Food is consistently excellent
Food is consistently excellent at this restaurant. While service has fluctuated over time, my most recent visits have been excellent as the staff has stepped up its efforts to make us feel welcome.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
If you want to eat in a classic Italian Mafia style setting and eat the best Italian food in NY this is the place.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and attentive service
Fantastic food and great service. Highly recommended. We had a wonderful evening and couldn't be happier with the food and service.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb food and service!
Outstanding food and impeccable service. You're never rushed and always have a wonderful relaxing meal. Tables are spaced nicely apart. One of my favorites
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Octopus has never been one of my favorites until now. It was cooked to perfection. If you are not a fan or have never tried it, try it. You won't be disappointed. Everything else we had was just as good. We will return.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I arranged a client lunch at Degrezia. I wanted good food, an opportunity to talk without a lot of interference or noise, and a central location. Degrezia came through on all counts. This is not a cheap lunch, but the value is good and all plates were clean. The service staf is excellent and totally responsive. I would return often for business lunch.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Italian cuisine.
It did not disappoint. The food, service and ambiance were all superb.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
(+) We liked the food, the
(+) We liked the food, the wine, the ambince and the service very much: good, plain, italian food.
(-) fish of the day (monkfish) was good, however it was crumbled too much.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a little gem. found it by searching for Zagat rated restaurants in the area. The salad with pears and gorgonzola was to die for..the best I ever had and the ravioli w/ shrimp n lobster (apptetizer size is a choice!) was awesome. Formal yet very charming and comfortable.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a small, intimate setting, elegantly charming. All of the appetizers and main courses in our party of 6 were well received. I had the special of the evening which was a whole roasted Bronzino presented to the table and then taken away to filet. It was outstanding! Fresh, flavorful and lightly sauced. I was a bit concerned that a whole fish would be too large of a portion but it was perfect. The wait staff was attentive but not hovering, and responded quickly and enthusiastically to requests. Great special occasion destination.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Five of us from the office went for a weekday birthday lunch. Perfect place - great food, attentive service and quiet atmosphere for easy conversation. Far enough away from Park Ave. to enjoy a somewhat isolated location resulting in a semi-private dining room feel. But the food and service are top notch and the prices are in line with the quality delivered. Highly recommend.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find in MIdtown
Degrezia offers a rare combination: fantastic food in a setting where conversations can occur without shouting to be heard. The service was first rate, too. This isn't the place to see the New York hipster crowd, but Degrezia is ideal for having great Italian food in a pleasant ambience.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
great find in nyc
Wonderful restaurant with authentic food and atmosphere!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Favorite for over 25 years
Consistently great food, service and ambiance
Every new guest we have taken over 25 years falls in love with the place
Every one we have taken, goes back on thier own and looks forwad to going back with us.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
First visit based on the number of high reviews from other diners and it was definitely worth it. It is on a side street, so you probably wouldn't ever stumble onto it, but the food, wine and service was very nice. The wine selection had a good variety of Italian wines including a few very reasonable Amarone choices. I had the quail suffed with Italian sausage, which I would highly recommend. The antipasti cured meat and cheese starter was also a hit with the table. There are so many great choices in New York city, but this one is definitely worth a visit.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A neighborhood favorite
While in New York, we returned to a friend's favorite spot. She couldn't stop raving about the food and service. And our experience tonight didn't disappoint. The service was top-notch as every need was anticipated. The food was extremely high-quality and the room was beautiful. It was clear from the other guests that this wasn't a "tourist" find but a cherished neighborhood tradition with food to match.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there on our first date and go on the anniversary of that date and it never fails to be a great experience.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely evening here. The food was excellent and he wine list a great compliment. Will definitely return.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service (as always).
Outstanding service (as always). This was my fifth or sixth trip to this restaurant and the food just keeps getting better!!! No doubt why it has been around for so long.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, fantastic service
The food and service here are always terrific. It is a nice quiet place for a business dinner. The specials are uniformly outstanding. Will definitely be back. Highly recommended.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our place to go from now on
Finally an old Italian ambience as soon as you walk in. The last time we were here was about three months ago. We came back the other night and the greeting is back. As we were seated, Degrezia's new management, introduced himself and went through the menu of food and wine. We were flabbergasted, as we did not notice before the amazing foods before. We let Mario dine us with a starter of the Quaglie Farcite (quail) and the Polpo. I am from Tuscany, so he brought out a savory bottle of wine from the Tuscany Region. WOW!!! Went perfect. We also split a portion of the homemade pappardelle pasta with the most mouth watering wild boar sauce. Of course, we had to have a couple of more of the bottles to satify the appetizing cuisine. A++
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
elegant romantic dining
as a regular customer I can say that the food is exceptional, very fresh, tasty
an overused phrase is "old school" New York but that is how I look at it - elegant formal dining, rather expensive but worth it
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the Best Restaurants in NYC
This is a neighborhood gem, hidden away on a quiet street. But don’t let that fool you ... this place is awesome. The food and service are impeccable and the specials are always delicious, as is the regular menu. I have a lot of food allergies (gluten free, dairy free, onions, and garlic) and DeGrezia accommodates me with ease. They make everything fresh and from scratch and can make me pretty much anything from the menu or the specials to accommodate my allergies.
I have been here for both business and personal dinners and lunches and the quality of food and service is consistently outstanding. This is a great spot of a romantic dinner and for larger size parties, as they have private dining rooms available.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my first review ever, but I felt compelled to write about this restaurant. I have been working in Midtown for over two years now, and I was shocked that I have never eaten at Degrezia! On a whim of a recommendation from someone, I took 5 of my girlfriends to dinner there. We had no idea what to expect. When you first enter the restaurant, you are transported into a romantic, beautiful old world setting. The food was beyond AMAZING! From the burrata cheese/tomato and the lamb meatball appetizers to the duck dinner special, every person at every table looked like they were eating a piece of heaven. The wine selection enhanced an already fabulous meal, and the service was impeccable. This is such a diamond of a find!!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely a 5 star restaurant. Service was excellent and food was outstanding.
I've been to this restaurant now over ten times and loved it every time.
Held a group dinner, tool my girl friend, took my colleagues and they all liked it. No regret,
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loving this Place!!!
The sweet bread is to die for, a must. The bar is now open if you like to come in earlier. Everything was excellent and fantastic.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was beautifully prepared
The food was beautifully prepared and presented. The service was excellent.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
DeGrezia is a wonderful Italian
DeGrezia is a wonderful Italian restaurant. The menu options are always varied, with seasonal changes throughout the year and innovative items. The food is well prepared and presented. The wait staff is friendly, attentive and helpful, always willing to accommodate special requests. I look forward to dinner at DeGrezia whenever I'm in New York.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beat our expectations
We absolutely loved Degrezia Restaurant. The ambience was quaint, romantic, not to loud. The food was amazing and the service was top notch. This is a small restaurant and it was perfect. We will definitely go back when in NYC again.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
fabulous Italian rest
this gem is a quaint romantic spot that offers everything i look for in a restaurant. 5 star service, and food with great wines to match. kid friendly and a notch above the rest makes it a truly memorable experience
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner was delicious. I previously had a rehearsal dinner there for my daughter and that was wonderful as well.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met expectations for NYC Italian
Great overall dining experience with authentic Northern Italy fare served by real Italians who see to your every need! Definitely recommended for you!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly top notch
Really a delicious meal - outstanding service too. I will definitely eat here again soon.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice food; so-so service
The food here was quite good, if not exciting, and very well executed. The service Captain was curt and unwelcoming and overall a downer, but the rest of the staff were pleasant and reliable.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time I have visited this restaurant ane each time I find it amazing. I will always try t o come here in the future while visiting New York.
Everything our group ordered was delicious!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a two to four person
Great for a two to four person business lunch. Food was excellent, ambiance had a European flair and service personnel were attentive, freindly but not intrusive. Restaurant was cozy and condusive to conversation.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth a visit!
Excellent restaurant with outstanding food and impeccable service.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well prepared, excellent dishes. Many unique to this restaurant. Informative, attentive staff.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good food
The special, Branzini was fresh and nicely prepared.
The veal was very tender and also nicely prepared.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this restaurant! Is my favorite restaurant in New York. The ambience is elegant and cozy, the people so kind and helpful, they know exactly what to ofer to you! And well the food is great and fresh and they have a very good wine list also!!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always excellent food at DEGREZIA (and isn't that the main concern when one pays to dine?). Whereas the more visible jacketed wait staff have an air of snobbishness that one gets used to after a few visits, the 'help' staff are efficient and almost invisible when clearing plates and pouring water, etc. Our reunion table of four arrived at 7pm and were allowed to sit and gab over cappuccinos and liqueurs until closing time without feeling any pressure to vacate our table. Much appreciated. But don't forget the best reason to visit this 'ristorante'... the food!!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was fantastic. Quiet
Food was fantastic. Quiet noise level. Good lighting. This was an excellent find.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
DeGrezia's is a wonderful Italian restaurant. It's not loud or noisy and the wait staff and owners are wonderful people. Service is always excellent, the food is always wonderful and the fish is fresh.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food,service and ambiance here are truly great. Its nice to go to a top notch restaurant where you can actually have a great meal, good wine and talk to the people your with without yelling because of noise! Highly recommend this place whether for a date night, or even a business meeting!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glass, Brass, Mirrors and...
...Outstanding food and service. One of our very favorite restaurants in NYC. Set below a brownstone, this intimate restaurant doesn't seat many making it a wonderful location for a very special dinner. Wonderful northern Italian food and excellent service will make for a meal that is not soon forgotten!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We made a last minute reservation
We made a last minute reservation which we had to change to a later time because our flight was late getting in on arrival to NYC. We were totally accommodated us and the food was to die for. Lamb bolagnese was heavenly and the service outstanding.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for business
Old school, great service, easy to talk to business clients, great food.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A terrific experience all
A terrific experience all around. We had a large party and had to move the reservation time a number of times - they were very accommodating and not at all perturbed. It was my daughter's birthday and we wanted to have her favorite dessert (lemon torte) served. They didn't offer it but let us have one delivered that they could serve. The service was excellent and the food very, very good. The polenta appetizer was particularly memorable. The location on a quaint, quiet little street out of the hustle is also a plus.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great neighborhood find just a few blocks away from the stir of New York.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
elegant adult restaurant
well managed and even with a festive group in a private room, it was quiet and a delightful experience.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM