Petaluma

4.2
623 reviews
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$30 and under
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Petaluma Restaurant is a Italian-inspired trattoria that has served the Upper East Side for over 30 years since opening its doors in 1985. Open daily from lunch and dinner. Petaluma is home to the neighborhood's first wood oven pizza oven, housemade pastas and signature dishes. Petaluma has an outdoor cafe and the largest Yorkville private dining room to host your next special event. Owned and Operated by TLG (The Line Group) who is also affiliated with Sons of Essex, Rochelle's and 205 Club.
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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b
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot.

DL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent lunch

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OT
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a classic rustic Italian place and the food is awesome.

AW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been eating here for years. Everything on the menu is great. I really enjoy the homemade gnocchi, clams oreganata and a pizza margarita from their wood burning oven. Outstanding !

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good very consistent

l
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Overpriced mediocre food. Good service

B
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a good meal. Service was good, but not great. Food was good - especially the calamari. The Tuscan Chicken was dry but the sauce was excellent.

L
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great go to restaurant for a solid meal. It has sidewalk seating for the nice weather.

EB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for a date or fancier dinner. Food is always fantastic. Can be a little noisier when crowded but an overall great ambiance.

OT
New York Area
229 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A friend & I shared a wonderful Brunch/Lunch at Petaluma. The menu is creative and interesting with the food beautifully presented . The servings are very large, & can easily be shared. We ordered several things because we couldn't decide, & shared them all - Important to dine with "foodies" who enjoy sharing.

TC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This used to be a great place. When the new owners took over they ruined it. The veal marsala was tough and the crust thicker than the veal. The rest of the meal was good but not extraordinary. The restaurant was nearly empty but that was probably because it was the day after July 4th.

c
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

hot !!!! kids should not be sitting in bar area at table. Put them in the back

a
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Zoodles need to be dried before sauce is applied. The sauce was way too watery.
The drinks are good and this may be the strength of the bar and restaurant

TB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

For the money, you can do much better. They make pretty good pizza and even have gluten free pizza. Oddly, I found the PASTA was lacking. My shrimp scampi didn't taste like the 3 main components, pasta, shrimp and sauce were all cooked separately then put together on the plate. Plus, they leave the tails on the shrimp. What is that about? This is a pasta dish you eat with a fork, NOT a shrimp cocktail you might eat with your hands.

m
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The pizza I ordered was delicious. Would recommend for that. I actually had to send back my cocktail! It was horrible, undrinkable. That's never happened. My partner's chicken dish was bland. Service is very nice there and we had a table in at the right side in back in the bar so the noise was muffled considerably from the main restaurant.

R
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We like Petaluma very much, the food and atmosphere are very good., staff very pleasant.
This past Sat. evening, we sat in the front room and it was way too noisy.
At our table of 2 we couldn't hear one another speak.
There were too many people shouting when they were speaking.
I hope Petaluma will consider improving their acoustics.

a
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Petaluma is that old reliable standby that you go to every now and then and never leaves you disappointed. Good time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was nonexistent. No bread was brought to the table. Main dishes took 30+ minutes to come out. When we inquired the waiter said he’d check and then didn’t come back for 15 minutes, and only after we flagged him down for an explanation.

The food was fair.

EM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The staff was great!

e
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lackluster sums it up the service was barely adequate the food only average the cutlery was dirty. The atmosphere was blah. I will not be running back here.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Excellent gluten free options

ML
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food at good price. Good for kids. Service was strong

SZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Petaluma! Brunch was perfect! Good choices and nice ambience.

KL
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I eat at the bar quite often but my friend opted for a table in the bar; she enjoyed it & food & service were both great.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

This play was just _oh-kay_. Surprising that it was well-rated given all of the great options on the UES (I chose it due to the ratings). Service people were great but the atmosphere is cheap and the food was mediocre diner quality. Altho I heard that the pizza is yummy and they do cook it right to order, which is nice

2
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was great but food was disappointing. Our caesar's salad was under-dressed and the branzino tasted like a frozen product without the flaky texture. Pizza had a little too much sauce which made the crust soggy. A neighborhood staple but didn't wow us.

AG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service, but overpriced for average food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The zoodle dishes are amazing!

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, drinks and atmosphere! My family really enjoyed eating here!

M
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The brick oven pizza of truffle oil, mushrooms and goat cheese was absolutely delicious. The main dishes were all very well prepared and the pasta accompanying all was cooked perfectly al dente!!!

KK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

the table extensions need replacements as the table was on a slant on 2 sides where plates and utensils kept slipping which could have been a bigger deal if something fell on our clothes

2
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for dinner. Numerous lunches and brunches. Pleasantly surprised with chicken and fish dishes. Delicious. Great local neighborhood spot! Great pizza too.

SZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Petaluma! Rediscovered this gem and have been going back regularly. ♥️Brussels sprout salad, pizzas, zoodles! Pasta yummy too!

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere is lovely and service was attentive though the bread never arrived after several reminders. The food was middling and appetizers were overpriced. My fresh fish entree was excellent. Noise level was very high so our party of six hid out in the bar area but it quited down on a Saturday night around 8:30 pm.

g
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Petaluma is a great place for an excellent meal. The staff are extremely friendly and service oriented. We love going there.

OT
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, pizza and vibe

G
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was good. Our waiter had a great personality and he was a very good accommodating waiter.
BUT WE COULD NOT WAIT TO LEAVE BECAUSE IT WAS SO LOUD

B
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and lovely service. I loved the zoodles with shrimp. Our server was delightful--a young man from Argentina who was so sweet. We all loved our meals and will return. Thanks!

R
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor service and poor food.
The place was half empty and should go out of business soon.
A bad meal all the way around.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had to leave before dining as the noise level was too high.

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