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About Cafe Fiorello

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.

1900 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 11:15 am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 12:30 am, Saturday 3:00 pm - 12:30, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between 63rd and 64th Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 595-5330

Website:
http://www.cafefiorello.com/

Parking Details:
Icon Parking System between Broadway and CPW. Entrances on 63rd and 64th Street. No validation.

Public Transit:
A, C, E, B, D & 1 trains to Columbus Circle

Private Party Facilities:
The intimate semi-private dining room provides and elegant oasis within the restaurant's lively atmosphere for up to 35 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Carmen Bottoms or Andrea Roman: (212) 265-0100

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Cafe Fiorello Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (119)
Neighborhood Gem (66)
Great for Lunch (58)
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Casual (55)
Special Occasion (50)
Great for Outdoor Dining (49)
Good Vegetarian Options (47)
Good for a Date (45)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Fun (40)
Sunday Lunch (39)
Late-night Find (37)
Great for Brunch (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Comfort Food (32)
Good for Groups (30)
People Watching (30)
Bar Seating (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Business Meals (24)
Authentic (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Healthy (21)
Hot Spot (19)
Notable Wine List (16)
Romantic (16)
Kid-friendly (14)
Quick Bite (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Cozy (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Scenic View (9)
Seasonal (9)
Vegan (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Tapas (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Organic (2)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

When the host tells you they have a very nice booth for you, that might mean stuffing you in the back next to the restrooms where they will ignore you. Waited almost 15 mins before we even got water. Waited another 10 for my iced tea. Sever offered did plates so we could share some of each others dishes and never came back.

I really love the veal parm and the antipasto bar.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We have been going to Cafe Fiorello for 20 years and have recommended it friends all of these years but recently the menu has been changed for the worse and worse than the so has the quality of the food. We had the tuna, branzino and pasta served as our main courses. All three were disappointing. The pasta at a local pizza/pasta restaurant is better and is half the price.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a great reliable restaurant on the Upper West Side. Never a disappointment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Prompt courteous service. Varied and appealing lunch menu. Good about seeing that we could arrive on time for a Lincoln Center performance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

A convenient place for Lincoln center events Menu has a good selection from pizza to steak
The service was good ,food presented nicely .i had the 3 vegetable selection ?Cauiflour a bit greasy ,quiche was good and quinoa not seasoned well
My friends enjoyed their meals and the pizza was Agood appitertizer to share

Tags: Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

The dishes were served faster than I expected even though they were packed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good all around

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·Dined 5 days ago

This place is a real gem! Amazing food and service .. make sure you get the Veal Parmigiana, you can thank me later! ;)

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

It was great~~food delicious, service excellent, waiters were great and had happy dispositions.
And sitting in Pavarotti's special booth was so exciting.

Many thanks.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

WE LOVE THIS RESTAURANT BUT THE SERVICE WAS INCREDIBLY SLOW.
THE KITCHEN WAS TOTALLY OVERWORKED.
OUR SERVER WAS WONDERFUL AND COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE APOLOGETIC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I always enjoy coming to Café Fiorello. You are so welcoming, and the place is fun. I had a very powerful Bloody Mary (liked the salt and pepper rim) and the artichoke frittata, which was delicious. The artichokes were tender and plentiful, and the espresso with which we closed our pre-concert meal was great. My friend had the sausage and broccolini omelet and especially liked the way the broccolini were chopped up. Those are generous plates, with potatoes and salad as well as the omelets. Thank you.

Fiorello fills up fast and is cheerfully noisy. My only problem with the place is that there are so many tables close together that it's hard to wriggle out. You don't leave the restaurant, you extricate yourself. Oh well, more reason for staying and enjoying it.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Cafe Fiorello is one of a handful of restaurants that we visit on a regular basis. The service is excellent and the food is always delicious. The menu has many choices without being overwhelming, with many options for gluten-free and vegetarians. Pizzas and pasta really shine (especially their lasagna!) and desserts are also excellent. Nice selection of wines and well made cocktails. Reservations recommended as it is a popular choice for the crowds going to performances at Lincoln Center and the nearby cinema.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Cafe Fiorello remains as great as it’s always been. Every visit is like a celebration! Food is consistently good and service is excellent. It’s a little noisy until after the pre-theater crowd leaves, but then it’s much better. Great energy. Great vibe

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

we always die here before theatre at Lincoln Center..No wait & service, food wonderful & consistent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We have enjoyed Cafe Fiorello on many occasions, as we did on this one. The food is very fresh and very good.
However, we think they overbooked their reservations. The restaurant was extremely crowded and it was very cold out so those waiting inside made it feel even more chaotic. We arrived early for our reservation, hoping to be seated early. We understood that this would not be possible so we waited. We checked in frequently to remind them that we were still there. We're not sure we would have gotten our table in time for our 8PM concert had we not been so diligent. We report this only as a word to the wise.
When we were seated, we requested the complimentary glasses of Prosecco that were advertised as a benefit of our Jazz at Lincoln membership. Our was waiter said that they do not honor this promotion. Despite the fact that we had seen the maitre'd pouring Prosecco for customers waiting for tables, the waiter did not summon the maitre'd as we requested. Sad service due to overbooking.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a reservation for 4 at 12:15 on Saturday. We were taken right away. But there were no more booths and we were seated at a table, squeezed between two tables for two and behind 2 ,largeu round tables. No one offered to take our coats and we could barely fit in the space we were assigned. The food and service we’re good, but we were very uncomfortable. In the future I will request a booth or a table in the rear of the restaurant, unless the weather is warm and we can eat outside.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great pre theater spot. Consistently good food and service. Liked Cobb salad, pastas, but everything around me looked good. Breakfast/ brunch food looked good. Waitstaff works very hard.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

A Saturday brunch before a matinee Met Opera performance of Thaïs - where to go?
Of course, Cafe Fiorello. When in town for Lincoln Center shows, we dine here. The food is carefully prepared, from warm luscious risottos to osso bucco and House pastas. Brunch is a revelation from Eggs Fiorentina to gigantic pancakes, which taste like fluffy soufflés. The service is quick and timely. And sometimes you may even find two complementary flutes of prosecco to enjoy on your wife’s birthday. Prego Cafe Fiorello!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We frequent this establishment because we live in the neighborhood and usually have a good experience. Last night we had a waiter I had never seen before and we were trying to clarify two items on the menu which had the exact same description even though they were clearly two distinctly different items. These were the chicken pepperoni parm and the chicken parm with vodka sauce. The waiter didn't seem to care when we pointed it out , and we couldn't get clarification from him either. This is a very unusual experience for this restaurant and that is why I bother to write about it. Disappointing server. Will not sit in his section again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was In the mood for a good NYC style pizza. Great pizza and a very tasty salad (Marilena) that hit the spot. We also got the fried artichokes which were amazing! We splurged on a nice Barolo to accompany the meal. We were not disappointed!

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fiorello's is a wonderful energetic setting. It's amazing with the big crowd they get prior to Lincoln Center performances how quickly and precisely the food arrives. We are locals and this place never disappoints. Nice touch when they come with the chocolate chip cookies at the end of the meal on the bakers tray.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Just with friends

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I have been a patron of the restaurant for years but lately Cafe Fiorello has been a big disappointment. Just last Thursday, the shrimp on my Salmon and Shrimp dish were inedible, horribly salty and the shrimp, if that is what one can call them... literally fell apart as I tried to cut them in half there was no substance to them at all. I ordered a side of pasta which was so smothered with heavy tasteless tomato sauce I had to send it back (at a cost of $14 for a half portion one would expect a nice filetto sauce) What ever happened to subtlety of flavor? My dining partners lasagna had the consistency of a piece of cardboard. I am sorry to say I will not be returning to Cafe Fiorello any time soon nor will I recommend it to any of my friends. At this rate, If it wasn't for the location I doubt if the restaurant would stay in business. The couple sitting across from us from Massachusetts were very unhappy with their meal as well...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It's good. It used to be terrific
The antipasti remains the best deal. The pizza is like matzoh with scant toppings.

Tags: Tapas, Casual
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

It was a birthday celebration for my friend and myself.
We loved the tapas, main entree and delicious lemon pie.
Our waiter was knowledgeable, very warm and friendly.
We found out he was a student aspiring to law school and
having two sons who are lawyers facilitated a conversation
about his plans. We felt very taken care of as he brought out
glasses of prosecco for us and candles in our lemon pie along with
a serenade of "Happy Birthday" at the end of our meal!
Great experience!!!!
Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Don't forget to ask for the fresh baked cookies at the end of the meal

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Very good before Lincoln Center for a light bite or dinner.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

many of our theatre-going friends like to have a drink, a salad and a decent thin-crust pizza when we come out of the theatre late in the evening. Cafe Fiorello has always been a reliable spot for that kind of late light meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was very good and it came out of the kitchen faster than our waiter could brig the bottle of wine that we ordered. Our food was hot fresh and delicious a nice choice of wine but our waiter was slammed with customers and not as attentive as I would have liked.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I invited friends from Boston to attend the Met Opera and for dinner at Fiorello ...I always enjoy its food, service and ambience.
Our waiter was especially accommodating, he knew to give us enough to time to enjoy the meal and knew when to approach our table for the next course we desired.
We loved the vegetable platter as a starter and it only continued to get better with the each following course.

The cheese cake was a hit; we're all cheesecake lovers. I personally prefer it plain; having the chocolate on the side was a perfect solution .

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Been coming for many, many years and have never been disappointed!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Tapas, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had an excellent dinner before Saturday night opera. Location across from Lincoln Center is perfect. Great food - fettucinni bolognese (with wild boar), and the lasagna specialty of the house (NOT the typical lasagna!). Fried artichokes appetizer was awazing. Good range of reasonable options on wine list. This place is bustling!! Not the place to linger over dinner - very busy but not obnoxiously so. We advance requested a booth (per recommendation of a previous reviewer) and very glad we did. But despite how busy and packed it was, the wait staff (especially Karen) was awesome. Very patient and attentive. We'll definitely go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Every time we come to NY this is always a restaurant that is a must for us. We have been coming back to this restaurant for 20 years. Food is outstanding. Staff are wonderful. Great location.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Horrible horrible service. Waited 50 minutes for food.

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

Always a delight. They accommodated our request for a quiet table. Vegetable platter was extraordinary, pasta a few grades above normal fare, tartuffo unusual and delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Cafe Fiorello likes to advertise itself as being gluten-free and vegetarian friendly, which it isn't. I ordered a gluten-free pasta dish and basically got a small bowl of pasta with tomato sauce for $25. A drink costs more than a salad. The food is mediocre and overpriced, even for Lincoln Center.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fabulous as always. If you are in a decadent mode, order the bucket of chocolate mousse WITH the bucket of fresh whipped cream. Outrageous 😎

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great location for pre-Lincoln Center dining. Many menu choices, generous servings came quickly. Good service considering a very cozy setting.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Right across from Lincoln Center, and very receptive to getting you to the theater on time. Food is excellent and service is attentive even though this place is always full and busy between 5:30 and 8:00 pre show!! I like the vibe... great way to start the evening before a show.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food good. Truly enjoyed it. Close to Lincoln Center.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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