Great Pre Theatre spot
We rarely eat from a Priced Fixed menu, but there were so many attractive options that we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed! The food was delicious and we really like the portions. We also loved the ambiance of the restaurant--neighborhood feel, exposed brick walls, located in a brownstone. The wait staff was very attentive, efficient and served us effortlessly. PLUS, we had plenty of time to get to the show!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Professional staff, quality
Professional staff, quality food, great night out. Prices very reasonable. Try the bistecca.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service, & character
One of the better restaurants in town. Undivided attention and excellent food. We always love coming here and bringing friends to join us. Always an amazing experience. The entire staff makes each occasion special.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like Being in Italy
This charming little spot is just steps away from Broadway's high energy. They cut to order the prosciutto to order for your melon. The risotto with seafood was perfectly cooked with lots of shellfish. The pre theater menu looked great although we opted out. The welcome was warm and the service excellent.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait staff here was outstanding! They presented my daughter with a birthday dessert and sang to her for her 40th birthday. She was thrilled! The food was great! We will tell everyone!!!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A theater district gem
Best on the block and in the area for authentic Tuscan style cooking. Our new found treasure while in NYC
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, service, location
Excellent food, service, location in theater district, ambience -- a new favorite.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
wife and I had a great meal, one of those "unexpected and unplanned" things that makes a NYC trip so nice. I had their house special steak, a 32 oz porterhouse, one of the top 5 steaks I've ever had. The place is kind of small, seats about 50, and was very busy, but not boisterous. Mostly a pre-theater crowd of middle aged folks, definitely not a drinking, noisy crowd. A fun part for me, we sat next to the prosciutto slicer, a large old contraption, hand cranked, and watched the waiters prepare wafer thin slices on top of sliced melon, for a great appetizer. Also, never thought I'd say this, but the creamed spinach was about the best part of the meal. I know that's crazy, but I really enjoyed it. Overall, great experience.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The server was good all the way up until it came time for the check, at which point he completely disappeared. Our plates were cleared and we ended up waiting for over 20 minutes for the check. Even when I got his attention to ask for the check, he didn't apologize or make any other comments. We had theater tickets, which I imagine is common for patrons here because of its location, and we were nearly late because of it. Otherwise, everything was very good.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite
I have been coming here regularly for six years and have never been disappointed. Everything is always perfect. Especially convenient to the theaters
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a winner
This was our second time here, and we enjoyed everything all over again. We came for dinner after a matinee, and the restaurant was relatively empty and quiet, which was delightful. The staff was attentive and the food wonderful. This will be one of our go-to places on Restaurant Row.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place before a Broadway
Great place before a Broadway show. Great service, lovely wait staff. Excellent food. Reasonable price.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service
Took my two sons my sister and my sons girlfriend for dinner after seeing Book of Mormon!
Menus had very good selections! Food fresh and tasty!
Would recommend to all my friends and family!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite new hidden gem.
We went there for the first time the weekend my fiance proposed, which was only three months ago, and it was spectacular. So, when we were heading into the city again to see a show, there was no question as to where we wanted to go for dinner. Food is amazing! This is a restaurant we will frequently visit when we are in the city.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The whole branzino was delicious!
The whole branzino was delicious! Nice caprese salad also.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good Tuscan Steak House
Very good Tuscan Steak House with Italian food in a nice setting with a reasonable fixed-price menu available. Attentive service.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best risotto in town!
Whenever I go to NY, I try make some to eat here. There mushroom risotto with shave truffle is the best risotto I've ever eaten.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our second occasion to dine pre theater and we decided to dine outside this time. I enjoyed the shrimp cocktail and baby rack of lamb done medium as I had asked for, it was very flavorful with just the right amount of rosemary. My husband enjoyed his steak and tripe appetizer as well. The service was attentive and helpful with our requests. I'm sure we will be back again.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the third time we've eaten at Bistecca Fiorentina prior to enjoying a Broadway show. The food and service never disappoint - the meals were excellent and the service was very very good. The wine list is somewhat pricey, but has excellent selections. Appetizers, salads, and entrees were all cooked to perfection and sized to leave one feeling satisfied without over-indulgence. We'll be back.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excelent food, seafood to die for, wine - YES! , Great service, Italian food and atmosphere with a US twist.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best place to eat in New York. I will dine at this place again.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming Neighborhood Cucina
This is a smaller restaurant in a great location for theater goers with great food and service. Classy, delicious food, reasonable drink prices and an outstanding pre-theater menu too. This is the place to have dinner if you like to be away from crowds and still have an exceptionally good dining experience.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant! Excellent service from the wait staff to the bar tender.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Post theater meal
Wonderful place to go for an after theater meal on a Sunday.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice meal but a little rushed
We arrived for a 8pm and had a choice of eating in or outdoors. We were given free bruschetta and bread and provided an ample menu and wine list to choose from. We skipped the starter predicting that the courses would be large and weren't disappointed! We had steak & lamb, wonderfully cooked and huge portions. The meal didn't come with sides which it should have done at the price & the 'white' wine we ordered was actually rose but these are minor quibbles. The price of $150 was fair for the quality & amount but I would rather have two or three smaller & cheaper courses to try a greater range of the chefs talents. My only other issue was that the service was possibly too efficient and we felt a little hurried once we'd finished our food.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
As part of resturant row some folks might miss this restaurant which resides on sub level. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants great Italian cuisine. The service was excellent. They have a Pre-fix menu as well as great other choices. Perfect for a nice romantic night before a show.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The classic steak was incredible.
The classic steak was incredible. Have not had that since a trip to Florence a few years ago. I saw two couples celebrating a special evening, a great mix of all ages. Staff was outstanding and friendly
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal for our anniversary
Great meal for our anniversary dinner. The seafood appetizer for 2 was outstanding, and many affordable wine choices
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely dinner experience
The menu was excellent - they had a pre theatre prix fix as well as daily specials and a full menu. All the offerings looked good - it was difficult to make a decision! The food was very well prepared. My husband enjoyed a dozen oysters (on the specials menu) and he is rather picky about them. He thought they were delicious. I am a vegan and there were multiple options for me, which I appreciated.
The ambiance was very nice and the service was excellent.
All in all, it was a lovely experience. We will definitely be back!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
This was our second trip to this restaurant and we made a point to come here on our visit from California. We were not disappointed!!! The waiter even secured a cab for us since my 75 year old father has trouble walking.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chose this restaurant at the last minute and was greatly surprised. The food was wonderful, the drinks made to perfection ( bloody marys one of the bartenders specialties ) and the atmosphere great. Overall a great experience.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Caters well to the broadway crowd
The food was great the service was great and it was efficient.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a business dinner meeting at Bistecca Fiorentina. It was a perfect spot (easy to reach) and setting (quiet enough for us to talk business). Everyone was very pleased with their food selection; I ordered the ossobuco, which was one of the best I've ever had. I've already mentioned our good experience to several other colleagues.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Food, Attentive Service
This restaurant is definitely a hidden gem. Located just below Times Square, it is perfect for pre-theater dining. We have eaten here 4 or 5 times over a few years, and every time it is fabulous!
The food is absolutely delicious! My husband's favorite appetizer is the prosciutto and melon - heaping plate.
You can't go wrong here and I highly recommend a visit to this charming spot with impeccable service.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Feel Like I am in Italy
Food is great and like the ambiance. Delicious and fun and Inviting!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
There is no dearth of good Italian food to be had in the theater district, but this restaurant goes the extra mile. Our party of four was very happy with the service, the variety and the food. The prosciutto and melon appetizer was delicious, as was the escargot - enveloped by a cheesy polenta cup, it was an unusual and excellent choice. The seafood pasta, the filet mignon and the Paperdelle were all perfect. And do not miss the chocolate/vanilla pudding - it was wonderful. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere combined the best of a family style neighborhood spot with a polished metropolitan restaurant. I cannot wait to return.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
great night out
My wife and 8 had reservations at 6:30 and all was perfect. The restaurant was cozy, the food great, and a winderful and attentive staff.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place in the theater district
After years of trying a new place each time we go to the theater.....we have finally found the restaurant in this area that we will return to. Instead of feeling that the staff was just trying to get us out the door....we truly dined with a warm and interested staff. The Bistecca Florentin was amazing!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had trouble getting to the
I had trouble getting to the restaurant because the bus to New York was 3 hours late, Bistecca Fiorentina couldn't have been more accomodating. I certainly will return.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to this restaurant after
Went to this restaurant after a Sunday matinee. Close walking distance fom the theater district. Service was impeccable. Food was very good and prices were fair. The only thing lacking was the wine list which was had limited selection and offered a 2 glass serving size that was really only a glass and a half.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Neighborhood Find
The service was impeccable. The waiters and staff were superb and made it feel more like a family dinner and splendid experience rather than just another New York dinner venue. This is a must find in the Theater District if you enjoy great food, great atmosphere, and a Tuscan experience.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Theater District gem. Very good small Italian Rest. Good food, very good service and a reasonably priced fixed menu. We were able to make the show easily without feeling rushed. Defiantly would go again.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is definitely a "Gem" on Restaurant Row. It was a last minute choice which turned out to be the right one. Everyone on our party enjoyed their meals which ranged from filet mignon, veal to fish. All cooked to perfection and savory. Service was great, a little too fast though,we had already seen our show and were not in a rush. Menu is very extensive, so I would definitely return to try some of their other dishes.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
food to kill
As always, the food at bistecca fiorentina was excellent. However, when I asked one of the waiters for our check a 2nd time(we needed to catch a train), he wasted a bit huffy.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A touch of Italy
A touch of old Italy and great bistecca Florentina and great pre fixe choices
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pre Theater Delight!
For the second time we have enjoyed Bistecca Fiorentina prior to attending a 7 pm theater presentation in the neighborhood. We were not rushed at all, and yet we were attended to competently and efficiently -- actually perfectly. Service, food, and ambience were delightful. We plan to return many times over.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pre Theater perfect
This restaurant is set up to receive theater goers. They even have a special menu. The wait staff is professional; managing to serve and get you on your way without feeling rushed. The food was good and the prices excellent. My only complaint was the Chardonnay. It was terrible. I don't know if other wine there is of better quality.
We had a 5:00 reservation for a 7:00 curtain and ordered from the special pre theatre menu. The salmon and pasta and trout entrees were very good.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for pre-theatre
Service and food were very good. We were all delighted with the prix-fixed theatre menu. The restaurant was very charming, although some of the tables were a bit too close for comfort, especially against the wall. Even with that we were able to converse with our friends without any problem. We were not rushed out the door after dessert!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
You're almost in Florence
In heart of Broadway Theater District, Bistecca Fiorentina conveys ambience and quality of Florentine steak house in Florence. The house specialty in 32 oz. and 50 oz. portions of prime Porterhouse outstanding. They even tried to accommodate taste differences among three of us by cooking half of steak rare and half medium rare. The steak for two was enough for three, although no one was overly hungry. The sides were outstanding. We ordered baked potato, fried potatoes, and sauteed spinach. Once again, portions were generous and the quality outstanding. The bread is perfect, and we had desserts of chocolate/vanilla pudding and lemon sorbet - both really good. Generous wine pour on glasses of house wine, good service, expected prices.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
nothing short of amzing
The 32oz Tuscan style Porterhouse was THE FINEST PIECE OF BEEF I HAVE HAD IN MY LIFE.... I am not exagerating
great gorgonzola on the salad too....amazing!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM