The food and service and Botegga
The food and service and Botegga is always outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant for small or larger dinners with friends. There is a nice wine selection as well.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great addition to the neighborhood
We were so pleased by our visit this past week. The room is really pretty, lined with bottles, servers were so accomodating and helpful and the food was very good and well-priced. We all started with salads, the mache and avocado had a light shallot dressing and the caesars were appropriately cheesy and tasty. We shared some fish dishes and the chef accommodated our wish to change the presentation on the branzino. Portions are not large, so I don't think we'd share entrees again, but it was enough for our small party of women.
I had heard less than glowing reviews shortly after Bottega opened, but it seems to have hit its stride!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent meal and service
Excellent meal and service always. The specials are worth trying as they are particularly tasty.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were excellent. The hostess was aware that we were a couple who wanted some privacy and seated us appropriately.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been there several times
I've been there several times since it has opened and it never disappoints.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been to Bottega a few
I have been to Bottega a few times as it is really close to my apartment. Service is consistently great, the space is lovely and the food is good. We ordered one dish that I have had before that was not nearly as good as it was in the past, but I am hopeful that it was a one-time issue and everything else we ordered was great. Dessert was delicious, as was the wine. Will return, especially in spring or summer to sit outside.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service is impeccable! Food
Service is impeccable! Food is fantastic! We always order off the specials menu and have never been disappointed. Wait staff is knowledgeable and very friendly.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful dinner here.
Had a wonderful dinner here. Veal and red snapper entrées were delicious. Split the cheese cake for dessert. Light and sooo good. The sundried tomato garlic and olive oil they give you with bread? This was out of this world. Have to go back just to get more. They said the recipe was a secret and I understand why.
Service was excellent and food came out amazingly fast. Keep in mind if your in a hurry to eat.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
first visit to this NYC restaurant.
first visit to this NYC restaurant. Our experience started with a reservation being honored. We noticed a small lounge area so we were pleased that our table was ready. The menu is reasonably varied and the choice of a variety of specials was enticing to the members of the group.The prices of most of the dishes were in line, except we all had salads and noted that they were a bit pricey for this meal.We did not have dessert, but there was a acceptable variety.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the ambiance and service
I love the ambiance and service at this restaurant.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spur of moment decision, great
Spur of moment decision, great find.. food was delicious. Definite to return. Will adjust an order to taste.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Big portions, all tasty,
Big portions, all tasty, good service and right in my 'hood. Our group all ordered something different; fish, pasta, veal. and everyone liked their dish. the soup du jour, lentil, was thick, hearty and enough for a whole meal., but we ordered mains anyway.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food Great service
Excellent experience! Both food and service were great. Nice that tables are NOT ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Obsessed! Great service and
Obsessed! Great service and plenty of space to relax! Definitely a do-over!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Relaxed and friendly
I love this neighborhood restaurant. I definitely would come back to get the portobella mushroom and goat cheese salad and all their pastas are amazing. Service was great, bartenders are super nice, wines were great, and Julian the manager, as always, friendly and welcoming.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice white table cloths
Staff aims to please. Food portions were substantial.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Special Neighborhood Brunch
This was our second time here for brunch. We need a restaurant close to my step-mother and brunch fits her best. The brunch selections are very interesting and well prepared. We like the ambience. Good food and excellent service.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
we eat here quite a bit..the
we eat here quite a bit..the food is very enjoyable. the bianca salad is one of our favorites - a very nice combination of flavors. tonight's sea bass special was great! service is very pleasant and un-obtrusive. only sticking point - many restaurants will give you a small taste from an opened bottle, so that you know if you want to purchase that wine. they don't, and the wine is rather expensive (santa margarita pinot grigio is $60/bottle. give me a break - I brush my teeth with that stuff...)
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten at Bottega several times and the food is always delicious! This last time the service was not great but in previous times it was excellent. Would still highly recommend this spot.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, Bottega did not
As always, Bottega did not disappoint for food and service. The only negative comment I have is that it was a little uncomfortable. Due to the extreme heat, the air conditioning was not very effective where we were sitting in the restaurant.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A group of four of us enjoyed
A group of four of us enjoyed an early evening meal on a Sunday. Appetizers of octopus and polenta were especially good. Entrees of homemade gnocchi, ravioli and fettucini all were delicious, as was the fresh fish of the day (red snapper). Our waiter was helpful in choosing a wine, steering us toward a less expensive bottle than I was considering; the resulting selection tasted great!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a place for a family gathering on the Upper East Side and we hit the jackpot! The food was great, the servers friendly and attentive, and the restaurant is very nice and spacious. Everyone was happy with their meals - the polenta appetizer was a hit, and the caesar and caprese salads were excellent. All the entrees were good as well, as were the desserts - tirami su, chocolate cake and chocolate mousee. And the prices were appropriate. We'll be back.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, wine, service A+
I was very please with the service and quality of the food. Our waiter was personable and knew the menu well. Was surprised at the age range of diners, much older than one would expect could have been an AARP meeting
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food really great prices
A great find- took my parents on their visit and it was perfect, big portions at really great prices, excellent seafood- got the swordfish and spinach paella- really yummy. parents got softshell crabs and seafood special and calamari- everything was awesome and so good you wanted to finish but couldn't there was so much. at first when we sat down they brought out weak Italian bread and sad marinara sauce I was worried...but everything after that was just spectacular, including the service. the 2nd ave train construction is unfortunate across the street, but they manage to have a nice atmosphere. Def recommend!!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food great table
With a party of 7 our dinner was overall great. Close to the outside, perfect volume to talk and great food! Nice place for group dinners
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and very attentive service. We enjoyed a really lovely evening at this restaurant . We will definitely return.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian addition
Tried this place for the first time after seeing it had replaced the prior Greek establishment. With so many Italian restaurants in the neighborhood we had pretty high standards. Pleased to say they surpassed them and surprised us with excellent food, attentive service, and very nice wines. The bufala mozzarella with the caprese salad was among the best we've had, the rigatoni with meat ragu was far tastier and less salty compared to our usual Italian fav. Overall even though this is a longer walk I think this will be a welcome addition to our regular restaurant list. Welcome Bottega!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bottega Restaurant is amazing to go to if you just want a quick drink, a bite, or a full meal. The staff there is great and always accommodating. Their bartender Tara is welcoming and makes an evening there an experience to remember. I go there a least twice per week to see Tara and to enjoy their delicious food.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Attentive Service
Have had dinner here twice & lunch several times, with family and friends. The dishes we've had are reliably good. My husband & friends like the Rigatoni Bolognese; I love the grilled salmon w/ vegetables. The staff is very accommodating about adjusting dishes to customers' tastes (no walnuts for the Insalata Bianca; grilled salmon, well done). What I find particularly appealing about Bottega is the layout; unlike so many UES restaurants, it's roomy, and tables are nicely spaced. Sunday brunch menu isn't as traditional or extensive as others in the area. Therefore, Bottega is not as popular at that time, allowing those who are there for lunch to take their time, not be rushed, and to actually hear what each other is saying.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very, very pleasant
So glad Bottega arrived in the neighborhood. And great to see a restaurant busy...that says a lot!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decent Food, Great Outdoor Location
Food was very good, Waiter left a bit to be desired. like he was waiting for his shift to end. Didn't pay much attention. Great outdoor seating. Would give it another try. Next time stay away from our last waiter.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice local Italian
This was a surprisingly reasonable restaurant with fresh, well prepared food. Everyone in our party liked it. I had the Caesar salad and veal piccata.. The salad was fresh and crisp and the veal was perfect.....even the potatoes and vegetables were delicious.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bottega just gets better and better.my expectations were exeeded in all areas. Spectacular food,service,and ambiance.the prices are quite reasonable.will definitely be back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best thing I can say is
The best thing I can say is that I'm going back in less than a week........
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not only was the food delicious but the service was incredible.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good last minute place
Good food, great service, and fairly reasonable prices. We made a reservation for six at the last minute and they even took us early when the restaurant was busy. We split the check onto about six different credit cards and did not have a problem.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent neighborhood dining spot
Very tasty and well prepared traditional Italian cuisine served in an elegant atmosphere. The waitstaff was attentive, friendly and responsive. Prices are moderate and competitive with other restaurants in the neighborhood. The food was very good, and the ambiance was conducive to conversation. I would definitely go back, and would recommend without hesitation.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM