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164 W 75th St, New York City, NY 10023-1903 (Manhattan)
212-787-6300
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Ranked #1,483 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood:
Upper West Side
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Amsterdam
Transit: 1,9,2,3 to 72nd and Broadway and C train to 72nd and Central Park West.
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English first
New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
67 reviews 67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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New York City, New York
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273 reviews 273 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had dinner reservations elsewhere before a show at the Beacon, so we stopped in for cocktails. The bar was crowded but we were able to squeeze in and ordered the BEST cocktail for a summer evening---Lemoncello Martinis. We could only stay for one round, but decided we will be back for dinner with the husbands on another night.

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Four of us ordered four different appetizers and four different entrees. All dishes were great. There were few specials offered but the regular menu was fine. The decor is very nice and the staff very friendly albeit the service was somewhat uncoordinated. Not all entrees were served simultaneously and we asked for bread and beverages more than once. Great UWS... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Came upon this restaurant before a concert at the Beekman theater. Our group had various entrees ranging from strip steak to sea scallops. Each exceeded our expectations. Don't miss the Tuscan fries as a side. Going back soon for the raw bar & daily cocktails. Our waitress Erica was great

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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>  > Manhattan
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

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