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108 E. 38th St., New York, NY 10016 40.749369 -73.979061
nr. Park Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-683-0135 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Fri, 11:30am-11pm; Sat, 4:30pm-midnight; Sun, 3pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Business Lunch
  • Classic NY
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




Dinner at Rossini's feels a little like attending a distant cousin's wedding. Perhaps it's the garland of pink-and-white flowers over the dining room's archway or the live piano music—strains of Cole Porter, and wine-soaked tourists corner singing along. But most likely it's the Northern Italian food, which resembles what's turned out by so many catering halls: Pearly scallops flanked by a grayish hashed-potato mash and a tiny square of off-yellow polenta. The lemony sautéed red snapper is equally monochromatic. You're best off with the pasta and other standards: Creamy bufala mozzarella and tomato, which would have been delicious on its own, is further improved by roasted red peppers and chewy air-dried prosciutto. The menu mixes hearty Lombardian fare with lighter Tuscan and Venetian touches. While pastas are substantial, dressed in meat-and-cream-based sauces, meat and fish is more likely to be marinated in more delicate sauces of wine, lemon, or butter. Veal is sautéed with a light wine and mushroom sauce accented with savory prosciutto and onion, while the house shrimp dish is presented in a champagne sauce. Still not what you had in mind for the evening's fare? No problem—the waiter will encourage you to challenge the chef: "Our menu is just an outline."


Live opera music on Saturday nights.

Recommended Dishes

Pesce della casa, market price; tiramisu, $8.50