The Culinary Chase
This is our second time here and it was just as delightful as the first time (for my birthday in February). Our friends from out of town joined us Friday night and they enjoyed every minute...I know they'll be back.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is not your
This restaurant is not your typical "retail store" eatery. It's environment is open and comfortable, with a great corner view of 5th Avenue. Service is consistently good. Our experience on this visit was great. Brunch was fabulous, and the appetizer unique and also delicious! Good bar, as well. Will definitely return for dinner!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great experience, the manager
A great experience, the manager was very accommodating to my table request, and the staff were pleasant and efficient. I couldn't fault it, everything was just perfect for lunch. Both me and my guest had a crisp, chilled pinot grigio which was delicious, and a good sized pouring (I hate it when restaurants scrimp on that) and I had the baked cod which was very nicely cooked and presented. We shared a rich, chocolate dessert which also hit the spot. I will definitely be going back!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
overlooking fifth avenue; lovely as the lights dim outside. very good service; excellent cocktails, excellent bread basket, very good food. A real treasure.
5/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good location with a
Very good location with a nice view over the 5th Avenue. We went there for lunch. Ravioli and lasagnetta were very good, kids took scallops and loved them, duck with sweet cherries was wonderful, although my husband didn't quite like his melaneese schnitzel. Overall impression is very nice. I'd love to go there again.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for pre-concert at Carnegie
We had a delightful, leisurely dinner before an 8 pm curtain at Carnegie. The service was attentive. The food was very good. My scallops were sweet and just the right texture. The spaghettini was just a little more al dente than I like (and than I ever had in Italy even) but the sauce of calamari, fish and dried tuna roe was outstanding. Dessert was probably the weakest part of the meal: molten chocolate cake with pandan gelato. The view of Fifth Avenue is nice. The only downer was that it was so empty.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been wanting to go to this restaurant for a long time. I made a reservation for a Saturday night and had an amazing experience. Surprisingly the place was not busy and my boyfriend and I were able to sit at a table of our choice. Food was amazing, everyone working there was so helpful with recommendations and explanations of the menu. Atmosphere was perfect for a date, we stayed for almost 3 hours. Definitely recommend it!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never a let down. Always superb
I have been here many times for lunch and its always a treat. The food is excellently presented and always tastes like it was prepared with a very light hand. Very masterful. This was my first evening dining experience and it was even more enhanced and the romantic atmosphere really comes alive. Our waiter was superb and the attention was wonderful. And the food was again delicioso. Thank you.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience
My fourth time dining here was better than ever and I look forward to the fifth!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and quick service!
Wanted to pop in for dinner on Saturday before we went out for the night- it was great. We were seated right away and enjoyed the Armani Martini. Following this we enjoyed hte spinach salad and the scallops appetizers- they were both great. For Main courses my sister was crazy about the eggplant lasagna- she said it was one of the best things she had ordered in a while and I really enjoyed the ravioli although make sure you like truffle. They ended the meal with some miniature desserts including a lemoncello pana cota? It was awesome! Can't wait to go back
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cannot say enough about how
Cannot say enough about how great this restaurant is!
5 star without 5 star prices. Trendy,tasty,and terrific!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best outside of Italy
Our family always goes to Armani when we come into the city. This time I was attending an institute at Columbia University all week. I took two of my colleagues for our only treat of the long week. They were absolutely thrilled and mesmerized by the food from the wine to the sorbet! Thank you for another exquisite meal replete with perfection from the waiters and the greeting as we came in.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was very good. the
Service was very good. the bartender was very nice. I asked for a nice table for two for a special occasion and they gave us a great table. I enjoyed the experience.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Armani's Rest
The italian food is very northern and classy - the flavors of the pastas, meet and fish are phenomenal. Is a constant stop for me when I'm in NY. Great view of 5th av.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stylish place, delicious food
I recently took out someone for a business talk over dinner and we both enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the very attentive service very much. Was I appreciated most was the fact that the spacious room and the quiet atmosphere (without the usual annoying background music found in so many other restaurants) allowed for a pleasant, quiet conversation. The place is quite expensive and you have an interest to go there on your expense account, especially if you order a bottle of wine. But it is definitely worth the money.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a tremendous evening.
It was a tremendous evening. I'd read a number of OpenTable glowing reviews and had wanted to go for some time. The restaurant is physically beautiful, with a clean sleek feel. The tables are nicely spaced and there is room for some private discussion. The hostess was very gracious and helpful.
The waiter was attentive and handled the wine well. His recommendation of Spanish ham, figs, and burata was spot on. Entrees of cod and tagliolini verdi were superb. Nutella gelato finished the meal.
Great experience. Definitely go.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
NY's greatest sleeper
A superb restaurant, as distinctive and elegant as an Armani suit—malfatagli pasta with seafood in a rich yet nuanced sauce brightened with just the right amount of red pepper and lemon zest; branzino so artfully plated it arrives to oohs and ahs, which subside to awestruck silence as each delicate bite is savored. Signore Armani's sensuous, sophisticated style pervades the restaurant—sleek modern furnishings, waiters seemingly fresh from photo shoots, glamorous lighting, and acoustics that somehow allow the energy of the room to be felt, but the conversation at the table to be heard. And the best part? You can almost always get a table. Why? I guess food snobs snub restaurants connected with stores. Their loss. Our delicious secret.
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is inventive and wonderfully presented. The risottos are outstanding. Love the ambiance.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
New favorite restaurant
Please go here! Best meal I've ever had. Anthony was an awesome waiter!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice surprise!
A wonderful evening. Delicious dinner, excellent service -- a very nice surprise! Will return next visit to NYC. Preston and his fellow team members provided a perfect experience!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful atmosphere, great and interesting food, and fabulous service. Pricey but worth every penny
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
The usual perfect Armani experience
Mr. Armani's taste and sense of elegance inspire all aspects of this restaurant's experience, from the food, to the presentation, to the care of the service. You will not be disappointed.
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were there with our 12 year Old son. The food was outstanding. We were in the last days in a couple restaurants in the same price range (Maze by Gordon Ramsey, Delmonico's, The View at Marriott)
Armani is definetly our favorite. For us best food and service (very professional & always serving the costumer in the best way)
Just to add: wonderful design
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
great ambience, awesome atmosphere!
Service, greeting, attention, food, wine, environment: ☆☆☆☆☆.. From the smallest little detail to the magnificent of the hospitality, I can't describe what we felt, it was simply stunning...
Thanks for one unforgettable and spectacular night... Divine
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST RESTAURANT IN NYC // FIVE STAR
One of the finest restaurants in the world (let alone NYC) from a quality of food and service
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great early Birthday Lunch!
Was taken to Armani by two friends, in from out of town, for an early Birthday lunch. I purposely had them seated facing Fifth Avenue for the view. The service was top notch and the food was amazing. I honestly felt like I was back in Milan for business. Excellent overall!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes a is a little gem in New York. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the experience : everything is perfect :from service to food.
..Yes everything Is a must for everyone visiting New York..Have a memorable lunch on 5th Ave!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is an excellent Italian
This is an excellent Italian restaurant, perhaps one of the best in New York and the closest to actually dining in Italy. While not inexpensive, the food is very well prepared and beautifully presented in a very Milanese atmosphere on the 3rd Floor of the Armani shop on 5th avenue. I went for the Prix Fixe lunch and worth every cent of the $38 price (for 3 courses).
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always wonderful! Food is
Always wonderful! Food is abstolutely delicious and the service impeccable - informative, professional & so pleasant.
Very comfortable, wonderful light & atmosphere
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brand Appropriate and Superb!!!
This is very classic Armani Casa. The service, ambience, decor and food were sleek and pleasent as expected. We were not disappointed. The food was very "gourmet" and expensive. The presentation was impeccable. Great special occasion lunch or nice if you are shopping. This is truly an extension of the Armani store. And just like a Disney World attraction, you enter the restaurant in a special doorway and exit through the store. Very convenient.
I would truly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is an Armani fan or just wants a very nice lunch in a sophisticated and unique setting. Perfecto!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular Food/Exec Level Service
The food was absolutely spectacular. Mirrored perfectly by executive level service from the entire staff, start to finish.
The view is well, Manhattan, so it is a grand view of what it is - 5th Avenue, and the cross street at 56th. 20 foot windows and high ceilings on the third floor of the Armani retail store. You should find it.
I took the elevator because business meant shopping had to wait for another day, but the grand spiral staircase was a small additional treat for the eyes as an alternative to the upper levels and the restaurant.
Wine list had wines you want to buy. Recognizable to wine connoisseurs - pricey where they should be for the quality and rarity of the wine and not pricey for more commonly recognized names
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive but well worth it. Food was very good, service impeccable and the atmosphere was beautiful. Fit for foodies, special occasion and when you want to make a good impression.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful special occasion lunch there. We had to make it to an appointment following lunch, and had let them know, and they made sure we were on time without feeling rushed. The menu is extensive but the server helped us navigate it with ease and our food was delicious. Expensive restaurant but priced fairly for the quality of the food and experience. Would definitely go back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vitello Tonato enthusiast
The Vitello Tonato is superior. None better. Pleasant amuse bouche and dessert treats gratis. Excellent service. Professional, pleasant, accommodating and unobtrusively attentive.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
as expected the restaurant
as expected the restaurant is in the higher price range but the food and service is way above other restaurants..I highly recommend,. the service and care of the help was the best I have seen in New York in a long time.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a FLAWLESS dinner for 8 - an impeccable meal! Must try the risotto with truffles & scallops with truffles. The tuna tartare is divine. You will never taste a better tiramisu. I promise you - it is like none other. Great service, a chic crowd, and perfect food!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazingly hidden Italian restaurant
Armani's isn't inexpensive but you get what you pay for: fine cuisine, excellent service, lovely setting on the 3rd floor of the Armani store on 5th Avenue. Pasta can be ordered in half-portions, allowing room for the entree. The risotto was divine. The branzino was perfectly prepared: moist and delicately flavored. My friend's veal chop on the bone was pounded and prepared just the way his mother used to make it. In a word: amazing. I will be back!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only the best
The restaurant was amazing! Cannot wait to go again. My new favorite spot in NYC.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and the staff at Armani Ristorante were incredible. Beyond attentitive and tuned into what we were looking for. They were not over bearing but made us feel very special. The atmosphere is quiet and great for a special dinner without a need to wait for your table or yell over another table. We left very satisfied and will come back again for sure.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a lunch in the restaurant located in the Armani Store on 5th avenue. It was a Sunday and there was a parade on the street, our corner table offered a great view of the street and parade. The food was good - but a bit too much salt and a bit pricey for what you get. The service was attentive but expected more from "Armani".
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kudos to an amazing staff!!
Thank you so very much for everything, I had such an amazing time dining at your restaurant. The following staff members were awesome;
Franchesca Acosta- very friendly.
Ashlee- great personality!!
Amau- very genuine and sincere and quick with his endeavors.
Thank you all for a wonderful afternoon!
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Lunch place
Overall it was a great experience, the food and the service were wonderful
a great place for lunch,
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have never been disappointed
Have never been disappointed at Armani Ristorante. The food and service are wonderful. The design is beautiful too.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Service and Food
they remembered that I have a shellfish allergy, and I didn't have to remind them in public (I hadn't been there since summer).
Prix fixe luncheon was perfect menu. Food extremely high quality.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Armani Ristorante Totally Chic!
Very sleek interior & lighting
Warm welcome & knowledgeable wait-staff
Uber-sophisticated menu & totally refined
Fab 5th Ave view
Awesome in every way!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chef Sandro Romano and his team have created a wonderful new dining destination. The food was fabulous and the staff was charming and perfectly professional. The atmosphere is relaxed yet sophisticated. Our favorite dishes included scallops, risotto, a vegetarian assortment, branzino, duck, and all desserts, especially strawberries and tomatoes with basil ice cream, a chocolate and espresso ice cream treat, and amazing homemade ice creams
Very highly recommended!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My guest had some food restrictions
My guest had some food restrictions and the restaurant was accommodating and sensitive. Our lunch was relaxed, delicious, and most enjoyable.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had an outstanding night at Armani Restaurant. Great food, great service! Definitely recommend.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
High end civilized place. Excellent pasta. Good service. A few too many tourists.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Miracle on Fifth Avenue
Can you possibly doubt that the Armani flagship store would not have the most perfectly prepared Italian food ever? The dining room is lovely and the menu and wine list a perpetual joy and of course service is flawless. The food is not stodgy old style Italian, but fresh, rich, beautiful modern Italian, and it changes all the time. Location is a double plus. No point in shopping along Fifth Avenue without coming here at least for lunch, but a completely worthy destination of its own.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM