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Cesca

#1,358 of 11,297 Restaurants in New York City
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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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5:00 pm - 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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and service

Six of us had dinner at Cesca on Saturday night. We had a great round table in a corner of an alcove, perfect for good conversation. My scallops were excellent! Of the six of us, four said their dinners were excellent and the other two rated theirs very good. The wait staff was very good. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
NJJoan
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Wayne, NJ
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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English first
New York City, New York
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109 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I have lived on the UWS for over 15 years. During that time the neighborhood has evolved from the nadir of culinary arts to an area with more than a handful of decent establishments. Cesca is not one of them. 1. Tables are reasonably spaced. Comfortable for the UWS. 2. Expansive wine list. As you would expect, lots of Italian... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We had a private room for a party of 15 to celebrate our daughter's college graduation. The room was quiet but open to the main dining room. The food was amazing and the service impeccable. The wine list features a number of stunning Italian wines but they are expensive ($200-$400 range); we were able to find a few that were... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I took my discerning parents here. They loved it. My father despised the first bottle of wine we ordered. The waiter reacted professionally and sent us bottles to taste until we found one we liked. The food was delicious. Simple ingredients, but fresh and expertly prepared. The room is quiet, and the tables are arranged so you have some privacy.... More 

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Wayne, NJ
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Six of us had dinner at Cesca on Saturday night. We had a great round table in a corner of an alcove, perfect for good conversation. My scallops were excellent! Of the six of us, four said their dinners were excellent and the other two rated theirs very good. The wait staff was very good. My husband ordered a different... More 

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Elmsford, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Fantastic food and atmosphere... we will absolutely be back but hope to have a better experience with the wait staff. We enjoyed dinner before a show at the Beacon Theater... this is the perfect place for this, literally across the street. first about the service... i felt our server was rushed and unfriendly... the other 3 in my party were... More 

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New York City, New York
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68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a great time! We started off at the Bar for a drink before dinner! The staff & service was impeccable! Our waiter Randall was amazing! He recommended appetizers,entrees & cocktails that made our experience awesome! Perfect place to go before a show at The Beacon. 😃

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I often go to Cesca. The food is great and the atmosphere is friendly and the staff is pleasant and attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 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
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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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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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Additional Information about Cesca

Address: 164 W 75th St, New York City, NY 10023-1903
Phone Number: 212-787-6300
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Italian, American

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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>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-787-6300

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, 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

Questions & Answers

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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?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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