Barbuto is back. Jonathan Waxman’s West Village neighborhood mainstay, which closed last May after 15 years, returns this evening in a new location.
This afternoon, Eater spotted approximately 15 workers putting the finishing touches on the California-inspired restaurant, located just up the street from the original at 113 Horatio, at 10th Avenue. When asked for comment, neither Waxman nor a staffer on-site could say what time the restaurant would be open this evening.
There’s no garage doors to roll up in this space, but otherwise, the restaurant is expected to look a lot like the original. Waxman has confirmed that the acclaimed restaurant will serve its iconic chicken paired with salsa verde, in addition to its garlicky kale salad, known to be one of the city’s best.
True to the original, the new Barbuto will have the same number of 74 seats in the dining room, a menu that’s virtually unchanged, and an open kitchen that can be seen in-full from the window of a car on the West Side Highway.