362 West 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.la-silhouettenyc.com/
- Phone: 2125812400
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch-Mon through Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm
Dinner-Sun & Mon 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Tues through Thurs 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Fri and Sat 5:00pm to 10:30pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, French
- Executive Chef: Steve Luttrell
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
- Catering: Please call Reservations at (212) 581 2400
- Private Party Facilities: An intimate space in the mezzanine of our main dining room. Features a terrace for warmer weather and great for corporate events and family affairs.
- Private Party Contact: Sally Chironis 2125812400
- Special Events: Please call Reservations at (212) 581 2400
A word from La Silhouette
La Silhouette is a warm and welcoming French-American restaurant that evokes the spirit of the old-world Paris with a mix of modern American luxury. The interior of the restaurant is conceived as a series of different sized rooms, representing a hierarchy of intimate spaces all offering different textures and colors. The menu offers inspirational seasonal dishes that are in align with the spirit of the restaurant.Continued
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La Silhouette reviews from OpenTable diners
- Friendly quiet pre-theaterblueiguanaVIPDined on 10/23/2013the menu offerings were fantastic - hard to choose between so many good options - unfortunately our table mostly all chose the same few items so we didn't get a good sampling. But the standout here is the host and attitude. They aim to please, are attentive without hovering, and are very thoughtful (where did we want to sit, how is the lighting, how is the music, folding napkins, trying wine before committing, etc). The staff all wear multiple hats - if the host isn't at the front desk, no problem as the bartender swings under the bar and will welcome you graciously in his stead. Fabulous find for pre-theater.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good choice before the theatreAKDLDined on 10/18/2013We really liked La Silhouette. It's very convenient to the theatre district so it's easy to have a very nice meal and make it to a play. The menu is toward traditional French with a few twists. The sautéed foie gras, for example, was served cold. I, personally, would have preferred it warm, but it was a different take and it was good. The mushroom soup was without cream and was richly flavored. The goat cheese cheese cake was also very good. Highly recommended.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Low-key; very nice foodColoradoFanDined on 10/14/2013Both the scallops and the lamb were excellent--well flavored and presented nicely. Portions were modest but we think that's a good thing. Good to gave a restaurant where you can take part in a conversation without shouting.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tito and his staff treatedNYCLifeDined on 10/12/2013Tito and his staff treated us wonderfully; lovely evening!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- too much salt & so-so tasteMikeDined on 10/5/2013One of us had roast duck, which she liked. I had scallops, which were frankly inferior. My appetizer was also not good. I would not recommend to a friend because of iffy food but the ambience is attractive
- Ordered duck which was tastyChanmanDined on 9/28/2013Ordered duck which was tasty but not cooked to my request which was med. well..it was cooked med rare..have been to many French restaurants& didn't care for their menu. Would not return
- I was quite underwhelmed atNYCFoodieVIPDined on 9/20/2013I was quite underwhelmed at a lot of things. The menu that was presented to us was not the menu I had researched online and the prices were considerably higher, but it was a special occasion, oh well. After sending back a signature cocktail which seemed more like a virgin strawberry daquiri, they quickly remedied with another drink. The food was sub-par. A $35 scallop dish contained 3 scallops and a few pieces of zucchini which merely took up 1/8th of the plate, the rest was some drizzle sauce. My friend had a $39 lobster entree which barely contained enough food for half an appetizer. The best thing about this experience was my martini and the fact they wrote "Happy Birthday" on the dessert plate for my friend and included a candle.Special Features:
- My lamb chop was delicious.TommyDined on 9/13/2013My lamb chop was delicious. The appetizer of grits and egg was exquisite! and dessert wonderful. We had asked about a pre-fixe dinner for $38 and the chef honored it as it was not on the menu. The staff could not have been more gracious. Will definitely return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- NOT SO GOOD NOT SO BAD- EATABLEzecabaianoDined on 8/18/2013WAITERS DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS CLEANING THE MOUTH BEFORE TASTE A LITTLE BIT OF WINE; WHEN I ASKED A PIECE OF FRENCH BREAD TO CLEAN MY MOUTH HE CAME UP WITH NAPKINGS! (COULD ONE BELIEVE IN THAT?) WHAT MORE CAN I SAY???
- My French connectiontraveledduoDined on 8/16/2013Beautiful atmosphere delicious food excellent service!! Have definitely found a new restaurant To enjoy a nice romantic dinnerSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Oddly little known or hailed,FoodwomanVIPDined on 8/16/2013Oddly little known or hailed, La Silhouette is almost unique in New York.. a modernist French restaurant with impecable food.Kudos to the charming owner/host too.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The food was wonderful andOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 8/15/2013The food was wonderful and service was very attentive. A pinot noir was served too cold.Special Features:
- New decor neededDatenightout5VIPDined on 8/15/2013Needs a make over... the food was good but the ambiance was poor...hard to keep up with other pretty places to dine!
- My colleague and I enjoyed!mochamochaVIPDined on 8/15/2013My colleague and I had a lunch there and we ordered "octopus salad", "Pork Belly" and "Lemon Tart" from Restaurant Week Menu. All of the portion was sufficient and all dishes were great!! It was the first tme for my colleague to go there, but she loved their food and service. Both of us loved all foods... We definitely go back there soon!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Weird Food, Great Servicetifftiff103Dined on 8/14/2013I came here during Restaurant Week for lunch with my friend and ordered the bone marrow, pork tenderloin, and cheesecake. My friend ordered the baby octopus salad, the skate, and the lemon lavender tart. Only one of the two bones on my bone marrow plate had bone marrow in it and it was much too fatty and the nuts on top were overtoasted. The pork tenderloin was really juicy and tender - this was probably the best part. The cheesecake was abnormal (it was made out of goat cheese), and it was good but it got overpowering after a while. My friend's baby octopus salad was much too sour and there were yellow arugula leaves in it. The skate had an uncomfortable aftertaste to it that went up the nose. the tart was fine, nothing special.Special Features:
- good experiencenewyorkerDined on 8/12/2013It was first time to dine here with my family for the New York Restaurant Week and it was pretty good.Special Features:
- Secret placemaxmillianeDined on 8/9/2013A restaurant hiding in the neighborhood. Came here fore restaurant week. The food is creative and tasty. Service is great. Recommend for dinner and nice place for date.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A must try during Restaurant WeekButterflyVIPDined on 8/8/2013I liked this restaurant a lot which I tried for the first time during Restaurant Week earlier this week. Taste, service and ambiance were all good and the cost $38 was a bargain for a three course meal. Looking at the regular menu, all of entrees cost over $30 which I thought was a bit expensive. If there are $25 ~ 30 for entrees, I would definitely come back during non-Restaurant-Week as well.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Went here for Restaurant WeekjsalVIPDined on 8/7/2013Went here for Restaurant Week dinner. I had the bone marrow appetizer (very good), the skate entree (excellent but portion could have been bigger), and the cheesecake (excellent). Service was excellent, the servers very polite and the owners very friendly and welcoming. The inside was more intimate and relaxing than its facade.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Civilized, inventive FrenchElsasolseatsVIPDined on 8/7/2013Civilized, inventive French cuisine with refined serviceSpecial Features:
- AwesomeelleDined on 8/5/2013Food was great and the service made us really comfortable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- We were there for dinner aftersdarbeiterDined on 8/4/2013We were there for dinner after a show during food week. The staff was exceptional. We had everything we wanted and welcomed warmly. I would like to try more of the menu. Dessert was fabulous. I was not thrilled with either of our appetizers but perhaps they were just not to my taste. My pork belly was very good but my husband's chicken was great. This is a great place to take friends or family because the staff is so wonderful.Special Features:
- Service outpaces entreesAC8419Dined on 8/3/2013The highlight of this place is definitely the service and attentiveness followed by, in some distance, the appetizers. The entrees were bland and unimaginative beyond the vibrant descriptions in the menu.Special Features:
- DisappointmentUli123Dined on 8/2/2013Food was waaaaay salty... Had to send it back. Got a super bland dish instead. The staff was very willing to accommodate but I did suffer digestive issues from eating here. It was a night wasted at this place.
- Great neighborhood fine diningbluewhiteDined on 8/2/2013Good ambiance, modern deco, seats setting gives privacy, food a bit oily, excellent bread.Special Features:
- Delicious food in theater districtOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 8/2/2013Went for Restaurant week dinner. Very good food lots of extras and great service. They also have a backyard when weather is nice.Special Features:
- Love Duck!!mochamochaVIPDined on 8/2/2013My friend and i had dinner and we were there to try their Restaurant Week menu, but we ended up with their regular menu as we found our favorite, Duck, in their menu! We ordered SLOW-POACHED HEIRLOOM EGG and ESCARGOT ‘VOL-AU-VENT’ for appetizers and both of us ordered LONG ISLAND DUCK BREAST for our main. All dishes were well prepared and decorated and they taste great!! Especially, Duck was not greasy, but matched well with black rice and cherry sauce. We will definitely go back there after wook (or lunch) soon.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pricey but goodHKBoysDined on 8/1/2013The food was good but overpriced for what you get. We live a few blocks away but won't return for awhile. Order the price fixe menu if ordering wine to keep bill under $200 for 2 people. .Special Features:
- First timeCookingqueenDined on 7/30/2013The wine I ordered (Rose) arrived unchilled with some unacceptable excuse as to why it was not chilled. Not a good beginning but after we got over that hurdle the experience was fine because the food was outstanding and the service got better and better as the evening progressed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- a hidden gemreadtnowVIPDined on 7/29/2013a quiet small restaurant with good spacing and low noise levels. diners can actually converse, the room, a simple but beautiful design suits the space admirably. the wait staff professional friendly not familiar. the food. always good,very good, at times brilliant. this is a must restaurant for show and dine,but even better for a relaxing evening standing on its own. three visits so far,never a flop , a few memorable courses. the simply prepared , rarely offered bone marrow, is a destination treat. the lamb as good as any in the city,especially 'trio' provencal - superb sausage. the pork belly was also simply prepared with mushrooms and i really didn't want to share. the duck confit croquette , an elegant take on comfort food. MUST GOSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great FindOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/26/2013I walked in and was delightfully surprised with the decor and setup of tables. The food was really good, though I did have issues with one dish but the wait staff quickly rectified it. Would love to go again soon.Special Features:
- Fantastic French CuisineOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 7/25/2013At first we were a little nervous because we had never heard of it before, but La Silhouette is by far one of the best kept French secrets in NYC!!! We enjoyed everything from the drinks down to the dessert!!! A must eat at restaurant...xoxoSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delightful dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 7/20/2013In celebration of our anniversary we dined after a Saturday matinee. I had the prix fixe meal of vegetable pâté, skate and goat cheesecake. My husband had a crab croquette appetizer and lamb entree. Everything was elegantly prepared, presented and very flavorful. The service was very attentive; respectful but friendly. It was a lovely dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious FoodakyoungagnesDined on 7/19/2013We were here in the dead heat of July and the airconditioning wasn't working. Apart from that- our experience was very pleasant. The wait staff was attentive and accommodating. The food was excellent. We had the chef's 5 course tasting. The portions were perfect (even small to the eye), but there was more than enough food to fill an empty stomach! The food was rich and excellently presented. Overall we were pleased with our experience and look forward to returning the next time we are in NYC.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Imaginative, perfectly executedFoodwomanVIPDined on 7/18/2013Imaginative, perfectly executed food. Shows why the French really are the real Foodies.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- good quality foodlhasadatchiVIPDined on 7/13/2013Looking for quality in the ingredients. Found it here in the Silhoette. Hoping to see more local sustainable dishes.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Disappointing!LoveFineDiningDined on 7/13/2013I wanted to take my cousins vacationing from Ireland to dinner in Manhattan (hot July). When we walked into the bar area, we expected cool air conditioning. But, it was hot. So, I asked the hostess if the restaurant had air conditioning. She said it did. But, when she brought us to our table, the restaurant was hot. We were going to leave, but the hostess said she'd turn up the air conditioning. If anything was done to the air conditioning, we didn't feel it. My clothes were wet with sweat by the time we finished dinner. As for the food, it was just okay. But, we received very little for $$$$$. The coffee was cold and we sent it back. $12 for a glass of wine that wasn't even filled half way. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
- Great spot if seatted outsideFlipDined on 7/11/2013There where issues with electricity when we were there. We sat down at the bar as they dealt with the issue. A little later, we were offered a drink from a lady I assumed was the owner of the restaurant to which we first said we didn't want a drink. Later, when we saw a drink that was enticing, we chose to have one. Although we each ordered one and were each offered one earlier, we ended up paying for one of the drinks. It made my wife and me feel that 1/2 of our patience was appreciated. (I'm still not sure if it was my wife's patience or mine). As for the dinner and the service, it was very good. We were lucky to be offered a seat outside at the back where the noise was much more manageable. I'd certainly recommend this restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dinner reviewOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 7/11/2013Service was the best part of the night. The waiters were very attentive and did everything they can to make us comfortable when the power went out in a part of the dining room. The food was good but not spectacular. The fillet mignon we ordered was undercooked on one end and overcooked on the other. The original dining room room we were in was quiet and romantic but because of the power outage we moved to the main dining room which was very noisey and lacked the romantic feel.
- New Find in New YorkOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 7/11/2013We t before an 8 pm show. Had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Foie gras was melt in your mouth good; Seared scallops on saffron/citrus risotto followed--and we're declared the best restaurant scallops we had ever had. Even my pickier seafood eaters ate every morsel. The white burgundy dd a nice job of framing the flavors. The main attraction were slices of beef tenderloin with a foie gras, summer truffle, and wild mushroom matrix. WOW! A little bit of each, taken together, created a wonderful earthy medly in every bite that ranks among the best things I've eaten in awhile. A great meal that ended just in time for the show.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.