Maloney & Porcelli is a clubby new American restaurant that draws inspiration from a simpler time when three martini lunches were alive and well, steak was for dinner, and servers anticipated guests’ every need, even completing dishes tableside.View Private Dining Details
The music playing on a Friday evening at 7pm was a strange choice (rap). It did not fit the ambience of the restaurant. My husband throughly enjoyed his Bronson Pinchot filet. My lobster ravioli fell short. Service was attentive.
Our server was great & knowledgable about the wine selection. We shared the porterhouse for two and the steak was truly incredible. The crust on it was amazing! Definitely a great choice for Vday
Old favorite, great waitstaff.
Went for Restaurant Week which I feel always leads to a meal that just isn't quite the same as the normal experience. Our food was fine, but it felt like if we had ordered from the regular dinner menu instead of the Restaurant Week menu it would have been much better.
We chose restaurant for restaurant week.
All the food was tasty. However all but one of us had some issues. Two in our party ordered the cavatelli with shrimp. It was flavorful but each got a portion that was at most 3 tablespoons and minuscule amount of shrimp.
One of the filet ordered medium was very rare.
The waiter forgot a salad that he recommended but when brought to his attention did offer a complimentary desserts.
We had a nice evening and would try again.
Went for restaurant week menu. Ordered the filet medium rare. Came medium . Was dry. Waitress forgot our tea. Desert was stale
Food was excellent! Very noisy.. loud crowd... most seating is close to bar. Surrounding tables were very loud to exceed bar volume. very loud all around.
Seated promptly -- up in balcony. A little less noisy. Went for Restaurant week. Service sluggish (but in defense it also was very busy). Wine a little outrageous -- $16 a glass for Montepulciano. Pretzel breadstick was OK, mustard butter was weird. Scallop app not bursting, meatball app OK, filet cooked correctly, tender. Sautéed mushrooms could have been cooked a little more to release additional flavor. Banana ice cream was delish, brownie underneath (or whatever it was) needed to be cut with a jackhammer. Chocolate icebox cake was delish ... a perfect accompaniment to the ice cream actually. My dining partner and I split the apps, the mushrooms, and the desserts ... that's why it looks like I ate so much. :)
Came here last night for a dinner doing the RW menu. The appetizers of the scallops and steak tartar was delicious but the filet mignon was absolutely disgusting. There was barely any salt on the steak and the texture of it was so odd that we questioned whether it was actually a filet mignon cut. Desserts of the chocolate cake and banana cream pie ice cream were good. Service was pretty much non-existant. Only one server who came for the second half of our meal with grayish hair and glasses was very lovely and sweet but our main server was practically mute and she barely came to our table. First and last time going here.
The food was good and the atmosphere was as well. The service was on point. However, I can’t say I was “blown away” in any way by this restaurant. I understand it’s midtown Manhattan so it’s going to be expensive but I’ve been to other places in the city that were less expensive and far better.