Cipriani Downtown

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Located in lively Soho, Cipriani Downtown, a more casual version of Harry Cipriani, features classics from Harry’s Bar in Venice and traditional Cipriani service. Beautifully designed with changing artwork on the walls, the restaurant offers outdoor dining when the weather is agreeable, serving lunch and dinner in a party-like atmosphere.
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RL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter made the experience even better!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance, the personnel outstanding, trendy, great wine selection!!

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. Service was on point. Everyone was nice... and my favorite part no garlic!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good choice when downtown

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Cipriani’s always special!!

KA
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food

GD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best food and service in Manhattan. Love it

TE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Veal Milanese always delivers. Great scene, great cocktails - excellent venue.

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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W
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As always, a dining experience out of central casting. You either go for the people watching or to be one that is watched. Hectic, sometimes rude service but always gracious proprietors. Squash soup was yummy, pasta not impressive - a bit dried on the edges and drenched in butter. Likely due to timing to get to the table, not a kitchen error. Bread stale but olive oil exceptional. Dessert was enormous but sort of a sugary mound of sugar on top of sugar - cake dry and cream center too sweet for me. But accompanying meringue was perfect.
All in all it’s always fun to take a friend who’s not a NYC veteran. Otherwise no one would believe the description of the Cipriani downtown crowd. Worth a one time visit for sure.

o
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good food and service. Highly recommended.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Did not like the service from the Host and Servers.

It was a much better experience at Cipriani Wall Street

m
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very high energy scene. Noisy and crowded. Waited at the bar for an hour, even though we had reservations. Worth it! Every bite we put into our mouths was delicious, from appetizer to dessert. The server was delightful and gave us great advice.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Totally overpriced, rude and terrible table at the bathroom . If you want to spend this kind of money go straight to Sant Ambreous for 100x food quality, value and experience.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

El servicio muy bueno, la comida impecable, el espacio reducido y un poco ruidoso.

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L
Naples
39 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing service impeccable…

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Very expensive for the quality of the food.... lots of show-off. Disappointed

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A SOCIAL MEDIA HYPE THATS NOT WORTH A VISIT; After hearing about Cipriani and seeing the hype I wanted to see for my self what this was about. When we arrived no host/hostess met us, and we had to walk around to find someone to talk to. None of the servers could help us apparently… Then the host/manager tells us that we have to wait for 10 min for our table. We were on time and had already been looking for him for five minutes so that’s a little bit strange especially since they had two available tables. I asked for the available tables, but apparently they were reserved for a big party. Strange, since they 30 min in to our meal placed a couple there. The food was nothing special. We had the carpaccio, veal ragu, baked tagliatelle (ordered with ham, got one without ham) and lamb chops. None of the meats came with any kind of garnish or sides? Literally meat on a plate. Most boring thing I have ever eaten. The server didn’t check up on us once - we even poured our own wine, since they didn’t pay attention at all (tried to ask him for oil to my bread - he ignored me). We also asked to have the carpaccio as a starter, and the rest of the food as entree. Also this they failed, and the first dish on our table was a pasta dish… Terrible terrible terrible.

BG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great outdoor dining area. Elegant with a decent wine menu. However, my pasta was a bit overcooked and service was a little slow. If this wasn’t the case it’d be worth the $30+ plates. Great lamb chops though and overall a nice place for dinner

AT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor service

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation for Cipriani Downtown for tonight. I arrived punctually at 11:10 and after more than 10 minutes looking for a hostess I was introduced to Mr Frederico. I showed my reservation he asked me to wait a few minutes that would clear our table. I waited for 30 minutes and nothing! At every table he placed people without a reservation. When it had been 1 hour and another table wandered I asked if it was mine and he asked me to wait outside the restaurant because I was disturbing. It is now 12:40 am and I haven't had a table yet. I'm leaving the restaurant extremely humiliated and upset about this situation. I had only 3 nights in NYC and the last night I thought it would be special but I am extremely frustrated. I write this from inside the cab back to the hotel. You ruined my Saturday night. I will sue the restaurant and the Open Table website that made the reservation.

PN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation for 2 at 10:30 one wk in advance. Showed up at 10:26. Manager already gave several reserved tables away to what seems like celebrities since it was fashion wk. I understand that you had to accommodate your A list guests but to just brush the people who actually made reservations and showed up on time to the side; that’s unacceptable. He didn’t even offer a complimentary drink or something while we waited to the side for well over 45 minutes, until finally I had enough and left and went to Stk instead where the service is always good and dining is always a pleasure. Without service you have nothing, and for that i have to rate my experience at Cipriani an F.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, wait staff and service was great. Food was exceptional and came out perfectly. Would visit again soon!

AM
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pasta e fagioli amazing as always. The langoustines they serve are delicious. And the wagyu beef is the best you will find outside of Japan. Friendly, attentive and well-informed service rounds off the experience perfectly. Cipriani Downtown is on our list of places to visit whenever we visit New York - and will remain so !

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

One of the worst experiences I’ve had in NYC. Terrible, overpriced, shabby, pretentious.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Great service.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was great. Service was forgettable. Had to wait forever to get our check; water was not filled and they fill the space so you’re on top of other guests like a third rate hole in the wall. Next Time will go to the regular ciprianis in GCT or Wall Street.

SS
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Having booked a table at 21h:00 and did not Get a table until 22h:00 is not acceptable. When we arrrived they told us 20 mins delayed but no... and tables where packed together so we felt the table next to us - with 20-year olds- was a part Of our dinner out with friends. Also got the impression that they prioritized guests they knew.... and no great apologies and no free drinks or a cut from the bill.

Sad sad experience.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

1 hour wait even with reservation, the manager put a lot of people that arrived later than us without reservAtion, really nice food and place but they don’t respect the reservations and wait lind

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

I never leave reviews, however, this was a repulsive experience. There was quite literally a female pimp calling out girls from the street to join their table of men. If they declined, she yelled out, “never reject man in public!” The management said/did nothing. I was embarrassed to sit there. Half the menu was “not available.” Best part of it all was the merengue cake.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. We requested a pasta that was not on the menu and it was made to perfection. The Aperol Speitz had the perfect balance of Prosecco and Aperol.

DG
Nuremberg
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Klasse Essen, tolle Stimmung

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Y
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Bright lights. Overpriced, but food. Waiters rushed us. Tables jammed in.

SF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We split three courses, starting with the artichoke salad, followed by pasta with veal ragu and then duck. All the food was excellent and the portions large, enabling us to skip dessert.
All in all, an excellent meal in an environment that allowed us to discuss things quietly.

MD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went out with my 2 nieces and we sat at the bar for a quick cocktail. When finished we were escorted to our table. The service was spot on. NYC professional wait staff.
I asked about the wine selection and received some help in choosing between 2. The wine was excellent but the wine glasses were small and clunky not what I expect at this venue. The meal was excellent and we finished with some decadent desserts. The entire experience was fun with a great energy reverberating at the venue. I will definitely be back!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Prenotato per le 23.15 abbiamo telefonato per avvisare che saremmo arrivati 10 minuti in ritardo.
Ci hanno assicurato che avremmo potuto cenare.
Da Broadway a Downtown inutilmente.
Hanno rifiutato di farci sedere per cena.

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SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was great but service horrible.
Our server stopped paying attention to us in the middle of our meal, the busboy was embarrassed and was very apologetic and did what he could to make up for the situation (he got a tip)
Pay attention to your check and review it, the gratuity was already charged for a party of 3.
I would give it a second chance because the food was outstanding, the Artichoke avocado salad was AMAZING!

g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was terrific, great vibe, good and service

EG
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places in NY . Excelente food the best Bellini and Sergio the bar tender is superb. Don’t miss it

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