outstanding. pick the specials
Food is excellent. Southern Italian. Clams Casino is perfect. Veal dishes are Phenomenal.
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!
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!
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).
Great staff - greeted at the door - attentive service without being overbearing. Food is classic and excellent.
Wonderful food, attentive service. We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner.
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.
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.
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.