781 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
ItalianPrice: $50 and over
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.cipriani.com/en/services/restaurants/harry-cipriani
- Phone: 2127535566x
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am; Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:30pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 11:00pm;
Please note that the dining area is closed from 10:30am - 12:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian
- Executive Chef: Piero Minnicucci
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: We offer a private are for your small parties.
A word from Harry Cipriani
Harry Cipriani is located at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. This fashionable restaurant is almost an exact duplicate of the original Harry's Bar in Venice. It is packed daily with chic New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world. Harry Cipriani offers the classic Harry's Bar menu of unique Cipriani specialties and classic Italian favorites. Service is superb; and whether you are a regular with your "own table" (many customers have lunch or dinner at Harry Cipriani every day!) or a first time guest, you are received with warmth and enthusiasm.Continued
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Harry Cipriani reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since June 25, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (31)fit for foodies (27)great for lunch (22)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (20)hot spot (18)late-night find (13)notable wine list (13)good for groups (9)great for brunch (7)scenic view (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
- Truffles trufflesjmjrVIPDined on 10/19/2014It's October, white truffles are here and Harry Cipriani serves the best.Special Features:
- lvfoodDined on 10/16/2014We were impressed that they let us change our 8:30 reservations to 6 because of a scheduling conflict we had, but upon arrival realized that they don't start humming until about 7:30, so it was probably more like us doing them a favor. Nevertheless it took forever to get somebody to seat us, the server was a little too chummy for our taste, but the food was still good. Even though, considering the prices it wasn't that good. The restaurant is a typical example of one that was hip and great a few years ago but didn't quite keep up with the changing times.Special Features:
- gourmandeVIPDined on 10/10/2014ordered cold main course -- should have ordered hot the are better
- Not worth itJustthisonceDined on 10/6/2014Don't bother going if your not friends with the manager. We waited 30 mins for a reserved table only to realize the manager was seating his friends first. So ridiculous we left.
- OutstandingOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/6/2014This was our first visit and can only say it was outstanding. The service, food and ambiance was top-notch. Looking forward to future visits. Our new must return spot in New York.Special Features:
- Fun to experience the historyLuv2dineDined on 10/3/2014We enjoyed our evening at Harry Cipriani. It was a fun experience as we had visited the Venice location. Food was good (not great) and wouldn't be our top pick for a return restaurant next time in the City.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 9/25/2014Very old setting, we were there with 6 girls at the age of 35. Average age was 70. Food was bad, did cook the pasta NOT even close long enough.
- Superb DiningLarryVIPDined on 9/23/2014Arriving at Cipriani's for our reservation, we were warmly greeted and took a seat at the bar to await the arrival of the rest or our party. The bartender suggested the Bellini for my wife and original martini for me. Both were perfect. Our guest arrived and we were promptly seated and selected a bottle of the house wine for a very reasonable $32. We had delicious appetizers, entrees and dessert and left very satisfied. Don't miss it if you are in Manhattan.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/21/2014Simple ambience and good food. confusing service..Special Features:
- SpectacularAfficianadoDined on 9/21/2014Only in New York. Fantastic decor, over the top (extraordinary) food and excellent service. Prices are steep, but value is outstanding. Also, the people watching is the best. Great Fifth Avenue spot.Special Features:
- Trading On Name OnlyOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 9/20/2014This was a very poor Cipriani experience. Drinks and service were lackluster and the food was diner quality at best. Hugely disappointed from every aspect of a dining experience at what I though was top notch restaurant.
- LVCCDined on 9/20/2014great find near our hotel and Central Park in NYC. Very attentive service and great food. We will return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice and adorable food.OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 9/17/2014One of the most adorable restaurant i've being in NY. I strong recomend it. Very good service and the food was amazing.Special Features:
- Tired and DatedMikeinct1442Dined on 9/16/2014With so many restaurants near by, don't bother with this tired and dated spot. Average food, way over priced and tables packed very embarrassingly close together.
- great dinnerdescafeinadaDined on 9/12/2014Had a great time, the place is lovely and food was delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic*****AngelKimberlyDined on 9/9/2014From the moment that you arrive your experience is amazing!!! Wonderful service, energy in the room is fantastic, the food is heavenly and the service is out of this world!!! The vanilla cake is my very favorite! I can not wait to return. We dined three times in our four days in New York. Yummy!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Total Experience Fell Short!Critic4gfoodVIPDined on 8/30/2014I so wanted this dinner experience to meet the overall cost of the meal, starting with the Maitre d who did not appear receptive when we arrived. We started with the calamari appetizer, followed with baked chicken, a Harry's Bar Classics, and grilled salmon. I give the total experience a 6 out of 10. We will not return. The service does not measure up to cost of the meal, which is extremely important to me.Special Features:
- It's Just IdealLuxuryDinerDined on 8/28/2014I try to eat at Harry Cipriani's every time I'm in New York. The menu goes on and on, but I look forward to a Bellini, the Baby Artichoke and Avocado salad and the Veal Milanese. These are spectacular. I've never seen the salad elsewhere and, while Veal Milanese is a pretty common item, Cipriani's consistent perfection isn't at all common. I make my desert choice on what looks good at the moment. The service is always first rate. Nowadays, it seems like there's always a question that the server at another restaurant isn't prepared to answer. This doesn't happen at Ciprani's. They know. And it all seems to take place in the first class dining room of a 1950s luxury liner slipping silently between Europe and New York.Special Features:
- A landmark but annoying serviceVicvicDined on 8/26/2014Excellent place, delicious food, amazing scene, but,.... the waiters have a terrible attitude. Starting with the fact that they "pretend" to be Italians and followed by the fact that they have the illusion of being more important than their guests makes the experience short of impeccable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A NYC treasure!KeithDined on 8/20/2014my wife and I never miss a visit to Harry Cipriani's when we visit NY. A wonderful NY experience!Special Features:
- worst food I have ever had in NYCHELPDined on 8/16/2014The worst food and dinning experience we ever had in NYC. 2 people: one drink each; two apps; a veal Milanese and a risotto $330
- Best of ManhattanCatInTheBagVIPDined on 8/12/2014My favorite place in the City! Service is impeccable; food is delicious; and I always feel right at home in this elegant atmosphere.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Surprisingly goodlondondubaiVIPDined on 8/1/2014Having had a bad experience in Cipriani in London years ago I was surprised about the quality of Harry Cipriani in New York. The crowd was an eclectic mix of locals, bohos and tourists. Service was efficient and swift but pleasant, the food was good. We had the burrata which was delicious, there was a variety of fresh breads and my husband's halibut was delicious. I had the scampi in curry, maybe not the best choice to have in an Italian restaurant. The cakes for dessert looked all very tempting but we skipped dessert this time. The tables were a little bit cramped at the front of the restaurant where we were sitting. Towards the back they were spread out a little bit more. Not cheap, but you wouldn't expect that in a place like that.I would recommend this to a friend.
- A list lunchTamTechHaxDined on 7/17/2014Met some friends for a business lunch and was impressed with all the other notables also meeting for a business lunch. Power lunching at it's finest with impeccable service, wonderful bread and varied menu. My guest had the chicken sandwich and said it was fantastic, my chicken salad was a bit bland, but fresh with lots of chicken. Sadly we did not stay for dessert, but the tray looked excellent. Will go back in the future, eating lunch in such a lovely area can be addictive.Special Features:
- a classicOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 7/13/2014a true NY classic restaurant. a must whenever I'm in NYCSpecial Features:
- Best Italian food!FoodieDined on 7/12/2014Try home made pasta! And the chocolate cake. Don't forget to try a Bellini , they invented itSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- disappointedEnnaDined on 7/11/2014When the appetizer is just good and both main courses are dull, one starts to wonder what the reputation of this place is based upon. Beautiful crowd is certainly not enough.
- Great food, regular servicelvillanuevaDined on 6/30/2014Food at Harry Cipriani is increible! Definitely one of the best kitchens in NY. The service is OK. The restaurant is constantly packed so it makes it tough on the waiters who even have to make time to plate your food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Houston1951OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/30/2014The Regulars, and there were many, were seated at the front. The tourists were seated way to the back of the restaurant. The Regulars all seamed to know each other, and the staff knew them, too.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 339 reviews are from the Harry Cipriani reviews archive.
- Astronomical Prices, Attitude!!!fififliesVIPDined on 6/22/2014Our second visit to Harry Ciprani. First visit was vastly different from our most recent visit. Service was excellent and food better. This time we had a very arrogant server who did not listen to our orders and then argued when he brought the incorrect item. Prices are way too expensive for the quality of food--even for NYC. Salads start at $20, desserts (simple cake selections or ice cream/gelato) at $15. Cocktails, as well, are expensive for quantity--tiny martini at $22. Perhaps at one time this was the place to go, but there are so many other better restaurants with better services at more reasonable prices one should not bother to try Harry Ciprani.
- We enjoyed a lotGrabsDined on 6/13/2014The food and the service was very good. We had a grate dinnerSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best Italian in NYCFredtDined on 6/13/2014Always a safe bet and finally a restaurant with top food and no music in NYCSpecial Features:
- Old fashionOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/11/2014A very friendly restaurant and a nice bar (the bellini is the best), the food is amazing, (the pasta is wonderful) reasonable wine list. The service was very friendly. I recommend it! It's our restaurant in New York.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A NY LandmarkMarkVIPDined on 6/2/2014World famous Cipriani is crowded and cramped, but elegant and energetic, with famous faces everywhere. Many classics on the menu, including the best carpaccio and bolognese sauce anywhere on earth.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great midday bistroJoseDined on 6/2/2014Good food and excellent scenery, right across Central Park and close to the best shopping area in Manhattan! The risotto remains one of the best in town!Special Features:
- UnbelievablealvareieDined on 5/31/2014It was a very nice experience, I met this restaurante many years ago and always is the First Class, I will be back, sure.Special Features:
- Off night at great placeAlwaysTryingDined on 5/31/2014A bit of an off night at Harry Cipriani's. Normally one of our favorite dining spots and we have dined there many times and usually receive a warm welcome as a repeat guest. Upon arriving we were seated at a table in the front; then approached by the new person manning the reception area and asked to move to the worst table in the restaurant in front of the door because the table we were seated at was reserved. We did not move. The initial contact by the wait staff was brusque at best. Once we ordered and added cocktails and wine, service improved greatly. I was surprised our waiter went off shift during dessert and did not approach the table and turn us over to someone else. After he left, service essentially stopped.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food, good service.DanielVIPDined on 5/31/2014Having tried the other Cipriani restaurants in NYC, I was looking forward to dinning in this one. It's as good, if not better, than the ones downtown and at Grand Central. For the most part, service was good. (There was only one incident of forgetting my beverage order.) Food wise, we were all satisfied. The homemade deserts were interestingly and tasted good. However, when you consider that the dinner costed close to a grand for four adults and one 7 yr old (we ordered a $200 wine), this is quite expensive.Special Features:
- Stay away!DrBranchVIPDined on 5/24/2014Stay away is the best advice I can give you. I have attended a fair amount of private events at the flagship Cipriani. Unfortunately, this one is attached to a not-so-great hotel. So you get the overflow from the hotel---tourists dressed in casual wear (shorts, jeans etc.). On the evening that we dined, it was filled with loud and obnoxious children. The service was so disconnected. We had multiple waiters who couldn't keep up with what the other waiter was doing. The food was, at best, a two star experience. However, the prices were definitely five star. There are so many great restaurants in NYC for that price point. My $28.00 starter salad was corn poured from a can, sliced cucumbers and a few cherry tomatoes.
- Stuffy and overpricedmattg8VIPDined on 5/24/2014The food was good, the drinks are about $20, and it is the least relaxed place to eat in the city unless you just like that kind of stuck up atmosphere.