Barbetta makes available its verdant garden and spectacular palazzo-like interior for large receptions and weddings. For smaller parties Barbetta offers the patrician rooms of its 1874-1881 Townhouses built by the Astor family preserving their period details, fireplaces & magnificent wood paneling.View Private Dining Details
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Daily 7:00PM - 10:00PM
We had the most amazing experience at Barbetta!!! Had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful staff who were all amazing and charismatic, got to hear stories and history of the restaurant and it was such a wonderful experience!!! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a unique experience, food was amazing as well, gnocchi were to die for and the tomato with fresh mozzarella salad was just as great. Thanks again to the staff for being so kind and making us feel part of the Barbetta family for the evening ..
Great but food took too long and a bit over priced. Classic Hell’s Kitchen but prob won’t come back
Lovely setting with attentive staff, though we did feel that our waiter tried to rush us a bit. But we held to our own pace and things worked out nicely.
great place, we went prior to a broadway show. pre-show menu was good, nice options. friendly staff.
We decided to check out Barbetta after reading a feature in the NYT that made it sound interesting, if a bit dated and so we decided to try it before the theater. In brief, we were wowed: Service was wonderful (we arrived before our friends and were made very comfortable in the cozy bar area, given some amuse bouche, etc.). Our hostess (the proprietor?) asked if any of us had theater tickets and then told us not to worry about the time. Although our timing meant we could only order from the prix fixe menu (full menu would have been available after 7:30) all four of us found items we wanted and enjoyed very much – and somehow, without feeling rushed, they got us out in 90 minutes – in time to make our curtain! And, yes, the decor dates back to another era, but it was fun to be in a lush, opulent dining room – with a pianist playing softly! – for a change. We'll be back.
A friend recommended Barbetta for a great dining experience in the theater district. One experiences being in an historical, century old family-owned restaurant, a delightful space like a villa's courtyard (though lit by a huge Venetian chandelier, attentive and friendly staff, knowledgeable sommelier, wonderful food and wine. Portions are the right size, so you actually have room for dessert and don't have to worry about nodding off during the show. And the ambience - we arrived about 5:30, the space was pretty much filled by 6:30, families (big and small) and dates... though filled with conversation, the space could handle it so you could easily talk and hear your companions.
Went there before theater, had a great meal and visit was memorable.
What a jewel! Historically authentic, elegant and welcoming atmosphere, delicious risottos and pastas, still unpretentious.
Wonderful restaurant. Celebrated our 10th anniversary there. Great food and wonderful service. We'll go back.
The wait staff was excellent providing the ambience and knowledge of menu.
We would return and encourage all friends to dine here!
There is nothing like it in NYC's theatre district. A wonderful step back in time for it's ambience, atmosphere and service. The menu is unique and fabulously prepared. Cap it off with a great wine list and knowledgeable sommelier (who oddly enough is a dead ringer for Billy Joel) and the combination is a big win for their customers.
The food service and ambiance were impeccable. Loved the entire experience.
Love the ambiance, food, service. One request; some soft music
Barbetta is an incredible jewel. The food was extraordinary - one of our best meals ever, with wonderful flavors and super fresh ingredients and spices.
The ambience is out of this world. Wonderful, kind servers and m’aitre d. We’ll be back!
Belated Valentine’ dinner—nice place for a special occasion - pricey!!
Pre-theater - convenient.
We had a wonderful pre-theater meal. The food was very good and the service impeccable. I will definitely be back.
We dined at Barbetta after a theater event and after reading the enthusiastic history of the restaurant in the New York Times. The whole experience was a bit disappointing since although we loved the beautiful restaurant which harkened to past gentility, a few things fell short. The salad was simply delicious and was split for us in the kitchen which was very nice. Our entrees were not top quality however, I had the Maine diver scallops which were wonderfully prepared in a crisp potato crust, but the scallops themselves must have been frozen and lacked texture. My husband had the Piedmontese special steak which also was not particularly tasty. Although the restaurant was not busy, it was quite noisy because of one large party. Our service was good but not great, as we had to wave at the waiter to get additional glasses of wine. I very much wanted to love this restaurant, but it needs some polishing in various ways. Perhaps a smaller menu would ensure fresh choices.
Great service and the room is beautiful. Food unfortunately was low average. We had the pre theater menu which was 3 course for 58 so the value was good.
A lovely Italian restaurant. Elegant, but not stuffy. Service was friendly, helpful. The wine steward recommended a very nice shiraz. The gnochetti was to die for. A satisfying dining experience. Cannot wait to come back in the summer when the outdoor area is open
Excellent Old-World style restaurant with superlative Northern Italian fare. Pricey, but worth every penny.
Wait staff were not friendly or welcoming. Food was only fair and the prices were expensive .
After reading the history of Barbetta in the NY Times I knew I had to return. I had been there before when I worked in the neighborhood. It is a tribute to "old New York". There are very few building left like this in NYC - old world charm and quiet and, beautiful dining room. Food was excellent and it was a great time being there again. Must re-visit soon again.
This historic and charming restaurant was a staple for my family pre-theater throughout my childhood. I returned there with my parents pre-theater this week for a wonderful and delicious lunch. The mozzarella and cherry tomato salad and the mushrooms with lemon and olive oil were terrific. The salmon and pacific bass dishes were superb. We were not disappointed by dessert. The chocolate cake disappeared from my dad’s plate. The lemon and pistachio tart was to die for! This is a gem that continues to deliver Fine food and attentive service in a memorable setting!
It was my first time at this iconic restaurant. It looks a little stuffy in the pictures, but it really is quite charming relaxed. Granted, it's not a jeans and t-shirt sort of place. The service is flawless, you are never rushed and the meal flows perfectly. The food was delicious. The pre fixe menu really is quite a good value. I will definitely go back.
Party of five for a girls night out, and every single one of us was beyond happy with the food, service, and atmosphere. Throwback to Old World Italian restaurants. We'd love to come back in the spring or summer to experience the patio seating.
Charming. Old world old school classic Italian restaurant. Great room, ambiance, piano, service and food. Open since 1908 or something like that, it is a real throwback but in a wonderful and special way. We will be going back.
I was disappointed that only the price fixed menu was available to us
We had a great meal and the ambience was terrific. Old Brownstone, in the same family since 1906. Old school Italian (Piedmontese). Service was great and added bonus that it was Grappa week! Fixed price theater mani was $58 and choices were good - 3 courses
The atmosphere is fantastic and the restaurant is beautiful. In addition, the food is exceptional and I would recommend it to anyone. I found the service to be somewhat lacking. The server is somewhat short in his willingness to describe the dishes, important to us because they were somewhat out of the ordinary. In addition, the server did not come back to check on us after the food was delivered and we never had the opportunity to see the server again. It didn't affect our enjoyment of the restaurant, but the server, who appeared to be a long-timer, was out of sync with the establishment.
We wanted to fall in love with Barbetta, really we did. After reading a charming article in the NYT, my husband and I couldn’t believe that as long-time New Yorkers we’d never dined there. I made a res for Valentine’s Day.
It was an enormous disappointment. The service was atrocious. And, I mean ATROCIOUS. We sat at our table for 15 minutes before any staff even approached us. When our order was finally taken (and curtly so), we asked to see the wine list. The waiter chucked some abbreviated, Xeroxed list at us, ostensibly to help us make a selection more easily, but we wanted the full list. It took another 10 minutes to get it. Meanwhile, completely mediocre starters arrived: for me, a beet salad that can be ordered pretty much anywhere; for my husband, some tagliatelle with marinara — at least the pasta was cooked properly. While we waited ANOTHER 30 minutes for our entirely forgettable sliced steak, the sommelier deigned to mosey on over. He was nice, but he seemed like he couldn’t understand why we were asking him questions about various wines on the list. We just gave up and ordered a Vermentino for @$45/bottle. One we’ve purchased at our local wine seller for a fraction of that price. Dessert was a lackluster panna cotta.
Oh.My.God. The whole experience was awful. And an enormous let-down. While we certainly weren’t expecting a Michelin quality meal, we would’ve been more satisfied and had more fun at Shake Shack.
Never, ever again.
My gf and I didn’t enjoy the food. The special occasion was for Valentine’s Day. The food came out very bland. We were the youngest couples there. I didn’t expect this from Barbetta restaurant. Very mediocre. The bill was staggering compared to what we had was similar to baby food.
Hidden gem of old school NY. Great ambiance, food and service!
Wonderful ambiance, terrific service . Food was very good, although the desserts sounded much better than they tasted- this was surprising.
When we arrived for our 6:00 pm reservation the hostess had already crossed off our name and apparently gave our table to a different party. She then offered us to sit at a table in the foyer to have dinner on a low table. That would hot have been satisfactory. No matter how successful a restaurant is, or how long it has been in business, it should always treat customers with respect; they failed.
My wife and I love Barbetta. We come here when we come into NYC for a Broadway show. It is quiet enough to have a conversation, great service, great food. Classic brownstone setting.
A restaurant that never disappoints in food preparation and presentation. Atmosphere is quiet and quite conducive to a fine dining experience. I have been coming to this establishment since I was 20 years old and I am now 62.
Barbetta offers some classic elegance and great food to the restaurant row in the New York City theater district. The food is classic northern italian and its preparation and presentation are flawless as is the dining room staff. Truly a wonderful experience to complement a day at the theater.
A romantic setting with old world charm of a pasted age. Excellent food, an extensive wine list with some reasonable prices, and attentive, courteous service, and an overall very pleasurable and pleasant dining experience.
The staff were very friendly and attentive.
The food was ok it wasn’t delicious it was just ok.