New York, NY 10014Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
- 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: 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
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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.Continued
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Spasso NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 26, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (15)romantic (13)great for outdoor dining (10)great for brunch (9)good for groups (7)special occasion (6)great for lunch (5)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
- Prix fixe lunch was wonderful,AnneDined on 9/7/2012Prix fixe lunch was wonderful, with interesting choices. Wine list was great. Wine pours were inconsistent, with one waiter giving a generous pour, and a waitress pouring much less. Service was exceedingly slow, especially given that there were only a few tables occupied during lunch, and plenty of waitstaff. My guess it was the kitchen. Since we were not in a rush, there was no problem, but if we had to get back to work, we would have needed to ask them to hustle a bit.Special Features:
- Perfect if you're in the moodNikiVIPDined on 8/11/2012Perfect if you're in the mood for Italian, but don't want to go to heavy. I recommend ordering a bunch of appetizers and pasta dishes for the table. Will definitely be back!Special Features:
- Can get VERY loud inside -OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 8/6/2012Can get VERY loud inside - especially in the back.Special Features:
- I always have a predictableMidnight2014VIPDined on 8/3/2012I always have a predictable time at spasso - great food, drinks and generally decent atmosphere but on Friday night there was a major issue with their AC. It ruined our otherwise perfect night because we were constantly distracted by how hot it was in there so instead of staying longer we had no choice but to wrap things up and mode elsewhere for drinks. The server said she would tell the manager we were too hot but she knew there was nothing he could do vs asking if they could do anything to compensate like a round of drinks. We weren't lucky enough to have a table under a fan but bumped into people we knew and they exited because of the heat too. We had a res so they should have advised in advance or upon arrival of the AC issue.Special Features:
- Excellent hand made pasta!goodfoodDined on 6/3/2012Excellent hand made pasta! Fresh, unadulteratedd flavors. Servers seemed a bit overwhelmed...so I wouldn't go here thinking it ought be a "fine-dining" experience. For that reason, it seems a bit pricey, but I enjoyed every bite.Special Features:
- the food here is excellent,stuygirl22VIPDined on 6/2/2012the food here is excellent, but the service is terrible. I have been here 2 times and the second visit was worse than the first in terms of service. If they could get that sorted out, they'd be a fabulous restaurant because the food is excellent!Special Features:
- Service was spotty, for exampleCitizendanDined on 5/27/2012Service was spotty, for example a long wait for main course to arrive. Perhaps more than one waitress was needed for a full house, but it was a holiday weekend. Tables were uncomfortably tight.Special Features:
- Would like to go backOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 5/13/2012The food overall was quite good, the service friendly, the decor light and attractive, and the atmosphere lively but not oppressively frenetic or deafening. Both cocktails (one quasi-Negroni and one gin with basil) were tasty, and the wine (friulian?) was nice. The balsamic lamb ribs appetizer was very tender and tasty, but a bit too sweet. The fried oysters with lemon crema were very nicely done. The prawn and pea ravioli were delicious, and the lamb chop was perfectly cooked and enjoyable. Gelati (white chocolate and mango) and chocolate cake were quite good. My one complaint is that we ordered fusilli with butter and cheese for our kids, and they charged us $20 (the price of a fusilli with pork ragu on the menu) for each order.Special Features:
- Nice surprisejoanieorganized51VIPDined on 5/9/2012This restaurant was such a great surprise. I really enjoyed the service, decor and food. I definitely will be back.
- Loved the pasta! Three ofJamieVIPDined on 4/29/2012Loved the pasta! Three of us ordered different pasta dishes and all of us were quite happy with our choices! The stuffed calamari appetizer was addictive.Special Features:
- Stick with the pastas- hadcathyVIPDined on 4/15/2012Stick with the pastas- had the oxtail tagliatelle pasta and squid ink linguini pasta with clams/pancetta and both were excellent. yellowtail crudo not so good- didn't taste fresh, and uni on top was haphazardly placed.
- One of the best meals I'veOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 4/13/2012One of the best meals I've had in NYC. The food was outstanding.Special Features:
- Wonderful!! I started withLaxitmomVIPDined on 4/13/2012Wonderful!! I started with the English pea and fava bean soup which was simply an amazing marriage of flavors-springtime in a bowl!! For my entree I had the pork bolognese pappardelle and it was divine. All of the pastas are homemade and the bread is also delicious! Can't wait to return to try everything on the menu!!Special Features:
- The portions were not huge,OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 4/13/2012The portions were not huge, but there were a lot of sides and stuff on the menu so maybe I could have done a better job ordering. Either way, the food we did get was awesome.
- Subtle charm, tasty simple foodPGofHSMVIPDined on 4/9/2012Not quite worth going out of your way, but if you're in the neighborhood this is a lovely, quiet spot with lots of light coming through the windows, which also afford a nice view of the street scene. There's a $15 lunch prix fixe with an appetizer (over a dozen options) and entree of either sandwich or pasta. Our starters were great, the sandwiches less impressive -- I'll probably try a pasta the next time I'm there.Special Features:
- Dont bother and over hypedOpenTable Diner Since 2002VIPDined on 4/6/2012Do not bother!. The only dish that was good was the orecchiette with crab and shrimp (still needed a little salt). The travesty of the whole experience was the spagetti with tomato sauce (pomodoro ). I mean the sauce was so spiced up (hot pepper and garlic) they were trying to mask the EXTREME acidity in the tomato sauce. The chef should teach his staff a proper way to prepare sauce. For a plump "fresh" style sauce you need to fry/saute the sauce on very high heat for at least 5 to 10 min so you boil off the acid in the sauce (needs to be done especially when canned tomatoes are used, which these were). Now the other way for a more rich savory sauce you need to simmer the sauce for at least an hour or maybe two but no longer.
- amazing experience. small.OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 4/3/2012amazing experience. small. quaint. terrific food. all 8 dishes we sampled were very good. service was perfect blend of attentive and private. nice atmosphere.Special Features:
- The stracciatella cheese wasOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 3/31/2012The stracciatella cheese was a bit of a disappointment but overall good food and great service.Special Features:
- I took my fiance there forOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 3/30/2012I took my fiance there for his birthday and we had great service and wonderful food. It was a fun experience and cannot wait to go back!Special Features:
- The fried oysters and theOpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 3/17/2012The fried oysters and the arancini are scrumptious... always a great meal and a lively scene!!Special Features:
- The menu sounds better thanOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 3/16/2012The menu sounds better than the food actually tastes. Seabass was very bland, scallops were overcooked, crispy eggplant had a bad smokey taste, fried oysters were good but very fried, so how could they be that bad. Much better places to eat in nyc and the west village.Special Features:
- Loved this place when it firstOpenTable Diner Since 2002VIPDined on 3/15/2012Loved this place when it first opened, didn't like it as much this time. Tables smushed together and the service was odd. Cheese is unbelievable though!
- Completed my second visitOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 2/24/2012Completed my second visit to Spasso. I really enjoyed my first meal in December. Unfortunately, the food was a littl disappointing the second time around. Great wines and desserts.Special Features:
- Everything was wonderful,OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 2/9/2012Everything was wonderful, but the tables are very close and you feel like you are part of the next tables conversation.Special Features:
- Great placescottykeatsVIPDined on 2/4/2012We really enjoyed Spasso from the very flavorful food to the accomodating service. The only negative in my mind was the fact that the bar is full of diners and no room to sit and have a cocktail before dinner. We had to stand with our drinks (martini's) which is not comfortable. Because of this you should go someplace else for drinks.Special Features:
- Great dining experience! FriendlyOpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 1/27/2012Great dining experience! Friendly wait staff and incredible food. Perfect for a date night or special occasion dinner, but also for group dinners of 6 or 8. I will definitely be going back.Special Features:
- Innovative ItalianBradNYDined on 1/19/2012Really innovative and expertly prepared food. A really wonderful addition to the neighborhood. Service was flawless.Special Features:
- Don't miss the PastaOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 1/15/2012The service was great, and our waitress was most helpful in figuring out amounts to order - of appetizers, pastas and entrees. The pasta is all homemade and the three we tried (fusilli, squash pansotti and seafood orechiette) were delicious (rated high to low in the order listed). Don't miss the Stracciatella, Fried Oysters, and Chicken Liver Crostini. Entrees were perfectly done (steak and swordfish) and the polenta is to die for. My husband , who doesn't like cauliflower cooked - loved the roasted cauliflower. We are going back soon for my birthday dinner!Special Features:
- Great place.OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 1/6/2012Great place in the neighborhood. The food is unusual, creative and absolutely delicious. Been a few times and never disappointed. Wine list is pricey if that is important to you and the place is noisy - why they blast that music is a mystery. Other than that nothing to complain about. Service is nice, efficient and friendly. Really a great place. Make a reservation - they get busy and I can see why!Special Features:
- We thought Spasso was goodSaraVIPDined on 12/30/2011We thought Spasso was good food, but we didn't care for the crowd who predominates there. Too many lah-dee-dah bottle blonde ladies with high-pitched bar voices, too try-too-hard-to-be-hip guys, too many who had to run outside for a cigarette between courses. I saw Spasso featured on Channel 13, it looked like a good menu from a nice chef. Even so, we will not go back just because of the crowd.
- does not disappoint. my go-tolechatbleuVIPDined on 12/23/2011does not disappoint. my go-to place in the west village when i need something yummy!Special Features:
- First Time-Going BackOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 12/22/2011On the corner of Hudson and Perry Streets sits Spossa, a serious Italian restaurant. Serious in the sense that it knows who and what it wants to be and strives for those goals. Met at the door by cheerful people. Our waitress guided us through the menu and how to order. Spossa is noted for their stracciatella (type of softer, wet and stretched mozzarella)served with toasted bread. There is good reason this is the signature dish. Mussels were plump with aromatic broth. We split a pasta with lamb sausage and the roasted cod with pureed bacala and greens and a side of squash. All tasty Next time we will order one appetizer, forget the side, add a desert. Wine list is very good, small with prices for everyone.This was a fine first time.
- Good pasta, the formaggioJamieVIPDined on 12/20/2011Good pasta, the formaggio was very interesting. Had seen the restaurant featured on Mike Collimecco's PBS show and was very happy with the experience!
- The food was creative, freshOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 12/19/2011The food was creative, fresh and delicious. The service was appropriately attentive. Would highly recommend this restaurant. I ranked ambiance as a 3 while there in the afternoon, but suspect it would be a 4 in the evening.Special Features:
- Yummy pastaSully38VIPDined on 11/10/2011All pasta dishes are fresh and pure, nice wine by the glass menu but the main course always comes too soon after the appetizer.
- We've been wanted to comeOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 10/30/2011We've been wanted to come here for some time and since we were going to be in the city, we figured we come for an early dinner. It was definitely well worth the wait. After seeing the stracciatella cheese in many many reviews, we HAD to try it. It certainly did not disappoint. The special crudo was spanish mackerel marinated in beet juice over a horseradish creme fraiche with fried capers and mushrooms. Oh my - this really blew me away. I've had spanish mackerel that has been super fishy but this was awesome. We decided to go with pastas for our entrees. Being how cold it got this weekend, comfort food was definitely on the agenda. Spasso came through for us with that. As also mentioned in many reviews, you cannot go wrong witSpecial Features:
- Best Spot in West VillageOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 10/18/2011Spasso is a neighborhood gem for foodies. The food is incredible. We've been there several times and are consistently happy with the food. Try sitting near the kitchen, its amazing how much food comes out of that little space. Finally, the wine list is well-priced - you can get a decent bottle of wine without killing yourself..Special Features:
- While the initial serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 10/17/2011While the initial service was friendly and efficient, it faded after the order was taken. The food was a disappointment, both in presentation and taste and in fact dishes were sent back to the kitchen. We made the reservation because of a stellar review and obviously we were disappointed.
- On this Monday evening theOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 10/11/2011On this Monday evening the menu offerred a wide selection...however, one dessert item was not available... but even more surprising although the menu offered decaffeinated coffee, it too was not available.. Although the food was good, prepared with spices that set it apart from the usual... I would think twice before returning... I would have sent someone to the market to buy the coffee..
- love this place, just whatnonameVIPDined on 10/10/2011love this place, just what the neighborhood neededSpecial Features: