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164 W 75th St, Cross Street Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-1903
+1 212-787-6300
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“fritters” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (30 reviews)
“scallops” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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."
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3. Friendly service!!
"The wait staff was attentive and extremely accommodating."
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice modern and minimal Italian decor. The bar is great w a nice set up and black marble counter top. Dinner started w groped razor clams which were unique and very tasty. Something I would recommend. I had a chance to taste the artichoke which...More

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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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met friends at Cesca last night. We had a 7 pm reservation and found the restaurant to be very crowded and noisy as there was an event at the nearby Beacon Theatre. However we were seated on time at a nice corner table which...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a special occasion for my friend’s birthday- a reservation made a month ago based on rave reviews. As a native New Yorker and having dined in over 150 “highly rated” NYC restaurants over the years, this was one of my biggest mistakes and...More

2  Thank jhnjny28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a while ago for a Friday night Restaurant Week dinner. We came on time, as civilized people respectful of others' time do. The entrance/bar area sounded like a convention of exceeding loud frogs. The MD informed us they had overbooked, there were others...More

2  Thank nmwechsler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Cesca a few days ago to celebrate our anniversary. Our experience could not have been better. We had a delicious dinner with wonderful service and enjoyed everything. Our server was so nice and did everything to make our dinner extra nice. Thank...More

Thank ellenwer
Reviewed 14 January 2018

It took a very long time for someone to wait on us so we could order drinks. A fine dining restaurant should not forget who ordered what. It's a huge pet peeve of mine. Equally annoying was that some members of our party received salad...More

1  Thank DanandWendyBoston
Lisa D, Guest Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Dan and Wendy, Thank you for your review. We apologize for your unpleasant experience while dining with us. At 'Cesca, we pride ourselves on our award winning wine selection, sustainable and handcrafted menu and stellar service. Our management team is constantly working with patrons,...More

Reviewed 23 December 2017

I was very impressed with 'Cesca! I chose from the preset theater menu and everything was absolutely delicious. So delicious, in fact, that my main complaint is that the portion size was too small. I didn't want the meal to end! For an appetizer I...More

Thank StevenLepore
Lisa D, Guest Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to see you again soon! With Best Regards, Lisa and the Team at 'Cesca

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner prior to a show at the Beacon Theater. Seated right away - adult beverages offered right away. Nice atmosphere. Our respective courses - the Tuna Tartare and the Calamari Salad were absolutely delicious! Our dinners were also very good - the Branzino...More

Thank Garret N
Lisa D, Guest Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are grateful for your honesty regarding the presentation of certain dishes and the treatment of our patrons by the staff. At your convenience, please contact me so that you may better inform me of the issues presented...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017

I had read some of the reviews about weak service but we found that to be untrue. I think some people go in and are rude to their server from the start and thus have a terrible experience. We were seeing a performance next door...More

Thank NCWindsurfer
Lisa D, Guest Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your meals and the service. We hope to host you again in the near future. Best Regards, Lisa and the Team at 'Cesca

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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david s
13 May 2016|
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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$30 - US$80
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, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 W 75th St, Cross Street Amsterdam Avenue, 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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'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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