Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe

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235 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Located in the heart of New York's East Village, Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe is a family owned and operated restaurant that features authentic Italian cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, an eclectic wine list, a beautiful candle-lit ambiance, and excellent service. When the weather permits, our wall of french doors are swung open to the sidewalk.

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM

What 235 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and plentiful in this charming, family owned restaurant..will definitely return

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fantastic and the service even better. We came because of all of the positive reviews of this place, and boy were they spot on. Each dish was more delicious than the last and the place has a beautiful rustic vibe. We will most definitely be returning!

RE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

They were taking the plates out from under us and it wasn't that the place was crowded. My husband wasn't quite finished with his wine and whoosh... gone! The music was rock and roll ... and it was LOUD (not "energetic") ... and strange for an Italian place. Some of the food was good and some pretty poor. Very overpriced for the quality. We won't be returning.

Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe
Responded on 27 August 2019

Hi REBS, I'm very sorry that this was your experience at our restaurant. My husband and I were out of town this weekend and perhaps our normal operations were not followed. We do not play rock n roll and we never play our music loud. It is our policy to never rush diners, even if we are behind. I would like to apologize that some of the food was poor. I sincerely hope you will give us another shot as I can assure you this will not be your experience again. Thanks Saje

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to celebrate a friend’s birthday and we had the best time. Service was excellent, food was delicious and perfectly portioned. Can’t wait to come back!

B
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and superb service. It remains a staple on our “go to” list

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in New York. The food is always amazing and the service constantly matches.

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly service in a lovely and buzzing ambiance- what more can you ask for! Will definitely be back.

KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. A local favorite of mine.

M
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I accidentally made the reservation for the following week but the guys were phenomenal in setting up a table on a busy night. Beet salad was fantastic and each of us were thrilled with our entrees ( the chicken was particularly perfect) - lovely wine selection and we were sorry we had no room left for dessert.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience with phenomenal food!

MF
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Authentic and tasty food along with knowledgeable and friendly staff.

B
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was for a birthdate. Group of 6, all used to fine dining. Food was great, service was prompt, but the 9pm reservation was a bit late and we were one of two tables remaining

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service on point and the ambiance was perfect for our date.

NS
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a friend get together for dinner here on a Sunday night. Great food and timely service. Charming ambiance and coziness. Would come back and recommend to friends.

CK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, service and food! We will definitely return to this friendly establishment.

T
New York Area
244 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This restaurant does not get the recognition it deserves. All of our dishes were very good. The Beggars Purse pasta, the chicken, the eggplant rollatini were all quite good.

DR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb. Will be coming back again soon with family and friends.

RH
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, staff was friendly. It was our anniversary, and they made it an absolutely special night for us. Thank you!

VD
Canberra
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

dont eat lunch -save yourself for dinner -amazing flavours / great friendly service - well worth the trip

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was PERFECT for a friend’s get-together/business meal. The food was great, sparkling wine was good, the people were SO NICE, and the decor was uniquely rustic and contemporary. Definitely would recommend.

j
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A cosy place with very nice service. Everything was very good. We had the Octopus and Potato / Ahi Tuna Stack / Taproot Symphony / Tasty Crustacean / Wide Road for the Wild Swine / Little Ears of Apulia and Broccoli Rabe on the side. All were so good! For dessert, get the Nutella Crepes. Sorry, lot of carb!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night spot

f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Looking forward to coming back.

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and quality of food. Service was on point. As expected for the area, restaurant was very loud

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal all around. From delicious food, to attentive service, to a great playlist humming along in the background - I highly recommend! Can't wait to return.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Went here for dinner with my parents and my boyfriend. My cocktail tasted like water, our food was bland and the service was very slow. Bummer- really wanted to love this place.

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a hidden gem! Don't even question it, just book a reservation here, you won't regret it! Outstanding food, friendly service, beautiful dining room, and yummy cocktails.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fanstastic service and amazing food. It’s got it all.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go! The best Italian in the city? Go! Other places have great pasta and so so fish. Go! Not so here. I said, go!

r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never been here before but as soon as I entered I was greeted by such friendly people. The service was great. Prompt with any of my requests and the food was absolutely delicious. I will be going back soon!

i
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We rolled out of the restaurant, and couldn’t stop talking about when we could come back. Food was delicious, service great and we told everyone that we found a gem .

OT
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot in the East Village with warm prompt service and very good food. I would not say excellent, but a very good value. Will def. return.

J
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely superb! The truffle pasta was some of the best I’ve ever had. Thank you!

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, food and service! One of the best restaurants in the city!

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, highly recommend. Food is outstanding and such friendly service!

V
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, outstanding food, home made pasta and the specialties were delicious. It's a jewel well hidden, and it definitely worth every penny. I'll recommend everybody to stop there when they go to NYC for a great dinner, romantic or with family.

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, venue was cute - wait staff was rushing each table to get another seating in. We watched them do it to each party; made the experience unpleasant. Other than that, it is a great place for dinner (even better if you are in a rush!).

Tableside Italian Cook Shoppe
Responded on 9 May 2019

Hi Nick, I'm glad you enjoyed the food and ambiance and I am sincerely sorry that you felt that others were rushed. When we take reservations we allot the standard amount of time to each table that Opentable predicts that party will need. Majority of the time this works out perfectly and we are able to sit reservations on time. And then sometimes several tables sit much longer than expected and we have to do our best to get people up so we can honor all reservations. Hope to see you again!

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G
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My usual caveats stand: I am a regular high-end restaurant goer; I dine in very fine places. How does this restaurant compare? Very well indeed. I was super-delighted with the food. Very well prepared, presented with care, excellent ingredients, quite some creativity beyond the traditional Italian at its price range. That being said, no it is no Michelin star restaurant, but hey, you will be much more satisfied here if you are not in the 0.1%. Wine list could improve. We had 3 different glasses of wine and they were nothing to write home about. On the other hand, the Cynar Negroni was a revelation (I am a Negroni fan.) So, go with the Negronis!
Service was attentive and warm. Nothing to fault this restaurant. Most restaurants would be proud to have such good service.
The ambiance: I was a bit underwhelmed when we first entered, especially because the photographs were more impressive. There is no trickery, but it doesn't look as good when you enter. However, once you settle in, it is really fine. Tables are close together, but that's expected at this price range. It does not hold too many tables, so the noise level is very reasonable and I don't remember any music, which is a blessing.
Prices: very, very reasonable, which makes this restaurant a bargain for the quality and the experience offered!

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