Le Canard Enchaine

4.8
674 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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Kirsch
New England
46 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food always and spectacular, friendly service! Enjoyable atmosphere in a Bistro setting! We love it here!🍷🍸♥️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the best place to eat in the area. Classical french cuisine with high quality in every course.

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vipRonaldr
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyable with delightful staff, owner and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Perfect evening

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vipKris
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Delicious. Love it from start to finish.

TM
TinaM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Service was amazing, food was great, bill was super high as drinks are expensive here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dined here tonight with my daughter. They were quite busy for a Monday evening but there were many open tables. I had to request a certain table because they attempted to seat us right near the bar around many others.

The food was very good. We shared an arugula salad with endive and a warm lemon oil dressing which nicely wilted the arugula and plumped the dried cranberries. We also shared a roasted vegetable Napoleon with a basil coulis. We were surprised that it was chilled as it wasn’t mentioned on the menu but it was quite tasty. I had the branzino which was fresh and simply prepared but it was over a bed of Asian spiced vegetables which I thought was an odd combination. My daughter had mussels and frites. The mussels were in a delicious garlic and wine cream sauce and were fresh and delicious. The meal was accompanied by crispy French bread and butter.

The owner/chef was very friendly and attentive but the rest of the service was a little spotty. I had to pour our wine on most occasions, ask for water refills and wait 20 minutes for the check after requesting it

We would still return as I believe that the service might have been normally better and other items on the menu would be delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant. Genuinely felt like France in Kingston. Excellent service, kept bringing hot bread and butter which we couldn’t resist, water glass was kept full by various staff all night. Food was exceptional. Highly recommend

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vipLeslie
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely on all counts!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Some of the best food i have tasted in NY! The foie grais and confit were outstanding and the creme brulee was the perfect way to end. Worth the wait, best french food i have eaten outside the country

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Fudy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this restaurant and recently visited with long time friends who we’ve never seen this excited by a meal!! It almost felt like being in Paris! The food was AMAZING! This is the 2nd time I’ve had the Duck on Mixed Berry Sauce, others had the Cassoulet and another the Branzino which they all loved along with the appetizers and dessert! Just go there!!!

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vipDCOT
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

All good but amateur service

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal every time!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Heartwarming staff and delicious food! I can’t wait to come back! The experience was delightful. Thank you!

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vipSpecialPlace
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. The food, service, and overall ambience are excellent.

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vipProfessor
New York Area
181 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers are all masked and safe distancing between tables applies, but it is the food that makes this French bistro a national treasure. From spectacular homemade French onion soup to artisanal crafted desserts, Le Canard Enchainé is an oasis worth stopping at regardless where you are heading. From customary French cuisine to the unusual, its menu always has options to make decisions difficult. Lamb shank, crusted salmon, shrimp Indochine, moules, every dish is a symphony of taste experience. Well worth the visit at every opportunity.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant!! Thank you!! See you soon:)

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vipChristian
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my top 3 favorite dining/lunch experiences in the Hudson Valley. Having spent much time in France I safely say that as an authentic French dining experience they exceed by a country mile most if not all of similar establishments I have eaten at in NYC. The Duck Confit is outstanding, their oysters superbly procured on par with the late great Aquagrill of Soho. I had their Boeuf Bourgingnon last Saturday which was excellent and not over salted as many are to cover up sloppy seasoning while my guests had the Moules and Lamb Shank. Both superb. I haven't seen Cassoulet on the menu for a while and am craving its return. During COVID times the table are well spaced enough that even the most skittish diner will feel safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was poor. We are tourists and accidentally walked in the wrong door (which was NOT labeled from the outside) and one of the servers rudely ushered us aside before slamming the door and locking it. Then muttering under his breath and taking big sighs he reluctantly walked us to the front of the restaurant.

Food was good. But service was lack luster. It’s a shame this place would have been a nice place to tell people about.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. A bit rowdy guests but could not have had a better night!

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vipmistermb
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
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
34 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
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
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
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
23 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
Los Angeles
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
New York Area
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
3 reviews
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.

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

Amazing food and staff

KC
KathleenC
New York Area
5 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
2 reviews
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
181 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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JenniferG
New York Area
5 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.

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 674 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.