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“Outstanding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BYS Milano

BYS Milano
Via Albricci 3, 20122 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8707 4880
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Ranked #132 of 5,333 Restaurants in Milan
Price range: $12 - $61
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Am surprised to find this restaurant ranked so low. We went on a Wed evening and the place was rather quiet: 4 couples including ourselves. Nerino was fully booked it appears all nights but BYS is so much better. Very convenient location, very nice decor, excellent service, and the food is exceptional. Complimentary starter is a very fresh shrimp on a bed of cous-cous with fresh crunchy dices of peppers and other crunchy veggies, very refreshing. Had the best beef tartare of my life: the beef is perfect and it's served with a scoop of parmesan icecrean. We had 1 to share, it turned out to be very large portion and they split the serving in the kitchen so we each get a very good portion that is beautifully presented. I had the best risotto with shrimps and lemon. Then we shared the mixed seafood, which is 6 pieces of seafood each served on a different sauce. Again we had 1 to share and again they split the serving in the kitchen and the portion is certainly generous so we were totally satisfied. No room for dessert. Also has an excellent bottle of house white. The whole meal was just over EUR100 for 2 persons which was outstanding value. Go try!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bern, Switzerland
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Improvements required.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

BYS Milano is an attempt by two young chefs to showcase their innovation and creativity. While some areas show promise, others are in definite need of improvement. The restaurant itself, only a short distance from the Duomo, presents a relaxing and comfortable character with a tastefully finished interior. The menu offers a variety of unique flavor combinations and some of the dishes are delicious. For instance, the Pappardelle Branzino and Panna Cotta Basilico are wonderful. Other dishes, however, simply fail to excite the taste buds.

Service is an area where great improvement is required. In fact, I was left wondering who was the server and who was the customer. The waiter refused to provide a wine list saying he would pair the wine to our order. We countered that we would like to have a bit more control over our choice. He asked what we liked and then brought us something not even close to our taste. We then encountered a similar process with the grappa. Additionally, we were initially served someone else’s dinners. After leaving them on the table to confer with the kitchen, those plates were then transferred to another table with hungry customers.

All in all, BYS Milano is a nice idea with a good start, but in definite need of some major work.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Trenton, New Jersey
2 reviews
“Fresh, unique, and overall lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our small group dined here after a long day at a conference. The service was top notch! You're in Milan, so don't expect a quick meal....we were here for over 3 hours. The second courses were good but the appetizers/first course were amazing! We had a mix of first courses and pasta dishes to share. Everything was superb! The beauty the chefs create for each dish is astonishing. Desserts were tasty including the fun option "trust me". I would highly recommend coming here since the menu does change and I am sure the second courses depending on what you order will be fabulous. In my opinion the mixed seafood was not really worth the cost but it had to be the most beautifully plated dish I have ever seen! Looking forward to coming back one day.

Visited June 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Verry good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Nice place to eat in Milano, verry good food, flavors i never tasted before but still verry good. A nice memory restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Nice wine choices and excellent atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The place is well-presented, as is the food. There are some unusual flavours, but all very nice. I was certainly impressed by both the restaurant itself and the food. It was about as expensive as you'd expect for a nice meal out in Milan. Unfortunately, the A/C wasn't working on the evening I was there, which made it slightly uncomfortable in April, but probably intolerable if it was a persisting problem in the summer. I would definitely have no hesitation in returning, but do check the A/C situation...

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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