85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011View Hours
85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011View Hours
September 24, 20085.0
My husband brought me here for my birthday. It was definitely refreshing to come to a trendy restaurant that doesn’t have the same minimalist, ultra-modern décor. In fact, Del Posto follows old-school glamour with marble floors, dramatic staircase, piano player, suited servers, etc. It’s nice to feel like you’re in elegance and luxury when you’re spending the money.
We didn’t have time for the tasting menu, so we opted for the 3-pasta tasting and entrée. I loved all three, though the sheep’s milk gnudi with peas and mint was my favorite. The three amuse-bouches were very complimentary to whatever you will order. It consisted of a parmesan crisp, lentil soup, sausage.
My entrée was the lamb, perfectly cooked and flavorful.
I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant for strict vegetarians; the focus is on meat and game.
While we had a show to catch and had to skip dessert, we didn’t have to leave without sweets. The complimentary petit fours were perfect. Tiny biscotti, fruit gels, flaky butterscotch clusters, marshmallow and as you leave, the hostess handed me a box of truffles. Loved it.
July 31, 20075.0
One of the best meals I’ve had recently. A special setting with elegant service that isn’t pretentious.
Every bite was delicious, from the amuses bouche to the pastas to the secondi. even the multiple breads were the best i’ve had in a while. really enjoyed the spaghetti with crab and the garganelli. pork chop was tender and tasty.
deserts were just as good. cheescake was great. chocolate pudding would have been just average if it weren’t for the streusel, which really took it up many notches.
and then you have the cookie cart…what a way to finish me off, awesome.
January 17, 20125.0
Del Posto is one of the last remaining really great high-end lunch deals in the city. 3 course prix-fixe for $29? That’s a steal no matter which way you look at it, but to have the food be so great in return makes it simply amazing. Plus, you can add an extra pasta course for $10! I would not go without trying the 100 layer lasagna; it really is amazing. And the other options were all wonderful as well all the way to the petit fours. The china is beautiful, and the room, although a bit cavernous and hotel lobby-esque, is beautiful and elegant. The service is wonderful, and overall, just a wonderful experience. I can’t wait to go back to try dinner!
January 21, 20093.0
to be completely upfront, this restaurant’s Restaurant Week menu & preparation was not good. i was looking forward to this “amazing” restaurant for many months now, and to have tasted a very tasteless (purely just pork…nothing more, nothing less…) pork loins (but still delicious spinach pasta, but hey, who can screw THAT up?), and seems like a so-so fillet of salmon, very disappointing. service was good notch (vs. top), humorless wait staff and of course, gorgeous decor. i don’t even think i’d ever recommend this place. lidia, you disappoint me.
October 4, 20075.0
This is an amazing restaurant. It has unique and delicious food, a gorgeous atmosphere and just feels elegant.
July 23, 20075.0
Obliged to give this one a 5, but only because of the superb decor and enoteca. The interior here is flat out one of the best in New York. Would make a great movie set, expecially when a tuxedo clad jazz band is playing. Main fare is expensive and a bit dull. In an attempt to be modern, Batali’s entres here tend to go without italian staples like garlic and basil, which can be an interesting minimalistic experience, but after the novelty wears off they can be a bit bland. If you do come, sneak in and have a seat on the enoteca side by the gorgeous bar. The $45 prix fix on this side is more than enough. Some of the choices are quite fabulous and you still enjoy the excellent live music. They have top notch stemware, even the excellent beer selection is served in a stemmed glass. Don’t be scared to top your bread with a bit of lard!
September 12, 20073.0
I went to Del Posto and I was horribly disappointed. I’m a huge fan of all of Batali’s other New York restaurants, and I had gone to Babbo, Lupa, Esca, and Casa Mono and been tremendously satisfied. However, I found the food at Del Posto to be overpriced and oversauced. Definitely not as enjoyable as Babbo, and much more expensive.
On a side note, I also thought the decor here was distractingly awful. I felt like I was eating in a casino lobby.
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