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“Very good family style food”
Review of Sambuca - CLOSED

Sambuca
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Cross street: between Central Park West and Columbus Ave
Transit: 1,9,2,3,B,C to 72nd St.
New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very good family style food”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Located step from Central Park west this restaurant has very good food. Most dishes are served family style and the portions are very large. The restaurant is often very busy and at those times service suffers. Reservations via Open Table have been honored but we have been turned away without reservations at times.
Gluten free options available. Great salads for appetizers. Kid friendly. Noisey

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Barry M
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  • English first
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Must visit”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Recently visited this restaurant in November when holidaying in New York. Had previously visited the restaurant and decided to return ... glad we did. The food and service was fantastic. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and assisted with our order. Food was excellent :)

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank JulesChurch
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NYC
Level 6 Contributor
537 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
“Great Italian food on the upscale 1est side just off the park.”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Attended a friends retirement dinner. The party for over 50 people was in the nack room. Food was served family style. Appetizers were large platters of fried calamari, bruscetta, tomato and mozzarella, and a mixed green salad. For entree the platters were chicken parmiagiana, spagetti with sausage, linguine with garlic and seafood, and chicken with tomatoes and onions. Desserts were an assortment of cannolis, tiramesu, brownies, and Italian cheesecake. Everything was delicious The restaurant was noisy, normal on a Saturday night. The wait staff was hard to find for the group. We had do go to the bar for drinks. A glass of Sangria (mediocre) was $14.25. It is Manhattan. OVerall the food is terrific, but pricey.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank DrKatieRN
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Celiac safe, but had to work for it”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

Not the best gluten free restaurant out there, but I had a safe meal. Our waiter was not very knowledgeable about cross-contamination and GF menu items, but the manager came and placed the order. They have GF pasta and pizza, GF beer, and GF bread. But, the waiter brought out the GF bread resting on top of the regular bread basket and contaminated it.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank GoSeeGlutenFree
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice local place, gluten free menu”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Nice local place with a gluten free menu. Service has deteriorated recently with the new décor. My family likes it due to the gluten free menu and family style menu as well. Tables are set apart comfortably. It used to be a 'go to' place for us, but not so much anymore. Reasonable value

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank GregKay
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