Great food, great service. Pretty place but bathroom needs to be updated.
It was our anniversary and they pulled out all the stops. Perfect seating and a free dessert and champagne. It was amazing!
Tables are too close together. Food so-so. Not a great selection.
I have travelled to NYC 15-20 times since 1985, and each trip have made a point to dine at Isabella's. I've also recommended it to many people over the years. I was disappointed to say that it's really lost its "wow" factor. The service was good, the food was mediocre, and it's dated. I had asked the hostess and then the server for a birthday dessert for my husband as we sat down. We then changed tables due to our first table being squished against a wall in a throughway. The message wasn't communicated to our new server, despite me having mentioned it to both the hostess and our first server. The food presentation wasn't creative, and something has definitely been lost in the sale of Isabella's from the old chain to the Landry group.
I really want to give Isabella's a great review. We've been there twice for dinner and the food is great, but there was an issue with timing of the food both evenings. First time our entrees came before we were even half done with appetizers, and the second time our side of broccoli came when we were done with our meals. Also, we had 7:00 dinner reservations, and the waiter told us they were out of bread. It was obvious that he was embarrassed to even have to say it. Eventually he did bring a basket of warm pita bread. The food is always good, but they need to figure out the timing issue.
The service was excellent
I absolutely loved it!!! Great food! Great drinks! Just perfect...
My review is based on sitting in their outdoor area. Inside, while very lovely, has a higher noise level. The food was very good- my friend and I both had the salmon on the lunch menu and it was prepared to perfection. The service was excellent as far as bringing out the food however our table was a little rickety and the waiter never came back to address that issue even though he said he would. Overall, Isabella's has a lovely decor inside and a very nice outdoor area and their food is quite good.
Good. Atmosphere was
The wait staff rushed us, clearing some of ours plates, while others were
Terrible service. They strike me as the type of restaurant that is only good to the regulars.
This a go-to neighborhood restaurant for birthdays, out-of-town guests, and other occasions. Their bar area is small but lovely. The drinks are good. The food is always fresh, clean, and interesting. Lots of fish but something for everyone. Fun desserts (the Bag!). Excellent service. We keep returning and will continue to do so.
Very disappointed. Food fine but service awful! Such a shame as it is a nice location. Will think twice before going again.
While the food and service are good, there are FAR too many tables jammed into FAR too small a place, making it a noisy, claustrophobic, uncomfortable environment. I could only recommend it to a friend who intended to dine out at an odd hour rather than during prime lunch or dinner hours.
Have been to Isabella's three times in the last few months and every time it has been great. Food is consistent, service is excellent and they do not rush you. Would highly recommend.
I ordered a $17. Salad and asked to substitute the grilled chicken for shrimp. I was not told of any additional charges and was charged $12.00 extra. For 4 small shrimps. Ridiculous. I have eaten there many times and its just mediocre.
Consistently very good food. Gracious servers and pleasant ambiance.
My client from Monaco loved it!
We had such a lovely time. Our waitress was so welcoming. The chicken was outstanding, the in house made mozzarella with arugula pesto was out of this world. Loved their chocolate "bag" dessert. We will be back!
We had a lovely meal after visiting the museum of natural history my friend had food issues no milk, gluten free and the waitress insured she was delivered only the safe ingredients. we were very impressed and meal was delicious.
Service was excellent. Food was good but not excellent. The soups were not hot.
This was my first time at Isabella's and suggested by a friend. Fabulous place and delicious food. Our server Drew is a gem and she was attentive and lovely.
Will definitely go back and my new favorite spot on the UWS!!