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About Lavo - NYC

Last reservations are at 12:45am.



Lavo is open for lunch Monday - Friday and Sunday brunch from 11:30am - 5:00pm.



We accept reservations up to one month in advance.

39 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: M-F, & Sun; 5:00pm - 1:00am
Dinner: Sat only; 7:30pm - 1:00am
Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 5:00pm

Cross Street:
Madison and Park Avenues

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 750-5588

Website:
http://www.lavony.com/

Entertainment:
Live DJ nightly

Catering:
Please call the restaurant at 212.750.5588 and ask to speak with a Manager re: catering. We're happy to assist you.

Parking Details:
Parking Garages available on 57th, 58th, & 59th Streets between Lexington & Park Avenues. We do not validate. No valet parking.

Public Transit:
4,5,& 6 (Green Line) 59th St & Lexington Station,
N & R (Yellow Lines) 60th St & 5th Ave Station, and
E (Blue Line) 53rd St & Madison Ave Station
M (Orange Line) 53rd St & Madison Ave Station

Executive Chef:
John DeLoach

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For dinner groups of 15 people or more, please call Special Events at 212.399.3097.

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Private Dining

Private dining available for groups of 10-600.

Lavo - NYC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (24)
Good for Groups (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
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Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Hot Spot (16)
People Watching (15)
Business Meals (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Romantic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I like this restaurant group and dine at Rue 57 and Vandal regularly. Those two are lovely. Lavo not so much... decent food... good service but not as good as the other two.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing food and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I always like this place and it is almost a neighborhood place for me. I was attending a business lunch there on Friday but was not happy with the carelessness of the greeter. I announced my arrival and told her about my booking. I stood nearby at the front but she never told me my guest was inside seated. She was not helpful and offered no apology at the end. I found this very unfriendly.
I hope she learned her lesson and be more alert. This was a business dinner. I also told the manager to be more careful in future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The waitress added not ordered food to the bill. I don’t think it was a mistake.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

tried to place us in Bar and then had to wait for table in dining room.

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

Very nice environment, outstanding service, food and cocktails!

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 (London)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Its wag great, despite the fact we did not have a good experience with the hostess... they were not nice!!!

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 (Cancún)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good food. The servings are large and the service was excelent.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lavo is always a guaranteed amazing time. My friends and I have literally been coming here for years for holidays, birthdays, random get togethers, etc. and they never let us down! That's all I got to say!! :-)

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our waitress, Jessica, was fantastic.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

I think the ambiance and wait staff were great and friendly. However, the food was not that great. It was a little blah. I’ve had better tasting Italian food elsewhere. I had the truffle pasta and it barely tasted like truffle. Probably won’t be back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Decent place - service was a little slow but friendly and food was delicious. Would go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We waited 1/2 hour for our table despite a reservation then waited another 15 mins for a waiter. Didn’t get water or bread for another 10 mins. Waiter was MIA most of the time. Food came out slowly, our plates were not cleared. I waited. 20 mins to get my card back to pay the bill, i had to ask a random server to get it for me. The food was fair, nothing special. We got there at 7:30 and left at 10:30. 3 hours was way too long to be there for a mediocre meal. I won’t ever go back or recommend LAVO to anyone. Bad experience.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The hostess could not have been more RUDE. Our server was fantastic though.

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 (London)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Basic food very overpriced. The only thing that stood out was very good service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Too expensive for what it offers. You can get this kind of food 30-40% lower price. Nothing we had was sooo good to pay the money. Nice environment but tables too close to each other.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My daughter got sick after our Christmas lunch.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was our first time there and it was a very pleasant and cozy please. They accommodated all our need to making it my daughter birthday enjoyable. The food was outstanding because they but a smile on my husband face. Thank you for your hospitality.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My family and I had a blast at Lavo! I'd been to the Lavo in Las Vegas but the one in NYC topped it. It was recommended by a local friend and I'm glad I took him up on his advice. The "meatball", the gnocci, and the eggplant parmesan all we're exisit as was the service. Thanks for making our visit special! Can't wait to return.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Fabulous meal! Everything was delicious!! Service was excellent! We will definitely be back!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food and service was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food wasn’t very good and tables were to tight. Server was very nice and pleasant and propmt for being so crowded. If you are trying to be trendy and like the “in” crowd.
This is your place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I've dined at this restaurant before and had a good experience. This time was a disappointment. Our server was distracted and we often found ourselves waiting longer than is acceptable for things we had ordered or for our plates to removed between courses. Such a shame too because it was a special bday dinner and the day had been exceptional up to this point. The manager was very kind but unfortunately could not undo the damage done.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I may have arrived at a shift change (5pm on a Sunday) but the service was off. We didn't like the table so we asked to be moved to another one. We were told to wait for another table to be prepared but it seemed to take a long time to do that and we finally just got up and moved to the table without someone coming back to tell us. The waiter wasn't around much and the food took longer to arrive than I expected, esp since there were not many customers when we sat. By the time 6pm arrived, the restaurant was much busier and the service seemed to pick up, which is why I thought perhaps it was a shift change.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Extremely vibrant, fun environment -- Just too loud for my taste, couldn't really hold proper conversation without shouting... maybe im getting too old:)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Outre l’ambiance au bar, rien d’exceptionnel. La nourriture n’a rien à voir avec la qualité du quartier.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Waited an hour and twenty minutes to be seated on a 7:30 reservation. That's right, finally sat down at 8:50pm! Was gifted 3 free drinks.
Great food, great setting, terribly managed.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was great, but we waited an hour and a half even though we had a reservation. If that’s normal I wouldn’t go back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The staff was very helpful and service was excellent. Food was outstanding. Great selection of traditional Italian foods and prices were very reasonable for the area. This is obviously a very popular place in NYC. Only negative is we had to make our way through a massive crowd by the bar to get out of the building when we finished out dinner. Will definitely return on our next trip to NYC.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Only complaint is that I had an open table reservation for 745 and arrived at 740 only to wait 1 hr before getting seated. The host said they were backed up in the kitchen

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Bustling area of the city. . . short walk to Radio City Music Hall & Rockefeller Center. The Chilean Sea Bass was EXCELLENT! Nice wine list too.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fun. Lively and pricey. Good for celebrations. Beware that the birthday celebration is expensive and they may not tell you. Very slow service. Dinner took 3 + hours and not because we ate slowly. Bread came after appetizers which was not okay.

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

Even though I arrived 15 minutes early I was promptly informed that there is a 15 minute grace period just in case my friend didn’t arrive on time I would not be seated...????
When we were seated since my friend did arrive on time ...I was then informed that I should immediately start ordering and not waste time! So rude...and I made a reservation a week in advance.
The music is so loud you cannot have a conversation and I had to send the pasta back because it tasted like msg...salt and vinegar. After 2 bites I had to drink an entire glass of water.

I would never go back...Horrible experience from the minute I walked in. The guy at the reservation desk is in need of some serious customer service training!

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

Absolutely fantastic time at LAVO. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is lively and energetic, an all around great experience.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We only had time for cocktails and appetizers because we were going to a show. The Lavolini cocktail was fantastic! The meatball was pretty good but I didn’t feel that it was as good as the hype. The octopus was chewy and not great at all. My husband and I eat octopus nearly everywhere it’s offered and this was a disappointment.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I usually love Lavo but my past experience was really bad. I had a reservation for 9:30pm and waited an hour to be seated. When I went to the hostess stand for the third time to check on our table, I was actually asked “Is your party all female?” I was so taken aback that I just answered (no) instead of asking them why that should even matter. After this, I saw a table of all females get seated before us (presumably at the first table that was available). I’m really not sure what gender has to do with ordering dinner and getting seated, but I won’t be back.

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 (Schwerin & MV)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Bad service ever

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

8:30 reservation got seated at 9:07
Not pleased

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food

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