Sandro's Restaurant

4.8
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$50 and over
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Italian
The restaurant, serving Sandro's signature Roman-style cuisine, is a favorite to both New Yorkers and Italian food lovers everywhere.

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Tue - Fri 5:00PM - 5:45PM

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4.8based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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H
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They don't make restaurants like this anymore! Easily the best "old-school" Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side.

PM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went with my wife as we live in the UES. Greeted warmly by Host and though only back or front tables were available we were allowed to choose and it worked out fine. Food was fresh and tasty - we order a pasta and grilled prawns and Ceaser to start. Wine list is a little pricey for value but it is NYC. Overall vibe was mostly older with some families but it was a Sunday night. Only drawback is they have so many specials it was hard to follow with most variations of the current menu.

Would definitely recommend for food and service.

d
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sandro's is a hidden neighborhood gem. The food is superb. Service is always friendly.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, Lentil soup fantastic on a cold blustery night

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. As always.

MK
London
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect experience. Highly recommended - The best Italian food in NYC.

DN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food and a very friendly environment

AP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service

S
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As close to Rome as you can get without a passport. We had the asparagus with truffles and eggs appetizer, which, expensive, was totally worth it. We ordered the veal valdistana, a special, which was a chop, butterflied, stuffed with cheese and prosciutto. Excellent and delicious. Wine list is modest, but some really good values are there. We love this spot, and the owners are delightful. They and the staff ensure that you enjoy your dining experience.

C
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

WOW - that was the general impression. We’ve lived on UES for 9 years and this was our first visit. How sad is that for us - we’ll most certainly be back. From reasonably priced wines to excellent balsamic berries with crisp grissini, creamy Burrata, cacio pepe pasta, and the best veal chop valdostana I’ve ever had. There may well be more specials than menu items. And , believe me, that makes decisions difficult. As mentioned, first trip was outstanding and we look forward to many more. Enjoy.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved loved loved it! Best food!!

BS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great anniversary dinner! So many specials to choose from, and always great to go to a place that feels like a neighbors joint but also upscale.

N
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was a pleasure! The staff is warm and welcoming and the food was outstanding. This is very authentic— like a cozy restaurant in Rome, but tucked into a side street on the Upper East Side.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything

MN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, food was fantastic, price is on par for NYC but they’re generous with portions and extras.

j
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I went to Sandro's with three friends for a friend's birthday party. Three of us who shared a salad got extremely ill - two of whom are pregnant. We were up all night violently sick and I will spare you the details, but it was awful and one of the pregnant women ended up in the hospital.

A
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with our party of 8. The waiter and staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating. The food is delicious. Everyone was happy with their meal!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Real Italian food! Outstanding good food! Great service! It is a italian gem in NY!

d
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great service.

j
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Sandro's.
Would eat there again and recommend to friends.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, warm and friendly ambience and chic at the same time.
Good for daily and any and all special occasions!!!

j
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such authentic delicious Italian food with a wonderful peach melon and homemade peach grappa to end things a wonderful dinner. Also the butter cookies with my cappuccino. Excellent.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attitude of our waiter/bartender!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always on all levels! No other Italian restaurant even comes close!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was Great!

JC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sandros is one of the best and authentic italian restaurants in NYC. Each dish was excellent. Wine list is as always very good. We enjoyed the evening. Staff is friendly. We had to wait for table approximately 30 mins but we were offered wine and cheese while we waited. Terrific dining experience.

b
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic authentic Italian great service wonderful wine list and the food was sublime. Cozy spot on the upper Eastside highly recommended

MR
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, I highly recommend it.

T
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! The home made grissini are addictive. Everything was super fresh and tasty! Service is excellent without being hovering.

IC
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I thought it was very good. The food was delicious, the service was very friendly and nice and I would definitely go back and recommend it to other people.

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice comfortable restaurant that offers great food when it comes to bold setting. The menu offers a limited number of selections in each section. But each section offers some unique selections. There is an extensive list of specials in each category, the length was quite surprising and we were Amazed by the waiters ability to recite all of them.
The food is high quality and well prepared. It's a bit pricey but still reasonable for the quality. They did not skimp on portions.

F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I have been several times and tonight was extremely disappointing. The swordfish paillard, a special at $42 (we found out only after receiving the bill) was so mushy, the texture was dreadful. The sea urchin ravioli didn't taste anything of sea urchin. We asked for ricotta cheesecake which they usually have but they didn't have it but recommended a pistachio cake ($14) that was supposed to be similar was nothing like a ricotta cheesecake. I wouldn't go back and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

PL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Without question, one of the best Italian restaurants in NYC. Food is delicious, service is solid, and the hospitality from the minute I walked in was amazing - as if I was a long lost friend coming for a visit.

1
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Would definitely return. Ion factv already booked Christmas Eve.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food and special touches

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sandro is a gracious host and food is authentically delicious.

EW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was in the same time traditional and genuine
Made for us
And the wines were really good
We’ve been really seduced

MB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful restaurant.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

P
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, however we missed seeing Sandro greeting guests in the restaurant. Despite acoustic panels applied throughout, the noise level is quite loud.