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“Decor Nice Food blah” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barnwood Bar & Grill

Barnwood Bar & Grill
Ranked #7 of 57 Restaurants in Newtown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Connecticut
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Decor Nice Food blah”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Nice when you go in with nice bar area.the menu wasn't impressive the vegetable soup was pureed and $8 not worth it service was ok bread was the best thing there.Wouldnt recommend the food it was just Ok.Go for a drink and leave... sad because its new

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank stevedolphin
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  • English first
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English first
Newtown, Connecticut
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Really wanted to like this place...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I really, really wanted to like Barnwood Grill, I was so excited for them to open up within walking distance from my house.
On my first visit I ordered the goat cheese salad, the goat cheese was frozen when served to me... I had to send it back and it was still almost frozen in the middle.
Second visit, the food was not much better. Services is pretty good. I would say the atmosphere is nice, it has a great ecclectic feel. But honestly, I will not be returning, not with so many other great restaurants in the area.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Kimie B
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Newtown, Connecticut
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“First impression :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Decided last minute to go out for weekend dinner. Wanted close so decided to try this newer restaurant. Exterior misleading- inside was a warm and welcoming ambiance- brick and wood. Variety on menu without being overwhelming. Meal wS good and prepared to meet my dietary restrictions. Seafood risotto was delicious as were the PEI mussels. Waitstaff was very attentive without being invasive. We found the owner to be appropriate and even charming on the evening we were there. I would have no problem recommending this establishment to friends and family and will surely be back as we found the pricing very reasonable for the generous portions we we're served :)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keanka
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Newtown, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The worst owners I have ever seen.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

There was one tall guy, dark hair that looked like the manager or owner yelling at the employers all the time. I am not taking my family there ever again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Inter1997
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Newtown, Connecticut
1 review
“Menu and ambience are great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Have been several times. Appreciate the menu options and all diners have been happy with every dish. Even a picky friend was impressed with the selection - not things you would make at home. The decor is upbeat and makes you feel good about your experience as soon as you walk in.
Only downside is the wine by the glass selection.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jill K
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