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Cipriani - Dolci
Cipriani - Dolci
  • Address:
    89 East 42nd Street
    Grand Central Terminal West Balcony
    New York, NY 10017
    Midtown East
  • Cuisine:
    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
    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
  • "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
  • "They were severely overbooked and although we had a specific reservation time... We had to wait nearly a half hour for our table."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food at Cipriani Dolci was DISGUSTING!! The eggplant parm. was burnt and mushy. I sent it back for endive and avocado salad and they served it all chopped up like a dip. This is a very pricey place to go for lunch ($70) and the food was not worth half that price. They ought to consider hiring a real chef. I would NEVER go there again or recommend the place to anyone. On the positive side, the waiters and hostess were exceptional."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I took my mother to Cipriani Dolci for her 89th birthday NYC trip. We were seated at the corner table directly overlooking the grandeur of Grand Central. The food, service, and ambiance were all just a joy. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Single view having dinner inside Grand Central Station, with a Cipriani experience."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I would highly recommend Cipriani Dolci for a special occasion or a romantic evening. Yes, there's some noise but the view just makes you want to swoon! Great food and friendly service. I will return."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Was in town for my birthday and went with my very discriminating family.....all three of them had nothing but great things to say. Service was excellent, food was excellent......."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The service was fast, perfect for lunch. The view of the tourists inside the train terminal was unique. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Excellent lentil soup, savory salad, and beautiful venue!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Cipriani has a reputation. Be that various locations in the city or Miami, or Italy for that matter. I like the food, ambiance (whats not to like dining on the upper level of Grand Central) but not sure why this restaurant group continues to woo customers and bring them to it's doors. The food is average and not spectacular , the service is very good. I don't know why I continue to go to any of the Cipriani's but it's deffenetly a "go to" when I am indifferent. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Special drinks and an impressive view of Grand Central station. Sit like royalty in one of America's castles. Enjoy the fresh Bellini and watch the world pass by. A great experience overall. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "we really enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant overlooking the main concourse of Grand central terminal lovely Italina food and the house made ice cream is delicious and worth waiting for l"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Food (on second visit) was of the finest freshest ingredients and imaginatively put together"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "This fun spot overlooking the Grand Central Station vibe is not cheap; but the staff makes a serious effort to serve tasty food - especially the Cipriani favorites (carpaccio, chicken curry, etc.). Waitstaff are kind to children who are polite and quiet. There's a limited choice of wines by the glass, but the house wine is very good. Desserts, of course (a selection daily) are yummy. Don't go for a quiet tete a tete, but this is a wonderful slice of New York if you have visitors who want to see the hustle bustle of the transportation hub. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "my friend, who came for vacation, said that he'd rather go to McDonald which is cosy, but no tips required"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I come here often because of the convenience, but it is loud and the tables are a little too close for comfort.....but I keep coming back. Great for a view of the confusion at Grand Central without being part of it. Service is fast and efficient. Food is passable but slightly pricey, but the view is what you are paying for."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Cipriani - Dolci is a great place to have a quick dinner prior to heading back out to the burbs and after a long day at work. the service staff is friendly, the food is great and the atmosphere is fun. Who would have known that sitting above the hustle of Grand Central Station could be so nice."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I would only recommend this restaurant because of the great views looking over Grand Central Station. What I didn't understand was how they prepared my dish. I ordered pasta with bolognese sauce which was brought out in a large serving bowl on a tray and then the waiter preceded to scoop out half to my plate and half to another plate that was going to a different table. It was bland, slightly warm and the pasta was undercooked. The food was less than average and expensive, but I'm sure that's due to the location."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Grand Central Station is a spectacular place to have dinner with friends! And the food is excellent!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Uninspired selections at over the top prices. Skip the menu and go straight to the desert tray. Their signature cake is lovely."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food is really delicious, the service is wonderful and what could be better than dining in Grand Central Terminal?? But unless you get one of the tables right at the railing, you're very crowded in and it's way too expensive for a meal in a train station."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We had reservation, but table wasn't ready. We waited for 20 min. It was too crowded and noisy. Food came 30 min wait, and it was already cold and taste was not good enough."
    Dined on 3/7/2014