343 W Broadway, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.722631 -74.003481
Neighborhoods: Downtown, SoHo
malbec Room – came for dinner this weekend and found that they opened a lounge upstairs called Malbec Room? It was packed!! Dj playing house music, cute bartender slamming drinks out, people dancing...it was great! Apparently they are going to have a small tapas menu also. This might be my new place...definitely check it out if you are looking for something club like without the club crowd!
Skip this joint and go for something better – This lively spot is a mismanaged, disorganized mess. Customer service is nonexistent- even when they promise you a table, they still somehow manage to give it away without apology. Overpriced drinks, loud and crowded, only because of this restaurant's location. The restaurant's self-proclaimed manager and owner, Guillermo, is a smug, senseless figure who'd serve the restaurant better if he were tucked away in a non-customer service position. He is absolutely useless.
Bad Bad Service. Regular food. – The service is HORRIBLE. They serve you like they were making you a favor. The food is regular to bad...NOTHING TO DO WITH THE REAL GOOD ARGENTINIAN FOOD. You can have good red wines and beer...but you can have it at so many places!!
DO NOT GO. I am from Argentina, belive me, this is not what we like to eat.
Bad service - food not great - Stay away! – With so many better places to eat steak in the city - and the rude serice at Novecento - can't see any reason to go back.
We visited with a party of 10 (had been to the Miami Novecento several times - which is actually good). Got there and apparently our reservation was cancelled (host claimed we hadn't called to confirm it - yet we never received call from them - and we had made the reservation only a couple of hours before), a couple of the skirt steaks were overcooked (ordered medium rare, got well done), two desserts were never brought out, Tarte Tatin tasted of garlic (???).
From now on, sticking to Hacienda de Argentina next time we crave a good cut of argentinian steak...
Revisited (previous post) – Novecento (Fernando) left a message on my cellphone and stated that they will pay back the extra-charged dinner. He was apologetic.
Nonetheless, I do not understand why I would be charged 18% gratuity for a party of only two. We were dressed well, polite, and did not make any retorts or excessive demands during dinner. I was pretty close to calling the owner (my secretary was able to find it), but I will retire at this point. I have been to Novecento in Buenos Aires, and I am sorry to say the the original in New York is quite poor. With so many other restaurants in NYC, I see no reason to go here.
I see that I am not the only unhappy customer. If others have problems, you should feel free to discuss the issue with the owners of the restaurant, Mr. and Mrs. Fernando and Maria Dallorso.
Service did not match the food – Came here with a date and immediately liked the room and nice bar scene even though we had a bit of a wait despite a reservation. We ordered a bottle of wine. After taking unusually long to bring the wine, the waiter could not open the bottle and had to get a different one. After struggling again, he finally got it open and filled our glasses. The wine was good and the food was very good and fairly priced. As we were finishing up, the waiter came back to tell us that they needed our table for a reservation and asked if we could finish our drinks at the bar. Being rushed is one thing, being rushed when you're delayed by their own incompetence is another. Too bad. Novecento? Never again.
Consistently good food – I have been to Novecento twice during visits to New York and both times the food and service have been very good. We were seated promptly and the wait staff have always been attentive. It is a relaxing restaurant, good for couples and small groups, but can get a little crowded. There is a variety of menu selections including excellent meats and seafood, salads and desserts. The wines are very good. The only drawback is that it is a little pricey for what it is. But, if you are looking for a good meal in SOHO I definitely recommend Novecento.
My new favorite Manhattan restaurant – This is everything you want in a SoHo restaurant and then some. The ambience is tops, the steaks are phenomenal (make sure to get the skirt steak), and the place has tons of character. Very romantic and a great spot the city from where to go elsewhere after your meal. I really have no knocks on this place, the owner served us quickly & promptly...didnt give us a hard time when we didnt order drinks or apps & got us our food fast & warm. I love this place, definetly going back
TOP 5 of my Fav Restaurants in NYC! – I have been to several the "$$$-$$$$" restaurants in NYC and NOVECENTO is one of the best in service, food and of course trendy ambience as well. The decor is not as fancy as some of the others although, you cannot resist the Seafood Linguini and their famous Argentinian Skirt Steak with Chimichutti sauce! Most of the servers are from Argentina which makes the place feel more like the country. Good wine, fabulous food and great service with the chic and trendy crowd! What more can you expect?
Nice, if a bit pricey – My usual place to go for steak frites in SoHo. Great tasting meat, intimate if slightly noisy ambience and the service is slightly less attentive than it could be but is done with charm. Only gripe is that it is a little bit pricey for for what it offers. Otherwise a safe bet.
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