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Cipriani - Dolci
Cipriani - Dolci
  • Address:
    89 East 42nd Street
    Grand Central Terminal West Balcony
    New York, NY 10017
    Neighborhood:
    Midtown East
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $31 to $50

Cipriani - Dolci Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cipriani.com/en/services/restaurants/cipriani-dolci
  • Phone: (212) 973-0999
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily:11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Fabio Schiattarella (212) 973-0999

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vanderbuilt and Park Ave
  • Public Transit: Metro-North
    Subway
    4,5,6 and 7 trains
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cipriani - Dolci
Opened in March of 2002, Dolci has fast created its very own Cipriani "scene" thanks to its chic ambiance, attentive service and well-priced Venetian menu. The restaurant offers all day casual dining, and the bar has become a lively after work meeting place, renowned for its charming bartenders and sensational tower of prosciutto.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The location inside Grand Central Station on a balcony is wonderful. Having the opportunity to visit a landmark and enjoy a delicious meal is a win-win situation."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food took 45 minutes to come out... at lunch time....silly"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food was just average. Ambiance good. Service good"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The reason to go here is to be able to say you've dined on the balcony in Grand Central Terminal. The food was catering-hall quality at best. Nothing stood out as being particularly good."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food was good but as special as I thought it was going to be"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I took my sister here for a birthday dinner during restaurant week. Obviously you need to lower your expectations for 1) restaurant week and 2) that it has the kitsch value of being in Grand Central. Cipriani - Dolci managed to disappoint even my managed expectations. The food reminded me of my college dining hall; barely-seasoned salmon that I could have cooked in my microwave at home with mixed veggies I swear came out of a bag and a cucumber salad with tomatoes dressed with nothing but olive oil. On top of that, the service was about as fast as a glacier with a hangover. I would never even consider paying full price to dine here."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The only pleasant thing about lunch was the company I was with. We were served a bread basket containing hard rolls. When our appetizers were served the waiter actually threw down one dish and in a surly voice said "salad." Each time we wanted our water glasses refilled we had to ask. When our dessert was served we had to request coffee, rather than being asked if we cared for a beverage, and again had to ask for refills (with the waiter saying, "oh you want more coffee?") and had to ask for the check. With each request, we had to search out our server. Only once, at the beginning of the meal, did the waiter return to ask if everything was okay. Was this because we ordered from the restaurant week menu .. will not return to find out."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Quality food and enough for hungry young guys. The service was quick although we had two dishes requiring fresh preparation like poached eggs. the wine list was extensive, however Pinot Grigio house wine was very good and inexpensive."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Had my 50th Birthday Dinner here ! Always wanted to visit Grand Central Station and it did not disappoint. The food was fabulous and it was fun to hang out and people watch"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food was not that good. The location is great."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I found a very charming place! Its location inside the beautiful station is fantastic! We chose the menu from the Restaurant Week and it was just good. The cold soup was the best plate! The service was done very professionally! I want to return to try a different plate from the regular menu."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Was there for restaurant week. Service was very slow. But that would be fine if the quality was great - the food, especially main course, was really very average, and the expectation was higher. Appetizer was better than average. They need to raise the bar to be on par with other Italian places in the neighbourhood."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I was worried about the noise level at Grand Central, but it turned out to be brilliant place for lunch and the view of the Grand Central crowds is simply irreplaceable!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The service was slow. The salmon was far too salty. The vanilla creme was stale tasting. The only saving grace was the view of Grand Central's main concourse. I would not recommend."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food is ok but what is the best in this place is the ambience. On top of a balcony in Grand Central Station... just to be there is awesome."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I thought of saving a few bucks by ordering from the restaurant week menu - bad idea. Limited choice plus the portions are much smaller than usual - my main (veal ravioli) was the size of an appetizer, and taste-wise was just average. My husband also felt that the quality of food here was poorer as opposed to the Cipriani's downtown as he ordered the same dish (on the regular menu) and felt that it did not taste as good. The restaurant has a nice ambience though being in grand central."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The front of the house was wonderful. I had high expectations for the food. Unfortunately, my friends and I were disappointed. The "chilled" asparagus soup wasn't cold. The sea bream filet was average at best. And we were given this side dish of hard rice pilaf that was downright awful. Another friend ordered the tagliolini and thought it was unimpressive. I normally try new restaurants during Restaurant Week, and return based on my experience. I gather Cipriani Dolci doesn't care about making new return customers with this event."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We went for a business lunch during Restaurant Week. The views are excellent as you look out over Grand Central Terminal. However, the food was just ok with very small portions. We had the sea bass which came out as a very small portion and was a bit salty. The salad was ok and the dessert (the chocolate cake) was actually moist and pretty tasty. The service was also lackluster. Overall, we enjoyed the view and ambience of overlooking Grand Central, but the food and the service could have been better."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Food was plain and portions tiny. Service was lacking - after our entrees I asked to see the menu again because I was still hungry. I got a nod of acknowledgment, but never got a menu. The house red wine was very good, though."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The food was good, but the portions were tiny. Also, the tables were incredibly cramped and it was hard to get past other tables without knocking into people"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Awesome service and got a great meal with the Resturant week menu"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Went there to what supposedly would represent a sample of their superb dinner menu considering a "restaurant week" price tag but somehow it turned out so ordinary even a home cook call pull it off better and much more exciting of a meal. Service was very good. The staff were attentive."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Grand Central Station is a great location for a special dinner, for a business lunch, the location is great, with a very good service, it was a nice evening that I enjoyed with my wife"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "flies all around, dried out food, first undercooked then overcooked, small portions, big prices, slow service, tiny space jammed to seat more. once is quite enough."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Honestly the best mozzarella I have had in my life. Like butter and then some. The best risotto I have ever had as well. Thoroughly enjoyed everything I ate!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "First time here. Was a special date night and was the perfect place to have it!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It has known Cipriani is one of the best restaurant in New York but i noticed costumers are not important for them.. when we arrived our reservation day we saw they moved the restaurant in Grand Central .. It was not good because i dont want the eat my lunch in a dirty and open Grand Central west balcony .. inside was so hot so noisy no air condation.They didnt say anything in their page when we go to the their restaurant we learned there and went to in Grand Central and saw they but 10 or 15 table in Grand Central and people was eating there..we just ran away...sorry :("
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This was my first time eating here and anywhere in Grand Central Station. The restaurant overlooks the hustle and bustle of GCS. We went for restaurant week and the food was great. I had the salmon and I loved it. I would definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Our table participated in restaurant week. The service and food was awful. Not once did the waiter come back to check on us after taking our orders. We had to flag him down for basics, including taking our dessert order. I had the chicken with rice pilaf. The rice was stale. It must have been sitting in the back of the kitchen for hours!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "A meal at Cipriani always takes me back to Venice for a brief moment, except you are in Grand Central, rather than on the Grand Canal. It is particularly terrific place to meet for lunch in historic Grand Central Terminal. Mix that with excellent food and good company. Makes for a wonderful New York experience. Don't forget to order the Vanilla Cake for dessert! One of the best in the City!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Thought the combination of a well known restaurant like Cipriani's on top of a location like the Grand Central station great hall would be a great combination. Well, think again. The view was unusual but the rest was disappointing. Service was pleasant but very slow and seating was cramped. Most of the food was unremarkable but some of the food arrived luke warm. Even the cappucino was almost room temp. Lastly, a note of caution. When the split credit card slips arrived. The Food bill was split but the suggested gratuities were on the total amount. Somewhat misleading!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The only remark is the service quite slow, other than that.. rather regular italian restaurant"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Very good food. but portions for restaurant-s week menu very small, & only 2 choices for dessert."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I have been here a dozen times or more and have never been disappointed until now. I hesitate to write a negative review because I am certain it was just an off day and will return to give them a shot at redemption. But the food this last visit was mediocre across the board, carpaccio cut too thich, buratta tasted off, tuna tartare was not fresh,etc. We wound up leaving half the (pricey as always) food on the table. View incredible as usual of Grand Central's main hall, service impeccable, I would still recommend, but this day was a sad day..."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Delightful in every way. I only wish the air conditioning had been more energetic."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Fancy ambience in a busy Grand Central Station. Italian atmosphere and a great choice of fine Italian dishes. Unfortunately, Italian hospitality that we are used to in Europe was not equally apparent. Only the tip mattered. This is for business lunches and not for tourists."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Service was outstanding... we were on a rush and they took care of us quicky! Ordered pasta to share between 3 and the amount was more than satisfactory. I specially recommend the artichokes and the arrabiatta sauce."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Small (or rather normal) but packs enough flavor to satisfy the hungriest soul. Great atmosphere but tightly packed space. It is not overwhelming though because of the view of grand central bustle. Enjoy."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This place is great for lunch especially if you are coming off the metro-North. The staff is very professional and friendly."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Service mediocre at best. Food was dissapointing. Chicken Marsala looked like backwater Chinese food. Chopped mixed pieces of dark and white meat. Filet was overlooked. Quality of steak was terrible. Have come here regularly because of ambience, but why waste a meal. Get a drink but skip the meal. Or, better yet go to a neighboring restaurant in Grand Central. Overpriced. Under served. Undeserving of Cipriani name. Avoid this place."
    Dined on 6/14/2014