Toledo Restaurant

4.4
125 reviews
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Toledo Restaurant has been serving patrons of NYC and beyond for over thirty years. Since its inception in 1975, we have been recognized as "serving the city's best Spanish" (The New York Post). Many have come to call us "classic, old-world and handsome" (Zagat 99, 01, 02), decorated in Spanish artifacts from all parts of Spain like Toledo, Sevilla, Madrid, and even Galicia. When you come to Toledo you can expect reliable and consistent food and service, whether it is to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, family reunion, host a company Christmas party or a baby shower.
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1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food ; fantastic place to visit again...

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MG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service. We eat here often and are never disappointed.

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E
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service is always amazing. Any age can enjoy this but many times it is quiet and it's very elegant. So if you are an older couple or taking older clients it's especially wonderful. The food is delicious and there is a lot to choose from. - NDL

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JH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great waiters and lovely place. Lobster was okay but green sauce not quite green enough. Needed to be more robust. Flavors wer good though

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W
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is from another era. The room is all wood and pictures and the staff well dressed. The menu selections are classic Spanish and the wine choices are vast and on the high side. Food quality was good, but there was not a molecule of saffron in the rice of my seafood dish although it was stated to be there.

For those wishing to eat at a Restaurant with a capital R, quiet for conversation, well staffed and with a good menu, this is the place.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was fantastic and the food very good

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BM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our experience at Toledo. White table cloths, beautiful charger-plates, helpful and professional wait staff all added up to a memorable evening. We had paella and it was cooked beautifully. Our waiter recommended just the right wine. This is a wonderful restaurant for a cold winter evening.

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E
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It is very classy and refined. It is a wonderful place to take clients and friends to actually having a conversation when dining.

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TE
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, mediocre service, nice atmosphere , but overpriced.

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TP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant canceled my reservation without giving a reason. When I called I was rudely told they had overbooked and to bad for me and my party of six. I will never deal with Toledo again, it was beyond rude.

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F
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, incredible paella, with lots of choices. Chef will accommodate any special requests.

One comment -- when I booked it, OpenTable told me the restaurant was fully booked for the time I wanted. However, the restaurant was virtually empty when we arrived (only one other table was occupied),and it remained almost empty throughout the evening. Why?
I hope the restaurant did not lose any diners because they were told it was fully booked.

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l
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Did not know how good this restaurant was until we stared eating!!! Everything was delicious and tasty! The bread should be warmed more!!!! The paella Valencia was out of this world!!!’ I will defy return in the very near future!

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E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toledo restaurant served up an authentic Spanish experience. The food was excellent and authentic. The service was impeccable and very personal and engaging. My wife is Spanish and we eat out in Spain many times a year. This was like being in Spain.

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P
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was my first time and I thought the food was genuine and tasty. Portions were huge.

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambiance and Service was pretty good. The food was not very good. For what the prices are here they need to step up the foods flavor. It’s a pretty expensive restaurant and was left disappointed by the food. The servers were very attentive and on top of us mainly because were practically the only ones in the restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was perfect! Food was great and the service outstanding! Fantastic staff.

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RA
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here in years but everything was as good as I remembered. Best Spanish food I’ve ever had.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Reviews count for a lot. If you read them. We did not before going here. We passed by and thought it had a very charming atmosphere. The place was empty on a Friday night. The service was very friendly and the room was very elegant. But those were the highlights. The food was mediocre at best and very overly priced. We are used to spending money on dinner, but felt very disappointed that our meal did not reflect the atmosphere or the price point. We enjoyed ourselves regardless, but one last note; check the handwritten bill. Non computerized bills have mistakes usually not in your favor.

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LL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My all time favorite restaurant in NY.

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TA
New England
81 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very quiet place for Manhattan. Great service from some very friendly staff. Most are very familiar with Spain so can get some travel tips as well! Comfortable room. Quite a good wine list, very reasonably priced and great seafood selection. Great place if you want a quiet romantic meal, or would be good for small business meetings as well as tables are well spaced and quiet enough to talk without yelling.

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d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It use to be a great place for lunch or dinner or holiday parties (maybe for some it still is...). Now its just too expensive and the food.... not what it use to be. I would have thought - they continue with the same quality of food with the prices they charge!

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b
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local restaurant. Normally it gets busy late so seating before 8 pm is very easy. we have never had a bad meal or bad experience in 15 years.
Beautiful inside and authentic waite staff.

All dishes very authentic and fresh.

Paella was as good as place I have ever been served it.

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DB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I give Toledo an "E". E as in excellent, elegant, & expensive. Traditional Spanish- Old World décor all the way, formal ambience & service, although no dress code. Extensive menu offering a wide range of appetizers (all above $15), soups, & salads. My wife loved her gazpacho. I enjoyed piquillo peppers stuffed with salt cod. Many variations on saffron rice based dishes are standouts, because they really do use generous amounts of tasty Spanish saffron- unlike many other places who claim to offer authentic paella, but use turmeric & other seasonings to approximate the yellowish color imparted by saffron. My wife said their seafood paella ($46) was the best paella she's had outside of Spain. Entrees are mostly from the mid-30's & up, with many in the 50's.
A couple of things could have been improved. When I asked about red wine by the glass, the waiter told me I could have a Rioja (which I suspected) but did not tell me any choices of Vintage, did not tell me the price ($13.25), & did not indicate that there was even any other red wine choice. Also, in honor of my wife's birthday, I had asked them with more than 24 hours notice to put a candle (in whatever holder they needed) in her paella. I was all set to take a picture of my wife's reaction as I sang "Happy Birthday", but they didn't put the candle & the moment was lost.
All in all, excellent food in a classy (if a bit stiff) setting, with prices high enough to reserve it for special occasions or expense accounts.

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. I have eaten there often over the past 15 years. I have never had a problem with the food or the service.

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NY
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you appreciate well-prepared Spanish cuisine, look no further than this long-standing midtown establishment. Shrimp in garlic sauce, chorizo, escargots, gazpacho to start. Paella, Filet of sole or a veal dish; all have been perfect. I can't discuss desserts because I've always been to full to have one. The service is top-notch and in these surroundings, the feeling is "old world." It's not an inexpensive place, but it is a great experience.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

dirty floor and overpriced staff was old and verrry slow.. horrible

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very traditional Spanish restaurant. The food and service was excellent, although a bit pricey. The paella was delicious!

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M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toledo is one of my most favorite restaurants in the city. The food is outstanding in both presentation and flavor. Your waiters have been there a very long time and aim to please.
And most important is that I have never felt rushed.

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C
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! The service, food and quiet ambiance were all fabulous!

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T
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Spanish restaurant. Great seafood. Amazing yellow (saffron) rice and shrimp.Professional waiters. Expensive.

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T
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Thought this was Toledo’s but it wasn’t. We visited New York for my birthday and I chose to go there for dinner. Food was mediocre, small portions and very overpriced. Should have realized something was wrong when we walked in and there were only two other couples there.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and very good food

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

The food was pretty good but I thought not worth the price charged. I have had Spanish just as good but for far less the money we paid.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Snapper and seafood paella was delicious. Only downside of this place was ambience and decor. It was a bit stuffy, old world Spanish, servers in tuxes, white tablecloth restaurants. Overall good experience but ambience made me a bit sleepy

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Great design, horrible food

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b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

going there for over 37 years and never disappoints

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Loved the look of the restaurant and the staff were very friendly and attentive. But the food was just okay. For the price it wasn't worth it.

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RH
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Following multi-day trip in Midtown Manhattan, the Toledo stands out as the most enjoyable restaurant experience. The price was about as expected for the location, but the food, service and ambiance were outstanding. We were served by two highly professional waiters who were surprisingly skillful at providing the information and service we needed when we needed it. The spinach salad was surprisingly fresh and flavorful. We ordered the salmon and garlic chicken and both were delicious. The wine recommendation to complement the diverse set of flavors was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One can define Toledo with just one word:
Classic.
The service, the food, the ambiance, the wine list are all classic, the way a great Spanish restaurant used to be .
Enjoy, must make a reservation.

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D
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great appetizers and beautiful ambiance. Always has availability

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