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Posted by elena on 06/22/2008
We were here for lunch - at first, we couldnt decide whether to sit in the main dining room or the cafe. The hostess mentioned that both rooms serve off both menus so we opted to be in the more fancy part of the restaurant, the main room. For lunch, they offer 2 prix fixe options $28 (2 dishes) or $45 (3 dishes), in addition to the a la carte. We opted for the 3-course experience, calories be damned. The food was exquisite - I had foie gras raviolo (dreamy!), daurade, and cherry dessert. My friend chose a better dessert-chocolate souffle-and graciously shared it with me. ) The meal was superb. Food, service, and tax set us back $190.
Posted by Bernie Siegel on 06/10/2008
Dissapointing. Pompous and pretentious. The food was OK - we have eaten in many places that were better. As to the decor, gauche is being kind. None of the hot food was hot enough. Thewait staff was solicitous, but it was too late. No one said you need a jacket, and no one apologized for not telling you- either on the internet or on the phone. If my wife did not really want to stay, I would have left. Mediocre.
Posted by dining devil on 05/06/2008
We went for dinner and had the tasting menu and where really impressed. The foie gras ravioli was amazing and the cod with the baccala base was perfection. It had a wonderfully prepared cuury sauce and just has my mouth still watering. The mini signature desserts were really cool. We waited a few minutes to get seated but it was worth the wait.. Will be back!!
Posted by TrendyDiner on 02/11/2008
I dine out a lot, but it's mostly to new & trendy places to try out the scene as well as the art in the preparation and flavor of new food. I came here for rest week! The place is extremely gorgeous and trendy but at the same time very classy and elegant. Guys must make sure they get dressed up (Jackets to say the least) as you don't want to feel like an outsider who doesn't belong. Although the rest week menu was not really that french to me, The food was Great, not the absolute best I have ever had but def fantastic (small portions). The service was extraordinary, as everyone was extremely attentive! Def recommend going there at least once, prob best during restaurant week b/c regular menu prices are crazy expensive!! Even so, I highly recommend.
Posted by FrenchSoireeDotCom on 01/29/2008
My dinner companion and I, having both dined at the resto when it was previously located on Park Ave, two locations ago, had the opportunity to visit the newest location during NYC's Restaurant Week. We had a VERY enjoyable evening. The service was very warm and welcoming! Also, the service was quite attentive, yet non-intrusive.... just impeccable! My companion started with the salad , interesting with its mixture of greens, vegetables, candied walnuts, fruit, and herbs. She enjoyed it! I had the Veal & Chestnut Pappardelle, which was of perfect portion and quite delicious! For our entrees, she had the Grilled Branzino with Vegetables, which she found a bit salty but light and quite satisfying. I had the roasted chicken breast which had a delightful walnut crust. Just yummy! For dessert, we shared the creme brulee and the chocolate trio (dark chocolate souffle, chocolate hazelnut torte, & white chocolate sorbet) In enjoying wonderful food coupled with a beautiful environment, we had a fantastique dining experience.
Posted by Adriana on 12/11/2007
I read some reviews before having lunch with my boyfriend and his parents. Some of them weren't as good as I hoped for, but we still decided to give it a try. The $39 pf was a real bargain. Soup de jour (cream of mushroom) was rich and silky, short ribs were flavorful and delicious. Most of us ordered cream brulee since Le Cirque in known for it, but black forest desert (combination of dark chocolate, chilled chocolate mousse with liquor) definitely was table favorite. If you would like to try high end restaurant on budget prices lunch at Le Cirque is my recommendation.
Posted by John from Chelsea on 09/20/2007
Sometimes when one dines at restaurants like LeCirque, the experience is all style but no substance. The decor is beautiful, the patrons beautiful, the prices "beautiful". But at lunch yesterday at LeCirque, it had style and substance. The place was indeed beautiful. But the menu lunch was delicious and thoughtfuly prepared. And for the $39 prix fix, it was a real lunchtime bargain. I can't wait to return.