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“Wonderful service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Red Barn - CLOSED

Red Barn
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Pleasantville, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

I recently attended a shower there. The food was very good and the wait staff was fabulous. I am gluten intolerant and our server was wonderful about making sure my meal was ok. His diligence will make it likely I will return here again soon!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Bridget D
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“So-so”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

3 out of 5
Microwaved reheated potatoes that taste like sour milk.
Piano too loud, too close, too strange.
Staff were attentive.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Lisa V
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good Food, nice setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Nice comfortable restaurant in Westport. Food always good. Never feel rushed - it always seem they let you take your time after dinner.

Reading the other reviews it doesn't seem like they do Sunday brunch or parties well but don't let that dissuade you from going here for lunch or dinner.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank cttraveller67
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Oxford, Connecticut
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139 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Hardly a fine dining place”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

We went there for the Sunday Buffet and we were sorely disappointed in almost every regard.
The price and address suggests upscale and that's where it ends. Limited selection for non meat eaters. The buffet tables had no vegetable dishes, the cold salads were prepared and served in bowls and the caesar was a wilting bed of romaine. By appearance, if not by taste, many dishes appeared to be pre-prepared foods from the bacon to turkey. The salmon, lamb and beef on the carving station were tempting but also unseasoned and not tender to the pallet. Sad to say I found that the food was almost tasteless. The coffee wasn't the only item on the buffet that was hardly warm at best. Deserts were run of the mill. A nice fruit platter of melon, grapes and pineapple was a welcome option against a the range of cakes and a cookie option. I must mention the table service was attentive and on going throughout the meal.
The Red Barn has been around for a long time. In earlier times it was a much more inviting and attractive place for a Sunday buffet. The crowds were there so in fairness either I'm being too fussy or perhaps it is that the Red Barn is the only show in town for this type of Sunday gathering.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank peter m
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Food-wise, one step up from a fast food restaurant!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

This place could be great. Excellent location, next to the parkway. Beautiful old building, with wall decorations straight out of an antique store. But...but...but.

The place is very poorly lit; difficult to see what your're eating, unless you're seated near a window for brunch.

Prix fixe Sunday Brunch menu is well put together & is served buffet style. However, you get what you pay for, I guess. Gristle-ridden, tepid roast beef; stay with the ham. Avoid the home fries. They look good, but have the consistency of pulp, when you eat them. Lox is good, but bagels are precut & dried out. Salad is OK. Dessert table more than adequate, but most offerings were overly sweet. Stay with the cookies. They were good.

The mixed drinks included in the prix fixe brunch were a joke. They weren't Bloody Marys, more like Virgin Marys. After tasting our drinks, we declined the waiter's offering of a glass of champagne.

Service staff performance was OK. (But they were always ready to grab your plate, if you didn't hold on to it.)

If you're craving a prixe fixe brunch on a Sunday at this place, go for the first seating not the second. The food will be fresher that way.

This place has "pretensions of grandeur." Too bad it doesn't live up to its own expectations.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Abernathy15
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