The Leopard at des Artistes

4.6
1577 reviews
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Located in the New York landmarked Hotel Des Artistes, and surrounded by the astonishing 1920s murals by Howard Chandler Christy, THE LEOPARD at des Artistes finds its roots in the area once known as “The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies” (mid 1800s) and in the culinary traditions of the regions of Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia, and of course Sicily, reaching a balance between dishes based on rural elements, such as pasta, vegetables, cheese, and seafood ingredients from the Costiera.
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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant both when we are having dinner by ourselves and when we are in company of friends. The ambiance, service and food are excellent.

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good. The seating layout is awkward, but the maître d'did a nice job moving us. The tables in the back lounge should not be used unless absolutely necessary. The bar is too loud from glasses, bottles and using the bar sink.

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary trip and the restaurant was as amazing as ever!

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JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance were terrific. The murals on the walls make you feel like you're eating in Europe.

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OT
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there before but this time for a birthday dinner. Could not have asked fir better. Food beyond good memorable Service and ambiance fantastic!!

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r
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb restaurnat but expensive9999999999999999999
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DD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food delightful decor and exceptional service!

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B
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The "special" shimp risotto was awesome...should be on it's regular, everyday menu.

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SF
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Outdate decor, carpet and old chairs. Pricey for the so-so food, but service was good.

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CL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Leopard is a pleasant reminder of what fine dining should be like in Manhattan.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the restaurant, the atmosphere was perfect for us and the crowd was not too old or too young.
Service was amazing our appetizers were through the roof good, our entrees were good but heavy, may have to share an entree next time.
Be prepared to shout, it was a little noisy where we sat.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We have been to this restaurant several times before. Last night it fell like they have added additional tables so there was no space between the tables. Also, the service here was never great in the past but last night, it was just terrible. It is very disappointing because the food is excellent but not sure if we'd return.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and pretty décor at this higher end Italian restaurant steps from Central Park. We went pre-theatre for my sister's birthday and the servers made sure we went through multiple courses in time to attend a show near Lincoln Center. Food was typical Italian fare. Wine list was extensive. Recommended for a special occasion or quiet evening out.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Two of the party of 4 were served the incorrect entree which was very bad.
Waiter didnt want to replace . Had to ask for some sort of compensation.

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CL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was outstanding! The food wasn’t good for the price. My fish was full of grease from swimming in oil and had no flavor. The broccoli was too soggy to eat. The bread was amazing! I would never go back or recommend this restaurant.

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F
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant evening with good food and interesting choices. The service was attentive. We enjoyed it.

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JC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

After theater. Lovely surroundings. Attentive service.

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T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is 5 stars as we are always welcomed at the door with smiles and positive energy. Henry always makes us feel welcome as do the hosts and servers. The food is delicious and the Sunday Brunch music adds to the beautiful ambiance. The servers are attentive but patient and all we have tried before has been fresh, deliciius and well presented. We will be back soon!

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J
New York Area
163 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Surrounded by Howard Chandler Christie art and jazz music and good food it is a fabulous way to spend an afternoon...highly recommend!

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d
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A consistently fabulous dining experience in every way.

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GG
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with good food and wonderful service. Everyone is made to feel like a regular.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We came to The Leopard at des Artiste before our opera show at the Metropolitan. This restaurant has beautiful scenery and was wonderful for this special occasion. The staff was very kind and replaced our drink after it had fallen off the table. Special thanks. Food & drinks were exquisite.

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JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been back since George Lang closed. The new incarnation did not disappoint on any level. Spectacular food, wine, service and atmosphere.

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b
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Pretty room , romantic. Service felt rushed. Food just above average but overall nice dining experience.

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Leopard at des Artistes had a great jazz brunch. The food, service, ambience, and music were all superb.

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R
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Leopard is always an outstanding dining experience. Food and service is impeccable. It is a meal I always look forward to.

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EW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely restaurant with a good location just a few blocks from Lincoln Center. We had the 3 course dinner at $55. It was wonderful and a great value.
The service was perfect and we enjoyed a great dinner. Would highly recommend!

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EW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for solid and great tasting food. Service outstanding and the decor is terrific with the murals. One of the best Italian in NYC.

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JW
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and unique menu. A place for a special night out.

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JP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience!!
One of my favorite Upper Westside restaurants.
They make you feel special!!

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P
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was attentive, but the decor, with the murals, carnations, and wicker chairs was quite stale. The food was fine, but absolutely not worthy of the price tag, which was disappointing. The bar in the back looked nice for a cocktail but it was also empty on a Saturday evening.

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c
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Our waiter was very friendly and engaging and provided great recommendations.

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t
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An elegant blast from the past. Delicious food, solicitous service and oh those murals! BYOB Sunday is a nice touch but note that you cannot order from the prix fixe menu if you BYOB -- something you are not told until you have handed over your bottle.

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NB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Art Deco ambience. So glad that Cafe Des Artistes has been recalled to life. Dining experience was in keeping with the classic decor.

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m
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We planned to come here for Valentine’s Day. Ambiance was very nice but unfortunately food was a huge disappointment. The risotto wasn’t cooked at all , so we sent it back. They cooked it a little more but it still wasn’t cooked. We also ordered crab cakes , the chef didn’t realize it had no flavor, I’m a lite salt eater and this one had no salt or flavor at all. I was surprised to see this kind of food quality at the Leopard because i had better expectations. Will not return here.

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t
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for the Jazz Brunch, pre-theater for show at Lincoln Center. The service was very good, the food was also and brunch items were reasonably priced. We all ordered Bellinis, but they were clearly made with pear nectar, not peach, as bellinis are meant to be. Good anyway. We were not rushed at all, and it is a very beautiful venue. All enjoyed it very much.

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KW
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

There are times when the service makes your experience, this was one of those times. Our server was excellent! He was attentive and anticipated our needs, but without continual interruption.

The place is lovely, and the food was good, but the service was by far the star of the evening.

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JH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the ambiance were excellent, as always.

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely venue with great food and service. The main room, however, can be a bit on the noisy side when it’s at or near full capacity.

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in this very stylish restaurant dining room. The service was very good, especially Gabriela and Rares were very friendly and helped us make choices from the menu. Will be back for sure.

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