The Leopard at des Artistes
Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
27 W 65th St // Central Park West & Columbus // (212) 249-8342
2 LINCOLN PARKING LLC.
60 West 66th Street // Central Park West & Columbus // (212) 874-8639
SAT and SUN 11:30am - 3PM
It is beautiful and quite,, That is worth a lot!! my Fritata was good but it only came with a few lettuce leaves..good dressing,,,For gluten free people it is a small meal,, added some before and after beverages which upped the price,,
Love this place. Always an exceptional evening.
The ambiance is outstanding. Our round table very comfortably accommodated the 6 of us. All of our appetizers, entrees, deserts and coffees were excellent. It is overpriced, but worth it for a special occasion.
Ambience and service very good. Food mediocre. Worth visiting to view Christie murals.
What a lovely dinner. Even had Kevin Bacon at the table next to us. All was great until the check came. That's when I realized that the two $15 glasses of Nero d'Avola that I ordered with my entré were instead served as two $32 glasses of Barbaresco. So basically this place tries to "trick" you to squeeze some money out of the unsuspecting. I'm not too concerned since I took the extra cost right out of the tip. Way to run a business folks. But hey, I got to see Kevin Bacon! Sadly I will never return to The Leopard.
I love it here! The food is fabulous and so is the service. My husband and I have been to the restaurant a few times already in the past year and we will continue to dine here. The decor is also very charming!
We have eaten here several times with friends and family. Menu selection is good for pasta, vegetarian or meat eaters. I’m partial to the sole, which is filleted table side.
The dining room is quiet, even when every table is full. The paintings lend an Old World charm. Service is exceptional.
The Leopard has to get a new chef who knows how to cook. SUD, located just few blocks away is packed during these (dinner) hours, The Leopard had many tables empty. We will not come back. Sad.
I read the reviews from others, and I decided to try eating there because it was close to Metropolitan Opera House. The best decision I made in a while! Looking forward to dining there again.
Diner food in historic setting
Beautiful place. Professional service. Very good Sicilian oriented menu. Tho must admit some things work better than others
Our 30th anniversary dinner couldn’t have been better!!!!
Very very disappointing. I remember this restaurant back in the day and it certainly has gone downhill. First, this is supposed to be fine dining at its best as evidenced by its advertising, elegant interior and its prices. But the inside is not equally matched by the sartorial splendor of its clientele. With no dress code the dining attire has deteriorated measurably. I wouldn't mow my lawn in some of the get ups I saw in that restaurant. Dirty jeans, flannel shirts, sneakers, open collars. Forget about a tie, much less a jacket. Terrible. Then there is the food. Lamb that I asked for as medium, arrived rare. Grilled asparagus was cold and dry. It was supposed to be gratinated. Translate to a tidbit of cheese sprinkled over the dried out vegetable and run under a broiler. I couldn't eat it. With most of my meal left on the plate, I asked to take some of it home. The cat might have liked it. Unfortunately the waiter didn't listen and only half of what I asked for actually got into the take out bag. The gelato was not gelato. It was more like Breyers in a bowl. Watery with a very low level of cream. Gelato is supposed to be creamier, smoother and silkier, as well as denser and more elastic and fluid, than American ice cream. This stuff didn't come close. The only thing that was decent was the wine. But luckily the restaurant didn't have much to do with how that tasted. Its really too bad, because I love the inside of this restaurant and the memories it holds for me. The wall paintings are from a bygone era and meant to be viewed. Gorgeous. That seems to be the only thing the restaurant can rely on for business, but its not enough for me. I will certainly not be back. If I want diner food, I'll go to my local Greek place and probably get a better meal.
Was an enjoy able experience, as I remember visiting the restaurant in time past when it was Cafe des Artistes and was there when Al Pacino dined that evening as well.
So it brings back very good memories
We love this place. Food is excellent , ambiance is lovely, service great. Its perfect for date night, a business meeting . It never disappoints!
The food was okay, but nothing special--especially for the price. I was expecting spectacular, and was disappointed.
Always excellent. Great service. We go there a lot.
Excellent, as always. The choices for the fixed-price meal were not to our liking, so we ordered a la carte. Slightly disappointed.
Outstanding experience. Always incredible service and wonderful food!
The gnudi, the pastas, the fish - especially the branding, the burrata. - everything is terrific!
And the service is wonderful. The manager, the hostess, the waiters and the bus staff - each and every one - very attentive but not overly so.
The best Italian restaurant in Manhattan.
Unpretentious yet classy. Lovely and delicious menu.
My friend and I had a delicious brunch on Sunday! There are many sweet and savory options to choose from. We had a very attentive waiter and loved the ambiance.
The jazz musician playing was a delightful addition.
Will definately be back!
This restaurant is a great New York treasure, with its 1930's murals of frolicking nudes and intimate, comfortable spaces. The food was surprisingly good, with clear attention to detail and quality ingredients, and the service was fine. We will be back!
Excellent weekend brunch choice with soft jazz in background, choice of brunch or lunch menu. Haven't been to dinner but brunch food is delicious
It was one of the highlights of our trip from the music to the waitstaff, (namelyValentine (sp?)who were very attentive and patient. The food was delicious and the atmosphere and ambience were exactly what we were looking for. Thank you for making a birthday brunch celebration special.
In the culinary wasteland of the Upper West Side, this place stands out as a welcomed surprise. We've eaten here three times in the last month or so, and this has become one of our go-to restaurants (we only have 3 on the list). The pastas are very good and authentic (we lived in Italy and are quite picky). We love the pasta con sarde--it is the best we've had since Sicily.
Also, lovely ambience. Who can resist the famous murals of frolicking nude women from its Cafe des Artiste days?
elegant restaurant and elegant Italian food It is a haven of peace and quiet
Food was superb and atmosphere classic. We always try to come when we’re in the city.
I asked for a romantic table.There was one unused but they didn't give it to me.Not happy
Lovely restaurant with very good food & service, but VERY noisy!
One of the rare quiet restaurants..a jewel of a neighborhood restaurant. Service was impeccable and food was delicious.
We proposed some friends to join us for the Sunday BYOB diner. When we arrived with our bottles we were told that Mother’s Day is considered as a major holiday and therefore we could not drink our bottles. Why not tell at the time of booking, then?
Then my husband ordered a swordfish steak which came so thin that it was unsurprisingly over cooked. They came back with a new one which was this time raw and cold inside. The service was very unpleasant, distant and cold and it was a very bad customer experience
The unique atmosphere always makes this restaurant enjoyable. Good selection of Italian wine, however, at very inflated prices.
We were there for our wedding anniversary. Everything, from appetizers to desserts & coffee, was perfect. Nice ambiance, good service, plus authentic Italian food. I had a crudo of branzino with fennel & oranges as appetizer. It was perfect. For the main course, I had pasta "Leopard." It was scrumptious. My husband had crab cakes and halibut, both of which he loved. Gelato was very good, as was my tiramisu. The restaurant is in a nice location, not too big, not too small. Murals are interesting. The only thing I would change is chairs.
This beautiful restaurant is ideal for discerning diners who appreciate first rate food, ambience, and service. It's ideal for those are looking for a pre or post meal that extends their Lincoln Center experience.
It is so wonderful to dine in a civilized restaurant with excellent food and service. The magnificent murals evoke a more elegant era and one feels transported to that era upon entering. I adored it.
Always excellent!! Great pre theater menu, excellent service, pleasant atmosphere. I always recommend this place and it never fails to please
Lovely setting, attentive staff and fine cuisine. Great for pre opera dining.
The Leopard is one of the upper crust establishments in Manhattan, a cozy spot where the elite dine and enjoy exquisite, albeit simple, Italian cuisine in a lovely setting.
I immensely enjoyed my visit, though you can't ignore the price tag. You certainly pay for the experience.
Always a great place for a special occasion