Lavo - NYC
Lavo - NYC

Lavo - NYC

  • 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: 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
277 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (144)good for groups (118)vibrant bar scene (97)fit for foodies (78)great for lunch (69)special occasion (64)late-night find (62)neighborhood gem (43)notable wine list (30)great for brunch (25)romantic (22)great for outdoor dining (19)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Great Service
    Davids
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    While the food was very good, the service was exceptional. The wait staff attended to our every need even though we were not going to be big-spenders.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, large portion sizes
    PerfectVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    This is a reliable restaurant for lunch. Service is good, but not effusive. Lunch portions are large and expensive. No need for appetizers if you order an entree.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun spot, mediocre service
    Nerdyogini
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Long wait for the table even though we had a reservation. Very loud, but food is great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teresa
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Comun food, mediocre quality and presentación! Week service. Probably it was a good restaurant ... But not anymore!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not a place for a Monday evening. Poor food
    Leffe
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    When we arrived around 9.30 in the Monday evening the restaurant was in a "closing for the day modus". No atmosphere at all to find and the food was also well over cooked. The service was acceptable though and the waitress did her best so no complaining on the staff.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lavo
    paul
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I to Lavo for the 1st time it came highly recommended and I was not disappointed. The food and service was great and look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, but.....
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    When I made the reservations online, it asked if there was any special occasion. There was - we were celebrating TWO birthdays - BIG birthdays - "Sweet 16" and "Double Nickel". The restaurant even called me earlier in the day to make sure we were coming, and the girl said "I understand that you are celebrating TWO birthdays???". So, I thought maybe the staff would have done something special...?? NOPE. Not a cupcake, not a "happy birthday" wish, not even an ACKNOWLEDGMENT to my husband and daughter!! Very, very disappointed..... Should have gone to Orso! I just thought maybe since they ASKED on the website, and then re-iterated it during the confirmation call, they would have AT LEAST noted it! VERY disappointed - won't go again when in NYC
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Choby
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Excellent place to celebrate and just for a good dinner too. Meat balls are superb!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointing
    JasseVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The ambiance is great however I had the crispy chicken and it was very dry and douced in sauce. My wife had the ravioli and it was just ok. The service made our dining experience even worse. Juan was the most unattentive server who never checked on us once, it was a chore to get another beverage and all in all there are way better restaurants than Lavo.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!!
    Sweettooth1199
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great bar, beautiful people, delicious food and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a disappointment
    Sacalo
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We arrived 20 minutes early to enjoy a drink but, without warning, we had to stand outside in the rain until the restaurant opened at 7:30pm. We stood in line watching as the staff set up and mopped the floors. We were seated while being advised not to slip. My friend's amply poured Pinot Noir was fine but my martini was tepid and 3/4 full. The Kobe meatball appetizer was just ok, so mixed with filler it could have been supermarket grade chopped meat. I ordered a $45.00 Veal Parmagiana that I took three bites from. It was as if a bag of salt fell on top of it. My friend's Chicken Dominic was also too salty. Definitely not worth the hype nor the price. Unfortunately, good service does not make up for lousy food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nigthowl
    kinom22
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Love Lavo at any moment. Food is great and service prompt, with energy - dj on site, music shy avoid.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    YouyouVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Nice place to have some Italian food, the walls were not that great to look at !! And a bit dark
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Supper club great for groups
    janeybquick
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Have eaten here twice for the Sunday supper clubs, the first was with a group of 6 and was excellent. The second time was in a party of two and it was not as much fun. I'd definitely recommend for a group. The food was excellent both times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Lavo
    julianaoliveira
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great restaurant for every occasion. Best sunday brunch, they give the classics a special twist. Went there twice at the same week in different occasions and both times everything was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Left w/ a Bad taste in our mouths..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It is unfortunate to write this- We dined at Lavo NYC we were Having an awesome time. While finishing up des/coffee, a man w/ear piece started circling our table like a shark- he took the white paper out from under us making it known the table was needed for next reservation! WE just spent $1000! We understand Lavo is a hospitality business. This treatment wasn't hospitable! The professional way to turn tables: graciously ask customer to relocate to bar w/ 1st rnd on house. Customer feels valued. I had to Complain, bring uneces. negativity & walked away from the table angry. This overshadowed the delicious food & great waitress. After complaining, mgr did apologize gave bus. card w/6 free drinks- a too little too late.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always it was great
    Steve916
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great spot to go with another couple or small group. One Of those places where you share some apps (meatballs are a must, pizza are great), pasta or two and a salad or two for the table maybe a entree or tep to share (the porterhouse for 2 is amazing). I am not a dessert person but you need to order the fried Oreos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated. Noisy, not worth the $
    Likes2eat
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Very condescending. It seemed that service was a favor. Food was fair but not close to the cost. Very disapointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very impressive
    pamfrombuffalo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Although we had to wait outside for a 7:30 reservation while they cleaned up from brunch, once the doors opened we were seated immediately at a great table. Had great wine, great food and the beset service ever.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great accommodations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service was excellent. Had 9:15 pm reservation and did not get seated till after 10 pm. Yes the restaurant was very busy (as usual for a Friday night ) but that's then point of reservations. The manager accommodated us by giving free appetizers and dessert. That was great customer service especially since this restaurant is so expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wicked loud but great food
    Love2EatOutVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food has to be darn good to charge 25$+ for pasta at lunch and it is. Just loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not worth the price
    Seidel
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Too noisy. Food just about average and wine list too expesive with no price benefit option
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • business lunch
    SilvertowersfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I took colleagues here at a recommendation from a friend. A nightclub at night, I was skeptical that the food and service would be worthy of a business lunch but I will definitely take clients here! Italian fare, fresh seafood, foodie and client worthy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special food, special people
    pedrosantos
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The perfect combination: beautiful people, excelent food, good services
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing atmosphere!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    we went there to celebrate my birthday..I had a great time. The food was ok. But the whole atmosphere was great!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DDDDVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Not very good service. Waitress wasent really polite
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • muy bueno
    mcc001
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    La comida es muy buena el servicio excelente y no dejen de pedir el postre de orio
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We sat at around 730 on a weekday. It's a bit of a sausage party, so not a lot of eye candy if you're a guy, but the ladies we sat with were pleased. Service was excellent, good was excellent though in New York there's another level or two above.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scared at first but it was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was my first time to LAVO NYC, I thought it would be like LAVO Las Vegas but it wasn't it was loud and packed and I wasn't sure if I would enjoy myself but I asked the hostess to move me and she moved me to the best spot! Food was great, came out quick, service was great, everything was great! I will surely make LAVO "my spot"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good to see people
    Andy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    It's a very Good place to be with friends.... It's really crowded but People There want this. Very good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is where u bring the sexy girl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I'm a bad dude I crush different women weekly, but only bring potential wifey material to lavo! The rest of the dummies get mcdonalds
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieForever
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great salads. Good spot for lunch, drinks or dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sporting
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Outstanding experience anad food slection. Great and professional service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superstar service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Celeste, our waitress, recognized me from a visit almost a year ago and was fantastic. She persuaded the chef to make my favourite dish from the dinner menu (it was lunch and off the menu), looked after our every need before we even knew we needed it, was super fun and brought complementary glasses of wine at the end of the meal. Fabulous lunch. I love the place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For Deaf Mutes Only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    While I love a lively, musical scene, the debilitating noise level is completely inappropriate for a restaurant of your calibre. You can't talk to each other or hear what the wait staff are saying. And for those of us who've spent time in the music industry, our hearing is already compromised. . My ears are still ringing after 3 days and we were seated outside!? I don't expect this to be posted . . I just believe in giving constructive feedback to those who can make a difference.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the pizzas!
    beccabluejeans
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The pizzas and salads are the perfect lunch to share!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun
    NYROCKER
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Great drinks, good Italian comfort good, and fun people watching Always consistent
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    SandramerleVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My usual go to place for lunch. this time was very disappointing especially as I was entertaining and treating a guest to lunch. Salmon Salad had very soggy lettuce, almost in edible. I did not say anything as I did not want embarrass my guest Lavo I know that you can do much better, service was very disappointing, not the usual standard, which is always fabulous. We patronize Lavo regularly and really did not enjoy this meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I typically don't write a review but your establishment calls for it. I recently went to Lavo for lunch and received impeccable service beyond telling. the food to wine was without a doubt superb! The staff, from entering the restaurant was just as wonderful as the service received by the server. Being in hospitality myself, it brings so much joy to see the craft executed with respect and class. Thank you for making a fellow person of service receive such hospitable service. Looking forward to my next visit. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cmep922
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good food. Great service. Very noisy and tables were on top of each other!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.