Lavo - NYC
Lavo - NYC

Lavo - NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lavony.com/
  • Phone: 2127505588
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: M-F, & Sun; 5:00pm - 1:00am
    Dinner: Sat only; 7:30pm - 1:00am
    Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: John DeLoach
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call the restaurant at 212.750.5588 and ask to speak with a Manager re: catering. We're happy to assist you.
  • Entertainment: Live DJ nightly
  • Special Events: For dinner groups of 15 people or more, please call Special Events at 212.399.3097.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison and Park Avenues
  • Public Transit: 4,5,& 6 (Green Line) 59th St & Lexington Station,
    N & R (Yellow Lines) 60th St & 5th Ave Station, and
    E (Blue Line) 53rd St & Madison Ave Station
    M (Orange Line) 53rd St & Madison Ave Station
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Parking Garages available on 57th, 58th, & 59th Streets between Lexington & Park Avenues. We do not validate. No valet parking.
A word from Lavo - NYC
Last reservations are at 12:45am.



Lavo is open for lunch Monday - Friday and Sunday brunch from 11:30am - 5:00pm.



We accept reservations up to one month in advance.
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Lavo - NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
284 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (130)vibrant bar scene (108)good for groups (103)great for lunch (77)special occasion (77)fit for foodies (66)late-night find (57)neighborhood gem (40)notable wine list (39)romantic (37)great for brunch (26)great for outdoor dining (22)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (6)Show More
  • LAVO, COOL, DELICIOUS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great time with colleagues, good looking crowd, great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out
    DominoVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Always have a great time here. Service was just right, our waiter knew that we wanted to linger a little and did not hurry us at all- which is unusual these days. Food was great, cocktails awesome!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lavo NYC
    GaryB
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was very good but not excellent. Overpriced for the quality you get although portions are large. My chief complaint was the Veal Parm at $46. The quality of the veal was excellent, thinly sliced. However, it was covered in too much mozzarella, and very little tomato sauce. Actually, the way they make it is to put the tomato sauce on the plate only, then the veal with heavy cheese, but no sauce on the veal below the cheeses. I sent it back. Came back 20 min later. Now it was charred on outside edge of veal, very little sauce and cheese.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoy lunch
    JuilavhaVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    have lunch at Lavo every visit to NYC (monthly) perfect meeting place for lunch (with a reservation) or for a lite delicious salad pre flite LOVE LOVE the tomato "tapenade" served with the bread … use on my salmon in salmon salad & on Chicken paillard . wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's good
    FABFOODIE
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The bread is delicious. The salmon I ordered was not. It was actually very bad and I was very surprised. The tiramisu was delicious! The highlight of the entire meal. The night club is separate and we never made it in. $2,500 for a table is ridiculous. The experience is not even worth it. Overall I recommend the restaurant just don't have the salmon.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to meet friends!
    nycfoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. However, the best part was the service. I would definitely return to Lavo for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beeshoney
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Lovely spot . Excellent food and service. Go on early side if you want a nice dining experience and don't want to be part of the "scene".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night at LAVO
    thegrand
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    very nice atmosphere, good food, good drinks, music and friendly staff, will be back very soon, especially for the meatballs!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner out with the boys
    Noelcopp
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a fun night out the portionsportions were so big we only needed 3 appetizers and one main dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lavo- great midtown NYC spot
    garyb
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Lavo has tons of energy, a great bar scene, comfortable seating and one of the best Italian meatballs ever. They pour a very good cocktail, service is good, my raw bar items were great and the scene is loud in the front but fine in the back. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    Benji
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The Food is ok but overpriced , The hostess is not a Professional
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    FoooodReviewerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I was somewhat skeptical after reading some of the reviews but I had a wonderful meal. Everything was outstanding. The service and the food. The bread is great. I ordered the Branzino, a side of potatoes and mushrooms.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    roesteve80
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The soup was wonderful, like I would make at home. Strip Steak was very good, and the portion was substantial. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    DDNY
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service was great. Waiter was really a find, he knew how to please his customers. Food was very good. Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Lunch
    Gigine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I went to lunch for last day of restaurant week and I had a lovely lunch for my birthday with my mom. The food was Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Madison45
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was meh to say the least. My husband and I could not have a conversation. Couldn't wait to leave.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kimosabiVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Far exceeded our expectation. We went there during the NYC restaurant week, we enjoyed so much and will come back here again soon. The minestrone soup and chicken Marsala were exceptionally tasty, while Caesar salad and Penne Arrabbiata could have been better with asserted flavor. This was of one of best meals we have had as part of NYC restaurant week over the past decade.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Renee
    ReneeMBVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We celebrated a friends birthday and they brought a dessert with a birthday message....very nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is my favorite restaurant!
    HAPPYHAPPY
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Lavo is always a go-to for Restaurant Week and even when it's not Restaurant Week. The service is always top notch; I am always treated with care and special attention. The food is routinely excellent quality. The noise level is consistently moderate, never too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amaze!
    Shantel
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his 28th birthday and the food was absolutely delicious! It was a little loud but service was fast( our food came out within 10 mins of ordering ! I changed my reservations about 4 times after running late and when we arrived out table was ready! Super nice staff, gorgeous crowd deff will return on a club night
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but soooo loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    so loud! need to yell to one another and we were only 3 people
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    NeighborhoodgemVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We always have lots of fun at Lavo. Our favorite dish- Kobe meatballs!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer to NYC
    LavoLover
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was my first visit to NYC and it was in celebration of my daughter's 16th birthday. We celebrated the special occasion at Lavo - it was a hit; the food was amazing the service was excellent and even the guests were friendly! Love Lavo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, great service, fun
    cb2000
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Had the chicken domenic (again), great every time. friendly attentive service. fun atmosphere. everything on the menu good. i was not paid to write this !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great
    Crazyangel519518VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have been wanting to try Lavo for a while now, I am happy to say i was not the least disappointed. the Service was get, cocktail list was interesting very creative and yummy drinks. The food was also outstanding, I would recommend Lavo to friends or family and would 100% return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch spot.
    Chbz
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Good for lunch during NY restaurant week. Great and efficient service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Lunch
    Erica
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I visited here during restaurant week, on a weekday for lunch. We enjoyed an outside table and had no interference with the outside lunch sidewalk traffic. The service was great and the food was amazing. Although we ordered from the restaurant week (smaller) menu, there was a great selection. The food tasted very well and was more than filling. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone during any time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiting Time
    BigBear
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Had reservation for 8:15, arrived at 8:05, didn't sit down till 9:00. This is an unreasonable wait with a reservation , they need to revamp there policy or process to avoid this kind of wait .
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst time of my life!!!!
    Dayana
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    When we got there they sat us down like 10 minutes later. Our waitress didnt care about anything. She was in the back foco ng her Hair And just standing. The water took forever. Forget about the apetizer, entree and desert. But wait the check came right away + she stood next to us waiting for us to pay. Not to mention that I was on my lunch break that I mentioned since she took our ordered. She had an actitud. Food tasted delicious but 2.5 hours....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we got there early .....
    jeannieVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    so we sat by the bar and it was fine. a little loud and a good people watching place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Loved Lavo but had a problem with the waitress. She was not knowledgable with food allergies and gave me the wrong information regarding their gluten free pasta containing eggs, when it does not. They need to train their staff on their gluten free pasta and about food allergies. Their GF pasta and sauce is very good!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Restaurant Week Menu
    TMTNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Many NYC restaurants just go through the motions with their Restaurant Week menus, not Lavo, they put their best foot forward with a menu that really showcases the kitchen's abilities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere and nice food
    Nycman6
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went there around 10 on a Tuesday and the place had a nice atmosphere and was pretty full for a Tuesday. Even though it was pretty full, the service was amazing and the bartender was generous with the drinks. The food was good and the service was impeccible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food lots of noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Really great food, but very hard to hold onto a conversation due to the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hot date night!
    LindsayHVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I love taking my husband to great restaurants, because his face always lights up when we walk through the door. Needless to say, when we walked into Lavo, his face was completely illuminated! Lavo is hip and chic, and the dining is almost as enjoyable as the people watching. Speaking of dining, the food is impeccable. I had the penne vodka, and my husband had the salmon. Both were absolutely delicious, and we can't wait to go back and try the many other tempting menu options. Perhaps the best part of the menu was the savory garlic bread and tomato sauce served as an appetizer. I'd highly recommend Lavo for a girl's night out or date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Lavo!
    GreensThoughtsVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This is one of my two favorite Italian places in NYC. They are also very consistent with amazing service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    dinediva
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was a really nice spot. The waiter was nice but a bit stand-offish, and believe it or not the service was way too fast.... I felt like I was being rushed out. Someone else told me they felt the same way.... sometimes it's nice to give people a few minutes to digest, move around, chat and make room for dessert. However, overall it was good food.... pricey but delish.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for girls night!
    yesse17
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Good food and yummy drinks and desserts. I am happy to say they were very nice in terms of modifying my meal to make it vegetarian friendly. Can't wait to go back to try more items on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Five star all the way!
    iLoveFood89
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This place was amazing! We ordered the bake clams and Kobe beef stuffed rice balls for appetizers. The clams are a little on the salty side keep that in mind. For dinner we had the seafood Alfredo and the Lobster Fra diavolo bot here delicious! Wine was great and the tiramisu was out of this world! Would definitely go again. If you don't like a lot of noise though, I wouldn't recommend going here for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for people watching
    BradRVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The bar is great for seeing all the beautiful people walk in. There is a club as well where the gorgeous women like up to get in to. Dining was good but we felt very Rushed. I'll be back for the bar and women, not the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.