Bottino

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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BP
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host, Teddy, was amazing. So courteous, so friendly, so accommodating!

SL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good always fresh

RW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!! Staff was very friendly

K
Atlantic City
30 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy coming to Bottino. The staff is friendly and I have always enjoyed the food and sitting on the patio.

WG
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining at this restaurant at the recommendation of friends. We were entertaining guests from out of the country and needed a restaurant in the Chelsea/Hudson Yards area.
We were lucky to have been seated in the garden, which we requested. It was a lovely quiet dining area. The service was prompt and attentive without being pushy. The menu had just enough of everything to please everyone. The antipasti platter, mostly meats, was fabulous, as were the lamb chops. We enjoyed our dining experience and will return.

g
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner for 7 on Saturday. Weather was lovely and we sat outside which was quite pleasant and quiet. I have been here a few times and the service has always been good and the food well prepared.

T
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We dined in the garden where on delicious salmon, pastas and wine. The food was great and the cocktail —Viviani? Was delicious. Staff Teddy and Tony were extremely attentive and helpful. We highly recommend this place and will return.

BC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a treat to be waited on by the owners sister, enjoy beautiful weather on the outdoor patio and to talk with the owner at the end of the night.

FK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Requested to sit in the garden and was accommodated. The garden is lovely. Would recommend sitting inside if a quiet ambiance is more your speed, though we didn’t mind the noise at all.

Delicious appetizer and dessert choices. Get the cacio pepe pasta!

Only complaint is that our server was quite slow and we had to wait long intervals to order drinks, food, dessert, and the bill. Those around us had different servers and their meals seemed to move quicker than our table.

V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was wonderful

w
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bottino is on the very short list of solid, delicious, perfectly run NY restaurants that manage to keep on going. The room has recently been updated and it's wonderful looking. The menu has changed slightly and it's all for the good. Nothing wrong with what was but the new dishes are terrific. And the place is one of the most gorgeous interiors in New York. I never get tired of going here.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful spot in the garden and it was the best bowl of pasta I’d ever had.

K
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bottino is very good. The food and service were just fine and some dishes distinguished. We came at 6 and sat inside, which became very loud as the place filled up. The lovely garden would be easier on the ears.

H
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic neighborhood spot in Chelsea with outdoor space. Classic Italian menu, nice wine list.

h
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends and I were so impressed with the menu and the service and felt so comfortable as we were also having a meeting as well! This is the place for any foodie and we can not wait to come back!

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was slow. Would have had more wine...but it was still a very good experience!

FF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect night to sit outside. The patio is lovely and quiet. I do not think we would have enjoyed it nearly as much sitting inside as we were a group of six and the patio area allowed us to visit nicely.

d
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Have loved Bottino for EVER. Love that is has no music. One of the few NYC places you can talk in.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good, but the portions are very small. Seems unusual particularly for a pasta dish.

DD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is terrific, service is cordial and efficient. Depending on where you sit, it can get noisy. Have been here many times, because of convenient location. Nice spot overall...

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I have been to Bottino many times and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere but this time was very disappointing. My husband and I ate slimey sardines which I'm sure came out of a jar, octopus which was dry and I ordered pig cheeks which were glutinous and overly, clawing and sweet. The zucchini fritters were heavy, burnt and inedible.

I ate the food without complaint because I was entertaining a client and didn't want to embarrass him. He left his starter as it was so unpleasant.

I can't imagine what happened here. I did notice that the dining room was unusually quiet. I won't go back unless just for a drink.

P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I’ve had delicious food here in the past, but something was off last night. Salmon was to be medium rare, yet came cooked all the way through. The owner insisted on re-doing my order, and the replacement was much better. The wait was a bit awkward for my business guest who refused to eat until my dish came... then his was cold. Salad was excellent, but broccoli rabe left something to be desired. Neighboring tables seemed to be having some issues too.
Hope they get their act together again ... to match the great service and ambience!

N
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The staff here are friendly and the food is good. I had a much better meal the first time I was here, however, and hopefully I will get a better experience next time I visit.

BK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a wonderful local restaurant that I have dined at a few times before. We enjoyed the rack of lamb and the whole branzino entrees. The lamb was cooked perfectly as was the fish, and the fish presentation was impressive. We also enjoyed an untraditional bruschetta and a chocolate tiramisu. Would definitely return and hopefully sit in the garden on a nice day!

AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

PG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had to sit in the bar area due to an event. Missed the garden. Pork cheeks were delish!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waitress was amazing. Knowledgeable and friendly.

BD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant and the staff were all incredibly helpful and kind.

Great energy all around.

My girlfriend and I ended up being the last ones there and no one pushed or bothered us to leave. They allowed us to truly stay in the moment we were having and enjoy our time with each other and at the establishment.

Thank you Bottino!!!

Bottino
Responded on July 13, 2019

Thank you so much for your positivity and hope to see you again soon!

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SI
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love love love the outdoor patio and gardens. Food was good but branzino had bones. Impossible to eat

Bottino
Responded on July 13, 2019

Thanks Sandra! Sorry you struggled with the branzino - it is served whole on the bone. I hope next time we will have more fish options for you -- the salmon is excellent and we usually have a second fish available as well. Grateful for your review, and hope to see you again soon!

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d
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

This is, and has been for many years, my favorite restaurant in NYC but the new chef's menu is creating a real problem for me: with just 5 choices of appetizer, but only 3 available, and just 5 entree choices, with only 4 available, that isn't the standard I have learned to expect. Maybe the fact that there were so few customers could be an indication that there is something wrong? I would be devastated if this restaurant goes away. PLEASE FIX THE MENU.

LL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and the service very accommodating. I did not care for the first wine choice and our server suggested a great alternative which I thoroughly enjoyed. The servings are generous and well balanced. The garden is a haven in this busy city.

LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ok for a moderately priced dinner in Chelsea. Nice server, food ok but nothing remarkable
Very limited menu

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening, friendy and attentive staff and a fantastic menu.

y
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Worth a trip, especially if you're in the neighborhood.

SL
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food has been better, maybe an off night? The steak had gristle & the salmon was ok. Having said that the pasta was melt in your mouth good. Definitely ask your server for their recommendation.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere (the garden) were really good. Our waiter could not have
been better. Excellent!

HF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent neighborhood place with great food but like many places the sound quotient is much too high. One has to arrive early or late to have a more comforting setting to match the really terrific food which has improved - new menu items well prepared. Nice and reasonably priced wine list. Overall worth it in many ways!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service VERY slow

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