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Grifone

4.4
4.4
424 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Taking its name from the mythological lion-headed, eagle-winged monster—Grifone's statues and paintings inside depict the restaurant's namesake—this cozy Northern Italian restaurant flies below the radar. It is all about sauces, with many dishes reflecting the restaurant's regional roots with wine or butter-and-lemon sauces. A thin glaze of seasoned white wine sauce adds a sharply intense flavor to the large slabs of swordfish, while the tomato and cream sauces do more than just complement the various pastas, they add a finely calibrated sweetness. — David S. Hirschman (nymag.com)

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 490-7275

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties available ranging from 40-60 guests. Please call for further information or to have any questions answered.

  • Private party contact

    Mario: (212) 490-7275

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    btwn 2nd and 3rd Ave.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Grand Central Terminal

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Menu

Antipasti / Appetizers

  • Antipasto Rustico$15.00

    cold antipasto

    • Antipasto Caldo Della Casa$16.00

      hot antipasto

      • Portobello Alla Griglia$12.00

        grilled portobello mushroom

        • Carciofi Ripieni$12.00

          stuffed artichokes

          • Caprese$19.00

            fresh buffala mozzarella with tomato and fresh basil

            • Mozzarella In Carrozza$12.00

              breaded fried mozzarella

              • Salmone Affumicato$16.00

                smoked salmon

                • Prosciutto E Melone$16.00

                  parma ham with lemon

                  • Pepperoni E Acciughe$12.00

                    cold roasted peppers with anchovies

                    • Pepperoni E Mozzarella Al Forno$12.00

                      baked roasted peppers and mozzarella

                      • Lupini Posillipo$15.00

                        baby clams in a light tomato or white wine broth

                        • Vongole Oreganate$12.00

                          baked clams

                          • Cozze Mare Chiare$12.00

                            new zealand mussels in a light tomato or a white wine broth

                            • Gamberi Alla Griglia$20.00

                              broiled jumbo shrimp

                              • Insalata Di Granchi$20.00

                                crab cocktail

                                • Ostriche$14.00

                                  oysters

                                  Zuppe / Soups

                                  • Stracciatella$8.00

                                    spinach and egg drop

                                    • Pasta E Fagioli$8.00

                                      macaroni and beans

                                      • Verdura E Fagioli$8.00

                                        escarole and beans

                                        • Minestrone$8.00

                                          vegetable soup

                                          • Tortellini In Brodo$8.00

                                            tortellini in chicken broth

                                            Insalate / Salads

                                            • Lattuga$10.00

                                              boston lettuce

                                              • Tricolore$10.00

                                                tricolore rugola, endive and radicchio

                                                • Insalata Di Spinaci$12.00

                                                  spinach salad with bacon and mushrooms

                                                  • Primavera$12.00

                                                    mixed garden salad

                                                    • Insalata Mista$10.00

                                                      mixed greens

                                                      • Mesclun$10.00

                                                        mixed field greens

                                                        • Endivia Con Rape Rosse$12.00

                                                          belgian endive with red beets

                                                          • Cesare Per Due (2)$20.00

                                                            caesar salad

                                                            Pasta

                                                            • Capellini Primavera$20.00

                                                              angel hair with pasta and fresh vegetables

                                                              • Capellini Frutti Di Mare$30.00

                                                                angel hair pasta with seafood sauce

                                                                • Capellini Al Pesto$20.00

                                                                  angel hair pasta with pesto sauce

                                                                  • Spaghetti Carbonara$20.00

                                                                    spaghetti with pancetta and parmigiano cheese

                                                                    • Spaghetti Alla Bolognese$20.00

                                                                      spaghetti with meat sauce

                                                                      • Spaghetti Al Sugo Di Pomodoro$20.00

                                                                        spaghetti in a fresh tomato sauce

                                                                        • Risotto Milanese$28.00

                                                                          risotto with saffron

                                                                          • Risotto Frutti Di Mare$30.00

                                                                            risotto with seafood

                                                                            • Risotto Ai Porcini$32.00

                                                                              risotto with wild mushrooms

                                                                              • Tortellini Alla Grifone$20.00

                                                                                tortellini in a light cream sauce with prosciutto and peas

                                                                                • Tortellini Alle Erbette$20.00

                                                                                  tortellini with swiss chards and ricotta filling

                                                                                  • Rigatoni Alla Matriciana$20.00

                                                                                    rigatoni with bacon and onion in a tomato sauce

                                                                                    • Fusilli Alla Puttanesca$20.00

                                                                                      fusilli with olives and capers in a spicy tomato sauce

                                                                                      • Fettucine Alfredo$20.00

                                                                                        fettucine with cream and parmigiano cheese

                                                                                        • Agnolotti Di Zucca$20.00

                                                                                          homemade ravioli with a butternut squash filling

                                                                                          • Linguine Alle Vongole$24.00

                                                                                            linguine in a white clam sauce

                                                                                            • Paglia E Fieno$20.00

                                                                                              spinach and egg pasta in a light cream sauce

                                                                                              • Linguine Con Broccoli Di Rabe$20.00

                                                                                                linguine with broccoli rabe and sausage

                                                                                                • Gnocchi Di Patate$20.00

                                                                                                  potato dumplings in a tomato and fresh basil sauce

                                                                                                  • Tagliatelle Con Porcini$32.00

                                                                                                    egg noodles with porcini mushrooms

                                                                                                    Pollo / Chicken

                                                                                                    • Pollo Gracchi$24.00

                                                                                                      breast of chicken topped with asparagus tips and grated parmigiano cheese

                                                                                                      • Pollo Martini$24.00

                                                                                                        breast of chicken with grated parmigiano cheese in a lemon sauce

                                                                                                        • Pollo Bolognese$24.00

                                                                                                          breast of chicken with prosciutto and mozzarella

                                                                                                          • Pollo Scarpariello$24.00

                                                                                                            pieces of chicken sauteed with garlic, olive oil and sausage

                                                                                                            • Pollo Francese$24.00

                                                                                                              breast of chicken in a butter and lemon sauce

                                                                                                              • Pollo Peperonata$24.00

                                                                                                                breast of chicken with peppers and mushrooms in a tomato sauce

                                                                                                                • Pollo Alla Griglia$24.00

                                                                                                                  grilled half chicken

                                                                                                                  • Pollo Gabriele$24.00

                                                                                                                    breast of chicken with fresh artichoke hearts and mushrooms in a white wine sauce

                                                                                                                    • Pollo Sorrentina$24.00

                                                                                                                      breast of chicken baked with prosciutto, eggplant and mozzarella

                                                                                                                      Vitello / Veal

                                                                                                                      • Vitello Gracchi$26.00

                                                                                                                        veal scallopine topped with asparagus tips and grated parmigiano cheese

                                                                                                                        • Vitello Martini$26.00

                                                                                                                          veal scallopine with parmigiano cheese in a lemon sauce

                                                                                                                          • Vittello Al Limone$26.00

                                                                                                                            veal scallopine with a light butter and lemon sauce

                                                                                                                            • Vitello Parmigiana$26.00

                                                                                                                              veal cutlet baked with mozzarella and tomato sauce

                                                                                                                              • Vitello Milanese$38.00

                                                                                                                                breaded veal chop

                                                                                                                                • Vitello Vino Bianco E Funghi$26.00

                                                                                                                                  veal scallopine in a white wine and mushroom sauce

                                                                                                                                  • Lombata Di Vitello Alla Griglia$42.00

                                                                                                                                    broiled veal chop

                                                                                                                                    • Vitello Gabriele$26.00

                                                                                                                                      veal scallopine with fresh artichoke hearts and mushrooms in a white wine sauce

                                                                                                                                      • Vitello Bolognese$26.00

                                                                                                                                        veal scallopine with prosciutto and mozzarella in a white wine sauce

                                                                                                                                        • Vitello Peperonata$26.00

                                                                                                                                          veal scallopine with peppers and mushrooms in a tomato sauce

                                                                                                                                          • Vitello Sorrentina$26.00

                                                                                                                                            veal scallopine baked with prosciutto, eggplant and mozzarella

                                                                                                                                            • Vitello Paillard Con Osso$42.00

                                                                                                                                              thin cut broiled veal chop

                                                                                                                                              • Scallopine Ai Porcini$32.00

                                                                                                                                                veal scallopine in a porcini mushroom sauce

                                                                                                                                                • Costoletta Padana$40.00

                                                                                                                                                  thin cut veal chop with cherry peppers and mozzarella in a light tomato sauce

                                                                                                                                                  Pesce - Fish

                                                                                                                                                  • Salmone Dell'atlantico$30.00

                                                                                                                                                    grilled atlantic salmon with a light mustard sauce

                                                                                                                                                    • Sogliola Della Manica$49.00

                                                                                                                                                      grilled dover sole

                                                                                                                                                      • Branzino$32.00

                                                                                                                                                        italian sea bass

                                                                                                                                                        • Pesce Spada$32.00

                                                                                                                                                          broiled swordfish

                                                                                                                                                          • Gamberi Saltati$34.00

                                                                                                                                                            jumbo shrimp sauteed with white wine and garlic

                                                                                                                                                            • Gamberi Fra Diavolo$34.00

                                                                                                                                                              jumbo shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce

                                                                                                                                                              • Calamari Luciana$26.00

                                                                                                                                                                squid in a light tomato broth

                                                                                                                                                                • Zuppa Di Pesce Alla Veneziana$30.00

                                                                                                                                                                  assorted fish in a light tomato broth

                                                                                                                                                                  Manzo / Beef

                                                                                                                                                                  • Bistecca Di Manzo$39.00

                                                                                                                                                                    sirloin steak

                                                                                                                                                                    • Bistecca Pizzaiola$39.00

                                                                                                                                                                      sirloin steak with mushroom and peppers in a spicy tomato sauce

                                                                                                                                                                      • Medaglioni Shallots$39.00

                                                                                                                                                                        filet of beef topped with chopped wild onions

                                                                                                                                                                        • Paillard Di Manzo$39.00

                                                                                                                                                                          thinly cut sirloin steak

                                                                                                                                                                          • Bistecca Diana$39.00

                                                                                                                                                                            thin cut sirloin steak in a spicy mustard sauce

                                                                                                                                                                            • Filetto Di Manzo$39.00

                                                                                                                                                                              filet mignon

                                                                                                                                                                              • Medaglioni Alla Mario$39.00

                                                                                                                                                                                fillet of beef in a tangy cognac sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                Vegetali / Vegetables

                                                                                                                                                                                • Fagiolini$9.75

                                                                                                                                                                                  string beans sauteed in garlic and olive oil

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Spinach$9.75

                                                                                                                                                                                    spinach sauteed in garlic and olive oil

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Asparagus Di Stagione$9.75

                                                                                                                                                                                      fresh asparagus with grated parmigiano cheese

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Broccoli Di Rape$9.75

                                                                                                                                                                                        bitter broccoli sauteed in garlic and olive oil

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Zucchini Fritti$9.75

                                                                                                                                                                                          breaded fried zucchini

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Patate Grifone$8.50

                                                                                                                                                                                            potato chips grifone style

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Scarola Affogato$9.75

                                                                                                                                                                                              steamed escarole

                                                                                                                                                                                              Dolci / Desserts

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Zabaglione Con Frutti Di Bosco$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                zabaglione with mixed berrie

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tiramisu$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                  lady fingers cake

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tartufo$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    chocolate and vanilla ice cream in a dark chocolate shell

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Torte-A-Scielta$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mirtilli, Fragole E Lamponi$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                        mixed berries

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sorbeti Misti$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                          lemon, tangerine, coconut or pineapple sherbets served in its own fruit

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Caffe / Coffee

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Caffe Americano$4.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Espresso$4.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Double Espresso$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cappuccino$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Decaffinato$4.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Herbal Tea$4.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      What 424 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.4Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.1Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Giraffey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Denver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 13, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My favorite restaurant in New York and my weekly must do. I am always greeted by the owner and treated with respect and graciousness. The waiters treat me with one on one service. The food is delicious and you can adjust the menu to add other ingredients. At some point Mario the owner will sit with you and ask how your meal is? I always feel at home in this old nyc style restaurant of sophistication . Thank goodness this restaurant exists and serves the best Italian restaurant in nyc. Katarina

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wonderful dinner and outstanding service! This place is a real gem!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jeffreyb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 2, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Once again, Grifone is an outstanding venue for both quality of food, service, atmosphere, while giving you the ability to converse. Best food, always fresh!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DaveC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cincinnati

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 25, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grifone is the best Italian Restaurant in New York City and one of the best restaurants of all categories in New York City. Always a go to restaurant everytime I'm in New York!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. RN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        RosemaryN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 20, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This was our first visit to the Grifone and what a lovely surprise. The restaurant is wonderfully quiet so you can have a pleasant conversation during dinner. The service was charming and fun. The food was extremely good. We will make a point of returning very soon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Glenn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 18, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The martinis and entrees (lamb shank and sole) were exceptional. But the pastas were mediocre.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wonderful Valentine's day meal, great service, and the best cannoli I've had in a long time. We had the minestrone, gnocchi, and veal Sorrentina. All were fabulous!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Giraffey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Denver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A great Valentine’s Day! With delicious salmon and a steak that is thick,tender and juicy. This is a find in nyc as restaurants of this quality and old time nyc service is not available anymore. The owner Mario greets you and makes sure that your experience at the restaurant is perfect. The waiters aim to please and serve you in a professional manner. This is a must go to restaurant if you live in nyc or are visiting. This is a restaurant that I bring friend,clients and celebrate special occasions. For me it is a weekly must as there is no other ITALIAN restaurant comparable to griffones. KATARINA

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Paul

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        44 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        44 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Another fabulous dining experience- great people and fabulous food!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It was a nice place but when we asked what is in the menu items they told us the specials instead and charged you $20 more a dish. I won’t go back.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 4, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Amazing dinner at best old school Italian restaurant in NYC! The host is Mario and he runs the restaurant extremely well. Very few old school places like this left in NYC.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        stuartc

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A quiet neighborhood place with excellent food. Delicious homemade gnocchi and tiramisu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. DM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DoronM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 28, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Went for lunch and it was great. The food was good with nice portions, and the service kind and quick. Will go again

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Giraffey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Denver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 25, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Griffones is old time New York. It is an elegant restaurant with white line tablecloth and napkins. You are always greeted by the owner Mario who welcomes you with open arms. During your meal Mario will join you to ask how your meal was. You will often receive an after dinner drink on the house. The food is the best ITALIAN food that I’ve had in New York. The staff is professional and pays great attention to every detail of your meal. It is my favorite restaurant in New York. Katarina

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        RichD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 11, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Food was outstanding and the service team attended to all our needs. All in all, a very pleasurable evening.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yummy325

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 10, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wonderful food and service and love the renovation!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        theOGofCapeMay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 5, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Loved the updated restaurant, even more comfortable than before. Everything was perfectly prepared and delicious. Thank you for an amazing dinner.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 3, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Outstanding meal at best Italian restaurant in midtown. This place is a classic with amazing food, service and atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        303 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        303 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on January 3, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Based on high 4.8 OpenTable rating, we were disappointed with mediocre food, especially in NYC. Interior could use a refresh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20. RL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        RichardL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 28, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wonderful as always.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Celebrated my wife’s birthday. 🎁

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      22. R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Robin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        91 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        91 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Food is amazing as usual. Love the updated look The osso bucco was delicious as was the faglio and figlio pasta and the sautéed chicken. I’ll be back !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      23. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Absmom

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        86 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        86 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Enjoyed being welcomed to a neighborhood treasure.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      24. SO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SpotOnReviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 20, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Superb food and quiet ambiance. A pleasure.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      25. SC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SCSCSC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 20, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food1service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Disappointing. Could be so much better than it is. A NYC Italian restaurant would of course serve great pasta, right? No, in fact their pasta is soggy...not even just a bit over cooked-soggy! Salad dressing almost flavourless. Too bad...it would be a great little place to frequent on the UES. Won’t go again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      26. JG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        JonathanG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Top of the line NYC restaurant. Great space. Very attentive to the guest. Food is really good. If you like a full service Italian meal this place is it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      27. JL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        JohnL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 12, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        food was delicious, however the tables were a bit tight and the noise level was very high.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      28. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Love this restaurant - we have an annual dinner every holiday and always very satisfied - staff is very accommodating and make for a pleasurable evening

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Really great first experience at this restaurant. Food and service top notch. Will be back soon!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      30. F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fitfood161

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Delicious dinner in a charming space where we could easily carry on a conversation. We’ll be back!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      31. FA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FrenchieAL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nashville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Booked table for 5 for special occasion and had a fantastic experience. We arrived on time but table wasnt ready due to prior diners still there. Maitre D immediately offered drinks at the bar. Table opened within 10 minutes. Lots of specials in addition to menu options. Wine advice was on point. Bonus touches: coat check, antipasti as soon as seated at the table, very knowledgeable waiters, and unrushed dining experience in small, refined atmosphere. Would return without hesitation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      32. G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Greekgal54

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        140 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        140 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 5, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Absolutely wonderful Italian Dining during our visit to New York City... Thank you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      33. JE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        JERYDO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        60 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        60 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 5, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EVERYTHING WAS DONE JJST RIGHT.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      34. H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Howie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What a Wonderful restaurant!! Everything was Absolutely Delicious!! The food is incredible!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      35. KA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        KellyA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        So happy to be back to Grifone after their remodel. The new design is beautiful and the food authentic and delicious. Like my Grams.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      36. C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chili

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 3, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We actually brought some friends. They had never been before and loved it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      37. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 3, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No one better than Mario! Place is nicely done after renovations and the food & service are outstanding! Bravo !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      38. EL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EvanL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on December 1, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Food and service was excellent! However, on a saturday night we were the only table in there. While the restuarant is a bit pricey, it is nothing too crazy. I hope they are able to attract more customers to their restuarant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      39. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Truly special find. Nyc gem.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      40. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on November 26, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Amazing dinner with great food and outstanding service. A true old school NYC place with a new modern vibe. A real gem on the east side and everything we ate was delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grifone offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 490-7275.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grifone is rated 4.4 stars by 424 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        btwn 2nd and 3rd Ave.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Midtown East

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Italian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        None

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grand Central Terminal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (212) 490-7275

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Private parties available ranging from 40-60 guests. Please call for further information or to have any questions answered.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mario: (212) 490-7275

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