Fly or Drive for an Excellent Meal

Barnes Airport is a pilot’s delight… good food, excellent service and competitively-priced aircraft fuel. Chef John Slattery made a couple to trips to our table to check our level of satisfaction. I recommend the blackened seared scallops over Caesar salad – mouth watering.

Visited January 2016

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Great Fly-In Place to eat

Flew in to Westfield Airport and was able to park on the ramp in front of the restaurant. This is not the usual airport eatery. Much better. Had a wrap with sides and could not finish the generous serving. Made to order and a wonderful wait staff. I’ll be flying back here again soon.

Visited January 2016

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Attention to Detail

The menu may not be cutting edge, and the decor is a little generic, but keep an eye on your plate. There is a very capable chef here that knows how to execute many standards deftly. It is a little out of the way and quirky, but that has never stopped us from looking for a superior meal. We will be back.

Chef John Slattery has a solid track record, including a founding stint at Currents in the Springfield Marriott and at Four Main Street, a very agreeable restaurant in Huntington. The restaurant’s motto, “unique casual dining” is a description in progress. Our luncheon earned the high praise of four diners for the New England Clam Chowder, another soup and three orders of pulled pork sandwiches with slowly roasted meat. Homemade Potato Chips and Onion Rings also were spot on. On a very cold winter day, three of us opted for coffee and the fourth for hot tea. The beverages were served in generous mugs and were of premium quality. The service was friendly and attentive.

We look forward to returning to sample baby back ribs, lobster rolls, fish and chips and other dishes in his repertoire.

At the end of our meal, Chef Slattery circulated among the tables, asking his patrons how were their meals. It’s a simple and smart gesture for immediate feedback and potential course corrections. All of us were happy with our fairly priced and quality food and he now has four new regular customers.

In better weather, there is a great outdoor deck for drinks and meals overlooking the runways and control tower. Barnes can turn from sleepy private airport to impressive Air National Guard base in a matter of seconds. There is ample free parking.

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A slice of fried gold…

Drove by this place for years until some rave reviews about the French onion soup drew us in. Not only was the soup great, but so were the Bloody Marys! Food was good. VERY good eggplant parm and awesome fried golden triangles of mozzarella….
Wait staff was good, and Chef John was as personable in the dining area as he was capable in the kitchen.
We will be back!

Visited December 2015

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Good food with an airport view

We went last Friday Oct 23, 2015 for lunch. Unfortunately the roof top area was closed until May. We grabbed a table by the window overlooking the airport and saw several airplanes leaving including one of the military fighters, so it’s a unique place. Food wise, we had a bbq pulled pork sandwich and cheeseburger, both very good. And the fries were perfect – a little crunchy firm on the outside, soft inside, and not an ounce of grease. Reasonable price. We’ll be back.

Visited October 2015

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Fun afternoon

Wanted to go here since it opened but finally a friend from out of town suggested it and the timing was right. Having read the previous reviews on this one, I was surprised to hear of so many problems – maybe we arrived on a good day? We got our drinks quickly, the waitstaff was friendly and frankly the fish and chips were great! We also had a side show of F-15 fighters doing touch and go’s and saw a couple of vintage planes landing and taking off. We had a great Saturday lunch.

Visited September 2015

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Both Inside and Roof top Dining

In warm weather, diners may want to eat upstairs on the roof top. A canopy overs it, but allows for breezes to come thru. One may view the air traffic at Barnes Airport from either the roof top or down below in the main part of the restaurant. Good pub fare. Chef comes around often to check in with diners.

Visited July 2015

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Yummy burgers!!

Great service, friendly staff, clean and relaxing. I had 2 drinks but each were made a little different. Not bad, but the drinks could’ve been better. The food was excellent and definitely will go back.

Visited July 2015

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Best Atmosphere

Visited recently for a casual lunch with my mom. I was overly impressed with the great atmosphere. Beautiful outdoor dining overlooking the runway. On our visit we were lucky enough to see the jets take off!! The food was reasonably priced and there were many fresh choices. I opted for the salmon burger it was cooked perfectly and as a side I chose the side salad with the homemade dressing which was fabulous. Definitely will be back. Also loved that they played country music on the deck!

Visited August 2015

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