Regional

Regional

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.regionalnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126661915
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday 5:00pm-11:30pm, Sunday 5:00pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pierluigi Sacchetti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Can handle all your catering needs
  • Special Events: Specialize in cocktail parties, after wedding brunches, rehearsal dinners or any other intimate party

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 98 and 99streets
  • Public Transit: subway lines 1,2,3 to 96th street and Broadway
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Easy to find parking on avenue and side streets.
A word from Regional
Regional is an Italian restaurant specializing in THE CUISINE OF THE MANY REGIONS OF Italy. Every single one of the 20 regions that comprise the Italian territory are represented with 1 or more recipes on our menu. We feature a wine list of about 50 all Italian wines(red white sparkling)and a full bar(seats 16) with a great small tapas menus. Other features are a great weekend brunch(anything from sandwiches to omelettes, burgers to pancakes). Our Chef PierLuigi Sacchetti has cooked in many hot spots in the city.
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Regional reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)great for brunch (9)fit for foodies (7)great for outdoor dining (6)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • sweets
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I love Regional. Great spot in the 'hood. Service and food is excellent. Almost always wish there were some less extravagent choices in the dessert menu - biscotti anyone?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Fantastic bottomless mimosa brunch for $6 when you buy a meal. They are very generous with the mimosas, constantly refilling and the mimosas aren't weak like many places. Their gourmet sausages are fantastic. They did everything you'd expect very well. Going to add this to the brunch rotation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant
    padareejVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I eat here regularly because the food is consistently great. The specials give you the same great food and wine at even better prices and the brunch is FANTASTIC!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • long-time fam
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I love Regional. It is my neighborhood hangout. Great food and wine, love sitting at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    Sarabee
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Regional is always reliable when you have a desire for Italian food. The dishes seem quite authentic and are always very good. They have a number of daily specials so the menu doesn't become boring if you go there frequently. The service is always attentive without being overbearing. The noise level is fine early in the evening and tends to become louder as the evening progresses so if you like to eat your dinner in relative quiet, go early.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    very disappointing. haven't had such bad service in ages.
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  • MelK
    MelK
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a fantastic brunch spot and the fact that it's around the corner from my house is even better!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Avoid
    uwsdinner
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The lack of service was only matched by the food. Ordered lasagna, common to an Italian restaurant, and the top was burned. Not just crisp but black and tasted of burnt wood. I would have returned it but with the lack of service I was not likely to get it until the next day. I ordered a common cocktail and was told they didn't have the ingredients even though the supermarket was next door. Very poor customer service. The owner hovered over some tables joking and trying her best but if you were over 30 years of age you were made to feel unwelcome. Spend you dining dollars where they want you.
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  • Overpriced Italian food
    Stumpfer0
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The location is along a row of restaurants on Broadway. Outdoor seating. Pleasant waiter. But the food was meh. My friend ordered the lamb chop, I ordered the tuna steak. Very bland and certainly overpriced. Will not go back.
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  • One of my favorite places
    padareejVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We eat here all the time because the food is consistently good and the prices are reasonable. I HIGHLY recommend it
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little down-market
    morsel
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I went here with friends to have a brunch on a Saturday. When we got there the music was really loud, but they turned it off -- for a while. The food was good, but the seating and ambiance is very fast food -- not that comfortable or visually inviting, certainly not fancy enough for a really special brunch. And the music/noise made it seem cheap. Still, the food was good. And the coffee kept coming. The menu looked interesting for lunch or dinner, and I'd like to try it sometime, but am wary that the noise factor will put me off. I like to be able to have a conversation without effort, and prefer no music to compete with the table chat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow, uncomfortable, unremarkable
    czombik
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was OK but the wait was intolerable. We were trapped in the restaurant for two hours, and they would have kept us there longer if I hadn't asked for our bill BEFORE DESSERT EVEN ARRIVED. I will never go back here, and I will discourage everyone I know from going as well.
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  • Nice Neighborhood Italian Food
    MarkoVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Friendly staff and good food. Nice opportunity to sit outside or at the bar and enjoy a summer evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 284 reviews are from the Regional reviews archive.
  • L8DinerVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Two eggs, one piece of toast and one piece of bacon for $11.... Not a very good value for my $$$.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food is great. Service variable. Once you order they forget about you
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MelK
    MelK
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Overall this place was great. I wasn't in love with their menu items for brunch but the unlimited mimosas was fantastic! I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Inconsistent
    OftenGood
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    In three recent visits to Regional, I had one excellent sirloin steak and two extremely poor ones. The poor ones had lots of gristle and they were quite thin. They had very little chewable meat. On two occasions the waitress was excellent and on one other occasion the waitress just disappeared. One steak arrived about 15 minutes after everyone else in my party had been served. There is one consistently good dessert -- the warm chocolate souffle. Others might be good too; I haven't tried them. The wait staff is generally personable and knowledgable (except for the waitress who disappeared).
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  • Neighborhood gem
    padareejVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We eat here regularly because the food is great the service is great and the prices are very reasonable. I high recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, but not cozy
    Nick
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I was delighted when Regional opened. We in the neighborhood had recently sadly saw the departure of and authentic French bistro. Regional promised to be authentically Italian, and it is, particularly in its menu. All the food is very good, especially the fish dishes. The service is great. My disappointed is with the atmosphere. The room is big, so it's hard to find an intimate table. The decor is modern and plain with hard surfaces everywhere which reflect noise; rather than being able to relax, have comfortable conversation, enjoy the carefully prepared Italian food and the good service, our meal is imposed upon by the din all around. I still like this spot, but not as much as I otherwise might.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Regional dinner
    Datingout
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Very nice restaurant, reasonable prices, very good service. We had the Tuna Carpaccio and Eggplant and enjoyed them thoroughly We both had Pasta dishes and they were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch spot.
    GQ11
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was great! Waiters were very attentive and my mimosa glass was always full!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unlimited mimosas and bloody Mary's
    hipchic2VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    But the service is extremely slow. Do not come famished or you will be waiting and hungry for a long time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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  • AndyVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The food was fine, but the place was way too noisy for our taste.
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  • Always a pleasure
    padareejVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We have eaten here many times and it is always delicious. Their specials are great and their brunch is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointing
    GoodfoodlousyservioeVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I have been to Regional many times, mostly for dinner. I expect their brunch to be a bit rowdy (all you can drink), but the service and food is usually good enough to negate the frat party atmosphere. Good was mediocre. Service terrible (my tea was delivered as just a chipped cup of hot water; no tea bag). I will not go back for brunch again.
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  • Standard Neighborhood Find
    njoy2dine
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Regional is around the corner from my home and I have been going with neighbors and friends for quite a while. The food is always good. The service is always friendly and pleasant and the management is always welcoming. You really can't go wrong.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Best brunch in the area
    padareejVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I've had dinner here many times but this was my first brunch. The food was good and the mimosas were GREAT
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Always dependable for excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Always dependable for excellent pasta and salads. No nonsense- just really good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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  • slow service
    responsiblefather4289
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    took approx 25 mins to seat us even though we had a reservation, once that happened, it took another 20-25 minutes to get our orders in
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Consistently wonderful
    padareejVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I love this place! They have great food at reasonable prices. The service is wonderful and the pasta special on Mondays brings us back over and over.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service
    Peggy
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The food is wonderful and the service very warm, personal and attentive
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great for brunch!
    EwohVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The sausage and egg special and free refills on the mimosas made for a perfect brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    I invited seven friends to join me for dinner on my birthday, and Regional seemed to please everyone. Pay attention to the daily specials that offer great discounts on various items. Main drawback - most of the non-meat menu options are heavily dependent on dairy. It would be nice to see more vegetables and fish. I haven't found an appetizer yet that this non-meat-eating lactose-intolerant person can enjoy.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • neighborhood favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Really good fresh pastas and salads. Lots to choose from. Very casual, but the food is great and the price is right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unlimited Mimosas a Major Plus
    WhatDoIKnowVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The food at Regional was your typical, brunch food. Nothing to really write home or opentable about. The unlimited mimosas, especially for the price of one mimosa is a total win.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Overcrowded
    baron34
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Monday is their cheap pasta night, so crowds are expected--but the restaurant should get enough staff on hand to handle them. Also, bartenders need to check for dregs when pouring the last of a bottle. My second glass of red had grape pudding in the bottom. A pet peeve, which happens at too many restaurants, is that no one bothers to say, "Thank you," when patrons leave. Otherwise, except for the dismal, factory-cafeteria, décor, well done.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always begins & ends with a smile
    JuJuVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    This place is always busy and even when they aren't at full capacity they still somehow look busy. I think it is the overall vibe as a neighborhood coffee shop and its modern italian atmosphere that give this place something unique and makes me keep coming back often, mostly for brunch (the AYCD Mimosas is the best). The food is always excellent and decent portions too, they will substitute plenty for an additional cost and depending if the chef is in a good mood. As soon as you sit the pastry basket, especially the chocolate muffins, are enough to keep you full while waiting for the main course. Sometimes you do need to ask your server a few times for side items or refills, but I always come and leave happy and full and smiling.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    ATVT
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Restaurant is in a good location and has a nice vibe inside. Food is not awesome but not horrible either. Our selection of wine was pleasant. Service has major challenges. Waiters do not communicate well and the service overall was really slow on a Tuesday night when half of the restaurant was empty. It was my first time there but will be the last time as well.
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  • Good Find
    foodievickieVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    A wonderful place for a trip through many regions of Italy. We shared a calamari special appetizer and then had 2 different pastas. Everything was very good and we will go back.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local eats
    Rarediner
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Fantastic place! This is my go to place when we have people come to our neighborhood for dinner. Excellent Italian food - every single dish is very tasty - lots of vegetarian options and plenty for those who like fish and all sorts of meat. Not a great place for kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.