Bice

★★★★☆
Serving Authentic Italian Dishes in the heart of Mid-town Manhattan
  • 7 E 54th St

    New York, NY 10022

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  • 212-688-1999

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Wouldn't go back again. Took a client for lunch, party of five. The room was extremely loud with little ambiance. The wait staff was mediocre at best, absent, with no personality as if they were doing you a favor. The food was a level

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★★★★★

Wouldn't go back again. Took a client for lunch, party of five. The room was extremely loud with little ambiance. The wait staff was mediocre at best, absent, with no personality as if they were doing you a favor. The food was a level

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Food and Staff were phenomenal! I am a huge fan of home made pasta, and Bice had the best in New York. You must see for yourself!

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★★★★★

Food and Staff were phenomenal! I am a huge fan of home made pasta, and Bice had the best in New York. You must see for yourself!

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Staff and food best in town,extensive wine list

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★★★★★

Staff and food best in town,extensive wine list

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My brother, his girlfriend and I went for a late lunch on Saturday. The design and look of the place is great, so we felt ok about splurging on entrees that average around $40.

Between us we had the minestrone soup, sauteed spinach, baked eggplant and bowtie pasta with salmon.

The food was average at best. The waiter was perpetually absent (he took an order for a second glass of wine but never came back) and the bill ballooned to $180 when you factor in tip (though looking back on it I don't know why we included any).

This is the first time I have ever been motivated to write a review. My advice, go to Sbarros.

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★☆☆☆☆

My brother, his girlfriend and I went for a late lunch on Saturday. The design and look of the place is great, so we felt ok about splurging on entrees that average around $40.

Between us we had the minestrone soup, sauteed spinach, baked eggplant and bowtie pasta with salmon.

The food was average at best. The waiter was perpetually absent (he took an order for a second glass of wine but never came back) and the bill ballooned to $180 when you factor in tip (though looking back on it I don't know why we included any).

This is the first time I have ever been motivated to write a review. My advice, go to Sbarros.

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Overpriced for what it was. The Baked Eggplant was so salty and had no taste but that. The service was anything but attentive. The waiter never came over to see if we wanted another glass of wine or if everything was okay.
The lobster pasta had absolutely no taste and the chicken breast my friend order was like a hockey puck.
The waiter never came back over so my friend went over to the manager and he took care of the bill- which was kind. The waiter might still be missing in action. I would never go back there or recommend it to anyone.
Bice is a bust

0
★☆☆☆☆

Overpriced for what it was. The Baked Eggplant was so salty and had no taste but that. The service was anything but attentive. The waiter never came over to see if we wanted another glass of wine or if everything was okay.
The lobster pasta had absolutely no taste and the chicken breast my friend order was like a hockey puck.
The waiter never came back over so my friend went over to the manager and he took care of the bill- which was kind. The waiter might still be missing in action. I would never go back there or recommend it to anyone.
Bice is a bust

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the service was excellent and all of the staff were extremely attentive. i wasn't sure what to order for a wine and asked our waiter to please recommend something based upon the menu selection. the entire table (party of 4) were not disappointed. definitely plan to go back again soon.

2
★★★★★

the service was excellent and all of the staff were extremely attentive. i wasn't sure what to order for a wine and asked our waiter to please recommend something based upon the menu selection. the entire table (party of 4) were not disappointed. definitely plan to go back again soon.

Pros: excellent wine pairing suggestion & perfectly cooked dishes

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Bice NY combines a beautiful room with an excellent menu. The service is as smooth as the style of the room. Service is never hurried. Everything on the menu is fresh and expertly prepared

The wine list is the only reason I don't rate Bice higher. It is not extensive and really doesn't have any thing below $60 (but several offerings should be.)

This is the best of the Bice's I have visited

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★★★★☆

Bice NY combines a beautiful room with an excellent menu. The service is as smooth as the style of the room. Service is never hurried. Everything on the menu is fresh and expertly prepared

The wine list is the only reason I don't rate Bice higher. It is not extensive and really doesn't have any thing below $60 (but several offerings should be.)

This is the best of the Bice's I have visited

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The food is just fine for an Italian restaurant and the ambience is pretty nice but it definitely was not enough to justify charging $23 for Penne Arrabbiata (for example) when I could get the same great taste at a comparable restaurant for half the price. You may disagree but there is a comparable Italian restaurant called Pescatore on 2nd Avenue (Midtown) and it charges $12 for Linguini alla Vongole; Bice charges $29. Even if you think Bice is worth the more expensive price, I can't get over the fact that their entree prices are comparable to many of the top restaurants in the city. Gotham Bar and Grill come to mind. And yes, I've checked their prices and the lunch entrees range from $24-$28. I just don't think Bice is worth the money you pay.

1
★★★☆☆

The food is just fine for an Italian restaurant and the ambience is pretty nice but it definitely was not enough to justify charging $23 for Penne Arrabbiata (for example) when I could get the same great taste at a comparable restaurant for half the price. You may disagree but there is a comparable Italian restaurant called Pescatore on 2nd Avenue (Midtown) and it charges $12 for Linguini alla Vongole; Bice charges $29. Even if you think Bice is worth the more expensive price, I can't get over the fact that their entree prices are comparable to many of the top restaurants in the city. Gotham Bar and Grill come to mind. And yes, I've checked their prices and the lunch entrees range from $24-$28. I just don't think Bice is worth the money you pay.

Pros: Fast service, nice ambience, convenient midtown location

Cons: Over-priced

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This art deco restaurant named for the original branch in Milan attracts the beautiful people and a lot of them, and as a result this trendy place is always packed. The menu is Northern Italian style fare, including light pastas. My Favorite is linguine with clams and it is delicious. Prices are a bit high but definitely worth it.

4
★★★★☆

This art deco restaurant named for the original branch in Milan attracts the beautiful people and a lot of them, and as a result this trendy place is always packed. The menu is Northern Italian style fare, including light pastas. My Favorite is linguine with clams and it is delicious. Prices are a bit high but definitely worth it.

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I have been going to Bice for a few years and I find it to be one of the more exciting places in midtown. The food is great and it arrives promptly if you are in a hurry you can have a wonderful meal in one hour ,if not you can take your time and enjoy.The menu is expansive and there is something that will please everyone. I really enjoy the Parpardella it is just fantastic. The wines by the glass are as good as it gets in midtown.The staff is extreamly pleasant and attenitive. The people that frequent the resturant daily add an international flavor which makes Bice exytremely different from any other place in midtown.If you like a place that has its own energy,it is a must do on you list for a visit to New york. The people watching also can be a benifit if that is your thing.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Bice for a few years and I find it to be one of the more exciting places in midtown. The food is great and it arrives promptly if you are in a hurry you can have a wonderful meal in one hour ,if not you can take your time and enjoy.The menu is expansive and there is something that will please everyone. I really enjoy the Parpardella it is just fantastic. The wines by the glass are as good as it gets in midtown.The staff is extreamly pleasant and attenitive. The people that frequent the resturant daily add an international flavor which makes Bice exytremely different from any other place in midtown.If you like a place that has its own energy,it is a must do on you list for a visit to New york. The people watching also can be a benifit if that is your thing.

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We went to Bice for Restaurant Week and found the overall experience to be very good.

However the food was good but nothing special. I had to send back my veal as it was raw in the middle. Even cooked through it was a bit bland and only a lot of fresh pepper made it tasty. The Tiramisu was very good and that was the highlight of my meal. The regular menu is over-priced.

The restaurant itself is a great dining experience, large and very active, often at times the room was so loud that I could not hear my girlfriend from across the table. The service is slow but very good. Overall I would recommend it but don't be in a rush and be prepared to spend some money for dinner.

2
★★★★☆

We went to Bice for Restaurant Week and found the overall experience to be very good.

However the food was good but nothing special. I had to send back my veal as it was raw in the middle. Even cooked through it was a bit bland and only a lot of fresh pepper made it tasty. The Tiramisu was very good and that was the highlight of my meal. The regular menu is over-priced.

The restaurant itself is a great dining experience, large and very active, often at times the room was so loud that I could not hear my girlfriend from across the table. The service is slow but very good. Overall I would recommend it but don't be in a rush and be prepared to spend some money for dinner.

Pros: Good service and extensive menu

Cons: Pricey

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We've enjoyed this restaurant a half dozen times, and the food is always great. A bit pricey for Italian, though. On our last visit, the cork from the wine bottle was compromised - completely soaked through - so we requested another bottle. Surprisingly, the manager came and argued over that, which we found insulting. The second bottle was fine, and the dinner was great as always. Service is impeccable (except for the manager!) and yet we will probably spend our high dining dollars elsewhere next time.

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★★★☆☆

We've enjoyed this restaurant a half dozen times, and the food is always great. A bit pricey for Italian, though. On our last visit, the cork from the wine bottle was compromised - completely soaked through - so we requested another bottle. Surprisingly, the manager came and argued over that, which we found insulting. The second bottle was fine, and the dinner was great as always. Service is impeccable (except for the manager!) and yet we will probably spend our high dining dollars elsewhere next time.

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Went for dinner and had the seafood risotto which was excellent, the pappardelle was great too.
The service was good, the food is a bit pricey but overall it was good time. It did get loud, but overall it was good place to get dinner.

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★★★★☆

Went for dinner and had the seafood risotto which was excellent, the pappardelle was great too.
The service was good, the food is a bit pricey but overall it was good time. It did get loud, but overall it was good place to get dinner.

Pros: good food, good service

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It was a thursday afternoon and without a reservation, came my party of two. We were seated almost immediately.

My waiter was very attentive and good with his personal reccomendations on the menu.
I had the salmon entry with a salad. Surprisingly, the fish was very fresh and not like the 'typical dry salmon that sticks to your teeth and clogs your throat'. lol. (I'm on a healthy diet regime-so fish is pretty much all the meat I can have now)

My friend had steak here and he said it was delightful!

Dessert was wonderful. I had the creme brulee. It had enough of crust and the creme was very very good. :)

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★★★★★

It was a thursday afternoon and without a reservation, came my party of two. We were seated almost immediately.

My waiter was very attentive and good with his personal reccomendations on the menu.
I had the salmon entry with a salad. Surprisingly, the fish was very fresh and not like the 'typical dry salmon that sticks to your teeth and clogs your throat'. lol. (I'm on a healthy diet regime-so fish is pretty much all the meat I can have now)

My friend had steak here and he said it was delightful!

Dessert was wonderful. I had the creme brulee. It had enough of crust and the creme was very very good. :)

Pros: Very Good Food, Nice Decor, Space between tables

Cons: A bit noisy

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If you're looking for an upscale business lunch or dinner spot in Midtown, this is a good option, but expect to pay a premium. Service is generally very professional and efficient, if a bit frosty at times. The pasta and meat entrees are not too exciting, in my opinion, but are consistently good and the portions are generous. For an afternoon business meeting over coffee, or drinks after work, try the front bar area, especially in warmer weather when they have sidewalk seating.

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★★★☆☆

If you're looking for an upscale business lunch or dinner spot in Midtown, this is a good option, but expect to pay a premium. Service is generally very professional and efficient, if a bit frosty at times. The pasta and meat entrees are not too exciting, in my opinion, but are consistently good and the portions are generous. For an afternoon business meeting over coffee, or drinks after work, try the front bar area, especially in warmer weather when they have sidewalk seating.

Pros: consistent, nice decor, good pastas

Cons: expensive, crowded

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Went for lunch and got the price fixe meal. It was very good, but the options that were offered was too limited. Not a good variety. Seated promptly. Service was a bit slow, with a prentetious waiter. Overall I would recommend this restaurant, but I dont know if the food is quite as good as the other reveiwers would have you believe. However, the dessert was phenominal.

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★★★★☆

Went for lunch and got the price fixe meal. It was very good, but the options that were offered was too limited. Not a good variety. Seated promptly. Service was a bit slow, with a prentetious waiter. Overall I would recommend this restaurant, but I dont know if the food is quite as good as the other reveiwers would have you believe. However, the dessert was phenominal.

Pros: dessert, price fixe, food

Cons: , slow service

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INCREDIBLE Italian food, great prices, perfect location, and romantic atmosphere...what more could you ask for in the BEST Italian restaurant in New York City. I would take any one here!!

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★★★★★

INCREDIBLE Italian food, great prices, perfect location, and romantic atmosphere...what more could you ask for in the BEST Italian restaurant in New York City. I would take any one here!!

Pros: incredible food, prompt service, fair prices

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Bice has really good salads and pastas. I've been there a number of times and it is always good.

It's a casual atmosphere. It's great any night or during the day -- there's outdoor seating.

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★★★★☆

Bice has really good salads and pastas. I've been there a number of times and it is always good.

It's a casual atmosphere. It's great any night or during the day -- there's outdoor seating.

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I have been there so many times that the overall is exellent good food good service nice ambient
cute new italian manager at night(nik,niko...I don't remember)I will keep coming back guys great job.
You have to try it to belive how good food is there.

2
★★★★★

I have been there so many times that the overall is exellent good food good service nice ambient
cute new italian manager at night(nik,niko...I don't remember)I will keep coming back guys great job.
You have to try it to belive how good food is there.

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I travel a lot and trust me I have been in italy many times food at Bice is as good as a 5 stars restaurant in italy,service is good and ambient o my god unbeliveble.
If you read anything negative just remember that every restaurant on this planet have a bad day every now and than, that's why I have disriguarded all the bad rewiews and I went there.

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★★★★★

I travel a lot and trust me I have been in italy many times food at Bice is as good as a 5 stars restaurant in italy,service is good and ambient o my god unbeliveble.
If you read anything negative just remember that every restaurant on this planet have a bad day every now and than, that's why I have disriguarded all the bad rewiews and I went there.

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Some people do not know good food when they see it or eat it. The atmosphere was great and the service was excellent. Normally when I dine out , I always look for good service and that is how I tip.

2
★★★★☆

Some people do not know good food when they see it or eat it. The atmosphere was great and the service was excellent. Normally when I dine out , I always look for good service and that is how I tip.

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I read the other reviews on citysearch but went anyway. Thank goodness I did. It was great. The menu was extensive, the service was great and they even came to the table with dessert and sang for my birthday. I do not know what restaurant the other people who rated went to but it was not this one. Definitely worth a try if youare willing to spend the money.

2
★★★★☆

I read the other reviews on citysearch but went anyway. Thank goodness I did. It was great. The menu was extensive, the service was great and they even came to the table with dessert and sang for my birthday. I do not know what restaurant the other people who rated went to but it was not this one. Definitely worth a try if youare willing to spend the money.

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We didn't have reservations, and so were seated at a table by the wait-station, but other than that, very pleasant, good food. Very loud, open space.

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★★★★☆

We didn't have reservations, and so were seated at a table by the wait-station, but other than that, very pleasant, good food. Very loud, open space.

Pros: Good food, Conveniently located

Cons: Expensive

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Although we arrived promptly at our reserved time, we we told to wait while others with no reservations were promptly seated (very aggrevating!)

My wife had the veal which overcooked and tough (perfect if we needed our shoes repaired!). I had the Filet which was fair, at best.

The service was anything but attentive. We actually felt that we were a bother to the waiter who had more important things to do (still attempting to figure out what that was).

And to top it off, after we ordered our dessert and were told it was on the way, they finalized realized they were out of the item (how can a restaurant run out of strawberries and whipped cream?).

Ohhh, the coffee was horrible.

So, we traveled all the way across the country to have a terrible Thanksgiving dinner at BICE!

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★☆☆☆☆

Although we arrived promptly at our reserved time, we we told to wait while others with no reservations were promptly seated (very aggrevating!)

My wife had the veal which overcooked and tough (perfect if we needed our shoes repaired!). I had the Filet which was fair, at best.

The service was anything but attentive. We actually felt that we were a bother to the waiter who had more important things to do (still attempting to figure out what that was).

And to top it off, after we ordered our dessert and were told it was on the way, they finalized realized they were out of the item (how can a restaurant run out of strawberries and whipped cream?).

Ohhh, the coffee was horrible.

So, we traveled all the way across the country to have a terrible Thanksgiving dinner at BICE!

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I went to Bice this past Saturday with 9 people. The restaurant was packed. We asked the 2 gentleman working the door how long will it be. They fit us right in. Service was excellent and the food was amazing.The size of the portions were unbelievable. The place is fantastic. I would definitley go back. Ya got to get there homemade pasta!

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★★★★☆

I went to Bice this past Saturday with 9 people. The restaurant was packed. We asked the 2 gentleman working the door how long will it be. They fit us right in. Service was excellent and the food was amazing.The size of the portions were unbelievable. The place is fantastic. I would definitley go back. Ya got to get there homemade pasta!

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I attended a business lunch here one afternoon and (i'm sure it helps that my boss is a regular) I felt like I was being treated like royalty - apparently being royalty is not uncommon there either since "sir" anthony hopkins sat directly behind me! The portions and prescence of each plate were well worth the price (it is a touch expensive) and i left completely full and satisfied with no room for dessert. In a word "delicious".

2
★★★★★

I attended a business lunch here one afternoon and (i'm sure it helps that my boss is a regular) I felt like I was being treated like royalty - apparently being royalty is not uncommon there either since "sir" anthony hopkins sat directly behind me! The portions and prescence of each plate were well worth the price (it is a touch expensive) and i left completely full and satisfied with no room for dessert. In a word "delicious".

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Bice, in my humble opinion, is the best restaurant in New York! Everything is delicious and the service is superb. Fit for a king and with subtlely flavored sauces every dish is a delight. Im in NY four times a year and I have to eat at Bices at least once during my visit. Its something I both look forward to and savor long afterward. One of my favorites is the beef carpaccio appetizer it is a meal in itself with the best beef, fabulous greens and dressing with freshly shaved Parmesan. All I can say is Bravissimo! Its 5 stars in every respect!

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★★★★★

Bice, in my humble opinion, is the best restaurant in New York! Everything is delicious and the service is superb. Fit for a king and with subtlely flavored sauces every dish is a delight. Im in NY four times a year and I have to eat at Bices at least once during my visit. Its something I both look forward to and savor long afterward. One of my favorites is the beef carpaccio appetizer it is a meal in itself with the best beef, fabulous greens and dressing with freshly shaved Parmesan. All I can say is Bravissimo! Its 5 stars in every respect!

 

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