This restaurant is perfect for a first date. The wine list is extensive and the staff is really interested in helping you find something you like without trying to up charge. That being said, they still have pretty pricey wine. Every single bottle on their menu you can get by the glass, even the $500 dollar bottles. They have an air filtration system that keeps the wines fresh without letting the oxygen touch them. This information was all given to me by a very friendly and helpful waiter. On to the atmosphere. This restaurant is very urban chic. It has exposed ceilings but the booths are actually plush couches that feels like you are lounging on them. The lighting is perfect. Dark enough to be intimate but light enough to see what you're eating. On to the food. Our food was delicious. I tried the Orecchiette pasta. Now it takes something special for me to like a dish if it contains onions. This one did. And it was so worth me picking through them. I even took what I couldn't eat home. My boyfriend got the short rib ravioli which was awesome, and we decided we'd agree to disagree on who's was better. The single complaint I had was that the bread came out cold and not fresh baked. The olive oil to dip it in was a nice touch though.
This is the ultimate date night restaurant! A little pricey for me but well worth the money spent, maybe save it for a special occasion or when you're trying to impress a special someone. The atmosphere is fresh and airy like most places in Ponce City Market. The hostess and waiting staff are super trendy and friendly (Ask for suggestions! They won't disappoint!) We started with wine and the Parmesan oysters. I'd honestly eat the oysters as a main meal if they served a larger portion, they were incredible! For dinner I had a tough time choosing between the risotto and the gnocchi, luckily my date felt the same way so we got both and shared. The gnocchi was definitely the better of the two. It had a little bit of spice and the flavor was indescribable. The risotto was still delicious but didn't' have the same colorful flavor. Will definitely be back after my next paycheck.
We went here for our anniversary and it was a really great choice! The owner and the waitstaff really make you feel special- everyone greets you and with such personality you can't be but happy! A more intimate table, extra roses and photos came when they found out it was our special day. It feels like you're in a hole in the wall in NY's Little Italy, but on steroids. It's got a really fun vibe that got crazier after the 8pm hour, so go to the back if you want serenity! The lobster bisque was out of this world! The arugula salad was just the right lighter touch while the fish was good although I can't say excellent. I'd skip the tirimisu next time- a bit disappointing, but the espresso was a nice finishing touch. Overall a really great, fun experience. We'll be looking for another occasion to come back!
Ecco is one of my absolute favorite Midtown Restaurants. The atmosphere, service and selection is absolutely perfection. When you know you could come here every night, you realize you are in the right place. The restaurant has a very high profile vibe as if alot of deals are made here or youre coming to congratulate yourself on a job well done.The wines are also perfect compliments for every item on the menu. Ecco has a hip-hop fun vibe as servers wear black aprons with blue jeans and starched shirts. You must try the fried goat balls with cracked pepper and drizzled in honey...unbelievable! The restaurant has plenty of seating for your larger parties, with advance notice, of course. A must if you're staying at the Palomar Hotel or live nearby.
We were looking forward to a delicious italian dinner and bases on what we had heard, thought this place would deliver. The staff was very attentive and helpful. We were looking forward to trying this place as we had heard good things. Perhaps we ordered / choose poorly but following several recommendations from the server, we thought the food was very average. The bruchetta with artichoke hearts came with only two small pieces of bruchetta and the artichoke hearts were bland. The veal scallopine was tender and thin but the sauce was again bland. The cheese and spinach ravioli were fine but again uninspiring for a meal costing over $100 for 2. Our first and last - we won't be back.
I was over this location when I saw the sanitary solution pail with murky water and a discolored cleaning rag. The bucket was placed on the ground near the trash can. The attendant used the "sterile" solution. I was disgusted before due to the filthy tables, smelly and dirty patio. However, witnessing the lack of care and cleanliness is totally unacceptable. I adore most locations, but this bakery is the worst I've seen in the chain. The wait time is unusual, the food is lukewarm and frequently unfresh, and the staff seems unhappy. There's one particular lady who makes me smile. Her warmth and positivity is the single reason I'm giving this place 2 stars.
Pasta Vino has the Best Baked Ziti pasta, unbelievable goat cheese ravioli pasta dish, garlic knots to die for and a fun, friendly atmosphere to boot. Whether dining in or on the great patio, it is always a treat to go to Pasta Vino. The food is fresh, never frozen or microwaved, homemade there in the kitchen and served to order. The wine list is good but that is not why I go to dinner...I love the environment at Pasta Vino which is kind of like the real Italian Tratorias where everyone knows your name or pretends like they do! The recent upgrades are nice and we absolutely love the fresh potato chips!
Ladies!! Must come for ladies nights on Wednesday...complimentary sangria or house wine with any entree. This pizza place has a really creative atmosphere, good thin crust pizzas, and great salads. It is a nice place that does not damage your wallet to go out with friends or before an event. Several servers and bartenders were very informative on food entrees and quick with service. It is nice to come with a group to have appetizers and drinks, then split a few pizzas. Great new place in midtown without the snobs or ridiculous prices, so I keep coming back!
This is the only restaurant in Ponce City Market that accepts reservations, so if you're looking for a plan, this is your spot! Love the atmosphere here, bright and open with tons of pretty lights. I love the gnocchi and pizzas. Don't miss Brezza for brunch - Saturday is a normal brunch, but Sunday brunch is buffet style and all you can eat. It does get crowded on weekend nights without reservations, but you can normally find a spot at the bar or sneak a table at some of the first-come, first-serve options toward the left side of the restaurant.
Noni's is located in the heart of Edgewood. Edgewood can sometimes look a little "EdgeHood" but don't let that keep you away from Noni's!Noni's has a menu full of the best Italian comfort foods and an amazing beer on tap selection. I'm in love with their Veggie Muff and Noni's Garlic Fries!Beside the great food, they also have a DJ that spins wicked tunes around 10pm. I've ate, guzzled beer and had a dance party many times at Noni's! Please mind that parking scarce and sketchy. I would highly suggest carpooling or taking a cab.