Hispaniola Resturant

★★★★☆
  • 839 W 181 Cabrini Blvd

    New York, NY 10033

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  • 212-740-5222

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spent a month in New York for my job and lived with my sister-in-law in Washington Heights. I ate at many of the restaurants in the area and this was, by far, my favorite. The ambiance was upscale and relaxing and the staff was friendly and remembered my wine preference when I returned. I would recommend the Miso Butterfish, the flavors were amazing, fish was perfectly cooked and the presentation was outstanding. They also make an awesome rib eye for the beef lover.

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★★★★★

spent a month in New York for my job and lived with my sister-in-law in Washington Heights. I ate at many of the restaurants in the area and this was, by far, my favorite. The ambiance was upscale and relaxing and the staff was friendly and remembered my wine preference when I returned. I would recommend the Miso Butterfish, the flavors were amazing, fish was perfectly cooked and the presentation was outstanding. They also make an awesome rib eye for the beef lover.

Pros: Ambiance, food quality and taste, friendly and attentive staff

Cons: A bit on the pricey side

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The decor in Hispaniola is very progressive for the Heights. I have never eaten food here, just drinks. It was a very good atmosphere for having a drink or two and relaxing. the staff were friendly and attentive. I look forward to having a meal here so I can edit my review!

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★★★★☆

The decor in Hispaniola is very progressive for the Heights. I have never eaten food here, just drinks. It was a very good atmosphere for having a drink or two and relaxing. the staff were friendly and attentive. I look forward to having a meal here so I can edit my review!

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Great food!!! Lunch time: Conto Box del Mar!!!!!!! Great taste!! And Pastelitos de Guayaba for dessert!!!

The place is Dominican, but a fancy not expensive rest! I loved it!

2
★★★★☆

Great food!!! Lunch time: Conto Box del Mar!!!!!!! Great taste!! And Pastelitos de Guayaba for dessert!!!

The place is Dominican, but a fancy not expensive rest! I loved it!

Pros: Fancy, not expensive

Cons: Kind of difficult to get to if you don't have a car

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We live a block away from here & finally checked this place out on Father's Day. Wow, what a great meal! The food was soo tasty - great salad, steak, salmon, sides & desserts. We were impressed that the food came out faster here, at a higher quality place where you'd think the complex dishes would take longer, than at the nearby inexpensive staples Jesse's/Emilou's! Nice service & atmosphere. A little pricey but worth it. In quality, food & selection, I think Hispaniola surpasses New Leaf Cafe as "the" nicer restaurant in Washington Hts. Yum!

2
★★★★★

We live a block away from here & finally checked this place out on Father's Day. Wow, what a great meal! The food was soo tasty - great salad, steak, salmon, sides & desserts. We were impressed that the food came out faster here, at a higher quality place where you'd think the complex dishes would take longer, than at the nearby inexpensive staples Jesse's/Emilou's! Nice service & atmosphere. A little pricey but worth it. In quality, food & selection, I think Hispaniola surpasses New Leaf Cafe as "the" nicer restaurant in Washington Hts. Yum!

Pros: FOOD, location (!), atmosphere, service

Cons: A bit pricey

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This place has great food, their crab cakes are to die for (although not very crabby). I loved their entrees. I had the red snapper with fried ravioli (delicious). An unusual take on Dominican food, and I loved every bit of it. Their mojitos and sangria was some of the best I had. You should definitely check this place out. My only gripe is their food was a tad pricey. Good restaurant overall though.

2
★★★★★

This place has great food, their crab cakes are to die for (although not very crabby). I loved their entrees. I had the red snapper with fried ravioli (delicious). An unusual take on Dominican food, and I loved every bit of it. Their mojitos and sangria was some of the best I had. You should definitely check this place out. My only gripe is their food was a tad pricey. Good restaurant overall though.

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The restaurant is gorgeous and huge surpirse when we found it. The food was served with generous proportions and was DELICIOUS. The service was very friendly and very attentive. I def. recommend this restaurant to others.

2
★★★★★

The restaurant is gorgeous and huge surpirse when we found it. The food was served with generous proportions and was DELICIOUS. The service was very friendly and very attentive. I def. recommend this restaurant to others.

Pros: Great place, food and service

Cons: Wish there was more attractions in the area

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GREAT PLACE TO DINE, DRINK, AND HANG OUT. THE FOOD IS FABULOUS, THE CHEF IS GREAT ASK TO MEET HIM, VERY ATTENTIVE. THE MOJITOS ARE WONDERFUL. HANG OUT AT THE CIGAR LOUNGE, YOU' L HAVE A BLAST. AMBIANCE IS ELEGANT, DECORE IS OLD WORLD, MODERN AND VERY ROMANTIC. DONT GO EXPECTING FAST FOOD, SLOW DOWN TAKE YOUR TIME, ENJOY THE MOMENT.

2
★★★★★

GREAT PLACE TO DINE, DRINK, AND HANG OUT. THE FOOD IS FABULOUS, THE CHEF IS GREAT ASK TO MEET HIM, VERY ATTENTIVE. THE MOJITOS ARE WONDERFUL. HANG OUT AT THE CIGAR LOUNGE, YOU' L HAVE A BLAST. AMBIANCE IS ELEGANT, DECORE IS OLD WORLD, MODERN AND VERY ROMANTIC. DONT GO EXPECTING FAST FOOD, SLOW DOWN TAKE YOUR TIME, ENJOY THE MOMENT.

Pros: FOOD, SERVICE, AMBIANCE

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after looking this up on city search to decide to go there or not, the recent reviews have been accurate. very happy with the food, the tuna tartar as an apetizer was excellent, and we also enjoyed the meaty baby back ribs.
shrimp scampi had some sort of plantation thing in the center that my belly loved.
The resteraunt decor is so so, but the food and servce were excellent tonight, although i wish they had a bread basket. Not expensive either, under 100 for the 2 which in my opinion is a bargain

2
★★★★☆

after looking this up on city search to decide to go there or not, the recent reviews have been accurate. very happy with the food, the tuna tartar as an apetizer was excellent, and we also enjoyed the meaty baby back ribs.
shrimp scampi had some sort of plantation thing in the center that my belly loved.
The resteraunt decor is so so, but the food and servce were excellent tonight, although i wish they had a bread basket. Not expensive either, under 100 for the 2 which in my opinion is a bargain

Pros: food

Cons: needs a bread basket

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i went on a thursday evening and the restaurant was pretty empty the server got our drinks wrong 3 times! THEN he comes back and asks my friend "how would she like that cooked", um she ordered CHICKEN..yes rare please!!! lol, so at this point i'm ready to leave but i had already valet'd and i live in queens. SO 15-20 minutes later 4 waiters decend upon us with the most magnificent looking entrees! now i have eaten at nobu, tao, blt etc....can i just tell u how floored i was by this meal (i had the pork loin), my friends terayaki chicken (well done..lol) was also amazing! the presentaion, out of this world, the servings, big, the filet mignon was delish even though it was beyond butterflied (only complaint)...

so needless to say, after a very bad start i am glad i stayed! it is worth the trek!

2
★★★★★

i went on a thursday evening and the restaurant was pretty empty the server got our drinks wrong 3 times! THEN he comes back and asks my friend "how would she like that cooked", um she ordered CHICKEN..yes rare please!!! lol, so at this point i'm ready to leave but i had already valet'd and i live in queens. SO 15-20 minutes later 4 waiters decend upon us with the most magnificent looking entrees! now i have eaten at nobu, tao, blt etc....can i just tell u how floored i was by this meal (i had the pork loin), my friends terayaki chicken (well done..lol) was also amazing! the presentaion, out of this world, the servings, big, the filet mignon was delish even though it was beyond butterflied (only complaint)...

so needless to say, after a very bad start i am glad i stayed! it is worth the trek!

Pros: food, food, ambience

Cons: server, no stolis???, server

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I had the most wonderful experience here last night. I wanted a nice glass of wine and a decent bite to eat before heading home. I was about to settle for a local bar when I remembered Hispaniola just a few steps away. I was immediately greeted and offered a table and something to drink. Water was brought promptly to the table and it only took a few moments to receive a menu. I was really impressed with the variety and asked my waiter for a recommendation between the Goat Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken or the Sea Bass with Cous Cous. I went with the Sea Bass and was blown away! Besides the overwhelmingly delicious Sea Bass, I was introduced to the ever so grateful chef! I highly recommend that you make the trip up to this exceptional restuarant!!!!!

2
★★★★★

I had the most wonderful experience here last night. I wanted a nice glass of wine and a decent bite to eat before heading home. I was about to settle for a local bar when I remembered Hispaniola just a few steps away. I was immediately greeted and offered a table and something to drink. Water was brought promptly to the table and it only took a few moments to receive a menu. I was really impressed with the variety and asked my waiter for a recommendation between the Goat Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken or the Sea Bass with Cous Cous. I went with the Sea Bass and was blown away! Besides the overwhelmingly delicious Sea Bass, I was introduced to the ever so grateful chef! I highly recommend that you make the trip up to this exceptional restuarant!!!!!

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I was just there yesterday. I had the most surreal experience. I was on a date. I was blessed with a very romantic ambience (the candlelights, the dim lighting, the music). The service was excellent. The waiters were very attentive. I did not have to remind them to fill up our wine glasses or our water glasses. The food was exquisite. I had the balsamic garlic filet mignon. It was tender and very flavorful. My date had the lobster tail special (again another winner). Our dessert was the flan (what a masterpiece). If you dine here, you will be equally satisfied. The presentation gets a 10++. This is a great find in Washington Heights.

2
★★★★★

I was just there yesterday. I had the most surreal experience. I was on a date. I was blessed with a very romantic ambience (the candlelights, the dim lighting, the music). The service was excellent. The waiters were very attentive. I did not have to remind them to fill up our wine glasses or our water glasses. The food was exquisite. I had the balsamic garlic filet mignon. It was tender and very flavorful. My date had the lobster tail special (again another winner). Our dessert was the flan (what a masterpiece). If you dine here, you will be equally satisfied. The presentation gets a 10++. This is a great find in Washington Heights.

Pros: food, service, ambience

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The chef is an outstanding saucier. The fish is always cooked just right, the dishes are imaginative, but be careful if you order red wine. It is kept next to the motors for their fish tanks, and it makes the wine very warm, almost hot. On one occasion the server just refrigerated it until it was room temp, but on another occasion, a server brought us a glass of ice instead (to put the cubes in our wine...no, I'm not kidding). So the ambiance is great and I have had some really delicious meals here, but the service is questionable. Expect at least one thing to go wrong when you are dining here.

2
★★★★☆

The chef is an outstanding saucier. The fish is always cooked just right, the dishes are imaginative, but be careful if you order red wine. It is kept next to the motors for their fish tanks, and it makes the wine very warm, almost hot. On one occasion the server just refrigerated it until it was room temp, but on another occasion, a server brought us a glass of ice instead (to put the cubes in our wine...no, I'm not kidding). So the ambiance is great and I have had some really delicious meals here, but the service is questionable. Expect at least one thing to go wrong when you are dining here.

Pros: food, ambiance

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that the Heights to offer, geez, well, then competition, should be easy. They definetely need to train their staff. The hostess and wait staff, just seem as they were to busy doing their "own thing" to fully give their customers the required attention, exhibiting just the minimum attention. The food was just okay, I'm sure there's a Mom and Pop" restaurant 'round the way that can beat it. Definitely not worth the dough.

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★★★☆☆

that the Heights to offer, geez, well, then competition, should be easy. They definetely need to train their staff. The hostess and wait staff, just seem as they were to busy doing their "own thing" to fully give their customers the required attention, exhibiting just the minimum attention. The food was just okay, I'm sure there's a Mom and Pop" restaurant 'round the way that can beat it. Definitely not worth the dough.

Pros: decor

Cons: service, variety

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The food at this place is great and the decor is swanky without trying too hard (like a few other places in the Heights). The service could be better but the management (Mariano) is quite helpful if there are any problems. I have taken many people here and they have all enjoyed it. Oh, except the steak. NO STEAK.

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★★★★☆

The food at this place is great and the decor is swanky without trying too hard (like a few other places in the Heights). The service could be better but the management (Mariano) is quite helpful if there are any problems. I have taken many people here and they have all enjoyed it. Oh, except the steak. NO STEAK.

Pros: food, decor, mojito

Cons: service, no more smoking

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I just went this past weekend. I thought the place was nice, the hostest was great. The tapas were also good, but the waiter had no clue of what his job was, he was nasty. This was the only true bad part about it. Guys you need to be careful with your staff they might ruin this great place you got going!!!!

2
★★★★☆

I just went this past weekend. I thought the place was nice, the hostest was great. The tapas were also good, but the waiter had no clue of what his job was, he was nasty. This was the only true bad part about it. Guys you need to be careful with your staff they might ruin this great place you got going!!!!

Pros: Food, Ambience

Cons: Wait staff

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This is just what this area needed to liven up the scene. The lunch I had was fantastic. The ambiance is a tasteful and the upstairs is your best bet. There is also a private room for functions where you can get all you can eat tapas. The service however was slow and unattentive. I even tried to get in touch with the manager to hold a private function, but I received no responce for 3 weeks. Bad service but great food. They need improvement, once done, It'll be great.

2
★★★★☆

This is just what this area needed to liven up the scene. The lunch I had was fantastic. The ambiance is a tasteful and the upstairs is your best bet. There is also a private room for functions where you can get all you can eat tapas. The service however was slow and unattentive. I even tried to get in touch with the manager to hold a private function, but I received no responce for 3 weeks. Bad service but great food. They need improvement, once done, It'll be great.

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After waiting a year to try this place my friend and I finally went this weekend. We were very disappointed. The food is mediocre at best, the snapper had no flavor, the merluza over cooked and the filet that was given to the table next to us was the size of a childs steak portion. It took 3 hours to eat a entree and dessert the service was so slow. We had to ask the waiter 3 times for water, the waiter was unattentive. Best bet check out the cool cigar bar downstairs with the great flat screen TV, and for Nuevo Latino Cuisine go to Jimmys Downtown, Chicama, Patria, Noche, or Calle Ocho.

1
★★☆☆☆

After waiting a year to try this place my friend and I finally went this weekend. We were very disappointed. The food is mediocre at best, the snapper had no flavor, the merluza over cooked and the filet that was given to the table next to us was the size of a childs steak portion. It took 3 hours to eat a entree and dessert the service was so slow. We had to ask the waiter 3 times for water, the waiter was unattentive. Best bet check out the cool cigar bar downstairs with the great flat screen TV, and for Nuevo Latino Cuisine go to Jimmys Downtown, Chicama, Patria, Noche, or Calle Ocho.

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Nice to have another option in the neighborhood. Downstairs bar area is a bit tight, but the cigar room is a plus. Upstairs dining area very nice, great decor. Staff was very polite. Food was quite good. Definitely will return again.

2
★★★★☆

Nice to have another option in the neighborhood. Downstairs bar area is a bit tight, but the cigar room is a plus. Upstairs dining area very nice, great decor. Staff was very polite. Food was quite good. Definitely will return again.

Pros: Spacious dining area, Great GWB view

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After a shaky start, all of the elements are coming together to create a restaurant worth travelling to visit. The ceviche and brochette are great starters. The fish dishes are delicious, as are the meat entrees. Finish off your dinner with a scrumptuous dessert and an espresso. A bit more work on the winelist and they will have it.

2
★★★★☆

After a shaky start, all of the elements are coming together to create a restaurant worth travelling to visit. The ceviche and brochette are great starters. The fish dishes are delicious, as are the meat entrees. Finish off your dinner with a scrumptuous dessert and an espresso. A bit more work on the winelist and they will have it.

Pros: Great value, attentive service, nice atmosphere

Cons: Developing winelist

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The restaurant and cafe are elegant and the food is good- nouveau latino. Service is excellent. The cigar lounge boasts its own cigar menu and is never stuffy or hot- very elegant with a flat screen tv for watching your favorite baseball or soccer game. Comfy couches make it casual and fun. And the bar has both a smoking and non-smoking side. Great, elegant cool place in upper manhattan to have a meal or a drink at.

2
★★★★☆

The restaurant and cafe are elegant and the food is good- nouveau latino. Service is excellent. The cigar lounge boasts its own cigar menu and is never stuffy or hot- very elegant with a flat screen tv for watching your favorite baseball or soccer game. Comfy couches make it casual and fun. And the bar has both a smoking and non-smoking side. Great, elegant cool place in upper manhattan to have a meal or a drink at.

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Hispaniola had great food, attentive service and a great, cool atmosphere. The décor was modern, but tasteful. Very comfortable place to have dinner. Patronage ranged from casual to elegant.

2
★★★★☆

Hispaniola had great food, attentive service and a great, cool atmosphere. The décor was modern, but tasteful. Very comfortable place to have dinner. Patronage ranged from casual to elegant.

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Serves Dominican-Asian fusion fare; also offers on- and off-site catering with bar service, waitstaff and seated or buffet service.

 

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