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Petaluma
Petaluma

Petaluma Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://petalumarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 772-8800
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH:
    MON - FRI
    11:30AM - 3:30PM

    DINNER:
    MON - SAT
    5:00PM - 11:00PM
    SUN
    5:00PM - 9:00PM

    BRUNCH:
    SAT & SUN
    11:00AM - 4:00PM


  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: CJ Bivona III
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: From private affairs to extravagant banquets, Petaluma's catering program promotes the celebration of Italian Classics and New American Fare. With the ability to create a tailored catering menu; Petaluma offer's first-class catering solutions to meet the needs of your event while exceeding your highest expectations. We need at least 48 hours notice and special requests are our specialty.
  • Private Party Facilities: From private affairs to extravagant banquets for 100 people, Petaluma’s special events program promotes the celebration of Italian classics and American Fare. With the ability to create a tailored catering menu; Petaluma offer's first-class catering solutions to meet the needs of your event while exceeding your highest expectations. A wide selection of prix fixe options starting from $35 per person for lunch and $55 per person for dinner. Plan your next corporate event, wedding, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, baby shower, new baby, retirement party, bridal shower, birthday party, anniversary party, Christmas party, Chanukah party, or any other special occasion with us.
  • Private Party Contact: Eric Wilhelm (212) 772-8800
  • Special Events & Promotions: Planning a corporate event, wedding, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, baby shower, new baby, retirement party, bridal shower, birthday party, anniversary party, Christmas party, Chanukah party, or any other special event.

    We have a recently renovated private dining space that can comfortably accommodate up to 50 people for a sit down dinner and 70 people for a cocktail reception.

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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of E 73RD Street
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 68th Street or 77th Street; and M72 Crosstown Bus or M15 1st Ave Bus.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We validate for Fanda Parking 340 E. 74th Street/ $10 for up to 10 hours
A word from Petaluma
Petaluma Restaurant is an upscale Italian-inspired trattoria that has served the Upper East Side for over 28 years since opening its doors in 1985. After closing for a complete renovation in Winter 2013, Petaluma has reopened with new Executive Chef CJ Bivona, formerly the Executive Sous Chef at multiple James Beard Award nominated Yard Bird in Miami, and the Operations Team from The Line Group that has brought you Sons of Essex and Rochelle's in the Lower Eastside and The Raven in MePa. Open daily, Petaluma has lunch and dinner service plus brunch on the weekends.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Nice atmosphere perfect for a date and the food matches the experience as well."
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "We were looking for a restaurant that would serve late breakfast or brunch on Sunday, but our usual preferred places had no availability. So we ended up at Petaluma. The menu is excellent, the execution was merely good, certainly not bad. All things considered we had a very pleasant brunch at Petaluma."
    Dined on 7/14/2013
  • "Nice spot on the Upper East East Side with good wood oven pizza and homemade pasta."
    Dined on 7/7/2013
  • "Lovely evening. One of my party wasn't happy with a clam main course. I tasted it and agreed: not good. Bad review? No. It happens. Readily replaced with fresh veg pasta, combination of olive & truffle oil with heavenly herbs. We all immediately forgot the seafood mishap. Heh, it happens. Risk taken serving fresh seafood. I plan to return. We all do."
    Dined on 7/4/2013
  • "Three of us had a Sunday brunch at this restaurant. Service was attentive, brunch menu was typical and the food was good. The restaurant was chosen for proximity to one of the diners. I have no complaints. But gIven the thousands of alternatives in New York, I would not rush to return but would try another in the future, for variety's sake."
    Dined on 6/30/2013
  • "Good food, service, ambience and a good price for it all"
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "Enjoyed a delightful lunch--attractive presentation, well served, delicious, well priced"
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "another huge family dinner at Petaluma and we were not disappointed...the fried olives are so yummy, the service was still good and best of all, the prices are so reasonable by nyc standards! we enjoyed the food, the large table in the back and the fact that it did not break the bank..."
    Dined on 6/17/2013
  • "The service was just terrible, we had to ask for water three times, butter three times. When I ordered my dinner, veal parmegian, I asked for very little sauce on it. When the four dinners came out, I could see that there was no veal parmegian. The waiter whisked it away with no apology. He then brought me my dinner about 6 minutes later. the rest of the table was almost finished. It was not veal parmegian, but chicken parmegian. it was too late to send it back again so I ate it. when I told the waiter he had brought me the wrong dish twice, there were no apologies or any offer to make amends. will not go back."
    Dined on 5/29/2013
  • "Have been to area a lot and found it challenging to find a good place for dinner close to Hospital for Special Surgery. Went for dinner during the week and was pleasantly surprised. Has nice Italian menu; we ordered delicious wines by the glass. We ate the shrimp scampi appetizer, the caesar salad, cavatelli and spaghetti pomodoro with meatballs - all were very tasty. The service was very good; and the ambience was pleasant. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/28/2013
  • "good basic Italian - snarly bartender - waitstaff wonderful - a bit pricey for the quality of their food."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "Good standard Italian fare. Nothing special, but not disappointing."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "although it was Mother's Day, we had an early reservation (5:00pm). the restaurant was not overly crowded, but the service was AWFUL!!!!!! the wait staff was extremely uninterested in servicing us. we repeatedly tried to get the attention of a waiter or busboy walking by our table, many times during the course of the evening and almost always were ignored. on a few occasions, someone would look over, make eye contact and completely ignore us. overpriced, mediocre food with horrible service. STAY AWAY!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "I went here this past Sunday and really enjoyed it. The food was great, everyone was nice. My criticism was that service was a bit slow when we were looking to pay and head out, but honestly I prefer that to being rushed out!"
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "My first time visit with another couple we were all happy with our food orders Service was great no complaints .I will go Back for sure ."
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "The food was good and fairly priced, though it you are sitting near the pizza oven it can (understandably) get quite warm. the lighting was also brighter than we would have wished for an evening meal. The service was up to scratch and all in all we had a good evening."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "over an hour until we got a weekday lunch spoke to 3 different waitrees and a hostess. wrong food not any offer of a drink or anything else."
    Dined on 4/23/2013
  • "This is a neighborhood place and I was looking forward to it being good so that we'd have a place to go often. My husband and I both ordered the pork chop (which was tough) but his came with a sweet potato instead of white potatoes just because he asked. After I was served mine I asked the waiter to substitute the white potatoes for a sweet potato but he would not make the substitution. Then when the manager was nearby I asked her. Her response was that there are no substitutions - never! How's that considering my husband did get a sweet potato as a substitution. When I showed it to her with her arrogant attitude she pretended not to notice. I'm done with Petaluma!"
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "Food was very good, service was good, all in all a good neigborhood place."
    Dined on 4/3/2013
  • "Went for Easter dinner. three people . Two of three entrees very good . My roasted ham--fair. Not a lot of flavor. Also, a little skimpy on the bloody marys. If just a little more "love" went into kitchen and service,the restaurant has potential to go from good to very good.One of the best 'spaces' on the UES. By, J Pat E. 70's"
    Dined on 3/31/2013
  • "Dinner was great, service was excellent and the best Buffalo Mozzarella I ever ate...it was like it was made special for me when I ordered it! The only problem I had was the overpowering stench of BBQ. It smacks you in the face when you walk in and is tough to get used to. Hope this helps."
    Dined on 3/27/2013
  • "Soup was a bit salty- we sent it back, otherwise everything was excellent...great neighborhood restaurant. Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "Neighborhood staple for years!!! We love the place!"
    Dined on 3/3/2013
  • "They will only offer the unlimited Mimosa special to groups of 8 or less. I wish we had known this when we made our reservation for 9."
    Dined on 3/3/2013
  • "Very ordinary. Went for brunch. 4 of us. 1 order wrong. Service mediocre."
    Dined on 3/3/2013
  • "Tasty food and excellent wine. The service is very slow, as always."
    Dined on 3/1/2013
  • "Gluten-free pizza was one of the best I've had - substantial, crispy crust, toppings well-applied. Regular pizza was a tad soggy. Introductory, complimentary crostini were perfectly cooked, with delicious sun-dried tomato sauce, so was surprised at below-average pizza. Service was gracious and prompt, water glasses refilled constantly. Popular local restaurant - food is usually top-notch and service is always excellent."
    Dined on 2/22/2013
  • "Really just not a good place to visit. So many better even within walking distance."
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "Food is always good. The service is too fast. Rushed thru than 30 minutes to get the check. Never got the signiture olives at the start"
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "It's only a few blocks from home, so it scores high on location. I dine there often, though, cause the food is consistently good, moderately priced and served in a warm, comfortable ambiance. Their stoned fired oven pizzas are a great appetizer, or an entree if you are feeling it. Chicken/veal Marsala and the grilled salmon are two of my favorites. Rarely crowded, but always a decent size crowd. They often serve a complimentary fried olive appetizer that's quite tasty. (Didn't get one when I last dined there on Sat. Nite.)"
    Dined on 2/9/2013
  • "Always a good option for lunch on the Far East side esp if doing business at Sothebys or visiting at Mary Manning Walsh both within one crosstown block."
    Dined on 1/18/2013
  • "Once again theybare consistent w their inconsistent service....20 min for dessert...no reason why, no apology...cancelled dessert! At that point , who needed the calories."
    Dined on 1/10/2013
  • "this is nice place for lunch or dinner but doesn't warrant brunch which is what we went for. the smell of the wood burning oven for pizza overwhelmed. service was great and those of us that had other than breakfast thought the food was ok."
    Dined on 1/6/2013
  • "Attentive and professional staff. Food is excellent"
    Dined on 1/3/2013
  • "We went to Petaluma as a (grown up) family, somewhat late in the evening on New Year's Day so it was quiet. We enjoyed a spacious table and absolutely delicious food. The mozzarella/burrata, bruschetta and calamari starters were just delightful. Cocktails were very nice - I had a cosmo and it was nicely balanced, not too sweet. The main courses were good as well. Given the vast number of great Italian restaurants in New York the competition is stiff, but if you're in the neighborhood it's definitely worth a visit. We found the service quite attentive. An extra bonus is the cast of local characters you'll find here who have undoubtedly been coming here for years and years."
    Dined on 1/1/2013
  • "My husband, two children, and I ate here for the very first time. I discovered it online when searching for homemade pasta. It was absolutely brilliant in all ways! The pasta was the best I have ever had. Perfect portion sizes. We will be returning for sure!"
    Dined on 12/22/2012
  • "I have worked in the neighborhoods for seven years and this restaurant has declined in service, food, etc. They don't know if they want to be a high end restaurant, sports bar or neighborhood hang out. Service for large groups is slow and inattentive. There are much better places to eat in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 12/20/2012
  • "Our perception during the recent past is that there has been a decline in food offerings and in service, beginning with a very minimal selection of dry tastless bread offered before meals and ending with the change in biscotti offered after meals. It also appears that management has changed for the worse, now disorganized, unprepared and somewhat unprofessional. We have been very regular neighborhood customers for years. I highly doubt that we will be going back."
    Dined on 12/19/2012
  • "This place used to be reliable. Now the food is not consistent. Portions smaller. They no longer serve the Italian bread that was made there - disappointing. The wine selection also has changed. They serve cheap tasting wine now - terrible selections. Thank heavens for the hostess Vesna who makes you feel welcome."
    Dined on 12/18/2012
  • "Everyone was helpful and pleasant from the hostess to the waiter and busboys. in addition, the food was not only delicious but was also generously served."
    Dined on 12/11/2012