Gallo Nero

★★★☆☆
  • 402 W 44th St

    New York, NY 10036

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  • 212-265-6660

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Monday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Saturday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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My best friend and I found this wine bar treasure about 1.5yrs ago and have been going back every week since. Not only do we adore the place, but I make a point to take my out of town friends, work colleagues, and NY friends as much as possible.

The location is very convenient especially before or after a Broadway show. It's always easy to get a table and you truly feel taken care of by the staff. I love recommending Gallo Nero mainly because it's so affordable for anyone's budget. It's tough to afford service like this at any other establishment. You will not be disappointed. If you haven't been there...you must!

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★★★★★

My best friend and I found this wine bar treasure about 1.5yrs ago and have been going back every week since. Not only do we adore the place, but I make a point to take my out of town friends, work colleagues, and NY friends as much as possible.

The location is very convenient especially before or after a Broadway show. It's always easy to get a table and you truly feel taken care of by the staff. I love recommending Gallo Nero mainly because it's so affordable for anyone's budget. It's tough to afford service like this at any other establishment. You will not be disappointed. If you haven't been there...you must!

Pros: atmosphere, service, wine selection, food...and prices!

Cons: in 1.5yrs i have no complaints

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Two friends and I, who are all Hell's Kitchen residents and regulars in the local spots had never been to Gallo Nero. We had all heard mixed reviews and agreed to try it - so glad we did. The russian waitress Anna was amazing and very helpful in steering us to the right menu and wine choices. The food was reasonably priced and the service was delighted. We made a dinner reservation for a party of 12 coming in town for a special celebration in two weeks!

2
★★★★☆

Two friends and I, who are all Hell's Kitchen residents and regulars in the local spots had never been to Gallo Nero. We had all heard mixed reviews and agreed to try it - so glad we did. The russian waitress Anna was amazing and very helpful in steering us to the right menu and wine choices. The food was reasonably priced and the service was delighted. We made a dinner reservation for a party of 12 coming in town for a special celebration in two weeks!

Pros: Location and wine selection

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I arrived at 6:20 for my 6:30 reservation. Although there were empty tables for 2, I was told they were reserved and asked to sit at a communal table. When I said I preferred not to, I was told that I could wait and see if a 2 opened up.
I said that I had no time because I had theater tickets. The hostess/waitress and manager/waiter argued about whether to give me the table. I said never mind and left. I went across the street to Etc Etc and had a great meal.

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★☆☆☆☆

I arrived at 6:20 for my 6:30 reservation. Although there were empty tables for 2, I was told they were reserved and asked to sit at a communal table. When I said I preferred not to, I was told that I could wait and see if a 2 opened up.
I said that I had no time because I had theater tickets. The hostess/waitress and manager/waiter argued about whether to give me the table. I said never mind and left. I went across the street to Etc Etc and had a great meal.

Pros: none

Cons: rude and inconsiderate service

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Stay away from here! On the menu it says that they have a roasted beet salad but the beets were from a can. We asked the manager about this and he said that it is not possible to roast beets. ?????
Then when my friend made a trip to the restroom she overheard the manager yelling at the chef about the beets and how to make tiramisu, as the chef said he couldn't make it. Also, the the place has a bad, stuffy smell like it has not been cleaned very well. This restaurant is an absolute ripoff, complete with snobby hostess, rude manager, loud music and dank lighting.

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★☆☆☆☆

Stay away from here! On the menu it says that they have a roasted beet salad but the beets were from a can. We asked the manager about this and he said that it is not possible to roast beets. ?????
Then when my friend made a trip to the restroom she overheard the manager yelling at the chef about the beets and how to make tiramisu, as the chef said he couldn't make it. Also, the the place has a bad, stuffy smell like it has not been cleaned very well. This restaurant is an absolute ripoff, complete with snobby hostess, rude manager, loud music and dank lighting.

Pros: None

Cons: over priced, stinks, everything tastes the same

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Good food but the wine list was even better. The staff knew the wine list very well and if you don't know anything about wine, they will find one to fit your taste.

2
★★★★☆

Good food but the wine list was even better. The staff knew the wine list very well and if you don't know anything about wine, they will find one to fit your taste.

Pros: Inexpensive for a wine resturant / has a romantic feel -Intimate setting

Cons: Place is just to small.

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This was probably the best dining experience that my fiancee and I have had in Midtown. We always want to get down to the village for restaurants because they typically have the best atmosphere and food, but this cozy, European style restaurant brought a touch of the village to midtown. While, as a couple, we love wine, we're not exactly experts when you get into Italian wines. The owner was very gracious in bringing several wine choices to the table for us to taste and choose the one we really liked. Finally, we only had panini for dinner, but again, they were absolutely delicious. My fiancee had the grilled vegetable panini and I had the skirt steak. We definitely will go back to Gallo Nero and hope that mid-town has more restaurants like this popping up. This is a great place to go if you're on a budget and want a cozy place, great food, and great wine!

2
★★★★★

This was probably the best dining experience that my fiancee and I have had in Midtown. We always want to get down to the village for restaurants because they typically have the best atmosphere and food, but this cozy, European style restaurant brought a touch of the village to midtown. While, as a couple, we love wine, we're not exactly experts when you get into Italian wines. The owner was very gracious in bringing several wine choices to the table for us to taste and choose the one we really liked. Finally, we only had panini for dinner, but again, they were absolutely delicious. My fiancee had the grilled vegetable panini and I had the skirt steak. We definitely will go back to Gallo Nero and hope that mid-town has more restaurants like this popping up. This is a great place to go if you're on a budget and want a cozy place, great food, and great wine!

Pros: It was such a great atmosphere, and great on our budget

Cons: no real cons...there was a BIT of a language barrier with our waitress, but she was great and always available to us. When she didn't know something, she asked the owner to help us.

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My high hopes for this spot were dashed after waiting fifteen minutes and never seeing a waiter. There was what appeared to be only one waiter, but there were several managers, hosts, etc. standing around. We were finally approached by a manager as we got up to leave. He promised to take care of us and urged us to stay. We then waited some more for the waiter to come over, but she never did. In fact, the only time we ever saw the waiter was when, after our meal, she came over to take the tip off of our table.

I give this place three months.

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★☆☆☆☆

My high hopes for this spot were dashed after waiting fifteen minutes and never seeing a waiter. There was what appeared to be only one waiter, but there were several managers, hosts, etc. standing around. We were finally approached by a manager as we got up to leave. He promised to take care of us and urged us to stay. We then waited some more for the waiter to come over, but she never did. In fact, the only time we ever saw the waiter was when, after our meal, she came over to take the tip off of our table.

I give this place three months.

Cons: Not just bad service-- this was NO SERVICE

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My friends & I went for what we hoped to be a delightful dinner at a new hidden gem. The wine was great. The appetizers good. But, then came the entrees. I have to caveat this & say that both of my friends enjoyed their meals. However, I ordered the chicken pesto panini. I couldn't see any chicken on the sandwich. Opening the bread, I found a tiny sliver of chicken literally an 1/8th of an inch thick & only wide enough to cover one half of the bread. It was literally a pesto, pepper and hint of chicken sandwich. We joked that it was as if the chef took a tiny piece of left over chicken and rubbed it on the bread in order to call it a chicken sandwich! When I politely asked the server to add more chicken, she agreed it was ridiculously small & headed off to the kitchen. I was shocked when she returned saying that the chef refused indicating that I got what I paid for with the chicken. I could have more if I paid another $10.00 (original price was an inexpensive $11). I refused saying that I would like to speak with the chef or the manager. A barely 18 year old looking boy came to the table and rudely asked, "What is the problem?" I showed him the chicken and he said, "that is what you get for $9.00". (He didn't even know his own prices). I politely but sternly said that I would expect more chicken for the same price on a lunch menu. He said he had never had a complaint (probably all tourists who didn't know better). My friends agreed that it was ridiculous. I would have been willing to order something else had the manager been polite or even understanding. But, he wasn't. We sent our meals and our wine back and asked for the check for the appetizers. At that point, the restaurant had filled up and he didn't want to risk a scene and obliged us. Such promise for a place. Such lousy service and horrible management. Go for the wine & apps. That's it. Don't risk it for the dinner. You might get just a plate of sauce.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends & I went for what we hoped to be a delightful dinner at a new hidden gem. The wine was great. The appetizers good. But, then came the entrees. I have to caveat this & say that both of my friends enjoyed their meals. However, I ordered the chicken pesto panini. I couldn't see any chicken on the sandwich. Opening the bread, I found a tiny sliver of chicken literally an 1/8th of an inch thick & only wide enough to cover one half of the bread. It was literally a pesto, pepper and hint of chicken sandwich. We joked that it was as if the chef took a tiny piece of left over chicken and rubbed it on the bread in order to call it a chicken sandwich! When I politely asked the server to add more chicken, she agreed it was ridiculously small & headed off to the kitchen. I was shocked when she returned saying that the chef refused indicating that I got what I paid for with the chicken. I could have more if I paid another $10.00 (original price was an inexpensive $11). I refused saying that I would like to speak with the chef or the manager. A barely 18 year old looking boy came to the table and rudely asked, "What is the problem?" I showed him the chicken and he said, "that is what you get for $9.00". (He didn't even know his own prices). I politely but sternly said that I would expect more chicken for the same price on a lunch menu. He said he had never had a complaint (probably all tourists who didn't know better). My friends agreed that it was ridiculous. I would have been willing to order something else had the manager been polite or even understanding. But, he wasn't. We sent our meals and our wine back and asked for the check for the appetizers. At that point, the restaurant had filled up and he didn't want to risk a scene and obliged us. Such promise for a place. Such lousy service and horrible management. Go for the wine & apps. That's it. Don't risk it for the dinner. You might get just a plate of sauce.

Pros: Great atmosphere and wine

Cons: Skimpy portions and horrible service/management

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My sweetie and I had a pre-theater dinner here and the waitress knew nothing about the menu or the wine. When I got my fish (the special that day) it was so salty it was barely edible. My date enjoyed the skirt steak.

The wine was great.

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★★★☆☆

My sweetie and I had a pre-theater dinner here and the waitress knew nothing about the menu or the wine. When I got my fish (the special that day) it was so salty it was barely edible. My date enjoyed the skirt steak.

The wine was great.

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This place has alot of promise. First off it's got a great look, small place on a side street, lots of candles and well designed to give a genuine rustic feel. The food is very inexpensive for this type of place in Manhattan, the wine/list is more in line(~$10-15 a glass). A few hits and misses, specifically the panini's were so-so, a little soggy, over-oiled(butter?) and consisted of conventional pairings. They were also served w/ steak fries, an unusual pairing in a wine bar, but the fries were quite good. The shrimp risotto on the other hand was excellent. All in all a very good experience and I'd like to go back.

2
★★★★☆

This place has alot of promise. First off it's got a great look, small place on a side street, lots of candles and well designed to give a genuine rustic feel. The food is very inexpensive for this type of place in Manhattan, the wine/list is more in line(~$10-15 a glass). A few hits and misses, specifically the panini's were so-so, a little soggy, over-oiled(butter?) and consisted of conventional pairings. They were also served w/ steak fries, an unusual pairing in a wine bar, but the fries were quite good. The shrimp risotto on the other hand was excellent. All in all a very good experience and I'd like to go back.

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