La Ginestra - NY

4.7
243 recensioni
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4.7basato sulle recenti valutazioni
4.8
cibo
4.7
servizio
4.6
Atmosfera
4.5
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LS
New York
13 recensioni
Visitato 4 giorni fa
Complessivo 2cibo 3servizio 2Atmosfera 3

What was once a favorite place is sadly no longer. As someone with a food allergy, I would be concerned about dining here. I was not always, but as a newly gluten-intolerant individual, I was sadly given and ingested a lot of gluten unknowingly. While it was not the fault of the waiter, but the busser, it nonetheless ruined the evening and part of the next day. The busser thought that whole wheat and gluten-free bread were the same, so when we asked if they served gluten-free bread, he happily said yes and came right back out with some.

Luckily, I asked the waiter where they got such delicious gluten-free bread. Turns out they don't have any and the busser was wrong. While the staff was deeply apologetic, it affected me the rest of the night. Had I had full-blown Celiac disease I would have been writhing in pain on the floor. That was a serious mistake that should have been avoided with proper education of the staff. Apologies only were verbal and there was no attempt to make up for this mistake in any other way.

The appetizer I ordered of mozzarella and eggplant was served without mozzarella because they were nervous that the Polly-o cheese may have gluten in it somehow; it doesn't. What upset me was that it wasn't until I was being served the plate that I was informed this. I was charged full price and got half of my appetizer. Since I was a starving pregnant woman, I ate it because I didn't want to wait for them to make something else. I was never asked if I wanted something else or if they could put something different instead. In fact, the entire meal we paid full price for, despite the inconvenience and mistake.

I was concerned that the staff was not well trained- if trained at all - in how to approach food allergies and sensitivities and now, unfortunately, we will not be dining here in the future. One positive note was that the waiter did seem to know something about gluten and offered to grill the fish instead.

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DA
New York
16 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 9 agosto 2019
Complessivo 4cibo 4servizio 4Atmosfera 4

We live near by and love the updated decor and food and service was fabulous love this place

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OT
New York
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 6 agosto 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 4servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Our waitress was amazing and so was the food

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KD
New York
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 27 luglio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Always welcomed by Gus as if you are a family member sitting at his dining table. Amazing food and service. Hands down the best Italian food in Long Island.

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SM
New York
20 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 24 luglio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

We've been there several times and are never disappointed. The service is outstanding, and you won't find a better meal on Long Island.

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P
New York
71 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 20 luglio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

We had dinner on Saturday 7/20. Our table was waiting for us. The food and service was great as it always is. We had the swordfish special which was pounded, lightly breaded and grilled and the halibut special - just good old halibut. Both were outstanding. Like no place else. Excellence is par for the course at this restaurant.

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DA
New York
16 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 20 luglio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

We had a delicious dinner and everyone was so nice and accommodating to us. The place has a nice atmosphere very updated Italian farmhouse. The food was very delicious and we were happy with everything and we will definitely be going back.

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b
New York
13 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 19 luglio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Excellent food and service.

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L
New York
9 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 13 luglio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

All excellent

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g
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 28 giugno 2019
Complessivo 3cibo 4servizio 4Atmosfera 2

the food was better than average. the tables are MUCH MUCH too close to each other. the noise was unbearable - we could not have a conversation! it was a Friday night - one can only hope that weekday nights are better!

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OT
Miami
7 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 22 giugno 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Best Italian restaurant!

B
New York
52 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 8 giugno 2019
Complessivo 2cibo 2servizio 3Atmosfera 3

This used to be a neighborhood staple, but not any longer. The food choices are tired, the creativity is stale and the value simply isn't there anymore. Overrated and underachieving restaurant.

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M
Palm Springs
11 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 1 giugno 2019
Complessivo 3cibo 3servizio 2Atmosfera 3

We felt rushed. The waiter was impatient. The food was of average quality. The martinis were tiny

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j
New York
14 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 1 giugno 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Excellent from start to finish. Food, service and seating was perfect.

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DM
Seattle
5 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 31 maggio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

We were regulars at La Ginestra till we moved away over 30 years ago. Having returned recently, and being able to dine there with friends after such a long absence is a testament to the restaurants ability to maintain its high level of satisfying palates for so many years. Food preparation and service remain top notch. Owners were on site and still make it their business to greet you and seat you and prepare you for an excellent dining experience. This restaurant will hopefully remain tops on the list in the area as they truly know how to do it right.

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L
New York
9 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 31 maggio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Everything was great! Especially the food and the service

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b
New York
14 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 31 maggio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Excellent food preparation and very attentive service. Owners know what they are doing.

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TM
New York
54 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 30 maggio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

La Ginestra is one of the finest Italian restaurants, anywhere. My wife and I have traveled far and wide and dined at great restaurants in many places. La Ginestra is definitely in our Top 10 list. And we have the added advantage of having it right here in Glen Cove, where we live on Long Island. Highly recommended.

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OT
New York
3 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 24 maggio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 4servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Great menu with hard to choose selections. Friendly and professional service in a vibrant, comfortable dining room.
A Glen Cove jewel!

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CR
New York
10 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 23 maggio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Delicious food and excellent service!

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d
New York
3 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 23 maggio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

One of our favorites. Food always delicious and fresh

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JR
New York
29 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 9 maggio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Food was excellent. Branzino was excellently prepared. Servers are always friendly and attentive.

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M
New York
28 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 3 maggio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

This restaurant is always one of the best on Long Island.

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OT
New York
2 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 27 aprile 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Consistently delicious food and great service. Highly recommend.

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LM
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 24 aprile 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

This was my first visit to La Ginestra- and a business meeting as well, so the pressure to impress was high.

La Ginestra came through with flying colors. The wait staff was attentive, the food, delicious, and the owner was very warm and congenial.

I will be back and so will my clients. Bravo, La Ginestra!!

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EL
New York
2 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 16 aprile 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

It’s always great. Yummy food. Excellent service.

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L
Denver
8 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 6 aprile 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Always consistent delicious food. Owner Enzo and Gus always welcoming and accommodating to any dietary needs.

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OT
New York
44 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 6 aprile 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Our reservation was honored right on time. The restaurant was very busy-not an empty table-but service was gracious, prompt & non-obtrusive. Food was absolutely delicious. Was a little noisier than our last visit because it was so busy but we were in a lovely corner table and you could still have a conversation without raising your voice. Tables are well spaced. Excellent dining experience. We have been there before and will definitely be back.

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LJ
New York
21 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 30 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Always great!
We always arrive a bit early to relax and enjoy a cocktail before going to the table. Wonderful service.
My favorite appetizer is Carpachio of Salmon, topped with fresh cheese over shredded greens.
Entrie whether pasta, poultry, beef, veal or fish all great anyway you order.
Great wines, espresso and biscotti.
Super servers. 5 Star!

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SM
New York
21 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 23 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Always get a delicious meal there. The service is amazing

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AL
New York
17 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 23 marzo 2019
Complessivo 3cibo 3servizio 4Atmosfera 3

This place has been showing up on the Open Table email recommendations so I figured I’d give it a try. First off they made me wait 15 minutes to seat me. The acoustics and noise were piercing The food was mediocre at best and was overpriced for the quality The place is also right out of central casting for the Sopranos but I can assure your Artie Buco is not the chef The bartender was equally as unremarkable too. Pass on this place.

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S
Chicago
23 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 22 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Charming place. Great mix of food and service. We will be back.

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m
New York
12 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 19 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

From start to finish, an absolutely fantastic evening! Atmosphere, service and most importantly the food were at the absolute highest level! One of the best restaurants on Long Island!

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R
New York
20 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 16 marzo 2019
Complessivo 4cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Great food and very good service

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L
New York
9 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 15 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

All good - food was delicious , service was great. This is what we always expect and what we’ve always received

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RB
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 9 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT ON LONG ISLAND
My wife, friends and I have be going to La Ginestra for years. The food has always been excellent. Last night the dinner for four was superb. My friend had the Pollo Scarpariello. Not only did he say it was the best Scarpariello that had ever had, but also said "I finally know how this dish should taste." I had the Zuppa di Pesce. The seafood was perfectly cooked. My wife is always a fan of the Insalata di Long Island and the Linguine con Vongole. Gus is always there to greet you with a smile, a handshake and there to say goodnight. Julie is one of the hardest working waitress I have ever seen. She is always sweet and she makes certain that the food arrives promptly .
La Ginestra, is without question the best Italian restaurant on Long Island.

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MS
New York
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 8 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

You feel like you're in the city at a real Italian restaurant and not a Long Island knock-off

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R
New York
24 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 2 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 4servizio 4Atmosfera 4

This was the first time we went to this restaurant and enjoyed it very much. Will return.

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n
New York
175 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 27 febbraio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

took my wife for her birthday on a wednesday night, we were greeted at the door cordially by the owner Enzo and a wonderful evening commenced. we started with vokda martinis, a wonderful full pour, next a special eggplant lasagna, excellent. my wife's dover sole superb, and my veal chop perfectly cooked excellent. but desert, a home made napoleon, the best. attentive but not intrusive wait staff. all in all a great dining experience

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e
New York
3 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 23 febbraio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

We love this restaurant. The service, food and ambiance are always fantastic.
Denise Silverstein

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