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About L'Escale

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.

500 Steamboat Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06830
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Steamboat & Arch

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 661-4600

Website:
http://www.lescalerestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live jazz music Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 7:30pm featuring Jay Sweeney!

Additional:
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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

l'escale will be serving a special Thanksgiving 3 course choice prix fixe menu from 12pm-8pm - last reservations 7:00pm. $75 per adult $25 per child under 12.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

l'escale will be serving a special Christmas Eve 3 course choice prix fixe menu from 5pm-9:30pm- last reservation 9pm. $75 per adult $25 per child under 12.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

l'escale will be serving a special Christmas Day 3 course choice prix fixe menu from 12pm-7pm. $75 per person $25 for children under the age of 12.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

For NYE we will have two seatings. 1st seating is an la carte menu with limited options between 5:30-6:30pm. Second seating or “gala” is from 8pm-10pm, we will be serving a 5 course prix fixe menu for $175 per person (optional wine pairing for an additional $95) with champagne toast at midnight.

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L'Escale Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (52)
Great for Outdoor Dining (46)
Scenic View (41)
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Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (36)
Great for Lunch (29)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Romantic (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
People Watching (20)
Hot Spot (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Business Meals (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Great for Brunch (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Healthy (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fun (10)
Seasonal (9)
Authentic (8)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Live Music (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Great birthday dinner. Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

If you at charging $21 for a small hamburger because it is Wagu beef, at least cook it correctly. Overdone. Over priced. Over.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food, good ambience and good service. Will not dissapoint

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

delicious food in an elegant atmosphere. in the summer we really like to sit outside overlooking the water, but it's very nice inside also. service is always excellent. and this month there was no corkage fee, which I thought was very generous.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic meal - excellent service ! Celebratory event during Restaurant Week - a definite for next year.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Restaurant Week a nice thank you to regular patrons. Trout good size and delicious. Desserts superb. Drinks too pricy. Missed Anniversary Oct 14 since no seating available dining room due to wedding party. Always come back and refer with no reluctance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The maitre'di from Turkey (I cannot recall his name) was very professional and polite. The servers were attentive and the food was delicious! We went on a terribly rainy day and the experience felt like the sun was shining!!

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Terrible dining experience. Bad food, way too loud, tacky people, mediocre service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Extremely rude and not at all accommodating to vegan.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Not worth the money. Many other Greenwich restaurants have better food and beverages for half the money.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Absolutely stunning. Atmosphere lived up to its expectations of feeling as if we were in France. To top it off phenomenal dishes, desserts, and excellent service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Fun, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food, service and view. Good for get together

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Any season this will be a gorgeous place to go.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food and service are always excellent! Really like it!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Waiter was very slow

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food never disappoints and the service is quick.
One of the better places in town for a meal or a drink. Great waterfront location and ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

As usual, we had wonderful evening, great sunset view, suer service and excellent food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It is a lovely location and the service and food were nice. The front desk could use a little training - we stood there waiting for a long time before the lady even looked at us. Customer first?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Had brunch with friends, outside with water views. Fabulous.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Delicious food and awesome wine list! Great service too, it was raining so we couldn't be outside but beautiful place on the water.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great for outdoors

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

THE most beautiful restaurant on the sea in the tristate area...wonderful service...terrific food...and that view...I'm a happy girl😍

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

As wonderful as the food was, the service was even better. Simply superb!

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

From the moment the magnificently attired Captain Michael seats you at your table, you are transported to the likes of Bistrot Paul Bert in Paris. The service and food is beyond compare

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food was not up to par. The tuna tartar was just a circle of cut up tuna sitting alone on the plate for $22. The burgers were dry and tasteless. We will return, but this was disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Love the water views. Fresh halibut. Perfect watermelon salad. Desserts were a grand slam finale. Invisible service. Our favorite in Greenwich and we drive all the way from our weekend house in Bedford, NY.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Disappointing service for an upscale restaurant! Assistant manager/manager couldn't pour a glass of wine without hitting the wine glass! Before asking a customer for their drink order, perhaps, providing a wine/drinks list might be helpful! Wouldn't go back there any time soon!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We had lunch on a beautiful, sunny day, choosing to eat indoors with a great view of the harbor rather than out on the terrace. (The weather necessitated turning some of the heating lamps on outdoors.) This restaurant serves good quality food simply prepared--nothing elaborate, no fancy sauces or garnishes. We enjoyed our meal, particularly the raspberry tart for dessert which was wonderful. Service is fine although regular patrons seemed to be treated more warmly. The room is bright and airy and the tables well spaced. Based on this experience we're going to try l'Escale for dinner soon.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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