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Bistro Milano

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1350 Avenue of the Americas, Entrance on 55th Between 5th and 6th Aves, New York City, NY 10019 (West 55th Street and 6th Avenue)
F train to 57th Street, N, R, Q & W trains to 57th Street, and the B, D & E trains to 7th Avenue.
+1 212-757-2600
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Authentic family operated Italian bistro with Milanese flare. Warm...
Authentic family operated Italian bistro with Milanese flare. Warm, inviting, bright atmosphere is both elegant yet casual, perfect for any occasion, lunch, brunch, or dinner. Best patio in midtown, great for groups, all events. Voted top ten midtown restaurants for business meetings. Takeout, Happy hour specials, perfect for before or after theater
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simple and nice

Very good food quality and perfect for quick lunch. Outside seating is highly advisable. Shrimp spaghetti is very tasty .

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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ianmee08
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

In 2012 when we travelled to New York we first visited here and we loved the place. The food was amazing and best of all the service. Ben was fantastic really friendly and very funny so we ended up eating here three times in our stay and every time was excellent. We decided to revisit nyc in 2015 to get... More 

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Skanderborg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This Italian bistro is an outstanding restaurant for business, couples and families. Cosy and very inviting atmosphere - friendly staff and fantastic food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very good food quality and perfect for quick lunch. Outside seating is highly advisable. Shrimp spaghetti is very tasty .

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Ithaca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had dinner on a Tuesday night with wife and 10 year old son. Got right in with no reservation and were seated promptly. Place was practically empty with more wait staff than patrons. Had the sea bass which was excellent. Wife had a chicken dish which she liked but I didn't. We were served a round of cocktails and the... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Had lunch here with family. Delicious home made filled pasta in wild mushroom sauce, kids loved their pasta and pizza options. Ideal for lunch after MOMA visit.

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Newmarket, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Home made pasta was awesome. Our time eating gnooki and wow, now I know what all the buzz is about. Great atmosphere, lovely patio. The wait staff was excellent.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a delicious Italian dinner! We enjoyed the tuna appetizer and the lasagna. The bread and balsamic dipping sauce was irresistible. The dining experience included five star service from waiter Ben-Hur. He was so helpful and attentive. Gloria, the manager, also stopped by to check on our dinner. We chose to dine outside which is a lovely patio area with... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here tonight. It was awful. There service was very disappointing - never came back with black pepper, never asked how we were doing, never refilled our water. I ordered a fra Diavollo pasta dish with shrimp. This is normally a spicy dish. Not the case here. Instead it was super SALTY! My husband had... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food here was excellent! The pumpkin ravioli was incredible! The molten lava cake was great but the fondue was ok. Service was average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

While on business my colleagues and I had dinner at Bistro Milano. The ambiance, lightly reminded of Italy. The house pinot grigio was perfect to mellow down a busy work day. The fresh breads, olive oil and balsamic vinegaret was mouth watering. The salads were just enough and the mushroom risotto impressively closed out the evening. The service was exceptional... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1350 Avenue of the Americas, Entrance on 55th Between 5th and 6th Aves, New York City, NY 10019
    (West 55th Street and 6th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: F train to 57th Street, N, R, Q & W trains to 57th Street, and the B, D & E trains to 7th Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-757-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Authentic family operated Italian bistro with Milanese flare. Warm, inviting, bright atmosphere is both elegant yet casual, perfect for any occasion, lunch, brunch, or dinner. Best patio in midtown, great for groups, all events. Voted top ten midtown restaurants for business meetings. Takeout, Happy hour specials, perfect for before or after theater
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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