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The Consulate, New York, NY

The Consulate

4.4
4.4
309 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American
Welcome to The Consulate!
Located on the Upper West Side, the restaurant features a French American menu which includes brunch favorites; blueberry cast iron pancakes, classic eggs benedict and beet and gin cured salmon. Dinner features sumptuous short rib cavatelli, perfectly seared steaks, roasted herb chicken and locally sourced seafood dishes such as seared branzino, scallop tartare with crispy shallots, and perfectly prepared octopus and mussels.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:15 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    06-783 0223
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Alan Vargas
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Cross street
    85th street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    B, C, 1
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 309 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

309 Reviews
  1. citiladi

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always good here ! Can’t go wrong! Service very attentive …dessert was lovely, the lava cake…goat cheese pizza and kale salad…with chicken…the inky thing, I was surprised the chicken wasn’t on the salad…it was jaunt a lovely evening…even though it was raining a little. We were under the awning…go..it has a great mbiance on the Avenue..

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Don’t eat here… noisy, service was slow, food fair and definitely not worth their expensive pricing.

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  3. Marianoelle1210

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favorite in the neighborhood. Great environment, delicious food, and hospitable staff.

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  4. Ginny

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, waitress and busboys were great, ambiance was great.

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  5. CamilleV

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the lunch special for Thursday, mussels and French fries. The server brought out our mussels but forgot our French fries. We had to ask for them. Otherwise, all good.

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  6. KimS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service here was OUTSTANDING. We came for a Sunday brunch, it was busy and the team as a group is so attentive. Really impressive staff! Fun atmosphere and we enjoyed our meals as well.

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  7. ChefDad

    Denver

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid, enjoyable meal Friendly and professional staff

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  8. Kouzan

    New York City

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere, close to a real bistro. Good food, a bit pricey. And good for talking when it is not crowded. Saturdays and Sundays it can be deafening.

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  9. GaryS

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great ambience, and great staff. The burger was great as was the Caesar salad with chicken and roasted chicken  

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  10. allbizjsv

    New York City

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've eaten at The Consulate many times before. One of my favorite lunch dishes was the Boursin omelette. Unfortunately, they no longer offer this or any omelette at lunch. That was a big disappointment for me. Also, the coffee there was incredible. They must have changed either chef or ownership because the coffee this time was almost like Turkish coffee. Again, a big disappointment for me. Having said that, the food was good and the service was excellent.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Meat was raw; manager didn’t care when I tried to tell him

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  12. DanielaR

    New York City

    170 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and atmosphere is good. It’s expensive for the amount of food. $5.50 for coffee .. $27 dollars for a waffle … overall good food but over priced.

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  13. Dondilyon

    New York City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Super food, Super service! The specialty cocktails were really, really good. The only complaint - it's on the expensive side but....isn't everything these days?

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  14. TedN

    New York City

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quietly elegant. Great service, excellent food. Would definitely go back. I am, however, beginning to feel the price increase in the restaurant world.

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  15. AprilMay

    New York City

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was lukewarm at best, main dish had to be sent back ( and I am not one who likes things burning hot). Service was adequste at best at sn empty restaurant

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  16. RhondaR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reasonably priced French food. Small menu. Not all food was cooked as requested.

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  17. PeterF

    New York City

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The Consulate was a bit of a disappointment. The food was wonderful with a great variety and very fresh. The service was hasty and seemed a bit impatient that we weren't eating faster or getting out sooner, although there were empty tables around the restaurant. Didn't make for the greatest experience. The music had a terrific vibe to it but was super loud so the conversation had to be equally loud or louder. Ultimately not worth the trip.

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  18. AnnaGill

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As always, the experience was lovely, though we were very disappointed that the omelet had been removed from the menu. How can a French bistro not have an omelet on the menu? The music volume was a bit intrusive this time and made worse by a very noisy nearby group. Not the norm in my experience and hopefully it will not become that.

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  19. KevinE

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The dinner was great. The thumping music was loud and seemed out no of place at a good French spot.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner. Tuna tartare and Caesar salad were delicious. We had the filet mignon and the short rib cavatelli and they were spectacular. My kid stole all my mashed potatoes. Nice to see a Malbec by the glass on the menu. Service was warm but inobtrusive. Reasonably priced for NYC, felt like a cozy neighborhood dinner joint. Our favorite meal of our trip.

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  21. GeraldO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    On christmas day it is hard to find an open quality restaurant. Not only were we able to get a reservation, it was for a great table and superb food. It was gracious and attentive service. I couldn't have ask for a better christmas dinner.

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  22. theplant

    New York City

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a lively restaurant and very noisy. The service is excellent; the quality of the food varies from poor to excellent, with most courses very good. It is expensive.

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  23. MaryC

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Noise level unbearable, food mediocre, service really spotty. All in all will skip this place.

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  24. CheriFando

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious food and friendly service. Thank you!

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  25. Daniel

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    good food! My manager had a lovely lunch here a few days ago.

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  26. LennieHall

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quite expensive for what the food was (fixed Thanksgiving menu for $79pp), but still a lovely atmosphere and good experience.

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  27. Julie

    New York City

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great only curiosity was the burger I was so excited for was a pretty small not juicy piece of meat but the toppings and fries and kale salad delish!! I can't wait to go back and try more options

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  28. KeithS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, amazing servers, great drinks, and really really yummy food. Hidden gem of the UWS.

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  29. Jillybean

    New York City

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The two folks that ordered the Branzino were quite happy with their choice. My one piece of feedback is not to drown the steak frites with a dousing of the peppercorn sauce. Instead drizzle some sauce on the steak and serve the remainder in a small container and your customer can decide how much they want to add based on their taste. The alcoholic drinks were expensive!

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  30. CheriFando

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, beautiful ambiance and very friendly service!

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  31. KevinW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I think the Consulate is the BEST restaurant in the world because the food is seasoned well and I really recommend is the classic mussels. If I were you, I would also get the Consulate burger . The Consulate is 5/5.

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  32. JanieY

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Short rib cavatelli was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. The Rising Sun cocktail and the Cesar salad were also outstanding. Great service to top off a wonderful experience.

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  33. Lucmart

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant with a very attentive staff. Food was pricey however, great.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was sooo loud, couldn’t hear the person sitting across the table from me. Food was good, although pricey. Entrees are $35+. May try sitting outside next time.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great would go back. Food was amazing. Service excellent. A bit loud with music but overall positive experience

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  36. MikeNYC

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful meal- beautiful room- elegant ambiance- perfect lighting- attentive service- delicious.

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  37. Stilicho

    Columbus

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit, and unfortunately I am not in the area very often. Menu is a nice mix of simple dishes and more ambitious ones. The food that we ordered (only 2 in our party) was prepared and served very smartly. Overall, service was very good. I have to assume it's a very popular spot in its neighborhood.

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  38. Dutypaid

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Main course portion sizes were appetizer sized so very disappointing. Food was great but we left the restaurant hungry and we’re not big eaters. A small bowl of pasta with 6 small clams was $33. 1 crab cake was $30. Drinks were $16-$20 for single sized drinks. A glass of wine was $18. Dessert was $14 for a small sized crème brûlée. Total bill with tip was over $200 and we were still hungry. Waiter was nice but we got our entrees less than 10 minutes after ordering and we were still drinking our cocktails. The food came faster than our drinks. Bottom line food was excellent but portions would be considered small for an appetizer no less an entree. We won’t go back because we felt ripped off. Too bad because food was good.

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  39. Duderino

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Mother's Day 2023, took my wife, parents, and daughter. I live around the corner so have been to The Consulate before. Pleasant interior, nice menu, good service, a bit noisy inside, but an overall enjoyable brunch.

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  40. DeniseB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely Mother's Day lunch at the Consulate. We live on the upper east side and wanted to try something new out of our neighborhood. It was a beautiful day yesterday, all of the doors were open to the sidewalk (where all the tables were full) which was nice, our food was delicious (the blueberry pancakes!), there is a nice cocktail and wine list. The festive atmosphere made it a memorable day! We will definitely go back!

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You can order delivery directly from The Consulate using the Order Online button.

The Consulate is rated 4.4 stars by 309 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Consulate

519 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024-3402

Additional information

  • Cross street
    85th street
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:15 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    B, C, 1
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alan Vargas
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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