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
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.
Perfect in every way. Will come back.
The food, wine, service and the paintings on the walls get 5 stars
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.
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.
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.
Absolutely loved it for a romantic evening
Food was mediocre
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. ;-)
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.
Excellent experience! Will revisit and send others.
Delicious local food in a lovely, elegant atmosphere. Love the place!
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
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.
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!