Maialino
Maialino

Maialino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://maialinonyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 777-2410
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 10:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday noon - 2:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nick Anderer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our communal table in the private dining room seats up to 22 guests and is available for events and celebrations.
  • Private Party Contact: Amanda Kehr 2127772410

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st Street
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 23rd Street, 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R & W trains to 14th Street/Union Square.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Unique Parking Garage is located on 21st Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway (1 block to the west of Maialino).
A word from Maialino
Maialino is a Roman-inspired trattoria from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, located in Gramercy Park. Maialino captures the warmth and comfort of a true neighborhood trattoria, with a menu that celebrates the restaurant's ongoing relationship with its local family of farmers and suppliers. Executive Chef Nick Anderer draws inspiration from the Roman cooking tradition to create soulful food, reflective of the rich culture of both Rome and New York.
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Maialino reviews from OpenTable diners
344 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (242)neighborhood gem (143)special occasion (139)notable wine list (110)great for lunch (107)hot spot (106)great for brunch (105)vibrant bar scene (75)romantic (73)good for groups (67)late-night find (17)scenic view (16)kid-friendly (13)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Wine, truffkes and celebs
    WillajaneVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Yes it's a hot spot but one that delivers great food and wine Service was a little off - slow to get drinks and then slow to get food order However the quality of food and fun atmosphere made it a great time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DISAPPOINTINGLY REGULAR
    Polystotle
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I thought this place would be better. Very barebones presentation and flavorless food. We ordered a cheese/meat assortment (they're in every restaurant now so why I ordered it I'll never know). This one had 3 tasteless meats esp. the prosciutto, a few random chunks of cheese, 2 pots of grainy honey with no discernible difference and just a few pieces of bread. Our radicchio salad sounded interesting, but didn't have any outstanding flavors and felt like a waste of a course. The tour de force -- white truffle topped ravioli with a glass of Barolo. Great concept but lacking in presentation (just 5 ravioli's on a plate), and a potato sized truffle which the Truffle Master plucked unceremoniously from his box and started shaving. My husband, bless his heart, actually thought it was a truffle oil-infused potato. Where is the ART? Where is the sensuality and delicacy of flavors. This is New York for god's sake. We expected an immersive, amazing restaurant experience, especially from the fame Gramercy Hotel. Wish we'd stayed at the bar and gotten quietly inebriated on those yummy tequila, st. germaine, ginger drinks we were enjoying! Avoid!
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  • The bar drinks are exceptional........
    MaryHVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    and so is the food. We had a short wait at the bar while waiting for the table . Sunday brunch before a Wicked matinee. An inventive, refreshing drink menu as well as the Best Bloody Marys to boot. This is my second time here and the hostesses, bartenders and wait staff are some of the nicest people around. Friendly and professional - no waiting for a glass of water here - while being unobtrusive. The menu provides something for everyone and is delicious and fresh; try the pastry basket - chocolate croissants, etc are delicious. I had poached eggs over brussel sprouts and butternut squash. Warm and filling without feeling its too much food. They even provided a birthday candle for my daughter's dessert without being asked. Nice touch......we will be back again and again........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner and excellent service
    Ctbarbara
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Maiolino did not disappoint. The pastas were done to a perfect al dente. Drinks were creative and delicious. Service was perfect. I was so happy they had fresh white truffle available to be added to any dish, and they'd make a pasta to order using the truffle if requested. I will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Evening to Remember
    fancythis
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    First time at Maialino's and it was a very memorable occasion. Outstanding service, food and ambiance. Staff were amazing in their profession and offered us the best service and recommendations for wine, entrees and dessert! We had the house special Maialino suckling pig and truly enjoyed the experience of fine dining. Will definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends. Look forward to going back very soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The real thing
    Csgs
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We've visited, and enjoyed eating in, Italy many times, and miss the wonderful food. Maialino comes as close as any restaurant we've tried in the U.S to duplicating that experience. The pasta was truly wonderful. Best carbonara this side of Rome. And the fried artichokes were fabulous. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sayg
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We love this restaurant. Each time we travel to NYC it is a must go. Everything on the menu is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "you're only as good as your last meal"
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    i've been to maialino a dozen times. the last visit was the least satisfying. everything was a little off. my appetizer was cold. my companion's main meal was cold. (he sent it back.) also, the service was really out of sync. food arrived without utensils. condiment plates arrived without ingredients. two people tried to clear our plates (we weren't finished) within seconds of each other. my guess is that 1) they had a bad day or 2) someone needs to re-examine their entire service-delivery model. either way, i'm not sure i will return any time too soon. an $80 lunch needs to be a better experience than this.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My 'Go - to'...
    BigFanVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Dining at Maialino, morning, noon or night.... is the best. Visitors love it, locals love it - it's just that constantly good and comfortable. It's where you go to dine to be comfortable and perfectly pleased with dishes with Italian warmth. Full disclosure: I am a 'local' and have made it my go-to restaurant since it opened... for breakfast (oh, that peppered thick sliced bacon with Sullivan Street Brioche/house-made Jams).. and lunch (great starters (artichokes, soups) and then a super pasta, and dinner (anything pork! for me, but unlimited delicious choices for you). Try it.. you will become a regular and your guests (business or personal) will all ask to return. It's that good - and consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic !
    bowker88
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I went to Maialinos based on a recommendation from a friend. We showed up 45 minutes early and the hostess was such a doll and so helpful to keep us in the loop as to whether they could seat us early. Then the first waiter got us seats at the bar for some pre-dinner wine. In those 30 minutes everyone was so helpful and there was a great sense of teamwork with each "handoff". The wine recommendations were spot on and the food was incredible.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A big apple treat
    Mikespicks
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great service phenomenal pasta rabbit stew and had a very nice Barolo
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food in NYC
    EddieDVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The best food in New York. Try the tasting menu. Excellent everytime.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a nice change of pace
    happytohelp
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    My husband and I were in town for a show but weren't in the mood for the usual theater district tourist scene. We saw a good review of Mailino and their menu looked nice, so off we went. We enjoy brisk walking, and it was about a 25 minute walk from theaters, which was perfect -- near lovely Gramercy Park and in Gramercy Hotel -- where we weren't bumping shoulders with people running here and there. The service was excellent (except for a rather snobby hostess) and the food also was excellent in every regard. Their complimentary cookie dessert was a wonderful surprise. Walked back to theater feeling refreshed and ready to see the show. Will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best of the best
    luvfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Consistently a great spot. The staff is fantastic, we had an outstanding server: Joey, he should become the sommelier as well, his wine recommendations: outstanding!! Highly recommend the paparadelle & whatever is a feature item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Service & Delish Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had a 5-hour long brunch meeting at Maialino and it was the best experience. We sat in a corner booth drinking tea for so long and our waiter never got annoyed at how long we were there. I never had to even refill my water cup with the bottle on the table, as he attentively check-in regularly without interrupting the flow of our meeting. Loved it! It's a great place to take a client if you want to impress them and have privacy to talk/do business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice
    Isilouis
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Excelente food, impecable service and good extense wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took an hour to be seated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I liked maillnk! But the biggest probelm was that it took over an hour to be seated even though we had a reaervation and they called more than two times to confirm. So the reservation defeated the purpoae. And it set a certain mood. Otherwise nice restaurant
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    el515VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The pappardelle and chocolate budino were absolutely delicious! Service was great as well! Will definitely be coming back again very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    parrottVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Good entree, but we went for the pastry basket after hearing good things. I was a bit underwhelmed with the pastries. Looking back I would have skipped them and just had the focaccia.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    we love coming to maialino - the service is outstanding - very welcoming and the carciofi fritti are amazing -- We noted that we were celebrating a birthday & they had a lovely note waiting at the table and a special cookie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Good as Ever
    TravelJunkieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Maialino has been one of my husband and my favorite restaurants since it opened and it has lost none of its charm or culinary prowess. We've enjoyed breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, and while all are very good, we slightly prefer dinner only because that's when you can have their luscious namesake dish maialino, roast suckling pig, served with scrumptious roasted potatoes. On this outing we shared silky prosciutto and mozzarella, split the most amazing pasta with veal Bolognese topped with generous white truffle shavings, followed by the maialino with a side of roasted vegetables. The Barolo recommended by the sommelier accompanied the food perfectly. The team from front desk to table are consistently delightful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it.
    Worththemoney
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Pricey but absolutely delicious food. Slightly noisy. Wonderful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maialino
    Voracious
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Maialino has a very active, loud bar area that must be traversed in order to reach the dining area. Fortunately it is quieter once you're at the table (although not particularly quiet). Appetizers (tripe in tomato sauce and fried artichokes) were good, but our fish main courses had to be sent back due to overcooking; the replacements were fine. The wine choices - all Italian and intelligently selected - were commendable. My companion was more enamored of Maialino than I. I do think there are restaurants in NYC that are as good, or better, at more reasonable prices (sorry, Danny Meyer).
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfec as always
    MikeyMignogna
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Tonarelli caccio e peppe is probably better than anything ever, the Brussels sprouts were so good it was weird, and the lamb chops.. I just can't even. The service was amazing (thank you, Jonathan), the host was friendly and fun (sorry I don't know his name..), and the little details... It was just wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    Pedrocostoya
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Once of the Best italiano retaurants al llover the world!!! Italy inclusive! ,!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT!
    Tima
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This restaurant is perfect for any special occasions. An amazing service, delicious drinks and great food! Me and my fiancée felt very welcomed over there. The whole staff give you a feeling that you are very special for them. Definitely will come back!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    lordjeff
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We recently enjoyed a wedding anniversary dinner here and plan to go back next year. We booked at the last minute an available 5:30 pm reservation, which turned out to be a good move because the restaurant at that time was quiet and we got a prime table. The food was excellent -- delicious salt and pepper pasta; pasta with tomato sauce and bits of crisped pork cheeks; fried artichokes; caramelized roasted b. sprouts; and the justly famous roasted suckling pig. Plus desserts. We took home a doggy bag of the pork and they threw in a fresh roll. It is particularly gratifying to note that the service was wonderfully attentive; we felt cared for. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always terrific
    ZigzagVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    A lot to be said for consistency - especially consistently great. The easy friendliness combined with good food is a fresh breath of air
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This place will ruin you forever for food. Nothing will ever quite measure up to the flavors of the suckling pig pasta or the bone marrow and steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great Italian
    lucylucy33
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    very creative menu, lot of pork and sea food. We had a selection of cheeses and salumi to start, it was delicious, very tasty. I had a lobster pasta as main course, it was a big portion, pasta cooked dante, it was perfection. My husband had a spicy pork pasta, also yummy. Recommended if you want to try something different, this is definitely not a traditional Italian menu but creative menu. Service was great. Order happy hour drinks at the bar = great value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuscan farmhouse in Gramercy Park
    BreuklynGrrrl
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Modern approach to dining: warm vibe , rustic classic menu with a twist. Quite delicious, very meat-centric (pig!) with just enough options for non-meat eaters. Kale salad unimpressive. Great for downtown business breakfast - if you're in creative type field.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm Obsessed
    JessBuff
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    If I were married to a one percenter, I would eat here everyday. I love the ricotta pancakes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Once again, I was thrilled with brunch this past Saturday. There is nothing to say other than it is a treasure !!!!! We never felt rushed, nor was there ever a minute where someone wasn't asking us, if everything was ok. I was impressed when the hostess said, "Nice to see you again"…….always a nice touch. I had asked for a booth and when I arrived, the hostess was spot on with the reservation and said it would just be a minute or two !!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Clouja
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I took my husband here for his birthday. It was our first time dining at Maialino and we had lovely dinner in a very warm atmosphere. Food was delicious and served at an easy pace. Will definitely make this our neighborhood go-to spot for special occasions with friends and family!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    RaphanovaVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The place is really beautiful and it's in one the most beautiful parts of New York, Gramercy Park. I got there earlier then my party and, unlike 99% of restaurants in NY, they allowed me to seat at the table, which was really nice. The reason it was disappointed is that the service is way too slow, it took them 40 min to bring the mains and more 20 min to bring coffee. That's a lot for a business lunch. Also, my Traviola arrived cold in the table. I'm probably go back to try the dinner menu, let's see.
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  • Amazing every time
    ilovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    can't say a bad thing about it…amazing food, service and consistent. One of my favs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    Harveydent
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Came here for a birthday dinner on sunday. It was a 9pm seating, only available and that was a few days in advance reservation. They take walk ins, but still wanted to have our regular reservation in the main dining room. Great food, great service. Would go again. A little $$ but that's what you pay for
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    NickVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The interesting menu is what brought us in, the beautiful space, the fantastic food and the stellar service will bring us back. Everyone that works there has a smile and friendly demeanor. It seemed not to matter which server walked by, they were available to help, clear, fetch, answer a question, whatever. We tried a lot of things, our favorites were the seared octopus, fried artichoke, papparadelle, spaghetti carbonara, pasta with pepper and pecorino and the lamb chops, served with a fantastic gravy that required a trip to the bread basket. Can't say which were our favorite desserts, there wasn't a bad bite among the six we tried, but the plum tart disappeared first, so...The only negative is the precise, (read stingy) pour from the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • need new capp machines/baristas
    cdknewyork19
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I love this restaurant but every time I go for breakfast it takes at least 15 minutes for a cappuccino or Latte. This time it took 19 minutes. The servers are exasperated themselves because they say that everything has to be measured and the backup is awful and often people finish their food before they get their lattes, capps, etc. They need faster machines and more people at the coffee bar. It's ridiculous to wait this long.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gramercy
    ililiVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Service was great and pastas are outstanding. My friend and I hadn't seen each other in awhile and no one rushed us through dinner. It was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet