Spasso NYC
Spasso NYC

Spasso NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://spassonyc.com/
  • Phone: 2128583838x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm-10:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm. Sunday: 5:30pm-10pm

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12pm - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Edward Carew
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Perry
  • Public Transit: 1,2,3 train to Christopher Street.
    A,C,E,L to 14th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Big Apple Parking on W11th Street.
A word from Spasso NYC
Spasso is a rustic, neighborhood eatery in the heart of the West Village, with a seasonal menu inspired by food and wine from across Europe and the Mediterranean.
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Spasso NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (18)romantic (18)great for outdoor dining (14)great for brunch (8)special occasion (8)great for lunch (7)good for groups (6)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've eaten there quite a few times for brunch and it's never disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good neighborhood place
    fdrnycVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a nice meal sitting outside on a Saturday night. They were out of the pasta dish we wanted to order so my husband had the spaghetti w/ eggplant. It was solid. The octopus app was average. The octopus was warm but the vegetables were cold from the fridge. There wasn't a lot of flavor in the dish. We loved the homemade stracciatella cheese. We were disappointed to see glasses of wine for $17 which was recommended by the server. On the other hand, the house red and white were just fine at $9/glass. The outside tables are dog-friendly. The music inside was blasting--impossible to hear anything. We would go back since it's close by but we would not go here for a really special meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The boozy brunch deal on the weekends is a steal - $34 for a side, main course and unlimited mimosas. I brought out of town visitors here and they loved it. The ricotta pancakes are excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Spasso
    marzanne
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is fantastic. Truly everything on the menu is delicious. It's seasonal and changes regularly. Fantastic Kale Salad, fried oyster special, the chicken is to die for! Delicious pastas! Ingredients are beautiful, seasonal. Ed, the chef/owner really cares about quality. The ambiance is warm and sophisticated. The wait staff is knowledgeable, super nice. We had our rehearsal dinner here so this is always a special treat for us to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood find
    SnapscarolineVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I love this little gem in the west village. great italian food with reasonable prices and amazing service. My waitress was incredibly helpful in suggesting a new wine that I loved and was patient when my friends couldn't make a menu decision. All around always a great place to dine al fresco in the west village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waited forever
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My son in law raved about the place. We went. Limited menu. Food not great. Steak was like chewing gum. Kitchen so slow, they took a significant percentage off our bill w/out even asking. I wouldn't recommend this place and I never usually complain.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JamieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Recently changed the menu which now has less pasta options which is unfortunate because there pasta is always delicious! Rigatoni Pork Ragu was really delicious! Always happy when dining here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Finally
    WrkdinVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I finally went to Spasso after hearing so much about it. It is a neighborhood gem, and lives up to its reputation. Great for a Sunday meal or for a chill night with an out of town guest.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth returning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    First visit 2 years ago was a pleasant dinner experience overall. Now I found Spasso unreasonably expensive for the overall return in product, service and experience. Will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spasso Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food and service were very good. However, there was too much noise and a bad practice of packing in guests one next to the other instead of interspersing guests so that there will be some privacy and quiet time at least in the beginning of the meal for those of us who are early diners.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An average red sauce restaurant
    AnthonyVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    No need to go out of the way. There are restaurants like this in every neighborhood.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hudson Street Charmer
    VillageDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Second visit to Spasso and second good experience. We were seated promptly at a nice window table and served immediately. For starters we had the summer vegetable salad (excellent), the chicken meatballs (good) and the octopus (good). Main courses were trout (excellent), rigatoni (excellent) and roast chicken (good). Spasso has lots of wines by the glass and we found a nice Rhone and a good Pinot Grigio (although it was not properly chilled). The atmosphere on a summer Sunday evening was lively but not intrusive and we had no problem conversing. Dessert of cherry sherbet was slightly disappointing. The service is friendly and willing but slightly incompetent. Price with wine, dessert, coffee and tip was a fair $90 pp. We would return again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place...Mostly
    nickname1VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was excellent; well prepared and nicely served. Servers were friendly and mostly responsive. However, style is somewhat miserly; small portions (a saucer-sized amount of very fine gazpacho for $10, instead of a bowl) and a ridiculous $4 charge for bread, which, while good bread, consisted of only 4 half-slices, and butter brought with it only on request. Top-notch wine list had nothing under $40/bottle and needs a few more choices in the $40-50 range.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • $26 for pasta??
    bobkat
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We have eaten several excellent lunches and dinners at Spasso, with their seasonal menus always interesting and beautifully prepared. And have paid a bit more than old Villagers like to pay. HOWEVER when pasta runs into the $20+ dollar range (and there was nothing like truffles or other très cher ingredients involved), the restaurant management needs to get a grip. The whole food scene in the West Village is ridiculous and Spasso is just one example.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great get together place
    OrcayVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Had dinner here with 2 friends and we enjoyed the food. Our waitress made a few good recommendations. I ordered the lamp chop and it was one of the best lamp chops I ever had. My friend ordered the swordfish and it was cooked perfectly. The swordfish came out tender and that was an awesome surprise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it
    UwsDiner
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great ambience, excellent service and food. The trout and the straciatelli cheese were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good atmosphere..not very good food
    sevenhills
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We were group of four ppl.it was my choice to go to Spasso..becuse i have been here before. Appetizers were very good but none of us were very happy with entrées.we were very happy with our waiter she was very helpfull and very knowledged about menu.real pro..i would recommend Spasso for early evening spot with decent wine selection and good appetizer...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite spot
    marzanne
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant. The food is consistently delicious and the staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. The chef uses the best seasonal ingredients. The pastas and salads are outstanding and the chicken is to die for. We wend back with some friends for our 6-month wedding anniversary (we had our rehearsal dinner here) and had a wonderful time. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 105 reviews are from the Spasso NYC reviews archive.
  • Modern & Authentic
    MissKyleaVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Spasso doesn't disappoint - we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had another amazing meal here. The quality of produce is outstanding, interesting combinations, and always consistent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in west village
    Skt18
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Lively but not noisy. Excellent apps especially the homemade meatballs and Stracciatella cheese with beets. Wait staff couldn't be more attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service? What service?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was great, the service was horrible. I would really like to recommend this restaurant to friends but they will hate the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What is happening?
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Wondering what is going on. One day during the Tribeca Film Festival they were closed for lunch with no reason. Then the night we went, they required cash only, saying their computer was down. The hostess seemed confused about which table to give us, even though all window seats were empty and one was set for 4 and we had to wait several minutes. Once settled, the evening turned out much more comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in the West Village!
    EVFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Absolutely loved our experience at Spasso. The waitress was attentive and knowledgeable and the food was delicious. We ordered the gluten free pasta and were pleasantly surprised with the quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continues to be great!
    chrisandwashVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Went to Spasso last minute with my sister and, as usual, it did not disappoint. Wine list is a little pricey, but the house wine is reasonably priced and very good. Food is fresh and is very good every time I visit. Thanks for being a great neighborhood place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Ricotta Pancakes
    Jamie2499VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The ricotta pancakes rival Maialino's. They are so amazing that I've come back twice already specifically just for those.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place
    NYCmumVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Place was crowded on a Friday night, they tried to accommodate us to stay longer, but you can feel that they are waiting for your table. Food was good, fun place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    Speech
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Delicious appetizers and pasta. Very innovative preparation. All in our party of four are sophisticated foodies and we enjoyed everything. A real find. A great go to place to sit at bar and have drinks and appetizers as well as dinner. Our server was helpful and funny as well. We enjoyed the entire experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time here and still
    JamieVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Third time here and still enjoy it. Have never had a bad meal yet. The stracciatella is delicious, and the pasta is always tasty! The bomboloni were really good as well! Hip, cool, lively spot!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious dinner!
    Lindsay
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Have been to this restaurant a couple of times and have loved it every time! Staff is very friendly and food is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in being average
    Jcooper
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Nothing special was the gist of Adam Platt's review in NY Mag and he's right. It's pretty bad.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice job this time
    AustinVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Only issue was a bored server and poor water service. Everything else was top-notch as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chair Kickingly Great
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Even if a meal is excellent, when your chair is continually kicked throughout an evening it takes away from the great service and ambiance. I sat with my friend near the bar next to other two-tops and my chair was kicked a good 3 dozen times. Fix your tables, Spasso. It's called seating design. Other NYC restaurants with less space seem to be able to handle this concept.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service disappointing
    katd
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    My friend and I came to Spasso for dinner on Saturday night. The food was delicious and the hostess was lovely. However - and this is a big however - the service once we were seated was terrible. We actually had to stop someone to ask to have our water glasses filled and stop somebody else in order to order a glass of wine. When our waitress finally came over, she did not even introduce herself, she just asked if we were ready to order. We both ordered pasta entrees and nobody came over to offer us fresh pepper or grated cheese. Lastly, we were not offered coffee or dessert. The waitress simply brought us the check. The experience was cold and impersonal. What a shame.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous food but very noisy!
    suzieVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Very festive scene. Highlights were the brussels sprouts and pasta dishes. A bit too expensive and extremely noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hearty eating
    BawledVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Small but hearty, tasty portions. Service was superb. Staff is friendly, very helpful. Bustling area with much foot traffic passing outdoor diners and window. Good spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My go-to restaurant
    AustinVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Wasn't sure I'd be back after my last experience but I returned and fell in love all over again. Food was flawless, service impeccable (Black female server with an accent)--everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good eats
    GenevaskiVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    while the food was good and variety of selections was good; wine service was off. We ordered a white that was not chilled and glasses were not filled when they were empty. Could have been better on that front. Will give it another try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre service, out of favorites
    AustinVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    I worked as a bartender and server for 7 years, but that doesn't excuse making the guests feel rushed, even if 2/3 (myself excepted) were obviously tourists. If there's going to be a team-style service, the servers must communicate with one another so that we're not asked three or four times whether or not we're ready to order. Also, the server was obviously uninformed as to the distinctions between certain items and sauces. Our main server was very nice but was busy doing sidework when she should have been a little more visible so that we could get her attention when we needed it. The worst thing that happened was that the restaurant was out of two items we intended to order, which we were informed of only after we ordered them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My idea..
    Rana
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Actually i came here with my another friend and we liked the foods but the portions were REALLY SMALL!! Its not enough for one person. It's really strange. We was shocked. I won't advice anyone this restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week
    diana156VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    I visited Spasso on Aug 9th 2013 , it was Restaurant week in NYC, great time to try a new place, they offer a 3 course pre-set menu to choose from . I had the veal in a sauce, it was fair . My husband's had Bolognese, usually a favorite of his and very good at other NYC Italian places.. This dish tasted like out of a can ... Salad was dry and soup was just ok. First time I visited Spasso was just for drinks (good bartenders) and the ambience was so attractive that we decided to go back & try the food, but we were both disappointed . . Oh and the worst was the waiter rushing us all night, food was service right away, like it was PRE MADE !!! ):
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    • Noise LevelModerate