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SD26 Restaurant
SD26 Restaurant

SD26 Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sd26ny.com
  • Email: sd26ny@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 - 10:00 pm, (Closed Sunday during July 3rd through September 4th) 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 & Promotions: 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!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Super friendly and accomodating staff! Made us feel right at home! Incredible food!!! This is our second time at this spot - we especially LOVE the "Uovo in Raviolo"! We will make it to SD26 everytime we are in town :)"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Love this restaurant! great atmosphere - feels very comfortable and relax ! the staff there are extremely nice and welcoming (espically nancy and john) ! thank you so much for the GREAT service and food !!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Sd26 offers a 28 dollars prix set menu for lunch. For 28, I got a egg York ravioli (23 at dinner) and grill stuff rabbit with gnocchi. The food was great but the service was ok. The waiter is not as energize I will like but it I was acceptable."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We thought we were able to order from the pre-theatre prix fixe menu (our reservations were at 6:45 pm) and I checked with both the hostess and maitre d' who did not tell us otherwise. We were informed by the waiter that this was not available on Saturday night. We probably would not have booked as it was quite pricey, especially with the portion size. I also did not care for the wine menu being paperless; however, the sommelier was helpful."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I was disappointed that the scallop dish was prepared with bay scallops rather than sea scallops as written. Not much to eat."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyable dining. Salumeria is terrific."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The place has great energy to it, the menu is creative, and the meal well prepared and delicious. I loved it so much the night before that i treated another business collegue the following evening to dinner so I had an excuse to retrun."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "one of the most difficult feats in the food business is to open a great restaurant. The MOST difficult is to maintain the standards of cuisine and hospitality over time.Tony May set the standard for fine Italian dining in NYC decades ago. His charming daughter Marisa May carries on the tradition ably assisted by veteren John Fanning. But enough about gracious living, let's get to the roasted goat. I know of no greater public thrill than to eat the perfectly succulent capretto with my fingers. Starters: a perfect salad dressed with olive oil from Italy's Alpine lakes or salumi and cheese or shrimp with beans. Why resist sweetbreads with turnips, culatello with burrata? Every pasta and risotto has its pleasure. Chitarra has my heart."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Chef Matteo Bergamini is one of the most talented and creative when it comes to Italian cuisine. Truly an enjoyable eating experience for someone who is a foodie!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I took my girl out for our 1 year anniversary and I couldn't have been more pleased. The service, ambiance, vibe, food, desert and staff were all incredible!! The drinks, food and desert were all bar none the best Italian food I've ever eaten! I will definitely be back again. After dinner we were told to check out 230 fifth rooftop lounge/bar by the owners and that was an incredible time as well!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food, service, ambience was all wonderful. I will definitely be coming back to dine here again."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "It was a nice menu but not something I would go to often. Food was fine the waiter was terrific!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have wanted to eat at SD26 for quite some time now. The only reason I would return to this restaurant is for their dish: "Uovo” in Raviolo. This was so good and worth it, but that was it. The service was so terrible. Our table was not ready by the time our reservation was up. We had to ask several other waiters for service. At several points during dinner, I thought that our waiter forgot about us and I almost called the manager over to complaint. The braised beef cheeks needed salt. It was okay. But only go to this restaurant for the Uovo."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Chef Matteo deserves at least 20 stars. Food he prepares not only is pleasing to the eye, but very pleasing to the palate. Grazie Matteo."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week and had a great dinner at an exceptionally reasonable price. The selections were more extensive than other restaurant week offerings, and we felt the chef really made an effort -Both the fish and roasted goat menu items were superb...and the desserts were exceptionally good. The restaurant was packed... so conversation was difficult - but otherwise a nice experience."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had lunch at SD26 during restaurant week and had a most enjoyable experience. The restaurant has a nice, trendy feel and the service was wonderful. The food, I had the ravioli and scallops and my husband had the pasta and veal, actually tasted like the food we ordered. The sauces/accompaniments enhanced rather than overpowered the veal and scallops. They were generous with the bread without having to ask. The desserts were tasty and beautifully presented. My only criticism is that the wine list is on the expensive side. Perhaps they are catering to wine connoisseurs, but I would have appreciated an affordable glass of wine with lunch. We would happily revisit this restaurant and recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Truly spectacular good! I feel like I am experiencing being in different Italian regions on an amazing food tour! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great appetizers and entrees desserts can use some help. The Uovo ravioli is to die for halibut cooked perfectly"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Fine combination of good food, courteous staff and modern ambiance. I liked it so much I went back the next day. There are several private rooms for meetings or family gatherings."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Food was quite good. Restaurant was too crowded and noisy so lunch was not relaxing. Service was rushed because waiters used i-pads and had time constraint. Felt rushed.I would not recommend this restaurant because it was not an enjoyable dining experience."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "It took 20 minutes before the waiter came to our table, only to tell us that he would be back in "10 seconds" and then return 10 minutes later. Our plates were cleared quickly but we waited for more than 20 minutes between each course. In fact the waiter acknowledged the terrible service as we were waiting for our next course by stating "your food is coming straight from Italy. That's why it's taking so long. It'll be here in 10 seconds." It took about another 10 minutes for our food to arrive. All of this occurring while the table of apparent regulars next to us, seated more than 30 minutes after us, received all of their courses before us. The food was delicious and if the service had been acceptable maybe I would have become a regular."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The menu has a great number of choices that made deciding what To order difficult...it all looked so good! The water service was a little deficient but the rest of the service was fine. A good wine list with budget minded selections complemented the higher end bottles so there is plenty for everyone's budget. All in all, a real winner!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Went with a group of friends for restaurant week. The restaurant week menu was a wow with a few items like the uovo ravioli and wild boar fettuccine were outstanding! The drinks were inconsistent (same drink was not made the same way twice :( ) and some of the staff was rude. Though our waiter made up for it."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Great food and good energy. I felt the wait staff was very attentive . Great night out.."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "If they were, staff wouldn’t be stressed: service and food would improve. I suspect SD26 with a pedigree is on its last legs. What was that nebulous and tasteless, green puree garnish that neither my foodie companion nor I could identify? Not even salt improved the dishes or the over sauced pasta. Restaurant Week doesn’t account for ill conceived and prepared food. Four nearby diners eventually requested their lunches to go after an indeterminate time. I had hoped for better but the third time wasn’t the charm."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I don't know how it's humanly possible to take so long to come pour water, take your order, bring out drinks, etc. We ordered wine upon sitting down and it didn't arrive at the table until well after the entrees came and I had to pull the waiter aside to ask what the deal was - then he didnt remember our wine order and I had to find the selection in their iPad app again. The food is fantastic though but every single time the thought of their food draws me in, I immediately realize how terrible an experience it is based on the service. I took clients recently and everything took so long that their food arrived 5 minutes before they need to run out for a meeting so they had to box everything up and leave. Please hire some competent waiters."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I'm hoping it was because of restaurant week, but the experience was very poor. All of our food was overcooked; servers were not attentive; and the pacing was all off."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I went with a friend for lunch during restaurant week. Everything about the experience was great. We sat in a nice booth, our waiter was attentive as was the whole staff. Water refills were prompt. The bread was fresh and delicious. We both had the Uovo ravioli to start. Heavenly! Then the sea scallops with cauliflower..delicious! My friend had the panna cotta, and I had a hazelnut semifreddo. Everything was great. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We were here with a group of five for a 7 PM reservation. Upstairs was very quiet until several large tables were sat about 8 PM and the noise level became so very loud that we needed to yell to each other. I like an energetic atmosphere, but this was annoying. Nothing in the room to absorb noise. The burrata was delicious as was the oovo in ravioli, the chittara pasta, beef cheeks and tuna carpaccio. The striped bass was tasteless and not enjoyable. Wine list is HUGE!!! Desserts were wonderful! Service was very good, until we got our coffee and desserts when we had to wave down someone (which I hate!!) for more coffee and our check. All in all, the food was very good, service good. Would definitely come back and try again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food was great, especially the raviolo. My friend's butter poached halibut was amazing too. Everything else was good, but not as fantastic. Perfect for Winter Restaurant Week! Service was really good most of the time. I did wish they would come fill our water glasses more frequently. The only thing that stuck out as a bigger point of improvement was when they handed us the check without us asking for it. I understand that it was Winter Restaurant Week and that we were there during peak dinner hours, but my friend and I hadn't taken that long with anything at all. We actually eat pretty quickly, and we only talked a little more during dessert. So just beware that if you are sitting there with a date, you might feel rushed out."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The food was not hot enough when they were supposed to be hot. The wild bass was tasteless. The wait staff were moving around too much, trying to be efficient and were were talking too much to each other that resulted to be a distraction."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Had dinner here the other night with my wife and parents at 5:30, pre-theater. My OpenTable reservation had noted we needed to leave for an event, but the staff did not seem to be aware of that. Despite restaurant not being full, we had a hard time getting the waitstaff's attention. The waiter didn't come around to fill our water glasses, and we had to flag him down to order dessert and get the check so we could leave on time. I'd note that this contrasts with my wife's visit a while back, at which she had excellent service."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We ate here during Restaurant Week and while many restaurants almost grudgingly put together a modest menu with maybe three selections, SD26 had Twelve, Plus Four Desserts. It's Three courses, so you choose Two (any two), plus one dessert. We had the "Fettuccine with Wild Boar Ragu'", "Butter-Poached Hallibut", "Boneless Rabbit with Savoy Cabbage & Chestnuts", and the "Slow Roasted Baby Goat (on the bone) with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes & Artichokes" I don't want to say Everything was Perfect, but IT WAS ! Tender, Delicious, Plentiful, Expertly Prepared, and other than the waiter disappearing when we wanted the check, an absolutely Perfect Experience. We'll be back.."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We went on the Monday before Ash Wednesday and they were celebrating Carnivale (to our surprise because there was no advance warning when we made the reservation). They had hired these "performers" to beat drums, play flutes, dance around, and generally be a great annoyance to all of the customers. On an average night, this restaurant is probably too loud; on this night, it was deafening. Add to that, the fact that there is not a single two-top in the place and they place you at tables with diners who are already seated and I would not recommend that anyone eat here if they are going on a date or want to have a private business conversation. Generally, it was very disappointing."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "There was unexpected entertainment, thus raising the noise and entertainment level. Service was gracious. Food ( restaurant week menu) was very good. Bar scenes was lively ."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I went here with a friend for Restaurant Week. It felt as if our server was annoyed at us just for being there for said special. We both ordered (expensive - $14) cocktails and then decided to share our dishes so we could try more things. The whole point of RW is supposed to be to win over repeat guests. They did not do this. The food was delicious, but I wouldn't have been pleased with it had I paid the full menu price because it wasn't particularly exceptional. Despite saying that we wanted to share a few times, each time they brought a course, we practically had to beg for share plates and were greeted with annoyed looks each time we did."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We get to enjoy restaurants all across the US being in the business, SD26 is easily my new favorite of all time. Do yourself a favor and make this wonderful dining experience #1 on your must go list."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Love the uovo soft yolk raviolo everytime! The sea scallops and tirumisu are also favorites."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "went last year and food was great but it has certainly declined since then."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My friend and I were sat in a corner for 2 people behind a pillar. We thought it wasn't so great but in the end the pillar blocked most of the noise out so we had a good 2hour dinner catching up and it was great. Service was marvelous and food even more outstanding! We saw many table were big parties and they seemed to have fun as well so I guess it would be a nice place to come to celebrate a special occasion. The ambiance was very modern fancy and loved it."
    Dined on 2/28/2014