What A Find!Let's begin with what Grifone is not......a "hot-spot". If you are looking for a "vibrant bar scene" this is not it.
Instead, Grifone is very likely the best old-school Italian dining experience anywhere in New York. From the moment you walk in the door, you realize the place is special. A warm and welcoming greeting (and kiss on the cheek for the ladies) from the maitre d' and owner, Mario, begins the evening. The service is attentive but not pushy. Menus? Who needs menus? Order one of the specials or simply tell the waiter what sounds good--they'll make it and it will be incredible. For me, that was a pasta trio to start followed by perhaps the finest osso bucco and gnochi I have ever had.
This is the way fine dining should be.
Salute!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMold favoriteWe had not been to Grifone for years due to having lived away from the area. Memories said we should go back and we were right. The service is great and the staff superb. Definitely a fine dining experience. Actually, we had trouble choosing from the specials and the menu.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was fantastic.The food and service was fantastic. Very authentic. Looking forward to dining at Grifone my next trip to the city.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, excellent foodAs always, excellent food and attentive (but not obtrusive) service. Grifone is great for business lunches and dinners.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd visit and looking forward2nd visit and looking forward to a third. Delicious food!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a wonderful placeThis is a wonderful place for a business lunch. It is usually quiet and the food is excellent.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant to have aGreat restaurant to have a business meeting/lunch...service superb and non intrusive which is very valuable4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband & I went here forMy husband & I went here for a pre-theatre dinner (for his birthday). Food was fresh & delicious. It is a small neighborhood place. I'm pretty sure we were the only ones there that the servers didn't recognize. Go here and skip the tourist traps!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMJust happened on Grifone'sJust happened on Grifone's because I needed to meet in the neighborhood. What a gem. Will definitely return -- the New York of long ago preserved here.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!!!I highly recommend this place. You really cannot go wrong with their food selection!
Alan3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!This place was great! The food, people, and service was outstanding. It is worth a try!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first time at Grifone andMy first time at Grifone and it won't be my last. Superb old school Italian. It's been here a long time for good reason. Add a very gracious owner and you have a winner.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenominal "old school" Italian....Phenominal "old school" Italian.....like you picture you grandma would make at home on a Sunday. The service makes the place......such a warm welcoming staff....makes you feel like part of the family.12/13/2012 12:00:00 AM