Riingo Restaurant

(212) 867-4200 | View Website

205 E 45th St, New York, NY | Directions   10017

40.752691 -73.972448

Open Hours

Mon-Wed 7-11 am, noon-2:30 pm, 5:30-10:30 pm, Thurs-Fri 7-11 am, noon-2:30 pm, 5:30-11 pm, Sat 7 am-3 pm, 5:30-11 pm, Sun 7 am-3 pm, 5:30-10:30 pm

 
Restaurants, New American, Traditional American  more

More Cuisine: Japanese

Price: $$$$

Tags: Bar Scene, Breakfast, Brunch, Business Breakfast, Business Dining, Family Style Dining, Hotel Restaurants, Notable Wine List, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Midtown East, Midtown East (Turtle Bay), Midtown

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Menu
Freshly Squeezed Juice, Morning Pick-Me-Up, Seasonal Fruit, House Roasted Granola, Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal, Selection of Cereals, Belgian Waffles, Buttermilk Pancakes, Brioche French Toast, Two Eggs Ay Style... more

Reviews for Riingo Restaurant

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Htel BUT... – It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at referer.us/8/GoodHotelDeals They usually have some pretty good deals on there!

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5.0
over a year ago

Great food and service – We ate here last week and really enjoyed everything. Service was great; we never had to ask for anything, as the waiter and busboy were on top of evertyhing. The food was delicious; the waiter recommended the puffed rice crusted shrimp roll, which sounds weird but was great. He also recommended short ribs, which came already boned, so it was a cube of rich, dense meat which had been pan seared; and the chicken dumplings, which was pulled chicken meat in a wonton wrapper, steamed, with a sour soy sauce called Ponzu. All very good. The entrees were outstanding: a grilled red snapper with curry sauce and string beans, and my friend ordered duck breast, which came with dumplings whose skin was made from tapioca pearls! Interesting and unique. For dessert, we shared the signature dessert, green tea donuts. One thing, don't be scared by the menu. The chef is able to take odd sounding combinations and make them delicious. I've eaten in lots of hotel restaurants, and they're usually pretty mediocre, so Riingo was a wonderful surprise! Plus, everybody was very friendly, from the manager who stopped by to chat briefly with us, to the host, who remembered us on our way out. I highly recommend Riingo! The only down part is the bathrooms; they're unmarked and kind of hidden, so it was a little embarrassing to have to be led to them. But thats a small quibble!!

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3.0
over a year ago

Disappointed – I had heard good things, and I've been to Marcus's Aquavit, so we were expecting greatness.

If you go, be sure to avoid the table we had: in the hallway next to the server's station. Each time they grabbed some silverware, they slammed the drawer closed and we felt it in the back of our booth seat. Plus, we were privy to all their chit-chat about other tables--- not cool.

When I ordered a Gibson to start, our waitress was not quite sure what it was. I explained that a Gibson is a gin martini served with cocktail onions. The woman at the next table said, 'I think he's the only man in the world who knows what a Gibson is!".

The braised short rib dish was unique: the meat was seared into a block about the size of a deck of cards (but twice as thick). The result is a crisp, carbon exterior--- wonderfully, juicy within.

About $140 for the three of us.

Will not return.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Good food and freindly service in midtown – I ate here last week; what a great meal. Food was delicious--try the shortribs, it looks like a brownie! but the taste is rich and meaty. The donuts, which the manager Jamey recommended are the signature dish. I was hesitant, but they were great! The space is pretty; small, but comfortable. I liked the service, he knew what he was talking about and didn't bother me and my wife. Try some of the specialty cocktails too, the friendly bartender, Russell, made me a drink with tarragon and lemonade! Everybody, from the manager to the busboy, made us feel welcome and next time we come into the city we will definitely retrun!

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4.0
over a year ago

A great place to try food from two worlds! – Hey, if you ever find yourself in midtown or have a couple hours before your train back to CT, you should walk over to the restaurant next to the alex hotel, Riingo. We went there for the restaurant week menu and thought the food was really good, (salmon and steak) . the staff is engaging & very helpful. The hostesses could use a little help though, the girl we saw both times was way too young to be handling customers. The girl bartender (Gia?) is awesome. Our first visit we had a short asian server who was cool and patient who helped us choose our sushi and sashimi, we like that he stopped to talk to us. On our next visit our server was tall, with a beard, who was very knowledgeable, he got us to try sakes and the most amazing chicken dumplings, he knew his food and wine and was very polite. The desserts are ok and could be more varied. Oh and definitely try the signature cocktails. We will definitely come back!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

a must go – I work in the area.mMy collegues and I came here just for drinks, but stayed for a wonderful dinner. The lounge area is perfectly intimate and cozy. The specialty drink selection is wonderful, my favorite was the t-teanni. We were having such a wonderful time, that we opted to cancel our other reservations and stay here for dinner. We were not disappointed. We were easily accomodated. The service was great. The server quickly made a number of wonderful food recommendations and wine pairings. The short ribs, crabapple roll and chicken dumplings are the standout appertizers. For entrees do not miss out on the duck, lamb and salmon dish. I am very excited to have such a great quality restaurant in the area and look forward to coming back.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great every time – I discovered Riingo a while back, when friends of mine dragged me above 14th street. I have come here several times now and it never fails me. I had dinner here Saturday night, and there are some new menu items which are worth noting. The duck breast with tapioca dumpling is unique and extremely flavorful. And don't miss out on the crabapple roll. The staff is attentive as usual. And one should definately pop into the bar/lounge area if you're looking for great cocktails. The Sparkling Geisha is a must have. I will continue making Riingo a destination point.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Awful... – Found ouselves in Midtown recently, figured we'd give this place a try-What a bad time! Empty restaurant, underdone food. Sushi was ok, but nothing special.

Ate here recently, there were maybe 3 other tables there-place is oddly divided, I could hear everything going on in the kitchen! Including a lot of yelling...

Waiter seemed nice, and was trying, but the manager seemed rude and unfriendly.

Empty bar, tables outside were deserted...now I know why. Avoid it, you'll have a better time at Chipotle.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Riingo deserves 10 !!! – Delicious food, excellent service, knowledgable staff, and charming space.

I've been going back to this restaurant many times and had very pleasant dining expererience every single time- though I am a very picky person when it comes to quality of service and food. I am a major foodie and have been to many new restaurants serving Japanese/Asian influenced fusion cuisine, and Riingo still remains as my solid favorite.

Some of my favorites are Chicken dumplings, Braised pork belly, King crab roll, Shrimp tempura roll, and incredibly rich Warm chocolate cake. Delicious and creative specialty cocktails, too.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

OVERPRICED – The portions were extremely small, spent a fortune and left still HUNGRY!! Plenty of other places to go spend your money and get bigger and better meal.

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