SD26 Restaurant
SD26 Restaurant

SD26 Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sd26ny.com/
  • Phone: 2122655959x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm -11:00 pm,
    Friday & Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm,

    Brunch: Saturday 11:00am - 4:00 pm









    SUNDAYS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Matteo Bergamini
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are a full-service catering and event-planning company specializing in exquisite Italian cuisine and gracious service.

    We can provide all the necessary components to achieve an exceptional event of any kind from 10 guests to 1000.
  • Special Events: We offer private dining in The Balcony Room and The Wine Connoisseur's Room, for festive entertaining.
    The Balcony Room: Lunch and Dinner, seats 60 guests, can hold standing reception for up to 100 guests.
    The Wine Connoisseur's Room: Seats 22

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E 26th St. Between 5th and Madison Aves.
  • Public Transit: 6 train-28th Street Lexington & Park
    N & R trains-23rd Street Between 5th & Broadway
    Buses: 5th Ave & Madison Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking garages located in the area thru Central Parking Systems.

    12 East 22nd St (Between 5th and Madison)
    or
    55 West 26th St (Between 5th and 6th Ave.)
A word from SD26 Restaurant
The modern, sexy, upbeat SD26 Restaurant, designed by Massimo Vignelli, is co-owned by legendary father daughter restaurateurs Tony May & Marisa May. SD26 brings a dining experience that is both special and seductive and sets the scene in first class Italian style for tasting of contemporary flavors that are unmistakably Italian created by Executive Chef Matteo Bergamini.

Exciting SD26 Wine Bar with electronic Enomatic wine dispensers and SD26 smart cards is a great way to be your own sommelier!
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SD26 Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
230 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (140)special occasion (131)notable wine list (98)romantic (84)neighborhood gem (78)great for lunch (67)good for groups (66)vibrant bar scene (55)hot spot (44)great for brunch (17)late-night find (14)great for outdoor dining (13)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Not sure this was worth it
    Katti
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Unfortunately since it was restaurant week we ended up being seated in the banquet area. You are really not part of the restaurant. .We were 4 but seated at a table for 6 so a little hard to have a conversation. After being seated for 30 minutes the waiter came to ask what we wanted to order and we had to inform him we had not yet been given the menus. During these 30 minutes two bus boys had tried to bring us food that obvious was not our food - it was actually a little comical. Once we ordered the food came fast. Some dishes were delicious and some very mediocre .Our waiter was very nice - the disorganization comes from up above . The chairs were the stackable once so think they just add these tables during restaurant week.
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  • Good food/Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    For me, a memorable experience is usually great food+good service (it's all about the food), a good experience is good food+good service. I am not sure how to rate SD26 this time. Food and wine were good, but the level of noise was so high (for dinner) and the service so poor my previous good experience at this place was erased from my memory.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Place
    mgsgeo
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Everything top shelf. Food is too good to describe. Atmosphere is vibrant and electric.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SD ALWAYS CONSISTENT and delicious
    kathy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My husband and I love this restaurant and try to go there as often as we are in NYC. This time we caught Restaurant Week and the deal was great. We both had the Raviolo appetizer (again) This is a do not miss when you go there. I followed with a generous portion of scallops and my husband had the veal....both generous and perfectly cooked. We find SD 26 to be consistenly good and always a perfect meal. We would certainly recommend this restaurant to our friends
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    During RW, went for the first time. Fantastic experience. The staff was friendly and professional. Never needed to ask for water refills or bread. And the food!!!! Lovely choices. Had the pasta for a first course and it was the best I've had-- al dente and with a light, flavorful sauce. My friend had the mozzarella and tomato and loved it. We both had the scallops. Excellent. The panna cotta was fantastic and my friend completely enjoyed her gelato. Will definitely return and this restaurant should be on everyone's list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comtemporary Italian
    jcmeatloverVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Went for Restaurant week with 6 friends, everyone was happy with the food, drinks and service. I got the Lobster Tagliolini to start, tasty bisque sauce, not as heavy as I thought and generous portions. Entree - Tuna Steak, cooked perfectly, refreshing and seasonal sides, again great portions. I was quite full so I got gelato for dessert, 4 assortments, perfect end.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food decent, server a jerk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Uova ravioli was awesome. Bass was under seasoned but edible. Server was a jerk.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was excellent. Noise too loud. Did not like waiting to be seated when one of our party was delayed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food, superb service
    CeceG
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My daughters brought us here for our 30th wedding anniversary and we were really pleased. We tasted each other's food and there was nothing that we didn't like! Our favorite dishes were the beef cheek and the rabbit. The striped bass was good, however the flavor could have been punched up a little. The service was wonderful! The wait staff was very attentive, extremely polite. Our table was perfect, but I did note that some were very close. Nothing unusual, however, for NY restaurants. I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    too noisy could not hear each other service generally good but spotty. food excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lousy service; so-so ambiance
    MayjoeVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The restaurant stuck us on a small table on a balcony overlooking the main dining room. There were only two other tables for two and a piano with no pianist. Waiter took our drink order but nonetheless left the wine computer menu on the table. We were brought cold bread with no butter. Had to ask twice for butter, had to ask for our water glasses to be refilled, had to ask for dirty plates to be removed from the table. Waited a half hour for our main course to be brought after the appetizer. Never once did the waiter come by to explain or apologize for the delay. Just a bad experience...there are plenty of other restaurants to go to in the city. This one doesn't deserve your business.
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  • Service just average
    tastymateVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The chef continued the tradition of great food but the service fell apart. It was restaurant week, but the restaurant was not that crowded, so you can't blame it on that. No one checked in on us other than the bus staff to clear items after we ordered. We mostly poured our own wine except at the end when someone came and poured the remaining bit of wine with the sediment in my glass. Hopefully this is a one-off service experience as we have usually had good service on previous visits.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nicely surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Being restaurant week I was not expecting much.....but this restaurant outdid itself, the food was delicious, the portions a good size, the ambience relaxed and the service very good. I would highly recommend SD26.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Pricey, wine by the glass around $14, but the food is superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    One of my best Restaurant Week lunches ever. The “uovo in raviolo,” combining soft egg yolk with truffled butter, was voluptuously satisfying, and the generously portioned loin of veal was excellent too. All in all, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HEAVENLY LUNCH
    eman310
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I went with a colleague to the Restaurant Week lunch at SD26 and we had a wonderful time. The food was excellent—each course as good as the one prior to it. The Raviolo was superb as was the Veal Cheeks! I highly recommend them both. The food was so good I would have liked an additional serving of each! Since it was my friend's birthday (I told them in advance) they brought out her dessert with a beautifully inscribed plate with her name on it. We shared the Panna Cotta and the Tiramisu— also delicioso! We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DonnaVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This is a stunning restaurant with great food and ambiance. I enjoy going for dinner. And everyone I take there wants to return. I love their pasta and fish dishes. I look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and Service
    MareVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We had a wonderful and ample lunch today at the restaurant during restaurant week. we will definitely be returning!. We recommend the raviolo and the scallops. Great attentive staff. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highlight of My Dining Experience
    susanlavonne
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Impeccable service and the staff really took their time to answer questions and make suggestions about wine pairings. The subtle seasonings and combination of flavors made the food nothing short of brilliant. This will be my go-to place EVERY time I visit NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week 2014
    Kayla
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The famous ravioli was worth it. However, the rabbit dish was too salty for my liking. Panna cotta dessert was good but was expecting more from this restaurant. Overall, the food was alright but not remarkable and I am not sure if it might be due to the restaurant week promotion that affect it. However, the service was awesome and our waiter was funny. However, I can tell they are trying to rush us but this may be because we started dinner late. Wine selection was alright.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maria
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were here for restaurant week which was definitely a great deal. The Soft Egg Filled Raviolo with Truffled Butter was amazing! A very nice touch was co-owner Marisa May stopped by our table for a chat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great restaurant week experience
    cocoNYC
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    the restaurant week menu was right of the regular menu, food was amazing, a diverse wine list and good service. A bit on the loud side so conversation across the table was a bit difficult but still had a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A delicious celebration
    celebratewineanddine
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had the perfect meal - each person in the group ordered a different item from the Restaurant Week menu - and we all tasted the fabulous fare - no skimpy portions here - each was prepared with care and the tastes were superb. The wines were wonderful as well. Service was excellent and our celebration was complete.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Great
    luv2cookVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    With so many restaurants in New York, this is one of the few that we keep returning to. Marissa and her father have done a wonderful job, with lots of hard work to maintain the standard that he started with on Central Park South. We always enjoy our meal there as do all of the people we have dined with. Keep up the great work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Uovo in raviolo is a hit!
    GarymanVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Wonderful scene and delicious food. Although we ordered off of the restaurant week menu, we never felt rushed. The uovo in raviolo is a must have... Soft egg yolk filled raviolo with truffle butter... So tasty! I would come back just for this dish alone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find
    conversationalistVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I am so glad I went - they made the dining alone experience pleasurable, I left feeling wonderful - good food, good wine, good care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So glad we found you
    marietVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Wanting to try a new place during restaurant week we looked at some places not far from where we were staying and decided to try SD26- so glad we did!! Everything we had was superb and, being restaurant week, extremely reasonable. The waiter recommended a fantastic wine to go with our meal- and at $50 we thought that was also a bargain. We will definitely be back. There were many items on the regular menu which looked spectacular but we may just have to repeat some of our choices, particularly the Burrata and prosciutto San Daniele. Suggestion- save room for dessert. The pannacotta is to die for! And the space is also beautiful with a view into the open kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special and delicious
    CLGdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had a Restaurant Week lunch with a friend. We were treated like royalty. Meal was delicious and plentiful. The tuna was perfect as was the creme brûlée. The ambiance is delightful and the noise level is just fine. Highly recommended .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • barbaraVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had a wonderful Restaurant Week dinner. Whole Wheat Tagliolini with Orange-infused Bisque, Artichokes & Lobster was delicious, and the Tuna was perfect. Considering how busy it was, the service was amazingly good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant week gem
    AllyZVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We booked this restaurant because it offered a restaurant week special, which is the way we discover new restaurants at a fairly reasonable price. The restaurant week menu was quite good. The beef cheeks and tuna were excellent. Portions were large and tasty. My ice cream for dessert was only so so but we will definitely return to try out their regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for Restaurant Week
    DDeanVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    One of my new favorite restaurants. Loved the food (great selection for Restaurant Week!), wonderful service, and the wine list on an iPad was a great idea.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saveur
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The quality and composition on each plate was amazing yet subtle. We had 2 members in our party with Celiac Disease. The waiter and kitchen were diligent in providing a safe, enjoyable meal for them. Our server was wonderful, yet unobtrusive, adding to the overall pleasure of the dining experience. We had the opportunity to speak with Marisa May on the way out. She is one of the most pleasant, lovely, individuals in the NYC restaurant business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great food
    mimi
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food here never let me down! Veal cheek and the ouvo egg are outstanding. Wine is well stocked and when paired with the food, makes me a happy camper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too big to produce great food
    Expdiner
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Intrigued by menu and wine list. Found it to be way too big and impersonal. Brusque wait staff, rush in, rush out. Veal chop was asked to be medium rare. Came back well done. Hard to produce memorable meal given these qualities.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    MMOODVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I went specifically to have the “Uovo” Soft Egg Yolk filled Raviolo with Truffled Butter and that alone was worth the trip! I also had the scallops on the Restaurant Week menu and they were nothing spectacular and slightly overcooked. That Uovo should be the entrée and give customers 2 or 3 of them. I'd like to go back for dinner at some point and the Wine list is has a very unique selection. I will return to this restaurant but just a note to restaurants from a loyal foodie... If your restaurant participates in Restaurant Week please make the food so good you want to come back and pay full price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambiance
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great place for quiet dinner. I went with 4 friends for restuarant week and the menu was great. We tried different dishes; Uovo ravioli and tuna steak were great. Rabbit also tasted better than expected. Service was a little slow but overall great place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    SwissMs
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I went with friends during Restaurant week. We were very impressed by the selections not only for this time of year, but the regular menu looked incredible. The staff were attentive when needed and at no time made us feel rushed (as some restaurants do during Restaurant week). The food was excellent and our wine, recommended by staff, was perfect!!! All of us agreed that we will return very soon and will make this our "go to" place for guests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, nice place, would return
    Goodplace
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    lunch was very reasonable on the week day prix fixe Food was terrific Seemed a bit business-y Nice ambiance though, will defiantely be going back
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    great for lunch
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  • We will go back
    kristamckVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had dinner at SD26 after the River Cafe rudely cancelled our reservation when we dropped from 4 to 2 people. This turned out to be a much better choice. It doesn't have the view but the food, and service are excellent and their is a comprehensive wine list - mostly Italian wines from every region. The sqaure spagetti lightly smoked with clams and cherry tomatoes was to die for if you are a pasta fan!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy Atmosphere, Great Food
    isabellaaa111
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food was great. The atmosphere was trendy and modern. Prices are steep but quality was high.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet