Barnwood Grill

4.5
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186 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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The finest food, meeting place, great bar, absolutely beautiful decor, and family restaurant in Newtown, Connecticut.
What 186 People Are Saying
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4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NancyJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great! Drinks were fabulous! Gary does an amazing job behind the bar. Highly recommend Barnwood Grill

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Nina
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and clean inside and out.
Only small issue for us at first was there was no social distancing outside on the patio; all tables in use. Diners next to us in front and back were about 3’ away. I suppose that was okay outside, but at first, i was a bit surprised.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First visit to Barnwood Grill and will definitely return.
Great specialty drink menu and dinner specials.Food was well prepared, service was courteous and very attentive.

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vipVIPfrmCT
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

This was only our second time dining at Barnwood and first time for Sunday Brunch. I would say it was good, OK but, I was hoping the food would be better. I ordered Eggs Benedict. The english muffins were cold, there was bacon pieces on the english muffin and two very overdone hard yoke eggs with almost no sauce???? I got through it and did not complain but, will never order that again. My wife had a very nice homemade tasting soup and steamed clams in a nice sauce, also very good. The restaurant was very empty. Obviously not a place known for their Sunday Brunch Menu. We will go again and hopefully someone there will learn how to make a tasty Eggs Benedict.

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Rozldozl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was quick and food was delicious. Definitely recommend and would go back again!

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vipGBCT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always consistent service and food. Our favorite go to place that has never let us down.

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FrankM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Great atmosphere, very good food, imaginatively prepared and presented; very slow service for the three of us at this lunch—-it was not very busy so there was no excuse for the slow service. Usually, our go-to place for dinner.

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LinL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been to Barnwood Grill many times and have always been satisfied.. as a matter of fact I’m going back tonite .. that makes two times this week.. need I say more!

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DeniseF
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We have eaten here several times and every time the food has been outstanding!

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GinaG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The value and quality of food for Valentines Day was great. A little crowded and noisy but the room closer to the dior was a little cold but not as many people. All in all we really enjoyed the dinner.

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Great
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I had a great dinner with amazing service tonight at the Barnwood Grill. Valentines having a limited menu and of course a lot more guests to serve we were more than satisfied with the quality and selections of appetizers and main entrees. The food tasted great and presented well. Our waiter and busboy gave exceptional service. Overall a great night. Thank you!

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ErinS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere here are fantastic!

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vipDinner42
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant! We took friends for their first time and they loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was our first time there, everything was quite good.

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Junel
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always delicious and the owner and staff are fantastic. You will not be sorry when you go.

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timc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

This was our second time at Barnwood Grill. Everything was amazing. Appetizers were great, dinner was delicious and dessert was amazing.
Our server was a little slow but friendly and got the job done.
Looking forward to going again. Highly recommend Barnwood Grill

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vipKevaid
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been coming here for 2 years now and cannot say that we have ever had a bad meal or experience . The food is perfection and they will work with any needs you have . Always looking forward to come back .

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JeffM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience coming here. Food is very good, wait staff and owners are very nice and accommodating. We come here all the time and will continue to do so...

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vipFavlocaldine
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Very comfortable for party of 6. We had a great time. Definitely would recommend

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vipKevaid
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant has never disappointed. They have a wonderful vegetable soup and the entrees are varied and always cooked to perfection.

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ToneMan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an early New Year's Eve meal here. Excellent food. Attentive service. Cozy atmosphere but lively as well. Highly recommended.

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ChadG
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been going to Barnwood since they opened and have never a bad experience. The food is always consistently excellent, the wait staff attentive without hovering around. Great New Years meal. We have our company Christmas party there as well. We will be back.

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DaveB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband must eat gluten free and they have many options for him to chose from. He especially loves the fact that he can get chicken wings!

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TriciaT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

It’s a warm and inviting restaurant. The menu is good. We were just disappointed that our tuna tacos - though ordered rare by three people in our group - were all cooked. It’s a nice enough place but we weren’t blown away.

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TeresaL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always! Will continue to be regulars in 2020!

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keving
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner with the family, Barnwood Grill’s staff made it very special

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DianeA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve tradition and we were so disappointed in the quality of the food! They did a price fix and it was so, so, so far below their typical quality, have no clue why they bothered. I would have preferred they close for Christmas Eve rather than serve food that diminishes their reputation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent. Shrimp and grits, Kobe burgers, calamari were all a big hit with our group. Service was also stellar. The nicest people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Excellent menu. Would go back again and we will. Thank you for a relaxing evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great server.

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CindyT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Limited vegetarian menu but enjoyed ambiance and fire place located mid way down the long dining area. Separate bar area a little noisy but overall a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Nice place, nice staff, the food was a bit pricy for the portion (at least for the pasta dish I had) but very good. The only issue we had was that our food was lukewarm. The vegetables especially so. We did not complain, but hot meals would have been better.

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Italiangirl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We have eaten here a few times, the food is very good, service is consistent as well. I was a little disappointed in the lobster bisque today as it had zero chunks of lobster, it was just a cream base. For 11 dollars I would expect more. We had a nice time overall.

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Christine
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We love eating at the Barnwood Grill. Thanksgiving was well organized and lively. I would have preferred table service as opposed to a buffet. Our main complaint is the noise level. Too many hard surfaces. The food was good with a nice variety.

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Yosomighty
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I’ve had many good meals here, but Thanksgiving fell short as it does at many places. My mistake for going out. The food was mediocre this day and the servings of pie for dessert were laughable. I just wouldn’t go for a holiday again, but wouldn’t let this deter you from trying it any other time because their food is usually very good.

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vipPatriciaW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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TMBud41
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

With no hostess station it was difficult to know qhere to go to be seated. The man who came to greet us came from a seat at the bar with a drink in front of him and returned to drinking once our server sat us. Food sounded good but was very bland. I got a brisket burger, my wife got the lobster tacos. Neither was anything worth the price they charged. Not the worst, but will not be back.

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vipKevinM
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful evening.
From sitting at the bar where the service could not have been better to enjoying the happy hour then dinner.

Just a great spot !!!!

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vipgetaway
Key West
24 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

we had the unfortunate experience of going to dinner for first time when a huge event was taking place in the general part of the restaurant. Noise was excessive and not conducive to casual conversation at table plus the group was distracting and frenzied. Our food did arrive in a timely fashion and our server was polite and pleasant. We ordered a burger and the tuna tacos which were tasty but nothing special. Not a great evening but may try again when the restaurant is not hosting a noisy event.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, fantastic food and would definitely return. Well worth the drive from New York.

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Barnwood Grill offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 491-2215.

Barnwood Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

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