Incognito Bistro
Incognito Bistro

Incognito Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.incognitobistro.com/
  • Phone: 212 414 1231x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 11.30am - 10.30pm, Saturday 4pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Scottish, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Paolo Montana
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Whatever your catering needs are, Paolo will work his magic and make your event memorable.
  • Entertainment: We always have music playing and for certain occasions a band or DJ.
  • Special Events: Burns Night 25th Jan, Valentines Day, Tartan day Parade, Christmas Eve and many more go to www.incognitobistro.com and follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Incognito-bistro/189092124447125?fref=ts

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th + 6th Ave
  • Public Transit: Public Transit: A-C-E 14st stop, 1 train 18st stop, F train 14st stop, 4-5-6 train Union Square Stop, N-R-W-Q Union Square Stop , Bus 1-2-3-4 14st stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking lot 2 doors down or park for in the street free after 6pm
A word from Incognito Bistro
Paolo Montana brings modern Italian cuisine to NYC. Incognito offers an oasis of elegant dining. With a well balanced menu and wine list, from local meats and fish to thin crust pizza and freshly made pastas. For Lunch there is a Prix Fixe menu. Open all day, lunch can be enjoyed till 4:00pm. The Main Menu, available all day, has many delicious options from traditional dishes such as lasagna and meatballs to our mussels, beef carpaccio and grilled calamari. Keep it light or go for the rich melanzane with smoked mozzarella or fillet mignon with black peppercorn sauce. Whether you are having the Dover Sole filleted at the table or a glass of wine and a nibble at the bar, there is something for everyone, from the rushed crowds of NYC to the dedicated foodie. The concept, to create fresh homemade dishes using the best, simplest, local ingredient. Mixing old world glamour with a modern twist, incognito is great for both everyday dining and special occasions.
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Incognito Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (17)special occasion (10)vibrant bar scene (10)fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (8)romantic (7)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food, outstanding service and a nice quiet atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food/ loud bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was good but because of the loud bar scene it was difficult to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    marimar
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is my second time here and thanks to the service, food and the place we will go again and again. The owner/chef is a gem. The service is relaxed and perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incognito A Must While in NYC
    Peaches
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I visit NY two to three times a year and I take friends and family for dinner each visit. The menu is extensive and the specials are outstanding. The dining room is spacious, very comfortable with waiters there to meet your every request.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastico !!!
    DeannaHeber
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Incognito Bistro is Simply Amazing !!!! Lovely Place !!! Delicious Food !!! The Best of the Best !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    EPR1946VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had heard rave reviews on this place and some of our food was fabulous but overall a major disappointment. It may have just been bad luck but, it was a disaster. We loved the environment and our waitress was very friendly. We ordered wine and our appetizers in a normal amount of time. After about 45 mins the manager came over and said there had been an accident in the kitchen and our food had been delayed. From this point on our waitress was Missing in action. People on both sides of us had received their appetizers and dinners. After an out 90 mins we got our appetizers which were great especially the two pasta dishes. Incredible. Entrees arrive 30 mins later. Entrees were a mixed bag. One over cooked/burned, one raw, one 50% fat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I always have a great experience here. Service and food are excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    OtisM
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We were a table of 10 celebrating my mother-in-law's 70th birthday - we had a very nice table in the center. What was amazing though was the service and the staff. We unfortunately had 3 small kids with us who were all running around and generally making a lot of noise. Although I was embarassed, not once did any of the staff make us feel unwelcome and we were all very grateful especially since it was a big birthday celebration. The food was excellent (especially the seafood pasta I had) and everyone said that they would definitely be back again. In fact, I'll be going back again in a few weeks with some girlfriends! THANK YOU!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Was on a trip to NYC from Los Angeles... By chance this lovely Bistro is located next to the performing arts program that my daughter is studying at. After picking her up we decided to try this restaurant... WHAT A FIND... We were greeted by the Chef/Owner--we asked him to make some things not on the menu without any hesitation he did. He introduced us to his wife, a very lovely lady as well. My daughter is in NYC alone, they invited her to come in anytime, even if she just needs a place to hang. I highly recommend this restaurant to all who are looking for a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Haggis Spectacular!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Our first (but not our last!) visit to INCOGNITO is memorably happy! Gracious welcome, casually elegant & comfortable ambiance, impeccable service with great attention to detail...and FOOD (Jalepena & Lime Martini Wow, Haggis spectacular, Peach/Watermelon/Feta salad interestingly and delicately delicious, Dover Sole divine) ~ we look forward to our next grand experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This place is just consistently great. The food is excellent, the service is attentive without being intrusive and the space is gracious and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 139 reviews are from the Incognito Bistro reviews archive.
  • Great lunch
    CB12
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    If you want a quiet place for a social or business lunch, this is a great place. Excellent value pre fixe lunch menu. Loved the salmon salad. Nice calamari appetizer too. And my friend enjoyed the pizza and veggie appetizer.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food & Service
    BigcatVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Have had lunch here a few times now - the food is consistently good and the service is attentive. Pizzas and pastas are my go to here and all I've had are excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Night
    Mindy
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    By all the reviews I had read, I figured this was just a simple, but good go-to neighborhood restaurant. However, it was way more than that. The food was awesome, we had the meatball appetizer and they were cooked perfectly with a delicious sauce. We shared the Scallops, which I would have preferred if they were grilled, but they came with a delicious sauce and mashed potatoe. We also had the brussel sprouts with pancetta, absolutely awesome. For the price, décor and service.....it is a great find. I would definitely go back there again.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is great, service less so
    gxxr
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    My wife and me have been at this restaurant a few times. The food is great. The ambience also and we like it. We found the waiters friendly, but we were disturbed by them multiple times -- asking whether I'd like to have another drink while the other one wasn't empty yet. Overall, the number of waiters seems amazingly large.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring your out of NYC visitors here
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    As always a fantastic welcome from Paolo and his team for an all around great night. Incognito is always on our list of places to take friends visiting from out of town and it lived up to its high standards on this occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went to eat here with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Went to eat here with friends before going out on the town. Excellent food. Fast and friendly service. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Steef
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Thanks so much for a lovely dinner last Wednesday. It was our last night in NY and we were very happy that this restaurant was recommended to us by the concierge of the hotel. We had a great time and we will definitely tell everyone about this great restaurant in NY. We felt very welcome and we were really taken care of. Thanks again! Ps. Great pizzas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Hrsecrzy
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The location was great and the food and service were outstanding!! Well priced and truly all around a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice local
    SarabVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Friendly owners always welcoming. Nice pasta dishes and fresh salads. Happy to have them in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Gp8793
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    In an area which has few restaurants, this was a great find and I would recommend it, I look forward to going back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmosphere Great; Service lacking
    Disappointed
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    It's a great restaurant for their pre-theatre menu which is only $35 for 3 course meal. Service could have been slightly better. When coffee was bought to the table; they did not bring any sugar. That should have been a given. Beautiful restaurant - unlike some restaurants you don't feel crowded in. Ambience is lovely.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • INCOGNITO NEEDS TO BE DISCOVERED!
    TwiggyVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Many people who work and walk in the area are not aware of this extremely pleasant restaurant that has a large and varied menu. You can have a pretty great hamburger or a full course meal or a plate of appetizers and come away happy. The staff treats you well without being intrusive; they're there when you need them. The tables are spaced far enough apart so that you can hear your companion talk without asking someone to repeat what they just said. Everyone I have brought here for a business lunch says, 'I don't know why I didn't know about this place before.' Perhaps the place has this name for a reason?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just right!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Food...ambience...price....all VERY good! Would definitely return...and recommend to friends. Also, the pre-theater menu is an excellent promotion / offering. Perfect for date night or gathering of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Everything was outstanding. Out host Adriana, was fabulous, the staff was very attentive, and the food was amazing. Had a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day Massacre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I went to this restaurant because I felt that open table had recommended it with its rating. The food was bad, the perseco with dinner was like strawberry wine, it was overpriced for the quality of the food, the staff was playing around, and the place was decorated horribly for Valentines day. They did make a okay martini of which I had three to keep my sanity.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian food with a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Great Italian food with a Scottish twist. Very delicious food and gorgeous space. Thoroughly enjoyed lunch and am planning to return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian with a difference
    Wicklowgirl
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Super friendly and excellent food ..needs to work a little on decor and ambiance and noise factor
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lets Celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Incognito is a restaurant that is seemingly concealed from the outside with a plain awning/restaurant entrance but once inside the visitor is greeted with simple chic decor, attentive and energetic staff, and great food. It is a very vibrant place with original drink selections and excellent italian dishes. Great place to celebrate and be celebrated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burns Night
    SamHall
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We were recommended by friends to go to this restaurant. We wanted an authentic Scottish experience as my husband is Scottish. The Burns menu was nice but the focus wasn't on Haggis which is what we wanted. We did get a portion but it was very small. Also the over enthusiastic wait staff were ridiculous. I hadn't finished my complimentary scotch shot and they removed it. The tried to take my husbands glass of scotch away twice. They were too keen to clear our table. But the owners were lovely and very sweet
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great discovery
    Kitty
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Went for dinner with friends and had a wonderful night. The restaurant is pretty and comfortable. The tables are spaced far apart and we were treated like special guests. The chef came out and went over the menu with us. The food arrived without delay and it was terrific. We all ordered different things and tasted each other's dishes. We loved everything. As we left we met the chef/owners wife who was lovely. She was very friendly, gently promoting the restaurant but so sweet at the same time. We would definitely go back and may stop in for their happy hour, which lasts all day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pastas and pizzas and
    aj454VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great pastas and pizzas and great service! This place should be better known than it is. It is a real find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a nice spacious and pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    a nice spacious and pretty environment. delicious food and attentive wait staff. it is never too loud, and I never feel rushed. They ought to keep the kitchen open late on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    KappaxVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Have been there several Times for various occasions. Good and drink are great as is the ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incognito
    Warren
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Good food, comfortable room, good service, but the cheesy opera was much too loud, repetitive and not welcomed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An off night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    What is usually a good experience at IB, was certainly not. Our group of 7 was mis managed bybpurvwsiter. Albeit that he was 2 days into the job, he made mistakes he shouldn't have, We got wrong orders, the desert menu was given to us before we got our entrees, plates lwere not cleared quickly, waited for our check a very long time. I like this pace and would go back. But boy this was a bad night
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely and delicious!
    JulesnBill
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    We were in a bit of a hurry to get to an early concert. Incognito Bistro provided us a quick, delicious dinner that didn't feel rushed but managed to get us in and out within an hour. The service was professional and friendly; the food quite good. We want to go back when we have more time to savor!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    MLM0987
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    My boyfriend took me there on a Saturday night. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. They were on top of their service but not hovering too much. The wine was amazing. We had the best caprese salad I've ever tasted. The mozzarella was creamy and the dressing was amazing. We split the broccoli rabe pizza and the special- an artichoke ravioli. They were both AMAZING! So incredibly delicious, I would go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My go-to restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    I really enjoy Incognito! They have friendly staff and great food. I especially enjoy the dessert menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incognito is a lovely restaurant
    suer
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I had the pleasure of hosting a mini reunion of 14 friends one evening at Incognito Bistro on 18th street. Paolo and Adriana were a huge help in the planning process and very accommodating to my last minute changes. From drinks at the bar (Diego was a great bartender), to the dinner following, the food and service were outstanding. I would highly recommended Incognito. It is a lovely place with a warm and inviting atmosphere for casual drinks or a fabulous dinner! Thanks again Paolo and Adriana for making it a special evening. Sue R
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate