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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!!!!
Posted by Hangry on 02/23/2007
The place looks nice enough. We had a nice cozy seat. The service was OK. The portions were nothing short of ridiculous. The food was OK at best & the wine pairings were not good. Overall Mario looks well fed? I left after spending close to $200 for 2 people HUNGRY? Better quality & Value to be had else where.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/22/2007
I was looking forward to trying Mario's most recent but have to say it doesn't measure up to Babbo. I'm not sure I can put my finger on what's missing, but something is. The food was fantastic (as always) and I highly recommend the Vacca Rossa Risotto. It's very simple and finished with balsamic vinegar but the flavors are AMAZING. I think this is what Mario does best. Wonderful meal and not overpriced.