The Leopard at des Artistes

4.8
2069 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
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 cuisine respect the rich Italian cultural traditions, the absolute quality of ingredients, and the balance between dishes based on rural elements, such as pasta, vegetables, cheese, and seafood ingredients from the Mediterranean.
We look forward to welcoming you to our home, in one of the most iconic spaces in New York City, Hotel des Artistes. Buon appetito!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 2069 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNatty720
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening sitting outside eating delicious food. What more could you ask for?

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vipMcgoldberg
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful dining experience, delicious food with first rate service and ambiance.
Love The Leopard.

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vipsteakfoodie
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was tasty and well prepared. I loved the lamb chops and seafood stew. Our server was attentive and very friendly. I would have give this restaurant 4 or 5 stars but I found the front desk managers to be bit arrogant and not friendly at all. It’s a Covid dining, all of us should be friendlier.

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MarkW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak we ever had

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vipJoeL
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about dining here is 5-star! The staff are amazing and attentive to your entire dining experience. All of the the food choices are expertly created and taste phenomenal. We cannot recommend this restaurant enough! Cannot wait to come back soon.

JB
vipJBMc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the wonderful service

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vipgourmetfootballfan
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Extraordinary service with delectable gourmet food served in a quiet, beautiful space. It is pricey but well worth it.

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vipRobertD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is beautiful and you are always treated as a valued guest. The food is fairly traditional Italian fare but often with some rare treats.

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norbertj
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pricing outrageous...but ambience great. Can't wait for bar to re-open.

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vipAngieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most spectacular and consistent service, a fabulous night out from start to finish!

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SaraD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, delicious

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vipjosephf
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch which was both traditional with a small twist as well as innovative. For the traditional, Eggs Benedict but with prosciutto not Canadian bacon. Ricotta, not buttermilk pancakes, with a hint of citrus. For the innovative, Sformata (a flan-like parmigiano sculpture with truffles) over grilled asparagus—and you can taste the grill. Everything excellent, including the Bellini.

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vipAlanG
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience to dine at Leopard des Artiste. And Jordan (chef/partner) is always very welcoming and the ambiance is hard to duplicate.

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vipSusanA
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The outdoor space is outstandingly comfortable; well-spaced tables, overhead heaters, floors rather than cold pavement. Service is outstanding. Almost as cozy as being indoors, which is part of the problem: the outdoor space allows dogs of all sizes. If you enjoy dogs in restaurants, drooling around your feet, whining or sometimes barking, this is your spot.

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vipArkasha
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy,they are survive and prosper this place out of tourists area. Everything is excellent.
Really

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vipMike
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Great ambiance and good service, but food was mediocre - undercooked pasta on one entre and rubbery, pre-frozen scallops on second entre.

We had similar experience last summer with sister restaurant, Il Gattorpardo on 54th street. Both restaurants used to have superb food, but have gone down hill recently.

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vipSafeOutdoorDining
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dining outside on relatively quiet side street with great food, excellent service and good wine - what could be better?

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vipPeterV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE eat outdoors on a warmish afternoon. Very nice time. Service and food were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The management and wait staff was amazing as was the food.

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vipAlokUWS
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic in every way.....as always!

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vipAndrewP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly service as ever. We’re so pleased to be able to return.

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are beautiful. Food always innovative and well prepared.The staff are so welcoming and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipIrisC
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is so great, and the setup is properly COVID safe on the outdoor seating. Definitely recommend

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vipNewYorkGuy
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A beautiful and romantic place with very good food. The prices are high. Appetizers and Main courses were delicious, but dessert was a disappointment, as the cannoli were very bland.

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fabulous. Everyone there so efficient and friendly. Both indoor and outdoor dining has beautiful ambience. Recommend it highly.

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vipMatt
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my best meal of the last few months year. Delicious, comfortable, lovely.

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vipcamilleg
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was really outstanding....as was the food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the food everything was perfect!!

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LoraF
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I would not return
Food was salty and bartender did not know how to make a martini correct.

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JaneC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a lovely choice for brunch. Close to Central Park and the ambience is very attractive. Excellent authentic Italian food and very attentive and pleasant staff. Good value also. I will certainly return

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

While I haven’t been a fan of this restaurant’s indoor ambiance, they’ve done a fantastic job with their outdoor set up and taken advantage of the beautiful building and the lovely street they’re located at, on a block lined with tree lights. Their shed is heated and has sliding doors to allow for air flow. Tables are well distanced from one another. There is also dining on the sidewalk, outside the shed, where they have heat lamps. The service is outstanding with the waiting staff running around non-stop to cater to their guests’ requests and always with a smile on their face - well, at least from what we can tell with the masks :) The food is good in general, but some items can be hit or miss. A truffle pasta dish was done to perfection while another pasta dish was mediocre at best. The crudo is sometimes great and sometimes too bland. Scallops, based on the seasonal preparation, can be incredible or just ok. You get the point. Their manzo (for 2 but can feed 4) is consistently well made and is delicious. I think the one area they need significant improvement on is their wine list. It seems to be a list thrown together by either a merchant trying to get rid of his not so good wines, or by someone who is not a wine expert. First off, it is a list of Italian wines. Italy has great wines, but somehow the ones on the list are mostly mediocre producers, or good producers from bad vintages. It takes a good wine expert to construct a list that offers wines with great pedigree, made by good winemakers, from good vintages - and Italy has a lot of those. So, why those wines have not found their way to this list is a mystery. The only positive thing I can say about the list is, it offers a good price range starting from $60 bottles and if you’re a wine aficionado, you will find 2-3 gems under $200. In summary, go for the safe & lovely outdoor seating, enjoy the good food, and study the wine list ahead of time to order a decent bottle.

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vipNancyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Best indoor dining experience in NYC.

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vipjamesh
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were superb at Leoparde. We couldn’t have asked for more.

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vipPaul66
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality authentic Italian food complemented by an excellent wine list. Service was attentive but not overly so. The decor is traditional high end UWS with great distancing between tables.

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vipEpicurus
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal and a fabulous evening! Food and presentation is top notch. Service is friendly and knowledgeable and courteous and eager to please. The chef brought us our entrees and couldn't have been more welcoming - as was the entire staff. I wholeheartedly recommend for a quiet and delightful evening out!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Overall thoughts: truly great but overpriced food, classy atmosphere, appallingly poor service. I’m not nearly knowledgeable enough to discuss the food beyond saying that it’s as good as ever. No complaints there. But here’s what killed my experience: I’m a man in my mid-twenties, but I have a health condition that gives me a *much* younger appearance. My mother took me to dinner here—one of our favorite pre-pandemic spots—to celebrate a professional accomplishment. As soon as we sit down, the waitress takes my wine glass away. This is fine, I wasn’t planning on drinking and I can see why she made the assumption that I’m under 21. No worries there. However, for the rest of the meal she did not address me at all. When asking what kind of water we wanted, explaining the specials, asking how our meal was tasting, whether we wanted dessert, etc.—no eye contact with me and not acknowledging at all the fact that I exist. She didn’t ask if I maybe wanted a drink other than water, and—most egregiously—as my mother was finishing her wine and I was having dessert, she came over, looked at my mother (who wasn’t eating and hadn’t so much as tried the dessert), and asked whether she was enjoying her dessert. It’s truly ridiculous how deliberate she was to completely disregard me. I’m not mad that she assumed I was a kid; this happens a lot and while it isn’t fun, I understand that it’s the reality of my physiological condition. What is disgusting is that she would treat a child in this way. Not that it should matter but we were dressed much nicer and behaved more calmly than the other patrons, so this wasn’t why she was rude. What a way to teach a young child that their opinions and wishes don’t count. Super disappointed and frankly dehumanizing! To reiterate: she asked my mother if she was enjoying something *I* was eating. Purely ridiculous.

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vipStanB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always everything was very good. Not cheap but my wife loves Artiste, so we always go back.

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vipFederico
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back with the "indoor" option, where we can see the frescoes... and one of my favourite Italians in town. Federico Rampini

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vipMaureenM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite, perfect food. Wonderful, attentive staff.

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CarynG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat on UWS during covid.
The heaters are great, it’s a quiet side street and the tree lights create a lovely ambience.
Service and food were excellent as well!

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The Leopard at des Artistes is rated 4.8 stars by 2069 OpenTable diners.

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