Diva Restaurant, Bar And Lounge

★★★★☆
This SoHo eatery is a staple for both locals and tourist alike who want to enjoy delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Big time identity crisis here! Tacky overload! They play music obnoxiously loudly, and to make it even worse it's club music. The crowd was strange, including wannabe models and bridge and tunnel They only offer nasty overpriced club

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★★★★★

Big time identity crisis here! Tacky overload! They play music obnoxiously loudly, and to make it even worse it's club music. The crowd was strange, including wannabe models and bridge and tunnel They only offer nasty overpriced club

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I have been going to Diva for years and it consistently delivers delicious food at a reasonable price. The lobster ravioli is incredible and the apple tart for dessert is the best!! The staff is great, and its a very relaxed and comfortable environment. The crowd is also one of the reasons I love to go back again and again. Sunday nights are an especially good time, since they have a DJ late night. I highly recommend dinner and drinks for large groups. They are very accommodating and super friendly.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Diva for years and it consistently delivers delicious food at a reasonable price. The lobster ravioli is incredible and the apple tart for dessert is the best!! The staff is great, and its a very relaxed and comfortable environment. The crowd is also one of the reasons I love to go back again and again. Sunday nights are an especially good time, since they have a DJ late night. I highly recommend dinner and drinks for large groups. They are very accommodating and super friendly.

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My boyfriend and I stopped in here after wandering around Soho during the day and thought we'd grab a quick dinner and drink before heading home. I ordered one of the martinis off the drink menu and the server girl came back to tell me they were out of one of the alcohols in the drink...never had that happen! We had picked that place over the restaurant next door (don't remember the name at the moment) because I wanted ravioli and I ordered the mushroom ravioli. It was terrible! I didn't even finish half of it! Our server was really inattentive and didn't check on us. And when she came to take our plates, I expected her to ask if there was something wrong since I hadn't really touched my meal, but she didn't. Just gave us the bill and that was that. It was such a disappointing meal and I can't think of anything redeeming about this place. I feel like a place can get away with bad service if the food is amazing or vice versa, but everything pretty much sucked and I was questioning how they could possibly stay in business running it like that. I guess tourists are good for something!

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I stopped in here after wandering around Soho during the day and thought we'd grab a quick dinner and drink before heading home. I ordered one of the martinis off the drink menu and the server girl came back to tell me they were out of one of the alcohols in the drink...never had that happen! We had picked that place over the restaurant next door (don't remember the name at the moment) because I wanted ravioli and I ordered the mushroom ravioli. It was terrible! I didn't even finish half of it! Our server was really inattentive and didn't check on us. And when she came to take our plates, I expected her to ask if there was something wrong since I hadn't really touched my meal, but she didn't. Just gave us the bill and that was that. It was such a disappointing meal and I can't think of anything redeeming about this place. I feel like a place can get away with bad service if the food is amazing or vice versa, but everything pretty much sucked and I was questioning how they could possibly stay in business running it like that. I guess tourists are good for something!

Pros: location

Cons: everything else

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If you want to throw a dinner party in the city for any occasion, DIVA is the place!!!! Not only the location and ambiance is great but also it is managed by very good, flexible, friendly people. You can actually enjoy the party you are throwing, in stead of worrying about the details, all formalities the other places make you go through ? Diva has a laidback comfortable touch... they will do everything in their power to accommodate your needs...

We had a small wedding party at Diva in November for 26 people. And it was lovely... They arranged a long&beatiful table decorated with candles in the center. We brought small center pieces and it was simple but very sophisticated. Everyone enjoyed the gorgeous atmosphere, good food and great conversation. They even let us choose the music we wanted to play... Special thanks to, Gaye (their manager) for all her help and being very flexible and accommodating... We felt like it was our own place! I will definitely plan more parties at Diva...

2
★★★★★

If you want to throw a dinner party in the city for any occasion, DIVA is the place!!!! Not only the location and ambiance is great but also it is managed by very good, flexible, friendly people. You can actually enjoy the party you are throwing, in stead of worrying about the details, all formalities the other places make you go through ? Diva has a laidback comfortable touch... they will do everything in their power to accommodate your needs...

We had a small wedding party at Diva in November for 26 people. And it was lovely... They arranged a long&beatiful table decorated with candles in the center. We brought small center pieces and it was simple but very sophisticated. Everyone enjoyed the gorgeous atmosphere, good food and great conversation. They even let us choose the music we wanted to play... Special thanks to, Gaye (their manager) for all her help and being very flexible and accommodating... We felt like it was our own place! I will definitely plan more parties at Diva...

Pros: laidback comfortable touch

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On the one rare occasion when I didn't order an appetizer because I usually get full to easy, I eat at a place where the portions were so tiny that I was starving when I left. The food tasted good, but for the lobster ravioli, I only got FOUR raviolis. My girlfriend ordered the tuna dish and she only got four medallions (more like slivers) of tuna with a tablespoon or two of spinach. There was double the amount of spinach than tuna (my theory was that we were supposed to fill up on the spinach). While eating, we had to take the smallest bites possible so that we didn't finish too quickly.

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★★☆☆☆

On the one rare occasion when I didn't order an appetizer because I usually get full to easy, I eat at a place where the portions were so tiny that I was starving when I left. The food tasted good, but for the lobster ravioli, I only got FOUR raviolis. My girlfriend ordered the tuna dish and she only got four medallions (more like slivers) of tuna with a tablespoon or two of spinach. There was double the amount of spinach than tuna (my theory was that we were supposed to fill up on the spinach). While eating, we had to take the smallest bites possible so that we didn't finish too quickly.

Pros: Food tasted good

Cons: TINY portions

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Next time you are in Soho and want Italian, check out this cool, ultra-hip Soho Staple that offers great, fresh Italian-Mediterranean food, a cozy, inviting ambiance, and great wait staff.

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★★★☆☆

Next time you are in Soho and want Italian, check out this cool, ultra-hip Soho Staple that offers great, fresh Italian-Mediterranean food, a cozy, inviting ambiance, and great wait staff.

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I was visiting friends, and they suggested to dine here. It is a very elegant and classy place. It is packed on weekends, you really have to make reservations beforehand. The wait staff is superfriendly, great customer service. The food is excellent. For my next trip to New York City, I will definitely stop by!

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★★★★☆

I was visiting friends, and they suggested to dine here. It is a very elegant and classy place. It is packed on weekends, you really have to make reservations beforehand. The wait staff is superfriendly, great customer service. The food is excellent. For my next trip to New York City, I will definitely stop by!

Pros: ambiance

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We just happen to stumble upon Diva and are so glad that we did. The food here is so amazing!! Every appetizer we had was delicious. Their lobster raviolli is definitely a must try. The crowd is fun, but the place is not overly loud and crowded. A perfect friday night spot for dinner and drinks! Will definitely be back soon!

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★★★★★

We just happen to stumble upon Diva and are so glad that we did. The food here is so amazing!! Every appetizer we had was delicious. Their lobster raviolli is definitely a must try. The crowd is fun, but the place is not overly loud and crowded. A perfect friday night spot for dinner and drinks! Will definitely be back soon!

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Had a great night. Good looking people. Amazing music. Pretty crowded and hard to move but it was worth it.

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★★★★★

Had a great night. Good looking people. Amazing music. Pretty crowded and hard to move but it was worth it.

Pros: Music

Cons: Not a lot of room to dance - crowded

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I've organized a big last minute birthday party there on february 2007... We had a great value open bar, we were allowed to use their dj booth and play our own music, and move the tables aside to create a dance floor :)) All of the staff from the managers to busboys were very friendly. Nobody really had much of a dinner so i dont know about their food... The manager, maybe it was just the party organizer, her name was Gaye if i'm not wrong, was extremely helpful!
Thank you guys....

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★★★★★

I've organized a big last minute birthday party there on february 2007... We had a great value open bar, we were allowed to use their dj booth and play our own music, and move the tables aside to create a dance floor :)) All of the staff from the managers to busboys were very friendly. Nobody really had much of a dinner so i dont know about their food... The manager, maybe it was just the party organizer, her name was Gaye if i'm not wrong, was extremely helpful!
Thank you guys....

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Stopped in for a few drinks with coworkers, it is a great place and the service at the bar was friendly and prompt. Great cocktails. My new favorite place to visit when on business in NY.

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★★★★★

Stopped in for a few drinks with coworkers, it is a great place and the service at the bar was friendly and prompt. Great cocktails. My new favorite place to visit when on business in NY.

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The nicest things I can say are that they were able to seat a large party on short notice (perhaps because they've scared away so many people?) and they had decent salads. The rest of the experience was not pleasant. First of all they pulled the classic "what kind of water trick". If you said still water they brought you a bottle costing $7, and if you said sparkling it was $8! We were horrified and angry that anyone would still try to pull this kind of nonsense! Add to that the waitress was snotty when she deigned to make an apperance. The food was mediocre, and they forgot my mom's order entirely. Not a good experience. I would never go back.

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★★★☆☆

The nicest things I can say are that they were able to seat a large party on short notice (perhaps because they've scared away so many people?) and they had decent salads. The rest of the experience was not pleasant. First of all they pulled the classic "what kind of water trick". If you said still water they brought you a bottle costing $7, and if you said sparkling it was $8! We were horrified and angry that anyone would still try to pull this kind of nonsense! Add to that the waitress was snotty when she deigned to make an apperance. The food was mediocre, and they forgot my mom's order entirely. Not a good experience. I would never go back.

Pros: Not a whole heck of a lot

Cons: Shady pricing an poor service

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My friend and I went here & were told that there was a party that was about to start but we were welcome to stay. Before our server took our drink order she told us that the prices on the menu were going to be higher that night because of the party. We wondered why because the party hadn't started yet and we weren't even a part of it. She never apologized, never changed her facial expression. Just told us that was the way it was. Then they hovered over us and brought our check over to say that they were closing soon. This was my first time. It seemed low-key, casual which is what appealed to me. But in the end, the service turned me off.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I went here & were told that there was a party that was about to start but we were welcome to stay. Before our server took our drink order she told us that the prices on the menu were going to be higher that night because of the party. We wondered why because the party hadn't started yet and we weren't even a part of it. She never apologized, never changed her facial expression. Just told us that was the way it was. Then they hovered over us and brought our check over to say that they were closing soon. This was my first time. It seemed low-key, casual which is what appealed to me. But in the end, the service turned me off.

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Went there with 3 friends. To be honest with you the appatizers are bigger than the acutal main dishes. Buffalo mozz app is out of this world. Had seafood ling. Very good!!! Good food, super service Waiter was the man, fast seating, great place. I would go back but there are just so many to choose from in NYC.

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★★★☆☆

Went there with 3 friends. To be honest with you the appatizers are bigger than the acutal main dishes. Buffalo mozz app is out of this world. Had seafood ling. Very good!!! Good food, super service Waiter was the man, fast seating, great place. I would go back but there are just so many to choose from in NYC.

Pros: food, service

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Filet comprised of membrane and sinew, roasted duck primarily fat and bone, undrinkable over-priced Chianti Clasico(screw-on top?). Waiter all but demanded a 33% tip...which she didn't get. She didn't make the food but she was rarely seen. Surprisingly, the desserts were excellent.

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★☆☆☆☆

Filet comprised of membrane and sinew, roasted duck primarily fat and bone, undrinkable over-priced Chianti Clasico(screw-on top?). Waiter all but demanded a 33% tip...which she didn't get. She didn't make the food but she was rarely seen. Surprisingly, the desserts were excellent.

Pros: Dessert, Location

Cons: , Poor service

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I threw a birthday dinner on Friday night at 8pm for about 13 people. The beautiful blonde hostess was extremely friendly to us (despite the crowds of people waiting for tables outside), the service was quick and efficient, the food was excellent (nothing cold!), and the manager was very very accomodating. The tab was about $650, which included an appetizer and entree for each person and 4 bottles of wine for all of us. The manager even threw in a huge home-made birthday cake for all of us. It was really a great night.

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★★★★★

I threw a birthday dinner on Friday night at 8pm for about 13 people. The beautiful blonde hostess was extremely friendly to us (despite the crowds of people waiting for tables outside), the service was quick and efficient, the food was excellent (nothing cold!), and the manager was very very accomodating. The tab was about $650, which included an appetizer and entree for each person and 4 bottles of wine for all of us. The manager even threw in a huge home-made birthday cake for all of us. It was really a great night.

Pros: beautiful space, great service

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My friend and I stumbled upon Diva on a Thursday night when were starving. Great martinis, very good food (try the tuna tartare), nice atmosphere and great service. I'll definitely go back.

2
★★★★☆

My friend and I stumbled upon Diva on a Thursday night when were starving. Great martinis, very good food (try the tuna tartare), nice atmosphere and great service. I'll definitely go back.

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This place is no real Diva, while the bread was outstanding, the one piece given to you was a pathetic tease. All the food tasted great but was a feast for Kate Moss not someone with a real appetite. The goat cheese in filo dough, the grilled calamari and the hamburger were outstanding tastes, but again just "tastes"- go for a light bite if you have the money to spend, and look at the beautiful people to remind you why you're barely eating.

1
★★★☆☆

This place is no real Diva, while the bread was outstanding, the one piece given to you was a pathetic tease. All the food tasted great but was a feast for Kate Moss not someone with a real appetite. The goat cheese in filo dough, the grilled calamari and the hamburger were outstanding tastes, but again just "tastes"- go for a light bite if you have the money to spend, and look at the beautiful people to remind you why you're barely eating.

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Diva has a good personal-size pizza and a creative martini menu. Great location.

2
★★★★☆

Diva has a good personal-size pizza and a creative martini menu. Great location.

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the only reason i go to diva is to get their AWESOME lobster raviolis. They really are the best ones i have i ever tasted. a little pricey but worth every last penny. diva is in a great location and is always crowded. if you later on in the evening, you will be crammed side by side with people, just so you know, but the lobster raviolis are worth it. great crowd.

2
★★★★☆

the only reason i go to diva is to get their AWESOME lobster raviolis. They really are the best ones i have i ever tasted. a little pricey but worth every last penny. diva is in a great location and is always crowded. if you later on in the evening, you will be crammed side by side with people, just so you know, but the lobster raviolis are worth it. great crowd.

Pros: lobster ravioli, chic place

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When I lived in Soho, Diva became my favorite spot for taking clients and dates, and now that I live in Brooklyn, I still go back. Everyone always loves it. The ambience is great -- romantically rough-edged decor that's kept a little underlit, Latin music at a volume that allows conversation, and in the summer it's open to the streetlife of Soho. The food is just great, well-prepared and presented, and tastes wonderful. I've never had a bad meal in perhaps a dozen visits. The staff is friendly, alert and professional. And though there are usually plenty of gorgeous people there, it's also a welcoming spot for middle-aged post-hippies (like me). Totally recommended.

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★★★★★

When I lived in Soho, Diva became my favorite spot for taking clients and dates, and now that I live in Brooklyn, I still go back. Everyone always loves it. The ambience is great -- romantically rough-edged decor that's kept a little underlit, Latin music at a volume that allows conversation, and in the summer it's open to the streetlife of Soho. The food is just great, well-prepared and presented, and tastes wonderful. I've never had a bad meal in perhaps a dozen visits. The staff is friendly, alert and professional. And though there are usually plenty of gorgeous people there, it's also a welcoming spot for middle-aged post-hippies (like me). Totally recommended.

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Diva restaurant is ideal for people between 21-35 who can enjoy upbeat flamingo music while they drink and dine. The food is excellent, in particular the Red Snapper. Also delicious is the Farfalle, rich in a thick white sauce and sliced salmon. Their bread is the best I've had, warm and soft. Service is excellent. The ambiance is dim and sexy with candles on every table. The bartenders are attractive, attentive and quick. It's a cool place with good food.

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★★★★★

Diva restaurant is ideal for people between 21-35 who can enjoy upbeat flamingo music while they drink and dine. The food is excellent, in particular the Red Snapper. Also delicious is the Farfalle, rich in a thick white sauce and sliced salmon. Their bread is the best I've had, warm and soft. Service is excellent. The ambiance is dim and sexy with candles on every table. The bartenders are attractive, attentive and quick. It's a cool place with good food.

Pros: Food, Service, Music

Cons: Should be larger

 

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