Casa Lever

4.7
1156 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
Manhattan sophistication meets superb Milanese classics at Casa Lever, the new restaurant from the family that brought you Sant Ambroeus.
Modern art and timeless architecture set the stage for Italian classics, curated wine and creative cocktails. The epitome of Milanese spirit, Casa Lever is where Manhattan goes for a taste of 'La Dolce Vita.'
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday through Friday:

Breakfast 7:00 am to 11:00 am

Lunch 11:30 am to 5:00 pm

Dinner 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm



Saturday:

Dinner 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm



Announcement: Casa Lever is closed on Wednesday, July 4th. We will re-open for our usual breakfast, lunch and dinner hours on Thursday, July 5th from 7am-11pm.
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Phone number
(212) 888-2700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Domenico Natale
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Catering
for catering information please contact alice.garretti@casalever.com
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Cross street
53rd Street
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Parking details
nearest Icon Parking Systems at 62 East 54th Street, between Madison and Park Avenue.
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Public transit
M and E trains at 53rd Street/5th Avenue

6 train at 51st Street/Lexington Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Perched a few steps above the main dining room is the private room at Casa Lever; the perfect setting for your next breakfast, lunch or dinner to celebrate a birthday, rehearsal or graduation parties. Dine while viewing Manhattan's largest collection of original Warhol portraits.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2018, From 12 PM - 9 PM.
Enjoy our Thanksgiving additions to the à la carte menu.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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Mon 9:00AM - 9:30AM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Sat 9:30PM - 10:00PM

What 1156 People Are Saying
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JM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My nephew from Milano thought the restaurant and service were perfect but the preparation was not completely authentic to the original Italian preparation, but it was very good for the rest of the group.

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was an anniversary dinner, and the service was very good, and made it a memorable evening. Thank you

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WC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Fun place with great service. Good wine list. Definitely NYC prices. Had the white truffles, pricey and no flavor. Would pass on those in the future, otherwise food was “good”. Service very friendly. Loved the sommelier. Would go for a biz event.

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h
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, loved this place! We shared a pasta appetizer with white truffles, so good! I had the veal Milanese, to die for! Three of us, discerning NYC diners, we all loved our meals, super service, super cool ambiance. Will be back again and again.!

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TB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Attentive staff. Went there for a special occasion. Enjoyed the evening. Will go back when we visit NYC again.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional and friendly service and very good food

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MC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent in terms of presentation, imagination, freshness and portion size. Service was unparalleled. Overall experience was amazing.

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JB
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience from the minute we walked in. My wife had a special request and they honored it without hesitation. The service was excellent and attentive.

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C
Miami
60 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal very much. Mozzarella appetizer was delicious. Best part of meal was Branzino. Delicious as was the veal Milanese. Tiramisu was also amazing. Good service as well. Will definitely return

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RA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative food and very attentive and knowledgeable service.

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RD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had to make some special requests for a table location, a birthday, a gluten allergy, etc. Casa Lever and their staff are so accommodating and helpful, truly a great experience as always!

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s
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm very fond of this restaurant. Never disappoints. Excellent food and service. Nice place to be.

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RD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Lever never disappoints, from the food, to wine, to the people watching!

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VP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service - and wonderful Sommelier, Carrie. The ambience was special and eclectic.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner. The most beautiful restaurant in the city, delicious food. Great service

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BN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Italian food with a great wine list, just a little bit noise, but nothing that borders.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table was great at the back as requested and service was phenomenal! Food amazing!

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience in Casa Lever, food, ambiance, and service are excellent!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Colum the Mau

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A
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Italian classic cuisine, very attentive service and great value when you choose the weekend dining prix-fixe.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant and low key restaurant serving classic Italian with excellent ingredients. There is not much theater or extravagance to the dished, just an excellent simplicity and depth of flavor.

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d
Atlanta
319 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening! Great food, great wine and Great server!

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L
London
61 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Lever has become our new favorite restaurant this summer. The quality of the food is consistently high! We especially like the buffalo mozzarella, urchin linguine and the new York strip for 2. All of the pastas have been fresh and tasty. The only warning is the markup on the wine - choose carefully. The service is fantastic.

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DG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The cramped and noisy scene takes away from the quality of the cuisine--although there's room for improvement there too. the fish starters are hashed into obscurity within other ingredients. The pastas were tasty and the staff was very responsive and energetic. the decor could use a rethink. The Warhol-inspired art seems like an afterthought, albeit a fun one, but the cool architecture is a forgotten stepsister to that pop gesture.
The wait staff have to contort over one another to get to the tables like they're in a laser tunnel. I felt bad for them and their 90's uniforms that were strangling all of them.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice to place to visit with great food and friendly people.

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HJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would absolutely recommend this restaurant. I have been several times for breakfast, morning coffee and lunch. The food is excellent as is the service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Calamari, Veal Milanase, and Citarra pomodoro all fantastic

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X
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything great. I definitely will come again. Upscale Italian reataurant

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a true perfection dining experience and a beautiful resturant.

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MJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A consistent performer - a NY classic - terrific food and service.

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M
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. The pasta was superb, the brussels sprouts were one of the best i have had in New York.
Fish expertly prepared and very tasty.
Superb sommelier, Carrie. Knows wine, knows the list, great and appropriate recommendations.
Not our first visit, confirmed again that Casa Lever is a pleasant experience!

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GD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for a special occasion. Our server Cesko was excellent and the manager Antonio was very personable and attentive, as was the sommelier.
We had a party of 6 and each one of our dishes from appetizers to desserts were delicious and beautifully presented.
Looking forward to going back.

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JW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The one element of our business lunch we felt lowered the experience was the server who was ly dismissive in the beginning but warmed up and much nicer towards the end. We think all customers should be treated equally from the very start and warmly welcomed--not based on the spend as the meal progresses.

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D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere
Service was good
Comfortable chairs

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KR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Not being familiar with Casa Lever, lunch was a very pleasant surprise. From where I sat at a four-top at the very front of the restaurant, I had an unobstructed view of the attractive bar area. Although the restaurant was busy, the noise level was discreet.

Food:

Parmigiana di Melanzane was rich, flavorful and filling.

The seven grain bread served before and during the meal was excellent.

The Baccala with olives, capers, pine nuts and olive oil was the best execution of that dish that I can remember.

Crudo “Ricciola” was fresh and attractively plated.

The Steak was tender and served with a delicious sauce.

My compliments on the tiramisu, my favorite desert. Your interpretation was superb and beautifully served in white porcelain.

I will certainly recommend Casa Lever and look forward to future visits.

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CW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal was sumptuous and mock-Bellini was coutured to order- a peachy spritzer, without the overindulging sugar- just perfect.

Here's the Fluke Appetizer
Very fresh raw fish flavor on skin is crisp orange & fresh flavor loaded cherry tomato with sprigs of dill & lemon-mandarin slices. The entire dish was filled with the white tasty Fluke. The beetroot salad also looked delicious.

Main course of Flounder is light and gets gentle hint of flavor from broiled baby tomato accompaniment.

Dessert of gelato (Hazelnut&Pistachio) was rich & creamy nuts, for me, but the chocolate cake with mouse looks soooooo good. As does their rich Tiramisu, which the two ladies beside me were having.

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service, the decor were all excellent. The wine pairing with the meal was outstanding. The whole dining experience was memorable.

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j
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Excellent service.

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BD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great table booth as we had asked for a quiet table
It was a nice crowd and the food was really good
Nice welcome from the maître D
Our waiter was good but he insisted a bit too much about offering another drink or other extras.

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

Weird vibe - music at outdoor happy hour very loud and off-putting. Tables too close together inside resulted in awkward encounters. Food & service excellent although very pricey. There are so many outstanding Italian restaurants in NYC that it’s unlikely I will return to this one.

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