Went for pre-show dinner for hubby’s birthday. Special menu just for him. Food all very good. Given a bag of cookies and sweet handwritten birthday note at end of meal.
VITAE is a rare diamond in the city - such a wonderful dining experience we had there! I made a reservation for my mother-in-law and I for lunch. It was her birthday and I requested (while making a reservation on OpenTable) something nice like Happy Birthday on her plate to make her feel special. Boy, did they make her feel special! She was greeted with a special menu with Happy Birthday on it. Our amazing waitress (I believe Ann Claire - I'm bad with names!) came up and wished her happy birthday as well. She was attentive, detailed and not overbearing. Love her! The food and presentation was simply outstanding! Food deserves a review on its own. The flavor, the combinations - a must come back! The dessert was also designed for my mom-in -law with a candle and special presentation. They truly went out of their way to make my favorite old bird feel special and really happy. I cannot thank them enough!
This was our first time at Vitae and we will be back! Food, service, ambience and value was spot on. Highly recommend!
It was a perfect pre-show dinner.
Great business lunch. Food great!
Great experience!! Very attentive staff, delicious meal. Will return!!!
A memorable birthday evening celebration! Vitae had a special birthday menu printed for the celebrant, a candle and cake, a card AND cookies to go. They went above and beyond for my son’s 25th birthday. Food was very good, with lots of gluten friendly options. Very friendly and accommodating staff.
I ordered a “very rare” burger which arrived tough as old leather (it had clearly been pressed flat on the grill) and decidedly well done — I didn’t send it back bc I was hosting a business lunch. My side of Brussels sprouts were barely caramelized. The starter of octopus was fantastic, my guest’s meal fine, so clearly the issue was that no one checked my dish before it left the kitchen.
Very very good food. Excellent service. New favorite!
It’s a wonderful restaurant. Fancy, pricey, the food was outstanding and the service good.
While it was busy, at no time was it so noisy that we could not hear each other or feel hurried.
Chef Bellanco continues to up his game with healthy, farm to table menu offerings at VITAE. My guest had the vegan entree, a cauliflower steak, which was great, as was the seafood crepe that I ordered. The service again was top notch . Overall a fantastic dining experience convenient to GCT and Midtown.
Tired of Italian or steak. Wanted something different but also great service and good food. This restaurant showed up by search engine. WOW! They made us feel like celebrities. Attentive service (but not TOO much). Excellent food. The entire table received an amouse
Bouche of smoked salmon purée on top of a potato “plinko” and it was dramatic and smoky. We liked it but my son found it a smidge too smoky. Still very savory. A birthday amouse bouche JUST for me was next. Unexpected and very tasty also. Hubs and I had the halibut: perfectly cooked and moist. Side of brussel sprouts with bacon complimented the meal. Wine from the Côtes du Rhône completed our meal. Wine by the bottles weren’t too outrageous given the expected markup. They served us a flourless chocolate cake for dessert which was rich but not sweet and really hit a nice note to end the meal. The ambiance was modern and retro at the same time (see pics?). The service was flawless. I don’t need a special occasion to return! Thank you!!!
It was fine. A bit too loud.
Food was amazing. The noise level was a little high. We were sitting right by the corner, so the angle was strange, but everything else was great.
Food was excellent. Loved the decor and fresh apple wall! Will definitely come again! Thank you!
Service was great but compared to last time I was there, it wasn’t as great. Last time, it was absolutely extraordinary- everything was taken care of so discreetly and without hounding.
Outstanding 5 courses, impeccable service . They made our anniversary a night to remember. We will return.
Went for my birthday and was welcomed with a birthday menu- tastings from the chef and white chocolate chip cookies for dessert. Felt very special!
At first impression, the ambiance of the restaurant is appealing. The service is fast...maybe a little too fast, but curtious. The food was off - the lobster canelloni was sour from too much lemon juice. The arancini were bite size although tasty. The octopus appetizer was cooked well but was in a very tangy dressing. Our burrata was the only thing I'd order again. For almost $20 per appetizer, I would try somewhere else next time.
My sister and I had a lovely dinner here! We came here to eat before watching a musical and it was just the right amount of food for us two. We got the pulled pork tacos, pork buns, steak tartare and brussel sprouts on side. The chef also offered a free appetizer bite, a dessert bite/drink and a cookie for each of us to go. Cookie was amazing btw! All food was great! Pork tacos were my least favorite, didn’t love the watermelon on top, and personally I forget that I don’t love pork belly meat that much, but I think if maybe there was a spicy mayo sauce of some kind instead of the watermelon I maybe would’ve liked it more, it was still yummy though. Thanks for the lovely dinner!
Great food and service. Just a tad noisy upstairs and a little warm. Overall very good though
Excellent service and staff went above and beyond to help us celebrate my dads 75th bday! Delicious food and great central location. Will definitely come back!
Outstanding service, great food! Went for a birthday dinner and all of the staff went out of their way to make it a memorable experience. We’ll definitely be back.
Lovely the variety of dishes, flavors and freshness of everything. The charred carrots and lobster avocado sushi were amazing. Only negative was not having tamarin sauce available (for celiac diners) which you would expect of a high end place. Such a great spot for different, tasty, not stiff steakhouse type cuisine for a business lunch or friend lunch. Staff were great and so knowledgeable.
We travel to NYC every year to see a Broadway or off-Broadway show and this is our pre-theater go to restaurant. Great food and atmosphere. Beautiful bar and restaurant. You won’t be disappointed!!
Outstanding service! Our waitress could not have been any nicer!!!!
The food is always excellently prepared
Fabulous food and wonderful service! Will absolutely go again!! Highly recommend!
The food here was outstanding, we had the tasting menu with wine pairing and loved everything. Risotto with corn and the lamb pasta are honorable menu mentions. However, we arrived at 6:55 for our reservation at 7pm, but had to stand for 30 minutes waiting for a table to open up. Once finally seated, the hostess sent us a round of champagne to apologize for the wait, which was much appreciated - but that was still a fairly long time to stand, in heels, for a table we reserved a week in advance.
Great food. Nice vibe. Vegan and veggie options. The rolls were delic
What a wonderful find. Service was superb and high quality food and presentation. Portion sizes are decent.
Food is great, great service, nice ambiance - It would be good if they could fix the HVAC (way too hot) and rearrange seating / tables to avoid congestion and cramping.
The drinks were great. The filet was overdone but sides were good. Halibut was dry and uninspired. The bread was fantastic and freshly made. Overall too pricey for the quality delivered.
The food is very innovative there and the staffs are friendly and professional. Very enjoyable experience there.
Far exceeded our expectations - food preparation was exceptional. What a nice surprise.
Food, service excellent. One of the only nice restaurants in he area to eat.
A bit pricey.
Great business dinner environment. Variety of dishes on menu will please different tastes. The pork belly sticky buns were the best of the appetizers we ordered. The halibut basted in duck fat with trumpet mushrooms, and dove sole with Alaskan king crab entrees were excellent. Décor is beautiful. This one if going on my personal NYC restaurant list.
Great food, great service. Always come here when in NYC.
We enjoyed an incredible meal at Vitae. We were in early to make a Broadway show and the staff was welcoming and spoiled us with a treat of smoked salmon. Presentation was perfect and the food tasted spectacular. We would recommend this to any special date. Rated 11/10.
Lovely tasting meal for my husbands birthday and the team really accommodated our requirements - as always the food was great and we had a lovely evening.