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Del Posto

85 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
nr. 16th St.
212-497-8090

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

52% would go back.

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Top ten all time meals!

By FoodieZ on 7/30/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and had one of the best meals of my life. Im not usually the type to drop almost a grand on a meal for 2 but between the impeccable wine selection by sommelier and 3 courses of heaven id say it was actually a good value! I did lamb and lamb for appetizer and main course and it was cooked to perfection and the memory of it makes me salivate. There`s not much that these guys don`t do amazingly but Id say sit against the far wall and make a night of it with someone special. Maybe some people can eat here every day but its a once a year type for me (unless on someone else's tab ;).

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97 out of 197 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing 11/4/2009 Anniversary Dinner

By chas89jag on 11/5/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

Let me start off by saying we both enjoyed the service and our two pasta tasting appetizers. My wife also enjoyed the Lobster as her main course. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with my main course, I had the Dover Sole. The portion was very small , the fish was rubbery and it had no taste, it was terrible. To top it off, there were men sitting at a table next to us wearing jeans, sneakers and tee shirts. With the high level of pricing and service, I feel they should enforce their suggested dress code. I picked this restaurant to celebrate a very special evening, but need less to say it was anything but special.

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111 out of 216 people found this review helpful.

A better NYC restaurant

By chipmonks on 3/6/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is the only place in New York where it is not crowded and I dont have to squeeze myself through tables and tables of people, and where waiters bump each other going around tables. The tables were not squeezed together like guests were cockroaches and it actually seemed like there more waiters than guests! The food is superb. I ate the Ribeye steak for 2 and it was perfectly cooked, tender and extremely tasty. I also ate the pasta with the dungeness crab with it and it was very aromatic and had very strong flavor with it. The piece of crab in the pasta was fairly good sized and was very soft. This restaurant is definitely worth every penny and going back to.

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121 out of 234 people found this review helpful.

A better NYC restaurant

By chipmonks on 3/6/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is the only place in New York where it is not crowded and I dont have to squeeze myself through tables and tables of people, and where waiters bump each other going around tables. The tables were not squeezed together like guests were cockroaches and it actually seemed like there more waiters than guests! The food is superb. I ate the Ribeye steak for 2 and it was perfectly cooked, tender and extremely tasty. I also ate the pasta with the dungeness crab with it and it was very aromatic and had very strong flavor with it. The piece of crab in the pasta was fairly good sized and was very soft. This restaurant is definitely worth every penny and going back to.

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116 out of 237 people found this review helpful.

Fussy and Soulless

By jkaye on 7/4/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

Couldn't agree more with Platt's review. The food was very good (though portions too small) but it is just not a convincing 4 star environment. The service is fussy but somehow not particularly helpful. The sommelier was exactly what they are supposed not to be: rushed, not correctly reading (or intentionally ignoring) my cues on price, not explanatory, just pointing out random bottles in a range I already explained was too high. The waiter -- to be blunt -- couldn't speak English very clearly and really just seemed like a very uxurious bus boy. It's as if Batali got the impression that in order to create a 4 star experience, he needed to drain everyone and everything of personality -- so long as the bathroom signs (absurdly) are in Italian as well as English. It kind of feels like Vegas in there. I'd much rather cram in at Lupa, unbutton my collar and just have a great meal and a good time.

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138 out of 257 people found this review helpful.

Good but not great

By cdalmeida on 7/17/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

The place is refined, spacious and beautiful. The food does not live up to the expectations of an iron chef. It is good but not great, which is what I expected from Mario. Portions are slightly on the minuscule side. Antipasti and appetizers are just "good". The main course was veal with an ossobuco sauce. The veal was tasteless and the sauce was nice but lacked depth and body. Service was good but sluggish. The maitre did not seem knowledgeable of the dishes and seemed to recite recipes from notes. After my meal I could not recall a single taste in the variety of foods eaten that would become a tasty memory. My take is that it not up to par with the best of NYC and you can get better food at a decent trattoria in Italy.

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101 out of 205 people found this review helpful.

Loved it!

By marynolan on 7/20/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Beautiful decor, and our exquisite meal was delivered by a delightful staff.

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114 out of 226 people found this review helpful.

Skip it

By brittanycarcova on 8/17/2010

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

Good, but this is my least favorite of all of Mario Batali's New York eateries. Del Posto is large in scale but small in quality. The food is from Batali so of course it meets a certain standard, but my recommendation would be save the time and money and wait it out for a table at Babbo.

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111 out of 220 people found this review helpful.

Worst Dining Experiece Ever

By carlyfara on 12/23/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I took my boyfriend to Del Posto for his birthday a couple of days before Christmas, the large dining room was basically empty despite me not being able to get an earlier reservation. We are both foodies and Batalli lovers, died over how amazing Babbo was, so we were really looking forward to a great meal. I could not be any more disappointed!!! We were seated at a corner table by the bar, the area was completely unappealing and might I add there was a cold draft coming in from the vents. The waiter and the rest of the wait staff were so uptight it made you feel completely uncomfotable. The worst part of all of this is the food was terrible. I ordered the autumn vegetable plate to start. The plate tasted and looked tlike the vegetables were taken out of the garbage and thrown onto my plate. The lobster fra diavlo was also pretty terrible. The lobster was chewy and the fra diavlo wasn't even spicy. The pasta's were descent, and I am saying that because compared to everything else they were a step up. All in all the night was a complete bust. I would NOT recommend going here for an occasion, maybe and I say maybe for a work event with other uptight and stuffy people. Disappointed in Batalli on so many levels.

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124 out of 228 people found this review helpful.

Splendid.

By garrettgla on 9/11/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

we've been to most of the Batali/Bastianich locations. The food is always terrific. THIS was a birthday and THE EXPERIENCE really felt special. i have not ONE complaint... i grew up in manhattan with family in the restaurant operations business. i know how difficult it is to maintain reliability. del posto is now firing on all cylinders. I can't think of a more pleasant evening.

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