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Il Vagabondo

351 E 62nd St, New York City, NY 10065-7770
+1 212-832-9221
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“veal parm” (17 reviews)
Closed Now
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
351 E 62nd St, New York City, NY 10065-7770
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Arguably one of the best places in NYC to eat Veal Parmigiana but sadly Il Vagabondo has closed with no date of reopening anytime soon. Go to Carmine's or Patsy's.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

There are certain gems in NY the go over looked. "Vagabondos" as I knew it growing up is one of them. A place so off the charts and map in an upper east side neighborhood in the basement of a town house. I have been...More

3  Thank SHBtravel
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I have been to this restaurant periodically over the past 50 years, and I am sad that it is now "closed for an extended period". This was a classic New York dining experience, not necessarily for the food (which was reliable but not superb) but...More

4  Thank antiques223
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My husband and l had our first date here more than 30 years ago and when l lived in the city l'd try to get all my dates to come here. There is a bocce ball court that you could sit next to and watch...More

1  Thank Jupiterbound
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Came here because of Emeril Lagasse calling Il Vagabondo's 'Veal Parmesan' as "the best thing I ever ate" on food network. The waiter was sweaty and unfriendly, our food took over half an hour to arrive, and was a total disappointment once we got it....More

Thank internetmudah
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Closed!!! For extended period of time. Been here many times since we were children. Some of the best meals and dining experience ever. Tried for Dec 10 to find sign that they are closed for extended period of time. Come back soon! We love and...More

1  Thank foodiest65
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I walked to the restaurant late afternoon on Dec 5. Place was dark, obviously a vacant space, and a sign on the door: CLOSED! Web site still active and TA listing still saying OPEN. Went to Patsy's on 60th street as an...More

1  Thank brooklyn45
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This little hidden storefront restaurant has been in this location for 30 years that I have been eating they are. Do not be fooled by its storefront. Inside are 4 separate dining rooms. as you walk in is the bar, you will be greeted by...More

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This place has been around forever - at least 35 years with it novel bocce court which certainly attracts many diners and tourists. It's a fun experience but the restaurant itself is tired and ordinary and the menu hasn't changed in decades. Everything is standard...More

Thank Carla G
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The feel and food of this place demonstrate the pride its owners have in it. We all had (coincidentally) veal dishes which were all excellent, with my veal vagabondo being declared the winner. Slow-ish but not ridiculous service. Decent wine selection. And, if you are...More

Thank travellngcircus
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17 April 2017|
Response from brooklyn45 | Reviewed this property |
NO. My wife and I walked all the way there from midtown (nice walk) only to find the place closed. Looked in the windows and the place had been stripped of furnishings. That was December 2016.
8 October 2016|
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Response from Retro50 | Reviewed this property |
Their phone is now disconnected. Doesn't look good.
16 January 2016|
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Response from Kate B | Reviewed this property |
They didn't have a gluten free menu, but there menu is online, so you can check it for yourself. Hope that helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 E 62nd St, New York City, NY 10065-7770
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-832-9221
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