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Casa Lever, New York, NY

Casa Lever

4.6
4.6
1687 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Manhattan sophistication meets superb Milanese classics at Casa Lever, 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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 888-2700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Adrian Kercuku
  • Catering
    for catering information please contact info@casalever.com
  • Private party facilities
    Perched a few steps above the maindining 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 an assortment of Damien Hirst's work.
  • Private party contact
    Robin Gustafsson: (877) 690-4948
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross street
    53rd Street, Entrance on 53rd Street
  • Parking details
    nearest Icon Parking Systems at 62 East 54th Street, between Madison and Park Avenue.
  • Public transit
    M and E trains at 53rd Street/5th Avenue<br /><br />6 train at 51st Street/Lexington Avenue
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,687 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

1,687 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went with friends to celebrate the Christmas holiday, the food was excellent. The ambience was beautiful and the service was spot on. We know they are closing for renovations and can’t wait until they open again. A truly special restaurant in New York City both beautiful and delicious.

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  2. Foodie

    New York City

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant could not have been nicer. They were very accommodating as I had to change the total from 4 to 5 and then to 6. They did so without complaint. We also were given an excellent table in a great location. The restaurant can get noisy at times, but our table was in the perfect location. The food was its usual wonderful self. They do such an amazing job. I love coming here.

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  3. abeW

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food.

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  4. Marina

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday It was as always, exceptional!

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  5. U520383

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks, service and atmosphere, still one of the better and most consistent restaurants.

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  6. abeW

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service

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  7. RenzoV

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Cibo di qualità, servizio buono, prezzi dei vini molto alti ma siamo a NYC.

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  8. CGE44

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For diners who want a sophisticated, night club style dining experience , Casa Lever is the spot for. Excellent food, attentive service, dynamic environment and a handsome crowd.

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  9. Dolly

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant; 5 Stars.

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  10. RobertS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Paid 42$ for a glass of Cabernet…apparently nobody told them that it is customary to bring the bottle to the table and pour a taste. Instead, a full glass appeared was handed to me and unfortunately the wine was warm and from a bottle that had been opened some time ago. This is basic stuff for an expensive fine dining experience. Other than that the food was good but quite expensive.

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  11. abeW

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelent food and service. Setting also very nice.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My new favorite restaurant in NY!

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  13. ALLI

    New York City

    106 reviews

    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is truly an outstanding dining experience. The physical space is gorgeous and comfortable. Waitstaff were superb. There was a good variety of dining selection and a substantial wine and cocktail list. Our only criticism - all 4 at the table agreed - that the chef had a heavy hand with the salt. Seasoning should enhance flavor, not hide it.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente todo!! Recomendable 100%

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! We will be back in the booth. Hopefully throw a party in the back room too

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  16. eastsidediner

    Greater Boston

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect evening spent with friends, having exceptional food and with impeccable service.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my new favorite places for Clients. Great Management

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  18. Rainmaker

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Front desk guy needs to be better trained to treat everyone equally, no matter their races. I had a reservation, but I was asked to be seated on the worst seat (narrow seat with small gap space by the utensils cabinet and there are always ppl/servers passing by and accidentally kicking my chair in the back) even though there are many more empty seats. Ppl have to pass by that seat as that’s the only space for ppl to go through. Frankly, that narrow area shouldn't be arranged for seats. I don’t understand why maybe we are Asians?? ? I had to ask to switch to another seat. It was also my birthday, and they forgot to put a candle even though we asked for it. It kinda of ruined my birthday. In general, the quality is not the same as before and has been down since the covid. I wouldn’t recommend it as there are many more better Italian restaurants in the city.

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  19. TomB

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of options in mid-town, but not all sure gets. CL is an established quality - food, service, experience and vibe all on point, and with the fabulous and timeless interior design you’ll be transported, sometimes it’s simply nice to get out of Manhattan while being in Manhattan.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, excellent service, delicious food

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  21. KW19

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the sauces. Spectacular service!

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  22. CandiC

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently phenomenal and a true dining experience!

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  23. EllenS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to catch up with friends, food is always great, if pricey, I love that I can always rely on the service and do not have to read lips to hear my dinner companions. perfect!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a business lunch, however due to the service staff interrupting the conversation every 3 minutes was unprofessional. Almost trying to grab that table for the next one. Our lunch took only 1 hour and 20 mins. Really disappointed.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining was exceptional! Our server eka made our dining a wonderful experience by curating all the dishes and giving us his tips and suggestions for the food that we ordered. We're celebrating our 1 year anniversary and the manager gladly accommodated our request of having an intimate celebration. Food was phenomenal and service was top notch. We started with the prosciutto and fresh mozzarella for appetizers followed by al granchio pasta (you can request for it to be on a softer side rather than al dente), followed by the best vongole posts we've ever had, then veal with black truffle for our main course. Desserts were very light and airy, even their coffee was perfectly made. I highly recommend eka and would definitely be back.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food & best service

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  27. Nycconnoisseur1

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place. Had a great time as always. Hospitality is second to none and the food is always excellent.

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  28. BryanM

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot. I recommend going, good menu and great service.

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  29. danieleb

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food quality . Curated selection of wines and great menu. The fresh artichokes and Parmigiano cheese appetizer, the grilled branzino were outstanding Gianduia dessert is an artwork and delicious

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  30. 1150

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eating dinner a Casa Lever was like being back in the late '80s when midtown restaurants were beautiful places, filled with interesting looking people engaged in conversation over truly great food. I have always loved Lever House as a rare example of a beautiful building in the International Style. I remarked to the maître d' as we were leaving that the restaurant was as good as the building in which it operates. Casa Lever is what a restaurant in Manhattan should aspire to be. So refreshing. Highly recommend.

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  31. mikey

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it great food, super service. I know it’s NYC but it was still a little pricey.

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  32. StephG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful spot to dine! The bar scene was lively at 6:30 PM on a Thursday while an elegant decorum was maintained just beyond in the dining room. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable! I can’t wait to return!

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  33. GaryS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still a great NYC standard. The staff are delightful and treat you like an old family member. The food is as it always has been - marvelous. I highly recommend Casa Lever.

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  34. KmMk

    New York City

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for a business lunch. Excellent food and service.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful second visit to casa lever! My husband and I made a special trip to New York for one night for dinner again here. I made a special request to say hello to the maître d’ Antonio who had been so kind and accommodating on our first visit, he made a special effort to come and greet us and remembered us from months before. What a special evening again!

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  36. Beans

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect for my party of 4. It was seriously the best dining experience we’ve had in a long time. The place is beautiful and they make you feel welcome from the second you walk in. Everyone is friendly and wants to give you the best dining experience. Especially the waiter Eugenio! His magnetic, positive personality and exemplary service is what will get patrons to return. Yes, the food is great, but the vibe and atmosphere are even more impressive & that comes from the people that work there. They are a restaurant’s best asset. For that reason, we can’t wait to return!

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  37. 09foodie

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Casa Lever is a beautiful restaurant with an incredible staff. Antonio was so friendly and welcoming, we felt as if we were regulars, when in fact, this was our first visit. I started with the caprese. The tomatoes were absolutely among the best I ever had and the mozzarella was creamy and delicious. I then went with the Bolognese, which was delicious. My only complaint is that I would like to have more meat with the sauce. The decision to use wider noodles, I think, requires more meat in the sauce. My husband started with the Panzanella, which was delicious. He then had the mixed seafood risotto, which he reported as very good, just not great. However, overall our experience was wonderful and the help on the wine selection excellent! We would go back in a heartbeat.

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  38. Jillian

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly kind and efficient service. Wonderful drink and food recommendations. I want to go here every time I visit NYC!

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  39. TriBeCaGirl155

    New York City

    151 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience starts with an exquisite dining room... Quintessential NY decor. Every morsel is fresh. Indeed, on the back of the menu is a list where food is sourced! Attention to detail & accountability is important to Casa Lever & it's obvious in every aspect of the dining experience. I had the octopus. It was wonderful! BTW, the service was very good.

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  40. AnnH

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Maybe it was hyped up too much before I went. The food was good, not amazing. The service was a bit spotty. Our waiter must have left before we did. Suddenly he was nowhere around. Other staff finished out our table.

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Casa Lever is rated 4.6 stars by 1687 OpenTable diners.

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390 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street
    53rd Street, Entrance on 53rd Street
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    nearest Icon Parking Systems at 62 East 54th Street, between Madison and Park Avenue.
  • Public transit
    M and E trains at 53rd Street/5th Avenue6 train at 51st Street/Lexington Avenue
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Adrian Kercuku
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 888-2700
  • Catering
    for catering information please contact info@casalever.com
  • Private party facilities
    Perched a few steps above the maindining 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 an assortment of Damien Hirst's work.
  • Private party contact
    Robin Gustafsson: (877) 690-4948
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