Leuca

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Leuca is a Southern Italian restaurant serving wood-fired dishes in a refined yet casual setting. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Leuca offers a sophisticated wine and cocktail list meant to pair with a menu of approachable dishes inspired by coastal Italy.
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

On Christmas Eve, Leuca will feature a Feast of the Seven Fishes menu of classic and celebratory Italian dishes for $90 per guest from 5pm to 10:30pm.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

On Christmas Day, Leuca will feature an all-day menu of classic and celebratory dishes from 12pm to 10pm.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

On New Year’s Eve, Leuca will offer two seatings. In the 1st seating, our a la carte menu will be available with additional specials. Our 2nd seating begins at 9pm featuring a four-course prix fixe menu with a champagne toast at midnight for $125 per person, excluding beverage, tax, and gratuity.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 843 People Are Saying
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AM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Williamsburg gem for sure!

H
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. Suitable for a special occasion as well as a casual night out. The staff is attentive, well informed and expertly hospitable in every way. The food is among the best in the neighborhood and compares favorably to all of the competition. Even though it's in a hotel I've never noticed any weird tourists lurking about, they must keep them locked up. If you like wine from southern Italy this is the place-so many options and great values-the list is half the reason this place exists. The food is always amazing. Don't be afraid to order an appetizer, pasta and main course, that's how they do it over there and you wouldn't want to miss out on anything. Or just pop in for their delicious pizza napolitana. I haven't tried the suckling pig for two yet but if I figure out how to hypnotize Lolly then we might go for it. So far I tried the thing with the pocket watch and the one with the swirling patterns and the strobe light but nothing has worked so far. I think next time we'll have pizza.

B
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Leuca, even when they are off their game, is better than most other restaurants at the top of their game. We visited twice in a three day period and we couldn't help but be impressed by the smooth and quietly efficient service, the simply outstanding food, and the overall experience. Leuca is not inexpensive, especially when you add wine to the tab, but you get a real quality experience for your money. Do yourself a favor and try it.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Their Sheep’s Milk Ricotta With Hot Honey & Garlic was the best hands down with their bread...Delicious!! Wish they gave more of it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant not only in Brooklyn, but in NYC (and I’m a Native New Yorker so I’ve tried a lot!) I’m a repeat customer at Leuca. Dining at the restaurant is a phenomenal experience from start to finish. From the ambiance, to the stellar service of the wait staff, the knowledge of the sommelier and the food! I dream about the ricotta and honey appetizer often and it’s always so tasty, rich, and fresh. Chef Ricco often walks the floor to greet patrons as well as give recommendation and make suggestions on the menu- which I love! The seasonal changes to the menu are always a treat! Last night, I tired butternut squash ravioli that was out of this world! Dining at Leuca it’s an amazing experience through and through.

F
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I was running late so I went to change my 730pm reservation. I noticed that there were an abundance of slots available (when I looked at 7pm), so I booked 830pm. One hour later, 930pm we were still not seated. In addition, there were 3 couples ahead of us, who were also not seated. We were first told, that they were waiting for a table to leave. That was a lie, since there were at least three couples ahead of us, who also were waiting over an hour. At 940pm were seated, not even the perfunctory free drink was offered nor a real explanation. It would seem that the obvious business model of this restaurant is to purposely overbook. Food was fine, but the experience was overshadowed by a poor and indifferent front desk.

CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and ambiance were amazing, HIGHLY recommend. Even though we were on time for our resy, we still had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. Aside from that, everything was perfect.

DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Took 30 mins before anyone took our order while we sat waiting. Another hour before food even came. Very disappointing.

AM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Williamsburg's best!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

coursing was a little inconsistent and unpredictable. food was great. service was friendly and informative. will return

S
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect in every way.impeccable service,great food choices, accommodating to food allergies .
The only thought:...some wine choices under60$?

B
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Leuca is an excellent Italian restaurant with a kitchen that knows what it is doing. The restaurant staff is quite professional and welcoming. They not only welcomed me back, they also asked if we would like to have the same wines that we had on our previous visit. Now THAT is service. The one unpleasant note of the evening was outside the restaurant's purview. The restaurant is down two flights of stairs below sidewalk level. There is an elevator that goes from the lobby of the hotel to the restaurant but it was out of service. That posed a problem for us, as my wife really does need the elevator to get to the lower level. The sour note came from the hotel staff, who seemed uncaring about the situation. However, it did not detract from the overall excellence of Leuca and the enjoyment of our meal.

JB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was polite, friendly and knowledgeable, from the host desk through each person who took care of me over the meal. The food was really well prepared. Not just good-for-a-hotel-restaurant, but really solid skills in the kitchen. I was very happy with my experience. Thanks! JB

B
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food is incredible. The service leaves a lot to be desired. It took the waiters 25 minutes before taking our order, on a not busy Sunday morning. The chefs didn’t prepare all the table’s meals at once (this was brunch, not tapas) so some people had to wait for 10+ minutes without food while other people in the party enjoyed. Food is delicious but this is the same experience I have every time I go to the restaurant.

H
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leuca was outstanding with their service. We were rushing from our elopement and showed up 15 mins late but they were so nice about it and surprised us with a free glass of champagne. The food we ordered were amazing and table service was great! Everyone was so sweet! They gave us complimentary sorbet to finish the evening and it was so refreshing. Thank you for making our already special day even more special.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Third time there — was confused by service’s insistence that the entire order go in at once when the restaurant was still pretty empty

BE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can't say enough good things about this place. Initially trepidatious based on the mega-size and touristy feel, the place truly over delivered. Food was exceptional and portions large (home made pasta was crazy good). Service was prompt but not fussy and expedient without being rushed. Room was buzzy but not noisy. Server provided comped pasta dish from the chef which was extraordinary and we would have easily paid for it as a main course. Wine choices solid and not crazy over the top price wise. Scene is a little Jersey, but otherwise a great choice (especially for groups) for delicious food and a nice time.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I went here with a few friends and family after I proposed. The food, drinks and staff were amazing. An excellent experience that I would highly recommend for all occasions.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special day! The brunch menu had some really good plates to share and their special pork was more than enough for our party of 7.

The service was also outstanding and the atmosphere led to a beautiful evening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely amazing food and our server was exceptional. The only complaint is that we were seated almost 50 minutes late.

F
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the waitstaff and the cozy environment. Food and service was great!

S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious,creative food. Beautiful atmosphere!

RH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails, beautiful trendy ambience, and delicious food.

B
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leuca never fails to deliver. As usual, our dinner was excellent on all levels: service, food, ambiance, overall quality. The William Vale Hotel hit a home run with this space.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic!! Service was outstanding!! Not only were they highly accommodating to a woman in our party with mobility issues, they were highly receptive to or rushed timeline as we were heading to a concert immediately after. Everything from A to Z was perfect! I will be back!

DM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant. Staff and food are exceptional. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The service was so bad. It was kind of shocking. They sat us 20 minutes late. Wouldn't bring bread or anything until we gave them the entire order. We had an an allergy at the table and the server didn't check in once to let us know what could or couldn't be eating. Took an hour between appetizers and entrees and they brought the pastas out with the entrees which were supposed to be a mid course. For a place of this caliber and at this price point that level of service feels kind of unacceptable to me. Food was good, but when the overall experience is that lacking its just very disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Olga went above and beyond.

WW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience, I can't rave enough about the duck! The Sommelier was fantastic, gave me the perfect pairing for our main course. Extremely friendly staff all around, great ambiance, would recommend Leuca 100 out of 100 times.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leuca once again was exceptional! Food and service were great ! Went with friends and they all loved the food! Don’t miss the Tuna Crudo , ricotta with hot honey , the octopus and black ruby shell pasta !

l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from start to finish was amazing. Waiter was very nice & attentive. He definitely knew the menu very well. Tina app was amazing, great flavors & texture combos. Both halibut & steak entrees where solid. Well prepared and paired with tasty sides. Chocolate bar for dessert with gelato was the perfect sweet ending with out being too intense. Over all 5 stars and praises to the chef

KS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous location, amazing food and gracious staff. We will be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service. Sophisticated and fun!

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner here! They took great care of us.

DW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We Celebrated our second anniversary, and we were pleased to do it at Leuca.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends birthday

MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

too expensive for quality of food. it used to be better!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and decent price for hotel.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food definitely needs improvements for the price. We ordered a lot of items from the menu and we don't want to come back for dinner in the near future.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, we will definitely go back.