Barbuto

4.7
1321 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Barbuto is a casual Italian Eatery in the West Village featuring the seasonal green market cuisine of Chef Jonathan Waxman. We accept reservations for parties of three or more and all parties of two are accommodated on a walk-in basis.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Brunch
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Dinner
Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00 am
Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 924-9700
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jonathan Waxman
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Cross street
West 12th
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Public transit
1 at Christopher St., A,C,E,L at 14th and 8th.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

Barbuto has been a West Village staple for a long time. Hit it for the pasta, the roast chicken, and the scene of single people hanging at the bar.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 1321 People Are Saying
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DM
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love that chicken!!!

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s
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, creative food and wonderful, warm and friendly service. Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Great lunch!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Paid $95pp for the Thanksgiving menu, the worst meal of my life. Everything was just badly seasoned, poor taste, overcooked or overly fried. The pasta was unsalty and basic and desert tasted like it was made out of apple syrup. Ohhh the Turkey, like it was spoiled, awful. Just a waste of money and a huge disappointment.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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NH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem of a restaurant! Shared kale salad and bruschetta to start. Then the gnocchi, hangar steak and bugatini carbonara. Everything was delicious!

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G
Salt Lake City
71 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, maybe New York's best, roast chicken. A simple but delightful menu, more than adequate wines by the glass. A great lunch after a hellish morning of meetings. Go out of you way and you won't be disappointed.

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e
New England
44 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful lingering lunch at Barbuto. Our server could not have been friendlier and accommodating as a friend and I who had not seen each other in ages lingered long after the typical lunch hour with a cheese plate and one more glass of wine. Our lunch was outstanding.

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RJ
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday night dinner with the kids. Great food and always love the atmosphere. Restaurant is around the corner from our house so always a good place for family or sometimes just for a date night without the kids it’s just as elegant for that.

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N
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. The Kale salad is amazing. Roasted chicken is incredible- takes a while- so be patient- but worth the wait

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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VT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outdoor seating was especially nice for lunch although tables are a bit wobbly (staff fixed it though). Chicken and carbonara were outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quintessential New York City date spot. You can’t beat it!

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CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were both great as always! I look forward to next time!

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently fantastic! The menu offerings and food is always amazing. Love that there are seasonal changes and variations to the standbys like the hanger steak and gnocchi. Great wine list and drink menu. Atmosphere is upbeat and located within a cozy west village neighborhood location.

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n
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful ambiance. This is not only a Top Chef Restaurant but it is a genuine West Village Restaurant and that is rare these days. If you have a special event the chefs table is fantastic. Done that for several birthdays and it’s always delicious!

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was indeed good, but environment/atmosphere was more causal and louder than expected. It was definitely a great Italian restaurant, but it’s not necessarily one that I am dying to return to.

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JP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The was quite a bit of a lag between appetizers and dinner. The staff was nice and gave us two desserts for 5 people. This was all good since reps from the James beard foundation were with us

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AN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for lunch , looking for something relaxed with a bit of a step up in quality. It's perfect for that. Weather permitting, which it was when we went, the entire restaurant is opened up and becomes a large, partially covered piazza of dining. Very pleasant! The drinks and food are quite good too (Negronis and wine) (roast chicken, sauteed greens and gnocchi) . The only reason I don't give it all five stars is because there is nothing that makes you gasp and go "Oh, man!" That is fine by me- sometimes you just want a really good meal in a pleasant setting. Barbuto provides that. It's also really close to the Whitney and the High Line for all you tourists out there!

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NY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I finally made it to Barbuto after eight years in NYC and was a little underwhelmed. They have some standout dishes (burrata, bucatini) while others were okay to good. Service was friendly and food came out at a good pace but water and beverage service was slow and inattentive. I'd like to retry for weekend lunch/brunch where Barbuto is noted to excel. For the "trendy Italian" meal, I would opt for other spots in the neighborhood for dinner service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

うるさい。
店員同士がおしゃべりをしていて
我々に気ずかない。

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C
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved Barbuto!! The pasta was amazing. The chicken was a little too salty but was delicious! My new fav spot

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TT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hands down the best meal that we had in NYC and we ate fine dining every night. We loved the casual atmosphere coupled with the excellent food. Service was above average with one oops - we had to ask for the bread that we saw everyone else enjoying. Johnathan Waxman was casually in house. A nice bonus for this Top Chef geek.

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GK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

it was a special occasion and we wanted to go to a Michelin star restaurant to celebrate. the food was bad the service was mediocre and ambiance, i felt i was eating in someone's garage. terrible. Never eat here!!!

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TK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall, this is a great place. The pasta was cooked perfectly; however, my sauce was way too salty - pancetta was in it. Highly recommend the kale salade. Despite the salt, it was a very fun evening. Try it.

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RO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch.

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JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Kale salad was fantastic!

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CV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The chicken the chicken the chicken!!!!! Amazing!!!

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so tasty!! The kale salad, The eggplant sides are delicious, the plum cake desert to die for!!! Everything was outstanding...

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PN
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I’ve been coming here for probably 10 years. It’s starting to show its age - the decor is the same, the garage doors are very 2005, and the menu isn’t particularly inventive or even unique. Like an apartment you’ve lived in for a decade, Barbuto needs a facelift and makeover. Food was quite delicious - except the veal main, which was basically veal pork belly. 80% fat. The three of us were splitting all courses (3 apps and 3 mains) and didn’t finish more then 20% of the veal. I was surprised the server didn’t notice and ask why.

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great to be recognised from our last visit a year ago. Complimentary desserts went a long way to sweetening us up too. Looking forward to dining in the evening tonight. Will keep coming back each year for sure....

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B
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We love in Sydney and eveeytimw we come to NY
(summers) we cat wait to get to Barbuto to have the kale salad and carbonara pasta its amazing!

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BM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice space

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NZ
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barbuto never disappoints. The chicken and the kale salad are to die for. Truly yummy. Love the space but pretty noisy especially when not fully open due to weather.

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A
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding from beginning to end. Waited to have my first
Carbonara pancetta. It did not disappoint. Magnifique!

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PN
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good as usual. Great time of the year to go, summer vegetables are amazing!

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CA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place! You must try the heirloom tomato salad and the hanger steak. The service was PHENOMENAL. Well worth the trip down the the West Village.

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DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Incredibly small portions for the money. Good flavor, but left still hungry...

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MV
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time....our server Matthew was outstanding and Chef Waxman went out of his way to make us comfortable-total gentleman. Enjoyed talking to him. Pasta dishes fantastic and a very fun place!!

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a
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

waiter was brusque and just wanted to rush us out as quickly as possible. as i dine throughout the world i find that waitstaff who don't want to be working can't really hide it well. Such was the case here Food was fair, atmosphere good, overall impression: a big disappointment.

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