Serra by Birreria

4.3
3689 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
This winter season, SERRA Stellata - In the Woods will completely embrace the bounty and diversity of the forest. With a brand-new woodland-inspired look, SERRA Stellata - In the Woods will dive deep into the wintery “bosco” (the forest), under a magical blanket of stars that promises to keep you warm even on an open air rooftop throughout the winter season. Join us to enjoy dishes made with top local produce and seasonal ingredients, an extensive cocktail menu (think: smoky and warm drinks), and an all-new star-studded ambiance.

Dress Code: Dress warm as if you were having dinner under the stars!

To ensure the safety of you and our team, we are following CDC protocol and taking the following measures: capacity limits, limited contact with staff, hand sanitizing stations, spaced-out tables and fully sanitized tables and utensils between guest seatings. SERRA’s rooftop has overhead coverage and is not weather dependent. Heaters across the dining room, assure a warm dining experience.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2021

Celebrate Valentine's Day under the stars! For lunch, you have the option of a special a la carte menu or a beautiful four course prix fix menu. For dinner, we are serving a very special Valentine's four course prix fix menu for $125 per person.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the seasonal menu and decor, I always come back every season!

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vipCupcake4U
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable atmosphere and authentic Italian food. A great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this venue it was such a great experience to have during the pandemic and really enjoyed the food the desert and especially the cocktails! We also had really attentive leaders that made our experience amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They didn’t have one thing we wanted in the menu BUT EVERYTHING WE ORDERED WAS GREAT!

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BryanL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service was great! would def recommend to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I scheduled the dinner for my anniversary. The food and service were wonderful. Will recommend and return again. The decoration was breathtaking.

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vipMissMissyReed
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Was really expecting more from Eatly. They just had some basic decorations up, limited and very expensive menu and with the windows open, it ended up being pretty cold. I personally didn’t think it was worth the price.

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vipAnishaA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was a bit slow. The pastas, burrata and calamari were great. Ambience is so cute.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and fun

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant server, great food

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Brooks
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

My pasta dish was overdone. It was my girlfriends birthday and our server forgot to come back to take our dessert order, overall we were so annoyed we left and ordered dessert from somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and knowledgeable waiter! They even gave us complimentary champagne for our anniversary. Much appreciated:)

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vipPicky
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Been dying to try this place for a while. Because of covid it looks one of the warmer outdoor places, but I was still cold. Wine was not good, tried two different types. Truffle risotto was good, butternut squash pasta was mediocre at best. Skip the bread. Nothing special. There are a lot of amazing restaurants in NYC, this is not one of them.

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Cheyenne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

EATALY’s rooftop restaurant Serra has quality ingredients from Italy for their dishes, albeit a bit expensive. But worth the price.
The ambiance is great and they always have different themes for different seasons.
I just removed a star for the service because they were slow but very nice staff though :)
Fine for a group of friends or date night!
COVID Rules are respected and it’s not too cold even with the covered rooftop’s windows open because of all of the heat lamps on during dining.

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StevenK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A sense of normalcy during the pandemic. A great spot that has remained open because of its rooftop location. Interesting menu that changes seasonally.

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LauraCabrera
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Serra was incredible. Our server Jose was the best. My family enjoyed the food and cocktail, OMG the Limone Sfumato cocktail was so good. I wish I could give more than 5 stars to this restaurant, also the manager was kind and attentive to our table. This is a perfect place to enjoying with families and friends. Very safe and clean. Thank you Serra. Thank you Mariela and Jose, you guys are the best.

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JordanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

The food was truly awful compared to every other Italian restaurant in the tri state area. A bold statement but true, as an Italian woman I was appalled by the food. Have you all ever heard of seasoning? Pass on this place, it’s good for mid western tourists only. Sorely disappointed.

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rainap
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful and the food was delicious! The staff was very nice and friendly. The only thing I didn’t like was that the service was pretty slow. It took forever to get our orders in and food out. But everything else was exceptional!

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Danny
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food portion definitely not worth the money. Bread was cold.

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JuliannaZ
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great experience, especially during covid. felt very safe while we were eating there

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant and seasonal vibe in the COVID-ridden winter of nyc.

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EhiO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was AMAZING. The ambience was wonderful, it had great atmosphere and our Server, Tom was WONDERFUL! I cannot recommend this place enough :) 5 stars across the board.

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Estar400
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This beautiful restaurant is a perfect spot to go to during COVID-19. The restaurant is well enclosed to maintain heat but they also have a roof and window openings for good ventilation. It's nice and warm for those cold winter nights. I ordered a POMPELMO with Smoked Gin and it had amazing flavor components. In addition, there was a wine bottle special for 50% off so we ended up ordering an excellent red. The appetizers were delicious and filling. I suggest getting the ZUPPA DI ZUCCA, MAITAKE, FRITTELLE DI FUNGHI, and the Buratta. My friends and I all initially ordered the PASTA AL FORNO CLASSICA and we do not recommend it as the consistency of the sauce was too thick and relatively bland. The manager was very kind and helped us get more appetizers instead. He was very accommodating to us and took our constructive criticism very well. Lastly, I have to comment on the decor. The restaurant had the exact feeling I wanted for the winter holiday/new year season. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice place to eat that takes you away from the quarantine lifestyle for a few hours. Thank you, Serra!

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AlenaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been wanting to try Serra for awhile now and it did not disappoint. Wonderful food and great service. The ambiance was just lovely.

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Phillip
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was mediocre. Pasta is essentially cheese with a bit of pasta included as an after thought.

Risotto was just, no.

Cheese and meats antipasti was above average. Can't really mess this up.

From entering to exiting, the employees give off a sense that they dont care. Fine.

But went for an anniversary and it took 20 minutes to order. Mind you it was another sections' server I had to flag down, who apologized for the absence of our guy and helped us.

Occasionally, the original server who neglected us would shoot us a glance, but never came by during our meal.

You are paying for ambience and decor, food is on par to cheesecake factory.

Just amazingly bad service and attitude. So so so many better places to go to in nyc, even during a pandemic.

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vipMichaelM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food, service and drinks were great. DJ's music was a bit too loud for my taste, but overall it was a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great Service!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server took 15-20 minutes after we were sat to take our order, and the same amount of time between each course.

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SindysT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love how the decorate it and the cocktails are amazing. The food is just ok.

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vipnydia
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The experience overall was great, the place is beautiful and perfect for Instagram. As for the food, we decided on the New Year’s special menu and it was outstanding. The appetizer with the fresh scallops and caviar was refreshing. The tomahawk was perfectly grilled medium rare and the sides paired really well. Great special drinks, we went for the smoked specials.
The Cons here were it was excessively loud and the service was too slow. Out server Thomas was great but overall everything was slow. Not once we got more water and I could see the hostess going around checking for the “90-min timeframe” but we didn’t get the food. It was well onto the hour when we finally got the main courses. If they really want to reinforce the 90 min time, food has to come out in time.
Overall venue, food, drinks, and our server great. 4 stars for being too loud and the slowness in service.

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vipAW20001
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not very outdoors when it’s cold and rainy - didn’t think it was covid safe. Fun drinks though

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The food was not good. Risotto not cooked through. Squash did not taste good. Food is the worse I’ve ever had in nyc. I’ve had better food from a deli. The drinks and ambiance were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Day celebration with a great chefs selection. The food was great! There was 2 of us so we had some left overs. Loved the smoked cocktail

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JulianaO
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely rooftop restaurant. Ambiance was a 10/10 great music and great vibe! Food was delicious as well!! Highly recommend this restaurant

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AntoinetteG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I don't like to review restaurants during a pandemic, but this is an outdoor dining experience with very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good and service were great as usual. Meals were overpriced compared to other seasonal specials they normally do.

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JonathanL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was terrific. The food was outstanding. It was warm and delightful. My only possible criticism was the noise level. There was a DJ present, and it was a bit loud. (Good choice of tunes though.)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

This place is popular for its decor, but without that there is nothing special about this restaurant. The service was average at best and the food was overpriced for what it was. If you’re visiting nyc and want a nice picture maybe come here, but otherwise not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, the staff were very friendly, food was amazing! A little on the cold side due to open windows, but our waiter moved our heater for us. I wish I remembered his name!

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Serra by Birreria is rated 4.3 stars by 3689 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.