Serra by Birreria

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Step into the Italian countryside at SERRA by Birreria, our new "greenhouse" pop-up on the roof. The restaurant will transport you from the cold streets of Manhattan to the rolling fields of Italy. Sit down at rustic tables in the shade, and share down-to-earth dishes made with simple but quality ingredients from our favorite farmers in Italy and the U.S. and served family-style, just like in the countryside.
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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place and very good food, a little bit overpriced though

GM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The decorations and atmosphere are one of the best things there. Also, the lady who served us was extraordinary. However, I would not recommend having food there. Quite a narrow choice, the food itself not very good and way too overpriced.

M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was visiting NYC and had seen an Instagram post about the place. I knew it was expensive (I checked out the menu before I went) but was really wanting to check out the Fall decorations and menu. It really was a nice place to go to. The staff were busy and a bit all over the place, and I had at least 3 come to my table throughout the meal which I found confusing as to whom I was being served by. However, I was met almost immediately and brought table water and bread to start. The restaurant was Italian but thankfully they offered things other than pasta and pizza! The menu was wonderfully season related. It's just as well that I like pumpkin and apples! The food was wasn't mind-blowing (especially for the price) but it was still very nice. The rooftop was beautifully decorated. There's no view from the restaurant, but that's okay.

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice place to go with friends. Love the decoration.

MD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It was an ok restaurant, but I expected a lot more. I saw the photos online of the beautiful flowers hanging. They change the decor for the seasons, and when I went last week, it was the fall leaves instead. Just looked fake and not as pretty as the photos and reminded me of all the dust collected on the plastic decor above me. The food was mediocre at best. They didn't have a pasta vegetarian option. They said the sauce could not be substituted. The Cappuccino could only be made with whole milk. Just seemed like too strict of a menu and not enough options. Wait staff were nice but you could tell they were tired of people. I don't blame them really but it shouldn't seem that way to the customers.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Sorely disappointed with the pasta dish which was SO DRY, the risotto which was undercooked and the swordfish dish which was over cooked.

AM
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The atmosphere is very pretty with beautiful seasonal decorations however, our server was rather arrogant and disappeared for a very long time never checking if we needed anything and our food took a very long time. Also, my husband got a pasta dish which was a very, very small portion for a rather high price - very disappointing especially considering how inexpensive pasta is.

S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I would only recommend this restaurant because of the ambience I do believe that the portions of the plates to be a little bit Bigger in the server and service was great

l
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The atmosphere feels like a large beer hall or lunch room decorated by school kids for a fall project. The service was inattentive, the red wine was warm we had to send it back. The menu has no pasta on and the rest leaves a lot to be desired. The risotto was tasteless and bland. The chicken less than average. The rice ballad and The burrata were good. Overall very disappointing. Once again don’t believe everything that looks good on Instagram.

KC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great roof top location, beautifully decorated to the relevant season! We dined in the newly decorated Autumn theme. Healthy menu, the swordfish melted in the mouth. All washed down with their home brewed cider mixed with apple liqueur. A bit on the pricey side but it's expected in New York fifth avenue. I'd totally recommend, a very enjoyable evening. They even gave me a complimentary desert with a birthday candle! Lovely place to eat. Unfortunately they told us that they no longer do happy hour, although this was advertised on the website when I booked.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

It was uncomfortably hot and humid from the moment we walked in. We were sweating as we ate. We couldn’t wait to leave. The drinks were okay — really the best part of our dining experience. They were out of pomegranates for the edible cocktails as well as peach puree. My date sent back his Risotto, as it was unbearably salty.

This restaurant is overrated and overpriced ($28 for 8 slices of prosciutto!). The leaves hung overhead were not worth the uncomfortable sweating nor the price of our bill. I would not recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. It was the perfect spot for our anniversary. Food, apple cider, and dessert was great! Look forward to returning.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good open air type dining. Like a small hotel bistro. Nothing fancy, just reasonably tast.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Es un restaurante con un mal servicio a la entrada. Hay que ir de día para disfrutar la vista, de noche no se ve nada

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AB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent but there wasn’t enough of it! We ordered the $28 prosciutto and burrata for the table and thank god there were only 3 of us bc there was only 1 piece of prosciutto for each of us and 1 piece of burrata for each of us.
The arancini is delicious and the heirloom tomato salad was excellent but this menu is set for dinner prices. These lunch prices are too high.

SJ
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the dining experience at Serra by Birreria. I would definitely refer it to a friend.

AR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice restaurant, however it took forever for our server to come to the table. He was fantastic once he got there but I would recommend scheduling one or two more waiters on busier nights.

EB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 2

We’ve reserved the table but when we arrived a person at the front desk said “no tables available, you can wait at the bar”
Needless to say, the bar was overcrowded so we ended up standing in the lobby and waiting for our reserved table to become finally available.

AL
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Drinks were excellent, service was PERFECT, but entrees needed to be re-fired and then came back cold. Great meat and cheese board - Service made up for the poor entree quality.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Luogo fortemente sconsigliato agli italiani che non vogliono rischiare l’infarto quando vedono il prezzo per una quantità di cibo davvero imbarazzante. Pagato una follia per 3 fette mozzarella e 3 fette di prosciutto. Servizio inaccettabile: sullo scontrino c’era scritto mancia “suggested”, quindi non obbligatoria, e nel modo più maleducato possibile ci hanno obbligate a lasciarla. I 24$ peggio buttati. Ci hanno rovinato la giornata. Sconsigliato.

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AM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes would recommend to go eat or have a few drinks....not to many choices on menu but was told its changes every season so thats interesting.

MM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I was expecting more. The food was eh. Drinks were overpriced. Wine was terrible.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

we had a fabulous dinner there when there was a special menu for valentines but this experience was not as nice

SS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonder dinner celebrating 33 years of marriage! And the upcoming wedding of our daughter! Great night.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Group of 6 midwest girls visiting NYC, split the cheese and meat board along with the 4 pack of appetizers and then 1 salad and two pastas - perfect amount of food for lunch! Great lighting and open ambiance.

CF
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a great setting.

f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was really good and we enjoyed the food. But the restaurant had a lot of flies. So it was annoying to have to fan the flies away during the meal.

F
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely wee place, fennel pasta was lovely! Would highly recommend!

DM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Atmosphere was nice food was ok portions way too small for price. Kind of weird lunch menu

SG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Festive fun beautiful and great service.food was delicious rich and also beautiful.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and service. The atmosphere was very calm and pleasing

PS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our waiter was very attentive and informative...hopefully in a genuine way.
We had booked a late, table however closing the roof and loudly stacking surrounding chairs while we were finishing our meal wasn’t really necessary or appreciated. It felt like the last dance at the school disco!
Despite this, the decor and experience was worth the visit...

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the drinks to dinner was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was not as good as expectations

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The atmosphere was disappointing. It looks like they switched over to “fall decor” (aka: some sad looking leaves). The flowers that are in all the photos were mostly gone. Our server barely checked on us and ignored us even when we flagged her down. They food was fine but overpriced. They were out of the passion fruit drink I wanted. The first drink I got (lemon Bellini) was disgusting. They did let me send it back and get something else.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s was cool.

B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place. We had an amazing time. Peter- our waiter- said he would take care of us and he did. Great choices for drinks - food - everything.
We had appetizers, main courses and desserts and all 5 of us had great comments and were all smiles.
Location is spectacular on the roof.
Perfect evening.

HR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and beautiful atmosphere. I’d love to see how it’s decorated each season.

MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great as always. Past couple times I have been here the service is just not great. Are your servers ok? Are you paying them enough? Just very grumpy and rushing you. Or just not paying attention at all. I live here but this is also a huge tourist destination.

AA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a fun, celebratory evening! My only issue - we were seated near the bar and flower arch. So many people bumped into me while taking pictures that I will make a point to not sit in that area next time.

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