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462 Broadway 1st Floor, Fl 1, New York City, NY 10013
(212) 219-3300
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Ranked #504 of 11,654 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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84% Recommend
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Seoul, South Korea
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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
60 helpful votes 60 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Greenwich CT
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128 reviews 128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a wonderful place to eat! The food is prepared by the study s but the wait staff are professionals. We had a great window table. Came here for restaurant week. The vegetable touring was soggy and ranger tasteless. Other than that, the rest of the meal was excellent. My husband had a soup that was terrific. The halibut... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I went for restaurant week and had the four course tasting menu with wine pairing. I started with the asparagus custard appetizer and my wife had the soft shell crab. The crab was good, but the asparagus custard was not. It almost felt like it should have been a dessert with the gelatinous blob of custard they... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Was in NYC for a girls' trip and had reservations here. I can't say enough good things about this place! To start, we got into the city mid day, didn't have reservations for dinner until 6 and were staying out on Long Island, so 8 of us had luggage with us. We stopped in at the restaurant and they were... More

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