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Lavo - NYC
Lavo - NYC

Lavo - NYC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lavony.com
  • Phone: (212) 750-5588
  • 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: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "We hit Lavo for an early dinner on July fourth weekend with our son. Holiday weekends are a good time to try trendy places without crowds. Previous trips to Lavo were great and then awful. I do not love the decor (not as flashy as their sister Tao across the street) but it was VERY good. We had octopus, calamari, pasta, carpaccio , truffle fries, meatballs, rice balls, Oreo zeppoles and panna cotta. All delicious. Drink and wine menu was also great . Do not expect gourmet, this restaurant is about classic dishes done right. The service was a little spotty so many staff members , but not as attentive as they could be with the place really slow. I would go back however with my family or a group. Order the Uva martini- delicious !"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food was good. Waiter was very attentive. Pricey, but I guess you expect that in NYC."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Exciting vibe with food to match. A combination steak and Italian establishment which delivers on both. Don't pass the meatball appetizer but you'll need 2-3 to share. Can't go wrong on beef, fish or chicken dishes. Vibrant bar scene all night long."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Such a great meal and loved the DJ! Cant wait to come back again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Loved the meatballs and the chicken Parm, salmon and the pasta was great aswell. Great place but a bit pricy. Hope to come back soon."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Terrible food, dishes are left on the table almost full with out any notice from the waitress. (also at the table next to us) poor service, it was our second time at the restaurant, last time was 3 years ago, unfortunately nothing have changed."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had 5:45 reservations and were promptly seated. The place was already busy. Our waitress was very attentive and had some great suggestions. All the food was delicious, with the exception of the Gnocchi...to grainy. Everything else was spot on especially the oysters on the half shell. We were a group of five and no one had a complaint? Make sure to save room for the fried Oreo zeppole? The best I have had. We all had a great time with great food. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This was a truly awful experience. The food was wretched and for what was offered, outrageously overpriced. There is a club in the basement, but it's clear that the ambiance of the restaurant on the ground floor is designed to replicate its noise level which can only be described as standing directly behind the engines of a 747 on its takeoff roll. At a small table for six it was totally impossible to carry on any conversation during the 2 1/2 hours it took us to get through a two-course dinner. With not a single bottle of wine and two courses, the bill for six came to $360....and this was no three-star restau. Food was totally unimaginative and pedestrian. Do better at Papa John's pizza (not that I've ever been there). NEVER again."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Came to Lavo on Thursday night for my first time and brought a special person with me. Loved it, food was outstanding, service was on point, overall best dinner experience I've had in my life. Mood was perfect."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "It was a great place. Would recommend to a friend"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Very good restaurant with a special food and a very good DJ. Great night !"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "There's so much i can say about Lavo, from the great food, to the excellent servers. Everything was perfect and I look forward to going again."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food was wonderful and service was good but noise level was very high"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We visited LAVO on our first night of a girls weekend in NYC, we had reservations and although packed when we arrived we were seated immediately. The service was attentive, and our food came out in good time. We all enjoyed our food, would definitely come back and I would recommend Lavos for anyone that wants a vibrant, hot spot in midtown NYC"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Very popular, crowded, noisy. Impossible to talk to others at your table. Wedge salad for $19 very ordinary, below average. Huge eggplant parmesan appetizer seemed defrosted or overcooked, tuna tartare/avocado appetizer mediocre. Seems like "in" place at current time....probably won't last."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We heard Lavo was a hot spot in NYC - so decided to see what the hype was . I thought it was run down , and the food was just OK. Not sure we would return anytime soon ."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I had horrible experience my dinner at Lavo, I made reservation 2 weeks ahead for my friend birthday as 9.30 pm Sunday , and we arrived at 9.15 which was on time ! and they made us wait until 11 pm to be seated , and they have been keep saying they can seat us either outside or outside of the show area they don’t even take reservation to that area ! and reservation manager was very rude and she didn’t even apology basically she ruined our night with her attitude.."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "this "hot spot" By far was my worst experience. The waitress was nice, we ordered appetizers which took a while to come out.. Then we had our entrees which took forever to come after the appetizers ... Finally 2 hrs into our reservation WHILE WE WERE STILL EATING... They come to clear the table so we told them we r still eating them I heard the waiters whisper something to the manager who were clearly talking about us which made us very uncomfortable .. Then the manager approaches is telling us that the reservation is for only 2 hrs and we must leave ... We told them we wanted dessert so they just picked any dessert and brought it to us. They thought to shut us up by not charging us for dessert . Terrible environment, would never go again!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Excellent food and service as always. I always go here with my family as they happily seat large groups "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Very noisy and tables too close next to each other so it was very difficult to have conversations. Food is ok but too pricy considering the quality. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "For $85 your shrimp shouldn't be the consistency of a rubber spatula with the taste of tuna. Service was ok but could barely hear my date across the table and felt like I was on a double date with strangers because the couple next to us was so close. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Lavo is great for people watching, great service by attentive waiters and great food. The meatball special never dissapoints. The desserts are rich and pretty. I would certainly recommend this restaurant. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "While I like the Reatauant - service was great, food good . I find the hostess to be rude generally speaking - I was dining with important clients - she shoved us as far back as Possible next to the bathroom when there were plenty of tables in front "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Noisy place with great food! If you want to talk go some where else, if you want party stay!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great restaurant, vibrant scene, great bday celebration esp on a Sunday! However very very tough to change the time of a reservation and ask for a table in the middle of the restaurant. Called for an entire week, even the day of and we still got a table in the back section by the DJ which ended up being livelier than the middle anyway! I have no idea what the secret is or why so difficult to get a table in the middle! Other than that. great party place, great food and service! Will go there again! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our friends birthday with her husband last Friday. Lavo didn't have the same pulse as a regular Thursday night as people had likely left for the weekend but the food was again great as was the service. The meatballs are a must have and the calamari was very good. The fried zucchini was huge so we were able to share three entrees for the four of us. Our waiter recommended a reasonable priced bottle of white wine that worked well and the fried oreos were a fun treat for dessert. Unfortunately, the club didn't open until after 11 so we didn't want to wait around but the restaurant is still great for a celebration."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Awesome. Great NYC night spot. Surprisingly hospitality was excellent, staff & guests. Celebrating my daughters 18 bday. Me (52) & 7 other's, ages 27,26,23,22,18,16 & 1. Was nervous bringing young child & <21. But staff & guests were receptive, hospitable & simply WAS A GREAT TIME. Not rushed. Amazing food & music/ambience perfect. Especially on a Friday night 8-10:30pm. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Very delicious dinner a little pricey but worth it! Great atmosphere with a DJ and candlelight dining! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Bustling and bubbling a great place to see and be seen! Great food!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The food was great! The service as well! But it is a very expensive restaurant! Come with your parents :)"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Reservations at 9 seated at 10 and service was slow "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Not a romantic place for couples and extremely loud! Also tables are to close together with no privacy AT ALL and the waiters are always trying to push you to spend more money, like drinking alcohol or ordering more food."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "loved this restaurant! food, service and ambience were amazing! BUT we got the worst table in the place…next to the kitchen. waiters and people constantly hitting into us while we ate. they need to get rid of at least one table closest to the door so it's not so congested in that area. also, the tables are way too close to one another. i felt like i was on a double date with the couple next to us. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food is good, service is terrible. Music was too loud & too clubby. If I wanted to go to the club I would have. The lobster entree is worth it and the chicken Parmesan is great. Large portions. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We had a pizza and pasta, which were both subpar. Pizza was burnt on the bottom and pasta was swimming in a sad sauce. Spotty service. Live in the neighborhood and would not go back. Also, very overpriced. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I've been to Lavo twice and enjoyed it both times, the food, the ambiance and the service is great. The gnocchi with rabbit ragu sauce is mouth watering and the vodka penne were super tasty. The meatballs are of course a staple and everyone must try them but the carne pizza was quite bland and gummy. We went on a Sunday night and they have themed parties, so they rushed us to eat so they could seat other people waiting to get inside. I found this to be extremely unprofessional considering my fiancé and I had a small table and wanted bottle service however one of the managers pretty much kicked us out of the restaurant area and never informed us there was another seating until we were about to order a bottle."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Went to Lavo in Las Vegas when I heard thee was one close I couldn't wait to go. Food was awesome!! Kobe meatball, chicken parm,Caesar salad,and steak were awesome. Garlic bread was to die for!'mmmmmm"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "They know how to host an incredible Sunday Funday! Can't wait to visit again! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Enjoyed Lavo for a bachelorette dinner. The scene was energetic and the pasta was flavorful. The service, however, was sub-par. I felt rushed on finishing my meal, but it took forever to get our server's attention throughout the meal. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 10:45. Was'nt seated for nearly 40 minutes. Tables to close together. Spent entire dinner having my chair bumped into by bus boys, patrons and wait staff. Quite unpleasant. Food was good but not worth the wait and cramped quarters. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014