About Barrel Room at City Winery New York
New York, NY 10013
Join us for a very special Valentine's Day Dinner! 2/13 - 2/15, enjoy a prixe fixe menu and special wine pairings.
The Barrel Room, our elegant restaurant and tasting room at City Winery, provides a relaxing and candlelit ambiance where diners can enjoy wine on tap made just next door. City Winery is the only fully functioning winery in New York City, but we also offer a fine dining menu with options for a full dinner or small plates to accompany a few glasses of our house made wine. In the Barrel Room our wine is poured straight from the barrel into your glass with no added preservatives or extra sulfates, giving it a taste that cannot be replicated. Join us for drinks and cheese, a full romantic dinner, or lunch with friends; whatever your plans The Barrel Room has something to offer. You can even take home a bottle of our wine to enjoy later!
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday through Friday - 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:30-3:00
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
E/C subway line to Spring Street stop
1 subway line to Houston Street stop
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining room or corporate presentations for 20; winery available for parties, dinners or presentations up to 74 guests. The main room has a capacity of 300 seated guests.
Private Party Contact:
Emily Izakowitz: (212) 608-6022
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Barrel Room at City Winery New York Ratings and Reviews
It has become a tradition for my fiancee and I to come to The Barrel Room at City Winery every year on Valentine's Day and this year was no exception. The food is remarkable, the staff is kind, and the wine is some of the best you can find in the city. On Valentine's Day, we tend to come on the earlier side and it is always quiet and feels like a hidden gem. We love that they have both a prix fixe menu and the option to order a la carte. We'll come back as long as they're open.
The Barrel Room is a small restaurant attached to the music venue City Winery. It has a nice choice of wine and everyone was very happy with their meal except the person who ordered the hamburger - which, for the price, he felt was just average. Desserts were very tasty - recommendation: the doughnuts. The recorded music is very loud, so conversation [we were a group of 5] was a bit difficult.
Went after seeing a friends show at the HERE performance space down the block. We arrived at 3:30pm hungry and ready for food but the kitchen was closed and all they could offer us was a cheese plate to split between four of us with three tiny pieces of cheese on it. We stayed until the kitchen opened at 5pm and had their mid level cocktails. The burger was great. The Brussel sprouts were under cooked and pretty bland and took an hour to get out to us. Pretty low to mid level experience. Probably won't go back.
Wonderful experience - food was delicious - wine menu fabulous - can either order from a comprehensive top wine list , or order wines made at the wine making facility within the premises. We were fortunate to have been given a tour of the urban winery there which was very special. Everyone was friendly and very helpful. There was not any music that night but the venue looked great and the list of musicians they've lined up impressive. Definitely worth checking out !!
Unfortunately we were very disappointed with our experience. This was our second visit, and will be our last. The service was slow and our waiter, who was also the bartender was not attentive at all, we were constantly trying to flag him down. The food (mini tuna tacos, spinach & artichoke dip, mediteranean meatballs, tomato soup, salmon special, fried chicken) were all mediocre at best. Our bill was $250 with wine but no dessert and seemed outrageous at the time. Additionally, a non-food/service related point, there is only 1 restroom available for patrons of the Barrel Room. You are not permitted to use the restrooms for the main room, but those patrons can use the single one available for the restaurant. The result was a consistent 10-15 minute wait on line - very annoying.
Attending the concert at City Winery makes this a convenient place to eat. Have been here several times.. Can't understand why the offerings aren't the same in both venues. Wish they offered a broader selection of food that was priced moderately and have more generous portions... ex..the cheese board looked sparse...The soup was good, albeit cold, which was sent back to be made hot...but it really wasn't hot but didn't want to send back again.
We came for dinner after a Wednesday evening performance at the nearby Soho Playhouse. It was a slow night, and ours was the last order taken. But the service was cordial, cocktails were good (and came quickly), and the food was really very good. The portions, however, were rather small. Though there were still about a dozen people at the bar, the noise level was low, which is a rare treat in New York restaurants. We go to the Soho Playhouse several times a year, and this will be our GO TO place for dinner from now on.
service was excellent. Menu is similar to city winery next door. Good idea to eat 1st in Barrel room then head nx store. couldn't have been more satisfied. My adult children and wife enjoyed the wine flights with attentive service. Risotto balls were great ordered 2 !!
Not a great experience. Soup special arrived barely lukewarm, gloppy (like concentrate out of a can) and not tasting anything remotely like butternut squash. Sent it back, asked for their basic tomato. That too arrived barely lukewarm and the consistency of glue. At that point, just moved on. Then... we went to order dessert and they were out of what we wanted! Our server was great and did all he could, even comped us our coffees, which was very nice of him. But the kitchen and potentially the way the expedite the food clearly needs help. I won't be going back soon.
I was unable to get a ticket to a show at the City Winery that I took my daughter to(she had a ticket already) and the concierge suggested dinner and drinks in the Barrel Room during the show. The staff was very pleasant and attentive. The food and wine was very good. The atmosphere is very comfortable but it is a small room. I would recommend it and will definitely go again, hopefully with a show ticket next time.
The restaurant has very cool decor. However, when my boyfriend and I went for date night, they overbooked the tables. We ended up waiting 45 minutes past our reservation time to get a table. Wine was ok, not great. The food was nothing special. The smores dessert was very good.
I've been here previously and always had a great experience. This past visit was not enjoyable. The waiter had a party of about 10 people at the table next to us, and as a result we had terrible service. The host took our drink order. The waiter showed up about 10-15 minutes later and took our order. Waited a reasonable amount of time for the food, but NEVER SAW THE WAITER AGAIN. Had to ask the food runner to refill our wine glasses, and the host eventually came over to give us the bill. Not pleased.
Second time hear and enjoyed it again. I think the waitress could have studied up on the new menu a bit more, but she was friendly and attentive. The menu is limited, but it's really about tasting the wines made on site with grapes brought in from various high-quality wineries. We enjoyed the meals and the flight of wines. If you take the subway, it's not far from the theater district (20 minutes?), but far from the tourist and high prices!
Disappointing ambiance. Noisy, not what I imagined when I booked the barrel room. Dessert was also disappointing (s'mores with chocolate ice cream just didn't do it for us, and pumpkin doughnuts were over cooked/hard).
At least the service was flawless and good wine!
We flew 738 miles to see our daughters and their friends. City Winery set us up in the wine room with good music and an excellent waiter. We enjoyed the majority of what was on the menu and nothing was disappointing. Appreciated the preemptive comps for one incorrect meal and an extended wait for the desserts. Tried three different wines from the tap and all were clean and easy. Definitely a highlight in the weekend!
Did not like it all. We had a saturday 8 pm reservation, they did not seat us right away, we had to wait at the bar. Food was not the greatest either. Service was poor, our waitress was not knowledgeable or friendly.
Overall it was not a good experience for us.
This was the perfect place and meal before a play at the Soho Theatre. Although, there was a private party in the main room, so I was directed to the Barrel Room, an older wooden, basic room with windows facing the stainless steel vats and the street. Certainly real New Yorkish. Food & drink was excellent. Service was satisfactory
Nice find: my wife was dubous given the smallish menu, but it was close to where we needed to go. THEN, the food came. Excellent stuff: flavorful, well executed, thought through. The crispy porkbelly with salsafy ap was a particular standout. And, what set the tone for the rest of the meal. Outstanding wine list by the glass.
We went there for a concert. We knew they had food, so we planned on eating there. Two of us had fried chicken that was not really fried. The appetizers were pretty good. Service was good while it was empty, and then it really tailed off. It's a great place for a concert.
Restaurant just opened. Great music and venue. We ate upstairs before the show. Our server was clearly new, lots of mistakes, but we will view it as they are just working out the kinks. Food was very good and wonderful flavor. Wine on Tap is awesome. We will be going again soon and I hope the servers are more comfortable with menu and operation. Seemed also to be a bit inexperienced on what is appropriate as a server- speaking as someone did this to pay for college.
All of our food came out individually rather than as courses. My boyfriend and I have a veggie/omnivore dichotomy (and I had ordered in a meat-y mood), so we couldn't share; this led to an evening of one person watching the other eat. Fortunately, this watching also involved drinking the very nice wine, and since we like talking to each other, the evening was a lot of fun.
N.B., it is also quite loud. 'Tis not normally a problem for me, even in NYC's proverbially loud restaurants (or at least it would be proverbially, if anyone could hear proverbs over the din . . .), but we could not hear the maitre d' to know if we could go to a table.
We had a lovely evening on a recent Saturday night. Our kale salad, caprese salad, and special fish entrée were all done to perfection. The wine was super so much so we overindulged. There were some people having a little too much fun in one corner which kind of created more additional noise then we bargained for. Otherwise a great evening.
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