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7:00 PM
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Rossini's Restaurant

1048 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
Located in the charming neighborhood of Murray Hill, Rossini's has been serving fine Northern Italian Cuisine for 40 years. The genuine friendliness and warm service makes diners feel right at home in this family owned restaurant.

We specialize in Northern Italian Cuisine but also features dishes throughout the Italian Peninsula. Our cuisine is based on many long standing family recipes as well as new and innovative Italian presentations.
Our menu offers a wide variety of pasta, chicken, veal and fish dishes or our chef will prepare your favorite dish if you don't see it on the menu.

The large chairs and roomy interior provides an ambiance that is perfect for the important business lunch or the intimate romantic dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Lunch-Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 683-0135
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
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Private party facilities
Our split level dining room accommodates up to 60 people on each level. The Bar/Lounge area accommodates approximately 20-30 people. The entire restaurant can be reserved for 100-200 people.
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Private party contact
Nancy: (212) 683-0135
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Cross street
Park & Lexington Avenues
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Parking details
Street parking after 7:00PM or Icon Parking located at 205 East 38th Street (between 3rd & 2nd Aves.) after 5:00PM and pay $11.00 - Rossini's must validate your parking ticket.
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Public transit
Located 4 blocks from Grand Central Terminal
Train - MTA Metro-North Railroad
Subway - 4, 5, 6, 7, and S lines
Bus - M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104, Q32
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Live music nightly.
Sunday 6:00 Pianist
Monday Thru Friday 7:00PM Pianist
Saturday 8:00PM Opera Trio (Performing various operatic songs as well as Broadway hits and love songs)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 1048 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food and service. Loved the live piano. One of the best dining experiences I have had in NY. Prices are great for the food and service!

Momof2 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Went here on a whim with my husband and two kids (ages 10 and 12) this past weekend. I can't say enough great things. It was the most fun dinner we've had in a while. We had a cozy spot in the corner of the dining room and were able to enjoy the 2 opera singers and the piano player all evening. The food and service were phenomenal, and the staff was very nice. The only thing I would change would be to add more chocolate desserts to the menu! Will definitely be back!

DiscoDancerBoston (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

The best part about this restaurant is the pianist and opera singers. The wine list is very good, and the champagne cocktails were excellent.

The food, on the other hand, is so-so. We started with the artichoke special. They described this as a cleaned artichoke, stuffed with cheese, breadcrumbs, etc. What I got was a whole artichoke, uncleaned, in a sort of broth. The broth was tasty; however, it was nearly impossible to eat the artichoke. When it's served whole this way, the only way to eat it is to peel each leaf off, and drag the leaf between your teeth to extract the edible part (this was not a baby artichoke which can be eaten whole). Well, if this was expected, they should have provided a discard bowl for the inedible refuse, but no bowl was provided. We ended up cleaning out the choke with a knife and fork, splitting the heart and leaving everything else (90%). It was like doing surgery. Our waiter didn't ask if there was a problem or if we liked our food.

For our appetizer course, I had a caesar salad and my husband had the half portion of the pasta special (veal ragu with pappardelle). The caesar salad said it came with anchovies, but mine did not--I had to ask for them. They were provided, but then I discovered my salad was not dressed. I am not someone who like globs of dressing; however, the whole point of caesar salad IS the dressing. Otherwise it's just lettuce and croutons. My husband's veal ragu was not true ragu. Rather, it was chunks of veal, similar to stew, mixed with pasta. The pasta itself, which was homemade, was quite good. The flavor of the ragu was good, but the consistency was way off. You should taste a bit of meat in every bite when it's a true ragu.

For our entrees, I had the veal ragu as described above. My husband had scallops, which he said were good.

We expected the ambiance to be romantic but instead it was loud, obviously filled with tourists, most of whom were sadly underdressed (jeans, sneakers, sweatshirts).

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great staff - greeted at the door - attentive service without being overbearing. Food is classic and excellent.

Eatfresh (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Wonderful food, attentive service. We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner.

vipCityguy233 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

A great old-school NYC Italian restaurant! Excellent food and service in an elegant
setting that at one time was the hotel dining room and lounge of what was the Towne House apartment-hotel, now an elegant pre-war co-op building. Great place for business dinners and also for romantic interludes.

OliverM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My Overall experience and first time at this space was amazing. The setting was pure family style Italian ambience. The waiters were very professional and genuine, I briefly spoke with the woman who even checked out coat which also was a Gem! Will defiantly come back, appreciate this night here on Valentines day with my Companion. Thank you Rossini.

vipLT1234 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I have been dining at Rossini’s for over 30 years and it is always an enjoyable dining experience. The food and service are excellent! I often recommend Rossini’s for both business and special occasions to others.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was just the gnocchi for dinner which wasn’t memorable. Maybe I’m a bad judge because I was comparing it to multiple gnocchi dishes I recently had on a trip to Italy. We felt rushed by the wait staff (very un-Italian) until it was time for the check and then they seemed to forget about us. Overall, just an average experience, wouldn’t necessarily go back.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Quiet for a midtown Rest...the staff was not intrusive we were able to talk business without interruptions of the staff and no one pushed us to leave.