L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon

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392 reviews
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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 Christophe Bellanca 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us on Mother's Day for a Michelin-starred holiday celebration. Chef Christophe Bellanca has created a special $165 tasting menu for the occasion!
*The same tasting menu only will be served at L’ATELIER & LE GRILL (the regular menu will not be offered)

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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a
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, beautiful restaurant . We love coming here

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FD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of our favorite places to dine... any where in the world. L'ATELIER never gets old.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal! We enjoyed every courses and it was even better than last time!

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TD
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went full Evolution with wine pairing (classic, not premium). I have to say everything was wonderfully presented and tasted beautifully. The wine pairings were perfect. We sat at the counter and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with all of the friendly staff and even chatted up with Chef. My only criticism was I would have liked the sweet pea to be warmer in temperature and we were brought two quails instead of a quail and steak. They brought a steak and said it was compliments of the kitchen, when in actuality it was my order and it was cooked medium rare rather than the medium. Perhaps that was because I should be eating it medium rare, lol, but nonetheless....minor criticisms I think. We enjoyed it and it was worth the hefty price for the experience.

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IL
Hong Kong
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the whole experience was absolutely delightful. We are definitely going to recommend this place to our friends.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came with my wife for a anniversary dinner. The entire team at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon was fantastic. My wife ordered 3 courses and I opted for the 5 course Spring menu. We enjoyed every course, especially the sauces of our main courses. My wife’s black bass had one of the most interesting curry that we have ever tried. We tried two desserts and both were fantastic. Presentation wise, the Nougat, is GORGEOUS. As photographers, we got to appreciate it even more later at home, when we noticed little details from the Nougat’s “bees”.

Chef Christophe Bellanca & team: congratulations and thank you for a outstanding experience!

We will be back,

Thiago & Ana

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary

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W
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience. In my opinion, this is the best restaurant in New York. I love the counter seating. Service was excellent in all respects. Sommelier very knowledgeable. I hope to return soon.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversaire de mme

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

Absolutely perfect!
In every way
Not much more I can really say in words.
Thank you for a beautiful experience!

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PD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We dine out almost every night and at all the best places.
The food here is excellent and the service we experienced was top notch.
can’t recommend Due to portion sizes and exorbitant prices.

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I
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

We booked for the first time the NYC restaurant as we love the Paris resaurants and we are frequent visitors there. We were a party of 6 who arrived with good mood and high expectations. We ordered two good bottles of wine.
The restaurant is beautiful, the decore and ambience is great. However, service was Apathetic. It was extrimly slow, we waited two long in between dishes. one dish never made it to the table. Our remarks did not get the right attention, and servers were not attentive. We wanted to order more, but as it was all so slow, chose not to.
Still the food when arrived was very good as always at the L’ Atalier.
Unfortunately, we came out disappointed, and a bit irritated given the expectation.

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

Loved everything about it!
Will definitely be back ❤️

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NG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time at the New York City restaurant, we have been to the one is Las Vegas in the past... this restaurant was exceptional, the service was impeccable and the food was beyond words can explain.... everything we had was amazing.... I was celebrating my birthday/ 1 year retirement and received a complimentary dessert which was delish..... I highly recommend this restaurant to anybody who is looking for an amazing dining experience.....

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Mediocre food. Portions are a joke. Charged wrong amount for the food. Ambience is pretty good.

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K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fun and fabulous night at this glitzy restaurant. Food was amazing as were the drinks. Our servers were great. The mashed potatoes were killer. We all did small plates. Some of the stand outs were the langoustine and the lotte. The wagyu beef was also amazing. It was the perfect restaurant experience: good friends, good food, good wine in a fun and beautiful space. We could not have been happier.

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CW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service exceptional, as usual. Always an amazing experience!

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D
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal all around! Wonderful dishes (if only a tad light quantity-wise) and great wine suggestions.

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

This restaurant is a good as it gets in fine dining experience

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MO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It felt like Robouchon restaurants in Paris and Monaco. Same red chair counter seating as Paris with a hushed ambiance. Service friendly, crisp, and professional. The dishes were uniformly outstanding: black truffles over pasta, eggplant confit, black bass, beef and foie grad mini burgers, langoustines, quail, black bass. All seasoned and presented beautifully. Enjoyed one of the signature cocktails, vieux carre. Of course we had the signature mashed potatoes! We will definitely return. A special evening.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at L'Atelier is a unique and wonderful experience. The service, ambiance and food are beyond excellent.

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LF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Lackluster for this level.

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RP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was outstanding. Our captain/waiter, Jean Pierre was outstanding. The layout of the restaurant is too much like a high end bar. I really do not need to see the food being prepared. I am more interested in how the food tastes!

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N
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. The spring menu is delicious. The service was great. I enjoyed seeing the kitchen in action as well.

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CE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of the best restaurants in town. Innovative cuisine, best quality ingredients, perfect service.

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c
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Espectacular service.

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CM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our night sitting at the chefs table. Staff was very attentive and personable. One of our lighlights for the weekend.

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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

Way too overpriced and we left hungry!!!!! Never again!!!!!!!

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RW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and wine pairing with great service. Bar seating has limitations on privacy and noice level

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L
New York Area
284 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful decor, standout details, nice colors.
Sat at the bar, amazing service, outstanding attention to customers. Food is always beautifully plated, so much so that you don’t want to eat it, but well... then you dive in. Delicious. Everything we ordered. Bread basket worth the wait. Personally I love the little baguettes only because I m not a fan of cooked cheese. But everyone loves the cheese rolls and they disappear in no time. Everything is amazing.

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JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I expected excellent food - it was better than expected. Same with the service. B-day dinner with my wife - not many locals, unless Hong Kong, Tokyo and Canada are considered local. Kitchen is poetry in motion and the staff struck right balance between cool professionalism and warmth. We loved it; it wasn't on expense account, but we'll be back.

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H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR DINING EXPERIENCE WAS WONDERFUL

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always

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DM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I guess they aim to be a "happening" two star restaurant - a really tough balance to hit. Only "chef's counter" seating is available for parties of two, but to call it a "chef's counter" is a bit of a stretch. Some seats have great views of the kitchen, others are best described as bar seating. The food is quite good, but hard to call it special, particularly in comparison to some of the other NYC two star rivals. We had what amounted to a very nice meal in an unusual and fun for a two star restaurant atmosphere, the food felt a bit overpriced for what it is, but they'll let you bringing your own wine (corkage was something like $50, a bargain compared to the typical markup here), pretty good overall.
I'd go back, bring a nice bottle of my own wine, and enjoy a good meal in an un-stuffy atmosphere - but there are other places I'd rather be (fittingly, those tables are harder to get).

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you arrive the hostess made you feel welcome and and special. The wait staff and sommelier were thorough, friendly and accommodating. The food was simply amazing and we got the pleasure to meet the chef Christophe Bellanca after dinner who was easy to talk to qnd invited us back. Everything comes together like the pieces of a fine watch, and you have the best seat in the house to witness it all, worth every penny!!

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MD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved the white asparagus with morilles mushrooms, the eggplant, the scallop crudo and the side of vegetables. We will order these again. The sole was not up to par to the rest, we will try something different next time. We really enjoyed being able to pick small portion dishes a la carte and create our own testing menu. The service was stellar from the whole staff. Bravo. We will be back.

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Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an incredible experience! The ambiance, food, and service were all excellent. I cannot express just how wonderful a time we had. I can't believe this restaurant doesn't have three Michelin stars!!

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KF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Satisfied everything !

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PT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

what would you expect from the best! Not our first time, but our best time. The counter is the place to be. You can go with the set menu or the a la carte, but the food is fantastic and everyone is pleased to assist and explain. Great for a special occasion. The bar is beautiful as well

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

Wonderful evening and a terrific meal. Very pricey. A few reasonably priced wines would have improved my mood.

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