The ambiance in the interior
The ambiance in the interior room was great - noise was more muffled than that in the room overlooking the street. Our service coulodn't have been better and the food that we had was appealing to the eye and taste buds! We will definitely be back when we visit Manhattan and the opera!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our first visit tothis restaurant
Our first visit tothis restaurant was indeed a pleasant experience. The wait staff are friendly, attentive without being overbearing and the food is very good. A nice view by the windows allows you to watch the hustle of Manhattan go by without experiencing the feeling you are in a fishbowl with people looking in.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was stunned the learn that
I was stunned the learn that the bar carried only Macallan single-malt scotch (which I can't drink). One used to be able to count on getting Glenfiddich and Glen Livet, there.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent, interesting food
Excellent, interesting food and the staff is no considerate and kind; makes a pre-performance meal feel like an occasion in itself.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for per theater, symphony
Great for per theater, symphony and/or opera. More reasonable than Grand Tier Restaurant at the Met and better food.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The location is perfect if
The location is perfect if you are going to the NY Philharmonic. Otherwise, I would choose another restaurant. The food is only so so and the prices are not any bargain.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were excellent.
Food and service were excellent. Noise level was much too high. Neighboring table left without ordering because of noise.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderfully convenient for
Wonderfully convenient for those needing a meal before a performance at Lincoln Center. Food was tasty and service was great.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you're going to any function at Lincoln Center, this is the most convenient spot. A bit pricey for the so- so food, the convenience makes up for it.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is for people attending Lincoln Center events so that the service must be outstanding. The staff is attentive, courteous and efficient.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food right in Lincoln Center!
I hate to have to take a taxi to a restaurant, only to have to take another one to the theater. So, when I first found out about Arpeggio in the Avery Fisher Hall building at Lincoln Center, I knew I'd give it a try. I've been back six times; possibly more. I have a ballet subscription, and now, I can't think of a better place for dinner than to have a great meal (I've never been disappointed), feel completely satisfied and happy, be right where I want to end up, and walk across the plaza to the ballet after dinner! So maybe this isn't a fair comparison to all restaurants in New York City, because the location matters so much to me, but you won't be disappointed! Last Saturday's skirt steak was a feast for the eyes and the palate!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A slow-starter is now A Winner
"Arpeggio" is the latest newest restaurant in the lobby of Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In mid-May "Arpeggio" delivered fine friendly attentive service, delicious food, and at a price quite decent for Lincoln Center in NYC. Its unpretentious, friendly, and the price per person was $67 for 4 of us. (We all ordered different meals). That includes wine, salads, entrees, coffee, a dessert, taxes and tip for all 4 people. There is an inside darker dining room, plus a bright dining room on the windows overlooking Lincoln Square - where it was nicely quiet in the rear of that dining room. We prefer the daylight and fine ambiance at the dining room by the windows. It's a good choice for pre-theatre dinner.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
tops for going to Licncoln Center
I have been enjoying this restaurant for many years and through many iterations. The food is always very good, the service excellent and it is right there at Lincoln Center in very attractive surroundings. I recommend it to anyone going to a Lincoln Center performance.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a new taste treat!
Seafood sausage was excellent. The apricot and nut spread for brioche --a no-sat.fat alternative!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before a concert
We have used this restaurant many times before concerts, ballet, opera, etc. It is very convenient to the subway and buses and we are right there in the Lincoln Center complex. The food and service is very good - the price is reasonable for the setting.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a nice dinner when you are attending a performance at Lincoln Center.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good eatery at Lincoln Center
If you’re going to a performance at Lincoln Center, "Arpeggio" restaurant is a good spot to have a nice comfortable meal before curtain. It’s in the lobby of Avery Fisher Hall (NY Philharmonic), with a view out to always-busy Broadway, seen through a small park. If you arrive at “Arpeggio" at 6pm as we did, you can have a glass of wine or other drink, enjoy a delicious meal (prix fixe or a la carte), served by attentive wait staff, and comfortably get to your 8pm performance on time. Their $37 prix fixe has excellent choices, and their a la carte menu has several delectable items. For a group of four of us in late June, the final tab per person including food, drinks, and a la carte desserts, and tip, totaled just about $70 per person.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant experience, appreciate
Pleasant experience, appreciate proximity to Avery Fischer Hall. Food should be improved.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat at Linc.Ctr
They are very helpful to and if you don't have much time they will do what they can to get you fed before your performance.To enjoy a leisurely dinner I would suggest one arrives 90 minutes prior to curtain.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great,a good selection
Food was great,a good selection of wine by the glass. Located in the lobby of Avery Fischer hall @ Lincoln center.Some tables have a view of the new water fountain.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place for dinner in Lincoln
Best place for dinner in Lincoln Center. Italian influenced menu, with considerable variety. Excellent service, even when crowded, which it usually is from 7 PM when the NY Phiharmonic is playing in Avery Fisher.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
always a pleasure
As usual, we had a pleasant experience - the server went out of her way to accomodate our special requests beause of dietary restrictions.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Concert Table
Arpeggio's proximity to our concert series works so well and the food is great. The wine glasses could be larger, however
we do look forward to this venue before each concert. We have never been disappointed !!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A New Chef?
I must say that previous experiences with Allegro have been quite mediocre at best. However, we ate there for lunch last week and were pleasantly surprised by the food. Not only was the presentation quite interesting, but also the food itself was seasoned and flavored quite differently and better. Makes us wonder if there is a new chef in town? Whether or not, keep up the good work!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arpeggio gets my approval on all levels of dining. A wonderful experience was had by all three of us. Convenient for opera patrons, too.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful before concerts
Delightful before concerts at Lincoln Center; pleasant effortless, no parking problems, be on time for concert, delightful surroundings especially in the front where you look out at the hub bub of Lincoln Center.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This very excellent, but also very expensiv,e restaurant is a great find for before performance eating. I have eaten here for years way before the current iteration. I enjoy the food and drinks and the wait staff that I have come to know over the years. I prefer eating here over any of the neighborhood restaurants when I am at Lincoln Center.I wish it were a little less costly .
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
a wonderful place
perfect place to eat prior to opera or concert at Lincoln Center.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice for pre-theater
In the lobby of Avery Fischer Hall, it is a good idea to make reservations in advance if you want to sit in the central dining room, which is the tablecloth section. In the other section, you will be sitting in the actual lobby, which is noisier and no tablecloths.The menu is limited, but enough variety to choose from. We ordered a cheese plate as a shared appetizer, just enough for 3 women, but would be more suitable for 2 persons.The cheeses and chutney were excellent. For the entre,we ordered the salmon, the veal leg, and the chicken. We were satisfied with the preparation, portions and sides they came with. Everything was nicely prepared and presented. It was a relaxed, lovely dinner before our pre-concert lecture .
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Night at the Opera
Arpeggio wes quite a surprise. Could not get reservations at
Grand Tier so this was my second choice.
What a wonderful second choice. The food was
fabulous. The veal chop was perfectly cooked
My guests praised the snapper and my cousin's
Lobster ravioli was superb. The staff was terrific friendly
and very attentive. A must when going to any event at
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arpeggio is ideal for dinner prior to a concert at Avery Fisher Hall. Underground parking, dinner and concert in one location, can't beat that. The food is actually quite good, though prices reflect the convenience factor. I will dine there again, but only for performances.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great choice for pre-curtain dining for any Lincoln Center venue
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Lincoln Center dining.
If your going to a Concert or The Metropolitan Opera this is a great place for Pre Curtain dining.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre theater spot
A great place to eat before a performance at any of the Lincoln Center theaters. Food , service and prices are right. The specials are different each night and add interest to a diverse menu. They take suggestions for improvement seriously.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lobby dining at it's best!!
We went to Arpeggio because it was convenient to Lincoln Center Theater. Our table was between the windows and the stairway to the upper levels of Avery Fisher Hall so it felt a bit weird at first but we soon felt very comfortable. Our servers were very attentive and the food was just great. We shared a salad with figs and both had fish dishes. They had good wine in quarter liter carafes which was a nice break from the usual glass or bottle.
We would go there again!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Their new menu and, more important, new focus on high quality ingredients and much higher level of cooking. Veal Chops, for instance, as good as you're likely to get anywhere. Even the ice cream (now gelato) is excellent. You don't need to attend the Philharmonic upstairs, but dinner at Arpeggio PLUS the Philharmonic - what an evening that makes!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Convenient for Lincoln Center
The restaurant is right in Lincoln Center. Food was well prepared and presented, but service was erratic. They appeared to be understaffed for the peak period.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
keeping it close
we ate here primarily because the restaurant is inside Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. This was our second dining experience prior to a concert. We were a bit late for our reservation but were seated quickly. Staff is congenial and efficient. The food is quite good but the menu is limited and the portions are small. Cost is pricey but consistent with most local eateries. The convenience
is worth it.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Arpeggio at Lincoln Center
Ideal spot if you are going to a concert or other event at Lincoln Center ...Fine food, very convenient. Our waitress was very good. She recommended a main course that we would not otherwise have chosen, and it was delicious.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good but not Amazing.
Good for special occasions because it is in the Lincoln Center complex. I really wanted to be impressed and I just thought it was Good. I was hoping for inspired food. The food was good, nicely plated, but not particularly memorable. The lighting was too bright. More romantic lighting would have minimized that impact of tables being so close together. I might recommend the restaurant, maybe. It depends.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful Surprise at Arpeggio
Expecting mundane food at this Avery Fisher Hall destination, we were surprised to find the meal terrific. Food was great and service was attentive and fast. I will be eating there often.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining at Lincoln Ctr
This is a wonderful place to dine before going to a concert or Opera.Reasonably priced and great service.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a very nice, reasonably
Had a very nice, reasonably priced, pre-opera dinner with great friendly service from Nadia.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I were pleasantly
My wife and I were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was - not just tasty, but elegantly prepared, and different. I loved the grilled salmon crusted with pistachios. But the food was topped by the service. Our server was Miriam and we noticed that she was exceptionally alert and helpful - not just to us - but the neighboring tables also. Such friendly efficient serve makes every meal a delight.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very convenient for pre-theater
It's bright and crowded but the food is fine and the location is very convenient.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Choice for Lincoln Center
Compared to Lincoln Ristorante, Arpeggio is moderately priced. The food is tasty & well presented.
But, as it's located in the lobby, Arpeggio is drafty & fairly noisy. Not much ambience, either.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place before Philharmonic
Arpeggio is the perfect restaurant before Philharmonic--- good prix fixe menu; fast and nice service; no running around; great way to have a nice dinner and walk directly upstairs to concerts without battling the streets.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pre-performance at Lincoln Center
ARPEGGIO has everything you could want if you're going to a performance at Lincoln Center. Friendly staff, prompt service, appetizing and imaginative (but not too!) food, a place to be comfortable -- especially in the "long room" (don't know what else to call it). It's a great evening when you can go to a concert (or whatever), and start off with a tasty meal, knowing you'll have time for that cappuccino to finish because you'll be served briskly and you're just steps away from your event.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very convenient and good as well
Yes; we go to this only when we are going to a NY Philharmonic concert, and this must be the case for everyone else. No; this is not equal to the top NY restaurants; how could it be? That said; we are happy to recommend it; the food was really very good. One advantage, particularly in bad weather: cars can drive underneath the building from Amsterdam Ave at 64th Street ("119 Amsterdam Avenue" does not exist as a building address except for GPS machines!) from where elevators can take one up to the restaurant and the concert. (There's also an entrance for the Metropolitan Opera.)
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Did a doubleheader at Lincoln Center - Opera Matinee followed by evening performance at Philharmonic and decided to give Arpeggio a try. We were not disappointed! Service was very attentive and water glasses were never empty. The veal chop with goat cheese polenta and brussel sprouts was CRAZY good! Will definately return.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM