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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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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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114 out of 226 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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119 out of 229 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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108 out of 210 people found this review helpful.

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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95 out of 193 people found this review helpful.

Awesome

By tie730 on 4/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

We wer seated right away with reservations. Place is very Large, Open, and Elegant. Not the coolest Italian place (Ilike them small and Rustic) but very nice. You know what you are walking into... A highly rated, expensive Italian meal. Food was perfect. Many people on staff to cater to all needs. Although the service was too quick and we were eating meal upon meal with no time to take a sip of wine in between courses. Other than that it is worth a try once . Whether you go back is up to you but know you will get a AWESOME italian meal.

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98 out of 185 people found this review helpful.

Sour dining experience

By alee04 on 3/29/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 10

My last experience at del posto was wonderful, but this time the service was beyond terrible and offensive. Our waiter made it clear that we weren't welcome and even asked: "Do you work nearby, how did you decide to just eat here? Do you eat out often? When was the last time you ate out?" Another waiter came by and offered to make a pizza ... He then disappeared after the first course and we were served by the bus boy the remainder of our dinner. What a disappointing evening.

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92 out of 170 people found this review helpful.

Not even close to the best

By bradcohen on 1/4/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Hi, I've been to some of the best restaurants in Manhattan and was expecting the same quality and overall experience from this Mario Batali endeavor. Boy was I mistaken! Four people went in our party and the portions could have fed one with room for more. The portions were minuscule and enormously expensive for the quantity and quality. Honestly, the restaurant-made bread was the only saving grace...it was excellent and at least it made you feel like you've eaten something. How much could it possibly cost the restaurant to give a decent portion of pasta...one of the portions consisted of 3 pieces of pasta, THREE!!! For the prices, everyone should have received 2+ pounds. The flavors were adequate at best. Some concoctions seemed like something that would be made in a laboratory not in a fine resturaunt. This is really not a resturaunt I could recommend to anyone. Babbo was much better. If you want really good Italian in Manhattan, go to Il Mulino or even one of the thousands of much less expensive and infinitely better Italian joints throughout the city...avoid this one.

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80 out of 162 people found this review helpful.

Delicious, Awesome, Impeccable Service, Great Restaurant, Thank you!!

By Annamarie on 12/18/2008

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

I chose this restaurant for our department and what an excellent choice I made. The service was great, the food was absolutely delectable. The decor is beautiful, what a treat this was. My porkchop was cooked to perfection and so tasty, I wanted more! My co-workers all loved it! Thank you to everyone for making this a great experience!!

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80 out of 164 people found this review helpful.

What a wonderful experience.

By duckfatlover on 7/1/2008

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

Not cheap by any means, but the food! I had the tasting menu and every course was sublime. Awesome tableside zabaglione! Great, if expensive all Italian wine list. Decor is incredible.

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85 out of 184 people found this review helpful.

With so many options, skip this one

By MichaelV on 3/21/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

My wife and I went to Del Posto for Restaurant Week lunch. From start to finish the service was so terrible and dismissive it single-handedly turned my stomach. The 200 word version: Offered a table barely within the restaurant and against a service area although many suitable ones were available; we weren't given a regular menu to choose from (although it was available and given to others at tables next to us); our waitress disappeared after our order and was never seen again; a drink order was never solicited through the entire meal. Afterwards I even penned a very courteous note to the GM, but 2 months later have never received the courtesy of a reply. Unless you're Brad and Angelina, with so many good NY restaurants to choose from don't chance feeling like a second class citizen here - skip this one. Sorry Mario, but food doesn't matter when you're treated horribly. This was one of the the worst restaurant experiences we've ever had.

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