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Remi

145 W. 53rd St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Sixth Ave.
212-581-4242

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 9
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

73% would go back.

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The Best Italian Food ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

By francescabergamini on 1/3/2013

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

I am Italian, born and raised in italy ( close to Bologna)> The foods it make s me feel like i am in my my family table. amazing service and really professional...you need more that that for a special dinner?? i love it i love it and i will go back ever!!!!!!

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161 out of 360 people found this review helpful.

Awesome!!

By sarahwhitehead on 8/4/2011

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

Remi is a most every time I visit NY. The food is Delicious and the service is wonderful. I would highly recommend.

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173 out of 338 people found this review helpful.

How Do They Stay in Business?

By rt10 on 2/7/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

I was very surprised, and not in a nice way, by Remi. The setting is very pretty, the music just right in tone and mood, the service was good if not expert. But the food was a shock. An Italian restaurant whose polenta has a texture somewhere between glue and molasses? Their speciality veal ravioli in a sauce that reminded me of Campbells Cream of Mushroom soup? Calves liver of a quality occasionally surpassed in my neighborhood diner? For such a pretty room, and at such sky high prices, we expected more. Much much much more.

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188 out of 382 people found this review helpful.

Good business place...

By rpcvhaiti on 12/19/2008

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

Great choice if you are looking for a reasonably priced (but nice) midtown business dinner location. Pricier and blander than I'd recommend for a real night out, though may be OK for a group. Everything straight down the middle. Suggest getting a corner or side table as it can get noisy.

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136 out of 277 people found this review helpful.

exceptional food

By rkreier on 4/24/2008

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

We went there for lunch quite by accident -- just happened to walk by and it looked ok. The food was delicious -- three of us split three appetizers: artichokes, fresh sardines, and scallops. All three were really unusually good. I had a lovely salad and my friends split a pasta (of which I had a bite -- also lovely). We split two desserts, tiramisu and the lemon mousse cake. Tiramisu was fine and the lemon cake was really, really good. I read these other reviews saying the food was only ordinary and I can't believe they ate at the same restaurant. We were there quite recently (St. Patricks Day 2008).

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156 out of 331 people found this review helpful.

the pitz

By thepitz on 12/6/2007

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

Food was good, decor fine. Lived in NY most of my life and was trying to make a show. Everything was fine until I tried to get my coat for 10 minutes before asking the maitre 'd to assist me, which he seemed to ignore my request. Waited 10 more minutes until my showtime to ask the maitre 'd once more if there was something he could do. His reply was "Areverderchi this is NY get used to it". I dine thoughout the city on a regular basis and have never incountered this rude attitude at any restaurant that I have dined. I would have to say I will never return.

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231 out of 430 people found this review helpful.

Do You Want to Do Lunch?

By martin_chamois on 3/22/2007

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

As many mid-block mid-50's restaurants, Remi is most popular among the business lunch crowd. And at lunch it does a very good job of serving quality Italian/Venetian cuisine. Outside the lunch period, the place is much more quiet and the service seems to suffer. A reliable choice.

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779 out of 1228 people found this review helpful.

Its Just Business!

By ywwan on 11/12/2005

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

This is a nice, convenient place for business lunches. The food is of a high standard in terms of presentation and tastiness. But its not at all memorable. I can't say I have ever been disappointed by anything nor have I been overwhelmed and since its right next door to my office, I go there all the time. And still I struggle to describe favorite dishes because I have none. The good news (and why I like to go there) is no one in your party will be distracted by the food so you can focus on business. It is of course on the pricey side - good spot for business but don't go back on your own.

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528 out of 1024 people found this review helpful.

Nice digs. Competent-but-boring food and service.

By themicah on 10/24/2005

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

I've eaten here twice on business--one lunch and one dinner. Lunch was better than dinner, but neither was particularly outstanding, and in a neighborhood with so many choices in the upscale-Italian-business-meal category, I'd choose to go elsewhere. For dinner tonight I had a baby beet and mache salad with goat cheese. The goat cheese was nice, but the beets were far from "baby," and the and the mache was shockingly bland. The overall effect wasn't bad, but it was far from the delicate flavor cacophony I'd anticipated. My snapper with tomatoes and olives was similarly competent-but-boring. The fish was well prepared, but the tomatoes and olives were flaccid and flavorless. Service, too, is on the underwhelming side. The pepper-grinder guy was like a robot, grinding for a set amount of time and stopping even when no pepper was coming out. Still, it all works for business meals--assuming you don't want to be distracted from business by food talk.

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429 out of 919 people found this review helpful.

Picture(almost)Perfect

By adsong on 6/18/2003

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

Wonderful food and ambiance.Pretty ,vast spatial architecture with fabulous painting of Venice Canal life surrounds the restaurant. Great service.A bit noisy due to acoustics.tables a bit too close for my comfort.(Ask for a corner booth,or table.)Expensive,but worth it.(Ask for the $30.00 Prix-Fixe menu)

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