Restaurateurs Gianfranco and Paula Sorrentino (Il Gattopardo) have transformed the former Cafe des Artistes space into a luxe trattoria. The romantic 95-seat space, outfitted with terrazo floors and walnut-wood columns, showcases the former tenant's historic pastel murals, now restored to their original colors. Chef Vito Gnazzo executes a Southern Italian menu that includes dishes such as eggplant and smoked buffalo mozzarella timbale, lamb loin with a red-wine–tarragon sauce, and bucatini with sardines, wild fennel and raisins. An adjacent parlor, the Leopard Aperitivo, offers vino and bar snacks in an intimate, library-like setting.
|Venue name:||The Leopard at des Artistes||Contact:|
1 W 67th St
|Cross street:||between Central Park West and Columbus Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–3pm, 5–11:30pm; Sat, Sun 11:30am–3pm, 5–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 66th St–Lincoln Ctr|
|Price:||Average main course: $36. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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