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About Serafina Fabulous Grill

Everyone, from beautiful models and young professionals to families and businessmen on power lunches, flocks to Serafina's Flagship for its energetic ambiance and delicious cuisine found in this upbeat three floor restaurant.

Based on a very authentic approach to Italian food and using only the highest quality ingredients, our cuisine originates from family recipes handed down from generations of cooks and adapted by Vittorio Assaf and our team of professional chefs.

Choose from a variety of homemade pastas, pizzas and fresh grilled meats, fish and vegetables. We offer over 20 varieties of thin crust pizzas made with 00 Italian flour, filtered water, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt from Sicily.

33 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: Monday - Thursday:11:30am - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am Sunday 11:00am - 12:00 am

Cross Street:
Park and Madison Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 702-9898

Website:
http://always.serafinarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
A public Icon Parking Lot is located right next door

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Serafina Fabulous Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (7)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Groups (6)
People Watching (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great but too noise ! The waiter was nice and mived our table!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We had good food and service pre theater and attending a show at 59 East 59 theater nearby

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We go here a decent amount but the other night our waiter seemed distracted and took forever just to get water and we had to proactively ask for everything

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was slow and cold. The cocktails were terrible. Both my pasta and my husband’s pasta were totally bland. My mother-in-law’s risotto was good, but not worth $30.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was good, but the service with the exception of the host was absolutely awful. We were not acknowledged when making requests to the server he would just walk away without saying anything. The bread was hard as a rock, like a hockey puck. Our dishes we ordered were very tasty and flavorful - just wasn't the best overall experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Hostess screwed up check in

Therefore I was contacted that I did not check in

I believe the problem was quickly addressed.


Many thanks open table

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Good consistent food reasonably priced in casual lively NYC environment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Expensive for what we got. Someone stole my umbrella and there were no apologies.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were in Manhattan for a getaway weekend. Though we have our favorite restaurants, I wanted to try a new one. After researching Open Table ratings and reviews, I settled on Serafina, and we were not disappointed! It was the perfect cozy spot for a rainy Sunday night in the Big Apple. The tomato basil focaccia was amazing, unlike any we’ve ever eaten. The chopped salad was delicious as well. I had the limoncello farfalle bow tie pasta with shrimp, and my husband the pounded breaded veal Milanese. My only complaint was that the portions were so adequate that we couldn’t finish our entrees! And then we were traveling, so taking it home was not an option. We will definitely revisit Serafina next time we’re in town. If you’re reading this, and have never been, you should too!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, People Watching
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Since discovering Serafina, it has been my go to restaurant for any occasion. The ambiance and food are excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Serafina provides good food served efficiently. The restaurant gets a bit noisy making business conversations trying at times but the food makes up for it.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Serafina was good, very friendly waiter helped a lot.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Awful service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

How bizarre that Open Table names this restaurant Serafina Fabulous Grill. The actual restaurant names it Serafina Always. But what's in a name? The food was not fabulous nor were our dishes grilled. As to 'always': nah, this particular Serafina is a 'pass'.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was traditional Italian. The service was awful after the waiter took our order we didn't see him again had to ask the busboy for our check. Food was good put nothing that was spectacular.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was fine, but the service was lacking. Our server seemed to be distracted and rushed, but somehow it took quite awhile to get anything brought to the table (such as bread). I hesitated a moment before ordering a cocktail and sensed his annoyance with me. Also troubling was the fact that I left my credit card behind by mistake and the restaurant made no effort to contact me, even though the reservation was under my name and they had my email via Open Table. It is one of the more affordable options around 59E59, so I would possibly return, but I would explore other options first.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great food & service. Matteo made sure we had everything we need for our meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Good service and genuine Italian food made for a quick but enjoyable business dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Go early or late, but anytime between 12-2 is too noisy ,,frantic. At off hours, it is very good.
Pizza is excellent , salads are big and deelish.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food great service always a good experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent food. Both my wife and I had different fish main courses. Both were excellent and cooked perfectly. We had a wonderful experience and will return if we are back in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I like the Serafinan restaurant chain. it has good food and many locations in Manhattan and White Plains.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Very average Italian cuisine and inconsistent service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great Pizza and ambient. Filippo is a great host. I will be back soon!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We have been dining at Serafina for many years since we live close by in the neighborhood. We had not been there in a few months due to our vacation schedule & returning was not the best experience.
The restaurant was almost empty at dinner hour & yet the service was awful. They knew us as regular diners, but one waiter was covering the whole main floor and he was still disappearing. If not for the service staff we would we would have had nothing. There was loud music playing that wasn't needed in an almost empty restaurant. We would not rush back. I think the best choice is a food delivery from them so as not to experience the restaurant. The pasta is always good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Bom atendimento e boa pasta! Ambiente agradável!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Service was good but food was subpar. For the price, my party expected more from the food and setting. Would not recommend this location to locals or tourists.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Very good indeed . The whole meal were fantastic. Pleasant ambiente

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Very disappointing. The chicken salad was awful as was the pizza.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always a good choice - delicious food and great service

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Service and food has gone downhill in last year! Will not return

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Be aware of tip SCAM...Waiter should TELL YOU A TIP IS ALREADY IN THE BILL and NOT present a bill with recommended tip levels.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We were a table of 4, dining at noon. The meal was lovely, served efficiently. We were fortunate to be seated in the little elevated street side area with open windows. It made for a terrific setting!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Terrible Service and attitude by staff. Food was good, but don't bother going there, there are much better places in the city with better food and SERVICE.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We were with friends that has a baby, and they accommodate us very well even though we have a baby stroller. However, the service was bad, the waiter was a little rude. He brought the bread, and we asked for olive oil. After our appetizer arrived, he removed the olive oil from the table without asking anyone. I asked him to bring it back, and he didn't apologize and didn't make a nice face! About the food, I ordered a plate with 3 different types of pasta, it was on average, too far to be delicious. I'll not come back for sure!

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I ordered the pizza I always order there. It came crispy, dry and burnt. I asked for the manager who took it back and came back saying he tasted it and there was nothing wrong with it. He said that I could have it back or choose something else but he wouldn't have another done. Ridiculous and rude! I wasn't going to have the pizza he tastes back and my mind was set on this. Service is always so-so in that place but this was particularly bad. We'll take a break from this location for a wile.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Place and food was great. However our party was obvious business and they sat us right near all these kids with families. So we kept getting bothered by crying babies and a kid's birthday party. Other then that it's nice and the waitress was great. They need to think about placement during lunch when business people come. Other then this I highly recommend!

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

This was by far the worst dining experience I have ever had. We had a 7 month old, so they stuck our party out of view in the upstairs section. The food was terrible (Pizza was not hot and my chicken came out raw!) They also never cleared out plates, did not ask if we wanted desert and when I went to speak with the manager he blamed something that happened with a cook in the kitchen. Not taking the blame in a customer service experience as a manager is not acceptable -- especially since the staff and food were below par. The manager said to the table he would be taking care of the check. To my surprise, he had a server bring the check with only 20% off of the bill. I frequent this location and others all the time. I will never go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The Serafina salad is perfect. The chicken paillaird is pounded down to the thickness of a tortilla which just makes for dry chicken. I've had it somewhere else like that so should've remembered so not their fault but it's still odd. We remembered suddenly that we were supposed to be someplace so we kind of gulped, packed and dashed but they were very gracious and responsive. We would return.

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Who prefer a less noisy lunch I suggest the second floor. The food is very good, loved the option of Gluten Free spaghetti. The menu of drinks has a good variety.

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