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Posted by NYC Foodie on 07/03/2006
The tasting menu with wine pairing was a decadent indulgence like no other! Yes, the other reviews are correct in that you have to wait for your table despite showing up on time and having reserved a month in advance. The four hour dining experience was unique, but I don't think I'll do it again. A $900 dinner for four people is best left for company-paid expense accounts. Honestly, I felt a bit like an elitist yuppie as our dinner conversation turned to how many starving people could be fed for a month with the cost of each bite we ate. (I recommend that you do NOT have that conversation with your friends while eating at Del Posto.) Regarding decor, the main room is expansive, but we sat in the back room, which was a little too dark for my tastes. Overall, I'd recommend going only if someone else picks up the tab (e.g. corporate-client dinner). The prices are high and we New Yorkers only serve to extend the gap between rich and poor by frequenting places like Del Posto. But I did like the food.
Posted by Puleio on 06/15/2006
I have to admit the experience was far more breath taking and exquisit than I could have imagined. We started out with several different apps, the proscuitto was outsytanding and have not tasted anything like it in a very long time, the 3 cheese platter was very nicely plated and the different jelly to accompy it were perfect. For the main course I decided to take a little more wild approach, and take my chances with liver..perfectly cooked, not too over done but cooked all the way, as liver should be prepared. We ended the evening with some proseco(italian champagne) and gianduia, I must give a hats off presentation to the food and the dining experience, I will definatly return, in my next visit to NYC. Buon Appetito
Posted by Marco on 06/02/2006
Had dinner at Del Posto last night…. In short: I don't recommend spending your money in the main dining room - Eat in the little known Enoteca (bar dining room) with it’s half price menu , better service, and same day reservations. Room: If you want to feel like you are dining in a “pseudo-posh” Hyatt hotel restaurant, with piano music playing grating on your nerves, a complete lack of flowers and other “warm” touches, than this is the place for you. Food: In short, nothing stellar. The descriptions raised your expectations so high that when the under seasoned foods arrived at the table, you almost thought twice about wasting your energy to help out the dishes by lifting the five pound, pink salt grinder (that took ten minutes to come once requested). If you have been to Lupa or Babbo before, you will surly be disappointed by the lack of flavor present in any dish at Del Posto. The only item that was great was the three aged parmesan cheese platter. Extra Narrative: We arrived on time for our Thursday night, 8pm reservation and were told that they weren’t ready for us although there were multiple open four tops in sight. Twenty minutes later, we sat – go figure..? Our waitress was laking in the aesthetic and personality arenas.
Posted by Alley on 05/15/2006
Excellent food, attentive staff, expensive but worth it. End of story. Now go eat.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/12/2006
The pastas were as amazing as I could have imagined. Our seafood salad appetizer was unexciting, but the pastas more than made up for it. The staff, which is enormous, did a great job of making the evening memorable. The free petit-fours and cookies at the end of the meal were a true treat, as was the free bag of breadcrumbs that we received as we left the restaurant. I would definitely go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/26/2006
We went to Del Posto last Saturday night and it was not worth it. When we made reservations, they faxed us a menu to choose 4 appetizers, 1 risotto and 4 entrees. For $110.00 per person you'd be better served going to one of their other resturants. When we arrived less than half the tables were occupied. The piano music was pleasant. The captains, waiters and bus boys were pleasant but it didn't seem they wanted to be there. The wait staff poured Pelligrino like it was going out of style and then had the nerve to charge $9.00 per bottle.The service was good but the portions were small and the food was mediocre, at best. We left hungry and disappointed in the experience.
Posted by anon on 02/25/2006
This isn't the place for you if you like really complex foods with architecture. It's the best ingredients prepared the best (Italian) way, so if you can appreciate a perfect artichoke or duck, this is where you'll find it. Service, etc, was good, and the roomy atmosphere is a great respite from the usual crowded nyc restuarants. Carciofi, vegetable fritto misto, squab, and pico w/ cibreo were all perfect.