The food quality and preparation was poor: generic presentation, not seasoned well, and amateurishly cooked. In addition, there was a stone (yes, a small rock) found in one of our meals which was only discovered after it broke a tooth. The staff was attentive after that, and apologetic, but the dining experience had already been ruined. There are other, more tasty and reasonably priced alternatives in the area, until the Leopard can change its spots.
Beautiful environment, very warm service, and excellent food.
A beautiful restaurant with excellent food and service! Truly a NY favorite!!
It's a pleasant place, well located near Central Park and the service is good. But the food is just ok, nothing special, nothing particularly "inspired." And it's not inexpensive. I go there -- been there a couple of times -- because of BYOB Sundays, which is a very good idea.
Exquisite cuisine and excellent service in one of the most original and beautiful interiors in New York City
It was wonderful to dine again in that space with its beautiful murals. The food was really good with a couple dishes excellent. Arancini, carbonara. Gnudi and the night-‘s pasta special. The service was attentive but not rushed. And when we quietly told them it was a birthday. They came out with a lovely piece of taramisu and a candle. The Italian wine on the menu was great and not overly expensive
Great meal. Attentive staff. A bit pricey. But would go back for a special occasion.
There are still places in the city where being a happily in love gay couple somehow feels scrutinized and awkward.
We made The Leopard our place of celebration for our Valentine's Day, based on the proximity from our apartment, and the beautiful setting.
The crowd feels very stuffy, old and boring.
We enjoyed a bottle of champagne, several dishes and desert wine before we left a little disappointed.
classy, top notch service, delicious food in a beautiful dining room. The swordfish, halibut and special pasta, gnocchi, were excellent. Goerge, the Host was very warm. Valentin, our server, was a pro--attentive but not intrusive and the courses were well spaced making for wonderful evening. We will be back to try the Sunday jazz brunch.
It was Valentine’s Day and I was treating my wife. Everything was excellent as has always been our experience!
Beautiful decor, excellent service, great food. An excellent dining experience!
We visited The Leopard for the first time when we first started dating, because they had a fixed price menu I knew I could afford. The food and service was so good we've gone back a number of times. The most recent time we visited for my husband birthday. Our waiter was friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. The food, again, was amazing. The salami board is a definite recommendation. Everything the waiter recommended wad a great choice. We'll be back, and I would definitely recommend The Leopard.
Enjoyed in every way
I was immediately impressed with the attention upon my arrival from the staff and taken to a well-located table. My friend arrived shortly thereafter and was also immediately seated.
Our waiter was attentive throughout the dinner, offered us advice when asked and,most importantly, we enjoyed our dinner of very unusual selections. It was Restaurant Week so the restaurant puts together dinner selections. I had rabbit for the first time and enjoyed it very much. The chocolate desert was scrumptious!
Pros: gorgeous interior, impeccable service.
Cons: obscenely expensive wines, even by the glass - a single glass of wine costs as much as an entree. No wonder their bar was empty at 6:30 on a Friday night.
Food was good but not great.
We had not dined here since before the change in management eight or so years ago, when it was called Cafe des Artistes. It was better then.
We won’t be returning.
I've been wanting to try this place and managed to get there the last day of restaurant week and had the option of the "Sicilian" menu for $42. It's beautiful because the murals are still in place but the restaurant has an updated, chic decor and vibe. It's a well-heeled NYC clientele but friendly, not stuffy. I thought the food was superb, and believe me, I'd love to try more. The menu is expensive however, so for me, it's got to be a pretty special occasion to go back.
A lovely evening at The Leopard. We have dined there several times and it has always been wonderful. Service is great and the food is superb! The ambiance is so special and you can actually have a conversation! Definitely a five star restaurant!
the quality continues to worsen ..what as shame as its such a lovely intimate place..the Milanese was burnt and the poached Halibut was tasteless . Enjoyed the lamb chops ..\
The kitchen needs new eyes ...things are getting stale
Great restaurant week menu. Will plan on returning twice a year - at least.
Great service and the food was delicious. The clientele is definitely more older than ourselves and intimidating but we were treated well and the service was great.
The Leopard at des Artistes is a fine dining establishment. I enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant and the service was decent. The staff did their job but were not friendly. My biggest reservations are really regarding the taste of the food and its value. My two friends and I went to the Leopard to take advantage of restaurant week, and yes, given the high prices of a la carte items, $42 for a three-course meal seems to be a steal. However, compared to other restaurants with similar pricing, I just did not find the food to be amazingly delicious. My dessert (chocolate mousse) was quite good but I found both my appetizer and main dishes to consist mainly of one taste - salt, and too much of it. I would probably not return to the Leopard for the value, and for more spectacular tasting food, I would probably go elsewhere as well.
Nice place and service, brunch menu offered limited selection but tasty
Memories of Cafe des Artistes are probably coloring my review, but I found the new incarnation lacking. The service was excellent and the murals are still gorgeous but it lacked the warmth of its predecessor. The food was mediocre and we were very disappointed.
The service and food were all wonderful, even on a busy Restaurant Week brunch. Music wasn't overwhelming and perfect. Charming ambience. Would definitely go back!
Restaraunt week dinner very disappointing(3 different dishes)-
I have eaten here multiple times before and food was good.
It's a very nice, fancy sort of restaurant, but just didn't really appeal to me.
As usual, a very satisfying experience. This restaurant goes the extra step for Restaurant week, offering regional Italian cuisine from lesser-known Italian regions such as Sardinia. the food was delicious as well as interesting. Our service could not have been better and the Maitre d' sets a very welcoming tone. Don't miss this restaurant if you want a unique dining experience in a classic New York setting.
The crowd was a little sedate, good restaurant for dates or quiet get togethers with friends
We dined at The Leopard during restaurant week, and were treated to a very fine Sardinian themed meal. Excellent pasta, seafood soup and deserts, continuing the fine reputation of this longstanding favorite restaurant. The ambiance is wonderful, filled with murals from its early days when there were three studio buildings with real artists along 67th Street. There are not many vestiges of this traditional New York left. We heartily recommend.
We advised the restaurant that our reservation was on the occasion of our 50th anniversary. Unlike my experience at other restaurants, there was no gesture of kindness such as a glass of champagne, a few biscotti, a complimentary dessert...
Any small acknowledgement, however small would have been a pleasant touch.