The 10 Best Restaurants In South Street Seaport, Manhattan - The Culture Trip

By Alexis DeFillipo

Updated: 3 November 2016

The South Street Seaport is one of the most scenic and historic areas Manhattan has to offer. Where Fulton Street meets the East River, there are many places to go and have a meal for a good price. Whether you are looking for something fast or a sit-down meal, this place has it all. Here is our round up of this neighborhood’s top 10 restaurants.

Barbalu Restaurant

After having their first restaurant, Barbarini Alimentari, completely destroyed by Super Storm Sandy, power couple Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque pulled together and re-built Barbalu where their old one once stood. With bright string lights lining the ceiling and bar and table seating, this business aims to please by serving delicious food that looks great as well. With almost all meals priced lower than $20, Barbalu is a great place for a fine meal to enjoy with friends and family.

Barbalu Restaurant, 225-227 Front Street, New York, NY, USA +1 646 918 6565

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While Lower Manhattan used to be somewhat of a ghost town on the weekends—and a sea of bankers during the week—a lot of businesses have been moving south, and with them, a slew of new shops and restaurants. Here are our favorite spots below Canal Street.


225-227 Front St., South Street Seaport | 646.918.6565

Hurricane Sandy was devastating for the Seaport; Barbarini, an adorable little Italian spot on Front Street was completely destroyed. But its owner, husband and wife Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque opted to rebuild. Barbalu is just as sweet and delicious as its predecessor, offering everything from simple plates of pasta to potato-crusted salmon.



Barbalu, a New Italian Restaurant in the Old Barbarini Alimentari Space, Now Open

by Marguerite Preston (Originally posted on Oct 14, 2013, 12:00p) @marguerite_s_p

Status: Open
Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy destroyed Barbarini Alimentari, a new Italian restaurant, Barbalu, has opened in its place. The owners, husband-and-wife team Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque, were half of the team behind Barbarini, and held onto the place.

Barbalu @ 225 Front St. NYC

Barbalu @ 225 Front St. NYC

The restaurant will eventually seat 120, but for now just a small 30-seat section is open. The classic Italian menu has salads, sandwiches, pastas, and a few meat entrees like veal scaloppine and oven roasted monkfish. It's open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, from 10 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. every day. 
Previous Coverage: Post-Sandy NYC, 12/17; Post-Sandy NYC, 12/18; Triumphant Returns, 5/24; Bouncing Back, 10/7
Further Reading: Time Out
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AM New York: EAT AND DRINK Where to dine at South Street Seaport

By TRACY E. HOPKINS/ Special to amNewYork (originally posted on August 4, 2015)

If you haven't been to the South Street Seaport lately, the lazy days of summer are the perfect time for a stroll along the cobblestone streets and brunch with a view of the East River. The historic waterfront area where Fulton Street meets the East River has a bevy of new restaurants and dining destinations. Here's where to get eating: 

After Barbarini Alimentari was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, owner Stefano Barbagallo rebuilt and reopened the space as Barbalu with his wife and partner Adriana Luque the following year. The resilient restaurateur says business is better than before. "I'm extremely proud of maintaining a presence in this beautiful area of New York," Barbagallo says. The minimalist, modern restaurant offers a menu of thoughtfully-prepared Italian fare, including sandwiches, salads, pastas and desserts. 225-227 Front St.,



Barbarini Reincarnation Barbalu Retains Its Italian Sandwich Game

The inside of Barbalu is a small, bright dining room, and the space next door that used to be the market and takeout area is being renovated. You won’t have trouble finding a seat at lunch, which I appreciated, and it’s easy to have a conversation. I took a look at the sandwich menu of which there is a nice selection of both meat and vegetarian options. I opted for the prosciutto di parma, parmesan and artichoke pesto variety and it came with a nicely-dressed little salad.

Beware if you’re wearing black pants to lunch as I did because the crusty, toasted  ciabatta leaves your hands floury and sends shards flying when you take a bite. That being said, the bread was delicious and there was plenty of meat and thin slices of parmesan to be had. I couldn’t taste much of the artichoke pesto even though I could see it and in retrospect I should have put some of the side salad in the sandwich for a little flavor boost. I really appreciated the quality and quantity of ingredients, and it feels nice to see more lunch spots back in action at the seaport.

Barbalu, 225-227 Front St. (btw. Beekman St. & Peck Slip), (646) 918-6565

Posted by Andrea H at 10:00 am, November 7th, 2013 under BarbaluItalianSandwichesSouth Street Seaport.