Barnwood Grill

4.5
292 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Please visit website for our current take out and delivery offerings

The finest food, meeting place, great bar, absolutely beautiful decor, and family restaurant in Newtown, Connecticut.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 292 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Brian
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place great food

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GusV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The cesar salad was mediocre at best. The Calamari app looked like it was frozen and cooked in the microwave. The pork chop was very fatty. I did enjoy my specialty gin cocktail.

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LoriM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Barn wood Grill has great food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere...

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TeresaL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Coming out of covid, we wanted to have a get together with friends and Barnwood Grill delivered as always. Thank you so much, and we’ve scheduled our next group gathering for July 10th, but Joe and I will be back well before, alone and with others. Hurray!

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vipCTfoodie
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were both great. We sat outside and it was a nice little patio, more private feeling than it seemed from the street. Seared ahi tuna special and fried calamari (very lightly breaded) were both great. Nice cocktail specials too. Will definitely go back.

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acb206
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was great! quick service and nice atmosphere :)

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Greg
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

They were really busy, and the waiter, Lyric, did the right thing and told us that a lot of people were allowed sat at the same time, so to expect our food to take a little longer. We never expected to wait 1 hr and 14 min though!!
The food was delicious, and they did the right thing and took care of our second round of drinks and gave us a nice chocolate wine at the end of our dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good food and service. Very consistent.

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ArynG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had only been here for lunch so my family decided to come and try for dinner and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing, drinks were lovely and the ambiance was exactly what we wanted. Will definitely be back!

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GillF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Unbelievable friendly service. They really go out of there way to accommodate any of your needs.

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Pasaino
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and vibe were great, staff very attentive, good selection of cocktails.

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ShannaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We really enjoyed our meal out. My dish was delicous but oversauced; this is a personal preference and I will know to ask for it differently for my own taste. The restaurant was very noisy but after not going out for a year, it was a good feeling.

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Rocky
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Arrived on time for a 630 reservations. There was a 50th anniversary partyAnd the hostess said it will be 5 to 10 minutes before the party ends and we can be seated. After 35 minutes of waiting and the hostess constantly saying be five more minutes, we left. We’ve eaten here a few times and the service and food has always been good. We will try it once more soon; and if the waits are extremely long again, even with reservations, I will stop coming

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LaurieZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We keep coming back to this restaurant because of their wonderful varied menu. There is always something delicious that appeals to everyone in our group. Never disappointed at the end of the meal.

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vipKeithC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Got the halibut special which wasn’t cheap. It was totally over cooked. Tuna tartar app was pretty good. Healthy pour on the bourbon.

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MarieD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Place was packed. Service was a bit overwhelmed. Music very loud but food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I had the cod tacos...the tortillas were stale. My son had the Buratta and the Brisket burnt ends. He enjoyed both. The Sticky Toffee Cake was amazing.

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Tony
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!

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vipchowhound
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything all around was great!! We hadn't been there in a few years and happy to see they changed the menu with lots of great new options that weren't on the menu last time we were there so we'll definitely be back!

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1aussie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Extremely busy for covid times yes that have barriers up but EVERY table was full....so if you’re looking for something on the quieter side maybe somewhere else

Food was good, I had the tuna asked for
Pink inside ....it was cooked all the way through not worth complaining about, didn’t want to make the person I’m with uncomfortable by having her wait etc while they remade my mine

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stopped in for a few appetizers- Lobster nachos were amazing!

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vipJeffF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

I got the fettuccine dish and it was cold - not a lot of flavor. The calamari was not cooked and the portion was small.

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MarioG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Barnwood Grill. The food is always excellent and the owners/staff always make us feel welcome, and that truly care we are there.

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wookie5876
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Barnwood Grill has become one of our favorite restaurants to go to. We know that the service and food will be top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always A good time at the bar for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience2

Great night out.with great food. Just really loud!

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JimBo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food selection and quality were outstanding. We particularly liked the tuna selections and desserts. Service was a bit slow.

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Adrienne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Despite having made a reservation in advance, the only table available when we arrived was a high top in the bar area. Once seated, we were immediately asked what we wanted to drink before we even had our coats off, and then asked 4 more times in the next 5 minutes. It was uncomfortable and left us feeling rushed before we had even settled in. After all that, we were served the wrong drink. Service was better towards the end of the meal, and our food was very good.

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GinoP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything is amazing, always referring people to check it out.

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Leslie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Some dishes were tasty, others were not. Uneven quality. The chef needs to up his/her game.

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ClaudiaB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the most amazing brunch. Beautiful restaurant with unbelievable service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible experience. Had a reservation. Waited almost 45 minutes. Still not seated No social distancing. Tables etc. not cleaned well. Very crowded and noisy. People standing close together waiting for tables. Not a good experience. We ended up leaving.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was very nice.

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MaryC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great experience for our return to indoor dining and will go back soon

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TheresaG
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great find! I wasn’t expecting it to be so great being in a shopping plaza. Amazing food, wonderful atmosphere and great service. Can’t wait to go back again.

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ReginaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoy Barnwood! The food is delicious and the waitstaff is very friendly and professional.

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JanD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lobster nachos fantastic! Great menu, service and ambience. I always come back!

JD
JulieD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place, really enjoyed my Lobster Ravioli! And our waiter was terrific!

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Rich
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was incredible!! The food was outstanding. My steak was cooked to perfection.

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Tiki
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Recommend highly. The food is exceptional. I finished my entire meal and had dessert of creme brûlée too. I rarely have ever finished my entree in fact always leave half uneaten just because I have a small appetite. I ordered scallops with an medley of asparagus, mushrooms, etc in a light sauce. So delicious...
Wish they would serve a hard seltzer as that is my go to. I had a malbec instead. I will be back. This is a new favorite for me. I didn’t have one before! One con: it’s covid and when we walked in there was a group of 5 or so sitting at the bar - no food and not all had drinks. There were no barriers separating them from each other or us. They were all known to each other and they were loud. I didn’t think you could sit at the bar that way. We gave them alot of looks and after 10 minutes they went inside the dining room and were nice enough to apologize to us for being loud. No issues. But i was surprised that the management thought this was okay to seat us so close to the group.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barnwood Grill using the Order Online button. Barnwood Grill also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 491-2215.

Barnwood Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 292 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.