The food here was wonderful, as was the service and the decor. A companion and I had a prix fixe dinner for two, which included three courses: we chose delicious fried calamari and baked clams as appetizers, seafood fra diavolo and veal parmiagiana as entrees, and chocolate mousse cake and coconut gelato for dessert (and very good coffee). The baked clams and the gelato were the two standouts, in my opinion. Everything else was still very good, though.
The normal price for the fixed price dinner for two is $147 (before tax and tip). I purchased a Groupon that brought the price down to $59, although added to that was a 20% tip on the $147 (or about $30) as well as tax, and a beverage for my friend. So the total cost for a fixed-price dinner for two with the Groupon was about $106--still a little pricey, depending on your budget.
I liked that we weren't rushed (it was a Thursday night) and the service was attentive and friendly without being overly hovering. Although the restaurant is between 1st and 2nd Avenues, it's an easy walk from Grand Central Station.
My only complaint was the ladies' room. It was not as clean as it could have been, and inexplicably, there was dollar-store off-brand kitchen pump soap, in the store bottle. Very unappealing. If the rest room had been as meticulous as the service and food, this would be a five-star review.
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