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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

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

64% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
Romantic (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (6)
Tasting Menu (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Groups (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Cozy (2)
Organic (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Staff was charming, informative, helpful. But there were several open contentious interactions among them which subtracted from the professionalism.

Dover sole was good, delicate and with especially delicious sauce.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 4 days ago

Sadly this was a special birthday celebration and the service was neglectful. Needed to flag the waiter for each course and even the bill. They forgot to bring dessert as requested. The food was nothing special for a meal that cost over $275.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Very disappointed, service was not very good and rather slow; food was not hot but on the cool side and over-priced (1 dinner roll was $9). They are closing or moving to a different location and it showed!

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·Dined 4 days ago

For a high end restaurant the service was very slow and the food was average. We went for Business lunch. Had to rush thru lunch when it finally arrived since we had limited time. Unfortunate.....I was hopeful for something special...like a Daniels. Oh well.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Surprised to see a smaller crowd on holiday Thursday... Maybe because they're moving locations... That being said it was a good experience and the food and service were good

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We'd celebrated our 20th and 25th anniversary at Le Cirque and wanted to return to celebrate our 35th. Sadly, with Sirio not working due to health issues this restaurant has lost its luster. The staff really didn't care, the food was only OK and the experience was disappointing.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was excellent; however, service seems to have declined from previous visits. We had to hail server several times - more bread, more water, more coffee.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was always going to be an experience, but expectations rarely line up with reality.
'Gentlemen are required to wear jackets' should be prefaced with 'unless you appear to be a new, rich kid, and wish to wear a baseball cap nd a t-shirt, our Jacket policy is a simple suggestion.....'
Add to that the Children's Christmas party being held in a private room off of the bar, with a DJ pumping out hits during our entire meal, we can say that the experience certainly proved that this gastronomic icon has left it's roots firmly behind, and is chasing the new dolliars.
It's a shame, because so few places can boast such a rich history and find themselves as a must-do destination.
Le Cirque has demonstrated that it is now not one of those places......

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a terrible experience. It was extremely noisy, our waiter disappeared and we had to ask the bus boy for drinks and the check. The lamb was overcooked and just an overall disappointment. I would never return especially when there are so many better places.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very disappointed, came two time before few years back and was amazing,
Overprice for what they offer , food not good , not well presented , service not good ,
I have dine in less expensive restaurants with better food and service , definitely not going back or recommend .
Looks like ownership and chef change , definitely not the restaurant I remember,
Extremely disappointed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love to visit Le Cirque around the holiday's as the restaurant is elegant and warm with impeccable service. The butternut squash soup, cesar salad, lobster ravioli, and duck fettucini carbonara were fabulous. My only gripe is, at the end of dinner this past Saturday, I asked the receptionist to please call us a cab. She seemed not to know that calling a can was possible. She suggested that we go out and flag one down. It was a cold windy night and if we wanted to hunt down a cab ourselves, we would have done so. I had to ask again: "Would you PLEASE call us a cab?" Fortunately, one of the managers overheard my request, interjected, and said that he'd flag one down for us, which he did. Other than that, it was a superb dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was outstanding. Ordered the Dover sole. Expensive but very tasty. Venison was cooked perfectly very tender. Service was a little slow but otherwise we had a great experience

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Le Cirque fine dining is legendary and worth the trip, whether it's a business occasion or a special date. This is the second location I've been to and can't wait to see their new place.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Food excellent as expected.
Service below standard for a Restaurant rated with Michelin Stars.
Must improve service !

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 (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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 (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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