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Cucina 812 Main Staircase and lobby - Cucina 8 1/2, New York, NY

Cucina 8 1/2

4.7
4.7
641 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
ITALIAN DINING, ELEVATED.

Cucina 8½, showcasing refined rustic Italian cuisine, situated in the iconic Solow building at 9 West 57th Street, presents an exquisite dining experience. "Among the offerings is a tableside Caesar salad and Chicken Parmesan"–Thrillist. We offer a captivating menu using the finest ingredients, carefully crafted to honor both local and traditional Italian specialties, boasting a diverse selection of dishes.

One of "12 Outstanding Caesar Salads in NYC" – Eater NYC.

Indulge your appetite in our main dining room, snuggled in a booth or exclusively in one of our five private rooms.

Sip on signature cocktails, like our "Sex and the City" Cosmopolitan or classic Negroni, while listening to live entertainment nightly, sitting by the bar, seated in the lounge or outside at our seasonal sidewalk cafe.

We look forward to serving you soon. BENVENUTI TUTTI !!!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 829-0812
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Sam Hazen
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Cross street
    Between 5th and 6th Ave on 57Th Street
  • Parking details
    Parking is available at the garage next door.
  • Public transit
    F train to 6th Avenue and 57th Street subway station, E train to 5th Avenue and 53rd Street subway station and N, R or W train to 5th Avenue and 59th Street subway station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 641 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

4,914 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time we dined here, and it was for a very special occasion! Everything was delicious. and the staff was very accommodating and attentive.

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  2. Manhattan1

    New York City

    292 reviews

    5.0

    292 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live on Fifth Avenue a few blocks from Cucina 8 1/2 and have never been there since it was Brasserie 8 1/2. Our loss! The dinner was fantastic in every way. The zucchini chips were the best we ever had, the delicious Caesar salad prepared at our table was perfect and the chicken parmigiana was beyond delicious. For dessert we had the warm apple crostata and the chocolate Nutella cake. Our guests agreed that this was the best meal anywhere in NYC. Thank you Cucina 8 1/2 for the wonderful service and lovely peaceful space to dine. See you very soon!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Upon arrival I asked the maître de to move us to a different table because we were a large party (12) and they seated us at a banquette making it hard for people to get in and out. Despite the restaurant being almost entirely empty, his response was 'that's never going to happen'. Incredibly rude. The food was great, we were at the restaurant well over two hours, and the tables I had asked to be moved to remained empty all night. If it wasn't for the rude interaction I would return, but no thanks.

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  4. MariaB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Celebrating two birthdays and the small gestures went a long way in making the celebrants feel special and acknowledged. Wait staff made us feel welcome and took great care to ensure we were happy with everything. Would recommend!

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  5. Linda

    New York City

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice dinner. We were surprised that all the booths were reserved. Didn’t realize I needed to request that specifically. The food is excellent but the serving size could be a bit more generous for the price point. We enjoy that it’s a restaurant where you can converse easily with your dining companions

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  6. Djoha

    Portland

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cucina 81/2 provided a wonderful dining experience for my wife and me. I thoroughly enjoyed the signature chicken parmigiana and my wife had an excellent beet salad followed by spaghetti ala limone. Bravo!

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  7. binjetztweg

    NRW

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere and Service, food was ok. Small mismatch price/value.

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  8. binjetztweg

    NRW

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Starters were good, but main course should be better. Value4money could be much better. Nice atmosphere and location.

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  9. KenY

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food beverage and service was outstanding. Liz and her team took amazing care of us and it was one of the most memorable dining experiences of my life. 10 out of 10! Can’t wait to go back ❤️

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  10. CallaLily

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow..what a beautiful evening..Our dishes were amazing!! Liz was the best! Her friendliness made us feel so welcomed..she went above and beyond to make sure that our food experience was exceptional with all of her recommendations. It was such a pleasure for us to also meet Chef Michael Aiello who spoke on the dishes of the night. Thank you for a beautiful experience.

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FAQs

Cucina 8 1/2 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 829-0812.

Cucina 8 1/2 is rated 4.7 stars by 641 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cucina 8 1/2

9 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 5th and 6th Ave on 57Th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is available at the garage next door.
  • Public transit
    F train to 6th Avenue and 57th Street subway station, E train to 5th Avenue and 53rd Street subway station and N, R or W train to 5th Avenue and 59th Street subway station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Sam Hazen
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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