270 Madison Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001640.751304 -73.980379
Neighborhoods: Midtown South Central, Midtown
Not wowed – I came here for lunch during Restaurant Week. The place was packed. Service was acceptable, but not wow. Portions were very small, but adequate. We also had to ask for the Restaurant Week menu as well. I wasn't impressed enough by my dishes to want and try the real menu, although it looked great (but super pricey). The decor is modern, but definitely a tight space. The bar looks like a good place to get a drink after work, but it will be tight. The place was hopping at lunch during the work week. It looks like they have a great wine list, but I didn't order any. Overall my opinion is mixed. I was expecting to be really impressed. I'm just glad I didn't pay a whole lot!
Disappointing Ending........ – Went to "Salute" for "Restaurant Week". Made a res. for 2 but dragged another friend at last minute (who didn't want to eat, but I persuaded her to come and have a glass of wine with us). They accommodated our increased party and dinner started off ok. My friend and I decided we would have the "Restaurant Week" menu (which we had to ask for, btw) as it sounded quite appealing. We also ordered a $70 bottle of wine. Got our apps quickly, and entree then straight away. Everything was quite tasty and I was quite enjoying everything. Quickly after our entree, our dessert was brought to the table. Then, the restaurant suddenly appears to get very busy, with people waiting to be seated at the hostess station. Next thing, our check was slapped down on table without us even asking for it - and we weren't even ASKED if we wanted coffee. I was appalled. This, to me, is the worst thing a restaurant can do. As part of my job, I regularly organize business dinners - big and small. I love getting the opportunity to sample these restaurants when I can, so I may recommend for future use. I will not be going to "Salute" again nor will I be booking any of my corporate dinners there. What a pity, because the food is actually quite good.
excellent for a quick lunch date – I sat at the bar and had lunch here, a surprisingly pleasant experience. Just the olives and large chunks of fresh parmesan cheese served before you start are worth the experience (though the bread wasn't quite as good). Nice selection of wines, friendly staff, impeccably dressed. My seafood salad was delicious.
Great place!!!!!.......Excellent food and Service!!!! – I've read all the reviews on this site and I'm very surprised!!! I have to say I was given the BEST SERVICE one can receive at a restaurant!!! I had my sisters baby shower at Salute and it was a wonderful experience!!! they catered to our every need!!! They accommodated us and made any changes that needed to be made!! The entire staff was very pleasant and helpful!!! I highly recommend this place, especially if you are looking to celebrate an event...Thank you Salute!!
WHAT A GREAT TIME – WHAT CAN I SAY GREAT FOOD GREAT SERVICE WHAT A PLACE......CAME FOR RESTAURANT WEEK BUT ENDED UP ORDERING OFF THE MENU OSSOBUCCO ....WONDERFUL
Worst dining experience – Restaurant week. Waited 15 mins to be seated. Horrible food. Served cold bread (as they insisted the bread were just off the oven), Campbell soup, and baked chicken which were dried like matchstick. The service was simply unprompted. We waited the entrees for 20 mins after finishing the appetizer. I will never go again!
Bad Customer Service, Average Food and Noisy – The interior is nice but noisy. The service is neglectful. It took 20 minutes before I was given a menu or even water. The food was average at best. I ordered the Chicken Breast and it was leathery and dry. The waitress never came back to see how it was so I had to flag down someone else and send it back. I then got the salmon which was moist but VERY bland. The tiramisu was the best part of the meal but was still frozen in the center. I will not be going back to Salute.
Terrible Service, Average Food, and Over-Priced – No wonder we could get a last minute Sat. reservation for 8 people during the holiday season. This place is overpriced and the staff is flat out RUDE. We would have gotten better service at Applebees. The space is nice but there is no way Salute! will stay in business long with the way they treat their customers. The server mixed the entrees up (my husband didn't realize it and started eating and so did our friend). When it was discovered the waitress just switched the entrees and said "hope you are not afraid of getting coodies". Unbelievable when the entrees are $40/each. This is just one example of the terrible service we received. As for the food, you should probably save your $$ and just go to Olive Garden.
Wonderful atmosphere, great food, impeccable service – I recently went to Salute with a few friends this month. They have a beautiful dining room, but also a wide open bar area overlooking Madison ave. The same menu is served everywhere and it was a beautiful night, so we decided to sit out in the bar. We had a very pretty and personable waitress taking care of us. Everything from the food to the drinks was worth the price. Especially the great wine and food recommendations from our waitress. The staff is on top of things and seems to have great knowledge of the food served, the wine (there was a HUGE menu) and service steps. I used to be a server in my youth, so Iknow when I experience a bad time, and this was GREAT! I will recommend this place to anyone.
Pricey, but good food – This place has a great atmosphere, but I wouldn't suggested it for the bargain hunter. Come here with your rich relatives or company!
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