337 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017
Bike Parking: No
Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
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08/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The concierge at my hotel recommended Il Postino. The food was good, but the service was slimy at best, fraudulent at worst. We ordered a $55 bottle of wine, and then a second bottle of the same wine. When the bill arrived, they had charged us for two bottles of $160 wine! This more expensive bottle was the entry immediately below the cheaper bottle on the wine list, and had the same name except the more expensive bottle was ""Reserve."" I explained that we ordered the $55 bottle of wine, but the waiter was completely unsympathetic and merely shrugged his shoulders. I got the impression this waiter does this all the time. We ended up paying for the more expensive bottles of wine, but will NEVER return. After I told the hotel's concierge, he said he would never recommend people here again.
11/04/2005Provided by Citysearch -
In terms of food, it is not bad- however, the food and wine are over priced. I didn't like the escargot, and I didn't enjoy the $45 lamb at all. Their homemade pasta was good, but it is also over priced($35)! Service was good, but they included 19% tips on our bill (party of 2), and waiter didn't tell the prices for specials when we ordered. \nI do not recommend this restaurant.
03/08/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I went here with three friends on had one of the worst experiences in 10 years of living in NYC. Menu has no pricing information, we ordered two ~$100 bottles of wine (that were marked up from $40). Mediocre Food arrived after a long time and was luke warm and mediocre (tasted like it has been sitting under a lamp for 20 minutes). Then came the height of the evening. I received the a bill for $850. Yes $850. We were not eating white truffles but non unique pastas. i complained to the waiter and insisted it was correct. \n\nStay away from this awful restaurant
11/09/2004Provided by Citysearch -
What a wonderful restaurant! I had dinner with a large group and was delighted in how great everything was. The food was superb. The service unbelievably good and the decor/atmosphere was cozy. Il Postino has a genuine charm that extends to every member of their staff that makes you feel so good about being there. I would highly recommend this restaurant. A true delight!
06/09/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Diners used to ordering everything ""on the side"" might balk at the no menu, informal approach but the grilled white truffle risotto is amazing - tender and savory. The meats are exotic and delicate and the service supreme. I've used Il Postino almost exclusively to entertain international business colleagues with never a disappointment.
11/26/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Service and food always outstanding for my wife and I.We always include Il Postino on our trips to the city.We always recommend freinds to include Il Postino and all have had the same great praise .We enjoy that they will make anything we want and how we would like it prepared.We love the people,service,food and location.