Small Barn Old Town
Great lunch spot in Old Town Temecula. Loved all the cozy seating nooks. Food was delicious and the wait staff was attentive and friendly. Cocktails are artfully done and food was on-trend. Avocado toast with smoked salmon and broccolini made a perfect lunch. Highly recommend!
The brunch was amazing. Craft cocktails were even better. We were celebrating and was a perfect spot.
Really had high hopes for this place. It was new for me and seemed to have a great menu, including my favorite, grilled octopus. It looked very cute online and i was really hoping it would be great for my girls weekend.
Unfortunately, it went south from the minute we got there. It was a really cold nite and we were really looking forward to the soup. We sat for 15 minutes before we ever even saw a waiter and even then only after we asked for one. We ordered the soup vand were told they had just run out (probably would not have if we had been served timely) so ordered the octopus, ahi tuna and a burger plus drinks. The octopus was so tough it was inedible. It was the first time I have ever left any behind but we honestly could not eat it. Ive made it before And it's so easy to cook in a pressure cooler or sous vide - comes out prefect every time. Apparently, they had not heard of these basic kitchen tools. The tuna would have been ok but it comes poke style with no chips or bread or anything to eat with it and was so spicy we couldn't eat more than a couple bites. The burger was OK. It redeemed the experience so that we didn't leave hungry but not enough to go back. Also be careful, the sauce on the burger is also super spicy and completly unexpected. We had to lose one side of the bun to avoid it.
I had really talked this place up and my girlfriends thought I was nuts. Sucha bummer for an otherwise cute place.
Came here for dinner on Friday night and the ambiance was spectacular. The food was delicious and the drinks were delightful! Cannot wait to return!!
Very pleasant experience during the pandemic. Great atmosphere and service. Food was excellent. Will
be back for sure.
Food was great, service was great! Make sure you get to sit by a heater if you go during a cold time! It was pretty chilly without one! Overall, great time & we will be back!
I want to give Small Barn a 5 star rating-I really do. No matter how good the food is (and it was stellar), for the price point the customer service has to be part of the dining experience! Once our order was taken, we never saw our waiter again. The biggest issue is that sadly, there simply aren't enough heaters to dine outside in this establishment that has ALWAYS been more of an outdoor restaurant (not due to Covid). Temecula nights are chilly, so please don't use the excuse that you ran out of propane in the morning ...propane is easy to find before seating for dinner. When we asked management about it, we were blown off like it was our problem. That helped explain the lack of overall customer service-it always starts at the top. Several of the patrons around us were fussing about the lack of heaters and limited wait staff. Again, at the price point, it would seem like a few more heaters would be a great investment for a beautiful restaurant like Small Barn.
We will give it another try for lunch, because it was simply too cold to fully enjoy our dinner, and we'll hope to have a better experience with staff. (And will post an updated review....hopefully be able to give it the 5 star rating that the chef is worthy of) ;)
Ambiance** (hard to enjoy fully)
Everything was yummy, this was my first time coming but had some left over chicken from my daughters and I was expecting to order the same thing but they changed their menu. A little disappointed but the alternative was great
Steak and fries. I do wish they still had some kind of chicken dish for lunch.
Romaine salad is a fav! Steak frites and short rib dish is great! Wasn’t a huge fan of the pumpkin flan.
Great food, great service, great ambiance...I wish more restaurants were like this. Amazing brunch: quiche, eggs Benedict (the eggs are prepared differently and it is wonderful), beet salad and Processco splits.
Pricey. Not a lot of food for the price.
We frequent the Small Barn nearly weekly and we always leave more than happy! There is always something new to try as Chef Angelo never ceases to amaze. Heading there again tonight, can’t wait
This experience was my fault for not understanding this restaurant's theme. You may want this type of experience. Small portion plates with some unique seating options. The most disappointing part was the seating. We had a reservation, and this was our first adult only dinner since the pandemic. We were seated on a bench seat by the door to the restaurant. The table to hold the food was at knee height, like a coffee table. After 8 months of quarentine eating at my couch or at my desk working, I wanted to cry that I couldn't eat this $100 meal at an adult table like everyone else. There were plenty of tables, but we were given the "cozy" table as described by the host. I should have said something, but I did not want to cause an issue for the staff. Food portions are very small, and I guess you are meant to order more than just one plate per person. 2 drinks and 2 plates were $105 with tip. We asked for our check immediately and went to a restaurant next door to eat a full meal since we were still hungry.
Not our first time nor will it be our last. Always a great experience. Food always interesting and great. Service and ambience perfect!
Fantastic service. Very friendly servers. The food was fresh and delicious. We ordered the french fries which were the best fries I've ever had. Crispy and yummy. We also had the avocado toast with salmon and egg - so good. The chef brought us his pumpkin spiced flan for dessert. Can't wait to go back for dinner!
We went for my 21st birthday and it was definitely a special occasion restaurant for us. It was so pretty with the lights and the music, I really enjoyed it. Our waitress I believe her name was Hannah was very nice and helped us pick out our drinks, very knowledgeable of the menu. The location is very good & it was definitely Covid-19 friendly. Our temperature was taken before entering and the tables were spaced out. The food and drinks were delicious!
Fantastic! Highly recommend. The food was incredible.
Plan to spend a little more than usual when dining here at Small Barn. It is completely worth the experience and your palate will definitely thank you. We love the esthetics and ambiance of the restaurant .... the knowledgeable staff .... the food is delicious and presentation is on point .... drinks are great too! Reservations are the best way to enjoy a great evening here. Menu changes a little with the changing of the seasons.
Overall nice place with decent farm to table food. The ahi tuna needs some type of crunch, wonton chips or something. The avocado toast was good but bread is sliced too thick. The quiche was a bit dry could use a sauce. The beet salad was delicious and our favorite!!!
It’s always a positive to eat where a true chef does his or her work. The menu is creative and the pairings are spot on. Old Town offers so many options but it’s going to be hard not to choose the this gem when we head this way.
We had a great dinner overall at Small Barn. The food was absolutely amazing, everything we had (ahi tuna, steak frites, Petaluma chicken, leek soup, asparagus) was soo good. Drinks were also really good. The only thing missing unfortunately was the service. We asked 3 times for ketchup and never received it. We had also asked for an additional soup and never received it- we weren’t charged at least. I’m pretty sure they opened fairly recently, so probably still working out the kinks with service. The food was so outstanding though that we will definitely be back!
This was such an extraordinary experience . Very chic the food was absolutely delicious I cannot express how fabulous the staff was so courteous and friendly the service was extremely efficient . It was a ideal place for a date and also doubled as a good brunch spot to meet up with friends. I love the outdoor seating area.
Perfect date spot, food, drinks, and service were all amazing. Looking forward to a return visit.
Great experience at small barn! Amazing food and great ambiance! Staff was very attentive and cocktails are amazing!
Excellent experience. Even during COVID
Charming new restaurant with excellent service from the hostess, server and the busboy. Food was prepared & seasoned perfectly. Would like more appetizers, although asparagus with egg and ham was great, seemed more like breakfast. The poke was great. Wine selection great too. 2 appetizers, main entrees for 2, bottle of wine, & a shared dessert was about $250 for this business lunch and it was a great experience.
What a darling restaurant and the food was incredible! Every detail was amazing down to the plates and glasses! New favorite spot!
The hostess and our server were so nice, accommodating, and attentive people. By boyfriend and I shared a carafe of red wine, a bowl of potato leek soup, the salmon for the entree and the pumpkin flan for dessert. I recommend ALL of them. We enjoyed the crispy salmon skin with the tiny dollop of chutney on top then running our fork through the green sauce. The soup was creamy and had herbs sprinkled on top and the flan, although really sweet, had shredded white cheese on top adding to its savory was savory. We’ll come back here when we’re in town.
The food is beyond amazing with the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, crunchy, and soft. Every bite tastes so good. Second time here and everything I've tried has been the best. The chef is a true master! The wait staff and hostess were friendly and prompt. They serve gluten free dishes that is marked on the menu and they were very knowledgeable about them. The ambiance is unique with the outside dirt floor, fire pit, and benches. All the waiters abided by COVD regulations with masks and cleaning of the tables & chairs after each use. By far, the best restaurant in Temecula & all of the surrounding areas. I will be back!
I arrived for my reservation on time but was turned away due to rain with absolutely no incentive to return. This is the third time that I have been turned away from this restaurant. I will not be going back!
Excellent food and ambiance, even on a rainy day! Went above and beyond to accommodate, can't wait to return!
We had an exceptional experience! Despite the weather (it was raining), we were comfortable sitting under the overhang on the patio. We had the broccolini, roasted chicken and the ahi dishes and all were incredibly flavorful, attractively presented, and perfectly prepared. I fashion myself a foodie and I'd highly recommend this place. You can't go wrong!
Amazing service!!! Even better food!! Highly recommended.
Wonderful outdoor setting g in old town. Food was delicious and presentation beautiful
Very cute and unique venue. The cocktails were really good, food was good too. The servers were very kind, por temp was taken upon arrival and we were seated right away. We will definitively go back!
Great spot with great food! Service was a little slower with the initial greeting to drink order, but mid service and wrapping up the meal were great.
The food was good however...... Two of us ordered the salmon. We paid $48 for 2 small pieces of salmon that did not come with any side dish. I feel like that was expensive for not even a baked potato or small side of veggies to go along with the dish.
I grew up in Temecula and this has become one of my favorites. I do wish they had a few more options in terms of food. Seasonal rotating menu possibly? A little pricier but worth it for a date night or special occasion
Food is fantastic!
OpenTable ダイナー165名によるSmall Barn Old Townの評価は4.7☆です。