Spring is a special time to be in West Village given its gorgeous cobblestone streets lined with tall flowering trees. It is also an equally special time to stop by Barbuto (@BarbutoNYC) as the warmer temps means the garage doors are lifted resulting in a beautiful open-air setting. It is one of my favorite places year around, but it really is phenomenal on a warm, sunny spring day when it is opened up to the neighborhood, the sun, and the breeze coming off the nearby Hudson River. This restaurant was once a garage for antique cars, but now serves up some of the best Italian food in the entire city. And this year the restaurant and John Waxman (executive chef) are celebrating its 10th anniversary! Highly recommended for lunch, brunch, dinner, or a few drink at the bar.