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Bistro Milano

1350 Avenue of the Americas, Entrance on 55th Between 5th and 6th Aves, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
+1 212-757-2600
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Ranked #1,136 of 11,648 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: West 55th Street and 6th Avenue
Transit: F train to 57th Street, N, R, Q & W trains to 57th Street, and the B, D & E trains to 7th Avenue.
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
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226 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Faversham, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely food, good service. Eat on the pavement for more atmosphere, the air conditioning is so good I found it chilly inside. Wifi access

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Sydney - Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Shared a lovely Italian meal with my wife in the outdoor area. Excellent ragu risotto. Great service.

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Burlington, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had the minestrone which was lovely. Artichoke soup was okay. My husband had the ribeye which he said was perfect and I had halibut which was ever so slightly overdone but still flavourful. We waited a bit for drinks but service was prompt.

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

First night in NYC and we stumbled here. Friendly staff, nice wine by the glass. Found the calamari on the greasy side, the beets come with way to much goat cheese for any normal person. We ordered half portions of the pasta which was perfect if you are ordering apps and salad as well. The teenagers had the ravioli special... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Very enjoyable visit, on our first night in New York. We arrived late - about 9pm, but we were welcomed and they quickly organised a table for 6. Menu was great, as was the food, and the service was friendly and efficient.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stopped by Bistro Milano one afternoon just for a snack and a glass of wine. Their wine by the glass selection is huge! The antipasto was fabulous as well. Our server could have been more attentive, though we quickly discovered it wasn't us, as he was ignoring most of his customers on the patio as well. Had the service... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This little Italian restaurant gave us some of the best food we had while in New York. Classic, simple Italian food done extremely well.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Servings were small (unusual for the US), cocktails were very average. Service was OK although they forgot one of our drinks. This place felt like a tourist trap, there are much better places to go in this amazing city.

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Toluca Lake, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place had it all. I had delicious swordfish, a wonderful Pinot noir that was featured by the restaurant that day and a molten chocolate cake that made me want to lick the plate clean. My vegan husband had a delicious pasta dish. The waiter was excellent!

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a huge disappointment! Sitting at a table for dinner - with an interesting and creative menu of $18 apps and $38 entrees - and having to deal with rude, loud and extremely inconsiderate beer drinkers surrounding the bar and all the dinner tables. Our waiter was totally MIA. Spoke directly to Will, the manager, as did many other diners,... More

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