A family favoriteMy kids took us out for mother's day brunch. Our server was genuinely friendly in her interactions with us. The food is amazing--tasty and fresh. We have some food sensitivities and we had no problems finding delicious options at Barbette's. My youngest son commented that he felt good after eating a meal there (as opposed to the usual I-just-ate-too-much feeling many of us get from eating out. We have trouble choosing one item from the menu with so many yummy options, so we each order something and split it all up. The eggs Benedict is so good and so easy to split--not a mess like you often see in other restaurants. The quiche and waffles are also excellent. Best cappuccino I think I have ever had. Amazing desserts as well.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend from New York saidMy friend from New York said it was the best mussels and lamb he'd ever eaten. He had the lamb at Murrays two nights later and said No Comparison. Well done Barbette! I will be back!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely one of my favoritesAbsolutely one of my favorites - every bite is delicious and the ambience is beautiful!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBarbette always has fantasticBarbette always has fantastic food! We started with warm olives and the cheese plate. I especially liked the cheese plate.
Then I had the fish special for dinner. It was perfectly cooked and came in a really nice broth with mussels. For dessert we had the chocolate molten cake, creme brule, and pecan pie. The Pecan pie was the favorite followed by the creme brule. The creme brule couldn't been a bit warmer. The chocolate cake was good but nothing special.
The service was also supurb. My only complaint is that we had to wait a while for our entrees but this is to be expected with a group of five people. The music was also a little loud for my taste (it made it hard to hear our dinner companions across the table)4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is excellent and there is always a flavor that surprises me.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is fabulous, staff isFood is fabulous, staff is attentive, a neighbourhood gem3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time to BarbetteOur first time to Barbette and it's a definite keeper -- we'll be back. It seems so small, but it's really well laid-out. It feels really busy, but the staff are very relaxed and nothing felt rushed and the food was great. Small menu (a very good sign in my book) and some creative cocktails plus the French stand-bys. Frites are wonderful. Salmon Tartare was outstanding. Yup, definitely will be back for another date night.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy only regret is that weMy only regret is that we haven't come here sooner. I used to live a few houses down on irving but we always went to amore for a quick snack. After our meal on Friday, barbette is probably my favorite uptown restaurant, along with Rinata and Heidis.
Will definitely come back, even making plans to reserve the cool large table at the front of the restaurant for my birthday this summer.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I went out toMy wife and I went out to Cafe Barbette for a special night out dinner and were very pleased. The food was terrific and the service was very good. I recommend this restaurant for an enjoyable dinner.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMUniquely delicious!Our server was wonderful and steered us to try entrees we normally wouldn't have ordered, but we are very glad we took his suggestions!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you go in expecting FrenchIf you go in expecting French food, you won't be disappointed. We anticipated a traditional breakfast/diner menu and ended up a bit surprised. The food was good, and somewhat interesting. I ordered the smoked chicken hash. It was more of a vegetable soup. It was very good, but Brussels sprouts and broccolini aren't exactly breakfast fare.But if you like French food, I say go for it!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWent on my birthday, it wasWent on my birthday, it was a wonderful atmosphere for a late evening birthday dinner for a total of four in the group.
The service was a bit sluggish coming out and around to our table, but they did try and make up for the business with free tiny glasses of champagne. The food was wonderful, as always get the Frites with aoli!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great times.Great food, great times. Our order was delayed for some unstated reason, so the waitress brought out a cheese plate to "tide us over", gratis. Very nice recipes and with great specials (the Quinoa Salad with fig and pomegranite was incredible!). Most tables are in the middle of a moderately sized room, so noise is coming at you from all sides.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHaven't been back to BarbetteHaven't been back to Barbette for so long, and I can't remember why not. Came here for breakfast with my husband and son, and we loved it! The staff was so friendly and great, and the food was terrific. The eggs benedict special was divine! My 11 year old loved the waffle with blueberries and lemon curd. The coffee was hot, strong, and readily filled. We will be back.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible range breakfast optionsThe most excellent breakfast food-wow, spring mix salad with perfectly poached eggs, lardons, and a lip-smacking vinaigrette. Nice funky vibe, mellow in the morning. Great coffee and nice assortment of teas. Really appreciate the range of options for breakfast- I wish I lived closer, I'd be here every morning, and never get bored!2/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely, unique restaurantLovely, unique restaurant with an eclectic decor. The menu seemed to have a number of unique items (at least for brunch) based on regional foodstuffs. A fun place!11/25/2012 12:00:00 AM