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85 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
nr. 16th St.
Not worth the time or money
By nyfoodie1 on 11/8/2011
This is a beautiful restaurant so you should stop in and take a walk around. But, sadly, that is the high point of the evening. I went there last week with a group of seven and the experience was so bad on so many levels. The waiter was an older gentleman who could barely speak in a whisper. After asking him to repeat himself multiple times, we eventually gave up and just nodded in agreement to whatever he said. The appetizers were pretty good but the entrees were shockingly bad. We never had bad lobster before! They smoked it or put some type of seasoning that made it inedible. The stuffed veal chop was cold and fatty. The desserts, and we never got the names of them because of the whisperer, were nothing special and lastly, the sommelier pushed the owners wine which is overpriced and just not very good. All in all, one of the worst dining experiences ever. Sorry.
Pretentious, non-NYC experience
By Balazs on 12/4/2011
Our worst decision during our wonderful experience to live in NYC was to go to this restaurant on our last night. Pretentious service, wanna-be Michelin-star restaurant attitude with below average food quality with Michelin-star prices. The pastas were fine (the veal agnelotti really good), the rest simply poor. For this menu to pay 115$ is a joke. We felt sorry for our Asian lead waitress who was trying so hard that it was embarassing. She would go on and on with her learnt text, which was miserable to listen. But we were the ones who made the biggest mistake - not to leave right away when we felt what was coming...
Go, just go! You owe it to yourself and your s/o.
By meravNY on 3/23/2013
Del Posto is not just a 5 star culinary experience, but also an entertainment, cultural one. We had the 5 course Prix Fixe with wine pairing. It worth every penny! The food was exquisite, including the presentation. I especially recommend theTruffled BEEF Carne and the Cruda Spiced DUCK . The Dolci-MELANZANE e Cioccolato alla Napoletana & theChocolate Ricotta TORTINO where absolute divine. If the palate was not "entertained" enough, we had the best experience of a well trained staff, from the hostess, to our Captain/waitress and the multi knowledgeable sommeliers (2 of them). It was all together one of the most enriching experiences we had, from a culinary and entertaining perspective. All in all, I recommend Del Posto wholeheartedly, especially if you want to impress your special someone. Go, just go! You owe it to yourself and your s/o.
Delicious but uptight
By mggbklyn on 8/30/2013
Why can't top restaurants in NYC relax a little and stop the 'bowing' and gestures of hierarchy. I love great food and the culinary art but i found the environment so stuffy. I don't know if its possible to have both great food (this was) and a more relaxed environment - (i.e.- who needs a napkin to cover the tablecloth if there is one drop of broth that feel from the bowl?)- not our style.. Decor was also dark and overbearing. But despite all of my negativity, the food really was fabulous and i will probably return (until i find a better option)
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