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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

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (24)
Business Meals (15)
Scenic View (15)
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Casual (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Authentic (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (London)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great Italian food in iconic location, on balcony overlooking Grand Central terminal - we took the kids who immediately recognised it from Madagascar - ate early evening so the rush hour atmosphere was buzzing, delicious food with plenty of options for kids, would be lovely just for drinks too, gazing up at the station roof which is a starry sky full of constellations.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Location and people watching are just the start of an amazing meal. The food was delicious, the wine list adequate and the view of Grand Central Terminal provided people watching enjoyment. We will definitely return

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very overpriced. Bellini cocktail $17.00. Appetizers average $27. Entrees around $40. Our waiter was fantastic though. Will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Fabulous and wonderful the best food & service !! Excellent

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Unsure what to select but our waiter helped us pick great entree and salad. The dessert-ricotta cheesecake, cookies, cappuccino, macchiato-wow!

Everything was delicious and service top notch!

Will plan to dine here again when visiting NYC! Grazie!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Not the best Italian restaurant in NY. We expected a better level. A little "Americanized".
they served us butter for a start, which is done just in America. also the first course (pasta with fish) was too oily/greasy/heavy

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I love their pasta with branzino

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

love this NY landmark and the outstanding cosmopolitans cocktails

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 18, 2017

A great time at the bar, followed by a great meal. The food was perfectly done, the wine was great. Will go back. It is VERY busy and noisy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Brilliant ambient!! Loved food and especially manager !!!

Tags: Late-night Find, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Small gem in Grand Central Terminal to have a drink or meet friends or acquaintances

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

It was fabulous - I will definitely be back!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It is a great location above the main hall of Grand Central Terminal. The food is also good. But after getting the meal the service staff almost ignored us completely. Obviously there was some change in the staff, but this shouldn't happen in such a pricy restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very expensive lunch for a restaurant in the middle of Grand Central Station. Felt very rushed..food came out while we were still eating appetizers.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

First class venue. Meals were outstanding and Service was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great spot in Grand Central. Pricey, but food was excellent.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Cons:
The food was lukewarm.
The tables were small and didn't leave much room for the food or beverages. Very tight quarters to get around in for patrons and staff.
Menu seemed limited.
No seafood options outside of calamari.

Pros:
Wait staff was attentive and pleasant.
Food was fresh and tasted great!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Extraordinary!!! Everything was incredible, good ambient, excellent view, superb attention

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Friendly, accommodating staff. Tasty food and lovely cocktails, all with a great view of Grand Central station.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food was sub par. Chewiest filet I have ever had.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Yes pricey but worth every penny. Great wine, food, selection and service. They don't rush you out either. Love looking down floor of the majestic GCT. Enjoy

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Casual
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