Le Canard Enchaine

4.8
650 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Le Canard Enchaine, located in beautiful, historic uptown Kingston, serves wonderful authentic French cuisine in a charming, friendly atmosphere. "Lift a fork and imagine you're in France," wrote the New York Times. Let Chef Jean-Jacques and his welcoming staff take you on a culinary journey! Specialties include garlic snails, duck confit, onion soup, voted best in the Hudson Valley, and so much more!
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vipmistermb
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to this restaurant several times and it never disappoints. We had their special a 1 lb Filet and it was done perfectly and we loved the sauce with green peppercorns.

Put this place on your must go in Kingston

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MarkD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with beautiful blue point oysters served with the best mignonette I've ever had. Then foie gras with a berry sauce. Delicious. Our table had a salade nicoise, crab cake and shrimp special. All beautifully prepared and wonderful. Kind and patient service, a lovely sidewalk table on warm afternoon, and a tasty and reasonable bottle of chardonnay. This was our first trip to this gem in Kingston. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent french cuisine that warrants a journey. Service also excellent, which allowed us to focus on enjoying the experience. Good pours of bordeaux for those who just want to have a sublime meal alone but recommend sharing this gem with a good group to have a little extra of everything

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vipFrequentDiner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely outstanding!! Perfect combination of authentic French fare; an impressive and reasonably priced wine list; and romantic, elegant, slightly rustic setting. Jean-Jacques is the ultimate host and spent a ton of time with us. A personal touch from the proprietor almost always makes a favorable impact but “JJ” went above and beyond. We’ll definitely be back for all of the above reasons and also because of Jean-Jacques’ warmth and personal touch.

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LucretiaM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, safe enviroment , amazing food and very special choices .
We went for luch for my birthday, I will have a good memory of it

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JerryV
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't like the music played. I've had this reaction in the past. at your restaurant. The music is too intrusive and not at all in keeping with the other fine qualities of the dinning experience. Some mello classical music would be better suited to the experience and digestion.

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ThomasL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and ambiance. A bit pricey for Kingston but worth it for special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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MonicaM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff

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KathleenC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an extraordinary French restaurant we were happy to discover this winter. Jean Jacque's menu is incredible, and the staff are exceptional. Highly recommend.

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Ricci
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and great service in a charming setting and relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend the duck confit and rack of lamb! Great wine list. Perfect for romantic, special occasions. We'll definitely be back.

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NancyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French cooking is amazing. I especially recommend the cassoulet.

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Marta
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food

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TODDB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Ambiance and quality of food was remarkable. Best French Onion soup I have ever had. Dinner entrees rocked! Service was wonderful as JJ helmed the dining room making things perfect. Must go if you are in the area!

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vipProfessor
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the servers wear face masks, tables inside are at safe distances, and food continues to be delicious. Experience Paris in the Hudson Valley without needing your passport.

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vipJenniferG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great with the exception of the oysters. Service was ok. Everyone was a little rude but idk if that’s part of the shtick

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Araxie
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant!!! The food is divine and everyone should at least dine here once and once you do you will definitely return!!!
Great ambience, wonderful wait staff and the Chef/owner is very personable.

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Foxy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dependably classic yet innovative French menu with generous spacing and ventilation in a cozy atmosphere. Chef is top notch. Seasoned, longtime wait staff are warm and attentive without being intrusive. Parfait!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was top-notch! We both ordered the same meal, the Filet Mignon. Both orders came out incorrectly from what was on the menu (served fries vs mashed that were advertised). However the waiter quickly rectified the situation.

The sauce with both filets was outstanding. However the quality of the beef, especially my wife’s, was not up to our expectations, especially for $60 for a single meal. It seems as though her cut was incorrect and they passed off another part of the loin as filet mignon. I have never seen such a large piece of muscle running thru what was supposed to be a high quality filet.

Wine was outstanding but meal left us quite dissatisfied for the price.

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Raphy
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is literally the best French restaurant in the US!
We’ve been dining here for the past 15 years and Chef Jean-Jacques is maintaining a consistent high quality for so many years!
In fact we came all the way from NJ and stayed overnight just to have dinner here...
The French Onion Soup was divine, and the steak and fish, outstanding.
We took the Tarte Tatin for dessert which was amazing...!
In summary, great food and great atmosphere! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely authentic French Dining
Food is always excellent
Quaint and charming atmosphere/decorated for Holidays and tables well spaced

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MichelleN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience, food delicious I loved the food and the ambiance I will definitely come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant!

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NPTMom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Canard Enchaine was perfect for a upscale lunch in Kingston. I met a friend there and we loved the food, the service, and the atmosphere. We sampled a variety of items and everything was delicious. I would highly recommend the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Acapulco
30 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever, period. I love this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't dined there in a while and really enjoyed it! The holiday decor was warm and cozy and the food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good meal with genuine French recipes.

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional dining experience! The closest thing to Paris, this side of the Hudson Valley.

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CherylH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Canard Enchaine never fails to "enchant". We have been frequenting this restaurant for almost 20 years and it is as excellent now as it was the first time we walked in the door.

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vipProfessor
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The word "delicious" doesn't capture the magic og Jean-Jacques' kitchen, from his daily home-made soups through fabulous appetizers, entrees (always a choice of meat, fish or pasta), down to his incredible desserts. And here is also a great wine selection if you are in the mood. It doesn't get any better than this, even in "the old country" {i.e. France]. Hats off to JJ and Jennifer for providing such exceptional quality meals in the Hudson Valley.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town and stopped by for dinner. Service was great and the food was delicious! We’re still dreaming about the bread basket because it was that good! (Plus it was helpful that each table had a hand sanitizer on it.)

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FrancescaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding food, outstanding service. Strongly recommended.

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vipFrenchBistro
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the finest restaurants that I have eaten in the past few years. The fact that it is in Kingston, NY makes it even better. You would expect to find a restaurant like this in Manhattan or Paris, but here in NYS even better. This is our second visit to this restaurant and we drove all the way from NJ to visit. Worth the time and effort.

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vipanthonynapoli
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If we can't travel. This is the best thing next to Paris!

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HananC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Canard has been our favorite since the day they opened. Always a delightful.and delicious experience.

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vipStevenM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic bistro fare well executed with kind, attentive service. Highly recommended.

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vipEricS
Orlando
36 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate here was amazing from the appetizers to dessert I would highly recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Have dined at Le Canard numerous times over then years. The food is always great. Always a good experience

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BarbaraG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charming, restaurant that transports you to a dining experience in France. From the ambiance to the staff to the menu and the food. Hard to believe you are in New York.

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ChristineC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Will definitely be returning

FAQs

Le Canard Enchaine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (845) 339-2003.

Le Canard Enchaine is rated 4.8 stars by 650 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.