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Brio - 23 Reviews - 137 E 61st St, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 980-2300


137 E 61st St (at Lexington Ave)
New York, NY 10021
(212) 980-2300
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I started going here with my co-worker Saba months ago, and became obsessed. Love the ambiance, reasonably priced, the food is AMAZING! I get the truffled polenta to start with ev...


The food at Brio was really great. The service however was lethargic to say the least. We waited for menus, we waited for a drink order, we then waited for the drinks and bread ...

Very good 5/3/2011

great spot to grab a quick bite and sit outside while sipping on a nice glass of Pinot I had a wonderful goat cheese salad as well as a pizza with prosciutto. artichokes are also great the tiramisu was outstanding more

5 stars for consistently delicious food 5/7/2009

I started going here with my co-worker Saba months ago, and became obsessed. Love the ambiance, reasonably priced, the food is AMAZING! I get the truffled polenta to start with every time I go. Anything I've ever ordered there has been delicious. Pros: Truffled polenta, cozy candlelit atmosphere, friendly owners Cons: defeats my gym-going efforts!!! more

So Much Potential... 4/20/2009

Located slightly off the avenue, Brio offers a little side-street peace in the middle of a busy shopping area and their outdoor tables are appealing without the avenue noise and traffic. Once inside, though, the room is drab, undecorated and in need of some paint and sprucing up. Cain chairs that look beautiful are uncomfortable and we found it odd that they don't open for Sunday brunch until Noon. Worst of all, though, is the slow and indifferent service, with waiters more interested in talking to each other than addressing their customers. more

Very Good Food with Reasonable Prices 3/21/2009

I ordered a pizza and it was delicious. Other people in my party ordered pasta and fish dishes. They all said that their food was very good and would come back again especially for the Napoleon dessert. Our head waiter was very energetic. Pros: Delicious Pizza and Tiramisu Cons: What are the drawbacks? more

Good Food - Not So Good Service 1/12/2009

Interesting menu and the food was reasonably good, however the waiters were not very friendly. Pros: Decent Atmosphere Cons: Poor Servise more

Good place to try, average experience overall. 8/24/2008

The restaurant was good, but if I may, what's with the whole bunch of glowing 5 star reviews from people who never reviewed any other restaurant, can't think of one negative aspect of brio, and the one guy who has only reviewed both of brio's locations? If you're going to spam a site with positive reviews at least try to make it believable, you know? Pros: Good food, acceptable service and timeliness. Cons: A bit small, a bit pricey. more

Best in NY 5/29/2008

This is the best Italian restaurant I've been too - it does not fall under those Italian restuarants where they smother everything in marinara sauce. Your food palette will be very much fulfilled with anything you eat. I LOVE pizza!! I love all of them here, but they also have great main dishes and wonderful specials. I go back everytime to try something new... I recommend it to anyone looking for a new place to go to. more

Pizza - Pizza 3/24/2008

i go to a restaurant for the food and i must say the food here is superior... i've tried all their pizzas and never have been dissatisfied!! the entree dishes are good too... waitstaff is friendly and attentive as well... will always go back and recommend... more

Best Pizza 3/11/2008

Great place to go! The thin crust pizza is the best I've ever tasted! My two favorites are the one with baby spinach, speck ham and gorgonzola cheese and the vegetable one. Besides the pizza, the food is really good too! Have recommended this place to many and they love it as well. Definitely a place to try. Pros: Service, Price, Food, Wine more

Great Food & Service 2/29/2008

Great place to go to for a meal or glass of wine! The food is spectacular and the service is wonderful! more

Quality, Quality, Quality 9/20/2007

You can come back here any time of day, on any day and have a delicious many places are there like that in New York city......the wait-staff is efficient and fast, and the atmosphere is fantastic...full of good looking people......The pizza is one of the best in the city, and the artichokes....well try it for yourself..simply fantastic....a truly italian experience........ Pros: great overall experience Cons: service can be a bit slow more

pretty dependable italian-a joint-a. go for a lunch here-... 7/30/2007

pretty dependable italian-a joint-a. go for a lunch here-a. you should be fine-a. more

pretty dependable italian-a joint-a. go for a lunch here-... 7/30/2007

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pretty dependable italian-a joint-a. go for a lunch here-a. you should be fine-a. more

The most espectacular experience in Italian Cuisine! 7/23/2007

The decoration is just perfect. Very romantic and cozy. Perfect for couples or families. Seating is always available, servers and hosts are incredibly cordial and respectful. The food is amazing. I ordered a salad, and it was one of the best ever. My fiancee ordered pasta and he couldn't resist eating the whole thing. The owner of the restaurant is constantly walking by to make sure our dinning experience was good. And they really did their homework with this restaurant. I will always wanna goback and recommended to all my friends. Pros: thumbs up. Parking is very easy at night. Cons: Parking could be a problem during the daytime more

Best Pizza Outside of Italy 6/3/2007

Consistantly good food. Amazing Pizzas with lashings of Trufflle Oil. Good wine, friendly staff and a nice owner. Pros: Its near all the Shops more

Good place to go 11/20/2006

Good food and nice ambience without the hassle and the attitude. I like the menu---lots to choose from. Both my appetizer and entree (lobster pasta) were great. The waiter was sweet and helpful. The restuarant was very busy even though it was Sunday night. I would definitely go again! Pros: good food, courteous service, pretty decor more

terrible 9/10/2006

Went here for lunch recently. The service was snobbish and slow. The tables are right on top of each other. I couldn't move my arm without hitting the people next to me. Better to starve oneself than waste what was supposed to be a nice lunch here. See for yourself. Pros: food Cons: waitstaff, tables more

Simply the best 1/26/2006

They never give up. The service is super friendly, the food is always top notch, and the prices just cant be beat. Find me a better place and dinner is on me................ Pros: inexpensive, quality food Cons: small more

Like being in Milan 6/1/2005

My wife and I have been regulars for years. We have ""our"" table and the waiters love our 2 year old. Without a doubt, Brio is the best moderately priced Italian place on the upper eastside. The pizza is the best in the city; pastas are fresh and tasty; the salads are vibrant; and the specials are always exemplary -- particularly the rib-eye, when they have it. We even order in from this place. In fact, don't eat there -- it'll get more crowded than it already is. Pros: great ambiance, great service, nice city block Cons: crowded nights more

A Hidden Treasure 5/11/2004

I have eaten all over the city, and no restaurant offers the food that is present at this midtown Italian eatery. The pizza is by far the best in NEw York city, even though not many know that they offer pizza here. Whether you live out of town, or right next door, it is an unforgettable dining experience Pros: Incredible Food, Trendy Atmosphere, CUstomer is #1 Cons: , Small Wine List, Cramped more
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  • Upper East Side Italian restaurant that caters to the neighborhood with salads, pastas, pizzas for lunch or dinner.

  • 7/13/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 12pm-12am
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Lenox Hill, Upper East Side