Le Canard Enchaine

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464 reviews
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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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t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Like being in Paris!! Great food, service! Can’t wait to go again

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ST
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

What a find, in an unlikely place! A great meal with imaginative dishes from start to finish. Exceptional service and genuine food enthusiasm from our server. A great vibe in the dining room. We'd make a trip to Kingston for a return meal.

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AG
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service and ambiance were outstanding. Worth the trip!

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This gem in Kingston is worth a trip from the capital district. Impeccable service, top notch French cuisine and a cozy, dark interior make for an excellent dining experience.

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KN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious. Always a great meal. The service was perfect.

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VS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a GREAT dinner at Le Canard! Delicious french food, warm and welcoming staff and excellent deserts and wine menu. Totally exceeded our expectations!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Kingston.

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n
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best French restaurant north of NYC. No one else comes close!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Looking for a quiet place to explore Hudson Valley.
Nice setting for an early dinner, and as born French, was happily surprised by the authenticity of the place!

Will go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made an 80 mile trip specifically to go to this restaurant . The staff is wonderful they make u feel like family, especially Elizabeth.
The food is worth the trip.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Post wedding

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SH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Easter dinner The snails and oysters were delicious. The rack of lamb and short ribs were outstanding. Our service was over the top as always. The evening was perfect. Thank you for being there for us to enjoy fabulous French cuisine.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Feels like you’re in a small town in France. Absolute must if you’re staying in Kingston. Come to stay for the steak frites and Bordeaux.

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place can really make you feel like you are in a Paris bistro. The food is classically french and very good. All the service staff appear to work very hard and the chef comes out to greet diners. It is a treat.

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MF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great food at this restaurant. I had the salmon with a sweet glaze and peppercorn crust over red cabbage - A perfect combination. My partner had his usual steak with pomme frites. The steak was cooked rare with herb butter. I especially appreciated the tarragon in the herbs.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Canard never disappoints. It is my go-to place for all special occasions.

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k
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

our favorite spot- consistently wonderful - food this time was truly outstanding

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for us and we had very high expectations. Everything was incredible - ambiance, apps, main course, dessert, drinks, and service. A very special experience that was well worth it.

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love the meal and it was a fun place to be. It was very crowded and I think the service suffered a tiny bit. Beautiful French food.

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DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and service. We had the duck as an entree and the classic escargot...manifique in every way. Merci beaucoup to this husband and wife team and all their staff !!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was celebrating my birthday with my fiancee and could not have made a better choice. It's authentic French cuisine, the Magret de Canard was delicious and the Tarte Tatin (apple pie à la mode) was the best I've had outside of Paris. Merci mille fois

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JP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed this spur of the moment visit to Les Canards. It was comfortably busy for a Friday night.
The arugula salad special was a generous portion. My partner said the fricassee of snails was delicious. As were our entrees, roast duck and grilled pork chop.
We were too full to add dessert. We just finished our bottle of Cotes du Rhône.

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S
Philadelphia
106 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in a long time... the menu is creative, with lots of typical French dishes. There were 3 of us; 2 of us ordered different salads as starters; both of us loved them. 2 ordered the rainbow trout; the sauce was out of this world! I had the 1/2 duck with berry sauce; superb! We almost skipped dessert, but finally decided to share the chocolate mousse cake 3 ways; it was fabulous. And since we were there very late, and the kitchen was ready to close, the restaurant just presented us with a second dessert (it would have been soggy if it had to wait until the next day); it was Mille feuilles pastry with a cream... and we managed to polish that off, too!

It's on the expensive side (but normal prices for fine dining restaurants in a major city); well worth a visit. I'd even go out of my way to eat there again.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Sadly, it took us 2 hours to receive our entrees. La canard has great food and A warm ambiance..but waiting two hours for your entree is simply unacceptable. We were given a gift certificate and two deserts to compensate for the poor service.

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SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food, service is always great!

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P
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Following nearly a week of renovating its kitchen to be best equipped and most efficient, Le Canard Enchainé is as good as one could ever expect, a piece of Paris transported to the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. From homemade soups without cream to delicious salads, delectable entrées and unforgettable desserts, Chef Jean-Jacques continues to outperform expectation and delivers haute cuisine at remarkable value.

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 7 visit and as always everything was perfect. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is charming and the service is hospitable without being intrusive. We drive 90+ miles to eat here - I think that tells you what we think of the place!

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JB
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant. We all felt transported to a different time and place. The staff was particularly lovely and the food delicious. We will definitely be back.

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CW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First-rate restaurant...an unexpected find. Worth a trip to Kingston.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner with friends of ours that we hadn’t seen in a while. Le Canard does not disappoint. The food and atmosphere is always good here.

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RF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambience, warm and inviting, with a variety of French music playing in the background. Charming decor, lots of vintage Parisian memorabilia (artwork, photos, posters, newspapers, etc.) going back decades before I was even born. Food was very good overall, and there was a great selection of tempting specials. The fricassee of snails was particularly good: creamy, garlicky, with mushrooms that complemented the other flavors very nicely. The goat cheese cake over greens was also very good, as was the steak and frites. Good selection of wines, including a nice red Bordeaux available by the glass. My wife had the duck confit, which was done just right and delicious. Great service, in spite of the late hour.

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M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a FABULOUS Experience!
Everything was Perfect
Our Waiter was amazing
It just does not get any better than Le Canard

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We’ve loved this place for 20 years, though we don’t get here often as it is so far from our home. It still feels like an old neighborhood place in Paris.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place run by a brilliant team! A must if you are in the area

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IH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelieveable! Certainly worth the drive from Poughkeepsie. Everything was above excellent!! Irene H.

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MJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly first-rate experience, as always. Delicious confit & Red snapper prepared to perfection. Never leave without dessert!! Jean Jacques & his staff know how to make guests feel welcome.

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VB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I wish they had one vegetarian entree! My husband ordered the duck, he loved it. I had the soup and an appetizer which was good but would love to have some warm food though!

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F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best and most authentic French food. Excellent service and ambience. A necessary stop whenever in the Kingston area.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Something seriously went wrong the night of February 17th. We had an opentable reservation for 4, at 7PM. We arrived, at 7PM, and we were greeted by a very un-friendly young lady at the bar. There were clearly open tables, but we STOOD waiting for 20 minutes, all the time never asked if we wanted a drink or anything. The limited staff was scrambling, no one made eye contact with us, or made any apology for the wait. Finally we were seated, given a basket of bread, and menus. The menu was a limited Valentines menu, after the fact. We waited another 15 minutes without a seeing a server. We got up and left. The young woman that originally greeted us, again offered no excuses or an apology.
In the past I have had awesome experiences here. Obviously something really wrong was going. Maybe a Chef walked out, maybe they ran out of food???? Anyway, it will be hard to go back, I have really enjoyed it in the past. I'd love an explanation, I hope this isn't the sign of the times at Le Canard.

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A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy many fine restaurants in both NYC and the Hudson Valley. Le Canard Enchaine is among our favorite (maybe our favorite!) in the Hudson Valley. We get there at least once a year, and always feel like we are special guests. And the people who cook and serve are not not just friendly, thir service is wonderful! On this recent visit, we each had a version of duck. Both the confit and the roast duck were delicious. My foie gras appetizer was the best I have ever had.

Well worth the price and the half our drive!

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