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Babbo Ristorante

4.6
2341 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies (49)

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About

B&B Hospitality Group's flagship restaurant, located on Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, opened to great acclaim in 1998 and is as bustling and popular as ever. It offers three-star dining that redefines and reinvents the principles of Italian cuisine for 21st century America. An epic, landmark wine list, an exciting, quintessentially New York dining room and expert, attentive and cordial service make a table at Babbo one of New York’s prized possessions.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Open seven days a week, lunch is Tuesday through Saturday 11:30am - 2pm, dinner is every night. Monday to Saturday the bar opens at 5pm, dinner service starts at 5:30pm, last reservations 11:15pm. On Sundays the bar opens at 4:30pm, dinner service begins at 5pm and the last reservations are at 10:45pm.
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Phone number
(212) 777-0303
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mario Batali
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street
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Parking details
Street parking in front of the restaurant is available after 6pm. The nearest garage is GMC, between Fifth Avenue and MacDougal Street and can be entered via Eighth Street or Waverly Place.
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Public transit
West 4th street subway station (8th street/Waverly Place exit): A,C,E,B,D,F and M trains. We recommend traveling at the back of the train if coming from uptown, the front of the train if coming from downtown, to find the closest exit at the station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking

Private Dining

Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's flagship restaurant, located on Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, offers three-star dining that redefines and reinvents the principles of Italian cuisine for 21st century America. Let Babbo host your next birthday, anniversary, rehearsal dinner or corporate event!

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What 2341 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.5
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4.2
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5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, staff so kind and efficient, everything was perfect.

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Eport (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Check over the wine list. Its amazing!

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vipdave (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were both superb!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was so full on Friday night, was very difficult to book.
The pastas are amazing, the ambience is great (very dark though).

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I have been an absolute fan of Mario Batali for years; have his cookbooks and watched all of his cooking programs. I was in NYC for business and it was my last day in the City and made a lunch reservation for me and an associate for 11:30 am. My associate wanted to do a little shopping given it was our last day and I stated that was fine but when it was time to go to Babbo's I was leaving with or without her. Thankfully she had the good sense to accompany me to the restaurant at the appointed time. The staff was WONDERFUL....everyone we came in contact with was gracious and helpful. I know there have been some issues with Batali recently but the staff reflected no negativity and my experience could not have been better. My only disappointment was that we didn't stay longer and spend, eat and drink more!!!
Scott

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JustinT (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Fantastic meal. Service was impeccable. We were even in a hurry for a show at the Blue Note and everything was timed perfectly without their knowledge. Wine list is on point and meals were mouth watering.

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KristyH (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Absolutely our favorite restaurant after our first visit. The food is amazing the staff is incredible. We are from out of town but will make this a place we go every time we are in New York.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The staff was welcoming and knowledgeable from our first peek through the curtains to our last bite of dessert. Elegant but casual. Liked the seating the arrangement Now the food. Excellent. Our waiter helped us with our choice of wines. Very good. Loved the Cavatelli with lobster, octopus and Calbrian Chiles. The Pistachio and Chocolate Semifreddo was to die for.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Especial dinner!!! Worth it!!! Great service and outstanding food!!!

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vipaman2121 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

45 minutes for appetizer. Babbo Salumi appetizer was an embarrassing worn out assortment of small curled up primitively arrayed pieces spread over a large plate. It was the worst depiction of the dish I have ever witnessed. My guests were astounded.
Next 45 minutes later the pasta dishes were served “cold” and the waiter apologized profusely.
Candidly this restaurant has had its day.

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