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“Food-wise, one step up from a fast food restaurant!”
Review of Red Barn - CLOSED

Red Barn
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 18, 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.

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Thank Abernathy15
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

old fashion family restaurant ... staff is wonderful and helpful food is great , drinks plenty good !! my wife and i love this place cheech is the best !!1 go here you will love it

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Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Had a graduation party here. They offered a price fix menu with numerous choices. The steak is tender, tasty and cooked to perfection. Best chicken parm anywhere. Owner managed assures excellence!! Great value!

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1  Thank 9,519
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

We had not been here in years but we had an event to attend in Westport and met another couple for dinner. The restaurant is right off the Merritt Parkway which made it very convenient for both couples. We arrived @ 5:15 in order to have a leisurely dinner. It was a cool, damp evening and we asked to be seated in a warm area so; we were right in front of the beautiful fireplace! The wait staff was efficient and attentive. We opted to order from the special menu...$49 for two which included a bottle of red or white wine, a choice of soup or salad, an entree (choices included a beef, chicken, fish and pasta option), dessert and coffee or tea. The meal was excellent! The price was terrific and the ambiance of the building was wonderful. Would definitely come here again if we are traveling into the area.

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Thank larkenRidgefield_CT
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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

I attended a birthday gathering during their brunch- mimosas, bloody's, champagne included. Bloody came in a wine glass, possibly the smallest bloody ever! Buffer was fine, meats at the meat station were over cooked. Salads and deserts were good. Service was attentive until the end and I had to break the manager away from watching the football game to get our server. All in all a decent value for $24.95.

Thank WinsorTraveler
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