Barbuto

4.7
1292 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 1292 People Are Saying
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food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Kale salad was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Nice space

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

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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2.0Dined on July 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

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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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

They never disappoint!

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

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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2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Best roast chicken ever!

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We were in from out of town, a group of 4 including my mom, aunt and husband. A friend joined later and it was no problem for him to pull up a chair and join the group. The food was delicious and portions are very generous-- we all said we should have shared. We started with the Kale salad and the calamari salad. The kale salad is one of the best I've ever had! Calamari salad was really different, but we really enjoyed it. We each had a pasta entree, and absolutely should have shared. We had the gnocci, the lamb bolognese and the squid ink pasta--all very good! Our only gripe is the service. She may have been having a bad night, which I happens and I understand, but she seemed annoyed that we were there and just wasn't real friendly. Regardless of the lack luster service, this is a place I'd go back to on my next visit to NYC.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great waiter, kale salad and the roast chicken- what could be better!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Had an incredible meal and great experience at the chef's table. The waiter was very attentive and the restaurant catered specifically to a person in the party with food allergy concerns. Would definitely recommend eating at this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great Chicken! Everyone enjoyed their meal. Good generous pour on the wine.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Best chicken ever.

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food was expensive for what it was, staff was nice but immediately told us that there is another party coming after us. Mediocre fare for such a nice location and space.
I would for further down to the village for better and more affordable dining with equally nice albeit different atmosphere

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I love this restaurant so much. The food was amazing, the wine was spectacular, the service was IMPECCABLE. I highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Our experience at Barbuto was absolutely amazing. From the time we checked in to the time we received the bill, it met or exceeded all expectations previously conceived. Go with a decent sized party (between 4-6) so you don't feel guilty ordering a bunch of different items off the menu and sharing. I highly reccomend making the squid ink pasta one of your choices followed up by any of the desserts. They also had some great cocktails as well.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was good chicken skim delicious chicken itself was good. Lamb pappardelle was also very good.

Must order the side of the potatoes

Noise was loud but expected.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2018

The chairs are so very uncomfortable

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1.0Dined on April 23, 2018

The server was not correct in a dish description. Food felt small and appetizer size. The apérol spritz was clear and the whole experience felt cheaply delivered. For the cost the execution was poor. Probably not coming back.

And....I notated it was a special occasion. Nothing was mentioned about that or was the service indicative of that note.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

It was delicious as usual

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great food, service and restaurant. One of my favorites and one I dine at every two or three weeks

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Never rushed, and even though our waiter was super busy, he always had time to answer questions, check on us and make conversation. Everything was flawless. I’ll be back on my next New York visit and with all the dining options available, that’s a high achievement!

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