Jonathan Waxman’s Barbuto is undeniably a favorite of ours. No doubt a neighborhood gem, Barbuto’s Italian-inspired cuisine happens in a sleek garage space, and in the spring and summer all the doors open and inside feels like outside. We deem the JW roast chicken the best in the city; an absolute must try. Make a Reservation.
“I love Jonathan Waxman—I call him Obi-Wan.” – Scott Conant (Judge, Chopped)
“The trajectory of New York City chef Jonathan Waxman’s career, from his days as a cook in Northern California to his wonderful Barbuto, in New York’s West Village, is a thing that I seriously admire.” – James Oseland (Editor-in-Chief, Saveur)
“Dinner would be Jonathan Waxman’s roast chicken with salsa verde and a side of potatoes. If the weather was nice, I’d sit outside Barbuto with a glass of rosé with Liz [my wife]. That’s all I need.” – Michael Symon (Iron Chef)
“[I admire] Jonathan Waxman…he’s always done it his way.” – Aaron Sanchez (Judge, Chopped)