775 Washington St., New York, NY, 10014
at 12th St.
By Lata on 8/3/2004
We had a large table with a group of ten in the kitchen. We let Jonathan Waxman select the menu. We were treated great and the food was outstanding. The atmoshpere was perfect; it was relaxed and fun but with allot of attention given to the quality of food and the service which was superb. Everyone just seemed relaxed, enjoyed the food, and had fun.
By BigTyme on 7/3/2010
2nd time to eat here in as many weeks. Go at 12:00 on the weekend, when they open, for brunch. Not too crowded. Great waitstaff. Better food. The chix is the mainstay but don't be afraid to venture out and try the pizza w/ egg - but only if you want your mind blown. Great for kids too. The atmosphere is exactly what most people are looking for: somewhere between outside and inside, but with an umbrella and a fan. Cheers.
By tiffcal on 5/23/2010
Barbutoâ€¦ there probably are not enough words to describe my experience. Loved the open restaurant and kitchen where guests can actually see what is going on behind the scenes. Barbuto is perfect for a summer day or any day in New York given you can sit in or outside and enjoy the openness of the restaurant. My guest and I enjoyed the simplicity of the food which was refreshing and far from boring. To start we had the salumi misti which proved to be a nice savory start to a good meal. I had the insalata pollo with fresh greens, chicken (I really wish I knew how they did the chicken), asparagus and radish. I actually was expecting a chicken breast with salad on the side but after one bite I was in heaven. My friend had the egg, pancetta, mozzarella panino and once again an incredibly satisfying meal! We were actually served a great surprise by seeing Jonathan Waxman come into the restaurant himself. While he may not have been working it was still great to see a chef actually stop into his own restaurant and walk out with a couple bags of food. All in all, Barbuto was fantastic â€“ word to the wise, beware of the mojitos, after a couple you may just want to continue drinking because they are tasty too.
By KRB on 1/2/2008
Great experience in all respects. Food was creative and at the same time straight forward with no pretension - straight forward nature of this restaurant carries over to staff , service and look and feel of the interior. We had a very good and creatively prepared pasta Bolignese appitizer along with very good salads. Roasted Chicken and fish main dishes were excellent.
By chelles316 on 7/8/2007
Every time i have been to this restaurant i am pleasantly surprised. it is fun and unpretentious with great food. the Bar service while waiting has always been a pleasant experience, with good wine and a nice and helpful bartender (i always ask for a reccomendation based on my mood and he comes thru). The dinner experience was equally satisfying. i love love love the decor and the whole set up of the restaurant. Bonus - the area is great with fun bars to walk to after.
By tanyaturnernyc on 6/30/2007
Menu focuses on seasonal selections and changes frequently. They really know how to do a steak - juicy, blackened, and perfectly seasoned - medium is a "real" medium and not, like most places, actually served "well." Side dishes are essential (everything is a la carte) and excellent - crunchy roasted baby carrots and roast potatoes particularly good. Lively on a Friday not but not "sceney". Helpful waitress and very pleasant hostesses.
By blin_43 on 6/4/2007
I tried this place once when it first opened and it was OK. But they must have done something to change things cause I went back this weekend and it was great. Great fresh items, and the staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. I Do recommend this place now. Let's all hope they can keep doing what they're doing right now...
By NadiaNYC on 7/17/2009
i recently reserved the chef's table for my boyfriend's birthday, and it was a really perfect experience. 4 enormous courses cooked right next to you - a true feast and the food was excellent (omg the gnocchi...). it's very affordable for the privacy and amount of food you get. the only down side was that being next to the kitchen was a little loud. extra plus: now the high line is there for a pre or post-dinner stroll.
By cartmall on 7/4/2007
I heard lots about Barbuto from friends/reviews and was disappointed when I first walked in to a bistro confused by cold cafeteria furniture with a noise level to match. The servers are helpful about selections and portion sizes. The close-but-not-quite-Italian names are too hi-brow so let me go with English: the octopus was rich, smoke-y delicious; the beef truly fantastic; and the pork tender, huge, & well spiced but with vinegary cherries tossed around the plate. UGH! vinegar on an otherwise perfect dish! Top quality except for ancient peas but the lemon zest was good. The greens with anchovy butter are worth going again. Packed, highly fashionable crowd but we were there just in t-shirts and no-name jeans and it did not matter. The food is so good (well except for the peas) that it is worth the chaos of noise/small tables.
By docpark on 4/7/2004
Relaxed atmosphere, excellent bar, service a tad slow with crowding, did not need a reservation (~8pm), roasted mussels well prepared, monkfish excellent, ribeye/chili pepper excellent, pork ribs okay. Three people, two bottles of pinot grigio, three entrees, an appetizer, two sides, and a Manhattan -$172 -what's not to like