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Barbetta Restaurant
Barbetta Restaurant
  • Address:
    321 West 46th Street
    New York, NY 10036
    Neighborhood:
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $31 to $50

Barbetta Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://barbettarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 246-9171
  • Hours of Operation: Hours of Operation Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 12:00pm-2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 4:00pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Dessert
  • Executive Chef: Dream Team de Cuisine
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Entertainment: Pianist evenings from 6:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Btwn 8th & 9th Aves
  • Public Transit: A,E,C,1,R,N,S
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Barbetta Restaurant
Celebrating its 108th Year, Barbetta is the oldest restaurant in New York still owned by its founding family. Barbetta is also New York's oldest Italian restaurant and the oldest restaurant in the Theater District. This three-fold distinction has earned it landmark status by the Locali Storici d'Italia. In a glittering interior decorated with 18th century Italian antiques Barbetta serves the cuisine of Piemonte, Italy's northwestern most region. In summer, its exuberantly verdant garden with century-old trees and scented with the blooms of wisteria, oleander, jasmine and gardenia make it a most sought-after site for al fresco dining.
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Diner Reviews
  • "great service, great food, my mom and I went before seeing a show in Times square, it was absolutely awesome!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We went before seeing If/Then. We sat in the garden, which was absolutely beautiful and not as crowded as the dining room at all. The wait staff was amazing!!! As soon as we finished our bread (which was incredible) or our drinks they were instantly replenished. My girlfriend loved the wine the waiter recommended, and our food was top notch!!! We both had the braised beef and the chive mashed potatoes were the best I have ever had. Our waiter brought us an extra dessert on the house! We were very impressed overall!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Sadly I can't give this restaurant more than 3 stars, because the food was mediocre at best. The restaurant week menu was fine, and the wine list was pretty good ($35 bottle of sauvignon blanc was perfect), but the two pasta dishes I had were pretty disappointing. Overcooked pasta and underseasoned ragu sauce -- ragu pasta is a staple at any Italian restaurant, especially one as reputable as Barbetta. But the service was impeccable, and they delivered the food quickly as we had an 8pm show. Also, the outdoor area was absolutely gorgeous. Reminded me of Florence. Definitely not worth the price, but was still a nice pre-Broadway dinner for two."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We dine before Broadway shows a lot and it is hard to find really special places close to the theaters. The special part about our evening at Barbetta was the service. Everyone we encountered was delightful and especially our server. There was no pretentiousness and a consistent feeling of being a welcomed guest in this lovely establishment. The garden was perfect and the food was very good. It was restaurant week and our server directed us to the restaurant week menu and suggested an excellent bottle of wine at a great price. We did not feel rushed and could have stayed all evening without that pressure you often feel to turn over a table. We will go back often."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "There was five good friends at lunch in the courtyard. It was a beautiful day and the experience was a-one. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. All of us had a wonderful time and experience. The Restaurant Week menu was delicious. Four of us commuted from N.J. and it was worth all the effort. We plan to return during the winter Restaurant Week."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I can't say enough about my experience. The food was good, the service was excellent and the garden was lovely"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant for pre-theatre dinner or after theatre romantic spot!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Barbetta lived up to my expectations. At first I thought we would be treated differently because we were there for the Restaurant Week Lunch special, bu that wasn't so. From the minute we walked in, we were greated graciously and the wait staff was super attentive and helpful. I will definitely go back!!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Barbetta's has been my favorite restaurant in NYC for over 50 years. My parents began taking me here as a teenager. Love having lunch in the garden when I am in town...the smoked salmon smoked on the premises is sublime...the lump crab with wild rice is a frequent choice for me...fabulous!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had a post-Broadway supper on my birthday in the garden. And it was a lovely, delicious experience!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "One of the best overall dining experiences. Great service. Great food. Great atmosphere. I loved it."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "But food was mediocre and service lackluster. Hostess was a charmer, but all went downhill from there"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed the lovely setting and the service was very attentive but the food did not live up to NYC quality for fine dining. Italian wine list was expansive. It was restaurant week and we ordered off of that menu so perhaps the regular menu is better."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Fun old school dinner venue', perfect for a pre theater dinner. Service was great, loved the sommelier."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Top shelf all the way. You can understand why this restaurant has been here for over 100 years."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Never knew that such a gem existed in the theater district! Ambiance was wonderful. The food was cooked to perfection (we had salmon in a delicate cucumber sauce.) Right down to the dessert , a delicate pear in wine. Light n refreshing. It is not to be missed."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Air conditioning just turned in when we arrived so quite hot upstairs. Reservation made a while ago but we were seated upstairs and not downstairs as requested We will not hurry back"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great meal and service would go there again. One of my favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We were celebrating a reunion of sorts. There were 7 of us and we all enjoyed everything ! This restaurant has a lovely ambiance and the service was lovely. We all enjoyed our meal and the best part was that nobody rushed us out of the restaurant. We sat for as long as we wanted which we all very much appreciated. Some of us don't get to see one another very often; so this all worked in our favor. The menu for restaurant week was lovely ! I wish restaurant week was every week. We all enjoy a good bargain."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Being there for the first time and enjoyed all of it! Great ambience and the service are all ready to get you what you need. If you want to have an special time with your loving ones , this place is perfect."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Went there for restaurant week before Broadway show. Service spectacular and food was good. Old work charm. Eduardo and team were great!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We were hoping to sit outside for lunch but the weather prevented that from happening. The salmon/cucumber entree was delicious. I remember having the same dish three years ago. Although the orange/dark chocolate mousse had a wonderful flavor, the presentation was unappetizing and juvenile. It could have been made to look more appealing. A lump of dark chocolate in the middle of a white plate is not attractive. Service was attentive."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Food and service were terrific for lunch. Restaurant Week made the price excellant. Enjoyed our experience!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Disappointed that the Restaurant Week menu is not available on a Saturday night. The food and service was good. A bit pricey even by New York City standards as the piece of fish I got was barely the size of a bar of soap. I am not a big eater so it was fine for me, but most people would have left there hungry based on that portion."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Went for an anniversary dinner and sat outside near the fountain. The outside patio is just awesome! The food was excellent and portion size was good. Huge wine selection - three wine lists, the extensive list is at least 300 pages! The waiter was very knowledgeable and made a great recommendations."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Barbetta has almost everything required for a great restaurant. A friendly, welcoming, and attentive staff, elegant surroundings inside and out, and great Italian wines at an affordable price. The one thing missing...good food. Although we were in no rush since we had just come from a show, we were required to order off a prix fixe menu, which was disappointing since we had read so much about the restaurant's history and extensive menu. And there's just no other way to say it, the food was not good. My beet salad was swimming in an unnecessary beet puree, my beef entree wasn't even as good as a Sunday pot roast, and it was served with green, yes green, mashed potatoes. It's historic, so I'm glad we went, but we won't ever go back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Decor could probably use an updated but is still a great place. Been going here for 21 years"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Costly for lunch but very good. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This is our second visit and it did not fail to delight. The entire staff works hard to be sure you are completely enjoying yourself. It is for that reason, and the excellent food, that we keep returning. Laura Maioglio, owner of Barbetta, will make sure that you are enjoying yourself. Her family has owned the restaurant for over a century and her menu reflects dishes from the Piedmont area of Italy. The dinning area is set up to look like you are joining Miss Laura for dinner. However, during the warmer months the garden is open for a very romantic scene. If you want delicious food, great wine and a relaxing atmosphere, then be sure to visit Barbetta Restaurant but leave the snobbery at the door. We'll be there again very shortly."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Enyoyed a wonderful pre-theater meal at Barbetta on 8 August 2014. Host Eduardo behaved as if we were the only patrons there, anticipating and suggesting and ensuring we were satisfied. Food was outstanding, atmosphere excellent would recommend and return without hesitation. My only criticism is that we were not offered the full menu, even though our reservation was for 2 1/2 hours before curtain time. On the other hand, the pre-theater menu was more than adequate."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food and dessert were ok - nothing to rave about although the service was v. good."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Ambiente agradável, atendimento perfeito. Comida boa. Fiquei bem feliz porque os garçons e o maitrê trouxeram uma fatia de bolo com uma velinha acesa cantando Happybirthday para minha neta que completava 15 anos. Emocionante. Amei. Recomendo!!!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Although the patio was crowded and all tables were occupied, it did not feel as if your neighbors were intruding. A big "Thank You" to the wonderful lady who is the owner of this establishment, for not yielding to today's trends: "squeeze them tightly together so that more money can be made out of the available space". Service was genuinely polite and balancing nicely between formal and informal. Food was well cooked and served, everything arrived on time and all our requirements were met promptly and courteously. What more can one want from a restaurant that, on balance, is offering excellent value for your money. The general impression was that every dollar paid was well spent."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The food and service were both excellent. They were kind enough to remember it was my son's birthday, played Happy Birthday on the piano and brought him a dessert. He was so surprised! The bitter orange chocolate dessert was delicious. Will return when we get back to NYC."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Me and my girl had a great late night glass of wine and appetizers after a Broadway show. Perfect way to end the night!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Great place. Food, service and setting all terrific. My favorite restaurant in NYC."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Lovely atmosphere and great food and wine! I took my son and his girlfriend and they loved all the restaurant had to offer!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Eating in the garden on an August evening was lovely. The food and the service complemented the setting, making it a delightful dining experience."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "If you are looking for a fast food meal THIS IS NOT FOR YOU! Barbetta is the best of old world charm and refined dining. You enter into a laid back elegant setting and you forget you're in NYC. In order to fully appreciate Barbetta you need to allow time to dine.This is not the place to rush through your meal. A garden complete with fountaini is part of the ambience The pasta dishes are exceptional and the grilled salmon was very well prepared."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "always loved this place BUT dirt plants don't belong on a table with food and ARTIFICIAL trees? what's with the lamp wire in the middle of the table - ever hear of candles? time for a decorating upgrade !!!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014