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Barbuto
Barbuto

Barbuto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barbutonyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 924-9700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm

    Brunch
    Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm

    Dinner
    Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00 am
    Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Waxman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room that accommodates up to 10 people, and our chefs table fits up to 14 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West 12th
  • Public Transit: 1 at Christopher St., A,C,E,L at 14th and 8th.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Barbuto
Barbuto is a casual Italian Eatery in the Meat Packing District featuring the seasonal green market cuisine of Jonathan Waxman. We accept reservations for parties of three or more and all parties of two are accommodated on a walk-in basis.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Fantastic food, superb service (thanks Pamela!), in a causal atmosphere. The kale salad is terrific, and the pollo al forno is every bit as good as everyone says. Some very nice wines by the glass in addition to a nice wine list."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I've always loved the chicken dish in Barbuto. Having not been back for a while, I was excited to take my sis and friend who we're visiting NYC for a tasty italian dinner in a classically NYC joint. But everyone was disappointed. The noise level that night was at an exceptional level - we had to shout at each other just to carry on a conversation. While the roast chicken was tasty, everything else seemed overly seasoned with lemon. My sister ordered a pasta dish - the tagatalia - that she said tasted very much like the lemony kale that came as a starter. All together a rather disappointing night."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The kind of place, you wish every place was like. Tasty food with out pretention. Casual but classy. The waitress was impressive with her knowledge of how all the dishes are prepared. Fun time."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We went to taste J. Waxman's famous chicken which was a bit disappointing. Unevenly cooked from plate to plate. Not as tasty as expected. The noise level was extremely high. Overall, we would not recommend Barbuto or return."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "we lucked out getting a reservation for 2 on a Saturday at 12 noon. I had a frittata, while my husband had the breakfast pizza. we also shared the breakfast potatoes. it was very relaxed and friendly."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "When we arrived at the restaurant, we were told we didnot have a reservation for that evening. It turned out that they could accomodate us, but I thought you should know that there was a glitch in the reservations."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great good without 1000 ingredients. Felt and tasted very fresh! Pasta was Delicious as was the roast chicken and hanger steak. Would rather main courses were complete, chicken With starch and veggies etc. amazing service....spot on!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Frittata, crespelle (Italian crepes), sausage and eggs, delicious fresh-squeezed juices. All wonderful, and the usual friendly, professional service."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was very good and the service excellent. Started with teh Kale salad whch was both plentiful and tasted good. Tried several pastas (careful the Carbanara was high in pepper so if you do not like pepper, stay away). Gnocci was flavorful. For main course, the chicken (house specialty) was good and juicy but I generally like to eat something other than chicken. The porgy, a flaky white fish, was very good and worth a try if you have not had it before. No sides are provided with main meal but the rosemary potatoes were good. Drinks were good but nothing spectacular. Had the sangria and would recommend that if you want to keep it simple. All in all, it is a bit pricey but the meal and service are good. Definitely worth a trip ."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We can always count on Barbuto for a great doing experience. Sure, the service isn't perfect. Sure, the noise level is crazy. But the food is always outstanding and it's always unpretentious."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This could become my favorite Italian restaurant. All the food we had was excellent. The wait staff was super friendly and accomodating. We'll go back when we get the chance."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Chose Barbuto to celebrate my 40th birthday with friends. Had a wonderful experience! Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Definitely start with the kale salad; to die for! You can't go wrong with any of the pasta dishes either. Jonathan Waxman made the evening even more special by signing my menu with birthday wishes. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The chicken was superb. The other items that we had included two pizzas and the bruschetta. The pizza was ok and the bruschetta was a blend of goat cheese and lemon zest....quite different from anything I have had before. Overall, the food was quite good, but it was very expensive. I can only rate it 3 stars overall."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We made this a reunion spot for 6 people who hadn't been together in about 10 years. The food was great and the service was truly outstanding. We had lots fun, only downside was a bit difficult to learn conversations but we managed and had a great time. Our group consisted of mixed ages between 40's and 60's. All agreed it was a great place!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Get there early with a reservation and a table near the kitchen , great fun. The Italian pancakes are special, and the Kale concoction Was loved by Christine, lots of locals and a terrific location for afternoon shopping."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We are locals and regulars. The food is always consistent, and delicious, with generous portions, as well as attentive service. A neighbourhood gem."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Awesome restaurant. The food was incredible and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Barbuto is always a winner. The steak, pasta and pizza are always winners. The staff are amazing, our last trip we benefited by having Lucas as our waiter, he was terrific. My favorite is the Pasta Putanesca!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "great food, drink and service. highly recommended!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Truly a Top 10 meal. Rustic Italian prepared perfectly. Get the chicken with salsa verde and potatoes with rosemary. Dont forget the chocolate pudding. A meal to remember"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great lunch! Portions are huge. Two people could definitely share one chicken order for lunch with any of the yummy side dishes."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Not only do we dine here frequently - Because the the food is so terrific - we love to share it with out of town guests who inevitably love it as well. Amazing staff and great unobtrusive service. You will love Barbuto and be calling It your go to place. And for NYC standards - u don't break the bank."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This restaurant was fantastic. We caught a glimpse of the legendary Jonathon Waxman as he wandered around the dining room greeting people. The food was well seasoned and portions were very generous. (I did family style meal). The food just kept coming even though we could not take any more. All in all, it was a great experience."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "My husband and I went there for lunch. We were early for our reservations so we sat at the bar and had tasty drinks that the bartender either recommended or made up himself. The bartender was very friendly and we chatted with him a while. The restaurant in the middle of the day (after a snow) was practically empty, which was nice because we happened to meet a famous couple there that were the only other people in the restaurant. We then sat at a table by the window and had a wonderful lunch. I had the pollo al forno, which was incredible and we shared the potatoes, also wonderful. My husband had the steak and he loved it. For dessert, we had the pudding, the best ever, so rich.. GREAT PLACE! will do back next time in NYC."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Came here with 3 companions for dinner. Among us, we ordered: orecchiette con fagioli; rigatoni al forno; cappe sante ai ferri. The rigatoni came out horrendously undercooked and had to be sent back. Waiter claimed that it had been "al dente" but the pasta was in fact RAW. The orecchiette were acceptable but not particularly memorable. The scallops were tasty but the olive oil was excessive. Cocktails were fine but nothing to write home about. We passed on dessert because the food had been a disappointment. Special occasion notation went completely unrecognized by the restaurant. I generally do not mind spending money if the restaurant delivers on great food, ambiance, and service. Barbuto was incapable of delivering any of the above."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "especially in evening this is a serene atmosphere to enjoy dinner, esp. a Sunday evening. Menu always changing. Service very good. Kitchen is on high speed. Food comes out quickly and probably one of the more flavorful meals. Salads, charchuteri platter; pork loin, chicken & pasta dishes all fantastic . Made a reservation two weeks before, noted it was a birthday , upon walking in hostess seats us next to preparation/ cash register area. We asked to move, they immediatley accomodated us to another table of our choice."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Spur of the moment me and toe friend went to barbuto on a Tuesday night! Got a great corner table, amazing bottle of wine and had the most delicious food. Rigatoni with sausage and kale amazing dish! It's one of Giadi's favorite spots too!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Recently had an early lunch at Barbuto, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a casual yet delicious lunch. The decor of Barbuto is hip without being over the top. Chef Waxman's Chicken Al Forno is one of the most juicy, perfectly cooked chicken dishes I have ever tasted. Wine list by the glass was fun, and went nicely with the food. My only critique would be that while the portion of chicken was enormous, it didn't come with any starch or vegetables. Had the server told me this (since its not clear on the menu) I would have ordered one of the vegetable sides. Overall, great meal and I would recommend it to others!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "One of us asked the waiter for ketchup. That was a 'no no' request. The waiter's explanation was a bit vague but it seemed obvious that that was an affront to the kitchen. Received the same response for a request for a Coke. Kind of get it, but the waiters should be armed with a clear, simple explanation to provide to diners."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was exceptional : the mussels, JW chicken, trout, steak, gnocchi and roasted brussel sprouts. Cant wait to go back!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Food is great. Service is always attentive. 1st choice for us when we friends come in from out of town."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I knew I'd be having the roast chicken Jonathan Waxman's famous for (among many other things) when I finally visited Barbuto and boy was I thrilled that I did. I never order chicken at a restaurant and this is changing my opinion. This is by far the best chicken I've had. The skin is beyond crispy, the meat is juicy and favorful and the herb "dressing" gilding the lily is to die for. For starters, we had the bruschetta and that was delicious with an olive tapenade. The wine list is full of amazing finds that pair up to the food beautifully. Oustanding meal."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Excellent service. Waiter knew wine and gave a recommendation that my husband and I really enjoyed. All the meals were good: steak and pasta dishes. The desserts were excellent. The Napoleon was the best I ever had. My daughter got the cookies. I would never usually order cookies for dessert, but she brought a few home and I had them later that evening. Delicious."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Everyone from the Bartender to the wait staff was outstanding going out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. Food was simple but perfectly prepared. One of the most enjoyable dinners I have had."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Whenever we have guests from out of town - this is a fail-safe. Terrific food, service and environment. In temperate weather - stroll your guests down the high line to14th Street - Dinner at Barbuto - and then complete it by walking them through the W Village. Perfect Night."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Talk about unique, anold service station with giant glass doors and rustic furniture. The kitchen is very visible and fun to watch. The Italian pancakes were sumptuous! great coffee! and deserts were terrific."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the meal here. The Brussels sprouts and the gnocchi were really excellent"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "The roast chicken seems to be the most talked about in NY according to a friend and it certainly was good. I can also recommend the bruschetta with salt cod, which was out of this world. Good cocktails and an excellent Californian Pinot Noir. Despite being very early (and our friend being late) the staff were attentive and not phased by our early arrival. The only thing is the portions are too big (for us anyway) and we were never given any bread with olive oil, which everyone else seemed to get."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I had high hopes for Barbuto but was very disappointed. The service was luke warm at best. The hostess was rude and the waitress made us wait well over 10 minutes before acknowledging our presence. She refused to give us additional bread and would not do a pasta with butter for a child in the party. She was friendly but she was not a good wait person. She forgot one of the sides, forgot a glass of wine and never addressed this. When we finally got her attention, we were done with our meal. Honestly, not worth the schlep and not worth the prices. Big let down."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Limited menu but creative italian cuisine and entrees reasonably priced, however portions generally small and entrees are a la carte so you need to order appetizer and pasta course. Food prep was creative and great presentation. It is in a converted garage with many garage doors that open in warmer weather. It was a bit cold when we first sat down on a December night..but a martini warmed things. I would return. Great locatoon with parking on street and walking distance to other more vibrant bars after."
    Dined on 12/26/2013