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What Insiders Are Saying
Babbo is still the best place to feel good in this town.
Perfect meal and experience
Not as good as we were hoping. The food was flat and uninspired.
Everything from the food, service, and atmosphere was absolutely phenomenal. Will stop by every time I visit New York City!
Wait staff was excellent as was most of the food.
fabulous! very special place, perfect for a birthday. great service.
Black spaghetti was excellent! Sea Scallops dish was amazing - scallops were seared perfectly. Lamb shank was extremely tender and moist. Warm apple sottosopra dessert was delicious. Paired with a Bastianich red wine (approx. $45). Wonderful meal.
Fabulous from start to finish. Didn’t have that tacky Mother’s Day feeling at all. The great ambience, innovative dishes and impressive wine list paired with Joe’s knowledge and accommodations helped make our anniversary dinner spectacular!
We waited 25 minutes despite having a reservation. The irony is that they called and reminded us that if we are late we would lose the table. The service was poor with us having to wait long before someone took our order. Although the food is great, this isn’t a place I would frequent since good/great food is available in plenty in NYC.
Amazing restaurant. Everything was absolutely perfect. My wife and I hadn't had dishes like Babbo's since we were in Italy. Outstanding.
Very good experience. Pasta dishes were very good. Main courses were good but not great. Service was excellent.
Outstanding service and creative menu
Even though we were celebrating our honeymoon we were made to feel very special and unique. We observed similar levels of attention for the other guests. The homely feel and high quality delivery left us positively delighted!
Top choice to celebrate and enjoy a culinary treat with multiple staff attention.
Music is sometimes not according to restaurant theme.
This dinner was planned weeks in advance, given the difficulty in getting reservations at this very popular up-scale dining option. A rather modest (in size) store front opens up to a large, bustling restaurant with both downstairs and upstairs tables. Servers seemed to be ubiquitous, running back and forth, but that didn't seem to generate much attention to us once seated. Once things were underway (drinks/wine, salad, entrees, dessert) things proceeded in a timely fashion. Our server was efficient, but lacked personality with a somewhat uninterested demeanor. Entrees were mid-30s in price and very good (swordfish and black spaghetti with crab meat); appetizers, sides, dessert were relatively more expensive as were cocktails and glasses of wine such that for two, we easily approached $200. The menu options are very good, and in many cases unique. This was a very good experience; having done it once, we would return with the benefit of this trial run--overall, a memorable experience--o assist us.
Good food, great service. For the price and reputation, not the value I expected.
Great late night dining experience. We all really enjoyed it. A bit loud but we could still talk and hear each other.
Very crowded, but that was expected, drinks and wine pour a bit on the skimpy side, waiter was very good and so was food.
Love every single bit of it.
It was a shame we were in a rush so only had one course but the service was first class and food was delicious.
Will be delighted to visit again :)
Lovely atmosphere, restaurant on 2 levels and we opted to eat
Upstairs which was quieter. Large selection and generous
Portions. Four of us loved our dinners and drinks. Service
was perfect and we celebrated our friends 80th birthday. We
all could hear perfectly/- not too loud in restaurant.
Delicious pork chops, pigs feet and huge portion of
lamb chops. The menu also has many pasta dishes that
This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Always consistent and offers the freshest seafood. If you like small, intimate non-chain restaurants, this is the place to book!
It was a pleasant enough place to spend an evening but very expensive for what it was. We knew it was an expensive restaurant and are happy to say those kind of prices for an excellent meal but this was no more than average. We have eaten as well at less expensive restaurants and much better at similarly priced ones. The wild boar ragu was particularly disappointing as it tasted like a very ordinary stew.
This was an Easter lunch and a 30th birthday. Guests were from out of town and absolutely loved Babbo.
OMG!! Best restaurant we have been to New York so far! They pay really close attention to detail from the food to the service. The low lighting was relaxing and the throw back tunes they were playing we're very nostalgic.
Getting together with friends. It was wonderful food and great time.
The service in this place is incredible, very attentive and friendly. Wine lovely will love the choice of wine was huge, like a naughty bible. Started with the goats cheese tortellini and was incredible and was very excited by the rest of the meal because it was really amazing. But after that amazing start the beef cheek tortellini and pappardelle Bolognese were very underwhelming, just a bit flat, felt the pappardelle was slightly undercooked for my liking. The octopus was nice and to my amazement even had my partner eating it who tends to steer clear of any “monsters from the ocean”. The mascaponi cheese cake was lovely but the saffron panacota needed some texture like a salted caramel tweel or something as the only texture coming from the dish was the unpleasant dried apricot. Feel some more thought needs to go into the dishes to elevate them to the next level.
Selected some specials, swordfish crudo, artichokes along with several more pasta dishes to share. Rabbit Ravi dish was one of the best I have ever had though we did find a bone in the dish. Beef cheek dish was also outstanding. Disappointed in the lobster dish, very tough. Bucatini was ok, I have had better. Deserts were great and service was excellent. Overall a very good experience but certainly did not do everything as well as I expected.
The service was a bit slow, we waited more than usual. The restaurant is very dark which disappointed me because we went to have lunch. So the ambiance of darkness in the day is not very pleasant. I would recommend this restaurant just for dinner or at night because of the light and also the menu looks much better for dinner.
Pastas are simply amazing
Great food in a birthday dinner with my daughter. Fantastic service!
Excellent service, festive atmosphere (not quiet but not deafening. Unfortunately, the food was only ok. Even the pastas, a former stand-out here, were only fair. Pork, branzino, and squab ok. Mostly, the food lacked flavor and interest. Cocktails were very good, Bastianich red wine at $45 a bottle also very good.
Friends gathering for NYC trip. Great food, service, location, ambiance. The noise level was off the charts and they could have made a better choice for dinner music: Nirvana ‘s greatest, really?
We were looking for a really tasty dinner for two to celebrate a birthday. This food was amazing. I’ve never had better pasta.m and the motzarella appetizer ... so good! 100% impressed. Only critique is that it was super loud.
Excellent lamb and octupus appetizer. Wine was superb. Wonderful ambiance and service.
Great food and service. Each dish explained , delivered as anticipated. All positive.
Delicious, classic italian. Chield friendly. No problem sharing dishes. Great service.
Had high expectations for Babbo and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent. For appetizers we had the grilled octopus, Mozzarella and the Swordfish special and we were highly impressed with all of them. For entrees we had the beef cheek ravioli, goat cheese tortellini, garganelli and the swordfish and everyone was extremely pleased with their dishes. The wine list was intimidating but there was a sommelier on hand who was very helpful. Overall, the service, food and ambiance were an amazing experience and I would highly recommend. Cannot wait to go back!
My wife and I always enjoy sitting at the bar to eat when we visit Babbo. The bar staff is excellent in regard to service and interact wonderfully with Babbo's patrons.
We had our in-laws visiting and my father in law has Parkinson’s. I didn’t know there was a second floor in the restaurant or else I would have wrote a note to avoid the second floor. My father in law is 75 years old with Parkinson’s disease and have to use ski sticks to balance his walks. They clearly saw he was not in his best condition to climb the long flight of stairs but insisted we had to sit on the second floor because we didn’t make a special note. The restaurant was not that busy as we took an earlier reservation. It was really disappointing that they couldn’t accommodate an elderly man with a disability. We were happy with the service. All the pasta dishes were great as well as main. My mother in law’s lamb chops were not that impressive.