L'Escale

4.7
2041 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.

Support L'Escale during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Come celebrate with us the last day of 2021. We will be serving an a la cart menu from 5 to 7:30pm. Our Gala starts at 8pm, and we will be serving a 5course prix fixe menu $225 per guests. Live music and a champagne toast at midnight on us. Reservation required.

What 2041 people are saying
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sandyo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and impressive and people and waiters so willing to help!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great! They were really accommodating to my husbands food allergy. We sat in the bar area, which got a little crowded and loud, but it’s also a bar! That’s to be expected. Overall it was a very good experience and I will be bringing people there in the future!

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stephens
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely dining room with water views and excellent food and choices. Plus, for Greenwich, valet parking!!!!

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Maud
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time L'Escale and it was, just like the first time, amazing. We're definitely coming back! If I may make one suggestion, I would say that there could be more entree options for vegetarians (vegans etc.).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.

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BertrandJ
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. Service was a little slow at first in spite of a plethora of bus boys.

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vipTiernan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable dinner. The salmon, cod, and duck were all excellent and the staff was super attentive and friendly. The room had a beautiful fireplace going and the noise level was moderate. Recommend!

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RamenGirl
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was rude. Waited almost 30 minutes for dessert only for them to bring out a different item and tell me my item was out. Management was condescending when I provided feedback.

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BarbaraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Awful
Staff was overwhelmed, everything took too long and was wrong, things we ordered were unavailable 4x, by the end of the dinner the waiter just brought random food to the table. Very expensive and very bad. Never again L’Escale.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thanksgiving

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FairfieldCtyFoodies
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent diners at L'Escale, and they outdid themselves for Thanksgiving. Their menu was fabulous, and gave everyone a choice of favorites, new preparations of traditional foods, and fun surprises. The staff seemed extremely skilled at what they did and were very pleasant as they made it the best Thanksgiving out we've ever had.

The rooms were set with plenty of space between tables, allowing for safety and enjoyable dining. We plan to make this our go to place for years to come.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Drinks were weak & expensive. Food was ok but overpriced

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StephanieR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Food was ok, service ok, restaurant super noisy on a Tuesday night. 3 tables of drunk people screaming their heads off. We Avery hard to have a conversation. Worst thing, zero COVID precautions. Nobody checked vaccination cards, none of the staff was were wearing masks. We were uncomfortable the entire meal even though asked to sit in corner away from all the people, unmasked staff kept reaching over us to clear plates or serve. Won’t be recommending this place

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had very long lunch (1:30- 5pm) never rushed. So nice to be able to just sit and talk!

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scotts
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Our usual favorite restaurant was marred slightly this time by a private party monopolizing one dining room with ear shattering disco music.

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J1123
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, a great dinner experience !!
The service is excelent, respectful at the time warm and kind
Food was incredible, every plate a unique experience!
Certainly a place to return!

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vipLobraz
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delicious dinner. The serves were very nice and the environment warm and beautiful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff. Managers all excellent. Had guest from Europe in town and they loved it. Food was excellent. No corkage fee November is a great perk this month also

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vipEpicurus
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal! Excellent food. Friendly, courteous, knowledgeable, service. Amazing souffle for dessert :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great spot, awesome food. They had us, and many others, waiting for over 30 minutes past our 8:30 reservation time. Not well managed (2 turns at tables)

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vipFoodies
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and excellent service! So hard to choose.. love the lobster pasta and so many delicious seasonal specials. Beautiful ambiance 😍

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ElizabethG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The main entrees were absolutely FLAVORLESS for the amount you spend. Disappointing as the appetizer and dessert were great.

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon visiting with a good friend.

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vipmjjfmw
New England
37 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Parking very difficult. Valet would let self park special car.

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MRCohen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Food is always consistent. Service is always on point. No corkage fee November was a nice touch as was able to bring a wine we enjoy at home. Will be back soon

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vipRayK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service so we enjoy going there every time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience as usual.

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barbara
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

l'Escale always provides the best near the water atmosphere. The best waiters and
bar service. Specialty drinks .. fantastic. Food always interesting and if you
want a change to your meal they are happy to accommodate.
I am never disappointed there.. always love it!!!!

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Malcolm
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place to dine.
The Halloween Party was a blast
Great costumes.
Service as always excellent all around.

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BrendaLee
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favor and treat yourself - especially to a table outside overlooking the harbor. Everything was wonderful - the service, food and ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday

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vipDiningPatron
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As always very good an a bit overpriced but you are in the gold coast of Connecticut and the place is very nice.

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vipDumboFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for brunch. Lovely outdoor area with heaters.

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KevinMt64
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, excellent service and a beautiful setting!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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Wayne
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday. It was wonderful.

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vipsrfoodie
New York Area
184 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely brunch/lunch. Service was attentive, the food was very fresh and well prepared and the tables well spaced.
We did not rate the restaurant 5 stars because this was the first time we had eaten there and we were unfamiliar with the dinner menu.

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vipSailorboy
New York Area
204 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great brunch! The omelettes were all done in a very French way. Nice and moist interior and lightly toasted outside. The coffee is delicious.
What a nice way to spend Sunday late morning into the early afternoon.

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vipMatt
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. We came by boat and we told the server we needed to have a quick lunch to get back to Lon. Can’t wait

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 2041 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.