The Leopard at des Artistes

4.6
2451 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
Protective Equipment
  • 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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vipSparty
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great in all ways!

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vipwineguy1982
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Horrible. Horrible. Food was absolutely awful. Pork chop was so tough it almost couldn’t be cut. They need to hire a new chef who can actually cook. Stay away from this place

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vipmaries
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, ambiance, cuisine!!! Doesn’t get better than this - its perfection

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Kintamani
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, ambiance and jazz background. Five stars for the scrumptious food.

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Xtirf
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

On a very quiet Monday night we had all nthe attention we could ask for and the two main courses were delicious, if pricey I will go again.

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vipAlokUWS
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, as always! We loved everything.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party with friends. The leopard knocked it out of the park. Service was great and the owners were gracious hosts.

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Mauvaise expérience nourriture pas bonne après le serveur à fait tout sont possible pour pas devoir me rendre ma monnaie c’est honteux j’ai penser que avec une telle note 4,7 d’avis positive ce sera à la hauteur c’est tout l’inverse très déçus

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service and delicious food in a beautiful room. Outstanding every way!

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ElaineK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outdoor dining was done extremely well and the food and ambience and service did not disappoint

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vipRTSV
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at The Leopard to bring in the New Year.

This neighborhood mainstay always comes through with delicious food, a welcoming ambience and quiet dining room that’s great for conversation and calm. Best of all are the professional staff who didn’t even bat an eye when some Champagne spilled. Got us out on time to see the opera to boot.

Support this local gem. Or visit from out of town. You won’t be disappointed!

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vipBrikint
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s celebration and everything was perfect. Energetic, happy ambiance, food cooked to perfection. We has a really good time but at the Leopard you always do.

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GiovanniR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Class at best level
Food service friendship warmth
Henry is a star

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JackD
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We first discovered "The Leopard" when is was The Cafe des Artistes. At that time it was an old style New York elegant restaurant with a small wooden bar tucked away in the back. When it returned under new ownership it had a different ambience. Fortunately, most of the murals by Howard Chandler Christy are still there (worth a visit for the artwork alone), but the old bar has been replaced and the restaurant has a more modern feel. Well, that's progress?
All that aside, it has been our favorite restaurant for special occasions for many years when we were "tourists". But almost three years ago we moved to the Upper West Side and "The Leopard" at Cafe des Artistes remains our favorite.
The service is world class, the food is excellent, and the ambience - though different - is perfect for a special occasion or just a wonderful, relaxing and intimate dinner.

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vipGlennH
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent range of Italian cuisine, accompanied by outstanding wines and served by professional staff in the beautiful setting of the Hotel des Artistes.

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Folgie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was friendly and good. Good was very good!

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vipRobertH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went for Christmas evening meal. By 19:45 had run out of first choice dishes. “Special pasta dish” inedible. Evening was saved by great table service, ambiance and wonderful Zabaione.

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AmarisA
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food. We enjoyed ourselves and the pleasant ambiance around us.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner was fabulous!

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Enriquer
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food !!! Guenady was super!!will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipalan
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Horrible food

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vipTablefor2
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service above and beyond!!

Very accommodating!!

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vipSuperb
London
22 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Leopard is superb. I recall Cafe des Artiste with fondness. The Leopard is a fitting restaurant for this iconic location. We had lunch there on a quiet Saturday with friends. It was the best meal I've had in at least the last five years. The burratta salad was sublime. The Dover Sole the best we've ever had, ANYWHERE. Every dish was perfecly prepared and presented by Nicola, a professional and friendly young man who knew his stuff. He suggested an organic Italian Chardonnay that was a perfect pairing with our meal. We'll be back!

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vipFrancisCiel
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Had a great meal and will be sure to return. Loved the food and service was amazing.

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vipJBMc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family favorite. Thank you for the warm welcome and delightful evening. See you again soon.

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vipGeordy
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely dinner pre Nutcracker, warmly greeted and seated. No rush. We both started with the octopus appetozer which was tender and tasty! Then went with Pasta , I had the Malfalde with mixed mushrooms and chesnuts, wonderful tough could use more chesnuts! Ny companion had the multi grain spaghetti with shrimp, also enjoyed very much.
Complimentory biscotti was a welcome ending!
Love the murals Christmas lights, and other ambiance!

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vipPGSK
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent...food and service are very special...this was and remains a very special place.

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RiCo
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Fine dining and outstanding service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful meal. Very lovely mean. Waiter was very nice. Everything was excellent! I hope to return in the near future.

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vipKNKN
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had dining outside - excellent service. Good light though a bit salty. Expensive restaurant.

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ClaudiaE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked an outside table but was accommodated inside at my friend’s request. Service was impeccable. Food shared was thoughtfully delivered separately which we appreciated. Salads were delicious and I have never tasted gnocchi so light. My guest was delighted and so am I.

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vipFuturedesigner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We went for the ambiance and the lovely murals of wood nymphs. I hadn't been since 2007 when the cuisine was continentalFrench and wonderful. The pandemic closed it and its reopened as an "Italian" restaurant. The food is bland and portions are small and overpriced.

My companion is disabled and this is not the place for someone who is physically challenged. The entrance no longer is through the lobby but through a narrow door with thresholds. The bathrooms are up and down a series of stairs through diners and the bar making it difficult to navigate.

Overall, it's the same beautiful space with mediocre food abs sky high prices.

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vipManhattanFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service in elegant subdued setting.

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Redcloud
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is on a stunning block off Central Park. It reflects an elegant NYC, for the most part, now lost. Dress up and enjoy your trip back to a nostalgic time.

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vipGreg
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pre-Lincoln Center choice...elegant, not stuffy, very good food and service. We'll be back...again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and amazing dishes. The ambiance and decor are unbeat. Would return again

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vipjaja
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Disappointed that lamb or duck wasn’t on menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating at this fine dining restaurant on a side street off of Central Park near Lincoln Center. Food, service, setting is superb with staff pleasant and professional. Outdoor dining is cozy and intimate while we'll sheltered and heated. Sundays they offer BYOB to allow you to bring your own special wine without a corking fee. I can t say enough about the quality of food preparation.

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You can order delivery directly from The Leopard at des Artistes using the Order Online button. The Leopard at des Artistes also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 787-8767.

The Leopard at des Artistes is rated 4.6 stars by 2451 OpenTable diners.

The Leopard at des Artistes does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/the-leopard-at-des-artistes-1-west-67th-street/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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