Serafina Meatpacking

Serafina Meatpacking

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://meatpacking.serafinarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6469644494x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:
    Daily 8:00am-11:00am
    Lunch:
    Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm


    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
    Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
    Brunch:
    Friday - Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
    We serve Brunch on every Holiday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Special Events: Valentine's Day menu $50 per person! Book now! View menu here: http://www.serafinarestaurant.com/serafina/

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Little w 12th street
  • Public Transit: 3 floor private room.
  • Parking: No
A word from Serafina Meatpacking
Delicious Northern Italian cuisine; Serafina Meatpacking prepares fresh pastas, pizzas, seafood and meats. Open for, breakfast, lunch or dinner, dine in or take-out. To sit in any of the dining rooms is a treat, as one can almost envision artists of any craft sitting and scribbling their ideas on the walls already covered with original artworks. 3 floors and an outdoor café offer excellent people watching on the neighborhood's classic cobblestone streets.
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Serafina Meatpacking reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (18)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (14)hot spot (11)great for lunch (10)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (5)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (5)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)romantic (4)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Nice restaurant
    kamaris
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It was good ambient and food. The location is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • portion size
    laetitiaVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Salads are shrinking day after day! but it's still a good option in the neighborhood.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The service was painfully poor from the moment we stepped up to the hostess' desk till the time we left. They did not ask us if we had a reservation - we did, and was not accommodating with table selection even though their was plenty of availability. We used a Groupon, and perhaps that may have impacted the level of service since we would not be considered full paying customers. If that is their thinking, they are wrong in doing so. I use Groupons, Living Social coupons, etc. to gauge a restaurant I haven't been to previously, and have been back to experience the full culinary experience of many restaurants based on the service and food quality. Rest assured this will be the first and last time I will be eating at Serafina.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Mismanagement
    GlutenFreeVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    If you have Celiac Disease, are gluten-free, or have any severe food allergy, you should in NO way eat here. Management is careless with food, dishonest about their understanding of gluten-free diets, and insensitive to those with severe food intolerances. Henry, the manager, was impatient, rude, and had no interest in helping. He only wanted to get us out of the restaurant so as not to create a scene. Disgusting service, and as someone in the food industry myself, I was shocked at the disregard and indecency. I will never go back. Henry should not be given the responsibility of managing a restaurant when he could not care less about the health, safety, or happiness of his customers. Serafina cannot be trusted to take care of its patrons.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OMG THE WORST--Avoid like ebola
    Stefano
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Experience overall awful from reception to wait staff. Food deplorably bad. The very worst Italian food that I have ever had. Do not waste your money. Looking forward to the next restaurant that will replace this one. They should be embarrassed. Would have given them a lower rating if allowed. Chicken Milanese was like a tough, super flat tasteless frisbee. Pasta was equally poorly prepared. Took 20 minutes to get our drinks. When I queried the waiter as to the wait time he said the bar was down 1 flight of stairs. We were the only table there. Brought partial orders. Just horrible. Normally I would have sent the food back but was with out-of-town guests. Food so bad that I would have just asked for check and left. AVOID.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Dinner
    Courtney
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We came with a group of 5 for a party. We made a reservation ahead of time, and actually called to modify the reservation shortly before our original time. Everyone was very accomodating here and the food was excellent. Even after they had seated a large table right ahead of us, service was still great. Would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Consistent
    Rocket
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very good food, very good service and very upbeat dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Wine and cocktails a bit pricey but pasta dishes reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jonh
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Ok restaurant. The wait staff was rude . When servicing the main course the person took 20 min to bring the pepper shaker.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • MarcVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very good food, nice location on a corner. Good people watching. Fourth time we gave been there. Always good friendly service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was fantastic, really good. Service was a disaster, late and wrong order...But i think we were unlucky, everyone else around seemed to have had what they asked for and on time. The room upstairs can get really noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Dee76
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Quick service, great food, pizza is a MUST HAVE!! The waitress could have given us more attention but the food made up for what she lacked. The food came out in seconds as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good people watching
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    From the steak salad to the pasta all was very good. The service was just OK. Didn't seem like anyone wanted to be there. Staff had no energy and a slow sense of urgency when asked for something. I would return but tips will be low
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Italian in Meatpacking
    RodNYC
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Good food, great pizza, nice French waiter but too noisy
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Foodfanatic22
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I had a great time! Cocktails were fantastic, food was delicious, and waitstaff was very friendly. Love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SierraVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Food good....too noisy!.....service good and attentive......too crowded and not a place to have conversation
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Zombie Hostess
    EatMe
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I arrived and asked the very attractive black lady in short shorts about my party reservation. She indiffrently waved me upstairs and then turned away like I was a leper. Very much a turn off
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We went with a large party children grandchildren and grandparents 10 people and it was a perfect dinner for all food was great as well as attentive service and we had the room all to ourselves because we went early at 6:00 on a Thursday night Great night!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A perfect summer spot
    KAreyAnn
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had a beautiful day for an outside lunch! Pizzas are perfect for sharing and everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissapointing
    Mimi
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    When Serafina was on upper east side the food was great. The food was like typical chain restaurant food. The chicken Milanese was like a prefab hockey puck. I will say the pasta bolanese was good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 48 reviews are from the Serafina Meatpacking reviews archive.
  • Very attentive staff
    zarry98
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Chosen for location and cuisin; was not disappointed. Arrived during a heavy rain storm and most of our party was still missing. We waited by the bar a few minutes and when another of our party arrive they proceeded to seat us. Atmosphere is very happy and bustling. Makes for a great conversations and upbeat experience. We ordered appetizers and drinks as it took the remainder of our party over an hour to arrive. Service was quick, efficient and very attentive the entire time. Food was very good we started with the focaccia pizza and the Carpaccio Malatesta and all ordered very tasty entrees Lasagna, Tris of Sofia, Serafina Chicken Salad . On the whole our experience here was very pleasant and we look forward to revisiting soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch
    WillowVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Went with friends in the area. Had a great salad Goat Cheese with chicken. The dressing was great. We shared a pizza, which never disappoints. Very good and very full!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    Lovenyc
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Everything was great from the smazing hostess to the food. Delish!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Business meeting dinner on 4/30 for 8 people. Great experience. We will come back!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Serafina meatpacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Of all Serafinas, this one is on the bottom of my list. Cooked food was very good, salads did not look fresh, ambience was so so. It did not have the trendy sophistication of the other locations.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just not good!
    diner112VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Poor service, rude bartender Sunday at 1pm, food was not good. another table left without eating next to us........says alot. We should have too......
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not for business
    Maggie
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Food was good, waiter was terrific. But no way to have a conversation at all. The noise level was off the charts at 6:30 pm . We could not hear our guest at a small table for four. We shouted through the evening. No place ever for business dinner or catchup with friends. Great for young crowd
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but I've had better
    Purpos3VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Serafina was decent. The food was good but nothing to rave about. I think the portions are entirely too small for the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish
    NikkiB
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Amazing food. We ordered for 5 people and were only 2. Everything was gone. It was that good. Service was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    RestaurantGuy
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The Serafina menu is the same across all their venues and the food consistently delivers in terms of taste and quality. What made my night at the Meatpacking location special was the great and friendly service and the great crowd. We sat downstairs in the small(ish) bar area but it was great for people watching and our waiters (yes, plural) were friendly and helpful. And no one rushed us out of there, despite having 2 after dinner cocktails.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Italian Spot
    ELSandeen
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Family of five had a nice dinner after touring NYC. Teen boys devoured pasta!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service, not worth the money
    mfw222
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Needed a place for a business lunch that was quieter than some of the other places nearby. We sat outside and had to wave down staff to get A refill of water- ONE - I spent most of the meal with an empty glass & were never asked about refills for our other beverages. We were clearly not done with our meal and the server asked if I was done while picking up my plate. I planned on finishing the other half of my soggy pile of arugula but wasn't going to after she picked up the plate. Finally the restaurant next door lit a grill right next to us about 3/4 of the way through our meal. Some of the staff noticed it and instead of offering to move us indoors or to another section outside, they just walked away commenting on how smelly it was.
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  • Excellent spot for lunch!
    SanchezVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Great location, excellent food, good service! The outdoor seating is cool for people watching in this hip neighborhood. Totally recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunny Sunday afternoon @ Serafina's
    LibraryGal
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    We three enjoyed a relaxing Sunday afternoon meal at Serafina's. Since it was a warm fall day, we chose to sit outside - a great spot for people watching and the noise level allowed for conversation (inside was loud). Two of us ordered the 3 fresh pastas combination - delicious, the goat cheese walnut salad was also yummy. Our fried calamari appetizer - excellent. Service was prompt overall, but the delay in getting the parmesan and pepper allowed our entrees to cool. I would suggest they bring those items automatically. Drink prices were rather exorbitant. Overall a lovely afternoon in the meatpacking district. This restaurant is very close to the south-end of the Highline. The staff is very accommodating, and you do not feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They didnt have my opentable
    lrosenblatt
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    They didnt have my opentable reservation when i arrived - so they "found" a table for us. And because we had a table that was then reserved later on in the evening, they rushed everything even after being asked to slow down the service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    Maxx
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Went with a big group of 12 and they catered to us extremely well. Drinks came fast, food was good, and price was very reasonable. Would recommend this place to everyone looking for a fun dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch.....Good
    Regi
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Great Sunday Brunch.....Good Service. A definite thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not for foodies- atmosphere is ok
    Rfoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    If you're going to eat here to be in meat packing then it's ok- the atmosphere is fun and the location is great. The food was average at best. For the 5/13 dishes that were brought to our large party, the food was incredibly salty- we could barely eat it. Our waiter forgot to bring 2 people's main courses (he forgot to enter it into the system) so they did not get their food until everyone was done eating. When my friend confronted him about how he forgot the orders and how she saw him run to the computer to enter it in, he lied And made up this elaborate story for why their food was late- just be honest about it! The waiter offered nothing to make up for the poor service and was actually rude the rest of the meal. I would not return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for families
    Polychrest
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We went to this with a friend and baby and it was great. Food was good and service was good. Great nice restaurant to take kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Great after all these years
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    SO often we search for whats new and hot. Serafina has been around a long time and it is easy to see why it is a survivor. Good Service, Quality ingredients, great tasting food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.