Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Barrel

10 Stuyvesant St. (Third Ave.) Send to Phone
212-598-0454
A barrel-shaped wine bar grows in the East Village.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Barrel Restaurant Review

: When the interior of a restaurant is designed to look like the inside of a barrel (and the place is even called “The Barrel”), the bibulous diner has high expectations. And such is the case at this East Village restaurant and wine bar. The menu is loaded with affordable pan-European tapas dishes and many of them make for nice snacks while working your way through a wine menu that travels even further than the food menu---from Europe to Latin America to California. The fried cod fritters achieve that combination of crispy on the outside but gooey on the inside. Chicken liver comes topped with Marsala jelly and apple slices. Similarly, the prosciutto and semi-sweet sun-dried tomato flatbread achieves that fine balance between savory and saccharine. All the better to go with your wine.
Check out hip and new NYC restaurants to try right now
New & Hip NYC Restaurants

Check out what's new and trendy on NYC's dining scene with GAYOT's list of restaurants to try right now.



RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.