Casa Lever

4.7
1134 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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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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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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M and E trains at 53rd Street/5th Avenue

6 train at 51st Street/Lexington Avenue
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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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Mon 9:00AM - 9:30AM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Sat 9:30PM - 10:00PM

What 1134 People Are Saying
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L
London
59 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
1 review
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
73 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
5 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
14 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
13 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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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Great wine list and sommelier. Among NYC's most beautiful restaurants as well - striking decor. Unfortunately the food was very mediocre and not good enough to return. I did think they offered one of the most diverse NYC Restaurant Week menus available. But the heirloom beet salad was too full of cheese and not "summer light" as desired. The skate main course was quite good. But, the skirt steak was awful.

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A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated at a lovely booth with excellent service. Maitre D’ could not have been better or more responsive. Food was excellent as was the wine— Restaurant Week menu terrific but they have a similar weekend supper

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RM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Slow service.

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LW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, very cool decor with lots of original Andy Warhol paintings. Loved it!

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J
London
33 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Always delicious. We chose to have lunch in their outdoor space which was delightful. For the first time though the service lagged. Our waiter was asked for fresh pepper for the salad but never brought it. We had the price fix lunch and ordered things that added dollars to the cost, but was never offered bread. We had to ask. Little things but after spending over $209 for 2 people at lunch - would have expected better.

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and wine. Will definitely put it on my list of regular restaurants.

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Cool outdoor setting. Confused service. Ok food. High prices for the quality. Average.

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really beautiful restaurant with delicious food. Definitely a business crowd/special occasion type of place, but worth the trip!

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RW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went with my mom for restaurant week, and we were not disappointed! Both of us thought all 3 courses were divine. They took a very long time to get us our drinks and bread (the drinks came after the appetizers, after we had to ask). Otherwise, everything was spot on.

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NM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keep up the good work in terms of overall dining experience!

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service. Really good for lunch or dinner. Beautiful paintings collection

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R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner this past Sunday. The pre-fix supper with wine pairing is a real bargain

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, very good ubication, nice people, The Service is good, etc.

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YS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for friends get together. Food taste good with good volume.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are great, design is outstanding!

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S
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have had nice meals here a number of times. Restaurant Week menu was above average. A fluke crudo, a generous portion of sparklingly fresh fish. Flounder entree was a lovely plate. Gelato dessert outstanding. Wine pairing decent enough, though choice of wine to accompany flounder baffling: a not especially well made wine jarring with the flounder . Both dessert wines underwhelming, but Giacosa Arneis splendid. The wine list is very fine, though prices are in the words of an OT euphemism: energetic. CL has always been packed when I've been, deservedly . The noise level is ear-shattering, making conversation all but impossible.

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IV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Pricey.

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TD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely classic Italian in a fun, pretty restaurant. Outside area is hopping!

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pretty, elegant ambiance with attentive service and creative, tasty food. The Warhol artwork is a treat.

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DN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of the best place worth every penny.
No need to add anything else.

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M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Warm, genuine sophisticated service.

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HB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Traditional NYC hot spot, nice ambience and good food. Service is always good too, but the announcement of specials by waiters are very annoying. Usually restaurants are noisy place, which makes difficult to understand, second they start their speech non stop and you get confused what has in where. My suggestion is to tell briefly what are the suggestions or only says if clients asking.

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