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The Leopard at des Artistes
The Leopard at des Artistes

The Leopard at des Artistes Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theleopardnyc.com
  • Email: contact@theleopardnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 787-8767
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm,

    Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Vito Gnazzo
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The Leopard Catering Department is highly personalized, and offer a full fine dining off-site service for business and private customers, many Italian establishments as well as American ones.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Leopard event department caters to many, Italian and American, cultural and governmental institutions, art galleries, fashion establishments, as well as private patrons.
  • Private Party Contact: Gianfranco Sorrentino (888) 633-0963
  • Entertainment:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central Park West & Columbus Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: W 65 St GARAGE
    27 W 65th St // Central Park West & Columbus // (212) 249-8342

    60 West 66th Street // Central Park West & Columbus // (212) 874-8639
A word from The Leopard at des Artistes
Located in the New York landmarked Hotel Des Artistes, and surrounded by the astonishing 1920s murals by Howard Chandler Christy, THE LEOPARD at des Artistes finds its roots in the area once known as “The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies” (mid 1800s) and in the culinary traditions of the regions of Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia, and of course Sicily, reaching a balance between dishes based on rural elements, such as pasta, vegetables, cheese, and seafood ingredients from the Costiera.
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Diner Reviews
  • "the artichoke ravioli had no taste, you would never suspect them of being artichoke. The fennel salad had a moldy taste. We were very disappointed given we don't get in the city often and there are so many great restaurants, we definitely did not pick the best. Love Bella Blu artichoke raviolis so much better. Service was very nice and the ambiance is great."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "To fully enjoy the dining experience, it is important to ask for a table on the main (entry level) floor. That is where the famous frescoes are and where there is decent space between tables. Once you go up the few stairs to the next level, or around the corner from there, the tables are very close together, and you do not have the sense of being in a gracious restaurant in a famous New York building. The night we were there, it was very hot on the landing and around the back. Luckily, there was one table left in the main dining area, so we could be reseated. The food is very good (the grilled octopus appetizer was exceptional!), and the staff is friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. Great choice for a pre-Lincoln Center dinner!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Beautiful room. Nice food. Good service. Everyone enjoyed their meals, but not one of the most memorable dinners ever."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Recent renovations have wonderfully rejuvenated this UWS institution into a must for visitors and locals alike. Food and service are impeccable."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "classic murals in intimate setting unique menu items fabulous Italian wine list"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We hadn't been to The Leopard since it had changed hands and names and were delighted with everything about our dinner. Food was outstanding as was the service and ambience. We noticed that on Sunday evenings they are offering a bring your own wine option with no corkage and we plan to definitely take advantage of that offer. We are looking forward to dining there again!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Well prepared, good price point, an under the radar place. Neighborhood place with high rollers but you wouldn't know it."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Kudos to the chef for modifying an entree in order to make it vegetarian."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The abiance was great. The service was exceptional. The food was mediocre for a restaurant of this caliber. Had a lobster risoto special that was underwhelming. The veal was equally bland. Had better dover sole elsewhere. There was not much innovation here. I expected more from the food."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Very pleasantly surprised. Went on BYOB Sunday and they were very cordial. Had a wonderful meal, the dover sole was excellent and can't wait to go back next Sunday."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal. Lovely setting and service. We recently came back from Rome and the fried artichokes at the Leopard were as good or better than any we had in Rome. Wonderful burrata and tomatoes. The chef Fausto was lovely and explained all the dishes to us. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We hadn't been in years. Then it closed & re-opened. Food and service are just as good as before. New décor with the same wall paintings. We would go again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The Leopard is as good as it gets in NYC! With a plethora of restaurants in the city, this one is truly outstanding and we will return many times!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "impressive decor excellent service food overpriced and somewhat ordinary , especially for the price. wine list fairly priced"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This was a lovely dining experience in a beautiful space filled with unique and historical murals. The wait staff was thoroughly engaging, friendly and professional, which complimented the outstanding food. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I have been to the Leopard twice in as many weeks. The food is excellent and the service is fantastic. I love the fact that no one cleared our plates until both of us were finished. (At many restaurants the waiter grabs the plate of the first diner finished eating, leaving the other person to feel like a slowpoke, and depriving the person who has finished the food on his plate from eating another slice of bread, and making everyone at the table feel rushed.) After the meal, we lingered over a second glass of wine, and were not made to feel rushed. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and will go back."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Went to Leopard on Sat for a surprise birthday dinner. Restaurant had a lot of character and I loved the 1920's feel. It's an older restaurant so if you are looking for new and hip this isn't the place. But don't let that turn you away, just wanted to set the expectation. Food was really good with fresh pasta and very flavorful seasonings. Wines by the glass were good and I was happy our server was not only able to describe the wines to us (they were all Italian and I didn't know them) but proactively offered a taste of the two I was considering. A lot of pre-theater people the night we went and service was still smooth without being rushed. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "From being repeatedly shoved by the coat-check person to being insulted by her as we left, we had a terrible night at Leopard. The drinks at the bar were good but there was a confusion with billing. Olive oil was great but bread was not. Polenta appetizer was good. Veal dish was tasteless other than being terribly oversalted. Chocolate mousse-like desert was awful. Wine was lousy and overpriced. We disussed sending it back -- and should have,. Restaurant was so noisy that we were unable to have a conversation. All in all, one of the worst nights I've had in a New York restaurant in years -- and a bill that was close to $500."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Very disappointed! The food is the not the quality of the old cafe des artistes ! The cannoli. Was so sour I sent it back! The main courses were fair to average. Such a shame!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Dover sole was not as fresh as it should have been, bacalao bland and serves as an unattractive ice cream scoop on an overly large piece of cold grilled bread with 2 leaves of overdressed endive and crunchy (i.e., underdone) asparagus, seafood pasta slightly overcooked, lamb osso buco stringy--highly disappointing food. The welcoming arancini were tasty, and the single best item was the crust on the torts di yucca--tender, crispy and buttery. For the price, an outrage. If the food had been better, it would be a delightful spot."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Good food but one of the noisiest restaurants I've ever been in."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Haven't been here since it was Cafe des Artistes. Beautiful job updating the room. However very disappointed in the restaurant week menu. There were limited choices and only one item --the meatloaf-- was part of their regular menu. My fault for not checking ahead of time. But very disappointing when restaurants entice diners as part of restaurant week and then do this. Buyer beware"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My friend and I went to Leopard des Artistes during Restaurant Week 2014 and we were very happy with the experience. The food was delicious, and perfectly portioned so that you could have three courses without feeling overly full afterwards. The ambiance was lovely--low lighting, candles on the table--and seemed like a nice location for a date, or special occasion. We definitely plan to return!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Nice location food was mediocre not worth the money"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We dined here during Restaurant week. Service was rushed, like they really wanted to turn the table quickly. And the Restaurant week servings were small, and nothing special. Wouldn't go again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Nice location and classy settings with beautiful paintings on the walls. Beef burger and poached eggs are tasty"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "...in the writings of Dorothy Parker, Dawn Powell, and Edith Wharton is still alive at The Leopard. If you're looking for some old time romantic New York ambience and elegance paired with cuisine that is to die for this is the place for you. Not inexpensive, but considering the level of the experience it's well worth it. Perfect for a special occasion...or any occasion:-)"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Two of us had the dover sole, which was wonderful. The third person ordered the meat loaf and was not as happy with it."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "If restaurant week is supposed to indicate the restaurant's quality and invite new diners, it didn't work. The under seasoned unexciting cuisine was passable."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I had dinner with a special friend on Saturday night. We were celebrating a birthday. The food was delicious and the service was attentive. The restaurant was lovely but extremely noisy. The prices are very high making it a special occasion restaurant for me. All in all it was a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Good food excellent service. The tables are way to close to each other end noise level too high. Felt like a sardine too bad the restaurant has everything else going for it"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had wanted to try The Leopard and found it a pretty place, like its predecessor, but with disappointing food and mediocre service. We might have done better had we not chosen from the Restaurant Week menu,but if that is supposed to make people return to pay full prices, it didn't meet expectations. Appetizers were ok, but the meat loaf (meat loaf from a high-end restaurant!) was ordinary to say the least and the cod was just a lump of fish surrounded by stewed vegetables and was totally lacking in flavor. The pear dessert turned out to be simply a pear strudel and was also quite ordinary. All in all, there was nothing special about it and we are not tempted to return."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "It is modest to call noise level energetic It was horrendous Bring back your rugs Happy to see the murals back on the walls Good main dishes and excellent desserts Staff was exceptional"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Dined here years ago before it was The Leopard. Always feel young when returning to this neighborhood. Seems airier, more spacious and comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our dinner reservation was early. Glad for it to be so as that is when we were able to hold a conversation and hear each other without difficulty. The butternut squash soup was delightful. Entree of the meatloaf/mashed potatoes/spinach was bland and lacked texture. Service was attentive but not obtrusive."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The total experience was excellent. Service was outstanding, caring and attentive and not obtrusive."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for Valentine's Day and it was truly a romantic evening. He had the octopus salad and fried veal and I had the beet salad and faro salad, then we had the berries with cream for desert which was prepared table-side. Everything was delicious. The wine list is outstanding. The service was also impeccable - attentive and knowledgable about the entire menu. We could tell they went above and beyond to provide a perfect Valentine's Day meal. The restaurant itself is beautiful with the original paintings and dim lighting. We highly recommend and will try to go back as soon as possible. One of my favorite meals in the city!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very good pre-ballet dinner. Matteo was very nice: informative and very happy to share his wine knowledge. Well done risotto. Would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Pretty empty, strange vibe. Okay food. Service was okay but very detached. It was as if no one really enjoyed working there. A very bland and odd experience."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Marvelous cuisine in a marvelous historic setting, but ATROCIOUS service, particularly for a restaurant with such high aspirations and prices. There was a catastrophic bottleneck at the coat check. Our waiters forgot repeated order requests and my wife's birthday dessert. The maitre d' shrugged this off as an ordinary Saturday night, which further raised our eyebrows."
    Dined on 1/25/2014