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Posted by dennis p. on 10/21/2007
We waited a whole month to get a reservation at Sfoglia. I must say that it was worth it. I had the butternut squash gnocchi and OMG!! this was out of this world. Best that I have tasted so far!! Service was great and so was the atmosphere. I noticed some not so desirable reviews about this place and can't help but wonder why..,,i guess everyone has its own opinion and taste... I highly recommend this place though...this is why it was voted as one of the top ten new restaurants . Keep up the good work Sfoglia!!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/25/2007
I have been wanting to try this restaurant for ages. All my friends say it's delicious etc..... The atmosphere is great, charming and cozy. My husband ordered the cheese appetizer which was terrific, i loved the bread and jam that accompanied it. I ordered the seafood misto. Maybe i should have known it was fried but i did not and was not happy when it came fried. For our mains we had the fish special and the signature chicken dish. Both fine. The chicken was way too spicy for my taste. For dessert we shared a tart (can't even remember except the dill gelato) it was skipable. I am still trying to figure out why this is such a hard restaurant to score a reservation at.
Posted by tlc on 08/22/2007
This has become one of my favorite spots in NY. Reservations are hard to come by, but it I don't mind sitting at the bar and eating. They don't bring butter or oil with the bread and you realize after you taste it that it doesn't need anything else. It is the best in NYC. Which, of course, is why you also have to have the bread pudding for dessert.... amazing. The menu makes you think. It is unusual and allows you to try things that you would never make at home.
Posted by DoctortedNYC on 08/14/2007
Sfoglia has been blessed with rave reviews from just about every culinary heavyweight in NYC and has appeared on almost every "Best New Restaurant" list since its opening. So, does it deliver? Yes and No.Located in a non-descript space, you are struck by how small the restarant is as well as its bizarre appointments. Decorations vary from stuffed faux turkeys to metal tiles. No table, chair, plate, cup, piece of silver , etc,, matches here. Napkins are dishtowels. Call it what you may: shabby chic,, tacky, warm or cozy, it's definitely unusual. The owner/hostess, pleasant but detached and melancholy ,seats you as if your an unnanounced visitor to her B&B. The small plate of olives are a nice touch, but beware of the spicy[cough] ones. When the bread arrives, wait till they remember to bring the butter to taste heaven. Homemade chunks of soft, crusty perfection. Best bread in NYC, hands down. A mixed salad was standard. The antipasti plate was a mix of 2 small triangles of spinach fritatta[underseasoned], eggplant caponnata[good, but had too much fennel], a side of deli ham[no kidding], mild provolone and cold stringbeans[request oil and vinegar]. The celebrated parpadelle bolognese was pleasant but needed a sauce with more character to stand up to the overcooked noodles. An odd sounding heirloom tomato, watermelon and pesto salad worked beautifully. Chocolate semifreddo desert was also very good, not overly sweet or intense. In summary, Sfoglia does make for a satisfying, if uneven dining experience. If you are willing to overllook certain eccentricities you get the feeling you are eating in someones italian kitchen. They do really capture a "homemade taste" in their cooking. Put all of the above together and you can see why its the darling of the critics. As for me, I would go back and recommend you try it. You're definitely in for an very interesting, if not gratifying experience.
Posted by christopher on 08/10/2007
I had dinner last week with my girlfriend and mother and boy, did we have the time of our lives!! We ordered the antipasti for starters ...we wiped the plate clean!! I had the gnocchi which was so light and fluffy....delicious stuff and that sauce was out of this planet!! My girlfriend ordered the pappardelle and it was excellent. My mom had the chicken that was crispy, moist and just a delight. We ordered the tart and i tell you, definitely save some room for this delicious tart. The waiter told us that it changes depending on what is in season. That evening it was a plum tart. Wine selection not bad at all. We had a great time and will return
Posted by bolognese on 08/03/2007
I am a regular here and no matter how often i eat here , I always order the pappardelle bolognese because it is just out of this world!! ....but around early July, the sauce has been tasting quite different...the pappardelle pasta itself remains exceptionally good but the bolognese sauce has suffered. I understand that this is their signature dish so why is the sauce not so great lately? Was there a change of staff in the kitchen that this is happening? Please.......bring back the old and exceptional bolognese sauce!!
Posted by belinda on 07/24/2007
I am a regular here. I must say that the food is very good and pretty consistent. Good luck making reservations though!!