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Cesca

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164 W 75th St, New York City, NY 10023-1903 (Amsterdam)
1,9,2,3 to 72nd and Broadway and C train to 72nd and Central Park West.
212-787-6300
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great gem- super service and food

This is a great place with super good food and a very fairly priced wine list (other restaurants would be wise to take notice). The grilled octopus is awesome (and I usually am not a fan). The duck was great and the tagliatelle bolognese awesome. Enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
HowFtLaud
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Ft Laud
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ft Laud
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a great place with super good food and a very fairly priced wine list (other restaurants would be wise to take notice). The grilled octopus is awesome (and I usually am not a fan). The duck was great and the tagliatelle bolognese awesome. Enjoy!

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New York, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have lived near this restaurant for may years and only recently discovered Cesca. But now, we go regu;ar;y, sharing our find with friends. Food and service are consistently good! My fave place on the Upper West Side.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good service, wonderful food. Just ask for one of their quieter tables or it can be challenging to conduct a conversation.

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New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Cesca has been in operation for many years and was originally started by a name chef who no longer works there. The food is Italian with some new world twists and there is a good and expensive wine list. Recently the menu has been changed and it seems that an effort has been made to increase the margins while some... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We visited Cesca primarily because of its proximity to the Beacon Theater, where we were seeing a show that night. The food was mediocre. Portions were good, flavors were relatively unsophisticated. The beet salad, for example, was very sweet and sort of drenched in dressing or beet juice (I'm really not sure) and so the salad lacked any nuance or... More 

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cleveland, oh
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136 reviews 136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Elegant meal in comfortable atmosphere. Top service. Starter salad shared among three of us was perfect in size and taste. Excellent pasta and fine fish for main course. Rich, delicious desert. Nice place for a special dinner

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Lutz, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Dined last week with a group of business colleagues and the evening was spectacular from start to finish. Hoping bar scene with eloquence followed by top notch service and plates of great seafood and pasta....we'll be back for sure!

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Six plump LI Bluepoint oysters for $5. You just can't beat that deal! Catch is you must eat in the bar area. That's okay, because that same platter would be $18. in the main dining room. The full menu is available as well.

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Recently visited NYC and decided to host a dinner for my NYC relatives. We had 18 people (including 2 toddlers) and had reserved the private room for the evening. Because of some comments of other reviewers, we worried about how salty some of the dishes would be and had requested them to hold the salt. They were perfect! In addition... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant was excellent, from the service, to the quality and presentation of food plus reasonable prices, considering it's NYC. We would return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 164 W 75th St, New York City, NY 10023-1903
    (Amsterdam)
  • Public Transportation: 1,9,2,3 to 72nd and Broadway and C train to 72nd and Central Park West.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: 212-787-6300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?