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Downtown Cipriani

376 W. Broadway, New York, NY, 10012
nr. Broome St.
212-343-0999

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4
Food: 4
Service: 4
Décor: 6
"Not Recommended"

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40% would go back.

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WORST WEEKEND OF MY LIFE…THANKS, CIPRIANI.

By jennifer.sotolongo on 10/31/2016

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I never, ever write reviews, until now. My best friend and I are regulars at Cipriani in Miami, where we both reside. This past weekend, we decided to fly out to NYC to celebrate her admission into the Florida Board of Law. Following our tradition, we decided to make dinner reservations at Cirpriani Downtown in NYC Friday evening, the night of our arrival. This was the single worst decision that we made because it literally ruined the rest of our trip and festivities. Reservation was made for 9 o’clock and we sat down to eat at 9:40pm, first red flag. She ordered the mushroom risotto and I opted for the “ORGANIC SALMON WITH LEEKS AND WITH RICE PILAF”. Her risotto was salty and tasteless. My salmon was overcooked and dry with a white (NOT LEEKS) topping which tasted like a mix of sour cream and sauerkraut (which is loaded with bacteria) and I am also allergic to, so disgusting. To top is off, the rice was hard as if they had let it sit out for one after cooking. I have never felt so sick in my life, needless to say that this inhibited us from resuming our original plans for the trip. It was so bad that I had to go to the hospital because I could not stop throwing up. Not sure what you use to cook, but it certainly is not consistent with the ingredients and products used in Cipriani Downtown Miami. We were so upset and disappointed. I WILL NEVER RETURN AND HIGHLY ADVICE EVERYONE TO PLEASE STAY AWAY. NOT WORTH THE $140 BILL.

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7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Surprised by the bad reviews!

By fordhamlaw88 on 9/14/2013

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Very surprised by the negative reviews. I have only been treated with the utmost kindness and hospitality at Cipriani Downtown. And for some reason, the bellinis never make it onto my bill. Food wise---I am happy that they have updated their previously pasta-heavy menu, though admittedly there are better places in Manhattan to eat. If your goal is simply to feel satiated, then yes, go somewhere else.

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127 out of 265 people found this review helpful.

Staggeringly awful service - cross between SNL & Hans Belmer

By pagowski on 3/1/2012

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

Blow by blow: 3 different waiters asked if we wanted sparking or still water, after we had already ordered from the first; one waiter had his clean jacket, but the sleeve underneath was a greasy grey; 2 of 6 of the sparse fresh salad greens on the plate were starting to rot; new tablecloth for desert was tossed on with half of the cloth folded diagonally across the table (I guess I was expected to finish the job, but someone eventually came over to do this after I did not); waiters kept interrupting our business conversation to "flirt" & make jokes about using my credit card across the street (not appreciated); 3 occasions when waiters were needed, they were all chatting amongst themselves by the bar & did not notice. Best part about the lunch - attractive people at the other tables.

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157 out of 303 people found this review helpful.

Staggeringly awful service - cross between SNL & Hans Belmer

By pagowski on 3/1/2012

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

Blow by blow: 3 different waiters asked if we wanted sparking or still water, after we had already ordered from the first; one waiter had his clean jacket, but the sleeve underneath was a greasy grey; 2 of 6 of the sparse fresh salad greens on the plate were starting to rot; new tablecloth for desert was tossed on with half of the cloth folded diagonally across the table (I guess I was expected to finish the job, but someone eventually came over to do this after I did not); waiters kept interrupting our business conversation to "flirt" & make jokes about using my credit card across the street (not appreciated); 3 occasions when waiters were needed, they were all chatting amongst themselves by the bar & did not notice. Best part about the lunch - attractive people at the other tables.

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147 out of 283 people found this review helpful.

No love of food....only love of ego.

By maryg on 3/6/2011

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

At our swift seating, we were given bread sticks and toasted sliced Italian bread. no olive oil or plates. My $28 chef salad was presented in cereal bowl, with "matchstick" cut ham and cheese over romaine lettuce. The eggplant parmagiana was in a pool of oil, and way too much cheese. The waiter treated us like cattle. There is no love or respect for food or customer. There is love of ego.

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131 out of 261 people found this review helpful.

The worst HOST that I have met

By PPV on 10/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

The food is amazing, the environment and place are also amazing, but the bald Italian host is the worst that I have ever met in all my life!!! He is disgusting, only care about his currently customer and does not care about the tourist customer. I think he has to take care of his daily clients, but never ever insult the tourist. If you are a tourist, don`t go there...you certainly is going to be mistreated by him: THE BALD ITALIAN HOST!

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103 out of 199 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Meal - Despite The Reviews

By fatdan on 8/31/2010

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

I really thought this place would suck after reading the litany of horrible reviews it has received. But, I must admit, we had a fine, fun meal there. The service was terrific, the food was excellent. I recommend the brociutto and buffalo mozarella appetizer, the penne in the veal reduction, and the chocolate cake for dessert.

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108 out of 223 people found this review helpful.

A real piece of Italy

By Vescovo on 1/31/2009

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

On Cipriani I am only going to say one thing : A real piece of Italy people save some money and go eat there because Real Italian style doesn't get any better then this

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139 out of 298 people found this review helpful.

Uptown more so than the downtown post

By jen50 on 2/23/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

The downtown location is nice in the summer after a day of shopping, but it is more chaotic than uptown ever was. Here is ok if you are willing to raise your voice to talk with your friends as it's rather loud. Still the same great quality of food.

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201 out of 408 people found this review helpful.

Cipriani Upstairs - Cozy & sexy

By girardasse on 12/17/2007

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

The staircase looks like it leads to a rooftop but once youre inside that small and cozy room with a fireplace, you feel more like in an exclusive ski-resort lounge :-) Music is good and crowd fashionable. Efficient staff. Worth the hype!

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261 out of 528 people found this review helpful.

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