Casa Lever

Casa Lever

Italian Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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  • The experts at The New York Times and The New Yorker recommend this place
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  • The New York Times
    "veal Milanese"(2 Tips)
    Juicy Couture
    "Original Warhols and beyond delicious food."(2 Tips)
    Chris K.
    "Dover sole was perfectly prepared."(2 Tips)
    Eran G.
    "Try the Bronzino, wonderfully made."(2 Tips)
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  • PureWow
    PureWowApril 25, 2017
    Nothing makes us feel like we’ve made it like splurging on a power lunch of lobster linguine alongside Midtown’s movers and shakers, in a dining room adorned with Andy Warhol portraits. NBD. Read more
  • Tash C.
    Tash ConcepcionAugust 11, 2017
    The veal bolognese, tomato and mozzarella and chocolate dessert were really good. Great restaurant week menu.
  • Joe
    JoeJuly 5, 2012
    Bronzino was excellent. Lentil soup outstanding. Dover sole was great. Service was fair at best, and very expensive. You can find food just as good at better prices with better service.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HuntFebruary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Though indoor bar area small, great cocktails (reasonably priced!) + ambiance + staff (try the cremisi)..food excellent... fave place for after work
  • James H.
    James H.December 27, 2014
    The salmon with the salmon egg and black lentils was the best dish. Excellent.
  • James H.
    James H.December 27, 2014
    Beef carpaccio was very good with nice mustard and parmigiana reggiano. Good choice.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KonecnyFebruary 13, 2015
    Certainly not an original tip but the original Warhol's are really cool. Pricey and fancy place but that's ok because the food delivers! Dover sole was perfectly prepared.
  • Tatiane C.
    Great place, very different and nice decoration, and delicious food!! Ask for the Risotto!
  • Tilman B.
    Tilman BeneckeFebruary 11
    We had an over the top deliciously tasting 3 course menu for not even 40 Bucks. Very friendly and attentive staff.
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie CentenoNovember 15, 2011
    you can't get any better than casa lever for an after museum drink on a fall evening. the warhols are a beautiful touch.
  • TJ P.
    TJ PitreDecember 15, 2012
    This place was nothing short of amazing. Every dish was exquisite. It's on the pricier side, but you're getting what you're paying for.
  • James H.
    James H.December 27, 2014
    Grilled eggplant with buffalo mozzarella was very good.
  • Julie B.
    Julie BlinbaumApril 26, 2012
    Quiet bar in a lovely restaurant - great outdoor space in the shade during the summer. Drinks aren't cheap.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseAugust 11, 2015
    Always intrigued by the outdoor space for a post work watering hole- the mark up is outrageous and not worth it. Stick to St Barth's if you require vitamin D
  • Nicholas M.
    Nicholas M.February 3
    Turbot is extravagant and excellent. Good wine list. Pasta also v good.
  • The New York Times
    Recommended: Vitello tonnato, king crab and sea urchin, mackerel crudo, ravioli, risotto, steak, veal Milanese, sole, sorbetti, gianduja. Read more
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Entering the restaurant is a bit like walking into an episode of The Jetsons - A special treat! Try the bar.. Read more
  • Jane N.
    Jane NovacaneFebruary 12
    Well damn, just bowl me over with some delish italian. The food made me feel like Julia Roberts in pretty woman.
  • Jill L.
    Jill LawsonAugust 26, 2014
    A+ Service. Ambiance like Roger Sterling's acid trip. Favorite restaurant in New York.
  • Eran G.
    Eran GiladAugust 13, 2013
    Try the Bronzino, wonderfully made. Warhol makes it taste even better.
  • dot. h.
    dot. hJuly 30, 2016
    Ambience was nice. Cocktails were delicious! Affogato was divine
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJune 1, 2016
    Good, albeit expense account oriented Italian food.
  • James H.
    James H.December 27, 2014
    Profiteroles were good and rich but not outstanding.
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerSeptember 30, 2010
    “The space is either the principal attraction (if its airporty weirdness appeals) or the primary problem (if the weirdness does not, and if the premium therefore grates).” Read more
  • Damon G.
    Damon GarrettApril 22, 2010
    Under it's former guise, this was a stunning NYC venue. The gauche introduction of carpet, chandeliers, random Warhol and "Spotted Pig"-style pot plants suggest a stylistically troubled reincarnation.
  • Jase K.
    Jase KimSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great spot for cocktails and even better place for dinner! Ask for the Double Cross pear martini with the baby pears!
  • James H.
    James H.December 27, 2014
    The deconstructed millefeuilles was too rich.
  • James H.
    James H.December 27, 2014
    Salmon carpaccio was okay but the salmon roe added little. Not the best choice.
  • James H.
    James H.December 27, 2014
    Desserts were mediocre. This chocolate hazelnut cake was the best but not outstanding.
  • James H.
    James H.December 27, 2014
    Pastas were all delicious.
  • James H.
    James H.December 27, 2014
    Free range chicken was very good
  • Fabien A.
    Fabien AccarièsMay 11, 2013
    Caprese and tagliatelle bolognese!
  • Steve G.
    Steve GabsterAugust 27, 2016
    Great outdoor bar in summer
  • Micah C.
    Micah ChilesAugust 8, 2014
    Salmon carpaccio was great
  • Vicki M.
    Vicki MortonOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lejla makes the best cappuccino!!
  • Danilo A.
    Danilo AmaralNovember 20, 2017
    Best Tiramisu I ever had!
  • Ana C.
    Ana ConcejeroMarch 29, 2012
    Finally a place that carries true buffalo mozzarella!
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinNovember 6, 2015
    Excellent bar program. Fireside Chat mmmm
  • BLOUIN ARTINFO
    BLOUIN ARTINFOOctober 22, 2010
    This Italian restaurant located in art collector Aby Rosen's Lever Building is lined with Warhol portraits of stars like Aretha Franklin and Sylvester Stallone.
  • John M.
    John MortonFebruary 21, 2010
    Impress your date by taking them here for a drink. The design of the space is amazing.
  • No Leftovers J.
    Patio on point
  • Showtime Network
    Showtime NetworkApril 1, 2011
    Treat yourself to a Milanese feast! But keep an eye out for those double-crossing Sforzas!
  • George o.
    George okrepkieMay 15, 2011
    Had lunch on Friday...very cool....food was great
  • Shindy C.
    Shindy COctober 5, 2013
    Quiet, stark, artsy Italian.
  • Bill M.
    Adore this place!!!
  • Jase K.
    Jase KimApril 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Casa Lever and have a Les Fleurs De Mal. Ask for Fernando the bar manager as he'll shake up a mean one!
  • Eric C.
    Eric CohenDecember 3, 2017
    Best italian in midtown for lunch
  • Steven N.
    Steven NoelsJuly 27, 2015
    Mozzarella pommodore to die for.
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuApril 21, 2012
    Sylvia's my best friend and she makes the best drinks!
  • Irina P.
    Irina PerfectMarch 4, 2012
    Good looking place, high quality Bellinis and exceptional wine list.
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