• Critics’ Pick
  • Alto

  • Italian $20-$40
  • 11 E. 53rd St.
    New York, NY 10022
  • Neighborhood: Midtown East
  • Phone: 212-308-1099
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This venue is closed. The tone at Michael White's urbane, sophisticated, somewhat calculated establishment in midtown is elevated to such a refined, even high-strung, degree that you might have a difficult time knowing the food is Italian. The restaurant is located behind a small courtyard, discreetly tucked behind the Thomas Pink store on Madison Avenue. The rooms, which are neatly designed to give a sense of intimacy as well as loft, are filled with wait staff gliding to and fro in a practiced, choreographed way. Once seated, diners are strafed relentlessly by waiters proffering bottles of spa water and baskets of artisanal bread.

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  • Hours

    Mon-Thu, noon-2:30pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm Fri, noon-2:30pm and 5pm-11pm Sat, 5pm-11pm Sun, closed

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Dine at the Bar Lunch Notable Chef Special Occasion Business Lunch Hot Spot Private Dining/Party Space Prix-Fixe Online Reservation

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations


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