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Bottino

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$50 and over
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Italian
BOTTINO offers a lovely and tranquil garden setting with seasonal cocktails, fresh salads, pastas, seafood, farm to table vegetables and meats; respecting social distancing and responsibility to the well-being of our community. The garden is covered and heated for cool weather.

Beginning September 30 we will be offering indoor dining. Most of our tables are on the patio, but some tables will be inside, facing the garden, socially distanced, and with lots of fresh air. Garden tables will be seated on a first come first serve to our reservations, and garden seating cannot be guaranteed.

Since 1997 BOTTINO has been offering contemporary and eclectic Italian cuisine in a century-old hardware store, converted to a warm mid-century modern interior, private dining options. Steps from the Highline, Hudson Yards, and in the center of the Art district of West Chelsea.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Featured specials

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Join us for our special T'giving feast with a bit of Tuscan flair! Three courses options - including traditional seasonal dishes. $ 85.00 per person ($45.00 for kids under 12). Optional wine pairing available. Covered heated patio and spacious dining room, social distancing w/ crisp Autumn air.

What 1268 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and amazing outdoor seating!

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NancyV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service was extremely friendly. The service could have been a bit more attentive, but the quality of the food and drinks more than made up for it. I highly recommend!

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JosephC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Bread pudding was best I ever had. Service was a little slow but overall fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved the garden, the food was great and the service was excellent.

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Hope
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I dined at Bottino last Friday and it was nothing but exceptional. The restaurant allowed us to push back our reservation by 30 minutes (other restaurants have not been so lenient in COVID times) and were so kind when we arrived. From the service to the food, it was a seamless, enjoyable experience. My friends didn't have to pour their own wine once as the manager was at the table every time their glasses were nearing empty. Towards the end of our meal, champagne flutes and dessert spoons were placed on the table and the manager brought over a complimentary bottle of champagne and a dessert. When asked, the manager explained that he had seen in the computer that we had not dined there before. The simple yet important level of attention and detail is what makes guests return and we most definitely will. Another note to add is that we are a group of women in our young 20's and sometimes can be met with restaurant staff who simply assume we will be obnoxious or that we won't take care of our server, and in turn treat us like juveniles. That was not the case at Bottino. The entirety of the staff were wonderful people. So glad to have added another great restaurant to the list.

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TREEN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so friendly and accommodating. Perfect place for a covid meal with open air, a big back patio, overhang, and heat lamps. Food and ambiance was amazing as well.

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vipJessicaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in the city! Amazing food + beautiful ambiance + friendly staff.

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vipMMcg
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable evening in the garden. Shared the appetizer of arancini which was very good and large enough to share, We enjoyed entrees of chicken and the Cavatelli alla Norma. Good friendly service. Would definitely return.

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vipbottino
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great -- lovely patio -- great food -- excellent service

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NormanG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Have been to Bottino many times, and have always had a good experience there. Was there recently and overall experience was good, but had the salmon which was disappointing. The salmon was dry especially the outside and it was a relatively small pc. Although the entree is the most important aspect of the meal, the tasty salad and cool ambience helped save the day.

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lisaa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time there and it could not have been nicer. Delicious food especially the pasta. Garden was beautiful and tables safely spaced. Will definitely be back

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vipshanester
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

I went on Saturday night, expecting to sit outdoors. But the restaurant had booked a wedding party for the garden/patio space. However, all the doors and windows were open and no one was sitting near us for most of our time there. I do have doubts about whether the restaurant was in compliance with regard to the number of party guests in the space and at least one maskless guest came into the restaurant, to the register area where a number of staff were, while I was there. And another customer strode through the restaurant without a mask. We deliberated whether to stay and opted to do so although this was before we saw the conduct of some of the customers.

The salad (with stilton cheese and pomegranates) was excellent, if not a bit on the small side. My friend loved her chicken dish. I had the special (lamb chops), which were good but overcooked. My hands were actually sore from all the effort I had to expend cutting the meat.

If it had not been for the Covid-19 issues I would have enjoyed the experience more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, delicious food, what more can you ask for!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waiters misdeliverred items. Perhaps because there were short staffed.
But food and ambiance is fantastic so it’s still a
Go to restaurant for me.

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AndreaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottino’s has become my favorite place to eat. The food is delicious, the service is great. Took a friend to Bottino’s for a birthday dinner and they put a candle in dessert without me even asking. Highly recommend

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vipVillagehaunts
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottino continually delivers! The garden was lovely and every COVID regulation was followed. The steak was a great treat, not to mention the Dry Reisling!! We had a very relaxing dinner.

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vipgillyW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In the pandemic, finding a place to dine in NYC that isn't ON the street and ISN'T indoors is a challenge. Bottino has lovely outdoor patio (in the middle of Chelsea) that also offers protection from rain (glass roof) and cold (overhead heaters, activated as needed). It feels solid and established vs recently thrown together with plywood! The waitstaff went out of their way to make everything and everyone comfortable and the food, although not creative or provocative (perhaps a tad pricey), was thoroughly delicious and stylishly served. Traditional (but not fuddy-duddy) Italian food + a solid wine menu and super welcoming staff are probably what contributed to making this restaurant stand the test of time. Ideal for a very small celebration (as was our case)

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AndreaN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect West Chelsea spot. Also perfect right now during Covid because of the great outdoor space.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like I was in Italy. Didn’t feel rushed and very relaxing vibes. I will be going back food was very good and fresh. Just amazing overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, came to eat after visiting the vessel and the edge. Definitely a great way to end the night. The steak was delicious, as were the drinks. The service by Eric was even better. He was communicative in letting us know a certain dish would take longer to come out, and even recommended certain dishes. Great experience. Definitely coming back.

Bottino
Responded on October 4, 2020

Thank you so much for this great review! Eric is the best and I will let him know you had such nice things to say about him and Bottino!

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HollyW
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor garden for a special occasion! Loved the ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I’ve been going to Bottino for fifteen years - new owners/staff have made it into nothing of what it once was. I’d choose elsewhere.

Bottino
Responded on October 4, 2020

I have owned Bottino for 24 years and yes we have made some changes. Much of the old staff has not opted to return yet, many have. I feel that the new chef, and the new manager have been doing a great job keeping Bottino alive during this difficult time, as reviews here and elsewhere attest. Of course not every night is equally stellar, not everyone has the same experience. Please let me know what happened to turn a loyal regular against us. You can email me anytime thru the website.

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VICTORIAC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place.My husband and I had a great time.Great Service and food.

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vipMarjorieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so wonderfully nice and the food was delicious. The environment was incredible and relaxing yet romantic. Wonderful restaurant for any occasion

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vipFrancisco
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners are always awesome at Bottino. We just miss Lauren so much!

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JohnP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic...the staff is very friendly and accommodating.... the outdoor patio in the back is so nice....we'll definitely be going back!

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AJC1234567
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, outdoor dining available in front of in the patio of the restaurant

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vipbens
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience. I had dinner with a friend for my birthday at bottino. The staff was very attentive and very friendly. Food was great. Steak was a little fatty but otherwise delicious. And the ambience is great. I’ve been here a few times before and this was definitely the best experience. Maybe under new management or a new staff? Either way will definitely be back.

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ClaireS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, excellent service and delicious food. Such a nice experience dining out for the first time since the pandemic.

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KellyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor garden! Delicious lunch. Great place to have space outside with a friend or a small group

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Marg915
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is so friendly and amazing, I was planning a surprise dinner for my sister and was running early, I asked them to cover for me and say the table wasn't ready and to stall. They were great and saved the surprise! The ambience was great, their outdoor space is such a gem hidden in the back of this restaurant. Great GF pasta options, and the food generally was amazing. We live nearby and this is our new favourite.

Bottino
Responded on September 26, 2020

Thanks so much! That is wonderful to hear; our neighbors are really important to us and your patronage and support is really appreciated! Hope to see you again soon -- Danny

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KateC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pretty outside/garden dining. Fabulous margaritas and really lovely steak. Very fun evening

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vipJimN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that the outdoor garden feels like a hybrid of ondoors/outdoors.

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BobO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Surprisingly crowded for a social distancing garden experience. Glad they were full, but I would have been more comfortable if there really was a 6 foot distance between tables (I think it was more like 4 feet). Servers were courteous and nice (and apprpriately masked), but they may have been understaffed for the number of diners they were serving. Food was good, but my salmon was more done than I had asked for, and my partner's lamb chops were also a little overdone (medium rather than medium rare, in both cases). Did love the broccoli rabe sauted wth anchovy butter, and the berry tart dessert was very good. Don't get me wrong - everything was very good, and staff was extremely nice.

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vipEric
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to see this awesome restaurant still open for business! We love it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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KevinP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful outdoor garden setting! Food and service were great.

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vipKimberlyFisher
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great staff!

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vipHLass
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond service! A great place to celebrate my birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treat yourself. This place is a gem! Love Chef Jamie Kenyon.

FAQs

Bottino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 206-6766 ext. 2.

Bottino is rated 4.6 stars by 1268 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.