Gustavinos Inc

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I've been to Guastavino's for weekend brunch, dinner, and for a holiday party and all occassions were sensational! The high ceilings really add to the experience and the prices, particularly for weekend brunch, are very reasonable. The

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I've been to Guastavino's for weekend brunch, dinner, and for a holiday party and all occassions were sensational! The high ceilings really add to the experience and the prices, particularly for weekend brunch, are very reasonable. The

Pros: Great atmosphere, great food, great prices

Cons: Can get crowded after work and on weekends

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I attended a private party for 700 at Guastavinos, and the venue couldn't handle it. There were almost no hors d'oeuvres. They ran out of sparkling wine within an hour of the party's start at 9PM. They didn't serve dinner until 10.30

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I attended a private party for 700 at Guastavinos, and the venue couldn't handle it. There were almost no hors d'oeuvres. They ran out of sparkling wine within an hour of the party's start at 9PM. They didn't serve dinner until 10.30

Pros: fast coat check

Cons: lousy drinks, overwhelmed staff, boring food

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Went to Guastivino's for dinner recently, having heard about it for years. The space is beautiful and romantic, but the food was nothing to write home about - the portions were very small, especially considering the price they charge. My

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Went to Guastivino's for dinner recently, having heard about it for years. The space is beautiful and romantic, but the food was nothing to write home about - the portions were very small, especially considering the price they charge. My

Pros: Ambience, Service, Desserts

Cons: Overpriced, Bland food

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Don't believe the hype. Went there and was not a good experience. Bartender made a bad drink for me and I sent it back and was charged for it. I checked my coat and umbrella with the "helpful" host. He was so excited to get us to our

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Don't believe the hype. Went there and was not a good experience. Bartender made a bad drink for me and I sent it back and was charged for it. I checked my coat and umbrella with the "helpful" host. He was so excited to get us to our

Pros: Lovely setting

Cons: Average Service

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I chose Guastavinos for my wedding reception dinner (for 19 of us) and planned it through their private dining staff. The wedding was 3 months ago, and we are all still talking about how wonderful this restaurant was. They were so patient

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I chose Guastavinos for my wedding reception dinner (for 19 of us) and planned it through their private dining staff. The wedding was 3 months ago, and we are all still talking about how wonderful this restaurant was. They were so patient

Pros: beautiful, special events, food

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...infuriating...inefficient...I could go on and on. Okay, I will say that the space is gorgeous. And the drinks are tasty. We sat outside, so I can't comment on the bar scene. BUT - dinner was HORRENDOUS. Had the calamari app, which

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...infuriating...inefficient...I could go on and on. Okay, I will say that the space is gorgeous. And the drinks are tasty. We sat outside, so I can't comment on the bar scene. BUT - dinner was HORRENDOUS. Had the calamari app, which

Pros: Unique space

Cons: , SERVICE, CHEF

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Totally cool venue! I wish I had gotten the gig to DJ. I guess its better to work for these promoter gigs then to buy a ticket for them.

They had the most kick ass raw bar built into the place - I am so back there for oysters!

It was

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Totally cool venue! I wish I had gotten the gig to DJ. I guess its better to work for these promoter gigs then to buy a ticket for them.

They had the most kick ass raw bar built into the place - I am so back there for oysters!

It was

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Second visit here with customers and everyone was very impressed. When you can impress NYers in the city it speaks for itself. Excellent presentation of all dishes. The sampler appetizer was a good mix of clams,osysters and great tuna

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Second visit here with customers and everyone was very impressed. When you can impress NYers in the city it speaks for itself. Excellent presentation of all dishes. The sampler appetizer was a good mix of clams,osysters and great tuna

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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Dear god, wherever do they get their waitresses!!! Beautiful is easy to find in NYC, but knowledgeable? Never...Here though our lovely server, Kathy was on top of everything, we were 100% taken care of, and guided through an evening of

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★★★★★

Dear god, wherever do they get their waitresses!!! Beautiful is easy to find in NYC, but knowledgeable? Never...Here though our lovely server, Kathy was on top of everything, we were 100% taken care of, and guided through an evening of

Pros: Service, Ambience, Hostess

Cons: , Crowded, Loud

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On our recent visit to NY we were introduced to Guastavinos and had a wonderful meal and evening (with the kids). The place is easy to get to and find, simply say "under the 59th Street Bridge". The space is wonderful, built in the

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On our recent visit to NY we were introduced to Guastavinos and had a wonderful meal and evening (with the kids). The place is easy to get to and find, simply say "under the 59th Street Bridge". The space is wonderful, built in the

Pros: Service, Food, ambiance

Cons: Large, noisy

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Having been to Conran restaurants in London (Bluebird and Pont de la Tour) I had high hopes for this one unfortunately this was terrible.

One of the people I was with had to send his mussels appetizer back as more than half of them were

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Having been to Conran restaurants in London (Bluebird and Pont de la Tour) I had high hopes for this one unfortunately this was terrible.

One of the people I was with had to send his mussels appetizer back as more than half of them were

Cons: Poor food, Poor Service

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I can understand why "the beautiful people" enjoy this restaurant. The bartenders are incredibly snobbish and the wait service is so poor you're bound to be able to keep on your diet...especially a starvation diet. After an hour, the

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I can understand why "the beautiful people" enjoy this restaurant. The bartenders are incredibly snobbish and the wait service is so poor you're bound to be able to keep on your diet...especially a starvation diet. After an hour, the

Pros: Prompt Seating, Appologetic

Cons: Awful service, snobby bartender, poor organization

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Thank you Sir Terrance Conran for proving to America that British-inspired food and British-owned restaurants can stand up there with the best of them!

I went on a Friday night, the atmosphere was buzzing and the food the best I have

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Thank you Sir Terrance Conran for proving to America that British-inspired food and British-owned restaurants can stand up there with the best of them!

I went on a Friday night, the atmosphere was buzzing and the food the best I have

Pros: food, ambience

Cons: location, variable service

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Just wanted to make folks aware (since it is not apparent on Citysearch), that this place is no longer a restaurant per se, and is only used for PRIVATE EVENTS now.

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Just wanted to make folks aware (since it is not apparent on Citysearch), that this place is no longer a restaurant per se, and is only used for PRIVATE EVENTS now.

Pros: unique location

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Guastavino's is the absolute worst! We were made to stand outside for no reason, but to make the place look "happening". After crossing the 1st "barrier", we waited in a 2nd line to be patted down for weaponry (women with cleavage are

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Guastavino's is the absolute worst! We were made to stand outside for no reason, but to make the place look "happening". After crossing the 1st "barrier", we waited in a 2nd line to be patted down for weaponry (women with cleavage are

Cons: Over-priced, bad service, glorified bar

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- very good menu (especially the chocolate cake for dessert!)
-prices expensive ($25 a appetizer)
- nice place
- service ok

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- very good menu (especially the chocolate cake for dessert!)
-prices expensive ($25 a appetizer)
- nice place
- service ok

Pros: food, nice place

Cons: price

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The place is beautiful, and the architecture is something to look at. The food was so-so. It was definitely over-priced. The best part about the whole dining experience was the attentive staff.

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The place is beautiful, and the architecture is something to look at. The food was so-so. It was definitely over-priced. The best part about the whole dining experience was the attentive staff.

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I took my boyfriend to this restaurant figuring it would be a nice place to enjoy a birthday meal. As soon as I walked in, I was easily impressed by the architecture. The host greeted us warmly and eagerly and the wait staff was just as

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I took my boyfriend to this restaurant figuring it would be a nice place to enjoy a birthday meal. As soon as I walked in, I was easily impressed by the architecture. The host greeted us warmly and eagerly and the wait staff was just as

Pros: Upscale atmosphere, Beautiful restaurant, Excellent wait staff

Cons: Expensive, Small food portions

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I had dinner there with a few friends and was pleased. The food was overpriced and nothing special but that was expected. The service was pretty decent and the ambience was nice.

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I had dinner there with a few friends and was pleased. The food was overpriced and nothing special but that was expected. The service was pretty decent and the ambience was nice.

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Guastavinos is a place that has nice aesthetics, but, little else. There's no dance floor and it's a restaurant that tries to be a lounge. If you're looking for socializing then go somewhere else. The doormen here ask you upfront for cash

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Guastavinos is a place that has nice aesthetics, but, little else. There's no dance floor and it's a restaurant that tries to be a lounge. If you're looking for socializing then go somewhere else. The doormen here ask you upfront for cash

Pros: Marbe lnterior, Nice bathrooms

Cons: Outside Staff, Indoors Staff, Staff's attitude

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Went here last nite for dinner with a couple of friends and not only was Katie Couric there sponsoring 8-minute dating, but the staff treated my friends and I like royalty. The atmosphere was nice, big and airy with a huge bar area. The

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Went here last nite for dinner with a couple of friends and not only was Katie Couric there sponsoring 8-minute dating, but the staff treated my friends and I like royalty. The atmosphere was nice, big and airy with a huge bar area. The

Pros: bar area, staff

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So the crowd doesnt have to travel far when they come into Midtown. Went on Friday night and to keep it simple, if you want to spend an evening with engaging people who don't stand around trying to look important; then this is not the

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So the crowd doesnt have to travel far when they come into Midtown. Went on Friday night and to keep it simple, if you want to spend an evening with engaging people who don't stand around trying to look important; then this is not the

Pros: Beautiful space

Cons: Awful service,, crowd

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Went Friday for "opening night" and it was a waste of my time. I was comped entrance but it was like pulling teeth to get upstairs to the "VIP" section. When I finally got upstairs it was a joke. No room to dance and everyone trying to

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Went Friday for "opening night" and it was a waste of my time. I was comped entrance but it was like pulling teeth to get upstairs to the "VIP" section. When I finally got upstairs it was a joke. No room to dance and everyone trying to

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You would think for a party of over 20 people, they would put us all at one table...they sat us at several round tables, away from one another. Then moved us to several long tables. Then proceeded to tell us that they couldn't take the

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You would think for a party of over 20 people, they would put us all at one table...they sat us at several round tables, away from one another. Then moved us to several long tables. Then proceeded to tell us that they couldn't take the

Pros: beautiful architectur

Cons: expensive, horrible service

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I really had no expectations about dining here - I mostly go downtown. But, Guastavino's was really special. Nice seating arrangement, very attentive wait staff (although slow) and the food (prix fixe) was very, very good. Good

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I really had no expectations about dining here - I mostly go downtown. But, Guastavino's was really special. Nice seating arrangement, very attentive wait staff (although slow) and the food (prix fixe) was very, very good. Good

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Went with my 2 children. the food was very good, the ambiance great and the waiters were excellent. Would definitly go BACK!

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Went with my 2 children. the food was very good, the ambiance great and the waiters were excellent. Would definitly go BACK!

Pros: Service, Food

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Went on a Fri night for drinks at the bar. Looked around and discovered almost everyone else was 35+. The bar area is not for anyone looking to meet and mingle, and may be disappointing for the twenties crowd. The bartenders were

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Went on a Fri night for drinks at the bar. Looked around and discovered almost everyone else was 35+. The bar area is not for anyone looking to meet and mingle, and may be disappointing for the twenties crowd. The bartenders were

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Geezers

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what a disappointment! the food was average and our waiter was horrible. It took forever to even take a drink order. When the spastic waiter finally stopped by our table, we told him we were going to order everything at once b/c we were

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what a disappointment! the food was average and our waiter was horrible. It took forever to even take a drink order. When the spastic waiter finally stopped by our table, we told him we were going to order everything at once b/c we were

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We ate Thanksgiving dinner there on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. We were seated promptly (they even had a place to store my walking shoes). The server and the chef went above and beyond to make a plain salad and a

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We ate Thanksgiving dinner there on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. We were seated promptly (they even had a place to store my walking shoes). The server and the chef went above and beyond to make a plain salad and a

Pros: food, service, flexibility for my so

Cons: no taxi at restaurant

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I had a terrible experience on what was supposed to be a night to celebrate the engagement of my friend of 20+ years. I was on a list for the "upstairs" which proved to be meaningless. I waited 30 minutes outside and then another 15

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I had a terrible experience on what was supposed to be a night to celebrate the engagement of my friend of 20+ years. I was on a list for the "upstairs" which proved to be meaningless. I waited 30 minutes outside and then another 15

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I have never seen a blatant attempt by a restaurant to solicit letter writing?? Mix it up a bit!! All in all the food is lackluster, the service ok and the decor/space phenomenal. I always hoped the food would be better, it never performs.

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I have never seen a blatant attempt by a restaurant to solicit letter writing?? Mix it up a bit!! All in all the food is lackluster, the service ok and the decor/space phenomenal. I always hoped the food would be better, it never performs.

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Who else thinks that the recent reviews are questionable for this place? C'mon 10 reviews all on Nov 14, all 10's... Mix it up a bit if you are going to post fake reviews. Anyway, the place is not half bad, the decor rocks, and the food

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Who else thinks that the recent reviews are questionable for this place? C'mon 10 reviews all on Nov 14, all 10's... Mix it up a bit if you are going to post fake reviews. Anyway, the place is not half bad, the decor rocks, and the food

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A few weekends ago I planned my sister's birthday party at Guastavino's. I knew it was going to be a great place to do it because I have been there before and always enjoyed myself. Well I was NOT disappointed! We all had a great time and

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A few weekends ago I planned my sister's birthday party at Guastavino's. I knew it was going to be a great place to do it because I have been there before and always enjoyed myself. Well I was NOT disappointed! We all had a great time and

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I am a regular fan of this place! Guastavino's is honestly one of the best places to go and be seen in NYC. There are always different and fun people to meet there. Guastavino's is not just a great restaurant but a fantastic place to go

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I am a regular fan of this place! Guastavino's is honestly one of the best places to go and be seen in NYC. There are always different and fun people to meet there. Guastavino's is not just a great restaurant but a fantastic place to go

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What a classy place. I walked in and couldn't believe my eyes. Amazing restaurant with great food and terrific service. Stayed into the night and it turned into a fun bar with great music and dancing, yet still held onto its class.

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What a classy place. I walked in and couldn't believe my eyes. Amazing restaurant with great food and terrific service. Stayed into the night and it turned into a fun bar with great music and dancing, yet still held onto its class.

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Gorgeous space! One of the most impressive venues I have been to in Manhattan and I have seen a lot! Fun crowd on the weekend nights too-I danced a little, drank a little and had a great overall time. Great place for a big group of

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Gorgeous space! One of the most impressive venues I have been to in Manhattan and I have seen a lot! Fun crowd on the weekend nights too-I danced a little, drank a little and had a great overall time. Great place for a big group of

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Went to Guastavino's a few Saturdays ago for my friend's birthday party and we couldn't have picked a better place than Guastavino's to celebrate. The atmosphere is incredible and the place attracts such a fun crowd. I have no complaints

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Went to Guastavino's a few Saturdays ago for my friend's birthday party and we couldn't have picked a better place than Guastavino's to celebrate. The atmosphere is incredible and the place attracts such a fun crowd. I have no complaints

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One cannot find (or build for that matter) a more impressive and beautiful space in Manhattan. Daniel Orr's cuisine is a perfect match for this setting. His bistro sesibilities are well rooted in the downstairs Brasserie. Upstairs in the

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One cannot find (or build for that matter) a more impressive and beautiful space in Manhattan. Daniel Orr's cuisine is a perfect match for this setting. His bistro sesibilities are well rooted in the downstairs Brasserie. Upstairs in the

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I have lived in NY for over 2 years now, and this is by far the most fun I've ever had at a bar/restaurant. The people were extremely friendly, no loud music to drown out conversations. The decor was great, bar staff extremely friendly

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I have lived in NY for over 2 years now, and this is by far the most fun I've ever had at a bar/restaurant. The people were extremely friendly, no loud music to drown out conversations. The decor was great, bar staff extremely friendly

Pros: Bar Staff, Atmosphere, Prices

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Great architecture, dercor, scene, etc. However... the server absolutely did not know what in the world he was talking about when we aske questios about the menu, and he barely spoke English. THe food was good. Very tasty, fresh, and

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Great architecture, dercor, scene, etc. However... the server absolutely did not know what in the world he was talking about when we aske questios about the menu, and he barely spoke English. THe food was good. Very tasty, fresh, and

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Guastavino's is a spectacular space that largely compensates for OK food downstairs and erratic service. I feel like I am dining in a European cathedral when I eat here. And after all the money I have spent in NY restaurants on inedible

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Guastavino's is a spectacular space that largely compensates for OK food downstairs and erratic service. I feel like I am dining in a European cathedral when I eat here. And after all the money I have spent in NY restaurants on inedible

Pros: ambiance, varied menu

Cons: marginal service

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Good place (under the 59th street bridge) which draws a fairly good crowd. I've only tried the food in the downstairs (less formal) area which was very good.

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Good place (under the 59th street bridge) which draws a fairly good crowd. I've only tried the food in the downstairs (less formal) area which was very good.

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Re: the confusion in these reviews. Guastavino's is essentially four totally different things. 1: the bar/outside area--mostly for see-and-be-seen afterwork types. 2: downstairs restaurant, which uses a different and less fancy kitchen and

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Re: the confusion in these reviews. Guastavino's is essentially four totally different things. 1: the bar/outside area--mostly for see-and-be-seen afterwork types. 2: downstairs restaurant, which uses a different and less fancy kitchen and

Pros: food upstairs, architecture

Cons: too scenesterish, weird clientele

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Ambience is very very good even special, food is so great, people is super and one of the servors looks like Brad Pitt ! lol :o) It's really cool to eat there and people is so so so fun and nice !! GO THERE

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Ambience is very very good even special, food is so great, people is super and one of the servors looks like Brad Pitt ! lol :o) It's really cool to eat there and people is so so so fun and nice !! GO THERE

Pros: inexpensive, clean, good food

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NOT BAD, GOOD CROWD AND NO PRETENTIOUS ATTITUDE.

GOOD FOR GROUPS AND HAVING A MEETING WITH FRIENDS.

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NOT BAD, GOOD CROWD AND NO PRETENTIOUS ATTITUDE.

GOOD FOR GROUPS AND HAVING A MEETING WITH FRIENDS.

Pros: GOOD CROWD, GOOD DRINKS, GOOD SERVICE

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I live, and eat out in NY often - this place is beautiful but so-so as far as anything else. The service is mediocre and the food is not very impressive, especailly for the price. Another thing is there is a separate menu for the ground

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I live, and eat out in NY often - this place is beautiful but so-so as far as anything else. The service is mediocre and the food is not very impressive, especailly for the price. Another thing is there is a separate menu for the ground

Pros: nice atmosphere

Cons: service is weak, they rush you through

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Guastavino's is a must if you live or are traveling to NY... The place is absosolutely beautiful. It is a sight to see. And the food is just as good. We were a party of 6 and everyone was happy with their dishes. We were seated on time

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Guastavino's is a must if you live or are traveling to NY... The place is absosolutely beautiful. It is a sight to see. And the food is just as good. We were a party of 6 and everyone was happy with their dishes. We were seated on time

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I took my best friend here for her birthday on a Saturday evening.

Personally, we found the service to be terrific, the food outstanding, and the ambiance fantastic. It was well worth the $130 I spent on 2 people. Its not cheap, but we

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I took my best friend here for her birthday on a Saturday evening.

Personally, we found the service to be terrific, the food outstanding, and the ambiance fantastic. It was well worth the $130 I spent on 2 people. Its not cheap, but we

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I entered Guastavinos to find a friendly staff at the desk and a great food experience. I reccommend it to all who are around this summer. The outside seating area is incredible.

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I entered Guastavinos to find a friendly staff at the desk and a great food experience. I reccommend it to all who are around this summer. The outside seating area is incredible.

Pros: inexpensive, awesome, great food

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I live close by and come here frequently. I have honestly never suffered through any of those horrors I have read about. I find it hard to believe that they would be true. The food is great. The space gorgeous, and waiters are super-nice.

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I live close by and come here frequently. I have honestly never suffered through any of those horrors I have read about. I find it hard to believe that they would be true. The food is great. The space gorgeous, and waiters are super-nice.

Pros: Beautiful space, outdoor restaurant, nice staff

Cons: fatfromeating2much, easier than cooking, I am broke

 

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