First time, and won't be the
First time, and won't be the last! Everything we ordered from cocktails to dessert was outstanding.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful for lunch
If you dislike sitting in crowded downtown or midtown restaurants for lunch, this place and this part of town is a wonderful option. Terrific meal in relaxed setting. Besides, it is so much harder to get a table in the evenings.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The force is definitely with you
We heard Chef Waxman being called 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' by his peers on TV and now we know why.
Barbuto is vibrant, energetic, alive... everything that I'm NOT and I LOVED IT!
Everything on the menu looked inviting and every dish we ordered was fabulous. Chef Waxman's chicken IS the best any of us have ever had.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
lunch at Barbuto
Tried to get a later reservation, but was given 1:45. This struck me as strange, as the restaurant pretty much was empty by 3.
Food was superb--the four of us all enjoyed our choices, although the chicken seemed to be too much for our birthday boy.
It is a noisy room, and we were fortunate the weather was warm enough for the front to be open. At another visit we hadn't been able to hear ourselves speak.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing and consistent
We love Barbuto and eat at least twice a year. The roasted chicken is delicious and generous portion with side of rustic potatoes. Yum! Nothing better than good food and wine! Bravo!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a weekday lunch. The salads were soo fresh and flavorful. The gnocchi was delectable- soft and heavenly. I would return again simply for a salad and gnocchi. We also enjoyed the mussels which were very good and a panino for dessert (yum). The Provence rose was perfect. Our server (I think Paul?) was helpful, knowledgeable, and attentive. Great experience!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the chicken!
Terrific meal in a great environment. The food was fantastic. Had to wait 15 mins for our table, but had a drink at the bar so no big deal. Would definitely go again
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful and delish!
Dined here often however this time family joined. First time to NYC for them. We loved it. Food was unique and tasty. Veggies were so fresh and specially prepared. Great service from a friendly and well informed server. We had the best table in the best resturaunt in the city. Great memories were made here for all of us.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love that restaurant
Friendly, good food, love their rosé wine, always a smile .
On all the staff, no attitude.
Will go back soon.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner. Great server. Always have a consistently great experience. Plus that chicken is to die for.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jonathan Waxman is brilliant.
Jonathan Waxman is brilliant. His chicken continues to overwhelm. Every dish is so flavorful. God, it's good.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time there
This was my first time there and I would go back and tell friends to go. Lunch was great and excellent service.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must stop in the West Village
Barbuto needs to be on your NYC Foodies Bucket list. Do not miss the roasted chicken and the amazing potatoes!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lively and with great food
The Barbuto is located in the Meat Packing District in New York and works in an old garage. Informal atmosphere, something rustic, with open kitchen, noisy, crowded, lively and with great food. If you intend to go between 8 and 9 pm, you had better book, although you can always wait at the counter. We were at dinner and enjoyed. Three of us ordered the chicken in the oven which is spectacular: crispy, juicy and very tasty. Here's a tip: share it because one portion is good for two. As side dish we ordered the potato with pecorino cheese and rosemary which is to die for. We also ask that the fish that was very good. The wine list is good. Fun guaranteed.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fantastic seasonal meal, every ingredient was so tasty...the service was great and Waxman was there checking that every little thing was done the right way.
Sometimes chefs just have their name on the menu, W himself is there to be sure they serve nothing but quality.
We love Barbuto and their staff.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
On a visit from Dallas
Came to NY for a few days and lots of restaurants to choose from. Barbuto was one of many on my list, and it did not disappoint. Jen was welcoming and engaging. The food was fabulous. I will be spreading the word!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't be fooled
Your eye may steer you away, but don't let that happen. Your stomach will thank you later.
The food and service was a 10 out of 10. Not terribly impressive to look at, but one of my favorites now.
We eat out often and we'll definitely be back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, vibrant atmosphere.
Loved this place! A rowdy, yet pleasant atmosphere with great food. A great neighborhood find.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Probably the best New York City has to offer right now. Great service, incredible food. Jw Chicken is amazing. Pizzas are also great.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends and I came for Jonathan Waxman's famous roast chicken. Very tasty, but a touch overdone. We shared the calamari on gazpacho (an appetizer), which was stellar; so good, I ordered another for dessert. There's a small wine list with decent choices, I also liked the choices of sizes to choose from: glass, 500 ml, or bottle (750 ml). We wanted more than a bottle, but less than 2, and opted for the 500 ml carafe. My sole complaint (and unfortunately not limited to Barbuto) was the noise level. All hard surfaces create an atmosphere which competes with conversation at normal voice levels. "Energetic" as a description for this kind of din runs counter to my idea of pleasant dining.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
indoor outdoor dining on a gorgeous
A short walk from the lower end of the High Line brings you to this consistently wonderful restaurant where if you like roast chicken and relatively simple but sophisticated dining, you will be happy. Absolutely casual, you can wear a gown or shorts; , it is comfort dining in so many ways.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my second time dining at Barbuto and it was better than the last. Each of us (5) had dishes we thought were fantastic. The chicken is a must are are the ribs and skirt steak. Any one of the pasta dishes will not disappoint. Jonathan Waxman is a chefs chef.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Making the best of it
We had a group of 6 and the table that we were waiting for just wouldn't get up. They kept us informed at all times and when the wait was 45min they kindly asked the table to please move and bought us a round of drinks. This situation is an uncomfortable one, but the management handled it beautifully. We had a great time! Thank you!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting takes on classic dishes
Had the chicken that zagat called "life changing," I don't know about life changing, but it was definitely very good. The Steak was perfectly cooked and the potatoes were a delicious side. Our waiter was adorable guy from Kansas City and was very helpful picking out our dishes and drinks. Overall a beautiful al fresco experience will excellent food! Would recommend.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
with great wait staff, bartenders and managers. Love it here.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meatpAcking destination
There are so many ways that Barbuto is great. Unlike many hip places, the hostess seated us at a great table when only two of our party of five arrived. Then they were were totally cool with the rest of our party coming in late at various intervals... Service was attentive enough to give us time to relax, without being all over us to get our orders in. Chicken and bucatini dishes were great and enjoyed by all, and their fried calamari could be the best I've ever eaten! To top it off, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick who live nearby sat at the next table. She was very sweet when we got up to leave and went over there to say hi. :)
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Barbuto- not just about chicken
Had a wonderful dinner experience here, but did not find the chicken to be as "extraordinary" as many reviewers have said. It was good- juicy, homestyle and very healthy in that it was plain, without sauce, etc. The kale salad was incredibly good, the cheeseplate had a nice selection, and nothing at all was a disappointment. The wait staff was fantastic . They were attentive, but never pushy. Would definitely go again, but will order something other than chicken.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great restaurant! Really enjoyed a birthday dinner here. The food is soo good, and service fantastic - my new favorite restaurant...the chicken is amazing, pasta great and the salads different and so good...
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating a 1 year wedding anniversary and birthday which also took place at Barbuto the year before. As always, the service couldn't have been friendlier, or the food tastier ... all providing a perfect backdrop for our celebratory spirit. We also had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner there last year. Barbuto has become a favorite.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food delicious gnocchi,
Great food delicious gnocchi, pizza and od course perfectly cooked chicken. Completely lived up to the reputation.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very excited to go to Barbuto. I was rewarded for that excitement. The frittata was excellent-perfectly done. The kale salad was also great, as were the greens. The really terrific dish was the potatoes. I don't know what they do to them but do not leave without ordering them. The bruschetta was done to perfection. The crespella (pancakes) were wonderful. They had apples and honey.
I really liked that this restaurant used to be a garage. What a great transformation.
Don't miss this place!!
10/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Trendy, with seriously good food.
Been to Barbuto several times; each time a very good experience. Not just a cool place; food preparation is taken seriously.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit after
This was our first visit after a bad experience a few years ago. They redeemed themselves and made up for that earlier experience. JW's chicken was as good as ever. Three of the five guests had the chicken and all loved it. I had the bolognese and it was great. The salads and vegetables were equally very good. We will be back sooner than later. It took a little too long to initially get served, but once the waiter did arrive service was good.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great.. They didn't
Food was great.. They didn't rush us and were attentive
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fav in NY
I don't really need to review Barbuto since it is a classic great NY restaurant. Food's amazing and as out-of-towners, we enjoy the vibrance.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb food, first-rate service--if Barbuto were a little less noisy it would rate 5 Stars wth me. And, yes, the pollo al forno really is as good as everyone says! Deserts are sensational.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been there a few times and each time was fabulous. I made a mistake in reserving the wrong nite and the staff was gracious enough to seat me anyway. Saved me the embarrassment with my date. Wine selection was great. We had the Sicilian rose, salumi platter and some cheeses. Had a tagliatelle pasta. A little dry but flavor was great. Could have been a little creamier and would have been just fine. The tables were big enough for two people without feeling overcrowded by dishes and glasses. The dessert was great too. The waitress was a doll. Although she is moving to Australia. The summertime is wonderful with the garage doors up. The area is safe and exciting. Not pretentious. I am in my forties and it was the perfect mix of crowds.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
What makes a restaurant a success!
Barbuto has been around for many years. Why? very simple dining room but the atmosphere in the evening is fantastic.
Food excellent. Pasta, roasted chicken, salami antipasto , very good reasonable wine list, excellent deserts, service attentive. This is how all establishments should operate.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great unpretentious restaurant. We always take our out of town friends there when they want a manhattan experience. The chicken is the best in the city.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Chelsea location
Great location, we only went for lunch. I can imagine it is much more vibrant on summer nights when they roll up the garage doors, I know this place would be hopping! My pizza was just ok, but my husband's carbonara rocked! Amazing. The kale Caesar is perfect, we both loved it. I would go back, but would like to try dinner.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to return....
We were told Barbuto's was THE place to go when we visited New York. The food, atmosphere and our server were fabulous. The only question was how many more visits could we make to the place before we headed back home, to Seattle.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fit for foodies!!
Group of 6 each ordered something different and was delighted with choice! Pasta dishes and pizzas as well as fish entrees all perfectly prepared. Loved our lunch at Barbuto
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place…..food was fabulous………I shared the chicken with a friend………it was so juicy and tender……..we both got the kale salad and it was really good! Another friend got the pork loin and it was exceptional. There were some crunchy cheesy potatoes that were heavenly. I could have eaten my weight in them! I think they came with the pork loin or else we got someone else's order by mistake. I must have them all to myself when I go again! We each got a different dessert and all were magnificent. A wonderful dining experience. Would love to eat there in the summer when the doors are all open. Will go back next time I am in NYC.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious, Great Service and...
Celebrated with two friends. The food was delicious (gnocchi with delicata squash a definite A+). The waitress was absolutely wonderful, could not have been better. But, oh, the din. By the end of dinner we were yelling to be heard. Still, an overall great experience, would definitely go back when I'm in the mood for boisterous.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant overall.
Great restaurant overall. Service was impeccable and the food was delicious. The wine list is also attractive.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Barbuto for our Thanksgiving dinner and left even more thankful than we were when arrived. The food was well-thought, well-executed, bringing new notes to its Italian roots. We enjoyed the lovely ambiance, the friendly service and the evident freshness of all food served. Everything was delicious, but we have to highlight the fantastic salads (and I don't even like greens...), the superb ravioli and the mind-blowing desserts (we can't single one out because both the millefoglie and the pumpkin spice cake were impecable). We also tasted very good wine on their recommendations for the special Thanksgiving feast menu. We will definitely be back whenever we visit New York.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everyone in my family loves visiting New York, and we enjoy planning together on where to eat. Barbuto was the perfect place to enjoy a festive family meal: interesting drinks, wonderful food, and outstanding service. Our waiter recommended just the right wine. We all appreciated the relatively low noise level that allowed for easy conversation. Barbuto presents a comfortable, elegant, and delicious restaurant experience.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Barbuto is the best.
The food never disappoints--quite the opposite--and that includes the great wine list. The wait staff are the best, the sommelier too.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
everything was great, but
everything was great, but it was very, very noisy. definitely not the place for a business meeting. chicken was exceptional as was the gnocchi.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good time at this vibrant
Very good time at this vibrant spot with pleasant competent matte d' and servers. As advertised, outstanding chicken. Plentiful
Portions and Succulent. Very reasonably priced with good value. Overall a fun place with no significant negatives.Will be back in the near future
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM