About Casa Lever

390 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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Manhattan sophistication meets superb Milanese classics at Casa Lever, the new restaurant from the family that brought you Sant Ambroeus.
Modern art and timeless architecture set the stage for Italian classics, curated wine and creative cocktails. The epitome of Milanese spirit, Casa Lever is where Manhattan goes for a taste of 'La Dolce Vita.'

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday:

Breakfast 7:00 am to 10:00 am

Lunch 11:30 am to 5:30 pm

Dinner 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm



Saturday:

Dinner 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
53rd Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 888-2700

Website:
http://www.casalever.com/

Catering:
for catering information please contact alice.garretti@casalever.com

Parking Details:
nearest Icon Parking Systems at 62 East 54th Street, between Madison and Park Avenue.

Public Transit:
M and E trains at 53rd Street/5th Avenue

6 train at 51st Street/Lexington Avenue

Executive Chef:
Alessandro Caporale

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
for special events information please contact robin.gustafsson@casalever.com

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Details
Mon - Fri 7:00AM - 7:00AM 9:00AM - 9:30AM 9:30PM - 10:00PM

Sat 9:30PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Perched a few steps above the main dining room is the private room at Casa Lever; the perfect setting for your next breakfast, lunch or dinner to celebrate a birthday, rehearsal or graduation parties. Dine while viewing Manhattan's largest collection of original Warhol portraits.

Casa Lever Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

fit for foodies (67)
special occasion (61)
romantic (34)
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notable wine list (33)
great for lunch (31)
neighborhood gem (28)
hot spot (28)
good for groups (21)
vibrant bar scene (21)
late-night find (11)
great for brunch (9)
great for outdoor dining (6)
scenic view (2)
kid-friendly (2)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A classic

Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed excellent Northern Italian food in an International Style classic. The mid-century modern decor, with romantic booths, was complemented by well-executed pasta dishes and a particularly good asparagus soup. The restaurant was very noisy around 8:30 - 9 pm, but quieter later, though music continued to be too loud. Service was attentive, however, throughout.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Excellent food and mostly excellent service

Dined on April 23, 2016

Great food and the weekend prix fixe supper menu is great value. Usually the service is excellent although this time I had a server who was a bit too eager to have us order more and have a higher bill.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Casa Lever still has it

vip
Dined on April 19, 2016

Great for lunch--food and service are terrific. Better on an expense account. Be aware that tables are quite close together so you'll want to check out who is dining nearby if you are having a confidential conversation.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Very very simple délicious food. Outstan ...

vip
Dined on April 14, 2016

Very very simple délicious food. Outstanding service .

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Midtown Great Spot

Dined on April 14, 2016

This is a classic midtown NYC " Hot Spot " with always great food and service. Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner you can't go wrong here. Always great people watching and great food. It is the go to place for Wall Street types. The wine list has interesting Italian wines and a great mix.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Perfection

Dined on April 12, 2016

From the Calamarie to dessert, the absolute best version of everything. The de- constucted NApolean was a favorite, a brilliant dessert.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4

We had a wonderful dinner. Food and serv ...

Dined on April 10, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner. Food and service were very good although think waitstaff perhaps were a tad overly attentive -- stopping by a little too often to check in. The supper menu was an exceptional value and the decor of the restaurant is fabulous with Warhols all over the room.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome food, our waiter was very attentive

Dined on April 2, 2016

I had the most delicious salad with a crispy poached egg on top and back truffles!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience3
service5
value3

Pricey perfection

Dined on March 21, 2016

The food was excellent but it was the service - super attentive without being the slightest bit intrusive - that made this a meal to remember. And that's saying something when each of the 5 entrees and 4 starters were finger-licking scrumptious! Definitely recommended for those special occasions where you don't mind lightening your wallet appreciably for the perfect meal.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic food, impeccable service

Dined on March 12, 2016

Fantastic food, impeccable service

food5
ambience5
service5

Ideal business lunch. We were seated in ...

vip
Dined on March 11, 2016

Ideal business lunch. We were seated in the quiet back section which was less of a scene, or 'seen' which was appreciated by my Suisse guests. Our server was knowledgable and just the right amount of interactive. The food was superb, especially the sea base with olives...in a delicious light wine broth. I'd forgotten about this place! Back on the list.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Breakfast

vip
Dined on March 7, 2016

Our breakfast was excellent, the service we received was exceptional. Our server Mirko was most gracious and attentive to all our needs. We were indeed fortunate to have him.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service3
value4

A good value

Dined on March 6, 2016

Excellent food quality reasonably priced with the prix fixe dinner, which includes wines fitted for each dish (including dessert wines) in a nice dinner atmosphere with enough room around the tables so as not to feel crowded by others. The Andy Warhol works of art are superb. Good service, albeit a bit "pushy" at the outset.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Park Ave Upper East Side Standout Italian

Dined on February 28, 2016

Superb food and service. Love the Warhols on the wall. Very expensive but worth it.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Such a lovely room and great food. I lov ...

vip
Dined on February 27, 2016

Such a lovely room and great food. I love the 39 prix fixe on Friday and Saturday nights.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We Will Be Back!!

Dined on February 26, 2016

My daughter and I spent a charming evening at Casa Lever; enjoying the delicious wine, the food, the impeccable service and the overall ambiance. Can't wait to go again.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food2
ambience3
service3
value3

Too many dishes had extra amounts added to them

Dined on February 26, 2016

I wish the personalities in the Warhol silkscreens were identified. The noise level was too high for my taste. The fact that so many dishes had extra amounts added to them on the menu was a put off. I do not intend to go back.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great for a retro chic midtown power breakfast!

vip
Dined on February 26, 2016

Surrounded by Warhol portraits in a 60-ish retro chic interior of curved forms - it feels a bit like going back in time, but with contemporary food.

food2
ambience4
service2

Given the stature and pricing of this st ...

vip
Dined on February 25, 2016

Given the stature and pricing of this staid venue, lukewarm decaf and sausage side, cheese loaded on only one side of an omelette and a refusal to cook sausage or bacon into an omelette seem like a serious dis to diners. I won't be back.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great staff and fab food

Dined on February 19, 2016

We had a wonderful time, from arriving and being met with our friendly host to having a perfect meal. Although we've made reservation at a short notice, we managed to score a fabulous table. Our waiters timed food and wine service really well without fussing. Recommend for a relaxed dinner especially if you like quality food.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic

vip
Dined on February 16, 2016

Just fantastic felt like we were family food amazing they could not do enough to make it perfect for us wine list very good we will be back and recommend it to anyone going to city 10 out of 10. Thanks guys for a great night David McLachlan

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Lovely Valentine's outing

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

Chose restaurant for a special dinner - we are both foodies and enjoy excellent service (and understand you pay for that). The setting is beautiful (a la Frank Lloyd Wright) and we were ushered to an intimate booth. The service is outstanding with numerous waiters, busboys, maitre'd as well as som's. The bread basket was outstanding and unfortunatley refilled numerous times. The food was good but not outstanding for these prices except for the highlights below - (crispy egg w truffle cottage cheese HIGHLIGHT, baked eggplant, duck tortelli HIGHLIGHT, beef carpaccio, duck breast with foie gras). The alcohol tabs were very pricey and we expected this as was pointed out by other diners. All in all, an expensive evening - if you are going for an occasion, for the setting and excellent service, then it's worth it. If you are going for a foodie experience and the rest is irrelevant, skip it.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value2

Incredible modern dishes in an 60s setting.

Dined on February 14, 2016

My girlfriend and I came here for Valentine's Day dinner, on a last-minute weekend trip to NYC from Boston. Although the prix fixe price was higher than we would normally pay, the quality made it worth every penny. The waitstaff were attentive and helpful, and the chef built each dish to perfection. The atmosphere makes you feel like you're living an episode of mad men. Even if that vintage style isn't your thing (it wasn't my girlfriend's!), Casa Lever will surely win you over with the food (it did for her!). We'll definitely return.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food4
ambience5
service5

Very good food. Loved it. The only thing ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

Very good food. Loved it. The only thing is their wine selections is limited and focuses on very expensive wines. No much selection for less than $200 a bottle when there are fantastic wives in that price point. Good place overall..

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Would definitely recommend

vip
Dined on February 7, 2016

The food was very good and great service. We will definitely come back when we are back in NYC.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service3
value4

Good alternative for restaurant week

vip
Dined on February 6, 2016

Casa Lever is always a good choice and I have been there several times for lunch or dinner. Ambiance is interesting with good location, close to midtown hotels Dinner was OK, but not as good as I expected. Probably last day of restaurant week. Also, service was not up to par with usual lunch appointments Hopefully will be better next visit

Tags: great for lunch
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Good restaurant week dinner choice

Dined on February 6, 2016

Restaurant week dinner menu varied and good. Food terrific and staff excellent. Wine list trends toward the expensive. Noise level only significant drawback.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome place for restaurant week!

vip
Dined on February 5, 2016

We decided to go to Casa Lever because restaurant week would make it affordable. The restaurant week menu included some of the best choices from the standard menu. The food was excellent and the service was great. Loved it!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Exceptional Experience

Dined on February 5, 2016

Went there to Celebrate our Birthdays with the family and everything was on point. The attention to detail was spot on. From the moment we checked in, to being greeted by the staff as we were being seated to the end of our meal we were attended to and never had to ask for anything. The food was exceptional and perfectly proportioned. We left completely satisfied and will definitely return in the near future. Thanks Casa Lever for a great evenining

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

After a small mix up with our reservatio ...

vip
Dined on February 4, 2016

After a small mix up with our reservation, great customer service saved the day. Great service, authentic flavors and relaxed atmosphere combine to offer a great choice for lunch or dinner.

food3
ambience4
service2
value3

Breakfast didn't live up to my dinner experience

vip
Dined on February 4, 2016

After eating there for dinner, I was excited for breakfast. The service, however, was poor. It took multiple requests to get a coffee and our server was seemingly never around for us to order, ask for condiments and pay. It will be a while before I go back for breakfast.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Will come back

Dined on February 4, 2016

Food was excellent. Service was awesome. A little too noisy and wines are quite expensive but I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
food3
ambience2
service3
value2

Historic Disappointment

Dined on February 4, 2016

We took advantage of the Restaurant Week offer and still paid nearly $200 for 2. By its self the meal was enjoyable but not at all remarkable. We were attracted to trying Casa Lever because of the hype about it and that it was located in historic Lever House. Frankly, our high expectations fell flat despite the fine food. The ambiance created by the interior design and table layout inspired a feeling of a large diner built in the late 50's...the Andy Worhol face artwork was too overwhelming and apparently was selected only for sake of interest and not to enhance the overall dining experience. We regret that although the food was good, and with so many other choices in NYC, there is no desire to come back again.

food3
ambience3
service3
value4

It was restaurant week, and very crowde ...

vip
Dined on February 3, 2016

It was restaurant week, and very crowded, but they honored request for booth on side. The dinner choices were excellent and good value, My Wild boar rage pappardelle pasta , excellent, was on regular menu but equivalent to choices rest. wk. menu. Wine list is exceptionally fine, but very very pricey. Sommelier was very helpful in the $150 range.Dessert choices were quite lovely, the espresso a bit "short". Good service considering every table was taken for most of the evening. I would recommend.

Tags: good for groups, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

restaurant week menu was great regular m ...

Dined on February 2, 2016

restaurant week menu was great regular menu is very expensive

food4
ambience4
service5
value5

Good food, great service9

Dined on February 2, 2016

Went to Casa Lever for restaurant week. I was impressed by the menu selections and option for pairing the selections with wine pairing. Bar area was packed and noise level was unbearable. Appetizers were good and portions large. I highly recommend the salmon capacious. My dinner choice was marinated skirt steak which was not as tender as I had expected. Dessert also was a bit of a disappointment. Service was excellent.

Tags: special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

Very good experience

Dined on January 31, 2016

Went for dinner during Restaurant Week. Finally tried the place given the history of the place/building. Pleasantly surprised at the service and food which was quite good. Wine list too heavily weighted on the very expensive side which is a killer for most people to enjoy their meal and to come back regularly (just saying so you can attract more customers - A Voce has a great wine list for all budgets). Decor is a bit dated but no big deal if you just want good food and service. Will definitely come back and recommend.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience5
service4
value5

Great Restaurant Week Value

Dined on January 30, 2016

Went for dinner during Restaurant Week- fantastic value and delicious food. Portions for some entrees were on the smaller side, but all of them were delicious (we had the Steak and the Arrabiata).

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Food was good like always, it was restau ...

vip
Dined on January 29, 2016

Food was good like always, it was restaurant week and i realise i prefere to chose my food From the regulare menu, on a different price of course. We were treatet the same way, the wine was excellent . Very good experience.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful food, setting, and service; bu ...

vip
Dined on January 23, 2016

Wonderful food, setting, and service; but if you are counting your lire, just go for restaurant week, and don't order any alcohol!

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