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Posted by vegetarian misfit on 01/27/2010
if you're a vegetarian or have any dietary restrictions than this is not the place for you- the overpriced menu coupled with miniscule portions will leave you less than satisfied and looking for more. asking questions about the menu seemed to be torturous for the waiter who was visibly annoyed that i could not eat the meat- the one subsittution he could make would be a pasta with marinara. how decadent!
Posted by egs on 01/16/2010
The food was all salty. The Rack of Lamb was not a Rack of Lamb. Not cooked right and very fatty. 2 really small chops !! One of the poorest meals we have had in NYC. My friends would hate me if I sent them there. This restaurant is a joke !
Posted by nina on 01/06/2010
Been to this restaurant several times for lunch and dinner and it is always outstanding. The prix-fix lunch is truly one of the best in town. Everything was delicious and service was great!
Posted by MO on 11/17/2009
i dined here last night for my birthday dinner. Greeting at the door was friendly, and was promptly seated. Service was top notch, we ordered a bottle of wine and it was expertly poured and presented. The wine steward was very exited about the wine we chose it was written all over her face. I liked that for the women they had a little pillow for them to put there handbags on i had never seen that before. As far as the food goes the pastas were perfecly prepared and presented but the dungeness crab with spagetti was unpleasant the crab itself was fine but the pasta was very fishy. didnt think it was spoiled but what ever they put in it didnt work flavor wise. The pumpkin ravioli with truffles was perfection. The entree we all had which was the dover sole, stripe bass, and pork were cooked perfectly. and the sides on the plate didnt look like much but some how it was more than enough and the flavors worked perfectly together. The desserts were on the money, the only complaints were that one of the peti fours were inedible it was a brownie of some sort but it was mega salty. I would go back here and recommend this place. Deserves 2 michellin stars
Posted by NY Foodie on 09/02/2009
The food at Del Posto is top notch and cooked and served with obvious care. The pastas are masterfully crafted and taste divine and the unique desserts (chocolate-riccota tart with olive oil gelatto) are suble and delicious. The extras that come with the prix fixe menu (cookies; soup with ricotta foam; house made puffed pastrywith cured salami) put an extra delight into a wonderul meal. The service is exemplary as well, explaining each dish in a manner that makes the food come alive. A true gem, worth the trip and the price.
Posted by HHB on 09/01/2009
After going there for dinner, I read the other reviews with interest, and I have to say, I think there's some truth to all of them. All I can say is that on the night I went, the food was fantastic. Yes, it's stuffy, but what do you expect in a place like this? It's far too expensive to be an everyday place; in this instance, my husband surprised me with dinner there for my birthday. Tables are nicely spaced, especially for New York, and the piano music was not overly annoying. Food: We both got the 5 course tasting menu, and it was spectacular. I got the foie gras with wild strawberries special appetizer and he got the lobster salad, a regular feature. Both were excellent. But the pasta comment was dead on - the portions are very small (3 tiny pieces each) and arrived very slowly. I do enough cooking myself to realize how extraordinary the pasta was, but I think for what you shell out, you should get a bit more. We split the chicken entree special, and it was incredible. No big deal, you say, it's just chicken? Well, it was the best chicken I've ever had - perfectly cooked and perfectly flavored. It sounds simple, but it's not - you wouldn't believe how many "high-end" places can't cook a really good chicken. No complaints on the food. WARNING: we had a really bad experience with the reservation people. After a snafu with the confirmation during which his initial reservation was unceremoniously cancelled, and the agent was incredibly rude to him, my husband was thisclose to telling them to shove it. After cooling down, he decided not to let some snotty little pissant in a office ruin an evening he'd been planning for weeks. But we came in, ready to walk out the minute we got any attitude from anybody - no food is that good. But the staff at the restaurant was lovely and professional, especially the sommelier. Service IS slow, but I don't think it's the staff - they were very attentive. I think food simply comes out of the kitchen when it's ready, and if it's slow, too bad. I didn't see anyone getting served any faster than we were, no matter how much Armani they were wearing. I would recommend this place for a special occasion (bring a healthy credit card); don't be in a hurry and bring a sense of humor, and you'll have a good time. But look out for the reservation people - nasty.
Posted by Minkovich on 08/20/2009
I have certain basic expectations when I enter a major restaurant: 1) that a prix fixe menu will be less expensive than the total of the items priced separately, 2) that portion sizes will be adequate, and 3) that the bill will reflect the least expensive charge applicable to what was ordered. In the case of our meal at the Enoteca at Del Posto, all of these ground rules failed to apply. 1) The difference between the $35 and $52 prix fixe is one full order of pasta shared by two people, for a total difference of $34 for two people. However, a full order of pasta ordered a la carte, shared by two people, is $20. 2) The portion size of the halibut with mixed salad entrée was scandalously tiny: less than two ounces of fish with 6 one inch pieces of a leafy green, and the duck was a very lonely leg on a large plate with a tiny container of sauce and no vegetables or garnishes. 3) The bill was calculated on an a la carte basis, even though it would have been cheaper as prix fixe. I will mention another potential trap: Each of the wines by the glass has two prices, which I had assumed to be a glass versus a carafe; however, I missed the notice stating that the first price was a “taste” of wine, and the second a glass of wine, so I ended up paying $22 for a very mediocre glass of wine. The staff, on the other hand, went out of their way, within the very strict confines of company policy, to accommodate us when we complained about these various issues. As to the food: Of the 7 dishes that we had, the gnocchi with pesto sauce was superb, worthy of a one-star Michelin restaurant in France or Italy. The other 6 dishes were just OK, not at all special.