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Rossini's Restaurant
Rossini's Restaurant

Rossini's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://rossinisrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 683-0135
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Romano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our split level dining room accommodates up to 60 people on each level. The Bar/Lounge area accommodates approximately 20-30 people. The entire restaurant can be reserved for 100-200 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Nancy (212) 683-0135
  • Entertainment: Live music nightly.
    Sunday 6:00 Pianist
    Monday Thru Friday 7:00PM Pianist
    Saturday 8:00PM Opera Trio (Performing various operatic songs as well as Broadway hits and love songs)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park & Lexington Avenues
  • Public Transit: Located 4 blocks from Grand Central Terminal
    Train - MTA Metro-North Railroad
    Subway - 4, 5, 6, 7, and S lines
    Bus - M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104, Q32
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking after 7:00PM or Icon Parking located at 205 East 38th Street (between 3rd & 2nd Aves.) after 5:00PM and pay $11.00 - Rossini's must validate your parking ticket.
A word from Rossini's Restaurant
Located in the charming neighborhood of Murray Hill, Rossini's has been serving fine Northern Italian Cuisine for 36 years. The genuine friendliness and warm service makes diners feel right at home in this family owned restaurant.

We specialize in Northern Italian Cuisine but also features dishes throughout the Italian Peninsula. Our cuisine is based on many long standing family recipes as well as new and innovative Italian presentations.
Our menu offers a wide variety of pasta, chicken, veal and fish dishes or our chef will prepare your favorite dish if you don't see it on the menu.

The large chairs and roomy interior provides an ambiance that is perfect for the important business lunch or the intimate romantic dinner.
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Diner Reviews
  • "From the maître d's warm welcome to the well-coordinated team of captains, waiters and staff, the service was superb, attentive without being intrusive. Excellent (if a little exclusively male). We had an equally superb dinner--vichyssoise soup, Blue Point oysters on half shell and salmone carpaccio followed by veal alla francese. The atmosphere was classic New York Italian restaurant. Dining as it used to be and should be still."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This is an old school Italian feel, with white tablecloths and a live pianist. The food was good, not great and the service was also good. I wouldn't go out of my way to get here but it was handy to our hotel and was a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Old school all the way from circa 70's attire - decoration and style. We dined on Italian classics Zuppa Di Pesce / gnocchi with bolognese and red snapper with champagne sauce. All fresh and delicious. A great time had by gf and her 15 yo daughter and myself."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I picked this restaurant because of its participation in NYC Restaurant Week and its location off the beaten path. I must say I am very glad that I did. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed each dish, especially the clams. The service was top notch and we felt catered to without feeling as if the staff was hovering over us. The place is smaller than you would expect but the noise level is so low you barely notice any one else is there. I will definitely visit this restaurant again out side of Restaurant Week."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Came here for a Friday night dinner during restaurant week. Service was really attentive and the food was solid for all of us who either ordered the prix fixe or the regular menu. Really loved the stuffed clams as an appetizer"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "mussel is tender and tasty. veal good too. not particullarly like its icecream. location convenient. Very good experience. will come back someday"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The wait staff greeted us like old friends who've been coming to the restaurant for years. The helpings were very generous and we got a good tip on a bottle of wine. The pasta of the day was outstanding with small of chunks of lamb braised to a melt-in-your mouth consistency. All of our choices were delicious!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The halibut in champagne and shallots was amazing."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food and service, second best dinner on our 2 week trip. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for dinner in Midtown"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Rossini's is a neighborhood gem. I have been going going since they first moved to this location (from Brooklyn) and they ate always consistent. Good Food,prepared perfectly."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I went there with my wife on July 3rd as many locals took off for a long holiday weekend. Dining here made it feel like we had gone away too! It is a very professional staff serving excellent food in a classic Italian restaurant"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food, and service were excellent! For desert I had what may be the best Cannoli I have had in NY"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "It was our first dining experience at Rossini's, and it will not be our last! Everything was amazing: the food, the service and the ambience. Thank you for an excellent dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was perfect."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Overall experience was good, food was excellent, dessert was fair."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "A terrific dinner. Exquisitely tasting and decorative food, ample portions, exemplary service and a caring attitude by the whole staff."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The restaurant and its staff were phenomenal. The food and service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great overall dining experience. The music was outstanding and it is wonderful to find a restaurant where one can enjoy good food and entertainment as well. Service staff was friendly and welcoming. My veal entree I thought was average; however, my friend said her pasta was amazing. I would definitely return to try other selections. I love the ambiance."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "In our opinion this is one of the best restaurants in NYC. The staff, the food and the service are all above expectations. This statement is based on our experience in some of the finest restaurants in the city. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Wow! Great food. Excellent friendly service. A piano player playing show toons and jazz. No rush. A leisurely dinner to remember. And after 7 PM you have a good chance of parking for free on the street. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Although everyone was very friendly, the decor and food was very old style. Over seasoned and not really all the pretty to look at. Wine choices were above par and fairly priced. Downstairs is better to eat as it is less noisy, but the room was freezing to the point we had to ask them to turn down the AC. Service started off well, but dropped off as the tables filled up. They brought a very unappetizing plate of samples deserts to the table which really killed any desire for desert after looking at samples that were clearly sitting out for a while. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "OMG!!!!!!!!! What a fantastic meal I had- the service was excellent. Can't get better than this!! The blonde bartender makes a delicious drink and adds great laughs for enjoyment."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Food was great - we were a party of 9 and everyone loved their dish. Service was impeccable. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Live opera singers performed. Ordered todays fish, tasted almost nothing.. Greate service. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Another outstanding evening at Rossini's! The menu is great on its own while the specials make decisions difficult. The staff is attentive without being intrusive. For us Rossini's is a "must do" when visiting New York. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I felt like I was stepping back in time as I entered Rossini's for the first time. The formally dressed staff greeted me and led me into the formal dining room where piano music filled the room. Many of the grey haired diners seemed to be "regulars". I had chosen it because of the location where I was meeting a friend. We were able to enjoy the delicious but pricey food and also hear one another talk without the usual din found in so many restaurants today. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Our main courses were very good and priced appropriately. Unpleasant surprises: $14 for a glass of house wine and for a mixed drink. $12 for a bowl off soup which was only fair."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "After 3 years my return visit was just as fulfilling as my first. Great professional service, great food outstanding visit"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The noise level in the front bar and dinning area was very quiet which is we're we sat. The main dinning area seemed a little noisy."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Although the food was delicious and the ambiance romantic we waited 20 mins for appetizers and nearly an hour for our mains."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We stumbled on this restaurant because it was raining and decided to not dash the remaining 3 blocks to the place we had originally planned to eat. What a great idea! I had the rigitoni and my friend had the risotto of the day (mushroom). Both were amazing. The next day I walked 7 blocks to return for the rigitoni!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Dinner was very good and the service was terrific! At one point I glanced around the dining area and all parties were smiling and enjoying their time. That should tell you something. Also, live pianist provided a nice ambiance without being too loud. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We especially enjoyed the couple who sang opera and classic Broadway tunes."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is the only decent dinner that I had in NYC over a 3-day weekend. The food and service were good and the ambience was very good. It was relatively late and we had great service. Moreover, the pianist was very friendly. All other restaurants that I tried this weekend were terrible. I guess coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, my expectations for the quality over price quotient are higher."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "As always we had a wonderful meal here. The food and service are very good and the music is a very enjoyable addition."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The food was very gppd. opera singers have to go!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This neighborhood Italian restaurant has very good service, good food, and enchanting opera on Saturday night."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "have been here on a few business occasions for lunch but never with my wife for dinner; we were given a great corner banquette, had wonderful service from Wilson and the other tuxedoed-waiters; took their recommendations for food, and they even made an off-menu dish for my wife-- the whole meal was spectacular, and the surroundings couldn't be better... as i live right around the corner, was tempted not to write such a glowing review , but they deserve it!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We were greeted by the maitre d', and offered the opportunity to check our coats right away. We had a 7:15pm reservation and were immediately seated in a corner table away from the piano as requested. The service was good and not intrusive, the wine excellent and the food as well. Piano ambience was very nice and we were not so close that it interfered with conversation. We had been here once before, a few years ago, and now are reminded that we should come more often. It was relatively crowded for a Thursday night and I am glad we made a reservation."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Everything on the menu is great with a fantastic wine list and knowledgeable bartender. Minestrone is exceptional !"
    Dined on 3/22/2014