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89 E 42ND St, New York City, NY 10017-5503 (Manhattan)
(212) 973-0999
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Ranked #4,001 of 11,865 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $80
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Vanderbuilt and Park Ave
Transit: Metro-North Subway 4,5,6 and 7 trains
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We popped into Grand Central Station to have a look round and hoping to find a nice place for a few cocktails & we found it here! It's situated on the balcony overlooking the centre of the station with its famous clock and beautifully painted high ceilings! We didn't eat but say at the bar area and enjoyed some amazing... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I gave this place a four because of its eunique location on the balcony of grand central station. It was nice to have a preseco and look at the amazing ceiling. Service was good. Food was a two. My husband had a slimy chicken curry and I had a chicken sandwich drowning in mayo. Would return for drinks.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a limited time for dinner before a Broadway show and had been recommended the oyster bar at Grand Central Station in NYC. We were unimpressed with the oyster bar situation and just happened upon Cipriani in the terrace area of the station. The restaurant is open to the grand hall of the station and when we were there... More 

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Niagara on the Lake
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had lunch there while on a business trip and loved the location, vibe, and menu but the value was disappointing... I ordered a fish dish that came with a side of broccoli and got exactly that... two plates... one with a fish on it, and another with some broccoli on it... the fish was nicely seasoned but ever so... More 

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Rhode Island
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179 reviews 179 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Everything was great and only the service was better than the food! The one item I want to comment on is the vanilla ice cream service. Each time a table orders vanilla ice cream they make it to order right then and it is fabulous. Don't miss it.

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Fairfax, VA
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I've been to this little gem many times over the years and finally thought I'd write about it. The restaurant is situated at one end of the great hall of Grand Central Terminal and therefore has a wonderful view and an incredible vibe. It can get busy so I tend to go at times other than the height of lunch... More 

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We decided to take advantage of the Restaurant Week menu to try new "fancy" places. And what best than a Cipriani, right? Well, the place is unbeatable, the Grand Central Station is one of the best spots in NYC, in my opinion. But the food at the Restaurant Week menu did not live up to the expectations we had on... More 

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New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Upper lever so you can watch the action in and out of grand central. Sip a Bellini and take a few minutes to remember why Grand Central is such an iconic train station.

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Zemst, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The location at the central hall is great for observing people, tourists and commuters alike while having a meal. However, the rest was disappointing. The menu looks promising, but what you get on the plate does not live up to these expectations. Since we were not really hungry, my wife and I decided to settle on a salad (for her)... More 

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New Delhi, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you are looking for Italian fine dining in a 100 year old subway station than I am afraid you do not have many options (atleast stateside). Very good Italian food and great setting. Must go if on a visit to the Grand Central.

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Additional Information about Cipriani Dolci

Address: 89 E 42ND St, New York City, NY 10017-5503
Phone Number: (212) 973-0999
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: Italian

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