The food was great and the
The food was great and the service was very professional.
Wonderful new restaurant.
I will definately be going back for seconds and thirds
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
dinner was great we love the food that executive chef John DiLemmme put out. the service was at the of there game. loved the upstairs for pivate parties (p.s. very petty resturant )
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service, Food and Location = WINNER
The service was outstanding. The waitstaff overheard a comment about a birthday in our party, and we were immediately treated like royalty. The evening ended with a complementary dessert, complete with candle and a song. The food was top-notch Italian, and one of the appetizer specials for the evening, the tuna crudo, was the best ever tasted. Attentive staff and excellent food made this a place to return to often, especially given its fantastic location right in the heart of the Rockefeller Center zone in midtown Manhattan.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food at 42 west Italian
The food at 42 west Italian bar and chophouse was fabulous!!!!the ambience and decor are perfect for a romantic night.an impressive bar.the staff was friendly definitely we will be back and roasted chicken was out of this world
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Feels like Home
Had dinner again at forty2West.
I like a restaurant that is consistent and the food and service were just that.
I also like being comfortable. The staff recognized us from our previous visit and treated us like family. Everything was top notch.
We were told the Chef likes to mix up the menu with the seasons.
I'm looking forward to sampling the Spring menu.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food, Service and attention
Great Food, Service and attention detail. Our waiter and support staff were all knowledgeable of the menu. The Tuna Appetizer & Shrimp Cocktail were a perfect start. The fresh made pastas were outstanding. Everything that we had from dinner to dessert were fantastic. We chose this restaurant based on the reviews from opentable and they were completely accurate on describing this restaurant. Thank you for making it an enjoyable evening before we went to our show. We will definitely come back again.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went back to Forty2West
I went back to Forty2West again last night with some friends and had another
great meal. The same familiar servers now remember me which makes me all the more comfortable, coupled with a new Spring menu with creative options and wonderful steaks.
After dinner we enjoyed a few drinks at the bar.
They started a happy hour which I plan on going to after work.
Great food and comfort now make me a regular diner.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I guess I'm now a regular! Came
I guess I'm now a regular!
Came by again after work and had a few drinks at the bar.
I'm starting to recognize people. Guess that's a good thing.
The weather's getting nice and they had the big windows open.
I had a great meal at one of the window tables.
Having fun now experimenting with different menus items.
I hear the Chef like to change the menu.
The Veal Chop was awesome. I was tempted to start chomping on the bone.
The bar was happening and they had some dollar oysters at happy hour.
I recommend this place. It's going to be the next hot spot...mark my words.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
met up with friends from out of town place was packed had a fun nite food was so good loved it
5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Discovered new tastes
I liked the relaxed feel of this restaurant - lighting was not too bright therefore allowing you to feel as though you're alone in the restaurant despite other customers - gives you a sense of privacy amongst others; can actually enterain a conversation without having to shout. Tried their burrata as an appetizer and they serve a cool new twist on caesar salar ... grilled! Excellent! They had an Ivory Salmon dish on the menu; outstandingly prepared, much more delicate taste than the regular pink salmon.
Overall great dining experience.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was great as always the
food was great as always the staff is on there game love this place
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining Experience
We had never been to forty2West, but we will certainly return. We were greeted by owner Lenny - a friendly, talkative personality.
Since we ate early, we had our choice of selecting a table. We were very fortunate to have Harry as our server. He was pleasant and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine selections. Food arrived in a timely manner (but we were not rushed).
In a city with thousands of restaurants, we rarely go back to the same one, but forty2West is definitely the exception. Can't wait to dine there again.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The bar was loud and crowded, but the restaurant in the back was roomy. There were multiple empty tables so I wish we were seated further back since we had a reservation.
Very attentive staff. The creamed spinach is amazeballs.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good steak
We had eaten at AJ Maxwell's last year, and thought this was the same place with a new name, but it's down the street. Maybe it's the same people?
Anyhow, the service and food were all very good. The steak was very juicy and tender.
The restaurant was nearly empty but the bar was packed with a big loud party, which made things quite noisy at the time.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The porterhouse for two was cooked to perfection. The size and service exceeded expectations. Even though the bread was a bit hard and the side portions too small for us, the waiter upon our request graciously gave us more of the outstanding yellow potatoes.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter was extremely gruff
Our waiter was extremely gruff and crude; otherwise it was a fine dining experience.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I reserved a table for an early dinner after seeing a matinee. The staff were very attentive without being overly "hovering". The food was excellent, I had the chilled crab off the rawbar menu to start and the flavors were fresh and refreshing. Hubby had the little neck clams-again very fresh. Dinner we both had steak,; I had the filet mignon and he had New York sirloin-both cooked as requested. Drinks were good too. Would definitely go back again.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food - ok service
My wife and I were in New York for our anniversary and wanted to go to a nice dinner before going to a Broadway show. I found this place and though we would give it a shot. In a nutshell our meal was superb - as you would expect for the price. The service, however left something to be desired. The first set of silverware I got had food stuck to it from a previous diner. And our waiter took about 10 minutes to say hello to us. And we were there at 5:30 and were one of about a dozen occupied tables in the place. Food came quickly and was one of the best meals I have had.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Expected too much maybe
Dining at forty2west, formerly AJ Maxwell, was a slightly above average experience. For the location, I found 42 staff a bit stuffy and prices a bit overstuffed. They got off to a tough start with no air conditioning on a warm summer evening.
The food was excellent. Tied the baked clams and the Bronzino, presented in parchment wrapping with veggies. Outstanding. The raspberry pannacotta for dessert.
The restaurant has a lively bar scene as well.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fab food and great service
Unfortunately I was stuck in traffic and my husband had to wait at bar for almost an hour for me. He loved the sliders and clam appetizers. When I finally arrived it was 7pm and had to rush and eat to make an 8 o'clock show. Thank god we explained the and they got everything to us right away with a smile. The Lobster roll is amazing and absolutely loved their Octopus. I'd definitely come back on a day when I don't have a show to attend and get to really enjoy, as their food is great. They are expensive but I think worth it.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good steak. Good place to dine when you are hungry -- good portions! I'm glad they weren't heavy on the salt.
A little on the pricey side but this is Manhattan. Restaurant needs a bit of decor improvement -- it looked a bit rundown.
I think they need to calibrate their A/C as it was very cold when I was dining. I'm a foodie and the food certainly lived up to its expectations. The seafood salad was pretty good. The wine was pretty good but at $15 a pop it had better be. They weren't chinzy with the wine portions so that was good. The rest didn't have the usual very proper attitude with the staff. They were relaxed and friendly. I think if the restaurant upgrade its appearance, it could most likely attract a lot of high spenders.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing service, great food. We had a great night.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good. New place.
This place is relatively new but I found it a great spot for business lunch. They will be crowded soon.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend and I had dinner
A friend and I had dinner after a matinee Broadway show so we had an early dinner and greatly enjoyed it. I had the Branzino in Parchment Paper and my friend had the filet migon. Both were excellent and I was amazed at how well they did the fish. It was wonderful. We also ordered 3 side dishes (3 for $25), creamed spinach, grilled asparagus, and potato croquette. All were well prepared and went well with our main courses. We did not need desert or appetizers as the portions were generous and we were well satisfied with what we ordered.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a friend to dinner for her birthday. She ordered the chilled crab, petite filet mignon and the creme' broolee. I ordered the chilled seafood salad, the petite filet mignon and the choclate lava cake. The only disappointment was the creme' broolee. The waiter suggested an excellent wine to go with the main course. Overall, a great experience for both of us.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful for Pretheater Dinner
My husband and I went here prior to curtain on a Wednesday night. Our waiter was friendly, efficient and courteous. We both had the octopus appetizer and then we had the porterhouse for two. Both were excellent. The steak was done perfectly. We had a lovely time.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. We both had
Excellent food. We both had seafood. Different and elegant but also homemade italian. Service was wonderful. Very friendly and efficient. Only reason they got 4 stars was because they did mot have a merlot and the dessert menu was lacking. They only had 4 basic desserts. Need a pastry chef.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for a Business Lunch
Had to find somewhere good and fast in NYC for a professional business lunch. This place was a great fit. They made it quick -- we both had to get back to the office -- and the food was good. I especially liked the brussel sprouts side.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best filet mignon I've had
Best filet mignon I've had in years! I recommended Sophia's to our group, and we'll all be back. Great service, food, decor, and ambiance.. Great find.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
as there is a change coming -- they were out of certain items or there was a change like the soup and no one told us -- just brought it out but the wait staff was impressive and seem very happy with their job !! They made it a fun evening
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing. We started off with a cold seafood appetizer clams, oysters, shrimp and lobster. All very fresh. Then we went on to pasta which was rigatoni in a white sauce with pepper. Delicious. Then we had our main course the T-Bone steak which was cooked perfectly. The chocolate cake was over the top. We will be returning again.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was quick and the food was fresh. We had the porterhouse steak for two and it was more than enough. I would highly recommend this establishment.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We received excellent service,
We received excellent service, and the food was solidly authentic Italian. The waiter went out of his way to make sure our children were provided for, which is why I would recommend this to families who want to include their children in an excellent dining experience. Ours are 5 and 8, and well accustomed to behaving appropriately in a restaurant.
We had the Branzino and Mushroom Pappardelle, both of which were excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant to people visiting the Rockefeller area in NYC, both for the attentive service and the execution of the Italian cuisine.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here with my husband
Went here with my husband and his parents and had a lovely evening - good food, attentive (but not overly solicitous) service, and the noise level was low enough that we could have a normal conversation. Will definitely return.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
outstanding in every manner,
outstanding in every manner, food service drinks all amazing !!!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are looking excellent
If you are looking excellent food and service within walking distance of the theatre district, this is the place for you. Oysters at the bar to start, and when we asked for a quiet table, we were placed in a lovely booth where conversation was easy and no one had to shout. The food was excellent--classic Italian, but light enough for a pre-play meal. Service was friendly and attentive. Easy walk to the theatre afterwards.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to Sofia's to celebrate his birthday after seeing a play. Not only was the service impeccable, the food was out of this world. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wanted to have a great homemade Italian meal.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
21st Birthday dinner
Booked this restaurant for my 21st Bday dinner. Food was good. The molten lava cake was delicious! Had a semi-large group and everyone enjoyed themselves. Sat in the back private area. Staff was attentive and manager helped with anything we needed.
Lighting is kinda dark but can be nice for a romantic evening out too
Had a great time though:)
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Night at Sofia Italian Grill
We all enjoyed our night out at Sofia - there were for of us and each had a different dinner. Clean plates all around! Seating is comfortable in either booths or tables, arranged in smaller groups so that the atmosphere is warm. The manager came by to ensure that we were all happy with our selections, and service was excellent. Great bar, according to some in our party who arrived early. Nicely varied menu includes seafood, steak and pasta with a selection of specials. Heartily recommend Sofia's!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
dinning at Sofia great experience
came for an wedding anniversary dinner with few other friend
After coming serveral times for business lunches .they always
Deliver at lunch.but we were treated extra special when they
Knew we were celebrating a personal event .I highly recommended
It.the consistency of the food and fantastic wine list is and the staff and service
Continue to be extremely attentive .i always have a great experience
One of our friend who had never been here proclaimed this is my favorite restaurant
Our server Shabir was happy to explain each of our meat cuts.preparations.and the wine list in details
He had a way to keep eye on the table with out been obtrusive.which was a very nice touch an excellent choice.and highly recommended
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM