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L'Ecole

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$$$
Neighborhood:
SoHo
French, American, Eclectic
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462 Broadway, Fl 1, New York City, NY 10013 (Grand St)
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.
(212) 219-3300
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11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 229
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    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food and great staff

We visited L'Ecole as a group of 4 and had the set menu with wine. The food was really delicious and presented beautifully. The selected wines, complimented the food really well. The staff were very friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu and wines.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
McRodders
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We visited L'Ecole as a group of 4 and had the set menu with wine. The food was really delicious and presented beautifully. The selected wines, complimented the food really well. The staff were very friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu and wines.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

It is a must of each NY visit to have lunch there, when strolling around in this interesting district.Each time we are enjoying there this creative high class cuisine with Excellent quality, the different dishes are tastefull ,in a very nice presentation and the choice of the different options of the lunch menu are sometimes difficult, since all are such... More 

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San Francisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's culinary school, so you are served by students who are also future chefs. That makes this restaurant quite inexpensive considering quality of food and service. We had 3 course and 4 course dinners pairing with wine, and it was one of our best experience dining in NY. Sommelier is very knowledgeable, and her presentation of every wine was informative,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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167 reviews 167 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited for lunch during a recent Restaurant Week. The restaurant is part of a culinary school and the food is prepared by students and the restaurant management and servers are also students. However, you would never know that unless you were told. The server was very friendly and gave good advice. We ordered our meals with a wine pairing.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Snoody staff, doesn't let me use restroom until I sit and order. Even after I told the waiter I will order right after. "Not that kind of restaurant" is the response. Can't believe it's recommend by any ranking list.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We eat here every time we come to NYC for a delicious and great value dinner date night. We usually get one tasting menu with wine, and one without - the servings of wine are quite generous so there's plenty for two of us to share. The service is fantastic - barely emptied our water glasses before being quickly refilled... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband and I have been meaning to try to this restaurant for a long time. I was never terribly interested because I knew it was part of a cooking school and I didn't think the food or wine would be so great. Boy, was I wrong! Not only did the restaurant look warm and inviting but the food and... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch there today and it happened to be resturant week. The food was wonderful - they were out of the wine we ordered but we were offered a comparable wine for the same price. I also order the duck app and they were out of it but it was still a great meal! Kind staff and hate its... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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383 reviews 383 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is the restaurant for the International Culinary Centre. All the guys in the kitchen are students being watched and trained by their teachers and they are marked on their work. We stayed quite safe but the food was amazing quality. Black Angus cheeseburger goes straight to my top ten burgers of all time. I'd recommend this to anyone looking... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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103 reviews 103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Well, OK, it is a school restaurant but it’s the Culinary Institute’s school restaurant. OK, so it supposed to have students in the kitchen, but it seemed that it was totally run by students. The desert (or the patissier) team probably would not graduate that well. My cranberry tart was close to uneatable. Starters and entrées were barely OK. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 462 Broadway, Fl 1, New York City, NY 10013
    (Grand St)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > SoHo
  • Neighborhood: SoHo
  • Phone Number: (212) 219-3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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