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About Babbo Ristorante
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich'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.
New York, NY 10011
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.
Between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking
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!
Babbo Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
Batali said this was his gem. He was correct. The food was amazing. The music was really kool, old school rap hip hop mix. The setting formal and classy. The food was a rustic new school Italian. Me and my fiance thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Our server was great in explaining things simply to my fiance when she asked a question. I loved the lamb and our deserts. I would go there every week just for the deserts. I wish there was something similar near me in Westfield Ma. Even Amherst Ma. Come on Batali come to Western Mass!!
Excellent restaurant. They have great attention for detail starting from the beginning to end. The staff make you feel welcome. The food is excellent, some of the best I have ever had. The flavour combination are inventive and of a high class but still has a rustic Italian feel.
Tuesday night. We arrive perfectly on time. We wait 45min to have our table!!! We got the food after 25 min. The pork chop has been served cold and we have to return it so one person eat 20 min later. So food average... there are better places. Not recommended.
The food is great here—of course. It’s interesting, fairly priced, and has eye appeal
What makes this restaurant standout (and among the very best in NY) is its service. Both headwaiter and main waiter seemed genuinely concerned that the experience was as perfect as possible. I could not have enjoyed it more.
El lugar es precioso y muy elegante, nos soprendio la musica rock volumen fuerte que pusieron durante toda la cena en este restaurante italiano (en el que por cierto ningun empleado ni mesero hablaba italiano). En nuestra opinion la musica no corresponde para nada con la decoracion y ambiente elegante.
Se lo dijimos al manager pero se burlo de nosotros y ni siquiera bajaron el nivel de la musica.
I’ve been to Babbo several times before but this was the best yet for food, service, and not feeling like we were being rushed. The only downside (if there is one!) is that we would love more reasonably priced wine options and music that better fits the cuisine and noise level wanted. Such a wonderful place- I know we’ll be back!
A horrible experience, food he’s overly salty and dry, and great contradiction with reputation of the place and the fact that for three people we paid over $600. That is without wine ,nor desserts.
In the European city, such a place wouldn’t have existed more than a week. It would have gone bankrupt. Somehow, it appears to trick the untrained palates in New York City, but I cannot understand any food savvy person who directed this place positively. It is not in one time failure, because all the dishes were not good and were overly salty. To be specific the octopus was dry, the lamp brain was nothing but salts and pure fat; The short trip was absolutely tasteless and their special of the day, pasta with truffles, tasted more better than truffles. So the chef would even destroy the value of such a magnificent ingrédient. It’s a definite no go!
We were seated for a full hour before our appetizers arrived. Great waiter, but the SOM took 20 minutes to get to our table and the kitchen timing is unacceptable. Interior design is dated and cramped. There are 15-20 Italian restaurants in Manhattan I’d rather visit, most of which are a fraction of the price.
Staff was attentive but unobtrusive. Food delicious. Our table enjoyed the goat special, scallops, lamb chops and pumpkin ravioli. The desserts were just as yummy. Music was eclectic, the waiter said it could be anything from opera to Jimi Hendrix. We totally enjoyed Jimi as it made us feel very festive and casual.
The ambience was nice as it was dim giving a romantic feel. It was busy making it lively. However, the food was not good. We ordered the osso bucco for two, which wasn't tasty and had a lot of fat. I hardly touched my plate and the waiter did not even ask if I liked it or offer me a new plate. They probably knew that I did not like it since it wasn't touched but didn't want to offer me a new plate. I am surprised it is a Michelin Star restaurant.
I love everything. And I love the music choices. I like it that it's a bit louder than just ambient level. But you guys need some kind of volume control on it. The variation in the volume is annoying, and it snaps you out of the moment of being in such a special place.
Check in process was ridiculous, and you have to wait on top of other diners directly in front of the check in podium. Sickeningly overcrowded with tables piled onto other tables, particularly upstairs. The food was overly priced for the quality that was received—the striped bass was fishy and had to be sent back. Service was inattentive when paired with the lofty prices, with empty water glasses and no bread. Will definitely not return. Michelin should reconsider their Star here.
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