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“there is more to life than salt!”
Review of Tredici Steak - CLOSED

Tredici Steak
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Cross street: Between 6th and 7th Avenues
Transit: 1 train to 28th St. & 7th Ave. C/E trains to 23rd St. 8th Av. R train to 28th St. & Broadway F/V train to 23rd St. & 6th Av.
Description: "Chelsea's Best Kept Secret..." Located on the second floor, tre dici STEAK offers a more exclusive dining experience with the same great food and service of its downstairs counterpart. Its un-marked doors and speakeasy looks will make you feel like your part of a private club and instantly take you back to the days of prohibition!
norfolk
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“there is more to life than salt!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

this restaurant is very well decorated, with the feel of a 20's speakeasy [upstairs]. the chairs were comfortable and the table well laid. the menu is wide, with something for everyone.

unfortunately, i had two problems. they do not serve a petit filet; the smallest steak on offer was a full 12oz fillet. the other steaks were 16oz and up. i ate about a third of my meat and we shared the rest in steak sandwiches the next day for lunch. but i would have enjoyed it more, had it been smaller to start with.

the second issue - everything was too salty. from my son's starter of mac and cheese, through to my steak fries. the salt on my steak just about skinned the roof of my mouth. my husband's veal dish was like sea water. what is the point of adding expensive ingredients [truffle, lobster etc.] if you are going to kill the flavours with salt?

the wine was interesting - it was better value to buy by the glass than by the bottle. that's a new one on me...

overall - there are better places to eat steak in nyc.

  • Visited October 2012
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Merrimack Valley MA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Didn't even have steak!”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Food was excellent! It had been a long day and the bar stools upstairs in the restaurant were incredibly comfortable. Nice martini, special salad of porcini mushrooms and arugula and the appetizer meatballs were perfect for a late night dinner.

  • Visited October 2012
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San Diego
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Neat place with good food and atmosphere - and a good value!”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

This was a very nice "find" - thank you Tripadvisor! For me, this rates 4.5 stars - highly recommended for a less formal but still very nice meal.

You'll score points with guests when you lead them through the unmarked door, up the freight elevator (or stairs) to the 2nd floor, open the door and enter the dark but lively restaurant. There was a small party going on up front by the window so we elected to sit towards the back of the resaurant. Soft low seating with enough light to easily read the menu and see the food.

For appetizers we had the tuna tartar and the crab cocktail - sort of the typical mexican riff on the dish served in a martini glass with avocado. The crab was excellent - large chunks of sweet meat and the dressing was light - the way I like it. The tartar was very good - with a nice mixture of texture - but IMO was missing a bit of a spicey kick to it. Didn't matter - we really enjoyed it!

Entrees included the kobe beef ravioli, stuffed sole, and the grilled lamb chop. All three of the meals were well seasoned. The ravioli were light and excellent. The sole (stuffed with shrimp) was tasty, hot and served over spinich. I asked for my lamb to be served medium to medium rare - and initally came out very rare. The waitress quickly brought it back to the kitchen and when it returned it was done perfectly.

For sides we had the truffle fries (excellent!!) and the creamed spinich - which was also excellent though a bit of a smaller serviing than I expected for a table side dish.

So: in the end this is a great value and setting for a nice meal. Why not a 5 star rating? For me - 5-stars is like getting a Michelin star. The service, setting and food was just a pinch short - however we will definitely come back. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2012
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new york, ny
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253 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Average...”
Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

The steaks were mediocre. The service was good. You can't compare this place to any of the better steakhouses in NYC.
So many better options.

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

There were a number of options and Tre Dici offered the most reasonable price with an amazing experience. The steak was good, not the best cut of meat, the appetizers were excellent and the wines were excellent. It was a great night and the staff were great. Definitely would reccomend.

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Thank James B
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