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Bruno Ristorante

240 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022 40.760498 -73.96613
nr. Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-688-4190 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

brunosnyc.com

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.

Prices

$18-$39

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Classic NY
  • Fireplace
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

Open since 1978, this genteel Italian restaurant is older than most of the beer-swilling crowd at the nearby Second Avenue pubs. The dapper owner, Bruno Selimaj, minds the door; his eager waiters whisk out the complimentary antipasti before your napkin’s on your lap. Amid dusky peach walls and the clatter of heavy cutlery, savor crumbly Parmesan Reggiano; fried-then-dried, purplish-black smoky zucchini; and salty sopressatta. After this savory welcome, old-world standard entrees like ravioli with chopped veal and tomato sauce lack luster. Seafood like rare tuna on a bed of broccoli rabe benefits from the simple touch. Bruno’s owes its longevity to its regulars: UES matriarchs trailing perfume, back-slapping men chatting in Italian, and blending in well with the Art Deco murals of broad-shouldered gents and long-necked dames clinking Champagne glasses against a glittering cityscape. Life further imitates art upstairs in the sultry piano bar, where a Sinatra-esque crooner runs his fingers over a baby grand, silhouetted against the leafy treetops strung with twinkling white lights.

Recommended Dishes

Grilled tuna with broccoli rabe, $28

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