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Ottomanelli New York Grill
Posted by 1st time at the 0 on 03/29/2007
I stopped in last night and ordered the pork chop special to go. I must say it was worth the wait. This was my 1st time here as I just moved to the area . Looking at some of the entree's and burgers coming out of the kitchen, I knew this is going to be a local spot for me. I got home and tore into the bag as I was starving and the aroma was nearly killing me. The food was overall terrific, and a great value, especially for the area.
Posted by Tom on 01/05/2007
I only order the steak from this place. It's relatively cheap (compared to other places and even a butcher) and it comes with potatoes and vegatables. Very good value.
Posted by Out-Of-Towners on 11/16/2006
My wife and I recently went to New York (from North Carolina) for a long weekend to take in the Museums, and celebrate a birthday. We stayed at the Lucerne on the West Side so I was looking at Resturants close by. I was curious to try the Grill on Lexington based on the reviews so we set up a reservation for 8pm. We got hungry so we showed up at 7:30p and are table was waiting for us. The resturant was small but it had a classic family resturant feel which was comforting. The service was excellent. We both ordered the Strip Streak and decided to for go the mashed potatoes and order pasta (one with a delicious vodka cream sauce and another with puttinesca). The food was fabulous. The steaks were the best I have tasted in a resturant and they were $14.95 thats right!!! $14.95. This is the best deal in North Carolina let alone Manhattan. My wife started with the Mozarella Caprese and even though the tomatoes were not the best, the combination of the balsalmic vinagar and pesto were outstanding. The wine list is small but we had a very nice Chianti for $28 and the total bill with tip was $90. I'll go back the next time were in New York.
Posted by Adam on 10/28/2006
I've only eaten here one time, so you can take my review for what it is worth. The restaurant is very small, which can seem either cozy, or crowded.... to me it seemed cozy, but that is just me. The menu is very good, and the prices are extremely reasonable, but the service is only OK, and the food is a bit generic. My fiance and I both had pasta dishes that were good, but nothing like something that I couldn't have made at home. I hear the burgers there are legit, but I cannot comment on that. Also, I had a caesar salad, and again, it was something I would throw together at home, not the kind of food I would expect at a restaurant. Overall, if you're just looking for a decent, cheap meal, this is a place for you, but if you're looking for a really nice Italian meal, there are many better options in this neighboord and in the East 80's.
Posted by Stevie L on 10/10/2006
Have lived in the neighborhood for years and just was never quite sure if it's a pasta/italian place or a steak/burger place so I always chose elsewhere. Guess what...IT'S BOTH! And fantastic on both counts. Chicken Marsala was as good as it gets, lasagna huge and delish, the burger was phenomenal and mad at myself for all the hours i've spent in this lifetime on waiting at JG for an inferior burger. Wife loved her salad and the bowl of vegetable chili was a meal for any appetite. Did I mention fine service and cheap! I don't know how they do it but hope they continue doing it for me for years to come....Menupages strikes again!
Posted by Adrian on 09/23/2006
Worth the visit. I had the Dr. Eric's Hanger Steak, lovely and tender. Overall, the burgers and steaks we ordered were tasty. Service and value ranks one of the top for a decent dinner out in New York city.
Posted by SteakXpert on 09/22/2006
I've ordered four different dishes from here, all take-out. Tops is the sirloin steak, which was 14 to 16 oz., 1-1/2 inch thick and cooked exactly as I ordered it. Juicy, tender, really good flavor. Their burgers are big and juicy as well -- very nice. The marinated chicken breasts (three of them in one portion) are grilled paillard so that they can cook quickly, but the trade-off is that they'll always be a bit on the dry side. Good flavor. Unless you say otherwise, the steak and chicken come with mashed potatoes and what they call "Tuscan vegetables," which are sauteed carrots, squash and green beans -- they're nothing special; kids should like them because they're completely innocuous. (If I were from Tuscany, I'd probably ask whoever named them to explain why.) The mashed potatoes are iffy. One time they were smooth and delicious, another time dry, faintly sour, with lumps the size of marbles. I'd say stick with the french fries. The fourth entree was the spaghetti and meatballs, grapefruit-size affairs that were pretty good. It's served awash in enough sauce to float a gondola, so unless that's the way you like it, ask them to go easy when you order.