Midtown East Le Relais de Venise
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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.
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?
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.
Not quite the same as l'Entrecote in Paris but a fair attempt.
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.
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.
Rare to find a restaurant with such a limited menu thriving in NYC. They do steak frites and they do them well (done).
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.
Such a wonderful steak frites meal. Out of this world sauce!
We love this place and are so happy it’s located in our neighborhood; gem for sure! Fantastic for group celebrations too.
Our server was pleasant but the service was slower than we are accustomed to at this restaurant.
The food is always consistently good.
There is just one overpriced menu, if that’s your thing you’re fine.
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.
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
Fabulous!! Love the food, wine! Best value in New York City!! Terrific service!!
Very similar to the Entrecôte restaurants in France
Great restaurant, great service. Delicious food. Great price! Will always come back!
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 -
Very simple concept, excellent food. Definitely a place to recommend.
Great place for steak frites. Same feel and experience as in Paris.
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
Close to the French experience.
Somewhat disappointing in that we specifically mentioned it was an anniversary and they made no accommodation whatsoever.
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.
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 “.
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.
Food was good
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
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.
You go to Le Relais for one thing and one thing only—and it never disappoints!
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
Very good. The food was delicious, the place is nice and quiet.
Great service and amazing food!
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.
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!
Lighting is too bright and institutional. Service a bit impersonal. Beef is great but not as generous a portion as advertised.
Not great for the money. Food weirdly served in two halves. Waitress had a bit of a face on her.
My first time was in Paris...this isn't as good but I don't have to fly to Paris!
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.
Midtown East Le Relais de Venise is rated 4.5 stars by 534 OpenTable diners.