Le Cirque
Le Cirque

Le Cirque

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lecirque.com/
  • Phone: 2126440202
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:45am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Mon-Sat 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary French
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, 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
  • 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: 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
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 almost 40 celebrated years.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary French
Le Cirque reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (70)romantic (50)fit for foodies (49)notable wine list (37)good for groups (24)great for lunch (20)neighborhood gem (18)hot spot (16)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (11)scenic view (7)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Global luxury traveler...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Le Cirque continues to be one of NYC's exquisite dining experiences. Beautiful restaurant, caring and knowledgeable service, new chef/fabulous food. Wine list superior, people watching delight. Having the family there is also a big boost to diners. All in all, a memorable and delicious evening. My guest from Marakech, Morocco was MOST impressed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming warm restaurant
    curmudgeon
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The wait staff is beyond competent. They were ALL charming. The captains were attentive without being suffocating. The food is wonderful. the wine was extraordinary. It is always a fabulous experience. I have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    catnip1960VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Excellent food in a gorgeous setting with spectacular service = 5 stars!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • alwag
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    had a very pleasant and delicius, well served dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday
    Travellers
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Give the impression of being little rushed. Expensive Dover Sole was dry and vegetables undercooked and cold.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING
    Tima123
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I went with a good friend and the food was GREAT, the service was amazing. I had the lamb and she had the loin, MAGNIFICENT. It was cooked to perfection. For desert I had the Crème Brûlée and she had the pineapple it was to die for. Over all if you don't come to Le Cirque you're missing out big time. I'll be coming back again !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TonyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    at the suggestion of the maitre d i ordered the bass entre. It was dry and tasteless. When I was asked how was my food I told him, I was offered another entree and was given free dessert.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in NYC
    Nycgurl
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I've lived in NYC for 7 years and have always passed Le cirque. Finally decided to try it out and wow I was so impressed. Best meal and service I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Deceiptive
    MonacaroVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I had lobster salad and flouder " le cirque" , the fish was raw and not tasty at all. I won't come back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Meals too skimpy
    PsychitVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had to wait 1/2 hour before we were seated. The meal was so skimpy, that we were hungry after running up a bill for over $100. each. The restaurant is more of a performance than anything else. It's good for impressing others if that's your goal. One certainly doesn't get one's money's worth. The food itself is tasty and creative. One waiter out of five was pleasant. The rest were snobby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfit for foodies
    Lolila
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food and cooking quality can be tremendously improved. Presentation is very nice, but quality and taste is not on par with their reputation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service, Great Food
    Grant13Reward
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Took my GF there for our anniversary. The staff was super attentive and well informed about the menu. Each course was plated beautifully and tasted fantastic. I noted the anniversary in my reservation and we were brought an amazing creme brulee compliments of the restaurant. I would recommend it to my friends and would go again in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a special occasion.
    Irishminstrel
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went for my daughters 21 st birthday. From beginning to end the entire staff showed incredible proficiency and provided the perfect atmosphere. The six course chef tasting menus was perfectly paired with a collection of wines which complemented the visual and flavor feast. All the food was beautifully presented, wxplained and prepared. Not a single sour note. Would do this again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection!
    Gigi5
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Always wanted to visit Le Cirque and on August 21st, 2014, I finally did. It was "our" 37th Anniversary, plus three years together prior, for a total of 40YEARS TOGETHER! A definitive location to celebrate, was of utmost importance. We could not have chosen a better restaurant to do so. Intimate, private, romantic table. Impeccable service. Food- superb! In essence, Le Cirque was perfection. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always 'fest parfait!!
    foodiefindsVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Thanks again for great service, supurb wine and delicious food, as always.... Always a hit with my oot guests;) Merci
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've been here before, and I liked it so much so I decided to bring my guests from oversees to dine here. However this time was a little different...The food was fine, the staff seemed irritated and indifferent. And our dinner was finished with 20% gratuity on our check...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A big disappointment !
    LouisXiV
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The quality of the food was poor. The service was poor. The entree courses looked like they had been reheated several times as we waited half an hour for them. Fish reheated is not really healthy and may be the reason why my guest and I were not feeling well few hours after our diner. I went to "Le Cirque" this winter and had a good experience, may be this time the chef was on vacation ?
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  • Food and service were not up to rep
    DianaVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The service was terrible and the restaurant was not even crowded. No waiter came by to ask if we wanted coffee and we tried to catch a waiter to get more water and we were virtually ignored. The waiters walk around the restaurant with blinders on and do not pay attention to the clients. The appetizer was good: foie gras; the entree was greasy and not flavorful....melee; I ordered the chocolate souffle which was good but my guest order panna cotta which was so small that it was embarrassing. It was nothing special. All in all, I was very disappointed. I had been looking forward to the luncheon but was sadly unimpressed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still a favorite
    Aussie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We never miss lunch at Le Cirque during foodweek. Their set items are straight off the regular menu, so it is exceptional value for money. Favorites are the risotto appetizer and chocolate souffle dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a perfectly lovely dinner with very attentive service and had no complaints. However, that said, there are many restaurants in New York that provide an equally wonderful (if not even more so) dining experience with a far more palatable tab. We wouldn't have booked dinner at Le Cirque if we couldn't afford it, but I don't know anyone who wouldn't prefer to spend less rather than more when all other factors are equal. Consequently, Le Cirque doesn't sit at the top of our list, but that doesn't mean we wouldn't dine there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely time!!!
    nathalie2k
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went to Le Cirque for Diner and had a great time. Food was excellent. The decor and ambiance were pleasant. Great staff, specially the first sever we had (Wish he had stayed the night). I will definitely recommend this place to my friends and family. Great job guys!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Iconic NYC dining experience!!
    TMurray
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Everything about the dining experience from seating, ordering, food and after-dinner drinks was incredible and lived up to the reputation that is Le Cirque. Absolutely recommend and the opportunity to visit during NYC Restaurant Week was an added bonus!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paula
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Le Cirque is my favorite - always a fantastic dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fancy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great atmosphere! Excellent food and service. The staff was very attentive and made us feel special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful dinner
    first
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went to celebrate our 10th anniversary. It was our first time dining at Le Cirque. Overall the food was good but a tad on the salty side. The service was excellent. The biggest negatives were that the chairs were not comfortable and you could hear the other guests at tables nearby loud and clear. We happened to dine next to one patron who was quite vocal about the food and his personal life. It was not super pleasant to listen to the ins and outs of his life. The ambience into the restaurant was very beautiful and the staff was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I ordered the Pea Rosotto which was excellent, Trout for main which I did not eat because it was too fishy. cream brulee was amazing and always great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service and attitude cannot be beat
    wiscmom
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    best part was wait staff. They are fantastic. Pablo assisted at our table. He made us feel so welcomed. The food was also great but honestly the staff made the place so very special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rochi
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I was shocked when the hostess asked us if we were there for a la carte or restaurant week, when we said restaurant week, she told us that is in the cafe so you will have to wait for a table in that area; a few minutes later the maitre d, came and asked us how many and took us to a table in the main dining room. I always go there for restaurant week, and had never been asked that by the hostess. The food was so so, I ordered the pea risotto (blend) had the chicken (a little dry) the best part of my meal was the dessert, creme brulee....keeps being one of the best.
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  • Below expectations.
    loveagoodmeal
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I felt ignored. Had to wait a long time and find waiter for bill. Second cup coffee was cold. Food unremarkable. Mgmt. having loud argument nearby most of meal. Felt like second class citizen vs. customers not doing restaurant week. For one of top restaurants in city, service, food, etc. was just mediocre. Shocked.
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  • Lovely food and great service
    yumfoodinmytum
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Dover sole meuniere and Pineapple desserts were the highlight. Wait staff deboned and reconstructed the dover sole with surgical precision. Was disappointed that I booked specifically for the restaurant but was still seated in the cafe section.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner....
    clubquark
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went here for my wife birthday. The food was fantastic and love every time I come here to eat. I look forward to my next visit!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad! Just bad!
    Dinelover007VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    That is not the first time I came visit this place , very very disappointed ! First they shipped me in other side of restaurant I don't know that is a special sepateation for NYC restaurant week, supper noise the young couple behide me, then food is horrible because it's cheap restrauant week menu! Even the regular menu my daughter ordered still not happy, she can't finish 1/2 duck!
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  • DenPatVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Le Cirque has become my favorite restaurant. The menu is filed with excellent choices and there is no need to settle for only one favorites as in some other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Lovely in every way
    FaithVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was my third time dining at Le Cirque and it did not disappoint. The food was absolutely superb. Beautifully presented with classic french flourish, every bite was magical and memorable. The wine, an 09 silver Oak was one of the highlights of the evening, though my favorite had to be the chocolate souffle - dark and rich yet light as air. It was absolutely perfect. The service was good, though a bit tangled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continues to please
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food, service and ambiance is conducive to a relaxing and delicious dinner or lunch. Great for a work dinner or a date.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service, very good food
    narc
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I was there for the NYC summer restaurant week and the menu was quite substantial for the occasion. The peas risotto and the trout i chose were exceptionally well prepared. exquisite flavors and beautiful presentation. the waiters were very nice and the service was of high quality. excellent choice for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Still a classic, still one of best!
    peterwVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It had been years since I'd been to Le Cirque, and I was not disappointed. The food and service were exceptional, as I remembered, and the new location is wonderful and inviting. Perfect for a special occasion or just a special meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Pure perfection!!
    Caro
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This week we had lunch in this beautiful restaurant. My husband, my mom, my son (10 years old), and I had an unforgettable time. Beautiful decoration, truly spectacular. Friendly, professional, and impeccable service. Wonderful food: risotto, lobster, lamb, escargots, duck, trout, desserts. Pure perfection. We definitely won't miss it in our next visit to New York. Dress up, this place deserves it. A gem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 2902 reviews are from the Le Cirque reviews archive.
  • BruceVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I have eaten at Le Cirque many times and this was not the best experience. The menu used to be far more varied. I ordered asparagus for an appetizer ($38.00) for four spears and found that ridiculously expensive. The meat dish that was ordered was tough and not lean. My girlfriend ordered the dover sole and that was excellent. The chocolate soufflé was mediocre and bitter. All in all, not a great experience. This was my last time. Restaurant was half empty for a Thursday night. I shouldn't be surprised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience at Le Cirque
    AsburyParkerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were overwhelmed by the grandiosity of Le Cirque (in a good way). The service was top notch and each staff member was very warm and friendly. The food was incredible overall--some misses in our book (ie the yellowtail) but at least it's innovative. The tartare & caviar was GREAT, chicken with wheatberries and cherries was unbelievable, and the tapioca caviar was one of the best dishes we've ever had, truly amazing. The ambiance isn't exactly modern but it's classic French NY. Not cheap, but we'd say it's worth the money. Definitely a trip we'll remember forever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.