Babbo, Greenwich Village, NYC

Babbo, Greenwich Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Gamberoni all’ “Acqua Pazza” , Crispy Branzino with Roasted Baby Carrots

 

I didn’t get Babbo.

 Perhaps my palate is just not complex enough but after all the rave reviews and the accolades – I was rather underwhelmed with the meal we had there.

Was the food good? Of course it was.

Did it blow my top off the way that other places have – No!

 I thought their Mediterranean Shrimp in Crazy Water was delicious as was the Branzino dish but the black spaghetti dish was just okay and the desserts were downright disappointing.

 I agree I am not an aficionado for strange animal parts like cheeks or tongue which Batali loves to showcase but I at least expected to try one dish that would keep me coming back for more.

Not at this Batali spot I guess….

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Amuse Bouche

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Arugula Salad with Roasted Mushrooms

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Gamberoni all’ “Acqua Pazza”

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Black Spaghetti with Fennel

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Crispy Branzino with Roasted Baby Carrots

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Saffron Panna Cotta with Rhubarb Marmellata and Rhubarb Sorbetto

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Olive Oil Cake

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