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$12 - $48
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French, American

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Upper West Side
0.4 miles from Central Park
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant to go to, but we just ordered, had it confirmed, and then cancelled. No explanation and no phone to call. Outrageous.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 17, 2021

From the moment you enter the door to the moment you leave, The Consulate takes you on a trip around the world with a wonderfully romantic atmosphere. If you don’t know exactly what you’re getting yourself into, you don’t have to worry! Our server Mike...answered all of our questions describing the spices and flavors of dishes, the texture of each meat, and the taste of different cocktails we were considering. He didn’t steer us wrong all night! We loved getting to try some foods and cocktails we wouldn’t have gotten to anywhere else. We can’t wait to come back for the next country in 3 months!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 27, 2020

service was incredible. food was delicious. good price. definitively recommend! outdoor space is perfectly done

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 26, 2020

we had dinner on thanksgiving and loved it. The outside seating is great, we had an open "window" on one side, and the front totally open as well as a heater on top. Perfect arrangement. Service was wonderful as was the food. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 14, 2020 via mobile

Good food. Good location. Unfortunately they miss the mark for Covid precautions and as a result we won’t be back and neither will our friends. Wait staff wearing spit guards not masks. Our waitress complied with our request that she put on a proper mask...but the rest of the waiters did not. There’s no visible hand sanitation, and it would have been preferably to have plastic between tables. Too bad as we want to support our neighborhood establishmentMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 27, 2020 via mobile

It was our first foray back into the NY restaurant scene. The Consulate gets high marks for working hard to make the outdoor setting seem inviting. There are plants all around. And the tables are spaced far apart. The lunch menu had a multitude of...options and everything all around is looked appetizing and well prepared. There are not nearly enough good UWS restaurant choices so grateful to have the Consulate.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

Great French restaurant on the UWS. Great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Comprehensive menu and wine list. We sat at the bar where we could chat with the (knowledgable) barman, who makes a mean Negroni. Enjoyed a spicy steak tartare followed by the...skate which was divine. Can't recommend it too highly!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

This location on the northeast corner of Columbus and 85th has hosted a restaurant for well over one third of a century. The most recent resident is The Consulate, a French restaurant with old world charm and an excellent wine list. The past tenant, Machiavelli,...with their Renaissance panoramas has been set aside and completely transformed save for the black and white tiled floor. The bar has been expanded, the old original brick work exposed, and a tin ceiling added. I have eaten there for brunch and dinner and enjoyed almost everything on the menu particularly the skate, the branzino, and the steak frites. To start I have enjoyed the French onion soup and the Caesar salad. I have also come early for drinks and the bar is welcoming and pleasant.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

This is definitely a go-to restaurant on the Upper West Side. The food is imaginative and high quality and the service is excellent. We thought the atmosphere was comfortable and we could actually have a conversation over dinner.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Hospitality defines the Royalty treatment of the Professional Staff in The Consulate I Proud To Said THE BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT IN THE UPPER WESTSIDE. Our unforgettable dining experience begins with the warm welcome of Kiril Owner/Partner who with a sincere smile confirmed our reservation and...directed Us to our table That night my husband and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary Our server Angie made Us feel special when she arrived to the table with 2 glasses of champagne send by Miki Owner/Partner to toast for our 31st wedding anniversary To Start our special celebration I ordered a delicious Oui mademoiselle and my husband Rising sun both speciality cocktails made by the best bartender of the Upper West Side Milan Owner/Partner Angie explained Us the daily specials and this is what We ordered: 2 appetizers to share escargot and chicory salad Both appetizers were a taste for adventure The escargot defines expectations with melt in mouth texture and delicious garlic butter sauce The chicory salad was fresh crunchy tasty well balanced tossed with Chef Alan secret salad dressing delicious Igor Owner/Partner And Master Sommelier opened a bottle of 1989 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du pape What a incredible feast the Professional Staff of The Consulate was giving Us For main course my husband ordered the 45 days dried aged rib-eye steak and I ordered mafaldine pasta with wild boar ragú his 45 days dried aged rib-eye steak was exceptionally tender flavorful with a lot of marbling reflecting meat quality my mafaldine pasta with wild boar ragú was unique juicy and succulent the San Marzano Tomato was and extraordinary match balance taste and rich flavor After We finished our meal We were surprised with a homemade coconut flan and homemade tiramisu both desserts with the number 31 and the staff sang Us Happy Anniversary To enjoy our desserts We ordered 2 expresos and 2 sambuca Thanks A Lot To All The Professional Staff Of The Consulate The Best French Restaurant In The Upper Westside And This Most Enjoyable Dining Experience It Is Going To Became A Tradition In My FamilyMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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