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The Leopard at des Artistes

4.5
1226 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
Michele Brogioni
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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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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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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

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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

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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

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ABod (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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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.

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

Enjoyed in every way

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Angie (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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!

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vipgjp1 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Restaraunt week dinner very disappointing(3 different dishes)-
I have eaten here multiple times before and food was good.

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vipDavid (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It's a very nice, fancy sort of restaurant, but just didn't really appeal to me.

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vipPookie (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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ACat (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The crowd was a little sedate, good restaurant for dates or quiet get togethers with friends

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vipGaryH (London)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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vipdavid (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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PugMommie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Can you help but compare this to it's former iteration? The murals are as beautiful, as is the service. The food is authentic Italian. But the culinary excellence that took your breath away? Not so much. This Sunday I went to Jazz brunch. The food was good, and the jazz was swinging, although we were seated in the very back of the restaurant, so we only heard the guitarist while we were checking our coats (not much of a jazz brunch for us!) But nothing elevated it to fine dining, except the prices. Now - haven't been here for dinner, so they might really shine in the evening. But the brunch was just a brunch.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We had one of the most uncaring, condescending waiters I have ever had. I have been in the hospitality industry for many years and the first thing you are taught is you never say “No”. This guy couldn’t wait to say it over and over. And not just to us, I could see how disgusted the people next to us were too...so angry that the manager came over...he was just as unfriendly as the waiter. Once our order was taken, you couldn’t find the waiter, even if it were to tell him he had just won the lottery. We waited almost half an hour for him to come over to our table to clear our plates and ask if we wanted dessert. I would not have ordered anything else from him by any means!

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Acs1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The only negative was it was too warm in the room & despite our complaining- nothing was done to remedy

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