Sestina

4.8
130 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, featuring an organic, biodynamic and sustainable wine program and modern takes on classic Italian cocktails.

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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 130 people are saying
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Eric
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We'd been to and very much liked nearby Bar Verde a couple of times, so wanted to try this related veggie place, too. Very happy to have eaten there, and would happily return.

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vanilli
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

On a super humid night. No ac. You have to ask to finally get a waiter to come over. The garlic bread is a soggy cheap hoagie roll lol. I’ve been vegan for 9 yrs. this place is not a good look

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vipFoodieGirl
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The waitstaff was so great - very timely, attentive without hovering. Never felt rushed even when the place was packed. The food is delicious "comfort food" - hearty pastas and raviolis - a shiitake mushroom clam dish. Really fun. I do think their bartender could be a bit better. He or she over-stirred or over-iced our drinks so they were a bit watery. If you opt for beer or wine, though, it's great.

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Mdos
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, couldn't believe it was vegan! Also affordable for NYC. Would have liked a bit more help when we asked for what they recommended etc, but otherwise it was great and I would go back

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ST15
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The garlic bread, Caesar salad, and pesto pasta were delicious. The truffle pasta was over cooked and not very flavorful.

Sestina
Responded 3 days ago

We are so sorry that our Tagliatelle Truffle was below par, we take feedback very seriously and have reviewed this with our restaurant team. If you would be so kind as give us another chance and return to Sestina NYC, I would like to personally ensure that your next experience demonstrates the exceptional quality of food and service that we strive to achieve. Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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fayek
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a long time vegetarian, it is wonderful not to be limited to specific items on the menu. Plus the food is outstanding

Sestina
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Fayek, Thank you for your great review, we are Extremely pleased you enjoyed our food as well as our overall atmosphere. We strive to give everyone the best Plant Based Cuisine, we think is the future of food. We hope to see you again and exceed your expectations. Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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DrewP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew Kenney has done it again! Best Italian meal ever, and also vegan!

Sestina
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Drew P, We are so happy that you had the best Italian meal ever at Sestina NYC. We Love Plant Based Cuisine, we think is the future. We hope to see you again and to give you the same great food and service, and exceed your expectations. Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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maries
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious vegan pastas, love the selection of soy free items

Sestina
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Maries, We love to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Sestina NYC. Plant Based Food its the future in our opinion, We hope to see you again and give you great food and service, and exceed your expectations. Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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KScl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We tried 5 of the pastas and shared amongst 5 people. Every dish was delicious, especially the ravioli and tagliatelle. However, the reason I knocked one star is because the portions were a bit small. I think the plates need to be filled more for people to be full from their pasta entree. If each dish wasn’t so expensive, maybe people would order a side or garlic bread. But the value for what you get is lacking. All in all, the experience was great and we would all return.

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Morgannew
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was our server and bartender and he was so nice and helpful making suggestions for our friends that were vegan and one nut free. All of the food was absolutely incredible and we left very satisfied! Highly recommend trying this place for brunch bc the primavera scramble was top.

Sestina
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Morgannew, We are so happy that you and your friends enjoyed your experience at Sestina NYC. Jose loved to serve you, he is very happy that you Liked everything he suggested. We hope to see you all again and to give you the same great food and service. Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredible! Definitely looking to coming back

Sestina
Responded 3 days ago

We are So happy that you enjoyed your experience at Sestina NYC. We strive to give great service and our staff is very happy to hear that it was incredible!. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon and hope to continue to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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MAdler
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and it did not disappoint--always excellent food and above-and-beyond-level of hospitality. Can't wait to come back!

Sestina
Responded 3 days ago

Hi MAdler, We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at Sestina NYC. We hope to see you again and to give you the same great food and service, and exceed your expectations. Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. Sincerely, Ana Franklin GENERAL MANAGER SESTINA NYC

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Ruey
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and the service was great and professional.

Sestina
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Ruey, We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at Sestina NYC. We hope to see you again soon and to give you the same great food and service. Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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Rodrigo69
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service is not good and food only reasonable. Nothing to remember

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Ashsim
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great, Friendly and attentive staff. Good prices for quality of food. Will be back!

Sestina
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Ashsim, We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at Sestina NYC. We hope to see you again soon, maybe for Happy Hour Monday to Friday or Brunch Saturday and Sunday, we want to exceed your expectations. Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible.

Sestina
Responded 3 days ago

Hi, We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself at Sestina NYC. Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. We hope you come back soon. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience! Food & Drinks were amazing and the service was some of the best I have had in the city! Very friendly. I have never had vegan food before in my life and this restaurant has set the bar for the standard very high! Will be coming back soon.

Sestina
Responded 3 days ago

Hi, We hope to see you again soon and to give you the same great food and service and exceed your expectations. We think Plant Based Food is the future! Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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Nish
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one of our family favorites and we love to dine here on our special occasions. Having tried all of the dishes on their menu, I can assure you there isn’t a single dish that you wouldn’t like. Their spicy red sauce pasta is to die for!

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Stef
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes yummy food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, the service was great. The only negative was that it was very hot outside (90°) and the restaurants indoor dining had the doors open and no AC on. It was so hot inside, I was sweating. I probably won’t go back until it cools down.

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ToddM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Wow! Wow! We had an amazing meal. The garlic bread alone is worth the trip. We ended up sharing five different pasta dishes and they were divine. I highly recommend.

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EmilyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall food and experience was great.

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Pepps
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a vegan, it can be hard to find creamy, delicious pastas - and please the non-vegans in the group. Sestina made everyone happy! AMAZING!

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vipnew2ditch
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious delightful and elegant flavours - such a wonderful experience here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sestina was a very good vegan take on Italian food. The caprese was particularly tasty!

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vipJill
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great choices for whole group - even non-vegans enjoyed

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AlexandraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff, great vibe, cute decor. Loved my truffle pasta.

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AlyssaN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the primavera, caprese and the chocolate dessert! The god father was a fantastic drink. The rigatoni was good but very spicy!! Love Matthew Kenneys restaurants! Amazing vegan food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. The food was great and the staff took care of us for our special occasion!

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vipLisaRDN
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was outstanding. Food was delicious and we all had a great time. Will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and everyone was very friendly.

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DocH
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Sestina and it was great! The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. We asked him to turn down the music a bit because we were sitting right next to a speaker and he did. The food was excellent! Even for non-vegans! And the service in general, such as refilling water glasses, clearing dishes, etc was also very good. I will certainly return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and attentive service. I highly recommend the spicy rigatoni

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EshitaS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was perfectly made. But just wish it didn’t come out so quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re in the mood for homemade pasta, go here! Great food and service! The staff are delightful and are very warm and inviting.

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vipJustFolks
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quickly becoming the best vegan restaurant in town. Only downside is high noise level.

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EzgiG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent! I don’t have words to tell their vegan cheese. Pasta was cooked well. I just don’t like the garlic bread. It was just bread. Besides food, servers were friendly and helpful. Definitely will go back!

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KittyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

so good its not even vegan in my mind. good happy hour

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Nice staff and amazing food. Eat here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kale salad was so delicious!

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 4.8 stars by 130 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.