New York, NY 10014Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
- 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
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.Continued
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Spasso NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since May 2, 2014
- Ambiance3.8Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (32)fit for foodies (19)romantic (16)great for outdoor dining (14)special occasion (10)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (6)good for groups (6)hot spot (5)notable wine list (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
- Neighborhood findSnapscarolineVIPDined on 8/20/2014I 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:
- Waited foreverFoodloverVIPDined on 8/13/2014My 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.
- JamieVIPDined on 8/3/2014Recently 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:
- FinallyWrkdinVIPDined on 8/1/2014I 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:
- Not worth returningOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 7/23/2014First 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.
- Spasso RestaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/23/2014The 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:
- An average red sauce restaurantAnthonyVIPDined on 7/21/2014No need to go out of the way. There are restaurants like this in every neighborhood.
- Hudson Street CharmerVillageDinerVIPDined on 7/13/2014Second 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good Place...Mostlynickname1VIPDined on 7/12/2014Food 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:
- $26 for pasta??bobkatDined on 7/10/2014We 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:
- Great get together placeOrcayVIPDined on 6/23/2014Had 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Worth itUwsDinerDined on 6/10/2014Great ambience, excellent service and food. The trout and the straciatelli cheese were amazing.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- good atmosphere..not very good foodsevenhillsDined on 6/8/2014We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A favorite spotmarzanneDined on 6/7/2014This 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:
- Modern & AuthenticMissKyleaVIPDined on 5/18/2014Spasso 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Gem in west villageSkt18Dined on 5/16/2014Lively but not noisy. Excellent apps especially the homemade meatballs and Stracciatella cheese with beets. Wait staff couldn't be more attentive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Service? What service?OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 5/11/2014Food was great, the service was horrible. I would really like to recommend this restaurant to friends but they will hate the service.Special Features:
- What is happening?FoodieDined on 5/7/2014Wondering 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:
- The following 101 reviews are from the Spasso NYC reviews archive.
- Great find in the West Village!EVFoodieVIPDined on 4/9/2014Absolutely 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:
- Continues to be great!chrisandwashVIPDined on 2/21/2014Went 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:
- Amazing Ricotta PancakesJamie2499VIPDined on 2/15/2014The ricotta pancakes rival Maialino's. They are so amazing that I've come back twice already specifically just for those.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fun placeNYCmumVIPDined on 2/7/2014Place 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic foodSpeechDined on 2/4/2014Delicious 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Third time here and stillJamieVIPDined on 1/30/2014Third 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:
- Delicious dinner!LindsayDined on 1/19/2014Have 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outstanding in being averageJcooperDined on 1/11/2014Nothing special was the gist of Adam Platt's review in NY Mag and he's right. It's pretty bad.Special Features:
- Nice job this timeAustinVIPDined on 1/3/2014Only issue was a bored server and poor water service. Everything else was top-notch as usual.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Chair Kickingly GreatChrisVIPDined on 12/28/2013Even 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Service disappointingkatdDined on 12/7/2013My 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:
- Fabulous food but very noisy!suzieVIPDined on 11/15/2013Very festive scene. Highlights were the brussels sprouts and pasta dishes. A bit too expensive and extremely noisy.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Hearty eatingBawledVIPDined on 10/18/2013Small 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- My go-to restaurantAustinVIPDined on 10/15/2013Wasn'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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good eatsGenevaskiVIPDined on 10/11/2013while 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Mediocre service, out of favoritesAustinVIPDined on 9/8/2013I 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:
- My idea..RanaDined on 8/10/2013Actually 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 restaurantSpecial Features:
- Restaurant Weekdiana156VIPDined on 8/8/2013I 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 !!! ):
- Went here for Restaurant WeekjsalVIPDined on 8/2/2013Went 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.
- Once again we had a fabulousFabulousVIPDined on 7/29/2013Once 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.Special Features:
- Like many prime West VillageRBallDined on 7/26/2013Like 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.Special Features:
- A/C not working and musicOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 7/16/2013A/C not working and music so loud the waiter could not hear us trump the good food.