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Barbone

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186 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-3648 (11 and 12 streets)
Take any train to Union Square and then L train to 1st avenue.
212-254-6047
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Reliably Delicious

This is becoming our 'go to' place for excellent Italian food in NYC. The menu has some standards, some innovative dishes & something for everyone. No scene, no A-list celebs, just friendly staff, terrific patio and reliably delicious meal. If the weather is bad make a reservation because the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
MattyGee20814
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Bethesda, Maryland
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is becoming our 'go to' place for excellent Italian food in NYC. The menu has some standards, some innovative dishes & something for everyone. No scene, no A-list celebs, just friendly staff, terrific patio and reliably delicious meal. If the weather is bad make a reservation because the dining room is small.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nice friendly place and staff, delicious food, ate there a few times, will be back while in the hood

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New York City, New York, USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have eaten here about ten times and am always pleasantly surprised how good their food is. The vegetable dishes were as good as I have ever had.

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River Vale, New Jersy U.S.A.
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sit in the rear patio. Excellent appetizers, eggplant parm, calamari, ,etc. Entrees were fine, but not extraordinary. Very friendly service.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Recommended by a colleague and great reviews on TripAdvisor, I had high hopes for this restaurant and they were met. I had a seat in the garden area which was very charming and it really made it feel like a neighbourhood restaurant. Both my starter (asparagus fries) and pasta dish were excellent. Not too heavy on sauce but the flavours... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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254 reviews 254 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We came here solely based on TripAdvisor reviews and were well rewarded. It's unprepossessing from the outside in a rather shabby neighbourhood and the décor inside is nothing to write home about either. But the food and wine were out of this world and the service was a perfect mix of professionalism and friendliness. The fried asparagus and the duck... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I took my girlfriend here for Valentines Day dinner and it was excellent. We had the asparagus fries which were really tasty with the sauce. My girlfriend had the duck ravioli which was very good and I had the spaghetti carbonara. I like the fact that it was a small place and was pretty packed for Valentines Day. The menu... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Very small restaurant and cozy atmosphere. Service was nice. The dishes were all just somewhat bland (and we've had these dishes at many authentic Italian restaurants). The wine by the glass, however, is a great deal. The wines by the glass were surprisingly reasonably priced for NYC, was good quality, and was well more than a glass each.

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New York City, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Cozy Italian restaurant, excellent food, reasonable prices, brick wall decor, wine list a little steep but I can recommend Nero D'Avila from Sicily, one of my favorite wines. Apparently has a garden in back. If you don't already know it, Avenue B prices are becoming like uptown. Interesting dishes, well-prepared, very congenial.

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liverpool
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Was taken to the Barbone by my son and daughter in law on Thanksgiving weekend. What a wonderful place. We had the 5 item tasting menu and it was so delicous I really didnt want to share. The chicken livers were to die for. If you get the chance please go.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 186 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-3648
    (11 and 12 streets)
  • Public Transportation: Take any train to Union Square and then L train to 1st avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-254-6047

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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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?

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