Family style Italian
This was our second visit to Sambuca it is very reasonably priced for the neighborhood. It serves great Italian comfort food and has resonably priced wine, and you never feel rushed.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice place filled with diners of all ages - young crowd, some older folks, very comfortable. Staff lovely.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful meal.
We had a wonderful meal. One of the guests was gluten free and the meal was great. The only thing was the bread was a little hard.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
All around very nice. Excellent
All around very nice. Excellent for family style portions.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Superb service; outstanding
Superb service; outstanding menu and food preparation, including many gluten free choices and vegetarian choices. Very nice wine selections/by the glass and bottle. Service personnel couldn't have been more helpful with dietary restrictions for one in our party, and attentiveness. Highly recommend. I'll be back!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic service, excellent
Fantastic service, excellent food, loved the atmosphere. Would definitely return.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was delicious. We shared
Food was delicious. We shared a family portion of chicken Marsala and a small rigatoni bolognese. The pasta was al dente. We were rushing to Lincoln Center for an early curtain so we passed on dessert but the cappuccino and espressos were very good.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Needed a table for 9 on the
Needed a table for 9 on the Upper Westside. Sambuca was a good choice. There is a lot of space inside and our group was comfortable and had plenty of room to laugh, talk, and enjoy a good meal. Food was tasty. Menu selection was solid. Service was also very nice. Good, fair prices as well --- our bill was less than $400 --- (only one of us ad alcohol!)
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sambuca works for almost everyone
Our guests have never been disapointed at Sambuca. Their menu accommodates regular diets diners as well children, gluten sensitive and vegitarian diners.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gluten free yummy!
Our server (defiantly spelled wrong - sorry) DeePida was great! This place has an entire gluten free menu!!! Food was very yummy and we were given a nice round table, as requested. Will be coming back soon.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first time at the
It was our first time at the restaurant and we really enjoyed it. We went for my son's birthday and everything was perfect. We were even runnning late because of traffic and I called the restaurant to tell them and they were very understanding and appreciative that I called. When we got there 10 minutes late, they still seated us immediately.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
MY late husband and I have
MY late husband and I have been dining at Sambuca off & on for years. I still live in the neighborhood, and have always found the food good & the service friendly, welcoming and never pushy, but at the same time accommodating.Everyone that we have introduced to the the restaurant, has invariable enjoyed it, and usually returned.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Limited Gluten Free Posta Options
First let me say the seafood was very delicious as we ordered off the Gluten Free menu. The level of service was excellent.
Our only disappointment was that Sambucca only offers Gluten Free Tinkyada elbow pasta with all their dishes. When you order seafood dishes elbow pasta is not only inappropriate but just doesn't taste good with the meal.
The restaurant says that the elbow pasta is the only style offered. Also, they would NOT allow a customer to bring their own pasta to compensate for their short sidedness.
Seriously management needs to rethink their Gluten Free pasta options.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable Meal and food was
Enjoyable Meal and food was quite good. Only downside, over the years price have gone up a bit and thought it was a little expensive for a casual family restaurant.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had previously had our orders delivered so we knew the food would be wonderful. But the restaurant itself had a very relaxing atmosphere and made the evening even more enjoyable.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gluten-Free and Delicious
It's such a pleasure to find such a good restaurant that also caters to gluten-free.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our table by the window...Upscale decor with a relaxed feel..Convenient restaurant in the area serving a variety of dishes.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
never a disappointment!!
great food choices, great speedy and clean service, great atmosphere, great location ... need l say more? ... this was my second time dining here and l would definitely return again and again because they really made my dining experience a great one from A to Z and l give them an A++
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very cordial service and nice food. Fun for a party of four or more and nice that they do individual plates now too.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable food, will return for sure
And they serve gluten-free food with a smile! Food was delish, service attentive. Only complaint was that both times we dined there, there are no bread plates. Kind of messy when you dip it in the oil. But that is minor, just ask them (though I don't think you should have to!).
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service
My cousin and I just stumbled upon this place but had excellent pasta. Nicely done al dente. Our server was attentive and he was gracious about getting me a half glass of wine after I"d finished my first and still wanted a bit more. I like when restaurants can accommodate me with a half glass if that is all I want. It's good for them and for me! Our small salad was plenty big enough to share too. Good place!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been there a couple of times and I would keep going back. One of the best family restaurants.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldn't be better
We were a party of 7 after a long day in Central Park. It was great to walk across the street and enjoy the meal. Service was excellent. We were seated immediately and were attended to promptly. Our waiter made sure our childrens meals came out right away and made sure there was a "break" in between the adults courses. Portions we had were family size. Delicious pasta with pesto. The veal was amazing. Antipasti was also delicious. Dessert we ordered Cannoli and chocolate cake. Both were large portions. More then enough for our party. Very pleased and we will return.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food! Decided to try a new place and was pleasantly surprised. Will definitely go back and soon.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite spots
My husband and I loved this place when we lived in the city and now return whenever we're in town. Fabulous mussels (get the white wine sauce), excellent bread with REAL crust and complex flavor, and the best penne alla vodka on the planet. nice wine list, great service, lovely place. Only complaint is the overly loud Caribbean music doesn't fit the food or the ambiance, and is too loud for easy conversation in a place with such a lovely vibe. But love the place, love the food, love the service.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the BEST!
Perfect for an intimate dinner. I couldn't have asked for better service, and the food was delish! I've been before, and will absolutely go back again. Thank You!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Italian spot
This was a great dinner for eight people. Excellent dinner, reasonable prices, outstanding service. The noise level was moderate even with a large number of people around us. Will definitely dine there again.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad I tried Sambuca!
When I travel to NYC I always try new places, and this trip Sambuca was one of my new choices. It was very quiet at 6 PM on a Sunday night, and I wonder if it had something to do with all the construction on the street. The food was fantastic - it was nicely prepared and presented, and the quality was very good. The service was equally impressive and they were very accommodating about my gluten and dairy challenges. I noticed the traffic in the restaurant increased by the time I left, including a few birthday celebrations and I agree it would be a great place for a group get-together. I will definitely be going to Sambuca again!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food , great time!
First time at Sambuca's We were very impressed! The food was great! I would go again. Our waiter was Eddie, friendly and very helpful with explaining the choice of dinners. Right across from the Dakota Hotel , beautiful.
Terramasu is awesome!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service is excellent. Elegantly decorated and inviting.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
gluten free eating
My daughter and I are gluten free. This restaurant had gluten free bread, pasta and amazing brownie desert! We were very excited-it was all relish!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My experience was fabulous. great food, fabulous service as always
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Simply the Best!
I've been going to Sambuca for years and it is a "comfort zone" if you want good food, good service and enjoyable and friendly atmosphere
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always good. Popular with large groups because you can order individual or family size meals. Great location. Comfortable ambiance -- khakis or suits equally welcome. On last visit our waiter was particularly helpful and patient. Great menu and food always very good.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A NYC Favorite!
We've always loved Sambuca for the excellent food, service, and hospitality, and the reasonable prices...on this visit we were saddened to hear that the restaurant will be closing at the end of 2013...we will miss it greatly :(
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Special Guests
Had a work function there, it was fantastic. Food was incredible and they took great care of us
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service is consistently excellent from the moment you walk in the door.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
really enjoyed our dinner
really enjoyed our dinner on thanksgiving...it was delicious...we dine here when my parents come in from ohio and have always been pleased with the meals and the service, we knew this is where we would enjoy a great holiday meal...keep up the great work...always recommend your place
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood spot
Enjoyed great food, service and friendly atmosphere at this local spot. Word is it's been bought and will soon be renovated and the menu changed. Will have to return to check it out.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A find by chance
Looked for a restaurant near AMNH (museum) and found Sambuca, took a chance and made a reservation. Found Sambuca very accommodating after a long day. From the Hostess greeting to the wait staff, very friendly towards families coming in and also adult groups coming in for dinner. The food is very good , chicken picatta, veal marsala, and shrimp dishes everyone said were excellent. The pasta was done aldente and the ravioli was told it was excellent. For myself had a good selection of wines and a bar for cocktails. After dinner, a good selection of desserts and after dinner cordials. I would not hesitate at all to recommend Sambuca to anyone
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
seemed to be a bit short handed
seemed to be a bit short handed Saturday night. We seemed to always be missing things and no one was around. Like forks, a plate for shells and water. Things that should have been served without asking.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went there for the first time and were surprised how nice the experience was.It was so quiet at our table.rare at NYC restaurants .we liked the idea of either ordering individual or family size portions.Orice was also reasonable .We will e back.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM