Bottino
Bottino

Bottino

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bottinonyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122066767
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Alessandro Prosperi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Bottino offers full catering services, with optional staffing, rentals, etc., for gallery, corporate and private events.
  • Special Events: Private dining spaces are available for 18-80 guests, and buyout for 100-200 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: b/w 24th and 25th Streets
  • Public Transit: A and E trains to 23rd Street and 8th Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a garage across the street. Private party availability for groups ranging in size from 18-80 guests.
A word from Bottino
At Bottino, Danny Emerman and Alessandro Prosperi offer classic and eclectic Tuscan Italian cooking and a boutique wine selection in a striking mid-century modern decor. The beautiful patio and garden is the center piece of the restaurant. Steps from the vibrant West Chelsea Gallery Scene, Bottino has been an art world dining institution since 1996. Bottino is the spot for lunch or cocktails after the galleries, or an intimate dinner with friends and family.

Private rooms available for special events.
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Bottino reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)great for outdoor dining (39)good for groups (28)romantic (23)fit for foodies (22)special occasion (19)great for lunch (14)late-night find (8)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (6)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Rolled with us nicely
    C2NYCarrie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Selected Bottino based on friend's recommendation & was not disappointed! Booked a table for 12 a month or so in advance, final dinner for a girls weekend. Thanks to hurricanes & other obstacles beyond our control we watched our party of 12 dwindle to 9 the day of our Saturday night reservation; then traffic & a broken down cab resulted in our party not fully assembling until almost an hour after our reservation time. Mentioned as I read other reviews about the inflexibility of the restaurant; we experienced the complete opposite! The wines recommended were enjoyed by all; everyone was nibbling off of each others plates & gushing about the delicious food! Beet salad, filet & the cheese plate were divine! I will gladly return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    food was good however nothing extraordinary. We had many staff coming by our table throughout the night but did not have any one waiter/waitress who we felt was actually looking after us. A few times we felt like we didn't know who to ask for more wine, parmesan cheese etc.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rude Waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    When waiter found that my friends (who don't drink) would not be ordering drinks, he hurried us along and was rather rude.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Ldesbrisay
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Lovely as usual! Can't say more how wonderful this place is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Very accommodating , pretty spot. Salads perfectly dressed. In ice wine list.ook forward to going back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfriendly service
    Ny1992foodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Our waitress could not have been more unwelcoming to our group. She was INCREDABLY rude. It was obvious that she was doing the bare minimum required because the tip was included in the bill as our party was more then 6 people. Taking our order, she essentially ripped the menus out of our hands and served us drinks by slamming the glasses on the table. I've never been to a restarunt where the staff was this rude. We won't be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good, Near Chelsea Piers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The waiters at this restaurant were friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was good. The specials not surprisingly were better than the standard items from the menu. The warm bread pudding flavored with creme anglaise was unconventional but lovely -- crispy on top, with custard in the body of the pudding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • How have I not been here before?
    RajatVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I can't believe it's taken me so long to eat at this place -- I'm so glad I finally did. It was a random find, but it is such an institution in the art-scene world. The bar is comfy and not pretentious, with plenty of room, and fantastic drinks (I recommend the pompelato...sp?). Their pastas were all starchy and cooked to al dente, with fresh sauces and flavoring. I had the cavatelli (yum!). I tried the melanzane rigatoni, and I wish I'd ordered that instead! Four of us split the affogato, which was a huge mistake, because it was so delicious. The service was amazing -- our server was hospitable and welcoming. Considering that this was Fashion Week, the dining room was full of good looking people and a great environment over all. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I will be returning soon for the memorable pastas and incredible Frito Misto. It arrived with no sauce but after tasting the seafood & veggie delights, sauce was clearly not necessary. Each flavor was enhanced by the light fry. So simple and so enjoyable! Nicely priced wine list as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attitude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Worst service I have ever experienced at a NYC restaurant in over 20 years
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  • Food was a bit disappointing
    Epicurious
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The cavatelli was ordinary, at best, but the service and ambience were fab!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Closed
    Nothappy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Despite confirmation of our reservation. Arrived at restaurant and found it closed for renovations.
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  • overall not a good experience
    sumart1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was bland and had to add salt and pepper to make it taste like something decent. Our table was partly inside and outside and therefore we were surrounded by mosquitos, getting bit multiple times. Not a very pleasant experience at all and although this was only my 2nd time dining there, I would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected garden area!
    Mimieats
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    From the entrance on 10th Ave , you would not guess that there is a lovely garden eating spot in the back. The food was well prepared and delicious. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing indeed
    bobkat
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Have been hearing about Bottino for nearly 10 years but never made it. Now I just don’t get it, unless the kitchen has really fallen off. Literally every other entree was flavored with red pepper, either for the heat or just the taste. How lazy is the chef? Though my branzino was not so laden, the greens accompanying it were. And the fish itself was a narrow, rather dry little filet. My husband’s chicken had the red pepper flavoring but the tasted more like deli cold cuts. Also had confusion over wine ordering that seemed to stem from a reluctant waiter, whose attitude was just a bit too cool. No returns there.
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  • Nice pre-theater experience
    EmCee
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I men my companion at 7. I told the waiter we would be attending the nearby "Sleep No More" performance at 8, and asked for suggestions on what would be quick. He recommended everything but the chicken and lamb. We both had fish (tuna and salmon). Both came out on the double and were cooked perfectly. There was even time for dessert (berries for her, caramel gelato for me).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnifico!
    BonnieY
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Every appetizer on this menu kicks some serious butt--and comes out practically in minutes! When we went, we had the burrata, sardines, the fritto misto...and then I had the orechiette pasta with rapini and guanciale. The outdoor seating in the gazebo was charming, and we were lucky to be there on a crisp summer night. Service was very prompt and courteous--I enjoyed everything about this place. There was also a large birthday party of maybe 20 people in a separate room--clearly enjoying themselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasant outdoor dining
    Gourmande44VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I reserved this table for 8 with 15 mins notice on a Saturday evening after walking the high line. Antipasti were delicious, with octopus salad and squid as tasty add-ons. Use of fennel was inspired. All food was nicely prepared and the desserts were delicious. Overall a very pleasant surprise in the city.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • homesweethome
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Always a welcome place to dine. Friendly, relaxed, attractive, convenient to Chelsea art scene. Reliably good food. Non-threatening atmosphere. You will be glad you stopped by.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodie1500
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    pretty space... service was warm and welcoming.. nice garden.. moderate level of noise.. food was mediocre.. setting better then the food
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a real gem
    rcinnycVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The lovely outdoor garden is a charming quaint oasis in an otherwise uninspiring neighborhood..the menu is not extensive..but everything offered is very good,the ambiance is casual and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    i invited 5 people and we got 5 appetizers which were great for sharing. beets and burrata were both great. however the entress were wildly underwhelming. I got the lobster linguine special and it was dry and flavorless. it was a little too loud, but still cozy. the outside looks marvelous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing special
    Juv3001VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Brought family here, the service well... Not sure we could call it service it was a woman who brought us things when we asked with a look of annoyance who disappeared later so we could not get another drink or water. My salmon was mediocre. Really a boring restaurant food wise
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  • OliviaVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Really great waiter (from Australia) - very glad he spotted that they had not given me gluten free pasta as that would have been the end of my night (I am severely allergic). Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Spot!
    ahimelsVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Great food, great service, great prices--it's all here! If I weren't moving out of NYC, I would definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good but tired
    dougVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    good food, great location, outdoor dining (sort of)... but very tired and worn down. has seen better days for sure.
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  • Perfect experience
    njfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Ate near the garden area, very relaxing and attractive. Energetic atmosphere but we easily enjoyed conversation with friends/relatives we hadn't seen for a while. Food was excellent. Great evening, good value, delightful. We would definitely go back.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perpetually Perfect
    Happycamper1VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Bottino is the treasure of west Chelsea. Delicious healthy northern Italian food; extra friendly and efficient wait staff; great lively (but not too lively) ambiance whether at lunch, dinner, or the bar area; interesting crowd of art gallery and neighborhood regulars mixed with foreigners, etc. And it has been around for years but stays fresh, comfortable, youthful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch and meals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great lunch experience. Always a good time. My go-to spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely dinner in Chelsea
    Gorgeous
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We had a very nice midweek dinner @Bottino. The bartender was great and our waitress was also very nice. The food is very good and I recommend the Tuna entree. The lasagna was also delicious. They have a charming outdoor garden but it was too humid out for us so we sat inside under a large skylight. A very enjoyable dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 500 reviews are from the Bottino reviews archive.
  • I Won't Be Back
    HSLinNYC
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This used to be a top-notch restaurant with exciting food and attentive service. It's now no better than 100 other less expensive Italian joints. Octopus appetizer was good, but fresh fettucine with lobster was very disappointing -- small pieces of lobster in a boring red sauce. At this point, they're just going through the motions.
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  • Great Gem
    TBF40VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    They are always consistant with the menu and always able to get you in.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chelsea gem
    tm1949VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This is a place where I take friends and business guests whenever I am stuck for a place where I know the food is good, the wine is priced moderately, the ambiance is pleasant and it has an outdoor area. It rarely fails me, and inevitably my guests laud the food and the ambiance. Service, however, could be better, more consistent. The other night we waited for 20 minutes for salad to be brought to the table, and a waiter was not to be found for long stretches of time when trying to close the bill. To the restaurant's credit, they did bring an extra glass of wine (though why not bring one for each guest?). More often than not, things work much more smoothly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK Food, OK service
    Ninja
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my husband and children out for father's day dinner. We arrived about 15 minutes early and was told to go walk around until 545pm. Upon our return there was already 5 tables filled with people. We aasked for a small plates for our bread, 20 minutes later we finally received one after I asked another server.
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Above average portion sizes, good quality, fair prices. No wonder they are busy!
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  • Beautiful outdoor setting
    PANewYorker
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Bottino did not disappoint and it exceeded my expectations. My party of 8 was seated in the garden and it was the perfect setting with the lights and trees surrounding us. The food was exceptional and so was the service. The service went above and beyond with no pressure to hurry us along and even gave suggestions on where to go out afterwards in the area. I highly reccomend eating here and sitting in the garden.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • Awesome!
    JennyR
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Bottino was a great find! Went with a group of 10 people and had a wonderful experience! The food was excellent, great wine selection and the ambiance was perfect! Dark mood lighting yet full of beautiful candlelight. It can be great for groups but also great for a romantic dinner for two! I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grammag
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    First time at Bottino - just a brief omelet lunch before the High lIne trek. Good omelet, pleasant ambience - but not sufficient to judge more of the menu.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Excellent
    StevieMacVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This place is great on all levels-and reasonably priced. Always a place to go back to.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mostly pretty great
    Primadonna
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Requested a garden table but a party of 54 made that not possible. Food was great but for one thing- My lobster fettuccini was loaded with lobster meat but the al dente pasta was two minutes away from just undercooked. Frito misto was a terrific starter for the table. But a minute after we got it they were bringing our salads. A friend had warned us about being rushed out but we sent the salads back to the kitchen and after that the timing of courses was better and service was very good overall. When the large party left the garden the dividers were removed; our table was right on the edge of the garden area which was lovely. Shared a lemon tart with a generous scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream. Will go back and try for the garden again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.