Always a great meal, and excellent
Always a great meal, and excellent service; a gem in TriBeca!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cercle Rouge is a delight.
Cercle Rouge is a delight. Its inventive takes on traditional bistro food never fail to please. The steak frites is prepared in the classic style - great frites and a steak cooked to your liking. The canard a l'orange blew me away - no gunky sweet sauce here. A garnish of a blood orange with some fiddlehead ferns. Beautiful.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
An Exceptional Staff
I have been a patron of Cercle Rouge for many years and have always been satisfied with my overall experiences.
Last night something went wrong with the prerparation of the "choucroute"----it was incredibly over-salted.
I pointed this out to the restaurant''s host and he was very apologetic----he offered to quickly prepare another dish. I thanked him but indicated that I would pass on his offer. When the check was presented, my entree had been eliminated as was its cost. This was quite a classy unpretentious gesture.
Our waiter, Andre, also was incredibly attentive. When my wife asked him about two teas that she often orders but was unsure which she should select at that time, he insisted upon presenting both to her at no additional cost
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
So good we went two nights in a row! Exquisite cuisine, service warm, welcoming, and professional. If in tribeca, eat here.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good bistro-"plus" level food
Good bistro-"plus" level food and service. If we graded the food on the "fancy french restaurant" scale it maybe fell a bit short, a little under-seasoned, the cod appetizer a bit too doughy, an entree a bit too reliant on salt, etc. But on a "bistro" scale it was excellent - certainly many very nice dishes, attractively presented. Very pleasant service and comfortable, traditional bistro atmosphere - appreciated the attention on service - manager was very attentive as well. We will certainly return. Great neighborhood choice.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well-executed food, Perfect service
The food at Cercle Rouge is bistro fair with few surprises, but it is brilliantly executed. All of the classic standards are on the menu, and are prepared to what should be the benchmark for other restaurants. The service really shined. Solicitous yet unobtrusive, the interplay between runners, waitstaff, and host was a textbook of how it can and should be done. After having eaten at some of the best restaurants in the city and world, the level of service we received at Cercle Rouge matches any of them, and in some cases, surpassed a few of the Michelin 3 stars.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nous sommes tres contents!
My wife and I must drive up to one hour to get to this fine restaurant, which needless to say is well worth the effort. The cuisine is authentically French, imaginatively conceived and executed by a chef trained in the grand tradition. The service is professional; helpful, and friendly without being the least bit overbearing or intrusive. We look forward, as always, to our return to le Cercle Rouge.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Cercle Rouge! Dominic
We love Cercle Rouge! Dominic the host is always accommodating-greets us with smiles & makes us feel like regulars.
The Steak & Tuna Tartare & Onion Soup are wonderful.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Formidable!!! My wife and I haven't had a red wine sauce worthy of the name, in New York, in decades, until last Saturday at Cercle Rouge; we asked for spoons. The dish, consisting of braised pork shank, celeriac, and a small, garliky salad, made for a wonderful combination of textures and flavors. Cercle Rouge, with its talented, imaginative, French chef is the perfect antidote to the tasteless, boring offerings that pass for French cuisine on the NY restaurant scene these days.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cercle Rouge never lets us down!
Their weekend clown was a draw for me during my first visit at Cercle Rouge but the food had us coming back for more. As a single mom finding a place that is both kid friendly and serve awesome food is a rarity. They welcome children and are patient with them running around and enjoying Mr. Diggity the clown as the adults sit and enjoy the great food. The Croque Monsieur and the Oeufs en Meurette are our go to favorites. Their prix fixe menu is both affordable and offers a wide selection. We will definietly return!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food service a little slow
I brought 3 colleagues to Cercle Rouge for dinner. They have a nice French menu and had a very good suckling pig special.
The service was a little slow, but otherwise good. Larger groups came in half way through our meal, which may have impacted the service. I should note, I've been ther once before and received sterling service.
There was live music, which was nice.
The salad crouton were house made.
The overall decor, is classic French bistro.....nothing fancy, but comfortable. The noise level is high....this was not because of the music, just lots of people at the bar, etc. So, OK for casual conversation, but would be difficult for serious business discussions.
Overall. I recommend the sot, great food, friendly service.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food with attentive
Delicious food with attentive service. Very enjoyable lunch. We will be back. Thank you.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent French Bistro
I ordered the house pâté and the plate of the day, which was cote de veau. The pâté was very good and the veal (cooked as the chef suggests) was excellent. My friend ordered the French onion soup and the braised rabbit. These were also of a very high standard. The service was knowledgeable and attentive. The wine list is mostly French, as one might expect, and there are many good choices available. Highly recommended.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will return...
I made a reservation for lunch and was quickly seated. Our waitress was friendly and professional. The salmon burger was fabulous though it took a while for it to come. No rushing perfection.
The location was quiet, allowing for easy conversation unlike most Tribeca restaurants. I will return to check out the rest of the menu.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us dropped into this spot for a quick dinner before a friend's birthday party nearby. The food was awesome, perfect mussels and steak, reminded me so keenly of France. The staff was awesome; not only did they recommend where we could find a last minute bottle of wine for our friend, they also loaned me an umbrella since it had just started to rain. Really friendly bar tender as well. Will absolutely be back for another taste of Paris.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would have been great but
my companion made a scene. She wanted to change something on the Restaurant Week menu, which is a strict no-no, She got her way in the end but her divaishness was just embarrassing and spoiled my lunch.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's JoJo's, of course the
It's JoJo's, of course the food was exceptional. Quaint little gem on the UES in the 60's. Came back during Restaurant Week, my only two exceptions; the RW menu is rather limited, and I wish the wait staff spoke french.
With that said, JoJo's is a wonderful restaurant. I have been there many times and I will return again.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and ambiance
The menu has interesting French dishes. The trout was very good, and you can find god French wines. Outdoor seating is a little cramped, but surprisingly quiet being on W. Broadway. Overall recommended for a date.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went here for the first
I went here for the first time and enjoyed the food. The outdoor dining was really nice too!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice business lunch location
I met here with a client and the lunch was great. The server was not lying when she said the Frissee salad was a good size. That alone would have been enough... the Flank Steak was very good. Service was prompt without being over-bearing. Nice to be able to sit outside during good weather. Decor is nice.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best hang out in Tribeca
I think Pascal, the chef, is amazing and so eager to please. Te place is very convivial, the service is god and the food is great, while the menu is changing but always perfect. This is my hang out place and I LOVE it.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch for adults and kids have a magician to entertain them and leave you some time for grownups
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday brunch!
We went for Sunday brunch We sat outside and the service was good. The food was really good. We each had the brunch special and a choice of entrees and a drink. The egg dishes were fantastic. Would love to go back for lunch or dinner.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the service, and the $ oysters were beyond gorgeous :PPP loved the general ambience and great food, and cocktails...truly will be coming back again!!!
Thanks CR for making my evening fab!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
If only Cercle Rouge was in
If only Cercle Rouge was in my neioghborhood, I'd close my kitchen and throw away the key. Classic French bistro menu, perfectly executed, with a charming and informative staff. I think up excuses to be nearby at dinnertime. One caution. 1 night a week there is live music. If you want to talk, go on a different evening.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First experience with French food
Good service, quail was surprisingly juicy and taste good but the rest of other dishes were just average. Place was much more quiet and comfortable when the music band stopped playing. I agreed this place could classify as a romantic restaurant from the decoration.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Keep it simple; mind your sauces."
Above, is the great Chef Paul Bocuse's advice to aspiring cuisineieres. These words came to mind as my wife and I enjoyed yet another excellent dinner prepared by Chef Pascal at Cercle Rouge. No tricks, no gimmicks, no showing off, just focused, delicious preparations, creative in a way that enhances, rather than calls attention to itself. We drive almost an hour to dine at Cercle Rouge; de rein!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decor and ambiance were pleasant. Service was attentive and patient. Food was excellent. I had the sweetbread salad and the rack of wild boar. Both were tasty and cooked perfectly. The boar especially had a rich, gamey flavor. Others had skate, also perfectly cooked and flavorful, and vegetable ravioli, which I did not taste. We arrived at 6:15 on a Thursday, and the restaurant was largely empty and quiet. By the time we left at 8:30 it was full and the bar was buzzing. I had no idea there was such a vibrant bar scene. Definitely worth going.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Happy Thanksgiving, indeed
Pre-booked an early Thanksgiving dinner, which turned out to be needless when we should up. Better safe than sorry. 49.95 prix fixe with 4 app selections, 4 entree selections and 4 dessert selections. All were appropriate to Thanksgiving, including a delicious mostly traditional turkey dinner. Everything was well done, and we left very happy. The space is beautiful, and the service was good (if a little more leisurely than what we expected). We'll definitely be back, and recommend it to anyone looking to be simultaneously fed and charmed.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM