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Costata Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.costatanyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 334-3320
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Tuesday - Friday
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Michael White
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 6th Ave and Sullivan Street
  • Public Transit: C, E at Spring Street
    N, R at Prince
    1 at Houston
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Central Parking - Dominick St. btwn 6th Ave. and Varick St.

    Icon Parking - Varick St. btwn Broome St. and Dominick St.
A word from Costata
Costata, the fifth Manhattan restaurant from the Altamarea Group brings a contemporary steak concept to New York's vibrant SoHo neighborhood. Our extensive dry aged meat program is complemented by Chef Michael White’s famous handmade pastas and an innovative crudo selection.

The five story townhouse offer multiple levels, pop in for a cocktail and a bite at one of our two bars, enjoy a bottle of wine from our 500+ bottle wine list or join us for the evening and explore items from every section of our menu. Whatever suits your mood!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Maybe other people were eating outside on the summer night we went, but the place was about 25% full. We ate around 9:30 pm so it's a little concerning when most of the restaurant is empty. Service was fair, it seemed the manager took our order. Steak was good but very salty. Nothing special here-mushrooms were average. Pretty place inside, just didn't have much vibe."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I came for dinner with my husband and some friends from out of town on a Saturday evening. Our expectations were high, based on recommendations, and the quality of food blew us away. Creative pasta choices and great cuts of meat that can rival any Manhattan steakhouse."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was very quiet. Loud, horrible music which did not suit the restaurant at all!!! It was like rock music!?!? It was very quiet too, unlike when it first opened. The food was very good as usual, but I'm not sure if I'd rush back there - the music was awful!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I do not give 5 stars with ease. I was absolutely impressed with Costata from my first to last bite. First of all the drinks, champagne and wine list were fantastic. The sommelier "Tim" was fantastic. Wise far beyond his young looks ! Ty the London Calling cocktail it does not disappoint. The crudo was amazing, lamb off the charts and the side of artichokes were the best I have ever tasted. Dessert was decadent yet light at the same time, chamomile gelato to die for ! Is it my birthday yet because I cannot wait to return. Hands down my new favorite in NYC !"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "the steaks at Costata put all others including the over priced and snootie Peter Lugers to SHAME!! We had a wonderful dinner from start to finish and the servers were terrific. My one complaint tune down the music on a Saturday night we want conversation not a shouting match. However, keep the fine food coming and thank you"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "In New York w/wife to see a broadway play - wanted a high end steak house and found this Gem - Lobster was $48 you can't beat that in NY - From the hostess to the sommelier to the waiter etc., awesome service - Food good, wine awesome - Steak was ok - I have been to a ton of high end steak houses so my expectations maybe to high... Anyway, no bone in rib eye so a little disappointed.... anyway food was good and we had a great time - nice ambience"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great place with many great offerings including hands down one of the best steaks in city. Everything from the crudos to the tartare to the steak was excellent. Also had excellent guidance from their sommelier. Overall a great spot and it won't disappoint. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I have been to all the Top Steakhouses all over the USA. My Ribeye steak was up there only second maybe to Peter Luger. Staff was excellent. Brought my own wine and adhered to their two bottle limit and I thought I was told over the phone it was a $50 corkage charge, but $50 per bottle was charged. Well worth it sommelier was a very personable gentlemen. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I went to Costata for first time since it opened and it was an amazing experience! BR Guests used to own Fiamma, at the same location, and Michael White was the executive chef. Fiamma was my favorite and I went there for years. Then BR Guest got greedy and messed up with the staff and restaurant eventually closed. I'm so happy that Chef White has taken ownership of the location and Costata is outstanding, all Fiamma is back, all over again. Beef tartare, oysters, Garganelli Fiamma, Tagliatelle with morels and pistachios, the lobster, all fantastic! Drink menu is also incredible. Desserts could improve a little... they were really good but not phenomenal. I will definitely go back, no doubt!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Knowing this was a Michael White restaurant my expectatoins were high, but each and every one of them was surpassed. This restaurant gives you such a wide variety of courses from the raw seafood to pastas to steak at a quality level that makes you think it specializes in each. I could not of been more sastified with my dinning experience, and I think everyone has to try this restaurant! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Costata is a charming restaurant; with friendly staff, warm atmosphere and mediocre food. I took my friend for a celebratory dinner after reading rave reviews about Costata's dry aged steaks. A very friendly and knowledgeable sommelier (or captain?) helped me choose a very good bottle of Cali Cabernet to enjoy with our steaks that was trully excellent. But the food....it just fell flat for us. The Mayan Prawns were very tough, rubbery, and the dish was pretty bland. Same for my friends Bone Marrow Salad, which needed salt / acidity. The steaks were cooked perfectly, but also needed salt and a better accompaniment. And the steak knives were dull! Overall for the price of the meal, the food needs to be improved upon by leaps and bounds."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "A friend of mine recommended me this restaurant. So, when I was in SoHo decided to have lunch there. What a nice experience we had!!!! Very good food (soft and delicious) with a very kind service. This is a restaurant to keep in the short list of good restaurants in NYC!!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "First time there. But had a feeling that COSTATA should be good because it is same group with Marea and Ai Fioli where I have been several times with satisfied experience. I was right. We had oyster, crudo (sea urchin). green salad, pasta (spagetti) and ribeye steak with my friend, two of us. Everything was so tasty but if I chose one dish it was green salad. Dressing and freshness was so sophiscated. Compared with Marea or Ai Fioli, it seems to feature steak but least favaorable dish was rib eye steak among my choice at this time. It was good but a little bit too fatty for me. Size of pasta is small and good for appetizer. Next time, I would llike to try some more pasta. Bread (foccatio?) was super!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Dinner was wonderful. I had read countless reviews and everything was just as expected if not better. My father was viisting from out of town and is always satisfied but never overly impressed and he took every business card of the restaurant. Highly impressed. It is great for business, special occasions, out of towners. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The bar and wine program is excellent. The cocktail list is innovative and the wines by the glass list has some fun tastes. Also the happy hour beverage menu is a steal for SoHo. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Fabulous to have Costata open for lunch! Outstanding crudo, steaks, salads and blow-out burger, the "White Label" burger. Excellent prices and value. Wow. Attentive service. Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "A friend told me to go here because "it would change my life" and so I had to do. Although my life has not dramatically changed, we did have a really nice evening. The crudo portion of the menu was very fresh and delightfully different with interesting ingredients such as celery root that complimented the really fresh seafood. The wine list was excellent. Especially then Italian wine that was "great value" which tastes like a Sancerre but with crisp herbal hints. The main course was authentic and fresh pasta and I liked that you could order an appetizer portion if liked. The desert was heavenly, especially the ricotta cake. Overall a really great restaurant but definitely priced for a special occasion. The staff was lovely. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Had a great lunch with great wine! Try the tomahawk steak!!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, service was top notch! Would definitely visit again."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Local Gem , it wasn't recommended we just stumbled across it . The service was outstanding and so was the food . Being an Italian restaurant we shared a pasta dish ( vongole ) , mussels and seafood salad as starters . My 2 daughters and i are here from Australia , so they made us feel extra special , we shared the rib eye steak which was melt in the mouth matarial and cooked medium rare to perfection . unfortunately there was no room for dessert . I would highly recommend this Soho gem ."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is not the restaurant for me as I don't eat meat. However The fish I ate was ok but not exceptional. How come there wasn't any poultry, not even one Chicken dish? I was disappointed because I love Michael Whites other restaurants."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Took some out-of-towners there for the first time. Everything was perfect, from start to finish. The staff was very attentive and the food was prepared well. The boneless ribeye was cooked as requested and the seasoning provided the perfect accent to the flavor of the beef without being overpowering. The wine list is extensive and has great selections from Italy, France and the US. I would highly recommend Costata. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had an early Saturday evening table and enjoyed 4 courses of heaven; Fluke Crudo, Quail, Ricotta Ravioli, Beef Tenderloin and Torte di Mascarpone. Every bite was delicious. The food and service were fantastic, even if we were slightly rushed out towards the end. The atmosphere was intimate but lively, until an older couple asked for the mid-level music to be turned down. The check was a little on the expensive side but was worth every cent. I'd certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a top notch meal in Soho. - @SamUKSays"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The steaks here are good but not as good as at Delmonico's or Smith & Wollensky -- but they are more expensive! And the hard surfaces here make the dining room very loud. We could hardly hear ourselves talk in a nearly empty dining room. The two table of four on either side of us were talking in normal voices but they converged over us. Carpeting would go a long way to solve the problem."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The Tomahawk Steak was disappointing since it is a staple on their menu along with their porterhouse. It was more grizzle and fat than one would expect for the cost of the dish. Wasn't particularly flavorful either considering this is the Michael White restaurant with an emphasis on steak. The two house made pastas we selected were amazing, rich, flavorful, heavenly. Lobster salad appetizer was just ok. Found a good bottle of wine for $100. All in the tab was $400, clearly you can dine in an array of restaurants at this price point for two and find excellence. They do try, maybe too hard but appear to want to relax a bit as evidenced from the classic rock playing in the background which for the space and location I thought appropriate."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We have been to almost all of Mr White's restaurants. Al Fiori and Costata seem to miss the mark. Steak is hot but not the strong suit at Costata. There is an Italian restaurant that besides serving great Italian food it's Porterhouse, Beefsteak Fiorentina, is superb....Morandi. Will continue going to both Osterini's."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Normally I do not feel complelled to write a review but given the disappointing meal I experienced this past Saturday night. The decor was not anything special but as my friend and I said that is not what is important, we came for good steak. We ordered the rib eye, romaine salad, potato puree, creamed spinach. Our order arrived, Immediately we noticed the meat had white lines in it, we hoped it was fat, it was gristle. The rib eye was chewy and the gristle was throughout the entire order. The quality of the meat was shocking as even from a grocery store you get something more tender. Our sides and salad were unremarkable, bland. Overall, we both said, the quality was comparable to a chain restaurant. Diners beware."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Absolutely overpriced! Very poor price/quality relation! A deception!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "having eaten a number of Chef White's restaurants, as well as more than few steakhouses, we were looking forward to our meal and it did not disapppoint. while it was a bit of a chore to find a reasonablly priced bottle of red wine, the wine steward steered us in the right direction with a $ friendly bottle to go with our delicous steaks. but do not miss the pastas, a few we had as a shared course which were divine. the sides were also excellent as were the desserts. the bill was not outrageous and well worth every dollar. looking forward to our return!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Everything from the salad to the steak was fresh and nicely presented. The Romaine Cacio salad was simple, yet flavorful. The pasta was exceptional. (I had the Pansotti.) I found the 44 oz Costata Tomahawk Ribeye, which we split among three people, to be perfectly cooked and seasoned. (You may wish to split the appetizers, salad, pasta, and ribeye, as our server suggested.) As to the ambience, although not excessively quiet, it is quite suitable for dinner and a quiet conversation with friends. Overall, Costata provided an enjoyable dining experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was my second time at Costata and the experience met my expectations once again. We were celebrating a friends' birthday, but the meal itself was so delicious, no one had room for dessert. The steak was cooked to PERFECTION and ordering the smashed crispy red potatoes is a MUST."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "As a Marea devotee, I was excited to try this meat-focused spot, especially given the downtown location. The food is flawless; scallop crudo with truffle vinaigrette, warm seafood salad loaded with perfectly poached shrimp, scallops, baby octopus, tender squid and fruity olives, and the Fiorentina steak for two was a great way to get two different cuts of flavorful aged beef on one giant platter. Prices, especially for red wines by the glass, are outlandish but not surprising. Cocktails are small but well-executed. The only detractor was the service, which was noticeably absent when we first sat down (wine please?) and then again missing when we were looking for the check. Otherwise, grand food with an equally grand price tag."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Simply amazing - everything from the cocktails, to the appetizers, entrees and after dinner drinks. One of the best meals I have had this year - everything was spot on. Only downside was their over the top wine list and a $50 corkage to boot - won't keep me from coming back though!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It was not what I expected. I am a huge Ostrria Morini fan and love that Michael White. This was a steak house with a little pasta. The service was great and the staff very friendly. The music was a little loud, and I did not expect classic rock to be playng, but it did the whole time we were there. The wine list had a great selection, but was very pricey. I am glad I tried it, buut would not return."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The raw scallops with truffle were off the charts, but not as good as the spaghetti with white clam sauce which may have been the best I have ever had! Our tomahawk steak was cooked and seasoned to perfection- no sauce or spices necessary at all. Really amazing- as were the sides. Very sheik- two story restaurant with nice small bars on each level. Went with friends who live around the corner- who had no idea about it. They will go back often."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Overall a great dining experience for a recent birthday dinner except for the fact that the restaurant wouldn't allow me to give out cookies I had brought for the birthday celebrant as a special touch without wanting to charge me $10 per person, when my party had already spent almost $1000!! A little absurd and quite honestly just poor taste."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "hands down my favorite restaurant in the city. Been here 5 times and it's always an amazing experience. Food is always delicious and fresh! Great crudo selection, scallops my absolute favorite, amberjack is great, fluke is delicious. Brussel sprouts are to die for!!! Service is great as well. I've been to a lot of top places in the city but nothing comes close to Costata. Hope it will stay this way :)"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Veggies and salads are excellent. Steaks are uneven and way too expensive Restaurant tries too hard, needs to relax a bit"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "While we didn't have Florentina I'm sure it was more flavorable than the NY Strip. Ravioli with short ribs unbelievable, just a sound dish! Don't forget the sides, try as many as you can...my next visit might just be sides"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great for celebrations and large events. Excellent steaks and definitely try the crudos. Razor clams especially fab. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/17/2014