Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe

4.7
349 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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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
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
20 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
36 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
21 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
62 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
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
5 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
23 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
21 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
21 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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ErajZ
New York Area
15 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was excellent and the food was even better! Highly recommend the octopus appetizer and the short rib pasta!

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vipIUES22
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding friendly service. All of our party enjoyed their entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute AMAZING atmosphere. The food was phenomenal and the service was great!! Myself and my party had the absolute best time and we are already planning a return trip!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down one of my favorite restaurants in the city! Great for any occasion. The food never disappoints! The meatballs are an absolute must, and don’t skip out on dessert! The staff is always very friendly and attentive. Don’t think twice about booking!

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vipanonymous
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out! Food and service was superb!

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vipIlovef00d
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I were a celebrity and featured on the show, "The best thing I've ever ate," well...I would say THIS RESTAURANT! The service was damn near perfect, the drinks were delicious and the food...THE FOOD!! AMAZING! I would recommend this place to anyone. For drinks we had: the muddler ( crowd fav - SO GOOD!) AND the black bulleit. To start, we ate the chicken meatballs appetizer w/ white wine alfredo sauce, plus bread and hummus (3 kinds) and then we shared the following two plates: Truffled money bags (with sauce you'll want to bathe in! lol well no, but you will want to dip your bread!) and the drunken goldenbird (juiciest chicken ever with the most cripsy crust - I mean, how do they do it!?). To finish off the meal, we had a tiramisu. It was my boyfriends bday, and they put a candle in the tiramisu, too! Needless to say, the entire experience was awesome and top notch. Our waiter was nice, down to earth, professional and encompassed a good sense of humor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berlin
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipanonymous
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the moneybags and drunken bird. So good!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. Excellent food and wonderful staff/owner.

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vipStillWaiting
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Dodd was average. And the service was good but there was just something missing. Hard to run a restaurant during time it seems.

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SamanthaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was excellent! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, very nice outdoor seating with overhead covering. Also very accommodating for guest with nut allergies.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for my birthday with 7 friends and the service was top notch, truly felt taken care of. Food was amazing and ambience perfect. I highly recommend to others.

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RozalieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cute place, nice outdoor seating in side street, very nice and attentive staff that brought all drinks (including dog bowl!) and food swiftly. Dog friendly is always a plus! Food was good as well and good value for money, esp. compared to current Manhattan prices. Definitely will be back for another dinner. (Good for date night or catch up with friends)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the ambiance was beautiful and the service was awesome!

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ChristineW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely go again. I had the truffle pasta dish.

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Charlotte
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta, reasonably priced. Tables spaced well.

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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 349 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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