About The Barrel Room at City Winery
The Barrel Room, housed within our space, not part of concert seating, is a tasting room and 30-seat café that features 11 wines by the tap made on our premises by our wine maker David Lecomte. The innovative tap system permits us to pour wines straight from the barrel to the glass with no preservatives or added sulfates making it the freshest, eco friendly wine in NYC. Join us daily for our guided wine flights, house-made retail wines to go and 400 bottle Wine Spectator Award winning wine list to go with Executive Chef, Michael Jeanty's wine inspired dishes.
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday through Friday - 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tue - Sat: 5:00pm - 11:00pm / Sun & Mon 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour Mon - Fri: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(212) 608-0555 ext. 476
E, C subway line to Spring Street
1 subway to Houston St
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:
Amanda Len : 2126080555x477
Bar Dining, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
The Barrel Room at City Winery Ratings and Reviews
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.
Come for the music stay for the food
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.
Diana: Simply the Best
Our server, Diana, was absolutely wonderful. Knowledgable, personable, and fun, she answered any questions we could come up with about the menu and wines, and helped steer us towards a fantastic meal and experience. We'll definitely be back!
Nice for a drink
The food wasn't exceptional but it was a nice & cozy place to grab a drink and have a couple of snacks.
Not bad. Give it a try.
The food was pretty good. I got a Gilt deal for two for brunch which was a great value. The steak and eggs that I had didn't look that apetizing when it was served but it was actually quite tasty. The mushroom flatbread was excellent. Being that we were only one of three groups there, I felt our dishes could have been served a bit faster but , Chris our server was friendly and responded quickly to all our request.
The chef at city winery is superb!
The ambiance at this neighborhood gem is cool and classic which you collect not only from the locals at the spot but the really genuine staff. Will definitely go back often. This is a must try if you live in the neighborhood.
GREAT VENUE - FAIR FOOD
THIS PLACE IS A GRAT NIGHT OUT PLACE- FOOD WAS FAIR AT BEST
Nice light fare
Nice for a light dinner with wine before the theater. There is a friendly feeling and a warm atmosphere. Prices are right and wine is very good.
The Barrel Room was awesome. We took a winery tour, tasted different wines with their in-house flights, and ate a delicious dinner. We want to go back for their dinner/entertainment option. So good! Highly recommend.
Menu is very limited. The food I had w ...
Menu is very limited. The food I had was delicious but wish there was more variety. Convenient to eat here before the show.
The food was excellent. Atmosphere just ok. Brunch for 4 with 1 drink each and 4 coffees was $122 with tax. Service was good.
Date spot in great location
The Barrel Room is a great spot to meet and enjoy the company of someone special, with great wine, good food, and wonderful atmosphere. Wine flights are a great way to sample the wares and get acquainted with what they have to offer. The staff has always been great but make sure you check for closures due to special events.
greta mix of foks eating before melissa etheridge show. duck tacos ( use sauce) and rice balls were enjoyable. Burgers were GOOD but over priced
Less than enthralled
I had two separate wines and also the burger. Being a Pat Lafrieda blend does not mean the burger is going to be amazing and apparently I should have known this. It was pretty disappointing overall and quite over-priced.
We secured a reservation about a month ago for a part of 8. Called a few days before to confirm. All was set. We arrived on time, got settled and the crowd began to gather. Try the flights of wine (white or red)!!! The Chicken Liver Mousse was delicious (needs more toast points) and the hummus was also tasty. The table was split down the middle between breakfast and brunch items. All were delicious. I recommended the Sand and Soup (grilled cheese and tomato soup).
Area hot spot
I have been passing by City Winery for a while now and since I work in the area I thought I should give it a try. The hanger steak was OK...I asked for medium well but felt that some pieces were a little too red for me. Luckily I had friends who didn't mind and helped out with those pieces. I felt it was a bit dark in there but had a nice time.
Our waitress MADE the night!! I think her name was Debbie or Dana? I am horrible with names and the cocktails I had before didn't help. She was so great. Helpful, down to earth and made it a delightful dining experience. What I love is that we had a gilt voucher and most places treat you differently like you are cheap but I did not get that feel from this restaurant! Thank you for that!! It is hard to find that in the city. Which is why we will be coming back soon! Oh and the wine is DELISH. I highly recommend the pinot nior.
Unexpectedly Great Food
I had expected good wines but the food was outstanding. The arancini delicious and the butternut squash soup was exemplary and extremely filling. Like a giant creamy and delicate puree of that sweet wonderful vegetable.
Amazing Food but kind of loud
We ate here on a Friday night and I must say the place was hopping a little too much for my taste. The food and our lovely waitress more than made up for the fact that it wasn't quite the quiet romantic dinner I planned. Our waitress was great and helpful with picking out food and brought great wines to pair with them. Food- AMAZING get the duck tacos they were so delicious, we also had a wonderful spread of Murray cheeses also great. For our mains we got the steak and the fried chicken both delicious and for dessert the sorbets and the chocolate mousse. The mousse was AMAZING so rich and delicious it sent shivers down your spine and it was impossible to finish your mouth was just so overloaded on real chocolate goodness.
Very disappointed. Was not seated in Barrell Room (private party going on) and sat at table near bar. Should have been told this when they called to confirm reservation! Was led to believe this was a pairing/ tasting 3 course meal. However we were told to select 3 wines from "tap". Not the better quality wines we expected. Food was mediocre. Really was not worth the money.
Had a double date at the barrel room. Th ...
Had a double date at the barrel room. The burrata and duck taco appetizers were tasty. The main course left a little more to be desired. Best thing about this place was definitely the wine, the NYC cab was my favorite and I would go back just to have another glass or two.
Small space but good food
My boyfriend and I decided on City Winery because we were looking for an interesting place to eat in a part of the city we don't usually travel to. The food was great (I am a huge Squid Ink pasta fan, and they did not disappoint). However, the service was a lacking something and the space is very very small. My boyfriend felt like he had to keep his elbows tucked in the whole time just so he wouldn't hit a server or the person next to us. It is definitely intimate (with the cozy close atmosphere and the dim lighting) but that can get a little uncomfortable after a while. Our server also seemed like she was a bit frazzled the entire night. All in all it was a good experience but there are some things that could be changed, especially since the check for two people ended up being over $200, I expected a little more.
Ahh So So Experience
Cute place pretty good service. Now for the food....cold potatoes and steak ahhh NO.. And they don't have steak sauce...you will do good just getting the burger and the White wine I believe it was just called "white wine".
I came to the Barrel Room expecting so much and was let down. From the moment I was seated I felt invisible. I ordered wine and an appetizer and then sat for 25 minutes before anyone came over to take my dinner order. I ordered dinner and the waitress kept on repeating my order wrong. I told her to forget about dinner. I mentioned I was a Vinofile member with no reaction from staff. At this point, I paid my check and left.
b 4 show
went to eat here before show nx door... limited menu but the fried chicken (boneless) was good as well as the artichoke dip. decent glass of wine to go with it and attentive service.
The fried green tomato flatbread!!! Deli ...
The fried green tomato flatbread!!! Delicious!!
Love that you basically get to see a sho ...
Love that you basically get to see a show at the same time if someone is playing as they broadcast it on the tv in the barrel room. Such a nice touch. Door staff and wait staff are all lovely.
Had to send soup back as it was cold. ...
Had to send soup back as it was cold. Took a while to get my check. Food is good but pricey. Wish the venue inside where I had tickets for concert would be on Open Table...
great atmosphere for a business lunch and great menu
The setting of the barrel room really makes you feel like you are inside a working winery (which you are) and the wine is superb.
WHAT A GREAT FIND!!!
My friends and I meet for brunch every other week. I've never heard of this place but now that I have I will definitely frequent this spot. We came for brunch and the food was incredibly tasty. I especially love the hummus. Our waiter was extremely attentive and very friendly and catered to all of our requests; he went well above what was required of him to meet our needs. This will definitely be a recurrent brunch spot for my friends and I.
Business dinner for small team of six. Fun atmosphere and good food. Great service from Diana. Enjoyable evening all around.
Great food and ambience
We all enjoyed the brunch- delicious good and good prices. The only drawback was the service. For some reason they couldn't get our order right. It took a few times before we got everything. But we might try it again and hope that was a one time glitch.
Great food but unfortunately poor service
It is a shame that with all the positives that the service is so unprofessional. Food was great. Wine too. Enjoyed eating outside. But,our waiter frequently dissapeared,dishes were brought out unevenly,server had no idea who got what nor could explain what the dishes even were [where was the waiter ?] and,wrong dishes were brought to the table. Better management desperately needed. Two additional small things. You should have better bread,and fresher. I think the "wine on tap" carafes are too small for the price
It is such a nice place. The staff was very friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back.
Very, very nice venue! Family of four ca ...
Very, very nice venue! Family of four came for Sunday brunch here. Unfortunately our food was cold and poached eggs were overcooked.
Staff were all very nice and attentive. ...
Staff were all very nice and attentive. We sat on the patio and it was very calm and romantic. Food was all amazing! Wine as well was quite good. Desserts were amazing as well! I definitely recommend the Saffron and Rrock Shrimp Arancini! So good!!
Our waitress Diana was very busy, but just a doll. Tuna tacos and hummus were great. Wine fleet was fun. Bought three bottles to bring home. Watching for a good concert for our next visit!
Did not stay wayyyyy too loud
Did not stay wayyyyy too loud
Good Food and Wine
The Barrel Room has good food. We tried several small plates, a salad and a soup and enjoyed it all. The house made wine was ok. It was just so noisy inside the restaurant that we could hardly have a conversation.
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