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88 Madison Avenue, corner of 29th Street at The James New York - Nomad, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-691-0555
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“spaghetti” (194 reviews)
“bread basket” (56 reviews)
“creamy polenta” (37 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
88 Madison Avenue, corner of 29th Street at The James New York - Nomad, New York City, NY 10016
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an outstanding restaurant in every respect. The staff is professional, helpful, and friendly. The wine list is extensive, and the food is fantastic. Definitely worthy of a special occasion dinner. The only quirk is that the bathrooms are in the attached hotel -...More

Thank Raymond R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Scarpetta in their new location at the James Hotel. The restaurant was great! My husband and I got tuna ‘susci’ and scallop appetitzer which were amazing. For dinner, I got the papperdale with rabbit which was delicious. The rabbit was cooked perfectly...More

Thank acd725
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I joined friends for dinner at the new Scarpetta at the James Hotel. A wonderful, warm reception upon entering the restaurant. We arrived approximately 30 minutes prior to our reservation. We were treated to some very nice proseco and a delicious Tuscan...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new space in NoMad is very nice, spacious and decorated eloquently. The food was outstanding! The spaghetti phenomenal as always! The beet salad was very good and the Venison was outstanding! Apple tart and coffee ended a fantastic culinary experience. The service was 5...More

Thank Dkush1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a restaurant that so recently opened it is already running like a fine tuned machine. Ambiance was sophisticated yet approachable and very sexy. Staff and management were extremely attentive and welcoming. Don’t miss out on the tuna appetizer or the spaghetti (sounds simple but...More

Thank Kyle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was a great place, the food was very tasty and different. they had a unique selection of different things, all of which was very good

Thank dina357
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The entire experience is excellent. The food, service, staff and decor always exceed our expectations.

Thank MikaHaze
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

There is quite literally nothing bad that can be said about this place! From decor, to hosting, to atmosphere, and most of all food its absolutely amazing! The beef and bone marrow is the best thing I've eaten in years! The duck and foie gras...More

Thank euromaggie
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

The food and service are excellent. Don’t miss the pastas. They are outstanding. Also the best dessert ever...budino.

Thank Ms. Joan S
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We were very excited to have a meal at Scarpetta, and it was fabulous up until the entrees. The breads were great, the Apps were great. But the entrees were disappointing. Too many great places in NYC to have mediocre entrees

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24 September 2017|
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Response from Tracey A | Reviewed this property |
The bar is perfect for solo diners. It is small and cozy. If you want to enjoy a table, do it. Their service will be top notch no matter the number of guests!
4 February 2016|
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Response from Walter f | Reviewed this property |
Karen H has an answer but I don't know from my own visit - interesting question and perhaps I will start to ask
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$500
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Madison Avenue, corner of 29th Street at The James New York - Nomad, New York City, NY 10016
    (9th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: A, C, E & L trains to 8th Avenue/14th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-691-0555
The Italian expression, "fare la scarpetta," describes the gesture of taking the little boot-shaped piece of bread to soak up the remaining sauce left in the pot of one's home kitchen. In 2008, Scarpetta received a James Beard nomination for 'Best New Restaurant in America' as well as a coveted three-star review from the New York Times.
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