l'escale, which means "port of call", is a restaurant seemingly lifted from glorious Provence and brought back to Earth on the waterfront of Greenwich, CT. l'escale serves an inventive Provencal menu in an atmosphere that captures the warm sun, sea breezes & evocative scents of Southern France.
Greenwich, CT 06830
Provencal, French, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday 7:00am-10:00am;
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday & Sunday 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm
Sunday Brunch - 11:00am-3:00pm
Steamboat & Arch
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live jazz music Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 7:30pm featuring Jay Sweeney!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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L'Escale Ratings and Reviews
I was so impressed by the attentiveness of the all the wait staffs, the food was great and the ambiance was so romantic especially for couples, business dinners and special occasions. I didn’t take a picture of the fireplace and built-in cabinets, I find it so beautiful and old-fashioned. Thank you for the special night we promise to be back sometime soon.
Awesome dining experience. We went for Restaurant Week to try it out for the first time, and we loved it. Everything was perfect: gracious and attentive service, amazing food (best steak frites we've ever had in CT,) spacious surroundings, and a lively, warm,welcoming atmosphere. We will return!
great restaurant week value, loved the mushroom soup and the hangar steak with fries; dessert included too; by the time we left, the room was full on a Friday night, but we were still able to have a conversation without a deafening noise; polite and efficient service too.
Although I have eaten at L'Escale only at lunchtime, I have had lunch here quite frequently and I find everything about it attractive and appealing. The menu is suitably varied for the salad-eating ladies and the meat-eating businessmen; the food is always delicious and nicely presented; and the service is excellent. During the day the restaurant is bright and airy, and I imagine that in the evening the French atmosphere becomes even more authentic and possibly even seductive. L'Escale is a great favorite among discriminating locals, who love the food and ambiance, but who also appreciate the valet parking.
An elegant restaurant on the waterfront in Greenwich, across from the Bruce Museum. The mussels and smoked salmon lunches were very good. The dessert was lovely. I felt a bit underdressed at lunch. I would recommend dressing up, not down. Pearls are almost mandatory. Our corner table in the window was perfect. Our neighbors were entertaining to listen to while they embraced and discussed ultra-conservative politics. My only complaint is that it is over-priced. $23 for a smoked salmon sandwich was not a value.
Not only did we have a lovely dinner and time as usual bu the people at the table next to us were just the nicest people anyone could ever meet. We were sitting outside enjoying the weather and scene as were they. The conversation that ensued let us all to agree to meet again!
Views are beautiful, food is OK.
We went out during the week so it wasn't a busy night but the Hostess kept trying to sit us in the empty dining room while everyone was seated outside. Finally we had to specifically ask her which table we wanted outside and she had to check with her manager to get the approval. There was about 6 other empty tables outside all night.
Talk about a lovely dining experience! Everything was amazing from the Staff to the food. I made a special request to have my wine and Presseco pre-poured and stationed upon my arrival and they truly honored it. The server, George was spot on with all of his recommendations! If you want to enjoy a nice date and have a great experience go go go!
We love outdoor seating versus indoor. The main dining room is a bit formulaic but the waterfront tables are chic. Feels like two different restaurants entirely. Some of the staff are great and others are a bitter scattered. The manager was perfect he stopped by and offered all four of us a glass of champagne due to overbilling - which was immediately and graciously corrected. Overall, we love L'Escale. Can be a bit noisy if you don't mind. The crowd spontaneously changes and can shift wildly from groups of quiet diners to a large birthday gathering and/or girls or boys night out at a nearby table.
I have been to L'Escale many times and usually choose a fish on the menu- always very good. This time, my husband decided to order a NY Strip steak and he was very, very underimpressed with the quality of the meat. His assessment, and he's a goodie, was that he had been let down with that choice. Aside from that, the experience was pleasant on all counts, per usual!
I've dined at L'Escale many times before and have always thoroughly enjoyed the experience. On this occasion, a business meal, we enjoyed great service and a very knowledgeable sommelier but the food quality was not up to my expectations based on previous experience. Our appetizers were all quite good but the main courses, while beautifully presented, were not as good as they should have been. I ordered a lobster dish that had a nice flavorful sauce but the Lobster meat was tough like rubber, another in our party ordered a steak medium rare and it was served well done and tough. I will give the restaurant another try in the future, maybe it was just a bad kitchen night but I'll be sure to advise my next server of what my expectations are.
Inside bar had good live music which and was noisy as to be expected. We sat outside and although the weather was chilly, the heaters worked well to make us comfortable. The service was very good, the food very good and the cocktails and wine very good. Very good overall and we would go back.
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