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What Insiders Are Saying
Babbo is still the best place to feel good in this town.
Fabulous food, lovely atmosphere, helpful and friendly wait staff. We loved this restaurant!
Food and service is excellent. The only thing about The Smith is the noise level. Hard to hear the person sitting across from you. Great place to go after work.
I have been to babbo numerous times throughout the years and on this last visit I feel like it has lost its touch a bit. I felt the appetizer and our main meat entree was great but the pasta did not live up to my expectations or my memory from previous dining’s.
Eaten here 50 times... tonight the truffle menu was awful... could have been mushrooms...Not a Batali restaurant any longer. Awful!
Amazing! Went for anniversary dinner and they made it extra special. The food and service were both incredible.
Sadly, Babbo is a shadow of its former self. One of our favorite NYC eateries over the years, the experience this time was a true disappointment. We opted for the traditional tasting menu with wine pairing. After a 3 1/2 hour parade of mediocre plates, parsimonious wine pours and inattentive service, we realized that Babbo will forever be a memory. Farewell.
Vibe is good and service is good. Food is average or poor.
As usual it is very rare that you have a poor experience at Babbo. As usual our food was superb as well as the service. My only complaint is the music playing in the background. It is loud and annoying. If I wanted to hear music I would attend a concert. I came to Babbo to enjoy the food, service and the company I was with. I will definitely return but something needs to be done about the background music.
Amazing food and service...Every single bite especially the pork chop and a grilled octopus
Haven’t eaten at Babbo in many years. Everything was fantastic. Truly a great way to start off a weekend in NYC.
It was my birthday
The food was some of the best ever. The Duck was the best. The all Italian wine list takes you on a tour all over Italy.
The best food and always a great album playing to create a fun ambiance. I love Babbo!
Sometimes it's a good idea to try the specialty of the house and, or dishes that have been highly recommended by others. Such was the experience of the Bucatini all'Amatriciana at Babbo. The deep rich flavors of the guanciale used in the red sauce explode in your mouth and create the memorable tastes you hope for and just put a smile on your face. Excellent bread here also, with perfectly crisp crust that wasn't too hard to bite and a chewy slightly sour dough interior. We had the octopus appetizer which was cooked to perfection, not an easy task, and the rabbit which was also very good. Perfect, friendly, professional service as well. We'll be back! Again.
1. We had a reservation at 8:15. One member of the group came 12 minutes late but we were not seated until 8:45 pm!
2. We ordered and it took over an hour for the food to come! We ordered veal so we were warned it may take ~45 mins but it took way way longer than that! We had to ask multiple times if the main course was ever coming. One time we asked for an estimate on how much longer the food would take and we were shakily told 10 minutes (in reality it was 30!). One of our guests had only aloted 2 hours to the meal but with the delay in seating and the absurd wait time for entrees he had to get the veal to go! Not an ideal way to enjoy a $140 veal chop! Totally unacceptable!
3. The dinner was for a birthday. This was noted in the reservation and when the hostess called to confirm the reservation. No mention of a birthday was made by the waiter or hostess. Was not even mentioned at the restaurant at all. Not sure anything is done for special occasions... but why ask in the res for no reason.
Services way below expectations of a Michelin star establishment!
Mediocre, not worth the Michelin Star
Server was super friendly
Experience was great! Highly recommend. Look out for the number of servers...we never knew who our server was because so many attended to us! I think that was the norm!
We did the tasting menu which was nonpareil. The service, attention to detail and explanation of each dish was exceedingly efficient. We found the sommelier to be knowledgeable and helpful with a pick. Only drawback (and I’m certain it was only specific to this night because I’ve been here before) was our hen came out a little cold. We were given a new piece each but I have to say this shouldn’t happen if you are asking for everyone at the table to get the tasting menu so as to keep the kitchen on track with all the dishes. The food and service, as always, was excellent though.
Very good italian restaurant. Extremly good winecard. Service is excellent. But unfortunately the music is too loud!!!
Buona location , calda e accogliente , si ritrova un ottimo Made in Italy di classe ,sia per il Cibo che è ottimo sia per qualità che per qualità prezzo , sopratutto valutando dove ci troviamo .
Camerieri molto preparati e disponibili , accoglienza simpatica , garbata e professionale .
Un piccolo appunto sul vino , servito sia con l’antipasto che con il secondo a piatto già iniziato , in più il bicchiere di vino importante che accompagnava a seconda portata , è Stato spillato con il coravin non davanti al cliente , anche se la bottiglia è stata garbatamente e gradevolmente lasciata in visione sul tavolo .
Dolce e caffè offerto , segno di accoglienza più italiana che newyorkese , molto apprezzato come gesto .
Due piccole cose che non sono critiche , ma solo pensieri , erano anni che non ci tornavo , sempre un ottimo posto .
We have fined here 3x before and I would give it 10 stars if I could for those dining experiences. This one, however, the wheels fell off. It was New Year’s night so the staff seemed to not be the regular crew at all - sloppy, not attentive, service didn’t match the caliber of the restaurant or come close to our previous experiences. We will still go back...just not during a holiday
A lovely evening, and delicious food. This was our anniversary dinner and they made it special.
Amazing food, great portion sizes for a fine dining restaurant and lovely wait staff who went over and above to make our experience a memorable one. Special mention to our friendly waiter who was very accommodating of dietary requirements
Food was not as expected..
They need to sharpen up their skills in the kitchen.
Walking into this restaurant, parting the entrance drapery reveals a warmly lit, near magical NY West Village ambiance. Nonetheless it was stressed as the 9-930pmish seatings were getting served and ‘they’ were running :15 minutes behind. No worries—we had a delicious wine by the glass (the wines are Very Good!). We were seated by the outstanding host & hostesses but the server was cranky in speaking with my date & I. Food arrived in good time but veggie sides (contorni) were over cooked and cold. Pasta dishes were only ‘ok’. Overall good but the experience was below expectations.
Couldn’t believe I spent the money on this place. Trashy techno music, gave us dirty wine glasses for a super expensive bottle of wine. Awful.
Unbelievable food, impeccable service, super inviting atmosphere - top notch across the board!
Christmas celebration in the City
Overpriced, the food was not what I was expecting...
Tasted good but nothing spectacular, good ambiance, good location, and excellent music!
Horrible service and bland food
Wonderful! Nice variety of hearty Italian fare. Service was great. Beautiful location. Generous portions and delicious food. Price was very reasonable. Definitely get an after dinner coffee =)
Amazing birthday experience
Brian and the rest of the staff members were delightful. Pasta was excellent.
Did the pasta tasting menu and nothing stood out. All decent dishes but nothing to write home about
Beautiful food, atmosphere and drinks. The prices are incredibly reasonable considering the extremely high quality of service and food. It’s great for special occasions, but affordable enough to go out just for a nice night out.
Absolutely amazing experience - a must visit when in NYC
Entrada y pasta .....salada
Amazingly well done from start to finish. Attentive staff and and excellent service. Food was great too.