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“A neighborhood favorite - Midtown East”
Review of Destino - CLOSED

Destino
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 50th Street
Transit: Lexington and 53rd Street Station: E or 6 Train
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I've eaten at this restaurant many times and it's always wonderful. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. The food is excellent. There are always great specials to chose from as well as the usual offerings.

There a nice private room that will seat 15 to 20 people which is great for a small party. Destino's has a private bar area.

There's just one criticism about the restaurant. It's very noisy when it's busy so it's difficult to the people speaking at one's table. Consequently everyone is yelling which only makes it more difficult to hear people.

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1  Thank Susan B
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Pleasant staff and a good and varied menu. The food is very well prepared, fresh and flavorful, but it's expensive.

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1  Thank ianrbruce
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

This place is awesome. My friends and are had so much fun. We went for a dinner and we had amazing experience. The playlist was so very well selected, a mix of great Italian songs that went great as our dinner did. The cocktail list is small, but the drinks are really well selected. My friends liked the Pometini, Sangria Margarita, and Bella Americana.Strong, but worth every penny. As we moved toward the table, the hostess was really engaging and friendly and gave us the best table where we could enjoy the coming crowd, as it was a busy night, the scenic ceiling painting, and bring our memories of Italy back. We started with some of their special appetizers for the day, which were stuffed zucchini with mozarella cheese and ricotta, and stuffed artichokes. They were divine. My friends had chicken franchese, and the special veal chop with mushroom, mozarella and spinach. Oh, I think everyone should try Destino's food. And bring a lot of people as they have big party space and trust me it is fun. And for desert try the twenty layers crepe cake, pistachio tartufo, and the tiramisu. The service was impeccable as well. The staff is so young and they make everyone so welcome in their "castle". Great experience, great food, highly recommended.

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1  Thank KathlynS
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We went to Destino last Friday. It was three of us. We didn't have reservation but hostess been really nice and gave us a table in 5 minutes. We enjoyed food and atmosphere. I order special black lobster ravioli. It was Delicious!!!!! Service was also outstanding. Highly recommend you to visit Destino.

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Thank neo B
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Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Very nice restaurant overall. Good food and good service and good environment. Typical NYC inflated prices for some things but not terrible. Thanks for a nice dinner!

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2  Thank emstraveler349
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