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About Barbetta Restaurant

Celebrating its 108th Year, Barbetta is the oldest restaurant in New York still owned by its founding family. Barbetta is also New York's oldest Italian restaurant and the oldest restaurant in the Theater District. This three-fold distinction has earned it landmark status by the Locali Storici d'Italia. In a glittering interior decorated with 18th century Italian antiques Barbetta serves the cuisine of Piemonte, Italy's northwestern most region. In summer, its exuberantly verdant garden with century-old trees and scented with the blooms of wisteria, oleander, jasmine and gardenia make it a most sought-after site for al fresco dining.

321 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 12:00pm-2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 4:30pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Btwn 8th & 9th Aves

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 246-9171

Website:
http://barbettarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Pianist evenings from 6:00pm

Parking Details:
Public lot adjacent to the restaurant.

Public Transit:
A,E,C,1,R,N,S

Executive Chef:
Dream Team de Cuisine

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Specials

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Details
Daily 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

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.

Barbetta Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (85)
Romantic (59)
Special Occasion (56)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (55)
Quiet Conversation (43)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Good for a Date (40)
Authentic (38)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Notable Wine List (17)
Cozy (17)
Great for Lunch (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Business Meals (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Scenic View (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food and pre theatre atmosphere was fantastic. Great service as well. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Hostess stressed looking at her list the whole time and not friendly. This is the first impression. Wait staff attentive and atmosphere very nice. Would like to try sitting outside next time. Easy walk to theatre. Salmon a little over cooked. I would go again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great find before seeing Hamilton! So close to Richard Rogers theatre. Pre-theatre menu was good and I thought the price was fair. The service was great - my only criticism would be that we felt rushed since they knew we were seeing a show. However, I appreciated their commitment to providing a quality meal, excellent service while ensuring we made it to our show on time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Enjoyable dinner in the garden was memorable. Excellent service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was pricey as was bar tab food was okay

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We like Barbetta and were happy to be back after many years. The garden is delightful and a quiet oasis in the midst of Theater Row and Times Square. The service was good - very attentive. The wine list excellent and the lovely waiter offered my husband several tastings.
The food was very good. My scallops were excellent; my husband had agnolotti.
Also loved the desserts: The creme brûlée as lovely and light.
We had a great time and will definitely return pre-theater.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Attentive service in the attractive garden made for a memorable pre-theater experience

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food was wonderful and the service was attentive. The outdoor seating (garden) area is lovely and a delightful space to eat.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

A wonderful lunch before a show. Highly recommend this place

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Only menu available was a prixe fix menu (not indicted on website)-service was rude and dismissive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

A classic and always great. Top notch food and service. We chose to eat outside ok the patio which was beautiful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great venue - romantic and nice... food not so much!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Very nice traditional Italian restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This was our third time at Barbetta's in the last 20 years. We always felt that dining in the garden was a special experience. This time we celebrated our wedding anniversary and it was special again. The food was delicious and the service was extraordinary. It was a beautiful evening to dine in the garden.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

We went to Barbetta before seeing Hamilton. The service was really great, however once we said we were seeing a show, everything seemed rushed and the options seemed very limited. I get that it's a challenge to get people out the door on time for a show, but we had reservations for 6:15 and the show was at 8:00. We were finished with dinner by 7:15. The restaurant is a 5 minute walk from the theater (which is a plus!), so a little more attention to food detail would have been welcomed. The food was okay, but we were hoping for a lot more. The wine steward was awesome and we appreciated his attention to detail. Just wished the food matched that.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We are lifelong New Yorkers who somehow planned, but never got around to this lovely restaurant. Yes, it is old fashioned but so are many places in Italy. We dined in the garden which reminded us of Rome. The food was homemade and delicious. We can't wait to return.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Restaurant week so limited menu, but great tastes and a wonderful night!

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Barbetta is perfect for theater goers. Great location. More important, fabulous food. Great ambience. Outside garden a special treat in middle of busy city.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Varied menu and excellent service in the elegant old-world setting of the Dining Room. The ambience mde the birthday celebration special. Waiters were very attentive and made good suggestions for the courses and the wine. We have had many good lunches and dinners in this restaurant and love the garden in good weather.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Elegant setting, excellent food, superb service. Birthday dinner for one of the group and it was a special evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I have ALWAYS wanted to eat at Barbetta, thanks to Restaurant week I finally could. The ambiance was magnificent, the food was quite tasty and I found the staff to be highly professional...we lacked for nothing. Super place to impress your out of town guests. I'm going to have to try Barbetta Brunch next time!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The food was excellent and service was superb I went for Restaurant week portions were a nice size with a great selection

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Fantastic little gem in the heart of NYC's Theater District - and the outside garden is magnificent! Food is excellent and the pre-theater menu is just perfect. Plus, you never feel rushed or that you won't make curtain in time. Staff makes sure that you will!! Do not miss this spot!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (東京)·Dined on August 9, 2017

格式の高そうなお店です。
ホールの方々には厳格な位が有るようで、黒服が来るまで注文も相談も出来ません。
そして、黒服の態度は宜しく有りません。
質問するとイライラ、此方で相談するとペンでトントン。

お料理とワインは美味しく頂きましたが、居心地の悪いお店でした。

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Good food and like the special price for restaurant week.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We ordered off the three course restaurant week menu for $42. The value was good, but the choices for the main entre could have been better. I ordered the salmon which i enjoyed, however, my sister's was a little dry. One of my friend's ordered the pork and complained that it was dry too. The dessert presentation was poorly presented. The strawberries were served on a cake plate. My sister had chocolate moose also served on a cake plate and you could only imagine what it looked like to everyone! LOL. Overall we enjoyed the meal. We enjoyed the wines the sommelier recommended. too. The garden is lovely! I believe restaurant week should be about enjoying the same quality food and presentation for a great price, so the consumer can't resist going back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

The elegance greets you and the food and service do not disappoint

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Wonderful birthday celebration! Sat in the beautiful garden. We felt like we were in Italy with our lovely Italian waiter Edwardo. Best mozzarella and strawberries I ever had! Perfect evening going back for Christmas dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 9, 2017

so nice! food delicious! very nice staff! deff will go back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Waiter was not friendly. Food had a limited menu selection. Beautiful inside and out

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great food and service; we all enjoyed our food very much.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

We went during Restaurant Week and the Prix Fix Menu was not very good. I wouldn't say horrible but I have had much better meals there during Restaurant Week and regular visits. The service is great. Food was a little slow in coming but we were sitting out on the patio in the back that is AMAZING so it didn't really make a difference this time. If you go definitely go sit in the patio area if you can. I've recommended this restaurant to many and will continue to do so but was a little disappointed this time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

our waiter was rude and lied to us about the menu.
Upon our arrival their was a daily menu awaiting for us on the table, as we started to look through it our waiter showed up and asked if we were satisfied with the menu, we asked if there was another menu he said no and proceeded to walk away. He came back shortly after took our order and carried on. An hour later we noticed that he sat a couple at a table near us and provided them with the option of choosing between two menus. When it came to paying our bill, he left us sitting there for a good 20 minutes, over looking us and not acknowledging us, the crowed is of an older generation and since we are in our 20's/30's, i feel that we were being looked down upon and not taken seriously. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The portions served were minute - even at Restaurant Week prices! Ridiculous and embarrassing!! What we did receive was not so wonderful - I ordered the pork roast and was served the burnt end piece. With so many other choices on Restaurant Row, this one belongs at the bottom of the list!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The waiter was rude and impatient. Grabbed the menu out of my hand!! Pork was not good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food, ambiance and a wonderful pre-theatre dinner menu, excellent service and a beautiful decor for indoor or outdoor dining (weather permitting). It is a definite find in the theatre district.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

As always, Eduardo makes your experience exceptional. We are treated like celebrities each time we dine. Never a disappointment!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was delicious but the portions for restaurant week were small and I noticed that another table got larger portions such as the baked apricots (I got one apricot and the other table got 2 for their dessert).

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We always enjoy the customer service, friendly and easy atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Excellent as always. I proposed to my wife back on December 2016 there and they went out of their way to make the moment incredible. Service, ambiance and above all the food is amazing. A must place to eat at every time we are in NY.

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