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234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
+1 212-265-2610
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to this restaurant twice, and it's new favorite I intend to return to. It's close to Time Warner Center (Columbus Circle), Carnegie Hall, etc., A small restaurant, easy to miss, but so worth it. Very welcoming staff, attractive space, and terrific menu with unusual and creative choices (e.g.., crepes stuffed with lobster with a tomato/cream sauce; pasta with... More 

springfield, va
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In NYC with some lady friends this weekend, this restaurant was recommended to us by someone who seemed very knowledgable about NYC eateries. We arrived on a Saturday night around 7 and we were seated immediately. The waitress, who was a 5 year employee, was very pleasant and knowledgable. We ordered 2 salads and 2 pasta dishes for the 3... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

$14 for 2 bottles of water [before tax or tip] Food was ok, we both had seafood specials. service was good but a bit obtrusive, the waiter took bottle of water off me as I tried to top up my glass. No starter sweet or coffee, one glass of wine, and as mentioned 2 bottles of water. Service was already... More 

Thank sewol
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310 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The high rating for this place is suspect or all the people that eat here have no taste buds. The food is barely edible. Service is good. The decor is a bit oppressive with it's dark basement feel. Prices are on a par with most other restaurants in the area. We won't be back.

2 Thank Wild_Radek
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168 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stuck with the side dishes and all were tasty. I particularly liked the starters of eggplant parmigiana and the beet salad. Service was friendly and knowledgeable about the wine list.

1 Thank DASBarcelona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basso56 is right next door to the famous and more costly Patsy's, which was often frequented by Frank Sinatra. Basso56 is more low key, but is run very professionally. The food is imaginitively prepared with a large variety of dishes to choose from. Our foursome began with cocktails from their well stocked bar and then selected two very decent wines,... More 

1 Thank Arthur M
United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With unlimited choices in the city, it is always difficult to identify how one experience stands above others. My experience at Basso was a quiet dinner for 2 with my wife. We had a show to go to at 9 so had over 2 hours to enjoy all Basso has to offer. Beyond the tremendous Italian cuisine, prepared to perfection,... More 

2 Thank Sean R
Parkland, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an authentic Italian restaurant in New York. Me and my family enjoyed a lot. Good ambient, friendly staff and wonderful food.

2 Thank HugoFabiano2
Kingston, New York
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Consistent quality food with excellent service - well prepared and presented food. From its inception until the present it has continued to move in a upward trend - wine list has grown well.

2 Thank Frederick G
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you Alex Kola for an amazing Italian dinner at your NYC restaurant Basso56. We loved you, we loved your staff but most importantly we LOVED your food.

2 Thank Rebecca M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-2610
Fine dinning restaurant

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