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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:
Restaurant Hours:
Sunday: 5:00-9:30 PM
Monday: 5:00-10:00 PM
Tuesday: 5:00-10:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00-10:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00-11:00 PM
Friday: 5:00-11:00 PM
Saturday: 5:00-11:00 PM

Happy Hour (Bar only):
Sunday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 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 40 guests or entertain 60 guests for a cocktail party-all done expertly in your home or at Cesca. Price is based on day of the week and season.

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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Next to Beacon Theatre

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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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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (41)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Special Occasion (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Business Meals (20)
Romantic (20)
Casual (19)
Cozy (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Authentic (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Fun (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Kid-friendly (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Organic (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (4)
Great Beer (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 9 hours ago

Really nice family dinner

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·Dined 10 hours ago

Had a great meal with some visiting friends at the UWS gem. Took us back to the days we used to stop in for happy hour. The place has definitely changed but it's still all good. The food was more flavorful than we remembered. The service was good. Music was loud but enjoyable. The place was great!

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·Dined 10 hours ago

Had a great surprise visit from my boyfriend and couldn't wait to bring him here. The food is just too good. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. The music was super cool. He now loves it as much as I do!

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·Dined 10 hours ago

Came in for a quick meal and enjoyed every bite! The bar was lively and fun. The crowd was friendly. The service was very accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious. I have never enjoyed dick so much! The skin was crispy and the sauce kept is quite juicy. My friend loved her branzino and we shared the burnt Brussel sprouts and French fries. Can't wait for our next visit.

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·Dined 10 hours ago

Food was delicious. Service was great. Ambiance was lively. Music was upbeat.
Would definitely visit again.

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·Dined 10 hours ago

Fantastic! Just fantastic! The double cut port chop was exactly what the doctor ordered for this cold winter night. Cooked to perfection with a superb char. Bravo!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Small portions
Food was served undercooked.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Thank you 'Cesca for a wonderful evening. Everything was perfection! From a quick check-in process with a minimal wait at the bar to a most delicious meal consisting of veal chops, scallops, buratta, artichokes, fabulous service and so much more... We could not have left more full or more pleased!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Perfect!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

This was my first time there and I was getting together for the holidays with several friends and totally loved the restaurant & the food. Service was excellent as was each of our meals. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

This place is just great! The food, spectacular. The service, fantastic. The drinks and wine selection, stellar. All about 'Cesca!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

They accepted a 4:30 reservation but we were never told they did not begin dinner service till 5PM
Appetizers and dinner were good but my Branzino did not come with anything and though filleted there were numerous fish bones. The evening special- Rack of Lamb was good and had some vegetables.
The restaurant filled up very quickly with both large and small parties.
Very convenient to the Beacon Hotel and Theater.
Suburbandinner

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service were exceptional. We look forward to dining there again in the very near future.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was fabulous, waiter was great, but boy were they busy! It took a little longer than usual to be seated and served but all well worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

What a phenomenal experience, yet again! The atmosphere set the tone for an enjoyable evening - but they were packed! The food seemed to be a bit delayed but was delivered hot and delicious. Drinks were overflowing all night long. Service was crazy busy but still checked in often. New chef added some cool specials, my wife and daughter enjoyed them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed another dinner at 'Cesca with my friends before a show at the Beacon. The food was delicious, the service was fantastic (and they were very busy) and the music was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Back in NY and couldn't wait for the Veal Milanese! The bottle of wine the sommelier recommended blended well with the table and everyones selections. The music was very lively and fun. The waiter was fantastic - Richard is his name. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed the open kitchen view. Steak was charred just the way I like it. Cold martini, good service. Music was a bit loud but enjoyable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I'm not sure I can continue to come here! My son told me their Chicken Parmigana was better than mine! Bravo 'Cesca - great Italian food in one of my favorite NYC areas.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great vibe at the bar when you walk in. Hostess quick and attentive. Service very good. Food spectacular. Definitely worth the trip to the Upper West.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved girls night out! Had half priced beverages at the bar for Happy Hour which led to dinner in the Private Dining Room...very cool. Scallops were amazing. My friends were raving about their Ravioli and Halibut. Splitting desserts was perfecto! Will be visiting again soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was overdone/dry (I had the rainbow trout). Pricey drinks. Food delivered piecemeal - 3 of us actually finished before my husband's burger arrived. I've tried this place 3 times over the years, all with the same experience. Won't be going back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely! Wonderful service; Ian rocks!

The tuna and Burrata appetizers were delicious. Half orders of the pasta were perfect.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Met up with some friends for dinner but enjoyed some pre-game action at the bar. Bar menu has some good selections. We shared a few tapas before dinner. Calamari, Cauliflower Poppers and Fries, all a hit. Dinner was clean, guys all stuck to classic meat and potatoes dinners while I devoured my halibut (rare). Every man for himself on desserts. They seemed to agree this was a contender for Monday nights. Models, drinks, and meat.

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·Dined 5 days ago

College Roommate visiting from CA - wanted to eat clean and light. 'Cesca was the perfect choice. They offer fresh fish of which we enjoyed the salmon with lentils and the branzino with grilled beefsteak tomatoes in an Olivetto. Perfect! I would highly recommend as their service, attention to detail and food selection were wonderful. Thanks 'Cesca!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great find on the Upper West. Enjoyed a steak med-rare with a nice bottle of red to pair. Partner loved their scallops and beet salad. Dessert was great - shared the panna cotta and some chocolate log.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed our usual meal...Cauliflower Fritti, Veal Chop, Branzino with spinach and roasted tomatoes, cheesecake and royal chocolate log. The atmosphere is quite alive now. The restaurant is brighter, more bodies on the floor to serve, food has extra flavor, drinks overflowing. Quite an improvement from previous management.

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·Dined 6 days ago

You must ask for the specials... Their menu is delicious, but tonight the blend of flavors in the fish special was truly magnificent.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Waiting for our table was the worst part of the evening. The service, food, drinks and dessert were all wonderful! The noise factor is a bit difficult when the venue is full making it a bit hard to have an intimate conversation yet still...very enjoyable!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Another fun date night in the book! The wait for a table was a bit longer than we expected but we enjoyed the buzz of the bar area. Our waitress was informative and quick to serve which was a nice change. Our food was delivered promptly. My husband enjoyed his steak tagliatelle and I couldn't get enough of the mushroom ravioli. Large portions equals left overs for breakfast! Thanks Cesca!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I heard there was a new chef so of course I needed to come and see for myself. Am I glad I did! His food is delectable and my party and I were all pleased with our selections. It was rather crowded, overcrowded if you ask me, but the service was very attentive to all their tables. I enjoyed watching all the activity in the open kitchen. Waiting for a table was the worst part. If you decide to visit, you MUST try the scallops with truffle oil. I promise you will not be disappointed.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

When the wife is craving Italian you run. This place had a fantastic menu full of classic favorites with a spin. The server was quite informative giving us the scoop on the new owners and all the changes. Place was just as good as we remembered, if not better. She wants to come again, we come again.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Stopped in for a quick bite and the place was very, very busy! The decor was seasonal and festive. The food was absolute perfection. The Salmon was cooked just the way I like it and my wife enjoyed her Steak. Service was attentive, desserts were delicious. Wine list, excessive for those who enjoy them.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

my favorite neighborhood spot, the food is always great and so is the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I always have good meals at this place. The quality of food and service are pleasant.
I find it very friendly and modern Italian. Good value.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times and have generally been pleased. However, on this occasion, everything went wrong, starting with a delayed table, followed by slow and inconsistent service. (we could not order 9 oysters but had to order either 6 or 12; Moscato desert wine was not available and the substitute proposed was undrinkable)

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The veal Milanese was out if this world. Service was very good. Hostess was a rockstar and handled some tough guests and a lousy situation like a champ. I own restaurants and could rock my door any time. Well done, sorry I didn't get your name. Curly hair early 20s. Well done

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We all liked the food. Appetizers to desserts were all delicious. Great wine selections. Only downside was our waiter had to be hunted down several times.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Due to snow they were short handed but not a big problem. Service was a little stressed but they were very professional and the food was excellent !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Loved every bite! It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Food, service, drinks, dessert, all PERFECT!

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