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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

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (22)
Scenic View (15)
Business Meals (14)
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Fun (12)
Casual (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Romantic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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·Dined on August 29, 2017

My son and I were going to a concert in the city and I made reservations at Cipriani Dolci since it sounded cool to eat in Grand Central overlooking the hustle and bustle. We were seated on time, service was perfect and the food was delicious. You don't get much for your money but it is, of course, NYC.

I would certainly recommend it and would return myself as well.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Not Worth it. My two co-workers and myself work in the MetLife Building and wanted to have lunch. We needed to change our table as we were directly over an air conditioning vent. The prices for lunch are way overpriced. $27 for a hamburger. Food was good, but not exceptional. Will not go back unless it's restaurant week. Service just so so.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Knew it would be loud - middle of train station. But disappointed in food. It was fine - nothing wrong, but hoped for more from Cipriani.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I consider the price-quality (quantity) excessive. My friend had a club sandwich which came with too much mayonnaise and my entrée was OK, but I find it expensive for what it was (chicken and lettuce).
Also, the personnel is rather absent-minded. Maybe some training would be positive.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Presentation of the food was terrible and the taste was worse. Better food at a diner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Food was not worth price. We tried the restaurant week deal and it was very disappointing the veal portion was incredibly small and the pilaf tasted like rice from a box.

The tuna appetizer was good.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great little place looking out over the main terminal, lots of fun to watch the people.
The service was impeccable, the food was simple but over the top tasty. I had homemade ravioli that was paper thin and had such an incredible taste that it makes my mouth water thinking about it! Looking forward to going again the next time we are in NYC.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We enjoyed lunch during NY restaurants week. While the choices were not as wide range as other participating restaurant, everything we had was delicious. The spinach ravioli was out of this world. Sitting above the hustle & bustle of GCT is a unique experience.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 7, 2017

A restaurant that preserves the quality and class of the other Cipriani. A nice terrace overlooking the Central Station hall. We loved the atmosphere and the movement. We opted for the curry chicken (the best in the world), a very fresh tuna tartar and a gratin pasta. Finally, a glorious vanilla ice cream. I have been to the Cipriani in Venice, Miami, and NYC's 5th Avenue. All excellent.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

This was last minute tie-in dinner following local a hospital visit. My wife and I had been several times to downtown location and thought to try Grand Central Station. The table was great and waiters very nice and food almost as good as downtown. GCS was quiet as its August and the ambiance was interesting and fun. I would guess it be a good spot for a luncheon meeting or similar but not so much for romantic ambiance.

Tags: Fun, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent
Service

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

Dined during Restaurant Week. The food was very good, especially the tuna tartare. Rocky, our waiter, was a great conversationalist and his wine selection was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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