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462 Broadway 1st Floor, Fl 1, New York City, NY 10013
(212) 219-3300
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Ranked #644 of 11,350 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
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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83% Recommend
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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This is one of the great restaurants of New York, and worth making a reservation for anytime you're in the city. It's the only real restaurant on this part of the Broadway, and it's a lovely spot for a quiet lunch in the middle of the hustle bustle. Service and food are always top-notch. Despite it being a student-run restaurant,... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Wow! Great choices and everything was prepared and serviced beautifully! There were 3 of us and we all tried something different and shared!

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Woodmere, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had dinner with our two teenage daughters here on Thursday. The food was excellent, as expected. But it's been a while since we'd enjoyed the level of service we did that evening. Everyone was simply amazing! Attentive, responsive, warm and always smiling. It was a pleasure just to be there! And we got to tour the kitchens, where we... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The cocktails were great. Too bad ours arrived after our wine for the appetizers, just before the actual appetizers. The starters we had (salads) were ok but I would have hoped for some twist in them. For entrees we had steak and saffron fettuchini. The steak was pretty good, a good medium and the wine pairing worked as well. The... More

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Paris, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My personal impression is that “ambiance” is just as important as the actually good in the art of French gastronomy. And l’Ecole fails at both…Average service (one of the waiters had was charming all others failed terribly), average food, average atmosphere. Recommend: winter seasonal salad Mediocre: sea bass, chestnut cake 
$25 lunch, restaurant week. 
L’Ecole, 462 Broadway

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Great Neck, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day this year at L'Ecole Restaurant in Soho and we were treated like a prince and princess! We ordered for the first course the Sunchoke Chowder with seared Bay Scallops (which was delicious - the scallops were sweet and the chowder had the essence of the sea) and the House Made Charcuterie which consisted... More

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New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is the restaurant connected to the International Culinary Center in NY. After touring the school we were taken to the restaurant for lunch. What a delightful surprise! The food is cooked by students at the end of their rigorous training. The food was amazing and worth a special trip.

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Brandon, Canada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a foodie destination in NYC. Innovative food preparation, local fresh ingredients, creative combinations of flavours, good service and a modest but well priced wine list. Reservations are a must and should be planned in advance. This is not a restaurant that is "good for a culinary school" it is just plain good, no excellent. Go, enjoy, relax, ask... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

French Culinary Institute students prepare amazing dishes - loved the goat cheese ice cream! The servers were very attentive and helpful with answering questions about the menu.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Have travelled all over the world and enjoyed many fine meals and this is one of the best in terms of price, quality, atmosphere, and service. My guest and I spent $90 each for the prix fixe four course lunch which included appetizer, fish, meat, and desert. This included a good tip and one glass of wine. Each of us... More

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