All Reader Reviews of...
200 Fifth Ave., New York, NY, 10010
at 23rd St.
Don't eat here
By Suemirabile on 3/10/2012
Totally not worth it. The hostess set the tone, unfriendly and snotty. The waitress was unhelpful bordering on belligerent. The waitress was only interested in pushing us to order what would have been way too much food. The pasta or entree is enough food you definitely should not order both. We had to ask for bread , the pork came out raw. Terrible service, they rushed you bringing the next plate before you were finished eating what you had. Don't waste your time and money.
downhill it goes!
By acurator on 12/11/2011
No longer the pinnacle of beef gastronomy, the restaurant is now cutting corners on its wonderful steaks, most notably its formerly amazing ribeye. You now get a thin, fatty piece of meat for the same price as previously.
By BootsL on 7/13/2011
My father was recently in NYC and I had to take him to Eataly! After walking around the amazing retail space for nearly an hour, I surprised him by telling him I had booked a reservation at Manzo, the fine dining restaurant. He was so pleased because he thought there was no way we would get a table. Our lovely hostess took us to a small but nice table in the cozy dining room. Right away we were presented with one of the greatest wine lists I've ever seen. I was worried that there might be too many choices but the staff got us a great bottle. Next came the food menu and again there was so much to choose from. We asked for some recommendations and ordered some antipastas, pasta, a steak for my father and I had Lamb. Ok so everything was great but the "secondi" or entrees were outstanding. Everything had a back story, all of the products were from a special farm or made in a special way. (or both) All in all we had an amazing time! A little pricy for my budget but totally worth it!!
Terrible service...we were very disapointed.
By dribbles on 11/22/2010
I was SO excited about eating at Manzo. My mother came into town to treat us there for my 40th birthday. First, they brought us bread with no olive oil. We had to ask twice. They brought us our appetizers...and they were really good. But then...an HOUR and a HALF later from when we had sat down...NOTHING. I went to the bathroom twice and got up another time just to walk around Eataly. My husband finally got up and informed the hostess, "I think our waitress has disappeared!" Then suddenly there was movement...and our Primi course appeared...with the manager (?) saying, "Oh, some people like to dine leisurely and take their time." Making feel like WE were doing Manzo ALL WRONG! We'd had nothing but a salad and dry bread in a HOUR and a HALF...is this true, Italian-leisurely dining? I seriously doubt it. Then it came out that they had a "private party" going on. And THAT'S why our food was taking so long. So we're supposed to suffer? Two of the Primi's were very good...mine was AWFUL. I was shocked. It was like limp, over-cooked, sitting-there-forgotten pasta. I've made better pasta with a college dorm hot-plate. Secondi were really good. The food was overall good. But NO apologizes! No, "Sorry Here's a complimentary something." Nothing taken of the bill. We left angry. I'm still angry...I've never posted a bad review before. That's how poopy the experience was for me and my family.
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