Osteria al Doge
Osteria al DogeThis restaurant is in a great location for pre-theater dinner. The food was excellent and the servings were generous. The waitress brought bread to the table and then I noticed other tables had a bottle of oil. I was half way through my salad before I was able to motion to her that we would like some oil which we finally got, but very late. My husband and I both had pasta dishes. After we were finished, I noticed that the table next to us had ordered pasta dishes and someone brought fresh ground parmesan for them. We weren't offered any. So disappointed about the service and attention to detail, but we did have a good dinner.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Pre-Theater RestaurantMy wife, two teen-aged kids and I had dinner at Osteria al Doge prior to attending an 8:00 Saturday night Broadway show. We arrived at 5:45 and were warmly greeted at the door by the Matre'd and promptly seated. Our waiter soon arrived, asking about our evening plans. He asked when curtain time was, then reassured us that we had time . Every aspect of the dinner from the appetizers to the dessert was excellent. While I wouldn't consider myself a "foodie", I certainly know good, quality Italian cuisine when I taste it. The service was impeccable. The wait staff was very prompt and attentive without being overbearing. After dinner, we walked to the theater, making it to the show with enough time to find our seats and look over the Playbill.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOsteria al Doge is a solidOsteria al Doge is a solid choice close to Times Square for wonderful Italian cuisine. Food was expertly prepared and served with a smile by our wonderful waitress. Definitely cannot go wrong here!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Place in NYI have been here about a half dozen times and love it each time. Very good service and excellent food at good prices. Never make you feel uncomfortable about sharing a dish or sending something back. It is our favorite NY restaurant for lunch or dinner.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPortion so small I had toPortion so small I had to fill up on bread also overly long waiting time.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dinnerWe had a pre-theater dinner here. The location is convenient for walking from the hotel and to the theater. The restaurant is nicely decorated with a collection of farm and formal dining tables and well-appointed accessories. The staff was cordial and attentive, refilling water glasses and offering service throughout the meal. We had two simple pasta dishes, both were flavorful and adequate portion size, and appropriately priced. The meal came with a small complementary dish of olives, and concluded with a free dish of meringues, almonds, and biscotti slices.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid food and serviceThis is my first time at this restaurant. I ordered a soup and a homemade pasta dish. Both were very very good. Service was wonderful. I didn't have any dessert but a cup of cafe latte. I was very satisfied with this place and will go back again.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian with a smileFriendly service, delicious clams and mussels followed by eggplant and goat cheese ravioli. Everything superb! Cannot wait to eat here again.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific Italian gem /times SquareMy go to spot for great food, convenience to theater and fair prices. Try the risotto! Drinks are great too and the ambiance allows you to feel you are out for a special evening!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food fast!My wife and I had a pre-show dinner at Osteria al Doge and had a wonderful experience. First, our server was wonderful - friendly and attentive, checking back on our satisfaction. Dinner was delicious and served in a very timely manner - there was no worry about getting to the show late. We were not rushed, but felt that the service was well geared to getting diners out to their show on time. The table next to us had a young girl who was obviously there with her parents for a birthday dinner and presumably a show afterwards. The staff was very attentive to the child and the family and seemed to make her celebration special for her and her parents. We would return.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOn my list of favorites in NYCJust added this restaurant to my favorites list. Great food, presentation, and love the West Village area. Everything was delicious. We will be back. Thanks.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful pre-theater dinnerVery nice spot for dinner before ( or after) a Broadway show. Just down the street and walking distance to several theaters. Very authentic atmosphere and good food. Two of us had seafood dishes and I had the ravioli filled with eggplant and goat cheese. Delicious and not too huge of an amount.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the second time iThis was the second time i was at this restaurant. The fist time i was a walk in for someplace close and not fill with TS crowd. This place is a hidden gem. The food was excellent, service was great. we be back again.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMperfect. our group all haveperfect. our group all have different tastes and needs for dining out. I don't eat meat and have been having fish all the time so chose pasta with shrimp and either parsley or arugala and was fantastic. Minestrone soup was amazing, different and so fresh. Prosecco was refreshing and was great along with our bottle of Pino Grigio. Our wait person was amazingly personal and she loved us as we loved her. RAMONA!! Would go back in a minute. had tix for Town Hall and perfect place around the corner. 10 stars~!~~6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendedAfter patronizing this restaurant for more than 10 years, it remains my favorite Italian restaurant in Midtown Manhattan -- almost anywhere, actually --- with consistently high quality and outstanding service. I have never been disappointed.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AML always enjoy this restaurant.L always enjoy this restaurant. Great location for pretheater.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMStill good, time after timeSimple tasty food, served by excellent way staff. Perfect for pre-theatre or late supper or any time at all!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-show dinnerGood place for a pre-show dinner, got us out in plenty of time without feeling rushed. It's a big menu with lots of great options, wonderful sounding specials. I went with the lasagna. Portion sizes are quite robust and yet I finished it all it was so good. House salad is just ok, nothing special. Deserts were ok, but the main course was fantastic. Good after-dinner coffee too.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat choicewe enjoyed our meal and the friendliness of the staff . the matre d paid a visit to insure all was okay and he had a pleasant disposition. the chairs were initially uncomfortable but after a while 'notice it.
the waitress was great in patiently repeating the specials. the price was reasonable for the theater district. we ate after the play and had no pressure. the pinot grigio was great and not overpriced.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-dinner findOsteria al Doge has good, solid food with a dominant Italian (they claim Venetian, not sure that it's so specific) theme. It can be very noisy, but if you get there early, it's fine. Excellent for pre-theatre as it's within easy walking distance of Broadway, and most off-Broadway, theatres. We were there pre-theatre. Our waiter was most accommodating, and the meal was quick, though not rushed.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Pre-theater.Service was fast, friendly and efficient. Food was okay--depends on what I order. Overall experience was good and I will eat there again before or after theater.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-Theatre GemOur overall experience exceeded my expectations. I had not visited this restaurant previously. The food was tasty, the service efficient ( despite the packed pre- show house) and the vibe was nice. The seating was comfortable and I was welcomed and treated as if I am a " regular" patron. I selected al Doge based on the OT ratings provided by predecessor reviewers. Spot on.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food as well as EnergyRestaurant is right in the heart of the theatre district and staff is mindful, without being pushy. Fun, friendly environment. Drinks were delicious as well.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant!We have been dining here for several years while in the city to see a show. We have never been disappointed, the food and service is always consistently excellent. We have also recommended that friends and family dine here and everyone has loved this place. You can always count on Osteria al Doge for a wonderful meal.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA treasureWe had a wonderful waitress who was very knowledgeable. The food was fantastic and the restaurant decor was delightful. Would definitely go back again when next we are in New York.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCozy, quiet and delicious.Cozy, quiet and delicious. Good wine and excellent service. Our server, Vanessa, was adorable!! Amazing find right in the theater district.....even our City friends were impressed.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate before seeing a broadwayWe ate before seeing a broadway show.
What a lovely restaurant.
Everything was perfect.
Nice ambiance, excellent service and the food was spot on.
I would highly recommend to everyone.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful experienceHad a wonderful experience for dinner after matinee (2PM) show on Saturday. Food was very good and service was great. They cater to a theater crowd and had people in and out while not rushing things. Would definitely go back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGoing to theater?They do a great job getting you to theater on time. Food is delicious.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favoritesUsually try to make it here when in New York, whether we're going to see a show or not. One of our favorite places, cozy and very vibrant.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEat Here in NYCGreat food and location is perfect for dinner before a show. Great wine list too.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOsteria is the place to goOsteria is the place to go for an unpretentious, yet authentic Italian meal. In the heart of Times Square, it's an oasis away from the never ending tourists and unlicensed costumed characters. The food is always good, the service is always impeccable. HIghly recommended for pre or post theater fare.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTheater DistrictVery good for pre theater or after theater.
Nice ambience and friendly service.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFast service, excellent foodNeeded to make a plane. Really good food and excellent service5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood from Venice!Excellent menu for local foods in the style of Venice! Great restaurant for pre or post theater and only a block off the
ever so tiring "Restaurant Row" of dinner choices. A real find for Italian lovers!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian off BroadwayA group of 7 ate here on a busy Sunday night. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. Our waiter was not the most cordial though! The ravioli with eggplant was fabulous. The special tortellini with prosciutto and peas was also excellent. Though rich, it was not heavy. Deserts were beautiful and delicious, especially the apple tart. I would recommend this to someone looking for tasty Italian in this neighborhood.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Pre-theater spotI took the family here based on very positive reviews, and was not disappointed. We were seated on the balcony, which is a little more quiet than the dining room on the main level. Our waiter was personable and attentive, the food was tasty, and everyone enjoyed the evening. Highly recommended.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOsteria al Doge - Exelent DinnerWe wanted a casual diner with good, but different, Italian food. Osteria al Doge delivered. The food was terrific. The service was prompt and attentive. We had a thoroughly good time.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBUZZINGwe booked this for a quick bite to eat before a broadway shoe. we didn't really have much time to spend & had to rush a little. the food arrived in plenty of time. the only complaint i would have would be to say i would have preferred to spend the whole evening here. the food, service & the amazing atmosphere is a great experience for anyone going to nyc. would certainly return5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food....but loudFood was great as was the wine. Both were reasonably priced. Only complaint was that it was very loud..5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI have eaten several times,I have eaten several times, the food is great. This time around the service was a little laxed, but I never had this issue before.
The risotto milanese, the lasagna, caesar salad, fruit tart and mousse are a must try! The sausage ragu on the pasta is a good stand by.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMYumExcellent food and great location for before a broadway show.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely eveningDelicious meal, great service, close to theater, but not in the touristy mix. Definite return.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood theatre district localeFood was delicious. 4 out of 6 really pleased with entrees good pre theatre restaurant alto no pre fixe meal5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWill absolutely be back!Delicious food, perfect portion sizes, service excellent; main floor loud and active, which we didn't mind but we were lucky enough to be seated upstairs at a lovely table with a friendly waiter who was very considerate of our plans to see a show after dinner. Had 5:30 reservations and made it to our 7pm show with time to spare. This was our first time here and you can bet we will be back!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMquiet dinner in Times SquareAn excellent Italian restaurant right in the heart of Times Square with character, great food and top service. What makes it a real find is that you can also carry on a conversation over dinner which is a rarity in the bustling touristy Times Square area. Had the perfect dinner here with business colleagues5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as usualMy wife and I have dined here a few times before takingin a show. The food and service are consistently excellent. We will definitely go back again.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Osteria al Doge!Been coming for years, never been disappointed. Food is always delicious and well prepared. The service is always good, even if it's busy and they are very accommodating.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWould recommendTimes Square can easily be called a barren wasteland for good, quality food. Osteria al Doge is the exception. Good service and vibe pair with great, quality food at this gem, and is reasonably priced for an upscale restaurant.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPre- theaterWent recently prior our "Lucky guy" play at 7 pm . We were pressed for time. The waiter was very professional and did what we requested in a courteous manner. Food was reasonable- we have eaten here several times, including lunch with kids- loved it!!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM