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About 'Cesca

An original pioneer of the casual upscale dining scene on the Upper West Side since 2003, featuring contemporary farm-to-table Italian-American cuisine that explodes with flavor and freshness. Housemade pastas, poultry, steaks, seafood, wood-burning oven, artisanal cocktails and an Award Winning wine-list, all complementing this warm rustic environment.

164 W. 75th St.
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Wed 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–11:30 pm
Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:30 pm–7:30 pm

Cross Street:
Amsterdam

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 787-6300

Website:
http://www.cescanyc.com/

Catering:
Our catering team can prepare and serve a sit down lunch, dinner or a grand buffet for your guests or entertain guests for a cocktail party - all done expertly in your home or at 'Cesca. Pricing available upon request.

Parking Details:
Parking lot available on 75th between Amsterdam and Broadway.

Public Transit:
1,2,3 to 72nd and Broadway and C train to 72nd and Central Park West.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Next to Beacon Theatre

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Sun - Tue 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

At Cesca we have a wide variety of options for large groups. Contact us today to learn more about how we can make your next special occasion a memorable one!

'Cesca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (47)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Special Occasion (40)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for a Date (33)
Good for Groups (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Romantic (22)
Cozy (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Casual (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Business Meals (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Authentic (13)
Fun (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Organic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Food and service were wonderful! Cocktails and wine were also spectacular!

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·Dined a day ago

Great food, service and ambience. Nice location. So happy to have a restaurant like Cesca in my neighborhood!

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

The food is always fresh and the service is great.
It does get crowded and noisy by the bar, but its a great scene.

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Packed bar. Always fun here. Food has some new options. All good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Was very pleasantly surprised with a very good meal and nice wine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Very happy to visit again. The food was just as delicious as we remembered. The menu has evolved to offer more options. Fish was very fresh and salad crisp! Will be back again soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was, as always, perfect! Delicious meal, wonderful wine.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent! We would absolutely recommend.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Happily enjoyed our meal at 'Cesca last night. The food was delicious. We shared a fantastic Kale Caesar, the mushroom ravioli and roast duck. A beautifully paired bottle of wine complemented the meal as did the port served to us with our dessert selections. I suggest the panna cotta and warm chocolate cake.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Pleasurable experience at 'Cesca - well done! Our wine was wonderful and from an extensive list which you don't see much anymore. The food was all offered aesthetically pleasing and more delicious.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Food well seasoned and cooked. Music was very soothing. Service was great!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Steak cooked on the grill was great! A good cut of meat and a nice char with a chianti always do the trick.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

They have a perfect alcove for a party of 8-10 people.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

brought the boys here for a bachelor weekend. the pretty bartender made them very happy serving them big old drinks. the food delivered to the table was better than last time. they left a bunch of happy bums. large plates, lots of food, cold beers. doesn't get better than that.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Happy to revisit! The food was as good as it was last month during my visit. This is definitely the place I will be on every trip to NY.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Super meal again. Thanks 'Cesca! You never cease to satisfy!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Definitely a place you must visit when on the upper west. The food is reminiscent of my recent trip to Italy. Wonderful flavors.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Passed this place after an event at the Beacon and always wanted to go back for a try. Very happy I did. The music and vibe are super hip for the stuffy UWS places I've visited. It's got a cool European feel. The food - trust me - it does not matter what you order - will be a home run. My fish was perfectly cooked and served just as I like it - whole! My partners pasta dish was delicious, mixed seafood with their homemade pasta - served al dente - the way it should be!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Best pasta bolognese I've ever had! The dollup of ricotta is a nice touch and makes the dish so much more creamy. The waiter was awesome - thanks Ceasar! Friendly, informative (my girlfriend has some dietary restrictions) and quick!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Delicious meal to be had on the UWS if you're looking for some fantastic Italian flavor. Generous portions, friendly staff, beautiful ambiance, great music!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My sister was in town visiting and wanted some good Italian. 'Cesca came up as a neighborhood gem - it's sure is! From the warm welcome at the door by the GM to the fast and friendly service, we were so pleased. The food was absolutely delicious. We shared a number of plates that are perfectly portioned for two. The beet salad, pasta with clams, NY strip steak and tiramisu, WOW! I can't wait to return! Neither can my sister!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious food. Beautiful venue. Wine suggestion was great. Will definitely come back.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Enjoyed the experience. The operatic voice who sings Happy Birthday is a real treat! The organic chicken was a crowd pleaser. I suggest you try the tuna tartare. Very fresh, served with avocado and caviar.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great bar scene. Enjoyed the music and new look. Steak is more delicious than I remembered. Partners were pleased.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at 'Cesca very much. The brighter look of the once dim restuarant invites a new feel of elegance. Their menu, although similar has taken on a different flare. There is more attention to detail. The flavors are all harmonious and delightful.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Visiting from out of town and was happy to find this place. It's warm hospitality was welcoming on this brutal winter's night. The musical selection, drinks and bar atmosphere were fun and entertaining. The food was pure pleasure. Everything was served with a smile an every bite better than the last. You must try their grilled octopus!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great way to get a warm meal with this crazy storm. The food was delicious, the service was good. Enjoyed the bottle of red suggested and paired well with our meals. Would definitely go back!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very happy with our selections at 'Cesca tonight. The tuna tartare was outrageous. The steak tag was superb and the halibut was flaky and delicious.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Any place that stays open to serve patrons in weather like this deserves a five star review. That and the fact that their food and service was phenomenal. We will be back.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Full staff, full menu, delicious specials - the lamb was outrageous. They're great! Thanks for being open during a blizzard!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

In this weather who would have thought we would have found anything open for dinner! Thank you to 'Cesca, not only a warm place to unwind, but also for the meal you packed up to go for my mother who could literally not weather the storm and join us! We are truly grateful!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

You must try their raviolis. They are amazing. We had a wonderful time enjoying this wonderful Italian style restaurant.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Visiting for the holidays and this place came up at a holiday party. We are so happy to have listened to the suggestion as we enjoyed everything about 'Cesca. The food was delicious and watching them in the kitchen made it more inviting. The service was good and the music was very cool!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Made my reservation 15m before walking in so I wasn't surprised when I had to wait a few minutes for my table. The bar was lively. Good music. The drink was pretty good too - pomegranate martini. Went down way too easy. Dinner was delicious. Salmon was perfectly cooked. Pasta was al dente, the way it should be. Good size portions leave room for every course.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This is not the 'Cesca I used to go to 10 years ago. The food was heavy without having much flavor. The service was sloppy (not replacing silverware, lack of description of preparation, weak recommendations). I ordered the Caesar salad which was made with kale and underdressed, lacking flavor and still heavy with parmesan. For a main course, I ordered the duck which was greasy and lacking flavor. My companions ordered sole, which was pasty, and the bolognese, which was adequate. The lighting seemed too bright, but at least the noise level was low. The entire atmosphere was lacking in energy. Although the bartender was attentive and helpful, the bar selections were standard. Wines by the glass were uninteresting. This place needs some revitalization.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Good food, very creative, good portions. My wife and I split an appetizer, split a pasta course, and split the Branzino special. It was perfect for two people. The wine selection was good. We had a bottle of Nebbiolo and it was a very good complement to all dishes. Service was attentive, but did not rush us and we had a lovely, relaxed evening.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Fantastic meal with great people. We enjoyed the various courses and flavors suggested by the server. The open kitchen is entertaining to watch.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Enjoyed a guys dinner with some college friends. Between the massive amounts of appetizers and dinner we barely had room for desserts, but we ate. A few good bottles of wine, some good music and a good looking staff made it all worth it!

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Lovely experience visiting my parents. They suggested 'Cesca and we are all so glad they did. Their food was delicious and service was good. Be sure to ask for the specials!

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great way to start the new year! The food and atmosphere were super cool. The service was great and the drinks - I had some bourbon fix - was off the hook!

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