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A Voce Madison

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  • Italian
  • 41 Madison Ave, New York NY10010 40.742461 -73.986568
  • (At 26th St)
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  • (212) 545-8555
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User Ratings (Based on 68 reviews)

3.545
Food 3.7 Value 3.3
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.6

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 545-8555
Website:
www.avocerestaurant.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Hours:
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:45am-2:30pm Dinner Mon-Thu: 5:30pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 5:30pm-10:30pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Prix Fixe, Trendy, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • A Voce Madison

    Posted by jim on 01/21/2008

    great food

    The food is outstanding here...that's why you should go. The service was just regular - not great, not bad. The waiter actually helped us pick out nice glasses of wine. But the food...farm fresh ricotta, perfectly executed pasta dishes, and simple sauces for fresh ingredients. Worth every penny

  • A Voce Madison

    Posted by SCOTTK on 01/21/2008

    Not Michelin star worthy

    Had a reservation for 4 at 9:45 this past Saturday night and did not sit down until 10:30. It appears that many people were waiting way past their reservation time. We were not even offered a drink. Finally we were seated at the worst table in the restaurant in a corner away from the rest of the room. The hostess told us that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sat at our table recently. I would imagine they did not want to be noticed. I told her that we were not famous and would have preferred a table in the main area. I have eaten at many Michelin star restaurants in Europe and have never been asked to wait longer than a few minutes for a table. As far as the food , it was good, not great. The famous duck meatballs were too sweet and were served cold. We were too hungry to send them back. Shortribs were stringy. We ordered a $110 bottle of white wine and told them not to keep it on ice. They didn't listen and the next glass was way too cold. All in all A Voce was a disappointment . I may try it again but not real soon. How this place was given a Michelin star is a mystery to me.

  • A Voce Madison

    Posted by BB from Cambridge on 11/26/2007

    Gastronomic excellence

    Having lived in Italy and travelled continally while there, I was not prepared for the extraordinary experience when my daughter and I dined 11/24. We shared 6 selections, all supurb. The staff..from the maitre d, coat attendant, bar and dining staff all courteous and professional. Our waiter Dimitrios, knowledgeable and helpful. The busboy deft and pleasant. The decor is subdued elegance. I appreciated the low-lighting as very comforting ( it was neither dark nor dreary) We arrive at 9:30pm, but am looking forward to lunch on my next visit to NY in a few months.

  • A Voce Madison

    Posted by John from Chelsea on 11/05/2007

    Lighten Up

    My friend and I went to A Voce after theatre the other night and had a very pleasant experience. The place was humming upon our 10 p.m. arrival, and the friendly staff escorted us to a comfortable window seat. Very friendly, efficient service followed as did a wonderfully prepared, delicious meal. Only one small complaint (and this seems to be a complaint I have about many restaurants in NY recently, not just A Voce): it was too dark. I am perplexed why so many fine dining establishments keep their room so dimly lit. When you have to strain to read the menu and constantly look down on your way to the table or the restroom to make sure you don't trip, you should "lighten up".

  • A Voce Madison

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/14/2007

    Food was close to perfect!!

    I read all the mixxed reviews- but went anyway...I want all you whiners to just stop!! What is a bad table? The tables all looked pretty much the same to me. The service was attentive and informative- I did not feel rushed even though it was a Fri night. The ricotta starter- and the frito misto was exceptional...The corn ravioli amazing....and I still ate ever last bite of the tonnino. I actually could not do desert- but I am sure it was the same fantastic standard of the rest of my meal. I am not sure what people expect when dining out- but this in my opinion- and I eat out a lot here and worldwide- was pretty close to perfect.

  • A Voce Madison

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/30/2007

    Good Food Deserves Good Service

    My group's entrees and desserts were better than the appetizers -- all were excellent, in fact. But, after dropping more than $300, what I recall most is my waitress' very rude comments about a fairly pedestrian matter. Since I had just tipped her $52 for less than two hours at our table, I found her reactions startling. Good food deserves good service. Management should speak to their people.

  • A Voce Madison

    Posted by LeonP on 08/30/2007

    Nice Place

    I can’t understand where all these bad reviews are coming from, because I L O V E D A Voce! My boyfriend and I were greeted warmly when we came in for lunch. Our server was professional, courteous and attentive. And the food was excellent! We shared the seafood antipasti and it was awesome! I had the white tuna and he had the corn ravioli. Exquisite! Even the bread, olive oil and balsamic vinegar that they give you upon being seated was unique and tasty. The only complaint I would have is the noise level. When we were there, it was packed with people and there was a loud, background ‘roar’ that was extremely noticeable. It’s something I’m sure the owners did not anticipate when initially scouting the property. However, A Voce’s swivel chairs are the most comfortable seats in all of NYC! If it were possible, I would have stolen one of them!

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