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Posted by michael on 03/13/2010
We went here the other night after waiting weeks for a reservation. We live a few blocks away and went with high hopes. The service was disappointing. Waiter staff condescending and smug. It was almost humorous. The food was tasty and above average, but excetionally expensive - beyond what it should be...so not good on value scale. And the bread is great, but if you want more, there is a $5 charge! Forget about substitutions. I am a vegetarian and love pasta, but almost all dishes have cured meat or beef in them. I asked waiter to leave out meat in a few dishes. Answer was "No", "No", and "No". Not very consumer freindly or flexible. So, if someone else is picking up the tab, you're in the mood for mild humiliation and you can get a reservation before 10 pm, check it out.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/10/2009
We went after several months of waiting to get a reservation0000. I ordered a chicken dish. It was a thigh and a leg with a nice sauce AND THAT WAS ALL for 30 bucks...no potato, no vegetable, never again.
Posted by Davedean on 11/24/2009
One thing the good restaurants always do....they never make you feel as if you're lucky they let you in. When I went to Sfoglia the other night, I felt like they were doing my wife and I a favor by admitting us, and seemed to be paying much more attention to the groups of seemingly more important people. The bread was awesome and the oxtail gnocchi amazing. The space between our appetizers and entrees was long - too long, with a lot of looking over and around our table as we waited patiently. The signature chicken was delightlful. So all in all - good food, needs a little help in making you feel as warm as the restaurant looks.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/17/2009
I was served a tiny cup of Prosecco (sippy cup sized) and ordered a HALF order of the pasta Bolognese and it was forty-five bucks. The food is good, nothing to rave about (the bread is pretty great), but the prices are ridiculous, even for the upper east side. The new room, too, is dark, crowded and very hot. Plus every time the door opens, the smoke from the smokers outside overwhelms you. I used to love Sfoglia. Not anymore.
Posted by Tom Mackie II on 08/10/2009
I've eaten here about a dozen times, and it's always been really good. I only had a problem once — a pasta dish that was slightly burned on the bottom. Not only did they quickly bring me a properly cooked one, but comped everything but the wine. They're opening a satelite downtown somewhere, so that should take some of the pressure off this one. Meanwhile, if you're a walk-in, try lunchtime. And yes, the bread is to die for. And their own marinated olives are delish.
Posted by familyfooodie on 07/29/2009
Have now been to Sfoglia 3 times. Had one very good meal, and 2 that were just OK. Not overly expensive, but not cheap either. $28 for overcooked linguine with clams? Give me a break. Babbo serves the same dish for $21, and Babbo's is considerably better.
Posted by UES Mayor on 05/13/2009
Been meaning to try but always turned away cause it always is booked and I never make reservations-just spontaneous . Anyway I sat at bar. The hospitality and food was superb! I read negative reviews after I dined there-those people are crazy because I had nothing less than great food in a cozy intimate setting. Even one of my best friend's tried to convince me I wouldn't like it-wrong! And FYI-I am an extreme foodie.