Intermezzo
Intermezzo

Intermezzo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.intermezzo-nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129293433
  • Hours of Operation:
    Su-Thur 12pm-11pm Fri&Sa 12pm-12am BRUNCH Sat&Sun 11am-4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Gerry
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can cater private events for up to 80 people
  • Private Party Facilities: Intermezzo is available for private parties for up to 80 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Benny or Ronny 2129293433
  • Entertainment: DJ Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Special Events: NYE Special www.intermezzo-nyc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 20th & 21st
  • Public Transit: C,E train at 23rd/8th
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Lot on 22nd btw 7th/8th Ave & street parking available
A word from Intermezzo
Intermezzo is an Italian restaurant with homemade pasta, fresh meat & seafood, plus sumptuous dessert. Our lunch prix fixe menu is the best deal in Chelsea and our unlimited champagne brunch is the perfect way to enjoy your weekend.
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Intermezzo reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)good for groups (18)vibrant bar scene (12)great for brunch (12)hot spot (10)great for lunch (9)special occasion (8)romantic (7)fit for foodies (6)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Surprising Find
    Kadi
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I needed to locate a restaurant in Chelsea/Flatiron and I read this restaurant's review and menu. I am pleased to say that I found a pleasant environment and a varied menu, and the evening's dinner was delicious. It will be my pleasure to return another time, and try something else on the menu. Intermezzo is a good find, and reasonable to boot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KimballVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our food was very flavorful. The la sagna was tasty. The branzino was filleted and prepared nicely; the accompanying risotto was very nice with asparagus and lemon. Service got slow, without the restaurant getting busy. We waited over 20 minutes from when we finished until we received our bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TOO MUCH IS ENOUGH
    JeffreyGLVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Service was so attentive as to be intrusive. Everyone had the best of intentions but there was no end to interruptions.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fatmanfromalabama
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Drinks great but other factors not so. Would reccomend for happy hour only.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice find
    BarbaraR
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant and we found it on restaurant.com. Great service and the food was very good too. They took our reservation right on time which was important to us since we were going to a concert at Madison Sq Garden.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and a good value
    CAPupsVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We recently ate At Intermezzo and had a very nice meal. My dish (Branzino) had some sauce on it that I would have preferred wasn't on it, but the rest of our party enjoyed everything. The prices were incredibly reasonable, particularly for Manhattan. The server was very friendly and helpful, even though we chose not to order liquor or wine that evening. I found this refreshing as many times servers lower their service if people don't order a lot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for pre-theater
    ZgirlVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We enjoyed a nice enough meal at Intermezzo- not fabulous but adequate. It did get loud and filled up between 6:30-7:30. The dining area seemed a little dark; I like low, warm lighting at dinner but this just felt under-lit. Their prices were moderate compared to many others nearby and they had us in and out in plenty of time for our show nearby. (Good for before the Joyce or Linda Gross theater, etc.) Next time we'll try 'Trois Canards' around the corner- they have a good pre fixe too.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valon delivers... AGAIN!
    RJNYC
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Valon is our go-to server at Intermezzo. He's knowledgeable, personal, and has a great sense of humor. The crab & fettuccini social was great. This is the spot I always take out-of-town guests for a great dinner. INTERMEZZO NEVER DISAPPOINTS!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun times
    SB123
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Brunch was super fun. The food was decent, but the drinks were plentiful and the service was on point. I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The drag performancer was very entertaining. My only complain is that the music was extrely loud not very conducive for carrying a conversation. Perhaps a few decibels lower may have been better. I'd definitely return and check out the show.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • decent find
    eatingdownunderVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I found this restaurant through another website as I had a gift certificate. The service was very good as the waiters were attentive. I liked the focaccia bread (wish they have more than the few square pieces) and the olive oil that came along with it. I ordered the pappardelle dish and didn't find it salty/tasty enough. This is coming from someone who prefers less salt in their food...my dish seemed to be lacking flavor, I could not really taste the cream or salmon. My dining partner had the gnocchi with the pesto sauce and I thought that was really good. The sauce was delicious and the texture of the gnocchi was perfect.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A few diners were so noisy (screaming) we had to change our table twice. It was still too noisy for us to talk and enjoy our food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Exceeds Expectations!
    RJNYC
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Thanks again to the staff, front and back, for making special celebration even better. The staff at Intermezzo is always on point. It's well managed and the wait-staff is well informed and knowledgeable. We had the octopus special, since we've eaten nearly all of the fare on the regular menu. The waiters are always great at pairing a wine with your meal, too
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Groovey Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Had a fun time here with a group of friends before a show at the Joyce Theatre. The food, music, location and service was very good. We will definately be returning. Very small venue but this just makes it more intimate. Everyone was was friendly. Good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New York's Best Find
    SatisfiedinNY
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Four of us arrived from Vancouver Island after purchasing coupons on Groupon. We found this restaurant the best find, ever! The food was of gourmet quality, the ambience warm and friendly and the the incredible wait staff couldn't do enough for us. We have recommended this to anyone looking for an upscale experience at a very reasonable price. Delicious, clean, friendly, inviting. We could have eaten there every night!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, reliable spot
    DianePVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I've been here for large group lunches and dinners for 2 and 4, and it's always a good experience. Extensive menu, courteous, attentive staff (waiter offered my husband club soda to clean a spill on his shirt within seconds), nice vibe (never feel rushed), and great location. Another place I love coming back to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intermezzo
    Marebear
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great food. Enjoyable evening. Loved the 2 for 1 drink specials.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 255 reviews are from the Intermezzo reviews archive.
  • Inexpensive choice in Chelsea
    Tallguy1
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    This pl;ace has been around for years and it's new headquarters are brighter and more "done" it's predecessor . It has a ridiculously inexpensive prefix lunch which is well prepared and good for the price. Dinner also has prefix. Our foos for dinner was good straight forward Italian fare. The waitstaf was very attentive. The problem is the noise level. The place was only 2/3 full and the nose from the bar area and a table of 6 near us made it difficult to hear, can not imagine what it is like when full. If the noise is addressed this could be THE cheap and cheerful local haunt.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DavidMaplewoodNJ
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Had a great time. Food was good and price was fair. Sam our waiter was excellent. The rest of the staff from when we walked in until we left were very good.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nycgroup
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We decided to go with the price fix menu and were very satisfied with the food quality and taste. For NYC, it was a very reasonable dinner option with a variety of entrees from which to choose. We had 4 people in our group and everyone was pleased.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Could Actually Converse
    BuckLaRue
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The setting is festive, elegant and pleasant. You might need a flashlight to read the menu, or ask the waiter to turn up the chandeliers. This would be a great restaurant for a romantic date or a business dinner (in my case) because unlike so many cacophonous Manhattan bistros, one can actually carry on a conversation without a bullhorn. The waitstaff was attentive if helicoptering, but took the hint and followed our signals. Portions were ample. Food was delicious. We were happy to pay $50 for two prix-fixe dinners including a glass of wine apiece. For anyone visiting Chelsea galleries or attending performances at the Atlantic Theatre or the Irish Rep, I would definitely recommend Intermezzo.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Italian spot
    ValkyrieNYC
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I was looking for a restaurant near the Atlantic Theatre Company's theatre on West 20th Street - Yelp reviews for this place were fairly good (esp for the drag brunch on weekends, which I *will* be trying). The restaurant is spacious and airy, in yellow & white, the don't shoehorn in the tables, and has a vibrant bar on a Friday night. A $15.95 prix fixe menu is offered Mon-Fri, and it's well worth it. The service was friendly and attentive without being annoying, food arrived quickly, was well presented, and quite tasty. I was too full, after the Caesar salad and pork scaloppine piccata to get dessert!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice surprise
    MerryVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    This was our first time and we enjoyed the food and service. Good pre-theatre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The food was average, but that's not what brunch is for!... we had an AMAZING time. It was SOOOOOO MUCH FUN!! The drag show was SUPER offensive, but VERY VERY VERY FUNNY and entertaining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Sunday Drag Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Enjoyed a great show during brunch. Really energetic and entertaining. Very crowded and loud, but it worked. Food was kind of an afterthought.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Peter
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I don't do to Chelsea that often but found Intermezzo and the food was amazing. If you like Italian, you'll really enjoy Intermezzo--especially for the price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good value but noisy
    KenwuVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Asked for a quiet table and were told it should not be a problem onSundays, but there was a band and the nosiy was incredibly loud. Of course, we were elderly with three people wit hhearing problems. Nonetheless, good value and food portion.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Intermezzo is a winner!
    pollybrew
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Our party of 7 was very pleased with our dining experience at Intermezzo. We have only praise, no complaints. Would heartily recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Party Brunch spot
    syzenacra
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Be warned this place is not for those who get ticked off by noise easily.. the music is LOUD.. as in very loud! They do try to turn it down a little when requested but honestly the music makes the ambiance of the place therefore as patrons we should respect that too! But as our waiter (I believe his name was Miguel) said once we knock back a few of the peach bellinis we'll be asking him to turn up the music . The $20 AYCD is def worth it. None of our cups were ever empty, it was always refilled before we were able to even take the last sip of our glasses. The food isn't anything to really rave about, but it wasn't bad. The best part besides the AYCD is the drag show. She (Tina) was not only hilarious but she had amazing dance moves!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food & service with a plus
    geminitraveler
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    The restaurant gave outstanding service, better than average food and threw in a cross dressing show to boot. I went there for dinner with friends on a Sunday night and the bar crowd dominated with a show and music going on. So we were a little worried about the fit of our choice but then the excellent table service and good food kicked in. I will definitely return to this happy and fun place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good basic Italian food in
    MehhhVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Good basic Italian food in a nice, well lit environment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the scene, not the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    It is a fun and colorful group and high energy at the bar, or tables of large parties. We were 4 and had to request the music be turned down. The food is so-so, and the service haphazard. Unfortunately, we had gone to see people we wanted to hear speak, and the chaos broke the intimacy of our dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and good service
    SeanO
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Ordered the polenta and eggplant to start which were both very good. Polenta was not what I was expecting but was pleasantly surprised. Both of our entrees were very good. Service was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice neighborhood longtime spot
    gothambear
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    very good food and one of the most reasonably priced wine lists in NYC - $28 for a bottle of Gavi and more. highly recommended
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    GreatNightOut
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    I am a regular because Intermezzo never disappoints! Great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ALWAYS AMAZING!!
    RJNYC
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We go there often and always take our friends and family from out of town, as we live in in the neighborhood. One of us always orders one of the specials. They never fail to disappoint! I had the lobster special on this occasion, but I've never had a bad meal off the regular menu! Quite the contrary! Everything is amazing. Generally, the service is outstanding, too! Valon is my favorite!! If your in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, make a trip to Intermezzo! If your not in Chelsea, make a special trip, as it's only 2 blocks off the C & E trains at 23rd St.! Try any of the dishes served with their homemade pasta or risotto! After dinner, try the tiramisu and/or the creme brulee. And don't forget the wine and vodkatinis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Brunch
    ShamoneVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Great drag show along with food and people. You will make friends no matter what. Due in the evening it's very mellow total opposite of brunch. Great food and service no matter time of day. Love the pre- made sangria
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Octopus appetizer excellent.
    NYFrank
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Octopus appetizer excellent. The pan-seared bronzino was served with just risotto was tasty but lacked presentation- serving a vegetable as well would have added color and improved the entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and excellent wine
    Sgrill
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    Good food and excellent wine lis at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We very much enjoyed our meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    We very much enjoyed our meal at Intermezzo. Both the food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.