Went to Barbone on Ave B Sat night. Got seated in the back garden which had a nice relaxing feel. Bread basket, wine list and menus were brought immediately. We were also seating about 5 min from our reservation time.
Appetizers - Watermelon and Feta salad. The watermelon was not fresh, there was hardly any feta and it was swimming in balsamic.
Asparagus fries - bland and needed the sauce to be enjoyable
Fried Artichoke - Nothing special
The entrees were chestnut ravioli with brown butter and sage sauce. Excellent flavor and not too sweet.
Black Pepper Paparadelle with wild boar ragu. Nice flavor but a little dry. Could have used more sauce. The last entree was Chicken Liver ravioli with a balsamic glaze. This was absolutely horrific. The liver flavor was so strong and the ravioli were drowning in balsalmic vinegar.
After the plates were cleared we were hoping to end the meal with a nice dessert and coffee. Unfortunately the waiter never came back. 15 min later I asked a bus boy for some desert menus. They never came either. When the waiter finally walked by we asked for the check. "Not interested in desert?" he asked. We were 20 min ago but now we will just take the check.
All in all not a place I would return to.
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