955 2nd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.755268 -73.968380
Mon-Fri 12pm -11:30pm; Sat 1:30am-4pm, 4pm - 11:30pm; Sun 11:30am - 4pm, 4pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown East (Turtle Bay), Midtown, Midtown East
Don't waste your time here – What an underwhelming way to spend dinner. Wish we would have found somewhere where they know how to cook steak and seafood. The salmon carpaccio was just bland lox over a bed of unseasoned spinich, the NY strip steak was not a good cut of meat, the fish special, snapper, was tough and flavorless, and the key lime pie for dessert tasted like it was from a supermarket. On the upside, the waitstaff were friendly and attentive. We hated to complian at them, so just paid the bill and left, never to return.
good seafood & pasta – Six of us came for lunch on the company tab. we were seated on the 2nd floor balcony which was perfect for the sunny day. we started with the crispy bruschetta (piled with tomatoes & onions) & caprese (fresh mozzarella with very fresh tomato) as appetizers. afterwards, i had the grilled tuna ($18) served with bean salad. the huge tuna steak was very fresh and grilled rare according to my specifications. it was simply flavoured with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. the fish came atop a huge pile of bean (assortment of white, red, and string beans) salad marinated in a slightly spicy tomato-based sauce it complimented the steak very well. we sampled a few of the desserts. the homemade cheesecake was especially good (light & airy). the white chocolate mousse cake was pretty awful though very dry and dense. bill came to $220 including tip & drinks.
very good – I went here for dinner after reading the reviews for this place. The people were nice and attentive. The menu had a good number of options. The calamari was a good portion and the lobster bisque was amazing. Try the halibut. And the tiramisu is a must. The value is excellent.
Just an Average run of the mill italian place – Nothing really stood out here. The service was good and they were on point with us. The best thing we had here were the New Zealand muscles...it was the special. They were HUGE and came in this tastey spicey sauce.
Meals were average at best.
Dinner bill minus any drinks was around 70 bucks.
Down Hill Slide – Recent renovaitons eliminated one of the big draws, the Brick Oven which turned out great pizza and the like has been REMOVED. I went there at least a dozen times per year hosting and or directing parties to pescatore as well. It looks like the place is in going to head down the slippery slope of cutting cost and losing more business. It's a shame and I'm not happy.
Wonderful – A little pricey, but otherwise the olives were delicious and the lobster bisque wonderful. My mother loved her penne ala vodka. Overall, a wonderful experience.
So Reliable, So Great – When I have guests in town, I can always count on there being great food and service at an affordable price here. Decor exudes a traditional warm and cozy vibe. Every dish I've tried there is fantastic.
EXCELLENT! – This quaint restaurant has a great staff and the best ravioli I have ever eaten!! And I know ravioli. My friends all enjoyed their meals, as well, and we had a wonderful time. We will definitely go back.
User review by mamapop – This is a great place for lunch during the week. The value at lunch time is great and you have a wide range of things to choose from. My department always has lunch out here when we go out as a group. Very good food. You can chose between Pasta, Chicken, Sandwiches and of course fish. I don't eat fish, but I have heard they have great seafood. They have a monsterous fish dish which takes two people to eat.
A New York Staple – It is hard to find a restaurant that you can count on for a romantic dinner or a fun lively time with some friends or a great party setting with such reliable service and continually fabulous food. Maybe that is why there are so many regulars at Pescatore. The food is consistently delicious, always go for the fish special! or the osso buco and don't forget the chopped salad. The wine list is good, there is always a nice Chianti available and the staff is friendly and competent. I'm there every couple of weeks and from all the friendly faces I now recognize, so are a lot of other New Yorkers. Thanks Pescatore.......
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