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Le Turtle

4.4
4.4
136 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Le Turtle brings Contemporary American flair in a fine casual establishment to your plate and delights all your senses with its bright and beautiful space. Le Turtle offers a seasonal menu with wide array of vegetable forward shareable plates and staple large format dishes, such as famous Sasso Poulet and the 90 day Dry Aged Cote De Boeuf.
The restaurant is laid back and rustic but also cool, featuring wraparound booth, pine wood banquettes and neon light installation. French and natural wine bottles are available.


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Menu

Main

  • Beef Carpaccio$23.00

    Bottarga - Pickled Scallion Bottoms - Dill

    • Foie Gras$23.00

      White Chocolate - Pickled Chanterelles - Espelette

      • Smoked Fresh Cheese$16.00

        Roasted Pumpkin - Beets - Pepitas

        • Winter Greens$19.00

          Boquerones - Caramelized Walnuts - Pecorino

          • Roasted Cauliflower$18.00

            Spiced Pickled Apple - Carrot Emulsion- Pine Nuts

            • Butternut Squash$20.00

              Royal Trumpets - Cashews - Mulberry

              • Fresh Cavatelli$24.00

                Crab - Nduja Beurre Blanc - Fennel

                • Fresh Tagliatele$58.00

                  White Truffle - Pecorino

                  • Oxtail Risotto$33.00

                    Fresh Horseradish - Toasted Black Sesame - Pickled Kohlrabi

                    • Fried Octopus$31.00

                      Sticky Rice - Spicy Onion Emulsion - Scallion Chimichurri

                      • 90 Day Dry Aged Côte de Boeuf$63.00

                        Roquefort - Charred Scallion - Citrus Segments

                        • Sasso Poulet$69.00

                          Chicken Liver Mousse - Crispy Fingerling - Pickled Shishito

                          • Wagyu Ribeye$195.00

                            Warm Potato Foam - Purple Cauliflower - Black Truffle

                            For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                            What 136 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            4.4
                            4.4 based on all time ratings
                            • 4.4Food
                            • 4.3Service
                            • 4.4Ambience
                            • 3.8Value

                            NoiseModerate

                            76% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                            1. d

                              djdowns

                              New York Area

                              10 reviews

                              vip
                              1.0

                              10 reviews

                              Dined on February 17, 2019

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              Restaurant closed upon arrival. No advanced notice, and reservation confirmed a day in advance. Due to open reservation could not make another reservation at same time at another restaurant.

                            2. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 17, 2019

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              Showed up to the restaurant to it being permanently closed after being asked by Open Table to reconfirm the reservation 24 hours prior.

                            3. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 15, 2019

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              It’s closed. Stop listing it.

                            4. GM

                              GabrielleM

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 14, 2019

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              Restaurant closed and did not notify us. We showed up and had to scramble to find somewhere else to eat.

                            5. M

                              Makan

                              New York Area

                              5 reviews

                              vip
                              1.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on February 9, 2019

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              Planned a nice dinner with four friends to find that this restaurant closed down permanently without any notice. I wished that Opentable had given us a heads up. I also find it annoying that I was actually able to book for that restaurant when it was already shut down. Luckily we were able to find another reservation quickly.

                            6. MN

                              MichaelN

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              vip
                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 3, 2019

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              When we got to the restaurant there was a sign in the window that said "We are permanently closed". Not a fun night for us.

                            7. BN

                              BearNYC

                              New York Area

                              11 reviews

                              vip
                              1.0

                              11 reviews

                              Dined on February 3, 2019

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              IT'S CLOSED!!!!!

                            8. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              vip
                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 2, 2019

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              Made a reservation here, showed up and the restaurant was closed. Not sure why my reservation was taken in the first place.

                            9. PD

                              PaleocenicDiner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 12, 2019

                              overall2food4service2ambience3

                              Good food, despite gimmicky menu, marred by poor service. Unhappy, inattentive, inexperienced all on display. Too bad, cool room, good music. Tighten up the process and this place would make a much stronger impression. Very much mispriced for such poor execution up front.

                            10. TF

                              ThomasF

                              Miami

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on January 6, 2019

                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                              Went for a birthday and they gave us the best seat in the house after noting it was for a birthday in the OpenTable reservation. The food was outstanding and the service was stellar.

                            11. TL

                              TatianaL

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on December 30, 2018

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Delicious food-- like incredible! New tastes and creative cuisine. This was an amazing experience top to bottom. Fun and super creative atmosphere with very attentive and friendly wait staff. Eat here now!!!

                            12. JA

                              JohnA

                              Miami

                              3 reviews

                              4.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on December 28, 2018

                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                              Wonderful experience. Ambiance - food- service was excellent!!!

                            13. T

                              Tangoguy

                              New England

                              9 reviews

                              5.0

                              9 reviews

                              Dined on December 22, 2018

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Visiting NY for my wife's big B'day. Looking for creative meal in a not stuffy place. Hit the jackpot with Le Turtle. I was a bit concerned when I saw the relatively small choice of dishes. The waiter explained the deal: it's designed for sharing. Four of us shared 2 small, 2 medium, 1 large from the 3 sections. Every one was awesome. The Poulet from the large meal (only 2 choices, chicken or beef; we're not beef eaters generally) was just incredible. Whole chicken cooked in some flaming way. They bring it to show you while it's flaming and then cut it up. Crispy skin was to die for. Was melt in your mouth moist. Before that, mushroom risotto (our friend said he doesn't like mushrooms and we got it anyway and he loved it. Can't recall what kind they were) was sooo tasty). Corn porridge (never heard of that) just yummy. Octopus with some crunchy stuff- loved it. Can't believe I'm blanking on the other small plate (but I'm drinking wine right now). Only 2 dessert choices and we rarely do much dessert but we shared some hazelnut something or other, cross between a cake and a mousse and it was perfect. tasty and not too sweet (I'd have preferred the chocolate selection but it was my wife's b'day so her choice). Forgot to mention that my wife and friend had some sort of tequila cocktail and they loved it. He ordered a second (we're not big drinkers). I think we were the oldest people there by about 40 years. Looks like a hoping place for the young crowd. We had a relatively quiet place in the back corner. Got a bit to noisy for easy conversation toward the end when it filled up ( we were the first in at 7:30 on a Friday night). Service was great. Attention, friendly, not stuffy. Really loved this place. Only problem- no decaf! I guess they don't expect old folks. Our friend was fine with that but I gotta have my decaf coffee of any kind to top off a great meal like this. only disappointment. Great choice for her B'day.

                            14. ZC

                              ZakaryC

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 16, 2018

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Was so nice and delicious. Amazing seat and service, food was incredible.

                            15. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Washington DC

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 15, 2018

                              overall5food5service3ambience5

                              Outstahhhhhnding. Great drinks 😉

                            16. A

                              Amin

                              New York Area

                              45 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              45 reviews

                              Dined on December 14, 2018

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Inventive food and great staff. We are cooks and grown out vegetables at home, so we only venture out to restaurants with unusual food. The flavors and ingredients, quality, and the sharable dishes definitely make eating here a special occasion. Very nice for larger groups too. The waiters know the dishes and wines very well and not tentative about making recommendations. Don’t over order because the dishes are rich and filling. The ambient music was a bit too loud when we arrived but they turned it down, which is a good sign they are paying attention. Manager stopped by to welcome us which is a nice touch.

                            17. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on December 8, 2018

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Everything was tasty, from cocktails and wine, to food. This place was criticized severely in NYT review from two years ago and seemed it paid attention. NYT should return and try again.

                            18. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Seattle

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 2, 2018

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Delicious food, livelier after 7pm

                            19. L

                              Ladylawyer

                              Chicago

                              12 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              12 reviews

                              Dined on December 1, 2018

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Loved the inventive food. Need to improve wine list...

                            20. DM

                              DigitalMom

                              New York Area

                              28 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              28 reviews

                              Dined on November 30, 2018

                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                              Very limited menu. Overpriced. Wines were good. Service was good. Carpaccio was disappointingly fatty and pickled scallions were an odd combination for it. Salad was excellent.

                            21. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 27, 2018

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The chicken was amazing!

                            22. P

                              Phiphi66

                              Dublin

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on November 18, 2018

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Very nice 3 dishes experience (artichoke with applesauce, then grill squid) with marvelous white wine. Although I was alone bartender and host were very friendly with me. Very nice dinner

                            23. G

                              Gtzmau

                              New York Area

                              6 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on November 15, 2018

                              overall3food5service4ambience3

                              Food was superb, wine list mediocre at best. A French restaurant needs more burgundy! . We had the poulet and risotto.. fantastic.

                            24. ED

                              EricD

                              Mexico City

                              4 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on November 10, 2018

                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                              Interesting meal. It's a good restaurant, all dishes were cooked very well, but something was missing. Maybe it felt too inventive and lacked a little soul. But overall I would recommend it.

                            25. JS

                              JennyS

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 8, 2018

                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                              Great fun ambience. However: Vegetarian/ vegan options are not substantial - no protein, all carbs. Dessert options too narrow, not good.

                            26. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              8 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on November 2, 2018

                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                              Everything was great, food was excellent. As we wait a bit for our starters and entrees, they offered us another glass of wine. The only thing we found really below the rest was... wine. We tried 3 reds, all available by glass (19 to 23$/glass) and all disappointing. All were French, (we are too), all were too young. The food was so good and each dish so perfectly balanced that I would recommend to suggest a wine pairing.

                            27. W

                              Wallaw

                              New York Area

                              11 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              11 reviews

                              Dined on October 26, 2018

                              overall2food2service2ambience1

                              You could die trying to get a piece of bread!

                            28. JC

                              JohnnyC

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 20, 2018

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Wonderful meal! The chicken is absolutely lights out, and the three dishes we shared beforehand were fabulous.

                            29. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 13, 2018

                              overall1food1service2ambience2

                              Unfortunately, the experience was very disappointing. The door would not close all the way, making it rather cold. The food was surprisingly flavorless.

                            30. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 6, 2018

                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                              Lovely food and drink.

                            31. J

                              Jonathanperez0808

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 4, 2018

                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                              Steak is phenomenal great experience, I will go there every chance I get

                            32. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              London

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on September 26, 2018

                              overall5food4service5ambience3

                              Tasty interesting food. Why, though, do they need to set the chicken on fire, bring it to the table, show it off and then take it back to the kitchen to cut it up...?

                            33. J

                              Jono

                              New York Area

                              62 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              62 reviews

                              Dined on September 19, 2018

                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                              Very happy with this restaurant. Only downside was they forgot our mains but comped us a round of drinks. Other than that the food was delicious - definitely try the chicken (probably the most expensive chicken dish I've had but definitely worth it). Food plus 2 glasses of wine came to about $90 (incl tip and tax).

                            34. l

                              leighj

                              New York Area

                              24 reviews

                              vip
                              1.0

                              24 reviews

                              Dined on September 16, 2018

                              overall1food2service3ambience3

                              I don't understand the restaurant...all I can imagine is that is a tourist trap and return business is not a priority. It is def not French...more of a Spanish vibe to the food/drinks. We had 2 drinks and 4 very small plates...dropped $200+ and we were starving - got pizza on the way home. Our first order was a cheese dish that was just peculiar...a weird cheesy beet soupy thing. They offered nothing like focaccia or toast points, which it screamed for...no idea how to eat this. A spoon? Next we had a pasta of some kind that was pretty reminiscent of mac and cheese - I don't even recall the other two completely forgettable dishes. The deco was cool and a lot of effort went into the vibe which was also cool but the staff was pushy in every way...pushing drinks and pushing you to order the priciest dishes of chicken or beef. The drinks were tasty but stingy. In fact, the whole experience felt very stingy...giving you the least food/drink for the most profit. We left feeling hungry and totally fleeced. It would have been so easy to lift the offerings with extras that really would not have cost much more for Le T - too bad. Really poor form all the way around.

                            35. C

                              Chefwill

                              New York Area

                              8 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on September 14, 2018

                              overall3food2service2ambience3

                              Food was too conceptual and all of it lacked flavor and salt.

                            36. J

                              Jann

                              New York Area

                              395 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              395 reviews

                              Dined on September 9, 2018

                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                              We had the Sasso chicken which lived up to its reputation although the accompaniments-4 small fingerling potatoes, a spoonful of chicken liver mousse & some dressed greens were meager. Our server reccomended the cauliflower as a starter. Four florets again with a handful of dressed greens, were good but over priced for the portion size. The hazelnut financier could have used some ice cream for a change in texture & temperature. Overall, we enjoyed the meal.

                            37. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              4.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on September 5, 2018

                              overall4food5service3ambience3

                              Food was good. The crab pasta was excellent. Waitress recommended more food than was necessary. Ambience a bit more local restaurant than I was expecting considering website recommended business casual attire. More shorts and T shirts.

                            38. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Tampa

                              39 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              39 reviews

                              Dined on August 21, 2018

                              overall3food3service5ambience5

                              This place was recommended to us and we didn’t do the research that we would normally do. There are 8 appetizer dishes to share and 2 main course selections, also to share. There were 3 of us and we chose 3 appetizers and one chicken main. We chose beef carpaccio (good but too many competing flavors for my taste), eggplant (okay) and the octopus (excellent) The chicken was very tasty at $69. The beef entree was priced at $95 or $135 for the larger portion and the people next to us said it was very good. I thought the food was good but there wasn’t enough choice, and I thought it was pricey. We all agreed that it was good but all agreed we won’t return and would not recommend without explaining the limited choices and the pricing.

                            39. SK

                              ScottK

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on August 8, 2018

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              One of the best chicken dinners I have ever eaten!

                            40. BZ

                              BasiaZ

                              New York Area

                              14 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              14 reviews

                              Dined on August 3, 2018

                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                              We loved everything we ordered, octopus, crab pasta, cauliflower with honey labne and red lettuce with mushrooms. The wines are pricey. On a Friday night at 8pm, there were only 6 diners besides us, we couldn't figure out why? Food was delicious and service attentive.

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