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About Cipriani - Dolci

Cipriani Dolci has fast created its very own Cipriani "scene" thanks to its chic ambiance, attentive service and well-priced Venetian menu. The restaurant offers all day casual dining and the bar has become a lively after work meeting place, renowned for its charming bartenders and sensational tower of prosciutto.

89 East 42nd Street
Grand Central Terminal West Balcony
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily:11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Vanderbuilt and Park Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 973-0999

Website:
http://www.cipriani.com/en/services/restaurants/cipriani-dolci

Public Transit:
Metro-North
Subway
4,5,6 and 7 trains

Private Party Contact:
Restaurant Manager: (212) 973-0999

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cipriani - Dolci Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (29)
Scenic View (17)
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Great for Lunch (16)
Business Meals (16)
Fun (16)
Good for a Date (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Groups (3)
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Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Not enough heating

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was just not of any presentation for the value

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Started a little rocky when the hostess chose to seat a party of 4 at a table made for 2 but the manager quickly adjusted the seating situation and we were comfortable from the point on. Cipriani has good casual food served quickly. The service was fine and the ambience is noisy and fun. The restaurant is located in the main concourse of Grand Central Station so the people watching is unsurpassed. Go there to have fun and eat decent food.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual
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food4
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very good as always !
Belini excelente as usual
And the risotto as well

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food is overpriced and underwhelming. For the price of the food presentation can be a little better.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Essendo un “nome” nel campo della Gastronomia Mondiale, Cipriani mantiene sempre lo standard di Genuina Cucina Italiana. Prodotti che poco o nulla hanno da invidiare a quelli che si trovano in Italia. Se il servizio fosse un filino più professionale (es: versare il vino al bicchiere davanti al cliente, farglielo provare, ecc...) sarebbe quasi perfetto. Il personale è per metà affabile e gentilissimo e per metà efficiente ma poco “friendly”.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service and food seriously declined from last visit. Won't be back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Great location to enjoy Central Station.

Tags: Casual
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great place to eat, drink and watch the crowds below...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Well as a regular guest i d def recommend to everyone

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I always get Harry’s specials and the home made ice cream!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Expensive but good solid Italian. Great date night restaurant. Always packed with celebs.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Unique atmosphere that is quisicentral New York! Ok for well behaved children that don’t expect a kids menu. (The hamburger is good however)
Calamari and Bellinis are a must!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The restaurant’s location, on the mezzanine of the restored and majestic Grand Central Terminal, is the big draw. And despite the crowds and hubbub, our service was exceptional. The food is good. For all this you pay a price, high even by New York standards. For example, most of the wine is $80 a bottle and up, with quite a few over $100 — and these are good but not landmark offerings. For three courses including dessert, plus wine, tip, and taxes, the bill for three of us was over $500. Dining with attentive service in the imperial grandeur of Grand Central made for a memorable evening, well worth the kingly price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It was a good location for a get together. The food was delicious. Enjoyable experience.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Have eaten here many times; never disappoints; great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Delicious food. No room for desert though, maybe next time.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Ristorante carissimo €100 per un piatto di tagliolini e una birra mi sembra una follia anche per New York

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We visited at 6:30 on a very busy Saturday night. There didn't appear to be any effort to accommodate our seating request (made in advance). Wonderful ambience nonetheless; a beautiful setting overlooking Grand Central's main concourse, and the noise level permitted conversation reasonably easily. Service was very pleasant but quite slow, almost to the point of neglect. If the prices were lower, that would be forgivable. The kitchen got the food order out within a reasonable amount of time, but it took quite a while to get drinks ordered, a basket of bread, etc. The waitstaff was just stretched too thin. The cocktails were great - a wonderful "perfect" manhattan. My dining partner had tortellini which was fabulous; my hamburger was delicious, but the fries were just slightly warmer than room temp. At $27, a burger should come with hot fries. We were hoping to have coffee and dessert, but by the time we got the attention of the waitstaff, we had time only for a quick cup of coffee and the check. On the whole, given the delightful ambience and the quality of most of the food we had, I would return. But definitely not on a busy night.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Scenic View, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great experience! Didn't realize when we booked the reservation that the restaurant is open and right in Grand Central Station! Great food and service! Excellent place to people watch..

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Eating at Cipriani Dolci on a balcony overlooking the main lobby of Grand Central Terminal was delightful. Noise level was surprisingly low. Food was scrumptious, especially prosciutto Tower. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We took a break from Christmas shopping and had a delicious and festive lunch. Our Waiter, Wilson was exceptional. He was very friendly & kind. Please try the chicken salad and artichoke soup - both were just so tasty! You can’t beat the ambience of Grand Central Terminal at the holidays!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Best eggplant Parmesan I ever had!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very dissatisfied with the service. Wait staff had to be reminded of our order multiple times. Our two mains arrived 10 minutes apart. I felt we wasted our time and money here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My family (party of 5 adults and 1 child) went to Cipriani Folci for dinner for a night out in the city. My husband and I have dined at Ciprianis at other locations in the past, so we knew the food would be great- and most of our party was from out of town.

The food did not disappoint. Table ordered Tagliatare Sorrentino, Rigatoni w veal ragu, eggplant parm and ravioli. Everyone enjoyed their food, but portions were small for the price.

The location was great- sitting overlooking Grand Central’s Main Concourse- a people watchers dream. And it’s ceiling was beautiful as always with the constellations painted. The concourse was decorated for Christmas which made it extra charming, plus the holiday fair was running in the next room.

Service was very slow. If you are having a relaxing day, no problem. But we were trying to catch a play at 7:30...with a 4:45pm reservation, we did not finish our meal until 6:20, and get our check until 6:30. We did not get our drinks or bread for a while either.

Overall fair experience, but next time we will visit another Ciprianis in town.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The venue is interesting as the restaurant looks down on Grand Central Terminal concourse. The food was expensive and not particularly good. The service was TERRIBLE! The waiter was condescending and inattentive. We will not return!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Cipriani Dolci always has wonderful food, primarily Italian. The wine list is great. Service is excellent. The atmosphere inside Grand Central Terminal is extraordinary, and if you like people watching there is plenty of it to do. Excellent restaurant for lunch, dinner, drinks, and food.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Notable Wine List, Romantic, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Tasty food and very convenient. The space is a little tight and service was a little spaced out between check ins. That having been said, I wouldn’t hesitate to go again!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great Service and great food in Grand Central. Some noise which should be expected in a major metro train terminal in an open balcony but it was kinda perfect. The views are awesome. Very good for a business lunch.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great view of Grsnd Central Station

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Italian inside Grand Central overlooking the Apple Store is pretty cool. You’ve got to stare at the ceiling. It’s beautiful. After a short wait, we were seated on a slow night. The service wizard attentive. Cucumber salad was excellent. New tequila drink from Mexican sister restaurant is superb. Fettuccine with veal ragu was OK, but baked taglialine with ham was exceptional.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The location made the trip worth it, as it overlooks Grand Central Station, but the value and quality were not worth the cost. Pasta did not even taste fresh and homemade. We were also frustrated when we were seated when we asked if we could sit at an open table with a better view but were rudely told it was reserved. No one came to sit there during the hour we were there and we believe we were actually the reservation, but the staff was not attentive enough the recognize the error, including the manager. I would recommend the other restaurant in Grand Central other than bother with this one.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Rude wait staff. Way too anxious to take wine glasses and plates. Not helpful with food recommendations and poor quality. Over dressed artichoke salad and entrees were not worth the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I booked a table for 10pm and the kitchen was already closed when I arrived.

The option of 10pm needs to be removed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Brought a different dish than I ordered and to fix took a long time and I had to eat something different from what I had ordered.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Had a great dinner with a friend to catch up. Food, cocktails were fantastic! The people watching at Grand Central Station from our table was the best. While not a quiet restaurant, we had no trouble having a great conversation over dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

As per rating. Always a pleasurable experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

intersting venue in Grand Central, fun, good service and convenient location if you need to catch a train or subway before or after. Food was diassapointing and not inexpensive......

On the assumption that the ‘kitchen’ gets its act together I would give it another try.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Fun, Hot Spot, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Delicioso el hígado de ternera.

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