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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

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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 (86)
Romantic (59)
Special Occasion (56)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (56)
Quiet Conversation (44)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Good for a Date (40)
Authentic (39)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Notable Wine List (18)
Cozy (17)
Great for Lunch (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Scenic View (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Seasonal (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2013

Loved the place, the food and the personalized service. Their pre-theater menu is fabulous and fresh. I had indicated it was out 1st year anniversary dinner and they surprised us with a little slice of delicious cake and a candle. It was fantastic! We will definitely come back! Grazie a tutti!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2013

The Zagats had a good review on it so I expected it to be good. I am a foodie and so is my friend who I dined with. We were very disappointed, the food was mediocre at best and the wine list was nothing to speak of. The service was attentive and they tried their best to please. Although the ambiance was nice, I would never recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2013

Love this place. Charming, elegant decor and excellent, old-school (read that as correct) service. Walking into this historic brownstone is a balm after being in the grungy chaos of the theater district. Friendly and civilized. They care about your whole dining experience and will accomodate show times. There is also a lovely outdoor pario. No one makes better zabiaglione!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2013

Friendly, attentive service. Per-theater menu and full menu. Should be good food for everyone.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2013

Our waiters were charming and full of personality. Meal was prepared to perfection. Our companion diners became friends! Really it was a surreal evening and we will definitely be back again. We plan on coming back for dinner with clients which is our highest praise! We were here on a Saturday and it's wasn't overly crowded. Dining in the garden was a treat for us city dwellers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2013

Haven't been to Barbetta's for forty years and sorry I missed it everytime I needed a place for pre-theater dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2013

Barbetta's has always been a cut above. It's not the type of place you go to every day. I was there for lunch with a colleague and we were seated in the outdoor garden. We arrived quite early and neither of the entrees we ordered was available because the delivery truck had not yet arrived. The Maitre D' recommended that we order our salads with the hope that the truck would arrive soon. Lo and behold it did and lunch was saved. Unfortunately, my dessert choice was not available nor was it on any truck. But the service and setting at this NYC gem are exquisite and the restaurant is a must at least once in every New Yorker's or visitor's life.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 1, 2013

My husband and I dine at Barbetta every time we come to NY. They have the garden open in the summer which is beautifully candle lit and has a fountain which adds to the ambiance. Both the food and service are excellent. Walking distance from Times Square. Not really a good place for children.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2013

Waiters ignore you once you order. My entree, the special Tuscan Braised Ribs, was almost inedible due to being overly salted. My wife had a side dish of lentils, which were so spicy they could not be eaten. Appetizer pasta dishes were fine.Deserts were excellent. You have to upgrade the $58 pix-fixed dinner for most of the entrees. Portion sizes were small. We waited forever for a check. This restaurant is for tourists who do not know the difference, but want a name restaurant. There are many better choices on Restaurant Row. I will not be back...and I am sure they could care less.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 1, 2013

I dined at Barbetta the first time and have returned many times since. It is always a wonderful experience magnified by waiters who've served there for years30 years and who welcome you back like it's your home. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owner for the first time. We'll definitely look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 1, 2013

We went before a show because of its great location. The décor is Old World, with a charming outdoor patio. The highlight is definitely the atmosphere- the friendly, convivial atmosphere make it a fun experience, thanks to the professional waiters who have worked there a long time. The food selections, however, are not standard pasta-heavy Italian- they have a twist, and are more adventurous. They are very good, but not great. The wine selections were nicely varied and had a good number of Italian ones, appropriately so. A very pleasant evening!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2013

As always, Barbetta's was an oasis of serenity on a sunny afternoon. The service was impeccable, the food delicious and authentically Italian.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2013

The most perfect setting, food and wine to celebrate our memorable engagement dinner in NYC. Coming from Cape Town where dining out is one of our favorite pastimes of choice, we were blown away by the beauty of this little gem. We literally felt like we were in Italy and what a wonderful experience when sitting in the heart of the hustle of New York City. The food was wonderfully prepared and full of flavor. my roast lamb rack was delicious! The Chardonnay straight from the Napa Valley was also a pleasant surprise as zi am not a Chardonay lover on most days. The crisp flavours mixed with the buttery undertones made it the perfect wine on a hot spine night.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2013

We had a perfectly decent meal but the owner/manager loudly berated her employees in front of customers more than once. That does not make for pleasant dining.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2013

We were delighted with out outstanding meal
In the beautiful garden
Everything was perfect

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2013

Stately , elegant , but up to date. A great experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2013

My fiancee and i were out celebrating our anniversary and I have to tell you this place was perfect. Besides the food being excellent
the decore and service matched superbly. I will definitely be going back for or next anniversary. Thank you Barbetta.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 24, 2013

We very much enjoyed our experience. Very quaint setting and ambiance. Unpretentious, but classy. The food was inventive, fresh and excellent. Great for pre show dining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2013

I've always wanted to dine here and it was perfect. We sat outside in the garden and had a great time. Our meal was delicious and perfect for any occasion. Definitely going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2013

Barbetta has the most wonderful outdoor dining gardens in midtown Manhattan. On our most recent visit the food was excellent! The wine choices were perfectly matched. Service was attentive as always. The soft shell crabs were a treat. Try a Wednesday afternoon lunch especially if you are not going to the theater.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2013

good food -- mediocre service -- but the waiter did have personality when he made rare appearances --- wine list is very overpriced---almost nothing under $100 ---nice for the outdoor patio but lots of better options around town

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 18, 2013

Upon entering the restaurant and being seated to our table, you are immediately transported to a different time. Hearing the piano play such beautiful music, seeing how magnificent every decoration caters to promote such romance, it is simply opulence at its best. The service was stellar and the food was absolutely fantastic - having the Sea Bass simply melt in your mouth. It was a special occasion for us and it is definitely one we will treasure and never forget. Thank you for the memories!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 15, 2013

We had the pleasure of dining on the secluded garden patio before our Broadway show. Excellent pre-theatre menu and smooth friendly service. Food was excellent and beautifully presented. Good wine list with many well-priced choices.

There are many restaurants on this block but this one is really special.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2013

Second time to eat at this restaurant, both experiences were absolutely wonderful! Staff is VERY attentive and did outstanding job! Love this place, will definitely eat here when we return to the city!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2013

So wonderful! It had been quite a while since we had been to Barbetta and now all we can do is vow to make up for lost time. The garden is absolutely enchanting and a most romantic and lovely setting. Eduardo, our server, was so welcoming and caring - and fun as well. And then the food was delicious, perfectly prepared and presented. We had a wonderful dinner and cannot wiat to return. Thank you, Barbetta and especially, thank you, Eduardo.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 11, 2013

I have been here 3 times now and each time better than before. Great for special occasions or if you are going to a show.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on May 9, 2013

This restaurant is a centenarian icon of NYC fine dining. Unfortunately, it's best days are behind it and it is coasting on its reputation. The appetizer was served late and lukewarm. The salad course was totally forgotten. The sea bass however, was impeccably cooked.

The terrace is where to dime, weather permitting. It is relaxing and away from the din of the city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2013

This visit was great. Beautiful garden with really good service. The food was good, not excelente, but the winelist was very nice and had opptiones from $40 to $400. I would definitly go there again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2013

Had a wonderful pre show dinner. The food was excellent as was the service. Luis made our evening. Prices a little high but it is restaurant row.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2013

The Garden is open. Barbetta Restaurant has the greatest garden dining in NYC. The Food was excellent and the service outstanding. This is the place to be during the spring and summer. Our table enjoyed wonderful pasta and entrees that were ordered included rabbit, swordfish and scallops. Desserts were extraordinary. Excellent wines were enjoyed by all. Put Barbetta on your list when you are not going to a show and enjoy. Service was excellent and most attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2013

There was no choice but a price fix menu, which was a surprise. I assume that was done to accommodate a large number of pre-theatre diners; however, other restaurants in the area confront the same problem and do not truncate their menus. The wines by the glass were only fair and at $16, overpriced. The food was passable but should have been much better for the price. The nicest part of Barbetta is their lovely spacious garden which was a delight on a temperate spring evening. Overall, I wouldn't go back unless I were just having a drink in the garden on in the old-world piano room in the front of the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 26, 2013

Our first time dining here, we will return. Had the pleasure of sitting in the courtyard, from service to food couldn't have been more perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2013

Sitting in the garden with a glass of wine in hand, we looked at the surrounding tall buildings and couldn't believe we were on 46th Street. Awsome experience all arround.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2013

the food was fine and it's still a pretty place although it's showing its age. the service, however, was sloppy and unprofessional. the waiters do not seem well trained. ours couldn't explain the prix fixe menu in a way we could understand. the head waiter also yelled at a junior waiter right in front of us. i wouldn't go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Ate there before Lucky Guy. Great experience!Excellent food and service. My wife and teenage daughter also loved it

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Barbetta's is a classic, well-located for theater goers with excellent service, a serene ambience and a lovely garden for outdoor eating. I have gone there for years and always enjoyed it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2013

I have eaten at least one meal at Barbetta's on each trip to the city and it never disappoints. One of the highlights of every trip!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 19, 2013

Service was perfecto!Food delicious.A wonderful experience ....Grazia....

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 (Naples)·Dined on April 17, 2013

ambience and service was excellent.The food was terrible-not one of the 4 of us had a good dish,The risotto was like cream of wheat, the bolognese sauce was tasteless and had a ton of carrots in the sauce and the pesto sauce was also tasteless and gloppy. Very disappointing for such a beautiful restaurant!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2013

Tnis is Theatre FRow's best restaurant. It has wonderful food, excellent service, and a wonderful ambience. While always inviting, Barbetta is especially special during tghe late Spring and Summer when one can dine in the garden. Hands down, a superior restaurant.

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