39 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010Add Hours
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Parking: Garage, Street
Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Fine Dining, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Above Average
01/07/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I really enjoied my experience at San Rocco Restaurant! The staff is really friendly and I felt comfortable with the service they provide me. Most of the staff are italians, including the owner, who I must admit was very welcoming and serviceable (not only because he gave me a glass of prosecco for free, believe me!!!). I found really interesting, the way they work, because I also learned many italian words and terms that night!..The music, atmosphere, and the ambience is unique. The food was great! I love red wine, and their selection is very complete, I recommend the bricco dell'uccellone, it is amazing!!! I do not have words to describe it!!! I just felt like in Italy. Can't wait to come back again with my family, What else can I say? My experience was priceless!!!
01/03/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Extremely unimpressed with the entire experience. I joined City Search specifically to educate others who are contemplating dining at this place.
I went with some co-workers for lunch on a week day. We got there at 1pm and left after 3pm. We had the prix fixe (3 small courses).
We weren't given menus when we first sat down. After finally asking for them (who has to ask for a menu after being seated at a restaurant?) it took another 5 -10 minutes for the waitress to return. We hadn't even received water or bread yet.
We ordered, and only one of our meals came out first. My one co worker was fully finished with his meal before myself and my other co worker had received our first course! Our waitress was completely oblivious. I went to the manager to ask about the status of our meals. He only looked at me with a bewildered stare (as if I was crazy for wondering where my main course was after an hour of sitting down).
The prix fixe comes with wine. That didn't come until the long -awaited first course was over. We specifically asked for the wine when we said we wanted the prix fixe. So, when we ask where our wine was, of course, we receive another confused look - and this time the question: ""Did you order wine with your meal?""
It wasn't before long that we realized, out of the 4 full tables in the restaurant (us included) we were the only table that either A) didn't speak Italian, B) wasn't wearing suits or C) didn't have an obvious relationship with the manager.
It's time for the third course (dessert). Almost 2 hours have passed - and I ask if I can have coffee instead of a fruit bowl for the dessert. I am told ""No- that is not included"". So - aside from poor service, cold food and a bad attitude, the staff's ignorance trumps their will to compensate an agitated guest with a coffee-dessert swap.
Now- we need to pay (begrudgingly). Naturally, we have to ask for the check (why would our server put it on our table after every dish of the 3rd course had been cleared?). Instead of dropping off our bill on her way to our section, our server proceeds to take the order of a table of 4 behind us, and makes us wait even longer. I have to get up from the table, once again, to ask someone else for the bill (my second time asking).
San Rocco, some words of advice:
- lunch customers should be served within an hour- tops
- seat your guests with a menu; don't make them ask for it
- check on your tables, check on your servers, etc. just because a guest isn't your friend / acquaintance, doesn't mean they can't be. Do the NORMAL things a restaurant staff should do to ensure the food and service are up to par.
My company takes many clients out on business lunches and dinners. It's a shame that this off-putting restaurant will not be gaining any further business from us, our clients or friends.
Italian cuisine is my favorite. I've dined in many restaurants in New York City and Italy. San Rocco does a complete disservice to the Italian food industry both here and abroad!
There are some really positive San Rocco reviews from other CitySearch members; it's a shame that I cannot relate nor believe that any of those remarks are true.
11/05/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Dammi questo! This chic little Italian restaurant is sure to please even the toughest of critics. Had the pleasure of having lunch there the other day. Me and my guest ordered off of the Prixe Fixe menu but were allowed to order half plates of the entree pastas. Who can resist a half plate of pasta with their meal? All of it was wonderfully prepared and super delicious. Their lemon chicken with roasted lemon and potatoes was prepared to perfection. A pallard of white meat chicken with lemon and pepper and roasted carmelized potatoes. The cod was also a pleasant surprise. Tomato sauce with capers and black olives give this fish a puch of flavor. Also had the pasta with ragu sauce and their spaghetti pomodoro. Each had their own distinct flavor and were outstanding. Oh, and to finish it off, we had the Strawberry Parfait with toasted candied pine nuts. The entire experience was accentuated with the beautiful Italian decor. I will be back, no doubt.
04/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
San Rocco is a fantastic restaurant with fantastic people - all authentic italians mostly from Calabria-- excellent food and wine and a great ""club like"" vibe and modern decor. You feel like you have stepped off the street in Rome or Milan from the minute they personally open to door for you and greets you in Italian. The food is excellent with a very good selection of pastas, meats and fish. It's 25-24-25 ($36) Zagats rating is spot on. I had the fillet mignon and the lamb chops, both of which were extremely tender and flavorful. The sommelier prepared and served our wine and wine glasses in the most professional way I've ever encountered and I've been to all of the top rated NY restaurants. They are preparing for sidewalk seating come the summer which will be an added plus. Suffice it to say, everyone at this restaurant goes out of their way to make sure you are ""molto contento"".
I've been back 3 times now and it has fast become my ""go to"" restaurant.
11/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I had friday night dinner in the outside patio..
Amazing feeling, the food and the service are changed.
The first time i got into this place i found it horrible, the manager was rude and unprofessional.
I believe they changed the stuff, the new manager was very kind, the food amazing, even my dog had a good time!!
This place is Dog Friendly, your dog is next to you and he has a treats to play with..
Very good San Rocco!!!
03/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Five star service right from reception,
we visited for the first time on 4 March for a drink without any doubt in Milanese style, excellent wine, service and buffet.
Even better the day after a long day's work completed in the best possible way, an excellent dinner as the service from the wine carefully selected through the dishes carefully prepared according to the true Italian recipes and ending with a tiramisu that you can not forget.
The best way to visit Italy is start with a drink ""aperitivo"" at ""San Rocco"" and for those who have nostalgia to Italy stop at ""San Rocco"" at least once a week!
See you at San Rocco!!
02/21/2010Provided by Citysearch -
i been in this beatiful milanese restaurant once a month ago and one yesterday, the menu has change and i first try t have the seasalt orata no more in the menu that was amazing..
but no chance the orata seem already out of the restaurant so i decide to try the crepes of branzino and i have to say AMAZING whao..
and i come from Italy never see a crepes of fish, It was delicious
i'll be back for sure next week for the $15 prefix lunch!!!!