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About Bistro Milano

Authentic Italian bistro with Milanese flare featuring traditional specialty from Lombardy and other regions from Italy. Warm environment welcoming casual and elegant attire. Outdoor patio seating available during summer season.

1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
West 55th Street and 6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 757-2600

Website:
http://www.bistromilanonyc.com/

Catering:
Catering is available for more information please call 212-757-2600 and ask for Eric or email us at: bistromilano.nyc@gmail.com

Parking Details:
Street Parking and Paid parking is available along and across the restaurant

Public Transit:
57th & 7 Ave Stop on N, R & Q Trains
53rd St. & 5th Ave Stop on E & F Trains
55th & 5th Ave Stop on M1, M2, M3, M4, M5 and Q32 Bus
55th & 6th Ave Stop on M7, M5 Bus

Executive Chef:
Juan Zenteno

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For more information on Special Events please call 212-757-2600 and ask for Eric or email us at: bistromilano.nyc@gmail.com

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Bistro Milano Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Authentic (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Romantic (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Been several times always consistently good

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Lasagna was dry...needed red sauce
Wife had lentil soup....portion was minuscule
(My wife is 105 llbs) so for her to say it was skimpy-means something.
Bartender was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I have been here twice with my friends. Each of them love the restaurant so much including the high ceiling, coazy decoration, delicious food and considerate service. Really worthy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Only issue is they called me in advance to request credit card to hold reservation. Didn’t think this was something that should have been done for an open table reservation.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great dinner! Ben, our waiter, was very nice; cocktails were amazing and food was fabulous! Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I have visited this restaurant on previous visits to the city but was disappointed this time around. The bread (which is typically a highlight along with the olive oil and balsamic) tasted old and stale, it was not even moist. I'm not sure if prices have increased, but I thought $12 for a small side of pasta was expensive. On the upside, the Chicken Parmesan was very large.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Went to Bistro Milano for a lunch meeting. Pleasant atmosphere, not too noisy, and the food was pretty good. Not spectacular, but pretty good. I was surprised that they didn't use fresh grated cheese on my pasta, but all in all, it did the trick.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We have dined at Bistro Milano several times before a show at City Center and each time has been excellent. The service here is outstanding. The pastas, which we shared as an appetizer, are particularly good, and our party all had fish which was perfectly prepared. The mixed cheese and meat board was an excellent starter. A great wine list as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Bistro Milano is our neighborhood restaurant. We have found the food to be consistently good and the service to be friendly, welcoming and efficient. I can't say enough positive things about the waiters. They all understand the lost art of customer service. We are particularly fond of one of the more gregarious waiters, who goes by the name, Ben Hur. Pasta, pizza, fish, veal, all have been well prepared and delicious. The wine list is good and mixed drinks are near perfect. If you are seeing something at City Center, Bistro Milano is only a half a block away.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service and food were excellent.I will return.It is very convenient for theater goers.
The wine selection was excellent.Please add mussels pomp fritte and veal piccata to theme.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The good:
- We arrived early and were seated immediately
- the restaurant itself is beautiful and had a wonderful ambiance.

The bad:
- I requested champagne on my reservation. The hostess confirmed the request when we were seated but the champagne never came
- We were given bread but no plates for the oil and balsamic vinegar. We had to request plates.
- Our server seemed to be unfamiliar with the menu. We tried to order the 3 cheese + 3 meat board from the menu and he was confused by this item so it took some effort to explain what he wanted. The cheeses were cold when we received them.
- the restaurant is very busy I the evening and the hostess seemed overwhelmed. We had to interrupt her to receive our coats from coat check.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We loved this restaurant and returned several times. Love the waiters, especially Ben.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fabulous as always, please chef new menu, however we understand the
pumpkin ravioli is coming back, Service is always exceptional friendly I’ll Beyonce is wonderful… Pasta always delicious! My has been and I always make sure we Go to Bistro Milano when we come to New York City....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Did not honor reservation. Food was tasteless and and of poor quality

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Pre-race (NYC Marathonl Italian carb loading. Food was good, service was Top Shelf! Ben Hur Renieri was awesome. Very attentive, super friendly and excellent waiter. If you go, ask for Ben Hur!

Tags: Authentic, People Watching
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

solides Lokal und für lokale Verhältnisse sogar relativ "italienisch"; das essen war ordentlich, kam wie besetllt und "in time" ... wir durften uns sogar schon hinsetzten obwohl unser Gast noch nicht da war .... für den Anlass ok, wir wollten etwas zwangloses "um die Ecke"

Tags: Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Wonderful service!
I love it when a waiter is SO enthusiastic about the wine and food that he really makes you excited about it, too as a diner. It's rare. But it happened for us at Bistro Milano and the wine he recommended WAS superb. He made our business dinner into a special occasion!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was truly excellent. Ambiance equally good. Our waiter was preoccupied with a large party and basically absent. Unacceptable and he was unapologetic. So primary service was terrible. However, the hostess came to the rescue. She was fantastic! She immediately understood the issue and completely stepped in. She was a gem. She compensated for the waiter’s absence and saved the day. In spite of the waiter’s failure, we had a good experience. Gratitude to the hostess—all class and understanding.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Beautifully cooked food, imaginatively presented. Tables outside were a little too close together but I guess that is just NYC. No view except of a busy street will attendant noise etc. Great waitstaff and service. I would go back but sit inside next time. We stood at the hostess podium too long before anyone came to help us. Waiters past by and did not acknowledge us, thus creating a negative first impression.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food and service
Close to the hotel where we were staying

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food was excellent only second to service provided by server Ben Hur

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very overpriced. Not a good value for mediocre food service

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We had wanted to try Bistro Milano for some time, as it is close to our NY hotel. A late September warm night, and we were able to sit outside which made for a perfect experience. We were fortunate to have Ben-Hur as our server, who was fantastic; both knowledgeable and entertaining, while providing excellent service. The papparadelle (split for two) was wonderful, perfectly cooked and served hot, as it should be. Both the Vitello Milanese and the lamb chops were delicious, though we would have preferred something other than the caponata along with the lamb. The arugula salad along with the veal was traditional and perfect. All in all, it’s an expensive evening, but enjoyable and worth the splurge.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great staff, great food, wine and drink were amazing..A must do in NYC..! Staff is the best !

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

food was very good, appetizers were plentiful, the lamb chops for 38 dollars were skimpy, only two with virtually no sides. seafood risotto was better my last visit. overall, nice restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 14, 2017

This was our second visit to Bistro this trip and it didn't disappoint. Even though we didn't get our favorite waiter Ben-hur. The capresi is excellent and can be shared! All the pasta's are terrific. We have be going here for over two years when we visit the city. You can eat outside which is a little noisy or inside.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This was the best restaurant we have been during this trip. We enjoyed everything: the service by Ben Hur was unique, the food was superb, the wine and desert recommended was unbelievable. Total experience was 10+. Highly recommend !!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We had dinner on August 12 and selected the restaurant for the outside seating since the weather was nice. It exceeded our expectations. The food was good and the service was exceptional. Most importantly, the server suggested one of the better Italian reds I had for long time. It was expensive but was worth it for sure. I'll go again next time I'm in NYC.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Truly enjoy our food and attention waiter. Will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our waiter was perhaps the very best we've ever had anywhere. Older, distinguished, leader of the other wait staff,and most efficient. He makes this restaurant a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Really good !!!😀

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The good was fantastic.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Ben Hur (yes, that's actually his name) is my favorite waiter in New York and he makes every meal at Bistro Milano a treat. And it was great to be able to sit outdoors this time -- right between the air-conditioned interior and the sidewalk area, very comfortable and a little less noise. (The only drawback of Bistro Milano is that the room is full of hard surfaces, so it can get loud when busy.) Super, friendly service and Open Table worked perfectly as usual. Thanks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We chose indoor seating which proved to be comfortable without the traffic noise and exhaust of the street. The food was very good but we were bothered by fruit flies, two of which found their way into my wine. After the second fly I called our waiter who promptly exchanged my wine for a fresh glass. This was a return visit to Bistro Milano because I had been impressed by the prix fixe lunch I enjoyed there last year. Both times I was in NY to see a Broadway show.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Fantastic service and I got a delicious gluten free pasta. When I asked if I could get some mushrooms on the side for it they immediately brought them. Waitress was attentive but not pushy at all. Great experience and highly recommend it. They have a late lunch menu that is wonderful and well priced.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Très bonne table, service efficace. Bon rapport qualité pour Midtown. A recommander

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 9, 2017

This is a favorite when visiting NY. The bread is great, as is the lasagna and the chocolate lava cake.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food is great. The service depends on the waiter. The prefix dinner didn't include dessert or coffe/tea. Wish they told us when they took the order from us. I'd rather ordered a la carte.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Ben was a wonderful waiter. The food was incredible. A must every time we are in NYC.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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