Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe

4.7
366 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
OUTDOOR HEATERS! 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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vipGierus
Detroit
67 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe surpassed our expectations. Great service, delicious food, especially the truffled beggars’ purses, charcuterie/cheese board and special recognition of our wedding anniversary. One of the best meals we’ve had in the city. Bravo!

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BlairH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu did not disappoint. Enjoyed the octopus and eggplant appetizers, and the truffled pasta was amazing. Our server was super friendly and had great wine recommendations. Outside seating was warm and comfortable!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know Valentines Day can be hard for restaurants to do right, but Tableside provided us with an excellent experience. From the delicious food to the service, the music to the spaced out and safe and beautiful ambiance, we couldn't have asked for more on our first night dining indoors in almost a year! Highly recommend the octopus, beef meatballs, ragu and the pork chop!

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vipanonymous
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate Valentines Day. Was not disappointed! Food, service and atmosphere were great. Loved the tasty crustacean pasta dish, so rich and creamy. My wife had the truffled moneybags which was delicious as well. Thanks for a great night out.

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Cami
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED my pasta here, highly recommend them over the entrees. The muddler cocktail is literally amazing. The outdoor dining was really warm and comfy. Our service was lovely, we felt a tad rushed- but it was valentines day...so it's understandable! Can't wait to eat inside next time.

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Bilal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were constantly reminded by our server about the 90 min seating time. Felt rushed due to this. Other than that, everything else was great! The lamb meatballs were delicious!

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dukoffgmd
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Tableside. Don was our waiter - and he was awesome. In fact, everything was awesome. Our table of 4 has lived in the East Village for several years and we were remarking that it was absolutely insane that we had never been to Tableside. After Saturday's reservation, we're already planning our next trip.

The food was incredible. We started with a delicious meat & cheese board and added burrata. The truffle honey and trio of hummus was an excellent touch!

For mains, we split four entreés: the pork chop, veal parmesan, truffled moneybags & little ears. Suffice to say that we cleaned every plate. The pork chop was super complex and delicious. The veal parmesan was crispy and thin, perfect sauce to cheese ratio. The moneybags might have been my favorite - you just have to try them. And the little ears are a solid staple (the lightly toasted breadcrumbs really made it).

Thank you to the entire Tableside team for allowing us to feel normal for a night. We can't wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I wanted to love it, the reviews were really great but it didn’t live up to the hype at all. The bread and hummus provided was definitely a nice touch and flavorful. I had the lobster pasta and it looked NOTHING like the photos on the restaurants Instagram page. It was over cooked l, very small portion of lobster and the sauce literally had NO flavor. My husband had the drunken chicken which he said was ok. He wanted the meatballs which are advertised as Beef on the menu but he double checked before ordering as he doesn’t eat pork and luckily he asked. The server wasn’t sure if they were just beef so he asked and came back with “they are the classic trip of meat- beef, pork and veal!!” You can’t advertise them as grandmas BEEF speciality but there’s actually pork in them as well. The photos online of the restaurant looked nothing like that in person. There weren’t tablecloths on any of the tables, it was extremely dark and just a cold atmosphere. On a plus note my drink was very good tequila and grapefruit cocktail. Server was friendly. But i would not go back

Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe
Responded on February 15, 2021

I sincerely apologize that we did not live up to your expectations. Being our first weekend back open indoors on the busiest holiday of the year for us, we expected hiccups and wish you had told us of your displeasure in person so we could have fixed it. The photos of our space are photos of our space, and none of them show tablecloths so I apologize that you were expecting different. Also please come back for some meatballs on us- this was a big miscommunication and they are 100% beef, so sorry

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LisaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tableside has been our go to place for about 2 years now, and best place for all occasions especially to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The great service never fails has been great since the first time we visited and continues that service if not does an even better job of providing an amazing experience than the previous visits. Tableside never seizes to amaze us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service all around. It did feel SLIGHTLY rushed towards to beginning so all food orders can be in quickly due to their time constraints so they can accommodate as many customers as possible with the current situation. But once the food arrived we were given ample time to eat and enjoy the food. Wait staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this place, food was AMAZING.

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Stan84
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was already busy at 5pm on a Saturday which is usually a great sign. Our outdoor table was especially warm with two different types of heaters close by and the dividers on both sides of our table made us feel extra safe. The food was top notch and certainly delicious with perfect portion sizes. I also think our server was the manager as well which was great because it demonstrates the team effort this restaurant puts forth to satisfy their guests and boy did they deliver! We will 1000% return again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food

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Eddie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. Great for a date night, server was outstanding

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Lee84
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Beautiful and warm outdoor setup. Friendly service - Don was very attentive and accommodating to our needs. Will definitely return soon and often!

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TessaG
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great. Outdoor dining setup wasn’t great for winter. Service was okay. Portions were pretty small.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DOPE

Great experience

Great food - actually ate it all

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Mark
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate outside, great food, great service despite being outdoors.

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milesd
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good value. very well run and attentive staff. feels like a family-owned spot with good values

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LizzyI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been coming to Tableside for years for special occasions and everyday dinners. The concept of elevated classic Italian dishes never disappoints with the cheesy veal and truffle moneybags being true standouts. Their COVID outdoor setup is amazing with ample heating and a 3 sided/covered enclosure. All tables are socially distanced and the staff are diligent about keeping their masks on. The owners and staff are super welcoming and always make you feel at home.

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Jessica
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was impeccable. Nice quiet and cozy

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vipanonymous
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my wife for a date night. Could not have been happier we picked Tableside. Food, ambience and service were all amazing. They went above and beyond to make sure our dining experience was perfect. The moneybags and Neopolitan ragu were excellent dishes! Also, to note the heater set up for outside dining worked great.

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vipAllysonM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved loved this place. Will be back !

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend recommended this restaurant to me and I am so glad we came. Food was excellent and you couldn't have asked for friendlier service. Felt very clean and tables were well spaced and separate. Will definitely be back!

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vipanonymous
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 20th wedding anniversary with my wife here last night and everything was excellent. Top notch service and mouthwatering food. The ragu pasta was delicious, along with the lamb meatballs, the octopus, and the truffle moneybags. Highly recommend and looking forward to coming back with the whole family. Great service too!

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vipGreenvilleChris
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not good. The pasta looks and tastes like a Stouffer’s frozen TV dinner. It was so bad that the poor waiter offered a complimentary glass of wine. No one that appreciates food food goes here. It’s for tourists and kids in the LES. There are dozens of much better, authentic Italian eateries with tastier food within a stone’s throw.

Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe
Responded on December 12, 2020

Appreciate your opinion, especially during this time when small businesses are being shuttered at no fault of their own. The bulk of our business comes from repeat customers and word of mouth; there are no tourists in NYC right now. Look and see that 99% of our feedback is positive. Our waiter topped off your wine as he could sense that you were not satisfied, even though you reported to him that everything was fine. Trying 2 dishes is not enough to write a scathing review such as this.

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Erica
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The food, service and ambience of this place is great! Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service. All of the food was great, even the bread they start you with. Dark moody ambience and quick service. Drinks are great too!

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LaurenC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here at least 6 times now and never once has there been anything to scoff at. The food is consistently delicious and the service is not only amazing but also very personable. The tuna tartare appetizer special was some of the best I’ve ever had. We sat outside under a heat lamp and we were comfortable the whole time. I love this place.

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VaNes11
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here! Food is always excellent and staff is accommodating. Came to celebrate my cousin’s birthday and all the first timers could not stop raving about the food! Love this place!

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vipChristianH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian places I've been to in a long time. The truffled moneybags were an amazing bite and the Roasted Hog may have been the best thing I ate this year.

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CathyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has a nice outdoor seating arrangement with heaters and the street has little traffic. The food was exceptional and beautifully plated. We shared a wonderful beet salad called Taproot Symphony. I had the wild salmon called Upstream Swimming Fish with a digjon mustard sauce that was scrumptious. My guest had Neapolitan Ragu which she really enjoyed. With a glass of wine and generous tip it was $65 and worth it. I can't wait to go back!

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vipanonymous
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in NYC.

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KatyLynn
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I had an amazing dining experience at Tableside. We were supposed to get married on the day that we went to the restaurant but unfortunately it was postponed due to COVID 19 and the service was nothing more than perfect. They made sure we were happy and enjoying our night with fantastic food and wine. We truly felt very lucky. We will definitely be back again to dine at Tableside!

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Adam
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, beautiful COVID safe outdoor space, and top notch Italian food with inventive cocktails!

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vipanonymous
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Outdoor heaters worked great on a very cold night.

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PatrickH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in the east village! Every single time is a delightful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most outstanding lasagnas I’ve ever had in my entire life. Our waiter was a complete gem, was working so hard throughout service and was so kind. I can’t wait to go back!!! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a great neighborhood spot.

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vipErajZ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great ambiance and service. Food was fairly average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely service and hearty food.

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Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 852-6498.

Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe is rated 4.7 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.

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.

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