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Bice (54th & 5th)

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Bice (54th & 5th)

CiaoNewYork | Aug 23, 2005 08:28 AM

Until someone gave me a gift certificate to this place, I'd never heard of it.

Went for dinner on Sunday night.

More expensive than Babbo ($26 pastas, $38 entrées?).

Service: as bad as I've had in recent memory.

Food: a little better than Little Italy.

They kept pushing us to get a bottle of water (asked three times).
We were happy with tap. They put a bottle on our check anyway.

Waiters all wore "Yes, I'm union!" pins.

Dinner for two: split one pasta, two entrées, one $50 bottle of wine.
(NO: apps, dessert, coffee, other beverages)

$162, plus tip.

I'm told this place has been here since 1926. What gives?

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