Brio
Brio

Brio

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://brionyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129802300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lexington and 61st
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Brio
Casually Elegant Italian Restaurant Serving Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a week, and Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.



Located at the corner of 61st and Lexington, Brio serves wonderful (and wonderfully priced) regional Italian food in a beautifully appointed atmosphere.



Brio also hosts corporate events, corporate catering and private parties.
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Brio reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (15)great for outdoor dining (10)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (8)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (5)romantic (4)notable wine list (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (1)Show More
  • it was great...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    it was a great experience at brio always, awesome staff and outstanding food. Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tale of two restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I spent a few days on the upper east side and headed to Brio which came highly recommended. It was 5 stars all the way around. Amazing food and stellar service. Our waiter on our first night was conscientious, funny and timely. The food was great and we ended the night so happily that we decided to return again the next night. Night #2 was a totally different restaurant. Focaccia was burned, wine pours were shorter, waiter was disinterested and overall, we left disappointed with our decision to skip other great restaurants in the area to return to Brio. Maybe that guy had a bad night - who knows, but consistency is a mark of a great restaurant, not just a good one.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining room charmless, food good
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Outside area seemed popular, but we were inside, the only couple there....Food was surprisingly tasty, and service pleasant, but this would not be a destination restaurant for us.
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  • UesSus
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Fun casual neighborhood spot to meet for a meal or a drink. Outside seating on 61 st is a plus. Good pasta, OK pizza, excellent burgers.
    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.
  • Decent Experience
    Rhony
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was delicious but our waiter was mediocre at best. He slyly asked us if we wanted focaccia or plain bread, failing to mention that the focaccia was $7 extra - shady move if you ask me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite "go to" restaurant
    BarnstablerwVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Brio never disappoints. The variety of dishes is exceptional and each is prepared masterfully. We ate there two nights in a row. Sometimes we just go for pizza and a salad. They have the best thin crust pizza in NYC. The service and friendliness make this, by far, our "go to" neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    looking4goodexperiences
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was my first experience at Brio, which I found through a search, and it was a great place to dine. The atmosphere, service and food were top notch; I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lite Menu was good
    SunnyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I tried the lite menu and enjoyed it. We had chicken caprese, angel hair pasta. The service was excellent. The only negative was the noise but I'm guessing it's so noisy because of the high celings because the restaurant was not full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    2ChainzVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Nice place in the neighborhood that isn't ridiculously expensive and still is quite tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love the pizza
    honey1977
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very good pizza and salads. Place needs some sprucing up.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • solid & kid friendly
    RyanAmurti42
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    A solid though unspectacular dinner that came quickly in an environment good for kids. A step up from the California Pizza Kitchen's of the world. Friendly, welcoming staff. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Afternooon
    NastyVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    While packed tightly, the food and service were great and when the crowd thinned out the wait staff were amusing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Modern atmosphere
    Alexandra
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Nice service with great appetizers but the seafood pasta I had did not have very fresh seafood. The pasta, however, was lovely and the tomato sauce was fine. It is great for meeting a group of people there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    My first time at Brio. The service and food was excellent. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood Italian
    PJPJVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I eat at brio regularly. The staff is always welcoming and takes good care if us. The food is very good. Love the pizzas and the grilled calamari is delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maggie
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We live on upper west side and pizza is always great. You should open one on upper west
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MarcVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Pizza was very good, high quality crust, well cooked. Service very good attentive and friendly. Veal was more average, but we will come back for pizza.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good
    Shann
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This was our second time at Brio, though our first at this location. The food is very good and the service friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    It was quite a warm afternoon and upon arriving at restaurant we asked the waiter if they could turn on the air; the air was turned on for 15 minutes then shut off. The manager was sitting in a table next to us and did not move a finger to accomodate us. Service was super slow and the restaurant was nearly empty (it was the first dinner service - 5pm). The bread came after 20 minutes of being seated. Pasta was OK, nothing to write home about AND much too pricey for what it was. 2 entress & 1 soda $70!
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  • Always good
    ShozgirlVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Very authentic hidden gem. Excellent pizza and pasta, wine selection and specials. We love it. Brought three friends and they all loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good local place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Pasta was good; chicken and sausage dish very good, salad was fair. A better grade of balsamic vinegar would have made it better
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh...
    Diana
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Cute neighborhood spot with well intentioned servers but completely forgettable food. Burrata special was neither impressive nor prepared traditionally. Nice staff, enjoyed the outdoor tables, would go again if I were in the area looking for a nice grown up place to have a drink and conversation, but not for the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    mariab
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Our dinner was delicious, the service was gentle and kind, they accept an order later than the kitchen was close in a very good mood! The focaccia is a MUST!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great UES find
    MmaureenVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Brio is a terrific Upper East Side New York restaurant. We both had fish - salmon and branzino. The portions were very generous. They have a very nice wine list. A great neighborhood find.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 104 reviews are from the Brio reviews archive.
  • Easy dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Perfect place for a light dinner. Salads Pizza. wine
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Loved brio!! Food was delicious ... Service was great...will be back again
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend!
    cpfrias
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Very good! Small restaurant, cozy, great service and great food! Recommend! Muito bom! Restaurante pequeno, aconchegante, excelente atendimento e ótima comida! Recomendo!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shopping and dinner
    Greatime
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We stopped in after shopping in Bloomies. Great time. The wait staff was attentive and made us feel welcome. Too full for dessert. My granddaughter loved it and plans on going back with her friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always authentic and delicious
    ShozgirlVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Really tastes exactly like Italy...new menu does not include our favorite pizza! The pesto Genoese! We asked if could still be requested off menu and were told no! I even went beyond the waiter to the chef. This is disappointing but otherwise all is exceptional and we love Brio!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casually elegant dining
    2marvelousVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Brio is a good, unpretentious restaurant - good food and good service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable space, friendly
    BetsyVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Comfortable space, friendly service. Varied menu, convenient location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Basics done well!
    scottyVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Paesana Salad with a great pizza done perfectly with quality ingredients.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a subway ride...
    acq3
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    You know a place is good when you prefer business lunches with people in the area solely as an excuse to go to the restaurant. Hopefully no one notices the pattern and just thinks I'm willing to eat near them! Brio has a stable of classics I've been enjoying for decades but always seems to be tempting me with a new possible favorite. If you can't decide, the Pollo Rustico is near perfection...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best pizza!
    Pazzi
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We love Brio for its delicious pizza and wonderful salads. It's a favorite place to meet after work.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most pleasant surprise!
    Ruester
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Coming to NYC on business for many years, this find was a pleasant surprise. The food portions and quality were superb! The place is small and intimate, with tables quite close together, so a romantic get-away is best had somewhere else. But for superb Italian food and a really nice, if shortish, wine list, give Brio a try or two. Well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A True Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    My favorite spot to lunch with the ladies after a long day of shopping.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Suggestion!
    Cami
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    We had a great time at Brio. Pizza was delicious and the suggested wine was incredible! Service impeccable, nice atmosphere. will be back next time in NY.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd time back, did not disappoint
    FAC123VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This was my second time back to the restaurant and I would go back again. Nice neighborhood place. Little loud but the food is good and selection is fine. Service was good. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Under construction
    Arii17
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The space is currently under construction so they didn't have any of their signature pizzas available. Food was good, took a client for lunch. Busy place led to servers being a bit under attentive but still incredibly nice. Food was good over all, my guests enjoyed their dishes but the sauce for my ravioli was a little under seasoned and overly heavy handed with the cream. Would go back for lunch to entertain clients,.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average due to construction...
    scottyVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    To be fair they were dealing with constrcution which wiped out well over 60% of the space. That said being harassed throughout the day to confirm the reservation was unnecessary as I was still made to wait for 10 minutes upon arrival…Host was not friendly at all. Bartender comped a drink at the bar which saved us from leaving. Once seated our waiter was very nice and helpful. We were craving their pizza though that was also not avail due to construction. Might have been nice to tell us that prior to seating or the many calls for confirmation!Their specials of the day more than made up for that. I am sure these guys will be back in fighting shape after construction.
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