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The Leopard at des Artistes

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Upper West Side
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1 W 67th St, New York City, NY 10023-6200 (Central Park West & Columbus Ave)
+1 212-787-8767
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing overall experience. Ambience is quintessential NYC. Food ALWAYS delivers. Lovely crowd. Refined but not pretentious. The service is impeccable. And the menu is delightfully creative without being over the top.

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to Leopard was a totally satisfying experience. I used to come here when it was Cafe des Artistes and the attractiveness of the place then exceeded the excellence of the fare. Well, it is still quite attractive, but the food is superb and the service very attentive and professional without being intrusive. The regional Italian cuisine offered... More 

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oceaan springs, ms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like the Eagles song, a decent, casual affair in an elegant room. Mom had wheat and I had ricotta pancakes - both were exceptional. Wife had a decent frittata and we all left happy and full enough - the bill was also light. Expect to return for a shot at lunch or dinner.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hotel had described this restaurant as more of a local and less formal dining location. Well I am not certain I would agree as The Leopard at des Artists is pretty upscale and everyone was very well dressed. Maybe New York City is different. The restaurant focusses on Italian cuisine and in terms of specialisation it clearly has Sicilian... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We had dinner twice at Leopard at des Artistes in recent months, the last time being Friday night the 3rd of June. The re-incarnation of Cafe des Artistes has retained the beautiful and sensuous murals which have been cleaned up to a certain extent so the ambiance is charming and pleasant. It is also mercifully not noisy, contrary to most... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We were visiting for Sunday Brunch with old friends and wanted a place where you can talk without the normal NY high sound level. Then this is the place. The layout permits parties with children to sit secluded in the bar area. Service is nice and friendly. Brunch menue was OK but three of us choose my favourite dish, "Eggs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Very good restaurant near Lincoln center. We both did the 50 dollar price fixe menu. We both had the bronzino. Only complaint was that the dish was a bit small...but otherwise it tasted great. Service was excellent and friendly.

Fairview, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

As a devotee of the old Cafe des Artistes I was glad to see that it was reincarnated as a fine-dining Italian restaurant and had a lovely romantic dinner one Friday with my wife with the murals of nymphs frolicking in the woods looking down upon us. Every dish was delicious and service was what one would expect at a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The Leopard was the perfect spot for my birthday dinner. The service was superb with great wine suggestions for the table. All of our entrees were cooked perfectly especially the fish special which was branzino. This New York classic lives up to its reputation and our expectations.

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Had we planned for a Mothers Day dinner at The Leopard at Des Artistes, it would have been a lovely dinner. While the space isn't as elegant as it was when it was simply Cafe des Artistes, the space is handsome, and still features the lovely murals once so beautifully accented with an abundance of lush & colorful fresh flowers.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$45 - $100
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 W 67th St, New York City, NY 10023-6200
    (Central Park West & Columbus Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-787-8767
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.

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