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L'Escale

4.7
4.7
2180 Reviews
$30 and under
Provencal
The iconic, l’escale restaurant bar, or “port of call” for seasonal Mediterranean cuisine is designed to transport the ambiance of Provence to the Gold Coast of Connecticut. Two-hundred-year-old stone terra cotta tiles from Provence adorn the floors with a wood burning fireplace lending an unmistakable charm and beauty.

Founded by Rick Wahlstedt in 2003, l’escale has reached institution status. Located at Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel, the restaurant’s intimate decor, along with its wrought iron tonelle covered waterfront terrace and exquisitely designed menu by award winning Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer will deliver the Côte d’Azur right to your table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Provencal, French, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–9:30 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 661-4600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Frederic Kieffer

  • Private party facilities

    Full service private events from corporate meetings, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, to intimate private dinners & cocktail receptions

  • Private party contact

    Mario Merturi: (203) 661-4600

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich

  • Cross street

    Steamboat & Arch

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Live Music every Wednesday-Saturday evening in the lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,180 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. EL

    EllenL

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to L’escale for our 20th anniversary dinner. It was a great night! The food was delicious and the service was excellent!
  2. GL

    GusyLore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful evening, the service was exceptional and the food exquisite!. Will come back soon.
  3. CL

    CynthiaL

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed a very nice meal.
  4. H

    Hmsv

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant and location! It’s a shame they’re closing their doors but it was definitely a treat. They made our anniversary something truly special.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I received an email that L'escale would be closing in December. I drive from Long Island for the L'escale experience!First time coming on a Sunday. I had reservations for Saturday but a conflict happened at the last minute, so I changed my reservation. My son, who's leaving for college in 2 weeks wanted to come back here because he loves their lobster fra diavola with pasta. They were not serving that dish on a Sunday til 5pm. When I explained that to the manager, he was gracious to accommodate us! I will definitely return a few more times before the doors close.
  6. BM

    BebeM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L’Escale never disappoints. Brunch was wonderful with a delicious seasonal menu. Service is always 5 ⭐️!
  7. CG

    CarolynG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, impeccable service, and a beautiful setting on the water!
  8. ZL

    ZLlama888

    Los Angeles

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make sure you book with this establishment as they are closing end of 2022. Fantastic dinner and service, beautiful views and great atmosphere
  9. DK

    DrKathy

    New York Area

    260 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    260 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend Mila and I enjoyed the Lobster sliders and the Chicken Paillard salad. We celebrated her birthday there and we loved the desserts too! The ambiance was lovely and quiet for lunch. The service was excellent.
  10. RH

    RobertH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience was superb. The for preparation is creative and very well done. We often eat at fine restaurants and this has to rank as one of the best. My wife and I must be gluten-free, and we found several options on the menu that did not need to be altered from their original. The European atmosphere of the dining room is also very nice. Highly recommended.
  11. g

    genre

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Outstanding service from valet to all staff/servers which compliments the superb food. Wine selection by the glass is selective and does not disappoint. So sad they will not be able to renew their rental contract to continue on in '23.
  12. JM

    JenniferM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  13. P

    Patrick

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch on the waterfront patio with creative cocktails and fresh seafood. Unfortunately, we learned that L'Escale will have to find a new home after December 2022, when the current 20-year lease runs out, so go while you can!
  14. DJ

    DianeJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 3 friends and I enjoyed our lunch. We plan to go back in a few weeks.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Wonderful service.
  16. A

    Alain

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    “Captain” Mickael really took care of our table. My wife birthday was celebrated in a very nice way with all their crew. And my friends leaving Westchester after almost 19 years were very pleased too to have one more meal at L’Escale. Excellent evening with friends and excellent establishment.
  17. C

    Cliffield

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Hopefully they find a new location before year end. Would be a real shame to lose them.
  18. S

    Sammy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An excellent food experience .... would recommend
  19. NY

    NYyum

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable! Always wonderful to lunch outside on the water, even in this extreme heat. Our server was so attentive and friendly, it felt like having lunch with family. I asked him to select a Rosé and was a perfect pairing to the oysters and gazpacho that I enjoyed. My dining companions had the Salade Niçoise with seared tuna and the lobster sliders. All was enjoyed and savored. Will be sad to say goodbye to this Greenwich gem, I will be back before you close!!
  20. MK

    MatthewK

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall pretty good, stuck in the corner of the restaurant a bit, I had a reservation for a week. That was not so wonderful. The food was good, the service good, the price a bit high, but knew that going in. There was no WOW moment, but a solid dining experience. Service was very good. Menu options a little light, and not as much French flair as I was expecting. Cheeseburger Hanger steak Not very French overall. But again, good food.
  21. MD

    MaryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, service, and ambience. would definitely try again
  22. GB

    GinaB

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    We had a guest from overseas and waited nearly one hour for our table. 8PM reservation for 3 people and we did not sit until 8:50 PM. This was not acceptable at all. The value for money is also not acceptable. $20 for a glass of Sancerre? My husband’s salmon was so tiny it was less than a lunch portion. Over $700 dinner tab for 3 people? Forget it. We are not going to frequent this restaurant anymore. We will take our business elsewhere from now on. There are plenty of better places in Greenwich we can go. We are very long-time supporters of L’escale but this was an awful experience and we won’t be making anymore reservations. Very disappointing.
  23. HN

    HarveyN

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had dinner there last night inside and lunch today outside. Both experiences were great. Our waiter Michael was great. Only thing is it has a very limited menu and a bit expensive. All dishes are very fancy and unique. They should add some more traditional dinner entrees and sandwiches for lunch.
  24. C

    Carmen

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience, the staff was great and the food outstanding! We sat outside so it was a bit warm but tolerable. Sad to hear it will close end of year.
  25. LT

    LezaT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were there a night of a wedding so we missed out on outdoor seating! Was extremely disappointed, especially after making reservations weeks in advance. Also, it was so loud because you could also hear wedding music. Service and food were superb!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just read that L’Escale will be closing at the end of the year!!! If that is so, it will truly be missed. Best overall restaurant in Greenwich -msetting can’t be beat. The owners of the Delmar Hotel are making a big mistake!!
  27. r

    richardl

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service,food, and outdoor patio.
  28. F

    Franco

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and. Food was. Great as always. Have to. say. Manager. Was. Excellent. Mr. Fletcher !!! Extremely. Attentive. Very. Professional. .. Great. Job .
  29. r

    royc

    New England

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Poor service and overpriced, very average food. Nice ambiance
  30. F

    Franco

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Service. And. Great. Food as. Always . Manager. Is Amazing. Very. Attentive . Mr.Fletcher.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  32. M

    Maggie

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner at L’Escale on the patio. Thank you so much to the whole team. We felt super taken care of.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 39th wedding anniversary! The ambiance , Service and food was incredible!
  34. BO

    BrianO

    Tampa

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, good service, atmosphere couldn’t be better. Outside bar on the harbor is perfect.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS A PLEASURE
  36. FR

    FrankR

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary
  37. S

    Skim

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views and ambiance. This is one of our favorite restaurants.
  38. d

    dine2celebr8

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was OK. The weight staff was pleasant. There was a lot of foot traffic going past the table. One manager was continuously talking to a table of guests about his issues with something with his back to me at too close a range. The ambience was not very relaxing.
  39. MG

    MarcoG

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner. Tuna Tartar, Charcuterie Board to start, Lamb Chops and Gnocchi for entrée course. Michael made us feel very at home.
  40. T

    Truesmom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, courteous and helpful wait staff, and a delightful outdoor patio right on the river. We were able to enjoy a leisurely anniversary celebration and highly recommend all of our choices. Drink: Moscow mule (delicious, although I would have preferred a traditional copper mug rather than the metal mug). Appetizers: steamers, head-on seared prawns with olive tapenade & a delicious light cream sauce. Main course: lobster fra-diavolo (well spiced without excessive heat), sautéed softshell crab (perfectly cooked & with the most delicious asparagus I’ve ever tasted as a substitute for succotash). Dessert: Black & white chocolate soufflé (cooked to order, beautifully puffed, and served very warm with an innovative pistachio sauce & flaky, crispy croissant-like cookies). Perfect portions,. We left feeling happy & satisfied without being stuffed to the gills. This was our first visit to L’Escale and we definitely plan to return!

Safety precautions

  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners

FAQs

L'Escale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 661-4600.

L'Escale is rated 4.7 stars by 2180 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for L'Escale

500 Steamboat Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Steamboat & Arch

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–9:30 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Provencal, French, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Frederic Kieffer

  • Entertainment

    Live Music every Wednesday-Saturday evening in the lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 661-4600

  • Private party facilities

    Full service private events from corporate meetings, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, to intimate private dinners & cocktail receptions

  • Private party contact

    Mario Merturi: (203) 661-4600

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