Bistro Milano

★★★★★
First Class Italian restaurant in Midtown. Great for After Work Drinks, Business Lunch & Dinner, Brunch, Date Spot, Good for Groups.
  • 1350 6th Ave

    New York, NY 10019

    Cross street: Between 54th Street and 55th Street

    Map & Directions
  • 212-757-2600

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Daily 11:30am-11pm

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Absolutely superb! The food was perfect, and quick to arrive without making you feel rushed, beautiful setting, simple yet elegant menu, casual but very classy - but by far the best asset was the staff -- very attentive, kind, and helpful

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★★★★★

Absolutely superb! The food was perfect, and quick to arrive without making you feel rushed, beautiful setting, simple yet elegant menu, casual but very classy - but by far the best asset was the staff -- very attentive, kind, and helpful

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Warm, attentive service. Fantastic wine by the glass. Delicious food. Beautiful atmosphere and great location. What more could you ask for? We'll definitely return!

2
★★★★★

Warm, attentive service. Fantastic wine by the glass. Delicious food. Beautiful atmosphere and great location. What more could you ask for? We'll definitely return!

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+the fried calamari and zucchini appetizer was so-so.
+the location and ambience were very good.
++the wine list is great and reasonably priced.
+the lobster ravioli was pretty good.

=the papardelle was okay.

-our server was nowhere to be found, so I asked someone esle to help. They said that they would and then disappeared never to be seen again.

2
★★★★★

+the fried calamari and zucchini appetizer was so-so.
+the location and ambience were very good.
++the wine list is great and reasonably priced.
+the lobster ravioli was pretty good.

=the papardelle was okay.

-our server was nowhere to be found, so I asked someone esle to help. They said that they would and then disappeared never to be seen again.

Pros: wine list, food is pretty good

Cons: poor service

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The place to go for great Italian food--- also the service is great. Try to get Ben-hur, he is really nice

2
★★★★★

The place to go for great Italian food--- also the service is great. Try to get Ben-hur, he is really nice

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: Nothing

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The place to go for great Italian food--- also the service is great. Try to get Ben-hur, he is really nice

2
★★★★★

The place to go for great Italian food--- also the service is great. Try to get Ben-hur, he is really nice

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: Nothing

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The place to go for great Italian food--- also the service is great. Try to get Ben-hur, he is really nice

2
★★★★★

The place to go for great Italian food--- also the service is great. Try to get Ben-hur, he is really nice

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: Nothing

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Returning for Mothers Day, my wife talks about the place since last year. I enjoyed the wine snobs (REDs) list that reflects some forward thinking about the menu and pairings.
Great for family casual dinning and special events.

THE DESSERTS, SHARING IS REQUIRED!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

Returning for Mothers Day, my wife talks about the place since last year. I enjoyed the wine snobs (REDs) list that reflects some forward thinking about the menu and pairings.
Great for family casual dinning and special events.

THE DESSERTS, SHARING IS REQUIRED!!!!!!

Pros: Impeccable Service, Food, Ambiance, Maintained Bathrooms

Cons: Busy, Busy, Busy on Demand

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Food is ok, I've eaten much better in the city for this price range.

Trying to ask couple questions to the manager Eric, he was very arrogant and shut me up.

For sure he lost a client and my business lunches.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Food is ok, I've eaten much better in the city for this price range.

Trying to ask couple questions to the manager Eric, he was very arrogant and shut me up.

For sure he lost a client and my business lunches.

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A friend and I chanced upon Bistro Milano on a recent jaunt to NY and stopped in for lunch. It was perfect. The herb bread was soft and yummy. We shared a Rigatoni with Bolagnaise sauce and a Mushroom ravioli as well. Both of which were quite heavenly. The house Chianti was also quite tasty. What a wonderful find. I will definitely go back when I am in the Midtown West area, which is often!

Kudos to our waiter, "Ben Hur" (as it said on my receipt) who was so chaleureux and incredibly well-versed in italian foodlore.

2
★★★★☆

A friend and I chanced upon Bistro Milano on a recent jaunt to NY and stopped in for lunch. It was perfect. The herb bread was soft and yummy. We shared a Rigatoni with Bolagnaise sauce and a Mushroom ravioli as well. Both of which were quite heavenly. The house Chianti was also quite tasty. What a wonderful find. I will definitely go back when I am in the Midtown West area, which is often!

Kudos to our waiter, "Ben Hur" (as it said on my receipt) who was so chaleureux and incredibly well-versed in italian foodlore.

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My friends and I have eaten at Bistro Milano at least a couple dozen times by now and we have never been disappointed. As a frequent traveler to Italy for the last 20 years, I found the food at Bistro Milano to be consistently good. Good selection of wines too.
I recommend Bistro Milano for currently good Italian food in a New York City otherwise chock full of pseudo, wanna-be Italian imposters!

2
★★★★★

My friends and I have eaten at Bistro Milano at least a couple dozen times by now and we have never been disappointed. As a frequent traveler to Italy for the last 20 years, I found the food at Bistro Milano to be consistently good. Good selection of wines too.
I recommend Bistro Milano for currently good Italian food in a New York City otherwise chock full of pseudo, wanna-be Italian imposters!

Pros: good food

Cons: sometimes noisy

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This is a good operation: food is very consistent and the staff is very friendly. When you walk in just ask for Enrico, he will make your meal a special event.

2
★★★★★

This is a good operation: food is very consistent and the staff is very friendly. When you walk in just ask for Enrico, he will make your meal a special event.

Pros: Great pastas

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We all know there are literally thousands of Italian restaurants in NYC but few have all the qualities of Bistro Milano. We just came back from another visit to the city and tried this restaurant for the first time. It was so good we ate 2 dinners and 1 lunch there in 5 days! The manager Enrico greeted us at the door and within minutes made us feel like old friends. The service is great with the friendliest people in town. The menu has lots of variety and we tried soups, salads, pasta, pizza and fish and all were outstanding. Everything is homemade and fresh. We had a salmon dinner with mashed sweet potatoes and asparagus which was as good as we've ever had. What flavors!! It's in a great location(near everything) with reasonable prices. We like it so much I have e-mailed all my out of town friends to make sure they try it when they're in NY. I highly recommend Bistro Milano. Go there and ask for Enrico and you'll feel right at home! Ciao!

2
★★★★★

We all know there are literally thousands of Italian restaurants in NYC but few have all the qualities of Bistro Milano. We just came back from another visit to the city and tried this restaurant for the first time. It was so good we ate 2 dinners and 1 lunch there in 5 days! The manager Enrico greeted us at the door and within minutes made us feel like old friends. The service is great with the friendliest people in town. The menu has lots of variety and we tried soups, salads, pasta, pizza and fish and all were outstanding. Everything is homemade and fresh. We had a salmon dinner with mashed sweet potatoes and asparagus which was as good as we've ever had. What flavors!! It's in a great location(near everything) with reasonable prices. We like it so much I have e-mailed all my out of town friends to make sure they try it when they're in NY. I highly recommend Bistro Milano. Go there and ask for Enrico and you'll feel right at home! Ciao!

Pros: food,service,people,location and prices

Cons: we live in california!!

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I promised the owners I would write a review ending last year, but with a baby, things get complicated... however I never forgot and now I?m doing it.

This was a wonderful gastronomic experience for both my husband and myself on our second honeymoon.

We were impressed with everything in this place, the friendly service, personal attendance by owners, marvelous food, even the bathrooms smelled nice (something not often found).

Sometimes you go out and the place is nice but something is off, the service is not quite good, or just something was not quite ok to make it perfect... I?ll say, having traveled abroad quite often, and having a lot of places to compare... Bistro Milano was a delightful find, from coat check, to the final check, every single detail was well observed and we had a wonderful time.

The ossobucco with risotto my husband had, is still lingering in his mind, it was that good. Spectacular wine; wonderfully attentive, helpful and knowing waiter. My veal scalop was to die for. Truly a great place to have beautiful memories made. We are from Mexico, when back in NY, will definitely visit this place again. many thanks for a lovely memorable time. Perfect altogether !!

2
★★★★★

I promised the owners I would write a review ending last year, but with a baby, things get complicated... however I never forgot and now I?m doing it.

This was a wonderful gastronomic experience for both my husband and myself on our second honeymoon.

We were impressed with everything in this place, the friendly service, personal attendance by owners, marvelous food, even the bathrooms smelled nice (something not often found).

Sometimes you go out and the place is nice but something is off, the service is not quite good, or just something was not quite ok to make it perfect... I?ll say, having traveled abroad quite often, and having a lot of places to compare... Bistro Milano was a delightful find, from coat check, to the final check, every single detail was well observed and we had a wonderful time.

The ossobucco with risotto my husband had, is still lingering in his mind, it was that good. Spectacular wine; wonderfully attentive, helpful and knowing waiter. My veal scalop was to die for. Truly a great place to have beautiful memories made. We are from Mexico, when back in NY, will definitely visit this place again. many thanks for a lovely memorable time. Perfect altogether !!

Pros: everything

Cons: none found

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First off, this site shows the restaurant as being on 6th Ave. Maybe that was a FORMER location? As of March 2009, they are located on 55th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues....

I ate here for my first time, and everything was excellent. We started with an appetizer of proscuitto with melon and a balsamic vinegar sauce. The appetizer was certainly sufficient for two to share, but a bit pricey IMHO at $18.

I got the ravioli stuffed with veal in a mushroom and truffle sauce. It was scrumptious.

My friend got the penne in a cream sauce with salmon. Also very good.

For dessert we got the warm chocolate cake with hazelnut gelato. As a dessert connoisseur I can say both the chocolate and gelato were of excellend quality.

I'd definitely go back here.

2
★★★★★

First off, this site shows the restaurant as being on 6th Ave. Maybe that was a FORMER location? As of March 2009, they are located on 55th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues....

I ate here for my first time, and everything was excellent. We started with an appetizer of proscuitto with melon and a balsamic vinegar sauce. The appetizer was certainly sufficient for two to share, but a bit pricey IMHO at $18.

I got the ravioli stuffed with veal in a mushroom and truffle sauce. It was scrumptious.

My friend got the penne in a cream sauce with salmon. Also very good.

For dessert we got the warm chocolate cake with hazelnut gelato. As a dessert connoisseur I can say both the chocolate and gelato were of excellend quality.

I'd definitely go back here.

Pros: food quality

Cons: some dishes a bit pricey

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I've loved everything I've eaten here. It's one of the few restaurants that I love that I feel it is a little too expensive for what you get. But then again, that's my problem not that theirs.

2
★★★★★

I've loved everything I've eaten here. It's one of the few restaurants that I love that I feel it is a little too expensive for what you get. But then again, that's my problem not that theirs.

Pros: food,service,everything

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I had dinner with my boyfriend in the beautiful outside patio, and ordered a bottle of wine suggested from a very kind waiter.
The bread comes warmed w/ sun dried tomatoes and eggplant sauce which is very tasty and a true tickle to your taste buds. The salads were unpretentious and tasty, greens and the other ingredients tossed in light dressings very appropriate for summer.We had different appetizers, the eggplant and zucchini parmigiana was just amazing as the tuna tartare too.About the maincourses the veal chop milanese was so big that i had to share with my boyfriend, the pasta is very fresh, my boyfriend had the tortelloni Bistro',soo tasty, filled with cheese and vegetables in a pumpink saffron sauce.....sooo goood
This we followed with desserts; the homemade tiramisu, an amazing chocolate souffle!
Nobody tried to serve our check until we asked for it, and that is a BIG plus in NY, we truly enjoyed our time and wine, the staff is very professional and friendly. You can dress up, or go casual in this midtown new restaurant!
Thank you Bistro Milano, now you're my favourite restaurant in NYC..

See you soon...

2
★★★★★

I had dinner with my boyfriend in the beautiful outside patio, and ordered a bottle of wine suggested from a very kind waiter.
The bread comes warmed w/ sun dried tomatoes and eggplant sauce which is very tasty and a true tickle to your taste buds. The salads were unpretentious and tasty, greens and the other ingredients tossed in light dressings very appropriate for summer.We had different appetizers, the eggplant and zucchini parmigiana was just amazing as the tuna tartare too.About the maincourses the veal chop milanese was so big that i had to share with my boyfriend, the pasta is very fresh, my boyfriend had the tortelloni Bistro',soo tasty, filled with cheese and vegetables in a pumpink saffron sauce.....sooo goood
This we followed with desserts; the homemade tiramisu, an amazing chocolate souffle!
Nobody tried to serve our check until we asked for it, and that is a BIG plus in NY, we truly enjoyed our time and wine, the staff is very professional and friendly. You can dress up, or go casual in this midtown new restaurant!
Thank you Bistro Milano, now you're my favourite restaurant in NYC..

See you soon...

Pros: Pasta, service

Cons: none

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Went on recommendations from friends who have been there few weeks ago, now I know why.
All the dishes, including apps, main courses and desserts were delicious.
The service was attentive without being bothersome and there was a very good wine selection.
Everything perfect from the managment to the service and food.

keep going this way Bistro Milano!!!

2
★★★★★

Went on recommendations from friends who have been there few weeks ago, now I know why.
All the dishes, including apps, main courses and desserts were delicious.
The service was attentive without being bothersome and there was a very good wine selection.
Everything perfect from the managment to the service and food.

keep going this way Bistro Milano!!!

Pros: pasta

Cons: ----

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Ever go to a place you read about with rave reviews and happen to be a New Yorker who tries lots of restaurants and then get treated worst than iHop? Yes, this is the place. On an early Friday night before the crowd came we had appetizer's that were flavorable, but small, you know three bites. No problem, standard at Manhattan. We ordered a bottle of chianti for the four of us, my wife and two college grad daughters, still good. Then we ordered. The waitress and help were friendly enough. However, after waiting close to one hour, our orders came out. Then my daughter, who also ordered the same signature Sea Bass dish I ordered detected a very fishy and frozen taste. After sampling it I found out it was bad salmon disguised under a creme sauce! Get this, when I told the waitress, she immediately said they ran out of the sea bass and asked if we would like something else. She tried to pass this junk onto us to see if we would notice! What gall! No apology which I did not expect since she just blew it off like no problem. I demanded she take it away since it was stinking up the table. Oh, as expected, no further mention of it just waited another 20 minutes for my dish since I gave mine to my daughter. Bottom line I think was that we mentioned Restaurant week and they treated us like peasants! I love Remi's but this place does not compare at all. Let's see how long this one will last.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Ever go to a place you read about with rave reviews and happen to be a New Yorker who tries lots of restaurants and then get treated worst than iHop? Yes, this is the place. On an early Friday night before the crowd came we had appetizer's that were flavorable, but small, you know three bites. No problem, standard at Manhattan. We ordered a bottle of chianti for the four of us, my wife and two college grad daughters, still good. Then we ordered. The waitress and help were friendly enough. However, after waiting close to one hour, our orders came out. Then my daughter, who also ordered the same signature Sea Bass dish I ordered detected a very fishy and frozen taste. After sampling it I found out it was bad salmon disguised under a creme sauce! Get this, when I told the waitress, she immediately said they ran out of the sea bass and asked if we would like something else. She tried to pass this junk onto us to see if we would notice! What gall! No apology which I did not expect since she just blew it off like no problem. I demanded she take it away since it was stinking up the table. Oh, as expected, no further mention of it just waited another 20 minutes for my dish since I gave mine to my daughter. Bottom line I think was that we mentioned Restaurant week and they treated us like peasants! I love Remi's but this place does not compare at all. Let's see how long this one will last.

Pros: Appetizers, wine selection

Cons: Decietful service

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This new authentic italian restaurant is delicious!! I had the freshest Sea Bass that I ever tasted. As an appetizer, we had an order of lasagna - it is so light and flavorful. However, everything sounded great on the menu!! The service is outstanding, there is a great selection of wines, and the decor is clean and modern. It's everything you are looking for in a restaurant, WHAT A GREAT FIND!

2
★★★★★

This new authentic italian restaurant is delicious!! I had the freshest Sea Bass that I ever tasted. As an appetizer, we had an order of lasagna - it is so light and flavorful. However, everything sounded great on the menu!! The service is outstanding, there is a great selection of wines, and the decor is clean and modern. It's everything you are looking for in a restaurant, WHAT A GREAT FIND!

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We are first-time diners - we just walked in by chance, and what a great find. This place has a warm, friendly atmosphere and a great staff. The bartender was cheerful and all the staff seemed to want to make us feel at home. We had a truely Milanese dinner, the pounded and breaded Veal Chop was tender and tasty, and the Osso Bucco was just out of this world. Just like in Milan!! This is not one of those "Italian American" places but the real thing. The manager, Carlo, is from Milan; and he shared with us the interesting history of the Bice family, who own this restaurant and many others around the world. Great food, ambiance and staff - We will be back!!

2
★★★★★

We are first-time diners - we just walked in by chance, and what a great find. This place has a warm, friendly atmosphere and a great staff. The bartender was cheerful and all the staff seemed to want to make us feel at home. We had a truely Milanese dinner, the pounded and breaded Veal Chop was tender and tasty, and the Osso Bucco was just out of this world. Just like in Milan!! This is not one of those "Italian American" places but the real thing. The manager, Carlo, is from Milan; and he shared with us the interesting history of the Bice family, who own this restaurant and many others around the world. Great food, ambiance and staff - We will be back!!

Pros: Great value and authentic Milan flavor

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I found Bistro Milano extreamely cozy and very classy at the same time. I highly recommend this place to every New Yorker & Turist. I didn't have to make a reservation and the service was excellent & friendly. I heard this place is new and I wish the best for them.

2
★★★★★

I found Bistro Milano extreamely cozy and very classy at the same time. I highly recommend this place to every New Yorker & Turist. I didn't have to make a reservation and the service was excellent & friendly. I heard this place is new and I wish the best for them.

Pros: Thumbs up

Cons: none

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Great new place in the heart of midtown. The restaurant and the staff are stylish and provide good service. The crowd is mid-20's to late 30's. We came for just cocktails, and a comfortable atmosphere. We ended up having one of their tasty pizza's, and risotto, both of which I would highly recommend. The waiter helped us choose a nice full bodied red wine that complimented the food perfectly.The service is great and the Milanese manager on duty is not too shabby either. All in all a great new addition to midtown.

2
★★★★★

Great new place in the heart of midtown. The restaurant and the staff are stylish and provide good service. The crowd is mid-20's to late 30's. We came for just cocktails, and a comfortable atmosphere. We ended up having one of their tasty pizza's, and risotto, both of which I would highly recommend. The waiter helped us choose a nice full bodied red wine that complimented the food perfectly.The service is great and the Milanese manager on duty is not too shabby either. All in all a great new addition to midtown.

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I went to Bistro Milano with some friends after work for a quick cocktail...we ended up with us having such a great time we stayed for dinner! The bartender was great and so was the rest of the staff. They were all extremely friendly and attentive. We ordered a pizza at the bar with goat cheese and veggies which was excellent. For dinner we split some appetizers. I highly suggest the tuna tartar and baked egglpant, they were both delicious. I had the beet salad as well which was one of the best. We then split the pasta with mushrooms and truffles and the satueed salmon for dinner as well as teh seabass. Everything was delicious. I would definitely recommend trying this place.

2
★★★★★

I went to Bistro Milano with some friends after work for a quick cocktail...we ended up with us having such a great time we stayed for dinner! The bartender was great and so was the rest of the staff. They were all extremely friendly and attentive. We ordered a pizza at the bar with goat cheese and veggies which was excellent. For dinner we split some appetizers. I highly suggest the tuna tartar and baked egglpant, they were both delicious. I had the beet salad as well which was one of the best. We then split the pasta with mushrooms and truffles and the satueed salmon for dinner as well as teh seabass. Everything was delicious. I would definitely recommend trying this place.

Pros: great food, service and atmosphere

 

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