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Grifone

4.4
4.4
421 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Taking its name from the mythological lion-headed, eagle-winged monster—Grifone's statues and paintings inside depict the restaurant's namesake—this cozy Northern Italian restaurant flies below the radar. It is all about sauces, with many dishes reflecting the restaurant's regional roots with wine or butter-and-lemon sauces. A thin glaze of seasoned white wine sauce adds a sharply intense flavor to the large slabs of swordfish, while the tomato and cream sauces do more than just complement the various pastas, they add a finely calibrated sweetness. — David S. Hirschman (nymag.com)

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 490-7275
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Private parties available ranging from 40-60 guests. Please call for further information or to have any questions answered.
  • Private party contact
    Mario: (212) 490-7275
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross street
    btwn 2nd and 3rd Ave.
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Grand Central Terminal
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 421 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

421 Reviews
  1. Giraffey

    Denver

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in New York and my weekly must do. I am always greeted by the owner and treated with respect and graciousness. The waiters treat me with one on one service. The food is delicious and you can adjust the menu to add other ingredients. At some point Mario the owner will sit with you and ask how your meal is? I always feel at home in this old nyc style restaurant of sophistication . Thank goodness this restaurant exists and serves the best Italian restaurant in nyc. Katarina

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  2. Anonymous

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner and outstanding service! This place is a real gem!

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  3. jeffreyb

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, Grifone is an outstanding venue for both quality of food, service, atmosphere, while giving you the ability to converse. Best food, always fresh!

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  4. DaveC

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grifone is the best Italian Restaurant in New York City and one of the best restaurants of all categories in New York City. Always a go to restaurant everytime I'm in New York!

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  5. RosemaryN

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to the Grifone and what a lovely surprise. The restaurant is wonderfully quiet so you can have a pleasant conversation during dinner. The service was charming and fun. The food was extremely good. We will make a point of returning very soon.

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  6. Glenn

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The martinis and entrees (lamb shank and sole) were exceptional. But the pastas were mediocre.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Valentine's day meal, great service, and the best cannoli I've had in a long time. We had the minestrone, gnocchi, and veal Sorrentina. All were fabulous!

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  8. Giraffey

    Denver

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great Valentine’s Day! With delicious salmon and a steak that is thick,tender and juicy. This is a find in nyc as restaurants of this quality and old time nyc service is not available anymore. The owner Mario greets you and makes sure that your experience at the restaurant is perfect. The waiters aim to please and serve you in a professional manner. This is a must go to restaurant if you live in nyc or are visiting. This is a restaurant that I bring friend,clients and celebrate special occasions. For me it is a weekly must as there is no other ITALIAN restaurant comparable to griffones. KATARINA

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  9. Paul

    New York City

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous dining experience- great people and fabulous food!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a nice place but when we asked what is in the menu items they told us the specials instead and charged you $20 more a dish. I won’t go back.

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  11. Anonymous

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner at best old school Italian restaurant in NYC! The host is Mario and he runs the restaurant extremely well. Very few old school places like this left in NYC.

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  12. stuartc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A quiet neighborhood place with excellent food. Delicious homemade gnocchi and tiramisu

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  13. DoronM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for lunch and it was great. The food was good with nice portions, and the service kind and quick. Will go again

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  14. Giraffey

    Denver

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Griffones is old time New York. It is an elegant restaurant with white line tablecloth and napkins. You are always greeted by the owner Mario who welcomes you with open arms. During your meal Mario will join you to ask how your meal was. You will often receive an after dinner drink on the house. The food is the best ITALIAN food that I’ve had in New York. The staff is professional and pays great attention to every detail of your meal. It is my favorite restaurant in New York. Katarina

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  15. RichD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and the service team attended to all our needs. All in all, a very pleasurable evening.

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  16. Yummy325

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and service and love the renovation!

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  17. theOGofCapeMay

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the updated restaurant, even more comfortable than before. Everything was perfectly prepared and delicious. Thank you for an amazing dinner.

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  18. Anonymous

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal at best Italian restaurant in midtown. This place is a classic with amazing food, service and atmosphere.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    304 reviews

    4.0

    304 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Based on high 4.8 OpenTable rating, we were disappointed with mediocre food, especially in NYC. Interior could use a refresh.

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  20. RichardL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always.

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  21. CurtM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my wife’s birthday. 🎁

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  22. Robin

    New York City

    96 reviews

    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing as usual. Love the updated look The osso bucco was delicious as was the faglio and figlio pasta and the sautéed chicken. I’ll be back !

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  23. Absmom

    Washington DC

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed being welcomed to a neighborhood treasure.

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  24. SpotOnReviews

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and quiet ambiance. A pleasure.

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  25. SCSCSC

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing. Could be so much better than it is. A NYC Italian restaurant would of course serve great pasta, right? No, in fact their pasta is soggy...not even just a bit over cooked-soggy! Salad dressing almost flavourless. Too bad...it would be a great little place to frequent on the UES. Won’t go again.

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  26. JonathanG

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top of the line NYC restaurant. Great space. Very attentive to the guest. Food is really good. If you like a full service Italian meal this place is it.

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  27. JohnL

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was delicious, however the tables were a bit tight and the noise level was very high.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant - we have an annual dinner every holiday and always very satisfied - staff is very accommodating and make for a pleasurable evening

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  29. Carl

    New York City

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great first experience at this restaurant. Food and service top notch. Will be back soon!!

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  30. Fitfood161

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner in a charming space where we could easily carry on a conversation. We’ll be back!

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  31. FrenchieAL

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked table for 5 for special occasion and had a fantastic experience. We arrived on time but table wasnt ready due to prior diners still there. Maitre D immediately offered drinks at the bar. Table opened within 10 minutes. Lots of specials in addition to menu options. Wine advice was on point. Bonus touches: coat check, antipasti as soon as seated at the table, very knowledgeable waiters, and unrushed dining experience in small, refined atmosphere. Would return without hesitation.

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  32. Greekgal54

    Orange County

    218 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    218 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful Italian Dining during our visit to New York City... Thank you!

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  33. JERYDO

    Tampa

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EVERYTHING WAS DONE JJST RIGHT.

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  34. Howie

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a Wonderful restaurant!! Everything was Absolutely Delicious!! The food is incredible!

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  35. KellyA

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy to be back to Grifone after their remodel. The new design is beautiful and the food authentic and delicious. Like my Grams.

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  36. Chili

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We actually brought some friends. They had never been before and loved it.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No one better than Mario! Place is nicely done after renovations and the food & service are outstanding! Bravo !

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  38. EvanL

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was excellent! However, on a saturday night we were the only table in there. While the restuarant is a bit pricey, it is nothing too crazy. I hope they are able to attract more customers to their restuarant.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly special find. Nyc gem.

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  40. Anonymous

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner with great food and outstanding service. A true old school NYC place with a new modern vibe. A real gem on the east side and everything we ate was delicious.

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Grifone offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 490-7275.

Grifone is rated 4.4 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Grifone

244 E. 46th St., New York, NY 10017

Additional information

  • Cross street
    btwn 2nd and 3rd Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Grand Central Terminal
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 490-7275
  • Private party facilities
    Private parties available ranging from 40-60 guests. Please call for further information or to have any questions answered.
  • Private party contact
    Mario: (212) 490-7275
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