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234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
+1 212-265-2610
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood risotto” (69 reviews)
“wild boar ragu” (20 reviews)
“panna cotta” (21 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you'll judge this restaurant by its decor (or lack of it), you'll miss out big time. I normally don't order the day's specials (aren't those supposed to be made of ingredients the chef's getting rid of?) but the seafood risotto sounded good. It did...More

1  Thank Dendensky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place for a group near Carnegie Hall and this fit the bill -- small restaurant, absolutely delicious food and exceptional serve. Try it!!

1  Thank Professormama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basso56 long since perfected what it does. We've eaten there a number of times over the years, and both the food and the service are world class - yet the costs aren't. The fixed price lunch options ($18.95 for starter and entree, or $24.95 if...More

2  Thank ChrisCathy456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you travel far from home, you want two things from a restaurant in NYC: good food and good service. Basso 56 does both. Pasta is outstanding (trust me, I 'm an expert!) and Alfredo made us very welcome. Just off Broadway, but a million...More

2  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Basso56 never disappoints us. Me and my wife we usually have dinner once a month before the 8.00 pm show. Is a very good location for the Broadway shows and above all is the best place in Manhattan for real italian food. The staff is...More

2  Thank Stephan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service and the food was worth for the price. I had a great time with my family in basso56. I would highly recommend this restaurant

Thank johnnikson7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends at Basso 56 and the experience was exceptional. We loved the wine list and the menu choices were imoressive. The special of the day was a housemade ravioli in a light white wine and sage sauce. Delicious. The atmisphere is lively but...More

1  Thank tj0nesbari
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We researched several Italian restaurants for the nearby area and decided on basso 56. A terrible experience! First of all, the waiter totally ignored us for 15 to 20 minutes, just as we were ready to leave, he came over to our table. The restaurant...More

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff was attentive, the food was good. I didn't find it anything special, but it was solid food for a good price in NYC. I would be happy to go back.

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Our party of 4 dined here immediately following a Broadway show at 5 PM on Saturday June 2nd. Unfortunately, the restaurant was quite hot and we were almost the first diners in the door for dinner. I think they must turn the A/C off in...More

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July 10, 2017|
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Response from karen_evans2011 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely but you would need to book.
October 28, 2016|
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Response from Rebecca M | Reviewed this property |
No dress code.
August 14, 2016|
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Response from HugoFabiano2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 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
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