Hold down Control (PC) or Command (Mac) key + mouseclick to select more than one option
Midtown West >
Patsy's Italian Restaurant
Posted by Regular Guy on 12/21/2007
My brother kept bragging about how wonderful this place is, but I've undoubtedly had much better. There are some small Greenwich Village restaurants with hand made pasta that is way better for less than half the price. I started with a Caesar salad that was bland and the mushy. My second course was gnocchi with meat sauce. The meat sauce had very little flavor, and the gnocchi itself seemed undercooked, a little hard, and had absolutely no flavor. I kept adding salt and pepper, but it was still quite bland. I've had some amazing gnocchi including a visit to Italy, and it's never been so hard. As for the atmosphere, it's kind of an "old school new york" type joint. Really kind of fun, and it's full of impatient and surly Italian waiters. Oh, and it was very over priced.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/13/2007
Piles of garlic and sauce doesn't equal good italian. The Caesar salad looked and tasted like they got it from a bag. Waiters serve but offer nothing special, Veal Piccata was coated in canned lemon sauce.
Posted by uncle paulie on 07/21/2007
everytime i am in nyc it is a must to have dinner at patsys.food is excellent.service is impecable. the atmosphere is just like being home. this place has alot of class. i will be in for my birthday
Posted by Great on 05/16/2007
My mother took me to Patsy's for my 21st birthday last night and everything was delicious. To start we ordered the stuffed asparagus special and the fried zucchini. My mother had the rigatoni siciliano and I had the pork chops with vinegar peppers and a side order of zitti. The food was perfectly cooked and tender and very delicious. We had coffee and dessert and the staff was very nice. One of the chefs (I believe he was) actually came out and took our order and he was very sweet. Jackie Mason was even sitting at the table behind us! This restaurant is NOT a tourist trap like some reviews have mentioned ... it is expensive but we went there knowing we were going to go out to a nice restaurant for my birthday and spend some money.... The portions of food were well worth the price. I would definitely go again!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/14/2006
No matter what time of day or what day of the week a meal at Patsy's is like going to Grandma's for Sunday dinner at 1pm in Queens. This is true Napolitano cooking, we have cousins who still live in Naples and we all visit back and forth and I can tell you Sal's food is as authentic as what is served under an awning of grapes in one of my cousins back yards in Italy! Forget typical Italian-American fare like ravioli and chicken parm, go for the authentic: Pork Chops with Vinegar Peppers, Stewed Tripe, Chicken Contidina, Rabe... THIS is how Grandma cooked. ( for those who are not lucky enough to be Italian, in Italy pasta is served before the chicken parm, not with it). Autentico.
Posted by tdubya on 10/23/2006
Right from the off, when I phoned to book "We're the best Italian restaurant..." When you go in, the newspaper clippings and celebrity photos on the wall all declare that this is a wonderful place. The place was heaving with people, presumably pre-theatre visitors mixed with regulars. The service was bland and efficient. No sense of being made to feel welcome. There's no need because you're having a great meal, it seems you're being told that all the time. I even started to admire the way the waiter was able to put food down on the table without even looking where it was going or even look the customer in the eyes. Food was good to a point. My Roasted Rack of Lamb was served in a sauce which was way too salty. It certainly wasn't a Rack, more like a Pile of Lamb. The roast potatoes were only small and could have been cooked fresh during the half hour or so it took to prepare our meal, but it seemed like they had been cooked several hours earlier and microwaved rather more recently. My son had a rare steak which was excessively over-sauced and he spent all his time trying to get the sauce off before eating the meat itself. Whenever we eat out, our son has rare steak and on this occasion he, uncharacteristically, was sick later on that evening and brought it all back up again. To be fair, my daughter enjoyed her meal and my wife polished her plate as did I. For dessert we decided to share a plate of tiramisu. This was not attractively served but resembled a mashed up trifle. The quality of food and service was not what I would have expected from a $200 main course and drinks only meal.
Posted by Cath on 09/12/2006
We had superb food, service and atmosphere. We couldn't have been asked to be treated better. Absolutely amazing every step of the way. I would recommend this to anyone. It was out of this world.