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462 Broadway, Fl 1, New York City, NY 10013
(212) 219-3300
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Ranked #601 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Grand St
Transit: J, M, N, Q, R, W, 6, 1, 9, A, C, E trains to Canal. we are located on Broadway 2 blocks north of Canal St.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Took my two teens to celebrate our Anniversary as we traveled together in NYC. The experience could not have been better. We each tried something different from apps to dessert, and there was not one thing we didn't like. Even my pickiest child ate everything. While being gourmet, the portions are not tiny, but just right. We thoroughly enjoyed the... More

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Lyon, France
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

No culinary art, lack of passion, taste mismatches... I am used to the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon (France) and I can't compare the two restaurants because there is such a gap - an abyss I must say . Having fairly great products to cook and making so many mistakes tastewise is a non-sense when it comes to show your... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stopped in for a late lunch and could not have been more impressed. The culinary students of L'Ecole at the International Culinary Center presented us with nothing but creatively plated palate pleasing dishes. The service was outstanding and the decor inviting. A must!!

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Seoul, South Korea
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Came here with my family on a Friday evening with high expectations but they were not met. The menu is quite small and comprise of American (not French) food. Our starters were just ok (not to say far from what we could have gotten somewhere else for the same price). The grilled fish I had as a main dish was... More

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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

At the corner of Broadway and Grand in Soho, enjoy a meal prepared by young chefs studying the L'Ecole at the International Culinary Center. Simple decor, outstanding service, both inventive and classical menu choices. For lunch started with a well balanced appetiser of soft crab and melon salad, before moving on to the duck magret properly prepared, medium rare with... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

An absolute MUST TRY!!! This place is amazing. This is a culinary school with student chefs, however, the food and consistency is amazing. I can't say enough good things.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've seen this restaurant by chance, walking in the street. It was NYC Restaurants week, and we saw that they have 3 course menu with the price of 25 USD - at Lunch. we've made reservations and we are so happy we did. I know that this is a school for chefs but: The food was excellent - as if... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We walked in last minute while shopping and asked for a reservation. Luckily they had a no-show. The soft shelled crab was amazing, The Mussels were perfect, the duck and the halibut tasted great. The desserts also passed the taste test (except the shell on the buckwheat tart (gluten free) (oh well, everyone has their preference). The service was excellent... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I loved L'Ecole. We were so lucky to have experienced a wonderful dinner during the NYC Restaurant Week. We were warmly greeted at the door and throughout our entire dinner were well taken care of. Bartender, Ben, mixed a great Manhattan and a flavourful pear cardamom non alcoholic cocktail. I wish I had one of those pear... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a gem. Gourmet French cuisine of excellent quality at reasonable prices. It is a collaboration between the Culinary, Pastry, and Bread departments of The International Culinary Center with over 60 Chef-Instructors and students selected from across the school. My wife and I discovered it relatively recently when shopping for Oriental furniture at the superb Pearl River Mart, just... More

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