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A Voce - 50 Reviews - 41 Madison Ave, New York, NY - Business Dining Reviews - Phone (212) 545-8555

A Voce

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41 Madison Ave (at Cross Streets East 26th Street)
New York, NY 10010
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A Voce - New York, NY
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Best

From the constant but unobtrusive service to the quality of the food, this was a rare night out at a Manhattan restaurant that was excellent from start to finish. Pros: Food ...

Worst

I went to Avoce last week, and spent $600 for six people, my server was attentive and the food was\r simple and pretty good. Was my sister birthday, i told the Host, and he gave ...

so so 1/12/2011

the food was good but not great as people made it seem. too much hype. had the ossobuco which was good just a little too salty. more

Terrible, would not recommend 2/16/2010

Went in with high expectations, but was utterly disappointed. Sent back a plate which was so salty it burned my girlfriend's lips (was told later that the chef agreed). I've never sent a plate back before. The pork chop was the dryest, hardest piece of meat I'd ever tasted. But worst of all, when these issues were raised with the manager, all he did was shrug. To be fair, the plates that were well executed were delicious. But this is NOT type of restaurant you would want to take anyone on a special occasion. Truly disappointing. Stay away. Cons: Indifferent service, inconsistent food, expensive more

All round Excellence 12/26/2009

From the constant but unobtrusive service to the quality of the food, this was a rare night out at a Manhattan restaurant that was excellent from start to finish. Pros: Food and Service both outstanding Cons: None on this night. more

Yummy! 11/22/2009

Really beautiful restaurant. Loved the ricotta cheese /bread appetizer. The portions are perfect and the wait staff we friendly. We were a bit rushed at the end but it was super busy on Sat. night so we understood why. We were at the table quite a bit of time Great wine selections! Pros: Great ambiance Cons: Felt slightly rushed more

great downtown italian 11/16/2009

My friend and I ate at A Voce for the first time recently. We were treated to wonderful italian food from beginning to end. The appetizers- especially the ricotta started the evening , the amazing special truffle pasta made us drool! The wines by the glass suggested by staff complimented every course. I had the lamb chops, which were melt in your mouth amazing We finished our evening with the bomboloni which was chocolate heaven. Staff is attentive and informative. Will definitely be back for more! Pros: delightful flavors with wonderful, attentive service more

Absolutely RUINED my 31st birthday 10/17/2009

Absolutely RUINED my 31st birthday. The people who manage A Voce know absolutely nothing about honesty, restaurant management or customer service. STAY AWAY AND SPEND YOUR MONEY WHERE IT IS APPRECIATED! \r \r I had made reservations for a party of 10 at 7:30pm. First two guests in my party checked in at 7:35 and the rest of us ten minutes later at 7:45. At that time I was told it would be a few minutes. Then a very pushy man came outside and forced us to sit outside and drink as it would be 40 min. until we could be seated. I was very upset (especially because I told him we didn't want to drink), but nevertheless, we waited. \r \r An hour and 45 minutes, we were still NOT SEATED, and I went inside to find out what was going on. What happened is that they never really has a table for us, and that they lied to us for almost 2 hours saying that we would be seated soon. \r \r After close to two hours or waiting and still NO TABLE, we decided to leave and get burgers because we were famished (oh yeah, and no one came out to check on us, offer us appetizers and/or apologize for being total creeps. \r \r Our dinner bill would have easily been over $1000, but the people at A VOCE have zero courtesy, business savvy or common courtesy. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND SPEND IT SOME PLACE THAT EARNS IT. Pros: Let me know what you find one Cons: Rude, no customer service, liars, pushy, disgusting more

Excellent Experience 7/13/2009

A Voce was not cheap but I didn't mind the price given the excellent quality of the food. We were a party of 4 who had drinks, appetizers, main courses, sides, a bottle of wine, dessert and 4 espresso's and with a generous tip the bill was about $125.00 per person. The appetizers were exquisite. I had an amazing loin of rabbit that I would love to have had as a larger plate as a main course. Another table mate had the octopus salad which as delicious and refreshing. The main courses were amazing with one table mate having a huge and perfectly cooked pork chop, I had the amazingly fresh halibut and the others treated themselves to the dorado. I have to mention the wine list which had excellent bottles on the low end ($25-50). A Voce is also one of the most comfortable restaurants in the city with chairs I would like to have in my home.\r \r Finally I have to mention the service which was spot on. Two members of our party are in their 70s and walk with canes. I half expected us to be seated in Siberia since most of the crowd seemed young and beautiful and indeed my partner pointed out a famous couple (I forgot the names). Instead we were treated like royalty and the elderly couple, who happen to be my parents, had as much of a wonderful time as we did. I look forward to many more visits to A Voce!\r Pros: seating, food,ambience Cons: a bit pricey but worth it more

Not the same without Andrew Carmellini 6/1/2009

I've eaten here multiple times when Andrew Carmellini was head chef and only have positive things to say about those experiences. But my most recent experience was a world different.\r \r I should have been concerned that dinner reservations were wide open just an hour before my requested dinner time on Opentable. Service was mediocre at best and more properly described as underqualified. Asked about 3 separate dishes and was told by my latino server they were all ""very good.""\r \r The spaghetti was tasteless. The chick peas in the broth of my halibut were barely cooked. Polenta could have been called polenta soup. Noise level was comical as we yelled at each other throughout the meal.\r \r Manager said he would pass my comments along to the chef.\r \r The experience was my last here. Cons: Food, Serivce, Cafeteria like noise more

Exquisite Italian Cuisine 2/18/2009

An excellent dining experience. We were greeted very warmly upon entering. The decor is very sleek and modern. Very nice table settings. Service was a nice balance of friendly and professional. Portion sizes were good but not overwhelming - its not about the quantity here. The mushroom ravioli appetizer was rich in flavor, with a delicate texture. My boyfriend had the scallop appetizer - also very good. The lamb chop entree was excellent, but the best part of the evening was the Tuscan donuts - OMG! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it again. Overall, a thoroughly delightful meal. I would definitely return. more

Good start, bad finish 11/9/2008

I went to Avoce last week, and spent $600 for six people, my server was attentive and the food was\r simple and pretty good. Was my sister birthday, i told the Host, and he gave me a nice table.\r I was expecting my brother and i told my waiter to order a steak for him medium rare, i asked him how long will it take and he said 20-25 minutes. The dish took 45 minutes, i was a little impatient, we were ready to\r leave, and i decided to cancel it. Only at that point, Joseph, the host or manager decides to bring my\r steak and told me that you can't order in Avoce 6 ounces of sliced beef and expected in less\r than 45 minutes.. Very strange and very rude, when i left he was outside smoking.. Not very professional. more

too hot, too loud, too slow 9/10/2008

I went to a Voce this past weekend and it was so hot and humid inside I couldn't enjoy a single part of the experience. I wish we had left instead of paying for food that I would have enjoyed more if I had made it in the comfort of my own home. Who needs a chef to cook for you if you're sweating through a meal? The whole place had an air of unprofessionalism. If you can't even make your restaurant comfortable temperature-wise, how can you expect people to pay these prices and want to come back? Its totally ridiculous. Don't go unless you want an over-priced sauna or it's winter. . . assuming they have heat. Cons: heat, slow service more

When do you close? 8/25/2008

Well, I couldn't really leave a review of the food. The hours of the restaurant are until 11pm. But I guess since it was ""slow"" I couldn't make a reservation even for 10pm. ""I think we'll probably close around 9:30"" the reservationist said. I'm sorry... This is New York City. If you are open until 11pm you should stand there with the door open until 11pm. Especially if someone is calling for reservations at 10pm. Ridiculous. This place needs a little dose of professionalism. I won't try to go back. Pros: Good neighborhood Cons: Hours of operation are unclear. Needs a little professionalism. more

Love this place! 7/21/2008

I've been here to eat and drink outside a couple times now and I love it! The ambiance is great with the palm plants and lounge area. Perfect to have a drink and then sit down for dinner. The food on the menu is fancy Italian and a little funky. I had the chicken which comes with an orange-colored foam on it that was actually really good. The sugared cream-filled donuts with warm chocolate sauce for dessert are DELISH! Also, the service is great and everyone is super accommodating. more

Divine sidewalk seating, amazing food. 6/22/2008

Avoce is my favorite place in all of NYC. The food is just terrific, the service is impeccable and the side walk dinning scene just down from Madison Square Park is one not to be missed. Some how Avoce manages to be elegant and hip all at the same time. This is the kind of restaurant that makes uptowners envious of downtowners. I highly recommend the Sardinian Sheep's Milk Ricotta, the Roasted Beet Salad and the Marinated Chicken alla Griglia. Your mouth will throw a party. more

not as great as i remember 5/18/2008

been to a voce many times since it opened. usually we don't make reservations and this time was no exception. i heard that andrew carmelini was on his way out so my girlfriend and i decided to make one last trip before his exit. we were seated at teh back of the room and that doesn;t bother me at all. it took a while for anyone to take our order and when they did they got one of the apps wrong, again no big deal. what bothered us the most actually was that we were looking at the wine list and the somelier kept coming over even though we said we didnt need help. my girlfriend went to the bathroom and the guy had the nerve to come over and make a sleezy comment about how goodlooking she was. it was totally inapropriate and it really changed the whole night for us. we ended up ordering a bottle anyway and the wine was nothing to speak of. also the duck meatballs which we always get really fell flat this time. overall the food didn't rock our world and the whole wine situation rubbed us the wrong way and we won't be coming back. Pros: decent cocktails, duck meatballs used to be unbelievable Cons: wine, service more

andrew carmellini impresses with his michelin... 4/5/2008

andrew carmellini impresses with his michelin star joint. each of his dishes contains so many different... more

andrew carmellini impresses with his michelin... 4/5/2008

JonLeung Provided by Partner
andrew carmellini impresses with his michelin star joint. each of his dishes contains so many different layers of flavors. impressive wine list a... more

bad service 2/25/2008

we went for a celebratory dinner and were rushed from the minute we sat down. one of the members of our party was late, but the rest of us ordered on time, etc. we were rushed to make our selections, we got our check before we even asked for it, etc.\r When we complained to the manager, he yelled at us and walked away!\r We spent too much money to be treated like this. \r Please don't go here. more

delicious and cozy dinner! 12/14/2007

yum.. i highly recommend this place! my boyfriend and i went and it felt like a romantic and cozy place, and the people sitting next to us were business types who were definitely NOT having a romantic dinner. the waiter was great, he totally adapted to their more formal attitude and our much more casual one.. he made great wine recommendations to me and suggested my boyfriend try this cocktail, which showed up bright green in a martini glass. a little cheesey but what are you gonna do! the duck meatballs were delicious and also my raviolis tasted fresh and were perfectly cooked. go back? we will!!! Pros: duck meatballs, service Cons: expensive, hard to get a reservation more

great innovative italian 11/18/2007

This place has a really good vibe and a great italian influenced menu. During the summer the outdoor seating is great. I strongly recommend the duck meatball appetizer which are out of this world! Pros: Great food and ambience Cons: Pricey more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    An upper-crust crowd relaxes in a modern dining room that feels at home on Madison Avenue. The Eames swivel chairs create an almost boardroom feel, albeit a very...

  • 6/1/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    LUNCH Mon-Sat: 11:45am-3:00pm DINNER Mon-Sun: 5:30pm-11:00pm BRUNCH Sun: 11:00am-3:00pm
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown South Central, Midtown
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