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The Leopard at des Artistes

4.6
1312 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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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.
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
Jacket Preferred
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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 SAT and SUN BAUNCH! 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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1312 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.6
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4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We love this place. Food is excellent , ambiance is lovely, service great. Its perfect for date night, a business meeting . It never disappoints!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was okay, but nothing special--especially for the price. I was expecting spectacular, and was disappointed.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always excellent. Great service. We go there a lot.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent, as always. The choices for the fixed-price meal were not to our liking, so we ordered a la carte. Slightly disappointed.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Unpretentious yet classy. Lovely and delicious menu.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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?

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

elegant restaurant and elegant Italian food It is a haven of peace and quiet

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Food was superb and atmosphere classic. We always try to come when we’re in the city.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I asked for a romantic table.There was one unused but they didn't give it to me.Not happy

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Lovely restaurant with very good food & service, but VERY noisy!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

One of the rare quiet restaurants..a jewel of a neighborhood restaurant. Service was impeccable and food was delicious.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The unique atmosphere always makes this restaurant enjoyable. Good selection of Italian wine, however, at very inflated prices.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Always excellent!! Great pre theater menu, excellent service, pleasant atmosphere. I always recommend this place and it never fails to please

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Lovely setting, attentive staff and fine cuisine. Great for pre opera dining.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Pre symphony

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Always a great place for a special occasion

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We had the $50 price fixed menu, as the selections offered were to our taste, although the appetizer ordered was not available. Service was acceptable, our table was changed to a better location upon asking. Noise level was a little louder than acceptable. Of course the famous wall paintings were an important reason for going.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Perfect in every way. Will come back.
The food, wine, service and the paintings on the walls get 5 stars

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was bland and overpriced. Crudo had no taste at all. Grilled octopus also bland. Pastas just ok. Service was good, but that was it.

Hint: go to marea.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Quietly elegant...we could converse easily...pappardelle with lamb and artichoke ragout was heavenly...my French 75 cocktail was delicious ...beet salad got raves as well. Lovely murals on the walls at to the experience... old school ambience.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

We were very pleased that from the moment we entered until the end of the meal, we felt wecome and enjoyed our night. Service top notch. Food excellent. A warm atmosphere.
We will return.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Absolutely loved it for a romantic evening

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1.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food was mediocre

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The Leopard would get all 5-star ratings if you request a seat in the front section. For 2 people, seated in the back, it is not PERfECT; but one cannot fault the ambiance, decor, service, or the food. Next time, I'll specifically ask for a "front table" and bring a blow-up doll if there are only 3 of us. ;-)

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant when in NYC. The artist, Howard Chandler Christy, was born in my home area. I feel a sense of pride when I look upon his murals in this enchanting restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Excellent experience! Will revisit and send others.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Delicious local food in a lovely, elegant atmosphere. Love the place!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

THIS RESTAURANT NEVER FAILS TO BE WARM AND WELCOMING and delicious goes without saying. But above all, the staff treats everyone with love care, respect and interest. It is always a pleasure to be at THE LEOPARD

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

My husband and I always come for birthdays. Totally elegant, understated service- I don’t want someone hovering over me! Wonderful food. I do appreciate good advice. Kit, for example, is much better with white wine rather than bubbly and a bit of lemon peal.
Completely celebratory.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a great time at their Sunday Jazz brunch. The food was superb. The waitstaff was attentive and excellent - thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I would recommend this place to anyone!

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