Nice Italian place around the corne
Went to this restaurant for the first time, just around the corner from where we live. Live pianist was playing on Wednesday which was great. There was a kind of outside area for viewing which was quirky and unique. Wine selection was good and appetizer was fantastic (caprese), best burrata cheese I've had outside of Italy. Argentinian steak was a little tough but tasty. Service was fine although it was not crowded when we went. They were clearly out to please and were very gracious. Will be returning for sure.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
WARM, DELICIOUS FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is my home away from home. I m always greeted as if I were family. I had a great meal AGAIN last night. I was surprised to see that they have a prix fixe of $29 for a salad or soup, main dish and Tiramisu. My friend had the chicken Paillard that was moist and very good and tiramisu for dessert which was also "delicioso". My fish was moist and very tasty and (still is since I just had it for lunch.)It is a relaxing, very pretty restaurant and I m so glad it's in my neighborhood. Thanks DOPO!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent although
Food was excellent although the salmon special was salty. Service was super...we felt like we were pampered. There was a piano bar on Thursday and he was terrific, playing beautiful old tunes and quietly. Overall excellent experience
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
tucked away but well worth a visit
Love the live piano music. We celebrated our anniversary there and appreciated the host's gift of prosecco. The staff is very welcoming and the cuisine excellent.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a celebration dinne
We were celebrating our daughter's birthday and we had a great time here. the food was really delicious ! We had the mussels, they were fabulous as well as rack of lamb and some pasta dishes. I would rate the food a 10! The atmosphere was lovely a great piano duo that were just loud enough to add to the atmosphere. They only had 1 waiter on the floor he had plenty of help but he forgot our spinach w/ garlic, also we checked in on FB and we thought we would receive a free bottle of wine but he forgot to tell us til we had already paid our bill and had 2 bottles of wine. We will definitely go back again.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a gem!!
This is a wonderful restaurant with not only great food but also some of the very best service I have ever seen at any of the NYC restaurants! Don't miss out if your in NYC as they have great Italian Food! I don't miss a trip here every time I travel to NYC.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
what a pleasant surprise. was just looking for a restaurant in walking distance. a small place with maybe 35 seats. they have a court yard that was not open yet, but should be a welcome addition. had the swordfish which was accompanied by two jumbo shrimp two scallops and squid bodies grilled to perfection for only $28. fabulous! the rest of the meal was good too with a decent wine selection. service was good. will definitely go back.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant, in a townhouse on East 62nd Street, is comfortable and well designed. We both had the chicken paillard which was a generous portion served over arugula salad. The bread basket was filled with goodies that I couldn't eat for temporary health reasons. They have an outdoor area in the back which is not yet open but I can imagine this being a lovely and romantic place to dine in the Summer months. The seating is arranged so that you don't feel like you're on top of everyone else with baguette seating on the wall sides of each table. Our servers were attentive. I will go back again, when in the ares, to try some of their other dishes.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was oír first time and we fell in Love with the place. Will definitly be back.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as always...
Keep up the good work Dopo. Being open in almost one year, you have beat all the other restaurants in the neighborhood with your warm hospitality skills. Food and service is excellent. Great job Albi and staff.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect. I brought another
Perfect. I brought another couple for dinner at Dopo East and everyone loved the place, loved the food, and very happy with the service. Thank you so much. Well be back soon. Ciao...
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and excellent
Delicious food and excellent service. Well be back soon.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We liked everything about
We liked everything about Dopo Teatro. Nice atomosphere, good service and delicious dishes. We will definetly be back!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always...
Loved it again as always. I highly recommend this place. It's not the best block in the city but, I'd go anywhere for the food and service. Thank you Albi and staff.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a 1st time experience
It was a 1st time experience and will definately dine there again. Very good.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal and service. Highly recommend it.
I suggest you order the food the way it's described on the menu. If you change something, they will make you wait .
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always.
Delicious food, great service, very nice ambiance, piano bar is the special touch.
Thank you Dopo, Ciao.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Spot
We could not understand why the restaurant was empty. The food was very good; especially enjoyed the rack of lamb. For starters I ordered the beet salad that was excellent. My friend ordered the special salad which was recommended by the waiter, but she found it to be tasteless. The pecan parfait dessert was another winner. We would definitely return.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I just recently
My husband and I just recently went to Dopo Teatro East to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, and the evening was simply amazing from start to finish. Hands down the best meal I have ever eaten, and as an Italian New Yorker I've had my fair share of great Italian food. It was romantic and elegant and we couldn't have asked for better service. Perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. Simply the best.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Music for ears, artful dining
What I love about this restaurant is that it's a bastion of civilization, without being stuffy. The service is professional and attentive but never intrusive, the live piano music is a treat, and the food never disappointing. Best of all ,you can talk and linger just as you would in your own home-- if one's home were equipped with a superb chef, butler, and sommelier.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just outstanding....second visit and looking forward to the third!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife out for her birthday and we both enjoyed the ambiance and food. I even asked the waiter what pandora station the music was from cause it too was enjoyable.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was great. Our server was from Italy
Our food was hand made and so fresh
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live around the corner
We live around the corner from Dopo and we couldn't ask for anything better. The food is delicious, ambiance is warm and welcoming, excellent service. I wish I could give them 6 stars.
Thank you Albie, see you soon.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having passed by this place numerous times, we decided to make a reservation to come in, and we were very glad we did. The portions were very generous and the prices (for the salads and pastas, at least) were extremely reasonable for the size and quality of the dishes, not to mention the taste. The caprese had a giant globe of fresh burrata, the beet salad was a perfect mixture of ingredients, my husbands shrimp ravioli in lobster reduction was divine and my pasta special (linguini with grilled octopus, cherry tomatoes and baby artichokes) was incredible. Great tiramisu as well. And lovely, friendly service. Definitely a romantic spot (outdoor garden, piano player). We will be going back!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I tried this restaurant because it is close to where I live and because it got very strong reviews on Open Table. I was not in the least bit disappointed. My only concern is that not enough people know how good it is, so it was not very crowded. The food was simply wonderful. We tried a variety of appetizers, salads and entrees and all were prepared extremely well. The grilled octupus was, without a doubt, the best that I have ever eaten. That dish is a favorite of mine, particularly at Greek restaurants, but this was much better than all others I have tried. The service was very attentive. Granted, it was not crowded, but I was left with the distinct impression that it would that way regardless. I cannot wait to return.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I picked this place based on the open table reviews. I was not disappointed. I will definitely go back again!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like many other reviewers, I was surprised at how empty this place was and how good the food. We walked by at least 3 Italian restaurants nearby that were packed, and I would be surprised if the food were as good as this.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found this restaurant last minute on Open Table & was more than pleasantly surprised. The wait staff was very well trained, not pushy, and very welcoming. Food & wine were both excellent. There was a lovely jazz singer and pianist playing throughout the evening, but not too loud, perfect noise level. Waiter engaged in friendly conversation but wasn't invasive, a perfect balance. I would definitely recommend Dopo Teatro East to anyone who is looking for a reliable Italian restaurant with good food, good service & an intimate atmosphere. Specials were all excellent & the restaurant is very clean. Lovely private party room on the lower level.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I dined here on Sat. night the 14th of September. What a find! Great food, atmosphere, wine and service.
It was a quiet night, so we got to enjoy the piano player and singer. It was a nice, quiet romantic night with authentic Italian food and wine. If this is what you are looking for, don't hesitate to make a reservation.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
a true neighborhood gem
The food was outstanding. This is never a place I would have known to go to without reviews, however I'm glad I gave it a shot. I've only seen it when I drive off the bridge. The service was great, and everything was delicious. There's a piano playing and a lady singing. It was incredibly romantic.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 6, we were quickly seated and the service was attentive although the pace could have been a little faster. The Salmon Tartare was absolutely INCREDIBLE. The waitress did an excellent job suggesting specials and pointing us to the right wine on the list based on the attributes we were looking for. I will definitely go back and would highly recommend this restaurant. It's a little out of the way but well worth it. Enjoy!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three Guys Out to Celebrate...
Three of us went out to celebrate one of our birthdays. A great find in a location convenient to us. Food was great... Especially the fish. Make sure you have desert.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb and excellent restaurant
This is a wonderful, wonderful restaurant. The chef, Patrick is a magician. It has wonderful, wonderful italian food!!! Run, don't walk!!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
very accomodating staff. Great
very accomodating staff. Great Food. Wonderful. Thank you
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Our server
Food was excellent. Our server was very courteous, the restaurant was very full, including an area they have downstairs so I think they could use an extra person.
Recommend reservations, is a small restaurant.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood spot
When here for a birthday dinner with 7 people. Food was great. The service was a little longer than I would have liked but overall a very good spot.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was really good and
The food was really good and the service outstanding.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great
The food was very creative and you could see the chef spent time preparing the menu specials. The piano bar was a nice touch and the volume was not nice and the atmosphere was very welcoming. I would highly recommend it.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
This wsa my second time dining
This wsa my second time dining here and I will return. Everything was wonderful. Our reservation was for 10, so it was pretty quiet. I only hope that this restaurant stays busy and thrives. It is great to have it on the upper east side.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
DOPO TEATRO E MULTO BENE!
The food really shines here and I would put in the "very good" category of Upscale Italian in NYC, and there are several!
To get to that "very good" place the restaurant offers a nice ambiance and attentive service but the food sets it apart.
Very thoughtful and innovative choices, all fresh and delicious. I am not a desert eater but I was coaxed into "sharing" by my date and the pumpkin pudding with mascarpone mousse and a balsamic reduction was truly out of this world. The rib eye steak seafood pasta and beet salad also did not disappoint. Chef Patrick from Florence came to our table and that topped off a terrific meal.
I can't wait to go back!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The man who ran the Leopard at the Hotel des Artistes has opened this place with extreme care about the quality of the cuisine.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unexpected delighful spot
I was so pleased to find this gem of a restaurnat on Open Table. One is never sure of how it will be when trying a "new" restaurant. The person who accompanied me lives on the upper east side and will be scheulting return vistis to Dop Teastro East in the future.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
It gets better each time. I would highly recommend Dopo Teatro East to anyone who enjoys authentic Italian food.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT FOOD! LOVE IT!!!!
Went to Dopo on Saturday and sat next to the terrace. I felt transported to another place. The garden gave me a peaceful and warm feeling. I was glad to see the new paintings that make the place warmer and more moderne. I was greated like a movie star since Alex and all are very warm and they make you feel at home. Service was great. There is a larger staff nowadays. I tasted a number of dishes and they were all well prepared and with a beautiful presentation. What a great meal!!! It was complemented with a piano player and a great singer.
Great experience run dont walk to try Dopo. It is a very special place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm not sure why this restaurant is as "quiet"" as it is because it excels in all areas: food, service and ambience. It is not a "happening" place, but don't we have enough of those anyway? Food presentation is excellent as well. My only criticism is to bring back some of the old menu items such as lamb chops and pizza. Maybe pizza seems pedestrian, but when it is done well, why not? It makes a fun appetizer for the table. I recommend the octopus salad. I am not one to order it, but I will going forward. Just excellent! I have yet to have the pasta, but the fish is also well-prepared and delicious. Glad it is easy to get a res!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM