Bari is a continental restaurant featuring locally sourced ingredients. Local and global wine list and extended spirit collection. Bari features original paintings by Northwest artists.
Nice, friendly place with good food and reasonable prices.
Simple, well prepared food. Friendly service. Good wine selection. I had the lamb shank. It was perfectly cooked and simply seasoned highlighting the lamb. My friend had the mac and cheese and it was decadent. The mac was perfectly cooked, and was nearly as creamy as the cheese. Very good. The service was a tad slow, but that is due to the fact that people in Oregon refuse to work so the owner is having trouble getting help. Be patient if you go and understand they are doing their best. I recommend giving it a try. They have a fairly eclectic menu and it's nice to get something different instead of Oregon's normal (mostly really good) pub fair.
Atmosphere- 4 Service - 1 Food quality, taste, and amount - 2 Cost - 1 Value - 1 $100 for a salad, wrong steak and 3 drinks. Just like many other reviews, we waited over 2 hours for our meal. When it finally came out, mine came out first and my wife got hers 15 minutes later. I could go on and on, but just don’t go it is extremely expensive and low value.
Good place to go if you want to hang out for hours!
We ate dinner at Bari's while staying in downtown Salem. The only person working was the bar manager, who made the drinks and served the food. We waited one hour for our house salad, and another 30 minutes for our main course. Food was good but not worth the long wait. We had to ask for our food. It appears to be a neighborhood bar where you can hang out for hours, as the other customers were there before us and after we left.
Thank Goodness we brought our own wine
Thank Goodness we brought our own wine! This is NOT fine dining by any means. We ordered the cheese plate, on a good note, a generous portion, only the cheese was not that great. The fig chutney was horrible! Lets just say we decided not to order any dinner after that. Also on a positive note, staff were trying!
High Prices - Horrible Service - Mediocre Food
No host or hostess. We were told to seat ourselves., even with reservations. Service was non existent. There is no wait staff. The bartender did everything, all in a dirty, stained shirt and shorts. We didn't see much of him. He spent most of his time visiting with other patrons at the bar. I think he forgot we were there a few times. In fact, I had to go to the bar and get his attention to ask him to refill our water and take our order. Even then, it was another five minutes before he came to our table. At the end of the meal, I had to go back to the bar again to ask for the check. The food was mediocre. The noodles were underdone. The cioppino consisted of three medium shrimp, a two ounce hunk of salmon and a hand full of mussels, all served in a watery broth. The charcuterie plate was good, but limited in choice. We were never offered coffee and desert. Considering the cost of our meal, we could have done much better at another restaurant in town. We won't go back.