L'Escale

4.7
2067 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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vippetie
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for anniversary celebration

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vipClam
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The room is beautiful as is the setting. The food was outstanding. We started w the lobster appetizer w avocado beets and artichoke. The citrus flavors were sophisticated The Lentil soup was as good as it gets. Entrees of lamb chops and duck were almost as impressive as were sides of mushrooms and Brussels sprouts. Deserts were fine but not memorable.
The service was just ok. Pleasant enough. A bit spotty with some gaps that we’re too long and occurred a bit too often. The big disappointment was the one man “band” from the bar w really loud music from the bar that intruded into the dining room during the last hour of our 630 ( Saturday)reservation. Like dining with a wedding in the next room. Totally incongruous with a fine dining experience.
If you want a lively bar scene -OK but a loud band in the next room w open curtains just doesn’t work. Start later ? 1030 maybe?Or choose between the loud music vs a fine dining experience but not both at the same time. The juxtaposition was almost comical -Otherwise a lovely evening

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vipPeterG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the finest restaurants I have ever been too. The location on the water is stunning and to be met by the highly efficient valet is always welcome. We walked into the stunning dining room which was warmed by a roaring fire. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who has a discerning palette.

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Breezy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I really enjoyed my experience. I liked the service. The food was incredible.

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vipSteve
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at the restaurant was just perfect. Great food and great service. Love the atmosphere and the fireplace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Quiet ambience. Pretty place. Nice staff.

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vipHfzeus
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for NYE dinner. The decor was beautiful, the service professional and not rushed, and the food outstanding. I do not know how they could have done a better job.

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vipsueluvsblue
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely spot. Attentive staff, nice menu. Valet parking.

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vipFranco
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was. Amazing especially food and service. Staff.

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vipOlivierD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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Hunter
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike runs a great restaurant and bar. My fav! Was my Anniversary and he recognized it. Did a phenomenal job!

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TKKK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Service can be improved.
We were let be seated at the table where we did not feel comfortable although there were other available tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our time together for Christmas Eve! Thanks to the wonderful staff who were very warm and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good waiter’s service

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CathieP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday lunch the food was outstanding and how cute the waitstaff came out and sang happy birthday to me.

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vipNancyV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal--delicious food, beautiful setting, fairly quiet and attentive service. We will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Used to be a gem with excellent food and service, place is tired, bathroom doors filthy, needs painting to clean up moldings/trim work. Update decor and overall refresh as location is excellent. Food was fair at best with prices that are not reflective of what is provided. Bartender excellent, staff try’s however, with all that is available in Greenwich this old gem needs a revamp to compete!

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vipTraderDave
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luxurious brunch in Greenwich. Everything you could have hoped for. Will repeat when up for another splurge

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vipPattiG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I went to have an early Christmas before getting together with everyone for the holidays. We had our wedding reception there almost 16 years ago. Food, service and ambiance were outstanding. It’s a special place that never disappoints

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vipDavid
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch fish. Busy but not rushed. Nice ambiance.

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SherryS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time - menu a bit
Limited hoping for French onion soup
Had chef’s omelet- good but would have liked stronger cheese presence

Otherwise great time despite comments would return- our waitress was great attentive and kind

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vipLISAJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Service, ambiance, and delicious. 10 out of 10.

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mcf312
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Gracious service.

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, quality well presented and fresh. Staff serving were polite, attentive and you felt cared and catered for, thank you for a wonderful experience in a beautiful setting

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sandyo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
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 on November 30, 2021
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 on November 29, 2021
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 on November 29, 2021
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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vipscotts
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.

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 2067 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.