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Morandi

211 Waverly Pl., New York, NY, 10014
at Charles St.
212-627-7575

Avg. Rating

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

77% would go back.

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Love this place!!

By kbattle on 8/22/2010

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

Go here all the time and the food, service and ambience is amazing. If you're looking for somewhere to go for brunch or dinner, definitely head here.

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112 out of 237 people found this review helpful.

Superb pasta & outstanding wait staff!

By rocknroll on 6/21/2009

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

It was such a pleasant experience. . Outstanding pasta served by the best waiter in NYC. Wonderful atmosphere and such good food. Would go back in a heartbeat, give it a try. JA

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171 out of 346 people found this review helpful.

Best night of our NYC trip.

By cindyco70 on 6/19/2009

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

We came just after seeing Jersey Boys matinee; sat outside on a corner, and had a ball with our funny, sassy, Italian waiter, sipping Chianti and sampling various salads, pastas, seafood and desserts for 2-3 hours without feeling hurried once. I had so much fun. Would absolutely go back again! I had a wonderful pasta with a mixed greens and pears salad; my husband had a seafood assortment, and our friends had a bring you to your knees lasagne. Thank you Morandi for a fabulous memorable night!

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166 out of 332 people found this review helpful.

Love Morandi's

By stanbet685 on 6/3/2009

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

Wonderful Meal! Went with my cousin who is a devoted regular at Morandi. Despite having to speak rather loudly to each other to be heard, the food was absolutely fantastic. Between 4 of us, we had the Branzino, the Osso Buco (Fantastic) and the giant steak, fried artichoke, antipasto, and the wonderfully light Tiramisu, it was one of the best restaurant meals that I had in a long time. The service was impeccable, very attentive to our every need. We were apprehensive having read past reviews by New York Magazine staffers who apparently have to have their taste buds checked!! Or are just not very good at what they do! But then neither were Jan & Michael Stern!! Which is why they no longer work for the Hartford Courant. Judging b y the crowd at Morandi's on a Wednesday night, no one is phased by reviews written by a batch of culinary amateurs. Time to go back to school kids and sharpen your eating skills. The only drawback we could see is the lack of good acoustics that make it impossible to have an intimate conversation. But the wonderful meal was worth every cent or minor inconvenience.

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84 out of 169 people found this review helpful.

We tried almost everything..WOW

By nmccormick on 11/24/2007

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

We had the family in for the holiday weekend and so our large group tried almost everything on the menu and shared family style. Every dish seemed to exceed the last you tasted. The captain helped with wines and his choices were unique and delicious. The service was attentive to detail and quick. They adapted a meal to accomodate a special request. By coffee time everyone was so satisfied we all swore off dessert, then ordered 12 of them, and barely a bite was left. We all agreed it was one of the best restaurant experiences each of us, have ever had ! Take a group and enjoy ! The atmosphere was cozy and welcoming and beautifully decorated for the holidays. Our favorites: pear and gorgonzolla focaccia,fried olives and artichokes, Prosciutto and fontina, blood orange and house salads, Boar ragu, meatballs, grilled sea bass, pistaccio ice cream, fruit crepe, and grapefruit confeit. We took a party of 10 including a restaurant savy child(early evening ) and a few other well behaved children were there too.

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181 out of 372 people found this review helpful.

noisy

By billybob1001 on 4/26/2007

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

food was great svc excellent just a bunch of wall street boobs talking about doing odd lots on electronic brokering was very annoying especially the rep.....n

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224 out of 439 people found this review helpful.

Nice surprise.

By chaslaw on 6/25/2011

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

My family and I stumbled on this place while my wife and daughter were looking for thrift shops in the neighborhood. We were there for a late (3 p.m.?) lunch, which I think must be a good time, as the outside cafe tables were only 2/3 full. The hostess scolded me for having a plastic water bottle on the table (we had just climbed out of the subway on a warm summer day; plus, we were changing gears from low-end Brooklyn); maybe that was a bit tacky on her part as well as mine. At any rate, the food was innovative and superb. I had a salad of roasted eggplant, watermelon & goat cheese -- really, really good. Prices on the lunch menu were high, but not a whole lot higher than several of the more mediocre places where we ate during our visit to the city. Other than my little unpleasantness with the hostess, the staff were just right -- attentive and polite without being overbearing.

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98 out of 200 people found this review helpful.

Best porterhouse in the city

By lysander on 1/7/2011

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

I've had only good food at this place, and the prices are steep, but no steeper than I would expect given the type of restaurant it is. On the other hand, if you can find a porterhouse for two WITH potatoes and peppers and roasted garlic anywhere NEAR this good for anything NEAR this price anywhere else in NYC, please let me know. It's a feast, it's perfectly prepared, and we sometimes have it delivered directly to our front door. Other than Peter Luger, I haven't tasted a better steak anywhere in the city. For us, it's worth the price of admission right there.

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124 out of 230 people found this review helpful.

Lovely Late Lunch

By KNL311 on 8/13/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I must say my fiancee and I had such a beautiful time today @ Morandi. I am definitely happy we were there for lunch, so it was not crowded inside at all. i honestly felt like we were in Italy enjoying a luxurious meal, everything was delicious!! i would definitely go back, the ambiance, the service, the food & wine, just superb!

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95 out of 217 people found this review helpful.

Good experience

By NYC_Gal on 6/18/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Ok, so the place is uber-trendy. On a rainy Wednesday night groups of girls packaged in silk strapless dresses and sky-high hills try to walk the walk to impress god knows who, and guys sit in loud groups, eyeing the surroundings looking to start a conversation. But even the scene does not derogate from this place - it's lively and crowded, the hosts are helpful and our server was charming (there were some breadcrumbs in my water glass and the server replaced it without me asking for him to do so). The food is very nice too, freshly made pastas, salads are fresh and the bread is piping hot. The all-Italian wine list is quite short but satisfying, ordering a carafe is a good option if you want more than one glass and can't finish a bottle. All in all, we had a good time and will come back.

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84 out of 180 people found this review helpful.

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