Barbuto

★★★☆☆
  • 775 Washington St

    New York, NY 10014

    Cross street: nr. 12th St.

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  • 212-924-9700

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My girlfriend took me to Barbuto for my birthday last night. We were very impressed.

Try the braised rabbit or braised veal. Both were killer.

The torta dessert is a perfect capper. And the chocolate pudding, which was more of a ganache, was also terrific.

Just a very impressive dinner on a Sunday night. Go there and enjoy yourself.

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★★★★★

My girlfriend took me to Barbuto for my birthday last night. We were very impressed.

Try the braised rabbit or braised veal. Both were killer.

The torta dessert is a perfect capper. And the chocolate pudding, which was more of a ganache, was also terrific.

Just a very impressive dinner on a Sunday night. Go there and enjoy yourself.

Pros: fantastic food, great service, impressive decor and space

Cons: i've only been there once

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Went this past Saturday. Arrived at 930pm for a 945pm reservation. Still no table after an hour and hostesses had nothing but stock phrases an an explanation.

Needless to say, we left WITHOUT EATING mainly because the bartender was inattentive and rude. When I called him out on it, there was No "I'm sorry" nor "This one's on me". Frankly, he didn't seem to care one bit. All we got was $106 bill for what was arguably good wine but HORRIBLE SERVICE. We went to Tortilla Flats instead and had a great time.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went this past Saturday. Arrived at 930pm for a 945pm reservation. Still no table after an hour and hostesses had nothing but stock phrases an an explanation.

Needless to say, we left WITHOUT EATING mainly because the bartender was inattentive and rude. When I called him out on it, there was No "I'm sorry" nor "This one's on me". Frankly, he didn't seem to care one bit. All we got was $106 bill for what was arguably good wine but HORRIBLE SERVICE. We went to Tortilla Flats instead and had a great time.

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I had a great dinner there with friends the other night. We ordered a bunch of thins to share and had a nice bottle of rose. The waitress was very nice and the service was great. I would go back and try their ever changing menu again.

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★★★★☆

I had a great dinner there with friends the other night. We ordered a bunch of thins to share and had a nice bottle of rose. The waitress was very nice and the service was great. I would go back and try their ever changing menu again.

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Great scene and location but food surprisingly disappointing! First two visits, the food was amazing. Last two in the past 2 months were disappointing. if you are looking for great flavor and consistency, go elsewhere. Our waitress suggested the appetizers which were far less interesting and enjoyable compared to how they were described. The octopus salad was grossly overcooked (they still charged us for it eventhough we didn't touch it and returned it). The waiter recommended a wine after we described what we were looking for. Way off. Thank goodness for the next waitress who not only suggested a far better 2nd bottle of wine (in the same price range) but also took off the salad off of our bill after we asked. The pastas were superior (but not by much) to the fish dishes were not interesting whatsoever. Overall, outstanding vibe/scene; good for dates. But if you are looking for great food, I would pass immediately relative to the past!!

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★★★☆☆

Great scene and location but food surprisingly disappointing! First two visits, the food was amazing. Last two in the past 2 months were disappointing. if you are looking for great flavor and consistency, go elsewhere. Our waitress suggested the appetizers which were far less interesting and enjoyable compared to how they were described. The octopus salad was grossly overcooked (they still charged us for it eventhough we didn't touch it and returned it). The waiter recommended a wine after we described what we were looking for. Way off. Thank goodness for the next waitress who not only suggested a far better 2nd bottle of wine (in the same price range) but also took off the salad off of our bill after we asked. The pastas were superior (but not by much) to the fish dishes were not interesting whatsoever. Overall, outstanding vibe/scene; good for dates. But if you are looking for great food, I would pass immediately relative to the past!!

Pros: Location! Vibe! Great for a date

Cons: Uneven/overrated dishes/food.

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I had a late lunch today at Barbuto. I cut my finger on a mussel shell, and the waiter immediately came over with alcohol swipes, bacitracin, and bandaids. He was so kind and attentive.... He kept checking to make sure I was ok! (my finger is fine, btw)... I was really impressed with how sweet he was. And, the food was delicious. I had the mussels and gnocci. My partner had the chicken and broccolini. We love Barbuto, and look forward to our next visit. Thank you again to my waiter for helping me out.

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★★★★☆

I had a late lunch today at Barbuto. I cut my finger on a mussel shell, and the waiter immediately came over with alcohol swipes, bacitracin, and bandaids. He was so kind and attentive.... He kept checking to make sure I was ok! (my finger is fine, btw)... I was really impressed with how sweet he was. And, the food was delicious. I had the mussels and gnocci. My partner had the chicken and broccolini. We love Barbuto, and look forward to our next visit. Thank you again to my waiter for helping me out.

Pros: Great food, great waiter

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Crowded, noisey. Waited 25 minutes for the "famous" chicken. It came with nothing. Tender and juicy but with little taste. Overpriced for chicken. Go there if you like the scene but skip the chicken.

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★★★☆☆

Crowded, noisey. Waited 25 minutes for the "famous" chicken. It came with nothing. Tender and juicy but with little taste. Overpriced for chicken. Go there if you like the scene but skip the chicken.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Chicken, noise, tight space, overpriced

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I have read the other reviews on here and it is almost like these people were eating somewhere else. I have eaten dinner and come for drinks many times and i have always had a great time. the food is always good, the wait staff always reccommended something tasty and the wine list....spectacular. i cant understand the negative reviews.....seriously this place has always been good to me.

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★★★★★

I have read the other reviews on here and it is almost like these people were eating somewhere else. I have eaten dinner and come for drinks many times and i have always had a great time. the food is always good, the wait staff always reccommended something tasty and the wine list....spectacular. i cant understand the negative reviews.....seriously this place has always been good to me.

Pros: wine list & food

Cons: none really

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I have been coming to Barbuto for years. Lunches - terrific service, excellent food. Dinners, forget it.
I went on a hot Tuesday night, and though there were eight empty tables, we were told we would have to wait 30 minutes. Seemed odd. So, we went to the bar to have a drink while we waited. One bartender was there trying to service both the busy wait staff AND attend to his very packed bar. Not a good choice to aehv only one bartender on a busy night with that size bar. Who ever does scheduling should rethink summer evenings. This bartender, if in fact he was one and not some bar-back filling in... was doing a truly spectacular job at being the worst bartender ever. And I say this with sympathy because I have bartended and waitressed, and I understand that it is not an easy job. However, if you are good at what you do -ACKNOWLEDGE your custmers! We can see you are buy - but a nod, or a "how are you? be right with you?" goes A LONG way. Does he understand this is HIS bar, HIS customers that he should want to take care of so they come back to see him and TIP!?? Thats how it works! He is going to get better tips from his bar customers than from his waitstaff. I honestly wish I would have gotten his name, because I would have written him a personal letter. You have people at the bar with empty glasses, you have 2 people who have a half hour wait, who have now waited over 10 to 15 minutes for him to stop fiddling with the bread baskets and just ask what we would like! We finally got up and left. did not stay for dinner and went and spent our money elsewhere. Perhaps he is just the novice Tuesday night bartender - but the place was packed, and he was slowly plodding around tinkering with silverwear instead of serving his customers.
This says as much about Barbutos training of staff as it does about this particular bartender.
on a good note - when you can get served, the food is good.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been coming to Barbuto for years. Lunches - terrific service, excellent food. Dinners, forget it.
I went on a hot Tuesday night, and though there were eight empty tables, we were told we would have to wait 30 minutes. Seemed odd. So, we went to the bar to have a drink while we waited. One bartender was there trying to service both the busy wait staff AND attend to his very packed bar. Not a good choice to aehv only one bartender on a busy night with that size bar. Who ever does scheduling should rethink summer evenings. This bartender, if in fact he was one and not some bar-back filling in... was doing a truly spectacular job at being the worst bartender ever. And I say this with sympathy because I have bartended and waitressed, and I understand that it is not an easy job. However, if you are good at what you do -ACKNOWLEDGE your custmers! We can see you are buy - but a nod, or a "how are you? be right with you?" goes A LONG way. Does he understand this is HIS bar, HIS customers that he should want to take care of so they come back to see him and TIP!?? Thats how it works! He is going to get better tips from his bar customers than from his waitstaff. I honestly wish I would have gotten his name, because I would have written him a personal letter. You have people at the bar with empty glasses, you have 2 people who have a half hour wait, who have now waited over 10 to 15 minutes for him to stop fiddling with the bread baskets and just ask what we would like! We finally got up and left. did not stay for dinner and went and spent our money elsewhere. Perhaps he is just the novice Tuesday night bartender - but the place was packed, and he was slowly plodding around tinkering with silverwear instead of serving his customers.
This says as much about Barbutos training of staff as it does about this particular bartender.
on a good note - when you can get served, the food is good.

Pros: food, outdoor seating

Cons: spacey hostesses and crappy week night bartender

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Reading these reviews made me realize that only the pretentious, jaded individuals make comments on citisearch, so I thought I would be one of the few who's not the same. I have been going to Barbuto for the past 3 years, since they opened practically, and at one point I went multiple times a week. I have had AMAZING MEALS, FREINDLY SERVICE, and love every dollar I have ever spent there. I've taken business associates, friends, and relatives and have always wowed everyone who ever has gone with me. Granted, I've been there so many times, that I can't say I haven't had ONE average meal, but trust me when I say that this place IS WORTH THE TRIP. It's a shame that only the few negative people might make others believe this place isn't worth the trip. Better for me on getting a reservation, though!!!

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★★★★★

Reading these reviews made me realize that only the pretentious, jaded individuals make comments on citisearch, so I thought I would be one of the few who's not the same. I have been going to Barbuto for the past 3 years, since they opened practically, and at one point I went multiple times a week. I have had AMAZING MEALS, FREINDLY SERVICE, and love every dollar I have ever spent there. I've taken business associates, friends, and relatives and have always wowed everyone who ever has gone with me. Granted, I've been there so many times, that I can't say I haven't had ONE average meal, but trust me when I say that this place IS WORTH THE TRIP. It's a shame that only the few negative people might make others believe this place isn't worth the trip. Better for me on getting a reservation, though!!!

Pros: quite busy

Cons: quite busy

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I was very excited to take a client to your restaurant last night. I had made a reservation at 7pm, arrived on time and we were seated out side. We ordered our cocktails and the assorted cheeses. When it arrived the waiter told us that we needed to order immediately, which I found odd considering we had not even put a piece of cheese in our mouths. We ordered as he hovered over us, and than in the next 15 minutes the busboy tried 3 times to take our cheese away, Our meals were than brought to the table while we were still on our appetizers and the waiter told us we had"10 minutes to finish our dinner". Shocked I asked him why? And he answered that, in 10 minutes they would be closing the garage door, and we would be the only ones left on the sidewalk. In exactly 10 minutes the doors were closed {although it was a beautiful evening} and we were left on the sidewalk peering into the restaurant like two miserable outcasts, trying to eat as fast as we could. We were than told if we wanted coffee or dessert we were to move to another table-but there were none available!! I was so embarrassed and insulted, that I paid the $150.00 check and left.

I eat out several nights a week with allot of my clients, and I have never experienced such rude demeaning behavior. With all the competition in New York for great dining, I will never return to your restaurant, and will let my clients and friends know that if they want to "scarf a $150.00 meal down in 10 minutes, and have a garage door slammed in their faces -you certainly are the dining destination"!

kate

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★☆☆☆☆

I was very excited to take a client to your restaurant last night. I had made a reservation at 7pm, arrived on time and we were seated out side. We ordered our cocktails and the assorted cheeses. When it arrived the waiter told us that we needed to order immediately, which I found odd considering we had not even put a piece of cheese in our mouths. We ordered as he hovered over us, and than in the next 15 minutes the busboy tried 3 times to take our cheese away, Our meals were than brought to the table while we were still on our appetizers and the waiter told us we had"10 minutes to finish our dinner". Shocked I asked him why? And he answered that, in 10 minutes they would be closing the garage door, and we would be the only ones left on the sidewalk. In exactly 10 minutes the doors were closed {although it was a beautiful evening} and we were left on the sidewalk peering into the restaurant like two miserable outcasts, trying to eat as fast as we could. We were than told if we wanted coffee or dessert we were to move to another table-but there were none available!! I was so embarrassed and insulted, that I paid the $150.00 check and left.

I eat out several nights a week with allot of my clients, and I have never experienced such rude demeaning behavior. With all the competition in New York for great dining, I will never return to your restaurant, and will let my clients and friends know that if they want to "scarf a $150.00 meal down in 10 minutes, and have a garage door slammed in their faces -you certainly are the dining destination"!

kate

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I would say it was one of the worst meals I have had in Manhattan in quite some time (regarldless of price). The waitress was incredibly rude and could not answer any questions. When I asked to have my order slightly modified I was told the kitchen gets too angry when she asks. I then spoke to the manager who was equally unhelpful. I was served raw/undercooked fish, someone else got fatty hangar steak. When I showed my fish to the waitress, she agreed it was undercooked and then was ready to walk away. When I asked her to take it away, she did not apologize or offer to bring me something else. We were left for large periods of time without anyone offering drinks, bread, dessert or other typical services. I had eaten there once before and things were slightly better but things have deteriorated considerably.

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★☆☆☆☆

I would say it was one of the worst meals I have had in Manhattan in quite some time (regarldless of price). The waitress was incredibly rude and could not answer any questions. When I asked to have my order slightly modified I was told the kitchen gets too angry when she asks. I then spoke to the manager who was equally unhelpful. I was served raw/undercooked fish, someone else got fatty hangar steak. When I showed my fish to the waitress, she agreed it was undercooked and then was ready to walk away. When I asked her to take it away, she did not apologize or offer to bring me something else. We were left for large periods of time without anyone offering drinks, bread, dessert or other typical services. I had eaten there once before and things were slightly better but things have deteriorated considerably.

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my boyfriend and i recently dined at Barbuto for the first time and boy will we be back! not only is the ambiance cool and casual (it was really a garage!) but the food is fresh and fantastic...not one thing out of season or suffoccating under some heavy, un-necessary sauce...just delish! for something really satisfying, try the gnocchi...so soft and nicely browned and served with a duck ragu on our visit. the winelist is also very well thought out with a great range of prices, and although a bit noisey as the night got busier, it really made us feel like we were at "the spot." we can't wait to go back...

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★★★☆☆

my boyfriend and i recently dined at Barbuto for the first time and boy will we be back! not only is the ambiance cool and casual (it was really a garage!) but the food is fresh and fantastic...not one thing out of season or suffoccating under some heavy, un-necessary sauce...just delish! for something really satisfying, try the gnocchi...so soft and nicely browned and served with a duck ragu on our visit. the winelist is also very well thought out with a great range of prices, and although a bit noisey as the night got busier, it really made us feel like we were at "the spot." we can't wait to go back...

Pros: ambience, food

Cons: restrooms

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The service was the worsed ever. Wine list was quite good, however, few things are available. We had to order wine 3X's before they had one available. Bread was stale. Appetizer arrived cold. Besides cold, it was poorly cooked and presented. Waiter suggested dessert then, because he forgot to order our dinners, so we had to wait 45 minutes for a very mediocre dinner, and it wasn't exactly what was described on the menu. There wasn't a green in sight for an entre that was Stripe Bass with Greens. The chicken was just from the oven with nothing at all special. It was just a really bad restaurant, with poor service, including the hostess, less than average food. Go to your local Italian Trattoria, and you will get much better food, and you will not have to put up with the homeless in the area that look in the window while you are eating the bad food that arrives late and cold. Also, it is overcrowded and noisey so don't expect to be able to converse with your date. If you have a reservation at least 2 weeks before, you should not be stuck in the bar next to the door.

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★★★☆☆

The service was the worsed ever. Wine list was quite good, however, few things are available. We had to order wine 3X's before they had one available. Bread was stale. Appetizer arrived cold. Besides cold, it was poorly cooked and presented. Waiter suggested dessert then, because he forgot to order our dinners, so we had to wait 45 minutes for a very mediocre dinner, and it wasn't exactly what was described on the menu. There wasn't a green in sight for an entre that was Stripe Bass with Greens. The chicken was just from the oven with nothing at all special. It was just a really bad restaurant, with poor service, including the hostess, less than average food. Go to your local Italian Trattoria, and you will get much better food, and you will not have to put up with the homeless in the area that look in the window while you are eating the bad food that arrives late and cold. Also, it is overcrowded and noisey so don't expect to be able to converse with your date. If you have a reservation at least 2 weeks before, you should not be stuck in the bar next to the door.

Pros: Location

Cons: Food, Service, Ambience

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We've been driving by Barbuto for a while now wondering how it is. We finally went. We won't go back. They asked us to sit at the bar for about 20 minutes while they checked to see if they had a table. No problem. We know that sometimes without a reservation, it can be hard to accomodate walk-in customers. But the place was about 10% full. Literally 20-25 tables open. They seat us. I sit down and my chair has to be close the table because if I move one inch back I would bump into the customers seated behind me. We bumped each other no lesss than five times during dinner. When dinner was served, one of the entrees was not what we ordered. We ask to have what we ordered. They said no problem and they also insisted we have what they brought us by mistake.
What they brought by mistake was the special. The pork Loin. It was ALL fat. Two, maybe three bites of actual meat. $24 dollars for fat. The other entrees that we ordered and the rest of dinner was good, although very confining due to the tables being extremely close together. A typical NY thing, but worse. The bill arrived and we paid, left a $30 tip for a $141 bill. The next day, we realized that they charged us $24 for the extra entree. We were going to let that go until I got my Credit card statement and found out that they charged my credit card $170 instead of $141. An extra $29 dollars. Now dinner cost us an extra $54 dollars. We called and so far nothing has changed. If it does, I will correct this review. Til then.....

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★☆☆☆☆

We've been driving by Barbuto for a while now wondering how it is. We finally went. We won't go back. They asked us to sit at the bar for about 20 minutes while they checked to see if they had a table. No problem. We know that sometimes without a reservation, it can be hard to accomodate walk-in customers. But the place was about 10% full. Literally 20-25 tables open. They seat us. I sit down and my chair has to be close the table because if I move one inch back I would bump into the customers seated behind me. We bumped each other no lesss than five times during dinner. When dinner was served, one of the entrees was not what we ordered. We ask to have what we ordered. They said no problem and they also insisted we have what they brought us by mistake.
What they brought by mistake was the special. The pork Loin. It was ALL fat. Two, maybe three bites of actual meat. $24 dollars for fat. The other entrees that we ordered and the rest of dinner was good, although very confining due to the tables being extremely close together. A typical NY thing, but worse. The bill arrived and we paid, left a $30 tip for a $141 bill. The next day, we realized that they charged us $24 for the extra entree. We were going to let that go until I got my Credit card statement and found out that they charged my credit card $170 instead of $141. An extra $29 dollars. Now dinner cost us an extra $54 dollars. We called and so far nothing has changed. If it does, I will correct this review. Til then.....

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We found this from the New York Cheap Eats article. We made a reservation for 6:30 or 6 we couldn't remember. We got their at 6:30 and were seated right away. The car garage look was very cool. Started off with an array of cheeses, absolutely delicious! We had 2 rounds of bread (a bit stale but overall yum), 2 bottles of wine, the bass, and I had the lamb steak. I have never had lamb before but I will definitly try it again. The waitress was nice and gave us some fun places to try after we had dinner. The best part: they forgot to charge us for one of the bottles of wines. Now thats what I call Cheap Eats!!

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★★★★☆

We found this from the New York Cheap Eats article. We made a reservation for 6:30 or 6 we couldn't remember. We got their at 6:30 and were seated right away. The car garage look was very cool. Started off with an array of cheeses, absolutely delicious! We had 2 rounds of bread (a bit stale but overall yum), 2 bottles of wine, the bass, and I had the lamb steak. I have never had lamb before but I will definitly try it again. The waitress was nice and gave us some fun places to try after we had dinner. The best part: they forgot to charge us for one of the bottles of wines. Now thats what I call Cheap Eats!!

Pros: Free bottle of wine on accident

Cons: A bit dark

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As I had initially requested a 7:00 reservation and was told they didn't have anything at that time, I was surprised to find the restaurant pretty empty when we arrived for the earlier 6:30 reservation. Also couldn't help but notice the dozen or so empty tables when we left around 8:15. But on to the food. The pork chop was very tasty, however, $22 was a bit excessive for one small chop. Two chops would have been a more reasonable portion. They also went a little overboard dimming the lights--we were suddenly sitting in the dark. My friend thought the pasta dish was too peppery. She also couldn't help noticing the staff in the kitchen munching away and then licking their fingers clean....times like those when we realize that an open kitchen might be too much information.

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★★★☆☆

As I had initially requested a 7:00 reservation and was told they didn't have anything at that time, I was surprised to find the restaurant pretty empty when we arrived for the earlier 6:30 reservation. Also couldn't help but notice the dozen or so empty tables when we left around 8:15. But on to the food. The pork chop was very tasty, however, $22 was a bit excessive for one small chop. Two chops would have been a more reasonable portion. They also went a little overboard dimming the lights--we were suddenly sitting in the dark. My friend thought the pasta dish was too peppery. She also couldn't help noticing the staff in the kitchen munching away and then licking their fingers clean....times like those when we realize that an open kitchen might be too much information.

Pros: tasty food

Cons: small portions, expensive, dark

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the place was nice but too dark, i could not read my menu. the staff was nice.

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★★★☆☆

the place was nice but too dark, i could not read my menu. the staff was nice.

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great people all around... had a great time. you will too.

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★★★★☆

great people all around... had a great time. you will too.

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Went there recently for early dinner (5:30pm or so). Hostess informed us that the menus are being printed and it wont be long. The place was pretty much empty. Nevertheless, it took awhile to get any service. Finally, the waitress showed up, not paying attention to what I asked. People from the kitchen came out put a ladder right next to our table and started changing a ight bulb (3 men changing 1 bulb); lights started flickering, then they knocked out the circuit, so the lights went out. Then they decided to move us to another table. My small serving of pasta was ok, but certainly not worth 17$, and maybe 20 cents worth of boiled pasta, neither was my boyfriend's chicken, which didnt even come with any garnish. The waitress was a bit spaced out. We had to wait to get water, etc. Just bad, would not recommend!

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★☆☆☆☆

Went there recently for early dinner (5:30pm or so). Hostess informed us that the menus are being printed and it wont be long. The place was pretty much empty. Nevertheless, it took awhile to get any service. Finally, the waitress showed up, not paying attention to what I asked. People from the kitchen came out put a ladder right next to our table and started changing a ight bulb (3 men changing 1 bulb); lights started flickering, then they knocked out the circuit, so the lights went out. Then they decided to move us to another table. My small serving of pasta was ok, but certainly not worth 17$, and maybe 20 cents worth of boiled pasta, neither was my boyfriend's chicken, which didnt even come with any garnish. The waitress was a bit spaced out. We had to wait to get water, etc. Just bad, would not recommend!

Pros: looks trendy

Cons: service, food, staff

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Dined there last night Was seated promptly Upon being seated our drink order was taken and our app order as well, the server told us that she must wait til the full order was taken before it could be punched in b/c the kitchen is swamped. (Though the cooks were standing around looking at each other) After she took full order, brought out drinks but no apps, asked if she remembers we ordered proscuitto, she says "yes i punched it in before", as we finish talking, I can see her punch it into the machine. The proscuitto comes with BURNT bruschetta. I ordered pasta as 1st, and the pork chop as a 2nd. They arrived at the same time, she admitted to messing up the sequence, no apology. I would love to go back to eat, but not if the service continues that way.

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★★★☆☆

Dined there last night Was seated promptly Upon being seated our drink order was taken and our app order as well, the server told us that she must wait til the full order was taken before it could be punched in b/c the kitchen is swamped. (Though the cooks were standing around looking at each other) After she took full order, brought out drinks but no apps, asked if she remembers we ordered proscuitto, she says "yes i punched it in before", as we finish talking, I can see her punch it into the machine. The proscuitto comes with BURNT bruschetta. I ordered pasta as 1st, and the pork chop as a 2nd. They arrived at the same time, she admitted to messing up the sequence, no apology. I would love to go back to eat, but not if the service continues that way.

Pros: Food

Cons: Horrible Service, Burnt Bread, Location

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despite the fact that some of the people who I met when I dined there were slightly "expectant" the staff was very courteous. The food tasted really good, the baccala was great and thier pork ribs were even better. I like it that much more when the waiter explained that they deal with only local organic small farms. Everything was fresh. My son had their childrens pasta and ate it ALL! WoW. IDO recommend and I will go back.

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★★★★★

despite the fact that some of the people who I met when I dined there were slightly "expectant" the staff was very courteous. The food tasted really good, the baccala was great and thier pork ribs were even better. I like it that much more when the waiter explained that they deal with only local organic small farms. Everything was fresh. My son had their childrens pasta and ate it ALL! WoW. IDO recommend and I will go back.

Pros: food, service

Cons: busy, trendy

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We had great service for our meal--and our group had 7 people! Don't know what happened with the other reviews...hostess and waiter really wonderful. Thanks.

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★★★★★

We had great service for our meal--and our group had 7 people! Don't know what happened with the other reviews...hostess and waiter really wonderful. Thanks.

Pros: Service!

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had a reservation, they couldn't honor it, even after stalker calling me 3 x's during the day to confirm the res. we were a party of 4 - 1 person sent their meal back, my app - crispy eggplant- was terrible, bitter and my entree wasn't much better - i had the scallops - and they were bland/average. my fiance's food was horrible - all you could taste was salt. the 4th person had a so-so meal as well. overall the food was below average, service average. if you like the scene i'd recommend just going to the bar for a drink and having dinner elsewhere -plenty of good places in the neighborhood.

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★☆☆☆☆

had a reservation, they couldn't honor it, even after stalker calling me 3 x's during the day to confirm the res. we were a party of 4 - 1 person sent their meal back, my app - crispy eggplant- was terrible, bitter and my entree wasn't much better - i had the scallops - and they were bland/average. my fiance's food was horrible - all you could taste was salt. the 4th person had a so-so meal as well. overall the food was below average, service average. if you like the scene i'd recommend just going to the bar for a drink and having dinner elsewhere -plenty of good places in the neighborhood.

Pros: atmosphere, open air dining

Cons: food, service

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Dont come here just because it's in a trendy neighborhood. I came with some friends from out-of-town and i was embarrassed for picking such a terrible place! the service was...filled with attitude and overall mean. The waiters and waitresses were incompetent, snotty, and forgetful. Not only did they bring all the wrong dishes, they also messed up the drink order and then tried to pass it off as if we had ordered what she brought! (im sorry, but i know what drink I want!) The pasta was UNDER UNDER cooked- lets just say it was just as crunchy as biting into a pretzel. The steak dish was ok, but the pork sandwich was way too dry. There are plenty of better places to go to in that neighborhood.

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★☆☆☆☆

Dont come here just because it's in a trendy neighborhood. I came with some friends from out-of-town and i was embarrassed for picking such a terrible place! the service was...filled with attitude and overall mean. The waiters and waitresses were incompetent, snotty, and forgetful. Not only did they bring all the wrong dishes, they also messed up the drink order and then tried to pass it off as if we had ordered what she brought! (im sorry, but i know what drink I want!) The pasta was UNDER UNDER cooked- lets just say it was just as crunchy as biting into a pretzel. The steak dish was ok, but the pork sandwich was way too dry. There are plenty of better places to go to in that neighborhood.

Pros: trendy neighborhood

Cons: BAD service, BAD FOOD, Overall, its bad

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Barbuto is great, especially on a nice evening. It feels like you are eating outside, but with a roof over your head. The food is all very simple, nothing extravagant but certainly quite good, and at reasonable prices. We had a pasta dish and the pork chop, both were delicious. It's a very happenning scene, being in the meatpacking and all... our service was also great. Be sure to request a table in the main area, there is a section behind the hostess stand that is a bit out of the way and not as nice as the main area.

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★★★★☆

Barbuto is great, especially on a nice evening. It feels like you are eating outside, but with a roof over your head. The food is all very simple, nothing extravagant but certainly quite good, and at reasonable prices. We had a pasta dish and the pork chop, both were delicious. It's a very happenning scene, being in the meatpacking and all... our service was also great. Be sure to request a table in the main area, there is a section behind the hostess stand that is a bit out of the way and not as nice as the main area.

Pros: Food, Price, Scene

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place is terrific. food is excellent. scallop entree tho was more like an appetizer -- i think 3 scallops is a bit stingy and not at all standard. atmosphere is phenomenal -- really relaxing. My only beef with this place is the hostess - nightmarishly haughty with really no reason to be. We had made rezies for 2 and had to convert them into 3 when a friend unexpectedly joined us and she was totally unforgiving and we had to start anew - she just completely second class citizened us - my instinct was to get confrontational but i decided to write this review instead and make my feelings known publicly.

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★★★★☆

place is terrific. food is excellent. scallop entree tho was more like an appetizer -- i think 3 scallops is a bit stingy and not at all standard. atmosphere is phenomenal -- really relaxing. My only beef with this place is the hostess - nightmarishly haughty with really no reason to be. We had made rezies for 2 and had to convert them into 3 when a friend unexpectedly joined us and she was totally unforgiving and we had to start anew - she just completely second class citizened us - my instinct was to get confrontational but i decided to write this review instead and make my feelings known publicly.

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After arriving for a pre-theatre reservation to find the kitchen closed due to a mechanical failure, the problem was fixed an hour later (after many drinks at the bar, none of which management offered as a concession to the wait) and we were served a very good dinner in time to make the play. The dark chocolate gelato is to die for and the service was prompt and friendly. Would return.

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★★★★☆

After arriving for a pre-theatre reservation to find the kitchen closed due to a mechanical failure, the problem was fixed an hour later (after many drinks at the bar, none of which management offered as a concession to the wait) and we were served a very good dinner in time to make the play. The dark chocolate gelato is to die for and the service was prompt and friendly. Would return.

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Called to make a reservation for 6p, Tuesday. Was told that reservations were accepted only for groups of 4 max because the food wouldn't come out together. Said we wouldn't mind that. So she said she'd ask the chef's "permission". IF he allowed it, we'd only be able to eat at 5h45 or 1045. Chef said no. Called again later, and another person took the reservation no questions asked!!!

Asparagus soup-$7; risotto-$14 for 4 bites; "entrees", meat or fish with nothing else, so you had to order contorini-$5 -if you wanted to have some semblance of a meal; flavorless flounder-$17- supposedly cooked in the wood oven. Would have been much better cooked in the skin until crisp.
Dessert, "torta di limone" $8 which was really a slice almond pouncake with lemon that was barely there. $16 for Grappa in a shot glass.

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★★★☆☆

Called to make a reservation for 6p, Tuesday. Was told that reservations were accepted only for groups of 4 max because the food wouldn't come out together. Said we wouldn't mind that. So she said she'd ask the chef's "permission". IF he allowed it, we'd only be able to eat at 5h45 or 1045. Chef said no. Called again later, and another person took the reservation no questions asked!!!

Asparagus soup-$7; risotto-$14 for 4 bites; "entrees", meat or fish with nothing else, so you had to order contorini-$5 -if you wanted to have some semblance of a meal; flavorless flounder-$17- supposedly cooked in the wood oven. Would have been much better cooked in the skin until crisp.
Dessert, "torta di limone" $8 which was really a slice almond pouncake with lemon that was barely there. $16 for Grappa in a shot glass.

Pros: Good service, open space

Cons: nothing special, Flavorless fish, overpriced items

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Okay, so I have to say, the highlight of the night beyond the great food and atmosphere was the manager, as we had an issue with the table behind us. One of the girls at our table and one of the girls at their table were catty, which the other girl brought to the manager's attention. Regardless of who started it/was at fault, the manager took time as we left to find out the source and make sure we were fine. I wouldn't expect that type of behaviour from a manager at my favorite restaurant much less somewhere I'd never been! That was so cool what she did, so un-necessary b/c the girl at the other table made a mountain out of a molehill. Nice surprice! The place place was great to begin with but the actions of the manager were unbelievably appreciated. I will definitely be back.

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★★★★★

Okay, so I have to say, the highlight of the night beyond the great food and atmosphere was the manager, as we had an issue with the table behind us. One of the girls at our table and one of the girls at their table were catty, which the other girl brought to the manager's attention. Regardless of who started it/was at fault, the manager took time as we left to find out the source and make sure we were fine. I wouldn't expect that type of behaviour from a manager at my favorite restaurant much less somewhere I'd never been! That was so cool what she did, so un-necessary b/c the girl at the other table made a mountain out of a molehill. Nice surprice! The place place was great to begin with but the actions of the manager were unbelievably appreciated. I will definitely be back.

Pros: Great staff, Great food, Cool atmosphere

Cons: Table behind us, Table behind us, Table behind us

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I liked Barbuto because it wasn't your run of the mill looking Italian joint. It was nestled in the West Village/Meatpacking District on a relatively quiet part of the city. It's a great place to people watch and the atmosphere was inviting to hang at the bar before or after dinner. I look forward to the Spring as it's a great place to have lunch and a drink when the garage doors open up. Oh yeah, the food was real good too.

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★★★★★

I liked Barbuto because it wasn't your run of the mill looking Italian joint. It was nestled in the West Village/Meatpacking District on a relatively quiet part of the city. It's a great place to people watch and the atmosphere was inviting to hang at the bar before or after dinner. I look forward to the Spring as it's a great place to have lunch and a drink when the garage doors open up. Oh yeah, the food was real good too.

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Went to a birthday dinner with a party of 7. We were not able to get the chef's table but we managed to get the private room. I think they tried the shabby chic approach with the interior but didn't quite make it. Not too bad but not impressed.

We all ordered different dishes and shared but most of the food was average. The only really good one was the special pasta of the day (linguine). I ordered the over-roasted chicken and it was kind of dry. I think it would be a good place to go in the summer when it becomes open air for drinks but wouldn't really recommend this place to a foodie.

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★★★☆☆

Went to a birthday dinner with a party of 7. We were not able to get the chef's table but we managed to get the private room. I think they tried the shabby chic approach with the interior but didn't quite make it. Not too bad but not impressed.

We all ordered different dishes and shared but most of the food was average. The only really good one was the special pasta of the day (linguine). I ordered the over-roasted chicken and it was kind of dry. I think it would be a good place to go in the summer when it becomes open air for drinks but wouldn't really recommend this place to a foodie.

Pros: Good service, Private room

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I had a great night at Barbuto. From the tasty appetizers through dessert I was impressed by not only the diverse menu but also the charming waitstaff who was more than accommodating to me and my party. I also really liked the scene which was trendy but not too over the top and even better, the food is completely affordable which is hard to find these days in the meatpacking district. I will definitely be back soon!!

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★★★★★

I had a great night at Barbuto. From the tasty appetizers through dessert I was impressed by not only the diverse menu but also the charming waitstaff who was more than accommodating to me and my party. I also really liked the scene which was trendy but not too over the top and even better, the food is completely affordable which is hard to find these days in the meatpacking district. I will definitely be back soon!!

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We were seated forty minutes after our orginal reservations. A ? hour passed until the waitress came over to give us menus and tell us she would be right back another ? hour later After trying to order fish she informed us that all fish entrees on the menu was sold out We took a minute to make a second choice and tried to order something else that we were told was also sold out. Finally, we ordered and received our appetizers another ? hour 40 minutes later we received our entrees, less one side that arrived after all plates were clearedcharred cauliflower, that had to be sent back. The restaurant took off one salad and one side off of our bill. They also brought us 3 desserts for 4 peoplea nice gesturebut not necessary since none of us were interested in dessert.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were seated forty minutes after our orginal reservations. A ? hour passed until the waitress came over to give us menus and tell us she would be right back another ? hour later After trying to order fish she informed us that all fish entrees on the menu was sold out We took a minute to make a second choice and tried to order something else that we were told was also sold out. Finally, we ordered and received our appetizers another ? hour 40 minutes later we received our entrees, less one side that arrived after all plates were clearedcharred cauliflower, that had to be sent back. The restaurant took off one salad and one side off of our bill. They also brought us 3 desserts for 4 peoplea nice gesturebut not necessary since none of us were interested in dessert.

Pros: location, sommelier

Cons: , limited menu, overbooked

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Have to disagree with some of the reviews here.

Was in town last week walking around the neighborhood and came across this place. The writer below is corrrect, when the weather si good and the garage doors are up this is a fantastic atmosphere and the people watching is superb.

We didn't have reservations but were seated politely with the understanding we wouldn't linger, which was no problem as the service was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable. The waitress was able to make good suggestions for wines by the glass, as we were in no shape to finish off a bottle.

Had the risotto and the skirt steak, both of which were delicious.

A great neighborhood place, great crowd, and friendly service.

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★★★★★

Have to disagree with some of the reviews here.

Was in town last week walking around the neighborhood and came across this place. The writer below is corrrect, when the weather si good and the garage doors are up this is a fantastic atmosphere and the people watching is superb.

We didn't have reservations but were seated politely with the understanding we wouldn't linger, which was no problem as the service was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable. The waitress was able to make good suggestions for wines by the glass, as we were in no shape to finish off a bottle.

Had the risotto and the skirt steak, both of which were delicious.

A great neighborhood place, great crowd, and friendly service.

Pros: Great Atmosphere, Food

Cons: , Noise

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Jonathan Waxman is operating out of his comfort zone at Barbuto, his dressed-down Italian spot in the far West Village. Sited in a former garage---the airy space is highlighted by huge doors that open directly onto the street---the decor…

 

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