Barbuto

4.7
1307 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 1307 People Are Saying
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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
3 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
12 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch.

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JH
New York Area
2 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
49 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
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice space

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NZ
New York Area
62 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
20 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
1 review
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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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente servicio y la comida riquísima ! , nos quedamos con deseo del volver !

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RK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delicious meal! Chicken was so flavorful and the side potatoes, crispy and tasty! Gilbert, our server, recommended the kale salad, and it did not disappoint! The dressing is yummy. Scallops very good and Gnocchi was delicious! Desserts were great too - pistachio cake, chocolate budino, and rhubarb crisp. The overall experience was delightful from start to finish! Gilbert is a fantastic server. Knows the menu very well and is so friendly!
One complaint is the chairs were very uncomfortable. Small round wicker seats and back. I guess they don’t want you to get too comfortable and stay all night!

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l
Portland
59 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous time and food! Even a Jonathan Waxman was in the House! Great to see this great chef talking it up with the patrons!

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CT
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

4 of us visited this restaurant for our last evening in NYC - we had been to several other celebrity chef restaurants the prior 5 nights we had been there. Our waiter was very inattentive - we had to ask for bread, and a dessert menu and he never once stopped by our table on his many trips by to ask us how we were doing and if we needed anything.. When we questioned the menu itself, he did not explain the portions very well. I ordered the half chicken (4 big pieces) with a side of potatoes (as he indicated the chicken would not be enough) and there was enough food to feed 2 - 3 people. I ended up giving my leftovers to a homeless person on the street. The food itself was very good but the service brought the mood down. The garage door walls were open, it was a cool, windy evening, so we had to leave our coats/sweaters on. The manager came around later and apologized and advised that we should have said something.... Very disappointed considering we watch all the shows with Chef Waxman. We would not go back.

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T
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food exceeded our expectations! Everything was perfectly prepared and delicious. Good serving sizes. Great service!

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KH
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was fantastic as always. Definitely one of our go-to restaurants!

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F
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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FN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never disappoint!

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New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was meh except a fabulous calamari salad;soft shell crab was heavily breaded, chicken was moist but not a lot of taste; server was wonderful

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KK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barbuto never disappoints. The servers are incredibly helpful with navigating the menu and the food / wine is delicious. Always a good experience!

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JG
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I have eaten here 6+ times in the past and this by far was my worst experience. It was my first time for lunch so maybe that was the reason everything was so off. The roasted chicken , which I have really enjoyed in the past, was bland and a little under cooked. My daughter's gnocchi was doughy and not very flavorful. I had a mussel dish and it was lacking in any real flavor. Our server was disinterested in helping us and we did not see him for 20 minutes after our food was served and he did not stop by to see how we liked our food- which a majority of us did not. I will not be coming back any time soon. VERY disappointing.

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LR
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good -- it nearly always is; however, we had a terrible service experience.

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