The Leopard at des Artistes
The food with the exception of the lentil soup was not anything I would return for. The branzino was mushy and flavorless. The pasta special with the veal cheeks lacked flavor and sufficient veal cheeks. The octopus had very little meat .The lasagna was also flavorless and fell apart in the dish.Sever was inattentive as it took 3 trips to get a wine list.
While two of the specials -- tomatoes with mozzarella and vitello tonato -- are a bit strange for February, the food and service were exemplary.
Most beautiful & romantic restaurant in NYC where tables are not crammed together. food is superb Sunday special allowing one to bring their own wine increases the value and adventure.
Was a solid B. Food is good but expensive for what it is. Cocktails were not good so would recommend doing wine. Service was lovely.
They tried. The pasta was chewy, crunchy, and over seasoned. The staff was gracious and accommodating. The space is lovely.
Excellent neighborhood gem! We went for Valentines Day--very special. Also we have been there many times. Brunch on Sundays special too with live music. Great food and wine list as well!
Our very first Valentine's Dinner was absolutely lovely! From coatcheck to dinner check the staff was courteous, attentive, friendly. and efficient. Kudos to the Sommelier for his wine recommendation. The food and presentation was amazing. Lighting and banter were at a perfect pitch. Great atmosphere full of couples and families in love.
Highly highly recommended!
We'll be back!
Out-of-towners Chuck & Jacq
Attentive service and excellent cuisine and ambiance.
The food was good but not spectacular. The sommelier was exceptional: asked us what we like in wine and made an excellent suggestion. The physical setting with the murals and was interesting and unusual. The service was excellent attentive but not unctuous. I’d go back.
Perfect! Went for dinner before the opera. Pacing worked out just right and the Veal Milanese was excellent! And terrific wine recommendation.
Very disappointing. It was a special occasion.The restaurant itself is lovely. The service was fine. The food however was very under whelming. The main course veal was very tough and not even warm. It was restaurant week with only 3 choices for appetizers and 3 for main courses. You would think that the food would be excellent to encourage people to come again. This certainly was not the case.
We took advantage of the last night of Restaurant Week. It is a beautiful large space and the service was good and the dishes were excellent. Every morsel from the scrumptious Fried Mozzarella appetizer served with chicory to the cod entree on a bed of spinach and finely chopped potatoes and red peppers to the tender subtle cheesecake (happily more cake than noticeable cheese) was memorable. Only quibbles I have is that the greens with the mozzarella were not listed as chicory and my dinner companion's salad was supposed to have chicory but didn't have it. Also there are a lot of little steps in the restaurant. So caution is urged when walking around towards the bathroom. Otherwise a wonderful experience!
Wonderful venue, professional staff, amazing menu and delicious food.
Fantastic in every way- Food . wine and service. Saluti
The salad was perfectly dressed (olive oil & salt). The carbonara was perfectly cooked (not too heavy and al dente). Service was excellent!!
We were so pleased that it was restaurant week true! We had booked the restaurant because of the murals, I wanted to show a friend from out of town what a classic New York restaurant it’s like
Excellent food in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend although it is pricey.
Ambience and service was impeccable
Food was not even edible on restaurant week menu
Lovely dessert and coffee however
Don’t go there for restaurant week
Grand Dame for the Upper West Side as the reincarnation of Cafe des Artistes; ambiance remains classy in a classical way and the menu is wide with options, well presented and rightfully seasoned.
Food was okay but service was not good. Our server talked with an attitude. Not impressed
Outstanding service and communication with all wait staff
Always impeccable service and delicious food. Very warm and inviting atmosphere
we went here during NY Restaurant week and had a fabulous meal for a fraction of the usual cost. The service was impeccable. I was excited to see the Maxwell Parrish murals in the same condition as at my visit to Cafe des Artistes 30 years ago.
Excellent food, well-prepared and service was great; attentive and professional but discreet. My only reservation is I wish there had been a couple of additional menu options, but for Restaurant Week, this was a terrific meal.
The wall paintings are beautiful, the food was quite good, but overpriced. The noise level was terrible. And I will not go back.
Deliciously prepared food, great service & outstanding desserts!
We were attended to by the manager. We were specifically told that Open Table reservations were not entitled to any table in the main dining room. We were seated right next to the restrooms, despite our note when we made our reservation to not be placed next to any restrooms. We asked for a better table, and we were moved up one table away from the restrooms. Ironically, that table next to the restrooms that they said they had to seat us at, at 545pm, remained vacant throughout our meal. It’s a shame given we spent more more than a thousand dollars for a meal for 4, and would have returned for dinners in the future. This establishment has a poor way of profiling their guests, and no sense of client services whatsoever.
We had a lovely Saturday brunch in Leopard. The restaurant was busy and the service was amazingly attentive and personal. As always, the food was delicious and served in generous portions. Lovely live background music created a relaxed and serene atmosphere. A wonderful experience!
New York restaurant week dinner
Excellent meal and service was great. We were not rushed at all.
I went to the Leopard for Restaurant Week and ordered the prix fixe dinner special. My friend had the pasta entree which was described as pasta with seafood. She could barely see the seafood. I ordered the veal special which was dry and tasteless. The vegetables that came with it were undistinguishable and so salty I couldn’t eat them and I normally don’t mind salt. The dessert was the best part of the meal other than the reasonably priced bottle of wine that we shared since the per glass price was obscene. Huge disappointment for an expensive meal.
Did restaurant week menu which didn't have a large selection, but food was good.
Service was good, but one meal was incorrect and other diner was finished before the correct meal came. The wine dripped on the cloth when being served and for $25 a glass wine, we were surprised that nothing had been put on to cover the spots.
Excellent food in one of the best looking dining rooms in New York City. A favorite.
Three of us participated in New York City’s Restaurant Week. The warm radicchio & prosciutto appetizer was wonderful, as was my main dish of trout in broth with vegetables. We also shared an outstanding - and inexpensive - bottle of Chianti.
The service was wonderful. The drinks were exquisite. And the food was delicious. We choose from the Restaurant Week menu.
We went for restaurant week this time and ended up choosing from that menu. The result was very disappointing. It did not showcase their food adequately. Nothing was special....on the contrary, quite pedestrian.
Fantastic meal. Much better offering for restaurant week that any other restaurant. Great experience.
Excellent service food and table
Nice place with nice paintings, attentive service. Food was good. I didn’t like the wine I had. Forgot the name of wine. Ambiance was good, not loud. Pleasant people, some look like regulars. I will definitely go back.