Barbuto
Barbuto

Barbuto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barbutonyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129249700x
  • 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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Barbuto reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (58)neighborhood gem (58)fit for foodies (57)hot spot (38)good for groups (24)vibrant bar scene (21)great for lunch (18)special occasion (15)great for brunch (12)romantic (12)late-night find (11)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Was great by everyone asked, except our own server.....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Italian Bistro
    Meowzer
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Everything was wonderful. The pollo al forno in particular was spectacular. The entire ambience reminded my wife of Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would never go there again
    budbarb2
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Although the food was good, the service was impersonal and rushed. On the telephone, I told the receptionist that one in the party was celebrating a birthday. When I arrived I reminded the hostess and indicated the person. When dessert came, nothing happened. When we were leaving, I pointed this out to the hostess. She indicated a sense of annoyance and said that she had told the waiter. But we were served by several, so I do not know what she meant. Going to Barbuto is not an experience I would repeat.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • excellent dinner spot
    rshorensVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I am from California and came for the famous roast chicken. it was delicious, very reasonably priced, large portion. The potatoes were superb. Good wine list. We had the Bastianich Italian sauvignon blanc. A very hopping place at night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great last minute lunch
    kate68
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    A friend and I decided to go to Barbuto for lunch at the last minute and I was surprised I could get a table. Had been trying, I guess mostly for dinner, and they were always booked. We got to sit by the sidewalk which was very pleasant. We split two salads, kale and cauliflower, both were outstanding, healthy and satisfying. Service was friendly and prompt. I'm actually hesitating to hit send on this because I was ready to give up after always finding it booked. But here goes...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food - horrible service
    Keekee24
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Waiter wasa rude and dismissive. Seemed inconvenienced to wait on our table. Shame - food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good but noisy
    ItalophileVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I really like this restaurant. The food is great and the ambiance very downtown. As it is in a converted garage, it's very noisy. I wouldn't consider going here with more than 4 people because I wouldn't be able to hear anyone who wasn't sitting next to me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite restaurant
    CJoy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Barbuto has become my favorite restaurant in a city of fabulous restaurants. The food is always, always outstanding -- the chicken is famous for a reason. This last time we were there we had dessert -- a treat -- the biscotti were so yummy and crunchy and tasted like home. The budino is elegant and silky and sexy. The place is loud and noisy and a scene. If you're looking for intimate and quiet, choose someplace else. But, the wait staff -- including the back staff -- is wonderful -- always pleasant and patient and attentive. Carlos took care of us the other night and he was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We enjoyed every course and appreciated the swift service, comfortable dining room, lively crowd, and friendly staff. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food, great to see the chef was in the house.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very friendly service
    Mvega
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everyone, even the bus boys, were extremely polite and charismatic. The food was great and the waitress was extremely helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barbuto is Wonderful
    PeterfromDallasTexas
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A great place to go for dinner....the atmosphere was super and the food was top. The service was just ok. Still, a real gem in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, friendly staff
    OttawaCanadaVisitor
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We recently visited NYC and went to Barbuto on the recommendation of our daughter and son-in-law who visited previously. It did not disappoint. The restaurant had a neighbourhood vibe and the open garage-type doors was welcome on a sunny summer day where you feel like you are outside no matter where you sit. The staff was very friendly and also knowledgeable when questioned on the menu. We ordered the kale salad, their signature roast chicken and the gnocchi dish and all three were delicious. To top it off, at the end of our meal, they surprised us with a chocolate mousse dessert - gratis - a very nice touch. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone living in or visiting NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SIGDinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food at Barbuto was simply outstanding and the portions are huge! This is one of the best value restaurants for both quality and portion size in NYC. The staff was very accommodating and service was friendly. Don't miss the pasta dishes! The bar menu was varied but not extensive with plenty to choose from. Overall I was very impressed and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous as Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had a family dinner at Barbuto for my wife's birthday. One of our favorite places. The food was excellent as always. Don't miss the chicken, gnocci or swordfish. Really nice wine list with very reasonable prices. Service was great & they sent out dessert with a candle. They make you feel at home.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual fine dining
    Morty
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great outdoor summer vibe. Had the skirt steak which had flavourful seasoning and really tender. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal. Got a bit noisy at times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pollo!
    FoodFanaticVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    To think that the chicken is the first and last thing you mentioned would mean you missed out on all the other delicious food. The Gnocchi is delectable and the other options sublime. Can't comment about other dishes as can't get that Pollo out of my mind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved
    Ssa1234VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Emailed them before about food restrictions.. the server knew and was ready to accomodate. Good was A+. Kale salad and gnocchi with haZelnuts were amazing. Corn bucatini dish and cod w salsa verde(change we made bc we don't eat meat or shellfish) were great. Dessert tora w blueberries was also awesome. Only fail was panini dessert. Noise level was high but not so high we couldn't hear each other. Place was full w doors open and weather was perfect. We were seated right away. No complaints. 745 res we were out by 930...perfect timing. Apps came out a bit slow but we were enjoying the rose so we hardly noticed. Def worth a visit. Well be back soon
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time
    NJUnited
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Barbuto never fails to deliver a fun time based on excellent food, service and a lively West Village scene. The patates are memorable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good but we had a cheep problem!
    Shogun1947
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    my wife ordered a great blush white wine with her meal....food was great...I asked for another glass of wine, the server brought the bottle and poured a small amount into my wife's glass, before I stopped her and said No, not a refill, I want a glass,...at which point she picked my wife's glass up and took it away, as she had put some extra wine in her glass, that she would not have paid for....cheep cheep cheep! other than that great noisy place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is delicious!
    ILuvfood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend of mine. I must say the food is prepared simple yet it is so tasty! We had the kale salad to start which was tasty. The size is big enough to split with 2-3 people. There were 3 of us in our party and it was just enough for us. Two of us ordered the skirt steak and my other friend had the chicken. The skirt steak was delicious and seasoned perfectly!! My friend gave me a piece of her chicken to try and like other reviews- delicious and juicy. Even the white meat was moist! I would highly recommend this restaurant. I made a reservation on line and arrived late due to traffic and they gladly accommodated us. Service was great too. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!!
    SweetpeaVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Dined here with a group of friends and it was amazing! Ihad the gnocchi as recommended by the server - and my friends had risotto and the chicken. All was extremely good! We ended by sharing the chocolate pudding which shouldn't be missed. It is just so good!!! The place is popular and it was packed by the time we left on a Monday night. Highly recommend and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvtodine
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food was delicious. Had the kale salad and roasted chicken. However, although our waiter was as nice as he could be- he would disappear on us! Several times we had to ask for something through a busboy we flagged down...all the way to the end of our meal to request our check!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid food and great ambience
    Awesome
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great location and atmosphere. The veal ragu pasta was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food is perfectly prepared and tastes amazing. The staff is great and attentive! Its a must if you're in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Pizza uovo excellent. Love the Sinsky rose offered, though 20/glass is beyond steep. If I still lived in the neighborhood, would go back again and again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    foreverafoodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Loved this Italian restaurant ! We were 5 and it was a beautiful evening to dine with all the doors open. We shared appy's, salads, entrees, & deserts. We enjoyed everything. Unique flavors & fresh foods will bring us back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great open space and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Kitchen is open layout and the atmosphere was lively. Food was delicious - enjoyed the pastas and definitely the chicken is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine and great food!
    Shaeking
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Big fan if this resturant just hard to get into. Monday night luck was on our side and we got in! Great meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From Canada
    Apvl
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Enjoyed our meal and the deserts were incredible! Almost getting to the point of being too loud.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The chicken is worth it alone!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Best chicken ever, amazing pasta, cool side and dessert.... But awful cop! Not the restaurant fault... But the dining place is open and a cop was arresting taxi drivers 3 times in a row in front of the establishment ... With the light on and everything! Still... You should go to this eatery!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Not nearly the quality I expected. Barely on par with other NYC hot spots, let alone an up and coming location from a "celebrity" chef. Neighborhood is blasé, it's built into a garage and it's bloody expensive, too.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, Horrible Service
    Jason
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I had this waiter the other day for lunch, Gilbert, that was so useless and inattentive. He ignore us most of our meal. He refused to ask the kitchen to split a salad for us even though the last 2 times I was at Barbuto, they were happy to split the salad. I had to chase him down to get a check and then after waiting 20 mins, I had to chase him down to pay the check. He made an excuse that he was busy with other tables, where actually he was standing around talking to the bartender and other waiters. I think Jonathan Waxman's food is incredible with an incredible focus on detail. I wish the waitstaff were hired with the same critical eye.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 759 reviews are from the Barbuto reviews archive.
  • A little dissapointing
    doser
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Chicken was juicy and had crispy skin, as you would expect. Couls easily had been more of the salsa verde, twice as much would be great. A little heavy on the salt. Wanted to try the pasta with crab, but they didn`t have that on the menu. The JW margarita was way too strong, but the Cosmopolitan was good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Loud Atmosphere
    XOXO
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Food is always amazing. First time tasting the pasta and it was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great, Casual Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This trip to NYC, I wanted to go to a nice restaurant that didn't require a certain dress code. Barbuto totally fit the bill! The service and food were excellent, all in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. I will definitely recommend it to anyone!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Exceptional place. Outstanding food/wine/service without pretense. I wish I could hang out there from noon to midnight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything and More
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We are still talking about dinner at Barbuto 2 days afterward. Outstanding! The casual physical space belies the true genius of the chef. The kale saiad was so finely chopped and PERFECTLY dressed. Don't miss it! The peppery pasta carbonara was the best we've ever had. The impeccable signature chicken dish was everything we'd heard it was; crispy, juicy, and topped with a beautifully fresh salsa verde. We travel to NYC twice a year and dine at the restaurants of acclaimed chefs. This was one of our favorite meals ever! My husband can't stop talking about it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chickenlover1
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great food! Great service and great prices. We love this place !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fab food and space, chef!
    Virginia
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Jonathan Waxman has been a celebrity chef since I was a hippie saving for a meal at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where he cooked back when Cal Cuisine was invented. Barbuto reflects his experience and attention to delicious detail. Incredible roast chicken and crispy potatoes, great salads. Lovely space on a perfect NY night, walls rolled up to the spring air. If I lived in the neighborhood I'd stop in for a glass of wine and a kale salad or gnocchi once a week. Only drawback-- pretty darned loud. But what a great evening with family, complete with chef coming by to say hi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.