Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar
Beautiful place and excellentBeautiful place and excellent service. The food is delicious .6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance, service and food.Spent an evening in SOHO at the Mondrian Hotel. This restaurant is at the hotel. I read some reviews prior to making a reservation that stated service was not very good. Well, I will tell you, service was excellent in every respect. Our waiter was attentive and there when you needed something. He knew the menu well and made some great recommendations. Food was very, very good. Wine list is mostly Italian. Would have preferred a few more options, but hey, it's an Italian restaurant! The tables are close to one another, so if you are looking for an intimate dining experience, this may not be your place. But, we found it fun, and actually it was nice to strike up conversations with dinners sitting next to us. Highly recommend.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dining experience in SoHoNot only the food is really good but the interiors are so wonderful and comfortable that the place makes you feel as if you we're dining in your own gorgeous terrace. You will not want to leave! Or course, I am bias since I designed the place but the fact is that they keep it up and enhance it every so often making it fresh and updated with new "touches" every so often.
Plus an added bonus is that every time I go, there are local and/or international celebrities enjoying the beautiful space and food. Maya Lin was having lunch when I was there this time!
A great restaurant overall.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is absolutelyThe restaurant is absolutely beautiful. It looks like you are inside a greenhouse so you almost feel like you are outside and the decor is beautiful. If you go in through Crosby street, there is a great outdoor area. The food was very good. All the crudos are delicious as well as the fish. And you must have the tiramisu for dessert, delicious!!!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful surroundings, good pastaThis restaurant is really very pretty. Its set in one giant greenhouse type room with lots of greenery and beautiful chandeliers. We started with raspberry, white peach bellinis at the bar which were made with fresh fruit and were absolutely delicious. If you're looking for a lot of meat and fish enters, this is not the place for you. However, there is a really nice selection of pizza and pasta. Myself and my friend tried the pasta and there were no complaints. Definitely worth going!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbThe food is extraordinarily rich and savory, and the service was terrific. Highly recommended!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!I would like to start by telling you how beautiful the room is - loved the ambience! The service, from our waitress to the bus boys and the person who filled our water glasses, was very attentive and friendly - pretty amazing. The food was also excellent. High marks to our plate of cheese, nuts, and meats antipasta; the beets salad; cod cheeks; tuna crudo; and the veal raviolis. The entrees of steak and chicken were very good, although we all preferred the shared appetizers more.
I had read the reviews about the poor service and the loud music, but my party did not experience any of that. We did go on a Tuesday evening and it was fairly early for a New York dinner - 6PM to 8PM.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMReally do not have any complaints.Really do not have any complaints. Beautiful space. Service was good not great. Waiters were polite and attentive. Food was good brunch food. Drinks were small. Without drinks good value. With drinks, as we all know in NYC, value worse.
50/50 I would go back.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ambiance!!!! The restaurantAmazing ambiance!!!! The restaurant is really great and worth visiting! The music is a bit too loud for lunch time, but the DJ was the best in terms of music selection! The food was just OK but deserts were INCREDIBLE!!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt has such a beautiful entranceIt has such a beautiful entrance and the bar and restaurant itself is jaw dropping. The food was also excellent had the lamb for apetizer, pasta for entreè4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service,Great food, great service, romantic setting yet well lit giving the aura and ability to carry on conversation. Waiter was informative and recommended a nice wine to suit our requests.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best pasta dishesOne of the best pasta dishes I have had in a long time. Cauliflower Agnolotti with truffle butter, mushrooms and parmesan. Yum. The waitress made a great wine recco as well. I was expecting the scene to be intimidating, even on a Tuesday night, but I guess because it was a Tuesday, it actually felt very relaxed and chill. Nice to have a surprisingly low-key moment at this hot spot. There were no shortage of celebs, though, we saw Emma Watson and Jonah Hill (who must have been staying at the Mondrian since they just walked through the restaurant together) and Ashley Tisdale, who was having a drink at the bar.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was very good.Everything was very good. But it was a bit noisy. Some had to speak loudly which was annoying to others.
The view & the light are amazing.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIsola was buzzing on a ThursdayIsola was buzzing on a Thursday night. The setting and food were amazing, especially recommend fish from the fresh "crudo" bar, the tuna was heavenly.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHamachi and Tuna Crudo! 9:00Hamachi and Tuna Crudo!
9:00 pm Sunday dinner for two.
Lovely experience.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is an incredible restaurantThis is an incredible restaurant with a visual impact second to none. That said, the food is not to be believed: really authentic Italian cuisine. The service people were very helpful and professional, something that is hard to find today. We will definitely go back.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and wine was excellentThe food and wine was excellent at Isola, we had a fantastic time. Fresh pasta with simple sauces and a romantic ambience. Would definitely recommend.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was really goodThe service was really good but the food could have been better. Love the ambiance and overall restaurant environment.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AM