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Barbetta

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321 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036 (Btwn 8th & 9th Aves)
A,E,C,1,R,N,S
(212) 246-9171
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Elegant and Special

Barbetta is a NYC institution located in a former mansion on Restaurant Row for over 100 years, and for over 100 years owned by the same family. That should tell you something. The ambiance is elegant and the service is impeccable. The food served is fresh, and delicious, not overly salty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Susan D
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Barbetta is a NYC institution located in a former mansion on Restaurant Row for over 100 years, and for over 100 years owned by the same family. That should tell you something. The ambiance is elegant and the service is impeccable. The food served is fresh, and delicious, not overly salty, which is a problem at many restaurants. We enjoyed... More 

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Maspeth, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I took my wife to Barbetta for valentines day. We loved the look of the brown stone. As soon as we walked In we were welcomed. The wait staff was wonderful. We sat on the 2nd floor at a small intimate table. The menu was prefixed so the options were limited but the food was great. We had an 6pm... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We dined here for my birthday whilst on holiday. My husband had informed Barbetta that it was my birthday and they presented me with a birthday creme brulee. The service was great and the meal excellent.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I went on a Saturday night at 7;pm. It was very noisy. Thankfully the theater crowd left and we could resume our normal voices. i was disappointed in the serving portions. I have been to lots of pricey restaurants and have never left feeling hungry. The soup was very good. I had the scallops which was also very good but... More 

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Croydon, England, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

great dining experience, great food, a bit on the expensive side. If your visiting New York this is a must....

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

On the one hand, the staff was incredible! The attention did make the evening special and delightful. My husband had the potato-crusted scallops and I had the sauteed crab--both were outstanding. However, the rest of the food was just not of the quality of the price. For example, my crab was served with wild rice--plain, and no veggies, no nothing... More 

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is always a treat to return to Barbetta. On our last visit we were taken to a table on the second floor. Though we were initially surprised and disappointed, it was actually just as nice, though different, than the main room downstairs. Not in winter but when the weather is nice, it is also very nice to be seated... More 

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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here for times now and each time I go, I am never disappointed. The ambiance is wonderful. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. The food is superb!

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New York, New York, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had the best time at Barbetta this New Year's Eve. The service, menu, food, drinks, wine, and band were exactly what we were looking for. Barbetta serves classic high end Northern Italian and is an elegant time tested establishment. Don't look for the latest craze. The wine list is superlative, deep in barbarescos and brunellos. It is an expensive... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This place was not what it was cracked out to be. We were extremely disappointed in absolutely everything. We were over charged on top of it all to add insult to injury. This was our last supper for our trip and we had high expectations from "the best italian restaurant" in NYC. Hmm. Not so much.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036
    (Btwn 8th & 9th Aves)
  • Public Transportation: A,E,C,1,R,N,S
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 246-9171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?