Grazie

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867 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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Grazie is a lively cafe, located steps from Madison Avenue and Central Park, serving sumptuous Italian cuisine in a two floor townhouse setting. Perfect for dinner with friends and family, or a quick lunch after a visit to the nearby Metropolitan Museum.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(212) 717-4407
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jennifer Mandell
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Catering
Specialty platters (appetizers, entrees, desserts) delivered to your home or office.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue
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Parking details
Street parking, as well as plenty of public lots in the vicinity.
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Public transit
4, 5,6 trains to 86th Street/Lexington.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

CONTINUES TO PLEASE ..... A NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITE OF OURS'

H
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food! This was my second time there. Last time I sat at the bar, this time we were upstairs. I would recommend the first floor for the warm ambiance, second floor if you prefer cozy and quiet. The staff is just wonderful by the way!

The food is priced about right -- you're not getting a deal, but definitely worth the price. Portions are small, but still filling. If you like elegant, straightforward, flavorful food, this is for you!

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Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Three of us went for lunch thinking it was an Italian restaurant. Well, maybe it is since they had a few items. But the atmosphere, in an House with two floors of tables, reminded me of what I think is a ladies tea parlor. Nothing wrong with it but it doesn't fit the bill. Our lunches were salad plates, tasty and healthy. Wait staff were efficient. A nice spot after visiting the art on 5th Avenue.

s
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed dining at Grazie. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. It's a small quiet downstairs in a brownstone kind of place. They do have upstairs seating but we didn't see it. Wonderful experience. Will go back again.

s
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, cozy romantic atmosphere. Girls night catching up was great choosing this place!

S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped here for brunch before spending a rainy Sunday at the Met. The food was very good, and the wait staff was very attentive.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a busy day in the city, my teenage daughter and I came here for dinner before a show. It was quiet and quaint. The staff was friendly and timely and the food was delicious. After a day of racing around Time Square, Central Park, and The Met, this was the perfect place for a quiet dinner out.

LO
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This is a quite small and intimate spot. A little old fashioned but pleasant and quiet at lunch. My companion thoroughly enjoyed her prix fixe lunch at $29.00 and I had a crab sandwich which was tasty but not really a sandwich. Our waiter was friendly but could have been more attentive. Overall, I recommend the place although it's a little expensive for lunch.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a mid-week lunch with a friend that most others there too seemed to be sharing: Pleasant quiet atmosphere. The menu has an excellent limited selection, including prix fixe. At times the waitress seemed too eager to push us along with our meal but overall an entirely pleasant experience.

RL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best restaurant close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Very good food, reasonable service, noisy, pricey

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I came to this restaurant after reading about it on trip advisor and seeing that it got very good reviews. The restaurant was not crowded at 8 PM and we were quickly seated upstairs by The windows. The food was very good and service was attentive but not interested. Our waitress was excellent, responsive, and very pleasant.

u
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Very good food and service. A throw back restaurant to 50 and 60. Decor needs sprucing up. Table clothes should be part of restaurant.

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I have to say that I was disappointed with Grazie. First of all, I think it could use a facelift. A little old and dirty looking (rugs, walls, upstairs windows). I can get over all of that if the food is good though. The prices were very fair, and the selection was good, but the food had NO taste! It was SO bland. Flavorless.

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very satisfied with Grazie. We were seated very promptly by a courteous staff, with several options. They have two floors and we sat on the second floor and had the room to ourselves for most of the time. Our orders came in a reasonable time and the staff checked in on us from time to time throughout our meal. The food was excellent and authentic (you really have to try the tiramisu). My date and I were there for about 2 hours and felt quite relaxed with the atmosphere, and were never rushed. I will definitely dine here again should the occasion arise.

R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I knew this place would be tasty and quiet. Quiet is the most important when you want to have a relaxed conversation. Service was friendly and food good. I think there are a number of regulars

HJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A favorite place near the Met to eat--good food, nice service--and not be rushed.

g
New York Area
378 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We've enjoyed dinner here, but brunch was a disappointment. Egg dishes were dry and salads bland. Service was attentive and the booth was comfortable. Will go back some evening.

SL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time here and it was terrific. I would highly recommend it. The food was great and the service was first class!

JS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent waitress, excellent service. Continued to refill our water glasses. Fritta dish of fried calamari and shrimp were great. The ragu with braised short ribs were great as well! No complaints whatsoever!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding, arugula and beet salad perfect, octopus was cooked exactly right and Branzino was perfectly cooked.... except they were supposed to debone the whole fish but I do not down grade because it was so well prepared I didn't care about the bones.

e
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was, as always, welcoming and attentive. Both appetizers were delicious: tomato and watermelon salad with feta; and grilled octopus and potato salad. Mains were also excellent: salad of grilled shrimp with Romaine lettuce, hearts of palm, corn, and tomatoes; and a special of linguine with grilled shrimp, spinach, and generous amount of garlic. We only get to NYC twice a year, and we try to get to Grazie each visit.

LM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Grazie. The food is wonderful, wine list is good, and the staff are terrific.

A
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was extensive and the food and wine delicious. We ate downstairs to avoid the usual noise upstairs. The setting was cozy and the service impeccable.

t
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem. Some of the best food we have eaten in NY!

n
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing!!! Everything from appetizers to coffee and desert was outstanding.

VB
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food, perfect early dinner in the city.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased. Will definitely go again Service and food was excellent

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Waiters were amazing... so was the veal

CL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this place is like home. yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

CL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we've been coming here for years. it's a very special place for us.

r
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was great. However, the food left a lot to be desired, specially for the price point. The chicken parmesan that I had was only so so, having the spaghetti chopped, something that should be forbidden in a supposedly Italian restaurant. And the flavor was lacking. The fried calamari was ok. The sorbetto was nice. The soda was watered down, something that I find completely tacky for a restaurant at this price range. Won't be coming back and only recommend if it's your only option.

SS
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant atmosphere, good food. Relaxing quiet lunch with a friend. ( Frittata and excellent glass of white wine.) Convenient before going to the Met Museum.

CO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to spot after seeing an exhibit at the Met.

j
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific brunch! I had ricotta pancakes and my friends has eggs Benedict. Both of us were very happy with our choices.

G
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, service, food & ambience.

We sat on the lower level at the window.

It's a must stop if you inbetween museum stops or shopping! BRAVO! Well done.

R
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

great pasta and individual pizzas. avoid the upstairs room in the back; dark, musty, generally depressing. be sure to sit downstairs

BG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here a lot. Great nana lives right up the street and so it is easy for her to get to. The great grandchildren think this is her dining room. The service is always excellent, the food is always good and we always are so happy to come here for dinner or any special occasion. They work with us in terms of how many we are - sometimes a lot - when all of the family gets together. From the 1-1/2 year old to the 95 year old - everyone has a great time.
This is a wonderful restaurant and definitely a neighborhood GEM.

CL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it's our favorite neighborhood place! xxxxxxoooooooxxxxxxoooooooxxxxxxooooo

a
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Grazie is a recent find. Three visits have proven it's consistency. A solid menu. Authenic dishes. Wonderful flavors. Great service. Everyone leaves with a smile on their face. The only down side is the place could use a face lift. I'll chalk that up to NYC charm. Go!

e
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food within reach of the Met! Attentive service, upper room pleasant and not noisy. Ravioli dish splendid.

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