L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon

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L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon New York is a Modern French restaurant from legendary French Chef Joël Robuchon, who holds more Michelin stars than any chef in the world (32). The restaurant's signature dining counter faces directly into the open kitchen, allowing for a dynamic interaction between chef and diner. A meal can be composed of an à la carte selection of tapas size plates, appetizers, and entrées. Chef Robuchon also offers a Seasonal Tasting Menu and Vegetarian Tasting Menu. The value-driven wine program features an extensive list of 700 references.

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Treat your loved one to an unforgettable evening, and decadent one-night-only tasting featuring foie gras, caviar, lobster, and truffles. 5-course menu, $255pp. *Please note this will be the only menu offered in L’Atelier or Le Grill this evening

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to thank Mr. Christophe Bellanca and his team for a again great dinner.
So far I had 7 courses during 2 visits and for sure I will visit this restaurant again.
The quality of the dinner courses, is it ingredients, preparation, taste and presentation is simply outstanding.
The champagne sauce that comes with the cod is a dream. The St. Jacques Carpaccio which is new on the menu was simply delicious.
The yuzu sphere dessert comes with an intense smell of the Japanese citron due to the shavings around the sphere and is overall so well balanced in taste and texture: the sweetness of the sugar sphere, the acidity of the citron, the creaminess of the mascarpone and the smooth ice cream in the center.
If you are friend of appealing presentation then go for the black forest. I will probably take it next time.
Not to mention the delicious bread selection.
The wine list is also notable with a focus on French wines which is understandable taking the origin of this "gourmet food chain" into account. I wished only that it had a little larger selection of Italian wines also by the glass. Nevertheless the recommendations of the sommeliers are always touchdowns. I had interesting discussions with Mister McKenna and colleagues both visits.
The idea to seat guests at a counter around the kitchen is very appealing for me. If your neighbors are willing to communicate you can have interesting conversations.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is amazing

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New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I look for exceptional dining experiences ever year for our shared birthday celebration. This year we chose L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon. It was the perfect dining experience! We had the Evolution tasting menu and sat on very comfortable stools that looked directly into the open kitchen. The movements of both the kitchen staff and service staff reminded me of a beautifully choreographed dance. It was all too subtle to call our experience an event yet it was. Every course was superbly, creatively prepared and presented. The unique and brilliant pairings and blending of ingredients was exciting and deliciuos, The staff were friendly and welcoming; no stuffiness here but definitely elegant. Although we chose to treat ourselves to the entire experience, patrons have many choices since there are a variety of menus to chose from as well as a la carte. I can assure you, the experience is unforgettable! I cannot wait to return!
Merci beaucoup Chef Christophe Bellanca who has worked in some of the world’s most prestigious restaurants, and is now the Executive Chef of L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon New York and his team!

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest dining experiences I have Ever had. The service was immaculate, the presentation gorgeous and the offerings spectacular

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best overall meal I have had in over a decade but you definitely pay for what you get! (And I dine at Michelin restaurants frequently -). One dish was better then next, incredibly consistent.

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Near perfection. Staff was attentive, excited about the food and wine. Atmosphere was lively, attractive, and very enjoyable to watch the kitchen. Food was creative, very flavorful, and much more worthy than the 1 Michelin star. Can’t wait to return!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

An unfortunate experience!!! Having been here before, I would not have known better but it was a bad experience this time. Makes me think twice to visit again or recommend. Also, I don’t understand how 2 whiskey sours are $58 even with a great scotch as the pour which on its own was $12 each. A $24 up charge....really? Service was subpar and the fact that while we had great seating they may have overseated the chef counter as we kept getting bumped.
Exclusivity and cost can only be maintained with appropriate execution. Bad job this time!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Service is a hit or miss for this level of restaurant and price. Been here 4 times in 18 months with family and friends because you have a very nice server. But, execution is not good at all. For example, you actually have to look for a server to give you water. If I was at a Denny’s then I would understand. I have now given more than a benefit of doubt and won’t be going back. Much better to spend money at Del Posto’s, Le Bernardin and Eleven Madison, where service is obsequious, food is amazing and you feel like it was money well spent. #overpriced #notagreatexperience

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the food was great, however, the truffles did not taste fresh.

Our server, Zhanna, was amazing. She was attentive, knowledgeable and extremely friendly.

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DM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in the world!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall. A couple dishes too heavy and greasy. Terrific desserts and services.

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the best i have ate in 2019~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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JK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Flawlessly executed elevated french cuisine; the bread service was to die for. The wine list thot. 4~5x retail pricing on most of their Burgundies, even the ones readily available at any of your reputable wine purveyors in NYC. Just annoying as heck. Bring your own wine. It’s worth the close to $100 corkage fee, a much better deal than buying off of their wine list.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very attentive. We had the Chef’s Menu. The food was very good and the presentation lovely. I get it’s more casual because it’s in the MPD (I’ve lived downtown 25 years) but jeans and flannel shirts just didn’t compliment the ambience and $1,000 meal. by the way, the sommelier was wonderful. Foods worth going most definitely.

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PS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Initially a bit apprehensive with the new location, having loved the iteration in the 4 Seasons. Meat packing district, to an infrequent visitor to Manhattan, seemed like it might be sketchy and with the passing of the eponymous founder in 2018, we were concerned that the sublime culinary creations may have fallen in inspiration. Both of these worries were completely unfounded. The tasting menu impressed beyond expectations, the sommelier was spot on in recommendations, and the service was excellent.

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

New Year’s Eve

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jour de l’an : un délice pour les papilles

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m
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, very much a chef’s ouevre. great place. pricey but worth it. better than the paris original.

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YS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I tried winter menu. Great selection of ingredients and excellent processing execution.

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m
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing.

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e
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday here (so I didn't have to pick up the tab!) and was a bit put off by counter seating only for parties of two, but it was fine. The attentive, friendly, professional service from greeting at the door to the wait staff sets you at ease. The work behind the counter - always moving wait staff and, further away, the kitchen - isn't noisy or distracting and, when a waiter has a free moment, offers entertainment. The seasonal cocktails range from tart to sweet. The wine selection, even by the glass, is very good. The food is remarkable: original, tasty, healthy and memorable. And yes, they even gave me a free dessert with a candle on top. I'd definitely return.

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KR
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is outstanding. Food is excellent. Makes for a special occasion meal .

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, staff and décor are superb. We told the sommelier that we preferred the wine's from Spain's Priorat and none were listed on the carte de vin. She went hunting the wine cellar and came back with one of our favorites, Las Terrassas 2014, by Alvaro Palacios, at a good price. It was marvelous.

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The presentation, creative flavors, and customer service was like no other

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing preparations, presentations, wine pairings

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A
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This new location has quickly become my favorite restaurant in NYC, second only to PerSe. I love the convivial "counter" seating and enjoy watching the cohesive team at work in the kitchen. The space is a gorgeous chic modern renovation of another otherwise industrial discard. Highlights: Foie Gras sliders, waygu rib eye, fried artichoke and...well, everything honestly. Must do a tasting flight whether you order ala carte or the Chef's selection. Portions are ample for a tasting style menu each beautifully presented. e team at L'atelier (especially the Head Somm) is friendly, knowledgeable and extraordinarily professional sans any pretension whatsoever. We are restaurant and winery owners and I assure you, its damn near flawless. On another note, the "bar" is another fabulous option. We enjoy both sides of the experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Awesome!

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LS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I like the fact that a couple of us were able to have the regular tasting menu and that they also had a vegetarian tasting menu available for the vegetarian among us. More too restaurants should offer that option. Food outstanding and service very good.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of food, service and ambiance were overall great.
thr portion of food was not enough( we ordered moderate course menu)
Highly recommended for special occasion.

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MA
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, even if it is a larger venue than Paris & Lomndon.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I guess for a 2 Michelin Star restaurant, I expected to be wow’ed. We have been to multiple 1 and 2 Michelin starred restaurants in SF, NY, Paris and St Emillion.

For starters we were sat at a bar which was awkward. Shoulder to shoulder with the guests next to us. If I’m paying for a $300 meal per person with drinks I want a table and not feel like I’m getting counter service. Our Amuse Bouce and first course came out before we even got our drinks. So I don’t see how the service was that great. Also at the end of the meal they served our desert course while I was in the restroom, and my glass of wine at the end of dinner had finger prints all over the base and stem of the glass. That might sound petty but if you want 2 Michelin stars these are really rookie mistakes. While the place was beautiful it absolutely felt like a chain restaurant. Finding out after that it was a chain everything made sense but 2 stars I feel was extremely generous.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Great experience. Wildly expensive but worth it

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GF
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A remarkable dinner. We hope to be back very soon.

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, like its counterparts in Paris and London, does not fail to impress. The seasonal cuisine tasting menu was spot on and was beautifully presented. We enjoyed our holiday dinner and look forward to returning soon.

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ML
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn’t been here in a very long time, and I went with my foodie son who is very hard to please. He couldn’t have enough so he ate part of my food too. Everything was amazingly good. Can’t wait for the next time!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an impromptu date night with my husband. The food, ambiance and service were IMPECCABLE!! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a great tasting menu in NYC.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic- can’t say enough about our dinner. The food was delicious and the staff were wonderful.

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London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my wife's birthday. They were able to accommodate her gluten-free allergy while we all enjoyed the tasting menu. I love the new location in New York which feels so much more like a Joel Robuchon restaurant than the earlier location with the open kitchen and bar seating where you can observe the preparations. We have had the pleasure of going to his restaurants in London, Hong Kong and Monaco all of which are outstanding. Glad that New York now has a real Joel Robuchon restaurant

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FP
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

No wonder L'Atelier has two Michelin stars. The ambiance is a little bit intimidating at first, but the friendly service makes you at ease very quickly. You start with great cocktails, and you feel even more relaxed. The amuse-bouche sets the tone (according to some in our party, it was the best tasting food of the whole dinner). Every dish is a feast for the eyes first and then for the palate. I recommend getting dessert!
There was one BIG disappointment: the restrooms are NOT up to a two Michelin star level, being very dated and not the cleanest.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Équipe et nourriture exceptionnelle. La puissance mêlée à la délicatesse sont autant de promesses et de prouesses que parviennent à réaliser une équipe au top niveau. Un grand merci pour cette soirée exceptionnelle

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