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The Leopard at des Artistes

4.5
1275 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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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 finds its roots in the area once known as “The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies” (mid 1800s) and in the culinary traditions of the regions of Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia, and of course Sicily, reaching a balance between dishes based on rural elements, such as pasta, vegetables, cheese, and seafood ingredients from the Costiera.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11pm,

Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
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Phone number
(212) 787-8767
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
VITO GNAZZO
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Catering
The Leopard Catering Department is highly personalized, and offer a full fine dining off-site service for business and private customers, many Italian establishments as well as American ones.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Central Park West & Columbus Ave
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W 65 St GARAGE
27 W 65th St // Central Park West & Columbus // (212) 249-8342

2 LINCOLN PARKING LLC.
60 West 66th Street // Central Park West & Columbus // (212) 874-8639
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Entertainment

LIVE JAZZ SAT and SUN BAUNCH! 11:30am - 3PM
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Special events & promotions
IL GATTOPARDO CATERING runs a highly personalized catering department, which serves many local and international clients, from governmental institutions, finance and corporate worlds, to the arts, fashion houses, and, of course private affairs. A variety of special menus is carved to meet the unique profile of each individual event, as well as rental, special decor, floral arrangements, and printed needs. Distinct spaces available, including full buyouts. Our three restaurants - the flagship space IL GATTOPARDO, the rustic Italian enoteca MOZZARELLA & VINO, and the romantic NYC landmark THE LEOPARD at des Artistes - are dedicated to serving the highest quality authentic Italian cuisine, served with warm, professional hospitality.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1275 People Are Saying
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food
4.6
service
4.6
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent experience! Will revisit and send others.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious local food in a lovely, elegant atmosphere. Love the place!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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.
Completely celebratory.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had an absolutely amazing experience. Our food was delicious and the service was in pacable. They do a very fine job at accommodating their guests

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The Leopard is a delight. The cuisine, ambiance and sevice are exceptional. Importantly, without exception, everyone is a professional, in that they take a PERSONAL reponsibility for their guests' experience at The Leopard.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The Food, the restaurant and the price didn’t match. To noisy and missing quality of the food.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Beautiful place, great ambiance but service just ok and food mediocre. Rabbit terrine pretty tasteless, artichoke salad even more tasteless, venison was ok, cooked perfectly but the sauce also tasteless and not helped too much by the juniper berries. Clearly not worth the price unless you are accompanied by a hot date who has numb tastebuds.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Dinner was lovely. Frankly, better than we'd expected. The food was delicious. The sdervice attentive - and professional. Most of all...how nice to be able to hear each other across the table. The door to the outside is a terrific addition...it's been a very long time since we dined at des Artistes...we will return.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The main reason I would not recommend the restaurant is that I ordered pasta with eggplant and tomatoes and there was virtually no eggplant in it. The pasta was $23, and it was all pasta with red sauce. It was an uninspired dish. On the plus side, our farro salad was excellent and my husband's entree was quite good.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Not at all trendy-but always reliably good food, service and of course the iconic decor

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The Leopard is a stunning room and the murals are a conversation starter.
We chose The Leopard for pre-opera dinner and as the room began clearing out around 7:30, we still hadn't gotten our entrees. We asked about our order, and very quickly everything came out, including my husband's seriously undercooked pasta, which we can only assume they rushed.
We arrived at 6 and ordered quickly, and obviously the staff knows pretty much everyone who's there at that time has a curtain deadline. We watched as everyone around us got their food, their tables were cleared and they began to leave ...
Overall the service was attentive and I enjoyed my risotto.
That said, I would go back for a beautiful New York experience, but might not wait as long to inquire if it seems our order might have gotten forgotten.

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food way too salty severely masking any other flavor
And very pricey

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We went before the opera and had the prix-fixe, which was delightful. Service got us to our show in plenty of time without feeling rushed. Highly recommended for pre-theater dining.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I was disappointed I didn’t get to hear the live music as we were seated in an area of the restaurant that you couldn’t hear the music

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful place for a weekend brunch - great service and delicious food. Lovely environment

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was deplorable. tasteless artichoke salad. Lamb chops were paper thin, full of fat, and not cooked as ordered to medium rare. The tarragon that was a key ingredient in the lamb chops as advertised on the menu was nowhere to be found or tasted. The broccoli raab was way overcooked to the point of being slimy and greasy. No seasoning and no red pepper flakes on the broccoli raab, as advertised. The dover sole and accompanying vegetables were overcooked and poorly seasoned. The hostess was rude and not helpful. No one would help us take our drinks from the bar to our table. The waiter was very snooty and condescending as we tried to order wine. I used to come to this restaurant many years ago and it was really special. This time it was so appalling, I will not return unless I hear that they have gone through another turnover of management. It was shockingly bad.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The atmosphere is cozy and the place was inviting. Our wine was excellent but the meal was not. I expected more of the food. The highlight for both of us was the little side salad which was served with the rabbit terrine appetizer.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had an early dinner prior to attending a play. I loved the murals on the wall and the general feel of the place. The food was mixed with one outstanding dish (poached halibut) and two good dishes. The primary negative was the noise level and the number of waiters scurrying back and forth. (At one point there were six waiters at a table of five next to us.) It was not a relaxing atmosphere. Despite the large number of servers, our service was a little slow.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The #1 restaurant on the UWS!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

It was our first time there and we absolutely loved it.
Great food and service. Not faraway from the Metropolitan Opera which is very convenient if you would like to have nice dinner before the show.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

As we’ve come to expect, the food was delicious and served with attention and care. It’s always a delight to visit this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Completely lovely on all fronts!
We were celebrating a birthday and had a delightful evening.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Fabulous live jazz! Impeccable service from a great staff. Such a neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

They held our res when we called that we were late and were really nice about it!!! Super accommodating servers- we wanted to split an appetizer and hurry (because we were late) and it wasn’t a problem. fantastic and interesting menu - superb food quality (home made pasta), fish deboned at the table for you etc. Delicious cocktails. Excellent and attentive service. About 10 minutes walk to Metropolitan Opera house. Very reasonable price for quality of food & service and location. More mature crowd as can be expected before the opera/lincoln centre shows. Thank you Open Table for this awesome recommendation

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Loved it, always do!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Beautiful murals, lovely service and ambiance and good food.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Lovely restaurant, nice ambiance. We were there for a jazz brunch. The food was very good. I had eggs Benedict which they had no problem customizing by putting it over the potatoes and leaving pour the bread since I’m gluten intolerant. I ordered a peach Bellini which was strong and didn’t taste like peach. I told Lu the waiter and the manager came over and was so nice, he had them add more peach purée and it was then delicious. My friend ordered a Bloody Mary which was too chunky a lot if horseradish and she did not care for it. They took it away and she got a glass of wine. They only charged us for the glass of wine; not the other drinks. I would come here again but probably skip the bar drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great place for Sunday Brunch. They have a jazz group near the entrance, so if you like that, sit on the first level. We preferred quiet and enjoyed a delightful and delicious brunch on the upper level near the bar. No one sits at the bar for brunch! Our only caution, don't order a side salad unless you're prepared to spend $15 for it.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great service from the moment we walked in until we left. Excellent food, service and value.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I was so happy to find that the Leopard at des Artists is so very similar to the Cafe des Artists, which I frequented years ago when I lived in New York City. It is still a very romantic, special place.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Delicious Italian cuisine. Great service. Beautiful decor. A bit expensive for our neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

A great spot for any occasion. Very good service, food and a pretty restaurant. We are regulars

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Surprise birthday event
They were cooperative in seating guests early, attentive service and excellent food. The atmosphere was elegant, intimate and easy for conversation .

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Wonderful setting with tasty food and excellent attentive service. A great choice to dine with special friends.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This is our 3rd visit to The Leopard and it never disappoints!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We had a great meal, a wonderful time - we’ll come back again.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Lovely ambiance. A bit of NYC history, updated. Food was delicious for our after theatre dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Waiter was great but some dishes were better than others. Fish tasted strong.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

What is there to say. It is classic in every sense of the word. Staff is impeccable. We are so lucky to live only a block away from this little slice of heaven. (But heaven does come with a price tag :-) )

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