Barca in Danbury?
Has anyone been to Barca yet? It is on Mill Plain Road in a small shopping center with a teacher-parent store, a chinese restaurant, and a couple other places. How is the food? atmosphere? prices?
Also, any thoughts on Tuscano on Main Street in Danbury, what used to be that restaurant where its chef was murdered and found in NY?
I,ve been to this restaurant twice now, and came across this review while searching for thier phone number.
I think Danbury finally has a couple of great restaurants for when I don't want to drive a 1/2 hour + for a nice night out
The restaurant inside is very nice, I really like the high ceiling and the glass wall of wines down the middle of everything
I've been there with a party of 6 and a party of eight and both night were great. The appetizers, salads and entrees were all very good for everyone. I had the Risotto once and the Sea Bass both great.
The drinks at the bar are actually reasonable for what you get. Only had wines by the bottle, but I think they have a pretty good list.
BTW- phone number is 791-2929
I went there last night and couldn't agree more with the previous post about the wine. I'm not a wine maven, but I really thought the wine by the glass was pitiful.
That said, the food was good, but nothing unusual. Copycat menu, but well executed and pleasant service.
If you want to go to a real wine bar with good tapas, try Barcelona in S. Norwalk and other locations. Too bad they haven't opened one in Danbury.
Was just there last night. Decor is very nice, if slightly sterile. The food was excellent and I dunno where you people eat, but it was not pricey - I would say average for a real restaurant. Service was great.
Now, this place bills itself as a wine bar, and they certainly can DISPLAY wine well, but the wine list, both by the bottle and by the glass, is lacking. In particular, a wine bar should have an unmatched by-the-glass offering. Here, there were a few standouts, but mostly average to "who cares," fare. No one needs three over-oaked, boring chards and some also-ran Cabernets with only two Pinot Noirs, one of which is slightly better than nail polish. I would recommend they take a few lessons from real wine bars and start offering at least 50 wines by the glass, as well as tasting flights, etc ... Otherwise, its a good restaurant but a fraud as far as being a real wine bar.
I ate at Barca last night. The service was good as I knew our waiter quite well. Had the prosciutto and melon which was good, the mushroom risotto which was excellent and the pork chop which was very dry. Creme brulee was very good, too but wished they had a moscato di asti by the glass but had to settle for a 20 yr Sandeman instead. Not the end of the world. The wine list is pretty good and we had a Sancerre. The wine was the worst part of the evening as I swear that the bottle was mislabeled. Tasted like a chablis instead of a sauvignon blanc. Certainly not the restaurant's fault. Overall, a nice experience, but a bit pricey. The risotto was well worth the $15. My GF and I will return.
I stopped by today to get a menu to take home. It is beautiful inside. Dark wood, very open, nice bar area and a nice presentation of wines in the center of the room. You'd never know where you were once the door closes behind you. The menu for dinner ranges in price from 15 for a risotto to 38 for a porterhouse steak. They have a little of everything from seafood fettucine, salmon, tuna, a nice selection of steaks, a couple of chicken entrees, duck, veal scaloppini, rack of lamb and pan seared pork chop. Don't let the strip mall location turn you away (we always go to the Chinese restaurant (Panda House) there. We will be trying this place in the near future. Hope that helps clear up your questions.