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Patsy’s

236 W. 56th St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Broadway
212-247-3491

Avg. Rating

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

78% would go back.

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Tradition never goes out of style.

By Elaine24 on 5/28/2016

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

My sister, cousin and I ate at Patsy's last night (5/27). As usual it was fabulous. We are from Tampa, Florida and visit NYC at least once per year. One of our first stops, Patsy's. It is like coming home. The food is great, the staff are friendly and the surroundings are old world charm. The bar makes great drinks, try the Vodka Martini. My favorite friend mozzarella and marinara, plus Vodka all Penne with sausage. Tradition never goes out of style.

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21 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

Tradition never goes out of style.

By Elaine24 on 5/28/2016

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

My sister, cousin and I ate at Patsy's last night (5/27). As usual it was fabulous. We are from Tampa, Florida and visit NYC at least once per year. One of our first stops, Patsy's. It is like coming home. The food is great, the staff are friendly and the surroundings are old world charm. The bar makes great drinks, try the Vodka Martini. My favorite friend mozzarella and marinara, plus Vodka all Penne with sausage. Tradition never goes out of style.

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20 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

When did Frank eat here?

By littlecarmine on 3/16/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

A a 100% Italian-American who knows what Italian food is, this place is a sham. For the prices this place charges I was expecting a 5 star meal. Presentation was terrible, seasoning below average, service 60 minute into sitting down, no entree. The Italian bread was cold and hard, the hot appetizer was lousy (sandy clams) and very small portions. The entree chicken contandino had french fries instead of potato's. No pasta with entree's. Olive Garden can beat this place out.

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123 out of 237 people found this review helpful.

Patsy's Disappoints

By AJNMOM on 11/19/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

For the mere fact that the price tag was close to $200 for my husband and I, the expectation was so very disappointing. The bread was cold, hard and not by any shake artisan in fact stale. The appetizers were calamari insalate, which was meager portion, but thankfully as the dressing did nothing to make the seafood sumptuous. The caesar salad was average, small portioned. Entree of zuppe de pesce was without presentation, small portioned, gave the wrong pasta and the sauce was average. The other entree of veal rollantini was quite honestly the toughest veal I have ever tasted literally drowned in a mushroom marsala sauce. The saving grace for me was the Rosenblum Zin which I chose, albeit extremely overpriced. Never will we return. I suggest you don't waste your money as well.

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132 out of 256 people found this review helpful.

AWFUL

By happyman on 7/27/2009

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

Why anyone would eat at this restaurant is beyond me. The food was awful - overcooked vegetables, slimy salad greens, mass market bread, rude waiters. And about 3 times more expensive than a good (not great) restaurant like Carmines.

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136 out of 272 people found this review helpful.

Hidden Treasure

By Jeneflea on 2/12/2009

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

When I was in New York my friend and I were walking the streets at a loss as to where to eat, I know, at a loss in New York is crazy. We new we wanted different so we thought Indian. But as we read the menu we decided to see what was next door. Neither of us had heard of Patsy's, so we read that menu. Decision made, Patsy's was the one. When we walked in it was a small dining area, but well lit and a warm atmosphere. When I was treated to my dinner, it was delicious. To make a long story short it was a nice evening in a restaurant that was new to me but known by many. I bought the cook book on the way out and thanked the owners who were greeting and saying goodnight to all the patrons, and was glad my friend and I had decided on Italian that night. Wonderful and even more wonderful was the staff that treated us as if we were the only ones there every minute of that night 5 years ago.

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124 out of 263 people found this review helpful.

We Love Patsy's.

By itsmemick on 12/2/2008

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

When we visit NYC each year...we make sure we visit Patsys...always nice...wonderful service...even Sal comes around saying hello.

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130 out of 255 people found this review helpful.

Right place, right time

By steph_b on 8/8/2008

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

We ate at Patsy's by chance on a Saturday night in June 08 during a 2 week visit to NYC. From arrival to departure the whole experience was fantastic. Good old fashioned service - professional but friendly. Unpretentious and flavoursome food. A place that would be justified in resting on it's laurels - but it doesn't. Patsy's does what it does well - a classical Italian restaurant. It will be a must visit on our next trip.

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117 out of 233 people found this review helpful.

Best of NYC

By michaeld5 on 7/18/2008

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

If you want the best Italian in the city, this is the restaurant to go to. Even if you aren't Frank, or Tony Bennett, or Rush Limbaugh, or the other 900 people they have pictures of on their walls, they still treat you well, surprisingly. Sorry to read the fellow down below had such a bad experience. Oh yeah, and the food, it's pretty darn good.

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121 out of 257 people found this review helpful.

A Classic like Sinatra

By martin_chamois on 3/21/2007

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

PastyÂ’s the West mid-50Â’s classic Italian eatery is most famous as one of Frank SinatraÂ’s places. It would be wrong to dismiss this restaurant as an old fashion (since 1944), perhaps tourist establishment. The family runs the place as a trust, and not only as a profit center, although it is also the latter. The food is classic and nearly perfect. The service is professional. The prices are right on. Perhaps the lighting could be turned down a little to give the rooms the same warmth the food and service provides.

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