The Consulate

4.4
138 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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.4
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MayaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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LadyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cute place for girls night out. I would recommend to order cocktails, Jelena makes them so delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I am a vegan and they had not one single option for me. This is a real pity. I landed up with a salad (hold the cheese) . I am sure they could do better than this. It's NYC

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HectorM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente , Excelente !!!
Food was amazing ( mushrooms , goat cheese flat bread , and burrata, delicious . Hanger Steak, cook perfect. Service one of the best in our neighborhood . And floor manager make us feel very welcome .
Friendly , Kind and attentive to all detail.
Congratulations
Great !!! Great. Job !!!

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vipMarianoelle1210
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem! This place never disappoints. Food and service are phenomenal and an amazing wine/cocktail list to couple it.

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vipAwesome
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition to the neighborhood! Lovely outdoor space. Delightful menu, well prepared & delicious food, professional service.

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Diningenthusiast
London
23 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Such a lovely setting, and so cozy with the heat lamps -- but the food is overpriced and mediocre, and it was half an hour before anyone came to tell us the specials (no, it was not busy). I've eaten here twice and had the same experience both times. It's a shame, because with this setting, it could be a home run!!

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Woofus
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service, nice thoughtful set up for outdoor dining.

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vipDaniB
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

absolutely delicious food. we ate in their outdoor tent (they have heaters!) and even though it was an insanely windy night it was cozy and nice; service was good and the food and drinks were great!

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vipTK719
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live down the street from The Consulate and finally tried it for lunch. I'm so happy that I did. The restaurant is so nice and cozy, and has plenty of outdoor seating, too. My hummus, tuna sandwich with salad and chocolate lava cake were all delicious. The service was very good. The place also has a great energy to it, even during these times. I'll go back very soon.

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vipLaury
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A cheerful restaurant where you are not lost in a noisy crowd. The Serbian owner visits the tables multiple times, to ensure customers are satisfied.
The service could not be better.
If only they did not take such liberties with the food. The fish chips were cool, drenched in oil and tasteless. The sauce on the Steak and Frites seemed to be there by mistake. The Hamburger and French Fries were fabulous but that can not be a criteria. The chef's heart is in the right place but that is not enough. They should also have a better choice of beers.
All in all, it is a promising place but they need to keep working at it in the kitchen.
I would go back to this place.

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AyalaU
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friends birthday lunch

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vipCMDNYC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our go-to spot. Outside dining very comfortable. Food us always good. They will need to invest in a plate warmer to serve food on hot plates to be able to enjoy a warm meal out side as the weather gets colder.
Wonderful cocktails.

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vipljsUWS92
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall the meal and service were great. What was odd was that we had to order everything all at once, including our drinks. So we sat for quite a while, as we tried to decide on what we wanted to each drink, an appetizer that we could share, as well as our main courses. The food arrived in proper succession, but it was a bit much to not even be able to order drinks as we contemplated the food choices. Despite that, we all did enjoy it.

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vipuptowngirl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a lovely job with outdoor dining.

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janisE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I wasn’t impressed with the food I ate; a bit over-priced, as well as the wines per glass.

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Fcojavier7474
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter birthday

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vipIsabel
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoors space with lovely menu and great service. We intend to return again soon.

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DeborahS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely new spot on the West SIde for fine food, service, outdoor tables and high ceilings.

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vipAudgPint
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first indoor dining experience of 2020 since COVID. The waitstaff were incredibly courteous, I felt taken care of but also not unsafe/too much contact. Our food was devine. My comment at the end of the night was how nice it was to have such a great all around meal again. We will be back!

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vipmanhattansightseer79
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's a bit overpriced for what you get... but, we had a great table... and a fun evening.... the appetizers were the best deal...

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vipLoDofun
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and atmosphere. the only thing is I wish the servers would wear full masks vs the little half ones.

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vipBrettW
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, friendly service and a great menu. We had several starters, including the grilled artichoke and the flatbread -- all fantastic. I had the burger and my wife had the Frisee salad as her entree. Delicious. And great wine pairings. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and personable owners, excellent food and service.

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vipJanetB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite local restaurant - food, ambiance, and service are outstanding!

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vipSDvtnyc
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dover sole special was superb as was the Caesar salad and chocolate lava cake.

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Eastsider
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

the waiter would not take a drink order without ordering food at the same time.
I know NY has a law that restaurants cannot serve liquor without food but not
even taking the order seems a bit much.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good experience. Commend the restaurant and wait staff for making it work despite the challenging circumstances. WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. 2 appetizers - 1 beer and 1 cocktail - $80.

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vipUWSder
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service

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LisaA
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a Saturday night dinner with good wine, delicious steak and a yummy roasted cauliflower steak. Service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipJohnC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Flatbreads were ok, however the onion soup was a bit disappointing as the flavor was lacking.

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VLVB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just an OK brunch Menu more interesting than the food but nice service

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Katya
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always! People are wonderful and the food never disappoints.

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JoyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Wonderful waitstaff (Vladimir). Tasty food and lovely ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening at the consulate. We had the grilled artichokes which were fabulous, the roasted chicken for two which is to die for and of course we had to try the cream Brulé , chocolate Moulton cake and the apple tart! Everything was delicious

Thank goodness I had a walk 20 blocks back home.

The staffs amazing very Attentive. I will definitely be back

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vipSamm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food is overrated at best. The menu options are nice but the food lacks flavor and temperature. All of our meals came out at room temperature heat. This restaurant is expensive and the quality of the food as well as the taste does not warrant it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We’ve had our eye on The Consulate for a while, & unfortunately it wasn’t really worth the wait. Our server was very friendly, but then became quite inattentive after he “made the sale” when we took our order. He was really pushing us on the $60 steak special, which 3 of us ordered. My medium rare steak came out medium well, and I think it was worth $27-32 max. Our server came back just to get another drink order from us & tried to sell us on dessert. We were really interested in trying out the restaurant for brunch, but I think we’ll pass now. It’s disappointing, as the restaurant itself has a very nice ambiance.

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vipKrono
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience dining there. Our server Jesus was very knowledgeable of the menu and provided great recommendations.

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MaryB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food, warm atmosphere, service a little too fast.

FAQs

The Consulate does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

The Consulate is rated 4.4 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.