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Le Cirque Cafe
Le Cirque Cafe

Le Cirque Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lecirquecafe.com
  • Phone: (212) 644-0202
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Closed Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Italian, Continental
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For more than 25 years, Le Cirque has hosted enchanted evenings for elegant affairs, both large and small. Under the direction of our experienced banquet staff, we invite you to make your evenings truly special for your catering needs.

    Please contact our Banquets & Catering department at 212.405.5095.
    http://lecirque.com/private-dining
  • Private Party Facilities: We will work with you to create an unforgettable evening of delightful dining, the finest service and an elegant atmosphere. For more information on private parties, please contact our Banquets & Catering department at 212.405.5095 or visit http://lecirque.com/private-dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Dominique Dejardin (212) 405-5095
  • Entertainment: We occasionally offer live jazz on Musical Mondays in our cafe starting at 8pm. Please check the "News" section of www.lecirquecafe.com for more info and a list of scheduled performances or call 212.644.0202.
  • Special Events & Promotions: For more than 25 years, Le Cirque has hosted enchanted evenings for elegant affairs, both large and small. Under the direction of our experienced banquet staff, we invite you to make your evenings truly special in Le Cirque's private dining rooms.

    Please contact our Banquets & Catering department at 212.405.5095.
    http://lecirque.com/private-dining

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lexington & Third Avenues
  • Public 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.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is public parking directly across the street from the restaurant at 109 E. 58th Street, between Lex & 3rd. http://nyc.centralparking.com/opentable/6624
A word from Le Cirque Cafe
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). The more casual bistro next door, Le Cirque Café, still provides its hallmark service, exciting atmosphere and excellent cuisine, in a more relaxed and convivial setting. The Adam D. Tihany designed café is sleek and cozy with colorful carpeting and other plush touches.
Patrons can enjoy a remarkably well-priced cafe dishes featuring a seasonal prix fixe menu, 2-course $28pp lunch and $38pp dinner, and outstanding wines offered by the glass. Jackets are not required but kindly suggested.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very impressive experience. Although I tried the restaurant week menu, the food is served with high quality."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I realized why they had poor review for their reputation. They were not as bad before. We went there for my mom's birthday and I mentioned it to them when I made a reservation. No one even mentioned to say happy birthday to my mom, didn't even ask during the course of lunch if everything is ok, and we were rushed out after our lunch. I felt so bad for my mom, and took her out again to another restaurant and we had awesome experience."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food was excellent, on par with Per Se and better than Daniel. Was there for restaurant week and the menu choice and servings were still very generous. Definitely will go back there for other occasions."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I just went there for dinner with my girlfriend and although the quality of the food was fantastic, we both walked away starving. I understand during restaurant week the portions may be a bit smaller, but the fact of the matter is a glass of wine is almost $20.00 and at $38.00 price fixed I don't expect to walk away with a doggy bag but I do expect to not have to go out for pizza afterwards."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Our dinner during restaurant week 2014 was simply put, amazing! Even though we were first time diners and trying out the restaurant via the less exopensive restaurant week menu, we were treated as if we were royal regulars! We have already recommended Le Cirque to friends and look forward to our next visit. Thank you for a most memorable dining evening!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "My mother has always wanted to eat at Le Cirque. Although we had lunch at the cafe, the food was very good and the service was great. Initially, my mother ordered a drink, but she didn't like it (it was too seedy for her taste). The waiter promptly changed her drink with no problem. This truly contributed to a great dining experience. The truffle salad was great-nicely dressed. We ordered the chicken and the trout which was also very tasty. For dessert we had the pineapple and creme brulé, which were very good. Overall, a great experience."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Went for Restaurant Week with a friend. Did wait a long time even though we had a reservation. Even though we made no complaint, we received each a complimentary champagne. Food came in a timely manner and servers were good. Even though reviews said staff had an attitude and/or waiters were not good, I did not see this at all during my lunch. Food presentation was very nice. Happy to have chosen Le Cirque!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "One of the guests was an elderly woman who has trouble making up her mind when ordering from a menu. Our waiter was extraordinarily accommodating and kind to her as well as to our total party of three. The service was attentive from all the wait staff as well as from the host and we were not rushed. The staff was on top of each aspect of service including the correct serving pieces for each course. We each said we plan to return some time in the near future. Do ask for Freddie for your waiter - he is the best in the city!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Restaurant Week - Dinner. I had a feeling both Sea Bream Crudo and Salmon just came out of the IKEA cafeteria fridge, where they have been standing uncovered overnight.The Merlu over rice - you generally see that kind of rice in a deli around 7 pm after its been standing there through the hole day, and got dark, dry and crispy from being heated over and over and over again. The fish must have been cooked in butter around 10 am in the morning, and then was standing under heater for the whole day, so the butter crispiness of it was really stale and its color really gave it away. My dish - The LAMB (that is 10 dollars extra) was...not any better than a pulled pork without any sauce. Which part of that LAMB was CONFIT?"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food was good but I recently went to their other restaurant, Sirio, where the food was outstanding, so was the atmosphere and the wine was a better value."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Wonderful food, service and ambiance. We were very grateful to be seated in the main dining room."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Guaranteed service and 5 star cuisine at a conveniently situated midtown location in the heart of the city. C'est magnifique!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant, attentive and courteous staff! The salad with truffle vinaigrette was delicious and plentiful; the thinly sliced trout was crisp and moist, and the creme brulee was the best I've ever had. I give the food 4 instead of 5 stars though because my friend did not enjoy the summer pea risotto she ordered, nor the chocolate souffle (I ended up eating it when she ditched it after two bites; it was fine but not as sweet or as outstanding as the brulee.) She's not normally a picky eater, but she said those dishes just weren't hitting "the right notes" for her. She did enjoy her chicken entree, especially the Arbois sauce. Shoutout to the yummy bread rolls, but the focaccia was a bit too salty."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I had Salmon (Broad bean tartare, watermelon, mojito), Chicken (wheatberry, cherry, Arbois sauce) and Buttermilk Panna Cotta. All three dishes were outstanding. Portions were small, but every bite was exquisite. Service was a little odd, but overall it was a great experience."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This year when we arrived the greeting was not particularly, friendly. The wait service was, however, fine. Can't help but remember how much more welcome we felt last year when we visited this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I reserved a table in the caffe so I thought to' pay about 250 dollars. But they brought me in the restaurant so i paied 480 dollars for three . Pay attention"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I was very happy with our choice to dine at Le Cirque for restaurant week. We found the menu unique and we were pleased with the selection. We received excellent service and did not feel rushed to finish. The drinks were more expensive than our dinner, but that was expected. Their martinis are delicious. I've always wanted to try Le Cirque and I'm extremely happy I did."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I went for restaurant week on 8/5/14 at 2:15pm. I had the salmon, Merlin and coconut rice, and crime brûlée. The meal was good, but not worth full price. The hostess( women) seemed nice but gave an attitude because I had a lot of things to carry and basically said your reservation was at 215 nastily. I came at 225 and the rest of the party was all ready sitting. The male hostesses was nice he actually asked if I wanted to Check my bags into coat check. However the coat check did not even give me a ticket and looked annoyed. Unless that's what her face just looked like. The waiter gave us the menu and kept giving us a rude attitude the entire meal. I would not come back here based on the service."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The restaurant week menu is not good at all it was a bad choice to dine there, the hostest was abit late when i walked in. The servers were ok. They delivered the food fast, but the quality of the food is very simple also the dessert"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food was great but the service was definitely not up to par."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I had a reservation for 2 at lunch. I got in a couple of minutes early and they said the table should be ready in a couple of minutes. We waited there for 20 mins and the table was still not ready. I even went in and told them it's a working lunch and we are getting late. We had to leave since we had to continue our meeting elsewhere. WORST PLACE FOR A WORKING LUNCH with no value for other's time!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "the food is good but the service is very mediocre. they were not rude but for a restaurant of this level you would expect a better service. the waiters hardly speak to us, didn't even explain the specials or went over the menu"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Friend and I went for lunch during restaurant week thinking that this was going to be exciting as never having been there. Menu disappointing portions disgraceful food disgusting pressed chicken embarrassing for a restaurant with such a reputation never will return or recommend The salad was good"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Although it was Restaurant Week the food and portions were ample and tastefully presented. Service was excellent and we would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "the reservation was 10 pm and from the first moment everybody was in a harry to serve us and close the restaurant. it was real unpleasant."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week. Was immediately greeted at the door & seated. All of the staff were pleasant. Our waiters very attentive & friendly. My appetizer & entree were luke warm, I prefer food nice and warm but they tasted fine, the fish was delicious. I had the creme brulee, was good, a little too sweet for my taste but was my mistake in ordering. My friend had a salad that was fine but didn't like her entree. However they immediately saw she ate almost none of the plate & offered another entree but she declined; they seemed very accommodating. She ordered the panna cotta that was amazing. I wanted to try a meal here because of all the hype but was a tiny bit disappointed. But I would still recommend -only for restaurant week prices."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "great food and friendly service. didn't have to wait for long time for each serving. overall very satisfied."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Say you were to accidentally choose "still" water out of the only two options mentioned (still or sparkling), and the server were to ceremoniously present a large bottle of Fiji water and quickly twist off the cap, and you were to apologize and tell him you actually wanted tap water... Right, say that were to happen: simply be prepared to be treated as a second class citizen for the rest of the meal. Waiter: in case you're wondering if we noticed? We noticed."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "What a wonderful find on Restaurant to celebrate beautiful occasions! Grand ambience. You can hear yourself think and enjoy conversation !"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I went for restaurant week and the service was lackluster. We were seated right away sans menus , it took 15 min for anyone to come to our table to give us menus and another 10 minutes before anyone filled up water glasses. The server only came by twice, once to take our order and once to drop off the check both with an annoyed attitude in his voice. I would have ordered more had the server been around. Another thing that really bugged me was multiple sets of disgustingly dirty silverware were given to us during different courses and took stopping several servers/bussers attention before new silver was given to us making our food cold. Highly disappointed."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Le Cirque remains as a special place in our hearts..."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Le Cirque never disappoints. Service is impeccable, food is deliciously prepared along with a comprehensive wine list and ambience is relaxing. If you are searching for a 5 star French restaurant, this is it."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Went there on New York restaurant week. Disappointed on the service. The food is not as expected."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Very unimpressed. We came at lunch time - they made us wait 25 minutes past our reservation for a table, despite the fact that the table we were ultimately seated at was empty the whole time. Then it took about ten minutes to get our menus, and another fifteen before anyone asked what we wanted to eat. The waiter who brought our wine poured a little for my friend to taste - and then never topped him up, and it took quite a while for anyone to come back with the bottle. No one ever asked how our entrees were (they were okay, not the level I was expecting of this caliber of restaurant). In short, the service was very poor. I won't go back."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We order fish for main. The fish cool down too fast. I Do recumbent if the dishes can be warm up first, taste for the fish will be better"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Had a wonderful diner with my wife for our anniversary."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "My overall experience was good, it could've been excellent. The hostess (female) was very unpleasant and did not acknowledge me as I walked into the restaurant and continued to talk to another host. I was also a "no show" for my reservation ~ I wonder why my guest and I were not acknowledged through the computer for our reservation."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Rude Maitre d - looked like he was doing us a favor seating us....otherwise service was decent. Food only OK, if i werent paying Restaurant Week prices i would be furious. Maybe its not a coincidence that we had a scornful Maitre d and mediocre food during Restaurant Week. Compares very poorly to other "top" NYC restaurants - several levels below Per Se, Le Bernadin, etc. Will not be returning."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Very disappointing. I was there for restaurant week lunch. . .may have read the menu wrong but I ordered the foie gras appetizer for an additional $10 and was served a pate. It was tasty but having just had it at David Bouley's Bakery a couple of weeks ago, I was hugely disappointed. The rest of the food was ok - nothing special. Three times, I had to raise my hand to get a waiter/server's attention to refill my water glass"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Le Cirque is one of my favorite restaurants and I often take advantage of Restaurant week to go there. I went for my birthday with a girlfriend, and after the waiter found out it was my birthday (we were using the table candle as birthday candle), he brought a complimentary dessert and also gave us the chocolates normally given outside of Restaurant week. The food was excellent as usual and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/29/2014