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Permanently Closed - Le Cirque

3.7
4067 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:45am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Mon-Sat 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(212) 644-0202
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Required
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Private party facilities
Le Cirque features 3 private spaces, accommodating 10 - 160 guests for sit down dinners. Offering opulent settings, first class service and exquisite French cuisine.
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Private party contact
Jill Levine: (877) 293-4579
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lexington & Third Avenues
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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
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3.7  based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.6
service
4.1
ambience
3.2
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52% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Annie (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was good. However the restaurant has lost its ambiance and service level. Although jackets are required for men, there were men in jeans and sweaters. The noise level was loud. Service was ok but not the level of excellence like in the past.

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James2018 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Didn’t worth what I paid for. There are a lot of others restaurants with a better cost and benefits in the New York City.

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SharonH (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

It was quite disappointing. Wanted to go there due to its history before they moved again/heard they were closing for a NYC bucket list experience at the legendary Le Cirque, but was not impressed in anyway. We ordered the tasting menu, maybe we would have been better off ordering off the regular menu. Overpriced for mediocre food. Don't waste your time or money here.

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NJfoodie (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

They are closing end of 2017. Wish we knew that before we went. Service awful. Food awful. Too bad...used to be a great place and now our last memory is negative. I'll never go to one of their restaurants again. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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vipEdmhdz (Mexico City)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

It is an excellent restaurant, known to me for 16 years, i was expecting my trip and be lucky to find a place. Food was outstanding, wine was very good.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

It was Christmas Eve and the staff seemed disorganized - almost like they were temps hired for the night because the normal staff didn’t want to work. Service was slow and being as they are changing location in the new year, they didn’t stock the bar and wine cellar which is odd for a high end restaurant. They almost had an air of “who cares, we’re done” about them. Most of the food was very good though the steak was extremely bland

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vipMopTopKilla08 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Awful, not the same as I remember. They should close down and they are.

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vipNYDiner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

My how this restaurant has declined! Had Xmas dinner (prix fixe) with my wife and what a bad experience. Snooty waiter, food that one would expect on a low end cruise ship (over-cooked steak, trout that had any semblance of life boiled out of it), even the couple next to us walked out after the appetizer. With so many truly exceptional restaurants in the City, this one’s future is not looking good.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
1.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Worst dining experience in my life - food was nearly inedible.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

1. My reservation was not checked in properly and I received an alert from you.
2. As they are closing, the food was serviceable at best. Should not charge what they did for frozen fish and vegetables.

Extremely disappointing!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Not what it use to be. Far better restaurants available when price is no issue

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Wine list needs updating.

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OpenTable Diner (Mexico City)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Menu was geeat!

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vipMJD523 (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We have been here before and we’re very impressed. This time the staff was completely disorganized. Perhaps it was because the manager appeared to be on his cell phone most of the time. We almost missed our show because no one asked if we had any time constraints. Such a shame, but it’s off our list of restaurants in NYC.

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vipBasil (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Always a wonderful meal and terrific ambiance. You had the pomme souffle for us... YEAH! And, our Maitre de, Moon, very nice, conversational and most attentive to us. I'm so sorry the restaurant will be closed, for so long, during the renovation and move. But, I look forward to coming back, as my uncle and I have been coming to Le Cirque for 40 years--a NYC tradition. Thank you so much and good luck. --Basil

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vipAlwarzezp (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Le Cirque is Le Cirque!
Best of everything.
Need I say more?

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The restaurant is closing at the end of the month. And you could tell. The waiters were inattentive and could care less about service, even after you complained about it. We waited 1/2 hour for our drink to come. There was a bug in the wine. When we complained about that the waiter said that that was just “part of nature”. The poor service completely ruined our dinner. I would never go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

It was our first time at Le Cirque and it did not disappoint. We had a wonderful evening enjoying great food and drinks. I would highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Special!! Delicious! Nothing could be bad on this menu

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

I was really disappointed. My $45 fish was cold and the sauce it came with was too think and bitter. My friend ordered the chicken and stopped eating it.

This place is way overpriced for what they serve.

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