Barbuto

Executive Chef: Jonathan Waxman
Cuisine: Italian / Mediterranean / Seasonal
Vibe: Casual / Lively / Glass garage doors open in nice weather :)
Location: 775 Washington Street (at West 12th Street)
Website: Barbuto

How is it possible that I’ve never eaten at Barbuto until now?! I have seriously been missing out! My first visit was just as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The food was extraordinary:  fresh, simple, beautiful.  And the glass garage doors were really cool (note to self: come back in the spring when they are open). Every single dish was fantastic, but I particularly loved the kale salad (just add cheese & breadcrumbs and suddenly kale becomes awesome), the rigatoni con patate (pasta + potato totally works — it’s one of the best pastas ever), and the pollo al forno (Chef Jonathan Waxman’s signature dish absolutely lives up to the hype). I can’t say enough great things about this place, and I urge you to check it out if you haven’t done so already. I’ll definitely be back!

Insalata di cavolo: green kale, pecorino, breadcrumbs & anchovy dressing 

Quadrello di bufala 

Fourme d’ambert

Rigatoni con patate: new potato, leek, cream & pecorino

Merluzzo en brodo di agrumi: skrei cod, fennel, citrus & fish broth 

Pollo al forno: Chef Jonathan Waxman’s chicken & salsa verde 

Linguettine alle vongole: little neck clam, jalapeño & Chardonnay 

Cavolini: Brussels sprouts, hazelnuts & sherry vinegar 

Affogato: vanilla gelato and shot of espresso

Budino al cioccolato: Italian chocolate pudding and whipped cream

King Titus American Porter

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Ommegang Rare Vos

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The dining room

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