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VITAE

4.5
1227 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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Cuisines
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 events@vitaenyc.com.

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Private party contact
Our Private Events Team: (212) 682-3868
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Catering
Off Premise Catering-7 days A Week-7am-Midnight
Delivery and set up for all your catering needs.
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Neighborhood
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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 1227 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined a day ago

Was recommended by a colleague unfortunately did not meet expectations. Noise level hinder conversations. Food was mediocre there are better places given what Is being served and price points.

Will not recommend for business luncheon and will revisit if i would recommend in general.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Birthday and they did it very special.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

There were four of us. After we finished the meal I asked if the chef could come out to our table. Unfortunately, I was told that he had already left for the evening. The reason I wanted him to come out was to see that all four of our plates were fit to be put directly back up on the shelf as they were so clean. All four of us absolutely loved our dinners. I had the scallops, and they were some of the best I have ever had. Great experience.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went to Vitae with a group of 5. It was surprisingly quiet for a Friday night.

The service was great and the food was spectacular. The duck and the lamb were especially good. It's a lovely dining experience.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was delicious, loved the decor and staff was friendly and attentive. Delicious cocktails... only negative was the wine seemed a little pricey. Would definitely go back!

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

My first visit - disappointing. Food was just ok, nothing special, especially for prices. Portions were very small, split scallop dish ($50+ full portion) & had 2 scallops ea. Wine by glass was way overpriced, $25 for mediocre Sangiovase. Will not return.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Vitae was an excellent choice for lunch on a not-too-busy day. We were seated at one of the booths in the front, so we had a nice view and it was relatively quiet. Food was very good and the service was attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Wow, just an amazing experience on all fronts! Creative and tasty dishes, stellar service and a great vibe. A real find in Midtown. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great experience at Vitae. They staff was prepared to help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary. Food was excellent and exciting.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Fantastic! Great menu options prepared to perfection! Amazing service in a beautiful space! Portions were not large but I prefer it that way...quality over quantity. Prices are on the higher side but meals did not disappoint. I was there for a business meal with customers and unlike some NYC restaurants, that can be extremely loud and make it hard to have a conversation, Vitae was much less noisy and tables weren’t crammed together. Overall terrific evening and I would recommend and go again.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Rolls were awesome! Tuna crusader appetizer was excellent as well! Butternut squash risotto was super tasty. Little extras were much appreciated and a pleasant surprise.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Fantastic creative food, but rather tightly packed tables

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Totally exceeded our expectations! Every moment and course had something special for my birthday and the food was divine!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Fabulous dinner. Surprisingly good with lots of little welcome additions (amuses-bouche, etc). Really good.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Vitae is one of my favorite go-to restaurants for lunch. Food and service are great, central location, and you can hear the person/people you're with. Always a treat!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

This is my third time at VITAE and it doesn't disappoint. Professional services and staff are very friendly and attentive. Love the relaxed ambience of the restaurant. My friend felt as special as I wanted him to be for his pre-birthday celebration. Food was delicious and Oregon Pinot Noir was affordable.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Atmosphere is great. Love, love, love the music selection. Clapton, hendrix, who etc. first time in a nyc restaurant dining to the classics. Food was really good. Service good enough but they seemed a bit short-staffed. Probably just a one off. Will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Vitae’s service was outstanding. They customized the menu and gave us complimentary bubbly and two additional desserts.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We loved the food. Service excellent. Definitely recommend Vitae

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Girlfriends weekend

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Did the tasting menu. Good size portions and good variety

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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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?

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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+

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We tried the 4-course and paired with wine for each course. The wait captain was stellar, as were all the staff. We remarked that this was one of the first fine dining establishments where ALL the staff worked as a team. It was exceptional. We will return.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Wonderful restaurant! One of my favorites that I always go to when in town.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Lots of great choice on the menu and excellent service

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Just visited Vitae for a business lunch. After initial concern with being one of the first diners in the restaurant for lunch on a Wednesday, the place filled up quickly. I enjoyed a beautiful and tasty roasted beet salad accompanied with a New England clam chowder while my business associate enjoyed the butternut squash risotto. The reservation was quick and easy on OpenTable.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I went to Vitae for the first time for a special birthday dinner. It was more than we had hoped for! The staff were attentive and pleasant, each dish was carefully crafted and absolutely delicious. They ensured that the dinner was not rushed but timely so that we would not miss our next engagement and was the perfect ambiance for a cosy romantic evening (not loud at all!). The staff really went to extra effort to ensure it really was a special occasion. Make sure you leave room for desert - its worth it!

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