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Posted by ilikenycfood on 05/08/2007
Being that I have had good experiences at Babbo, I was very excited to give Del Posto a try. While I expected a hefty bill, I also thought the food would be worthy of the price, which was far from what happened. My fiancé and I ordered the 5 course tasting meal with the wine accompaniment. In all, we had 8 different dishes from the menu (veal chop, artichokes due, orecchiette with lamb to name a few) and while none was bad, everything was on par with what you would get from virtually every other decent new york restaurant. However, despite the $100-$150 dollar tab that you would get at a place like The Little Owl or Dos Caminos or Sushi Samba, etc. etc. etc., I got hit with a $450 tab at Del Posto. I am not one to complain about spending a lot on dinner; however, this was a huge disappointment because the food just didn’t live up to the price, great space and above-average service that Del Posto has. Until they get a better chef or lower their prices to the point at which they are on par with their current chef, I would stay far away.
Posted by Scott k on 05/03/2007
Had dinner last month with three other people. Since we're all watching our carbs we ordered only one order to taste of the pasta with crab. They split it four ways. Had almost no crab and tasted like anchovies. When we received the bill they had charged us for two orders without telling us in advance. We did say something and they took it off the bill. We also had the whole turbot for two. It was a huge and enough for four but unfortunately it was overcooked and swimming in oil. No good! The service was slow and indifferent. I see many people like this place. I don't get it.
Posted by CoachB on 04/14/2007
If you don't try Del Posto..shame on you. The food is magnificient and the seating and private seating is unique for a NY restaurant. The size is grand but you don't feel it other than appreciating the elegance. My party thought it was the best NY restaurant they ever experienced. You will not be diappointed. It will live up to its expectation.
Posted by ljepa on 03/29/2007
My boyfriend ate at Del Posto a few times and kept telling me I would like it. So we went last night and the only thing that I liked about it was the decor. It is a beautiful large space with a nice atmosphere. Other than that I found the restaurant to be average at best. Our overpriced apps were very unimpressive. We ordered a seafood salad that didnt taste very good and a mushroom app that consisted of a tiny bit of lettuce with 3 little mushrooms. My friend and I ordered the Orata which I would compare to a sea bass. This dish had such an awful fishy smell to it that we couldnt eat it. Im not one to usually complain but I definitely would not recommend this place! Sorry Mario, maybe you should stick to Babbo.
Posted by elena on 03/19/2007
we came to del posto on sunday night for a birthday celebration and left extremely happy! the service was attentive, our water's suggestions were great. the food was spectacular - fresh, delicious, large portions. the atmosphere was soothing, upscale (live music added a special holiday touch). we were promptly seated and were asked for the drinks order almost immediately. before we saw the menus, they brought out house appetizers - cured swordfish (yum!), spiced cauliflower, bean soup, and bruschetta! for our meal, we each had an appetizer, risotto, entree, dessert and drinks. every course, every dish was phenomenal. we had trouble understanding the menu since most items were described in italian but the waiter translated it for us. they also had specials, on top of their usual menu! here's what we ordered - APPETIZERS: yellofin & tail sushi (no rice - pieces of fresh fish with coarse sea salt and oil; phenomenal); arugula, goat cheese and beet salad (the goat cheese was of camembert/brie consistency which was a little unexpected; this was perhaps the only slightly disappointing dish for my friend), spicy spaghetti with jalapeno & crabmeat (a generous portion; very tasty), seafood salad (my friend left the plate perfectly clean :)). the waiter suggested we share risotto, which was a fantastic recommendation. we would come back just for this dish alone - aged balsamic vinegar and parmesan added the perfect touch to this dish. ENTREES: Croatian trout (that night's special - just spectacular), tuna, pumpkin and mascarpone cheese-filled pasta, and beef prepared 2 ways. It was hard to finish the portions but we loved the food so much, the plates went back to the kitchen clean! DESSERT: lemon trio, homemade sorbets & gelato, and warm caramel cake, coupled with fragrant looseleaf teas. we left very satiated, very pleased. it was a very special evening in a place that could easily become our favorite restaurant in New York City. we can't wait to go back!
Posted by CC on 03/05/2007
First it is simply a beautiful place, tables extremely well placed so you aren't on top of anyone and it's huge. The food is fabulous. For our second course we decided to do the three tasting of pastas, one was better than the next. We had four or more courses, I'm not sure, I went into a trance. We asked the sommelier to pair two glasses of wine with our orders, we each had a different white and the same red, perfect. Their per glass selection is huge. Now the price, about $140 each w/o tip. We didn't care we were in nirvana. I believe I used up all my extra Weight Watchers points for the week but it was worth it! You've got to go.
Posted by Kim & Rick on 03/01/2007
Kim & I dinned in the bar last night, and it could not have been better. In the past two months, these guys have really kicked it up a few notches. It could be a four star place very soon. Everything was perfect, the food, the service, the music and of course the wine. I always let Danny pair my wine with my dinner, and he has been right on. Great job Danny. The quality and quanity of the food is oustanding. They might have the best price fixed in the city. Try it, and enjoy the wines with it. Just sit back and enjoy, and be sure to bring a date. He or she will love you for it. Just side note, Joe and his mom were there, as they are all the time, but no Mario for a while...If you see the vespa parked outside on the side walk, he is there... Just do not try to sit on it!!!!