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Posted by Rio Nero Man on 02/13/2006
One of the great things about this place is a nice wine list that is modestly priced. One of the not so great things is that it has only pedestrian wines by the glass. That said, I've never had a bad meal there and have had several superb ones. There are always many specials and the fish dishes are outstanding. At the right time of the year you can get grilled baby octopus - the best in the city. It is a romantic neighborhood restaurant that gives you a great bang for your buck.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/05/2006
My boyfriend and I love this place! It is romantic as well as reasonably priced. They have the most amazing veal chop I have ever tasted. We talked about for weeks. The waiters are great as we were given complimentary dessert wines at the end of our meal. This place is never too crowed so it's great to go to last minute.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/31/2005
This restaurant was a lovely surprise. Hiding next to a very modest Ramada Inn, it wasn't immediately apparent that the Belvedere is a jewel. However, it looked very interesting so we had some apres theatre wine to test it out. The personnel were so accommodating and the wine was so wonderful that we made reservations for the next night. The experience was memorable. The food was perfectly cooked. When two at our table both wanted the same two dishes, the chef put half portions of each on both their plates. Each of the seven of us ordered something different and everyone was raving about their particular menu choice. The tira misu was a tremendous hit. The waiter was a bit over the top -- chiding us because we didn't speak his language, etc -- but all the other staff were just magnificent. I recommend this tiny jewel of a restaurant and will return next time I get to New York.
Posted by mary on 02/04/2005
This restaurant still maintains the old world feel in its service and food. With all the many chain stores and restaurants, this is definitely one with personality and style. I would recommend the calamari and the stuffed chicken. Very, very good.
Posted by Donna on 11/24/2004
We visited this small restaurant in August 2004 while staying at the hotel next door. I agree that the place is charming and the food very good, but watch out! The menu is very reasonably priced, but we made the mistake of choosing to order specials of the day without asking the price. Our waiter was competent when he showed up, but spent most of the time on the phone, presumably talking to his girlfriend. We ate early the day we were there and were one of only two parties dining at the time. Our water glasses weren't even refilled. Unless you live or stay nearby and only want something easy to walk to--I would give Trattoria Belvedere a miss.
Posted by Rain on 10/16/2004
We went here on a double date with some friends who discovered this cozy little place. It was so romantic, all lit up with candle light the atmospeher intimate and warm. Our waiter, Dino was a card. The wine was great and the food was amazing. We had the brushetta to start, followed by the assorted antipasti, then we shared a delicious salad with succulent portobello mushrooms and we all decided to forgo with the usual menu and each chose a special (my friend had duck, her date had fish, my husband had crab with linguine and I ordered the sausage and fettucine). It was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had in this city or any other. The tiramisu is truly second to none, so light and meltingly delicious it's gone before you realize you've taken the first bite! We can't wait to go back.
Posted by Garcia on 09/29/2004
I live a block away from this fine little eatery and the day I decided to walk in was one of the best NYC restaurant experiences I've ever had. The owners are charming and extremely attentive. Wine pours abuntantly and the food melts in your mouth. Be prepared for an amazing experience whether your on a date, in a group, or even ordering delivery....and don't forget the tiramisu. It's the best I've ever had.