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Grata Restaurant and Wine Bar

3.7
3.7
109 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean

Grata Restaurant and Wine is an Italian restaurant having brick wall interior, exposed beams, mango wood and hardwood floors, providing a relaxed dining experience in a cozy setting. The word Grata in Grata Restaurant and Wine means welcome in Latin and the staff greets the patrons at the door in this way. The service is efficient and quick as well. Grata Restaurant and Wine's menu includes salads, pastas, seafood, poultry meals and for a number of sides. Specials include chicken broccoli, sesame chicken, grilled beef skewers, classic Caesar salad and various homemade pastas. Grata Restaurant and Wine has been permanently closed now.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12 noon - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12 midnight Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Brunch: Sunday: 12noon - 4pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 842-0007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Hido Holli

  • Catering

    Have Grata cater your office party or home event and we will make it the most memorable and enjoyable experience.

  • Private party facilities

    Grata Restaurant is available for private bookings. Whether a celebratory occasion with family and friends or a business meal to impress, we look forward to making your party a most memorable and enjoyable experience.

  • Private party contact

    Craig Slivka: (212) 842-0007

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    between 58 & 59th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Lexington and 59th

  • Entertainment

    Tues 8-11pm Sandy Jordan sings the American SongbookWed 8-11pm John Weiss play piano dinner musicThurs.8-11pm Sol Yaged swing his clarinet Benny Goodman styleFri 9:30-midnight King of Soul/R&B Tony MiddletonSat 9-midnight Sarah Hayes swings the standards

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

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What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience

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  1. NY

    NYCperson

    New York Area

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Bruno, who owned and ran Pesce and Pasta until it closed, is now at Grata. It was great seeing him and he brought some of my favorite dishes with him. Very happy that he is back in the neighborhood.

  2. L

    Leah

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Thus us truly a neighborhood place w/o too many tourists, which my husband and I like. The food was good, service very accommodating, and vibe very homey. Our two appetizers were very good. The 1/2 plate if pasta I got was more than ample for my entree. My husband's ribeye steak was large but cooked more than he ordered. When we arrived most of the dining room was populated with a group waiting to surprise someone for their 40th birthday. We thought it was fun to be part of that. Would definitely come back again.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2014

    overall2food2service5ambience4

    Wanted to give it 5 stars overall but had to hold back due to the food being overly salty. We ordered the meatballs, ravioli and salmon avocado and all three dishes were so salty that we ended up consuming more water and sadly had to stop ordering more. The service was outstanding... if only the food met the standards...

  4. j

    jasonlikestoeat

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been here before. The music was nice. We had two appetizers which were very tasty, main dish was excellent as well.

  5. B

    Bartlebones

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    My wife and I had a lovely evening there over the weekend. The weather was fine, the front windows were open and a impressive jazz quartet was playing. The food was quite good and the service was attentive without being overbearing. I had a very nice veal chop and my wife had the salmon special. Both were quite good. I ordered a Chianti and though they were out of the particular vintage I chose, they were able to find a more than adequate substitute at the same price point. Altogether a lovely, romantic evening in a cozy place. Our waiter informed us that the restaurant would be converting to a steakhouse soon, though, so only time will tell if the ownership can retain the charm of the existing place as they transition to a new cuisine.

  6. S

    Sambo

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2014

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    It was July 4th weekend, a good friend gave me a $200 gift certificate the he bought from this place. Reservation was not an issue. We arrived to the restaurant at 7:30 to an empty restaurant. There was a single table beside us. My wife ordered 1 cocktail ( she said it was the only thing was worth $)and the rest of us ordered water. Ordered appetizers. Calamari was cooked in burnt oil and served with tomato sauce witch you need a knife to cut through . Salmo was the worst thing I have ever tasted. Served with kale and potato $28. Seafood special( the biggest ripoff in the history of restaurant, We orders 2 veal chop special( they came breaded and fried at $42 ea. my 15 years old daughter missed the olive garden food. At $266.00 I

  7. LE

    Love2EatGW

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious dishes. Can be a great intimate spot for a special occasion. A neighborhood gem.

  8. S

    Starrtreks

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2014

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    The food was awful. Two veal meals were sent back, and two pasta dishes arrived which were no better. Restaurant did not deal well with the issue just apologized and offered drinks

  9. w

    winelover

    Los Angeles

    62 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I took a coworker here for her birthday for lunch. The only other patrons were two table of ladies playing cards. It's a little expensive for lunch and the portions are fairly small but I enjoyed by food and the a/c! I might be back for happy hour.

  10. JJ

    JerseyJoe

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great neighborhood spot, off the beaten path in Midtown. Very good for business discussions, as typically quiet at lunch time. Atmosphere very comfortable. Service very friendly and attentive. Pasta dishes were very good. Nice food selections.

  11. j

    jucoonthetown

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Nice italian restaurant, close to 59th street bridge.

  12. i

    idine

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, nice moderate portions, very pleasant atmosphere. i will go back.

  13. D

    Dkny

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    This secretive spot shouldn't be. Personalized attention to food and service make it a must-try. Good at customizing your order as well.

  14. k

    kurt

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    well prepared food and gracious service

  15. BY

    BettyYarmon

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is a lovely restaurant...good for its food and its service. The staff coule not be better, nor could the food. Love to go there. Betty Yarmon

  16. R

    Rolex

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the service is always excellent especially from Alex and Alejandro. the grilled octopus appetizer is out of this world! the Salmon is great too. We have never ordered something at Grata and not liked it. Grata is beyond Great!

  17. t

    thenessgroup

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can't thank Dora and her staff for another great time out. The food and wine were perfect and the next time we are back to New York we we certainly go again. Maybe twice like we did this past week.

  18. NY

    NYCHaynes

    New York Area

    208 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    208 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    15 adults and 2 children under 10 and we ALL enJOYed the ambience/ service and most importantly the food - I can highly recommend the meatballs as an appetizer staple - the fresh/warm focaccia bread is always a nice touch - from pasta to beet salad and roasted artichokes - duck medallions, steak and mussels in white wine the variety and taste-buds of everyone were truly satisfied - the coconut passion fruit desert was to live to

  19. t

    thenessgroup

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2014

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Manager came over and talked to us which she didn't have to. Made the night a little more special. Food was very good and we are going back again later in the week. Price was very reasonable. Good location.

  20. H

    Happy2beout

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Loved the selection of food and the service was outstanding. Great place to take a group of people for any type of event, or special person.

  21. NY

    NYCperson

    New York Area

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The last time I reviewed Grata I was concerned that the place had gone south..meaning it was going down hill and would eventually close. The food, at that time, was not good especially given the price point. Well, I went back the other night to give it a last try before I took it off my "place to dine" list. I was pleased to see that the food was back to being very good again. The service has always been top notch. I will definately be back and I am very happy to see that food experience has changed for the better. Keep up the good work.

  22. G

    Gina

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our second time back AWESOME FOOD and WONDERFUL SERVICE!!!!

  23. E

    Emily

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2014

    overall1food2service2ambience3

    Ordered the grilled shrimp salad. Salad came to the table without shrimp, endives, or any other ingredients listed on the menu.

  24. LE

    Love2EatGW

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Upon arriving at Grata , the first thing we noticed was the decor. Very warm feeling, yet calm and cozy. The wait staff was very pleasant and attentive. We decided to share three dishes . We didn't have to ask to stagger the courses , the waiter suggested it. We shared the barata salad, which was delicious. The handmade tortellini was delicate and filled with a pesto and had a buttery sage sauce. Then we shared Chicken Francaise. It was on a bed of tender spinach-the chicken was light and tender as well. The waiter brought us complimentary strawberries drizzled with blueberry sauce. Just the right end to this delicious meal. Would definitely return. So glad this opened in the neighborhood! '

  25. b

    beanie

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had lunch at Grata before going for a major medical procedure at a facility down the block. The owner came over and engaged us in some very delightful coversation!!Too bad we live in New Jersery or we would come in at night for the life jazz. He mangaged to calm me down (and even sang) for my procedure and we enjoyed a most delicious lunch to boot!

  26. a

    anonymous2018

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Nice Valentine's Day menu but the service could have be improved. It wasn't a lack of service but rather too many people all over us and a lack of coordination among them. If they could smooth out the edges and try to serve people a little more fluidly it would not result in bringing courses in the wrong order or a three people asking us for our drink order. It's a nice spot with great potential but they need to get it right if they want to be here next year on valentine's day.

  27. n

    nebraska77

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2014

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Service was definitely off. Had to ask for wine list, had to ask for menus, had to ask for bread, and there were three people and they only filled 2 glasses with water. Waiters and staff seemed more interested in chatting among themselves than waiting on the tables. This often happens when it is a slow night. I've eaten there several times before so as I said this may have been an off night. Probably be awhile before I go back.

  28. MH

    MarjorieH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2014

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Restaurant was completely empty at 2:00 on Wed--which was perfect. My lunch date was late and I sat comfortably for 30 minutes looking at the lunch menu, the special Valentine menu and having tea. However when the other party arrived we had to seek the attention of the manager as there appeared to only be bus service and no waiters. The wait staff seemed to arrive @ 4 when we were leaving. In spite of this I must say the food was excellent - I highly recommend the fish soup. i suspect dinner service is better.

  29. NY

    NYCperson

    New York Area

    101 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2014

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Something has changed and not for the better. The room is still pretty and the service is quite good . However, the food has taken a turn for the worst. I am hoping that is was an off night because I really like this place otherwise. My pasta, which was a special that night, was soggy and not al dente . The soup I had was odd because it tasted like flour. Others that I was having dinner with felt the same about their meals too. I really cannot forgive bad food even if the ambience and service is top notch. After all, I am there to eat. I have rated Grata highly in the past and felt that is was a great addition to the neighborhood. I hope that this night was the exception and not the new normal.

  30. l

    lhasadatchi

    Dallas

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Very accommodating and friendly service. Great food that was refreshingly different from the usual brunch fare. Ambiance was relaxing and just what was needed after a busy week. Enjoyed thoroughly.

  31. UW

    UWSDiner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2014

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Was a most unsatisfactory experience on a Saturday night. Apathy from the staff, lack of knowledge about the food and beverages, sloppy service, and unappetizing food. No acknowledgement from staff when 80% of an entree left untouched. Would not return, other than for a glass of wine to enjoy with the live music that is offered.

  32. N

    Nathan

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Excellent experience, nice place to have a drink at the bar before your dinner.

  33. AT

    AnnT

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Old style restaurant with a hip sensibility. Excellent lamb special on the bone, large shank in a fragrant stew like sauce . Surprise of a live band and French singer . We felt like we were in Paris .

  34. m

    midtown

    New York Area

    106 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    This could be off because of New Years. Soup took over an hour to be served and it was plainly obvious owners friends were getting preferential service. Appetizers were wrong, and cold. Pasta was gummy. Main course of Cornish hen was good, but osso bucco was cold. Mousse for dessert ok, fresh fruit looked like something they dumped out of a can.

  35. NY

    NYCBob

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    While Grata is a little on the expensive side for a neighborhood regular it is lovely for special occasions. The food was very good and the service was attentive, as well. The room is very nicely appointed and it was very busy on the night we went. We waited at the bar 20 minutes for a 7:30 reservation. Unfortunately we were squeezed into a table for two where the waiters were constantly bumping into us and there was absolutely no light. Finally I got up and moved a chair to make it more accessible for the waiters. Overall it was a nice experience.

  36. II

    IceIceBaby

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We went to Grata on Sunday night for the birthday celebration of jazz piano great Barry Harris. The band was phenomenal!! We hadn't been in before but if they schedule music nights often...we WILL be back!! Our salad was fresh and good and the grilled octopus had nice flavor. I'd stick with the appetizers for sure and the sangria was nice. But the MUSIC! Awesome.

  37. r

    rioriorio

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The another review was not very good so I didn't expected they have very nice food. However they made us great surprise! The home made pasta was so good, the appetizer was everything we order was very good, also their service was so nice. I really recommend this restaurant for everyone. The room was very clean and modern design so you can have a great date there. Also this restaurant has enough space for big family party, too.

  38. s

    sporty

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2013

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The maitre d' who sat us, also provided daily specials and took our food order. He was annoyed when we inquired how one of the specials was prepared and additionally was imperious upon greeting us at the door. Though the restaurant was only half occupied, the service was poor, such as appetizers being served to our table which belonged at another, as well as long lags between courses. This was our third time dining at this restaurant, however based on our last experience it will most likely be our last.

  39. E

    Elinore

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We went for an early Sunday dinner (5 o'clock), so it was a quiet time, and I can't speak for the noise at true lunch, dinner, or later evening. Our food was delicious, the service excellent, and the ambiance absolutely lovely. I'll be happy to return and to recommend this to others.

  40. M

    Midtown341

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Grata's food and service is well above norm. An outstanding neighborhood restaurant.

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Grata Restaurant and Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 842-0007.

Grata Restaurant and Wine Bar is rated 3.7 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    between 58 & 59th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12 noon - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12 midnight Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Brunch: Sunday: 12noon - 4pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Lexington and 59th

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Hido Holli

  • Entertainment

    Tues 8-11pm Sandy Jordan sings the American SongbookWed 8-11pm John Weiss play piano dinner musicThurs.8-11pm Sol Yaged swing his clarinet Benny Goodman styleFri 9:30-midnight King of Soul/R&B Tony MiddletonSat 9-midnight Sarah Hayes swings the standards

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 842-0007

  • Catering

    Have Grata cater your office party or home event and we will make it the most memorable and enjoyable experience.

  • Private party facilities

    Grata Restaurant is available for private bookings. Whether a celebratory occasion with family and friends or a business meal to impress, we look forward to making your party a most memorable and enjoyable experience.

  • Private party contact

    Craig Slivka: (212) 842-0007

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