Barton G The Restaurant
1427 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Barton G's Restaurant
Cuisines: Family Style, American, Dessert, Ice Cream
Price Range : Above Average
As a new mother I rarely get out for a nice dinner with my husband. I was so excited about having a date night with my husband at Barton G's. I ordered their special $33 martini called the Sin-sation which was just alright. We had the lobster pop tarts which were also mediocre. My husband had the mahi-mahi and I had the group which also failed to impress. For dessert we ordered the carnival funnel cakes which came out with sparklers and a gun to shoot ducks like a carnival game, the was probably the best thing we had but it wad still just average. To sum it up, the food is "entertaining" but not good, especially not worth $280. I am writing this review at 3 am due to the horrible indigestion and stomach cramps from dinner. Just thinking about the food right now is making me queasy. We will not be returning to this restaurant.
10/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Beautiful decor! They did a great job creating this restaurant in each details.
Barton G's is know for it's presentation, it is over the top! But it can be expensive; in all fairness you can eat there for a reasonable price, and still enjoy the decor of a 5 star place. For example the Short Ribs are amazing and at a great price; and the NY steak is excellent and priced accordingly; of course if you want the fancy stuff (HUGE lobster) be ready to pay for it!!
The only thing you gotta be careful is the drinking part... they are very expensive, and if you go for the nitrogen stuff it will cost you!! But in all fairness, again, the prices are on the menu, unlike many tourist traps! Even the wine list is a bit expensive.
Service is on point and knowledgeable, probably on of the best in SoBe, without the attitude!
If you go there on a nice evening, you gotta seat in the garden, it's very nice and romantic.
Great place for a birthday, or any celebration, especially when comes dessert time... no comment you gotta see it by yourself.
Great place for
01/25/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This is probably one of the best fine dining restaurants in miami. The food is served in an modern american fashion including plates served with i-fish fouintains and even firehouse dogs. It is a contemporary place with great food the best part and probably the most expensive is the dessert. This is a must see restaurant.
01/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I went to this restaurant last year and it was so much better..This time You could not read the menu, find the waiter, and forget about a dessert if you are a party with less than 4 people.. The food is very expensive and quality ok to poor// THE MOST APPALLING-- they use American ""Valveeta""-type trans fat laden--so called cheese in their $23 for a small bowl of mac and cheese.. In fairness they did take this off our bill when we complained.
I was very sad to see this poor quality of food and service at a restaurant that I liked before...
12/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My brother was in town and this is one of his favorite restaurants. He paid $200 for the Waygu Beef Steak which he said was like butter so of course he would be impressed. I had high hopes for this restauraunt so he made the reservation and I guess a combination of his $600 dollar tab last time and the slow economy we were able to make reservations the night before. They even remembered him by name (probably from computer look up) which is very nice touch. So we show up to $12 parking which should be expected and we were seated immediately and given the choice of inside or outside. We surveyed both first- inside was very plain, candle lit, and moderate sized with a bar on hand. Outside was the size of a small sized backyard filled with tall trees and tropical plants, candle lit tables, plastic chairs?!? but still romantic. Maybe too romantic because we couldn't even read the menu's and we had to ask for flashlights (apparently everyone has the same problem because I noticed several tables with the specially made lights). When we ordered water to drink the waiter, Julio, asked if he wanted still or sparkling water. We wanted plain still and under his breathe he walks away saying ok bottled water. I don't mind getting bottled water just don't hustle me into buying $7 voss waters when everyone else is sipping regular ice water. Ok now for the important part the food:
coconut shrip skewers appetizer- beautiful presentation with smoking vase and skewers coming out, only came with three jumbo shrimp and two dipping sauces- both fresh and fantastic but not worth $30
Sirloin Steak-probably the best bargain that we purchased, same mashed potatoes as below, juicy 12oz steak served on a wooden plaque with glass serving tray, $40
Off-menu Dry Aged Ribeye- AMAZING mashed potatoes, very cheesy, buttery, and good. Sub-par steak, with only slightly more flavor then the sirloin-couldnt find fat in the dark so left chewing a lot of it- not worth the $90!!!
09/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
EXCELLENT presentation of food as well as very attentive and friendly service. When a desert comes that marshmellow on a stick with ice cream in the middle and they light a brick on fire used to melt the marshmellow and add chocolate, etc... it's hard not to drool. Or their fondue fountain, or the swordfish served up on an actual sword. Great restaurant, i highly recommend it for any birthday party!!
Being such an extraordinary place it tends to bring a huge crowd and is always extremely packed and noisey. Not to mention the reservations having to be set at least three weeks in advance.
08/14/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have a degree in hospitality and also work in the industry, so unfortunately i'm spoiled when it comes to service. Not to say that im overly picky, but i know great service when i see it-Barton G. lacks this. I was very upset b/c i had read rave reviews about Barton G and his original/creative ideas and was looking forward to a phenomenal time, but it turned out to be mediocre to me mostly due to their service. I made reservations at 10pm two weeks prior (the first available time but i was so desperate to go, that i was willing to eat late). I showed up with my boyfriend and another couple at 9:45pm and this place was PACKED. It was filled with young girls dressed like sluts, and old rich men who looked like they left their wife and family back home just to chase the young (probably underaged) girls. There was dance music pumping loudly outside where the hostess was, i found myself screaming into her ear just to say "" I HAVE A RESERVATION"" and for her to tell me ""WAIT BY THE BAR AND I""LL FIND YOU"". I was a bit perplexed as to how the hostess would even remember my face in a club-like atmosphere, but i went ahead and did as was told. After waiting 30 minutes, and realizing that it was past my reservation time, i checked in with the hostess again. Only to be told that i would most likely have to wait an additional 45 minutes because they were too busy. I complained to her, what was the point of making a reservation only to wait an additional hour and a half to sit down?? I was very upset and decided to stand at the hostess table until she sat me down. Then a young couple walk in for their 10:45 reservation and the hostess seated them immediately. RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY FACE! When i saw this, i went ballistic! I demanded to speak with the manager and after speaking with him, a table magically appeard, how convenient. The food was ok, a bit over priced. But after my horrible experience with just getting a table, i spent the whole night bitter and upset. Wont be back.