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429 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY, 10024
nr. 80th St.

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Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 9

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

67% would go back.

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So delicious!!

By chelseabellec on 3/9/2011

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

We ordered the arugula/pear salad, grilled calamari, truffle pizza, and the chicken. It was ALL delicious!! The server was helpful and the wine was delicious. Good all around!

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93 out of 190 people found this review helpful.

A good surprise

By anamar on 5/1/2009

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

We were just walking by and decided to go into Vai, and would never regret it. The decor is very cozy (with the wood mirrors, candles..). The food was great (tuna tartar, pasta with truffles) and the service amazing. We were for sure not rushed, we took our time (and we eat very slow). My husband ordered a dessert and he didn´t like it so much and they changed it without hesitation. Would recommend it to anyone.

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97 out of 215 people found this review helpful.

Way Too Rushed

By gwn175 on 11/4/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

It was very difficult to come out of Vai with a positive impression. The ambiance was amazing, the food was great (ravioli with truffle cream was deliciously rich), you wouldn't want the portions any larger b/c the food was so rich and the server had a good knowledge of the wine on the menu. However, we were unable to enjoy our meal b/c we were SO RUSHED. Within 5 minutes of sitting down we were already pressured to order our entire meals. Half way through our apps, the entrees came out. Before we were even done with our entrees, they came over and cleared the plates even though it was obvious some were still eating. As soon as the plates were cleared, we were hounded about dessert. This was all within about 45 mins. I think it was obvious we were annoyed b/c the owner comped a dessert, which was a nice gesture but what was supposed to be a nice relaxing girls night became a tense evening.

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