John's of 12th Street or Patsy's?
Showing an out of town relative around NYC. Looking for an "Old-School Red Sauce" place with authentic NYC feel. Narrowed it down to Patsy's (Midtown, NOT the Spanish Harlem pizza place) and John's of 12th Street. Opinions, anyone?
John's of 12th Street
302 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003
Went to Patsy's on 56th for lunch. Elegant, stuffy but impressive atmosphere . nice attentive waiter. overpriced but good food, stuffed shells were very small but tasty. chicken cesar salad was excellent but expensive at $24. I would take my parents there because of the old new york-ish atmosphere but otherwise wouldn't return. oh, and they had no lasagna on the menu.