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Posted by GS on 08/22/2010
My husband and I went to Le Crique for our anniversary. We decided to spurlge and go for the tasting menu ($110pp). The amuse bouche was delicisous so we thought we were in for a superb meal. However we were quite disappointed by the first two courses, the scallops and the foie gras, both way too salty. The scallops were so salty that they were almost inedible, we were both so surprised. The courses did get better as we continued the night. The corn soup was absolutely delicious ( we ordered it instead of the prawns), probably the highlight of our meal. The cod was and rack of lamb were great however we were so full by this point. The cheese platter was a nice touch and the chocolate souffle was the best souffle I had ever had, and the portion was much larger than I expected. So overall it was a great night. Too bad the better courses came out last when we were already so full.
Posted by Adriana on 08/22/2010
One word describes our experience at Le Cirque last Thursday.........Flawless!
Posted by D on 08/05/2010
I just enjoyed a fantastic meal at le cirque for restaurant week with my BF and parents. I had not been to the new location of le cirque so figured it would be great to try it again for restaurant week. There were several options on the menu which was nice. Sometimes restaurants only have two choices. I ordered the heirloom tart, trout and rice pudding. The heirloom tart was beyond, the trout was delicious and a large portion. The rice pudding was just OK, but my BF had the creme brulee and it was amazing. They were known for the creme brulee back in the old location and even in the new location it was still great. The restaurant did a great job to intrique us and want to come back and order from the regular menu. I also tried a taste of the salmon, chicken cordon blue and those were excellent as well. I would highly recemmend. Go experience Le Cirque!
Posted by A New Yorker on 07/18/2010
We booked on a Friday night for a Restaurant Week dinner for four. The food was very good, if sparse. However, there is something else amiss. As a customer who has gone to Le Cirque outside Restaurant Week, I can vouch that the service is not anywhere near their usual. You almost feel that they are looking down at the hoi-polloi. No leisurely pause after dinner, when you order your entree, you have to tell them your dessert. 'Please just eat and get out' is the mood. Dinner for four with tax (w/o tip) was $261.30. This included six glasses of wine. The cheapest glass of wine is $14.00. The worst part of all was the heat. Owner’s son kept fanning himself with a menu. Nobody forces Le Cirque to participate in Restaurant Week. The point of it is to get people to experience and return to your restaurant. Not me.
Posted by Anon on 07/15/2010
I just went here for restaurant week and overall, the food tasted really good. But there were 3 unforgiveable sins committed in the name of high end french food: 1) My companion received only 1 tiny lamb filet. I wouldn't have thought anything of this until he told me that the person sitting behind me, who ordered the same menu, received 2 on his plate. 2) No one scraped our table for crumbs at any point during the meal; this is not ok at a fine dining establishment. 3) Both of our meats were very overcooked. My beef (ordered medium rare) was grey inside...though shockingly tender... and my companion's lamb was grey as well, a total crime on 2 good pieces of meat.
Posted by soniellum on 03/13/2010
A classic restaurant that lives up to its reputation. Great food, excellent presentation and incredible taste. Gnocchi with Escargot and Arugula was a total surprise flavor combination, the pork belly was an amazing balance of crispy and moist textures playing off each other. Absolutely a delight. Overall its an experience that is worth it!
Posted by parlin ed on 02/11/2010
First time there.A great value.Never would go there but the valus for Restarunt week made it very worth while.Just to be able to sit and enjoy the food and the place.Everything was what you would expect.