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Spasso NYC
Spasso NYC

Spasso NYC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://spassonyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 858-3838
  • 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: Contemporary American, Modern European, Mediterranean
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "The outdoor space has been decorated nicely under scaffolding, service was attentive and the food yummy."
    Dined on 6/20/2013
  • "lovely little west village spot, with delightful cocktails and really quite excellent pastas and secondi. would absolutely return again"
    Dined on 6/18/2013
  • "Exec Chef Ed Carew spins a web complex worth getting ensnared in. We had the mussells, the seared scallops, and the spaghettini with ramps. We wanted to return the following evening and order the same meal. But we didn't want to stop savoring, even for a second, to relive an unforgettable experience. Thankfully Spasso is in the neighborhood and can be returned to over and over. Bravo Spasso!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2013
  • "I went for dinner with two friends who had never been there and we greatly enjoyed the atmosphere, the food, and also the service. Everything was very delicious and we liked that the menu isn't the standard one but offers new things to try out every time I go there. Definitely a recommendable experience."
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "This was our first time visiting this restaurant. My boyfriend and I made 9 pm reservations and told to wait at the bar. We weren't seated until 10 after we questioned the hostess who had "forgotten" about us. Concequently our table was right in the walkway. The food was mediocre-salty, overflavored, and well overpriced. Also, we kept having to ask for water refills because no one would ever come by. At the beginning of the night I informed the hostess AND waiter of our Blackboard Eats discount for free appetizers yet it wasn't taken off. When we sent the check black with the code, the waiter never came back. 20 later I gave the bill to another hostess and walked out. After 3+ hours of waiting, we just wanted out. Never coming back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "Entrees were surprisingly spicy (i.e. red pepper flakes added to everything, which was unnecessary). Restaurant also forgot the one side dish that we ordered with our entrees, which turned out to be the best plate of the whole dinner - potatoes."
    Dined on 5/31/2013