Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe

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$30 and under
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Italian
Located in the heart of New York's East Village, Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe is a family owned and operated restaurant that features authentic Italian cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, an eclectic wine list, a beautiful candle-lit ambiance, and excellent service. When the weather permits, our wall of french doors are swung open to the sidewalk.

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM

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vipHeartdoc
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea bass was excellent, steaks were excellent. Appetizers tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday and the service and food were just perfect. The best service in NYC for sure!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on a date. Great meal. Truffled moneybags are insane. Highly recommend.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, looking forward to coming back. Thanks for the great hospitality and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in a long time! Authentic Italian food. Cozy spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what a gem! Came here for dinner with friends, food and service were right on point. Cocktails were creative and tasty. Food was exceptional, we had shared grandmas beef meatballs, octopus and eggplant for apps. For mains the drunken golden bird, roasted hog, tasty crustacean and lady of the night. All prepared perfectly.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at Tableside was exquisite! The chef here deserves an award- all food was to die for. And our servers could not have been friendlier. We will certainly be back.

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ER88
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I was there for my birthday with 5 of my friends. From the word go we had a bad feeling. We were seated and right away warned by the waiter that they were out of a number of items. There was only one waiter and one busboy for the entire restaurant, which meant service was really slow. Most of the food was pretty bland except for the bread, eggplant, and desserts. I was required to provide my credit card to hold the reservation even though the restaurant was half empty. Altogether I would not recommend and we do not plan to return.

Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi Elaine, we are sincerely sorry that you did not enjoy your experience. Being seated right away is typically a good thing- Sunday's can be on the quiet side, but if you're looking for a livelier atmosphere, Fri/Sat are always a packed house! We were not understaffed, 1 waiter, bartender, and food runner, as well as the owner for a small restaurant on a Sunday is plenty of staff. Many restaurants require credit cards for larger parties for obvious reasons. We hope you will reconsider!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. We had the tasty crustacean and wide road pasta, both were excellent. Decor is beautiful as well. Looking forward to coming back.

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vipDJL23
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had the perfect valentines dinner at a corner banquet table. Good and service were excellent. Highly recommend grilled octopus ! Loved the hummus that accompanied the warm bread.

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vipPaulR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal at Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe and it turned out to be the best restaurant that we have been to in years. The food was superb, especially the main entries. I had the Roasted Hog, which is a succulent 16 oz. pan roasted pork chop, and my wife had the Little Ears of Apulia, which is orecchiette with sweet sausage and broccoli rabe. The service was low key and professional and, when asked, the server was helpful in deciding what to order. The ambience is subdued and the music is enjoyable, but unobtrusive. You can actually have a conversation without having to talk over the sound. Overall, a fantastic dining experience.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal at Tableside. I am very particular about my Italian food, and each dish was executed perfectly. Service was top notch and the place is quaint and romantic. Highly recommend and cannot wait to return.

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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate there for Valentine’s Day. The menu was delicious can’t wait to go back. I think I have a new favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The restaurant did not live up to the ambiance of the photos. The food was also disappointing. Apps were ok, but the fresh pasta with wild boar was a little rubbery and the cut of steak was poor. The steak was ordered medium rare and was served medium to well... slightly pink. Not a place I would return.

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JenniferC
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing authentic Italian dining experience in the East Village. Great service, good location. The food was very good. We had several outstanding pasta dishes and I'd recommend the dessert as well. Craft cocktails were creative and delicious. I would highly recommend Tableside.

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SusanE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance and service were all excellent! We will definitely go back. Also, I accidentally made the reservation for a different day and they graciously said they would accommodate our party.

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vipAuguststar
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was pleasantly surprised to find this neighborhood gem. We were cheerfully greeted by a man who turned out to be our server, too. (Unfortunately I have forgotten his name.)
The European bass I ordered was good and so was my son's pasta. As they got busier, the service got a little slower in the sense that it took a while before we could see and call him to ask for more water. Nevertheless, I would recommend this restaurant to friends.

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Tableside
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Place is really cute. Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Would highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of my favorite spots. Always delicious and cozy.

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vipReginaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a late dinner.Wonderful food, gracious owner greeting at the door.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great dinner with great service. The moneybags as appetizer was phenom.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the bast place we’ve been this weekend! Food was amazing and service was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was phenomenal. They accommodated my pregnant wife’s mocktail request, offered us a corner table because it was her birthday, and our server Alvaro could not have been nicer. Food was excellent too. We’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. The staff was so kind and knowledgeable. The manager did not come over once but twice and was so hospitable. I’m definitely coming back and everyone needs to experience this incredible gem!

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jimbo79
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We hosted six relatives for a birthday dinner. Food was delicious, well presented, and promptly served per course by staff without intrusion. The restaurant is cosy and, on our visit, busy. This is definitely a find for us and we will return on our next visit to Gotham.

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LesleyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good. Wonderful experience.

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vipcitywalker
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it’s very good. Will visit again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local Italian place. Lived in the neighborhood for a long time and never went here. Pasta and drinks were awesome! Service we fast and friendly. A++ check it out

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Omegamaster
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is fantastic. Food was even better. Got their Prime cut. One of the best Steaks I ever had. Will be back and recommend to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could give the food rating a six. Everything was delicious. The service was exceptional and our waiter was social and gracious. An excellent experience all around.

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vipSydneyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, best lasagna I’ve ever had!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a hidden gem. Exceptional food and service. Special place.

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vipJohnZ
Miami
177 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice small restaurant with a lot of character.
Food was good and even though wine selection is small, they did have some very good reasonable options.

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vipFran
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite local Italian great staff

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NYCeat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal at this hidden gem! Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. Some of the best Italian food I have had in a long time. Will definitely be back!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this little hidden gem. Food is always amazing and the owners and servers treat you like family.

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vipHoniDijon
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our girlfriend’s birthday and recent pregnancy so we wanted a cozy spot with top-notch Italian pasta - and that’s exactly what we got! Service was exceptional - and the wine / cocktail selection was fantastic with a nice range of prices. Thank you for a lovely dining experience! We can’t wait to come back!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't miss the truffle moneybags or the drunken golden bird. Excellent Italian food and friendly service.

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vipDennisD
New York Area
15 reviews