L'Escale

4.7
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1538 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Staff was great. We did have to wait 20 min. to get seated even though we had a reservation. I will not hold it against the staff as it was Valentines Day and busy. We were also disappointed that we were not allowed to purchase from the regular diner menu. This was my first time at L’Escale and had researched the menu ahead of time and had something specific in mind. Only the pre fixe menu was available for Valentines Day. Keep this in mind if you are visiting during a holiday. Overall the food was good and I would recommend to others.

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Good food but bad experiencs. Our second time there and unfortunately they sat us at what must have been the worst table in the place both times...right by the servers station. Disappointed as I was really hoping they would take care of us this time but perhaps they were saving better seats for a different target clientele.

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always go to Lescale every valetines day, best place to spend it with loved ones, every thing was on point

c
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great experience at L’escale.
Exceptionally delicious food, great service, and I’m always greeted so warmly when I walk in the door.

JS
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the living rooms of Greenwich. Enjoyed a solo dinner in the lounge. Five star service, great guitarist and singer, and the most tender and flavored veal can’t describe the dream! It was the best $54 entree ever - incredibly proportioned and I ate every bite. Homemade from yesteryear. See you again soon!

OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Kitchen couldn't get my jamon and gruyere omelette together even after a couple of attempts.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful setting for a date night or special occasion. Service was great and food was delicious, especially the oysters and the desserts.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Considering it was very busy, the food and service were up to standard.

C
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, my favorite place to go! Wish we had more time! Do keep up the consistency and quality! Meera

s
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's nothing to not love about this place. Food, service, interiors, wine list, cocktails, live music in the lounge ...all amazing.

OM
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambience at L’Escale and I would recommend this restaurant to all my family and friends.

BA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment. My favorite go to restaurant for special occasions.

CV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service & food were outstanding as usual. Beautiful setting. Highly recommend.

KK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with a friend.

C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is consistently excellent. Service is gracious and very well done.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior in every way!

JW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was excellent

AA
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of the best meals I've had including many times in Paris.

CL
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Very disappointed. Meal was very mediocre and service inattentive. Given this is an expensive restaurant I expected more. Will not be going back.

T
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very nice venue for lunch -- pleasant ambience with fire in the fireplace and sun streaming in through the picture windows. The service is attentive, the menu offers a varied selection, and the food is quite good.

GP
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It's always a treat to come to L'Escale. Though we love eating outside in summer, the room is light and airy anytime of year. All the staff are friendly, and the menu changes so the food remains good yet never boring.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love L’Escale and go there a lot however the front hostess have gotten more rude and not welcoming - very stuck up and it’s sad. I live in Greenwich and work globally and coming home to this restaurant used to be nice experience now the wait staff, Manager and hostess are just rude and short to people.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there, seated us early as we arrived early, excellent service and food, love the ambience and noise level is mimimal, they have quiet music playing in the background as if from another room, just the right level. Would return again and recommend to anyone.

OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place with good service. We all had a wonderful time and enjoyed our conversation

A
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

While the food and atmosphere lived up to it's reputation, the service fell short.
My friend and I went for lunch and, on this particular day, the restaurant was not crowded.
In spite of this, our waiter was less than welcoming; never asked us if how our meal was or if we needed anything. Additionally, we waited an inappropriate time for our check.
Given the standard of service expected from a restuarant of this caliber,, we were left very disappointed. I would not go back nor would I recommend the restuarant to anyone else.

J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

L’Escale always performs. Food is consistently good. Ambiance is near perfect. The price reflects the quality.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great culinary experience!

SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great wine list, great food, great ambiance. We will return very soon!

NY
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Family get together

RD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an absolutely wonderful,flawless, kind and caring Christmas experience. Cannot wait to go back for a lovely dinner again over the wintertime.....

WL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful as always

JE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

busy xmas eve, so 50/50 odds on having everything go well. forgot app, finally delivered app that i didn’t order, but it was good nonetheless.

veal chop came raw in middle. i mean raw..i’m not one of those well done people.

the replacement was very good.
lava cake dessert not that great.

my fathers meal was good, turbot.

otherwise it was fine, again, on a busy holiday it’s a crapshoot. but you’re still paying ~250 for two people so they have to be a bit better. just saying.

s
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve at Lescale was simply wonderful. The service and details to the evening were sublime. The caroler puts an extra festive ambience throughout the restaurant. The food as usual was outstanding.

NO
New Orleans
52 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Several menus and choices from which to choose. We had a corner table for 4 but had to shout to each other because of the “energetic” noise. Good service, Very pricey for what was served.

LH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love dining at L'Escale. Every detail is amazing. The staff and chef are top notch.

OT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! The go to place for special people and special occasions. Also in summer the outdoor patio is terrific. Food excellent!

ES
New York Area
354 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came for a nice dinner and the restaurant was jammed.
We were taken within a minute of our reservation.
We had a nice table.
Appetizers were good. I had the cream of mushroom, Kathy had the
endive salad. It had too much dressing otherwise tasty.
I had the tagliatelle with lobster fra diablo, it had very little taste.
Kathy had the chicken which was ok.
Nice night.

j
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful waitress.

CT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I have dined at L'Escale several times over the past 6 months and the food and service have always been excellent. I suggested the restaurant to my friends as a nice place for our annual Christmas dinner and while our meal was quite good, unfortunately our waiter was initially very rude which really put a damper on start of the evening. Over the course of the meal, he was a bit nicer, but it's unfortunate that he started off the way he did as it was very off-putting.

DA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the place! food was amazing. I asked if they had chocolate molten cake and they said no but let me ask the chef if he will make it! OMG 10 minutes later out came an delicious molten cake with homemade whipped cream! Yummy!!