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Posted by Downtowner on 03/13/2006
Unless you're dying to say you've eaten there or are on an expense account, don't bother going here. The service is good, but the crowd is overwhelming and the food is average at best - if you're willing to pay $20+ for a small plate of pasta (angel hair with pomodoro) and $5 for a diet coke. The $9.50 cup of minestrone tasted like Veg-All in water. We sat outside and they actually let people sit at tables and smoke right near us - cigars even... simply not acceptable in New York City any more. While celebrities may visit here, they are the new ones that simply want to be recognized, not the real celebrities that go to the best restaurants in town.
Posted by Chris R on 02/20/2006
I have been to the restaurant in Venice about 20 times and the one on 5th avenue another 3 times. This may be the best Cipriani's has to offer. The menu is different, the atmosphere is not stuffy, and the food is amazing. I would recommend the Belini, the prosecutto and the large pasta in the veal ragu sauce. I wish they had the friend shrimp that is available in Venice.
Posted by Max on 01/06/2006
Cipriani is the best restaurant in NYC. The food, service and atmosphere are increible. It's fine location also helps bring alone the best audience.
Posted by out of towner on 07/21/2005
I came here for dinner when I was visiting new york. I live in new orleans, a city known for its dining experiences. The atmosphere was very trendy and up scale. And the food was worth every penny. It was clear to me that this is a restaurant for fine dining and food connoisseurs
Posted by Dee on 04/06/2005
I've been everywhere and the second time was better then the first! Waiters were attentive, the drinks were on point and the veal mouth-watering. The outdoor seating is the interesting on the always busy West Broadway!
Posted by stephen debiaso on 12/29/2004
Traveling with someone who is wheelchair-bound presents many challenges. You soon realize that there is a HUGE difference between handicapped "friendly" and handicapped accessable. While staying at the Plaza in NYC (only semi-friendly), we hired a car and toured the City. We happened upon Cipriani Downtown in the middle of lunch. I was anxious to see what all the hub-bub was about that I had read about on "Page Six". We arrived unannounced, and the staff couldn't have been more accomodating! Chairs and tables were moved so that we could be seated comfortably. My cousin was assisted from the wheelchair and the chair was stored nearby for our convenience. The staff took the time to answer all of our menu questions, which enabled us to get the most delicious selections for our money. The lunch crowd was indeed interesting to watch. I plan on having a meal there tomorrow during an overnight visit to NYC.
Posted by marika on 08/22/2004
The food was good--- expensive-- but I'd say go only if you enjoy watching people who are more enamored with themselves than with the their companion ... sitting next to us was one such tall red head, accompanied by a nice Italian gentleman that could have been her dad ... and they actually left their pasta at the table while they darted off to the sidewalk to smoke ... guess that would not be a great food review ... but at the end they gave up totally on the food and were much more interested in smoking small Cuban cigars and annoying other guests with the smoke ... guess the service people didn't mind--- she must have been famous ... at least in her own mind ... so if you enjoy people watching--- this place does have entertainment value ... and the food and service was good--- despite it all !! (smile).