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Nello's

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696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206 (Between 62nd and 63rd Street)
By train: Take the N,Q,R to 5 Ave/59 St Station or the 4,5,6 to Lexington Ave/ 59 St Station.
212-980-9099
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Fine Dining

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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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This is the third time I have eaten at this Madison Avenue see and be seen venue. I knew it was expensive, but decided to splurge for the atmosphere. This time the welcoming maitre'd was more like a barker, pulling us in from the street. It seemed as if we didn't really need a reservation. The... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Ann M
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Seattle, Washington, United States
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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136 reviews 136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I was invited by friends for dinner at Nello's. We were five at the table, shared starters and each had a main course. We shared two bottles of wine. Total bill: $1350. YES, you are reading correctly. I have NEVER felts so horribly cheated. There is simply no excuse for this, given the food we ate. The wine totalled $300,... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is the third time I have eaten at this Madison Avenue see and be seen venue. I knew it was expensive, but decided to splurge for the atmosphere. This time the welcoming maitre'd was more like a barker, pulling us in from the street. It seemed as if we didn't really need a reservation. The service was great, but... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

first price maybe higher then most customer use to but remember its location is on upper east side on madison and next to hermes store. .any dinner meal will coat over $100. per person. now the review. the restaurant is small and cozy. the waiter was nice. I started with Chicken Soup with panna breadsticks. main dish carbonapa noodles made... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It would be good if we read the reviews about this place before we were stopped here. Two coffees and two bottles of water (because waiter bring us two bottles insted two glasses) for $58 !!! Good thing we were not hungry...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I wrote a review for here recently and noticed a typo in my review. It seems I am unable to edit it, so I guess I'll post here. I originally said "I wish I could give it one star". I feel obligated to point out that I meant to say "no stars", as I was forced to give it one... More 

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Chevy Chase
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4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife and I were meandering on Madison Avenue and decided that Nello's looked like a great place for a nice lunch. A nice lunch? Outrageous prices even for NYC. Bottled water at $22/bottle. A glass of Proseco for $20. Lobster salad for $69. A modest lunch for two (one glass of Proseco, two bottles of water, a bowl of... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My friend and I stopped in one Friday in early December for lunch, with no reservation to give it a try after shopping even though we both remembered hearing how bad it was even though the "swells" from abroad kept it going. Was told "it's fine. We'll find a place for you." The place had at least fifteen open tables... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The decor of the restaurant was beautiful, warm and inviting. We looked at the menu, and although it looked a bit overpriced, we decided to give it a try. The portions were VERY small, and therefore did not warrant the high price. BUT, what really annoyed me was the prices of things like to soda and dessert. A diet coke... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We went there for lunch . Very nice Christmas decoration. I had the carciofi alla romana . ( artichokes Roman style in olive oil and lemon. ) They were absolutely delicious , BUT there were only 3 tiny ones for ... 28 dollars ... Overall the foid is good the service is very nice but frankly really overpriced . For... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A store manager recommended this place to us. When we walked in, it seemed very busy, loud and definitely happening. Prices on the menu showed to be extremely high, but we decided to give it a shot. We took the waiters recommendation and ordered the today special. We have traveled all over the world and don't mind paying, if the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206
    (Between 62nd and 63rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: By train: Take the N,Q,R to 5 Ave/59 St Station or the 4,5,6 to Lexington Ave/ 59 St Station.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-980-9099

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Upper East Side

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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