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Stecchino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stecchinonyc.com
  • Email: james@stecchinonyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 397-2377
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11.30am-4pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
    Late Night 11:00pm - 1:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jose Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 51st and 52nd Streets
  • Public Transit: 1, C & E trains to 50th Street, B & D trains to 7th Avenue, and N, R & W trains to 49th Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from Stecchino
Hailed by many as “Hell’s Kitchen’s best new restaurant,” Stecchino nails the basics: “great food at reasonable prices.” A lively staff serves sophisticated comfort food and “fantastic” hand-crafted cocktails, a “solid” wine-list and ten carefully selected beers on tap. Good music and classic movies playing silently on the TV create a comfortable setting for a group of friends or an intimate dinner for two.

Menu highlights: Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan, a selection of homemade pastas, fresh seafood, a New York strip Steak that would make a Steakhouse proud as well as a Steak salad served with the same cut of meat and an extensive appetizer menu that includes sliders, crab cakes and much more.

The brunch menu features citrus dipped French toast, a short rib hash that gets rave reviews and eggs benedict options that are “the best anywhere.”
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Diner Reviews
  • "Each time when I've called to follow up I'm told '"we didn't d know if you had a coupon". I asked the hostess several time to please check us in, as we were seated near the front waiting for friends to arrive and their computer was visible. The hostess kept responding "ok"."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Picked this place out of the blue... Ziti with vodka sauce was delicious. Friend got the fish. and that was yummy too.... the breads were out of this world!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Had a 1:15 reservation for brunch orior to going to a 3 PM matinee. We ordered almost immediately after being seated so when the waiter said they were a bit backed up in the kitchen, we figured we'd be okay. However, when the food did not arrive after 45 mins, we spoke to the waiter & manager who were apologetic but it still took another 15 minutes to be served. My husband's eggs were lukewarm at best but we had to eat and run so we did not send them back. The noise level was deafening so don't go if you want to converse with more than one person. There are so many choices along Ninth Ave -no need to ever go back!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "After waiting too long for our reservation the hostess seated us without menus. She then seated others, with menus. We had to ask for a menu. At this point we realized she was either ignoring us or was the most flaky hostess we had ever encountered. Our server was mostly attentive, but it took quite a while for our drinks to arrive. We saw others, seated after us, getting drinks. We had a show to get to. Food was very good. Back at home I got an email that said “Stecchino has canceled your reservation". Someone either did this “by accident” or did not want us to get our points. Either way it is careless and unprofessional. No answer when I called to discuss this. I would strongly suggest avoiding this place."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We used Travelzoo certificate. Food choices were great and all food tasted excellent. No kids menu but they were willing to adapt food for kids."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Went there with a groupon, and it was well worth it. The food was great and so was the wine. Our server was very sweet and helpful with picking out our food selections from the menu that had many great eats to choose from"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was good but we were finally seated at 3:30 even with having a 2:30 reservation. They couldn't handle the high volume of people on Saturday for brunch. We had a pulsd deal and they charged tax and tip according to their regular brunch prices, not our deal. The manager did give us a round of free drinks to compensate, but still very unorganized."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were very happy to find Stecchino's; good location, nice busy atmosphere without being too loud. We had the Branzino, it was delicious. Service was great. We thought the portions were a little small and would have liked a salad to come with entree but overall, we enjoyed. Good wine list."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed our evening at Stecchino. Food was quite good but a bit on the heavy side...beware - large portions. Bartendar has a great reputation as a mixologist but the one I ordered was just too strong to even drink, swapped cocktails with the hub and we were good to go. Overall it was good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The place was so busy but the service was impeccable. Food was so excellent, unlimited mimosas were awesome. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Cute place with nice waiter and very nice brunch! Go there with friends!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Went with a party of 6 for brunch and had a great experience. Burgers are very tasty. All you can drink alcoholic beverages was even better."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Went to restaurant anticipating the brunch menu and the caramelized onion and feta cheese flatbread.. However, the brunch menu was only available on the weekend and not the Monday holiday. A mistake by assumption. When arrived was told no longer offered several items including the flatbreads; this was not indicated on the restaurant's website or the one viewed on Opentable. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Good was good as was service however lunch menu was very limited not like the menu posted. Mostly breakfast food and not too many options. Having said that we fully enjoyed our meal and mimosas! Would go back again perhaps for lunch or dinner. Great location for theater outing!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I've been to Stecchino before and the food and drinks were great! This time however, I was a little disappointed. They were incredibly busy, so they may have been overwhelmed. I asked for my burger medium and it came out well done and the Bloody Mary's were terrible. All you could taste was tobasco. I couldn't drink the first so I asked for another and it was the same thing. I guess they made a huge batch and didn't bother to check the balance of the ingredients."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We visited on Valentine's Day, that was not the occasion we were celebrating however - I was disappointed that they only had a small pre-fixed menu so it was very limited and very average at best; don't get me wrong, the food was tasty but felt more conveyer belt kitchen food than a foodie spot .... the service was excellent...great location and nice energy in the restaurant. I will try again on a non-holiday! I was a little disappointed that when making the reservation with OpenTable we noted that we were celebrating a special occasion there was absolutely no mention of it by the restaurant...over all the food was tasty but nothing spectacular"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've been to this place a few times now and each time it continues to be excellent. The food is fantastic, and the servers are friendly and on point. Can't recommend this place enough. If you go here for brunch, definitely order something with the home fries. They are the best I've had anywhere!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The brunch was amazing. Unlimited drinks. However, it was a bit loud. My partner and I found ourselves yelling at points and time. Our drinks were always full though and the food was great."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "It had reasonable prices and great ambiance. The food was really good too. I would recommend this to any friend for a nice dinner out."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Very warm welcome. Very nice staff. Prompt service and food was very good. Nice selections. Will definitely put on the "return to" list."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We were going to the theater found this place on Open Table. Read some reviews a few not too good so was not too sure what to expect. We had the happy hour cocktail special at the bar, we questioned Peter the bartender, regarding menu suggestions. I ordered the crab cake appetizer plump and delicious. Branzino for my entre, fish came out dry. Katerina our server came over she insisted on replacing it with another. It was absolutely perfect. We had the sampler for desert. All of this and we still had time to get to the theater including the bottle of wine + cappuccino. Perfect evening can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Enjoyed brunch and the energy, including the vibrant music selections. Will be back"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Have been to Stecchino twice on a brunch special ($30 for two for bottomless brunch) and have absolutely LOVE it each time. Food is surprisingly fantastic and I couldn't love their strawberry mimosa's more! They are always accommodating and the staff is so delightful, the one time we had to wait a while for our seats we didn't mind one bit!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "We went there for dinner- They had a large menu, tons of dishes to chose from. The drinks were good, but pricey. Our server was very nice and had great recommendations. We had a living social coupon, so we got a great deal for 2 people. Otherwise it would have been too expensive."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Second time going for brunch. Went with 3 friends. Place was crowded but we were seated right at our booked reservation time. Hostess was wonderful, getting us drinks as we "waited" for our table. Food was delicious. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I received an email for a groupon for Stecchino. Since we were going to the theater near the restaurant we decided to give it a try. What a wonderful find! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The portion sizes were perfect - not too small and not too large. The wild mushroom bruschetta appetizer was delicous. As was the seafood pasta and the hangar steak. (Even though the temperature of the steak was not consistent. The medium well was extremely rare in some places.)"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Food was very good. Had the eggs benedect with salmon and caviar. Josh and Mario were great and their service was excellent. w anted to watch the Ranger game out of Yankee stadium and James seated us at the bar as we watched history. Thanks to all of you and we'll see you again. Keep up the Good WorK!!!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "WE LOVED IT. Great Place - great food, atmosphere, service, drinks - can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Be sure to make a reservation, the place gets crowded. Great spot for a group brunch. The food was delicious and the service was amazing."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Couldn't have been more pleased with all aspects. ..food service drinks atmosphere were all top notch. Can't wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Staff very friendly. My salmon burger was fresh chucks of salmon cooked to my perference and served with eggplant fries which is a welcomed change from just plain fries. The desserts alone would be worth a trip to Stecchino's."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "It's theatre district friendly location is a big plus! Although the unlimited mimosas at brunch present a real challenge just prior to a 2:00 matinee!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "As allways we had a great time and our waitress Audra was attentive, friendly and fun!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Four of us, including 1 child, lunched here prior to a 1:30 matinee. The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived at noon, and it still had plenty of seating when we left. There was a price-fixed lunch menu as well as a la carte, which was nice. They were able to modify one of their entrees to suit the child, who wanted a grilled cheese. The temperature was a little chillier than I would have liked, but the outside temp was under 10 degrees, so I am giving them a little slack. There was an interesting diorama of the area from when it was the original meat-packing district, which was quite interesting. Overall, I would recommend it. The prices were good, and the food tasty."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Went there for my 1 year anniversary with my girlfriend and it was great. The food was fantastic and came out in a timely manner. The crowd was pretty good. Mostly late 20's to early 30's. My server was great and she kept the drinks flowing. I would definitely go back there again. My girlfriend loved it. We couldn't have had a better anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Sat down right around noon.. Turned around 15 minutes later to find the restaurant packed. Food and service was great! Would go back again."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Had a great time @ Sunday Brunch! Going again this weekend!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "I decided to try Stecchino after seeing this amazing deal on pulsd. Best decision!! From the moment my boyfriend and I walked into the door we were greeted with such friendliness and that continued throughout our entire meal. The food was divine, cocktails were delicious and the service was top notch. I will definitely be returning to Stecchino."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "This is the second time in a week that I went there. It's a very cute place. The food is delicious. We went the first time at dinner and had this delicious gnocchi with pesto cream sauce. Out of this world! So we went again for lunch with the hopes of having the gnocchi again and it was a different menu for lunch. I was disappointed. Oh...and they ran out of rock glasses. Huh? The restaurant had 10 people in it. How can that be? Otherwise, great food."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We had a great Italian meal. It was well priced and they have a nice menu. Lots of choices for everyone."
    Dined on 12/27/2013