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Lavo - NYC
Lavo - NYC

Lavo - NYC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lavony.com
  • Email: reservations@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
  • "Always a big crowd, this visit surpassed all others with an overwhelming, loud crowd of people. The normally excellent service was, therefore, less than expected. Overcrowded tables, shoehorned in against each other, made conversation impossible. The food was the redeeming factor. The bartender is a highly professional and skilled figure at Lavo. Despite the enormous mob, I will return."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I just felt we were being rushed and our meals were being picked up of the table without our consent. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The food and service have never been anything but excellent. My favorite place for lunch. The meatball appetizer is the best! I've never had dinner here but I'm sure it would be terrific."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere were great, however the noise level (music) was to high you could noy even have a conversation at the table."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "God food and fun place but comes with a lot of noise Great service"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I go to Lavo almost every week because it's very convenient to my office and the food and service are always solid. The salmon salad is great and the mixed wild mushrooms are such great on the side. Service is always prompt so this works even for a quick business lunch. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My husband and I brought our 17 yr old son there. He is very picky but really liked everything. He ordered white clam sauce which was good but honestly a little fishy...which was surprising. The meatballs with the ricotta were awesome and my husband got the veal parm which was the best I ever had. My son agreed. I saw someone at the bar that was eating pasta bolonese which had thick pasta with it and it looked amazing. I ordered it and mine was with cavatelli...which was my fault that I didnt read the menu and the waitress explained that one the girl was eating was from the lunch menu. So i w as a little disappointed but it was fine. All in all everything was good"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I find that when I am stuck on where to go to have a great meal and a fun time -- Lavo comes to mind. Usually the noise level is a bit much, but certainly an eclectic crowd and a people-watching place, that combined with the great food --- A-Mazing meatball!!! you can't go wrong. I would not recommend for romantic dinners."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Lavo never disappoints. This was my first time going for brunch. There was live music as well as the option to eat outside. We were seated right away. The food was amazing as always. Lobster benedict was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "No relation between price and quality,ttourist trap."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Made an open table reservation for 10:45pm. Table was not ready when we got there. Had to wait 30 min for a table!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I had the Chicken dominic which is always very very very good. they also do fish very well. and its flat out a fun place to be for drinks and dinner or just dinner. service also excellent despite how crowded it was"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The place is deceivingly large - while not all dishes are traditional Italian everything was very delicious and well-prepared. The service was great, but it was a bit noisy closer to the bar - if you want a quiet place to talk request a table in the rear."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Service was fine but multiple food items were below par. Dessert however was excellent!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I took my wife for her special birthday and we enjoyed a fabulous meal! This was our first time at the Lavo in NYC! We have been to the Lavo in Las Vegas several times. We live in Dallas and come to New York a lot and only realized on this trip that there was a Lavo here! You can't go do Lavo and not order the Meatball appetizer ! It is absolutely the largest and best meatball, I have ever eaten! The entire meal was superb and the service was fantastic! We would highly recommend going to this fine restaurant whenever coming to NY!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great dinner, the food was fantastic and the club was an absolute blast - completely off the hook."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Lavo is always the consistent spot. Great bar scene, food is amazing, and the service is top notch. Great to take clients for dinner, or a night out with friends."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Came here for a friends' birthday. Got there about 9:00 for a 9:15 dinner reservation. Bar was packed, but we got our drinks quickly. We did not get our table quickly tho- even with our reservation. We waited one hour. I will say it was worth it. The food was delicious, our servers were attentive and friendly I ordered the NY strip steak. It was cooked perfectly. We ate and drank for hours and we look forward to going back again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Restaurant with a very interesting concept, with nice people and very cool atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Lavo is always good. It is pricey for what you get, but an excellent scene and nice people."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Food was absolutely amazing-Meatball appetizer and oreo zeppoles are a must. Service was great, we had a very attentive server who took care of all of our needs. Restaurant was a little loud which was not ideal for a romantic night out, but we had a great time regardless. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Restaurant to bar, fun crowd Beautiful people Wait staff look after you Best evening in NYC so far"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Expected more interesting, but the decor was blah, old fashion, the bar had no tonic water and the cosmos were awful. Way too much attitude from the front staff for no real reason and service from main room staff was only fair. Very disappointing and blah experience."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The only problem was after dinner we coudnt go to the night club. They said to us that we has to go outside (it was raining) and get the line, after we spend a lot of money there. Really? If u wanna go to have dinner and go to the club after, search for another restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I expected this to be a fun place with decent food-but was really impressed by the food! Service was a bit off, but not bad enough to make a mark on what was a really fun night!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Do not get the crispy zucchini. A huge mound of fried oily nothing."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "First time - will eat here again. Great for client business lunch!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This was the best restaurant we went to, I recommend this restaurant and we have a nice Romantic dinner"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had res at 10:15 and we got a pager to wait "few minutes" We double check twice at 10:45 and we were told the same old story that our table that just paid We returned at the hostess at 11:00 to hear the same story "they just paid" At 11:10 we wanted to leave and return the pager after 55 minutes waiting. I know that people usually exagerate when they say they were waiting a long time just to get something for free. Myself being a GM in a very well known 5th avenue rest. i know how it works when you don't close your slots in Open Table and you get extra crowded but i believe this is griddy and very unprofessional. I was really disapointed in the way they manage their reservations and customers. I was wondering why do we still make it?"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was great, the service, and our server were rude and upset we didn't get desert."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our hotel recommended Lavo because it was close to our hotel & had good food. There was 6 people in our party & all were pleased with their food. The 4 Cheese Ravioli that I ordered was fresh, tender with a wonderful flavor. The restaurant was quiet enough that we could use our normal voices during our conversations rather than having to scream. The wait staff was attentive and helpful and overall the dining experience was delightful."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This restaurant is so loud we had a hard time hearing anyone besides who was sitting next you. The food was very good and we did have some nice well priced wine. My only other complaint was they rushed us at the end because they wanted to turn over the table which was annoying considering the check was well over $700."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Great food and signature cocktails! Not only did the food have a beautiful presentation, but everything was actually delicious too. This place was an awesome late night spot to eat with a group of friends. Very loud though."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I went with 6 girls we have a blast, we start at the bar....lot of cute guys....then we did enjoy of delicious the food. we really had a incredible time. the service was very nice and quick."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food mediocre, very loud, expected more after seeing feature on TV. Would never go back nor recommend. Too many other wonderful restaurants in NYC-- very overpriced!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Wasn't happy with the chicken Marsala at all. The clams were good as well as the Oreo zeppole"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had lunch at Lavo, and it was a very good way to start our trip! Excelent food and great service!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Can't lose. Great spot for fun dining and drinking with friends!"
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "Worth the bill but depending on your financial situation it should most likely be mainly for special occasions. Garlic bread given to every table is amazing. Try the Kobe beef meat/riceballs"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "As we entree the noise level was extremely high but the restaurant is large and we were taken to the back and it was much better. It was not as crowded and were we able to hear each other Food was good but arrived a little colder than I like my fish"
    Dined on 3/5/2014