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234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
+1 212-265-2610
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood risotto” (70 reviews)
“wild boar ragu” (20 reviews)
“peas” (23 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must visit for us on each trip back to NYC, even if we have to walk up to 56th. We were promptly seated after a warm greeting for our 6:30PM reservation. Service was excellent. The four of us shared the excellent calamari...More

Thank ivytravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great business dinner in their private dining room for 20 people. Service was unstoppable and the food was excellent. Well done team you did a great job!

Thank K4kev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ll admit, we are biased.....we have been dining here since the restaurant opened......it impressed us then and it’s consistency is amazing. We went there for dinner the other night and ordered the grilled calamari, the eggplant, house salad, pappardelle pasta with mushrooms and glasses of...More

Thank bluesberryguilford
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating here for quite a few years, since they closed the restaurant downtown and opened here ( 2008?). Last time I reviewed Basso56 was 2012 so I figure it's time to do it again. The food is always fresh, pastas are homemade...More

1  Thank wocaplel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is really delicious!! It was hard to make a choice between all the amazing choices! We had the Gnocchi’s and the Chicken Parmesan, and great decision! Will return for sure!

Thank chyhar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here after seeing the Downton Abbey Exhibit because of it's reviews and closeness to the exhibit. They have a priced fix meno for lunch until 3 which we were able to take advantage of. $24.99 for appetizer,main dish, dessert and soda or coffee. Pretty...More

Thank Ice Cream Lady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just Returned to hotel after a visit to Basso56 Wonderful Waitress Sabrina looked after us so well .I had the Special which was Ravioli in Sage .Pasta was Cooked Perfectly just a pity the sauce was not flavoured with the sage and not just put...More

1  Thank Lottie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. We were greeted promptly and only waited because the hostess wanted us to have a bigger table towards the back. So we had a cocktail at the small bar. My husband and I shared the burrata special then he got...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a refreshing departure from other restaurants in this price range in Manhattan. The food was fresh and flavorful. The fettucine with scallops was delicious and the vegetables were crisp and nicely spiced. Another plus is that we were not rushed and the...More

1  Thank MAry B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A cosy little underground restaurant, our meals , risotto, chicken parmigiana and seafood spaghetti were all very nice, finished off with the chocolate cake special between the 3 of us- plus coffee all for $230 inc tip and tax. The staff were prompt but not...More

Thank 13Astroboy
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10 July 2017|
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Response from karen_evans2011 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely but you would need to book.
29 October 2016|
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Response from Rebecca M | Reviewed this property |
No dress code.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-2610
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