliest we could get a table was 8pm, but it's a small restaurant, and their reputation is well-earned. So plan on making reservations early—and it's worth the wait even if you can't get in there until 8pm.

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dw13
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We had some trouble getting to the Barn and they were very accommodating and welcoming when we arrived!
Service was great and the meal was very special.

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Mike02871
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While we were fairly close to another couple, and the chef is working "in the round," the restaurant is quiet and cozy. We split the stuffed quahog appetizer which were excellent. Carol's salmon was a generous portion of a thick salmon filet. It was moist and delicious. My papperdelle bolognese was hearty, generous, and equally delicious. Service was prompt but not hurried. We were both very impressed. It is soooo nice to find truly excellent restaurants out on Block Island, because in most other places like this there aren't (because they don't feel they have to be all that good). We love Block Island and will be back at the Barn.

JR
JaredR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Honestly we should have left right after we were approached by the waitress (with no introduction) that we better hurry up and order bc there’s a whole bunch of people that just sat down and we only have 3 chefs. This totally threw us off, but we decided we were not going to be rushed and ordered drinks and a chuterie board first. Again the waitress was itching to take our order.... so we ordered our entrees. Guys ordered bolonase pasta and the girls ordered salmon. Low and behold waitress approaches us and says she made a mistake, the haddock button is right next to the salmon button would we be interested in eating this instead, (bc that’s what she ordered) otherwise they were serving our husband’s entrees and they would have to eat first. We waited patiently. Brussels sprouts were hard as rocks (you can tell they rushed and were not cooked. my gf’s salmon was over cooked and dry (she had the small piece.) The waitress did take this off the bill basically bc she had to, my friend had one bite. The waitress of course apologized stating that people make mistakes and what can you do. Not a great experience. Wine listed was a 2010, she brought out a 2014 and we paid the price that was listed for the 2010 wine. She also proceeded to tell us they had the best wine list...... They do not. We were greatly disappointed the manager never came by and asked us how everything was, or apologized for the ordeal. Quite disappointing. We should have left and went to Winfield’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
57 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Would recommend ONLY if you can eat inside. Who puts their guests on a porch with inadequate heat in cold weather? Maybe if we'd all worn down coats we would have been happier. Doubt it.

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LindaD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pork Osso Bucco was wonderful; but the scallop appetizer stole the show. The scallops were seared so that they had a crispy outside with a juicy, tender, sweet inside. They work wonders with the hot skillets. I would go back in a heart beat.

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TriciaF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants on the island for a lovely relaxing white-tablecloth dinner. Food is always first rate as is service and atmosphere.

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ruthK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was excellent

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vipcathyu
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I was under the impression that it was a farm to table. Salmon, osco busco, steak? Only local fish was sword. Veg was green beans carrots prepped nothing special. Had the sword fish and it has no taste other than charred cooking oil and the chutney that it was served with was cold.
The restaurant was described as serving children over twelve. We walked into a party of ten with three kids under the age of 10.
Open kitchen was nice but if ur cooks are going to be out there please tell them to wear gloves and I get some cooks are trained by feel for a steaks done ness but wear a glove
Lastly: put down the side towel. Side towel should not be used to wipe your plated entree more than once. This cooks side towel was his security blanket.

Wanted to like this restaurant. It just was not as advertised.

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KatY
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My experience with the barn was mediocre. I’ve worked in all facets in the restaurant industry for over twenty years, mostly front of house. We had the bruschetta and weren’t that excited about it. They tasted over refrigerated so the flavors of the heirlooms didn’t come thru. Also, the portions was very generous which we were grateful for, however, I feel it’s a courteousy for the server to share if a guest has over ordered. The shishito peppers were inconsistent. Some were barely cooked and some were fire roasted and unfortunately didn’t taste seasoned. On a positive note the steak was really great and the Brussels were very good as well. I just felt like it was a little bit of a let down after hearing from locals that it was a spot not to be missed.

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Cassandra
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to grab a reservation here on a very busy Saturday night. There were only 3 spots left when I booked it early that morning. Chose this based on a recommendation from a friend so we went to check it out. By far the best dining experience we have had in a really long time. Everything was perfect! Food so outstanding!! I wish they were open all the time!

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vipFred
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance!

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IreneF
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall an excellent experience. I would recommend it highly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner for a couple, food and booze was GREAT

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic!

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The Barn At Spring House is rated 4.8 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.