We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beef 'n' Barrel

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
146 North Union Street, Olean, NY 14760
(716) 372-2985
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 200 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great choice, great food

In Olean for a mid-week meeting. We decided to go to the #1 rated Trip Advisor restaurant. It was a good plan. A menu obviously heavy on the beef, but something for everyone. Food was great. Steaks were amazing. Service was friendly and prompt. Wish I lived nearby.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
jelmwood
,
Albany, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Albany, New York
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

In Olean for a mid-week meeting. We decided to go to the #1 rated Trip Advisor restaurant. It was a good plan. A menu obviously heavy on the beef, but something for everyone. Food was great. Steaks were amazing. Service was friendly and prompt. Wish I lived nearby.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredonia, New York
Top Contributor
336 reviews 336 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
795 helpful votes 795 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Highly recommended by many, didn't disappoint. Beef on weck was great and rest of menu sounded the same. A sure bet when in town. Eager to return. Can't wait.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Angelica, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

ate here twice and both times left full and happy!! if I'm looking for a beef dinner this is where we go, no question about it! this is the only restaurant in the area that brings your dish as you ordered it. medium rare is medium rare! can't wait to go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Land O Lakes, Florida
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Loved the atmosphere. Don't order fish, not cooked properly. It's a beef restaurant. Salads are great and desserts are to kill for. Husband loves roast beef on wick. That's there speciality.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Not too many places you can go both casually and for date night. The food is wonderful (I can only speak for the beef dishes - it's a beef restaurant why go there and order something else?) and the service is excellent. I like how they use Cutco knives to support the local... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nyack, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Excellent food! Go there every time we are in the area. Very reasonably priced as well! We are never disappointed with the food, service and price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I've been to Beef 'n Barrell at least 5 times and am finally reviewing it. The consistency of their excellent food and service is impressive. What's great about the beef dishes you can get is that you can request either gravy (normally with roast beef dinner that has a little less beef) or au jus (Normally with Beefeater dinner that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is my all time favorite restaurant. I love their roast beef, gravy, German potato salad, desserts and hot fudge is the best I've ever tasted. They are pricy, but well worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is an oldie but a goodie. Located in the heart of downtown, the food is excellent. Parking can be tricky but worth the walk.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Allegany, New York
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place has the best hot roast beef sammie I have ever had. You can never go wrong here with the beef, and gravy combo. It also has a great chicken an biscuit on wed night.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Beef 'n' Barrel also viewed

 

Been to Beef 'n' Barrel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 146 North Union Street, Olean, NY 14760
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Olean
  • Phone Number: (716) 372-2985

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Beef 'n' Barrel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?