Cleo NYC

4.3
116 reviews
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Mediterranean
Cleo NYC brings a richly textured Mediterranean dining experience to the heart of Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood and is the signature restaurant of the Mondrian Park Avenue Hotel. Influenced by European, North African and Middle Eastern cuisines, award-winning Executive Chef Danny Elmaleh creates culturally diverse, richly textured shareable plates to encourage a warm, social dining experience. The eclectic decor and expansive windows provide sophisticated ambiance ideal for intimate date nights or large celebratory dinners. In addition to its regular menu selection, Cleo offers a $24 2-course Business Lunch as well as $55 5-course Prix Fixe Social Dining Menu. Experienced mixologists invoke fresh ingredients to classic & modern cocktails along with local craft beers and an international array of wine and champagne. Cleo is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily as well as weekend brunch.

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p
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We all had the business lunch. It was delicious. The service was lovely. We weren’t rushed at all. A lovely get away in a busy area.

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AI
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The menu online showed a wide variety of Mediterranean foods and a great drink menu- the menu at the restauarnt was more expensive, had fewer options, and far less Mediterranean food. The food was fine but not worth the high prices, and the menu seemed a bit confused on what type of restaurant it wanted to be (mixture of way too many different cuisines on the menu). The ambiance was also much more corporate than I was expecting for a hotel with a club downstairs - not the best option for a Saturday night dinner. Service, however, was quite good.

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G
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cleo has become one of my neighborhood get together places when I’m on a girls night out. The food is healthy and very shareable. Service is also good and staff is attentive. Consistently delicious!

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v
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server recommendations the zucchini chips —— it was amazing!

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience ! Food was delicious . Service was very friendly and helpful. My boyfriend and I enjoyed our anniversary brunch immensely. Thanks for making it so special . We will definitely be back

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DE
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very pleasant and trendy newcomer to the Old Rose Hill neighborhood. Offering a perfect menu selection and service with a smile A definite repeat.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

I wish that I could give a negative score, I am very disappointed. This supposed to be a perfect New Year's Eve, we bought a $100 package online. My boyfriend is allergic to peanuts, but there were only three dishes on the menu to pick and none of them are friendly to people with allergies. We asked the waiters if they could make some adjustments, and they asked me why I didn't look at the menu before buying the package. Because there WAS NO MENU! I was even surprised that he asked me this question! The service was also very slow. All in all, this is a very unpleasant experience. Tbh they have good brunch, but we don't think that we will come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular service for a birthday party on New Years Eve. The food was excellent. We will definitely visit again next time we're in the city.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great lunch special

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. We will definitely be back!

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q
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place service never good

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like the environment. Food was great.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was incredible. I have never experienced a group of wait staff and hostess that could not have been nicer. Everyone had a wonderful attitiude

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Loud and a bit clubby
Service was uneven
Food decent but clearly free drinks and bar were more important than dining
We saw why it was not crowded on a Sat

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Waitor had a terrible attitude. Ignored us half the night. Terrible service ruined the experience.

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m
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The worst experience i ever had. We sat for about half an hour before the maitre d took our drink order, which btw never arrived, short after we flaged the waiter and questioned him about the drinks, waited another 20 mi nutes, finished appetizers and no drinks, flagged waiter again who said the bartender wad backed up, no apologies, no may i take your order......he just did not care at all. We left without having a drink or dinner. Maitre d was apologetic bla bla bla appetizers were below average. Sorry we wasted our time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was slow and they sat us at a table too small for our group. Thankfully we had one less person than expected but I was surprised by how the staff ran things.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was ok, service was very slow because was only one server working. And it’s seem like a lot of people trying to manage the place but not a lot of workers. They should focus in what really matter to make a regular standard place in NY on a successful one

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DR
New York Area
159 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cleo is a good place for delicious Middle Eastern food. Everything I have eaten here on now two visits has been delicious. I like it for both lunch and dinner.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christian was amazing! After leaving another restaurant due to no acknowledgment from the service after sitting there for 20 minutes, he was attentive, funny, helpful and tolerant of this group of coworkers. Food was great. Drinks were good. Thanks!

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M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Ambience was very nice. The service was excellent but the fodd was very dissapointing. My tandoori chicken had no indian flavor but was rather more like french chicken.

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

I Love Cleo in Vegas- prob more than the new NY version. But we had noted it was our anniversary on the res, adn we got a card from all the satff ( handsigned) and complmentary champagne. They went the extra mile.

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

Really good food. Reasonably priced. Environment could be a bit more cozy as the seating is not entirely cinfurysvke and the tables are small but the food was really good!

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c
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and ambience, and the service is friendly, if at times a bit slow. This is a restaurant worth visiting, but in the long run, I think there are other venues that offer better value for your dollar.

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p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was okay, but spicy
Lamb raging was small chunks of lamb and rice. Have had much better
Service was very accommodating and it’s a very nice and attractive space.
The other person with me thought the food was okay, but nothing special

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G
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to celebrate a birthday and still be able to hear your friends. The food is delicious and the wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. Service was just a bit slow but may have been due to understaffing. The host was so kind and personable. This restaurant will be a “go-to” for all three of us!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The meal was very good. The balance of flavors Lebaneh and The spanakopita were not soft and subtle but gave you something to look forward to in each bite. The entrees of Moroccan tagine and the lamb kebabs were perfect combinations of spice. The raging had a nice kick to it.

There were only two drawbacks to it being a perfect meal. The two appetizers; the bread that was served with the lebaneh was only slightly warm as if it had been sitting out for awhile and the spanakopita was served just above room temperature. The flavors made up for the tepid temperature.

The only other issue was the service. They were attentive enough but they were reactive rather than proactive. When paying for a great meal, the waitstaff should be anticipating my needs.

I will be happy to return to this restaurant but if they want to thrive they should address these issues.

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B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall, nothing to rave about but perfectly pleasant. Convenient location, good food, the service started off well but maybe there was a shift change or sth because at some point we couldn't pay for aaages.

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious lunch. I will be back and also recommend Cleo to friends and colleagues.

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TW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The service was slow and not knowledgeable.
I have celiac disease, and in looking at the menu it looked like there were options for me. But in proving the waiter, I discovered many dishes were breaded and fried, and my waiter did not even know what gluten was. When I ordered what I thought was a safe dish (and was told so) it was delivered with barley in it, an ingredient that wasn’t on the menu description and is not gluten-free.

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ES
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was so nice, very personable. If you’re looking for a nice quiet date night restaurant this is the spot! Great food! Great drinks

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JB
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really well done Mediterranean food. Condiments like hummus and tzatziki were freshly made, octopus was cooked perfectly, and the kebabs are a meal!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

. Will NEVER go back. Worst service I’ve ever had in nyc. One waiter for the entire restaurant who was rude when we asked about our apps after 30minutes (we ordered hummus) Also the staff never took away our drinks glasses after they delivered the 2nd round.

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OT
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lots of small plate apps. Zucchini chips, lamb Tangine, Greek salad with steak skewers quite good. Service at the bar and table was friendly and helpful. A little pricey for size of plates. Nice modern decor.

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PS
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I sat solo at the bar on a Sunday evening for a glass of wine and a couple of small plates and some reading. Nice bar, good people-watching out the window. Pleasant and professional bartender. Tuna tartare was delicious, with five too-small half teaspoonfuls of complementary tasty accoutrements. Spanakopita was tasty as well and nicely done, crispy flaky. Overall atmosphere was loud and felt barren, though. Quite possibly my overall enthusiasm was tainted by the crying two year old at a nearby table.

I would return and sit at the bar again. It’s a nice place for that.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best date night. Ambiance and food was delicious. Service was excellent.

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NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The service needs serious attention. It was as if it was every server’s first day on the job. Totally clueless. But the food was excellent. Hopefully the staff will come up to speed.

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G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. It’s too bad there aren’t more diners to make it more lively.

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