• Bruno Ristorante

  • Italian $18-$39
  • 240 E. 58th St.
    New York, NY 10022
  • Neighborhood: Midtown East
  • Phone: 212-688-4190
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.
  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Diners Club Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

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

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations


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