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Downtown Cipriani

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

Avg. Rating

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

40% would go back.

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Eat at a Halal stand, you'll enjoy it more and your date will thank you

By masernutt on 10/5/2007

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

Absolutely the WORST place in the City, If Angelina Jolie was at the table next to me, looking in my eyes, laughing at my jokes (a true test of love), maybe even flirting a bit, this STILL is the most incredibly atrocious place to eat or drink, maybe, just maybe in the entire world. I've had better food AND service in a roadside restaurant (hut) in the jungle outside of Bogota (Colombia not Jersey, however it is probably true there too). If the tourist trap restaurants that surround St Mark's Plaza in Venice(Italy not California) lowered their standards to match DC, the Dogue would cast them out of the Plaza. Mayor Mike, where are you when we need ? Please put a stop to the pilage and plundering these demons have wrought. Close 'em up and let the populace rejoice .

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364 out of 757 people found this review helpful.

It's just the fun, not the food

By cateljo on 11/12/2006

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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448 out of 895 people found this review helpful.

Good food

By Cleo on 10/5/2006

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

You come here for the food and a ok experience. The crowd is outdated.

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420 out of 901 people found this review helpful.

It's not a place to just go when you're hungry

By Lahja on 11/22/2005

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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345 out of 800 people found this review helpful.

if you love rude jerks

By superhero on 10/16/2005

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

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.

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386 out of 816 people found this review helpful.

Food smells like sweat!

By smellthis on 8/6/2005

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

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!

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324 out of 708 people found this review helpful.

USED to be cool

By JohnPoopsie on 7/25/2005

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

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.

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277 out of 564 people found this review helpful.

One of NYC's Worst Dining experiences

By mattyspuppy on 7/23/2005

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

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.

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238 out of 483 people found this review helpful.

worst service ever!

By westybesty on 7/16/2005

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

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!

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202 out of 446 people found this review helpful.

cold pasta ,bad service, big bill

By rrphantom on 6/28/2005

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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