Bottino

4.4
1039 reviews
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At Bottino, Danny Emerman and Alessandro Prosperi offer classic and eclectic Tuscan Italian cooking and a boutique wine selection in a striking mid-century modern decor. The beautiful patio and garden is the center piece of the restaurant. Steps from the vibrant West Chelsea Gallery Scene, Bottino has been an art world dining institution since 1996. Bottino is the spot for lunch or cocktails after the galleries, or an intimate dinner with friends and family.

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S
New England
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 8 of us and everything was spectacular, cooked perfectly and service was on point.

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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

this has always been an absolutely wonderful restaurant. superb food, service and great location. this time it was quite noisy at an after-dinner hour (8:45 on a Thurs eve) and my memory was it was quieter and a bit more relaxed in the past. but that may have been just circumstantial that eve. in any case, superb dining really.

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AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bottino is a classic. Very dependable. Good portions. Excellent service and food. Nice people.
not noisy. Good value for the money.

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n
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food for 20 years. I've been coming to this restaurant for a long time and have found the food, service and ambiance to be wonderful. I especially love the garden room, which is available year round.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was rough. Had to wave down our server for bread plates, remind him about the cocktails we ordered, waived him down for every aspect of the meal. He was perfectly nice but had no sense of urgency. Wine glasses were dirty. They sat us at a table clearly meant for two people (we were four). When I told the host we pulled another table over, she rolled her eyes. Food was alright. Bruschetta starter and antipasto were acceptable. My father in law loved the Bolognese. Overall I wouldn’t recommend to a friend.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Never disapppints

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SN
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food at Bottino is out of this world. At my table last night, people ordered lasagna, gnocchi, seafood fettuccine, and a seafood stew. To a person, everyone loved it. The atmosphere is great: positive energy and a welcoming vibe. The bartender helped us begin the night in a festive way. But, for some reason, the service experience at the table last night was not what I had experienced in the past. The meal was very rushed; so much that it detracted from the evening. Will definitely try again, though.

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G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was flavorful and hot. Good variety on menu. Tables small but ok. Great bread but no plates. Hostess Lauren kind and helpful and accommodating. The others should take lead from her and brand a smile once in a while. There was 4 of us and food came out for 3 and then someone asked our 4th what she ordered. Be been numerous times and always enjoyed the food. Service is lack luster.

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FF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Crowded, noisy but what do you expect on a Saturday evening? Very caring service and pears with zabaglione for dessert is to die for.

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HB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always great for a large group. Great service, tasty food at reasonable price. We’ll go back.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant. Good food and ambiance near Chelsea galleries without the scene.

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent throughout all dishes at a high standard not easy congratulations!

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BP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I have been going there for years..that night it felt like a diner..ordered wine 5 minutes later our dinner came..everything was rushed I had lasagna Bolognese tasteless airplane food..my guest was served a weak linguine Congolese..seriously..I'm not sure I would recommend for a Tuesday night

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming restaurant with quick and friendly service. The food was delicious also!

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Terrific service, nice decor, but the kitchen needs a serious quality check.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was surprised at how empty it was for a Friday lunch....made me worry about the art world and the Chelsea location....in years past, it has been absolutely bustling....missed that high energy but it was a great to catch up with one of my artists who was in NYC from Wisconsin as it was so quiet. I realize losts of dealers are getting ready for the ADAA fair etc. The food was yummy as always.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I had the most delicious pasta with lobster and rock shrimp. I couldnt wait to eat my take home leftovers for lunch next day. I think Ill order it every time! Forgot how much I love the back room looking into the garden even though that night was frigid. Great atmosphere and low noise relative to other restaurants.

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LE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a really great find. We loved the food and the chardonnay was nice.

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My niece and I met for an early lunch before visiting some galleries and I must say the food was excellent. The setting in back room very pleasant and surprisingly quiet for a Saturday lunch. Overall very good and look forward to going back soon.

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CR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The service wasn’t that great!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Horrific service and incredibly slow
No one informed us only the prix fix menu was available
Bathrooms were in disgusting condition
Very unfortunate

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RD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day dinner with prix fixe menu. Seated immediately. Great waiter and service. Very well staffed. Food seemed very assembly line due to the holiday. I may try again on a regular night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good for a group. Service was fast and food came out quickly.

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DN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bottino is one of my favorite restaurants to have lunch when I'm gallery hopping in Chelsea. The menu and the setting are unpretentious but sophisticated and there are enough food options to suit most. I usually have the shrimp with lentils which is outstanding but their grilled chicken sandwich was also great. We were a table of four on a Saturday afternoon and got plenty of attention, excellent service, and we were all satisfied with our choices.

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A
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has it all: great food, wonderful wine, and attentive service. It's also dignified; not a backward baseball cap in sight. Not stodgy either. Very upbeat, and adult. The accommodated a picky eater, and vinophiles will also be pleased. The menu is quite varied, but everything we had (app, pasta, and entree) were well-seasoned and interesting. We are returning soon, with a larger group.

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d
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great...and then we have Lauren and Anna....what more do we need?

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MR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Table for 2 wedged in between big tables. Pedestrian food, nothing special. Dessert was good. Service ok cause very busy. Nothing special but obviously trendy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. We had an attentive(but not annoyingly so) waiter. The food was fantastic. And we weren’t rushed or made to feel they needed our table. Highly recommend.

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TM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

server had no knowledge to recommend wine, or food. used to like this restaurant, no longer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was great, the service was attentive and the ambiance comfortable and attractive.

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D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were at a gallery opening and Bottino is very convenient to the Chelsea galleries. It was a very cold night so it was nice to be able to walk only one block. Friendly, helpful service and good food at a good value.

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d
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice food, friendly spot with fabulous service and a varied menu

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Appreciated friendly and warm service as well as interior white brick wall with glass enclosed room and delicious lunch. Thank you!

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DB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance. Service could not have been nicer. And the check was very reasonable.

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F
New York Area
261 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Such a wonderful place. Our favorite local spot because it’s consistently excellent food and very welcoming and always buzzy.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The experience we had here was unacceptable. Fish was frozen - not cooked through. The waiter ignorant, unkind, and sarcastic. The hostess was rude, unapologetic, and not welcoming. The lentils were served cold from a can.

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c
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food! Ate with the “early crowd” but great spot later at night.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch with a friend. As someone else mentioned, I found the slightly backward slant of the chair a small discomfort; however, I would go there again and would recommend it to others. It is very convenient to galleries in the area.

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P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s just the best

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