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Le Cirque

151 E 58th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
(212) 644-0202
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Ranked #343 of 11,597 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Lexington & Third Avenues
Transit: 4,5,6 and N,R,W at 59th Street & Lexington Ave. F at 63rd Street & Lexington Ave. E, M at 53rd Street & Lexington Ave. M57 at 57th Street & Lexington Ave. M101, M102, M103 at 57th Street & Lexington Ave.
Description: Sirio Maccioni once again welcomes friends and guests at his renowned Le Cirque at its home within the prestigious One Beacon Court (151 East 58th Street). Under the leadership of the Maccioni family including wife Egidiana, sons Mario, Marco, and Mauro, the legendary restaurant entertains and attends to patrons with its hallmark service, exciting atmosphere and excellent cuisine as it has done for over thirty five celebrated years.
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English first
Porto, Portugal
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

If there is one place I never ever miss in New York City is a dinner at Le Cirque! Not only the food is excellent but the atmosphere beats it all. Staff is amazingly friendly but not over the top and I had the pleasure in having met some people that I truly admire there. Its not always easy to... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have been to this fantastic restaurant on several occasions, and I keep going back because it never disappoints. It's pricey but it's NYC so it's to be expected. Staff is awesome. Make sure you tip well as people at buffets often don't. Looking forward to my next visit.

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LeCirqueNYC, Manager at Le Cirque, responded to this review

Dear Philip 321, Thank-you very much for your kind words! We are very happy that you enjoy Le Cirque and appreciate your sharing your sentiments. Kind regards, Carlo C CEO More

Norwalk, Connecticut
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Maybe an unusual setting, a buffet for 100+ people. Well, truly remarkable. Excellent service. Plenty of great items to shoos from, well presented and perfectly prepared. From the welcoming cocktail (prosecco and other ingredients), to excellent salmon, quiches, and many other goodies). Everything else is also top quality. The silverware, the furnishing, the views, the service. Definitely a must try... More

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LeCirqueNYC, Manager at Le Cirque, responded to this review

Dear Pieroinusa, Thank-you very much for taking the time to write a review. We don't offer a buffet as part of our usual dining experience, and you were part of a special private event. We are happy to offer pre-set menus, buffets, or accommodate any other special request by our guests for private events. I am very happy that even... More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I visited Le Cirque with the family today as it was a Groupon Reserve participant which affords a decent discount at non-peak times. My overall impression of Le Cirque was that it exceeded my expectations by some margin. From the friendliness of the staff both welcoming us to the restaurant through to the service which including adding extra cheese on... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When you cross the entrance it looks like you penetrate in another discrete temple of the gastronomy as few American chefs know how to create. A touch of American quality service when the waiters present the menus, appealing menus with original creations between French delicatesse and US tasting. In the plate things get a bit different: execution of the dishes... More

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Atlanta
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is an elegant restaurant. The lunch 3 course is $50 and in NYC it is worth it. Charming china and wait staff(except one who pretended I was not there--had to ask for menu and bill). I had the cream brulee which is one of the things they are known for but although good I would try another.

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LeCirqueNYC, Manager at Le Cirque, responded to this review

Dear grande7, Thank-you for dining with us when you were in New York. We are pleased that you enjoyed your overall experience, but are very sorry that you were not treated appropriately by one of our staff members. We always try to make sure that everyone has a wonderful experience here, and have brought your comments to the waitstaff's attention.... More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Le Cirque had a rough patch until recently, but new chef Rafael Francois seems to be hitting a few home runs. The menu has undergone a radical review and some of the new dishes are really exciting, particularly the fish dishes with citrus dressings, whilst the beef is another story, almost Kobi like it is TENDER and tasty. The desserts... More

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LeCirqueNYC, Manager at Le Cirque, responded to this review

Dear Ahungry Bear, Thank-you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed Chef Raphael's creative new dishes. We apologize for your less than stellar experience with the service, and hopefully you will join us again soon so we can make up for it. Kind regards, Carlo M. CEO More

Mystic, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

What can I say? This is my favorite restaurant. Ever. Ever. Ever. In every way. If you love French food, do this. The bar is amazing as well.

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LeCirqueNYC, Front Office Manager at Le Cirque, responded to this review

Dear Lisa Flyer, Thank-you so much for your enthusiastic comments. We hope to be able to offer you many more wonderful experiences here. Kind regards, Carlo CEO More

Springfield, Virginia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I dined here for lunch last week, and both the food and the service were wonderful. We had the fixed price lunch. I loved the trout and my husband had the Tuscan chicken. Desserts also were delightful. We had the Dame Blanche and the Strawberry Pavlova.

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LeCirqueNYC, Manager at Le Cirque, responded to this review

Dear Bleu-I's K, Thank-you very much for your review. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Carlo CEO More

Los Gatos, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We celebrated our anniversary with our dearest friends and had such a wonderful experience. The new decor was beautiful and the service was great. The food was presented so beautifully and of course, they presented our dessert with a Happy Anniversary wish. Couldn't ask for a better evening.

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LeCirqueNYC, Manager at Le Cirque, responded to this review

Dear Orlando 1944, We are delighted that you chose to spend your anniversary with us! Thank-you for the kind words you wrote about your experience here, and we hope you will join us again the next time you are in New York. Kind regards, Carlo M. CEO More

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