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About Le Cirque

Sirio Maccioni once again welcomes friends and guests at his renowned Le Cirque at its home within the prestigious One Beacon Court (151 East 58th Street). Under the leadership of the Maccioni family including wife Egidiana, sons Mario, Marco, and Mauro, the legendary restaurant entertains and attends to patrons with its hallmark service, exciting atmosphere and excellent cuisine as it has done for almost 40 celebrated years.

151 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:45am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Mon-Sat 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
Lexington & Third Avenues

Dress Code:
Jacket Required

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 644-0202

Website:
http://www.lecirque.com/

Entertainment:
We occasionally offer live jazz on Musical Mondays in our cafe starting at 8pm. Please check the "News" section of www.lecirquecafe.com for more info and a list of scheduled performances or call 212.644.0202.

Catering:
For more than 25 years, Le Cirque has hosted enchanted evenings for elegant affairs, both large and small. Under the direction of our experienced banquet staff, we invite you to make your evenings truly special for your catering needs.

Please contact our Banquets & Catering department at 212.405.5095.
http://lecirque.com/private-dining

Parking Details:
There is public parking directly across the street from the restaurant at 109 E. 58th Street, between Lex & 3rd. http://nyc.centralparking.com/opentable/6624

Public Transit:
4,5,6 and N,R,W at 59th Street & Lexington Ave.
F at 63rd Street & Lexington Ave.
E, M at 53rd Street & Lexington Ave.
M57 at 57th Street & Lexington Ave.
M101, M102, M103 at 57th Street & Lexington Ave.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For more than 25 years, Le Cirque has hosted enchanted evenings for elegant affairs, both large and small. Under the direction of our experienced banquet staff, we invite you to make your evenings truly special in Le Cirque's private dining rooms.

Please contact our Banquets & Catering department at 212.405.5095.
http://lecirque.com/private-dining

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Private Dining

Le Cirque features 3 private spaces, accommodating 10 - 160 guests for sit down dinners. Offering opulent settings, first class service and exquisite French cuisine.

Le Cirque Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

70% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for a Date (43)
Romantic (36)
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Quiet Conversation (31)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Business Meals (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Great for Lunch (16)
People Watching (14)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Tasting Menu (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The entire experience was at "white gloves" level of service and sophistication. Highly recommended.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I must admit, I was truly disappointed with this meal and experience. I have dined at Le Cirque before and never had any issue before. Something has changed.
It took nearly 30 minutes for a waiter to even ask if we wanted anything to drink and another 30 minutes for the appetizers to arrive. One of the entrees was delivered incorrectly, side orders not delivered until we asked for them and our waiter neglected to check in as you would normally expect when you're dining at a fine restaurant. Coffee was brought about 15 minutes after desserts were brought...which is not the most optimal timing and after requesting it once without avail, a second request for the check took forever.
I am uncertain what has changed at Le Cirque, but it wasn't for the best. Disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful classic restaurant. Luxurious and peaceful for conversation. Great food and prices are very fair.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I had dinner 11/8/17. We were promptly seated, water poured and promptly forgotten for the next 20 minutes. I had to chase down the waiter to come and take our order. I was surprised because the restaurant was rather empty.

The menu was tired and food taste was sub par. Tuna tartar tasted like lemon. I was expecting fresh tuna without an overbearing lemon flavor to cover up any fishiness. My lobster ravioli tasted like it was batch made the day before. Costco's lobster raviolli tasted fresher. My date didn't even eat half her duck entree.

The restaurant would be a great date restaurant (quite, romatic ambiance) if it weren't for the low service quality and poor food offering.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Too many little things in the decor for dust collecting. Need to tone it down and make it more classy as it should be.....!!!

We appreciate that there is sound reading materials, carpet/drapery, that helps with the space not being too noisy. Most restaurants could take lessons from LeCirque insofar as the noise factor!

Oh, by the way, the wait station is too close to the tables... Not good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Not valueable. Too much expensive for the quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wet poor food. Small portions. Wouldn’t go back but they are closing. No wonder

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Because the restaurant is going to close, at least at this location, I took my guests there out of nostalgia, but while the service and hospitality are both still great, the food was not.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Still a snobby place but I still come back for the food!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It is apparent that Le Cirque is closing it’s doors and I suspect service has dwindled as a result. I’ve had better service at a roadside diner. I would not suggest anyone rush before it closes its doors unless the whimsical artwork was on sale.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Special trip to New York. Dinner and show after. When looking at prices and paying that price, I want my first bite to be like "Wow". However with 3 entrees none seemed to fit the bill. Was truly disappointed in all the 3 entree flavors. The steak was terrible and tough, 3 scallops was about $40.00. I feel like we were ripped off.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service ! Food was perfectly cooked and the champagne we wanted wasn't available. However, the server recommended a better champagne at same price and it ended up being the best champagne ever!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Le Cirque does have good food but certainly not the best I have had and prices are obviously very high. Rack of Lamb was good but somewhat tough. Best part of meal was the desert, especially their renowned 'Stove.'

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very good food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had forgotten how lovely and terrific this venue was, plus excellent food/service!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My wife and I have been going to Le Cirque for years. Love the dining room decor and ambiance; the quality of the food varies. This time it was excellent. The caesar [which they are known for] was spectacular and the smoked salmon was great. My wife had an endive salad and the sliders.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent experience. Food and Service were first rate. We would definitely want to return for other special occasions .

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Family owned and run. I had been to the one in Vegas before. However, we had eaten at Le Bernadine the night before, so its hard to compare. Le Cirque is a very old school. Very good, but old recipes and old school Italian. We had the Lobster Mac and it was amazing. Very reasonably priced. Most restaurants we dropped 1k. here it was 300 or so. Very good value. Frankly, I would say they need to raise their prices. Donald Trump had a 200k per plate dinner here just two nights before. Easy to get a reservation and not crowded at all.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

I was horribly disappointed with my Le Cirque experience. I booked it for a high profile business meeting. The ambiance of the restaurant was fantastic, but one guest was served an almost entirely raw chicken breast. I can't believe this dish was allowed to leave the kitchen. I brought it to the attention of the staff who took it off the bill, but the chef never visited our table to apologize. It was not a mere oversight, the chicken was pinky and gummy. The VIP guests at the table were disappointed in this oversight as well. I will not book this restaurant for any future meetings.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

excellent,very attentive servers..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

FANTASTIC DINING EXPERIENCE!
I've always wanted to have dinner here and decided on a date night with the hubby. We ordered a 5 course tasting menu and everything was SUPERB! From lobster risotto, fois gras pate, escargot, breaded flounder, lamb, and desserts were served to perfection & delicious. The atmosphere was elegant and welcoming. That staff was friendly and professional. I would HIGHLY recommend a FABULOUS time here!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

It was a little disappointing, they did not have wine or champagne we ordered, foos was mediocre, the waiter was nice and apologized

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This place was tremendous. The food was both gorgeous and delicious. Staff was attentive but not overly so. Very nice experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I have been going to Le Cirque in NYC for twenty years and it was always consistently excellent This week I took clients there and was completely embarrassed The steak was tough and not cooked properly. The Caesar had over ripe lettuce. I finally had to order another entree for three of my guests who said the flounder was just ok The las Vegas Le Cirque has always been awesome!

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 (London)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Been to restaurant few years ago for lunch and was surprised to see the such small lunch crowd this time. We had Lychee martini and spicy cocktail and both were wonderfully made. Food was pretty decent with exception of my blackcod entree which was a little firm. Not sure what kind of blackcod they used but was so much drier than the ones I've tasted at other places. The appetizers of octopus and lobster salad as well as my husband's lobster risotto entree were really excellent, though.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We love Le Cirque. We had the tasting menu-just the right size portions and every bite was delectable. The decor is charming and the service perfect. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Romantic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

All of the food was delicious with wonderful flavor. I enjoy Le Cirque every time I go.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Went for special occasion meal on a Tuesday night, and the staff spoiled us. Great cocktails at the bar before dinner. At dinner, highlights were Risotto and Fish and especially desserts. Since I saw other comments critical of the wine list, I thought I would point out that while options appear limited, everything on the list is quality including by the glass options, and most importantly the choices offer wonderful pairing with the menu items.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Excellent in every way

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I ordered rare griled Salmon. It was well done. My wife's tuna tartare was filled with onion and inedible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Classic but ordinary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Restaurant week prefix menu was unfortunately disappointing. Gaspacho soup with a combination of watermelon and tomato was almost like watermelon julce, the steak was tough, and the server poured a wine roughly that

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

I came this time for Restaurant Week. The service was overwhelmingly good and the ambiance was beautiful. The noise level is quite high and expect to hear the conversation of the next table.
I ordered Garganelli Primavera, Chicken Diablo and Le Cirque Creme Brulee. The appetizer and dessert were good but the main course was a disappointment. The chicken was too dry and I finished only half of the small portion served.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Delicious food! I loved the lobster risotto and the perfect crème brûlée.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We went for restaurant week, the menu was great, the service was on par.
Loved the atmosphere, the plates were fun and all worth it

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Amazing as usual and the service was superb! Nothing unusual for this great restaurant

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The food is ok. Even right now it's NYC restaurant week, the food is still overpriced.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Wonderful. Mohamed was a wonderful host.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Beautiful room , service spotty . The waiters couldn't figure out who should be served what. The dishes were cleared before everyone had finished lunch. The food was delicious and well prepared. The staff was friendly but perhaps a little inexperienced

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This was one of my favorite restaurants, but this experience was disappointing. The entree of steak and frittes left much to be desired - very tough. The lobster risotto not great.
The gelato for dessert was also disappointing. The creme brelee is absolutely superb as was the endive salad.

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