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“Nice wine house in NYC City”
Review of Del Posto

Del Posto
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Ranked #43 of 14,125 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Cross street: 10th Avenue and 16th Street
Transit: 14th Street & 8th Avenue.
Reviewed February 3, 2013

For me was a surprise and a nice experience to be an evening at Del Posto. The service is very formal and full of protocol willing to be different I guess. No matter is friendly and present. The food is nice but not exceptional. The appetizers are very good but main courses listed at the menu are just a few and not that atractive. The best there is the wine list that is really amazing. Quite expensive wine list but with hundreds of options some of them of very rare wines. I had an amazing Barolo Giacomo Conterno not easy to find even in Italy (and expensive there too). If you like good wine and honest food you should try it.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Second special occasion visit and couldn't be more wonderful. Beautiful room, incredible food and exceptional service. Very pricey, but worth it for special occasions. Truffles were in season and excellent.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Every now and then we like to splurge on a higher priced meal expecting something really special. There are a few restaurants where we were well rewarded; however, Del Posto was a big disappointment.

We went for dinner, so keep in mind that you can get much better value at lunch.

The service was excellent although not welcoming. Unlike some other top tier restaurants, the employees did not seem to really enjoy their work. The atmosphere almost could not be better. It is a beautiful restaurant with an interesting seating arrangement that gives plenty of privacy even though it was crowded that night.

When you are paying well over $100 per person, skill and creativity in the kitchen should really shine. There were six of us, so we got a varied sampling. Appetizers were creative and very tasty, and the grilled octopus was exceptional. However, the meal went downhill from there. By the time we got to our main courses there was nothing on the menu to really perk your curiosity. Veal came slightly dry, lamb prepared no differently from any above average restaurant, and the seafood had nothing special to say about it.

Desserts had a nice presentation, but again nothing was over the top great.

At the prices listed for lunch, I think this is a great choice; however, if they want to be in the league of those few restaurants that defend high prices with an exceptional dining experience (Eleven Madison Park comes to mind) then they need to vastly improve their dinner menu.

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Thank C from NY
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Absolutely Excellent!! Highly recommend. I went with my fiance` (girlfriend at the time) for Valentines Day. Service was amazing from start to finish. This is the type of restaurant you go to and expect to have a 2+ hour meal and enjoy each others company. It was exciting to taste Mario and Lidia's recipes as well as be catered to so we can enjoy the evening. For a special night out, I highly recommend. The restaurant is open so it feels more like you are overlooking a hotel lobby which is pretty cool. We were lucky enough to see Lidia downstairs walking around greeting customers. Take it all in because if your like me, you don't go to these places very often lol.

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Thank Chris C
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

So this Bastianich/Batali has it all to knock it out of the park and with most things it does. The service is amazing ( almost too amazing ) me and my wife were here for our anniversary and it was hard to have more than a 10 minute stretch without someone from the staff coming over to us. Not bad but i think there is such a thing as over attentive service. With that being said the food was very good ( not amazing ) the servers were like ninjas appearing and disappearing every time they thought we needed something and every other sip of wine. Very inventive menu and well executed dishes. For the money you would want it to be a "palate altering " experience and it was good like i said but not unforgettable. Come here if someone else is paying or on a company expense account and if you want more time alone at your table without being interrupted tell the captain or server when you sit. Next time i go ( and i am planning to go back ) i will do just that so me and my wife can have some time without too many interruptions .
Oh by the way the place is gorgeous!

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Thank Christian M
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