As reported by Florence Fabricant in the New York Times today, James Beard award winning chef Jonathan Waxman will be closing Barbuto, a West Village restaurant he opened fifteen years ago. Its last day will be May 31 of this year. Waxman was quoted as saying that he viewed Barbuto as the “crowning glory” of his career. His first restaurant was Jams, which he opened on East 79th Street with then partner Melvin Master in 1984, and then a few years later opened Buds on Columbus Avenue in space later taken over by Stephen Hanson as Isabella’s. The good news for Barbuto fans is that the restaurant will be re-opening later this year at 113 Horatio Street. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of the Barbuto team, and Donald Bernstein is particularly proud to have been a part of the Jams team in 1984.