Our visit was a mid-week,
Our visit was a mid-week, 6:30 dinner, so the question about noise may have been lower than normal. We were a group of six people, and the experience was great. We were able to hear across the table, without shouting. The waiter was attentive and the food was quite good, and the ambiance was terrific. I'd definitely recommend this place.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great time. Fernando
Had a great time. Fernando and the rest of the team were fantastic.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were with a group of 8,
We were with a group of 8, seated at a long table. Four people on one side of the table sitting on regular chairs, four on the other sitting on a lower (very comfortable) sofa. There was a DJ, and the combination of the louder music and the distance to the people on the other side of the table, made it hard to have a conversation with more that one person at the time......too bad. Other than that, it was great and delicious!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant for a quiet
Great restaurant for a quiet lunch with an excellent Prix Fixe option. Compared to other quality restaurants in the area Asellina is quieter and more accommodating for conversations. Culinary selections are interesting and daring.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Easter brunch and the
The Easter brunch and the petting zoo in the hotel courtyard was a nice touch. Kid friendly for brunch but wish they had a more extensive brunch menu.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food Appreciated
Appreciated the wine suggestion and accommodating us for a late supper
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ambiance and food are a big
Ambiance and food are a big plus. However, service is just so sporadic and you never know what you're going to get. The wait staff is just always so busy and stretched!
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went for lunch and the music
I went for lunch and the music would not be my first choice- it was a lot of club like music for daytime
It was distracting and hard to catch up with friends I was meeting for lunch
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service was excellent
Food and service was excellent great atmosphere with great music.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really loved it , food, service,
Really loved it , food, service, atmosphere was amazing.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as Always
I've never ever had a bad experience here. Great place!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Asellina is neighborhood favorite of mine. I have dined there many times for both lunch and dinner and have never been let down when it comes to the food. It is simply delicious!
In the past, slow service has proven to be an issue, but when I was there most recently for lunch, the restaurant was not overly full, which I think allowed for speedier service. I would say, though, that it is wise to budget an hour and a half if you plan to dine here.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great unexpected surprise
Wasn't expecting such a good meal at a hotel restaurant. Very good food and great wine list!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service, a bit noisy
I have been to Asellina a number of times and the food and service are consistently great. However, the place is quite energetic so if you are looking for a quiet, romantic setting to hold an intimate conversation, this may be less than perfect. On the other hand, it carries a vibrant and fun energy.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good restaurant, delicious food for a non foodie (read: picky eater) but the one complaint I did have was that the music volume was way too high to carry on a conversation. I found myself straining to be heard of the music and then having to miss part of my conversation because I tired of asking for repetition or having to repeat myself. The music clashes with the vibe, which is a cozy but cavernous place to dine.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service but Food lacking
Great drinks and ambiance. Food was lacking. Ravioli was entirely butter and not other flavor. Grille calamari was flavorful but the lentils underneath were undercooked.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was at the restaurant this week, to celebrate my daughter's birthday, along with both my spouse and two other daughters.
As we love to cook ourselves, we are quite picky on restaurant. We were plesantly surprised by the quality of the food and truly enjoyed our evening.
pricing is reasonable for such a quality restaurant.
We will go back!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, knowledgable waitstaff.
We had a great waiter, and we let him guide us on what to order. From the wine to the dessert, everything was delicious and perfect.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great service
Food was delicious and all courses came out in a timely manner. Enjoyed my experience
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a Gilt City voucher for $60 (included Brunch Punch, coffee and tea, appetizer, dessert and entree meal for two)-- so much food! So delicious! We didn't even go for a second dessert. Didn't feel rushed through brunch at all. Staff was extremely friendly. Our waiter was a little clueless/confused about what came with our voucher (never gave us coffee and tea) and kept asking us how many things were included in the voucher. But hey whatever, he was nice and respectful. I will definitely be back.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was somewhat hesitant because Asellina was located in a hotel lobby. I was proven WRONG. The entire experience was delightful. The waiter was more than gracious and patient while we chatted and took our time with the menu. My cocktail was wonderful, the appetizer terrific, pasta, fish, wine -- desert -- everything! My friend and I vowed to get back there for lunch again within the month.
I highly recommend Asellina for food, service and ambiance.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Brunch Spot!
The sangria was amazing! Would definetly go back!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
great time @ Asselina
Beautiful restaurant, noise level is energetic but not overwhelming. Food was very good! Nice to have a dinner with friends or a date.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
other than loud noise level,
other than loud noise level, dining experience was excellent. Waiters and bell boys so attentive and helpful...extremely friendly vibe....reasonable prices for food---substantial portions....will not leave hungry.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
surprise as a hotel restaurant
I was reluctant to go since it's in a hotel, but the food was excellent. They have a wide variety of Italian dishes, classic to those more unique. The service was excellent. We will certainly be back
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
An amazing night!
We had reservations, so we didnt wait. The server was charming and attentive. The pastas were the best I've had outside of Italy! Sauce perfectly seasoned and cocktails delicious!
I'd make a point to come back here anytime I'm in NYC...
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
good place but soo loud you cannot hear each other and you risk losing your voice. Also, the choice of food wasn't big at all. I prefer wider variety. Prices hiiiigh
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food; upscale, modern vibe
All the food we tried was very good. Service also very good (but was not packed that night). Wine list can be expensive but some decent mid-price choices. Not worth a trip as a destination, but a solid choice for the neighborhood.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and affordable!
Try the truffle and prosciutto pizza. It will change your life.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Italian Find
Right in Murray Hill there are lots of Italian choices...but this one is refreshing in both the atmosphere and the food offering.
Classical dishes served with decent portions, but quite elegantly presented...not the "standard' Italian place approach
Was impressed with wait staff's knowledge of the menu , ingredients , wine and pairings as well.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place
My entree took a little while to come but I was on great conversation with my girl friend who had just gotten engaged so I let it go, especially after the cute bartender bought me a drink after mixing up my drink order. Food and ambiance was great. I will go back soon. I loved it!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great table!
Fun scene, good food, slightly slow service, we would go back but not when we are starving :)
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was wonderful!
Everything was wonderful! The staff was very attentive! We had a group of nine people and never had to ask for anything.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waiter was great, food was tasty and the music was unexpectedly wonderful! Had the pizza appetizer which was a great way to start. Wine was nice and entrees were nicely portioned, hot and tasty! Nice scene for a weekday dinner, I would imagine weekends getting a bit loud. Will go again!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice menu choices
When dining out, I prefer to deliberate over multiple menu selections that appeal to me vs, having a hard time finding something to please. Asselina offers that wide range of choices -- meat, fish and pasta -- served in an attractive, nicely lit room. Service is attentive and noise level is manageable. I'll definitely go back!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty, trendy and not pretentious.
Excellent, courteous service, good food and good scene. Falls in a small category of NYC restaurants that is tasty,trendy, fun, relaxing and not trying to be something it isn't.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last minute find....
The food was wonderful and nice size portions. Staff more than helpful for dietary requirement. Small but good wine list which make for an easy selection. The music was a fraction too loud which made conversation hard to here. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was a great and vibrant place with good music. The food was delicious. Staff were friendly and gave great advice about what to order!!! Definitely would go back!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last week, a friend suggested Asellina for lunch. Loved one of the dishes so much, I ordered another one to go. Returned with my family and we enjoyed lunch. To add to the delicious food, David, the host was pleasant and accommodating, both servers (Alexandra, last week and Tommy this week) were polite, professional, courteous and knew their food and drink. It was nice to meet and speak to Mark, the assistant general manager, who spoke to diners to make sure everything was fine. Love the decor and ambience that added to a great dining experience. I certainly will tell my friends and colleagues about this terrific restaurant in the neighborhood!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and a great location
The service here is the standout with attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff and a great bartender. Went there before hitting a show and found the pace quite relaxed (which is nice). The food itself was quite tasty but the portions could be a bit larger. I'm not a big eater by any means and I found myself peckish a little while after. Would definitely recommend and visit again.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
An unexpected pleasure
My friend and I dined at Asellina recently on a Friday night and were more than pleasantly surprised. The restaurant in the Gansevoort Hotel was drop dead beautiful. Despite the large number of tables and the DJ spinning cool music, the noise level did not impede conversation. Everything on the menu was excellent. I was not prepared to like the restaurant as much as I did. Often trendy restaurants lack quality food. We loved everything and will certainly go back again.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
By far the best short ribs I have ever had. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Would come back again in a heartbeat!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and truly great
Great service and truly great food. Beautiful restaurant and very calming environment, not your average restaurant
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came here for the thanksgiving special. the food and mood was great, but unfortunately the sweet potatoes were cold, but altogether delicious. we really loved the food. for example, the turkey and butternut squash ravioli was really, really good. we also loved the starter meat and cheese platter. desert was very impressive as well. we would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for an amazing restaurant in the city.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great meal at Asellina.
Saffron Strozzapreti was an interesting and delicious pasta. Maybe could have used a bit more saffron flavoring but yummy none the less. Salad was very good and refreshing. Oysters were fresh and nice variety. The short ribs were, in a word, UNBELIEVABLE. Our server, Kyle (I think), was very knowledgable about the menu and made great recommendations. He also wasn't afraid to give his opinions when asked as to which dishes he isn't in love with. That is a big plus in a waiter. Never an inexpensive dinner but well worth the money.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM