Pricey but great
Food is a bit pricey but worth it. I enjoyed the ambience and service.
10/14/2012 4:00:00 PM
I went to padre figlio with a big group (12) a few weeks before christmas. the place is authentic italian, very interesting choices in meat and fish as well as hand made pasta. great wine list.
only drawbacks: VERY LOUD!!! fun atmosphere if you're with a family, but could not carry on a conversation, all yelling. the waiters are knowledgable.
12/6/2012 4:00:00 PM
Great find! Very friendly
Great find! Very friendly staff, excellent food. Staff even accommodated food allergies very well.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Exceptional experience. Excellent food with a diverse menu and interesting specials. Accommendated my pescaterian and non- dairy dietary style with ease and comfort. Amazing service without being intrusive and a very comfortable place. Already planning my next visit.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent and Old School
I really enjoyed Padre. Our group had a wonderful meal. Appetizers, salad, fish and pasta entrees were exceptionally good. Service was terrific. The prices are steep but the food is worth it. The dining room ambiance is totally old school Italian with the family portraits on the wall. I personally love that but some of our group thought it was a little tired. Bottom line there is a lot to explore on this menu from dover sole, to steak, bison and ostrich and we will repeat.
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our party of 6 all enjoyed
Our party of 6 all enjoyed our appetizers, entrees and dessert. The service is friendly. The entrees were very good but nothing unusual. My side dish of mashed potatoes and vegetables were sadly second rate. Nontheless, the atmosphere is nice, food is solid, I'd recommend it.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The wait staff did an excellent
The wait staff did an excellent job of making us feel important during our dinner, for the most part. Sometimes we weren't sure who to ask for, as there were three different people helping us. The food was fantastic and would recommend the restaurant to anyone.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Of late I have been having
Of late I have been having steak here but this time my wife and I decided to go back to the pasta section of the menu. It was a great opportunity to remind us just how good the pasta dishes are here.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
The owner Antonio spent a great deal of time with us explaining the specials and the menu. He is truly passionate about his menu and wine list and gave us a great experience. I would definitely go back as there were so many great dishes to choose from.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, from appetizers
The food, from appetizers to desserts and coffee, and service were excellent. We were informed by the staff that there would be entertainment on Fridays & Saturdays.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loves the food and attentive
Loves the food and attentive service piano player was great:)
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice quiet adult type restaurant.
Nice quiet adult type restaurant. You can still talk to your tablemates comfortably. Owner/manager very hospitable. Overall food and service good, but possibly overpriced for quality. Appetizers were excellent, but entrees and desserts only good. As for my entree (skirt steak), I take partial responsibility because I'm not a fan of olive oil (but I knew what I was ordering). However, the associated vegetables were only warm and I like my hot foods hot.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great foo great service
The food and service were great..... I went with 11 other people and everyone's food was cooked properly and there were no complaints. Recommendations: grilled octopus, mozzarella, seafood special, and definitely the Tiramasu.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service is impeccable, food
Service is impeccable, food and wines are superb, knowledge of the many special by the waiters is amazing and the pianist, Danny Nye is very entertaining. The overall experience is well worth the drive in from Connecticut.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
3rd time is the charm!
My third visit and nothing has slipped an inch! The service was very good, the specials of the day were excellent, and those that ordered off the menu were very pleased. The Tuscan steak for 2 was excellent. We were a table of 8 and personal attention was given to everyone. The meals were all prepared as ordered and presented very well. This is a definite home run for those that find themselves on the East side!! The Father/Son team really make you feel at home.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keep going back
We keep returning to Padre Figlio because you will always get a good meal and better than average service. Steaks, fish, salads and deserts are plentiful and well prepared .
The city offers thousands of options, but this UN neighborhood gem has remained consistant therefore the guesswork is not needed and its money well spent. Old school decor and service ....not for those looking for small plate tapas...
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT FOOD, STEAK WAS FABULOUS
GREAT FOOD, STEAK WAS FABULOUS ,BO BACKUFFALO MOZZ WAS GREAT
PASTA DISHS WERE LIKE MOM MADE IT
CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I hesitate to recommend Padre Figlio because if it becomes any more popular then it will be harder for me to get a table. Although, I suspect that Anthony will always make a special effort to accommodate me and my guests. It has been a consistent pleasure to dine here and I cannot wait for the next opportunity.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Music too Loud
Food was great, but the music was way way to loud.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best steak I have had in many years. Great selection of seafood. Food is meticulously prepared and beyond delicious. We felt right at home from the moment we entered! This is our new Italian place!!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Padre Figlio is one of my favorite restaurants to celebrate special occasions! When my boss asked me where do i want to go for my birthday lunch I said Padre Figlio! Everything on the menu is superb! I had the housemade lobster ravioli and it was to die for! My boss always orders their special black linguini with lobster and crab it is amazing! The staff is always very attentive and nice. The atmosphere is laid back and it is always nice to sit in the enclosed outside area. I will go back every chance I get!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visting from Atlanta
We found this restaurant in zagat. It was a perfect dining experience for us. We ate on the porch. The food was fabulous. And service excellent. And we were not hurried. We would highly recommend this restaurant!!!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant was recommended by a friend and I tried it without expectations. I was with a good friend and it was so enjoyable, the food, the wine, the service. Looking forward to going back soon
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
As it is known, they serves
As it is known, they serves foods both Steak and Italian. It makes us possible to choose wide varieties of dishes.
And of course, the Steak is wonderful. especially its Porterhouse Steaks!
Waiters are ready to respond to their customers' special requests.
They are also reliable to find good wines.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Wife and I attended Padre
My Wife and I attended Padre Figlio, on Friday July 19. It's a great place to splurge and have an indulging meal. I couldn't stop admiring the decor and elegance of the place. The service was Professional and helpful. Overall, my wife and I were very impressed!!!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bring Your Appetite
The selection of entrees and appetizers is outrageous. The portions are huge and well prepared. The waiter was efficient, professional and I don't know how he was able to remember the 20 special appetizers and entrees. They'll customize the entrees for you.
Everyone in my party ordered something different and everyone was extremely happy with their choices.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Meal
definitely a NYC gem and I am glad to have been introduced several meals ago to Tony and the exceptional staff at Padre
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good Italian restaurant
I was in Westin ny and this restaurant is very close to the hotel, very quiet and extremely good service. The food is wonderful and very quiet place, without a lot of noisy. My colleague ate buffalo meat... Seemed good! Good price also
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Neighbor for the UN
If the United Nations works on comity, courtesy, and conviviality, then Padre Figlio should be elected to permanent membership on the Security Council. Listen to the specials of the day, because the staff searches out excellent produce and fish and meat, and then prepares them with imagination, and serves them in a traditional elegance. Located near the main UN Office Building in NYC, Padre Figlio does its job very, very well. The evening I was there, guests at other tables were people who I have seen over the years when adults meet to discuss important things. Like, do you prefer the Branzino with one sauce or another? The staff finds very good, very fresh foods to present with both a tradition and a modern flair. Fair value! Going back!!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite is the chateau briand for 2, and it is always perfectly done, with great sauce. The grilled asparagus is tender. Service is always courteous and attentive.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a place ! Food- awesome-servic
What a place ! Food- awesome-service-awesome . Enough said ! total gem seafood or steak - YOU CANNOT GO WRONG !
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Find in Manhattan!
First, my Open Table reservation requested a quiet table for a special occasion. The host acknowledged the request right away and brought us to a nice table in an alcove.
I had the best veal chop I have had in recent memory and my wife had the Veal Scaloppine Martino which was wonderful. As a prelude, we split two half orders of the special pastas of the day (Black Linguini with Lobster Tail and Crown Pasta with Tenderloin) which was served separately making the meal a three-course event.
The service was as great as the food. The owner came to our table, greeted us and was so enthusiastic about the food.
The timing of the three courses was impeccable. After dinner, the server brought us complimentary glasses of Limoncello.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waitstaff was fabulous, food and beverage also.......
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best.
I had a great time. The staff was very professional. It is a beautiful and romantic place to dine with you significant other.
Will definitely recommend to friends and family
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful evening at Padre Figlio
I had a reservation that I made on line for 9. We ended up having 12 in a room for 12, which was perfect! We were able to eat and to learn more about one another. There was music that was piped into the room that could have been much softer. That is the only complaint and we did not voice it at the time becasue it became something we got used to, Our service was outstanding, as I had expereiced at previous dinners. It was a perfect place to have a lovely meal after an extremely busy day.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
NEVER A DISAPPOINTMENT!!
We eat at Padre Figlio regularly and the food is consistently good.The minute you walk in and are greeted by cute Cathy, the daughter of the "Padre", you know you are in for a friendly, relaxed evening.Tony, the "Padre", recites the specials with such verve, he makes you want to order one of each! The bartender knows how to prepare any mixed drink and is a charmer. On Fridays and Saturdays, Danny Nye, the entertainer, regales you with songs from every era, Broadway shows, and in many languages. Hopefully, when you go, special guest, Julio Cruet-Adrover, an actor and singer, will be there to sing beautiful boleros.The food is excellent, the staff is friendly, drinks are great, entertainment is wonderful and the customers are always happy!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and great food
We come to New York 2-3 times a year and always make sure to go to this restaurant. The food is excellent! The staff, especially Michael and Nick, are very personable and welcoming. We highly recommend this restaurant , it's a must when in NYC.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the service...Michael was superb and the service was amiable and accommodating.
The food was absolutely wonderful.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful restaurant whether you live in the neighborhood or not. Everyone is very nice and special requests are accommodated. The seafood is beautifully prepared and delicious. That night, I had swordfish which I highly recommend, along with an artichoke appetizer.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful authentic Italian Dinner
Great food, fabulous service, just like grandma used to prepare. Amazing menu with very ample portions. The entertainment was just right. Wonderful choice for an evening celebration.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
I met here for a birthday dinner. The food was awesome, the staff was friendly and knew the menu. The graciously answered all of our questions.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a highly enjoyable dining experience at Padre Figlio on Friday night. The service was very attentive and we received a warm welcome from the owner himself. You would have thought we were regular customers and not first-time customers.We will most certainly come back.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots on the menu!
Besides being a lovely place for dinner, with many traditional Italian classics, we found plenty to choose from despite dietary restrictions. On a low-fat, heart-healthy diet, there were lots of options to avoid butter, cream, shellfish (although lovers of those items will be happy too) - our dishes were prepared deliciously with olive oil, lots of fish, special meats like bison and venison, a gorgeous selection of wines, salads and side dishes. We were frankly delighted with our meal, and expect to return many times.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food with a diverse
great food with a diverse menu - steaks, veal, seafood and pasta.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Evening was Great!
Everyone in my party had nothing but nice things to boast about at this restaurant. The presentation was impeccable. Food was out of this world. Service was attentive but not to the point of annoying. There was live music the night we went, not loud or overbearing. Would recommend again and again.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
BEST NIGHT EVER AT PADRE FIGLIO
We go to Padre Figlio often, enjoying the food, service & entertainment, but last Saturday night was one to be remembered.There were a few large tables of parties, all very lively, which made it even more fun.The entertainers fed off the enthusiasm of the crowd, and Danny Nye, a fabulous entertainer who sings in several languages, had a song for every ethnicity. He even had a few words for the Norweigen couple sitting at the next table, who said it was their "best evening in NYC". Julio Cruet-Adrover, the special guest singer and dancer (who also happens to be an actor), had the crowd in the palm of his hands with his gorgeous, romantic boleros, and when Danny and Julio did a duet, the people just went wild!! A fabulous time was had by all!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my family who was visiting from out of town here. Everyone enjoyed the food and the service was excellent.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Padre Figlio @ E 44 th St
Padre Figlio @ E 44 th St was a wonderful culinary and cultural experience. The food was incredible and the service was great!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Padre Figlio was a restaurant selected at random on my Open Table iphone app during intermission at a Matinee performance of Kinky Boots. Little did I know that the fabulous Broadway performance we were enjoying would be upstaged by the dining experience awaiting us that evening.
We were amazed at the start with an impassioned and sumptuously detailed 'specials' presentation by 'The Padre' followed by a fantastic meal but we were unexpectedly blown away by the dynamic and engaging piano 'performer', Daniel. What a day! What a night! What great memories!
I definitely recommend the restaurant for a great meal but I think the entertainment bonus is only available on Friday and Saturday nights. Don't forget to ask about 'Alice'.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Great Meal at Padre Figlios
This time I went for a business luncheon here and had the black squid ink pasta with lobster as an appetizer and the ostrich special as the meal. Both were excellent. The other meals were also the same appetizer with another pasta special of the day with pancetta along with a chicken piccata dish. All were outstanding.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM