The Leopard at des Artistes

4.6
1389 reviews
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$50 and over
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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 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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11pm,

Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
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Phone number
(212) 787-8767
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
VITO GNAZZO
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Catering
The Leopard Catering Department is highly personalized, and offer a full fine dining off-site service for business and private customers, many Italian establishments as well as American ones.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Central Park West & Columbus Ave
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Parking details
W 65 St GARAGE
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
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Entertainment
LIVE JAZZ BRUNCH
SAT and SUN 11:30am - 3PM
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Special events & promotions
IL GATTOPARDO CATERING runs a highly personalized catering department, which serves many local and international clients, from governmental institutions, finance and corporate worlds, to the arts, fashion houses, and, of course private affairs. A variety of special menus is carved to meet the unique profile of each individual event, as well as rental, special decor, floral arrangements, and printed needs. Distinct spaces available, including full buyouts. Our three restaurants - the flagship space IL GATTOPARDO, the rustic Italian enoteca MOZZARELLA & VINO, and the romantic NYC landmark THE LEOPARD at des Artistes - are dedicated to serving the highest quality authentic Italian cuisine, served with warm, professional hospitality.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1389 People Are Saying
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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, a lovely room and Jazz at Brunch. Lovely.

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m
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to The Leopard every year at this time, and we are never disappointed. The food is fresh, seasonal and very creative.

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D
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this restaurant while searching on Open Table. I was pleasantly surprised and everything about it exceeded my expectations.

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NV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were delicious, as were the wines. Very enjoyable evening!

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable dining experience. Thanks to our server, Dusan, who was helpful and solicitous, and to the staff who were attentive in assuring that our water glasses were promptly replenished. The octopus and tiramisu were quite good and were plated beautifully.

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AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

The ambience is fabulous but the food is ranging from forgettable to unforgettably bad.

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A
New England
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

the constant waiters over is more than we could handle
the chicken was tasteless and bland
the piece of cod in 3 course meal was <3 oz

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TM
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on our 54th wedding anniversary. Made it memorable.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great!
Attentive without being intrusive.
Excellent dishes all around.
Lives up to long standing reputation as an excellent restaurant for grownups - formerly the west side’s only.

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BB
London
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a pre theatre dinner. Table not ready on arrival, but only a short delay. No cellphone signal and the staff did not know the restaurants guest wifi code, so my guest for the evening - who was running late - had no way to contact me. Irritating in a restaurant of this quality. Food, however, was excellent and traditionally delicious.

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C
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service! Enjoyed wonderful food with beautiful presentation!

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j
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classy NYC restaurant. The murals that defined its prior life as Cafe des Artistes are worth a visit alone and define a sophisticated ambiance. The food is a wonderful exploration of the spectrum of Italian cuisine. A specific treat is the table side preparation of zabaglione, an increasingly rare opportunity even in the most Italian of Italian restaurants. Although expensive, there are budget options such as the BYO on Sunday, with no corkage fee. A great place for a sophisticated dining experience.

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FB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect execution from start to finish. Excellent wine list and delicious food.

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a
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is a favorite ours. We typically come here ore opera several times a year and one weekend. This evening we had excellently efficient service and the food was top notch. The noise level was much louder than usual as a group of business buddies had way too much to drink are we’re loud and rude but hard to stop. I we usually dress fir tgevioera and did notice several poorly dressed people coming here with. Jeans and an untucked shirt. Totally out of place so ierhsos a dress code supplement could be added to uour. Web site. I know it is a difficult issue but it is noticed by all.

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RS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here in years but it is just as good as ever. A true dining experience. Wonderfull

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G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in the neighborhood but this was the first time we went there. The food was delicious - beautifully plated. Attentive service but not overbearing. Tables spaced far enough apart to have quiet conversation. We went for a special occasion - our anniversary - but will definitely return often - it's a neighborhood gem!

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l
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LIke dining in Italy-- a European flair. Attentive service. Quiet, lovely, delicious.
Still the original murals from Cafe Des Artistes.

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WV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just lovely all around, from decor to food to jazz to service.

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N
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, gracious service, delicious food. Good choice for those attending performances at Lincoln Center.

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AP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent old school service. Reliably well-executed cooking. Great wine list.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always on my list of the 5 Best Restaurants in NYC. If I have a business dinner, or a quiet dinner for two — this is my first choice.
Fantastic Italian cuisine with the ambiance of 1920’s NY. And you can walk-off dinner in Central Park!

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JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a Lovely time , Great Food , lovely Service , Beautiful setting , all in all extremely pleasing

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AW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come here, I wonder why we don't come more often: the food is terrific, the atmosphere divine, and the service at level that is consistent through this elegant and small "chain" of restaurants (Gattopardo, Mozzarella e Vino, and The Leopard). The side-street setting it really cozy, and the murals never cease to amuse. It' perfect!

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CV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always walked by the restaurant, and it always called my attention. We reviewed the menu when it was New York restaurant week and it looked good. Then we read about its history and their jazz-brunch, and it called more our attention. And so we decided to go.... food was amazing, service was great, The ambient and paintings on the walls are real art, and the music gave that final touch so all your senses are stimulated to enjoy a great moment....

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for business - very quiet...

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H
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have eaten here many times because we live in the neighborhood, but this time we were disappointed in the entrees. The lobster in the risotto was tough, my raviolis were under cooked, the veal chop was dry and over cooked, the Dover sole was very good. Our salads were also good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just moved here. Looking for spots. Amazing food and great service.

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PS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner and service was outstanding as usual.

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CG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. Food was perfect. Atmosphere is enchanting.

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e
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

If the restaurant doesn't want to participate in Restaurant Week, then it shouldn't. The starter and main course (caponata and pork loin) were mediocre and the pork main course was miniscule. Ditto my guests's swordfish, albeit a little more generous than my main course serving. Once I trimmed the fat from the wafer-thin slice of pork there was the equivalent of the amount of one slice of bacon. If the purpose of participating in RW is to encourage customers to return, The Leopard certainly failed in that goal. I recognize that the RW portions are small and restaurants don't offer luxury items but this was ridiculous. I hadn't dined here for a few years and thought it would be good to add back to my list of restaurants near o Lincoln Center . Clearly, however, I haven't been missing anything.

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M
New England
46 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had international visitors coming to ny for a reunion. This was a lovely place to entertain them. You could actually hear the table conversation without shouting and the service was gracious and flawless allowing us to focus on our guests and still enjoy a good meal.

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v
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful and welcoming the food is delicious the tuna carpacio the zucchini soup and roast baby pork was delicious and you offered etna rosa my favorite italian wine to enjoy during the meal
We had a wonderful time
Vivian

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I'm always pleased by all three Gattopardo restaurants -- great ingredients excellently prepared every time. This location is especially nice, thanks to its quiet lighting and meandering layout. The wait staff's over-the-top attentiveness makes the meal flow without a hitch -- and sets a benchmark that reminds you how precarious the service can be at other restaurants. Hint to male diners: get a little bit dressed up; you'll feel better.

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, but pricy.

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AS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was ordinary

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MJ
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for any occasion. Wonderful seasonal menu, attentive staff, elegant and with unique charm.

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RC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated like honored and welcome guests from the moment we arrived until we left and were given little biscotti gift bag to take home. The food was spectacular, and even the most economical wine selection was above average in quality.

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very Nice with a great atmosphere. The food was really good, the staff were friendly and professional and the decoration inside was really cool with all the paintings

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

(1) Noise was all but deafening
(2) Restaurant appeared elegant; however clientele were in some cases dressed for the beach: shorts, baseball hats (backward), inappropriate
(3) Entree (swordfish) was OK; however peas were surely canned and grey in color
(4) Outrageous price for 2 cocktails (one each); $17. each. Martini was “rough” vodka, not the brand requested, and contained a full glass of ice, thus dilute.
(5) At one time this restaurant was one of New York’s finest. Will not return there; it’s off the list.

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MH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was just as lovely as I remembered. thanks for the Restaurant Week menu. Great food and service. Wonderful dining experience.

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