Casa Lever

4.8
1177 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
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Mon 9:00AM - 9:30AM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Sat 9:30PM - 10:00PM

What 1177 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the three course weekend special and it was terrific! Great restaurant. Would return on our next trip to NYC.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Great place and

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

Had to wait 30 minutes after making a reservation in advance.

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HM
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is incredible here and the service is very attentive. The pasta dishes taste like those we had in Italy. The food is definitely worth the price.

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, food and location.

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MJ
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast business meeting venue.

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GL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is an excellent find in midtown. The entire staff from the hosts to the servers are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The inside of the restaurant is decorated with a beautiful assortment of Andy Warhol paintings, which just adds to the ambiance. We had two pastas and the osso bucco. While all were excellent, the recommended cacio e pepe was truly the star of the meal and is highly recommended. The selection of wine and other spirits is varied and well priced for NYC.

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O
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks so much for a wonderful evening at Cafe Lever! We brought my teenage sons who have celiac disease. Everyone was so accommodating with gluten-free knowledge and options. The pre fixe dinner option was outstanding as well. We all loved the venue, service, and absolutely delicious food!! We will be back next time we are in NYC!

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CB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Lever was a great dining experience. The food was delicious and the presentation was just as well done. The maitre d' was gracious and our waiter was excellent and prompt without being overbearing. My party of 4 participated in the weekend supper pre fix and it was an excellent choice. The menu is quite big and this makes it easier to choose. If you like more intimate dinners, this place is on the louder side especially on a Friday night after 8:00 but it is still cozy with dim lighting and simple table arrangements. The ambience from the music to the Warhol paintings is effortlessly chic. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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F
New York Area
225 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and genuine italian (milanese) restaurant in midtown. One of the best italian restaurants in NYC

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MN
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The ambience was fantastic. They even do gluten-free, which was awesome. Lovely service, too!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coffee was cold. After an excellent meal it was disappointing

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The pasta was fantastic.

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RK
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the delicious food and exceptional service

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BB
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Disappointed in dish. It was thanksgiving and I ordered the turkey breast with accompanying vegetables. It was a LITTLE ROLL UP PIECE OF TURKEY. The little sushi like pieces didn’t seem like Thanksgiving Turkey. Didn’t complain After all ..... it was thanksgiving and I gave thanks to have the luxury of being there !!!!

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s
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 2

We went for Thanksgiving to Casa Lever. The prices were very high and the menu for a pescatarian was limited. The food was good and the wine list was extensive with an amazing lady sommelier. The problem was that there were no regular priced bottles of wine. Our wine was $125/bottle and one of the cheapest on the wine list!! The food was well cooked but there was only 2 Thanksgiving turkey dishes on offer.
Also, when leaving, my husband picked up my coat in coat check and we found, in the taxi, that my new furry hat had not been included and when calling the restaurant to go back and pick it up they could not find it. I spoke to Antonio the manager who said he would look for it and call me back the next day. Naturally, and as expected of that restaurant, I never got a call back.

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MB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving Day Lunch

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service!

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CL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Benchmark midtown meeting restaurant. Food is always solid if at time uninspired. Service is usually good, not great this trip but that's not the norm. It is not cheap but it never disappoints

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NP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing place. The combination of food/ambiance/service is perfect. And you cant beat the art pieces that you get to view and discuss over dinner. And their desert is over the top!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious but truffle was amazing tho..

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JM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
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 on November 10, 2018
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
19 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
27 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
24 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
62 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
2 reviews
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
10 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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