Cafe Fiorello

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$31 to $50
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
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A forum for Lincoln Center’s performing arts culture for nearly 30 years, Café Fiorello features a sprawling bar filled with more than 50 kinds of antipasti. Finished in warm wood, brass and mirrors, the main dining room suggests a timeless charm. In addition to the hot and cold antipasto specialties of vegetables and seafood, the menu features updated Italian classics and specialty dishes, as well as a selection of seafood, steak, veal & pasta.

Special Offers

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate this Holiday season at Cafe Fiorello! We will be serving our a la carte menu along with holiday specials.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate this Holiday season at Cafe Fiorello! We will be serving our a la carte menu along with holiday specials.

Wednesday, 25 December, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate New Years at Cafe Fiorello! Enjoy a 6-course Italian dinner and champagne toast, $110 pp - call us for more information (212) 595-5330.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

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Daily 8:30PM - 11:00PM

What 7300 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and people, food not as good as in the past. We hadn't been here in a few years, but always remembered the energy and fun dinners. Finding the occasion to do so, we revisited with friends to this restaurant, happy to encounter great people and location. However, while the appetizers were great, main dishes of fish and pastas were dry and not up to the quality of before. Desserts were standard offerings, nothing special. We will be back to see if this was a bad night or a new standard.

AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Quick service to catch a show at theater...

CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There was a big mistake in the time of the reservation and we arrived at 5:30 for a 5:00 reservation. They put us down as a no show and notified open table.
The host could have just said , too bad, sorry, we let the table go; but after I apologized and said it was my 60th birthday he sat us at a nice table and we had a wonderful meal. That gentleman made my whole birthday. You really can’t beat Cafe Fiorello. They are THE BEST!

VV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful at the holidays! Great service and meal!

AA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average . Not as memorable as it was years ago

h
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Fiorello was perfect as always. It's my favorite restaurant in New York City, and this visit was no exception. We'll be back soon!

P
Los Angeles
138 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Fiorellos and eat dinner everytime we go to NYC.
The food and service were first rate .

S
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The overall experience at Cafe Fiorello was outstanding. We were there with our two grand daughters and daughter. The menu provides a significant number of selections sure to please everyone including our very picky youngest grand daughter. The food was outstanding for all five meals including the “bucket of chocolate mouse”. Service went according to the pace we indicated to our server. We dined early (530) as we were attending a performance of “The Nutcracker” at Lincoln Center. By 600, the restaurant was completely full so I would recommend a reservation if you intend to dine at CF. It is quite noisy, but that comes with a full house. The bar is extensive. The wine list is good. This is a high end and pretty expensive restaurant not elegantly appointed, but certainly fancy casual.
We would definitely eat there again. It is also a perfect location if you are headed to Lincoln Center.

F
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always eat here when going to lincoln center. Always a favorite!!

JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A must in NY
Always overcrowded, too noisy, but for us each time we are in NY, we spend a dinner there.

GR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza. Everything is delicious! Staff very professional and friendly. They aim to please!

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great wait staff and the food was very good.

NJ
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We have been dining at Cafe Fiorello's for several years now, while the food is always outstanding, managers need to be monitoring their wait staff. When the wait staff is unattentive, rude, judgemental, it takes away from the delicious food. I've noticed that for recognized patrons, their best staff is appointed to them to ensure it is a positive experience. However, as a frequent patron and other unrecognized customers, we would have been better to serve ourselves. Very disappointed with the lack of management to recognize and correct this important asset to a successful dining experience.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Overcharged me. Probably by mistake. Noticed it too late.

K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious & the service was outstanding!!

BT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent.There were many unique selections available. I ordered the lasagna dish, which was uniquely prepared on a giant platter with two meatballs and a delicious cheese topping.

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very pleasant, attractive venue and the food is good. Fixed price lunch is excellent value.

PN
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent binder after theatre, Had sole with butter dates which was delicious. Service was attentive and pleasant.

SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Such a fine, energetic and ambient place to eat great Italian food and have fun!

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place to go if you have tickets for a show at Lincoln Center. We usually sit at the bar but this time made a reservation. Had a wonderful table and great service. Food is always good. Shared a dessert this time too- excellent cheesecake with delicious chocolate sauce— my daughter & I could have shared it with 2 more people!

LL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

So we came to this restaurant as a pre nutcracker choice. My friend and I arrived separately. We both have the same name for the reservation but we’re seated at different tables. 15 minutes later we contacted each other to find this out. Another 20 minutes later our order was finally take. Needless to say we rushed. The tables are too close together leaving no room to even place a coat and the restaurant was crowded at this time. Even though the food was tasty and we were given a complimentary tiramisu, I will not be rushing back

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I waited 40 minutes for a breakfast order for two. I requested the waitress to inquire as to its status. Ten minutes later, I found the manager informing him of the delay and how it had adversely affected my plans for the day. Five minutes later the food arrived. The waitress was never to be seen after the request after the 40 minute delay. The order consisted of avocado toast and pancakes, nothing complicated to prepare!

J
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was good except for the really loud noise level and rather small tables too close together in some areas

JM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great no waiting with reservation. The restaurant was nicely decorated for Christmas and the food was great. A perfect place to go before the ballet!

A
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place for dinner so tried them for breakfast. The food was deelish. The servings way too huge. We could have shared since we don’t like to waste food. We got scrambled eggs that were perfectly done - not dry. The homemade chicken sausage was juicy and flavorful. The personal tea and coffee pots were helpful since we didn’t have to bug staff for refills.

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy Cafe Fiorello, whether for brunch, lunch or dinner before or after performance at Lincoln Center. Salmon was perfectly cooked, caesar salad cold and crunchy and dessert always delicious.

dining at any Fireman Hospitality restaurants always flavorful, delicious and special.

AB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderfull professional service - really remarkable! A hugely crowded restaurant yet we had completely attentive service at all times and very speedy. Will be going again in just 5 days!

CW
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch before seeing a matinee at the Lincoln Center. The eggs Benedict were cooked perfectly,my daughter’s pancakes were amazing and my wife was able to get a wonderful vegetarian combination from the antipasto bar. Everything was done very well.

L
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing very thin, flaky, crust pizza. The vegetable, appetizer bar is my favorite’

BR
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated promptly. Server approached shortly after. Food came quickly and was delicious. Table was too small to hold plates and glasses. We were in very tight space. Server didn’t seem to want to answer questions about items of interest. He gave efficient service. Watched him with other customers, who seemed to be “regulars,” versus us and his demeanor was totally different. After we paid and still gave him good tips, he suddenly had smiles and was friendlier.

S
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always nice to return to Cafe Fiorello. We know what to expect. The food is good and so are the martinis!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable crab avocado salad , warm and gracious atmosphere. It was a wonderful dining experience

J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were caught in traffic so arrived late and we had an early curtain. They were very accommodating and all went well. Have gone RE before and always enjoyed it. Very convenient for Lincoln Center events.

NB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious and the waiters were attentive and friendly.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was not good and the servers didn’t understand our order correctly. Overprice and underwhelming. Won’t go back.

KM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is an absolute MUST every time we go to NYC for lunch! There are so many delicious options, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is nice too. The waitstaff accommodate every need and have little surprises of breads, cookies, and chocolate that is complimentary and delicious. If you want to eat healthy the anti pasta bar is amazing! So many vegetables! I'm not a vegan but it would be ideal if you were! The pizza, burger, risotto, and even the chicken soup and chicken salad sandwich are some of the best I've ever had!

NT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I came here for my birthday and absolutely loved it! I had been here over the summer and it was a dream to sit outside, but the indoor portion of the restaurant was decorated beautifully for the holidays. Order the cacio e Pepe pizza and Rigatoni a la Vodka! The waiter was also extremely nice and accommodating.

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for really nice dinner. Efore the opera

RI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cafe Fiorello is directly across the street from Lincoln Center which makes it extremely convenient for a pre concert dinner. The food is good (nothing really outstanding) and the service is excellent. Noise level is at least moderate enough that one can carry on a conversation.

n
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite... I've been going to CF since the 70s... I recommend CF to everyone...