Barnwood Grill

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150 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The finest food, meeting place, great bar, absolutely beautiful decor, and family restaurant in Newtown, Connecticut.
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TM
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.

KM
New York Area
46 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 !!!!

g
Key West
20 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.

OT
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.

KO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, fun cocktails. Love the decor.
Def need a reservation. Would go again!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious , the waiter was very attentive and accommodating and the atmosphere was busy and pleasant on a Saturday night. We will definitely return again and recommend to others

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first time at Barnwood Grill exceeded our expectations. We were originally seated at a table for 2 near the bar and I felt it was very noisy and a "tight squeeze". They had another room that was totally empty and I asked if they could move our table and they happily complied. Our waiter, Roland was wonderful - haven't had that awesome service in a restaurant for a long time. A huge menu with lots of delicious options were available as well as many specials. I had a wonderful tuna tartar and my husband had stuffed, baked oysters with crabmeat for our apps. For dinner we had chilean seabass on sautéed spinach and a potato cake - yummy! Also, a ribeye steak with truffle mashed potatoes and jumbo asparagus. We declined dessert as we were full but Roland brought us a glass of "chocolate wine" which was yummy and unexpected. We will definitely return to Barnwood Grill..thanks for a great night!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

service was great-waitress was very attentive. food was delicious and served in an unexpected way-sort of deconstructed which we liked. loved the decor. we live in Yorktown and have been to the one in Granite Springs and did not enjoy that one - this one is far superior. will definitely go back

OT
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From top to bottom solid. Greeted with a smile and sat quickly. Drinks and apps timely, followed right be entrees and dessert...spot on.

b
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our 1st fist to the Barnwood Grill - it is in a strip mall on the end -- parking a little tough on a Saturday.
We had 645 reservations, place was PACKED, we were seated about 15 mins late, but not a problem. Lovely table by the window and fireplace. Cocktails were great, nice choice of bourbons (I love a good Manhattan). Nice choice of appetizers, we went with the calamari and chicken tender wrapped in bacon (that one was a special) both came with a very tasty dipping sauce. For entrees we had 2 orders of the butternut squash ravioli, pasta is homemade and was perfectly cooked. Served with crushed walnuts on top (not overpowering, just enough). I had the skirt steak, was cooked perfectly medium as ordered.

Even though restaurant was crowded, we did not feel rushed -- we were able to space the courses out nicely. Good cappuccino at the end and a wonderful creme bule. We will def be back. A hats off to our server Drin, though he had multiple tables, was very attentive to each and always a smile.

MJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food is good, $12 martinis, and they spill a glass of red wine on your shoes for free. What more can I say.

AM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant. Every time I come home to CT I enjoy coming here. I had my birthday celebration here recently and it was a great evening! EVERY single thing we ordered was delicious and our server was very attentive

SK
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I did recommend it to the people I work with. The appetizers all the way to desert were outstanding! The service was prompt and very helpful with menu questions.

WC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our go to restaurant for great food & service! Never a disappointment! Always discover something new & delicious each visit!

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the Barnwood Grill! First time visiting and we'd definitely go back again. The place is really nice inside, very loud though. The menu has somehting for everyone, including many homemade dishes. Our food came in record time and it was delicious. No complaints. Our waiter Roland was attentive and couteous. He maintianed a nice pace of asking us how things were going. The 'on the house' chocolate wine at dessert was a nice touch. Would return!

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic and service the same. We need to come here more often!

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was great. Food excellent. Was able to stay and our evening without being pressured to leave.

IT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a solid dining experience! Nice specials menu compliments a diverse everyday menu with something for everyone.

TL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great experience as always, though we seemed to get lost by staff right after we were seated. A quick flag to a bus staff fixed it quickly. Thanks!

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and menu!

JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Servers were too quick to clear our places. They need to be more in tune with the customer. We were there on a quite evening without a crowd and felt slightly rushed with the table bussing. Maybe the servers were just anxious to do something. Great place.

MS
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an excellent experience at Barnwood. We sat outside on a beautiful summer evening sunset. IF you want a more intimate setting you can also choose a quiet spot inside. Enjoy.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was great. Service was good and decor was very nice. Just the tables seem very close together. Made it seemed cramped.

KS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was attentive, quick and efficient. The place felt "overstaffed" in the respect that an empty plate did not rest on our table more than 30 seconds after we had finished the food that was served on it. Noise level was a bit high, and it looked liked a party of some kind was starting to be seated as we were almost ready to leave, so I imagine the decibel level was about to go higher as the room for the party looked like it was set up for about 75 people or so. Overall, it was worth the drive and cost.

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had their award winning pear basil infused cocktail. It was wonderful! It was late so my husband and I just shared apps. We enjoyed them all. Will definitely be eating here again.

k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the daily specials, everything was delicious and promptly served. Great cocktails!

MC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

One of our go to local places for an after work drink and a bite to. Brussel sprouts needed more bacon; they were different than past visits but other than that a good meal.

DC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I are new to Newtown and had the rare opportunity for a date night. It's rare because we have twin boys under 2. Barnwood grill was an excellent choice. The food was great the service was wonderful and the place looks amazing.

SA
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was excellent! The service was very good. Prices are a bit high especially given the portion size. The portion size was good but at those prices I’m used to taking some home for another day. I got Sea scallops and only had 4 with maybe a cup of veggies for almost $30. It was delicious though! It’s pretty noisy so hard to have a conversation. The food was so good, we would go back.

BM
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was great, especially the Brussels sprouts and the sea scallops.
Service could use some work, very pleasant but SLOW.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal!

BS
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my wife there for our anniversary. We enjoyed ourselves. As we were sitting there we could hear other customers complimenting the staff. We don't really hear that in restaurants anymore. So you know they (staff) have been trained very well!

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner with family and friends to celebrate high school graduation. We got there late but the staff was friendly and accommodating and never made us feel like we had to go despite the late hour. Even comped is a celebratory drink...great place!

CG
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. The waitstaff were very attentive, and both owners came to our table to make sure we were enjoying our dining experience. Food, wine, and ambience were all amazing! Will definitely come again!

BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Had the brisket hash for Sunday brunch.
On the menu it states “2 over easy eggs”.
I love over easy. However, they were dry and overcooked, no yolk. Told the waiter to let the chef know and I didn’t want them to re-do the eggs. That dish should have been comped. Oh well

l
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience !! Food was delicious and service was exceptional. Our server had just the right balance of friendliness and efficiency. She and other staff members made certain that we had everything we needed. Kudos!

PM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

It was Mother’s Day had reservations but had to wait 20 to 25 minutes the food was good but the plates were very small so you need to have a salad or an appetizer is the fill up .Overall we were happy with our meals besides that

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience5

Beautifully decorated interior. Busy day being it Mother’s day. Entire function of place was complete disorganization. Wait staff and bus staff in disagreement. Wrong food being delivered. Huge line out the door and people waiting for hours to be seated. Lack of communication between the kitchen and our waitress which caused all our meals to come out and hers having to be started from scratch.

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Mother’s Day dinner. It was extremely busy but that didn’t matter. The food and service was outstanding. Would highly recommended Barnwood

JG
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

It was very unorganized when we got there, and with the reservation we still had to wait 1/2 hour for our table. We ordered the onion blossom for a appetizer and is was not cooked the rest of the food was good.