Cafe Fiorello

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$31 to $50
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Italian

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A forum for Lincoln Center’s performing arts culture for nearly 30 years, Café Fiorello features a sprawling bar filled with more than 50 kinds of antipasti. Finished in warm wood, brass and mirrors, the main dining room suggests a timeless charm. In addition to the hot and cold antipasto specialties of vegetables and seafood, the menu features updated Italian classics and specialty dishes, as well as a selection of seafood, steak, veal & pasta.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate this Holiday season at Cafe Fiorello! We will be serving our a la carte menu along with holiday specials.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate this Holiday season at Cafe Fiorello! We will be serving our a la carte menu along with holiday specials.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate New Years at Cafe Fiorello! Enjoy a 6-course Italian dinner and champagne toast, $110 pp - call us for more information (212) 595-5330.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Daily 8:30PM - 11:00PM

What 7282 People Are Saying
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PN
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent binder after theatre, Had sole with butter dates which was delicious. Service was attentive and pleasant.

SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Such a fine, energetic and ambient place to eat great Italian food and have fun!

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place to go if you have tickets for a show at Lincoln Center. We usually sit at the bar but this time made a reservation. Had a wonderful table and great service. Food is always good. Shared a dessert this time too- excellent cheesecake with delicious chocolate sauce— my daughter & I could have shared it with 2 more people!

LL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

So we came to this restaurant as a pre nutcracker choice. My friend and I arrived separately. We both have the same name for the reservation but we’re seated at different tables. 15 minutes later we contacted each other to find this out. Another 20 minutes later our order was finally take. Needless to say we rushed. The tables are too close together leaving no room to even place a coat and the restaurant was crowded at this time. Even though the food was tasty and we were given a complimentary tiramisu, I will not be rushing back

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I waited 40 minutes for a breakfast order for two. I requested the waitress to inquire as to its status. Ten minutes later, I found the manager informing him of the delay and how it had adversely affected my plans for the day. Five minutes later the food arrived. The waitress was never to be seen after the request after the 40 minute delay. The order consisted of avocado toast and pancakes, nothing complicated to prepare!

J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was good except for the really loud noise level and rather small tables too close together in some areas

JM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great no waiting with reservation. The restaurant was nicely decorated for Christmas and the food was great. A perfect place to go before the ballet!

A
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place for dinner so tried them for breakfast. The food was deelish. The servings way too huge. We could have shared since we don’t like to waste food. We got scrambled eggs that were perfectly done - not dry. The homemade chicken sausage was juicy and flavorful. The personal tea and coffee pots were helpful since we didn’t have to bug staff for refills.

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy Cafe Fiorello, whether for brunch, lunch or dinner before or after performance at Lincoln Center. Salmon was perfectly cooked, caesar salad cold and crunchy and dessert always delicious.

dining at any Fireman Hospitality restaurants always flavorful, delicious and special.

AB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderfull professional service - really remarkable! A hugely crowded restaurant yet we had completely attentive service at all times and very speedy. Will be going again in just 5 days!

CW
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch before seeing a matinee at the Lincoln Center. The eggs Benedict were cooked perfectly,my daughter’s pancakes were amazing and my wife was able to get a wonderful vegetarian combination from the antipasto bar. Everything was done very well.

L
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing very thin, flaky, crust pizza. The vegetable, appetizer bar is my favorite’

BR
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated promptly. Server approached shortly after. Food came quickly and was delicious. Table was too small to hold plates and glasses. We were in very tight space. Server didn’t seem to want to answer questions about items of interest. He gave efficient service. Watched him with other customers, who seemed to be “regulars,” versus us and his demeanor was totally different. After we paid and still gave him good tips, he suddenly had smiles and was friendlier.

S
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always nice to return to Cafe Fiorello. We know what to expect. The food is good and so are the martinis!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable crab avocado salad , warm and gracious atmosphere. It was a wonderful dining experience

J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were caught in traffic so arrived late and we had an early curtain. They were very accommodating and all went well. Have gone RE before and always enjoyed it. Very convenient for Lincoln Center events.

NB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious and the waiters were attentive and friendly.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was not good and the servers didn’t understand our order correctly. Overprice and underwhelming. Won’t go back.

KM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is an absolute MUST every time we go to NYC for lunch! There are so many delicious options, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is nice too. The waitstaff accommodate every need and have little surprises of breads, cookies, and chocolate that is complimentary and delicious. If you want to eat healthy the anti pasta bar is amazing! So many vegetables! I'm not a vegan but it would be ideal if you were! The pizza, burger, risotto, and even the chicken soup and chicken salad sandwich are some of the best I've ever had!

NT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I came here for my birthday and absolutely loved it! I had been here over the summer and it was a dream to sit outside, but the indoor portion of the restaurant was decorated beautifully for the holidays. Order the cacio e Pepe pizza and Rigatoni a la Vodka! The waiter was also extremely nice and accommodating.

SL
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for really nice dinner. Efore the opera

RI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cafe Fiorello is directly across the street from Lincoln Center which makes it extremely convenient for a pre concert dinner. The food is good (nothing really outstanding) and the service is excellent. Noise level is at least moderate enough that one can carry on a conversation.

n
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite... I've been going to CF since the 70s... I recommend CF to everyone...

SB
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

There’s something for everyone whether you are enjoying brunch, lunch, dinner or a bite in between. The hot and cold antipasto selection is a terrific option as are any of the pizzas. Across the street from Lincoln Center, the restaurant is a good option.

ES
New York Area
345 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Taking Chris back to the city we tried Cafe Fiorello.
It was a bustling Saturday night. We had made reservations and surely glad we did.
It was very crowded but got taken immediately. We received a nice table looking out in the corner. For starters we had the clams oreganata which were fair at best and also cold. The caesar salad was good but too much dressing. Other two salads were good.
For dinner the veal parmigiana was very good and they use a creamy burrata cheese. the servings are gigantic. Chris had the chicken milanese also excellent.
The hit of the night was the chicken piccata, it was superb.
Its a must to have. Service was good.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was amazing!!! His serving was impeccably timed and he never rushed us!! Great, fresh food!
We would go again!

SS
New York Area
240 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I was very disappointed in our experience. The service wasa very good but we were seated at a table where I kept getting a blast of freezing air every time the door opened. The tables are shoved in and one can hardly move. There was nowhere to put my handbag as the floor was dirty so it sat on my lap throughout the meal. The noise was deafening making the time spent there very unpleasant. We both ordered avocado toast with poached eggs and it was awful. The toast was charred around the edges, the avocado had an unpleasant taste and the eggs weren't cooked properly with raw whites. Yech! Won't be goig back. Very expensive and so not worth it

O
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great people watching spot with good food and efficient service

BY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!!

LL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back!
Loved the cozy old school ambience and we were excited to be seated at “Sam Champion’s table”. The eggplant from the antipasto was out of this world, and the chicken Parmesan with vodka sauce lived up to the hype. We enjoyed every bite.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, as usual. Thanksgiving evening made for a crowded, noisy venue.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We made reservations (thru Open Table), and were seated immediately upon arrival. Our waiter was funny, engaging and proficient. We had the Thanksgiving meal, and the taste and appearance were outstanding.
My only negative was that we sat at a table in the middle of the room, and the crowding and noise was a little distracting. Perhaps a booth, around the perimeter of the room, would have better.
We will return, as the food quality, service and value were great!

T
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Only go there for the pizza or pasta. The meat is shockingly low quality and quantity.

TT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The first thing that comes to mind about this restaurant is the noise level which was way to high. I had a hard time hearing the folks at my table. The drinks, although tasty, had very little alcohol in them ($15+ for mostly juices and ice). The food portions weren't small but weren't large either (except for the desserts which were very large). The service was good, we never had to wait to have our water glasses filled or bread at our table.

JK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My memories are of much better food quality. Nothing was bad, but the same iconic dishes we always order were rather average and tired...

RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A long time favorite for dinner before the Opera. Always an enjoyable time.

CC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service.

R
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Still good after 45 years

HS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Best for pre-Lincoln Center performance. Only drawback is noise level.

J
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Drinks r rediculously expensive