Cibo

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678 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

About

Enjoy delicious Tuscan-inspired fare at Cibo. Showcasing lemon-decorated windows and elegant blue awnings, this crowd-pleasing elegant restaurant serves contemporary New American fusion cuisine in a cozy space. The restaurant's seasonal menu revolves around seafood, chicken and steak dishes, with an emphasis on using the freshest herbs and ingredients. Diners rave about the jumbo lump crab cakes and the delicious salad. For a tasty main entrée, try Cibo's roasted chicken salad or opt for the crusted North Atlantic salmon, which comes served with grilled pineapple basmati rice.

Cibo's seasonal menu, clean decor and relaxed atmosphere make it an ideal pick for everything from a business lunch to a romantic dinner. The restaurant also hosts three private dining rooms, accompanied by catering services and party menus that can be adapted to groups of up to a 100 guests.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, thursday 11:00 - 300pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday 5:30PM - 11:00pm Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 681-1616
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joseph Pagano
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Private party facilities
Cibo is the perfect setting for any occasion. Whether you are looking to host a cocktail reception with passed Hors D’oeuvres for 30 or a sit-down dinner for 100, we have 3 flexible rooms that can be arranged to suit your specific party needs. Please contact the restaurant for more information.
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Private party contact
Ray Gilmore or one of our Event Managers: (212) 681-1616
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
41st Street
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Parking details
Two public parking garages are conveniently located across the street.
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Public transit
Nearest Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7, S
Metro North: Grand Central Station
Multiple Bus Stops at 42nd & 2nd
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This lovely, friendly, restaurant in a wasteland of good dining spots lost its lease with SL Green who doubled the rate with no negotiation. Our "go to" favorite is gone after 22 years. I am in mourning!

FS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went here recently with a group of 10 on a Sat night. Made reservations a week ahead of time and were seated when we arrived. Good food & good service.

S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends and totally enjoyed ourselves. The appetizers were a bit sparse but the entrees were terrific.

d
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Described as having Tuscan-New American fare. Would suggest that the menu leaned more towards plain Italian and there was little evidence of New American in any of the offerings

Decor was dated, although the dining room was decked out for Valentine's Day with red slipcovers on all the chairs.

Food and service were decent enough, but I would not place this establishment on a list of must-do returns.

RT
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had difficulty making my reservation. Cibo's reservation system was not available for days.
Overall, we had a very enjoyable evening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, very accommodating for a business luncheon party of six (or more!).

H
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cibo is a favorite go to place in the neighborhood as it never disappoints. Food and service are good, and prices reasonable. I've never been disappointed.

Y
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visit often, a good "go to place", solid food, comfortable seating and reliable
neighborhood gem.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great recommendation by a friend while visiting NYC on business.

E
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had another wonderful meal at Cibo this Martin Luther King weekend. Even though our neighborhood offers several excellent restaurants, this place stands out for the consistent quality of its food and service. We have noticed that the standard of quality at some restaurants declines during a holiday weekend. This is certainly not the case at Cibo.

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a 60th birthday gathering with 5 high school friends and Cibo was the perfect place. I had made a reservation and even though we arrived early, they were ready for us. We were seated in an "alcove" type of table which gave us privacy and the freedom to have fun and not interfere with others dining experience. The staff was friendly and professional (and very patient considering it took us awhile to be ready to order, lol). The food and drinks were excellent, everyone liked everything that they ordered. Prices reasonable for Manhattan. Definitely recommend.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were initially not given the corner table requested. However, the manager finally agreed - which was nice. Good food, service and ambiance.

C
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went with friends to dinner at Cibo.
Service is fabulous and ambiance was lovely.
Cozy and warm, nice bar.
We ordered the fish and chicken and it was nicely prepared and very tasty. Nice sides with it.
The food temperature was perfect and the portions generous.
The cocktails were great and the wine good.
I recommend Cibo for a delicious dinner and cozy atmosphere with excellent service.

j
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good place for brunch. Disappointed they had run out of mussels. We've been to this restaurant many times.

T
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always reliable nice cozy restaurant near Grand Central. The dinner 3-course prix-fixe menu of $39 was excellent value with a wide selection of appetizers, main courses and dessert. The menu changes ensuring fresh ingredients for the season. A little bit tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Grand Central and yet close by made this a great place for a quiet conversation in mid-town.

DD
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Four of us had sunday brunch at Cibo. It's a great spot to catch up with friends for a few hours while enjoying very tasty food. We all had different entrees, each was very good. Two courses including a cocktail and coffee for $20 is a fabulous value in such a lovely, friendly setting.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We felt wwlcomed by all staff! The food was delicious.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Christmas dinner. Though we did have a choice of a few items, we chose turkey, which was excellent; however, we laughed to ourselves that we just spent $200 for turkey!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cibo is a perfect restaurant! My wife and I go there often and we have NEVER been disappointed. Long may it reign.

B
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas dinner was very special, aside from several menu choices they had a full roast turkey dinner that was like being at mom's. The staff was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. For the years we have been visiting Cibo there has been no problems other then overeating. Try the Pomegranate Martini, or two! Butternut squash soup, NY Strip, salads and deserts. The only problem is picking what to eat. We will be returning.

LD
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2015
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately, I came for Christmas brunch and had no idea that there was a prix fixe and it honestly was not worth $65 per person. The appetizer was soup or a salad. The entrees were large but they weren't that tasty. We ordered the steak, the turkey dinner and salmon. I have been here in the past and enjoyed brunch but this prix fixe menu was just an ordinary lunch. So disappointed.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, ate everything , Presentation, staff, Highly Recommend

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We where revived and seated like royals.
The service was exelent and to the point withour the feeling that we was watched all the time. Very good.
The food was tasty and really good in large but not groose portions.
Overall a really good experiance that we easily could recomend to others.
HOWEVER as a European the price was VERY high.
Still...an very enjoyfull evening for us...well done Cibo and staff.

p
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Haven't eaten here for a long time. Was disappointed. Food portion was much smaller than it used to be. Although restaurant was not very busy and had alot of staff, service was not attentive. Had to ask for coffee refill 3 times, then gave up. Friend asked for bread basket when she arrived early but they ignored her. Will try at another time. Hope experience is better.Used to love this place.

P
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of my team members recently hit a milestone anniversary with the company, and I asked her about a team lunch in her honor. She liked the idea, but the places she suggested were on the East side, so they would be almost impossible for a lunch (we work are on 2nd). When I started looking for an alternative location, holiday parties had already started booking everything, so the choices I had experience with had no availability.
When I looked at Cibo, the menu looked good, and the prices okay. Oh, and they could accommodate my party of 12.
On the date of our lunch, Cibo was ready for us, and everything looked great. Service was a little slow at the start, but picked up quickly. The food and drinks were everything we expected, but the room was pretty loud.
I would definitely go again.

q
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving in a restaurant often means food that tastes like it's been prepared for the masses. Not here. Everything tasted like it was made just for us. We were late and ended up just ordering before they closed the kitchen. Not surprisingly, we were the last to leave. Still, the food and service were impeccable. Two thumbs up to the host, manager, bartender, waiter, and of course, the chef.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant with an amazing menu, delicious food, wonderful ambience and excellent service!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great traditional restaurant w/ excellent service, amazing food at reasonable prices we are always treated like honored guests there Thanksgiving was as good as a normal meal there - not always the case at other TG prix fixe menus

BM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was meeting a former colleague and wanted a place that we could sit down to catch up that was not a pub and wouldn't break the bank. Surprisingly, in midtown that can be a challenge. Cibo was perfect. The menu is great and it's also a good spot for drinks after work.

DH
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service here was excellent! I was looking for a place for my husband and I to meet my son and his new parter, who we hadn't met before. We wanted a nice quiet place with good food and ambiance. Cibo was perfect!!

MR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have eaten at Cibo a number of times, and always had a good experience, but had not been there for a 3 years. Stopped by earlier this week, and am happy to say the food and decor are still excellent.
Recommended.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cibo had very nice food: my dinner partner and I shared one order of the pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe, and were each given a huge portion of the dish, which was very very good. The duck confit salad had delicious duck but the salad had too much mayonnaise (or some such lube) which drowned out the salad aspect of it (plus cheese and other high fat ingredients). However, it was overall a nice dish.
The MOST notable part of the evening was the choice to play quiet, down-tempo jazz vocals through the entire night. No rap, no rock, no noisy dance music. Perfect! Quiet, enjoyable and very welcome. It made it easy to talk and be heard, and I did not feel the urge to rush out of the restaurant onto the streets of Manhattan for some quiet (as is the case with many eateries!).
I will go back because the food was good, reasonably priced and the dining experience was exceptionally pleasant.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good food but could use occasional menu changes

DB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Mussels are always great. Better than Dicks Dock!

P
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great prices. Very nice atmosphere too!

RT
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are going to miss the restaurant!

JO
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Subdued, better than average local spot with decent, if pricey, Italian food. Special menu may be a good option. The atmosphere is cozy and warm; the service adequate.

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had googled restaurants in NYC near our hotel. "Cibo" was actually our 2nd choice for available reservation times. But what a lovely choice, it was. We were welcomed warmly by the host immediately. Our table was near the window, interesting for people-watching. We selected from the price-fixed menu. Staff was attentive enough for comfort. The scallops and brisket were delicious. The setting was very relaxing. The temperature was adjusted wonderfully per our request.

PJ
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I have been to Cibo over a hundred times, and it has been reliably great every time. Until this time. Although it was an early dinner (6 pm) and there were only 4 other tables filled, service was very slow. We had to hunt down servers to get menus, get water, order the meal, order dessert, and get the bill. It was embarrassing to have brought clients out to dinner and have this experience.
Further, when ordering from the printed menu, the skirt steak (which was an additional $5) arrived smothered in mushroom sauce, which was not mentioned in the description. People with allergies read menues very carefully, and this should have been made clear. Upon acknowledging this, it would have been appropriate to have made an adjustment on the bill, but this was not done.
Also, the dessert peach cobbler turned out to be apple. Why wasn't this on the menu? People order what is stated in writing, and wouldn't expect the chef to change the filling for no apparent reason.
Very disappointing overall.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Had dinner with a lady friend there for her birthday. The wine came in a large glass (I'm grateful). The meals were plated well. The duck was tasty! Had creme brûlée for dessert. The servers even made a special dessert for my friend's birthday, though I had not told them it was her birthday prior to showing up. The booth was the perfect seating. Not often I find a place I like to eat at on Second Avenue, but this place certainly was one!

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