Bartender was rude from the start because I asked to switch my wine to something else... it is a wine bar, I did not deserve the rolled eyes or glare; come on. Seating is a bit strange, would have been a MUCH better experience if not the service.
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- Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Upper Manhattan
- Spanish Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Bars, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes
Cuisines: Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
My boyfriend and I went to Barcibo this past Sunday night and thought the place was great. The ambience is laid-back without being too casual, and the service was attentive but not overbearing. The chicken panini was very tasty and so was the funghi risotto (would definitely recommend this dish). The biggest draw on the menu is the large wine selection, but it would have been nice to have a bit more choices on food as well. In any case, a solid choice for a casual night out.
Of the new wine bars on the upper west side, Barcibo has hands down the best food available. Great menu, good specials both the scallops and veal meatball are excellent.
Like the other wine bars on the UWS it can get very crowded, though being on Broadway vs Columbus helps keep it a bit less crowded then Wine and Roses or Bin71.
My boyfriend and I decided to meet for drinks at Barcibo since we live just a few blocks away. It was a busy Friday night and I asked the host how long the wait would be. He told me about 20 minutes and walked away. I followed him and told him I don't mind the wait and then went to the bar. 2 drinks and an hour later, I approached the host and asked him if a table would be available soon and he said that I was next. We were starved at this point but we thought since we've waited t...view morehis long let's just wait a few more minutes. Another 1/2 hour went by and I went to him and asked again, he brushed me off and said, yes, yes your next. Obviously I was NOT next since he seated another 2 top before us. It's just unbelievable that in New York City a tapas bar can have such an ego that it just flat out ignores customers. We walked 2 blocks up and ate at a perfectly delicious French restaurant where the host told us 10 minutes and 10 minutes later we were ordering drinks at our table. With that kind of customer service the place will be out of business in a year.view less
Went to Barcibo since a friend lives in the apt building next door. It was packed at 8:30pm on a Friday night but we were lucky enough to snag two seats. I had three great wines by the glass while my friend sampled their nice imported beer selection. For food, we tried the sweet sausage with broc. rabe and giant beans (very tasty), tuna carpaccio with arugula, as well as some proscuitto and two cheeses. The gorgonzola dolce is delicious! The menu boasts a variety of italian style,...view more tapas sized dishes that can be shared; perfect for sampling. Nice, warm atmosphere, super friendly service (Mark, the manager is a true gentleman), and enormous wine list make this bar a winner. Will surely be regular spot for us.view less
Great experience, very interesting Italian wines, great menu and atmosphere....sweet Italian sausages with canneloni beans or risotto with 3 mushrooms were very tasty... A plate with 5 Italian cheeses was large enough for 3 and it's only 21 bucks.\r
I asked Mark - manager and bartender that night, to surprise us with an unusual flight of three less known Italian reds.\r
Cannonau de Sardinia and Rosso di Montefalco were our favorites. We also tried a very interesting Austrian grap...view moree transplanted in Alto Adige, Lagrein. Bricchetto - a slightly fizzy Sicilian dessert wine, pairing our chesse plate - was offered on the house. We can't wait to get back for their heavy artillery - Amarone, Barolo and Super Tuscans. The wine portfolio at Barcibo has 300 Italian only bottles. Thirty wines are available by the glass.\r
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