The Leopard at des Artistes

4.6
2344 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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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
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  • 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 2344 people are saying
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vipMichelena
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! Pasta dishes were different and delicious. And the service was fantastic. We went on BYOB Sunday and our waiter decanted our wine for us.

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vipPickEeater
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fish was excellent and we loved the pasta special with duck ragu. Service was so much better than we have experienced at other restaurants lately. We’ve been coming here for years and have never been disappointed.

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Pike42
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very consistent spot. Current menu not as creative as it sometimes is.

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Kafkaesque
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It's in a pristine location and has beautiful decor inside and outdoor.

but let's just talk about the food.
We had octopus Dover sole, salad, crab meat gnocchi, it's very simple it is basically sauteed and nothing special feels like I can make it at home.

I expecting more from this location but maybe won't go back nor expecting to any of my friends

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal that will surely be repeated. The food is delicious and special, the service was outstanding and the place is cozy.

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Restaurant
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very lovely overall with great service. The special appetizer lacked salt and was served too cold, but the mains were great. The various btg wines we had were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Decided to try the brunch. Service was excellent. Food was good. I think next time we will work off the traditional menu instead of brunch, but overall it was a pleasurable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The waiter clearly was uninterested or was to hasty to place my order for a plain grilled Veal Chop.

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Maxinem
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is very good and the ambience is fabulous!

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vipShorefoodie
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an excellent dinner.

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viplovetoeat
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently superb, of the highest quality and well presented, Service is outstanding. Tables are spaced well apart. One of our favorites in NYC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly excellent! In every way! Def will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nicola was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wines, especially what wine to match with what dish. The decor and murals are among my favorite indoor spaces and there is not a bad seat in the restaurant.
The food is always exceptional and creative.
Our favorite restaurant when visiting Lincoln center.

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RussellK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish: delicious food, lovely ambiance and impeccable wait staff.

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JohnA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner at The Leopard and I mentioned that when I made the reservation through Open Table. When we arrived they were ready for us and sat us at a comfortable table. About ten minutes later a better table opens up and the manager asked if we'd like to move there, which we did. The service was excellent, as was the food. We've always had a wonderful experience at The Leopard and I'm sure we'll continue to do so every time we eat there.

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vipCarolO
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely old-school service. Felt like we were in Europe .

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vipGlennH
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, wine and service. Difficult to choose between dining in elegant room with Howard Christy murals or on lovely terrace of landmark building.

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vipMaxD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, could improve on the menu execution.

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JOSE
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was not vey good, pack of flacos and the Meet Over cooked

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Bryan
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Leopard for a special occasion, and the restaurant lived up to its excellent reputation in every way. The room is well known for its historic murals of frolicking nymphs. The service was professional, highly polished, attentive, and helpful without being intrusive. Our food was expertly prepared, and portions were generous. An expensive evening,but well worth it.

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vipCarolK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Food was very disappointing, but setting remains beautiful and servers were excellent.

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BarbaraF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific! This is a special place, great food, great atmosphere

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vipSAL1
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding - great place for out door dining - away from the traffic & noise of the neighborhood. Food is delicious. But it is getting too pricey. It's getting out of hand. A pasta dinner, a shared salad and a glass of wine should not come to $100 per person. We would rather pay $75 twice than $100+ once - but that what we'll have to do.

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vipEater
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the amuse bouche (pea soup) was lovely, and the gnochi with crab was absolutely unbelievable
Also the bar drinks are well-crafted
What a great meal

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vipEdWardH
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience before a show. Can’t wait to go back

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vipPalherz
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining is really exquisite here. Food is always good, wait staff always lovely. Highly recommend!

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vipFoodieSutton
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Leopard is perhaps the best Italian restaurant in NYC. Classic and refined Neapolitan cooking. No stupid gimmicks. Just the freshest ingredients and flawless execution. It was our first time here but won’t be our last. Everything was delicious!! Hugh recommend.

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vipPickyNewYorker
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had two guests who did not show because they thought the date was the next night. However, everyone was super nice.

My wife loved the duck breast we would be delighted to know their supplier.

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Alexis
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing the ambiance was beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ugh such a bummer. I was excited to try the leopard with my family who were visiting from out of town and it was a real flop. It’s really unenjoyable to pay premium prices for an average experience and that’s exactly what happened. Multiple times, it was difficult to track down our waiter. He rushed us to place our dinner orders and then disappeared leaving us waiting for quite some time to order drinks (like…the appetizers arrived and we were still waiting to order drinks). I don’t know why we were pushed to place or orders in this way but it seemed like to ask to do it another way was an inconvenience for him or the kitchen or someone. That was odd. I ordered the Fountain of Youth cocktail and it tasted like perfume. Really unbalanced, super super heavy on the St. Germain. I wondered if someone’s had had slipped on the bottle and didn’t bother to correct it. I really should’ve sent it back but instead a 19 dollar drink sat virtually untouched in front of me all night. My fault. Others had wine which good. The mafalde dish was really very good, as was the potato appetizer. The spinach was simple and good, but for the price, there was so little in the dish. The pulpo, risotto of the day, and the spaghettoni were fair. Tiramisu was ehh…served with fruit that was 90% plain, cut up grapes on the side?? Weird garnish but ok. I had asked to sit outside (and even after changing my reservation time was told it wouldn’t be a problem) but when we arrived we were seated indoors. It’s a nice classic Manhattan vibe inside. I wish just one aspect of the experience had been solid but overall I left feeling really disappointed.

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vipLulu117
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Delicious food good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best outdoor set-up in all of New York and the landmark, world-renowned Howard Chandler Christy Murals inside will only add to enjoying the best food in New York!

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Robert
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outdoor seating at the Leopard is attractive, and being on a side street, it is relatively quiet. The service is pleasant and fairly attentive. The food is good but far from outstanding. What was featured in the menu as trout was more like a fresh water salmon (pink) and served very rare which was not expected. The risotto was very much enjoyed by our guests. Also, the desserts were very good.

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vipTomF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely in all respects. Friendly professional service, wonderful food and very relaxed charming setting outside. Lasagne was especially good

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SKSK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

My wife's appetizer of mozzarella was basically tasteless. Mine, pasta with clams, was heavy and oily. Main course of duck was tough to chew, and my sole was good but again, not worth the cost. Desserts of Zabaglione were weakly tepid, and cappuccinos were warm, not hot. Yes, the fish was boned at the table, and the dessert cooked in front of us as well.
But when we had a negative about each course, it was a non-enjoyable meal on too many levels to be the pleasure we would expect for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence

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vipNyer
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Love the Sunday night program when you can BYOB. Wonderful service.

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vipSharkogram
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

I have been here twice before during the pandemic and I have found the location and the food on the previous occasions to be outstanding which was why we chose it to celebrate the birthday of a special friend.
Last night it was abominable other than the Caprese salad appetizer. The drinks weren’t good, and the vegetarian option which I chose which was a bit ravioli was perhaps the worst maincourse I have ever had the dissatisfaction of eating and yet I didn’t complain about it because the wait staff didn’t really seem to care and I wasn’t in the mood to mix it up with them.
It was drenched in oil and soggy and disgusting.
Additionally, the penne. Real bolognese special was also not particularly good although I didn’t eat it but my husband and our friend did and so at the end of the day I will not be returning to this extremely overpriced restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely enjoyed our wonderful dinner. Our beautiful serene table added to the ambience and the service was perfect, attentive but allowed us to enjoy our meal without feeling rushed. The black truffle salad and scallops were a perfect taste of fall and very memorable. I can’t wait to return!

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CatherineB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Lovely space, very attentive service, expensive for what you are getting. Food was good, but the menu was rather limited.

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The Leopard at des Artistes is rated 4.6 stars by 2344 OpenTable diners.

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