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About Permanently Closed - Barbone

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Barbone is a café located in New York City's East Village that specializes in serving classic Italian fare. The restaurant offers a casual, yet elegant family friendly dining experience.

Barbone has an emphasis on utilizing organic and local ingredients in all menu items and serves dinner daily. The restaurant offers a variety of appetizers, first course choices and second course options. Appetizers served at the restaurant include buffalo milk mozzarella, steamed mussels, calamari alla piatstra, asparagus fries and warm roasted tomatoes. Entrées featured at Barbone such classic Italian fare as spaghetti alla carbonara, duck ravioli, cast iron roasted suck breast and cod fish.

186 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:15pm

Cross Street:
11 and 12 streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 254-6047

Website:
http://www.barbonenyc.com/

Public Transit:
Take any train to Union Square and then L train to 1st avenue.

Executive Chef:
Albert Ibrahimi

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine

Barbone - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (550)
Fit for Foodies (428)
Great for Outdoor Dining (391)
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Romantic (272)
Good for Groups (196)
Special Occasion (177)
Notable Wine List (169)
Late-night Find (47)
Hot Spot (45)
Kid-friendly (36)
Great for Lunch (17)
Great for Brunch (12)
Scenic View (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2016

I have been here several times and have never been disappointed with the food.....except this time. The mozzarella and tomato was fine although it was a small portion for the price. I order the meatballs which were bland at best and lacked any appeal. The red pepper sauce made the dish palatable. My companion ordered the duck. From the presentation we were concerned about the dish. The duck was more fatty than usual and lacked color or taste. It was tough to slice. The accompanying vegetable did not add to the dish. We probably should have stuck to the pastas which are never disappointing. It was a quiet night so the kitchen wasn't that busy. The service was fine. We will think again before going back, The patio is a big draw because it it so pleasant.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Food was very good, but we especially like that they offer two sizes of entrees; that allowed us to also get an appetizer! Loved the back patio, too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2016

The food was terrible. I am not even a picky eater but the pasta sauce tasted like it came from the can. The clams in the clam pasta tasted old and like rubber. The calamari also had a weird smell. Went on a thursday night and the place was empty. .The wine is also so expensive. This place is for people who really don't like real italian food and more american type of pastas. Not worth the 100 dollar bill..

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2016

We were a group of 3 who work in midtown east and wanted to escape the scene to catch up over a nice dinner. Friday night happened to be a nice night to be outside and this place has a cute little courtyard. We were seated right away and given time to read over the menu.

We had 2 of their salads ( beet salad and arugula) to start off with, a nice bottle of white then the main meals. I had the Pappardelle with braised short ribs ragu, my friend had the Cavatelli with chicken sausage with white wine and sage and my other friend had the chicken dish. All were very delicious! Loved that the pastas were fresh..really makes a difference.

The only complaint I had was the strong smell of marijuana that would shoot out from time to time..not good for my pregnant friend!

Other than that... loved the quaint and cute restaurant ..was able to get away from the madness of midtown.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Yep...Barbone still got it. The best pasta in town!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2016

Went here for dinner with my boyfriend. The food was pretty good, but the menu felt a little sparse. The outdoor seating in the back was very nice and spacious, however the restaurant was a little empty which was kind of a bummer. However, we will probably go back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on April 10, 2016

Wonderful ambience and good, good food. Love to be able to order great wine by the quartino - which makes it also good value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2016

I came here with friends for a nice evening catching up. The food was really only alright (but I admittedly I high standards when it comes to pasta dishes) but the portion size was quite nice. I wished they had a few less expensive wine options although I did enjoy the one that I got.
I saw pictures on Yelp of their outdoor dining which looked really nice but unfortunately we came on a cold night so we ate inside. The interior decor is really boring and not particularly charming. Too many better wine bars in the city to go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2016

Great food, low key atmosphere, but nice. A real restaurant as opposed to some of the other neighborhood spots.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Terrific service. Intimate, family owned atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Restaurant is just the right size for a party of six or less. Food came out pretty quickly, so maybe go elsewhere if you're looking for a longer, boozier meal (although that's not to say the wine wasn't delicious as well as reasonably priced - $42 for a nice chardonnay.) Order the larger portion, I cannot imagine that the smaller portion would be enough food for one person (but we did not order any appetizers.) Highly, highly recommend the Spinach Gnocchi.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2016

Excellent food at a reasonable price. The staff treat me like a friend. Alberto's restaurant is lovely. I have been many times and will be there many times in the future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2016

Everything was so wonderful! Amazing service, excellent food. The back garden was lovely!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Food was very good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2016

Interesting a la carte choices, however, the best deals are the three tasting menus offered at great prices. We had the 5 course pasta tasting menu which was supurb! We left it up to the chef who sent out 5 different and extremely tasty different dishes. They have a well prices wine list as well.
The service was excellent and we had a great meat.Will definately return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2016

Been coming here (ir)regularly since they opened but with so many good NY Italian restaurants to choose from, we don't come here as often as it deserves (or we deserve). Though we missed the brick pounded quail (?), the owner said he'd make it if we called ahead and asked! What service! The pastas are delicious and fresh and the fish skin was crispy with the fish moist and delicate. We were 5 and all thoroughly enjoyed from starters to desserts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed date night at this local adorable restaurant. The food was delicious and the prices very fair!! Enjoyed the duck ravioli and black pepper shrimp linguini!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2016

Had dinner with two girlfriends on a Saturday night. The restaurant wasn't too crowded and we were seated for our reservation immediately. The staff threw in a complimentary glass of wine for me and my friend and a tiramisu for us to share. Overall we had an enjoyable time.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2016

Love Barbone in my neighborhood. It took me a long time to find it but glad I did. It's not noisy, it's not pretentious, it's really comfortable with really good food and really really good wine. When you want to go somewhere to eat where you know it's not a scene, but you want good service and great wine, food and conversation you can hear, this is the place to go. Salads are perfect--not to plain and not to fancy, just the right amount of bitter; chicken livers--love!; pasta always al dente; every wine is good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

I've celebrated numeroud occasions here, birthdays, datenights, New Years Eve, family dinners, it's the perfect place. My favorite here is the Braised Octopus, Wildboar lasanga and the Cavateli. Over the years, i've probably tried everything on the menu. Wonderful ambience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2015

Duck ravioli is amazing and the wine selection is terrific. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2015

This bargain-priced family restaurant gives you a seven course tasting menu where you can pick the courses for $53. The service is amazing. The staff is incredibly friendly. It is the epitome of what only small businesses can be. I cannot tell you how lovely and wonderful every experience here is, and cannot recommend coming here highly enough. Please, if you read this review, make your reservation here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2015

This little gem is a find. The food is wonderful and great service. Been here many times and will continue to. Look for Alberto (the Owner). A lovely man who runs a great restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2015

Food was excellent.
Had the Skirt Steak......tender & flavorful.
All enjoyed their dishes.
Will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2015

very nice and tasty little Italian restaurant, attractive menu card! not too chic, handsome and friendly stuff.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2015

Expensive for what it was, only two white wines to choose from, etc. That said, the pappardelle was great!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2015

Awesome small Italian place on Ave. B, great menu and wine list, supper friendly staff. Very cozy and romantic, food was excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2015

When we first arrived at 7:15 it seemed like only one person was working the whole restaurant, but diners were already finishing their meals and nothing seemed to be behind. The roasted tomatoes with ricotta spiked pesto were outstanding, one of the most flavorful dishes I've had in a while. My black pepper fettuccine was yummy. Panacotta was good too. I tried bites of everyone else's dishes and they were great all around. I will definitely go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2015

This place is relatively small, but not so small for a place on Avenue B. The food is always delicious--we had beet salad, pasta carbonara, and chicken. Reasonably priced wine by the glass and quartino. Good service. Charming host.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2015

I booked this restaurant for a 30th birthday meal whilst on holiday in New York. The seven course taster meal is outstanding. Each course can be chosen from the menu and is cooked to an excellent standard. Amazing value as well. The staff were friendly and very attentive. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2015

The duck ravioli was fantastic...love this place...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2015

My husband and I returned to Barbone for my Birthday dinner! Although we considered many restaurants, this one has stolen our hearts, and so we found ourselves once again celebrating here! The waitstaff have become our friends, the food is always delicious and never disappoints, and the chefs make each plate a heavenly, home cooked miracle. The garden is so pretty and romantic. I believe it would be impossible to have a bad dinner or date here. It's a small gem of a place. We were Happy to see the owner that night! A perfect evening! Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2015

From the amazing homemade pastas, the 5 plate tasting, the outdoor garden and the fun staff -- Barbone is my "go-to" Italian restaurant in the east village.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2015

Ate here with Anne and Azi: octopus app was delicious but pasta with spicy lamb sausage in tomato sauce was boring. Azi’s duck breast was good as was Anne’s roasted orato

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2015

the garden was lovely,service was great and the food was hot and delicious

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2015

Our group of 5 experienced both the best and the worst of Barbone . Food was generally praised although the Mozzarella appetizer was very ordinary and overpriced.
Service was very poor with us having to repeatedly reach out to the servers to order wine , get in our orders and get any attention during the meal.
Espresso was served lukewarm and , although i made an observation to this effect , no action was taken or offered.
This had been our go to restaurant in the east village but we will be giving Barbone a miss ( and cannot recommend it to others) pending an improvement in their customer care.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2015

Some of the best gnocchi I've ever had. And the calamari was fantastic. Add the simple arugula salad to the BEST I'VE EVER HAD list.....Wonderful outdoor garden.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2015

Food was good, but not amazing. We sat in the courtyard out back which was cute but a little crammed in and we could hear everyone else's business which was a bit of an intrusion.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2015

really great food, outdoor area is great and food is amazing. def recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2015

We've been here several times, but this visit was the BEST! Had a 3 course meal with friends. Shared some appetizers, papparadelle with short rib ragu, and the grilled duck breast. A fabulous meal. Can't wait to go back. BTW, we go to Italy every year!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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