325 W 51st St, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.763664 -73.986839
Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm, 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Clinton, Midtown
Good ravioli! – The foods, prices and service are very good. This is the restaurant that I always go whenever I crave for ravioli. They have the best ravioli in NYC!
great food – The food was very good. It was a wonderful city restaurant with a fine set up. The waitress was top notch and the staff was very cordial.
Great Food, Great Service – My wife and I are both from the NYC area...we now live near Houston TX but come to NY every year on vacation. We stay near Times Sqaure and have often gone to the Bronx (Mario's) to satisfy our Italian craving. Patsy's is our new place. The sauce is great ( the owner came to our table and gave my wife a jar of the sauce...she now buys it at a supermarket in Texas) and the food is incredible. This is Southern Italian food at it's best. With so many bad choices near Times Sqaure or in Little Italy just head to Patsy's and see what NYC Italian food was like a few decades ago.
Greasy hands indeed. – It saddens me that others can be saddened by a bad experience at a restaurant, but even more so that they would consider a $150 dinner for two to be fine dining.
However, my wife and I have had many a great experience at Vice Versa. I?ve always found the service to be respectful and cordial and the food to be what is expected of a meal in its price range.
Notwithstanding the possibility that a new waiter might be a little rough around the edges, I think it is safe to say that others can expect a positive dining experience there if they?re simply looking for a casual night on the town.
The Fall From Grace – Folks, I never write reviews...because I always search for the best aspect of any dining experience, and generally dwell on that little gem as I grab my coat, walk or cab home half drunk, and relate the somewhat sanitized version of said experience over the ensuing days and weeks, whenever it might come up. That I am writing my first official restaurant review for public consideration should thus add some measure of validity to these observations.
I will never again dine at Vice Versa - which saddens me because I fear I shall never duplicate the truly novel experience of "fine dining" in Hell's Kitchen. Flowery prose aside, and the disparity between my own expectations (based on 6 previous positive Vice Versa experiences) and this particular marathon of disappointment notwithstanding, let me simply enumerate the reasons that this dinner for 2 was NOT worth the $150 that changed greasy hands:
1. Frisee Salad was tossed in VINEGAR, not vinegrette. Beets were ornamental at best. Mandarin oranges were completely out of place, and walnuts were like rock candy.
2. Duck breast was requested at medium, and served well-done and LUKEWARM.
3. Wine glasses stood empty for 15 minutes, and were only filled upon my direct request of the waiter.
4. Plates sat obviously ready for clearing for 15 minutes before the waiter inquired if we were finished.
5. Waiter did not crumb the table.
6. Dessert menu was soiled with some kind of syrup.
7. Coffee was served without a sugar/sweetener caddy
8. Waiter darted to retrieve the finished credit slip within seconds of my final pen stroke (no table turning here or imminent shift turnover - this was 9:30pm!)
If we can tolerate tunnel traffic, bumbling tourists, skyrocketing rents, B&T weekenders, the Great Yum Yum Bangkok Invasion, and the endless round-the-clock jackhammers of progress, then isn't it time Hell's Kitchen raised the bar of cuisine just on a tad? Meanitme, I'll be dining downtown.
After trying to eat down the street in our usual Italian spot which had no air conditioning and was too hot to enjoy dinner, we walked down the street until we came upon Vice Versa. What a great surprise! It's a beautiful place, and the fixed price menu was a great buy and the food was fabulous. We had a salad, delicious fish with mashed potatoes and the best spinach, and a nice dessert. The biscotti and cookies they brought at the end were wonderful. I love this place and am sad I didn't find it before. It will be my new favorite place whenever I want to go someplace nice with excellent food. You never know what you will find in New York City on the most unassuming street! This is what makes New York so unique!!
My favorite – This is my "occasion" restaurant. It's always simply fantastic from start to finish, has an excellent wine selection, first-rate staff, and as an added bonus you never know who you might see there. I've had a number of different entrees and desserts there - all excellent. Sorry if this review isn't really specific. I just think you can't go wrong with Vice Versa, no matter what you order. In the warmer months, there's dining available in a little courtyard. The atmosphere is modern and trendy and the food is modern Northern Italian. I love it.
Great lil italian place – I went her for a lunch meeting today and it was great! it was raining out so this usually crowded place was nicely empty. the food was excellent and the service was attentive. great wine list!
Great Italian food – Went with a group of 4 on a Saturday night before a Broadway show and loved almost everything about it. The restaurant's ambience was good and the service was superb. For the most part the food was very good, although i think i'd skip the calamari. I get that at alot of places and i can't really say i liked this version. But aside from that, the food was very good. Their wine selection was fantastic and really "made" the meal memorable. Also the proximity to the theatre district makes it a great choice before a show since it takes virtually no time to walk from dinner to pretty much any theatre in the area.
Great Service, Amazing staff & Delicious food – I went to ViceVersa this past Friday with my boyfriend & 2 friends, we had a great time. The dishes on the pre-fix menu were great. My friends had the pasta with lamb meatballs, which was also great. The staff was very nice & accomadating. The portions are just right. We had room for desert, which was very good. I would defiently return to this restaurant.
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