Covina

4.6
501 reviews
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American
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!

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 501 People Are Saying
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TG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was perfect. Strong, delicious coffee and good food. I ordered the avocado toast and my husband got the lemon ricotta. They were the best versions we’ve had. We were definitely glad we chose Covina for brunch on our last day. I will definitely be recommending Covina (and make it a point to come back when we visit again!)

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NJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Have been for both dinner and brunch -- food and ambiance are awesome. Noise level is perfect -- you can hear your friends but it's not so pindrop quiet that you can be overheard by everyone else. On my recent brunch visit, service was a little lacking but it looked like it might have been a bit understaffed due to it being the Saturday of Passover/Easter weekend. Will still come back.

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J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My date and I enjoyed the food there, especially the desserts. However, the service we received from our waiter could have been better and courteous. The appetizer came very fast, too fast to suggest it was cooked to order.

I do not remember his name but it was uncomfortable how he rushed us to select our food and dessert choices. There were no patrons waiting for seats, no line out the door to warrant a rushed meal.

I am not sure I can recommend Covina as a date or dining spot to customers if the goal is to have a rushed meal. Food and company are meant to be enjoyed at a good normal pace.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is great, service is good - atmosphere is very cool. Great decor and more open than you'd think.

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j
London
20 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent ceviche, craving it right now! All of the food is very good, they seem to put a lot of effort into shaping the menu.

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and the friendliest service. Limited options for people with dietary restrictions but you can definitely make a meal out of all the veggie sides. Highly recommend!

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Z
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant- good service - will definitely recommend it

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LD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, nice atmosphere and excellent service!

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D
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good vegetables and great salad. Salmon under cooked x3.

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M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place. Delicious Mediterranean menu. Attentive Staff. Go.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Covina burger is amazing!!

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GF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Expensive food not good at all

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I would definitely recommend to a friend, I have been here many times with great experiences, however my server kept food shaming my friends and I to the point where it ruined my experience.

Covina
Responded on March 28, 2019

Our service philosophy is founded on genuine hospitality, sound knowledge of the menu and a true commitment to personalizing the guest experience. We failed to deliver that during your dinner with us and for that, I am truly sorry. There are thousands of restaurants and bars in New York and we are deeply appreciative that you decided to join us that evening; your experience should have been nothing short of perfect. Please see my private note as well. -Claire Makley, General Manager

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NT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! We continue to recommend Covina to family and friends!

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome spot. It is a favorite for our office. Everything on the menu is delicious and their wine selection + cocktails are amazing.

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MM
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit to Covina in as many weeks. Two were work related and the third was a weekend dinner with my wife. On each occasion the entire staff were excellent. I've now tried 9-10 menu items. To date the fish/seafood dishes have been my focus although other guests at my table have enjoyed the deconstructed lasagna, the wagyu steak and the roasted chicken...all raved. Sides are excellent. Meatballs, caesar salad and roast cauliflower were/are standouts! I'm eager to try the pizza and will return soon. They also have an amazing Italian rose bubbly...can't recall the label but you'll have no trouble finding it. Also, their Old Fashion rivals some of the best I've encountered. All in all a great place for work or date night dinners in mid town. Bravo.

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KK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, EVEN BETTER SERVICE. I highly recommend the spicy honey pizza and the hungarian potato fry bread.

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CF
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Waiter was rude and obnoxious. We laughed about it, but if it were anyone else I’m sure they would have complained and/or left.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service. I went in for a table of one and was well taken care of.

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AJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burger and fries was great and so was the drink menu. Burger was a little expensive but tasty

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D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never grow tired of this wonderful restaurant and it’s deliciously creative cuisine!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Usually really love Covina but at lunch the service can be non-existent and unhelpful. The food was fine as always but everything else about this lunch and our service was frustrating.

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GP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great, reliable, easy to get a reservation at restaurant. The food is great, location is pretty central, and the staff and ambiance are awesome.

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s
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I definitely would recommend Covina to a friend. I had the lemon Ricotta Pancakes and they were
really delicous and a big portion. My friends ordered the egg dishes that they said were great but very small portions with nothing else on plate. So if you are really hungry, order the pancakes!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Very disappointing return to Covina. The waiter could not have been more disinterested in serving us. Repeatedly had to track him down for simple items like bread. The busboy shined in comparison he had a personality and was very cordial and prompt. Portions were incredibly small for the price. Food tasted very good. Too much competition in NYC to waste our time here again.

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k
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding all around. Food creative and delicious. Good service. Will definitely be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

My first time at Covina I had to wait 15 minutes to get seated past my reservation time due to a full house. But I waited patiently, Other than that me and my fiancé had a great time. Food was great, excellent service, the manager had apologized for the inconvenience for the reservation timing which was understandable. We had a great time and would come back to Covina again. #postivevibes 😎

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to come back. Food , environment , service can’t ask for more.
That night was raining and got soaked getting there but it was worth it!!!

Recommend 100%👍🏻👍🏻

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HH
London
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Sat at bar. Nice bar setup but bartenders were not too knowledgeable about food and serving therof, etc.

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C
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Took almost an hour for our food to arrive. Burger was ok certainly not worth the wait.

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OT
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere. My husband had the lox on toast which he loved. The haloumi was also very good. Service was excellent - attentive and speedy. He was all business. Overall impressed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The host and waiter were both so lovely and welcoming. The food was good too.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Main course took an hour and a half to come out!

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JJ
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of the best coal fire pizza in NYC.

Service is always spot on as well!

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J
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came with my parents and loved everything we ordered. Got the spicy honey pizza which is my favorite, along with meatballs and burrata. Everything was excellent! Shout out to our awesome waiter Marty who had great suggestions and even brought us a free side that we’d debated trying!
Especially in Murray hill where there isn’t much to write home about Covina really stands out!!
Will be back for sure

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B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service. I especially liked the fish, but get some sides to share and you'll have a great meal!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Poor service at Bar and Table

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KZ
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Covina is a great place to always have in your back pocket. Food goes from classic safe options - margarita pizza, chicken- to more inventive meals - Fontina & Brussels Sprout Pizza. All of it is excellent. Service is ridiculously speedy. Ambience is cozy but elegant.

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza. Fun bar and service is perfect. I’d go back again.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent staff. Our server was very attentive. I would definitely go back.

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