The Leopard at des Artistes

4.7
2180 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
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 cuisine respect the rich Italian cultural traditions, the absolute quality of ingredients, and the balance between dishes based on rural elements, such as pasta, vegetables, cheese, and seafood ingredients from the Mediterranean.
We look forward to welcoming you to our home, in one of the most iconic spaces in New York City, Hotel des Artistes. Buon appetito!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 2180 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSharonK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful evening and the service above all was exceptional - 5 star all around. The only comment about "value" is that the prices are quite high. The quality of food is also quite high, so that's not a criticism, but one may be able to find near comparable quality of food for less expense. I think the service and ambience are worth it.

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vipLSYC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful servers and great food. Glad the restaurant came back strong.

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peedeegee
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I had not been to The Des Artistes since it closed and reopened as The Leopard. The Howard Chandler Christie murals are still there but little else remains. The romantic and intimate space has been chopped and reconfigured beyond recognition. The intimate bar has been moved and relegated to a back wall. Sad. The food is good as is the excellent service. However, having 2:30 reservation for 8 for brunch the manager came to our table to at 3:15 to announce that the restaurant closed at 3 pm and we needed to order. Really! Unacceptable and obnoxious! When I spend $700+ I expect better.

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Erin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious lunch! We sat outside for Father’s Day and it was delightful. The ambience was lovely, great service and, as always, the food was delicious. Our waiter was attentive and well-informed, made great recommendations and accommodated dietary restrictions. The scallops were divine and the Fountain of Youth cocktail was very refreshing.

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vipLaxitmom
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Cacio y Pepe outside is Italy!

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vipBRendaG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around but 16$ for side of asparagus or spinach? is steep.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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vipChristmasCitySanta
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had high hopes for the cannoli as I saw on the menu that they used authentic ingredients like sheep’s milk. They were a huge disappointment; no sweetness at all and the cream was too thick. I’ve eaten cannoli all over Sicily and your interpretation left a lot to be desired.
That being said, the pea/Gorgonzola risotto was excellent as was the frittata (although a bit dry).
I would dine there again though.
We of course went for the murals but the food kept us.

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BradK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was quite good. Very elegant set-up for dining outdoors. As for the wait staff, you need a signal flare to initiate attention but they are very friendly once they engage.

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vipwesterner1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful setup for a great meal. Hope that it stays for many years to continue this old world experience with a taste of today

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vipFareeda
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service delicious food, and they brought out a super cute plate of biscotti for my friend’s birthday

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AnnaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining area is absolutely lovely, the food was delicious, and the service refined and attentive. It was an elegant lunch and the perfect setting in which to reunite with a beloved cousin after a long pandemic separation. We both loved it.

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vipDisappointed
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at the Leopard and love every meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly memorable meal. Excellent food and service.

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AaronBT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining experience at The Leopard is fantastic. They have transformed the facade and sidewalk of their restaurant into a gorgeous alfresco dining room with the same service and cuisine present as is expected of this wonderful and landmark establishment. Highly recommend for all occasions from a night out in the neighborhood to celebrating that special occasion. It is the perfect spot .

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vipMira
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor setup on the upper West side. Excellent food - pastas, fish, vegetable sides - all delicious and the service was both professional and warm. We had 3 children under 4 years old with us and they made sure to bring the food out quickly to accommodate the children. Overall wonderful experience.

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StephenK
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Definitely, an upscale restaurant. Pastas were very good. Wait staff was professional, and knowledgeable about the menu and food preparation. Outdoor dinning was very pleasant and well screened from the street and road noise. Moderately expensive

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vipCandeeS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great appetizers to share and fabulous desserts. The service was efficient and professional. Perfect place to celebrate a birthday & anniversary.

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NatalieW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was attentive and good but the food was underwhelming.

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BethD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite, romantic restaurant with excellent food and service .

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vipwordpictur
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Real dining out.

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AGNYC
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed it and will go back in the near future. We had a reservation for outside dining and the set up was lovely and professional with beautiful lighting and overall ambiance. Best Italian restaurant that we’ve been to in New York.

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Brigitte
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Friends from out of town

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vipSJDP
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and service too. They are doing a wonderful job with both indoor and outdoor dining.

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vipValentina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine here, especially on Sunday’s when you can bring your own wine. Branzino is the freshest and is skillfully deboned at table side. Pastas are not the typical fare and are always outstanding. Special risotto was like nonna used to make! Service is impeccable. Indoor or outside you’ll be well taken care of. They give cookies as a treat at the end of the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.

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RayI
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

This is not the place to go if you have a special occasion. When I made the reservation I notified that it was a special occasion, birthday, they totally neglected that fact and when I inquired they apologized but they said they were too busy and they had nine other special occasions

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vippande
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

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vipSylviaF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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vipJohnM
New England
41 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriela and George made this a wonderful experience. First time visit although we visit Il Gattopardo frequently. We will be back!

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lamb793
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For a high-end Italian restaurant, the food was simply average. It's fine but not outstanding for the reputation and price.

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vipGloria
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal with friends. Expensive restaurant but I felt COVid restrictions were observed. Tables spread out and service was excellent. My fish was fresh and prepared perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Lovely as always but quality of one of main courses below standard for the price and reputation.

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vipgzip
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A quaint cool street by Central Park, pleasant dining structures outdoors and well-appointed halls indoors: the ambience is our favorite aspect of our dinner at The Leopard.
However, we were a bit disappointed by the food, especially the pasta (the torcie, slightly overdone).

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vipDMO55
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great attention from the staff. An overall wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Disappointing food.. great setting near the park. The menu choices aren’t imaginative and the food was tasteless

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vipLaxitmom
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch outside with amazing service and ambiance ! Branzino was perfection!

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iluvnycdin
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant for it delicious food, excellent and friendly staff. Perfect location just off Central Park West. A little pricey but large portions, tasteful menu and the ambience make it worth any special occasion.

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Kleo7
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Generally, the food was good. I would have preferred a thinner pasta with the Cace & Pepe dish. What was not pleasant, however, was that we had asked for a different table at arrival and were not accommodated. The hostess we encountered on arrival said that all the tables on that side were for other reservations although there were no reserved signs on the tables. Then 2 other guests (male) who arrived after us were seated in that area after they also did not like their first table assigned to them. What topped it off was the entire time even when we left after dinner our preferred table was left empty so they could have accommodated us with our preferred seating especially since we were regular guests there pre Covid. It felt a bit like an insult to "injury", to be honest.

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vipMARKS
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Let's start with the good news: the zabaglione for desert was outstanding, as was the ambiance, a gorgeous restaurant. Unfortunately, EVERTHING that preceded it was poor and/or tasteless. To add to the disappointment, as we had advised the restaurant, we were celebrating our guest's birthday and she was presented with but a small plate of cookies. Since the main purpose of eating at a restaurant is to enjoy the food, we will not be returning.

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You can order delivery directly from The Leopard at des Artistes using the Order Online button. The Leopard at des Artistes also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 787-8767.

The Leopard at des Artistes is rated 4.7 stars by 2180 OpenTable diners.

The Leopard at des Artistes does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/the-leopard-at-des-artistes-1-west-67th-street/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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