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Del Posto

Neighborhoods: Chelsea
Cuisine: Italian, Romantic, Lunch

Del Posto is a Italian, Romantic, and Lunch restaurant where most Menuism users came for a romantic date.

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Gayot
Rating:
15 / 20
Price:
$$$$$
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MarianaL

 New York, NY
 

Old World Elegance, New World Party in my Tummy!

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.

Roasted LAMB CHOPS with Salsa Madre & Sauteed Basil

 

 

One of the best meals I've had recently. A special setti...

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.

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mikep1983

 New York, NY
 

Great lunch deal

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!

 

to be completely upfront, this restaurant's...

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.

 

This is an amazing restaurant. It has unique...

This is an amazing restaurant. It has unique and delicious food, a gorgeous atmosphere and just feels elegant.

 

So good! Much better than Babbo. Definitely do the 5 co...

So good! Much better than Babbo. Definitely do the 5 course tasting menu.

 

Obliged to give this one a 5, but only because of the sup...

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!

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Expensive

Expensive

 

I went to Del Posto and I was horribly...

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.

March 16, 2013
 

Amazing desserts

Amazing desserts
May 17, 2012
 

Amaze amaze amaze!

My bf took me here for my birthday. Everything was PERFECT. The decor is chic. Every one of the people on the floor can answer any question about any menu item. So impressive.\r \r We had the rib eye for two and there are just no words to…

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Italian Prix Fix Menus Romantic
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  • The tasting menu is $120 and requires the entire table's participation.
  • A bar menu is served in the lounge only, and not at the bar itself.
  • An upper balcony gives parties of six a bird's-eye-view.
  • Bartenders take their time with classic cocktails and only work from the best ingredients. The lengthy wine list can get quite pricey, but it's possible to choose from the Super Tuscans section and stay around $50 a bottle.
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