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Pescatore Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://pescatorerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 752-7151
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday:
    12:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Kenneth Johnson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Pescatore Restaurant, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is the ideal location for private parties. It boasts modern décor and specious rooms for all kinds of private functions. Our staff welcomes you and your guest with gracious service and constant attention to detail.
  • Private Party Contact: Charles Devigne (212) 752-7151

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 50th St. & 51st St.
  • Public Transit: 6 to 51st St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 51st St. between 3rd and Lexington Ave.
A word from Pescatore
Busy midtown restaurant going on its 20th year serving reliable and affordable Italian dishes such as Parpadelle Bolognese, Chicken Parmigiano and Pizzettas. We also proudly offer very fresh seafood dishes such as our famous Chilean Seabass, Linguine Pescatore (shellfish and homemade tomato sauce) or tasty appetizers such as Steamed Clams, Tuna or Salmon Tartarte. Along with our recently renovated dining room we offer you private spaces that can accommodate up to 80 persons. Come enjoy the young friendly atmosphere of Pescatore.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have walked past Pescatore numerous times without considering to eat here, but last week on a sunny afternoon we decided to have an early dinner at one of their outdoor tables. We had octopus with chick peas, mushroom risotto balls and prosciutto to start. All three appetizers were tasty with sufficient volume for two. Pasta was a disappointment; the vongole was too lemony for my taste and my wife's rigatoni carbonnara was a tab under cooked although the sauce was acceptable. The main course veal with arugula was standard fare but more than acceptable. Service was attentive and our water glasses were kept full throughout the meal."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant. Food is wonderful and the staff was very nice to our 8 year old grandson and flexible with the order to suit his preferences. We will return on another visit to NYC."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We never sit outside, but made a reservation to do so since it's been such a long winter. We had a great table outside and heard the rowdy people next door cheering for the US in the world cup game. Our hostess and waitress were very accommodating to moving our seats to get a little further from the noise, but still sitting outdoors. The three appetizer selection was very good and allowed us to try multiple flavors. The duck portion was small (of course, so are ducks), but the pasta was very generous."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great service, very friendly and engaging servers. Food and wine great as well!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Although the nickname for this review is "expecting more" I could NOT have expected more. Our friends had dined here several weeks before we visited NY and recommended Pescatore to us. We came with my wife's relatives from another country who we met in NY and they were as impressed as we were. We ordered flatbread pizza for an appetizer and would have ordered more but didn't want to spoil our appetite for dinner. We all had the Bronzini (spelling?) and it was delicious. We would recommend this restaurant to others without hesitation. We will definitely visit again when nest in New York."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food is delicious and the hostess was very friendly and accommodating. Some of the servers weren't that attentive but overall was a great experience. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Was able to get in last minute with 8 people, Sometimes that not a good sign, but we must have timed it well cause the place filled up shortly after. Brunch was amazing - great food and excellent service!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Everything was good except the service. The servers brought the salad with the main course. I sent back the main course and then when we finished the saiad, it took a long time to get the main course back on the table. When I paid the waitresss she just through the check on the table and did not even say Thank you or Goodbye."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Dependable and solid, not dazzling. The pizzettes tee are a highlight. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I am not from NYC, but this was a very nice Italian restaurant. The ambience is ok, but the food was very good. I would recommend it to any passers by."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Outside tables on a nice day. Really nice hostess. The sandwiches and salads were good. The fish could use a little more seasoning. The beet salad was very good. Nice day good company. Will return."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My husband and I came to New York for a few days and invited friends to join us for dinner at Pescatore. It was the perfect choice as we had a great table at the back is we could talk and catch up. The food was delicious and I can't wait to go back. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This was a great place to meet my family for brunch/lunch Great location for us. Friendly staff. Good service. We had brunch. I had eggs my family had the sandwiches. They were very good. Mimosa were great I would certainly return "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I took 8 friends and relatives to Pescatore on Easter Sunday for brunch. The restaurant opened at 11:30 am. We arrived early while the staff was still setting up for the day. I asked if I could get a couple of Bloody Mary's or Mimosa's. Absolutely, was the answer. Never a hesitation. When the restaurant was ready, we were seated. The food here is always consistently good. The staff is always pleasant and attentive, without being intrusive. When you go here, you must have the cheesecake. NYC is famous for great spots for cheesecake, but Pescatore, laterally, takes the cake. It is really terrific. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This place has literally been my favorite since I moved to NY. The prices are great, the food is perfect and the bar area is great. it definitely feels cozy and like a neighborhood gem. Great for a date spot, family spot, girls dinner, bday brunch..any occasion. And their sangria is amazing!!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Pescatore is renowned for a solid product, i.e. good food. Excellent octopus appetizer, a rare thing at NYC tables. Very tender calamari (fried)."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Travel to midtown NY frequently and always looking for a good restaurant with reasonable prices. Food was delicious and priced right for NY."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "food was great! I love that they have half portion pastas! I got two different half portion pastas for my entree. It was perfect!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I enjoyed the food very much and will return. The fact that they offer 1/2 portions is a big deal and much appreciated!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "A friend and I tried Pescatore on a recommendation from another friend. Service was fine and our appetizers very good - lightly fried calamari and octopus served in a deep bowl that was a bit awkward. The wine was good and very fairly priced. We both ordered pasta. My friend's linguinivongole was very salty and my linguini Nero was extremely overbooked. Also, if you go early, do not sit by the window. In time, bar patrons will be pushed against your table."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "not as much fish as the name suggests…and the several dishes that I have tried have been very tasty, but quite rich. Not light, healthy-feeling fish type dishes. Our waiter was quite wonderful."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We learned about Pescatore when we saw executive chef Kenneth Johnson on the Food Network show "Chopped," and decided we had to try it when we realized the restaurant was almost around the corner from where we live. Everything we ate was delicious, especially the mushroom risotto balls with truffle aioli and the Chilean sea bass. The dessert was also amazing - zeppoles with three different dipping sauces. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We sat upstairs for the Luis Simas cabaret show and it was wonderful! Hubby's Osso Buco portion was small, but very tasty. Fried Calamari was crispy and not greasy. The waiter and bus boy worked well together and kept the whole room in food and drink. Nice portions on the glasses of wine. We'd definitely go back. No idea what the downstairs is like."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Met a friend for dinner there. Had a lovely glass of red at the bar - it was happy hour so for only $5 I got to try a new Spanish red and that is always a good start to a meal. It was quiet when we first arrived, but by the time we left 2 hours later, the restaurant's tables were nearly full and as was the volume. But no matter. It was a fun Sunday night. They have a great special, which we didn't know about before hand, but took advantage of when we got there - Sunday parm - choice of veal, chicken, shrimp or eggplant parmesan w/salad and pasta all for $20. I had the veal, she the eggplant and both were quite tasty. Our waitress was attentive without hovering. Yes, I will return."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We have been to Pescatore before and this time we were so disappointed in the service and particularly the food that we may not go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our group of six enjoyed our dinner. Any of us would return. dke"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Relaxed and friendly. Very good food & service. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The manager was very attentive and friendly. The bartender was very informative and engaging."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Quality of the food was fabulous. Had pasta with clams--and it was the best I've ever had. Varied wine list. Reasonably priced considering quality is so high."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at Pescatore. Erica, our waitress, was delightful. The menu is good, the specials were terrific. It's a perfect dining experience for those over 30 in the neighborhood. (Many of the places on 2nd Avenue in the 50s are hangouts for younger crowd..)"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant based only on the recommendation of a tourist that we met earlier in the day, whom we didn't know, but who raved about the place. This is a down to earth place without pretense near everywhere in midtown. We're glad we took the chance and listened to a stranger. The food was absolutely the best part of the experience. Everything was delicious and well presented. The waiter anticipated our needs, and at the end of the evening when we said how much we loved the olives and bread on the table, he gave us a little take home bag with another 'taste' of the olives and bread inside. Outstanding. This place seems to take great joy in feeding people, and it shows."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Definitely a spot to go to enjoy the food. When it is packed, the place can be a bit tight. But, if you are focus on the food and drinks (some unique cocktails) you will forgot about your neighbor next to you."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The place looks really dated and is the turn off- but then the food comes out and you don't care at all. I ordered a lot- and everything was outstanding!!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Can't wait to return to New York and dine at Pescatore again. Will definitely send friends there! Small plate menu was extraordinary. and delicious. Pastas were so fresh and gently prepared, just wonderful. Wine was outstanding too. Bloody Mary's top notch. Wonderful experience."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "The evening started well., but the level of service declined as the evening went on. The sea bass was delicious. If the service were better, I would consider returning to the restaurant."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We were 6 people who hadn't seen each other in a while. Restaurant honored requests for a round table and a quiet location. Food is good-basic preparations. We enjoyed our experience. Prices are moderate for Manhattan."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "We have walked right by this restaurant hundreds of times. We finally went and loved it. We will certainly return. Very good food and reasonably priced. The sea bass was excellent. It is a great neighborhood find."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We wanted a nice meal for just the 2 of us on Thanksgiving so found this place on Open Table. Wasn't sure what to expect but got good reviews so we decided to try it. It's excellent value for the money. I had the the turkey that was wonderfully moist. (There was a choice of light or dark meat). There were mashed potatoes, string beans, cranberry and dressing. Not huge portions but enough. Also had great pumpkin/sage ravioli. My husband had pasta w/ clam sauce he said was excellent. They had their regular menu available. Service was attentive and waiter recommended a nice wine. It was very down-to-earth with clearly neighborhood people stopping by--not snooty or pretentious---and felt relaxed. We would go back."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "My wife and I used to really enjoy the food here.Hadn't been back in six months.Last time out food was bland and not very exciting.Decided to try it again.Unfortunately it wasn't any different in the taste department.New decor.New wait staff but food unmemorable.It's a shame the old kitchen was far better. My advice- Try somewhere else."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "While it never reaches heights, it always satisfies"
    Dined on 10/16/2013