The Leopard at des Artistes

4.7
2229 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!

Support The Leopard at des Artistes during COVID-19

Safety precautions

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2229 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjamesh
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, if a bit pricey.

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vipOT43VIP
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, wonderful professional service, and delicious food. Consistently!

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vipElizabethv
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impeccable !!!!

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vipfamily
New York Area
399 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful brunch. Lovely outdoor setting. Professional personable server.
Always consistent and delicious.

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vipNatalia
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place in New York to have excellent quiet dinner

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Manhattangirl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb--the food, the service, the waiters, and the care. A+!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We felt pampered. Most of the food was excellent , but there were a couple of exceptions. We specified our special occasion on the reservation and everybody on the staff acknowledged it, which was very nice.

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vipasrnyc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, beautiful outdoor setting.

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vipLeslie
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to dine. Outside is set up nicely and almost looks Parisian. It is however a bit pricey...............

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vipJohn
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Great food and service

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BrittanyS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Great food and service every time!!!!!!

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NancyC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, perfect service. Of course, I've always loved the murals, and I'm so glad to see them again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated in the worst place possible even though there were many other places available. It was a disheartening experience.

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DBNYC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance, wine list all amazing. What made the evening, was our server Nicholi,
if I am spelling his name correctly? He was one of the best waiters we've ever had. He was outstanding in every aspect. Thank you for making our experience at the restaurant that much better!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Menu is beautiful- execution is ok.

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vipAK13
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

If you are looking for al fresco dining, this restaurant has a nice set up on a less traveled street. We were seated promptly, attended to right away with a decent selection of wines and apps. The food was a mixed bag with pork lasagna and black truffle quiche as the winners, whereas the risotto and grilled
Octopus leaving us unimpressed. Dessert was good with none of the selections rising to exceptional levels. Service, while attentive and polite, was besmirched by the waiter pouring wine and water from across the table. I think pouring from the side of the diner is some basic to be expected at a restaurant of this calibre. We might wait a bit for the menu to update before frequenting this establishment again.

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vipPB52
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, outstanding service that was attentive but not intrusive, beautiful art deco atmosphere with amazing wall murals.

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KJSJD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely evening with outstanding service and delicious food. The ambiance was delightful. We look forward to returning soon.

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Linda
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was not as good as usual

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

You need a reservation apparently even if there are open reservation slots open all evening, we walked up and the maitre d very rudely said “if you don’t have a reservation we can’t sit you inside, outside only”, I replied oh, there are so many time spots open on the app for right now and he ignored me turned and walked inside… it was very awkward and uncomfortable and put a damper on our night, so much so that we considered not coming back at all… instead we walked around the block, made the reservation and came back 10 mins later, when we were seated inside right away by a much nicer man at the host stand inside.

Later during our meal the maitre d came to our table and apologized.

Aside from that unpleasant interaction the food and ambiance is great, we will be back being that we live next door.

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vipOT43VIP
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, glorious art in murals, wonderful food, a lovely gracious island for dining experience.

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vipGrant
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I've supported Cafe des Artistes in its various incarnations for 20+ years, but last night's service was unforgivable: with strong thunderstorm flash flood warnings, i specifically chose an indoor reservation - in fact, Opentable said outdoor res's werent available. When i arrived, the maitre d' dismissively and coldly said indoors was unavailable and that i'd made an outdoor reservation. When i was shown a table with a mere umbrella to protect it, i asked "what happens if we get a storm", and the asst mgr said "that's the risk of an outdoor table", whereupon i reminded her that i'd specifically asked for an indoor table. Rather than hunt for another restaurant at 8 pm, we ate quickly and left. I also noticed that the reservation confirmations from the Leopard DO NOT state whether the table is indoors or outdoors, despite that being a choice one has to make. The service during the meal was barely competent, the meal pedestrian. I'd been willing to overlook the poor value of the cuisine for years, but no longer. But it was the callous attitude of the staff' which makes The Leopard a poor choice for dining.

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vipAD12
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food mediocre.

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vipjazzypeach
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together with old friends for dinner. Outdoor setting is so lovely. Food was fantastic; service was superb and to top it off it’s BYOB on Sunday evenings. It’s a perfect place to dine on a relatively quiet street near Central Park.

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elisaa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine excellent. Love the atmosphere there.

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NataliaV
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to dine everyone is very professional and the food delicious.

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VanessaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service, food and ambiance.

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vipaaaa
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nostalgic ambiance yet very current. Good food and professional service
A go-to neighborhood jewel

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, and the food was divine!

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vipGobsmacked
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience4

My wife and I had an unfortunate experience on July 5. The food and service were excellent. Each of us had a second glass of a wonderful chardonnay. But when the bill was presented, it was much higher than I expected. When I reviewed the itemized list, we had been charged for eight (8) glasses of chardonnay, rather than four--at $32 each. The management apologized and made the correction, but it's hard to believe that this was an "honest" mistake. Patrons should beware. --Mac Phillips

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PelinC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was simply fantastic. The outdoor seating area is beautiful.

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vipKSYDining
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for great meal, good fun, great outdoor dining!

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vipMichaelA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the Dover sole was perfect

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W108mom
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality and attention to service at our table for 8 guests was unsurpassed. The food was delicious and abundant. Coming out of isolation, getting to see friends, the leisurely pace was most welcome!

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vipMaggie10
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service. So glad it’s in the neighborhood

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food

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ArtF
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional Italian dining experience, as always. Especially recommend any of the pastas. Wine list has very large selection of wine from all areas of Italy.

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vipCaren
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad it was busy but couldn't hear the fabulous music

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vipScottowK
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went here for our first anniversary 35 years ago approximately back when it was Cafe des Artistes. It was great then and now with Chandler murals but now there is sprightly and authentic Italian cuisine!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good, I had the stake and eggs from the special menu and it was great. The mozzarella and tomatoes appetizer was also excellent. Sevice was for the most part good but they could not explain the dishes well.

The outside setting is beautifull and the inside walls and paintings give it a great atmosphere.

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 2229 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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