SD26 Restaurant
SD26 Restaurant

SD26 Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sd26ny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 265-5959
  • 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,
    Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:30pm,

    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
194 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (123)special occasion (110)notable wine list (90)neighborhood gem (73)romantic (70)good for groups (67)great for lunch (60)vibrant bar scene (50)hot spot (48)great for brunch (14)late-night find (12)great for outdoor dining (11)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Outstanding excellence!
    Harp28VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    The best lunch ever. Loved the mushroom soup and chilean sea bass! Just outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super excellent!
    Harp28VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We never tire of this fantastic spot and we keep coming back for innovative food and great service. Five stars across the board.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite Italian restaurant in Manhattan.
    Fgar
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    SD26 is my restaurant of choice whenever I want to take someone out. I'm Italian American and until I found Tony and Marissa's place, I was reluctant to go to Italian restaurants in New York. Everything, from the ambiance to the service is sublime. It's the one place that feels like home to me, even though I never had such unique and tasty food in my own home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Lunch Prix Fix
    2foodies
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This small Italian restaurant has everything you would want in a good Italian meal, and you will not find a better lunch prix fix meal. Many of the items on the prix fix alone would cost the total of the prix fix, so it is almost like you are getting the second item for free. The food was exquisite, but wasn't quite as dietary friendly as it could have been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gastronomic Delight
    Catherine10
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Dining at SD26 is a gourmet experience with the variety, quality and preparation of wonderful dishes!! It's always a pleasure to dine at SD26. The staff is very attentive and unobtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sherryVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    White truffle season is always an occasion to visit SD26. They have the best prices for this extravagance in town and their pastas are terrific. The simpler, the better for the truffles. The regular menu is also excellent and dependable. Always an enjoyable visit. We just miss the old location on Central Park South for convenience. Worth the journey to 26th street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing experience
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    So disappointed withSD26. Had heard great thing from several folks. The service was inept. The kept bring out our food to the wrong table, forgetting we were there and just needed more training. The food was either too salty or overcooked. Such a disappointment.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A truly wonderful meal!
    BXNana25VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    From the moment we sat down to the moment we left everything was perfect! Jorge our server was wonderful and the food was incredible! I had the Uovo to start with flavors that just exploded in your mouth. The seared diver scallops were amazing and the black mission fig semifredo divine!!!! And if that wasn't enough, a complimentary plate of biscotti & macaroons!!!! I can't wait to return!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Great dining experience. Great food and environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last minute choice with HUGE payoff
    anit212
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Last minute anniversary dinner choice, late-ish on a Monday night. The food was astonishing. (It should be noted that half portions are available of many of the dishes, pasta and entrée alike--take advantage of that to try more.) Psatas: Veal ravioli "plin" and chestnut pappardelle with hare: delicate, flavorful. Entrees: perfectly prepared venison was accompanied with winter vegetables and fruits, but the braised baby goat with rosemary potatoes and lemony artichokes was a revelation. Wine recommendations were spot on. Desserts were light, a complement to the meal. Warm and attentive waiter; house manager stopped at table to make sure we had enjoyed the meal. The only awkwardness was the clunky (and pointless) IPad wine/cocktail menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The biggest problem I had was...
    FrankG
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    figuring out what to order from a spectacular list of menu items and specials. The food was spectacular. I started with the cotechino which was rich and flavorful. The mostardo they served with it was a perfect complement to the dish as was the roasted squash. I then had the homemade fettucine with porcini mushrooms. The fresh pasta with the delicate cream sauce and flavor of the mushrooms was a perfect combination on a November night. As my main course, I had roasted Capretto, baby goat. It was served with roasted potatoes and artichokes. I highly recommend it if it is available when you go. Finally, chestnut creme brulee with glazed chestnuts and a shot of Montenegro. Everything was great and so was the seervice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ideal for Lunch
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This was my second trip at this restaurant, and first for lunch. Everything was well prepared and at a price of $26 for two courses. In New York, this is quite a bargain. The menu has a wide selection of choices, lots vegetables (they even have a Vegetable Monday menu), and lots of fish. It is they type of menu that is ideal for those in your party that might be on a diet. Lots of options to choose.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Complete confidence
    morris
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I feel I can schedule a lunch or dinner at SD26 with important clients or relatives and know that the staff will do a good job and make sure that everyone is happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fantastic!
    Harp28VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Loved the new menu additions, especially the mushroom soup and the goat. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really good
    nebur
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Excellent collection fo of just right portions served seamlessly - will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really Poor Service Killed Experien
    1111VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We decided to give this place a second try, but the stale service on top of the stale bread really ruined it. Spartan portions as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Veal Scallopini
    JohnnydavidVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is the best type veal I have ever tasted cooked in this manner. Perfect preparation and seasoning something I have not been able to replicate. Pricey restaurant sometimes a bit too much as in $18.00 for a soup starter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Food was tasty.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    With so many good Italian restaurants in the city - I can't help but think that there a several others out there offering a better value.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    orthochickVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Delicious food - everything was cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. Marisa May is the hostess with the mostess!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place for a quiet lunch
    sardarVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were a party of three; we enjoyed the food and service and the ability to have a conversation and yet keep our voices down
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food you'll Remember
    RightwriteVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Starkly modern decor that somehow creates a feeling of welcome. A skilled restaurant that is capable of taking rustic ingredients and elevating to a very high level. Two soups we tried were memorable: puree of portobello soup and shrimps with Sorano beans. Ravioli Uovo with soft egg yolk and truffled butter transported us back to the finest restaurants in Italy. We tasted the Swordfish with capers and butternut squash, capers, brussels sprouts and shallots... superb! Venison with parsnips and chestnuts also great. Desserts were of the same high order and the service was excellent. This is a dining experience to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful lunch
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    What a great lunch we had..!! Service...food...ambiance and overwhelming "kindness" from the staff made it a wonderful Manhattan experience...which is often hard to find these days...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great, great, great!
    Harp28VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We keep coming back for the wonderful lunch and service. Noise level is low so one can actually have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Had a wonderful time. Service was great and food was good/ delicious. Some dishes better than others. Out of certain dishes we wanted to order. Visited on a Monday night. Had to keep changing reservation and was not a problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SD26 rocks!
    LindaO
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Extraordinary dining experience fit for all foodies...service impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was outstanding
    Buttercup
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The entire staff including the owner made us feel they appreciated our being there. That, including fine outstanding food, made it a most enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than ever!
    Harp28VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Perfecting perfection if that is possible is what we experienced! Waiter was fantastic, helped with choices and chef accommodated challenging requests. Thank you and bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    Harp28VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great food, great service, we keep coming back as SD26 is a favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San Domenico meets Carrabbas
    DavidMortonVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    How sad that the esteemed and wonderful San Domenico had to reinvent itself for people who know and care nothing about Italian cuisine. The 'Uovo in Raviolo', one of San Domenico's signature dishes had obviously been prepared days ago and then frozen. One could tell because it had not yet quite thawed out when brought to table. Sad indeed.
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  • review
    nickVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great Food. Second time I went. First time during restaurant week with 7 others and everyone raved about their dishes. Went again and found the food, service just as I remembered it. Party tried other dishes and raved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disatisfied
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    walked into the place at 1pm and the place was empty. By 2 it had more people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great New Find
    Mike
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    SD26 was recently reccomended to us for a birthday celebration. We all arrived separately and were especially impressed with the gracious greeting we received. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable and the somnmelier was very helpful especially since navigating the ipad wine menu was challenging. The menu was extensive, mabye too much so, including a tasting menu with a choice of 3 or 5 dishes, in addition to the regular menu and specials. We all very much enjoyed our dinner selections and commented on how we would be happy to return and try many other dishes. What we liked best, besides the freindly capable staff and delicious food, was the refreshing lack of pretentiousness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a must dine while in the city
    JT430
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was a last minute decision and boy were we happy. Drink specials yummy. The service impeccable and extremely curtious! Never had to ask twice for anything. Attentive without being obtrusive! Dinner was authentic. Pasta cooked perfectly. Simply delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SD26
    LindaO
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Marisa May and her famous Dad shower each guest with impeccable dining, from the delicious food to the wonderful service...Love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lovely, lovely restaurant. Our server, Raphael, was absolutely amazing. Multi lingual, warm, friendly and very well versed in the menu. Thank you, for such a lovely, pleasant, enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doesn't swing for the seats
    BgreenVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Sd26 does a lot of things well but in some instances it falls short. There is a tendency to overdo the salt, but that is a matter of preference. We felt that the entres, while well prepared were simply to small and left us wanting more. Service was stiff but very gracious and accommodating. The bar appeared to have more of an interesting vibe, in fact we were fortunate enough to bump into Mrs. Clinton in the Bar area and she was very congenial. Nice way to top off the evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Greatest lunch!
    Harp28VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have been coming to SD26 over and over again. Love the cuisine and lunch prix fixe. All fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Possibly the worst place, ever
    foodie424
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I go out to eat on average 3-4 times a week. I have never thought it necessary to write a negative review until my dining experience at SD26 on Saturday. First of all, the space is way too large and the decor is awful. They passed out ipads for cocktail/wine lists (I had to send my cocktail back because it tasted like sugared medicine.) I asked the waiter for recommendations on wine, that we wanted 2 bottles (at least $150 extra on the bill) and he threw down the iapd and walked away. It wasn't busy. The food was OK, but the waiter was beyond rude. We paid in cash, a bill about $600-$700 and the waiter threw down the bill & attempted to count out the cash on our table right next to. I asked if he count somewhere else.He huffed & walked away
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    They need a new bartender, 10 minutes to get served at the bar with 3 other patrons there, but i guess the barman preferred to speak to his work colleague at one end of the bar before walking to the other end and talking to another colleague before he eventually come over to serve me.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    In reviewing my lunch here in July, I said it was "one of my best Restaurant Week lunches ever." Returning for lunch in August has reinforced that judgment. And I can now add the perfectly grilled, sweet and plump diver scallops to my list of highly recommended dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet