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Sesamo, New York, NY

Sesamo

4.5
4.5
171 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
At Sesamo, we provide a unique experience. Italy meets Asia in our kitchen and bar, to bring you the best of both worlds.

Located in the historic Hell’s Kitchen, Sesamo is a neighborhood restaurant that lends a touch of metropolitan sophistication to the heart of New York City. Our menu offers international fare created to appeal to the discerning Manhattan diner. Co-founded by a couple of entrepreneurs with a taste for quality who brings over 30 years of experience in hospitality. We offer consistently delicious dishes featuring homemade pasta, meats, and seafood. In addition to our superb cuisine, our guests can experience a wide selection of wines and cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Cocktail Bar, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 265-2755

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sandy Dee Hall

  • Neighborhood

    Hell's Kitchen

  • Cross street

    52nd St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 171 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. CD

    CreativeDoll

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and the ambiance was perfect for lunch meet-up.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The place is very nice with a awesome seasonal menu. More on the Italian side then Asian but out party was happy with it.
  3. M

    Matthew

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and very flavourful! The service was good.
  4. s

    seofab

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for dinner after seeing a taping of the Daily Show with Trevor Noah. We saw some of the crew walking by as the studio is only an avenue block away. This is a true gem of a place. We got most of the appetizers and loved all of them. Drinks were delicious, and dessert was really lovely. The owner personally came by and engaged us as well as all the other diners in conversation. Will come again!
  5. l

    loulou

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredible combination of Italian and Asian food! Can't wait to go back and try everything on the menu.
  6. A

    Anonymous

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best innovative cuisine on the west side of midtown! Drinks were very creative and crafty too. We were surprised this place is not widely known yet. Will definitely come back.
  7. CK

    ConnieK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was innovative and delicious. The owner was super friendly and the service was great. We would definitely return for great meal when we return to the city. Thank you, Sabrina!
  8. RP

    RobbP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice decor and knowledgeable staff. The food was great.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single thing we ordered was insanely good. From the first taste of miso butter with their brioche bread to the lamb shank and everything in between. This spot will be my new go to date night spot for my partner and I. And anytime i have friends in town i will be bringing them here
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special Occasion
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good food, a bit pricey and very noisy
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    The idea of Italian Asian fusion sounds intriguing but in practice it is a failed experiment . The meatballs were hard and added Asian seasonings gave it a bitter taste The calamari was skimpy on portion and too spicy Event the drinks were pretty bad - mixing ingredients that just didn’t vibe The lamb shank was tender and delicious but the single piece of naan which is supposed to be used to make a sandwich was more like a think soaked pancake
  13. VW

    VirginiaW

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive staff, well spaced table, delicious food, great cocktails
  14. AL

    AndrewL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The food was a little disappointing to be honest, but the drinks and the service were exceptional.
  15. MT

    MahiraT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time to visit and eat in Sesamo and we definitely going back. Everything was great, Parsha and KitKat were extremely nice and knowledgeable about food and they made our brunch very , very pleasant. mt
  16. SM

    ShannonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our plans changed and we were easily accommodated and given an earlier reservation. Waiter was pleasant, efficient and provided quality care & service throughout. Food was delicious and fairly priced. Would definitely recommend this spot to a friend!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great flavors and unique menu, excellent service and atmosphere! Go for the small plates, so many delicious options
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitstaff was very attentive. Food was delicious although portion size was a little small. Overall great experience- would return.
  19. A

    Alex

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Portion sizes a bit small but the flavors were good!
  20. JR

    JacquelineR

    New York Area

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, excellent brunch and friendly staff
  21. BM

    BrittanyM

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Housewarming to nyc and we had the greatest diner ever!!! Service was incredible as well
  22. DM

    DavidM

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic, I like the ambience that has a very nice feel the way that place is set up for seating etc. I loved the community table. Food was delicious!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food.
  24. TK

    TK719

    New York Area

    530 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    530 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I stopped in at Sesamo for lunch and had a truly amazing experience. I had the four leaf lettuce salad to start, which was so fresh and delicious. I then had the vegan pasta which came with broccoli and tomato sauce. Just wonderful. And I finished with the tiramisu which was lovely. The service was outstanding and the prices most reasonable. A great dining option in the far West 50’s.
  25. FG

    FredG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We opened the restaurant on a Sunday for Brunch and glad that we did. Only 1 server working the restaurant of 20 plus tables. Our server gave away one of our groups meal to another table and blamed it on the kitchen. Took 10 minutes to make egg Benedict? Most diners were locals so you know the place has very good food
  26. KN

    KtNell

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great food with a very friendly staff that seemed to be working together as a great team. We loved it so much we stopped back after our show for one last drink.. Drinks were delicious.
  27. JT

    JoshuaT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Last night's experience at SESAMO really saved my butt. Let me explain. My girlfriend asked me specifically for an Italian dinner date night. While doing my research, I found SESAMO. I've never had Italian-Asian fusion cuisine before, and thought it sounded really fun. When I told my girlfriend where we were going, she was visibly disappointed. I know she was looking to have traditional Italian food. She agreed to give it a try and so we went. We arrived about 10 minutes early for our reservation, which was no problem at all. We were seated right away. The service was good, no complaints there. I don't even have the language to explain how stupendous the food was. It was truly superb. We tried the octopus, rainbow carrots, burrata, and the duck ragu pappardelle. My girlfriend was making yummy noises throughout the entire meal. At one point, she even said, "I think this is the best octopus I've ever had!" And she's a foodie AND works in the industry. That was quite a compliment coming from her. At one point, the chef checked on us personally, which was a really nice touch. He was kind and gracious when hearing how much we were enjoying our food. He sent the rainbow carrots out to us complimentary. Rock on! At the end of our dinner date, we decided it was a tremendous success and that we would definitely be returning to SESAMO soon. I highly recommend giving this place a try. Oh, and the restaurant is woman-owned, so... BONUS!!
  28. T

    T1432

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I have been to Sesamo for brunch many times, and my most recent experience was very dissatisfying. The restaurant didn't have multiple menu items, offering a very scaled down version of what was to be expected. In addition, the server and another staff member were arguing in front of everyone - while I love dinner and a show, I wasn't looking for an episode of Jerry Sprenger..
  29. BW

    BrianW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it - outstanding food, amazing cocktails and exceptional service. Really cool vibe! Super creative menu too. We will be back!!
  30. NK

    NancyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressed - fresh, seasonal ingredients prepared with care and plated beautifully. I had the Duck Ragu and it was delicious. Interesting, unusual menu. Lovely ambience. The staff was attentive without hovering. Look forward to going there again and highly recommend.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    I’ve been to the restaurant when it was Crispin and wanted to see the rebranding. I’m disappointed that the wine list’s least expensive bottle of red was $70. I am impressed that waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. I did not appreciate that we were served the prix fixe menu all at once especially with a small table for 2. I hope they find their way.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Interesting take on Italian ,although the entrees were not hot. Server said that’s how it’s always served. Would’ve preferred hot..
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day dinner
  34. EK

    EmmaK

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The food was edible but not great. I would recommend going somewhere else
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, incredible service! I felt so bad because my appetite was gone from snacks all day so I physically couldn’t finish my food but everything tasted great! The staff is inviting and friendly!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fun time great restaurant
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with delicious food and great service. We will return!!
  38. N

    Noname

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Food was unpalatable; bread served was stale and dry. Chicken parmigiana was tough and tasteless. The "Asian" accent to the Italian food that was touted consisted of very hot spices. Waitress Natalia was obliging and apologetic but she wasn't responsible for the poor quality that came out of the kitchen. Maybe a good neighborhood place for drinks, definitely not for foodies.
  39. E

    Edwin

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great and interesting dishes! Love to try out more! The manager was really nice and welcoming!
  40. m

    meghanh

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so unique and absolutely delicious! While some things were better than others, everything was, at the very least, very good. Highlights: Broccoli with peanut sauce was a huge hit! It would also be a fantastic addition to a main course. Mushroom Tortellini was incredibly and very filling. Bold, rich flavors. Spaghetti and meatballs had the perfect amount of spice to make it an unexpected favorite! Mashed potatoes made me so so happy! Fabulous flavors from the garlic and cheese!! Panna Cotta was the perfect compliment after a big meal. Sweet and tart, very light. Loved it!! Bread pudding - holy cow!! We thought we were too full for dinner, and this is a heavier dessert than the panna cotta, but we could not get enough! Notes: The mushroom bruschetta is a bit of a misleading name, but it is delicious anyway. I expected bruschetta with mushrooms in it, but it completely mushroom based on toasted bread with (I think) melted swiss cheese. Awesome!! Definitely try it, but don't expect tomatoes. Ricotta cake was very dense and not our favorite. It may have been an off night, I'm not sure. But the other desserts outshined this poor little cake. We were all very happy with our meal and the service. Employees here could not be nicer and it was the perfect end to our day. Thank you so much!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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You can order delivery directly from Sesamo using the Order Online button. Sesamo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 265-2755.

Sesamo is rated 4.5 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Sesamo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sesamo

764 10th Ave, New York, NY 10019-5001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    52nd St

  • Neighborhood

    Hell's Kitchen

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Cocktail Bar, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sandy Dee Hall

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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