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Vai Restaurant

  • $$
  • Alcohol, Italian
  • 429 Amsterdam Ave, New York 10024 40.784151 -73.977397
  • (Btwn 80th & 81st St)
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  • (212) 362-4500
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User Ratings (Based on 14 reviews)

avg-come back to15
Food 4 Value 3
Service 3_5 Atmosphere 3_5

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 362-4500
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Lunch Wed-Sun: 12pm-3pm Dinner Daily: 5pm-11pm
Brunch, Dinner
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Delivery, Lunch, Lunch Special, Online Ordering, Online Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Take Out
Min Delivery:

User Reviews

  • Vai Restaurant

    Posted by Charles Brunswick on 2014-07-09

    Poor Value

    The food quality was mediocre. The price was high. We would never go there again.

  • Vai Restaurant

    Posted by Dave on 2013-07-10

    Inedible food

    Clearly the chef here is a total amateur! To say the food was poorly prepared understatement. The tuna crudo tasted old and im certain the restaurant was using some sort of cheap veal as it tasted dry.

  • Vai Restaurant

    Posted by Doc Alan on 2013-03-04

    Excellend food

    Small restaurant with rather tight quarters- but this is not unusual for this part of town. I found the service to be knowledgable, non-rushed and accomodating. The quality of food, preparation and presentation were excellent. My wife had a roasted branzi

  • Vai Restaurant

    Posted by Frankie on 2013-02-19

    A Standout

    For years, I swore off eating on the UWS -- too many faux bistros, too many strollers, too many servers with attitude, too much mediocre food. Then I discovered Vai, a real jewel. It is small and cramped, and from the street can look almost like a coffee

  • Vai Restaurant

    Posted by Dr. Bob on 2012-12-31

    Third Time Around

    Third time at Vai, and this time brought the family. All of us are foodies, and all agreed that each dish was prepared well and tasted delicious. This is Mediterranean food as it should be...uncomplicated dishes with great flavor obtained using top notc

  • Vai Restaurant

    Posted by Familyfoodie on 2012-06-19

    Excellent food, decent value.

    Ate at Vai for the first time last night, had a very good experience. Menu is small, and it looks like it changes often, but there were many good options, and everything that came to the table was fresh and superb. Hamachi and Tuna crudo, grilled octopu

  • Vai Restaurant

    Posted by Amanda on 2012-06-11

    My favorite!

    I love Vai! I went to the old spot for years before the building got torn down, followed them downtown to Vai Spuntino, and was extremely happy when Vincent came back to the Upper West Side! The food here is amazing. Everyone I know that has eaten here an

  • Vai Restaurant

    Posted by anonymous on 2012-04-16

    Rude staff

    We made a reservation well in advance for a party of four and we arrived exactly on time. During our 30 minute wait we were ordered to stand at various places in the restaurant. When we politely asked about our table, the maître d' was extremely rude to

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