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Barbaresco

4.5
283 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Cozy
Welcome to Barbaresco Restaurant!
There's a Neighborhoody feel to this Friendly Upper Eastern Side Restaurant. Old School Cuisine, exceptional wine list and warm attentive service. Very convenient for pre or post shopping dining from Bloomingdales.; Barbaresco Restaurant serves fresh, flavorful upscale-casual Italian-style dishes prepared from the finest ingredients sourced from around the world. We make everything by hand every day—from our delicious soups and flavorful sauces to our salad dressings and desserts. We recently expanded our wine list to include more moderately priced bottles of fine quality wines.;
If you have a special occasion to celebrate or a business meeting, our menu offers more to choose from. Share the good times and come dine with us for fun, food, and spirits. ; We look forward to sharing our passion for good food and service with you, and welcome you as our guests.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am -3:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 517-2288
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Mila
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Catering
Barbaresco offers catering upon request for any kind of family or business gathering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
64 Street
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Parking details
F train to 63rd Street & 4,5,6,R,N @ 59th Street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 283 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Drinks were good and so was appetizer-- a pecial grilled sardines, but the main dish, chicken. was dry.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Went for an early dinner before a show. The staff was very friendly, attentive and accommodating and did not hover. The branzino in salt was outstanding!!!! It was beautifully prepared and plated; clean, fresh, moist and tender with incredible flavor. Perfect meal.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Old world dining in a small, lovely, comfy room. Be sure to listen to the specials before ordering, otherwise you may miss something extraordinary like branzino baked in salt.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Had a perfect lunch with my childhood friend who recommended we meet up here. She had discovered it on her previous trips to the Upper East Side and I'm glad she chose this place for us to lunch at! The service was excellent - very attentive and customer friendly. The venue is small but very cozy and clean.

The food was delicious and very fresh. We ordered an arugula salad with beets, burrata cheese with prosciutto and tomatoes, carbonara fettuccini with shrimp, an entire branzino grilled to perfection, and tiramisu and chocolate gelato for dessert. Wines are only sold by the bottle but they are very moderately priced, so we had ourselves a feast with our pinot grigio.

All in all, I would say it was an excellent dining experience and one I would recommend to anyone traveling to the Upper East Side and in the mood for Italian.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food is always good. Restaurant is relatively small, tables close together and always crowded making noise level sometimes difficult for conversation. Prices are reasonable but the charge of $3.00 for sharing large salad and $5.00 for entree is excessive, particularly when sharing the whole branzino.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Consistently excellent. Perfectly prepared pastas and an attentive skilled staff.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Had a lovely dinner with a former classmate from high school and we had a splendid and delicious evening. We normally meet at Barbaresco for lunch every three months or so and find it friendly, relaxed and a good spot for conversation and catch up. Food always keeps us coming back!

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

A friend recommended Barbaresco and said that it is a local 'gem'....but we were so disappointed and will probably never trust his recommendations again! We WERE greeted beautifully by the host and staff, and then seated at a quiet corner table, per our request. Within a minute, we remarked to the waiter that there was an permeating odor, which we thought it was paint or insecticide, but it turned out to be a smell from an oil leak earlier in the day in their basement. We moved our table closer to the front of the restaurant and though the smell still pervaded the restaurant, it was a bit better closer to the doors. Putting that behind us, we ordered our dinners, some from the menu and some from the specials of the evening. We had shared appetizers of mussels....which were very fair and tasteless....and Burratta....which was good, but not great. For our main courses, two of us shared the pasta and seafood special, which was again very, very fair, and the third diner had one of the chicken dinners, rated very fair as well. Please know that we are seasoned diners and that this meal was simply inferior from start to finish. With the plethora of really good restaurants in the city, I'm shocked that Barbaresco is still around. However, given the recommendation from our friend, I would hope that this was just an 'off day'. Regardless, we will not go back.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Staff is attentive and funny. The food is good. We had theater tickets nearby and they got us in and out.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My favorite place close to SVF lunch after mass!
It’s like going home to celebrate Easter! A big welcome when you enter & a table is always waiting for you! Wine & food very tasty & beautifully presented! Johny & Mario treat you like kings & queens👍
Keep up the great work 😍
Hats off to Gus & Tony

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The attitude of the waiter leaves a lot to be desired

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This is a favorite neighborhood venue. The foot is predictable and consistently excellent. The service is warm and attentive. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Cozy atmosphere and great service. Delicious antipasti and good Italian traditional primo and secondo piatos. Wine list mainly with delicious Italian wines especially the Barbaresco wines.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Very nice. No Oprah sittings though!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

This restaurant is a go to when meeting friends. It has a lovely atmosphere and the staff is warm and welcoming. The food is consistently well prepared and delicious. This is a beautiful neighborhood restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Barbaresco never disappoints. Great friendly efficient staff. Good drinks delicious food.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

good italian restaurant near bloomingdales. food and desserts are standard and safe. I made a reservation and said it was my wife's birthday. they did nothing to acknowledge this. noisy and cramped.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Perfect early dinner spot for 3! Excellent pasta and veal dishes. I would definitely come back again.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

We chose this restaurant due to location which was perfect for our needs. We felt the food was average and pricey. Atmosphere was cozy and service was good.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent fresh food and very comfortable and cozy atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice place to have dinner. Cozy and intimate. Food is good as is the service. Completely enjoyable on every account.

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

ask for Carlo..He is old style and will make your lunch/dinner enjoyable. .never been disappointed.. Buon Appetite

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Quiet meal. Responsive service. Food was excellent. Branzino

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

We chose Barbaresco for its varied menu, because we had a picky eater with us. Indeed, it was one of those places where you have a hard time choosing, because there are so many delicious-sounding choices. The grilled squid was the most tender I have ever had, with a delicious sauce. My date loved his veal chop, although as one of the specials it proved to be costlier than he had anticipated (restaurants, please tell your servers to give prices with the specials!) And our picky eater was delighted with her ravioli. Service was very professional and unobtrusive. It seems to attract an older neighborhood crowd but was very comfortable and welcoming for us first timers too. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We discovered this friendly, cozy restaurant last year on our annual December trip to New York. It has a neighborhood feel which we liked. We vowed we would return, and were not disappointed. The seafood special was excellent, the pasta fresh, and the chocolate cake to die for. The service was welcoming and attentive. We’ll be back again!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

This was our second time here and we were not disappointed. Great food and service and a wonderful wine selection. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

food is always excellent; service polite and a very good selection.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Barbaresco never disappoints. They always have great soups. The duck was wonderful and the branzino delicious. The waiters and bartender are great.

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Super as always! Food , drink & service. The veal parm filled 3/4 of the plate & was tender & the sauce delicious!
Went back for business lunch today with 4 friends. Equally delicious 😋

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

It’s a very neighborhood restaurant, family ,cozy and good food. The specials are always very good. Whole dorada is excellent and the ravioli. We go there often and we are always satisfied. Good wine list.

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4.0Dined on November 27, 2017

Always good atmosphere and food in this cozy reliable restaurant.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

We loved the branzino. The food and service are always excellent .

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Great as always. Food is excellent. Tasty and well presented, combine that with friendly fabulous service and you have a great night. It is consistently excellent.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

My favorite dining spot! Very welcoming & friendly! All of the staff are polite, attentive & experienced! My meals are always perfectly cooked & flavorful! An east side restaurant very worth the price!!

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2017

Barbaresco never fails to please. The food is always good and the staff very friendly and welcoming.

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2.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Dinner for two on a Saturday evening. The food was moderate at best -- my daughter left most of her swordfish because it was not cooked through and she did not feel inclined to wait for it to be cooked more. The waiter seemed to be in a hurry. He did not know what a kir (white wine and casssis) is and brought me a glass full of just cassis. Amateur hour.

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Very warm and cozy in Barbaresco and servers take good care of you.
Swordfish and pasta were good, and would order again, but not so outstanding where i would increase their rating. Food was good, consistent and we enjoyed it.
I do like Barbaresco !

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Busy but rather quiet. Elegant, understated ambiance with comfortable seating and sufficient space between tables. The food was well prepared and service was very prompt, friendly and efficient.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Love this place!!

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3.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Very noise and the service whas'nt good. The food is very good and the pasta at right point.
We enter at the saloon and the manager look our page on the celular (open table) and said as he didn't know what it's, and after these I give my name and then he finded.

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