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'Cesca

164 W 75th St, Cross Street Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-1903
+1 212-787-6300
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“fritters” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (30 reviews)
“scallops” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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Food
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LOCATION
164 W 75th St, Cross Street Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-1903
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Seafood Italian
"The food, however, was really good."
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2. Special occasions find!!
"Cesca has daily specials that keep me coming back for more every week."
LuckyGuy2011
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3. Friendly service!!
"The wait staff was attentive and extremely accommodating."
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Reviewed yesterday

I attended a meeting at this restaurant. I loved the atmosphere. The wait staff was also attentive and friendly. The food was wonderful. Loved loved loved the ravioli!!!!

Thank flyalot
Lisa D, Guest Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review! The mushroom ravioli is a personal favorite as well! We look forward to your next visit with us. Best, Lisa DiPinto Guest Relations

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We dined here on a very busy Monday night. Cocktails at the bar were prepared with precision. The dining room experience was exceptional. The scallops were superb and the bolognese was exceptional. The pasta was perfect and the meat sauce was full of rich flavor....More

Thank John L
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review John! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to servicing you again in the near future. With best regards, Lisa & the Team at 'Cesca

Reviewed 5 days ago

The food here is excellent. We went before a show at the Beacon. Service is just ok, and place was very busy at 6:30. We were seated in the bar area, very noisy and tables close together. All worth it because we really enjoyed our...More

Thank Jane P
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your review, Jane! Although our service remains a work in progress, we pride ourselves on our delicious meals and our pristine kitchen. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. With Best Regards, Lisa DiPinto PR Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Cesca, first because of its location (right near the Beacon Theatre) and then because of the other reviews. Have to say, Cesca delivered. Was a little worried because the restaurant was packed - seems others had the same idea as we did...More

Thank NYFoodDude
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! The duck tends to be a favorite at 'Cesca! We look forward to servicing you again in the near future. With Best Regards, Lisa DiPinto PR Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a delicious dinner at ‘Cesca before going to an opera at the Met. It’s a beautiful room, the food is delicious, and the service is first class. Our server was Luis, he was extraordinary.

Thank LadiesVoices
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant used to be one of the classics of the Upper West Side, where locals used to celebrate important family events, go for drinks and sit at the bar after work and most importantly enjoy delicious food with impeccable service. Helas, since this place...More

Thank Miguel M
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Miguel, Thank you for your review. Although it saddens us to read how disappointed you are with your experience, we can only encourage you to visit with us again so that we may rectify what you feel is wrong with our establishment. I ask...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a family brunch. It took them a half hour just to bring out the bread. Nearly thirty minutes later they brought out one small salad and placed it in front of my wife, who ate it. After more than twenty minutes...More

1  Thank davemh333
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Dave, Thank you for your review. Although it saddens us to read how truly unhappy you were we would like to speak with you in further detail. At your convenience, please contact me via email (Lisa@cescany.com) or at 212-787-6300 I look forward to hearing...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

I had the risotto made with shrimp and its texture (the shrimp) was slimy and unexpected. I could not taste any promised mint. Decent service and s nice atmosphere on UWS - I was looking for a more upscale dinning spot with good wine, and...More

Thank GPToak
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

I am so sorry to read your review. It's most disappointing that your disatisfaction was not addressed during your visit. I would like to speak with you in further detail at your convenience. I am available at 212-787-6300 or via email Lisa@CescaNY.com I look forward...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

We were going to the Beacon Theater for a concert. The location was perfect and the food was very good. But when the bill came, I feel like I was being taken. 1. The bottle of wine I ordered had one price on the menu,...More

Thank Lesley K
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Dear Lesley, I am so sorry to read your review and can completely understand your frustration. It saddens me that you did not enjoy your experience with us at 'Cesca. In an effort to improve our customer service, I as that you contact me to...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner here. The salad was very good and the octopus appetizer was excellent. Had a delicious ink risotto. The mixed lightly dusted fish was outstanding. Loved their desserts and reasonable prices for wine. The service was outstanding.

Thank architect
Lisa D, Guest Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your anniversary experince with us. We look forward to your next visit and celebrating again soon! With Best Regards, Lisa DiPinto Guest Relations Manager

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
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quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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JoanHarold
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Response from Lisa D | Property representative |
Thank you all so much for your kind words! I am so happy to have spoken with you Joan and look forward to your upcoming visit! Thank you as well Nanci for your help in answering Joan! It is very much appreciated!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:00
Monday
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 23:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 W 75th St, Cross Street Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-1903
    (Amsterdam)
  • Public Transportation: 1,9,2,3 to 72nd and Broadway and C train to 72nd and Central Park West.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-787-6300
  • E-mail
Description
'Cesca is an Upper West Side pioneer of fine dining since 2003. Our newly renovated, upscale establishment host an exquisite Italian menu featuring fresh, sustainable foods and bold, beautiful flavors.
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