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Giardino D'Oro

4.7
170 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Business Meals
  • Quiet Conversation
Nestled away on winding Gold Street in Manhattan's venerable Financial District, Giardino D'Oro is indeed a golden garden as its name translates. All that is charming about Italy comes to life as co-owners Benny Jakupaj and Nick Vuli welcome even newcomers with open arms. At Giardino D'Oro, food is indeed art with the fine Italian cuisine replete with antipasti, fresh rolled pastas, exquisite meat and seafood dishes, mouth-watering desserts, and an extensive wine list. Attentive yet discreet service in an intimate setting with strains of Sinatra softly crooning in the background set the scene for power lunches as well as romance.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Open for private parties
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Phone number
(212) 514-6400
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Vulaj
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Private party facilities
Giardino D’oro offers an intimate garden-like setting and attentive service. The classic upscale Italian menu includes an extensive selection of antipasto, fresh rolled pasta dishes and numerous seafood specialties. Let us cater your next affair from an intimate dinner for 20 to a reception for 250!
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Private party contact
Benny: (212) 514-6400
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Catering
Yes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Btw Maiden Lane and Platt Street
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Parking details
Parking next door 7 gold street.
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Public transit
Easily accessible via the 2,3,4,5, A and C trains (Fulton Street or Wall Street stops)
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Special events & promotions
Yes
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 170 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food and gracious service. Pricey

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Service was great until dessert time when the restaraunt became more crowded and we were forgotten about. The food was good, not great, with the exception of dessert which was fantastic. The ambiance was what tipped this to a 4 star for us, really beautiful inside.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

service ambience and hospitality were outstanding. Would highly recommend for business meetings or a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Five stars all around and would gladly return!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The Dover Sole was awesome! Service was great and the restaurant wasn’t overly crowded nor noisy which was great for a 1:1 business meeting (over lunch). I’ve been here before and would definitely go back again!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We had our holiday party here on Saturday in the wine cellar (we were 14 people). It was wonderful! The staff was super patient with us and our chaotic group with people arriving over 1.5 hours to join the dinner. From the bottom of my heart, I can't thank Giardino D'Oro enough - it was a wonderful dinner and we couldn't have had such a lovely holiday celebration without their help. Sorry we kept you there later than you would have liked! The food was delicious and the wine cellar was beautiful.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Great service, food, and atmosphere. We'll definitely return. 👍

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2017

We were a bit disappointed with the food and service. For the value, we expected great Italian food and ordered a number of different items, instead got so-so flavored dishes without much to rave about... As for the service, it was not at all at par with the rating of this restaurant - slow to get menus, slow to place orders and very slow in catching the waiter to get the check...

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

At best okay, caesar okay, $29 for Alfredo (cream & pasta), tasted great. Bread was stale, pasta were not fresh homemade...

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Dinner was fantastic! Food was 5 star and so was the service. Small and cozy dining room.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

This place is PHENOMENAL!! The food is AMAZING! I’ve been dining here for a couple of years now, and have never been disappointed. Valentino is a GEM! He goes out of his way to make sure you are happy!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Professional and excellent

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent experience overall. Food was outstanding and service great.

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3.0Dined on November 15, 2017

This was an Italian restaurant. Very overpriced their are better
restaurants in NYC with excellent food good service and nice dining
for less of an expense. Also the food was nothing great and we will
not return.

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1.0Dined on November 8, 2017

I live in the neighborhood and have been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time because it looked cute from the street. I would peer inside every time I walked by. I decided to take my mom to dinner to celebrate her birthday. We both had the same dishes. The buratta it self was not bad, but the tomato was very cold and tasteless. The shrimp were bland and the sauce was terrible.
The service is exceptional but sadly the food is underwhelming and very expensive.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent food. Good service.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was great. The service was good considering the Wall Street lunch rush.

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Specials and drinks are over-priced during lunch. Go somewhere else.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

A business partner of my husband's came into town from Atlanta and he was thrilled plus I have been there before and loved the food. He was extremely impressed and said that I chose a good spot. I'm so glad we came for dinner

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Business lunch with an important client: everything was perfect. The staff was courteous and attentive. The food was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner as the Rack of Lamb special served over spinach with fresh mushrooms was outstanding in all regards - taste, cooking temperature & presentation. The pasta dishes were incredibly fresh and equally as exciting to my dinner partners. A great wine list but no Antinori Tignanello that I could find. Great service, but felt as if the food came out of the kitchen a bit quick as we were finished within an hour +. The Tiramisu for desert is a must. Would strongly recommend and we plan to visit again on another trip to NYC.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

As always Giardino D'Oro never disappoints. The food is consistently of the highest quality, the service always attentive but not intrusive.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

The food here was amazing. The Cavatelli bolognese special was delicious, enjoyed our drinks and desserts too. Will definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Wonderful dinner! The veal Marsala was very authentic.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Great food and great staff. Valentino was the best.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2017

Extremely friendly and efficient service. The food was also very good and tasty.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Amazing service. Wonderful food.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Wonderful Experience. So glad we dined at this restaurant. I have been to Manhattan many times and this restaurant is on the TOP of my list. FABULOUS!

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Always amazing from food to service, not cheap but definitely worth it!

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2017

Branzino was the best I've had in a long time! I enjoyed receiving the complementary cheese and meat plate that was presented once you sat down. Nice touch!

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2017

Good food, good service, nice place to dine with colleagues and friends. Music is nice but they need to update their playlist - Frank Sinatra is great but it would be nice to hear something different.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Awesome restaurant . Food was perfect and so was service. I will definitely go back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2017

We had out of town guests visiting and this restaurant is walking distance from our apartment. We had a delightful dinner and everyone enjoyed the relaxing environment. Food is amazing! Highly recommend the lobster ravioli and the veal Marsala.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Good service, food is lacking on many many fronts, a bit too expensive for what it gives. Not really worthwhile.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2017

Lovely attentive staff, nice ambiance but I cannot give high marks because the entrees are expensive compared to other Italian restaurants in the area who serve the same dishes. This was a pricey business lunch of which I don't have a real budget but when it's submitted, I myself would raise an eyebrow. Word to the wise, when ordering off the menu, ask the price. A lunch entree with shrimp, pasta and broccoli rabe should never cost almost $50!!! Disappointed by the colleague who recommended this place.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2017

The food taste and presentation were both very good

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Was looking for an upscale restaurant for a quiet evening and couldn't have made a better choice. Beautiful ambiance and impeccable service. Menu items for every taste. We were allowed to enjoy a leisurely dinner and will gladly return.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Food - Excellent! Service - Excellent ! Head waiter James was " On Point" from start to finish with a party of 12. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2017

Giardino D'Oro is expensive , but the food lives up to the price. The service was ok, and the decor was non-existent (maybe the Christmas decorations were just taken down). Go for the food, good for a business meal, just don't go for the view.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2017

First time visit as we celebrated our wedding anniversary on a Thursday evening. Upscale Italian dining, but without pretentious attitudes. Perfect establishment for a romantic and relatively quiet (nice background music) evening. Meal started out with a bread basket which included cheese, olives, salami and peppers. Only disappointment was that no olive oil or butter was served. Not sure if this was routine, or they simply neglected to include it.

Everything else about the meal was very good, including the cheese cake we ordered for dessert. Our waiter even included an after dinner drink, at no cost. Nice touch!

Definitely recommend Giardino D'Oro if spending time in the Financial District or South Street Seaport area.

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