Crispin's

4.5
124 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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Casual
Pre/post Theatre
At Sesamo, we provide a unique experience. Italy meets Asia in our kitchen and bar, to bring you the best of both worlds.

Located in the historic Hell’s Kitchen, Sesamo is a neighborhood restaurant that lends a touch of metropolitan sophistication to the heart of New York City. Our menu offers international fare created to appeal to the discerning Manhattan diner. Co-founded by a couple of entrepreneurs with a taste for quality who brings over 30 years of experience in hospitality. We offer consistently delicious dishes featuring homemade pasta, meats, and seafood. In addition to our superb cuisine, our guests can experience a wide selection of wines and cocktails.

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Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch Menu

    Multiple dates available

    Brunch menu including eggs dishes, selected meat, fish and pasta dishes. Bottomless choices for 2 hours. No other menu available during brunch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 124 people are saying
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AngelaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Overall was ok, I been there before and I remember being I little more upscale, food and service was definitely better before and something was off I think Crispín the chef and part owner is not there anymore and you can feel the vibe and food is 💯 different.

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EandRLittleFalls
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal to celebrate my cousin’s birthday. I loved the ambience and everyone was so friendly!!! All of the dishes were incredibly delicious - kudos to the chef and his co-captain in the kitchen whom I thanked directly and they were super appreciative of that. Our waitress seemed to abandon us mid-meal but someone else very nice took over our table. Our dessert took a long time to arrive but it was worth the wait - with the awesome fireworks candle on top accompanied by many of the staff who came over to sing Happy Birthday. I will be back for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were looking for Italian comfort food and outside/covered dining after a long, cold day and definitely achieved our goal! Food was good quality and well presented and wine menu was solid. Good value for $$ too! Highly recommended.

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Peggy
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Limited menu but we were a party of 4 and each of us was more than pleased with our meal. Portions are a little on the small side but the price reflects this and no body walked away hungry. Service was extremely pleasant and efficient and each request we had was handled in a very timely manner. Table for 4 was a little tight and we might have benefitted by a table or two less. There is also covered outside dining and despite the cold, there were people eating outside. Would definitely recommend

JG
vipJeffreyG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a very nice after theater dinner at Crispin. The spaghetti Carbonara was cheesy and full of bacon, the branzino very nicely done with good potatoes. Service was snappy and attentive.

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vipAstoriaeater
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff is so friendly and outgoing - they create a celebratory fun atmosphere. Good food and a nice setting. A neighborhood gem.

JG
vipJimG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was there at 2pm on a Wednesday in the covered area off the sidewalk so was quiet, which made for a good business-y lunch. Service was extremely attentive (with the restaurant almost empty) and everyone loved their food (my octopus was outstanding). If I continue to stay in midtown when I visit NY, will definitely come again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good!
Server was not attentive. Easily distracted.
Not a kid-friendly place

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vipJustintyme
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crispin's is the best thing that ever happened, gastronomically, to Hell's Kitchen. From the outstanding food, to the service, to the ambiance, Crispin's is awesome.

It's worth the drive from anywhere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was fantastic and very clean restaurant! Will absolutely go back!

MP
MichaelP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a wonderful time. Went for brunch on a Saturday. The restaurant was colroful, hopping and had a good crowd. The food was execellent and our waitress Melanie was great. Would definitely recommend and go back again!

MM
MoMo
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Crispin’s. After all the walking we did that day, a comforting Italian meal hit the spot. The salads and pasta were fantastic. The service was attentive. All in, a great little spot in Hells Kitchen.

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AuriO
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crispins was excellent food was delightful. Service was warm and receptive. Will come back and tell me friends.

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vipPeterpan
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great brunch menu with terrific, varied choices. Food was nicely prepared, atmosphere warm and lively and waiter just fine, if a little slow. They were out of the dessert we ordered, but that's ok. We'll definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a recommendation and an absolute gem! This restaurant was amazing and had a great selection and superb service!

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EvanP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent. Every appetizer and entree at our table was prepared, presented and served perfectly. The plates all returned to the kitchen empty. Will return to Crispins often.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pasta. Very friendly staff.

MG
MacGram
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Our waiter was very attentive! We ate in the covered outside area so the noise level was from the street. Would definitely recommend them and will go back!

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Rachael
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for Sunday brunch on a nice day. The best part of our experience was the service - the staff and our particular server were exceptionally pleasant, attentive, and helpful. Food was good too. So nice to dine outdoors in NYC for the morning.

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RyanP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. It was also a friend's birthday and they treated him really well.

RB
RodneyB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food very good but my lamb Shank was a little salty. Additionally I ordered Lamb Chops and mistakenly got Lamb Shank.

TN
ThomasN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating, excellent service, pace of service was perfect..

TB
TonyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good and reasonably priced. We ate outside which is not as nice as inside.

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LaniL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for the bottomless (or boozy) brunch. 2 hours of your choice of a carafe. Menu simple, ordered more of the pasta lunch offer than the eggs/breakfast. If they had something seasonal, like the gnocchi the waiter suggested, it wasn’t listed.
Reason for ratings: there was a moment where the wait staff didn’t come around at the start, but they did give space and filled the water often; the ambiance outside was nice and socially distanced enough but the table is on a lean/is tilted for outdoors, water closets clean with nice red doors; the mimosa wasn’t too cold and yet the bellini had ice and all the purée at the bottom of the carafe; no bread and oil offered, but that’s okay since it was very carb heavy order; we tried the tiramasu and it was solidly good, interested in the panna cotta; and while outside the music was a skosh loud, yet fascinating covers of contemporary hits.
It is considered a neighborhood restaurant, but I don’t know that I would go out of my way to come for brunch again unless it was conveniently available and around the corner. Though, I may give dinner a shot.

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vipShocking
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Used to love this place but on a Sunday for brunch, there was only 1 waiter working who was visibly drunk — took a full 1 hr just to take our order, spilled our drink all over the table, gave us attitude for asking for service, etc — he was eventually sent home and someone from the kitchen had to step in. After 2 hrs just to eat, we received apologies from the staff but nothing complimentary for the extreme awkwardness and delay.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place ! Excellent food and service ! I’ll be back for sure and I will recommend it with my friends 🤗

TB
TracyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, and great Service!!
We had a wonderful time at Crispin’s!!

GL
vipGeraldL
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience. Drinks were flowing

MT
vipMargariteT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipJustintyme
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crispin's is an awesome food establishment! Everything about the restaurant is outstanding - the food, the service, the ambiance - all warm and welcoming.

Crispin's is my go to place on the west side. It's outstanding in all areas and worth the drive from anywhere!

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vipJustintyme
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food, to the service, to the ambiance - this is THE BEST dining establishment in Hell's Kitchen!

The chef can make anything with the ingredients that are on hand. He is outstanding! The people in the restaurant are warm, welcoming and accommodating and the food is outstanding!

You cannot ask for more - GO!

JK
JulK
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best chicken Alfredo I have ever had. The warm bread and oil was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was good, drinks were great and the service was excellent ! Check it out for a fun outdoor dining experience .

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vipAlma
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

I made the reservation a week in advance because Crispin’s allowed me to request an outdoor table, which was important to me. We ended up in the secondary outdoor space. The ambiance left a lot to be desired, and the obnoxiously loud party of 12 behind us made conversation at our table nearly impossible. The food was very good, and the wait staff attentive, but we did not have the experience I was hoping for when I made the reservation. If this had been my first experience at Crispin’s, there wouldn’t be a second. As it is, it will likely be a while before I try it again.

SJ
StevenJ
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We enjoyed the meal. Service was really good. Seating was comfortable. Food was good, especially the appetizers.

CB
ChrissyB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff. Great place to relax and enjoy good company.

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and very well priced!

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leap
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here for a birthday dinner and had such a great time. The staff are so lovely and fun! Food was great, too.

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vipJustintyme
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crispin's has it all! Great food, fabulous service and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The chef is amazing - he can whip up anything and he makes the BEST Osso Buco outside of Rome, Italy!

Whatever you order will always be amazing! Definitely go to Crispin's and enjoy!

HJ
HaleyJ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boyfriends and I first NYC visit and this was a day 1 dinner! So good! The portions were great for the cost and it wasn’t too expensive! The walk from the hotel wasn’t long. Service was amazing and the drinks were too! Definitely recommend!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Crispin's using the Order Online button. Crispin's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 265-2755.

Crispin's is rated 4.5 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Crispin's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/crispin-764-10th-avenue/giftcards.

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.