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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 5 times today


1206 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Chef Edwin Bellanco's New American Restaurant located in the heart of Midtown.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Small Bites: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Private Events-7 Days a week, 8:00am-1:00am
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Phone number
(212) 682-3562
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef/Owner Edwin Bellanco
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Private party facilities
Vitae offers an exceptional private dining spaces for any occasion.
Overlooking the main dining room, the second story mezzanine provides a chic and trendy way to entertain.
From Cocktail receptions to fully coursed lunch and dinners, it is the perfect place to host a party.
The Mezzanine can accommodate up to 40 people for a cocktail party and up to 30 people for a private lunch or dinner.
Our Lounge is ideal for after work drinks and appetizers and can easily host 30 guests.
Our Main Dining room can seat 60 comfortably.
The entire restaurant is also available for private functions.
For more information please contact our Events Department at (212) 682-3868or

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Private party contact
Our Private Events Team: (212) 682-3868
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Off Premise Catering-7 days A Week-7am-Midnight
Delivery and set up for all your catering needs.
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Cross street
Between 5th Avenue & Madison Avenue
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Parking details
Metered Street Parking
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Public transit
47-50th Rockefeller Center B,D,F,M.
42nd Grand Central Station 4,5,6,6X.
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Special events & promotions
VITAE is available for Private Functions 7am-2am, 7 Days A Week
Tailored Lunches
Corporate Dinners
Board Meetings
Going Away Parties
Rehearsal Dinners
Cocktail Receptions
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1206 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This restaurant was just simply amazing from the food all the way back to the service.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

They went out of their way to make a friend’s birthday special!! Will go back for all birthdays!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

the restaurant favorably located for us and is good . But advertised open table with only two $? The menu was very limited and wine and food over priced = change to $$ not two.

there are so many other better choices and would not return.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was good menu was over complicated in its wording for no reason. The food was great, good with food allergy’s

GourmetSnob (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Fab-tastic company dinner. The personalized menus and cookies to go were a big hit. Lots of details covered. The food was beyond tasty!

MarciaC (Greensboro)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Did the tasting menu. Good size portions and good variety

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The service here was fine, but the food was mediocre. For all of the Italian restaurants in the city, I would not opt for this in the future, especially at this price point.

Rbjr (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

A bit overpriced and food somewhat under-seasoned.
Bottle of wine options not much under $90. I know it's NYC, but really?

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Best Foie Gras I’ve had. Also had the grilled octopus which was also amazing. Service was a bit slow , .05 less star slow but overall I give this place a 5 star.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our third visit. It was recommended by my millennial daughter and I was very happy to introduce it to my contemporaries. We all loved it. Each appetizer and entrée was spectacular and, after not having ordered dessert, were happily sent off with a generous bag of cookies to enjoy later. The service was professional and generous as well.

LizA (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Dinner was lovely. My son is away at college and came in to the city for dinner with me.

LauraL (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

My childhood best friend and I celebrated both of our birthdays while visiting NYC and selected Vitae based on proximity to our hotel, menu and reviews. We chose to have a Chef Selection dinner w/wine pairings and all I could say is the chef did not disappoint! Not only were we warmly greeted by the staff, but they custom made the menu with a birthday celebration, card on the table and tissue paper confetti on the table - done tastefully. The food the chef prepared for both of us not only pleased our palates, but were beautifully presented: pasta, tuna tartare, fried oysters, seared sea scallops, roasted duck and a rich decadent chocolate torte. The wine pairings were also on point and plentiful. A wonderful experience!

VSquared (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

A really a sensational experience. Coming from out of town, I had never heard of Vitae and found it via Google search for restaurants in the general proximity. Boy did I pick a winner!! Vitae is now on my go to list for restaurants in NYC! We were on a weekend get away for our birthdays and then headed to the theater. The restaurant was efficient in delivering service but we never felt rushed. My wife had butternut squash risotto and I had a wonderful duck breast entrée. Both were excellent.

Vitae gets an A+

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

I came to Vitae not quite knowing what to expect. Since it's in a neighborhood that mainly pulls tourists and business lunches, the bar could've been low and the prices high. While the prices were higher, the quality of the food and service was as well. It felt upscale without feeling stuffy. The staff was friendly and helpful, but not too formal. Food was great across the board. Really a pleasant surprise.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

We went at 5pm so restaurant was mostly empty at that time as you might expect. Took a while to submit our order, but then food came very fast. No issue getting out on time for flight. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. My sister had chestnut agnlonotti and I had the lamb. I thought the lamb was especially good. My main disappointment was the prices on the wines by the glass seemed outrageous. I don't go out that often so maybe I'm just out of date on NY prices, but only one offering below $20. Thankfully they let my sister try it and when she did she rejected it. Other than that a nice experience.