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164 W 75th St, New York City, NY 10023-1903 (Amsterdam)
+1 212-787-6300
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were happy to get a table for the four of us on a cold Thursday night, despite the nearly full house and our lack of reservation. The hostess and the wait staff are super-efficient and very attentive. Although all our entrees were delicious, the mushroom ravioli and duck were particularly outstanding. My husband and I appreciate that Cesca's wine... More 

Thank Suzanne L
Charleston, South Carolina
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128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed an excellent dinner with friends at Cesca and recommend it enthusiastically. Seating is thoughtfully arranged. Waitstaff and sommelier very helpful and provided excellent advice. Food was scrumptious and thoughtfully presented. An excellent experience.

Thank tejo42
New York
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cesca is a favorite on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The food is excellent as well as the service. Very comfortable and warm atmosphere.

Thank David E
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Cesca is fairly large. As you walk in, there is a long bar that parallels the entrance to the main dining room. if you are alone, you can have dinner at the bar, people watch or take in one of three TV's with the sound off tuned to sports channels. The menu features one or two daily specials and is... More 

Thank 315David303
Babylon, New York
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141 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Dined here as a special occasion - the food is very good, waitstaff are very friendly and professional, atmosphere is lively.

Thank KK78
fort lee , new jersey
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572 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Very nice restaurant! Nice decor- very Tuscan. Reasonable prices. A very good cocktail. Food came on hot plates. Pasta with orrchiete, sausage, and broccoli-di-rabe was excellent. Heritage pork chop was juicy and recommended . Sea bass fish of the day came nice and juicy with a delicious sauce. I really liked the ambience.

Thank lfbmonkey
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The atmosphere was good. The service was excellent. If your going to the Beacon and would like a nice dinner before the show, this is a good choice.

Thank Andy K
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Had our last meal in New York City at the bar of this warm and inviting Upper West Side restaurant and bar. Josie was very attentive and the drinks and food were great. Will return for sure.

Thank Anna M
new york
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

vowels? lotsa vowels? red sauce? noodles? overcooked noodles? fake italian named dishes? motto, molto pretense? this place has ti all and boiling over. i live very nearby and how i ache just for a bowl of agilo oliio or cacio pepe when i feel too tired to cook. it ain't gonna happen. just some arancini or grilled (not fried) calamari,... More 

Thank mortyd
Downers Grove, Illinouis
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

First class modern Italian . Great menu using many old Italian items paired and inrertwined with modern concepts. Good wine selection and a full bar(although could use a Canadian Blend Whiskey) to their selection. Terrific dinner, service was outstanding yet, not overbearing. All dinners were great and we ended up tasting them all at the table.

Thank jtc1043

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 W 75th St, New York City, NY 10023-1903
  • 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

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a 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, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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