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376 W. Broadway, New York, NY, 10012
nr. Broome St.
It's just the fun, not the food
By cateljo on 11/12/2006
You don't go to any Cip restaurant for the food, but for the fun. Drink a couple of Martinis at the bar before dinner, and you won't mind the food: that's not the point. By the way, the tuna tartare was not bad, although the sauce isn't the same of the Harry's.
By Cleo on 10/5/2006
You come here for the food and a ok experience. The crowd is outdated.
It's not a place to just go when you're hungry
By Lahja on 11/22/2005
A lot of people tend to rate resturants that they are are unhappy about over a great resturant. A lot of people miss the point of Cipriani. IT's not the place to take one's family, and a very casual dining experience is not intended. The established artists and very wealthy end up here, drinking bellini's with little else to do with their time, and they enjoy it just fine. The overall look of the resturant is very appealing. The European attitude is that you are privilidged to be eating their food, rather than they are lucky for your business, and so it is better to not pay attention to the busy waitors and complain if they do not smile and treat you like you are a patron of the church. It is more important to go to flaunt your money, try the pasta, enjoy the experience which is left more to you and your guests than a resturant like Cipriani's. For the type of people it caters to, it's just the place to go.
if you love rude jerks
By superhero on 10/16/2005
this is heaven! and if you are hungry just around the block are a few pet stores so go get yourself a can and open it up and dig right in, you'll have a better dining experience.
Food smells like sweat!
By smellthis on 8/6/2005
and it tastes like bland water squeezed from pajamas. The waiters had lots of greasy stains on their white jackets and that went well with the matching stains on the table clothes. The crowd was soo super cool that you needed to have mennen speed stick constantly applied to your head! Soooo many billionaires and rap stars and super models that I thought I was at a walmart parkin lot on a sunday mornin!
USED to be cool
By JohnPoopsie on 7/25/2005
The last time I went to Cipriani I sat next to a table of midwestern tourists in shorts and flip-flops blabbering about how they heard Britney Spears and Roseanne Barr love this place. You're better off peeling off a manhole cover nearby and eating out of the sewer, thrusting fistfuls of poo down your throat. PS ask for "Maurizio" if you want a laugh.
One of NYC's Worst Dining experiences
By mattyspuppy on 7/23/2005
The only reason to go here is to get upset. The staff stinks and are worse than wanna be actors in LA working as waiters. The food is bad and that is IF you ever get it. Don't worry they'll push expensive and watered down drinks on you . The clientel is so much wannabes trying to out-talk each other. This place really shows NYC at its worst.
worst service ever!
By westybesty on 7/16/2005
if you go to see and be seen then you're better off at the bronx zoo because the foods definitely better and the staff will know you are alive. this soho spot is just not worth it, its just gross, the maitre'd is just that maitre'Disgusting!
cold pasta ,bad service, big bill
By rrphantom on 6/28/2005
Waiters were arrogant and the pasta was cold. If old men with middle aged women is your thing great. But if youre looking for a real dining experience this is a big waste. Some of the big shots at the bar I recognized from the Q train. The decor isnt much either.
euro is gone it's B&T night everynight
By sohoite on 6/27/2005
The food is as horrible as can be. You are far better off buying a pasta dish in a can and heating it by microwave than Cipriani's. The service if you can call it that is nonexistant. God forbid the "club" upstairs, one look at the Doorman's Cowboy Boots with flames on them should say it all, oh almost forgot his pony tail was almost as telling! The crowd is truely frightening just watch the King of Queens and you'll get the idea. Maybe one of the reasons that waiters never bring your orders could be that they cannot hear you over the screams of Vinny, Sal and Bobby, that or they probably slipped on some of their hair gel.
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