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Abboccato

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Midtown
Italian, Bar, Pub
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136 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Between 6th & 7th Avenue)
R or N subways to 57th Street
+1 212-265-4000
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located steps from Manhattan's Theatre District and the famed Carnegie...
Located steps from Manhattan's Theatre District and the famed Carnegie Hall, Ed Sullivan Theater, and City Center, Abboccato Italian Kitchen serves some of New York City's finest authentic, yet simple Italian cuisine, spanning the diverse regions of Italy from Sicily to Lombardi. Executive Chef David Arias serves up regional dishes featuring ten varieties of handmade pasta, a selection of shared-plates, and an approachable six-course chef's tasting menu. To accompany the meal, guests can enjoy Italian wines and cocktails featuring traditional Italian spirits and modern preparations, including herb and fruit-infused ice cubes. In addition to the savory Italian cuisine, Abboccato's dessert menu allows diners to end their meal as elegantly as they started it.
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    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Food & Great Service!

Honored reservations, delicious food, lamb chops and grilled veal chop, very attentive wait staff-don't look for too much more, you won't find it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
MattKauf
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Honored reservations, delicious food, lamb chops and grilled veal chop, very attentive wait staff-don't look for too much more, you won't find it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Pappardelle with roasted porcini cream and truffle was spectacular. So was the Stripe Bass. But my husband and I ordered the six course tasting menu, and the cheese balls (I think from Roquefort cheese) and meat sauce were extremely salty, to the extent we could not eat them. I informed the waiter about the problem, only to get the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had the breakfast buffet which was included in our reservation, but guests could also order from the menu. The buffet was average but the a la carte breakfasts looked very nice. A little on the tight side at breakfast. Other times of the day are probably a little more relzaxed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Nice location, a bit dated interior, friendly reception, semi comfortable "booth type " seating for two. Nice menu selection for both, starters to share, appetizers, salsda and main course, accompanied by good wine selection. Service, whilst friendly and attentive is a bit of a mix. Asking to order a drink, was served one I didn't order. Ordering appetizers, got one... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

After eating at a restaurant twice the price and less than half as good the night before, this visit made up for our earlier disappointment. We hadn't heard anything about it, but went for the menu items. We were pleasantly surprised. Everything was not only cooked to perfection, but served beautifully.

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Houston
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This restaurant was near the hotel we usually stay at so we gave it a try. Very pretty decor and good service. Restaurant was empty which said something. The food was edible but not on par with the prices charged. Wonder where the chefs were trained if at all. No presentation - food dumped on the plate. Taste just overdone... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant is conveniently located right off 6th Avenue on 55th Street. We had a table by the window, overlooking the sidewalk; very pleasant on a beautiful day. The interior of the restaurant is inviting. They had a $39 prix fixe dinner that was very good. The rest of the menu was interesting but more expensive. The service was okay... More 

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New Delhi, India
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Happy, my colleague and I, were trying out tripadvisor to look for a place to eat and we saw this place right across the street. We went on had awesome food. The seafood salad and the summer ale was just the thing that you can have on a hot summer day. The sandwich for Happy turned out to be great... More 

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Greer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We found this little gem from the Michelin Dining Guide, which never seems to be wrong! It was within walking distance of Times Square or almost anywhere in Midtown. The food was incredible, especially the sweet potato ravioli that I ordered! And the prices were much less than you can expect in NYC, 4 women drinking wine and ordering entrees... More 

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Marblehead
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Out of the way and downstairs of the Blakely, however, the food was quite lovely, and they accommodated us without a reservation.

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Additional Information about Abboccato

Address: 136 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: +1 212-265-4000
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm  7:30 am - 10:30 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm  7:30 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 136 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019
    (Between 6th & 7th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: R or N subways to 57th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-4000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Located steps from Manhattan's Theatre District and the famed Carnegie Hall, Ed Sullivan Theater, and City Center, Abboccato Italian Kitchen serves some of New York City's finest authentic, yet simple Italian cuisine, spanning the diverse regions of Italy from Sicily to Lombardi. Executive Chef David Arias serves up regional dishes featuring ten varieties of handmade pasta, a selection of shared-plates, and an approachable six-course chef's tasting menu. To accompany the meal, guests can enjoy Italian wines and cocktails featuring traditional Italian spirits and modern preparations, including herb and fruit-infused ice cubes. In addition to the savory Italian cuisine, Abboccato's dessert menu allows diners to end their meal as elegantly as they started it.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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