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Chef Edwin Bellanco's New American Restaurant located in the heart of Midtown.
New York, NY 10017
Contemporary American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Small Bites: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Private Events-7 Days a week, 8:00am-1:00am
Between 5th Avenue & Madison Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Off Premise Catering-7 days A Week-7am-Midnight
Delivery and set up for all your catering needs.
Metered Street Parking
47-50th Rockefeller Center B,D,F,M.
42nd Grand Central Station 4,5,6,6X.
Chef/Owner Edwin Bellanco
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 email@example.com.
Private Party Contact:
Our Private Events Team: (212) 682-3868
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
VITAE is available for Private Functions 7am-2am, 7 Days A Week
Going Away Parties
Filming on Location Shoots
VITAE Ratings and Reviews
We arrived on time. Ordered drinks and asked that the appetizers were not delivered until we had finished the aperetif. Drinks arrived no problem. Then our waitress disappeared. After about 30 mins someone asks us if we would like to see the desert menu....
After about another 10 minutes nothing had happened so we left.
Very poor service. The restaurant wasnt even busy so no excuse whatsoever.
Got together with friends and had a table on the mezzanine level...which is where I'd recommend sitting. It's much quieter than downstairs, and nice to look out over the rest of the restaurant. I had the best trout I've ever put in my mouth, a sentiment echoed by one of my fellow diners who had ordered the same dish, and the beet salad with arugula and goat cheese was lovely to look at and devour. Highly recommend, though it is not an inexpensive night out.
The noise level made it virtually impossible to have a conversation. The tables are extremely close together. The service was inattentive (had to ask several times for grated cheese for the pasta; by the time it came the pasta was cold. The food was very good but the overall ambience defeated the purpose of a friends get -together
A four day visit to NYC and Hubbies 69th Birthday! Great food, special birthday appetizer for him and fun desserts with chocolate wishes. Very nice. I would love to give Vitae an overall 5 stars but the noise level was impossible. It was very hard to talk with each other....but the service and food were very good.
The entire staff was friendly and courteous making our dining experience fabulous. That made celebrating my special B-day such a pleasure with complementary surprise small starter tasters, gorgeous dessert and a "goodie gift bag" to take home.
Thank you all for such a great visit.
The food was excellent. The service, while friendly, was inexcusably inattentaive and slow. It was slow getting started, they never checked our meal and we sat with empty plates until we finally asked for the check which was delivered with the empty plates still in the table.
If they were more attentive, we problay would have had dessert and coffee. I am aggravated that I still left them a decent tip; less than 20% but way more than deserved.
Evening dining, we had the chefs tasting menu and was impressed of the attention to detail, food quality and taste.
We also had the wine paring which I would also highly recommend.
Friendly service, eligant interior and comfortable enviorment.
A must visit.
Clearly, Vitae is a fancy restaurant and I've given it multiple chances but the food just isn't good. My snow crab was so creamy that I spent half my meal scraping sauce off of it. The dessert was pretty good though. It's just too expensive for a place where the food is sub-par.
My parents live in midtown east and I got to choose the dinner location so I opted for this little pricey place. It is totally worth it. I imagine it's busy hours are in the afternoon because it was so quiet on Saturday night. The service was amazing. The food was sublime and the drinks were delicious. GO HERE if you can afford it, I can't but I'm glad someone supports my expensive eating habits.
The menu has plenty of options and is executed to perfection. Octopus starter is amazing. All the recopies are first class and everyone in the party was very happy with their meal. the bartenders are also very knowledgeable and can make you whatever suits your fancy.
I'll preface this by saying that my husband is a chef and I worked front of house for 10+ years so we really enjoy going to restaurants with amazing food, but we also find ourselves critiquing everything. That being said, this restaurant was spot on!!! The apps were so delicious- the cacio e peppe and the foie gras was incredible! Entrees were a little disappointing (the fish was significantly overdone leaving it very dry) but other than that we didn't have a single complaint. The service was so personal, every team member coming over to wish us a happy anniversary, and custom printed anniversary menus. The restaurant was comfortable and laid back. You don't have to dress in your heels and suits to enjoy their amazing food. Business casual makes the restaurant so accessible. We will definitely be back and highly recommend!
We celebrated our anniversary here, pre-theater. We only had an hour fifteen minutes after we got in late with traffic but able to do the 4 course tasting menu (which was actually 5...). Without getting into long detail, the food was AMAZING, service impeccable and atmosphere great. They asked if anything particular we wanted and I asked for scallop and duck and my husband asked for halibut. They even personalized the menu for us and sent us home wth cookies for us and separate bags for our 3 daughters. Would recommend over and over.
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