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Covina

4.7
364 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Chef Tim and Nancy Cushman's new American restaurant with Mediterranean influences inside the Park South Hotel on East 28th Street. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as well as weekend Brunch!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
MONDAY 7:30am to 10pm (Pizza Until 11pm)
TUESDAY 7:30am to 10pm (Pizza Until 11pm)
WEDNESDAY 7:30am to 10pm (Pizza Until 11pm)
THURSDAY 7:30am to 11pm (Pizza Until 12am)
FRIDAY 7:30am to 11pm (Pizza Until 12am)
SATURDAY 7:30am to 11pm (Pizza Until 12am)
SUNDAY 7:30am to 10pm (Pizza Until 11pm)
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Phone number
(212) 204-0225
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.2

A conveniently located restaurant in Midtown that’s more than just convenient. The food and service at Covina are great.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 364 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The ambiance of this restaurant is great. It's well designed and trendy. The waitress was very attentive and friendly. I let them know I had a dairy allergy, they were attentive and suggested the bucatini without dairy, which was delicious! My friend had the bass. It was incredibly well done. The main dish didn't come with any sides so I thought the price was a little high for just the main fish. The restaurant was so nice to bring out some delicious sorbets for my friend's birthday! I loved this attention to detail in the reservation.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

I have many food allergies, our server Matthew was extremely helpful in getting my meal modified. I was happy that he listened to my needs and my meal turned out great!

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

This was our second visit to Covina and we had high hopes. We had previously been there for a 40th birthday party where we thought the food was excellent (pizza, pasta & meatballs) - especially when you consider it was for a larger group.
However our return visit left us very disappointed. Simply put - everything was way too salty. The buccatini pasta and steak were over-powered with salt.
I guess it shows that the chef on the night can have a massive impact.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great neighborhood gem. Lovely decor. Good acoustics - able to converse easily at tables.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Spot on. Second time we’ve been here. Service was attentive. We ordered the hummus and meatballs to share for appetizer. My company had kicked around the idea of splitting the chicken hot dog entree as a starter but the server dissuaded us. Then it arrives between apps and entree course as complementary. Very nice!

The chicken might sound mundane but it was delicious if not a bit on the salty side. The wood grilled specials including the gulf shrimp and black bass were a hit. The charred broccolini side is awesome.

Dessert wasn’t quite as interesting but our friends enjoyed the brown butter pound cake which had a gorgeously browned meringue topping and mini scoop of ice cream.

Covina is just really solid all around. Great atmosphere, on the dressy casual side which is great and service is on point!

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Such a neighborhood gem! The brussel sprouts are a must and the wine line is extensive. They carry a pretty rare COS orange wine that me and my fiance love. Was super excited to see it on the menu!

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2.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Seated in the very back by the kitchen. Reminded them that we were Open Table Premium but that made no difference.

Just an average NYC Restaurant where they seat you in the back by the kitchen!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Brunch with best friend. Great Bellini, deliciously cooked burger.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Lots of brunch options. Definitely get the Hungarian fry bread. Interesting cocktails too. I had the mezcal with cold brew and condensed milk=alcoholic coffee ice cream.
We decided on another drink after we asked for our check and they were very accommodating as they needed our table for a group that sat down next to us. They asked us to relocate and said the drinks were on them. Most excellent service. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

I took one of my support staff here as a big THANK YOU for all of the great work she does. It was really beautiful and we were seated immediately. Staff was super friendly and food was absolutely perfect and delicious. Not one thing wasn't perfect, I was really impressed. I am now dying to try their rooftop and brunch, the drinks look so cute and its about that time of year. I also recommend the little coffee shop that they have in the front. I bought all the chocolate chip cookies they had to bring back to the office and there were several "best they ever had" comments.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Wonderful delicious dinner once again at this delightful restaurant. Excellent attentive and friendly service, the hummus is a must and the bucculini pasta is scrumptious. I will be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Pleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Best salad I’ve had in the city since...forever. We ogled the beautiful dishes on other tables too. It will take many returns to make our way through this fresh, innovative menu. Looking forward to the challenge!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was tasty but way over-priced.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The perfect background noise level for dinner - it was a level that made us feel surrounded by energy but we didn’t have to shout to converse over dinner. Great food and drinks/wine. We found the prices to be a bit high, but decided with the ambiance and service the price tag ended up being well worth it. We’ll definitely be back!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent food, friendly, efficient service, nice art

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing food and very generous wait staff! The service far exceeded our expectations!

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

It's been hard to get a reservation at this hidden restaurant. I had previously stumbled upon it and found the food delicious, despite few vegetarian options. This time too, the food didn't disappoint but the seating was too tight and overly noisy. Ambiance is good for a young crowd.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent food and attentive service. Plan to return frequently. Only negative we’re very expensive wines by the glass ( $16 &$20).

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

All of the food was fresh, flavoral and very good. The staff were friendly & efficient. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Handmade bucatini was quite tasty. Margarita pizza was satisfyingly crisp-tender and had wonderful flavor.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Going back. This is a keeper. Food and Drinks were great.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The restaurant was pretty empty when we got there and they sat us next to the only other patrons. We asked to moved which after a short debate they agreed. The next couple that came in was seated next to us when the other dozen tables were empty. It was odd. Portions were quite small. They suggested splitting the meatball appetizer because there were size sizable meatballs. They weren’t larger than a golf ball. Lastly, very light pour on our $20 glass of wine. We that pour they can get 8-10 glasses of wine per bottle. Taste of the foods was great

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Love the burger

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

One of my new favorite places! The pizza's, along with other items on the menu, are out of this world. Service was great.. no complaints! Highly recommend for dinner & brunch. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great time, spicy honey pizza is a top 5 dish in Manhattan.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A jewel in a hiding spot

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

First of all ....the food is fantastic and the vibe is great.

Unfortunately and just trying to be constructive, you have some basic service training that should be done.
Just the quick list:
1. No waiter come over for 10 mins. Had to ask Mgr to please send someone
2. 5 lunches and only served four. Which happens occasionally but there was NO communication by the waiter as to how long or where the 5th dish was. We all waiter to eat. Took 3 mins and someone showed back up with 5th dish. Communication is key. Lacking
3. Asked me if I wanted another Diet Coke. Said “yes please”. Never got it.
4. Brought cappuccinos and espressos...left with no sugar for table. Had to ask a bus but (who by the way was in the middle of setting a full table and stopped everything to get us aweetenee/sugar for coffees). Certainly didn’t need to do that but the bus boy should be waiting tables not the other way around.

Great food, great setttinyg, fun lunch. Didn’t affect the business lunch outcome but just some constructive feedback on the service and communication among patrons. Just trying to be helpful.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Had a nice lunch here. Menu could use a few more salad options but my classic caesar was one of the best I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Love this place! Great food, interesting menu, wonderful service, warm ambiance. I've been twice in the last week and have recommended to others.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Food was good portions too small.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Along with Upland, the best spot in the Flatiron/Nomad area for well prepared food using the best local ingredients , fun atmosphere, and professional service.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The staff was really nice and sent some complimentary desserts to the table

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Covina was a very nice restaurant that has a creative menu that was surprisingly good. The service was excellent and the bar scene was vibrant. Very good experience

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great pizza server was so friendly and good

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Very expensive

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We found this restaurant when finding what was close to us on open table. What a find, appetizer Hungarian fry bread with salmon was excellent. Fresh pasta and spicy honey pizza were delicious. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent food & service. Loved everything about this restaurant, will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent restaurant--great service and food--recommend getting the short rib chili, catfish/crab hushpuppies and spiced honey pizza

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great ambiance and vibe. Creative dishes and knowledgeable wait staff

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