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A Voce Columbus
Posted by Doris S on 02/24/2010
Went there last night for dinner. Food was great. Service terrific. Atmosphere beautiful. Excellent view. Just a very enjoyable evening.
Posted by RAINIE on 02/18/2010
My roomie and I had the brunch at A Voce. In the afternoon, beautiful the light and views made this venue far more inviting than your average run of the mill brunch place. It's a great looking place and the drinks are very well made. I had the margarita al fuoco (chilis gave the drink a nice bite). The quality of the food is as good as you can get at the best italian restaurant. When seated, you are given fresh ricotta drizzled with the best evoo and some pepperoncini and other herbs with some just-baked foccaccio- delicious! The pastas are delicious, my friend had the sea urchin and I had the carbonara, both beautifully plated and I believe the pasts itself was fresh. Hazelnut Gelato ended a delightful meal and we're goingback on the 26th for dinner. Can't wait to see the view at night
Posted by Cathy B. on 02/04/2010
I'm a long-time New Yorker who shies away from tourist spots. This certainly qualifies as one -- in the midst of the glitzy Time Warner mall (make no mistake -- it is a mall.) My first time at A Voce, I felt it was something between a 4 star restaurant and a first class airport lounge. (The food didn't quite live up to the NY Times' review, but it was good, and I especially liked my entree, the beef cheeks. ) My second visit there, I had some reservations about the food (beef cheeks were over-salted). Still, there is something fun and exciting about the place -- good drinks, the view is spectacular, and you really feel like you are going out to dinner, celebrating something, as opposed to just avoiding cooking at home. Part of this may be due to the friendly, polished staff, and the especially nice hostess (who, unlike so many in N.Y., has no attitude and seems really intent upon pleasing you.) I'd go back, and I would certainly bring out of town visitors there. It has a real New York feel, touristy or not.
Posted by nyu_uws on 12/29/2009
This review is hard to write or explain because I can't think of anything wrong with my meal. Everything with flawlessly executed - the turbot special was cooked PERFECTLY, as was the trout and the sea bass, but nothing wowed me. My husband wasn't in love with his pasta and claimed it was underseasoned, but everything else was seasoned well. I just can't explain it but I don't think anyone in our party was amazed by the restaurant. However, since the food was so well-cooked I can't rate the food quality as under 4, which leaves me feeling somewhat mystified as to why I didn't like it more.
Posted by anonymous on 12/24/2009
Went to dinner there recently. As in the old Groucho Marx joke, meaningless food and such small portions. The place is truly the Emperors new clothes - there is nothing there. Save your money!
Posted by Seth on 12/19/2009
Went to A Voce last night for my annual holiday dinner with my lovely girlfriend. The food was very flavorful, but lacked appropriate temperature on certain dishes. I had the Veal entree with grilled calamari appetizer, both came out medium warm. I dont like to send dishes back, but I did send back the veal to be reheated and it came back the exact same medium warm.....weird. My girlfriend order the pork belly and chicken dish, and I sampled both, and would highly recommend them. Many around me were also ordering the lamb, which looked fantastic. Perhaps I'll try A Voce again in 6 months when the restaurant has time to iron out the imperfections because there's clearly talent here.
Posted by Piero on 12/15/2009
Went last night after a day of touring the city for Christmas. No reservations and casually dressed we were greeted promptly and asked if we would like the best table overlooking the circle and having the statue of Christopher Columbus joining us for dinner. It was 5pm and the host stated they would need the table at 730pm. We decided to come after reading all the reviews. We had the dining room to ourselves for a half hour and took our time in ordering. We started with the mezzaluna pasta with butternut and tallegio cheese with butter and sage, Perfect. I orderd the tuscan brick chicken and it was cooked perfect,crispy skin,fresh herb flavor thru out. My wife ordered the sea bass..another spot on perfect dish. My son ordered the pork chop, a beast of a chop with abalone mushroom. We washed it down with a $27 dollar sangiovese. For dessert gelato at $3 per scoop we got the mint,dark chocolate and hazelnut..a perfect ending. For this location and execution it is quite a bargain..Looks like the recession is good for something!!