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The Leopard at des Artistes

1 W. 67th St., New York, NY, 10023
nr. Central Park West
212-787-8767

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7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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67% would go back.

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Wonderful environment, great service and authentic dishes! Can't wait to go back!

By jbryant2k on 4/10/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have to be honest. I was a bit skeptical to go back to Des Artistes after the closing of the beloved Cafe des Artistes (now under The Leopard), however I have now to admit, what a terrific spot! The murals never looked so good, the environment was welcoming, flowers were lovely, and the service very attentive, but the food was the brightest start of the night. I had one of the best eggplant and smoked buffalo mozzarella timbale that I can recall, followed by winner codfish and cauliflower ragout paccheri pasta. My wife ordered the dorada with fennel, equally enjoyable. After that we had zabaione made on spot by our table. It was delightful! The wine list carries only Italian wines, but it is well researched and reasonably priced. Will be back soon for more!

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66 out of 121 people found this review helpful.

intimate party room

By azz on 4/5/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

After looking all over for a surprise birthday for my wife, i found out from my son who is a 4 star chef, the parlor room at the leopard, located just across from the restaurant, before des artistes lobby. what a great soiree for my family, we were about 18 in all, the service, the food wes impeccable. there is no room fee, the price is very fair, for a 5 course dinner with wine. They also provvide us with flower, was so pretty that my wife took it home for long lasting memory. molto bene.

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60 out of 123 people found this review helpful.

lincoln center option

By azz on 2/22/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Cafe des artistes had been on my must-try list for ages: it always looked so warm and inviting on a chilly New York evening. The Leopard is the new icarnation, serving south Italian fare. The front dining area (visible through paned glass windows) glows with original painting murals form early century. So I had high hopes for ambiance when we made a reservation for a pre-theater di. And the leopard is as lovely on the inside as it is on the out--our table was set with candles and a bowl of fresh roses. There is music and, despite a relatively full dining room,was not as noisy . The food was really excellent and surprisingly simple, well prepare by chef Vito Gnazzo a native of south of Italy so he prepare the food of his roots. We had plenty of time to take the short walk to the met opera, fantastico.

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62 out of 124 people found this review helpful.

HAD TO WAIT ONE HOUR TO BE SEATED DESPITE HAVING RESERVATION

By susanjones on 11/11/2011

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

Our party of 8 arrived on time. We had to wait one hour for a table, even though there was an empty table there the entire time of our wait. Management was very rude when we kept inquiring about our table. Food was fine, but nothing spectacular, considering the prices. Won't be entertaining friends there unless things improve

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62 out of 131 people found this review helpful.

Outstanding Place

By hungry4more on 5/27/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Last week I was at the new Des Artistes Restaurant, The Leopard, and had a wonderful experience. The front desk had arranged a last minute reservation for me, and two business related friends, and we were amazed with the welcome atmosphere on a very busy night. Upon arrived we had drinks at the handsome bar, and then sat by one of the many oil murals (a master piece! which was interesting to learn more on their menu page dedicated to the history of the displayed art.) Our food was delicious. I had a refreshing red beet salad, and then split a massive juice steak with one of my guests. Our Sicilian wine suggested by the Manager paired perfectly. We almost had no space for desserts, but I could not resist on their "temptations" as called; the rum baba with Limoncello was just like I had in Italy. Bravo! Will be back many times!

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