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Bice Ristorante

7 East 54th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
(212) 688-1999
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Ranked #2,994 of 11,378 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 5th & Madison Avenues
Transit: Trains: 6 train to 51st Street/Lexington Ave. E and M trains to 53 St.& Madison/ Fifth Avenues. Bus Stops: M1, M2, M3, M4 bus stops on 55th St or 52nd St. on Madison & 5th Avenues
Description: Bice Ristorante is centrally located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, walking distance to the best shopping in New York City, MOMA, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center and much more. Bice is the perfect venue for corporate functions, social gatherings, Broadway galas, fundraising events, weddings and holiday celebrations. Signature Dishes include homemade Tagliolini with Maine Lobster and wild mushrooms. Casoncelli Ravioli filled with veal and parma ham served with decadent black truffles and rosemary demi-glace, Risotto ai frutti di mare includes scallops, shrimp and lobster and Bice's Spaghetti Vongole Our Chef blends Northern Italian and American cuisine featuring organic products whenever possible. Bice Ristorante, the quintessential New York experience. Timeless Dining since 1926. Where it all began in Milan and continues to thrive Internationally.
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64% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I was meeting a friend for dinner the other night, and left the decision of where to go to her. She suggested "Bice", which surprised me because I had read that it had closed. We called, and found that it had reopened just the night before, in it's original NYC spot, with its original owner, so we decided to try... More

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New York City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

or for a quiet afternoon capuccino. Busy and excellent Italian restaurant. Business lunches or dinners - a little noisy inside but the front is a wonderful place to be in the summer.

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Jupiter, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I happened to be in NYC and had lunch on the day this place was closing to supposedly re-open under new mgmgnt/owner. I always enjoyed going to the bar first to chat with Heidi who was there for 20 years, a real assset to the rest. The original owners were friendly and the food was always authentic Italian. The rest... More

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Port Talbot
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We booked for the gala dinner on New Year's Eve and had a splendid meal. The food was excellent as was the atmosphere. We pre-booked from the UK by email and were given plenty of information about menus and choices. Splendid service.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were in New York for my son's engagement so we had booked and received confirmation online for a celebratory meal and on arrival they were closed! Fortunately the restaurant next door was lovely!

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Bice is simply good fun. Simple food - not on the same level as Cipriani - but very easy to eat accompanied by an easy to drink Chianti .selected from a small but diverse and inexpensive wine list Great Service - they've had much the same staff for manty years. And always a very warm welcome.

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Pearland, Texas, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The service was terrific,the waiter was on top of there game. The food was wonderful, hot tasty, good portions. No complaints at all! You can not go wrong.

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Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The service was awful. For New Year's Eve good food but they didn't let you enjoy it. Take the plates without asking, forget to serve some of us and wait for too long to bring them. They have served coffee to some of us, they have never brought to the others, because at 12:30 a.p they had already wipe out... More

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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I have been going to Bice once a year over the years. It definitely lost its luster. Starting as a trendy restaurant with food comparable to Harry Cipriani in the 80's, it lost its appeal. The food was average as well as the service. Pricing is the same; figure out a tab of $100 per person. Expensive now for what... More

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12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We were a party of 10 to the restaurant at 1:00 on a Sunday afternoon. I like the restaurant because it is not loud and you can easily talk to your friends and family without screaming. This is a plus. The downside - it took FOREVER to get the main dishes... upwards of 45 minutes... The restaurant was 2.3 full... More

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