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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (23)
Hot Spot (22)
Special Occasion (21)
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Good for Groups (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
People Watching (15)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Live Music (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Cozy (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Memphis)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Miami)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Todo bien excepto la recepcionista, muy poco amable, antipática.
El resto bien.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food at Lavo NYC is always consistent. Yummy food that always makes me want to come back for more. The meat ball is amazing!

Tags: Tapas, Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Like Vandal and Beauty & Essex, the owners of TAO, have taken a recipe (Italian cuisine) and served it up with a live DJ and great interior design to create a hot spot.

The result is good (mostly). With a menu featuring Italian classic (no Lasagna) as well as Steaks and Seafood, LAVO’s menu leaves you overwhelmed with choices.

The bar is stocked with bankers and their mistresses — oh and a good selection of cocktails (if you drink cocktails). The wine list is disappointing, although I suppose there is a lot of Italian wines. But it lacks better, more affordable classic wines (affordable = $70-90).

But anyway, at this point you’ll probably be pumped from all the energy and vibes, which is good because there’s a nightclub downstairs. You’ll need to enter from a separate door, but that’s if you haven’t already run out the back from your hefty dinner and drinks bill.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Noise volume is insane not recommended if you want to speak with your hosts

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

I enjoyed the Food and the service. Our waiter Cindy or Sidney, I’m not too sure how the spelling is but she was AMAZING. I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2017

After a 1000$ check they moved me from the table because they had reservations...so expext to enjoy your dinner in less then 2 hours :) nice place :) the management very poor

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Verdt Good service and atmosphere, expencive for avreage food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Really nice ambience, nice food, nice music, nice people, average service, especially in the reception. Moreover, restaurant guests should have direct entrance to the club right after dinner

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great ambience as usual. Great music and food. Will come back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Nice, cozy atmosphere, good food, friendly staff. Not too pricey, I recommend it if you don’t care about your OT points. They disregard such a thing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our server was as terrific. Celeste ask for her when you go

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was a great atmosphere

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great night!!!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We were visiting NYC for the weekend and wanted to go out to a nice dinner. We were able to get a reservation with no problem and everyone at the restaurant was wonderful from the hostess to the servers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Too noisy to enjoy.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Girls trip

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The 1 pound meatball is a must get! Food arrived fairly quickly.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Celebrated my birthday at Lavo and had an amazing time! The music, food, atmosphere is electric. Perfect night out!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We celebrated my Birthday this past weekend. The apps we very good ñ. Must try the charred octopus delicious. My husband had the penne vodka and it was also very good. I decided to try the gnocchi and was very disappointed. It almost tased like potatoes.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

First time in NYC

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Muy bien todo excepto el retraso en sentarse en la mesa a pesar de haber reservado con mucha antelación

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food wasn’t that good

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

Great food, great service, tight seating and very noisy!

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

Great food! Penne Alfredo was great!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Lively night time crowd. Good food, casual but noisy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Worst service ever. Good atmosphere and okay food, really not worth the hype.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was really good and the portions were good as well. The interior was beautiful, and it felt comfortable. We went on a Friday night with friends and the music was really good as well. I had a cocktail and it was really good, and the boys got beers and said they were tasty as well. Overall, we had a great night, with great food/drinks and company.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Even with the reservation the kep us waiting for 30 mint and every time I asked them about the time it will take to get the table they says that the don’t know and we will be served shortly.
I spoke with resturant manger and he said it normal to wait that long in the resturant even if we have a reservation.
Over all, the reception and the manger has very bad attitude and not organize at all.
Into recommended.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent Midtown restaurant in ideal location. The quality of food and service were excellent, and portion sizes were perfect. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Amazing food well worth the price try “The Meatball”

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food great service no complaints, great assortment of food on the menu. We enjoyed it ! We will be back !!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great restaurant , great wine, great server, great atmosphere, great food - loved it !!!

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