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Nick & Toni's Cafe Manhattan
Nick & Toni's Cafe Manhattan

Nick & Toni's Cafe Manhattan Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nickandtoniscafe.com
  • Phone: (212) 496-4000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm, Bar Service Only: Monday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday & Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joe Realmuto
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Suitable Dining music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Columbus & Broadway
  • Public Transit: 66th St - Lincoln Center Number 1 Train.
    72nd St - Broadway & 72ns St. 1,2,3 Train.
    72ns St - Central Park West C, B.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Rapid Park Industries 15 West 72nd Street.
    Icon Parking Systems 155 West 70th Street.
    Lincoln Center Garage 146 West 65th Street.
    Icon Parking Systems 60 West 66th Street.
A word from Nick & Toni's Cafe Manhattan
With a focus on local products and seasonal produce Nick & Toni's Cafe Manhattan prepares fresh food simply. We source locally whenever possible and shop the NYC Green markets with twice-weekly visits to our neighbors at the Tucker Square market and others the including Union Square and Ft. Greene markets.


The wood fired oven puts out perfectly crispy pizzas everyday at lunch and Sun-Thurs at dinner. Friday & Saturday nights be prepared for a special treat because, although there are no pizzas, many house specialties such as the Roasted Chicken, Whole Fish of the Day, or Scallops are prepared in the wood oven.


We have a diverse and high quality selection of wines by the glass, and a moderately priced wine list. We also feature a full bar and an extensive cocktail list including a number of house infused alcohols that suit the seasons.

** For reservations of parties of 5 or more please call the restaurant directly.
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Diner Reviews
  • "although mostly the food was good, there were some disappointments. There were five in my group pre Lincoln Ctr Theater. Two salads arrived soggy and beyond SMALL. If you can't be generous with a salad that's not good. Two of the men ordered pasta which was very good ,but again , so SMALL that they were left hungry. My fish was ridiculously small, not even a small filets worth. The portions were two small- they were all like appetizer portions with a big price ticket. There are better places to go in the hood."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Hopefully this was just an anomaly. We love this place and usually the service is good. They were slow when we were there and the waitress just stood across the room and never came over to our table after taking our order. Others did but our food took forever to come out. The first course came out more quickly and then the second we waited for over 30 minutes and the waitress never came over to talk with us. We ate there twice in the last week. Once for dinner and once for brunch. Dinner was good service. brunch was the flow one. The brunch food was GREAT, once we received it. Hopefully it was just our waitress. I am going to give more stars so I do not effect the rating because normally they are a great neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We love this place - it is tiny, and warm and comforting. The food is always great - this time, we had the individual pizzas - thin crusted and delicious and a lovely bottle of Malbec. Our server was funny and sweet, but also most efficient."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Best for preconcert dining in Lincoln center area. Food and service are consistently very good."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "NIck and Tony's is consistently great! The location is central to Lincoln Center and some wonderful shopping. The restaurant provides excellent food and service. I recommend it to everyone who chooses to dine in that particular part of the city."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I love living in this neighborhood but the restaurants cater to diners with deep pockets and taste buds that haven't worked in years. If it's expensive and you don't have to turn down the music or switch tables three times to move away from the air conditioning/kitchen/restroom then I guess it's acceptable. This was our fourth visit to Nick and Toni's and the same condescending server taking too many tables while the server that greeted us stayed at the bar to drink after his shift was enough of this joint. Price point floats around $100 a person if you order ala carte with drinks and I regret being too lazy to travel 25 blocks for a place that cares."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Attentive service and good food. Out in time for performance at Lincoln Center."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We are satisfied repeat customers. They make the best vodka gimlet in town. The fish dishes are excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Professional service and tasty cuisine at reasonable prices for Lincoln Center area."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I love going there with friends it alone. It is a respectful experience -- not jazzy, friendly, good and reliable menu. Great coffee. Never feel rushed."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This friendly Italian restaurant has excellent food, a pizza bar, small tapas if you just want something small before the movies or theater. The service is friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is also convivial. We enjoyed our experience before the theater."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Caters to tourists. Convenience to Lincoln Center is its main asset. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Had a great meal with great service in a relaxed and intimate environment. Great for a catch-up with a friend."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We made a last minute reservation through Open Table and it worked out great. The restaurant was expecting us and we had a lovely meal. Very nice menu and the pre fixe dinner was excellent. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good meal in the Lincoln Center area."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Will return for the muscles! But a little rushed towards the end.. Sees like our dinner was timed..."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Nick and Toni's is always a hit. Tonight the whole Bronzino was cooked to perfection. The skin was nicely crisp while the meat was tender and moist. What a wonderful choice! The 40$ price fix 3 course dinner is a wonderful choice when you are hungry and ready to eat. Here or in the East Hampton, a lovely place to go."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food is consistently good as is the service. The location can't be beat either for Lincoln Center or simply in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This restaurant was a real disappointment. Food was only fair, no specials, and the service was non-existent. Asked for bread, none came throughout the meal; our waiter never returned to ask if anything was needed...took two requests for salt to be brought. Not a place I would return to or recommend. Too bad, it's in a great location."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My daughter introduced me to Nick & Toni's some years ago. It never disappoints. My cousin and I treated my sister to lunch before an afternoon concert. No rush, no fuss. Just delicious food and fine companionship. I have been advised to reduce coffee intake. I cannot pass up the GOOD coffee they serve."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I reserved this restaurant for dinner after a Graduation event held at Lincoln Center. I started to become worried as the event went on further than anticipated. I was pleasantly surprised when I called the restaurant and was told they would hold our reservation. I admit that I expected a cursory aloof response since it was Manhattan...it was the opposite...friendly and engaging. We ate at a leisurely pace, two very nice waiters and even a visit from the Manager. The oven roasted chicken was tender and flavorful. The tartufa dessert outstanding. Great atmosphere with large windows looking out on the bustling street. Pasta dishes were well prepared."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I'll admit that Nick and Toni's is convenient to Lincoln Center. This is the main attraction of the restaurant.The food and the wine were overpriced and fair to good. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The noise level was way to much. Not a place for a date."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Food is great! Waiters are incredibly helpful, funny, and attentive. Have the zucchini chips. Just like hamptons without the wait. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Good service but the food is very mediocre. They do get you out in plenty of time to get to a performance at Lincoln Center. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The ceiling border mural is beautiful. The selections on the menu are off the beaten track but never strange for strange sake. Unusual fish choices. The lightness of Mediterranean but a filling and elegant meal. Convenient to Lincoln Center and film houses."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "we have been going to Nick & toni's for years and have always have always had a great meal and very good service...It is our go to place for Lincoln center ..It has the best chicken dinner on the planet..."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The restaurant had a modest problem in completing our meal at the requested hour....but in all fairness, when it was brought to their attention, they worked very hard to remedy the problem. And all in all, we were very satified with the menu and preparation. Our service was knowledgeable and attentive, and was clearly instrumental in getting our food served quickly so that we could get to our concert."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Pizza was recommended but a snooty waiter who required humoring told us only Monday -Thursday. We were in a hurry so ordered a mediocre dinner which was insanely overpriced for Manhattan. $14 for lousy Caesar salad, wine by the half glass $14 and a not very tasty pasta dish that was around $29. One of the most overpriced and useless dinners I have had in a long time. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A lovely little place near Lincoln Center. Good food, nice staff, reasonable prices. It is a wonderful option for pre-opera dinner. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. Great service, selection and perfect wine suggestion. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Intimate friendly place to have an interesting and tasty meal before a short walk back to Lincoln Center. Favorites regularly on the menu along with new and creative dishes fun to try. Knowledgeable waiters and a watchful maître d keep the place humming but still relaxed. We go often!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed a different menu than I recalled. Maintained old favorites but with new additions like Monkfish Osso Buco and Antelope. I never miss at least one visit when in town. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "my go to restaurant when in the neighborhood and never disappointed"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "It is nice to have a neighborhood place that is convenient and has good food and nice atmosphere and reasonably priced ----and that is what Nick & Toni's is for us....we can drop in and most often get seated ( except at pre theatre times) and have a pleasant meal without pretension ...we like it ."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed a good pizza here after a show at Lincoln Center. It was not crowded and the waiter was cute!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Food was great, service was even better. This is a small restaurant, so it is not the place for a romantic dinner, but go there for the food!!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The waiter explained when the inspector came they had organic greens soaking in water and he didn't like that so were given a "B" rating. They are fighting it. We tried a pasta dish for starters. We heard about the roasted tomato sauce on "Barefoot Contessa" and followed it with eggplant and mozzarella paninis and salad. Varied wine list. Very happy with our choices."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Three of us had lunch after the concert and were charmed by your cozy little restaurant. One ordered a frittata, it was very large and just o'k. Another ordered grilled octopus and it was so tough that they took it back and gave her something else. I ordered a delicious grilled cauliflower salad, but was so small that I asked for some grilled toast to fill me up. The toast was the best. The luncheon portions were inconsistent, you never knew what size you were getting, they were all different and yet, they were lunch portions."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Nice job getting dinner out in time for show at Lincoln Center"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I teach at Juilliard, and Nick and Toni's is my favorite place to meet friends after work. I'm always surprised that more people do t know about it. It's warm in hospitality and ambiance, the food is good, and you never feel rushed."
    Dined on 4/4/2014