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322 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
+1 212-489-7212
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“calves liver” (16 reviews)
“pasta” (49 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
322 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well know pre and post theater Italian fine dining restaurant that has been in business for about 40 years. It is owned by Joe Allen who also owns his eponymous place next door and the chic boite, Bar Centrale, that is...More

Thank seanworc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Orso is one of those restaurants that can only exist in New York. A narrow, deep space on the first floor of a townhouse manages to be cozy, light and airy all at the same time. "Orso Classics" like the carpaccio, any of the pastas...More

Thank msR594UQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a private group of about 35 family and friends who took over the back half of the restaurant for dinner. We had choices of salmon, roasted chicken and pasta. Everyone raved abut our dinners including salad choices and desserts and I can attest...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where you want to go pre theater Or when you are on the West Side. The whole experience of being in a cozy little restaurant with fabulous Italian food can not be beat. I am wild about their calves liver!

Thank DMarshall2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went pre-theater because it's a great location for such a meal. The service was very good. Pre-theater is very early, so the restaurant was relatively empty and low energy. The dining room is unfussy and a little dated. The food was good, not very...More

Thank Lori G
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We had a great lunch. The place was packed and the service slightly slow at first because they were making sure that others there before show matinees had time to get to the theater. Our food was excellent and the service very good.

Thank kentmc
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Nothing other than excellent applies. From being greeted at the door, the wait staff and the food. An incredible experience that I highly recommend!

Thank Airbear777
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Third visit, and great to be back for punchy, delicious Italian home cooking. To start, roasted artichoke hearts with lemon and Parmesan (stunning, fresh) and then short rib pasta. Service speedy but spot on, flavours to die for, and amazing value.

Thank Henry F
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Went there after the theater without reservations and had really good pasta (hand made) and fantastic sauce. Very reasonably priced and a relatively small, not too noisy place.

Thank coastda
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Got 2 pizzas and a pasta, one pizza(orso pizza) was not the best but the pasta and the other pizza surely made up for it. One of the best pizzas I've had. Can definitely recommend, the staff is super friendly and service minded.

Thank Knstahl
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Anne C
13 June 2016|
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Response from Spencernewsock | Reviewed this property |
Not sure ... But plenty of small plate meals and great pizza
Kathryn Elizabe... M
9 June 2016|
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Response from Jon S | Reviewed this property |
I was dressed very casual, jeans and a nice Ralph Lauren t-shirt, I felt fine dressed that way. Casual to nice casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-3801
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-489-7212
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