Costata
Costata

Costata

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

    Dinner
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm and Sunday 5:00pm -9:00pm
  • 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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Costata reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)fit for foodies (39)notable wine list (31)good for groups (25)romantic (24)neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (14)hot spot (10)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • fantastic!
    TastyVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Costata ranks as one of NYC's hottest steak and raw bar centers with an over-the-top wine list and chic ambiance. But, the pasta and desserts are the real not to be missed, so Costata has everything a gourmand might want. Thanks to the fantastic chef and staff!
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks
    beatle66
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Great steak house. Nice atmosphere. Excellent wine list.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Babbo who?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This restaurant is fantastic. The food was flavorful, and absolutely flawless. Great head sommelier, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Best steakhouse
    LewisVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Costata is the best all around steakhouse in New York. You can't beat a place with such good steaks where you can start with a Michael White pasta. The wine list and bar are also great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rib eye had no flavor (not
    rottyVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Rib eye had no flavor (not enough salt) and was overly fatty but the strip was tasty and the pastas were all terrific. Beef tartare was also well done. Service was great. Pear dessert was the best.
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  • Amazing!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We had no idea how delicious the food is at this beautiful little SoHo restaurant...From the moment our salads arrived we knew we were in for something special. The flavors in everything were so vibrant and delicious and our Steak Fiorentina was cooked to perfection! Be sure to ask for the upstairs room. The night we were there we couldn't figure out why such an amazing restaurant wasn't filled to capacity until we discovered the happening room upstairs! our dinner at Costata was definitely one of the top meals we've had in a long time...
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Worth It
    Mike
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Read about it in Wine Spectator. Expensive, but this is NY, right? Upscale, for sure, but welcoming. Steak lovers paradise but the sides and sauces are great, too. As is the raw bar. The sommelier was informed and obliging. Great meal and great game the next day. Go Hawks!
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Absolutely phenomenal food
    NYCWeekender1
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Absolutely phenomenal food and service. The pureed potatoes are to die for. Will definitely be going back next time we are in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything about this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Everything about this restaurant was excellent. Top of the line service from the Hostess to the server, sommielier, bus boy and manager. Tomahawk Ribeye for 2 was cooked to perfection (md-rare) and the eggplant sidedish was AWESOME! Ordered that on a whim and so glad we did. We will defintely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ehhhhh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Not sure what happened - was expecting more. you could be in a mall. Food was fine but not great. Wine was bad. Tab was high. Won't be back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Eponymous Costata Reigns Supreme!
    nyceaterVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    If you have but one meal left, where would you eat it? If, within that meal preference, you were carnivorous, certainly you would consider a steak, yes? Well fair readers, look no further than Costata. For my money, I have never (and I mean NEVER...across hundreds of restaurants around the world) had a more perfectly prepared piece of meat than the succulent 60-day dry aged Costata from Costata. It simply must be consumed to be believed. Do yourself a favor: on these chilly nights of winter, reserve a table now. You'll be glad you did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place won't last long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Massively expensive space, bleak atmosphere... felt like a restaurant in a corporate chain hotel. Solid food, but for that price, one would expect some decent new york ambience. Strange crowd of touristy non-new yorker types... Wouldn't recommend this.
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  • So good and so underrated
    LewisVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Each time I visit Costata I find myself saying that it is my overall favorite restaurant in NYC right now. The food is excellent and the atmosphere appropriately elegant but it is far from stuffy. The service is impeccable yet friendly and approachable. Honestly they have the best Caesar salad I've ever had. It is strange to crave something so simple but I do. The pastas are great and they are the right size. Just enough so that you can enjoy it without spoiling the entree. The steaks are perfectly seasoned. The wines are fun and interesting and the bartenders make some great and innovative cocktails as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michael White you do not dissapoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food at the restaurant was delicious. As usual his pastas are all fresh and the ingredients as well. There is an excellent crudo and appetizer menu and the selection of meats and pastas is superb. It is meat heavy but I was able to find a few dishes for the pescetarian in me. The impeccable combination of textures and flavors make this restaurant ideal for foodies. We went for NYE and they treated us very well. The service was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good food, whatever service
    Suzy
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    All the servers seemed either flustered or miserable. It's ashamed because the food was pretty good. The restaurant was pretty empty on a Friday night and it was clear why
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    good for groups, romantic
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  • Always consistent
    JC212VIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Highly recommended.. The hostesses are the nicest people with the most amazing memory to detail. The staff attentive & managers very professional and accommodating. The food is consistently good quality and delicious. Just a delightful experience all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • service was mediocre, my steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    service was mediocre, my steak was served luke warm at best. good wine selection
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  • Even better than Fiamma
    NYSEMEM
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    From beginning to end this was an experience that was worth repeating. The sommelier was incredible. Best wine experience I have ever had in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our wonderful night
    ycooks4u
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    The evening was wonderful. Conrad and Hannah were great. Conrad knew his product from front to back. He made me aware of things on the menu I might have overlooked. It would have been a shame if I had missed the scallops, and white truffle risotto. Raphael read our minds and picked a perfect wine. The porterhouse was medium rare perfection. The salad a salty treat with capers. A wonderful evening in beautiful surroundings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Dining
    Texas
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Just wanted to say for the second time we had a wonderful experience the Maitre'd remembered my name and gave us the best table in the house! Once again we had a spectacular meal from start to finish including our wine. I highly recommend this restaurant.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Costata
    Aussiefoodman
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Great service , energetic vibe. Attentive service outstanding wineiist. One cirticism is the music was toooud
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we thought
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The decor was very nice. Service was Good as well. Had a problem with the wine. Ordered the dunn1999 and it did not taste good. Sommelier (kid maybe 25 years old) came to the table and tried the wine and told us that was the "earthiness" of the wine. For $270 we should at least like the wine.....there were only 10 bottles under $200. Very limited wine list for inexpensive wine.
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  • Great food, service ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Wine list a bit expensive. Service a bit lost. Very good food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensational in Soho
    EPpicksthemwell
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    This restaurant was selected by someone who lives in the city and loves to try new places that are a buzz. Of course, he loves his food and wine. Our palettes were pleased and the wine selection was excellent. We went from 4 guests to 5 and Costata staff was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fatty and stringy
    2dineVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We ordered the signature 44 ounce Costata and the meat was unacceptable. We know that the ribeye cut is supposed to be highly marbled, but this had way too much fat to meat ratio...and it was stringy! It was highway robbery at $126 when the eatable amount of meat was notably less than half of the advertised 44 ounces. Our server was unreceptive to our comments. Her response was to grin at our complaint, then say "alright then" and walked away. Not very professional, nor appropriate. We are big fans of Michael White's restaurants but we won't be going back to this one!
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  • GO. Just go!
    WinstonBaoVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Had a tremendous meal! From the moment you walk in the door, you're greeted by a very welcoming hostess. Our server made great recommendations and our wine was paired perfectly for our dishes. I'll definitely be coming back and have told my friends it's worth the trip.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    repeatcustomer
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    The food is phenomenal and the menu has many choices, from full meals to appetizer portions of pasta. So you can have a light meal or a full meal. The service was incredibly attentive and the staff was extremely friendly. The wine list was huge with wonderful choices of mostly Italian wines. Would recommend to anyone who Is looking for extremely high quality food!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu
    DWHFLVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Nice mix of healthy and horrible for you. Everything well prepared. Nice wine list but pricey. All good.
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  • Great choice!
    Pinky
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    With so many choices in NYC, it was great to have picked Costata. I will surely recommend it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks but expensive alcohol.
    steph
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    All three of their signature steaks are great. Pastas are comparable to any that you might have in Italy. Service was very attentive. Although I enjoyed the background music ( classic rock) it seemed a little too hip for the ambience. As a steak lover I would put it in the top 10 for NYC.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not competitive
    Diner
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    My steak tasted like they just cleaned the grill and forgot to wipe off grill cleaner. Brocolli Rabe had the flavor cooked out of it. Pastas arrived warmish and over cooked. At those prices, there are way too many other great options.
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  • crudo and the costata are
    NoNameVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    crudo and the costata are amazing, and the wine list is outstanding too.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!
    mntaylor
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Food was amazing, both pasta and steak! Can't wait to go back on our next visit to NYC.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • A+ steak house
    Princessmimi
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    We visited this new steak house because of the rating for the wine list. It did not disappoint, and the food was better than expected. The wait staff encouraged to share a variety of the house made pastas and the sharing size cuts of meats. Each dish was amazing. We will certainly return.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Still excellent
    LewisVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    I continue to be wowed by Costata's food and service. Even the caesar salad is excellent. I crave the steak and the rigatoni pasta (with mortadella meatballs) is my current favorite pasta in the city right now. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HD Review
    Pichi
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    My 2nd time at Costata and enjoyed it just as much as the 1st time. Food was excellent and the service was superb.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday at Costata
    Nicholas
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    The food was magnificent! Perfect Steak, Perfect Pasta. Never are the two so fantastic under the same roof.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ribeye
    LewisVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Awesome ribeye. Great rigatoni. Excellent bourbon selection
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    mtoman
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Have been to Costata several times and it never fails to amaze... Every dish is absolutely fantastic, specifically the Bone Marrow Panzanella, Beef Tartare, all of the Crudo, the Costata steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great - steak was
    DavidY
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Food was great - steak was awesome and the pastas were awesome as well. We ordered all but 2 pastas on the menu (instead of getting potatoes or some other sides). I liked the carbonara, oxtail ragu and the rigatoni but they were all good. Wines were good, cocktails as well. So was the crudo before. The only thing bad was the service. They forgot our cocktails and brought out the crudo before we even got our cocktails. Its probably a one off thing. Otherwise, it was one of the best restaurants ive been to in awhile.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.