Gemma

★★★★★
  • 335 Bowery

    New York, NY 10003

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  • 212-505-9100

About Gemma

Hours
Sunday To Wednesday From 07:00 AM To 12:00 AM Thursday To Saturday From 07:00 AM To 01:00 AM

Food

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Gorgeous space on the Bowery, where al fresco dining is the best spot to enjoy decent Carpaccio and solid pastas. A safe menu of classics

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★★★★★

Gorgeous space on the Bowery, where al fresco dining is the best spot to enjoy decent Carpaccio and solid pastas. A safe menu of classics

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Headed here after work on a Friday and could barely recall my dining companion or the food. The scene is just outrageous. There are so many beautiful people milling around- it is absolutely worth the trip to sit outside and not just people

3
★★★★★

Headed here after work on a Friday and could barely recall my dining companion or the food. The scene is just outrageous. There are so many beautiful people milling around- it is absolutely worth the trip to sit outside and not just people

Pros: Scene

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I would not go back. This place has a nice setup and is very large, but the service and food are abysmal. The waiter was horrible and rude and I could have thrown together a better meal on the fly. Going here made me feel like I was

3
★★★★★

I would not go back. This place has a nice setup and is very large, but the service and food are abysmal. The waiter was horrible and rude and I could have thrown together a better meal on the fly. Going here made me feel like I was

Pros: ambience

Cons: everything but the ambience

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The service and ambience really work well at Gemma. The Bowery Hotel is beautiful, and the location is smoking hot. Unfortunately, the food just isn't up to par. Bland flavors that were often too bad to eat. Great people watching spot,

3
★★★★★

The service and ambience really work well at Gemma. The Bowery Hotel is beautiful, and the location is smoking hot. Unfortunately, the food just isn't up to par. Bland flavors that were often too bad to eat. Great people watching spot,

Pros: Ambience, area.

Cons: Food

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It's a beautiful atmosphere to have a nice dinner with great wine, but if your a true foodie it would be better to just walk down the bowery to DBGB.

3
★★★★★

It's a beautiful atmosphere to have a nice dinner with great wine, but if your a true foodie it would be better to just walk down the bowery to DBGB.

Pros: The decor is simply amazing, great wine

Cons: Some of the food was boring

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This is my go-to spot for when my friends come to town. Delicious food at great prices and great atmosphere. You can't book a table in advance but I have been able to get large groups for dinner in for no hassle. Oh, they also have great

3
★★★★★

This is my go-to spot for when my friends come to town. Delicious food at great prices and great atmosphere. You can't book a table in advance but I have been able to get large groups for dinner in for no hassle. Oh, they also have great

Pros: Thin Crust Pizza, atmosphere

Cons: Can't book a table unless you stay at hotel

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My review has nothing to do with Gemma. I am a frequenter of citysearch, visited the site tonight to check out Gemma bc friends just suggested we go... At first glance, I saw the 4.5 stars (very nice!). Then I saw the break down of

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★★★★★

My review has nothing to do with Gemma. I am a frequenter of citysearch, visited the site tonight to check out Gemma bc friends just suggested we go... At first glance, I saw the 4.5 stars (very nice!). Then I saw the break down of

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Went to Gemma's for a birthday dinner. Everyone's order came out pretty tasty and deliciouso. I ordered the scallops with mushroom risotto (can't go wrong). A few of the other orders went with either the salmon, sea bass or pasta, which

3
★★★★★

Went to Gemma's for a birthday dinner. Everyone's order came out pretty tasty and deliciouso. I ordered the scallops with mushroom risotto (can't go wrong). A few of the other orders went with either the salmon, sea bass or pasta, which

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Went to Gemma and the Bowery Hotel last night with five friends and were treated appallingly for no reason. We were prepared to spend quite a bit of money on wine and received nothing but grief after we asked for a specific bottle of wine

3
★★★★★

Went to Gemma and the Bowery Hotel last night with five friends and were treated appallingly for no reason. We were prepared to spend quite a bit of money on wine and received nothing but grief after we asked for a specific bottle of wine

Pros: The exit

Cons: Service, unprofessional bar managers

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If I could give it no stars I would. This place was awful. The food was pedestrian. It was worse than what I would have gotten from my local pizza joint. The pasta was not fresh, nor was it cooked well. The steaks were overdone. The

3
★★★★★

If I could give it no stars I would. This place was awful. The food was pedestrian. It was worse than what I would have gotten from my local pizza joint. The pasta was not fresh, nor was it cooked well. The steaks were overdone. The

Cons: Too many to mention

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one of the worst places I have been to in NYC. Been in the restaurant industry for years and this place is flat out bad. Waiters and Managers walk around with blindfolds on and weren't taught to speak when they were young. There are

3
★★★★★

one of the worst places I have been to in NYC. Been in the restaurant industry for years and this place is flat out bad. Waiters and Managers walk around with blindfolds on and weren't taught to speak when they were young. There are

Pros: nothing, don't go

Cons: everything

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While I'm pretty patient with waiters, Gemma really tested my patience. Our waiter spent 15 minutes chatting with some ladies across the way, completely ignoring our table, forgetting to drinks and even bringing the complete wrong dish

3
★★★★★

While I'm pretty patient with waiters, Gemma really tested my patience. Our waiter spent 15 minutes chatting with some ladies across the way, completely ignoring our table, forgetting to drinks and even bringing the complete wrong dish

Pros: Ambience, outdoor seating

Cons: Horrible service, mediocre brucnh food

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I can honestly say that the worst meal I have had in a very long time was at Gemma. When you have a short wine by the glass list-there is no reason that each wine shouldn't be very good. All glasses ordered at my table were not good

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★★★★★

I can honestly say that the worst meal I have had in a very long time was at Gemma. When you have a short wine by the glass list-there is no reason that each wine shouldn't be very good. All glasses ordered at my table were not good

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We have been to this restaurant several times and feel the food is good and the service not so good. The wait staff was friendly, but often apologized for having to wait for food/bread/wine/water. The hostess was a brat and on more then

3
★★★★★

We have been to this restaurant several times and feel the food is good and the service not so good. The wait staff was friendly, but often apologized for having to wait for food/bread/wine/water. The hostess was a brat and on more then

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Had dinner here last Friday night. It's a cute Italian place. Liked the ambience a lot. Food was h i t or miss--I thought the arugula salad and the rigatoni dish with prosciutto was amazing. The margherite pizza was blah to me. Gelati was

3
★★★★★

Had dinner here last Friday night. It's a cute Italian place. Liked the ambience a lot. Food was h i t or miss--I thought the arugula salad and the rigatoni dish with prosciutto was amazing. The margherite pizza was blah to me. Gelati was

Pros: gelati and rigatoni pasta dish

Cons: pizza dish

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Not sure if they've worked out the service kinks (because I've heard from several that the service was not-so-hot) but I went tonite and service and food were perfect. We had the salad with artichokes, truffle pizza, 2 crostinis, and

3
★★★★★

Not sure if they've worked out the service kinks (because I've heard from several that the service was not-so-hot) but I went tonite and service and food were perfect. We had the salad with artichokes, truffle pizza, 2 crostinis, and

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I went to Gemma tonight with a few friends, and it was truly a terrible experience. When we arrived, we asked if the kitchen was still open, and the hostess said yes and sat us. From the moment our waiter approached us it was clear he

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★★★★★

I went to Gemma tonight with a few friends, and it was truly a terrible experience. When we arrived, we asked if the kitchen was still open, and the hostess said yes and sat us. From the moment our waiter approached us it was clear he

Pros: decor

Cons: service that goes beyond rude.

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we've been for brunch three or four times including this morning. we like to sit at the corner of the bar. every one there seem very nice, friendly, polite. just clueless. there must be a very high turnover at least at the bar because

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★★★★★

we've been for brunch three or four times including this morning. we like to sit at the corner of the bar. every one there seem very nice, friendly, polite. just clueless. there must be a very high turnover at least at the bar because

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Got there at 9:30 on a saturday night and were told there'd be a 45 minute wait, but we were seated in less than 1/2 an hour. The service was good, as was the ambiance, wine, and food. We had the most delicious salad ever: fava beans,

3
★★★★★

Got there at 9:30 on a saturday night and were told there'd be a 45 minute wait, but we were seated in less than 1/2 an hour. The service was good, as was the ambiance, wine, and food. We had the most delicious salad ever: fava beans,

Pros: food, service, ambiance

Cons: our table was tiny!

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I went to Gemma last night on a Sat we got there at 7:50 and expected to wait. (there were more than 5 tables open at the time) They said about an hour ok they never came to tell us it would be longer. an hour and a 40 min later they sat

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★★★★★

I went to Gemma last night on a Sat we got there at 7:50 and expected to wait. (there were more than 5 tables open at the time) They said about an hour ok they never came to tell us it would be longer. an hour and a 40 min later they sat

Pros: the food is not bad

Cons: You have to wait way too long with no help from the Maitre D'

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Maybe because the customer base is terrible (bimbos and trust fund boys), the servers are terrible and rude. They are also poorly managed, and uninformed about the food. Worst of all, it's Micky-Mouse Italian food, no better than a

3
★★★★★

Maybe because the customer base is terrible (bimbos and trust fund boys), the servers are terrible and rude. They are also poorly managed, and uninformed about the food. Worst of all, it's Micky-Mouse Italian food, no better than a

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I visited Gemma on a Friday afternoon on a whim. I was looking for a restaurant that looked good and wasn't a chain. I spotted it across the street and decided to go in. It was lunch time, so the restaurant was pretty dead, but it was

3
★★★★★

I visited Gemma on a Friday afternoon on a whim. I was looking for a restaurant that looked good and wasn't a chain. I spotted it across the street and decided to go in. It was lunch time, so the restaurant was pretty dead, but it was

Pros: Food, service, ambience

Cons: Price, location

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I tried Gemma with some friends who enjoyed a New Year's Eve dinner there and were eager to go back. I was not disappointed. The prices are completely reasonable. Nice wine and cocktail selection. We ordered a bunch of stuff to share:

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I tried Gemma with some friends who enjoyed a New Year's Eve dinner there and were eager to go back. I was not disappointed. The prices are completely reasonable. Nice wine and cocktail selection. We ordered a bunch of stuff to share:

Pros: ambience; fresh, seasonal food; value; delicious cocktail selection (and wine)

Cons: they don't take reservations

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I went to Gemma on Friday night (expecting looong waits as i had previously read elsewhere). My friend and i put our name in and sat at the lively bar. The place is beautiful, very romantic would be tons of fun for a date. Anyways, the

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★★★★★

I went to Gemma on Friday night (expecting looong waits as i had previously read elsewhere). My friend and i put our name in and sat at the lively bar. The place is beautiful, very romantic would be tons of fun for a date. Anyways, the

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This should serve as a major red flag: $5 for an 8-ounce bottle of soda. Our entire table found this to be exorbitantly priced. I raised this issue with the management staff and was systematically rebuffed.\r
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★★★★★

This should serve as a major red flag: $5 for an 8-ounce bottle of soda. Our entire table found this to be exorbitantly priced. I raised this issue with the management staff and was systematically rebuffed.\r
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Have been meaning to try Gemma which is in the beautiful Bowery Hotel. At first I was worried it was going to be too "sceney" as the crowd seemed a little hip, but the food and vibe of the room really impressed.\r
We had the fritto misto,

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★★★★★

Have been meaning to try Gemma which is in the beautiful Bowery Hotel. At first I was worried it was going to be too "sceney" as the crowd seemed a little hip, but the food and vibe of the room really impressed.\r
We had the fritto misto,

Pros: good scene, great food

Cons: busy, no reservations

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Have dined at Gemma twice. Once on a very busy Friday night. Food and service were perfect. Then a second time, had dinner there on a Monday before attending a show at New York Theatre Workshop 2 blocks away. The restaurant has a nice

3
★★★★★

Have dined at Gemma twice. Once on a very busy Friday night. Food and service were perfect. Then a second time, had dinner there on a Monday before attending a show at New York Theatre Workshop 2 blocks away. The restaurant has a nice

Pros: Ambience, location

Cons: innattentive service

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I wanted to be impressed by Gemma-- I'd been eating and drinking the night before in the Bowery Hotel garden and thought the service was a little off,(doubled-up drink orders,lost water bottles,etc) but there were enough celebrities there

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★★★★★

I wanted to be impressed by Gemma-- I'd been eating and drinking the night before in the Bowery Hotel garden and thought the service was a little off,(doubled-up drink orders,lost water bottles,etc) but there were enough celebrities there

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Poor food. Poor chef's choice cured meat and cheese. Worst executed "spaghetti alle vongole" ever. Don't be fooled by the buzz: it's better to avoid this place. You can use your time better than waiting for 2 hrs to get a mediocre meal.

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★★★★★

Poor food. Poor chef's choice cured meat and cheese. Worst executed "spaghetti alle vongole" ever. Don't be fooled by the buzz: it's better to avoid this place. You can use your time better than waiting for 2 hrs to get a mediocre meal.

Cons: Poor food and noise.

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on recent wed nite, waited over an hour for table for 3 then was waited by an obnoxious and inattentive waiter which sealed our total disappointment on service. as for food, if it wasn't for the branzini, we would have almost left without

3
★★★★★

on recent wed nite, waited over an hour for table for 3 then was waited by an obnoxious and inattentive waiter which sealed our total disappointment on service. as for food, if it wasn't for the branzini, we would have almost left without

Pros: ambience

Cons: service

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Now that CBGB's and most of the SROs are gone, the Bowery has gone to the VIPs. Case in point: this trendy trattoria tucked inside the swank Bowery Hotel, courtesy of the scene-loving duo of Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson (La Bottega,…

 

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