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San Domenico Ny - 22 Reviews - 240 Central Park South, New York, NY - Special Occasion Dining Reviews - Phone (212) 265-5959

San Domenico Ny

240 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
(212) 265-5959
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San Domenico Ny - New York, NY
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I ordered a spaghetti 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 especiall...


This restaurant costs too much and delivers too little. There is no reason to pay $23 for a single ravioli. Food is dull, flavorless. Nothing is terribly tasty. Service is lac...

REALLY NICE! 5/14/2011

I ordered a spaghetti 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. GREAT!!!! more

no bad 2/3/2011

so far so good.... more

Delizioso! 1/25/2008

A WONDERFUL Restaurant Week experience! I went last night with my father and sister and from beginning to end, we all thought it was delicious. The staff was friendly and helpful. When trying to decide between the restaurant week prix fixe and the regular menu, the server assured me that the soft egg filled raviolo (creamy and delightful) was their signature dish and the same on both menus. He added the the veal (mouthwatering) was also identical. Can you imagine a server selling me the prix fixe rather than upselling?! Wow! My family had the mussels and white bean appetizer and the scallops entree (from the prix fixe) and were very satisfied. We did add on the yummy buffalo mozzerella caprese and a lovely bottle of wine. The sommelier was friendly and helped me select from the extensive wine list. He suggested affordable wines (around $70) based on my preferences, when he could have pushed for more pricey ones, since there's a wide choice of wines in the $500-$1500 range (they start around $45). The sweet ending was a chocolate polenta.\r \r Also important, although a jacket is required and the atmosphere is fine dining, it is not stuffy or stuck up. The whole evening was enjoyable and incredibly tasty! Pros: Delicious, Great Restaurant Week Value more

Always our FIRST stop when we visit New York! 7/18/2007

San Domenico never fails in providing the BEST service/hospitality and authentic Italian food we've had. We never visit New York without enjoying an amazing meal with Marisa May and the amazing team at San Domenico. We always are made to feel like the most important people in the restaurant. My husband and I recommend it to everyone we know who is visiting New York (ranging from my parents to a United States Senator) and no one is ever disappointed! My favorite is always risotto but my husband tries something new each time. He loves it all. I consider San Domenico a ""must do"" when dining in New York City. Pros: Service and Food Cons: None! more


San Domenico is one in a million. The owners (Tony & Marisa) spend every waking hour wondering how they can make the dining experience for their customers better, and it shows. The food is an experience beyond description. Tony & Odette (his award winning chef of over 10 years) travel to Italy several times a year scouting out the best dishes, sauces and ingredients to then come back to NY and make a dish fit for a Roman Emperor. Marisa and her dedicated staff are always making sure that every customer feel like they are the only ones there, they never miss a beat and know exactly how to make you feel special. If you know of a place that can do this night after night, month after month, year after year, as San Domenico does, I'd love to know. Pros: Food, ambiance more


I have been dining at San Domenico for over 15 years and can honestly say that I recommend eating at San Domenico for any occasion whether it be a romantic occasion, a business dinner, a family get together or a night out with your friends. The staff will automatically tune in to the type of experience you want and will make you and your guests feel like true VIPs (Tony & Marisa Carmela have got to be doing something right because they have the most friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff I have ever seen in a restaurant). The food is a true experience in Italian cuisine (Tony May and Chef Odette spend countless hours on their menu every week). You will never go wrong in choosing San Domenico. Pros: The atmosphere and the food more

Italian food at its best 7/18/2007

This is the best fine Italian food you can get outside of Italy.\r The finest ingredients and the most incredible dishes that you may think you have eaten before, but not like this. If you appreciate exceptionally good food you will not be disappointed, Not to mention, the warm hospitality; a very special place in new york. more

greeted with warmth and a big smile 7/18/2007

san domenico is one of my favorite restaurants in new york city. i love the atmoshere, the food, the excellent customer service, the private party rooms and the warmth and friendliness of the hostess/owner who always greets me as if i am such a vip. i have been there only 3 - 4 times and i believe her name is marisa, she always remembers me and is so outgoing and bubbly.i get seated promptly and if i ever need to wait a few minutes, i don't mind because i talk to the very sweet bar man. he makes the best san domenicos "" drinks"" for me and my guests. i also recommend it if you like dining amongst the rich and famous. last time i was there i saw diane sawyer, mike nichols and diane von furstenberg. THIS RESTAURANT IS A CLASS ACT! Pros: VERY FRIENDLY GOOD FOOD GREAT AMBIANCE more

San Domenico 7/18/2007

If you would like to have ""an evening to remember"" in New York where you will \r feel like a VSIP, (very special important person), \r have delicious food and wine \r in the warmest most personal atmosphere anywhere in the city-(Tony May or his daughter Marisa\r will know you on a first name basis on your first visit)\r then RUN to San Domenico (just make a reservation first) and men don't forget your jacket and tie\r \r more

Outstanding Italian Restaurant 7/18/2007

Truly outstanding! \r Terrific food, gracious service and beautiful atmosphere. Delicious pastas!\r It is a power scene filled with big time New Yorkers and celebrities. I was treated like royalty too!\r The wine list rocks too with best of Italy...look for the good looking Italian wine director with the wild curly hair. \r The owners, Tony May and his daughter, Marisa bring true Italian hospitality to NYC and welcome you at the door! Talk about feeling special!!! Pros:, wine list, service more

The Best and Most Luxuriant Italian Restaurant in the World! 7/18/2007

San Domenico is the best Italian restaurant in the world, case closed! Once you dine at SDNY you will never want to have Italian food anywhere else. The menu is sophisticated and elegant. Tony May's SDNY welcomes you from the moment you enter. Impeccable service that's warm and hospitable for real. Everyone feels like a pasha! The decor is glam. The bar is wonderful with the ever charming Renato as the bartender. Where else can you find such a elegant wine list and the sommelier Piero has a genuine interest in helping you find the right wine to pair with your dinner. Loved Stefano one of the managers. Chef Odette has a found a way into your soul. She teases the palette with the most delectable dishes. I loved the trademark dishes but Odette has her own signature as well. And she has a refined touch- her dishes speak for themselves. Tony May is a legend and he has made SDNY as alluring as his history. He is like a generous teacher with his guests. The real secret of SDNY is the DEvine Marisa May. She's darling and lovely to everyone and her attention to detail and your experience is the hallmark of SDNY. And of course the DEvine, DEvine menu. Romance everywhere. Steps from the Park, SDNY is the best and most luxuriant Italian restaurant in the world! Pros: Ambiance, Parking, Service, Menu, Decor more

A Wonderful Dining Experience Every Time....Not To Be Missed 7/18/2007

Owners Tony and Marissa May have incredible talent and passion for food and wine. A truly delicious and incredible menu paired with excellent service set in an elegant, yet comfortable setting. Chef Odette creates classic refined Italian dishes with unbelievable flavors. A wonderful dining experience every time!!!\r \r Pros: Food, Wine, Ambience, Service more

best authentic refine Italian in america 7/18/2007

best refine and elegante restaurant in NYC\r the welcoming is amazing specialy from the owner Marisa May\r if your care about food, service and glamour, it is the place for you\r I wish all the big Italian Name in NY will care about the food as they do!\r best private room Pros: food. service, ambiance and really hight end Cons: bathroom downstair more

Best Italian Restaurant in the world! 7/18/2007

Excellent Food, Excellent Sevice, Excellent Ambience, Excellent Hospitality\r The greatest Italian restaurant in the world!\r Everything is exceptional here - from the homemade pastas to the fish dishes to the meat dishes.\r San Domenico NY is the one and only institution for the real Italian cuisine, outside of Italy. It is a first class trip to Italy in every way, without the jet-lag! Pros: food and service more

Okay but wouldn't return 1/24/2007

Service-VERY attentive. Our table would have been much more comfortable had they been less attentive. By this, I mean they hovered...some people might like this, not us. Upon sitting down, we were given a small metal pale of stemmy vegetables that were far from appetizing. I appreciate the healthy alternative to bread and like vegetables but, no thanks. The food was okay. I was expecting some great Italian...and the food was rather bland. Also, the majority of the people in the restaurant were in their 80's. The place was just ""blah."" Pros: Location Cons: Service is a big-to-do, for food that is just ""blah."" more

Ok... 1/12/2007

Good food, average service, good location. However, given that the Time Warner building and Trump is across the street, there are other food options available. I wouldn't say this was a memorable dining experience, but it is definitely give you solid good food and isn't overtly overpriced. For a restaurant on closer to the high end side than not, it is a good choice. Again, nothing memorable, but did not have a bad experience, either... more

I would never suggest it to an italian tourist. Disappointing. 1/4/2007

I was born in Rome and lived there for most of my life, I've tried thousands of italian restaurants all over the country and some of the best ones too. I was raised by an italian mamma universally renowned as a great cook. So I can say that I'm not at all an unexperienced reviewer.\r The place. Never in my life, in any of the restaurants I visited in Italy or throughout Europe, I felt so much treated as an ""Economy Class"" visitor, though paying as much as the ones in First Class. The main room on the right with candles on the nice rounded tables, comfortable sofas and a view on Central Park. And then the Economy room on the left with squared and long tables that made impossible any attempt at conversation, being it too noisy. In Europe we have the same cheap chairs in public high-schools! Huge mirrors on the walls that don't help at all to create an atmosphere.\r The food. I laughed when I saw the menu. Spaghetti cacio e pepe (one of the poorest and simplest plate of the roman tradition) were charged 24$. It's as if an american restaurant in Rome would charge 20 euros for a plate of macaroni and cheese!!! The quantity of food was abnormously out of proportion with the price charged for it. As an appetizer I chose ""Cannoli di polenta croccante"" that were charged 24.50$. Cannoli is a plural word in italian. But I received only one single and tiny cannolo, lost in the huge whiteness of the plate. The quality could be considered only slightly superior to average in Italy, but I imagine that in the States is valued as excellent. But most of all for the same price in Italy you would eat in a restaurant where your eyes would roll over in pleasure.\r The bill. Out of proportion with the quality and quantity of the food. I'm not complaining on the price itself, because I've paid even much more in some italian restaurants. But eating much better and much more. At the end they added a 14$ Tiramisu that we didn't eat and I made the waiter notice it. Pros: The only pro has been the kindness of the italian waiter Felice. more

Great Lunch 6/25/2005

First of all I eat out primarily for the food (especially if its a solo lunch) and the food here was quite good. The service was barely ok, the waiters are fun to watch but I had to ask for water 5 times. The decor is nothing great but not offensive. But the food.... I had a perfectly cooked mixed greens dish followed by a nice cut of bass in a simple but tasty vegetable herb broth followed by a beautiful eggless custard cream topped with strawberries and finally some complimentary homemade cookies that went perfectly with the espresso. To top off the great food the owners daughter was quite nice and had an after dinner drink sent to me. Ill be back for dinner with my girlfriend to explore the menu a bit more. Pros: food Cons: service more

Just Awful 2/6/2005

This restaurant costs too much and delivers too little. There is no reason to pay $23 for a single ravioli. Food is dull, flavorless. Nothing is terribly tasty. Service is lackluster. Don't ask the hostess or watiers for anything special. They'll tell you they will do things for you and then completely ignore you. If you feel like paying $15 for a salad and $20 for a plate of spaghetti because you want to eat with the ""beautiful people"", then come here, but if you're more about good food and nice decor (San Domenico is so ugly with no real atmosphere), go someplace else. more


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  • The Scene
    Long before Babbo and Fiamma came on the scene, San Domenico was showing New York what refined Italian cuisine was all about. This elegant eatery at the base of Central Park...

  • 5/26/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm; 5:30pm-11pm Sat-Sun 5:30pm-10pm
  • Payments:

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

    Midtown, Central Park, Clinton