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462 Broadway 1st Floor, Fl 1, New York City, NY 10013
(212) 219-3300
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Ranked #522 of 11,620 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, French, Eclectic
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Restaurant details
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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341 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
Rating summary
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English first
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We visited during restaurant week to get the most for our money. A three course meal for $25.00 in NYC is the deal. I started with the pate followed by the halibut and finished with a chocolaty almondy delight. My husband had the asparagus mouse, the hangar steak ending with the pineapple upside down pudding. I can say that from... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was my second time eating here. And it was just as good as I remember it. Wonderful food with different flavours and textures which explode in your mouth. A wonderful staff, who could not be more friendly. I am definitely coming back.

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Pefferlaw, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

More bang for your buck! While not inexpensive the prices here are a fraction of what they would be in a "Real" French restaurant. I have always had a wonderful time here and anyone I've introuced to L'Ecole has be extremely grateful.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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355 reviews 355 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The wedding dress cakes in the front window sent a signal as we entered a 50's style room and were greeted by the nicest hostess. Everyone was nice. Menu is interesting and very inexpensive for what it is. We were 3 and everything we had was terrific. I had cavatelli as an appetizer and a hanger steak.......both excellent. Dale and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

First dinner in NYC and we wanted to kick things off in style so L'ecole was the perfect place to do it. It was quite close to where we were staying and the prices were not too bad either. One of the main reasons why the dishes are reasonably priced, is because the meals are prepared by students from the... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I have to been L'Ecole several times - we have eaten here every trip we have made to NYC. Have to say we were not as impressed as we had been in the past. Food choices weren't the best - I ended up with hangar steak (which was yummy) and he ended up with a burger and... More

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The chefs in the back are culinary students, price fixed menu with or without wine parings. Great service!

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

enjoy a lovely time and garb in this lovely little French oasis in the middle of new york city shopping area with white table cloths at lunch. we had a wonderful time on my friends birthday as we had no reservation and walked in on a whim. the hostess was friendly and the manager found us a sit as we... More

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Pleasantville, New York
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230 reviews 230 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I have been meaning to go here for several years and finally did last night. I never should have waited so long. The whole experience was superlative from the service to the decor and the meal was French at its very best. The preparation was creative with a bit of fusion here and there but classically French. The presentation was... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Ive been here many times now and have never been disappointed. Sometimes their wine pairings are unusual, as I'm trained to diploma standard, but I actually quite like that...... trying a wine I would never choose with a dish is a good challenge for me to not always stick to what will work. This week we had smoked salmon Rosti,... More

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