Vento

★★★★☆
  • 675 Hudson St

    New York, NY 10014

    Cross street: 13th Street

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  • 212-699-2400

About Vento

Hours
Sun 11:30am-10pm; Mon 12pm-10pm; Tue-Wed 12pm-11pm Thu 12pm-12am Fri-Sat 12pm-1am

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Good food. Nice place but I've had better food in the city. I was really excited to go here i thought I was going to be blown away for some reason but it was just ok. Nothing more or less.

3
★★★☆☆

Good food. Nice place but I've had better food in the city. I was really excited to go here i thought I was going to be blown away for some reason but it was just ok. Nothing more or less.

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I had my going away dinner party at Vento and everything was perfect. Our waiter was really friendly and made sure we were good. We had to call in advance cause it was 25 of us. Definitely good for large group and they will make sure everything runs smoothly.

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★★★★★

I had my going away dinner party at Vento and everything was perfect. Our waiter was really friendly and made sure we were good. We had to call in advance cause it was 25 of us. Definitely good for large group and they will make sure everything runs smoothly.

Pros: Service

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The staff was great - they gave me no problem changing my reservations. The waiter was attentive without being hawking. The lobster salad app and ravioli entree were very good. We sat a party of 7 and all ate well and the bill was very reasonable even with the 3 bottles of Moscato (great drink). I recommend this restaurant and will be revisiting sometime in the future.

2
★★★★★

The staff was great - they gave me no problem changing my reservations. The waiter was attentive without being hawking. The lobster salad app and ravioli entree were very good. We sat a party of 7 and all ate well and the bill was very reasonable even with the 3 bottles of Moscato (great drink). I recommend this restaurant and will be revisiting sometime in the future.

Pros: staff, food & drinks

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If you come here, try to sit outside at the Cafe'. It's so nice to sit out there and eat and watch the crowds. The food is good, I've been here twice. It's reliably good food at a reasonable price, which is suprising down in the Meatpacking District! The wood burned pizza's are always delicious, this time I tried the Tilapia which was very good as well! The olives are delicious. And we had the Zeppeles for desert and they were amazing.

2
★★★★☆

If you come here, try to sit outside at the Cafe'. It's so nice to sit out there and eat and watch the crowds. The food is good, I've been here twice. It's reliably good food at a reasonable price, which is suprising down in the Meatpacking District! The wood burned pizza's are always delicious, this time I tried the Tilapia which was very good as well! The olives are delicious. And we had the Zeppeles for desert and they were amazing.

Pros: Food, Cafe seating

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all round great food, service, price and location

cant go wrong, lunchtimes getting busier as soho house stopped serving lunch

2
★★★★☆

all round great food, service, price and location

cant go wrong, lunchtimes getting busier as soho house stopped serving lunch

Pros: great food, location

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Pretty location on the corner of Hudson Street; tables outside in warm weather make for fun people-watching. Friendly, efficient bartenders make eating at the bar even fun. Great selection of wines.

2
★★★★★

Pretty location on the corner of Hudson Street; tables outside in warm weather make for fun people-watching. Friendly, efficient bartenders make eating at the bar even fun. Great selection of wines.

Pros: Great Location!

Cons: None

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Last night I had my two year anniversary here. My BF and I loved everything about it. We were seated right away. Our server Ruth was so sweet and very knowledgeable. She recommended the Prix Fix (by the by: I'm really glad a lot of restaurants decided to extended the Restaurant week menus!) We got the Mushroom Ravioli app (A-mazing! should definitely always be on the menu.) and Shrimp App. And then the Lamb and the Codd entrees. The Lamb was killer. The Cod was okay. The wine Ruth recommended went really really well with all the dishes. The desserts were okay. I liked the Lemon Tort, but we weren't really fans of the chocolate dessert. The service was attentive and not overbearing or uppity. This is a really fun laidback place to go (great music) and not too pricey. Highly recommended =)

2
★★★★★

Last night I had my two year anniversary here. My BF and I loved everything about it. We were seated right away. Our server Ruth was so sweet and very knowledgeable. She recommended the Prix Fix (by the by: I'm really glad a lot of restaurants decided to extended the Restaurant week menus!) We got the Mushroom Ravioli app (A-mazing! should definitely always be on the menu.) and Shrimp App. And then the Lamb and the Codd entrees. The Lamb was killer. The Cod was okay. The wine Ruth recommended went really really well with all the dishes. The desserts were okay. I liked the Lemon Tort, but we weren't really fans of the chocolate dessert. The service was attentive and not overbearing or uppity. This is a really fun laidback place to go (great music) and not too pricey. Highly recommended =)

Pros: Prix Fix, Service

Cons: nothing really bad stood out to me

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The calibre of service at Vento attains a level that one typically associates with the city?s elite establishments, yet rarely experiences. The majority of the servers provide attentive and thoughtful service, while others exceed this estimable barometer, demonstrating rare skill and poise. While the service truly distinguishes the restaurant from its overbearing, hoity-toity fellow MPD venues, the excellent food and chic, upscale atmosphere work together with the service to create a stellar dining hat trick. The wine list is particularly impressive, and unlike many other restaurants, Vento offers high-quality wines by the glass, all of which are served in pristine condition.

The ethic of service here may seem an inexplicable, anomalous phenomenon in such a neighborhood as the MPD, where many restaurants consider it your privilege to receive haughty treatment. Yet, over the course of the year (and a few months) that I have been going to Vento, it has become apparent to me that Vento?s approach to its clientele is attributable to the impeccable management style of the general manager, JC. His sophisticated ease and accommodating demeanor seem positively effortless, and as vibrant an atmosphere as Vento affords one, there is a relaxing calm here that I believe emanates from JC?s direction.

I first went to Vento because I had heard it was a favorite spot of New York Rangers? goalie Henrik Lundqvist. I was initially hesitant to try it, given the aforementioned general attitude of the location. Now, as a diehard fan of Vento, I would love to see the struggling Rangers hold a team dinner there. Perhaps they could derive inspiration from the winning ways of JC and his Hudson Street team, and find a way to make the playoffs (Renney and the Blueshirt fans deserve that much at least).

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★★★★★

The calibre of service at Vento attains a level that one typically associates with the city?s elite establishments, yet rarely experiences. The majority of the servers provide attentive and thoughtful service, while others exceed this estimable barometer, demonstrating rare skill and poise. While the service truly distinguishes the restaurant from its overbearing, hoity-toity fellow MPD venues, the excellent food and chic, upscale atmosphere work together with the service to create a stellar dining hat trick. The wine list is particularly impressive, and unlike many other restaurants, Vento offers high-quality wines by the glass, all of which are served in pristine condition.

The ethic of service here may seem an inexplicable, anomalous phenomenon in such a neighborhood as the MPD, where many restaurants consider it your privilege to receive haughty treatment. Yet, over the course of the year (and a few months) that I have been going to Vento, it has become apparent to me that Vento?s approach to its clientele is attributable to the impeccable management style of the general manager, JC. His sophisticated ease and accommodating demeanor seem positively effortless, and as vibrant an atmosphere as Vento affords one, there is a relaxing calm here that I believe emanates from JC?s direction.

I first went to Vento because I had heard it was a favorite spot of New York Rangers? goalie Henrik Lundqvist. I was initially hesitant to try it, given the aforementioned general attitude of the location. Now, as a diehard fan of Vento, I would love to see the struggling Rangers hold a team dinner there. Perhaps they could derive inspiration from the winning ways of JC and his Hudson Street team, and find a way to make the playoffs (Renney and the Blueshirt fans deserve that much at least).

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this is a great spot for a first time date, for you and your friends or even in my case, my boyfirends bday dinner. we were seated very fast, the food was excellent, my waiter, michael, was so attentive, he recommended almost everything on the menu and the food was out of this world. the bill wasnt that bad for 7 people.. Everyone went home happy... Only thing is, if you are accustomed to eating large portions of food, this spot may not be for you , but think about it you will have room for dessert and feel full after...

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★★★☆☆

this is a great spot for a first time date, for you and your friends or even in my case, my boyfirends bday dinner. we were seated very fast, the food was excellent, my waiter, michael, was so attentive, he recommended almost everything on the menu and the food was out of this world. the bill wasnt that bad for 7 people.. Everyone went home happy... Only thing is, if you are accustomed to eating large portions of food, this spot may not be for you , but think about it you will have room for dessert and feel full after...

Pros: GREAT SERVICE , DRINKS and FOOD

Cons: LITTLE SERVINGS

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On a recent Sunday, a friend and I were in the Meatpacking District and decided to have dinner at Vento. It was a beautiful night and we wanted to sit outside and they have one of the most perfect outdoor seating areas. I have not been to this restaurant in quite some time, probably about 2 years. I was pleasantly surprised with my experience. They had a Sunday night dinner special where you can order a pizza or pasta with wine or beer for something around $13. It was a great deal, the atmopshere was perfect for a Sunday night, but the service could use a little bit of work. It is definitely worth a try or a return visit.

2
★★★★☆

On a recent Sunday, a friend and I were in the Meatpacking District and decided to have dinner at Vento. It was a beautiful night and we wanted to sit outside and they have one of the most perfect outdoor seating areas. I have not been to this restaurant in quite some time, probably about 2 years. I was pleasantly surprised with my experience. They had a Sunday night dinner special where you can order a pizza or pasta with wine or beer for something around $13. It was a great deal, the atmopshere was perfect for a Sunday night, but the service could use a little bit of work. It is definitely worth a try or a return visit.

Pros: Outdoor space, food, reasonably priced

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I ventured into vento on a lazy afternoon just feeling out the vibe. Let me paint the picture I was greeted at the host stand pretty promptly and seated right away then I waited for a server for about 15 minutes. I tried menu items that were disappointing for this area and price range. The seafood salad was just wrong I have been trying to put my finger on exactly what was missing and after a lot of deliberation all I could come up with is taste. I think my waiter was a little hungover but still he was nice enough. I had the baked clams which were the highlight of my experience. They had a clever uniqueness and this coming from a clam fan. I am not a fan of this place but I honestly have not eaten enough vento to give up on it. I will try again.

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★★☆☆☆

I ventured into vento on a lazy afternoon just feeling out the vibe. Let me paint the picture I was greeted at the host stand pretty promptly and seated right away then I waited for a server for about 15 minutes. I tried menu items that were disappointing for this area and price range. The seafood salad was just wrong I have been trying to put my finger on exactly what was missing and after a lot of deliberation all I could come up with is taste. I think my waiter was a little hungover but still he was nice enough. I had the baked clams which were the highlight of my experience. They had a clever uniqueness and this coming from a clam fan. I am not a fan of this place but I honestly have not eaten enough vento to give up on it. I will try again.

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The space is very nice, and the ambience is relaxed and fun, given that it's right in the middle of the Meatpacking. Our expereince was pretty much ruined by the bad service. Our waiter was fine, but the timing of everything was terrible (not sure whose fault that was). We waited over TWENTY minutes for our bottle of wine to come to the table - our waiter explained that this was because the wine cellar was waaaay below ground. Umm...okay. We were happy after we finally got the wine, but then, when our food came, it came all at once - our cold appetizers AND our hot entrees. No good resaurant ever lets this happen. Someone else delivered the food, so we let our server know what happened. He just apologized and asked if we wanted anything else. Yeah, how about fix the problem? Obviously this was really annoying, and we had to rush through the appetizers so the entrees weren't completely cold when we got to them. Not how one wants to enjoy a meal. The food was okay, not special. We actually found our dishes to be lacking in salt. The service was so annoying that we will not be returning.

1
★★★☆☆

The space is very nice, and the ambience is relaxed and fun, given that it's right in the middle of the Meatpacking. Our expereince was pretty much ruined by the bad service. Our waiter was fine, but the timing of everything was terrible (not sure whose fault that was). We waited over TWENTY minutes for our bottle of wine to come to the table - our waiter explained that this was because the wine cellar was waaaay below ground. Umm...okay. We were happy after we finally got the wine, but then, when our food came, it came all at once - our cold appetizers AND our hot entrees. No good resaurant ever lets this happen. Someone else delivered the food, so we let our server know what happened. He just apologized and asked if we wanted anything else. Yeah, how about fix the problem? Obviously this was really annoying, and we had to rush through the appetizers so the entrees weren't completely cold when we got to them. Not how one wants to enjoy a meal. The food was okay, not special. We actually found our dishes to be lacking in salt. The service was so annoying that we will not be returning.

Pros: Ambience, location

Cons: Service, timing of courses

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This place is very good, moderately priced, and overall very pleasant. My sister and I stopped here for lunch after Pastis had an hour-and-a-half wait...I love Pastis but I was not waiting that long. Anyways, we split pizza and a burger and it was good...not stellar, but good and worth the non-expensive prices. A solid neighborhood place if you want simple Italian American fare.

Side note...a foursome of 12-year-old boys were there, acting like complete idiot kids. And they had more pocket money on them than my sister did, and she's a grown woman! Very bizarre to see!

2
★★★★☆

This place is very good, moderately priced, and overall very pleasant. My sister and I stopped here for lunch after Pastis had an hour-and-a-half wait...I love Pastis but I was not waiting that long. Anyways, we split pizza and a burger and it was good...not stellar, but good and worth the non-expensive prices. A solid neighborhood place if you want simple Italian American fare.

Side note...a foursome of 12-year-old boys were there, acting like complete idiot kids. And they had more pocket money on them than my sister did, and she's a grown woman! Very bizarre to see!

Pros: nice wait staff, good food, not expensive

Cons: busy-ish, noisy

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My boyfriend and I love this trendy restaurant. I've been about 10 times now. I've brought friends, relatives, and dates. Everyone loves the food, service, atmosphere, and location!

The cheese selection is fantastic (I recommend the La Tur)! The waitstaff is knowledgeable and seem to enjoy discussing the menu with us. I wish they still had the riesling wine by the glass but it's know show-stopper for this place.

The bread is always fantastic. I would skip the crispy chicken and go for either the whole wheat fettuccini or the filet medallions. It's just a fun, hip, and alive restaurant any night of the week.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I love this trendy restaurant. I've been about 10 times now. I've brought friends, relatives, and dates. Everyone loves the food, service, atmosphere, and location!

The cheese selection is fantastic (I recommend the La Tur)! The waitstaff is knowledgeable and seem to enjoy discussing the menu with us. I wish they still had the riesling wine by the glass but it's know show-stopper for this place.

The bread is always fantastic. I would skip the crispy chicken and go for either the whole wheat fettuccini or the filet medallions. It's just a fun, hip, and alive restaurant any night of the week.

Pros: Value, experience, food quality

Cons: There is no riesling by the glass!

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I was here for a business lunch with a large party. The servers were great. Everyone was pleased with their meals. I had the lasagna, I recommend it. It's a small serving, but just enough. If you are hungry you better get an appetizer. Our drinks were always filled. We also ordered some meat and cheeses as an appetizer, once again they were all very tasty. Then we ordered dessert, but almost didn't. I'm glad we did. I recommed the pineapple/coconut sorbet and the creamsicle gelato delicious. There are few places to dine in this part of town. I highly recommend it for a business affair. The music is also very lounge and chill like. The decor is modern and trendy. It's a tasteful place and I bet the bar gets some good action.
Check it out!

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★★★★★

I was here for a business lunch with a large party. The servers were great. Everyone was pleased with their meals. I had the lasagna, I recommend it. It's a small serving, but just enough. If you are hungry you better get an appetizer. Our drinks were always filled. We also ordered some meat and cheeses as an appetizer, once again they were all very tasty. Then we ordered dessert, but almost didn't. I'm glad we did. I recommed the pineapple/coconut sorbet and the creamsicle gelato delicious. There are few places to dine in this part of town. I highly recommend it for a business affair. The music is also very lounge and chill like. The decor is modern and trendy. It's a tasteful place and I bet the bar gets some good action.
Check it out!

Pros: Ambience, Service, Gelato & Sorbet

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I don't understand Vento. There's a huge line, the bar is crowded, and upon reading the menu, it looks impressive. But I was fooled. In short, the food and atmosphere combined to create what's best described as a North Jersey Strip Mall dining experience.

Let me say up front that service was not an issue. The staff was attentive and quick, and our wine glasses were always full.

We got a great wine, a $40 multepuciano that was velvety smooth and full of wonderful woody and earthy tones. It was the highlight of the meal.

Then we noticed that they were playing in it's entirety, Michael Jackson's HISTORY album. From "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" to "Man In The Mirror", nothing says contemporary Italian like an hour of MJ (sarcarsm).

Then we got our Salumi platter. The salumi came out looking like oscar meyer cold cuts, and tasted almost no better. The Spicy Italian sausage was considerably better than the mortadella, but both could have been skipped completely.

A shared Seafood salad was pretty good. Lots of fresh greens in there brought out a springtime fresh flavor. At this time, the stereo had switch to George Michael's "Freedom".

I ordered a short rib for dinner, which tasted like my grandma Edes made it. It was rubbery and overcooked. Totally bland, flavorless, and I should have sent it back. My wife had a decent piece of fish, that she loved, striped bass, I believe. I tasted it, it was good. Had a nice crisp skin and minimal prep. She chose better than I did.

We left as a meatpacking bachelorette party was sitting down, down to the bridge and tunnel bachelorette with sash, tiara, and veil. About 12 drunken bridesmaids accompanied her.

Skip Vento. It's more reasonably priced than other Be Our Guest restaurants (Ruby Foos, Blue Water Grill) but it's really just a tourist attraction. If you're in for a good meal in the meatpacking district, go down on Washington a few blocks and find a much better place.

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★★☆☆☆

I don't understand Vento. There's a huge line, the bar is crowded, and upon reading the menu, it looks impressive. But I was fooled. In short, the food and atmosphere combined to create what's best described as a North Jersey Strip Mall dining experience.

Let me say up front that service was not an issue. The staff was attentive and quick, and our wine glasses were always full.

We got a great wine, a $40 multepuciano that was velvety smooth and full of wonderful woody and earthy tones. It was the highlight of the meal.

Then we noticed that they were playing in it's entirety, Michael Jackson's HISTORY album. From "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" to "Man In The Mirror", nothing says contemporary Italian like an hour of MJ (sarcarsm).

Then we got our Salumi platter. The salumi came out looking like oscar meyer cold cuts, and tasted almost no better. The Spicy Italian sausage was considerably better than the mortadella, but both could have been skipped completely.

A shared Seafood salad was pretty good. Lots of fresh greens in there brought out a springtime fresh flavor. At this time, the stereo had switch to George Michael's "Freedom".

I ordered a short rib for dinner, which tasted like my grandma Edes made it. It was rubbery and overcooked. Totally bland, flavorless, and I should have sent it back. My wife had a decent piece of fish, that she loved, striped bass, I believe. I tasted it, it was good. Had a nice crisp skin and minimal prep. She chose better than I did.

We left as a meatpacking bachelorette party was sitting down, down to the bridge and tunnel bachelorette with sash, tiara, and veil. About 12 drunken bridesmaids accompanied her.

Skip Vento. It's more reasonably priced than other Be Our Guest restaurants (Ruby Foos, Blue Water Grill) but it's really just a tourist attraction. If you're in for a good meal in the meatpacking district, go down on Washington a few blocks and find a much better place.

Pros: Attentive service

Cons: Inconsistent menu

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This is the first review I have ever written, but felt compelled to let everyone know about this great place. We had an 8:30 reservation for 8 ppl to celebrate a birthday. First the birthday girl was quite late and then we needed to add two more ppl to the reservation - this was easily accommodated. And finding a place in NYC that is patient and not rushing the customers now a days is not easily attainable.

The staff was very polite and accommodating from the hostess to the waitress.

The food and drinks were excellent and the best part of it all is that the prices were EXCELLENT! The table's favorites were the prosciutto and parmesan cheese, the filet mignon medallion and the panini dessert. As far as drinks the orange grappa specialty drink was a big win.

A plus is if you would like to have an after dinner drink you can head downstaits to the lounge area they have. This is a great find for Italian food and a celebration.

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★★★★★

This is the first review I have ever written, but felt compelled to let everyone know about this great place. We had an 8:30 reservation for 8 ppl to celebrate a birthday. First the birthday girl was quite late and then we needed to add two more ppl to the reservation - this was easily accommodated. And finding a place in NYC that is patient and not rushing the customers now a days is not easily attainable.

The staff was very polite and accommodating from the hostess to the waitress.

The food and drinks were excellent and the best part of it all is that the prices were EXCELLENT! The table's favorites were the prosciutto and parmesan cheese, the filet mignon medallion and the panini dessert. As far as drinks the orange grappa specialty drink was a big win.

A plus is if you would like to have an after dinner drink you can head downstaits to the lounge area they have. This is a great find for Italian food and a celebration.

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It was an Awsome place very clean and chill atomsphere. great music and friendly bartenders. would definitely go again.

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★★★★☆

It was an Awsome place very clean and chill atomsphere. great music and friendly bartenders. would definitely go again.

Pros: ambience

Cons: parking

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made reservations and were seated right away.
the food here is good, no doubt, but the portions are just soooooooo small. i ordered the salmon and it was good, but all I got was a small peice of salmon and some wild mushrooms on the side. the chicken lasagna here is amazing, i'd probably order that next time, that is if i go back.
the chocolate dessert we had was really good. topped with caramel icecream.
the cappacino was a ripoff at $8 - if i read that correctly.
crowd is upscale somewhat, you need to dress the part else you will feel out of place.

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★★★☆☆

made reservations and were seated right away.
the food here is good, no doubt, but the portions are just soooooooo small. i ordered the salmon and it was good, but all I got was a small peice of salmon and some wild mushrooms on the side. the chicken lasagna here is amazing, i'd probably order that next time, that is if i go back.
the chocolate dessert we had was really good. topped with caramel icecream.
the cappacino was a ripoff at $8 - if i read that correctly.
crowd is upscale somewhat, you need to dress the part else you will feel out of place.

Pros: Good food.

Cons: Slow service, small portions - not sure if its worth it.

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This place wasnt bad, I've just had better Italian food. The price is moderate. The atmosphere isn't too bad either. I had a pasta dish that was alright and my friend had the pizza that she said was pretty good.

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★★★☆☆

This place wasnt bad, I've just had better Italian food. The price is moderate. The atmosphere isn't too bad either. I had a pasta dish that was alright and my friend had the pizza that she said was pretty good.

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ok, i was just there this past saturday. we had reservations for 9:15 and unfortunately were about 20 mins late because we could not find parking. we got there about 935, the restaurant was PACKED and they seated us (group of 6) immediately. i must say that we had the BEST waiter ever! Rick was super attentive, fun and funny! he kept coming up to our table to refresh our drinks and to check if everything was to our liking! i will def recommend this place to anyone in the mood for good italian food with a fun flair as well as to anyone who is tired of the usual obnoxious nyc wait staff! if you go there, ask for rick to be your server, as he was superb!

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★★★★☆

ok, i was just there this past saturday. we had reservations for 9:15 and unfortunately were about 20 mins late because we could not find parking. we got there about 935, the restaurant was PACKED and they seated us (group of 6) immediately. i must say that we had the BEST waiter ever! Rick was super attentive, fun and funny! he kept coming up to our table to refresh our drinks and to check if everything was to our liking! i will def recommend this place to anyone in the mood for good italian food with a fun flair as well as to anyone who is tired of the usual obnoxious nyc wait staff! if you go there, ask for rick to be your server, as he was superb!

Pros: great service, fun italian dishes

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My boyfriend and I stumbled upon Vento on Saturday night on our way home. It was packed, but suprising that we did not have to wait forever for a table. The servings are a bit on the miniature side. I had the salmon and my boyfriend had the branzino. My salmon was rather bland, but the addition of the peach was very unique and tasty. The branzino was well seasoned and delicious. The ambience was okay, nothing too special, except for the outdoor seating.

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★★★☆☆

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon Vento on Saturday night on our way home. It was packed, but suprising that we did not have to wait forever for a table. The servings are a bit on the miniature side. I had the salmon and my boyfriend had the branzino. My salmon was rather bland, but the addition of the peach was very unique and tasty. The branzino was well seasoned and delicious. The ambience was okay, nothing too special, except for the outdoor seating.

Pros: Good service, people watching

Cons: Small servings

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i've been to vento in past and now i hate it the food has taking such a dive! it seems like no one is running the kitchen has a clue of what good italian food is and when did a chop salad become italian, com'on now shrimp parm. what happen to the old chef there. I see this new guy and apparently.... carmine is gone and it shows. plus the staff has no clue what's good and whats in this or whats in that, they all seem to be "in the weeds".

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★★★☆☆

i've been to vento in past and now i hate it the food has taking such a dive! it seems like no one is running the kitchen has a clue of what good italian food is and when did a chop salad become italian, com'on now shrimp parm. what happen to the old chef there. I see this new guy and apparently.... carmine is gone and it shows. plus the staff has no clue what's good and whats in this or whats in that, they all seem to be "in the weeds".

Pros: outside seating

Cons: food

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Overall, I was very pleased with my experience at Vento. The food was consistently good and a good value for the money. The wait staff were attentive but not overbearing. It was a good, hip, and not overly loud place to spend a meal with friends.

My one disappointment was the pitiful beer selection. It baffles me how you can offer $500+ bottles of wine and then a handful of tasteless fizzy yellow beers.

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★★★★☆

Overall, I was very pleased with my experience at Vento. The food was consistently good and a good value for the money. The wait staff were attentive but not overbearing. It was a good, hip, and not overly loud place to spend a meal with friends.

My one disappointment was the pitiful beer selection. It baffles me how you can offer $500+ bottles of wine and then a handful of tasteless fizzy yellow beers.

Pros: Good value. Nice atmosphere.

Cons: Lame beer selection.

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We had a great time, party of 10 for a bachelorette party. I asked for Brian to be our waiter, since I saw in the below posting that another user did that. Worked out great.
Amazing food, service and ambience. I would do it all over again!

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★★★★★

We had a great time, party of 10 for a bachelorette party. I asked for Brian to be our waiter, since I saw in the below posting that another user did that. Worked out great.
Amazing food, service and ambience. I would do it all over again!

Pros: Food, ambience, trendy, great energy

Cons: Drinks took a while to get, our waiter was overworked

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My fiance and I went to Vento for dinner on Valentines' Day, and it was fantastic!! It wasn't as crowded as I'd expected it to be; but maybe we were a little early at 7pm. We did have a reservation (which I highly recommend having) and were seated immediately at a great table upstairs. I really appreciated that the tables weren't too close to each other- in some restaurants in this city, you literally sit on top of the people next to you; its ridiculous!! The table was great, the waitress was very friendly and took great care of us, the drinks were great, and the food was awesome too! We had calamari, meatballs, ceasar salad as appetizers, then I had a filet mignon and my fiance had a chicken dish, which was amazing!! The filet was cooked to perfection, and had this amazing pesto sauce on top...it makes my mouth water just thinking about it. I will definitely go back!!

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★★★★★

My fiance and I went to Vento for dinner on Valentines' Day, and it was fantastic!! It wasn't as crowded as I'd expected it to be; but maybe we were a little early at 7pm. We did have a reservation (which I highly recommend having) and were seated immediately at a great table upstairs. I really appreciated that the tables weren't too close to each other- in some restaurants in this city, you literally sit on top of the people next to you; its ridiculous!! The table was great, the waitress was very friendly and took great care of us, the drinks were great, and the food was awesome too! We had calamari, meatballs, ceasar salad as appetizers, then I had a filet mignon and my fiance had a chicken dish, which was amazing!! The filet was cooked to perfection, and had this amazing pesto sauce on top...it makes my mouth water just thinking about it. I will definitely go back!!

Pros: Excellent food, great service, great drinks, cool location

Cons: Drinks were a little pricey

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We were a group of 9 women starting out our bachelorette party evening on 03/09/07. Absolutely everything about our experience was perfect. We had a subpurb table on the second floor, the service was impeccable (I think our server's name was Brian), the food was expertly prepared, the ambiance was mellow smooth (fantastic lighting! no make-you-ugly down lights!)... We could not have had a better experience. It would also be the perfect spot for date night.

2
★★★★★

We were a group of 9 women starting out our bachelorette party evening on 03/09/07. Absolutely everything about our experience was perfect. We had a subpurb table on the second floor, the service was impeccable (I think our server's name was Brian), the food was expertly prepared, the ambiance was mellow smooth (fantastic lighting! no make-you-ugly down lights!)... We could not have had a better experience. It would also be the perfect spot for date night.

Pros: Location, Ambience, Service, Small plates.

Cons: A little pricey for the size of plates, but definitely worth it.

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we thought about going here many times, but when I called to make a reservation, they were always booked. We happened to be in the neighborhood (meatpacking) tonight and just peeked in to see if our party could be seated (saturday night abt 7:30) they werent very busy and seated us right away. The pizza, pasta, wine menu, service, and prices were unexpected.
we were very pleasantly surprised.

2
★★★★☆

we thought about going here many times, but when I called to make a reservation, they were always booked. We happened to be in the neighborhood (meatpacking) tonight and just peeked in to see if our party could be seated (saturday night abt 7:30) they werent very busy and seated us right away. The pizza, pasta, wine menu, service, and prices were unexpected.
we were very pleasantly surprised.

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Besides the really cute, warm atmosphere, I thought the food was delicious. Small portions, but it's cool b/c you can order a bunch and share. And the waiter lets you know about the small portions upfront, which I appreciated. Also, really good desserts. Overall, a great eating experience.

2
★★★★★

Besides the really cute, warm atmosphere, I thought the food was delicious. Small portions, but it's cool b/c you can order a bunch and share. And the waiter lets you know about the small portions upfront, which I appreciated. Also, really good desserts. Overall, a great eating experience.

Pros: ambience, food, service

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The food was pretty good. I had the truffled pasta along with some other food, dessert, esspresso. BTW, very good esspresso. But more importantly was the service. On point yet casual and relaxed. However, the uniforms could use a little polishing up. The physical plant was very clean and emaculate. Enjoyed the experience. Thank you.

2
★★★★☆

The food was pretty good. I had the truffled pasta along with some other food, dessert, esspresso. BTW, very good esspresso. But more importantly was the service. On point yet casual and relaxed. However, the uniforms could use a little polishing up. The physical plant was very clean and emaculate. Enjoyed the experience. Thank you.

Pros: Value, Service, Food

Cons: None

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the atmosphere is good, somewhat cramped....the hostess was accomadating, and the waiters were very nice (and cute!), but the food, and cost were not so hot. I ordered a pasta dish that involved ricotta or something, and I was served a tiny portion of basically pasta and tomato sauce. it was extremely tasteless and didn't have any redeeming qualities. I was still hungry, so I tried some of my friends food, and got a taste of the blandest salmon I've ever had. the portions of meat and fish were pretty laughable too.
it didn't bother me until we got the check....which came out to 73$ per person! it was a bad experience, I wouldn't recommend it.

1
★★★☆☆

the atmosphere is good, somewhat cramped....the hostess was accomadating, and the waiters were very nice (and cute!), but the food, and cost were not so hot. I ordered a pasta dish that involved ricotta or something, and I was served a tiny portion of basically pasta and tomato sauce. it was extremely tasteless and didn't have any redeeming qualities. I was still hungry, so I tried some of my friends food, and got a taste of the blandest salmon I've ever had. the portions of meat and fish were pretty laughable too.
it didn't bother me until we got the check....which came out to 73$ per person! it was a bad experience, I wouldn't recommend it.

Pros: trendy interior, cute waiters

Cons: bad food, overpriced

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The drinks are good when you can get them (we waited a good half an hour for ours) and the appetizers are solid. Still, with waiters that ignore you, food not prepared the way you ask for it to be (the third mishap with my steak was enough for me to ask them not to bring it back so I drank while my table ate their food) and a generally average locale I really don't get the hype. It's trendy but who cares--so are UGG boots but does that make them worth it? Spend your money elsewhere and come here for drinks.

1
★★★☆☆

The drinks are good when you can get them (we waited a good half an hour for ours) and the appetizers are solid. Still, with waiters that ignore you, food not prepared the way you ask for it to be (the third mishap with my steak was enough for me to ask them not to bring it back so I drank while my table ate their food) and a generally average locale I really don't get the hype. It's trendy but who cares--so are UGG boots but does that make them worth it? Spend your money elsewhere and come here for drinks.

Pros: Good apps, bustling vibe

Cons: Service

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I love Vento. I have been there about six times now and absolutely love it. Always treated fantastic and the food is so yummy. The pizzas are the best and they have a pretty decent wine selection. Great for parties of six or more as it is a fun spot to giggle, eat, drink and be merry!

2
★★★★★

I love Vento. I have been there about six times now and absolutely love it. Always treated fantastic and the food is so yummy. The pizzas are the best and they have a pretty decent wine selection. Great for parties of six or more as it is a fun spot to giggle, eat, drink and be merry!

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I highly recommend this foray into Italian cuisine. Not the usual pasta/pesto/basta basta...this place ventures into something totally unique to me....Italian tapas..and they did a fine job teasing and definitely pleasing my palate. Everything was delicious, prepared just right and full of flavor--from the dishes to the dessert. I highly recommend this culinary adventure for the food, the fare, and last but not least, the flair!

2
★★★★★

I highly recommend this foray into Italian cuisine. Not the usual pasta/pesto/basta basta...this place ventures into something totally unique to me....Italian tapas..and they did a fine job teasing and definitely pleasing my palate. Everything was delicious, prepared just right and full of flavor--from the dishes to the dessert. I highly recommend this culinary adventure for the food, the fare, and last but not least, the flair!

Pros: everything

Cons: pricey for me...not necessarily NYC

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Honestly, why is this wonderfully glittering place so inexpensive? What's going on? (And long may the management keep the prices so low). I had a lovely birthday dinner here with my boyfriend, parents, and some old friends. We even spotted a minor celebrity. We had a large shared plate of high-quality appetizers (cheeses, meats, olives) that was only $8. Desserts were as low as $2 This is a great place to go if you're treating-- you'll seem very generous but not have to face a huge credit card bill later. A three-course dinner for 6 including one drink each cost only $163. The service was lovely, the atmosphere was great for out-of-towners seeking a glamorous New York night. I really hope this restaurant keeps up their insanely wonderful pricing-- in the meantime, rush out and enjoy it while it lasts!

2
★★★★★

Honestly, why is this wonderfully glittering place so inexpensive? What's going on? (And long may the management keep the prices so low). I had a lovely birthday dinner here with my boyfriend, parents, and some old friends. We even spotted a minor celebrity. We had a large shared plate of high-quality appetizers (cheeses, meats, olives) that was only $8. Desserts were as low as $2 This is a great place to go if you're treating-- you'll seem very generous but not have to face a huge credit card bill later. A three-course dinner for 6 including one drink each cost only $163. The service was lovely, the atmosphere was great for out-of-towners seeking a glamorous New York night. I really hope this restaurant keeps up their insanely wonderful pricing-- in the meantime, rush out and enjoy it while it lasts!

Pros: seated 6 of us promptly on a busy night despite our lack of reservation

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Saturday night about 2 weeks ago, walked in around 9pm (I think) and asked if they had a table for 2. They took my name and said about 30 minutes. We walked around and came back in 20 minutes, sat at the bar and had a drink, and our table was ready 10 minutes later. We sat upstairs, which was packed with intimate, to very large and loud groups, but still nice. The waitress told us the portions were not big, so we each got an entree and shared a side. My date had water, and I had a glass of wine. We didn't walk away full, but just enough to go someplace else after for drinks and not be bloated. The best thing.. my bill was UNDER $50 dollars! The cheapest dinner for the quality and calibur of restaurants I've experienced. So I'd say, make a reservation, bring a date, don't get crazy with the drinks, enjoy a nice meal and coversation and service, and leave with more money in your pocket to enjoy more overpriced drinks someplace else and have a great night, starting with a great dining experience.

2
★★★★☆

Saturday night about 2 weeks ago, walked in around 9pm (I think) and asked if they had a table for 2. They took my name and said about 30 minutes. We walked around and came back in 20 minutes, sat at the bar and had a drink, and our table was ready 10 minutes later. We sat upstairs, which was packed with intimate, to very large and loud groups, but still nice. The waitress told us the portions were not big, so we each got an entree and shared a side. My date had water, and I had a glass of wine. We didn't walk away full, but just enough to go someplace else after for drinks and not be bloated. The best thing.. my bill was UNDER $50 dollars! The cheapest dinner for the quality and calibur of restaurants I've experienced. So I'd say, make a reservation, bring a date, don't get crazy with the drinks, enjoy a nice meal and coversation and service, and leave with more money in your pocket to enjoy more overpriced drinks someplace else and have a great night, starting with a great dining experience.

Pros: Relatively inexpensive

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Read about this place and filed it in the back of my head and stumbled on it yesterday. Spur of the moment decision to eat out and we were delightfully surprised. Service was friendly and attentive. The small plates of wonderfully prepared Italian fare is a great way to taste your way through a simple but elegant menu. From cheeses to salads to well chosen pastas, meats, fish, and of course gelato!! Everything was wonderful. Can't wait for an excuse to return!

2
★★★★★

Read about this place and filed it in the back of my head and stumbled on it yesterday. Spur of the moment decision to eat out and we were delightfully surprised. Service was friendly and attentive. The small plates of wonderfully prepared Italian fare is a great way to taste your way through a simple but elegant menu. From cheeses to salads to well chosen pastas, meats, fish, and of course gelato!! Everything was wonderful. Can't wait for an excuse to return!

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

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I've been to Vento a few times and always had an enjoyable dinner. They have currently changed their menu. I love it! You can taste a little bit of everything. We had a cozy corner table upstairs. Our waiter was more then helpful. A MUST GO!

2
★★★★★

I've been to Vento a few times and always had an enjoyable dinner. They have currently changed their menu. I love it! You can taste a little bit of everything. We had a cozy corner table upstairs. Our waiter was more then helpful. A MUST GO!

Pros: Great Menu, Helpful staff, Trendy

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We sat at the table (without menus) for a while before the waiter came over. He apologized for a taking a while, but someone else should have greeted us. The food was great, and came out quickly. After they brought the check and we were sitting for a few minutes finishing dessert. TWO people came by to take the bill, but we hadn't put the money down yet. The hostess SLOWLY walked by our table scribbing something on paper. They were obviously waiting for us to leave and we felt very rushed at the end of the meal. The atmosphere was nice (tables were a bit too close together) and trendy, but waiters seemed rushed.

2
★★★★★

We sat at the table (without menus) for a while before the waiter came over. He apologized for a taking a while, but someone else should have greeted us. The food was great, and came out quickly. After they brought the check and we were sitting for a few minutes finishing dessert. TWO people came by to take the bill, but we hadn't put the money down yet. The hostess SLOWLY walked by our table scribbing something on paper. They were obviously waiting for us to leave and we felt very rushed at the end of the meal. The atmosphere was nice (tables were a bit too close together) and trendy, but waiters seemed rushed.

Pros: Atmosphere, Location

Cons: Rushed service, Tables close together

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A group of six of us had an 8:30 reservation, they sat us pretty quick, just be advised you must have your whole party there before they will seat you. Dinner was good, service was good. The bar scene picked up around 10-12. After that it died down and everyone seemed to head downstairs to the lounge. Even though we had just sat and ate we had to go and wait outside to get into the lounge downstairs...If your just going for dinner and a drink its a nice spot and the food was pretty good. Definitely order the Zeppoles for desert.

2
★★★★☆

A group of six of us had an 8:30 reservation, they sat us pretty quick, just be advised you must have your whole party there before they will seat you. Dinner was good, service was good. The bar scene picked up around 10-12. After that it died down and everyone seemed to head downstairs to the lounge. Even though we had just sat and ate we had to go and wait outside to get into the lounge downstairs...If your just going for dinner and a drink its a nice spot and the food was pretty good. Definitely order the Zeppoles for desert.

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Frequent customers in the meatpacking district, however this was our first visit to Vento/LevelV. Dinner first, then head downstairs for drinks at LevelV. The food was just okay, picked at our meals and agreed -- not a place to return to for food. Would have considered returning for drinks -- ambiance was pleasant. The manager told us the entrance to LevelV was outside, leave Coats inside - restaurant and lounge share coat room. What is that!? Headed outside in the cold, without jackets and couldn't get in! We are a couple (late 30's)-- a VP of an international restaurant company & an NYC business owner. Both dressed very well, polite and quite honestly, 2 polished individuals! What a joke. We found this to be a disgusting way to treat customers who just ate inside. Would not return with clients, friends or family -- many other more rounded, respectful restaurants nearby.

1
★★☆☆☆

Frequent customers in the meatpacking district, however this was our first visit to Vento/LevelV. Dinner first, then head downstairs for drinks at LevelV. The food was just okay, picked at our meals and agreed -- not a place to return to for food. Would have considered returning for drinks -- ambiance was pleasant. The manager told us the entrance to LevelV was outside, leave Coats inside - restaurant and lounge share coat room. What is that!? Headed outside in the cold, without jackets and couldn't get in! We are a couple (late 30's)-- a VP of an international restaurant company & an NYC business owner. Both dressed very well, polite and quite honestly, 2 polished individuals! What a joke. We found this to be a disgusting way to treat customers who just ate inside. Would not return with clients, friends or family -- many other more rounded, respectful restaurants nearby.

Pros: pleasant ambiance, great location, nice build-out

Cons: below av. food, poor customer service, unpleasant experience

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Very disappointed after going there to celebrate my birthday. Nothing spetacular at all! Not even their drinks were good......if you must try, then go, but remember.....you were warned!!!

1
★★☆☆☆

Very disappointed after going there to celebrate my birthday. Nothing spetacular at all! Not even their drinks were good......if you must try, then go, but remember.....you were warned!!!

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I booked 11 people for a bachelorette dinner here. The place was beautiful. Good staff to make reservations, and we sat on time as promised. The waiter was extremely annoyed because we weren't big drinkers at the restaurant. Normally we would be, but we were clubbing afterwards and had our own liquor agenda. He even had the nerve to pawn on us a bottle of champange, which he stated was "good for a toast" and was "the cheapest one they had - only 22.50". We werent drinking because we were poor, its because we already started and were going out afterwards. Idiot! 20% will be attached to your bill.... like they deserve it!

1
★★★☆☆

I booked 11 people for a bachelorette dinner here. The place was beautiful. Good staff to make reservations, and we sat on time as promised. The waiter was extremely annoyed because we weren't big drinkers at the restaurant. Normally we would be, but we were clubbing afterwards and had our own liquor agenda. He even had the nerve to pawn on us a bottle of champange, which he stated was "good for a toast" and was "the cheapest one they had - only 22.50". We werent drinking because we were poor, its because we already started and were going out afterwards. Idiot! 20% will be attached to your bill.... like they deserve it!

Pros: good food, good prices

Cons: lousy waiters

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I had friends in from out of town so thought this trendy place would impress them. Wrong! We had reservations at 10:30 and they didn't seat us until 11:15. Two of the firve dishes were lukewarm to cold and we sent one back. The waitstaff was obviously overworked and I think assumed we were tourists so didn't pay a bit of attention to us. It took us forever to get a menu! The manager wasn't even super helpful though he did take a lot off of our bill. The mushoom appetizer was BAD! There were no celebrities to be found and no one really to look at. They were tired of the pretentiousness after that and we headed to midtown.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had friends in from out of town so thought this trendy place would impress them. Wrong! We had reservations at 10:30 and they didn't seat us until 11:15. Two of the firve dishes were lukewarm to cold and we sent one back. The waitstaff was obviously overworked and I think assumed we were tourists so didn't pay a bit of attention to us. It took us forever to get a menu! The manager wasn't even super helpful though he did take a lot off of our bill. The mushoom appetizer was BAD! There were no celebrities to be found and no one really to look at. They were tired of the pretentiousness after that and we headed to midtown.

Pros: not so much

Cons: waitstaff, service, food

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While the hostess claimed to have lost my reservation, we were there early enough to only have to wait about 10 minutes to seat our party of seven. The waiter was awesome! Very helpful w/the menu and w/advice about where to go out after dinner. The food was excellent and the wait didn't bother our party - gave us more time to visit and have a few drinks. I would go back again.

2
★★★★★

While the hostess claimed to have lost my reservation, we were there early enough to only have to wait about 10 minutes to seat our party of seven. The waiter was awesome! Very helpful w/the menu and w/advice about where to go out after dinner. The food was excellent and the wait didn't bother our party - gave us more time to visit and have a few drinks. I would go back again.

Pros: Service, Food

Cons: Hostess a bit rude

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I had no clue what to expect when I went there for dinner. I thought I was going to be paying for another expensive meal and leave feeling hungry and cheated. I was wrong. I was pleasantly surprised with its food. The pastas and appetizers were very good. I would definitely come back.

2
★★★★☆

I had no clue what to expect when I went there for dinner. I thought I was going to be paying for another expensive meal and leave feeling hungry and cheated. I was wrong. I was pleasantly surprised with its food. The pastas and appetizers were very good. I would definitely come back.

Pros: location, scene, ambience

Cons: extensive menu, snobby people

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after having read reviews, i wasn't expecting the world -- but still... I don't understand waiting for a table here. food is interesting, and they present it well, but they seem to enjoy making you suffer through a long wait. spend a little more on the food, spend a little less on the drinks, and go somewhere else.

1
★★★☆☆

after having read reviews, i wasn't expecting the world -- but still... I don't understand waiting for a table here. food is interesting, and they present it well, but they seem to enjoy making you suffer through a long wait. spend a little more on the food, spend a little less on the drinks, and go somewhere else.

Cons: overly trendy, long wait

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The small bar is always packed with people, and you have to constantly contend with waiters asking you to move as they navigate through the crowd to make it to their tables. We had an hour wait past our reservation time, so dealing with the bar scene was not helping things. The food is ok, but nothing special. Let's face it, people go there to see and be seen. If you want to experience the shallow MPD scene, enjoy.

1
★★★☆☆

The small bar is always packed with people, and you have to constantly contend with waiters asking you to move as they navigate through the crowd to make it to their tables. We had an hour wait past our reservation time, so dealing with the bar scene was not helping things. The food is ok, but nothing special. Let's face it, people go there to see and be seen. If you want to experience the shallow MPD scene, enjoy.

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Vento is trendy, but don't clammor there for the food - as it is pretty average. Service was very good, attentive waiters who ar friendly but unobtrusive. My steak was overdone, but the halibut special was exquisite and the wine list more than passible. Dessert looked great and I was sad not to try it. Location is tre cool and it garners a good looking corwd, particularly late evenings on the weekends

1
★★★☆☆

Vento is trendy, but don't clammor there for the food - as it is pretty average. Service was very good, attentive waiters who ar friendly but unobtrusive. My steak was overdone, but the halibut special was exquisite and the wine list more than passible. Dessert looked great and I was sad not to try it. Location is tre cool and it garners a good looking corwd, particularly late evenings on the weekends

Pros: service, trendy

Cons: medicore food

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wine menu is complicated (only italian names) and wine is very expensive. One of the cheapest wine (recommended by the waitress) is a chianti of $40 that had a bitter taste. however, the pizza is good, tastes like in italy. BUT service is TOO fast !! it's so unfashionable/rude to take away the guests' plates while one person is still eating!! also the ckeck and desert menu came too fast.

1
★★☆☆☆

wine menu is complicated (only italian names) and wine is very expensive. One of the cheapest wine (recommended by the waitress) is a chianti of $40 that had a bitter taste. however, the pizza is good, tastes like in italy. BUT service is TOO fast !! it's so unfashionable/rude to take away the guests' plates while one person is still eating!! also the ckeck and desert menu came too fast.

Pros: good pizza, nice music

Cons: service, wine

 

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