Enjoy the taste of traditional Italian cuisine at Gelso and Grand. Its red brick walls and wooden furniture create an atmosphere that makes the customer feel a sense of Italy without ever leaving New York.
Gelso and Grand's menu features dishes such as sweet Italian sausage with parmesan cheese and grilled octopus. From the grill, some of its main entrées include New York strip steak with marinated peppers as well as Milanese veal with mixed greens and mozzarella. Gelso and Grand also sells nearly 100 different kinds of drinks from its wine list, comprised of white and red wines, as well as myriad spirits and signature cocktails.
Gelso and Grand also hosts events with a bar that can hold up to 100 people.
Reasonably priced located on the streets of Little Italy and a great selection to choose from. The cheese and meat platter before the meal was to die for! Very comfortable for the family or friends that brought me back to the day of making meatballs and homemade sauce on Sunday with my grandmother as a kid in NYC.
YUM and great photobooth downstairs
Great bruschetta and wine! Will the waiter was great!
Great atmosphere for little Italy... It's not as touristy as all of the other restaurants look. Amazing food and drinks
Location is great in Little Italy. Outdoor and Indoor seating. Restaurant is contemporary. Those are the good points. Service was terrible. We did get seated right away and brought water quickly. Then it fell apart. Ordered drinks which took a while to get. Never offered bread. Never checked on us during the meal. After waiting a while after finishing our meal, offered dessert. Quickly rattled off three options. We said we needed a minute and he never came back to take our order. So we decided to just go. Again, took forever to get his attention and get our check.
Menu has limited options and best for lunch for folks wanting a pizza or pasta and a glass of wine, if you can tolerate the poor service. All in all, there are so many better places to eat in New York city.
Each dish was better than the next. Chef Cassidy is genius. The staff was attentive. Super creative drinks. Cannot wait to return!
Love this restaurant!! I can't get over how great the Brussel sprouts are! Has become one of my go-to restaurants.
Gelso&Grand adds a spark to the staid bastions in Little Italy - which - mind you - we love - but this adds some spark - although it's a little tough to talk with the music blaring -
and when your waiting keeps walking back and forth and back and forth - but clearly has nothing to bring you or ask you - you start to wonder what he's doing -
the bussers were great and helped to close the gap - the waiter told us about 20 minutes ahead that our entrees were on their way - either he didn't know what he was talking about or the kitchen goofed - then he finally realized there were no entrees and said he would check on them - and voila they were on their way - already - no - it was a quiet evening - it wasn't crazy busy - he was just bad.
the food on the other hand was great - worth going back to try other dishes
The gnocchi was the best I've ever had. Also, the portion for that dish was much more reasonable than the others we tried. Food was fabulous. The cocktails were too but they took 20 minutes each time we ordered one. The server was very sweet but also very new. Hopefully they work out the kinks. Will be back!
Out of all the things we ordered we enjoyed the prosciutto pizza the most. Everything else was just okay.
Trendy comes to Mulberry Street. The one restaurant which has shaken off the old Italy nostalgia for a modern version of the menu. Try the honey Brussel sprouts and the lobster ravioli.
Host and server were very nice; overall staff were polite. Food was good, particularly the chocolate amaretto cake. :-) I was annoyed by the bus staff pulling the plates away before we'd even swallowed our food of both of us had finished. The music was a bit too loud and not sure it was appropriate for the restaurant. Hard to hear the person sitting across the table over the music and other guests (therefore, turn down the music).
The food was good, but I expected better from these chefs, given their reputation and my love for their other restaurants. We started with the cauliflower and brussel sprouts, which were tasty but the portions were way too small for their price of $13 each and the hot chiles in the brussel sprouts made the taste too strong, in my opinion. Our entrees were good and I liked the presentation of the plates, but again the portions were too small for the price. The service was bad, but given the restaurant just rebranded and hired new staff, this seemed inevitable. I would go back one more time in a month or two as I would be interested to see if my experience improved.
i expected it to be good, but i was actually blown away. The food was seasoned well and cooked to perfection. I had the flank steak and highly recommend it. The octopus app and kale caesar was really great to start with. I will be going back!
The fettuccini bolognese portion was small but delicious. Split the calamari and beet salad with the family. Flavor explosion for sure.
While our waitress wasn't exactly rude, it was clear she had zero desire to be servicing anyone that evening... it took an unusually long time for her to initially greet us, and when she did only asked for our water order. when she returned with the water we had to ask about the best way to order (if you've seen the menu, it seems set-up for sharing) - after telling us her favorites (which didn't answer the question) she took the drink menu away to give us more time to think about the food. so bizarre.
when she came back to take our food order, we requested the drink menu back to order a bottle of wine... after pouring our first glasses, we barely saw her until it was time for our check, being serviced by the rest of the staff (bring/taking away food).
thankfully the food was stellar and i'd totally give G&G another try!
Nice place in the heart of little italy! Good food and great times overall.