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Posted by Cosmo on 08/11/2006
I went to Cibo for a business dinner, and I must say, the quiet, relaxed atomspere was great, and the wait staff were very courteous and helpful. Cibo has a very nice price fixe dinner deal for 29.99 per person. The food, however, wasn't spectacular. I got the cooked mussels as an appetizer, which were so-so. For an entree I ordered the New York Strip steak, which was absolutely awful. First, I ordered it rare, and it was cooked medium. Also, the fat wasn't trimmed off the meat well enough.
Posted by NativeIowan on 12/26/2005
We were looking for a restaurant within walking distance of both our theater (the Minskoff) and our hotel on Avenue of the Americas on Christmas Eve. I should add that walking distance for us was within a mile or so of both. We read the reviews here and looked at the Christmas Eve menu and chose Cibo. We were very pleased. The price was right ($50) for a fixed price Christmas Eve dinner which included a wonderful squash soup, salad, entree, and dessert. We could not have asked for a more pleasant experience, and would recommend this restaurant to anyone. My prime rib was cooked exactly the way I asked for it, and my partner's turkey (she chose that because she missed the Thanksgiving bird) was also very good. We wondered about how a fixed priced dinner might be and were not disappointed at all. We live near Washington, DC and are quite accustomed to good food and Cibo fit the bill for two out-of-towners in NYC only for the weekend. Thanks for this web site! It greatly assisted us with our choice.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/06/2005
What a great find! This warm and inviting restaurant serves excellent food in a classy atmosphere. The prix fixe dinner offered the night we came was a great value; each of our selections, from appetizers through entree, was A+ (the only off note in the evening was the desserts ... certainly nice but unremarkable compared to everything else). Finally, their staff was extremely gracious to us and anticipated our needs at every turn. It's definitely on my "must return" list!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/06/2005
I probably would of never come across this restaurant as I do not frequent the east side. Having been invited I ventured out for the evening. The meal was delicious and service excellent. They had just published their fall menu and the selection was plentiful. The roasted squash salad and skirt steak was very tasty. I will definitely make another trip to the east side just to dine again at Cibo.
Posted by Fabulous for Groups on 03/24/2005
My group of 30 came in after a Broadway Show. Everything was excellent. It was arranged/reserved in advance by an extremely courteous staff. The service was excellent and the food (Prixe Fixe) was unsurpassable in quality, quantity and choice. They treated us like a small group and did not rush us at all....like many restaurants do for large, out of town parties. We will definitely come back!
Posted by Chef Tony on 03/24/2005
1) This is a great place for conversation(business or romance) sound level is perfect. 2) Service is what I've come to expect in restaurants these days: too much. 3) Restaurants should put mini traffic lights on each table. Then guests could flash green if they're happy with everything; yellow if there's a problem; red if they're going to refuse to pay the check. If the light's green then there is no need for the server to keep asking if everything is fine. 4) I remember more interesting dishes (though it's been about 2 years since I was a semiregular). The mussels are huge and plentiful (I'm a big fan of the mussels at Jezebel and jezebel pales when it comes to size and plumpness) but the broth is uninteresting. Cibo's appetizer portion is as large as the entree portion at most restaurants. The short ribs were done well with a tasty semisweet sauce, but with a tomato risotto instead of a more conventional potato mash or puree. Skip the apple tart. My dinner companions gave the food a 3.5-4.0.
Posted by Bob on 01/19/2005
I have been to Cibo many times and the food has never disappointed but the service on this night was below par. Still, for a varied, well executed menu in a pleasant room, there aren't many better.