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The Leopard at des Artistes

1226 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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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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
Michele Brogioni
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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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Cross street
Central Park West & Columbus Ave
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Parking details
27 W 65th St // Central Park West & Columbus // (212) 249-8342

60 West 66th Street // Central Park West & Columbus // (212) 874-8639
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1226 People Are Saying
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GirishM (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

Alberto (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Exquisite cuisine and excellent service in one of the most original and beautiful interiors in New York City

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

ABod (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great meal. Attentive staff. A bit pricey. But would go back for a special occasion.

Leod (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipFirstTimer (London)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentine’s Day and I was treating my wife. Everything was excellent as has always been our experience!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Beautiful decor, excellent service, great food. An excellent dining experience!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Enjoyed in every way

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

vipCentercity2 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

vipfoodforlife (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

juilliard (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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!

vipknickfan (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

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

MLHnyc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great restaurant week menu. Will plan on returning twice a year - at least.

vipSeetal (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

NancyKB (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

Angie (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Nice place and service, brunch menu offered limited selection but tasty

janet (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.