Barano

4.7
349 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Seasonal Italian Restaurant featuring wood-fired dishes inspired by Chef Dimeglio's Italian Ischian roots in a casual and approachable setting, serving craft cocktails, featuring an extensive wine list and hard to find beer & wines. Located in the heart of ever growing South Williamsburg with outdoor seating accompanied by amazing views of the Bridge.

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Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM

What 349 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Italian restaurant.

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m
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food, specially starters and desserts. Very hard to hear each other though. Service improved as the night went on.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the only places in NYC where there's a REAL wood fire grill!! One of the best kept secrets in NYC!!! Owner's a, one of a kind; hospitality driven personality who will make you and your group feel phenomenal!! Awesome service!!

AM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an amazing, delicious dining experience. Great cocktails too!

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was fabulous as was my first visit. A great restaurant.

AD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was incredible! It was the perfect date night.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you to Barano, for once again, the most hospitable evening. Barano never disappoints!!! Jonathan and Karim, you have great management skills and truly know how to run a busy Saturday night effortlessly. Thank you and I am sure, we will see you again soon!

G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food , overall very pleased with everything.

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best drinks, fantastic staff, amazing and always indicative new dishes. Love!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! Staff is great

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Barano was an incredible dining experience - amazing service, and the best lasagna and meatballs I've ever had. Will definitely be back.

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service! Sat outside with three of my friends for dinner and the waitstaff could not have been more impressive. We dropped a knife and he was there with a clean knife within seconds without us even asking. We were sharing dishes and he brought them out perfectly timed to our tables never so it felt to crowded and brought us each bread at the end to soak up every last bit of their delicious dishes!

MC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

what a great spot! my sister and i are new to brooklyn and found this restaurant on open table. the atmosphere was rustic, casual and understated. the food was sublime and the bartenders and waitstaff were outstanding!

DP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent. The staff had a team approach, and everyone was incredibly helpful. We will be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The service was a bit slow, however the food was really good.

R
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly professional wait staff. Good food, wonderful atmosphere great experience

u
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great experience all around. The flavors are really well integrated for everything. The seasonal menu makes it extra special and the service was really good.

GM
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent waitstaff And very reasonably price. It was our first time here will definitely be returning, soon!

R
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We have been at Barano a number of times. Usually a safe bet for a good, nice dinner. This time, unfortunately, the mains were quite below par. Service was excellent, as usual.

MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Went for Mother's day dinner for a party of 8. We were seated right away. Food is very good, decent portions served, ambiance was good, service was good as well as drinks.

S
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Loved Barano! Nice open atmosphere and friendly server. The fried zucchini blossoms and steamed artichoke were out of this world! The pasta with honey and ricotta good - very rich. I suggest splitting it.
And we also had branzino - so-so - could use more flavoring.
Also we ordered dirty martinis, but they were very lemony - we sent them back but they accommodated us with the appropriate briny libation.
Will definitely return!

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time for a friends birthday. Food was excellent. Service was perfect. Love this place. Thank you.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was nice

MK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant, Food was very tasty, plates were a little small. Although it was Good Friday and we couldn’t sample all the appetizers ( can’t eat meat). The Whole Branzino was very well seasoned and delicious. The service was outstanding, and dessert menu and coffee were very enjoyable. Worth the trip from Manhattan.

OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would recommend this place in a heartbeat to anyone and everyone, cocktails sound adventurous but are delicious, food is freshly made and tasty, absolutely perfect

CM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a good experience, the food was a little salty but overall great time

MM
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Genuinely fantastic place. Great food and ambience. Visiting from London and was very impressed.

MP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was incredible. Food was among the best Italian I've ever had, great wine list, excellent service, great ambience.

The reason this doesn't get Five Stars? BREAD. You're an Italian restaurant. Bread should be free and plentiful. $6 for four pieces of bread is a slap in the face to Italians.

MC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food. The salad and pasta was outstanding.

K
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and cocktails are amazing!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous interior and delicious food and cocktails.

P
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Outstanding Italian food. Very good service. Friendly staff and owner. Overall fantastic experience

p
New York Area
333 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As you enter the restaurant you are hit with the beautiful smell of the wood burning oven and grill. There is a nice long bar where Fred mixes some great drinks. The kitchen is open and at the back of the restaurant. Pasta dishes are a must as a main or great to share as a starter
The branzio was chard and moist. My scallops were grilled perfectly over a tasty rise and pesto mix. Wine list is off beat so engage Fred or wine manager and you won’t be disappointed
Looking forward to heading back to Barano!

KB
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at this restaurant and an absolute favorite now in Williamsburg. The food was so flavorful and the prices were very reasonable. Also, the staff and service were impeccable. Great environment for a date or to bring your parents.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

The GF pizza we ordered arrived burned and was inedible. We called our waiter over and he advised that it was just “charred” and was less than accommodating in having a new one made.
We insisted on it as the pizza could not be eaten. The replacement was perfectly done and do not understand why there was pushback on this-we showed him they the pizza was entirely burned on the bottom

CT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

A fantastic date night! Barano was one of our many stops on restaurant week. I am a little disappointed that they boost some of the prices to (+10 for lamb exc.) so they are almost normal prices. Slightly defeats the purpose of restaurant week, especially when most of the other restaurants dont break the $42 standard. That being said it was a great meal, we would return. The food was fantastic and the service was on point.

j
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing experience. Highly suggest! Service was great as well!

H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious. My girlfriend and I did the restaurant week menu and were pleased with everything we had. I had the meatballs, gnocchi, and cannoli. Everything was absolutely delicious. Would 100% go back.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went for restaurant week.
For food I had the meatballs, gnocchi, and the connolo. The meatballs were unbelievable. The gnocchi was good but $29 off the regular menu is far too much for the sized portion you get. Connolo would have been perfect if it didn't have candied fruit in it.

I also tasted the chicken entree and the lamb entree, both were delicious.

For drinks I had an old fashioned which was made well. I tried the NY Stout they had which was awful and i'm a huge guinness drinker. Finished the meal with an espresso which was up to par.

Friendly service all around, although one of the male servers seemed nervous and unsure of himself when answering questions.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I decided to check out Barano as part of Restaurant Week. We had a reservation at 9pm and the restaurant had a decent crowd when we walked in on a Monday, with the perfect volume of chatter. We were immediately loving the atmosphere because of the decor, lighting, and 90s hip hop playing discreetly. The host was friendly and got us a comfortable table. Our server (our check says his name is Ken, but we are not 100% sure) was very knowledgeable! Helped us pick a bottle of wine and make decisions with our food, he made great recommendations.

At some point in the middle of dinner I dropped my glass of water and the support staff immediately got to it and were very polite. Throughout the entire dinner they made it a point to make sure our table was clean, uncluttered, and we had fresh silverware and dishes with each course.

The dishes we ordered from the pre fixe menu included the octopus, meatballs, cavatelli, and the osso buco, with all of them being our favorites. Capped off dinner with their cannoli which was heaven! Best cannoli we both have every had.

Overall, we are very happy we checked out Barano as our final restaurant for restaurant week during our NYC trip.

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