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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

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

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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (50)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Scenic View (38)
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Good for a Date (35)
Special Occasion (31)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Great for Lunch (25)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Romantic (21)
Notable Wine List (19)
Hot Spot (18)
People Watching (16)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (10)
Fun (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Healthy (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Live Music (6)
Authentic (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Casual (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Good food, nice ambiance, good value - always a pleasure to dine here

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a great experience to dine here - food, atmosphere, and service impeccable

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food as always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Expensive but worth it. It seemed somewhat noisier than usual because there was a wine dinner taking place in an area of the main room. Otherwise it was perfect

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food and Service were both very good
Wonderful ambie

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

There was a loud party in the next room so there was a thumping disco beat during our entire meal. Not good. We couldn’t wait to get out of there! I realize the party was for an animal charity which is great- but not great for dining within earshot. The food was fine but perhaps I would have enjoyed it more if not for the constant thumping. I would recommend inquiring about any parties before dining here. The service was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was our second experience at L'Espace. Both were excellent. The first was in the summer; we dined outside overlooking the harbor. The 2nd was in late autumn; we dined inside.

The service is excellent, the staff are wonderful, and the food and wine were excellent. It was busy in the bar and quiet in the restaurant. We will certainly visit again!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I can’t thank you enough for a great experience. The food was amazing and service was spot one. I would like to give a special pat on the back to Joseph your sommelier. He is one of the reasons we keep on coming back

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This place it’s amazing, the light , the view, the food is very good and service

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

They are "doin somethin" right. The food was spot on, the correct temperature for every dish. Very accommodating to 2 of our companions special dietary restrictions.
Great bar drinks and the added plus of November free corkage was perfect.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

excellent as always. Definitely will go back. Great food and service

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

True to form, a quality dining experience at Lescale -- waitress Stephanie was particularly attentive and the carrot cake desert was among the best we've ever had. Well done!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Organic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was wonderful. Only complaint was the hostess was unpleasant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great birthday dinner. Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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