Sestina

4.7
59 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Sestina- new healthy take on classic Italian cuisine with California execution. Entirely Vegan menu from pastas, breads, cheeses to classic Italian desserts. To- Go Home kits available for cuisine, cocktails, and wine.
***ATTENTION***
Unfortunately, SESTINA NYC has been temporarily closed as per the shutdown of Indoor dining in the state of New York. We will be back after this brief period and thank each and every one of you for being with us through this difficult time for everyone. We cannot wait to be back bringing phenomenal plant based dishes to you!

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

What 59 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great evening! The food was amazing and the staff was incredibly nice. I will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Will definitely go again. Food was delicious. Would be great for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sestina never disappoints. I’ve come here twice with a friend who eats meat and she is obsessed. She always says it’s her favorite meal in NYC and I must agree!! I don’t know why it’s so hard to find fresh, authentic pasta that is also vegan. If you’re vegan and have been dying to try some delicious fresh pasta come to Sestina immediately!

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Coco
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had the most delicious dinner here. Service was good, food was excellent and drink were well balanced. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

It seemed they were short staffed. The manager did accommodate our bill due to the lack of service and waiting for 30 minutes to even get greeted upon being seated. I’m sure it would be a better lunch spot, especially if they have more employees working a shift

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IrinaK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The service was amazing. The drinks were spot on (we had the sangria and Negroni). Will definitely return again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Phenomenal restaurant. Every item on the menu was amazing!

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mahnazk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was incredibly amazing. The vegan cheeses tasted like real cheese. The pastas were creamy and unbelievably delicious. The meatballs were so good. I had the lemon meringue desert and oh my god. I hope they open back up soon, def my new favorite spot.

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DavidH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not vegan but this was terrific by normal standards

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

The “outdoor” dining patio is completely walled in. We made reservations for outdoor dining, and we did not feel safe eating in a completely walled in table with unmasked people close to us. Please advertise this on your website. Our food was amazing, but we got it to go and left because we didn’t feel comfortable sharing the air with so many people.

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vipPaulN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service. Superb food. Excellent dining experience. Christopher Cordero, the general manager went far above and beyond to ensure that this 21st birthday occasion was memorable for all. We could not be more grateful for the attention to detail and the sincere concern expressed by Christopher and the team to see all was perfect. Thank you.

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Marta
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3


Sestina is one of the restaurants by fancy vegan chef Matthew Kenney. There’re many others in NYC and all over the world. (We’ve never been to any before, as probably we’re too frugal and big-portion-lovers to pay so much for such small plates🙈🤣)

Our overall experience was wonderful! The staff was super friendly and attentive. When I said it’s my birthday🥳, the local chef personally reached us and asked how everything was (or maybe we looked too suspicious finishing 5 dishes in 10 minutes or so?😅). At the end, they served us our dessert with a birthday candle and chef came again to describe all the ingredients🪄.

The food was delicious and very light (so we didn’t feel like we overate, even though we finished 6 dishes🍽, including dessert🍧 - swipe to see what exactly we had from the menu).
Italian wine was great as well.🍷

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MelissaF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing time! LOVED the Ricotta appetizer! I also had the Ceasar salad and the Casareece pasta and they were so delicious. The non-alcoholic pomegranate was so yummy.
Felt very safe as far as distance, temperatures being checked, hand sanitizer, etc. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my regular place for amazing pasta and arancini! Must try their cocktails! Especially the sangria! See you guys very soon!!!

Don’t over think, just go!

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ElenaR
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. It is amazing how the food was transformed with simple ingredients. A prolific meat eater, our friend that joined l, was in awe of the carbonara. Will certainly be back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So far best plant based Italian I’ve had , casual date or just one for dinner either way works

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Eatsalot
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn’t know this restaurant was a vegan restaurant and gosh I didn’t care! It was SO delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite pasta restaurant :)
Service and food incredibly!

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Rose
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were absolutely incredible! Will come again.

MJ
MJCN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere, great service. We ordered several small plates to start and the portions were abundant. The arancini and chickpea socca and meatballs were all delicious. It's possible to totally fill up on these, although the pasta main dishes were also amazing.
This restaurant also serves delicious craft cocktails.

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ECA24
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the servers were lovely. Warm, safe seating outside not too close to other tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday!

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EddieS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creative- the wine selection was terrific- the staff were super attentive and helpful- and the outdoor dining was a very pleasant experience - it’s a very lively and vibrant neighborhood-

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KimB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service here is impeccable and the atmosphere is quiet yet amazing. It's a pretty small place but not a hole in the wall. My boyfriend didn't care for a dish we ordered and the server took it off our bill without us even asking! A great place for those with food allergies - they go above & beyond (plus, the food is AMAZING).

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Mark
Frankfurt Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal. Would totally go again. I'm not vegan or even vegetarian. This was just good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delish!!! Not expensive but great ambiance. Was expecting it to be way pricier

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Karenb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our first time dining here. The food was delicious but the portions were small and a bit pricy. We were able to sit inside which was nice considering it was a little chilly. Overall, our experience was great, staff were friendly and even though it’s plant based you couldn’t tell

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MariaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food we tried were excellent! Fresh ingredients and well seasoned. Also excellent service from the restaurant staff. Highly recommend and will return.

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Atoche
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Can't remember her name but server was very nice and informative about the menu. Food was good. Would come again.

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Jenn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining is great and comfy but the proximity to the street and passerbys without masks made us feel a bit uncomfortable as they walked by our food and didn’t have masks on. Some plexiglass along the tables that are closest to the street would be a game changer

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Love the outdoor area, vibe and service. Food was underwhelming. Menu sounded delicious but didn’t deliver. Food wasn’t so hot and flavors were meh (especially the gnocchi). Not the best Mathew Kenney experience.

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vipGraceD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vegan pasta restaurant and one of the few places I've seen where the tables are actually spaced far enough apart that eating here feels safe. Highly recommend it!

Sestina
Responded on October 11, 2020

Thank you so much Grace! It means a lot that you set aside time to leave us feedback and it is greatly appreciated. We do take safety and protocol very seriously here at SESTINA and will do everything we can to ensure all our guests feel safe and welcome! CHRISTOPHER CORDERO GENERAL MANAGER / SESTINA NYC 973.459.2043 646.490.4114 Chris.cordero@matthewkenneycuisine he|him

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VinitJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and attentive service

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Andrew
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would definitely go back.

JP
JP1NYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, refined Italian food in a great setting.

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whitneyw
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Underwhelming unfortunately. Was excited to try and left
Feeling disappointed.

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vipPathikS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew Kenney does it again - highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, ambiance, and service!

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vipKarenS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While I miss the former plant food and wine, Matthew Kenny makes up for it with his new Italian place.
The Arancini was the best we’ve ever had. Pasta are done so well, with such flavors. It also a great outdoor dining spot.

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vegan1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

music was a little too loud, but food amazing and unique!!

FAQs

Sestina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Sestina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 490-4114.

Sestina is rated 4.7 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Sestina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://egiftcards.spoton.com/2110/5f15ea5d9adef3862c3462cf?returnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Folo.spoton.com%2F5f15ea5d9adef3862c3462cf&source=olo-web.

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.