Casa Lever

4.8
1318 reviews
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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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Mon 9:00AM - 9:30AM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Sat 9:30PM - 10:00PM

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LC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, stuff is super attentive to details and considerate. Good way to spend a dinner night with friends or a date

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CB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Lever is my favorite business meal option in midtown Manhattan. It never disappoints.

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A
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience from food to service.

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m
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting an old friend for dinner. Excellent service throughout. Food was perfection. Wine recommendations great.

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FS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

We are frequent diners and were never disappointed, until now. Food was only okay when it is usually exceptional. The room temperature was hot. We asked the waitress to raise the AC, but it never really got cooler. Perhaps, because it was a Monday? It will be awhile until we return.

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L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous wine selection and helpful sommelier. The food was amazing and big enough to split entrees with my boyfriend and brother, fellow foodies. Great night out!

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WR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining room with a dozen large and original Warhol paintings gazing down on you. Lighting is perfect. Service is prompt and professional. Wine list has some interesting options. Menu is innovative. Food was delicious. Great choice for special occasions.

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FF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love coming to Casa Lever. For breakfast, the menu offers something delicious for everyone. Always fantastic service and ambiance.

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KD
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space. Delicious food. Attentive staff. Looking forward to going back!

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RD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for always tending to my Celiac Disease dietary restrictions!

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l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I love Casa Lever ; it my dinner of choice for Fridays & Saturday evenings .
Last Friday was lower energy & less of a chic crowd .
Our waiter had an edgy and ungracious manner .
NONE OF THIS IS TYPICAL , THIS PLACE USUALLY TOP NOTHCH ON ALL SCORES .

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

While the food was AMAZING and of the highest quality and character, the ambience outside on the patio was like a cheap frat party. The band was also AMAZING but drowned out by the raucous sounds of the rowdy drunken frat boy-like patrons. Abhorrent that such a fine establishment would be so grossly out of step with pricing and food.

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t
New York Area
272 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most impressed with Casa Lever. Came early before a show, had the weekend supper and were blown away by the choices, and both quality and quantity of the food. Loved the salads for appetizer and the chicken paillard and the skirt steak entrees, with an amazing chocolate hazelnut gianduia for dessert. All of this was definitely a great value. I would commend the service too, professional and friendly without being overbearing. Also, who wouldn't like looking at a couple of dozen original Warhols while eating? Looking forward to coming back.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A bit pricey, they get you on the liquor, great food, loved the gazpacho soup, excellent food, portions could have been larger.
Ask for a private booth. Ideal for intimate​ private conversations. Upscale.

The reason I did not give them five stars is we had an overly aggressive waitress pushing drinks.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Director is very kind and careful

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e
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Lever is always charming and delicious. Patio season is here and must not be missed!

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Antonio runs the #1 restaurant in New York. A must for anyone seeking the best.

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SW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service from the staff. I enjoyed taking my client to that restaurant, who also enjoyed it. We will definitely go back again.

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JH
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent mixture of classic and innovative Italian food, and completely classic NYC power-broker ambiance except for the unusually friendly and welcoming staff for such a venue.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Everything was on point. We were a party of two and I arrived first. Shockingly they seated me but it was so great because I ordered a drink while waiting for my friend. Can’t wait to return.

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f
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The maitre d greeted us like we were the tax collector. Our waitperson was uninformed, uninspired and not particularly talented. The gluten-free pasta was overcooked angel hair, the worst kind. The service was iffy, the room was noisy, the art was pretty neat.

On the way out, the only person having fun in the entire restaurant gave us a warm goodbye.

It's hard to imagine why anyone would return. Overrated, underfun.

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EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Italian spot in NYC.

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MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant. Wonderful dining experience, friendly attentive staff. Atonio runs the place with pleasure, charm and ease.
Thank you, Michael Scalisi

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JO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all the way around. Great food, service and ambiance.

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BN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. The staff is very professional and you do NOT feel rushed. Have been here many times and it is always a great place to eat. I would highly recommend Casa Lever.

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H
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A nice place to have dinner. Food is great. The art is interesting.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way!

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RP
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food in a perfect location! we went after a day of walking around with sport shoes and everyone goes nice dressed! so beware! =)

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is amazing. Our waitress knew a lot about the dishes and made great recommendation. Cocktails and food were also excellent. I enjoyed the Fluke Crudo and the Arrabiata pasta, while my fiance had the baked eggplant and Chicken Paillard. All the food was delicious!

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Gentili e ambiente gradevole. Buona cucina con un conto finale elevato senza giustificazione. Comunque da provare.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing quality of food and service, unique experience, not to be missed

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KA
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday breakfast! Outstanding food and ambiance. My daughter's french toast was unbelievable and the savory dishes were excellent. Management and service was also terrific. Cannot wait to go back.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time at Casa Lever - even if the rain closed the outdoor patio bar, forcing everybody into the cramped indoor bar. Great food and attentive service. One of my favorite restaurants when in NY for business.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Lever never fails to deliver great food, service and drinks.

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G
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Maitre’d moved us to a quieter spot as I requested. Great food. Dessert wine flight was great.

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IS
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service. A bit pricey.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was average and overpriced. It was better 5 yards ago.

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J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, excellent service - great dinner!

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HC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding. The atmosphere is nice. The service was very good. No complaints. This is a wonderful place for a nice lunch.

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