The Leopard at des Artistes
Cafe des Artistes reborn,Cafe des Artistes reborn, the food is excellent, serves & ambience outstanding. Glad The LEOPARD maintained the standers
of the original restaurant.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBoth times I lunched here,Both times I lunched here, my experience was satisfactory. What gives me pause in considering dining at this restaurant in the future is that on both occasions, I observed patrons at nearby tables sending their dishes back to the kitchen. What they ordered, I could not be sure. It seemed to be fish.
The great attraction here are the bright, lively, sensual murals. But the crowding of the tables makes enjoying them difficult.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSophisticated dining & serviceGreat food. Amazing service. Attentive but not intrusive. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable without any air of superiority.
Everything was perfect.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodWe had a wonderful evening at The Leopard at Des Artistes, the food war wonderful, very delicious, all very fresh and creative.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, the staff, and theThe food, the staff, and the ambiance were all superb. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed with this restaurant.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fine and theThe food was fine and the service was appropriate considering how expensive everything was.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMReservation was made veryReservation was made very shortly before our arrival at 9:30 pm. We were seated immediately and our server was very attentive. Varied and interesting menu. Drinks and food excellent and served promptly. Even though it was late , we were not rushed to finish and leave. All in all , it was a memorable dining experience.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrating a friend's 70thCelebrating a friend's 70th Birthday, we three (fairly cosmopolitan ladies) were very satisfied, uplifted, even.
Thank you for a most memorable experience.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a very special space,This is a very special space, and I'd certainly recommend it but the space out ranks the food by several points. The brunch menu sounds good, but the the omelete was dry and the salad dressing boring. Still, it's a beautiful place with excellent service.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, fantasticFantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic evening!!!!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMet friends from out of townMet friends from out of town - he's a chef from Philly and she's a GM. They loved it and we did too! Nice ambiance, friendly waiter and great selections. Will definitely come back.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad that this re-opened recently.Glad that this re-opened recently. Nice decor (if you like to dine surrounded by naked women), cosy atmosphere, excellent food (the branzino special was great) - although quite pricy - and good/reasonably affordable wine list. Great experience overall.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was very goodThe restaurant was very good overall, but it was slightly disappointing. The food was good but not fabulous, the best part was the Chocolate Lava Cake. We arrived around 8pm and yet the restaurant was not bustling until 9pm, so it felt empty...and a bit lacking in atmosphere.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMJust like anything in service,Just like anything in service, it comes down to people. They treat you well at Leopard!!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTwice we have enjoyed brunchTwice we have enjoyed brunch here.Welcoming atmosphere in a beautiful setting. We will be delighted to go again.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIf the noise level was lowerIf the noise level was lower it would have been a more memorable experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely perfect diningAbsolutely perfect dining experience each time I've been there. Exceptional wine list.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMCame here with the familyCame here with the family for Easter Sunday, 2:15pm dinner after church. We had a great time! The wine list was great, sorted by northern, central, and southern regions of Italy. Waiter recommended the Nero D'Avola "Feudi del Pisciotto" and we very much enjoyed it. Everyone ordered lamb, so we were glad they were offering both the regular menu roasted lamb, and the special Easter menu lamb chops. It was nice we never felt rushed, since the four of us were there for maybe 2.5 hours even though there were many people in the restaurant for the entirety of our meal. We really splurged on dessert and ordered the special Italian spongecake, the cheesecake, and the profiteroles. All three were fantastic! Neighborhood gem - definitely coming back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambiance is old worldThe ambiance is old world Cafe des Artistes. It makes me happy that charm and style has been preserved.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice atmosphere and a pleasingA nice atmosphere and a pleasing menu selection. Would go back to try other items.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service!!!The service was most friendly, the ravioli dish superb and the wine excellent!!!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent;table of four; myExcellent;table of four; my cousins from Europe absolutely were astounded by the authentic preperation and presentation.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious, and weFood was delicious, and we had a beautiful bottle of Viognier. Pleasant atmosphere but too loud.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent! Delicious SouthernExcellent! Delicious Southern Italian in a wonderful setting. The Leopard is located where the old Cafe des Artistes existed for many years. They gave the setting an update but kept the legendary murals. The food is inventive served by knowledgeable, professional waitstaff. Everyone is friendly and attentive which makes for a special night of dining.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time.....lots of funI dined at The Leopard at des Artistes for the first time last week. While it is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, it had more of an Upper East Side / Lincoln Center crowd.
The food was very good. It was fresh and innovative and I will be going back.1/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a relatively new incarnatioThis is a relatively new incarnation of this restaurant fondly remembered as cafe des Artistes. The ambiance and atmosphere of the former place has been largely recreated and the food and service are both of high standard. It is certainly not a budget restaurant and mostly for special occasions but well worth the bill. The menu is interesting and the wine list for a restaurant of this class has an affordable side. The restaurant can get a bit noisy but this is unfortunately so in many places and is often more because people seem to have lost the art of speaking in a normal level and have a need to shout at one another.1/20/2013 12:00:00 AM