Ortzi by Jose Garces
Impeccable service. Creative and delicious food. Private ambiance. Perfectly perfect dinner tonight.
The food was great but they were short staffed on servers so service was slow.
The food is outstanding.....very tasty. Now keep in mind the portions are tapas (small). The point of this type of food is try / taste different things. Slow down and enjoy. Let your tastebuds experience truly well prepared food.
If you’re looking for an American size portion....this is not the place for you. However, if you are looking for something tasty, and want to enjoy time with friends, a glass or two of wine and great food, then this is the place for you.
This is not an inexpensive place to dine so bring your wallet. That being said it is worth the price.
The restaurant is located in a nice space in the back of the ground floor lobby level of a hotel. Open kitchen, pretty cool decor. Food is Spanish tapas and paellas. The food taste and quality was quite good, if not always strictly traditional. Our seafood paella was flavorful and well-cooked, but did not have the "soccarat" (charred rice on the bottom) that a good paella should have. Portions, for the price, are on the smaller size (ok, ok, I know it's tapas, but still). Overall, a very good meal, and a nice alternative for pre-theater dinner or dinner/drinks/snacks in the Bryant Park neighborhood.
I chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday with 3 close friends. It was our first time there. The staff was beyond friendly and accommodating. Our server was knowledgable and attentive. We decided on the chef's tasting menu, which was an outstanding and memorable experience. I am not exaggerating or being kind when I say everything we tasted was beyond delicious - there was truly not one thing that we didn't love. Looking forward to going back and bringing more friends there!
My 5th time dining there and it only gets better!
The food was very delicious and service quite attentive!
Best dinner from all that we had during our trip! Service was impeccable! Definitely will go again and recommend.
Overall very positive experience! Excellent food and service!
For me the restaurant was a nice size. So the waiters were able to be very attentive to all the customers. We ordered several appetizers which was recommended by the waiter as well as our main course. Dessert !! Omg!
Definitely a place to visit. The food is out of this world!!!
Wine pairing with chef tasting was excellent. Lovely dinner
It was good but I think you could have offered more shrimp based tapas . More options of tapas in general would be great
Was lucky to be able get a pre-theater table during a weekend jaunt from San Francisco and was looking forward to Basque food as that is how it was advertised. Surprised at the lack of actual Basque dishes. Also wished for some Sherry options.
Always fantastic. Food is unique and high quality. Wines well selected.
Came here for dinner Thursday night and it was superb... above and beyond. Great selection with basque twist. Delicious, excellent presentation, great service. Highly recommend!
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and value of food @ Ortzi. It was a wonderful place to dine pre-theatre. The "green" paella was amazing. Highly recommend as a nice place to enjoy a meal.
Meeting with a friend from texas
The place was dead, our server insistent, and the food wasn’t even mediocre. There are better Spanish restaurants in the city and I am surprised this chef is “famous”. I love his politics, but I didn’t love the food. The restaurant was empty, slow and unimpressive.
Our waiter was our savior. He was helpful in translating some of the items, was able to point out gluten free items for my girlfriend. He was very cautious about that.
The food was great. We each had a salad. Then I had the meatballs with a poached egg. We also had scallops and the steak along with Brussel sprouts. More than enough and it was all delicious.
Food was amazing, Chef Michael is extremely talented.
Ortzi was a real surprise as it is not easy to find good food and excellent service so near to the theater. We enjoyed all the dishes, the green salad was fresh and beautifully dressed - the pork belly and razor clams were very tasty and the lima beans were a treat. We will be back.
We sat in the lounge area and ordered appetizers and drinks—everything was DELICIOUS!! The maitre d was sweet! And the service was warm and attentive without being overbearing. We will definitely come again : )))
The crown Jewel of the Garces group. Chef's tasting with wine pairing was excellent. Be warned that the pours on the wine pairing are very generous. We shared the pairing and were still woozy.
Went for a late lunch Very nice experience. Excellent food!!!
From the appetizer to the drinks, the food was absolutely delicious! We will definitely come
Amazing food, amiable staff! Definetly coming back here again.
The servers and the food were excellent. We really felt like they were there just for us. The meal and wine pairing was the best thing I ever had
La reserva la hicimos por la app de open table a las 21:30 pero la cocina cerraba a las 22 hs así q tuvimos que pedir todo apenas llegamos. Los platos son pequeños y no pudimos pedir más porque había cerrado. Solo pudimos pedir postre.
Honestly what an amazing experience! From entering to leaving it was beautiful. The staff is excellent and the food..... Can I just say WOW! I have no complaints but I will definitely be coming back for more.
We went to Ortzi before a show and decided to do the chef's tasting menu. It was 4 courses and everything was delicious. I particularly enjoyed the fried artichoke with citrus which I would never have ordered on my own. Service was excellent.
Fast and good service + Delicious food!
Wounderdul place with superb food and an excellent service
Gin & tonic drinks amazing!!!
Excellent service, food is perfect, ambiance is next level
Do you like being told “no”? Then this is the place for you. We were presented with an a la carte menu and a pre fixe menu. However you can only order the prefix menu everyone gets it, not only one person wants it. Do you want a refill on your iced tea or seltzer? There is a charge for that! Do you want to substitute vegetables for your couscous? That is not allowed. Do you want to finish the food that is in front of you? Don’t even think about it. Servers are there to clear your plate before you have even finished. The food that was served had very small portion sizes, was poorly prepared, and generally not well executed. Skip this place.
Really nice servers, very professional and great food
Lovely restaurant. The first thing we noticed was how nice and quiet it is; great for conversation and getting harder and harder to find these days. The setting is lovely as well. We had 5 tapas, all of which were very good and the red snapper crudo was particularly good. The sangria was also very nice, though we should have gotten glasses instead of a carafe, which was a little too much. Unfortunately we were not able to try the dessert as the 5 dishes were a bit too much. Next time, we'll go for four.
This is a terrific Spanish restaurant in a horrible location inside a somewhat tacky but new Times Square hotel. Both the tapas and paella were terrific, which is too bad, because the location is not one to lure you in to what is otherwise some of the best Spanish food in the City. But if you are in the area, definitely worth a trip.
We were expecting something different, more formal for our pre-theater lunch. This was a casual hotel restaurant, with not great lighting, we should have sat in front at the bar tables. Staff was very nice, but it was not a polished experience (no one offered to take our coats, we were offered an uncomfortable table when there were many open spaces). We shared 4 small plates and they were good, not traditional Spanish tapas though. Good wine selections. We would probably not return just because there are so many other better options.
We all ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. We ate fried artichokes,garlic chicken,crema catalana , and custard tart. The presentation and taste were outstanding. The service was impeccable. This is an intimate space near the hotel lobby,but the noise level was low. This was a great dining experience and a return trip will be worthwhile.