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Posted by NY resident on 01/25/2013
I love their accents! Their soups are delicious. Try the chocolate mousse.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/11/2013
We enjoyed our Roman-style artichoke appetizer and our desserts (both the apple strudel and the chocolate mousse), but the mains weren't so good -- the ravioli was bland and the duck was seriously overcooked. We heard that the veal osso bucco is better, though. The service was decent and the restaurant has a cozy vibe. It was too bad about the mains; they really put a damper on an otherwise good meal.
Posted by Almicus on 11/07/2008
Comfortable and small, Tevere served as a great place to bring a lady friend. While all tables were filled on a Thursday night between 8 and 10, you aren't overwhelmed with noise volume or hustle/bustle. Sure, there isn't much room between the huge 10 top round tables and the side 4 tops, but as a couple against the art filled wall, we had a private enough dining experience. It isn't as loud there as in some of the Kosher steakhouses. Food was excellent. We started with an artichoke appetizer that was drilled with a deliciously tasting and light feeling oil. We then both had the same preparation of two different sources: veal and chicken. Both were in a brandy sauce with mushrooms. Even though the entree's came out only warm, see service comments below, they were still both delicious and would have been even better served hot. Service wise, we were somewhat rushed. I commented to my friend that a waiter in NYC needs to a better judge of his/her customer. If you see a 2 top order a bottle of wine and sit for a while with menus open talking, realize you are not going to turn the table in an hour and let them relax. We had plenty of time to decide even though we were approached with menus open. The appetizer was brought out hot and we were not rushed to finish it by the delivery of the entrees, however immediately after finishing the artichokes the entrees were presented and the plates weren't even hot. Poor waiter skills as he fired up the entrees too prematurely. Regardless, we had a fantastic time spending $170 for two inclusive of a bottle of wine, appetizer, 2 entrees, 2 coffees, single dessert and 20% tip.
Posted by Not good on 12/10/2007
I had a reservation for 8:30. They did not have a table ready for 15 minutes and the table they prepared for us was in the corner of the room by the cash register. The waiter was snooty and tried to push some White Zinfandel with my fish. I told him that I was insulted and asked for a decent white wine option. This is when he began to treat me and my guest like normal people. There were screaming children running around the restaurant - the family was not asked to control their spawns - one who came to my table and spilled wine all over me. I asked that my salmon be prepared medium - it was charred and my wine was not chilled - the new cup that I had to pay for after my first cup was spilled on me. My guest's steak was also on the dry side. I did not want to even bother with dessert as the dinner was so not worth it. The bill was obscenely overpriced for the quality of service and food. I heard that some people had better experiences but mine was bad enough to never go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/04/2007
We went here on a Thursday night, to test it out to see if it was a restaurant worthy of taking clients. Our experience proved otherwise. I ordered soup, and asked for it warm, not hot, but it came steaming. My husband ordered the beef carpaccio lightly cooked, and it was ok, but the beef was stuck to the plate. For main courses- I ordered the veal with artichokes, and it was not what I expected. Instead of one slice of veal, I recieved a bunch of oily leftovers with some black artichokes dumped on top. My husband enjoyed his veal chop, but said it was overcooked. We didnt get dessert because the restaurant was so crowded, and the waiter would barely look at us. Our water glasses were never refilled, even though we asked many times. The person taking reservations overbooked, because people were walking in to the restaurant and arguing with him that they had a reservation but no table. Overall, the food was just fair, but the service was beyond subpar.
Posted by Trevor on 05/08/2007
During a visit from London I booked a table at Tevere, a kosher Italian restaurant along E. 84th between Lexington and 3rd Avenues. I had booked for 8.30 but we arrived at 6.45 and to their credit they sorted out a table for us within 5 minutes. Very attentive staff and service but that’s where it ended. Friends recommended Tevere to us. The best that can be said is that Tevere must have had an off day due to the big parade. My wife ordered the chicken in balsamic and me the rib-eye steak, medium. When I went up the back stairs to the toilets, I passed the wine racks and just followed the smell. Not well ventilated. After a fairly longish wait the mains turned up, the chicken portion a bit on the small side and the steak was, well, average. We ate our way through this mediocrity and then ordered an apple strudel for dessert. The top came up soft, not at all crispy and the base was too wet. It was not good. We asked for the check and were then advised that they only took American Express and not Mastercard which was all that I had. The last time that happened to me was in 1984 when Amex and Diners were omnipresent and Mastercard was not accepted in many places. I don’t use Amex any more, there’s no need to now. So we scraped together 80 or so bucks in cash and left. On the sidewalk outside was a couple a bit older than us who had just eaten. He was from New York and his wife from London. I asked him what he thought of his meal. His wife replied that it was poor. He said it must have been the Israel parade.
Posted by Sermoneta on 10/25/2006
I had memories of the old Ghetto, where I still like to dine sometimes when in Rome and near which where I used to go to school. We have been living nearby a few years on the Upper East Side, and somehow we never visited Tevere before. Out of an impulse I told my wife, a physician at Mount Sinai, to have a quick dinner during an interval in her work and foodwise we were not disappointed. The Carciofi alla Giudia were very close to ones in Rome (although the olive oil could do with some improvement) and overall quite delicious. We also enjoyed the Boccette (meatball) soup, followed the schnitzel with green salad as a main course, and then zabaione with fresh fruit sorbet. We liked the atmosphere, quiet and relaxing, with plenty of well dressed quiet customers, several men wearing the kippah, as well as the oil paintings of old Rome and the good but not glaring lighting. Prices were predictably high but overall matched by good quality. The only weak point we found in service. Staff were reasonably competent but unwelcoming and at times as gloomy as undertakers. When I tried to pay using a Debit Card, which as everyone knows is exactly equivalent to hard cash, I was told unceremoniously by a gloomy waiter that they only took Amex which I had left at home. I then had to walk around the windy block for several minutes in search of a working ATM. So, as a small token of displeasure, when I finally emerged with a bunch of dollars, I decided on a much smaller tip than I intended. Still we liked the Tevere and we'll probably come again and recommend it to (rich) friends. Or, to look at it another way, the somber waiters/undertakers reminded us of some equally unwelcoming old clubs in London, or even of quite a few restaurants in Israel.