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Cafe Fiorello

5575 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00 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
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Phone number
(212) 595-5330
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
The intimate semi-private dining room provides and elegant oasis within the restaurant's lively atmosphere for up to 35 guests.
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Private party contact
Carmen Bottoms or Andrea Roman: (212) 265-0100
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Cross street
Between 63rd and 64th Streets
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Parking details
Icon Parking System between Broadway and CPW. Entrances on 63rd and 64th Street. No validation.
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Public transit
A, C, E, B, D & 1 trains to Columbus Circle
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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
What 5575 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChelseaLocal (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Went after Philharmonic. Sat at bar & served by charming & attentive waiters who we recognized from a prior visit many months ago. Food was delicious & servings were abundant. A tad pricey for routine dining. But we will return.

OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

It was mainly the food. I just thought it was poor. Our waiter (who sings Opera and was amazing) said that people raved over the pizza - and I thought it was a step above pita pizza. The antipasto bar was kinda the same. I had no desire to finish my plate.

The service was wonderful, though! I don't know the name of the host that night, but he was very sweet and wanted us to have a nice table because it was our first time. And our waiter, as I mentioned, was amazing and answered all our questions and was just really friendly.

I would absolutely take people here for the ambiance/location, but not for a great meal.

2.0  Dined 2 days ago

My breakfast experience here was quiet and lovely. Dinner was loud and crowded, but still a nice atmosphere. Our dinner took over 45 minutes to come out after ordering. The food was good but the wait took away from our dining experience for sure. Our server was great - very attentive and kind.

SusanN (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Had a delicious meal. Branzino was grilled to perfection. Veal Milanese was also fantastic. My daughter and I had a delightful dinner.

vipEasy2Please (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

I arrived for a pre-theater dinner, and those without reservations were being turned away. This is a popular pre-Lincoln Center eatery. The place was full and resonating. There was a tiny snafu upon our entry and, after promptly correcting the matter, glasses of prosecco were brought to the table in unnecessary compensation.

The food was good but not special - although the Fiorello Lasagne was, as forewarned, huge - and non-traditional in its construction.

We were seated in a tight corner with adequate but certainly not generous space; that is dining in NYC. Service was, despite the crowd, attentive, gracious, patient, delivered with good will and a smile (by more than a single waiter.)

Although our meal was simple by Fiorello standards, after our entrees were cleared, a waiter arrived with a large baking tray of hot cookies fresh from the oven that had managed to reach even our relatively remote corner. While finishing our coffee we were served small glasses of limoncello, another gracious touch. So either I was mistaken for a food critic of similar appearance or Fiorello has stepped up its charm offensive; I'll accept either one. Given the plethora of restaurants in NYC I would not plan on traveling far to dine here - but I would have no hesitation in dining here when the location is convenient.

vipFITLADY (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Invcredible staff once again made for a wonderful dining experience. The vegetable bar Offered amazing selections - and my salmon was prepared to perfection. Gratis just baked chocolate chip cookies only added to our delightful evening. Highly recommended!

CataboutNYC (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Cafe Fiorello is very close to Lincoln Center, and it was an excellent choice for an early dinner before the ballet. The homemade antipasto selection was varied and primarily vegetarian. My zucchini parmesan, asparagus and quinoa salad were both satisfying and delicious. My husband had grilled salmon on a bed of lentils which he demolished. We shared a tartufo for dessert which was made with a particularly intense dark chocolate gelato. Followed by Romeo and Juliet performed by the NYC Ballet, we went home content, despite tragedy.

rcg123 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Perfect evening with welcoming and professional staff, dark wood interior with soft lighting and booths. Delicious and special antipasto bar options and terrific pasta dishes. Lively atmosphere for pre-theatre dining but that makes it all the more interesting. Service was solicitous but not obtrusive. We lingered over dinner and were not rushed by the staff which is always appreciated.

MarshaM (Orlando)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Seating was quite tight. Service was excellent and the food was very good.

vipflewett (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Service was at times spotty as everyone seemed very busy. But attitude was good and the food was delicious.