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Sette

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191 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10011 40.742879 -73.996476
nr. 21st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-5935 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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    8 out of 10

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Official Website

settenyc.com

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 23rd St.; C, E at 23rd St.

Prices

$11-$17.50

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Prix-Fixe

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

14th St. to 28th St., Fifth Ave. to Eighth Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

This comfortable bistro in Chelsea serves a modernized haute version of classic Northern Italian cuisine, and combines the sensibility of a sleekly designed and executed New York dining experience with an understated neighborliness. While part of a larger chain throughout the city, the restaurant feels distinct, without the cookie-cutter assembly line vibe that weighs down other such operations. The dining room is a warm yellow and the walls have backlit insets displaying the variety of wines and specialty liquors available. Sette's home-made pastas are a big draw, with tortellini, pappardelle, ravioli, gnocchi, and others prepared fresh daily on site. Generous portions are complemented by original takes on classic sauces, like the creamless raspberry vodka topper and the Bolognese and bechamel meat sauce. Fish and meat entrees, served in artful arrangements that highlight color and shape, combine rustic Tuscan fare like wild mushrooms and risotto with refined seasonings and marinades. While many certainly take advantage of Sette's sense of subtle luxuriousness to impress a date, the casual atmosphere also draws a nice mix of locals simply out for an evening dinner that won't break the bank.

Prix-Fixe Lunch

Mon.–Fri., noon–6 p.m., three courses for $15

Recommended Dishes

Rosemary-crusted shell steak, $26

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