Riding on reputationThis restaurant is a centenarian icon of NYC fine dining. Unfortunately, it's best days are behind it and it is coasting on its reputation. The appetizer was served late and lukewarm. The salad course was totally forgotten. The sea bass however, was impeccably cooked.
The terrace is where to dime, weather permitting. It is relaxing and away from the din of the city.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful restaurantThis visit was great. Beautiful garden with really good service. The food was good, not excelente, but the winelist was very nice and had opptiones from $40 to $400. I would definitly go there again.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful pre show dinner.Had a wonderful pre show dinner. The food was excellent as was the service. Luis made our evening. Prices a little high but it is restaurant row.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy Midtown Northern ItalianThe Garden is open. Barbetta Restaurant has the greatest garden dining in NYC. The Food was excellent and the service outstanding. This is the place to be during the spring and summer. Our table enjoyed wonderful pasta and entrees that were ordered included rabbit, swordfish and scallops. Desserts were extraordinary. Excellent wines were enjoyed by all. Put Barbetta on your list when you are not going to a show and enjoy. Service was excellent and most attentive.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time dining here,Our first time dining here, we will return. Had the pleasure of sitting in the courtyard, from service to food couldn't have been more perfect!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSitting in the garden withSitting in the garden with a glass of wine in hand, we looked at the surrounding tall buildings and couldn't believe we were on 46th Street. Awsome experience all arround.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAte there before Lucky Guy.Ate there before Lucky Guy. Great experience!Excellent food and service. My wife and teenage daughter also loved it4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI have eaten at least oneI have eaten at least one meal at Barbetta's on each trip to the city and it never disappoints. One of the highlights of every trip!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMService was perfecto!FoodService was perfecto!Food delicious.A wonderful experience ....Grazia....4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTnis is Theatre FRow's bestTnis is Theatre FRow's best restaurant. It has wonderful food, excellent service, and a wonderful ambience. While always inviting, Barbetta is especially special during tghe late Spring and Summer when one can dine in the garden. Hands down, a superior restaurant.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy daughter and I had a wonderfulMy daughter and I had a wonderful experience all around while at Barbetta. I look forward to dining there again with my boyfriend next time.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian food - Restaurant RowBarbetta is one of the finest restaurants I've ever visited - period. Extraordinary service and excellent food. The only thing that was in the least bit disappointing was that the salad was uninspired - and yes, I've had inspired salads at other restaurants. All else was perfect.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is very good, butThe food is very good, but what makes Barbetta's really special is the gorgeous setting and the outstanding service. Whenever possible I choose it when I want to spend a long time talking over dinner: I've NEVER felt rushed and the decible level lends itself to conversation. For out-of-towners (as I was with the other night) you can also add a dropped jaw factor - it is so "insider" New York. I've been going there for years and never been disappointed. In the summer the garden is surreal.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant staff was extremelyThe restaurant staff was extremely attentive, courteous and professional. The food was delicious. They made our special occasion even more special. This is a wonderful restaurant, and we will be back.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waiter explained and madeThe waiter explained and made recommendations from the menu. We'll definately go back as the food was good, the service was good and the fixed price of $58.00 is a bargain. Easy walk to the theaters.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to go back! FirstCan't wait to go back! First time for a pre-theater party of 5. We were 1/2 hour early and they sat us. Spread dinner out so we were finished just in time for show. Wonderful ambiance, food and service! It is rare that you see the owner checking over tables. There was never a 1/2 filled glass of water. We all loved it!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMImpeccable service, marvelousImpeccable service, marvelous food. Beautiful place, terrific ambiance. A great experience sure to be repeated next time we are in NYC. I would highly recommend it.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceWe had a great experience for a pre-theater dinner, with especially kind and attentive service from Marco and his colleagues. We will definitely be back!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMCouldn't Ask for Anything More!Went on a Sat. night before the theater. Service was impeccable - waiter was very attentive - water and wine refilled as needed - and offered an excellent suggestion for my date who is a vegetarian. I had the swordfish and being from N.E. am very particular about my seafood and this was superb.
We met the owner on the way out, and she was very congenial - asking where we were from, where we were going, how was the food and service, how did we hear about the restaurant, etc.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant. HaveLove this restaurant. Have been there on several occasions and have enjoyed both the indoor ambiance and outdoor romantic garden patio. Food has been consitently good and portions are generous but not overwhelming. The waitstaff has alway been "old school impeccable" and enhance your dining experience. With so many cool/trendy dining choices in NY, it's nice to feel like you've stepped back in time at this 100+ year old restaurant. Definitely an excellent choice for pre-theater dining.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBarbetta Restaurant is the BestFabulous dining experience. Maitre'd was personable and made recommendations based on what was fresh that day. We were treated to small tasting appetizers which made our lunch complete. The wait staff was very experienced, they were very attentive but stayed in the background so they were not in the way. The menu was extensive and many great choices. Dinners were perfectly cooked and presented.
Very romantic and special for intimate date.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner while in NYC.Great dinner while in NYC. We found this restaurant to be the best one we tried. The food was really delicious and the explanation of each course was really appreciated.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic theater district diningBarbetta's is a great place for theatre-goers looking for a classic NYC dining experience. Family owned, the staff makes you feel part of the family. Helpful wine pairing suggestions on the menu, and delicious dishes with old-school service.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Northern ItalianAuthentic Northern Italian cuisine. Outstanding in all aspects.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpectedly wonderful advice!I haven't had Claf's Liver in 40 years....the way it was described and recommended made me want to try it again....and I was so pleased I did...It was delicious!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMon a recent visit to NY iton a recent visit to NY it was a spur of the moment booking, but turned out to be fantastic. On the website photo's it looked
good, but on arrival turned out to be very formal. Without making us feel uncomfortable about our casual attire -we merely wanted dinner and were not going to the theatre after - the service was really good, wine excellent and good food recommendations
were given. The food itself was excellent and overall it was a wonderful experience.
I will not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone.
The background pianist made it extra special.
When in NY again I will go back.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing for pre theatreconsistently the best restaurant for pre theatre dinner in Manhattan! GREAT food and awesome old world service and style. The value for pre theatre is amazing. we go here everytime we're in manhattan!!!3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. StaffGreat food and service. Staff went out of their way to provide excellent service. Very expensive.1/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Old World AtmosphereLovely Old World Atmosphere in the heart of the Theater District. Very enjoyable evening.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM