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L'Escale

4.7
4.7
2135 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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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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 2,135 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. n

    nntuckt

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The setting is beautiful - however it was outrageously expensive and the food was only ok. The service was good.

  2. R

    Ruben

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant . The food, atmosphere and service were all truly wonderful. However, it is the hospitality from its staff that make this a truly memorable experience. From the valet, hostess to the restaurant staff, everyone is warm and attentive . Faultless service, and impeccably dressed too, reflecting the caliber of restaurant it is. Highly recommend this special place for a wonderful lunch or dinner.

  3. D

    Debh

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    L'Escale is still our favorite restaurant .. been going there for years and it's always excellent. Service last night was particularly excellent.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service. Great service and specials menu was outstanding!!!

  5. MC

    MollyC

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely to sit outside on a Sunny day! Excellent service!

  6. KD

    KateD

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I had a lovely day at L'escale for our anniversary. The service was perfect, delicious food and beautiful ambiance. We felt so comfortable there. The staff made our 25th wedding anniversary one to remember! Thank you to all of you!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    The food was fine but our dinner took 2.5 hours- it was slowwwwwww, we had to repeat our orders several times and re-request utensils, water refills, etc. our desert was brought in a to go bag versus served at the table and when we asked them to fit it, we waited another 30 minutes. The food was okay- but at those prices the service was terrible.

  8. KT

    KathleenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, delicious cocktail and food, perfect ambiance.

  9. L

    Lcap

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food great service all good will go back again

  10. JK

    JonathanK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for my wife's birthday. The space is beautiful with a lovely view of the harbor and high ceilings. The tables are well spaced and the atmosphere was quiet . The service was impeccable. Our waiter, Jose was excellent. We all love our dinners. We will definitely return for other festive occasions.

  11. MS

    MeltemS

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This time we went there for Mother’s Day brunch/dinner. The pre fix menu was excellent, they were full but provided ample comfortable seating. The service was outstanding. Very happy for an event dinner.

  12. JP

    JohnP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    World class food, service and venue. Always enjoy the experience!

  13. N

    Nwpt1

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Date night for my wife and I. Loved everything about our experience. Can’t wait to return!

  15. F

    Francois

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent cuisine from start to finish, combined with beautiful restaurant and top service. They're definitely worth it at every level.

  16. E

    Eddie

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We have always loved L'Escale, but it's not what it used to be. I think some of it is just a factor of the times in the NY/CT area, as it was pretty quiet, also food was not as good as it used to be. Steak overcooked (medium well instead of medium rare), Tuna wasn't super fresh. A bit disappointing. Hopefully things get back to what they were soon because we truly enjoyed always eating there.

  17. G

    Gramrez

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Setting is beautiful. Food was excellent but a bit pricey. Service was excellent!

  18. DD

    DebbieD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    absolutley wonderful dinner and service. Everything was delicious and beautiful. Charming service.

  19. TM

    TMazur

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jose is a great waiter The entire staff is attentive David is a great general manager

  20. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    The ambiance was wonderful . However we were very disappointed in the food. We both had the seafood bouillabaisse. Not terrific especially for $46 each. It was our anniversary and they gave us a happy anniversary chocolate and 2 cookies with our brownie sundae. Desserts were good. Frankly considering the expensive dinners the food quality should be suburb.

  21. AM

    AMKat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely brunch and the service was excellent.

  22. OT

    OT43VIP

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic, consistent service and attention. Wonderful food and a beautiful ambiance.

  23. JD

    JulieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and delicious food! Our table was ready upon arrival and from start to finish, everything was absolutely perfect! 5-stars!!!

  24. M

    Maggs

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you all for a wonderful lunch! The team took excellent care of us.

  25. RD

    RachDuo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite date night spots! The food and service is always amazing

  26. SG

    SarahG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Food was great, no doubt about that! Specially the Lobster pasta, it's amazing! Service was okay. There was way too many managers and servers at the same time, you would think they would be on point but that wasn't the case. After we got seated, handed the menu and ordered drinks, our servers did not come back after almost 30min and just kept walking pass us knowing that we are ready to order. One manager came over but failed to introduce himself and just showed me how to switch the table lamp and walked away. Finally got our order and enjoyed our food and servers were good after that. We still enjoyed our dinner.

  27. AJ

    AustinJS

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting on water. Multiple rooms make for great environments of different ambiance, based on occasion. Service was top notch. Felt very accommodated to and pleasurable, leisurely ladies lunch. Great for celebrations of many kinds.

  28. PW

    PhilipW

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very nice experience Food was great as was service

  29. C

    Cathycs

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a delicious dinner and excellent service. We would definitely go again.

  30. CN

    CamilaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant. The food was amazing, the staff was super polite! Definitely coming back soon!

  31. D

    Debbie

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had Easter brunch at L'escale. The ambiance/decor is lovely at the restaurant. It was too cold to eat al fresco. On this very busy day, the waitstaff was extremely attentive, professional, and courteous. The food was delicious. The pasta and gnocchi were house-made as were all the other dishes and pastries. I highly recommend it.

  32. j

    jeanne

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, as always.

  33. FC

    FairfieldCtyFoodies

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    L'Escale never disappoints. The service is unparalleled, making the incredible food even more enjoyable.

  34. JB

    JaneB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Birthday with friends

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and exceptional food. Such a beautiful space!

  36. MH

    MarkH

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service in the outdoor area.

  37. S

    Simon

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, attention snd service, great cocktails too

  38. LR

    LindaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    I have always had a wonderful time at L'Escale-- This time we were seated in the bar, which might have been fine, except a 4-5 women at nearby -- talking so loudly-- we couldn't hear each other talk and could barely here the waitress. Not a great experience.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional experience, great service from all the wait staff and very enjoyable relaxed atmosphere. Thank you!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meal, great service.

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 2135 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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