Le Canard Enchaine

4.8
625 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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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
174 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
3 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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vipJerseyFrench
New York Area
121 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
25 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
3 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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StevenM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipEricS
Orlando
31 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
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Will definitely be returning

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vipRitaW
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Classic French Bistro fare served in a warm and inviting space.

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vipProfessor
New York Area
175 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although given a choice of sitting outside the restaurant (in French Parisian cafe style), we preferred to be indoors with ample social distances throughout. Homemade fresh cauliflower soup (no cream), garlic escargot (snails), green salad appetizer as well as French onion soup ("best in the Hudson Valley") were served followed by grilled flounder over jasmine rice and freshly prepared port chops. Topping off with a chocolate mousse cake, a flourless chocolate cake a la mode, and a tarte tartan (upside down apple pie with caramel glaze), freshly made cappuccino made the perfect meal. It doesn't get better than that. THANK YOU Le Canard for another heavenly experience.

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vipUlysses4
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove 120 miles to return to this restaurant. We were not disappointed. Since we can't be in France right now, this is a very nice consolation prize. It is a classic and thoroughly authentic french bistro, a rarity on this side of the Atlantic
Thoroughly impressed with the truly professional service and the flawless execution of traditional dishes. Very much worth the Journey!

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vipkayegreen
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been a fan for many years now and its always a special evening when we dine at Le Canard. I've taken many out of town guests there for dinner snd they re always so happy (and a little bit surprised) that a restaurant of this quality is this far "upstate". It's our favorite in the area.

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Chip
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time here in several years. I want to start by saying the food was excellent, the Maitre De extremely friendly, and we had a pleasant evening. But, unfortunately, we are living in a COVID environment and I must admit to feeling a bit crowded. We also felt the need to ask our waiter to adjust his mask to cover his nose (to which he promptly adhered.). All in all, tho, a nice leisurely dinner and I'd recommend this place to anyone

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vipJerseyFrench
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The is one of the best French restaurants outside of Paris. My wife and I both started with the snails and mushrooms. Wow! She had the duck and I had the steak. Both were wonderful. The service and ambiance were spectacular. Can't wait to return.

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NathalieL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and privacy !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time, as always! Love this place.

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vipScottR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with the staff and the food was exceptional. This is a place I would highly recommend to anyone that loves great food and service.

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LLll
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, as always. Noisier since we ate outside, but good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, excellent food and service. Oysters were amazing, as was the branzini that I had, and the duck for my husband. From drinks to dessert, this is an outstanding restaurant and continues to be our favorite. Love the wait staff and friendly ambiance.

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Localresident
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner; salmon and trout entrees were delicious! Service was excellent; quiet, quaint atmosphere.

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Anonymous
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly, welcoming; excellent service; steak was terrific and enormous.

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vipUpstater
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what a Parisian Bistro should be even if it's in the heart of Kingston NY!!! You can't go wrong. Actually, I can't imagine anything but accolades.

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vipSandyH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as Always!!!!

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MelT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best outdoor dining experiences we had all year. Food was 5 star as well as service and ambiance!!! Highly recommend!!! I can’t wait to go back!!!

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NadineB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Staff was great very friendly. We sat outside where we could see the place getting very busy.

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KrychCarlson1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good

Lapse in service maybe 15 or more minutes

Escargot was good

Mousse was excellent

Veal tough

My husband enjoyed it

I guess from reviews I was expecting a “Le Beckfin” experience but it was okay

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really good food. Staff was overwhelmed as there were a ton of people all trying to go there. Owner did a really amazing job of receiving all the customers and making them feel welcomed and in a timely manner. Order was taken quickly; I think they forgot our table for a bit as the main took longer maybe 45min-1hr 15 min to arrive, which kind of delayed our future evening plans. The food was really good though; may have liked to order more, but had to leave for other things. Super busy night so it’s understandable. Overall; really awesome, glad to have gotten a table on short notice and enjoy all everything :)

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SophiaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very accommodating to us with our last minute change. The vibe from it is old sophisticated french food and people meet spunky upstate new york. It was a joy to interact with the staff and to taste all the delicious food. Their french onion soup is the best I've ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place ever!!! Would love to have one near home. Their staff, owner, food, everything amazing!

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A terrific French Restaurant. You almost feel like you're in Paris. The food is perfect, the service is gracious and the ambiance warm and welcoming. High recommend it.

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vipProfessor
New York Area
175 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic high quality food in the Hudson Valley: homemade soups and desserts, great salads, daily entrées and a serious assortment of wines, beers, &c. It doesn't get better than this.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal and great service

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vipSandyH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from the very beginning
Service wonderful
Drinks perfect
Food as always was the very best
Can’t wait to return.
Thank you all

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience with outstanding food. Very personable and quick to please their customers. Highly recommended.

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vipProfessor
New York Area
175 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever you are in the lower Hudson Valley, Le Canard Enchainé should be your first choice. Uptown in Kingston NY the owner/chef still supervises his kitchen and goes to check all of his guests are satisfied. This is the old-fashioned style that is rarely found nowadays even in the top restaurants of New York and Paris. And do not forget that all of their desserts are home-made and beyond delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal from start to finish! Jean Jacques has the #1 restaurant in Kingston, without a doubt!

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 625 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.