172 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Le Zie Bar
Le Zie Restaurant
Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental
Price Range : Average
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09/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
my friends and i adore the wine bar at le zie! the atmosphere is cozy, warm, and really cute. espcially the window boths. the wine list starts really reasonably, and the food is effing AMAZING. we always order tons of appetizers and chow down. i recomend the meatballs and the goat cheese TO DIE FOR!
We were very surprised when dinner took over 25 minutes and they started to clear the table of silverware, bread, water, etc., before the main course arrived. Dessert took over 15 minutes (biscotti) and we were paying the check when it showed up (we sent it back). No apologies, no explanation, truly negative experience.
It was still early, and the restaurant was not very crowded, but we struggled a bit to get our server's attention for the wine order. After that, appetizers, with no problem. Then we ordered the main course. After 25-30 minutes of waiting, the server appeared to politely ask if we wanted to see a dessert menu!. (We'd not yet been served our entrees.) About 15 minutes later we were served, with no apology or explanation. Then, a 15-20-minute wait for dessert. We finally decided to pay the check. Dessert arrived as my husband was signing the credit card bill. We won't be back.
01/04/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Consistently great food - both dine in and delivery. I've tried nearly half the menu at this point and have dined in total probably 20 times at this place. The fish and pasta are always fresh and well prepared (the penne and sea bass are my faves).
Somebody else mentioned this was a very New York dining experience - and i couldn't agree more (including the shaking water glasses when the subway train goes by underneath). :)
A true neighborhood gem.
01/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We love Le Zie. It's noisy, the tables are right on top of each other, the service is just ok, but the food, the food is wonderful. Their regular menu is very good. The pastas have an authentic Italian feel to them with great ingredients and simple style. Ditto everything else on their regular menu. The real strength of the chef comes out however, in the fine offering of inventive specials which are worth hearing about from the wait staff who will recite them dutifully.I remember a grilled sardine appetizer my wife and I shared there recently that was just wonderful,fresh and perfectly cooked. From the bread they serve with olive oil when you sit to their very nice dessert offerings Le Zie is a place where you can take an Italian and be confident they will appreciate the experience.
04/13/2007Provided by Citysearch -
For Italians, Le Zie is a home away from home. For none Italians who like to romance and flirt with Italian food, it's a small haven in the heart of Chelsea, in New York City's Manhattan. This treasure is warm and inviting. The menu is decorated with a display of Venetian recipes that you will talk about for days, and the wine list offers a selection of colorful wines that will satisfy everyone?s palate and most of all it is truly a very affordable place to lunch or dine with your loved one or some friends. If you?re lucky, owner Claudio Bonotto will sit by your table and indulge you with his knowledge and experience in Venetian Cuisine. Le Zie gets TWO THUMBS?. WAAAY UP!
09/15/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Went with some friends one night to sit outside and enjoy some italian food. I got some pasta, and halfway though a long blonde hair was pulled out of the middle of my food with my fork. Nasty.
I complained to the manager, and he apologized and of course did not charge for the meal. Don't think I'll ever be able to eat there again.
12/13/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Le Zie is a great Chelsea spot for quality Italian food. The menu is pretty diverse ranging from their standard spaghetti and meatballs (which are excellent) to various fish and meat based dishes. They have a very extensive wine list and there are several excellent Italian wines available for $40 and under. The service has generally been good, although it can get a little crowded in the main dining room. Upstairs can feel a little desolate but better than waiting for a table in the main room.
11/07/2005Provided by Citysearch -
On rainy night in NYC, this neighborhood restaurant was a haven. The warm welcome we received and the cozy seating started the evening off. The service started off very leisurely. When we mentioned that we had theatre tickets, the waiter made certain that our dishes were served promptly and courteously. The appetizers and main courses were very, very good. We would definitely go back there for another bit of Venice.
09/11/2004Provided by Citysearch -
For their price range, I think they do a really good job of making the food look and taste fabulous. Their appetizers are the best part of the menu so my boyfriend and I always order 3 appetizers between the 2 of us. Interesting menu items everyone should try: steamed asparagus with egg and mushrooms (sooo yummy and healthy), tricolore salad, and pici.
12/08/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Le Zie is one of those small neighbordhood restaurants with a nice selection of wine and food, reasonable prices, and a quiet and cozy ambience. The place seems like its always busy in both the front and back rooms. There is an upstairs, but I'm not sure what goes on upstairs? The Beet Salad was excellent! I tasted the Gnocchi, Veal lasagna, and the Mushroom rissotto, all of which I tasted splendid. However, the lasagna was a little meaty and the rissotto, a bit oily (but I am very critical). The service was ONLY fair! The waitstaff was slow and disinterested. Although I did not taste dessert, the menu includes the yummmy Italian standards! The experience overall was enjoyable, but I don't live in Chelsea and doubt I would make a special trip back.
06/12/2003Provided by Citysearch -
We were very pleased with Le Zie - the prices were right and the food was good. I had the bass served with beans and fennel. He had a fish special which we couldn't quite make out the name of - and didn't really love or hate so I'd go with the standards. I'd heard the meatballs and spaghetti are great - they're definitely on my list for next time. And a next time there will be because this place is worth going back to.
06/07/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Ignore the reviews which talk about ""pre-fab"" food -- if you go out to eat spaghetti and meatballs, you can get it here, but order intelligently, and you're in for a treat. Know something about Italian wine? you can get a great bottle for $25 or so. The Venetian appetizer platter alone was worth the total bill -- I've seen nothing like it in NYC -- so when the great pasta dishes came, my wife and I were elated. Making plans for our fourth visit here, this time with my 21-year-old son -- he'll love it too.