Bistango at The Kimberly Hotel

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Bistango

A beautiful restaurant known for its top - notch food ,service and drinks. Enjoy wine pairings off our specially curated wine list or one of our many gluten free beers!
Serving antibiotic-free meats, sustainable and responsibly sourced seafood and seasonal and local produce. All dishes may be prepared gluten free with care and attention. Join us at the bread bar offering specialty toppings all prepared on gluten-free dough.
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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding. Gluten free heaven. We had the pizza and pasta.

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TB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Went for brunch and sat inside. For early in the morning, I found the indoor seating/ wall decor to be a little dark (we were really hoping to sit outside, but it was WAY too hot!) The portions were decently sized, the food was tasty, and the restaurant wasn't too loud so conversations were easy. Definitely a cute date place, but recommend sitting outside!

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A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was good, however the outdoor seating was problematic as the elevator from the sidewalk continually opened up and sheets and garbage were brought up very near our table. It was unsettling, After eating we moved inside with our drinks to the lovely lobby and it was much better.

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GP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A group of 5 of us came here 3 years ago. One of us required a gluten-free meal and Bistango did not disappoint! We returned again tonight and the food (both gluten and sans gluten) were delicious and done to our satisfaction. The service here is also excellent- all of our waters were refilled, additional bread with hummus brought out, new forks and knives were brought out when needed. The waiter checked on us from time to time. They also serve gluten-free dessert options which was a plus. It’s hard to find a restaurant that serves good Italian food that is delicious even in its gluten-free version.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It’s was ok. Made it up to the rooftop, and the service was good there too. But it was all only ok.

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JH
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. He recommended the veal which was delicious. The prices were fair for New York. We liked it enough to return the next night for dessert.

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m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved that everything on menu is also offered gluten free

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v
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent gluten-free choices and friendly staff - a hidden gem!

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic food and service .

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F
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Hidden gem. The special of the day was delicious: shrimp pasta.

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LN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Lovely to sit outside and our waiter was great, but the food was low level. The artichokes seemed from a can and the cauliflower and bread crumbs in my orecchiette were mushy.

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TS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Sadly, this is my first negative review ever, and I never thought I’d have to write it about Bistango. My Husband and I have eaten at the original Bistango a number of times and have always thought it was excellent. We are in NYC for one night this time, and staying in Midtown, so we decided to make a reservation at Bistango at the Kimberly, since it was only 2 blocks from our hotel. We are also entertaining two couples for a Hamilton NYC weekend in a few weeks and thought this would be an excellent choice, based on its location. Wow, was I wrong. Our dinner tonight could not have even been considered adequate. Both my Husband and I had salads to start, and both were fine, but certainly not noteworthy. Our entrees did not even rise to the level of adequate. I had the Oriacchetti Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower. I have had this dish in other restaurants and loved it. Tonight, I literally couldn’t eat it. It tasted stale and really awful. I didn’t want to make an issue, but when asked by our server, I told her nicely what I thought. She said she would tell the chef, but did not offer to do anything for me such as replace the dish, or remove it from our bill. My Husband ordered the Eggplant Parmigiana at out server’s suggestion. It was very over cooked and literally burned around the edges. The sauce tasted like Ragu as well. We paid the $128 bill and left this restaurant very unsatisfied. My Husband stopped and bought a salad at a small bodega near our hotel, and said it was by far better than dinner. What a disappointment!

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k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice staff. Good food. Good service. Nice hidden gem. I recommend.

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant for gluten free food. Everything was delicious! Wait staff friendly and courteous.

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ES
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Convenient location and reasonable price. Food is good, not spectacular but not bad. Had brunch with my friend and wanted to be closer to Grand Central station. Mimosa and Bloody Marry for $4/glass for brunch. Pretty good deal. Lunch/brunch menus are mostly around $16-18. They have small outdoor seating which does not have much ambiance though better than indoor seating I think.

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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Appetizers were great, colleagues entrees look really good, mine was ok.

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G
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was very nice and the table service wonderful.

Food was very good and reasonable.

Enjoyed the pasta and shrimp. Very well cooked.

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NE
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We came here for a nice lunch, but were disappointed. The food is ok, but not worth the price. They say everything is made in house, but some of the food (the fries and tiramisu) tasted freezer burned. The service was very friendly, but spotty.

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VC
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great wine
Wonderful burger

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A
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely brunch at Bistango and was also a guest at the hotel. As a frequent visitor to NYC I can clearly say the staff and the hotel were the highest quality. In addition we had our daughters wedding at the sister Reston 3rd and 29th street. Having a gluten free wedding was a priority for my daughter and the food was excellent. In addition the staff were very helpful and the service great. Thank you all for a beautiful weekend!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice service, food and ambiance. Especially enjoyed our flatbread, salad and blueberry tart dessert (which was more like a small pie).

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding value and excellent service as my wife and I entertained or were entertained by a friend.. who happened to be in NY on the same dates... we are all from Malaysia and Singapore hence the coincidence is super special.

The food was excellent.. enough variety to meet our varied dietary restrictions and the service was just superb.

I would visit again if given a chance.. for the location and the value and even the drinks just made for an awesome ambience

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AM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and didn’t feel neglected at all.
Food was tasty and appreciated the bread and hummus appetizer.

Will come back again.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner!!! What a lovely spot to enjoy some great food. Service was top-notch. Started with an appetizer, followed by an entree and desert. All courses were great. We enjoyed our evening very much!!

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NE
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For someone with a gluten allergy to hear a server say “anything on the menu can be adapted to accommodate your needs” is simply the best - and Bistango graciously offers this. The GF bread, pasta and flatbreads were excellent. Better than others I’ve had. Will definitely return.

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VB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Locale anonimo e cibo piuttosto ordinario. Servizio basico.

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B
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went on Easter Sunday - Food was good and the service was better.
they asked about allergies, and took care for those from appetizers to dessert .
The Halibut was cooked to perfection and the Cavatelli was delicious.
would definitely go back again

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had Easter brunch. Arrived early and was seated at the “bar” which wasn’t a bar but good cocktails. Brunch was delish and a great value.

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family went to this restaurant for the first time in April 2019 and had a great experience. We had three of four diners with dietary restrictions, and all were able to be handled and were provided multiple options. The entire menu can be made gluten free, and there were lots of vegetarian options as well. Food was delicious and reasonably priced, and the ambiance was nice. Will definitely go again.

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A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious. Our server was extremely nice and attentive. We ate outside, so occasionally car horns sounded, but we’d eat here again in a heartbeat.

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GE
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I had guest staying at the hotel so decided to try the restaurant in the lobby. I was a cut above most hotel restaurants and the prices were in line with NYC. I was very pleased that I chose Bistango for dinner. And our waiter was great! Wonderful personality and very helpful.

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JW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good from salads through dessert. A good wine list. Service is always great (thanks, Milos).
Just a great spot.

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G
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gluten free food!

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MM
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, loved Bistango!! Had gluten-free pasta with meat sauce and basil and a beet salad. Dessert was gluten-free tiramisu. Highly recommend.

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C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All menu items can be made gluten free - all pastas and deserts! So good!
We took some friends there for dinner on Friday who were not gluten free and the dishes they had were also delicious. Service is great. Noise is not an issue. We go to New York every couple of months and Bistango is always one of in our destinations, sometimes more than once in the weekend!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome gluten free menu options. Great service.

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LJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a table for a party of 10 after a performance at Carnegie Hall. We came in earlier than our reservation time, and they were able to accommodate us early (5:30 PM for a 6:15 PM reservation). The server was a delight, made wonderful wine recommendations. Most everyone ordered pasta dishes, and no one was disappointed, including some of us with food restrictions. We also indulged in dessert, and there wasn't a bad option of the entire menu (we got one of everything, when looking around the table) - I will note that the carrot cake did not seem to have cream cheese frosting, which as a little bit of a bummer, but the cake was still delicious. As a gluten-intolerant person, it was a treat to be able to order anything off the menu, and it wasn't just "good for being gluten-free", it was just good. I highly recommend coming here and checking it out (the butternut squash ravioli was SO good!)

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the fish tank as you walk in! The restaurant was smaller than I expected, but that didn't take away from the food which was really delicious, perfect for a prix-fixe lunch with coworkers. The kitchen was accommodating with my special requests and I'd definitely go back again!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Family friendly. Awesome lava cake for dessert. Close to our hotel in midtown.

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service is a little slow for not being very busy. Main server was goo . But one of the waiters kept coming around to take our plates before we were all done ,making you feel a little rushed . Literally still had the fork in my hand and grabbed the plate before I answered .

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