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100 Forsyth St, New York City, NY 10002-5103
+1 212-625-3444
09:00 - 21:00
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

When there's so much variety of good food and restaurants in NY, we were unlucky to spend a dinner at Grotto. It felt like a tourist trap in the end, the food was really average, way over priced and lacked the 'love' we were really looking for. When you only have a week in a city like NY you regret... More 

Thank David N
New Jersey
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Grotto is one of my favorite restaurant in the financial district. I've been going there for 14 years. My favorite dish is the Shrimp Parm, but recently the Shrimp Fra Diavolo may be inching its way into the number 1 spot. I love the combination of the creamy, tomatoes saucy with a hint of spice. You can only get it... More 

Thank A W
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

With a tour group and we ran late which I'm sure was a problem. But not an excuse for the taste of the food. Worst eggplant Parmesan I've ever had. Just ate there and feel sick. $10 for a glass of wine from a $3 bottle. Don't go!

Thank Leelynn11
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

Hard to get a good reservation. We got one at 10:15pm. Apparently, a lot of other people paying too much for very little portions. Don't misunderstand me. I don't mind paying for a good meal, but food overpriced and no deviations from menu. We ordered 6 small appetizers and 4 entrees. No one liked any of it. Only good thing... More 

Thank raymond c
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Used to frequent this place a lot, but recently felt ripped off after purchasing a living social deal. The deal was for dinner for 2 for $29. When I made the reservation I told them I had a living social offer, and told them again when we arrived at the restaurant. They failed to mention there were only 2 wines... More 

Thank artichoke78
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

I had high hopes for this place. I read good ratings for it on Yelp. We went in October because we bought a deal from Groupon or Living Social for the restaurant. It was cold so the back yard area we read about was obviously not open. Instead, we were packed into a long, single row seating situation with about... More 

Thank ccwise
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

My husband and I had a Living Social coupon that was too great a deal to pass up. The restaurant is a little hard to find, down a flight of steps in a quiet neighborhood near Chinatown. They have a garden, but it was a little rainy so it was closed. The restaurant is dark and cozy, and the food... More 

Thank Sharon S
1 review
Reviewed 9 May 2013

My husband and me were planning to celebrate our bdays at this restaurant, and had worked out the price and details with their owner Nicole via email, as we live in India and hence a time zone difference. Since I wanted the owner to plan the menu for us as she knows her menu best, in advance I requested her... More 

Thank BlrWanderlust
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167 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2013

We went there with a Living Social coupon. Despite the fact we didn't make a reservation, the restaurant found seats for us. The food and wine were excellent. The coupon was for one shared appetizer (Excellent), two pastas (also excellent), and one shared dessert (Also excellent). Plus 2 glasses of wine. Service was excellent and the waitstaff were quite helpful.... More 

New York City, New York
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311 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2013

A very small narrow restaurant underground with the vaguely nautical feel that comes from using portholes for lighting. I had the carpaccio and a pasta with squid, both of which were great. I also managed to sample my neighbors steak and fries which was also surprisingly good, considering this is an italian restaurant. Reservations strongly recommended due to small size... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Forsyth St, New York City, NY 10002-5103
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-625-3444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?