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About Trattoria Bianca

An informal Italian restaurant serving traditional favorites along with excitingly new dishes. Trattoria Bianca is a favorite of locals, business people and travelers in midtown.
Bright and mostly white, it is a sleek reinterpretation of Italian Art Deco along with the owner's collection vintage food and wine posters.
Bianca's menu ranges from a simple bowl of spaghetti carbonara to a Tuscan-style steak and a bottle of old Barolo. Featured dishes: shrimp scampi on soft polenta; frisee salad with fried oysters, poached egg, and pork belly; seafood fritto misto; salmon saltimbocca-style with sage and crispy pancetta; numerous pastas and superb pizzas; Chianti- braised short rib, and lamb shank in rich pan juices. For lunch there are heaping salads and inventive sandwiches using Italian ingredients

481 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
Bar remains opened until 2 am .

Cross Street:
35th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 268-8460

Website:
http://www.trattoriabianca.com/

Parking Details:

Public Transit:
Penn Station

Executive Chef:
Julian Clauss-Ehlers

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, "Trattoria Bianca" can accommodate all your special event needs.

Trattoria Bianca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

3.8

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (20)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Business Meals (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Romantic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Great selection on the menu and a great value.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Veal was excellent. And for the vegetarians, our server got a fantastic spicy vegetable pasta custom made

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food5
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·Dined 4 days ago

They were absolutely amazing! They delivered on their word. We were on tight time constraints and when we let the staff know they were friendlly and made sure we were out on time and did not sacrifice the quality of the experience. Food was amazing! Thank you!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

A real pleasure! Super clean, the food was not only delicious but reasonably priced. Dimitri is a great conversationalist and very accommodating. I live in New Jersey I will come here again for a meal when I return to NYC!

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Trattoria Bianca is our post-dance class go-to group restaurant. We can always rely on the food and especially the wonderful service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great location if you need to be near Penn Station or Macy's (35th & Eighth). Quietly elegant, nicely decorated. I liked the menu choices and enjoyed my chicken dish. My friend had the scallops which she liked too. The house wine was very. And the prices were affordable.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Hard to believe I never knew about this place. A bright light in area with not lots of options. I will be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Stopped in for a quick bite after a show on the way home. Decent food, and good service but nothing amazing. Enjoyed the enthusiasm of our waitress. Thanks.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

With so few quality dining choices near Madison Square Garde, Trattoria Bianca stands out. The Italian food is prepared well with other options including prime steak. The wine list is reasonable with excellent choices by the glass.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

It was a quick stop for a bite. Very conveniently located and very good options for food. Service was ok but not flattering and food was decent. Nothing wowing but would stop in again if in the area

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is not an Italian restaurant, it's a slightly upscale diner in food, service, and atmosphere.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I had the chicken parm which was great, my wife had the strip steak (part of the prix fixed menu) which was also very good and a good deal also. The service was also very good. A nice place to go when your at the Garden for any event.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

There are so few good places to eat near Penn Station, so this is a little gem! Make a reservation as it was busy on a Sunday night and walking may be an issue if you are crunched for time, like catching a train, for instance. Noise level was very high, but not distracting.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was very good but service was terrible. Waiter disappeared for long periods of time. Saturday night, 530 and it wasn’t that busy so not sure why it was so difficult to handle a table of 7.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This is a little gem behind MSG. Attractive inside, good food fairly priced. Service was professional.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Delightful Italian restaurant tucked in a hotel only a block and half away from Madison Square Garden. The food was delicious, the service friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was welcoming.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Had my first visit for a business lunch. Thought the prix fixe luncheon a very good value. The pizza was okay; not scrumptious but I definitely will return and will recommend this place. Found it bright and pleasant in an otherwise drab neighbourhood! The staff was excellent and not overbearing. The acoustics were good although toward the end of the lunch background music seemed to be pumping up in volume a bit and didn't seem necessary.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were in early on New Year's Eve... no pressure to turn table, food very good, service great and desserts were awesome! I already recommended to a friend.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome food, great service and great prices. We have been there many times and never disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was outstanding. Everyone raved. Service was top-notch. Thank you for the grand time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went into City with group of 10 people Friday before NYE, made reservation morning of. Arrived at restaurant 20 minutes early. Table was ready. Waiter very attentive, we weren't in a rush and never felt rushed. Wonderful meal everyone in the group was very happy. Steaks great, meatballs great, chicken parm great. We will return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Surprisingly good experience at this restaurant. The food was good and reasonably-priced, and our server was outstanding, friendly, and old-school. The room was a bit noisy and touristy, but that's to be expected in a hotel restaurant. We would return to Trattoria Bianca -- and it was a pleasure to have an excuse to visit the Deco landmark New Yorker Hotel, which is looking better than it has in years.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We at here before headed to the movie theater. Our service was friendly enough. However, the food was very bland - I had the bolognese and had to add a lot of salt and pepper. Further, there were flies all along the wall behind my husband. (Thank goodness I didn't see this until after the meal). So, though it is a convenient spot (right near MSG), it is not worth it.

Tags: Quick Bite
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food2
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was poor. We were pretty much ignored by our waiter. My pasta dish was fine but my friend's steak was under cooked.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We did the three course pre-fix for $24 pp with appetizer and a scoop of gelato. The food was wonderful but the service was non-existent. The server while nice was never around due to having to manage 7 tables at once without sufficient training. Everyone around was frustrated with not being able to get service even at a relaxed pace.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We needed a spot close to Penn Station which had an open reservation on short notice during the very busy holiday week. We were all pleasantly surprised by good service, a nicely located table with good acoustics for our conversation, and good food at a reasonable price. Each of us ordered the price fixe with a very good salad and nice gelato w/ fresh fruit included. Pasta, chicken, and snapper were all good. We also had a reasonably priced bottle of Malbec from Argentina which was ver6 good. Service was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I enjoyed this place all waiter and waitress are nice and any requests responded fast.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great resto. Very good meal. The services are excellents

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Day dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were a party of 6 visiting New York for Christmas and although the food was okay, it was nothing special. Presentation of food: appetizers were okay but a bit on the small side for the prices being charged. Main course presentation left a lot to be desired, Was a bit school canteen style slopped on the plate and quite unappetising looking when it was delivered to the table although there was plenty of it. Described as sliced turkey with all trimmings however resembled 'pulled pork' and all over the plate. Service was good to begin with however as the restaurant filled up this fell away and we were left unattended and waited a long time, once drinks had been ordered, for them to be delivered to the table, although we could see them waiting to be picked up from the bar. All in all not what we expected especially when the bill was 5c short of $500. Would not recommend and won't be using again if we are ever back in NYC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Nice ambience, family friendly and good food. Proximity to NY Penn a plus.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The restaurant is cute, nice and clean with a retro decor. It has a kind of upscale diner look and feel to it. Perhaps it's the counter service that contributes to this look and the shape of the tables and booths. Unfortunately the food was not very good. My son ordered the "Italian style" shepherd's pie and he could barely eat it, because the meat was swimming in grease, the whole thing looked very unappetizing. I had the linguine with clams, which were edible but lacked much flavor in the sauce. My daughter had the pizza, which she said also was just okay, not that great. My husband had a fillet of some type of fish, and it was sitting on top of a huge mound of mashed potatoes! Fish on top of mashed potatoes? The combination did not go well, and the mashed potatoes detracted from the delicateness of the fish.
The waitress was very quiet at first and appeared to be not very personable, but later on she warmed up to us and chatted for a bit. She noticed that my son barely touched his dish and asked him if it was okay. He showed her how greasy the dish was and that it tasted bad. She asked if he wanted to order something else but by that time we had already finished eating and didn't want to start with ordering again, and we were pleasant to her in any case as the quality of the food is not in her control. To her credit, the waitress said she would let the chef know about it. When she brought us the check, she said she asked her manager, and they deducted the price of my son's dish from the bill. We thought that was a fair thing to do, and so we left feeling like the restaurant did the right thing. We wish though that the food had been delicious so we could feel like we had a great experience, but that was just not the case.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Good meal, quick service. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. not fantastic, but great value and very convenient for a pre-MSG event

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A wonderful dining experience! Reluctant to post this as I know in a year this place will be overrun. Oh well, that's what great food, excellent service and a great atmosphere begets. Dimitre is an A+ server. Please enjoy the Carbonara; one of the best I've ever had and I've tried many. Chicken Saltimbalca a must. Unique and delicious meatballs.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Exceeded expectations

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was incredible. It was busy and noisy but we had great and attentive service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Delicious chicken parmesan and spaghetti with marinara sacue. Great flavors, homemade taste and great moscato wine!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Busy with excellent food. Waitress was very knowledgeable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very nice experience. Good food and service. Definitely worth a visit, would go again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We dined here before attending a concert at Madison Square Garden. It worked out perfectly. It is very conveniently located across from Penn Station. We had an enjoyable dinner before heading across the street to see the show. Our entrees were delicious and our waiter very hardworking and accommodating (and he was very busy!).

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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