Midtown East Le Relais de Venise

4.5
534 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak

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Le Relais de Venise has a NO RESERVATION policy; however we offer a limited amount of reservations, exclusively through OPEN TABLE. If your preferred reservation time is not available, please walk in as usual.

Le Relais de Venise is a classic French Bistro-style Steak Frites restaurant which originated in Paris, France, sixty years ago.
Our famous menu features a green salad with our acclaimed mustard vinaigrette dressing topped with walnuts, and Steak Frites, cooked to order, served in two portions, drizzled with our famous, Le Relais de Venise secret recipe, house sauce and perfectly paired wines.
We also have a vegetarian option featuring a double portion of salad, fries and a selection of imported cheeses.
Our grand finale is a marvelous assortment of desserts baked in house by our very own pastry chef.
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AnneB
New York Area
3 reviews
Reviewed on July 29, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

This is our regular hangout. I love that there is no menu. That way, we don't ever talk about the food - well, until dessert comes and then we talk about the dessert. They make outstanding desserts too. Our favorite since they opened in, what, 2009?

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vipFrenchville
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I hosted a birthday celebration with 14 family members. The food was as good as we recalled from their home restaurant in Paris. Even our non meat eating son loved it. We had people from 10 yrs old to 74 yrs old, everyone had a great time and all loved the food.

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vipJimC
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not quite the same as l'Entrecote in Paris but a fair attempt.

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KimC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak was perfectly cooked. That delicious sauce was a bit grainy, perhaps held too long as we were the last patrons to leave for the night.

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vipPeter
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for dinner with great service and excellent food, especially the desserts. The interior of the restaurant is very nice, friendly and fresh. The have a good selection of drinks and deserts with prices that are reasonable and gives a lot of value for money. I can really recommend this place for business and pleasure.

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JKWELLIN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rare to find a restaurant with such a limited menu thriving in NYC. They do steak frites and they do them well (done).

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OlgaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant makes meetings a breeze since the menu is completely set and the only choice you're making is how you like your steak. Everyone I have introduced to this restaurant has loved their second portion of steak and fries because it's so unexpected. The salad is a nice start as well. Very classy and tasty spot for a quick lunch or a lovely dinner.

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Bjb1
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Such a wonderful steak frites meal. Out of this world sauce!

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JadeO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and are so happy it’s located in our neighborhood; gem for sure! Fantastic for group celebrations too.

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vipLennyR
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Our server was pleasant but the service was slower than we are accustomed to at this restaurant.
The food is always consistently good.

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ChristopheA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

There is just one overpriced menu, if that’s your thing you’re fine.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I love this restaurant. Consistent, good food, wether you are in Paris or NY. Unfortunately the service was poor. I’ll blame it on the waitress.
I will definitely go back.

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itamary
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place has got the 1st place on my "bad service iv'e ever had" list the service is amazingly bad the waitress make you feel uncomfotable from the begining
If I had the option to give 0 star or minus star it was great

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vipClaudiaH
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!! Love the food, wine! Best value in New York City!! Terrific service!!

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CliveG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very similar to the Entrecôte restaurants in France

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JeanP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great service. Delicious food. Great price! Will always come back!

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LeaS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value- location - if you like a good steak and frites and delicious salad - perfect spot- reasonably priced for midtown - no other food options - varied wine list -
Service is quick - you may need to slow it down -

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vipJohnD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very simple concept, excellent food. Definitely a place to recommend.

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viplag300
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for steak frites. Same feel and experience as in Paris.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Usually amazing food and service, but I just can’t believe how awful the service and food were tonight! Cold meat, old salad, and the sauce tasted different too. Even the bread was stale! I’m gonna give this the benefit of the doubt and say they had an off night bc they are usually amazing but damn was tonight off

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Quite good
Close to the French experience.
Somewhat disappointing in that we specifically mentioned it was an anniversary and they made no accommodation whatsoever.

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EmilyD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Wouldn't recommend unless strictly looking for a budget steak. The plastic-handled cutlery, waitresses in old stained french maid-style uniforms and an all-you-can-eat atmosphere.

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DonnaN
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

If you are satisfied without butter for your bread or ketchup for your fries this is the place for you. One Sauvignon Blanc in a French restaurant- seriously?!
I guess I didn’t fully understand the implications of their “limited menu “.

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JasonL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Definitely not worth all the hype. Not amazing food for the price. But the concept was nice and it was good to have a menu.

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vipHillaryM
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good

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CarolynH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to this restaurant in Paris, so just had to go here in New York. It was great, maybe not the same ambiance as Paris but still great

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fishman
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed this restaurant. It only serves steak frites, but boy is it good. And they will give you seconds! But make sure you save room for dessert- the profiteroles match up to anything I have had in Paris.

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vipgabrielamh
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You go to Le Relais for one thing and one thing only—and it never disappoints!

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JenniferB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place is charming, and the staff are very welcoming and competent. I've eaten there before and had wonderful experiences, however, yesterday the plat du jour was not available at lunch time. Highly disappointing! And for a French restaurant, not very authentic. The items we ordered from the menu were decent, but not outstanding. Great wine list, very nice ambience, staff accommodating and professional.

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vipBeadgirl14
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful joint birthday dinner with a friend. Having been to the Paris location I was curious how this one would compare. Not quite as good, but pretty close. Recommend highly.

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vipKentH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating in versions of this steak frites restaurant since the early '70s in Toulouse France. It is tried and true. They have modified the salad dressing and the steak sauce slightly for American tastes but still love it and recommend it.

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OliviaT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We loved our steak frites! The sauce was really tasty and they piled our plate, then came and gave us seconds.

Bread was quite dry to start but other than that, tasty.

Service was good :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good. The food was delicious, the place is nice and quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time here. The steak was great, the fries were great, and the dessert was terrific. Service was very good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes a good steak.

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MaryO
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food. Service was attentive and fast! Loved the decor. Overall great experience. Love the concept of only one item on the menu. Dessert was good too!

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BruceJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Lighting is too bright and institutional. Service a bit impersonal. Beef is great but not as generous a portion as advertised.

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MickyB
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not great for the money. Food weirdly served in two halves. Waitress had a bit of a face on her.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My first time was in Paris...this isn't as good but I don't have to fly to Paris!

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vipHolly
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The steak frites were fine but not amazing, which I was expecting from a restaurant that specializes in only one thing. The meat was good but the sauce was just ok. I liked the mustard on the table but my friends wanted butter with their bread - and they just don’t have it. There’s a fairly small wine list - although it’s not expensive. The service was strange. One woman was great - really friendly and engaging - but the others seemed irritated that we were there. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t go back.

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