The West Village restaurant Barbuto has been a neighborhood gathering spot welcoming locals and visitors alike for over 15 years. Barbuto first opened its doors in February 2004 in its original location at Washington & Jane Streets, where it was truly a staple. After reopening in October 2021, the restaurant is well on its way to earning that status again in its new home at 113 Horatio Street at West Street, a mere three hundred steps from the original.
The name means “bearded” in Italian. When developing the concept, Jonathan and his business partner at the time Fabrizio Ferri both sported beards; so did Fabrizio’s Irish Wolfhound Gideon, who is immortalized in the logo. It just made sense.
At its heart, Barbuto is a casual restaurant offering Chef Jonathan Waxman’s celebrated Californian-Italian cuisine that is simple & seasonal.