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The Restaurant

our story

An intimate Southern Steakhouse & Eatery in the heart of Salado, Texas, The Barton House cuisine serves contemporary-inspired and rooted American flavors while celebrating local and seasonal ingredients from the surrounding region. The restaurant philosophy reflects an emphasis on each culinary creation out of seasonal produce. Born from an understanding of using simple flavors in bold combinations, every dish delivers the bright, fresh notes of home. The Barton House can be experienced in many ways, whether it’s a leisurely weekend brunch with friends, a thrilling dinner in the dining room, or a late-night libation at the Speakeasy, the restaurant offers guests something new and unique to try.

Our philosophy is to bring excellence and quality curated sourced ingredients to the table”. The Barton House celebrates an imaginative yet natural marriage of cultures and cuisines. Located in a limestone-clad historical house. The Barton House serves an approachable menu inspired by Southern flavors and designed for flexibility. The timeless space is brought together by the open kitchen, a focal point that beckons both neighbors and guests from afar to the warmth of the dining room.

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Our mission is to curate an experience of warmth and hospitality often forgotten but so desperately needed in our modern world & to provide thoughtful service as a knowledgeable and informed advocate for the Barton House, our guests, and our history. We source only quality ingredients from local farmers who grow amazing produce with love and care. We  proceed to combine the produce with modern cooking techniques, and turn them into beautiful tasteful fanciful and extraordinary dishes. - Clinton Harwell, Owner

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