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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
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. However, the best part was the service. I would definitely return to Lavo for dinner!"
    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"."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "very nice atmosphere, good food, good drinks, music and friendly staff, will be back very soon, especially for the meatballs!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The Food is ok but overpriced , The hostess is not a Professional"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "It was meh to say the least. My husband and I could not have a conversation. Couldn't wait to leave."
    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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We celebrated a friends birthday and they brought a dessert with a birthday message....very nice!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "so loud! need to yell to one another and we were only 3 people"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We always have lots of fun at Lavo. Our favorite dish- Kobe meatballs!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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"
    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 !"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Me and my friend went here for lunch during Restaurant Week and were and were very happy and impressed! The menu was great and had superb, high-quality entrees ( which can sometimes be rare to find during Restaurant Week). For starters we had the Tuna Tar-Tar and the Bufala Mozzarella Salad- both of which were amazing. We both ordered steak, which came out cooked perfectly And to finish we had the chocolate cake and the fried Oreos. Overall is was a four-star experience!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Good for lunch during NY restaurant week. Great and efficient service."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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 ."
    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...."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "so we sat by the bar and it was fine. a little loud and a good people watching place."
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Really great food, but very hard to hold onto a conversation due to the noise level."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "This is one of my two favorite Italian places in NYC. They are also very consistent with amazing service."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "It is not acceptable to wait 20 min for a table when you have a reservation and you are at the restaurant on time.The noise level was so high, one has to scream to have conversation.However, the food was good especially the oreo dessert was a big winner at our table.If you go, order the pasta instead of the salmon. Pasta portion is quite big and the fish portion was so small,it was hard to find."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Delicious Food! Great service! Get the oreo zeppoles !"
    Dined on 8/1/2014