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Itzocan Bistro

1575 Lexington Ave., New York, NY, 10029
at 101st St.
212-423-0255

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8
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

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33% would go back.

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Riduculously overpriced (an outrage)

By foodielover on 1/22/2011

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

I had been to this restaurant with a friend a few months ago, and we thought the food was great. I returned again last week. Once again, the food was very good. HOWEVER, this time my group of friends and I ordered drinks. The drinks were ridiculously overpriced. They didn't have a wine list, so we just asked for a bottle of red wine. The restaurant had run out of bottles, so they had a staff member run next-door to pick up a bottle. They gave us a cheap bottle of wine (probably valued at under $10), and then charged us $40 for the wine. In addition, they overchaged us for watered-down sangria. In addition, the coffee was too expensive. We each paid about $70 for dinner which should have cost no more than $40. I'm not cheap, and I do not mind paying for good quality items. However, I do not like getting ripped off for subpar items. I WILL NOT RETURN!

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28 out of 65 people found this review helpful.

Good Food-overpriced wine-20 + % tip added to bill-cash only

By cpwgal on 9/7/2009

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

Went last night with out of town friends. Loved the food and prices fair. Not everything on the menu was available- a bit of a disappointment. The baby bok choy a little sandy and generally the dishes a tad too salty. We asked about house wine and chose bottle of Trapiche Malbec from Argentina. There was no printed wine list. We made a huge mistake by not asking the price of the bottle and only found out when paying the bill that price of the bottle was $40!!. It had never occurred to us that in this spot that bottle of wine could be so pricey. Completely a rip-off. There is a $10 corking fee. But if you are going to drink wine in this place, bring your own!! Also a service charge of over 20% was added to the bill. We were only 3 persons, and there was nothing on the menu about this. Cash only is another disadvantage of this spot. And you don't get a receipt unless you ask for it. So it is unlikely that I will go back and I am truly sorry about this.

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71 out of 138 people found this review helpful.

Oh you must

By ManuelCreamDream on 7/18/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I wasn't expecting much on my first visit here, we were made to stand outside in the drizzle until a table became available but it was definitely worth getting moist for. The steak with tequila and peppercorn sauce was stupendous and huge, struggled to finish her. The crepes were also mighty fine, worth trying. Service isnt the best but I don't mind that personally, I can't stand being asked every five minutes "Is everything ok with your meal today?" "Yes, it's lovely" "Great, let me know if you need anything" Try it out, then thank me.

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