Le Cirque

Le Cirque

French Restaurant and Café$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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  • Anna P.
    "Go for Restaurant Week, and make sure to try their creme brulee!"(8 Tips)
    Jackie H.
    "The Chef's Table is the best seat in the house!"(3 Tips)
    DK D.
    "Seasonal Chefs Menu or the Chefs Menu + wine pairing!"(4 Tips)
    Eater
    "pasta primavera is not listed on the menu"(3 Tips)
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  • Experiences
    ExperiencesAugust 10, 2012
    We have a crazy-amazing 10-course Chef's Menu w/ wine pairing at the Chef's Table (IN the Le Cirque kitchen) ... pretty amazing opportunity considering it's one of the top 40 restaurants in the WORLD. Read more
  • Jarrod K.
    One of the five best French restaurants in NYC. Very upscale and very expensive but the food is out of this world. Great environment and quiet
  • Adam J. W.
    Adam J. WilsonDecember 21, 2012
    Had my 21st birthday celebration here!!! Loved it so much! I go often for drinks- I recommend the Pinot or the Bellini-Tini :-) simply stunning place and the owner Sirio is a pleasure :-)
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouFebruary 20, 2015
    The spectacular service at Sirio Macioni's classic can't be beat with offerings that range from confit foie gras and red snapper crudo to prawns cassolette and its famed crème brûlée. Zagat
  • Adam J. W.
    Adam J. WilsonApril 13, 2012
    Went here for my 21st birthday dinner - unparalleled atmosphere, top-notch dining, and home to an amazing wine tower. A true classic and must-see masterpiece in the culinary industry!
  • James H.
    James H.November 16, 2014
    Everything is good at Le Cirque. Sirio and his sons have a very high standard. We have enjoyed their hospitality for so many years.
  • Jeff V.
    Jeff ValvanoJuly 28, 2012
    Excellent Lobster Rissoto, Lamb and kitchen efficiency. Same cant be said for hectic service and the pretentious snob of a hostess who crudely shoves you aside and lacks the manners to say goodnight.
  • Desiree M.
    Desiree M.December 29, 2010
    Get the "Australian King Prawns" with spaghetti squash, curry, lemon grass & ginger. Best dish out of the whole Tasting Menu! Was pleasantly surprised because I don't normally like squash & ginger.
  • DK D.
    DK DavisDecember 5, 2011
    The Chef's Tasting Menu always perfection! However, you can't go wrong with the Seasonal Selection. For dessert you must try the Grand Marnier Souffle!
  • Lidia Bastianich
    Lidia BastianichOctober 31, 2011
    Sirio Maccioni claims to be the one to baptize pasta with spring vegetables as "primavera" in 1974. Sirio was at the lead in bringing the fine Italian dining experience to New York.
  • Susan J C.
    Susan J CampbellSeptember 16, 2015
    It's not a real warm sort of place but the stand-alone tables at least offer privacy. Cranberry rolls were delicious. Salmon was a little over cooked; the sauce was good; no veggies
  • Ernesto G.
    Came for restaurant week and everything was phenomenal. Their steaks are top notch. This is the place to impress your girl.
  • Dee M.
    Dee MyaApril 6, 2011
    Scrambled Eggs with Caviar & Black Winter Truffles something everyone shud try atliest once, really cute cafe and amazing dining room, deff taking my family there
  • Jean L.
    Jean LeeJune 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best fish dishes I've ever had. Chef Raphael Francois' #Turbot with bourbon vanilla sauce is ethereal!
  • Miguel S.
    Miguel SantiagoJanuary 22, 2016
    Had my first dinner here this week and the experience was a let down. Front of the house people needed a better training. Our dishes were mixed up why bother asking who's eating what!
  • funky f.
    funky flavorJune 2, 2016
    Could flower soup very delicious, the creme Brule is a must. Do not leave this place without trying it.
  • James H.
    James H.February 19, 2015
    Stripped bass with braised leek wS delicious. Highly recommended.
  • Gary L.
    Gary LangOctober 25, 2012
    Really great meal tonight with my friend Atul. A tip - the focaccia is perfect, but ration yourself!
  • Nicola R.
    Nicola RavaioliDecember 2, 2011
    Can't believe the orange pannacotta is gone, but the other desserts are (almost) as good. Try the regular pannacotta or the floating islands.
  • Alfredo L.
    Alfredo LomeliFebruary 15, 2015
    The Lamb was amazing. Obviously a pricey restaurant but worth every penny. Unforgettable experience.
  • Steve K.
    Steve KJanuary 6, 2013
    The tuna tartare is fantastic, don't hesitate... Just pull the trigger, you won't regret it...
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityOctober 26, 2010
    At Sirio Maccioni’s iconic French outpost, meals are prepared with style and panache. Just think: seared diver scallops atop shiitake foie gras
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 28, 2010
    I had a wonderful ladies baby shower there recently. The setting is perfect, and I love that it is family owned. -Luann De Lesseps, Real Housewives of New York City
  • christina n.
    christina northrupJuly 28, 2012
    Beautiful dinner at le cirque on the engagement night holla at the cliquout rose champagne.
  • James H.
    James H.November 16, 2014
    They serve tapioca prepared to look like caviar. It is a complimentary dessert.
  • James H.
    James H.September 25, 2014
    Lamb was wonderful. So was the pig and soufflé.
  • James H.
    James H.September 25, 2014
    Lobster salad served with black truffle dressing. Excellent.
  • Jean L.
    Jean LeeMay 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Legendary NYC restaurant for special occasions...leave room for their special desserts!
  • James H.
    James H.November 16, 2014
    Salads are very fresh but the truffle dressing makes it wonderful.
  • Ann-Mary
    Ann-MaryFebruary 7, 2012
    Atmosphere & food lovely. Desserts a little disappointing. Try the lobster risotto (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Yesbelt F.
    Yesbelt FernandezAugust 22, 2011
    Great restaurant week choice. Food is delicious! Wine is pricy at $18 and up per glass.
  • James H.
    James H.November 16, 2014
    The appetizers are all special both the new and the classics.
  • Nicola R.
    Nicola RavaioliDecember 2, 2011
    Oh, and they have a 24$ lunch special as well. As long as you're not in a rush as the service is a bit slow.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneAugust 5, 2015
    Shaved vegetable salad. Skip salmon entree and pavlova
  • James H.
    James H.November 16, 2014
    Venison was delicious and a regular menu item
  • Vanity Fair
    Vanity FairNovember 30, 2012
    An iconic restaurant, Le Cirque's patrons have ranged from Estée Lauder to John Fairchild.
  • Clarissa B.
    Clarissa BlancoOctober 27, 2013
    Between the truffle mac & cheese, lobster risotto, flounder le cirque, and Nutella beignets... No words.
  • Mary H.
    Mary HeppenstallNovember 11, 2012
    Try the lobster risotto as an appetizer, great for two people
  • Jae Y.
    Jae YiDecember 26, 2011
    Try the tasting menu with the wine pairing. A little pricey but an amazing experience.
  • Barbie N.
    Barbie NYCMarch 23, 2016
    It was good tonight.. Gianni Russo made a great show.. 👍🏼
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KellyMarch 24, 2015
    A New York classic! Check out the ambiance before you go! Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 18, 2013
    Classic French fine dining with strong steak and desserts.
  • funky f.
    funky flavorJune 2, 2016
    Very upscale atmosphere, good food and amazing experience.
  • Marivic G.
    Marivic GDecember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The lobster tail salad is totes amazeballz! #mondayFunday #classicMovies and #livemusic
  • James H.
    James H.February 19, 2015
    Creme brûlée is always the winner. Consistent and delicious.
  • Sotiris Y.
    Sotiris YannopoulosJanuary 12, 2014
    Try the Banana Soufflé and you'll forget all your worries...
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew StringfellowJuly 27, 2016
    Service intense & hawkish, a real problem when staff keep interjecting into conversations to serve their own efficiencies. Ask for 'plain' water (free) or pay $10 per bottle. Food overpriced. Avoid. 
  • James H.
    James H.November 16, 2014
    Saffron risotto was very well done.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 22, 2016
    The pasta primavera is not listed on the menu, but you can order it by name. Read more
  • James H.
    James H.November 16, 2014
    Osso buco was a special tonight and very good.
  • Melba
    MelbaNovember 19, 2013
    History on a Plate (Prestige Wine Pairing) https://melba.co/new-york/le-cirque/history-on-a-plate-prestige-wine-pairing
  • Lida W.
    Lida WangOctober 10, 2016
    Lovely place, desserts are spectacular
  • James H.
    James H.September 25, 2014
    Lamb was not to be beat.
  • F-Factor N.
    F-Factor NutritionAugust 13, 2012
    Appetizer: roasted green asparagus, entree: roasted maine lobster or turbot #FFactorApproved #delishh
  • Catherine R.
    Catherine RomanApril 1, 2013
    The new Caesar salad Is outstanding! Ask for a glass of Perrier Jouet grand brut to pair :-)
  • michael n.
    michael nerenburgAugust 1, 2011
    off the list then go. if you want a good meal for alot of money there hundreds of other places
  • Rob F.
    Rob FontJanuary 22, 2013
    Very disappointing! Not creative AT ALL. Food was "fine", but I expected "exceptional". Though the creme brulee was great.
  • Armando
    ArmandoFebruary 16, 2014
    Two thumbs down, over priced for the food and service. Do not add peppercorn to the steak, it will leave you with reflux for days.
  • Howcast
    HowcastJuly 21, 2011
    Looking to eat french food without worrying about gaining weight? Here's how you can! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdJExEU6UqQ&feature=fvst Read more
  • Mafe S.
    Amazing restaurant! Come during restaurant week
  • Greg B.
    Greg BodenairJanuary 21, 2012
    Try the Apple crumble a la mode - Third course...nom nom nom
  • Geoff W.
    Geoff WebberDecember 8, 2012
    Get the lobster risotto and get out. At these prices, service and food need major improvement. Disappointing.
  • James H.
    James H.February 19, 2015
    Agnolotti was good but not outstanding.
  • James H.
    James H.September 25, 2014
    This is the pig. Huge portion
  • Sporty M.
    Sporty MarketingJuly 20, 2014
    This!!! Totally worth it!
  • James H.
    James H.November 16, 2014
    Apple soufflé. Delicious.
  • Nads
    NadsFebruary 16, 2014
    Food had no flavor. The steak was literally coated in peppercorn...almost toxic. The staff consists of an odd array of characters...not in a good way. I did not like it..not even worth $
  • DK D.
    DK DavisDecember 18, 2010
    Seasonal Chefs Menu or the Chefs Menu + wine pairing!
  • Urn L.
    Urn LahzerFebruary 1, 2012
    Our meal was sub par and the service was not stellar. Food was luke warm though mostly decent flavors. Service was not bad but poor compared to a true fine dining experience.
  • Carlo M.
    Carlo ManticaMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for the Chef's table
  • Tasha
    TashaJuly 30, 2011
    A NYC Classic! Everyone should experience Le Cirque at least once!
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BecerraMarch 14, 2013
    Just lovely. The small room upstairs is so cute.
  • James H.
    James H.February 19, 2015
    Chocolate found any cake was okay but not in the class of jean George.
  • DrunkEats
    DrunkEatsJanuary 25, 2011
    Restaurant week dinner is worth it! Try the fillet entree.
  • lauren c.
    lauren coxApril 22, 2011
    Attended the Water for Elephants after party here, loved it! Sneak upstairs - it's less crowded!
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouOctober 26, 2015
    10% discount on a la carte menu only for NYPhil subscribers.
  • Tim G.
    Tim GrayMay 7, 2011
    Bravo Sirio! You were right: Chanterelle Risotto for lunch, of course.
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PizzutiFebruary 26, 2015
    Well worth it for Restaurant Week
  • James H.
    James H.November 16, 2014
    The famous Cream brûlée
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilliamsSeptember 14, 2011
    Save room for a Floating Island for dessert!
  • Greg B.
    Greg BodenairJanuary 21, 2012
    Try the Artisnal Pasta - First course nom
  • Anna P.
    Anna PakmanFebruary 13, 2010
    Go for Restaurant Week, and make sure to try their creme brulee!
  • James H.
    James H.September 25, 2014
    Try this one.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BodenairJanuary 21, 2012
    Try the Salmon - Second course...nom.
  • Alyssa W.
    Alyssa WongJuly 21, 2011
    The Rock Road dessert is to die for!
  • Derek F.
    Derek FlanzraichDecember 3, 2011
    Unimpressed. Unfortunately, food was uninspiring, wine prices for the same wine were more expensive than I've seen elsewhere, and the service was merely fine.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew D.May 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the bar when "JK" is bartending unless you like a padded check!
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouMay 29, 2016
    15% discount for FIAF members.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SzymanskiJuly 18, 2012
    Get the Pasta Primavera.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CharlesNovember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Wonderful venue for private parties.
  • chloe l.
    chloe lambertAugust 28, 2012
    Nice atmosphere and good food!
  • Leticia P.
    Leticia PorterAugust 27, 2011
    Beautiful restaurant with great food!
  • Jessica N.
    Jessica NgJanuary 26, 2014
    Just. Amazing.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WarnockFebruary 3, 2010
    Have the foie gras ravioli. Omg to die for.
  • Stacey H.
    Stacey HugoMay 27, 2010
    Delicious and fun to people watch.
  • Adam J. W.
    Adam J. WilsonJuly 19, 2013
    Simply the BEST!
  • Enid
    EnidJune 13, 2010
    The dover sole is a must have!!
  • Durga U.
    Durga UsagiJanuary 5, 2012
    epicly fancy noms
  • Tiffany P.
    Tiffany PerezAugust 22, 2015
    Tasting menu is dericiousss
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FlanaganFebruary 19, 2013
    Pasta Primavera
  • Franck P.
    Franck PerezFebruary 12, 2016
    Horriblement cher et cuisine pas fraîche . On vous donne une veste au vestiaire si vous n'en avez pas... On est en 2016 ! Un attrape touriste avec photos de stars inclus . Dégueulasse .
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