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New York, NY 10014
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Spasso NYC Details
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
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Contemporary American, Modern European, Mediterranean
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
1,2,3 train to Christopher Street.
A,C,E,L to 14th Street.
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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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."
Dined on 8/13/2014
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."
Dined on 8/3/2014
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."
Dined on 8/1/2014
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."
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."
Dined on 7/23/2014
No need to go out of the way.
There are restaurants like this in every neighborhood."
Dined on 7/21/2014
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."
Dined on 7/13/2014
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."
Dined on 7/12/2014
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."
Dined on 7/10/2014
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."
Dined on 6/23/2014
Great ambience, excellent service
and food. The trout and the straciatelli cheese were amazing."
Dined on 6/10/2014
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..."
Dined on 6/8/2014
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."
Dined on 6/7/2014
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."
Dined on 5/18/2014
Lively but not noisy. Excellent
apps especially the homemade meatballs and Stracciatella cheese with beets. Wait staff couldn't be more attentive. "
Dined on 5/16/2014
Food was great, the service was
horrible. I would really like to recommend this restaurant to friends but they will hate the service. "
Dined on 5/11/2014
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."
Dined on 5/7/2014
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."
Dined on 4/9/2014
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!"
Dined on 2/21/2014
The ricotta pancakes rival
Maialino's. They are so amazing that I've come back twice already specifically just for those."
Dined on 2/15/2014
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."
Dined on 2/7/2014
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."
Dined on 2/4/2014
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!"
Dined on 1/30/2014
Have been to this restaurant a
couple of times and have loved it every time! Staff is very friendly and food is very good."
Dined on 1/19/2014
Nothing special was the gist of
Adam Platt's review in NY Mag and he's right. It's pretty bad."
Dined on 1/11/2014
Only issue was a bored server and
poor water service. Everything else was top-notch as usual."
Dined on 1/3/2014
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."
Dined on 12/28/2013
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."
Dined on 12/7/2013
Very festive scene. Highlights
were the brussels sprouts and pasta dishes. A bit too expensive and extremely noisy."
Dined on 11/15/2013
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!"
Dined on 10/18/2013
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."
Dined on 10/15/2013
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."
Dined on 10/11/2013
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."
Dined on 9/8/2013
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"
Dined on 8/10/2013
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 !!! ):"
Dined on 8/8/2013
Went here for Restaurant Week
dinner. The chilled tomato soup with watermelon was refreshing. The hake entree was tasteless, and the accompanying crispy potatoes were the better part of the dish. The panna cotta dessert was excellent, although the berries were a bit too sour. Service was terribly slow and unapologetic. The place was cramped, with tables too close to one another, and the music was loud."
Dined on 8/2/2013
Once again we had a fabulous
dinner at Spasso. Great selection of food choices, we had the mussels, a clam pasta and a fish.. Service is great. A real gem for a fun and casual night out. Good value for what you get! Can't wait to go back."
Dined on 7/29/2013
Like many prime West Village
haunts, Spasso is a romantic and small spot. The ambiance and service was good -- we sat outside and enjoyed the experience. The menu had an interesting selection of meats and pasta dishes. The food was good, but none of us were overly impressed, and do not feel they were as tasty as some of the other competition. All in all, the restaurant was fine -- but I would sooner prefer places like Po or Palma to get tastier dishes within the same intimate Village feel."
Dined on 7/26/2013
A/C not working and music so loud
the waiter could not hear us trump the good food."
Dined on 7/16/2013
I love Spasso in all aspects:
food, service, ambience. Love the homemade ricotta, roast chicken, kale salad, pastas. Everything I've tried here has been delicious. Service is excellent, too. Whenever I have visitors, I take them here because it's a charming, lovely spot where guests can relax and have an enjoyable meal."
Dined on 6/22/2013
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