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306 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-3984
+1 212-288-7374
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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306 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-3984
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sandro's is a very small restaurant with tables tightly packed together so it is very loud and difficult to have a business or personal conversation without shouting across the tiny table seating four people. The "daily specials" list is annoyingly long -- the number of...More

Thank GreatBen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there are some nice appetizers--we didn't order them. Ditto the main dishes, for the most part. Apps--the Jewish style friend artichokes were a mouthful of pinecone cotton balls. The codfish was a rubbery mass impervious to pain (but the accompanying potatoes were great!). Veal scallopini...More

Thank CarolitaNYC
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Sandro’s prices pretty much correspond to those of Babbo, Felidia, etc. and the restaurant pitches itself as high end Italian. The menu is much more limited and more standard, but eating in his restaurant as a whole is a much more pleasant experience than in...More

Thank Schipa
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I have been going to Sandro's for many years and I am always impressed with the quality of the food served!!! carciofi alla giudea,( artichokes) veal chop,tagliolini al tartufo,antipasti,dolci ......amazing BRAVO SANDRO. I really recommend this amazing little place with lots of charm,quality and warm...More

Thank alessandro1954
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Sandro's has been an absolute favorite of ours for decades now .... and while the address has moved several times, this family run gem has always at the very top of our NYC restaurant list and in any given week-long trip to NY we have...More

2  Thank VickiRestivo
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This small, unpretentious restaurant in the upper east side of Manhattan is truly a gem. Their food is well prepared, well presented and simply delicious; you can taste the fresh food bought that same day. We had salads, pasta, and different meat plates, all with...More

Thank Granmio
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Sandro's for many years . I am always amazed by the great, warm service. The food is delicious and there is always a great variety of daily specials. Will for sure be back!

Thank Herman G
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Once again, my foodie son took me to this new spot (new for me). The pasta preparation was so worth it. We dined on fresh pasta, the mozzarella di bufala, and the sliced steak with mushrooms. Simply outstanding. The meal ended with the Torta Di...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Arrived to a very friendly bartender who poured me what was effectively a double while I waited for the rest of my party. A nice start. The room is long and narrow in what is really the basement of the town home. We were seated...More

Thank Priceofruby
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Yet another one of NY's hidden town house located restaurants, may of which serve the best Italian food in town. This focuses on Roman delights as in Rome but everything is good. Only issue is you can't hear you table partner - that's an exuberant...More

1  Thank Walter f
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Response from CarlaAKS | Reviewed this property |
Not cheap; not terrible.
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, After-hours
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-3984
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-288-7374
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