Grace's Trattoria

★★★★☆
13 Years of Serving Our Neighbors with Fresh Italian Home Cooking on the UES
  • 201 E 71ST St

    New York, NY 10021

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  • 212-452-2323

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Truly,truly,truly worth writing about. I am a very busy professional who lives on the UES. I do not have time to write food reviews but I am going to make an exception only because life is not a one way street. I have eaten at Grace's 50

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★★★★★

Truly,truly,truly worth writing about. I am a very busy professional who lives on the UES. I do not have time to write food reviews but I am going to make an exception only because life is not a one way street. I have eaten at Grace's 50

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My wife and I ate at Grace's last Friday night and it never dissappoints. We are always thrilled with the food. i had the grilled eggplant flatbread and then the Veal T-Bone, both were unbelievable! My wife had the Gary's salad and the

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My wife and I ate at Grace's last Friday night and it never dissappoints. We are always thrilled with the food. i had the grilled eggplant flatbread and then the Veal T-Bone, both were unbelievable! My wife had the Gary's salad and the

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We ate at Grace's on a busy Saturday night with two other couples who also eat out frequently, as my wife and I do. We decided to all try different things on the menu so it would be interesting. At least we hoped it would be. Well we were not dissapointed. The food was excellent. To mention everything we ate would be lengthy so I wil highlight our favorites. You must try the confit of duck pizza with sunnyside up eggs, arugula, and truffle oil (wow) how great, grilled octopus, fried calamari ( best we ever had ) lamb shank osso bucco (so good) Tagliatelle with lobster was awesome,apple cobbler etc. To much to list but Highly reccomended and reasonably priced for large quality portions. Oh yeah and the herb crusted sole melts in yor mouth. Great wine list, well priced, good service and a pretty brick walled interior.

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★★★★★

We ate at Grace's on a busy Saturday night with two other couples who also eat out frequently, as my wife and I do. We decided to all try different things on the menu so it would be interesting. At least we hoped it would be. Well we were not dissapointed. The food was excellent. To mention everything we ate would be lengthy so I wil highlight our favorites. You must try the confit of duck pizza with sunnyside up eggs, arugula, and truffle oil (wow) how great, grilled octopus, fried calamari ( best we ever had ) lamb shank osso bucco (so good) Tagliatelle with lobster was awesome,apple cobbler etc. To much to list but Highly reccomended and reasonably priced for large quality portions. Oh yeah and the herb crusted sole melts in yor mouth. Great wine list, well priced, good service and a pretty brick walled interior.

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Beautiful interior, lovely styling, good food quality & presentation, good service and the pricing is very reasonable.

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★★★☆☆

Beautiful interior, lovely styling, good food quality & presentation, good service and the pricing is very reasonable.

Pros: Easy to Find, Good food, Family Operated & Owned

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Grace's Trattoria is just delightful. It is such a wonderful restaurant.The service is awesome- the sangria is a must and sitting outside on the patio and people watching is so much fun. The prices are totally reasonable and the risotto my new favorite dish. A must have in nyc!

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★★★★★

Grace's Trattoria is just delightful. It is such a wonderful restaurant.The service is awesome- the sangria is a must and sitting outside on the patio and people watching is so much fun. The prices are totally reasonable and the risotto my new favorite dish. A must have in nyc!

Pros: Excellent home cooking!

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I had not heard much about this restaurant until I happened to be walking by with two friends and just popped in for a bite to eat and a bottle of wine. Glad we did. That night I had a Berkshire pork chop which was out of this world along with my friends chopped salad, mussels, lasagne and butternut squash tortelloni. We knew right away we found a spot. Only problem is its busy and can be loud depending on what time it is. The wine list is primo and reasonably priced as well. Great food and the service is awake as well

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★★★★☆

I had not heard much about this restaurant until I happened to be walking by with two friends and just popped in for a bite to eat and a bottle of wine. Glad we did. That night I had a Berkshire pork chop which was out of this world along with my friends chopped salad, mussels, lasagne and butternut squash tortelloni. We knew right away we found a spot. Only problem is its busy and can be loud depending on what time it is. The wine list is primo and reasonably priced as well. Great food and the service is awake as well

Pros: Best pasta

Cons: Can be loud at times

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I use to work at this restaurant when it first opened and back then the food was "OK." I decided to pay a visit tonight after going to the Met Museum and man, has the decor changed and man, has the food gotten MUCH better! lol. Had the grilled swordfish special with Yukon Gold mash and spinach. The fish was SOOOO moist and succulent. Also, tried the Margarita pizza, the chopped salad and crab cake which were all absolutely delicious (especially the chopped salad!). My friend had the fontina/fig/carmelized onion pizza similar to the one when I worked there and still absolutely tasty. It was also great to see that the food expeditor who was there when I was there when Grace's first opened is still there!!!

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★★★★★

I use to work at this restaurant when it first opened and back then the food was "OK." I decided to pay a visit tonight after going to the Met Museum and man, has the decor changed and man, has the food gotten MUCH better! lol. Had the grilled swordfish special with Yukon Gold mash and spinach. The fish was SOOOO moist and succulent. Also, tried the Margarita pizza, the chopped salad and crab cake which were all absolutely delicious (especially the chopped salad!). My friend had the fontina/fig/carmelized onion pizza similar to the one when I worked there and still absolutely tasty. It was also great to see that the food expeditor who was there when I was there when Grace's first opened is still there!!!

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My wife and I have different standards for deciding on whether a restaurant is good. If she drags me there, I hate it. If I suggest it, she repays me. Except Grace's. After visiting it several times, she made reservations (which we didn't need) and requested my presence. Though I tagged along dutifully, I was rewarded with fresh, tasty salads and great pasta. Plus the service was reminiscent of laid back California.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I have different standards for deciding on whether a restaurant is good. If she drags me there, I hate it. If I suggest it, she repays me. Except Grace's. After visiting it several times, she made reservations (which we didn't need) and requested my presence. Though I tagged along dutifully, I was rewarded with fresh, tasty salads and great pasta. Plus the service was reminiscent of laid back California.

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If you and your family enjoy home cooked Italian meals this is the place for you. My family has been coming here for ten years and we love everything. The lasagne is incredible as are all of the pasta dishes. The meat and fish dishes are fresh and wonderful as well. to note the rib eye is a delight, juicy and flavorful. I cant say enough good things about the friendly owners and waitstaff who make you feel so at home. I guess thats why they have been around for ten years plus. Some say it is expensive but i believe you get so much for your money it becomes a great value. love it

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★★★★★

If you and your family enjoy home cooked Italian meals this is the place for you. My family has been coming here for ten years and we love everything. The lasagne is incredible as are all of the pasta dishes. The meat and fish dishes are fresh and wonderful as well. to note the rib eye is a delight, juicy and flavorful. I cant say enough good things about the friendly owners and waitstaff who make you feel so at home. I guess thats why they have been around for ten years plus. Some say it is expensive but i believe you get so much for your money it becomes a great value. love it

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1. Adequate but overpriced food. 2. Unprofessional bordering on incompetent service. 3. Unbelieveably rude maitre d' 4. Quaint atmosphere, though.

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★☆☆☆☆

1. Adequate but overpriced food. 2. Unprofessional bordering on incompetent service. 3. Unbelieveably rude maitre d' 4. Quaint atmosphere, though.

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: Service and Maitre d'

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My wife and I were here on Friday night for dinner and I just wanted to say we had a great time. It was busy but after about 5 minutes we had a table and were ordering our wine. To start we shared the Smoked Salmon Flatbread and Mussels, and they were really good. For dinner I had the Shortribs which were unbelievably tender and she had the Shrimp risotto. We both were getting full but decided to try the cheesecake for dessert and were glad we did. Everything was delicious and when we got our check, I was surprised at how reasonably priced everything was. We will definetly be back and look foward to trying some others dishes. Try it out, I'm sure you will feel the same way.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I were here on Friday night for dinner and I just wanted to say we had a great time. It was busy but after about 5 minutes we had a table and were ordering our wine. To start we shared the Smoked Salmon Flatbread and Mussels, and they were really good. For dinner I had the Shortribs which were unbelievably tender and she had the Shrimp risotto. We both were getting full but decided to try the cheesecake for dessert and were glad we did. Everything was delicious and when we got our check, I was surprised at how reasonably priced everything was. We will definetly be back and look foward to trying some others dishes. Try it out, I'm sure you will feel the same way.

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The place was pretty busy Saturday night so my date and I had to wait a little while at the bar and were glad we did. We both shared the grilled octopus, I had the clams casino and short ribs. My date had a caprese salad and grilled branzino everything tasted great and looked even better. The sevice was good could have been more attentive but they were very busy so. Anyway we did not have dessert we were stuffed but overall had a great experience an plan on becoming regulars, its quite affordable and cozy for a date.

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★★★★★

The place was pretty busy Saturday night so my date and I had to wait a little while at the bar and were glad we did. We both shared the grilled octopus, I had the clams casino and short ribs. My date had a caprese salad and grilled branzino everything tasted great and looked even better. The sevice was good could have been more attentive but they were very busy so. Anyway we did not have dessert we were stuffed but overall had a great experience an plan on becoming regulars, its quite affordable and cozy for a date.

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I have to say that the negative review posted "terrible food " sounds like it was written by a disgruntled former employee or a competitor. I myself have lived in the neighborhood for ten years and know for a fact the former chef as reffered to in this post left in 1998. The current chef has been with this trattoria since. Seems odd that the reviewer claims to have knowledge of the former chefs current employer. Is he a friend or a relative? My wife and I have also enjoyed the trattoria for years and hate to see such a conflict of interest review. I say try it and judge for yourself you won't be sorry.

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★★★★☆

I have to say that the negative review posted "terrible food " sounds like it was written by a disgruntled former employee or a competitor. I myself have lived in the neighborhood for ten years and know for a fact the former chef as reffered to in this post left in 1998. The current chef has been with this trattoria since. Seems odd that the reviewer claims to have knowledge of the former chefs current employer. Is he a friend or a relative? My wife and I have also enjoyed the trattoria for years and hate to see such a conflict of interest review. I say try it and judge for yourself you won't be sorry.

Pros: Warm, cozy and friendly with very good food and service

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I ate there this weekend and the food was excellent. I had the duck breast with chestnut sauce and my friend had the pork loin. The food was well prepared and unfussy, the quality of the meat was high, and the room was cozy yet felt upscale. Additionally, the couple next to us were sharing pizza and pasta and though I cannot vouch for taste, it smelled delicious and looked quality. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening and would absolutely return.

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★★★★★

I ate there this weekend and the food was excellent. I had the duck breast with chestnut sauce and my friend had the pork loin. The food was well prepared and unfussy, the quality of the meat was high, and the room was cozy yet felt upscale. Additionally, the couple next to us were sharing pizza and pasta and though I cannot vouch for taste, it smelled delicious and looked quality. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening and would absolutely return.

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I do not know where the other reviewers are accustomed to eating, because the food at Grace's is simply revolting. The service is ok, the space is a little corny but fine, we can deal with that. The problem is that the food tastes terrible. I'd rather be eating mercury. I went here a few years ago and loved it, but then they got a new chef (the old one is currently at The Brasserie) and the quality of the food took a nosedive. Last time I was here I ordered a pizza that tasted like rubber. I felt like I was eating in the airport. Save your money, unless I just had two bad experiences that are uncharacteristic of the place, which I doubt.

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★☆☆☆☆

I do not know where the other reviewers are accustomed to eating, because the food at Grace's is simply revolting. The service is ok, the space is a little corny but fine, we can deal with that. The problem is that the food tastes terrible. I'd rather be eating mercury. I went here a few years ago and loved it, but then they got a new chef (the old one is currently at The Brasserie) and the quality of the food took a nosedive. Last time I was here I ordered a pizza that tasted like rubber. I felt like I was eating in the airport. Save your money, unless I just had two bad experiences that are uncharacteristic of the place, which I doubt.

Pros: Decent Service

Cons: Disgusting Food

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The first time I went there for lunch I was very impressed with the Shrimp Salad, so many flavors and textures. My husband and I went back again for dinner for our anniversary and it could not have been more wonderful. We offered a taste of some incredible wine, and our server helped us pick a bottle that perfect for us. She was so funny, leading us through some of her favorites and offering a a personal guarantee ( "IF you don't like it, I will eat for you"). Needless to say, she starved. I had the Baby Spinach salad and the Sea Scallops. I think these were quite possibly the best I ever had, served pan seared over grilled asparagus. My husband, she could tell is much more the meat and potatoes guy, so she suggested the mussels, truly a man sized portion, and T-Bone steak cooked to absolute perfection. With some mashed potatoes, He was in seventh heaven. For dessert, we had a 'mood elevating' warm chocolate cake. Boy, was she right! The port she suggested to go with it was absolutely divine. In addition to a lovely ambience and relaxing decor (family pictures everywhere), we were never rushed, in fact it was made clear we were welcome to stay as long as we liked. Another thing that really touched me was a little old lady in the corner by herself. She was evidently a regular, and everyone made sure to stop by her table to say hello. It was quite apparent that everyone is made to feel truly welcome here, and I have had a wonderful time every time we have been.

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★★★★★

The first time I went there for lunch I was very impressed with the Shrimp Salad, so many flavors and textures. My husband and I went back again for dinner for our anniversary and it could not have been more wonderful. We offered a taste of some incredible wine, and our server helped us pick a bottle that perfect for us. She was so funny, leading us through some of her favorites and offering a a personal guarantee ( "IF you don't like it, I will eat for you"). Needless to say, she starved. I had the Baby Spinach salad and the Sea Scallops. I think these were quite possibly the best I ever had, served pan seared over grilled asparagus. My husband, she could tell is much more the meat and potatoes guy, so she suggested the mussels, truly a man sized portion, and T-Bone steak cooked to absolute perfection. With some mashed potatoes, He was in seventh heaven. For dessert, we had a 'mood elevating' warm chocolate cake. Boy, was she right! The port she suggested to go with it was absolutely divine. In addition to a lovely ambience and relaxing decor (family pictures everywhere), we were never rushed, in fact it was made clear we were welcome to stay as long as we liked. Another thing that really touched me was a little old lady in the corner by herself. She was evidently a regular, and everyone made sure to stop by her table to say hello. It was quite apparent that everyone is made to feel truly welcome here, and I have had a wonderful time every time we have been.

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I went to Grace's Trattoria last night for dinner and was surprised to find out that they changed their menu last week. I always loved their options but was informed by the waiter that the menu usually changes with the seasons. Now there are so many new choices, as well as some favorites still there. It was a hard decision but I went with the Grilled Calamari Salad witch was tender and very tasty. For an entree I chose the Proscuito Wrapped Monkfish. It was unbelievable and will definetly order that again. I can't wait to go back and try some of the other delicious menu items.

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★★★★★

I went to Grace's Trattoria last night for dinner and was surprised to find out that they changed their menu last week. I always loved their options but was informed by the waiter that the menu usually changes with the seasons. Now there are so many new choices, as well as some favorites still there. It was a hard decision but I went with the Grilled Calamari Salad witch was tender and very tasty. For an entree I chose the Proscuito Wrapped Monkfish. It was unbelievable and will definetly order that again. I can't wait to go back and try some of the other delicious menu items.

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I stopped in Grace's one night by chance to escape the summer heat and humidity and had a drink at the small bar. I was determined to return for dinner and I did. This is a charming retaurant. Basically two cozy rooms. The front room with the small bar and a somewhat larger back room. The decor is simple, lovely and inviting. The staff are friendly and well-trained. I have a feeling this place has a lot of regulars. My date and I started with the garden salad and the caesar salad. As boring as salad is it can be a sign of the food to come. They were both delicious, crisp, fresh and tasty. We then shared the baby octopus with small potatoes - perfectly cooked with a lovely briny flavor and finally the swordfish livornese (a special) which was also quite delicious, the fish perfectly cooked (they nicely split the fish in the kitchen). The meal, with two drinks and two cappucinos, came to $86. Although I live accross town from Grace's I wouldn't hesitate to go back. If I did live nearby I would probably become a regular too.

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★★★★☆

I stopped in Grace's one night by chance to escape the summer heat and humidity and had a drink at the small bar. I was determined to return for dinner and I did. This is a charming retaurant. Basically two cozy rooms. The front room with the small bar and a somewhat larger back room. The decor is simple, lovely and inviting. The staff are friendly and well-trained. I have a feeling this place has a lot of regulars. My date and I started with the garden salad and the caesar salad. As boring as salad is it can be a sign of the food to come. They were both delicious, crisp, fresh and tasty. We then shared the baby octopus with small potatoes - perfectly cooked with a lovely briny flavor and finally the swordfish livornese (a special) which was also quite delicious, the fish perfectly cooked (they nicely split the fish in the kitchen). The meal, with two drinks and two cappucinos, came to $86. Although I live accross town from Grace's I wouldn't hesitate to go back. If I did live nearby I would probably become a regular too.

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Wonderful spot right by graces marketplace. Delicious, authentic italian food (the pasta fagiole is to die for), lovely waitstaff, and outstanding service. I have gone here at least once a week since it opens and haven't tired of the menu. Lots of variety, and everything is fantastic.

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★★★★★

Wonderful spot right by graces marketplace. Delicious, authentic italian food (the pasta fagiole is to die for), lovely waitstaff, and outstanding service. I have gone here at least once a week since it opens and haven't tired of the menu. Lots of variety, and everything is fantastic.

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Good Food. Easy reservations. Nice Decor. The service was outstanding. The waitstaff clinging on our every need. They aimed to please--and did.

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★★★★★

Good Food. Easy reservations. Nice Decor. The service was outstanding. The waitstaff clinging on our every need. They aimed to please--and did.

Pros: Food, Service, Decor

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The food, service and decor are perfect. We ordered the scallop and lobster with pasta and they were delicious. So was the smoked salmon pizza. Great place for business or family dinner.

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★★★★★

The food, service and decor are perfect. We ordered the scallop and lobster with pasta and they were delicious. So was the smoked salmon pizza. Great place for business or family dinner.

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When you are headed to Grace's Market to do some grocery shopping, do yourself a favor and go to the restaurant just next store...Grace's Trattoria. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is very welcoming and chic, and the service is so friendly. Its a great place to eat and have a wonderful meal and a NY dining experience without the hassle of an oversized restaurant. Brunch is great too!

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★★★★★

When you are headed to Grace's Market to do some grocery shopping, do yourself a favor and go to the restaurant just next store...Grace's Trattoria. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is very welcoming and chic, and the service is so friendly. Its a great place to eat and have a wonderful meal and a NY dining experience without the hassle of an oversized restaurant. Brunch is great too!

Pros: food, atmosphere, location

 

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