- Extra Phones:
Primary Phone: (212) 759-7170
Phone: (212) 759-8919
Primary Phone: (212) 759-8919
- Payment method:
- all major credit cards
- Midtown Manhattan, Midtown East
- Restaurant Management & Consultants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Parking: Paid, Lot
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
09/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My brother, his girlfriend and I went for a late lunch on Saturday. The design and look of the place is great, so we felt ok about splurging on entrees that average around $40.
Between us we had the minestrone soup, sauteed spinach, baked eggplant and bowtie pasta with salmon.
The food was average at best. The waiter was perpetually absent (he took an order for a second glass of wine but never came back) and the bill ballooned to $180 when you factor in tip (though looking back on it I don't know why we included any).
This is the first time I have ever been motivated to write a review. My advice, go to Sbarros.
09/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Overpriced for what it was. The Baked Eggplant was so salty and had no taste but that. The service was anything but attentive. The waiter never came over to see if we wanted another glass of wine or if everything was okay.
The lobster pasta had absolutely no taste and the chicken breast my friend order was like a hockey puck.
The waiter never came back over so my friend went over to the manager and he took care of the bill- which was kind. The waiter might still be missing in action. I would never go back there or recommend it to anyone.
Bice is a bust
12/22/2009Provided by Citysearch -
the service was excellent and all of the staff were extremely attentive. i wasn't sure what to order for a wine and asked our waiter to please recommend something based upon the menu selection. the entire table (party of 4) were not disappointed. definitely plan to go back again soon.
07/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The food is just fine for an Italian restaurant and the ambience is pretty nice but it definitely was not enough to justify charging $23 for Penne Arrabbiata (for example) when I could get the same great taste at a comparable restaurant for half the price. You may disagree but there is a comparable Italian restaurant called Pescatore on 2nd Avenue (Midtown) and it charges $12 for Linguini alla Vongole; Bice charges $29. Even if you think Bice is worth the more expensive price, I can't get over the fact that their entree prices are comparable to many of the top restaurants in the city. Gotham Bar and Grill come to mind. And yes, I've checked their prices and the lunch entrees range from $24-$28. I just don't think Bice is worth the money you pay.
12/21/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to Bice for a few years and I find it to be one of the more exciting places in midtown. The food is great and it arrives promptly if you are in a hurry you can have a wonderful meal in one hour ,if not you can take your time and enjoy.The menu is expansive and there is something that will please everyone. I really enjoy the Parpardella it is just fantastic. The wines by the glass are as good as it gets in midtown.The staff is extreamly pleasant and attenitive. The people that frequent the resturant daily add an international flavor which makes Bice exytremely different from any other place in midtown.If you like a place that has its own energy,it is a must do on you list for a visit to New york. The people watching also can be a benifit if that is your thing.
07/28/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We went to Bice for Restaurant Week and found the overall experience to be very good.
However the food was good but nothing special. I had to send back my veal as it was raw in the middle. Even cooked through it was a bit bland and only a lot of fresh pepper made it tasty. The Tiramisu was very good and that was the highlight of my meal. The regular menu is over-priced.
The restaurant itself is a great dining experience, large and very active, often at times the room was so loud that I could not hear my girlfriend from across the table. The service is slow but very good. Overall I would recommend it but don't be in a rush and be prepared to spend some money for dinner.
06/22/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We've enjoyed this restaurant a half dozen times, and the food is always great. A bit pricey for Italian, though. On our last visit, the cork from the wine bottle was compromised - completely soaked through - so we requested another bottle. Surprisingly, the manager came and argued over that, which we found insulting. The second bottle was fine, and the dinner was great as always. Service is impeccable (except for the manager!) and yet we will probably spend our high dining dollars elsewhere next time.
05/30/2005Provided by Citysearch -
It was a thursday afternoon and without a reservation, came my party of two. We were seated almost immediately.
My waiter was very attentive and good with his personal reccomendations on the menu.
I had the salmon entry with a salad. Surprisingly, the fish was very fresh and not like the 'typical dry salmon that sticks to your teeth and clogs your throat'. lol. (I'm on a healthy diet regime-so fish is pretty much all the meat I can have now)
My friend had steak here and he said it was delightful!
Dessert was wonderful. I had the creme brulee. It had enough of crust and the creme was very very good. :)