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164 W 75th St, New York City, NY 10023-1903
+1 212-787-6300
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“fritters” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (25 reviews)
“duck” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
164 W 75th St, New York City, NY 10023-1903
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late after the movies. We were seated in the bar in a booth- very cozy. Nice service even though we arrived when everyone there must have been tired. Delicious food.

Thank TizzyNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I payed a visit with some friends and a very rude bartender named Lazarus wouldn't give us the time of day. I asked for a menu and 5 minutes later we received one.When I told him we where ready to order he pasted us by...More

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read reviews in Zagat, since was not familiar with restaurants on the upper west side near the Beacon Theater. This is a lovely decorated restaurant , it reminded me of an old hotel lobby, but in a good way. Our waiter was very friendly and...More

Thank LeeMahwah
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Check in process went well. Dining staff were polite. The starters were very good particularly the fritters. The atmosphere was nice and a perfect fit for the upper west side. A definite place to revisit on a date or business lunch or dinner.

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

cesca is the kind of restaurant that everyone should have in their neighborhoods. we have visited many times, and the simple, high-quality ingredients and wonderful preparations have been impeccable almost 100% of the time. (the roasted duck, when it's on the menu, is skip-able.) the...More

Thank caro97
Reviewed 20 May 2017

From the reservation, to the warm greeting, to the superb food, wine, and service, our group of seven had a wonderful evening that exceeded all expectations. Cesca is a gem. Our thanks to Monica (the manager), and Paul and the other wait staff who could...More

Thank vlandry123
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Where should I begin? This was the worst experience at an NYC Italian restaurant that I've had. The service was horrible, and the food was the same. Our waitress was so inattentive, she didn't bother to bring bread until we had asked 3 times. When...More

Thank ProTraveler69130
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Excellent. Loved the bolognese. Great bartenders. Was there on a Wednesday which is lasagna night and tried some of the man's sitting next to me (who got the last one). I can see why they run out!

Thank Snow_loves_the_beach
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This UWS italian is a stone throw away from the Beacon Thea and a fav ever since they opened ..Comfortable setting, spacious and you feel like you are not on top of each other and sharing tyour conversation with your neighbor. The food is great...More

Thank ice203
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This West side gem is another one of those smaller fine restaurants in Manhattan. I had great dinner on Tuesday night with no reservations. The service is prompt and efficient without being hovering. The food is nicely prepared and presented. I had a seafood pasta...More

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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,
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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
They do allow byob, but I don't know the corkage because we didn't participate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
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, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
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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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