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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
On Valentine's Day, Bar Primi will offer a special la carte menu and an optional three-course menu served family-style for $75 per guest, which includes a Prosecco toast to start the evening! Menu pricing is exclusive of all other beverage, tax, & gratuity.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
What Insiders Are Saying
Bar Primi is a great East Village move for a pasta-heavy group dinner.
The food is pretty good. Our waitress was subpar. No space at the bar to wait so we had to stand and it was cramped, there was nowhere to go and the staff was annoyed we were in the way. We would have gladly stood out of the way if that was an option but it wasn’t and it was 20 degrees outside. My advice is to get there at the exact time of your reservation. Second bar upstairs was closed.
I specified that I was there for a bday and they went above and beyond to make it feel special w/o being cheesy. Handed us two comped glasses of Champaign and put a candle in our dessert! Food is always good and it’s super cozy
our appetizer came out cold. The vodka pasta was bland however, the spicy crab pasta was delicious
Good service, good crowd, good food and nice wine list for good price
Love it! The stuffed meatball app is a must.
Quick bite. Brussels
Love the homemade pasta here!
Delicious food, with an incredibly easy menu to navigate.
Everything was fresh and there were many healthy choice.
I loved the cocktails.
Service was very professional.
A very cool vibe with great food.
Our overall experience was excellent. The hostess and waitresses were very efficient and helpful with getting us seated and our food and beverages placed. The dining area was beautiful and not over crowded like other brunch spots with similar popularity. It was easy to have a conversation across the table and hear everything. The food was AMAZING. I got the ricotta pancakes and my friends got the Italian Benedict, breakfast crostini, breakfast frittata, and penne. It was all delicious and came out super fast. I highly suggest the ricotta pancakes!
The food was really tasty, however for some reason the staff was really rushing us. They rushed us through the meal and the check. The waiter was kind and attentive but we were in the middle of conversing and drinking coffee when they picked up all our plates
small seating and loud but the great food and quick service made it worth it!
My boyfriend and I were so excited for our date night cause we have heard exceptional things about Bar Primi. The food was excellent and the vibe was great, but they sat us nearly a half hour after our resveration time... then the service was very slow, but we saw other tables getting there food and great service. Maybe it was great an off night for our waitress, but we were pretty bummed.
Great service and amazing food, especially the pastas. Don’t sleep on the squid ink campanelle.
My son lives close to this restaurant and a friend of his highly recommended it. Four of us went for brunch on New Year's Day. We were early so we sat at the bar for a drink. The bartender was excellent, very friendly. The cocktails were great. I had the breakfast spaghetti; it was amazing! Everyone else loved their food too. I highly recommend it.
Absolutely wonderful experience at Bar Primi for New Year’s Eve! Great price, ambience, and amazing food. They had so many special touches and the service was excellent. So happy we chose this place!
Had a lovely time for NYE; however they capped our reservation time to 9:30 which would have been fine but they seated us 30 minutes late because they were behind schedule. They didn’t offer to give a drink or anything to make up for their behind schedule and then the waiter rushed our meal constantly asking to clear plates while we were obviously still eating and then would come over less than a minute later to ask to clear again. The food was very good and the ambience was great. I just wish the service was better and allowed us to stay a bit longer since they were running so behind.
Great service, food and environment. Would recommend for any special occasion or just a nice dinner!
Pasta was good. Portion was small and expensive. Downstairs very noisy. Upstairs better. Server pleasant but not very well informed about food.
We got seated and no one came to see us for a solid 15 minutes, but people seated after us got immediate service. We left and went to Gemma and had a wonderful experience.
Excellent service and food. Very loud in the bar area mostly due to annoying person talking loud and cursing every other word. We were moved upstairs due to this and enjoyed the rest of our meal in a very pleasant atmosphere. Staff could not have been nicer!
I thought the food was mediocre and feel that there are way too many excellent Italian restaurants to go back to this one
Overall great experience. Came here to celebrate Christmas with a group of friends. Everything was amazing. Such a memorable meal!
Had such a great meal here. The food options were awesome...the ingredients were fresh and well prepared. Service was excellent. The atmosphere was vibrant and energetic, but we were in a booth where we felt like we had our own space. Would highly recommend.
Bar Primi was recommended to us by Bridie from the Ludlow Hotel during our recent stay there. She was spot on with this recommendation and we had a lovely meal and will return when we are back in the neighbor.
Made us wait 20 minutes for our table.
Bar Primi is a comfortable, casual spot for decent Italian comfort food. The food will not blow you away, it's pretty standard, but the ambiance and service are good. I recommend Bar Primi for casual weekday dinner with bae or friends. The prosciutto appetizer is a great deal that includes a heaping pile of prosciutto - take half of it home for sandwiches.
Great restaurant! Our first time in and we will definitely be returning. We had to wait a little bit with a reservation but the hosts were very attentive and made sure to have us seated as soon as possible. Food is just great! Highly recommend.
Very good—enjoyed it greatly.
We dined here before for my husband’s 70th and came back for the squid ink pasta dish. It was good and flavorful. I think they changed the pasta for this fish?
The food was great. The service and ambience superb. A little loud, but we will visit this restaurant every time we come to nyc. I can’t wait to try their carbonara!
The service was very rushed. Three different wait staff associates tried to take our plates before we were finished.
Excellent overall - cocktails, wines, pastas. One exception, bring in martini glasses for martinis - there is nothing worse than a martini in a coupe glass , it’s shameful
All good except very noisy. Was impossible to hear across the table.
Great experience as always! Good food and best atmosphere for a cozy Sunday night dinner before the holidays.
Great experience! Waitress was wonderful and accommodating with a surprise birthday dessert. Did not feel rushed out as I often do in busy NYC restaurants.
The host staff was rude when I asked to change my reservation party head count. They made zero effort to accommodate even though I booked it a month ahead. Also thought it was weird our waiter brought out two different bottles after we picked out one from the wine list already to sell it to us? Seems like a cheap move, you should sell up during the selection not after the fact. The wine was brought out in a carafe and not opened in front of us, which should happen. Suspicious. I love Bar Primi's food and atmosphere. Staff is questionable...
Food and cocktails were great, pity the table next to us was very loud (I guess that was just bad luck) Will definitely go again!
Delicious food, beautiful place, excellent service