About The Barrel
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
The Barrel offers a wide variety of pub-fusion cuisine and an extensive selection of craft beers, wines & spirits. Our warm and welcoming atmosphere is sure to please on any occasion, whether it be for an intimate date night, well-deserved after work cocktails, relaxing weekend brunch or a group special event.
Hours of Operation:
Open for Lunch Daily
Monday 11:00 to 12:00am
Tuesday-Friday 11:00am to 2:00am
Open for Brunch & Lunch
Saturday 11:00am to 2:00am
Sunday 10:00am to 10:00pm
NW 42nd & N Western Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Barrel Ratings and Reviews
We were sat down and the wait staff literally forgot ab us. Took 20 minutes for someone to notice and then find someone to take our order. After thirty minutes with no drinks we left and went next door. The sushi and drinks were fabulous. The Barrel needs some work on the menu and wine. Only two choices. Thumbs down in my book.
I really enjoy using Open Table! Like all of us, I read the reviews and make my decisions accordingly!! So on this occasion of my weekly lunch with my sister, I used OT. Well, I have never read so many poor reviews on The Barrel. I manager a restaurant and picked up on these nasty, more time than since reviews. No restaurant can be this poor. So I called my sister and said "wanna go to the worst restaurant in OKC? Sure! Always up for an adventure! Well, let me tell you, we were slapped in the face with a great greeting, fantastic service, smiles, and damn the food was spectacular, served pub style!! OMG, and when we ordered dessert that wasn't on the menu... the server made it happen!! Great, teamwork by the entire staff was obvious! Our lunch went over 2 hours, and yes we walked out just fine!! I am writing this a week after the fact as i am difficult to impress! The only thing missing was the fruition of all those negative, reviews. So to all you review writers, are you really reviewing the restaurant or was your day/life so bad you need to release steam on a restaurant that cannot respond.
My Rubin sandwich was grilled at too low a temperature. The bread was oily and soggy. The potato chips were also oily. The brussel sprouts were under cooked.
My wife's chop was nearly burned on one side. Her side salad was good.
We were seated indoors but were shooing away flies and knats - really!
We live in the neighborhood and keep coming back hoping for improvement. Unfortunately the Barrel is a better bar than a restaurant. I should have had the burger. They have been good in the past.
The waiter Bryant was friendly and attentive.
Quaint, clean, classy and rustic decor. Delicious food, I had the shrimp and grits. Yum!! The Bloody Mary was spicey in a fun way.
We did have to ask for for coffee refills. But other than that, waitstaff was very attentative.
Our corner booth was intimate but didn't feel crowded.
The manager approached our table to check on us. Nice touch!
We went for brunch! The food was just ok the prices were ok however everything was higher than their on line menu! I pointed out my mimosa pint was only a tall highball glass! They said I was correct but still charged me a dollar more than the online price of a pint! It wasn't awful but I probably will not return! The $16 filet and eggs online is a $22 sirloin and eggs on the menu!
This locale is probably best viewed as a sports bar rather than a gastro pub. The food was nothing more than OK -- husband had the pork chop which was overdone and I had the turkey melt was ok but something I could have easily duplicated at home. So, that being said, price point was higher than what seems reasonable. Because of this, and the other really great restaurants in the area, we will not be returning here for dinner.
Met family there for pre-theater dinner. We reserved a table in order to insure our large party could be accommodated using Open Table. Should have called the restaurant. The app wouldn't let us reserve a table at 5:30 or 6:00, so we had to eat at five which was too early. The service was good and food was awesome. Because of the early dining time, we did get there before it was too loud to talk
We had wanted to try The Barrel for many months. We were so disappointed. It was practically empty on a Friday night and yet we had very slow service. The food was just so-so. There was hardly any fish in the fish and chips--mainly bland tasting battered coating. Not worth the price. Caesar salad was delicious. And a good beer selection.
I love the location and general atmosphere. I have been here several times because both of those things, and will probably come again for drink but the food is not very good- mediocre at best and overpriced. Fun for a happy hour or late night drink, would not recommend for a nice dinner.
Wanted to come here to watch the OU/Clemson game, made a reservation and asked to be seated close to a TV, apparently no one read that note because they tried to seat us in a tiny little corner crammed into a tiny little table with a poor view of a television... I should also mention there was NO ONE there. Food was a set menu with only 5 options, yet they market themselves as a pub. No appetizers or small plates available, just an over priced menu that may have worked for a more romantic place but again THIS IS A PUB!!! This place was awesome when they first opened, fun atmosphere, great service... and now they're trying really hard to be something they are not. Will not be returning any time soon unless they fix their identity issues. I don't see this place lasting unless they do.
This was our first time to eat at The Barrel and the food was really good. The fish & chips were cooked perfectly with delicious, flaky fish and the fries are among the best in OKC. Barrel chips and side sauces are a very tasty appetizer. Great list of brews to choose from. We received the best service from our server, Mea. We have found another restaurant in OKC where we can enjoy excellent service, food, drinks and atmosphere.
First time there since changed to Barrel. Décor is as the name states and fits the place. Ordering a drink while waiting for friends took a little long due to server being new, but overall we had a fantastic dinner and service. Everyone's food looked good and no complaints. The hamburger was amazing and on one of the freshest buns I've had in a while. Dessert was tasty and server was accommodating for a birthday complete with candle.
I celebrated my 29th birthday here, and had a fantastic time. Our server was great and the food was delicious. The only downside was that the only large table was out on the patio where smoking is allowed. It was perfect until people started lighting up (my asthma was not appreciative).
The complimentary valet is a nice start considering parking isn't too easy to find. You walk in and the ambience is immediate, low lighting, great art on the walls as well as a bottle build state of Oklahoma behind the bar; the bar's in the center of the room and the patio extends to the right. We dined on the patio because the noise level was already too much at 7 o'clock. There is an existing bar with a glass fire pit and 8 picnic tables for seating. The food was good, my husband and I split the pork schnitzel; it was more than enough food to share. Our friend got the turkey avocado wrap which was so much that she took half home. I'd come back for the overall experience. Although there wasn't anything on the menu that was outstanding as far as a foodie is concerned, the fare was a good selection and $$ priced.
The restaurant was not even half full and they had to stop putting in orders because there was an hour ticket wait. They did not even tell us that, the table beside us told us they had waited over an hour for their food. We waited 10 minutes for a server to even come over and take drink orders and the drinks took forever to come and multiple people brought more than needed, not too much communication between staff. We decided to finish our drinks and leave for some place else. I had been there before on a Saturday night when it turns into a bar and that's fun but not great for a family brunch/lunch.
There were 4 of us for Mother's Day brunch. We couldn't have been more disappointed. Our waitress was the only highlight. She was so sweet and kept checking on us. However, we waited more than one hour for food that was served barely warm to cold. The excuse was kitchen was so backed up, but we saw people eating who arrived after we did, plus wondered why our food was not hot. A manager never checked on us or offered any kind of apology, and no type of compensation was offered us. Sorry to say we will not return.
Took my mom for mothers day and regret it!! It took over an hour to get our food and when we finally did everything was wrong on both orders. They told us they didn't know how long it would take to remake our orders because they were busy. So we we were there for 1.5 hr and didn't even eat. Service was beyond terrible. We saw our waitress a total of 3 times in that 1.5 hr span. I was so disappointed and left hungry.
Twice now we have tried their brunch. On both occasions we had a long wait on our food. My wife's pancakes and scrambled eggs were cold. Both visits I ordered eggs over easy and both times they came out over hard. We will try the restaurant again for lunch or dinner mostly because of its convienience, we live in the Crown Heights Neighborhood. Maybe I will be able to report a more favorable review.
Decided to go out with te wife and a couple friends on St. Patty's Day and found this place had a reservation for the time we needed. The food was really good. I had the Shepard's Pie and my wife had the fried flank steak. They have an extensive drink list and pretty cool atmosphere. Will be back.
Nice decor. Large bar in the center of the restaurant with some open tables near the front. Walls are lined with high-backed booths that are great for privacy. Arrived early and seated promptly. Server immediately came over to get drink orders, was very attentive and polite the rest of the evening. Manager came by to ask how everything was, very polite. Food was overall good; had the chili cheese poutine for starter, cheese melt for self, HUGE pork schnitzel for companion. Cheese melt tasted slightly charred but was still good; companion said pork schnitzel was delicious. Played a wide variety of good music. Both agreed we'd come back and would recommend to others.
Good space and decor, very urban feel with exposed brick interior and great bar area. Valet parking is nice and it's overall a good addition to the redevelopment efforts on Western Ave. Food, however, needs to improve.
First, possibly it was intentional but there was not enough (maybe not any ) salt on the entrees which is not good for a restaurant catering to people under 60.
Shepherd's pie concept was good but brisket doesn't work as the meat base unless they are going to take more care removing fat. It was cubed and half of what was served was fat. They should probably roast or grill the meat first to cook down fat, then shred to ensure they are serving meat and not just fat and gristle.
Burger was okay but was slightly more cooked than the medium well ordered.
Brussels sprouts were bitter, not sure why. The oil used to cook them may have been old or maybe the sprouts themselves. Maybe mix them with onions to help them out?
Barrel chips, which were house made waffle potato chips, were great, very good dipping sauces.
Overall it was okay but could be very good if food improves.
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