702 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002540.793008 -73.971532
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper West Side
Delicious! Delicious! Delicious! – If you like seafood, spices, rice, and really good wine, there is simply no excuse for you to have not yet tried Sipan. It is delectable. Beginning with the crisp toasted (soy?) nuts, straight through the salads, running through the main course, careening into your second bottle of wine, and passing lazily into your dessert, Sipan is sheer perfection. I curse my sister and brother-in-law for moving from the UWS to Chelsea! Now what excuse do I have to go there?!?
N.B.: Although a more upscale, quiet restaurant, my 1-year-old niece has accompanied us on several visits, and she is always given very special attention. She now thinks she is the princess of Sipan!
Nice Food, Awful Service! – I have gone to Sipan several times, but the last time it was an awful experience! We had a 9pm reservation for 6 people but arrived 15 minutes early.
The host let us sit at our table and wait for the rest of the party but 5 minutes before 9 the host asked if we were sure it was for 6 and the waiter threatened they would take our table if the rest of our party didn't arrive before 9:15.
It's understandable if everyone is late but they were on time at 9. They made us very uncomfortable to say the least and put a damper on the whole evening. I recommend the food but maybe get it to go!
Very good food, service could be better – Overall, the food was very good. the tamale appetizer was very good, and the pan-seared seabass with capers in tomato sauce was excellent, some of the best prepared bass I've had in a while. The downside was the service, which was exceedingly slow. While we were seated promptly (we had a 7:30 reservation afterall), my wife and I had a 7:30 reservation and only ordered the appetizer and main menu courses and the meal took just under 2 hours. We wanted to stay for dessert, but we feared it might take another hour to get it.
muydeli – excellent peruvian fare.. the ceviches are to die for as well as the main seafood entrees. It is worth a trip uptown without a doubt.
the best peruvian spot in nyc, hands down. i was stunned by the chef's handling of the delicate flavors of the different ceviches as well as by his updates on traditional dishes. be sure to order a tamale and clasico papas with your ceviches to start. fair warning - the kitchen's expertise lies in seafood dishes. main courses of duck and steak are hearty and delicious, but you wil be most impressed with your starters and seafood entrees. a word on the ambience - details! as a peruvian, i loved each charming (not cheesy) homage to peruvian culture. don't miss the nazca figures painted on the ceiling!
Wonderful – As a Peruvian, Sipan "definitely" excells in its Peruvian culinary skills. The appetizers a/k/a "aperitivos" were simply delicious and enough for two. Better yet, if you order several (4-5) "aperitivos" plus a soup, it's enough for a meal. My compliments to the Chef and staff.
The decor is simply and elegant.
Dinner Review – Food is excellent and the atmosphere is cosy. The service is quite slow, but good. The Pico Sour's are great.
Solid – Very good Peruvian food, prices that you'd consider reasonable. Creative and tasty. Great room too.
Their small bar area is GREAT. There are so few good bars in the area, and nobody knows about their bar, which features a very cozy and cool couch area around a big table. Not a place for a bar crowd, but ideal for a group of 5-8 people.
UWS Sleeper!!! – This is definitely an untapped UWS resource. Beautiful cozy dining area with great streetside views. The food is AMAZING and the service is fantastic. A good date spot and they can also accommodate larger groups as well as special events. Try their brunch on select Sundays!
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