The food and wine was excellent
The food and wine was excellent at Isola, we had a fantastic time. Fresh pasta with simple sauces and a romantic ambience. Would definitely recommend.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is an incredible restaurant
This is an incredible restaurant with a visual impact second to none. That said, the food is not to be believed: really authentic Italian cuisine. The service people were very helpful and professional, something that is hard to find today. We will definitely go back.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hamachi and Tuna Crudo! 9:00
Hamachi and Tuna Crudo!
9:00 pm Sunday dinner for two.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Isola was buzzing on a Thursday
Isola was buzzing on a Thursday night. The setting and food were amazing, especially recommend fish from the fresh "crudo" bar, the tuna was heavenly.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was very good.
Everything was very good. But it was a bit noisy. Some had to speak loudly which was annoying to others.
The view & the light are amazing.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best pasta dishes
One of the best pasta dishes I have had in a long time. Cauliflower Agnolotti with truffle butter, mushrooms and parmesan. Yum. The waitress made a great wine recco as well. I was expecting the scene to be intimidating, even on a Tuesday night, but I guess because it was a Tuesday, it actually felt very relaxed and chill. Nice to have a surprisingly low-key moment at this hot spot. There were no shortage of celebs, though, we saw Emma Watson and Jonah Hill (who must have been staying at the Mondrian since they just walked through the restaurant together) and Ashley Tisdale, who was having a drink at the bar.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, romantic setting yet well lit giving the aura and ability to carry on conversation. Waiter was informative and recommended a nice wine to suit our requests.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
It has such a beautiful entrance
It has such a beautiful entrance and the bar and restaurant itself is jaw dropping. The food was also excellent had the lamb for apetizer, pasta for entreè
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing ambiance!!!! The restaurant
Amazing ambiance!!!! The restaurant is really great and worth visiting! The music is a bit too loud for lunch time, but the DJ was the best in terms of music selection! The food was just OK but deserts were INCREDIBLE!!!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really do not have any complaints.
Really do not have any complaints. Beautiful space. Service was good not great. Waiters were polite and attentive. Food was good brunch food. Drinks were small. Without drinks good value. With drinks, as we all know in NYC, value worse.
50/50 I would go back.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would like to start by telling you how beautiful the room is - loved the ambience! The service, from our waitress to the bus boys and the person who filled our water glasses, was very attentive and friendly - pretty amazing. The food was also excellent. High marks to our plate of cheese, nuts, and meats antipasta; the beets salad; cod cheeks; tuna crudo; and the veal raviolis. The entrees of steak and chicken were very good, although we all preferred the shared appetizers more.
I had read the reviews about the poor service and the loud music, but my party did not experience any of that. We did go on a Tuesday evening and it was fairly early for a New York dinner - 6PM to 8PM.
4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is extraordinarily rich and savory, and the service was terrific. Highly recommended!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful surroundings, good pasta
This restaurant is really very pretty. Its set in one giant greenhouse type room with lots of greenery and beautiful chandeliers. We started with raspberry, white peach bellinis at the bar which were made with fresh fruit and were absolutely delicious. If you're looking for a lot of meat and fish enters, this is not the place for you. However, there is a really nice selection of pizza and pasta. Myself and my friend tried the pasta and there were no complaints. Definitely worth going!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant is absolutely
The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. It looks like you are inside a greenhouse so you almost feel like you are outside and the decor is beautiful. If you go in through Crosby street, there is a great outdoor area. The food was very good. All the crudos are delicious as well as the fish. And you must have the tiramisu for dessert, delicious!!!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best dining experience in SoHo
Not only the food is really good but the interiors are so wonderful and comfortable that the place makes you feel as if you we're dining in your own gorgeous terrace. You will not want to leave! Or course, I am bias since I designed the place but the fact is that they keep it up and enhance it every so often making it fresh and updated with new "touches" every so often.
Plus an added bonus is that every time I go, there are local and/or international celebrities enjoying the beautiful space and food. Maya Lin was having lunch when I was there this time!
A great restaurant overall.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance, service and food.
Spent an evening in SOHO at the Mondrian Hotel. This restaurant is at the hotel. I read some reviews prior to making a reservation that stated service was not very good. Well, I will tell you, service was excellent in every respect. Our waiter was attentive and there when you needed something. He knew the menu well and made some great recommendations. Food was very, very good. Wine list is mostly Italian. Would have preferred a few more options, but hey, it's an Italian restaurant! The tables are close to one another, so if you are looking for an intimate dining experience, this may not be your place. But, we found it fun, and actually it was nice to strike up conversations with dinners sitting next to us. Highly recommend.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about this place
Everything about this place is amazing, the ambiance, the food, and the service. Highly recommend the flatbread with crudo toppings.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful place and excellent
Beautiful place and excellent service. The food is delicious .
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my new standards
Flavorful food, noticeably well-crafted, fresh. Cocktails / wine selection is super. Excellent ambience, excellent food, excellent table service (our plates were always cleaned up timely after every course). One minor question of curiosity is why we couldn't be seated to our 7 pm reservation when we arrived 20 min early and the restaurant was only about a third full; could understand if it was busy and they didn't want to mess up the kitchen. Again, just curious, wasn't terribly bothered, it just seemed a bit superficial. I would definitely go back, no hesitation. When you want a special food experience, this is on the list.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a wonderful experience!
Such a wonderful experience! My boyfriend and I went for an anniversary and were blow away. Our service was top notch and the food was wonderful. I am a vegan and the chef took the time to make me a special vegan plate when I enquired what would be the best plate to omit dairy and meat from. The restaurant was beautiful and made for a really wonderful evening-- we will be coming again soon!
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant was beautiful and it was great that it was not packed for lunch. However, despite there being no people in the restaurant, the service was relatively slow.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gorgeous room, great food!
Came on the recommendations of two friends and was not disappointed. Had a 7:30 res and experienced the room in daylight and at night. Beautiful by day, dramatic and gorgeous at night. We shared two crudo apps, a pasta and a side dish. All were great. Excellent Del mare cocktail, nice dessert (spin on a Tartuffo). Very good service (although sure it was less crowded than usual July 4th weekend) from a pleasant, friendly and competent server.
Will definitely return.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice and quite brunch
We had brunch on a saturday, the garden is very nice and pleasent; food is great, and ambience is more quite and elegant.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food and Atmosphere
Great Food, Great setting, ambience and music super cool.
Highly recommend. Loving food and good choices.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Isola was a perfect place
Isola was a perfect place to bring a special girl for a first date. The ambiance was inviting and romantic. The food and drinks were top notch and the bartenders were extremely knowledgable.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful birthday experience.
Came for my birthday dinner with a few friends and the night was great. The dining room is absolutely stunning, the food quite good and service was good as well. Since the servers changed mid-meal, it took a little bit of time getting our second bottle of wine but that's probably the only issue, albeit a minor one. Besides that, the night was perfect.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there celebrating
We were there celebrating a birthday - the energy in the restaurant and the great vibe of the hotel added to our fun.
Good food, drink and service - that's what its about. I have recommended this place to friends as well as people who
come into NYC for a visit - everyone has called to thank me.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but is it slipping?
We were first here for dinner about a year ago, and were amazed by everything we ordered. This visit we enjoyed but not nearly as much. The pasta was just good, not outstanding or memorable in any way like last visit. The pressed chicken was still excellent, and the meatballs were great. The dessert... not quite up to the same level. A bit disappointed but maybe it's just that our expectations were set too high based on a freakishly good first visit.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My experience was fabulous.
My experience was fabulous. Lemon ricotta pancakes were incredible!!! Will be returning every chance I get .Lovely experience !!!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outdoors but indoors
Beautiful venue. large atrium with hanging glass chandeliers and a a glass installation. Lovely place to go on a not nice night but want to feel like you are outside. Food was very good. Prices reasonable. Wine/ drinks less expensive in the restaurant than the upstairs rooftop (although the views and the roof is gorgeous). Good for a friends dinner, celebration, date night.. pretty much anything .. except for kids. Would definitely go back. Only negative was that the food service was kind of slow, not the waitress.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place- Service a bit slow
Excellent Place! Enjoyed our experience. Service was a bit slow and had to waive over the waiter a couple of times.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
That was my second time to go this restaurant.
I love this restaurant's dishes and interior decoration.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truffled Burger Lives!
Notable entry into the burger wars is Isola's truffled lardo version. Juicy and flavorful, this burger stands out from the crowd. A good glass of wine in accompaniment makes this a gourmet experience.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely restaurant, great atmosphere
Lovely restaurant, great atmosphere. Looks spectacular at night time.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a great experience at Isola and I plan on dining there plenty of times in the future. I ordered the broccoli rabe pizza and it was to die for. The menu had great choices and I cannot wait to go back and try the other plates. The ambience is amazing and I was in love with the chandeliers. I guess you could say I'm a sucker for them. I think this restaurant is perfect for a date, a night out with close friends, or a private party. The drink menu was fabulous as well and I definitely recommend trying the Mondrian Bellini. Delish!
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was great but the best part was the notable ambiance of this beautiful restaurant.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an amazing place, great decor, incredible food, incredible service.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came to Mondrian Soho - Isola
Came to Mondrian Soho - Isola to have brunch ! Very good service, beautiful interior and comfortable environment. Can't wait to have dinner here to see how romantic it'll look at night !
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
the ceviche raw-ish lobster and lobster fettucini are worth going there for alone. Add to that the great ambiance, and some other stellar dishes, and you have the makings of a greta night out. Now all you need is great company, but this is NYC - so how hard can that be?
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Isola dinner & bar
I was staying at the Mondrian for my honeymoon and first ate at Isola when we arrived. My husband and I ordered arancini to start, which had Parma ham on top and a sweet butternut squash purée - fantastic. The fettuccine and ravioli were excellent and I recommend the pistachio semifredo for dessert. We ate here on a Monday so the atmosphere wasn't lively, but still beautiful. Another night we went just to the bar for drinks. A bartender named Kristin was extremely rude, dropping into peoples' conversations to only say negative things that made you uncomfortable. She also bad mouthed other patrons. Overall the dining experience was excellent but for drinks, I was let down by service. Not at all rhe way a reputable hotel staff should behave.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Applause, Isola Trattoria
We had our 6 month anniversary in the beautiful romantic setting of the Mondrian Hotel's Isola Trattoria. It was absolutely lovely to injest all that creativity and design orientation.
Our reservation was perfect and the overall experience was impeccable! Just lovely all the way around. And we have some fun, attractive photos to continue to remind us...
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gorgeous & Amazing Food
Stunning décor and even better food to go along with it. A win win all around!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for a classy brunch!
Went here with 4 girlfriends this weekend for brunch. The Mondrian, and Isola is an elegant spot with great food. No need to wait in lines that stretch around the block, or get knocked about in a crowded noisy restaurant. The ambience is social but not busy and the ambience is elegant. We were left alone to our girly chatter, were not rushed, and the food was great. Service was available whenever we needed it. Oh, and its never harmful if they have lots of fun cocktails and a great wine list! In short, its perfect for a 'grown up' brunch :)
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pretty room, yummy food
Great menu, service v friendly. Lights are gorgeous.
Decor is tres romantique. Pizza, pasta, crudo. Delish.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM