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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (32)
Great for Lunch (19)
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Scenic View (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Business Meals (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Fun (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Romantic (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The staff was amazing and very attentive, the food was amazing! Everything was perfect! Highly recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

A great location -- overlooking one of the most grand public spaces in NYC. The food is interesting and consistent, although not great. Also, a little over priced.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
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service3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We really enjoyed the ambience , most of our food choices were very good. The lemon meringue pie was excellent

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was awful. Salad was small, over-dressed and tasteless. Salmon was also tasteless. Tarte was too sweet and consistency was watery. All of it was overpriced. Wine is served in small glasses so you get about 1/4 glass. Service was ok.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Love the food, ambiance and service.

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food4
ambience5
service5

 
 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Nice break for lunch.

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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Good service at lunch in a very busy New York Location

Tags: Business Meals
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food3
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The food and service were outstanding. I was meeting up with a friend I hadn't seen in a while and the table wasn't ready when we arrived but there was adequate room at the bar and friendly staff and neighbors.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I expected the food to be more interestingly prepared. It wasn't poor tasting just not remarkable and there are many restaurants in the city offering better cuisine so I probably wouldn't go there again unless I wanted the view of the main concourse of Grand Central. They also prepared steak well done that had been requested medium rare but took it back and fixed it.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, People Watching
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food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My only problem with this location was that it was by the street level door and you felt a really strong draft which made my toes numb. Everything else was great the ambience the location right in the middle of central station the food was great service was excellent

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals
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service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food served there,but service need to be improved.

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food. Helpful waiter. Recognized but daughters birthday. Most deicios dessert ever

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Had restaurant week menu, but we had a late reservation & by the that time we got there the menu was tired & wilted. Too bad for us. The Salmon tartare was sad & frisee garnish was wilted... hey just leave it off if it’s not up to service. The steak I had was over salted & only ordinary. Been to Cipriani before at Wall Street location & it was wonderful, just think we were too late to get the best from this location. If they can’t keep up the menu to the end of service... don’t serve it. Sets me as customer to on edge that I can’t count on quality whenever I choose to come. This was unfortunate because I had a guest from out of town & they were not impressed even though in a lovely setting they thought the food “very ordinary”. Next time I’ll forget “restaurant week”.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

convenient for metro north commuters, food good, service good, prices a bit high but not crazy.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

It was fine. Salad and homemade ravioli were excellent. Cake was beautiful but blah tasting. Being in Grand Central was fun and being Restaurant Week made it fine. Regular prices are very high for location. I think wine glass price was high for location (even for Manhattan) and charging for coffee in prix fix meal was unexpected.

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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Always a favorite

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Extremely expensive for the food and quality

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Not enough heating

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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value4

 
 (New York Area)·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
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 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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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 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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food4
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service4
value4

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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service4

 
 (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 19, 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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food4
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 (Dallas)·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 14, 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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food5
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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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food5
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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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 (Chicago)·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 8, 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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 (Washington DC)·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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