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About Permanently Closed - Dieci
This restaurant is permanently closed.
In New York, Dieci restaurant provides guests with a sophisticated and intimate atmosphere to enjoy a meal with friends. Located just a few steps below the street, the vibe is akin to a hideout where you and the few other patrons are in on a secret. Dieci is a delicious secret with gourmet dishes inspired by Italian and Japanese roots.
The Dieci fusion of two radically different cuisines results in an even more unique and satisfying menu. You will want to start out with the uni scrambled egg with sturgeon caviar before jumping into the ramen with spicy lamb Bolognese or Japanese red snapper chazuke served with grilled vegetable rice balls and hoji tea soup.
New York, NY 10003
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 6:00pm -11:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Wine
Dieci - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
This was a delightful surprise in a tiny neighbourhood restaurant in east 10th street .delicious imaginative dishes with a light touch , the fusion of Japanese and Italian flavours and techniques were creative and delicious. Charming service.Great wine selection .
Although I really enjoyed the food from the restaurant, one thing that was unforgivable was that the restaurant lacked proper ventilation and their air-conditioning was non-existent (even though the waitress had said it was working). The restaurant is tiny, so not to have air conditioning during a 90 degree weather/80% humidity just spoiled the entire experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the food, and would be compelled to come back if it weren't for this reason alone. The whole 'experience' at a restaurant requires comfortable ambiance . Everyone in the restaurant were fanning themselves with their napkin, and I rushed myself through dinner just so I can get back outside. It is unfortunate that I would not recommend this restaurant for this reason alone. Such an easy fix, so I hope this review gets to the owner ASAP.
Interesting Japanese-Italian fusion dishes. The chef uses excellent ingredients.
The dining room is small but comfortable. The music choice and volume seems appropriate for a younger audience than this restaurant attracts, although the staff was good about turning the music down after two requests.
Service was excellent. The timing of each dish was made so that we never had to eat anything cold, including appetizers, which arrived one at a time. They also asked if we were sharing the main dishes and divided each one into two separate dishes for us.
Food was good, but perhaps our expectations were too high, but we weren't wowed by the experience. We were mostly disappointed by the appetizers. Although tasty, we did not taste any fois gras in the chawanmushi until we reached the bottom, and it was very light. The uni scrambled egg with caviar was good but not particularly impressive. The scallop crudo was also good, but we could easily find something similar at other restaurants. The uni fettuccine was delicious but could use more uni in the cream sauce. The crab and cod roe gnocchi was the best dish of the night. It almost melts in your mouth!
The venue is very small and cramped, though, so it's not the most comfortable...not a big issue if you aren't claustrophobic!
Small place with good ambiance. Would recommended it for a 2nd date. The cuisine style would be Italian with heavy Japanese influences. Yuzu, sesame seed oils, Uni, if none of these is appealing to you then I would not recomended. With that said, the good is great but the portion side is on the smaller side.
Our family went to Dieci from Japan for summer vacation. We found Dieci at someone's instagtam. We saw Dieci's food photo, We must go there difinitely. Our recommendation is Uni Pasta(sea urchin pasta).It was sooooooo delicious. We will come back there again difinitely.
I had a lovely time. The staffs were kind and courteous. I had to wait at the table for nearly 50 minutes by myself because my date was coming from St. Louis and his schedule for all screwed up and they were very understand of it even though the restaurant was nearly full.
The foie gras egg custard is dangerously addicting and the scallop crudo was fresh and delicious. The only thing I didn't enjoy too much was black tagliolini which we got instead of gnocchi (sounded amazing but they ran out that day.) It wasn't bad; it just wasn't that special.
The sunflower yeast sake was yummy, the rice beer was clean and crisp. I'm definitely going back for sure.
We went in the summer and upon entering we quickly realized there is an issue with the ventilation system. This place gets very hot and stuffy. The kitchen opens Ito the small dining room area and all of the odors, smoke from the kitchen fills the the dinning room area. It was very hot outside (summers in nyc can be brutal) and the air conditioning inside was not strong enough. There was one spot where I could breath in the restaurant and they won't let me have it bc our party was just two people - not big enough. The place was half empty so you can understand my frustration with not being able to sit where I wanted to. My date and I both sweated through our date. The food was great, but everything else could have been better
Dieci is an innovative restaurant serving Japanese-influenced Italian cuisine. If you are looking for excellent food that is untraditional and creative, this is where you should dine. The restaurant is tiny, though, so it is not ideal for large groups or if you want to hold a private conversation.
Really enjoyed this. Food was perfectly cooked and enjoyed the mix of Italian and Japanese. Wait staff were very attentive while still being subtle. Portions were great, not too big. We had a great meal, great evening, and all for a very reasonable price. Thank you!
Terrible service that was way below expectation for a restaurant that charges customers $28 for a modest sized dish. Food was good. But going there on a special night or to enjoy the complete dining experience that lives up to your expectation for a higher than mid-priced restaurant? No. I would say no.
Awesome meal from start to finish...3 of us shared the Caesar salad with miso dressing, the unbelievably good pork buns ( you can get 3 instead of two) and then ordered entrees. The duck entree was totally memorable as was the broiled fish with brown rice and broth. Pasta was good but not as special. One of the best meals I've had in a long time!
My lady and I came here at 7:30 on my birthday, last Friday, and it was terrific.
Small room, small portions and huge taste.
We had three apps and two entrees, and all ranged from delicious to life-affirming. I have raved about this place all weekend. We will DEFINITELY go back, even though I was a bit hungry a couple of hours later.
My roommate and I decided to come here for dinner on Sunday night. From start to finish, we were blown away. We split the asparagus with duck bacon and poached egg, the Brussels sprouts with parmesan and miso, and a bowl of the lamb ramen bolognese. Everything was exceptional, but the best part was dessert. We ordered the Earl Grey creme brulee with Tahitian vanilla ice cream. Incredible!
Also, the service was great, and would be a fantastic date night spot.
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