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“So, so good and such attention to detail”
Review of Del Posto

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Ranked #37 of 13,743 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Cross street: 10th Avenue and 16th Street
Transit: 14th Street & 8th Avenue.
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“So, so good and such attention to detail”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Went here for a work dinner, it wasn't my choice, but was one of my boss's favourites in NYC so my expectations were pretty high going in. We had a large round table on the balcony which was good (if a little dark for photos!).

We opted for the Captain's Menu which is 8 courses per person (at $180). You don't know what you're going to get and chef will take you on a journey.

We started with some celeriac soup in cappuccino cups which had black truffle powder around the top - very tasty. There were also excellent little lobster rolls and deep fried pasta with parmesan and more of the truffle powder. A great start with a variety of textures.

Next up was a pumpkin salad which was good, followed by octopus which was very good. Well cooked and a really meaty texture. The pasta courses were next, a really tasty tortellini and a verdi pasta with a ragu bolognese.

The main course was probably the highlight. It was a veal and beef slice with an impressively light potato puff ball (technical term!). It was incredible. Served fairly rare but very tasty, and very tender. The quality of the ingredients shone through.

Cheese was next, with a bit of toasted bread and with honey poured over it at the table. This led to some comments from several at the table, but after the first bite everyone was agreed on what an excellent combination it was.

A quick count revealed we were nearing the end but things were about to get better. There were 4 different desserts served to 2 or 3 people each at the table so we had a system where you had some and then passed the plate clockwise so everyone could sample the dishes. They were all excellent but the standout was a chocolate orange dish that was apparently a fairly new creation. I'm not really a big fan of chocolate orange combinations but this was excellent.

Last but not least were the petit-fours. These were served on old-fashioned wooden cheese-grates which was an interesting touch. The highlights were the olive oil ice-cream lolly, the chocolate truffle and the edible wrapper sweet, but the doughnuts and the dessicated strawberries were excellent too.

Service was great and even the selection of wine by the glass was excellent too, nevermind the extensive main wine list.

Overall it was a great experience, with the veal and pastry dishes really standing out and I can't wait to return.

  • Visited January 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Food and Service Perfection”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

What an amazing evening...it starts with the welcome as you enter , continues through cocktail service in the lounge, and really gains momentum during the multi-course meal. Professional, professional, professional...I had almost lost hope that any restaurant really knew how to take care of their customers anymore. My faith has been restored at Del Posto. In addition to being taken care of by a slew of staff, the food is unparalleled and they are not stingy with it. Portions are perfectly sized and many extras appear that go above and beyond the usual amuse bouches and intermezzos. If I could only eat one more dish before I died I think it would be the orecchiette...it was simply perfection. Go now!

  • Visited March 2014
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New York City, New York
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“THE BEST!”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Hands down - this is one of THE BEST dining experiences and food in Manhattan! The ambiance feels like a swanky old supper club from another time and place. The service is unparalleled and the food is awesome. If you are looking for a special restaurant for a special occasion - look no further. Sit back and enjoy the meal of a lifetime. I can't stop going back.

  • Visited December 2013
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Staten Island, New York
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“A bit of Heaven!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Second time there and it just gets better and better!
From the time you walk in the door you are treated as though you are their only guests
The restaurant is impeccable.
We had the three course meal and it was wonderful with additions brought to our table that thoroughly enhanced our meal. A variety of dishes, so we shared
The bread was hot and fresh and disappeared almost as fast as it was put on the table.
And of course the dolce was our favorite, so many flavors and textures, what a treat!
Can't wait to go back

  • Visited March 2014
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“Always Great”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've eaten here several times over the years and it has always been wonderful. The pastas especially are a treat, as is the wonderful wine list. The service is attentive without being intrusive.

Visited February 2014
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