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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.
New York, NY 10024
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
Daily 4:30 pm–7:30 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 lot available on 75th between Amsterdam and Broadway.
1,2,3 to 72nd and Broadway and C train to 72nd and Central Park West.
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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'Cesca Ratings and Reviews
I must say that we were extremely impressed with this place in terms of the food - I had the branzino, my wife had the pork chop & my mother-in-law had the duck special - all of the dishes were outstanding! All wonderfully prepared, not over salted or over seasoned. A tremendous asset for the UWS!
The food was excellent but it took almost 1 hour between appetizers and main course. Had to get management to speak to chef about where our food was. They did comp us a bottle of wine but the attitude of the chef was terrible and i would go back but not for awhile
Food was very good, but the service, not so much. We were served in a timely fashion, but that’s were the good experience ended. The waiter essentially disappeared after we were served the main course, did not come back to ask if we needed more to drink (we were all out of wine), did not come back to see if we wanted desert, and it took forever to get the check. We just sat there for what seemed like an eternity. With all the other options in the city, we will not be returning.
A fantastic experience, multi faceted in terms of taste, texture and service and can even be a little overwhelming at first. Try to isolate a single element, or dish, or wine as the standout and I reckon you're missing the trick, it's the way they come together in front of you as your evening unfolds that's where the real magic lies. Would definitely go back!
One of the best meals I've ever had. Everything was creative and delicious. The dinner was paced really well and each course flowed into the next nicely. My girlfriend and I don't always like "fine dining" type experiences, but this was very low-key in that regard. Definitely not pretentious or snooty in any way. The staff was amazing. They did not hover over us, but as soon as either of us were done with our course or our drink, someone was there to take away the plate or ask if we wanted another drink. They weren't hovering but they were clearly paying very close attention.
We had a great dinner here last night. Our appetizers were nice. Entrees were very good. Three of us had the organic chicken, and we all HIGHLY recommend it! Desserts were great, too. I am a dessert person. The chocolate lava cake wasdelicious. Hope to come back again soon!!
Went with a long time friend for dinner last night - definitely upscale and crowded. We were seated promptly and allowed to catch up for a while before ordering. The caesar salad with kale was delicious -- easily enough for two people. The branzino was great, the chicken entree was delicious! Definitely coming back again soon!
We wandered by, poked our heads in and couldn't resist, again - it's really more beautiful inside. No reservation, so we had dinner at the bar.
The experience was again, amazing - probably our favorite place in NYC. Everything you want in a low-key, upscale venue was here, from the decor to the food. Unlike some of the other upscale places in the area, the staff here were very relaxed and nice while still doing a great job.
Some of the best drinks as well - once again, a very memorable time.
With a million choices on the UWS, why would someone go here three nights in a row? It's fantastic - terrific food, a great bar...and bartenders, cool decor, an enticing Happy Hour, all at a very fair price. Last night there was a DJ and the energy was just what this area needs! A little LIFE!
It's hard to see from the street, but there's a very comfortable dining area towards the back of the restaurant. The food was excellent and they have a great selection of wines and lots of beers on tap. Great date spot or for pre-dinner drinks. Unpretentious and very good value for money. Thanks again!
Once again, we were most impressed with 'Cesca. Friendly word of advice...Must get reservations due to demand. Fine selection of appetizers, small plates and boards, pasta, risotto, great fish and steaks. Servers were very attentive and careful to get us served in a timely manner.
Just got lucky going here . Sat at the bar. Cool place with great lighting and good music. The bar is long and inviting. The service was quick and friendly. We had a bottle of Rose (not my choice) and it was good.
The place was busy so we ordered food right away. The bronzino was excellent- light and fresh. My husband had the steak which he said was delicious. Desserts looked so good but we had to run! Be back soon.
It is such a pleasure to give this restaurant another Great Review! Everything from the welcoming greeting at the front door to a nice table to a great waiter and great food was perfect ! I live nearly and so many restaurants on the upper west side are disappointing . This is the best !!!!!
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