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Vaucluse

4.5
1030 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Vaucluse is a stylish French brasserie from Michael White and the Altamarea Group.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Fish, Meat
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Hours of operation
Lunch 12pm-230pm Monday-Friday
Dinner 530pm-1000pm Monday-Thursday
Dinner 5pm - 1030pm Friday -Saturday
530pm-930pm Sunday
Brunch 1130am-230pm Sunday
EASTER SUNDAY we will be open for Brunch from 11:30am - 2:45pm, and Dinner from 5:00pm - 9:15pm.
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Phone number
(646) 869-2300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jared Gadbaw
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Ave
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Public transit
4, 5, 6, N, R, Q Lexington Ave and 59th Street
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for a special Mother's Day Brunch featuring a 3 course menu for $75 from 11:30 to 3:00.
Our house made pastries and special unlimited cocktail package for $35 are the perfect accompaniment to the menu and live jazz!
For dinner enjoy both pre-fixe and a la carte menus from 5:30-9:00

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

An Upper East Side French restaurant from Michael White with very good food. It's fancy, without being too formal.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 1030 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Absolute worst service ever - probably the worst in history of dining in NYC. Did not get seated for one and half hrs despite having a reservation and two pregnant ladies in the party of four. Then brought wrong drink out and had mediocre service throughout the evening. Particularly girl serving bread was extra rude and should not be working in hospitality. Anyway won’t be returning. Too many good restaurants in the city for this kind of garbage service.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The ambience of the room is special; tables are spread apart, the staff is friendly and professional. I enjoyed the lamb chops, while others had veal and fish. We skipped dessert, but I know their desserts are incredible.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I have dined here often. It never disappoints. Special requests are granted with a smile. The food is superb, the menu has great variety, and the service is attentive without being stuffy or overbearing. Save room for dessert. And be sure to have some ice cream. They should pack it for take home This is my favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Vaucluse is the best restaurant on the Upper East Side. Sorry Daniel. The food, the ambiance, the service, the staff are all perfect. A welcoming environment in the midst of nyc.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very good good and service!
It’s very expensive, good for special occasions!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was our second visit to Vaucluse and we enjoyed it very much. I had the pate de campagne.
My companion had a lovely salad of Cavolo Nero and ricotta. We had pasta for our entrees and then shared a fabulous desert.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great service & great food, well appointed dining room . However only French wine & very expensive.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Third time dining at Vaucluse, first time for Sunday brunch. The live music was very nice and the prixe fix menu was also. It was a nice experience overall.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A truly superb restaurant, with professional service and excellent food. A bit pricey, but well worth it. A great date spot; romantic! We'll be back..

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Good. Good & Ambiance

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Simply amazing!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was great - the place was hectic & crowded - maybe due to the fact it was Easter Brunch - the service could be spotty at times - we wanted to get a bottle of wine but the waiter was rushing us to purchase without asking what we chose for food that could be good pairing - we ended up with a wine that was ok but not great - unpleasant experience.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was a disappointing Sunday brunch. Firstly, we were met by a rude hostess who treated us like children. Our food was oversalted. Furthermore, the quiche was soggy. I felt that our brunch was too expensive for what was served. I will never go there again. Watch out and place this to the bottom of your list if you are visiting NYC.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We like coming late to Vaucluse for a leisurely lunch. The $49 prix fix lunch is a bargain. I enjoyed the smoked salmon appetizer, lamb chops and chocolate mouse for desert. Lots of food. My husband had the duck confit and loved it. Definitely a great place.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Caucuses is a perfect restaurant for a special occasion. Food was wonderful and service superb.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent. We will return.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Beautiful decor and amazing food. You MUST order the rabbit ravioli...by far the best thing on the menu. Servers were attentive and kind. Would definitely recommend for a special night out.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The menu is very pedestrian and contained old standbys. And the execution was not wonderful. My veal chop, which carried a supplement to the prix fixe, was overcooked. The flavors overall don’t sparkle, and the dishes seemed very tired. A real disappointment.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Loved the jazz music during dinner. Portions of food could be bigger. Especially for the prices.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

It was my Birthday and the staff, food, ambiance and all around experience was simply first class and amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Fabulous food and outstanding service!

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The service was honestly terrible....will never go back.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Another superb meal at Vaucluse. Excellent lobster bisque to start, can also recommend the trout and lamb chops. Superb, professional staff.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I love this restaurant, and we go there pretty often. My only gripe is that despite the fact that I'm a good customer (and I imagine they know that/that there is some sort of record of at least our opentable visits), they always seem to try and stick us at a crappy table. I always request a table against the wall, and when we show up, it's always as if I never made the request. Maybe an issue with the up-front people? Or maybe it's because we're younger than the usual diners there (we're in our 30s), but you'd think the restaurant would want to treat their regulars better. Especially regulars that regularly order the Dover Sole! The food is fantastic though, and the service is always knowledgeable and polite.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I loved Vaucluse! I am a fan of all chef Michael white’s restaurants and Vaucluse certainly lives up to his reputation. Beautiful ambiance, not too loud so easy to talk but still a buzzing atmosphere. Excellent food and wine and great service!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food and wonderful service

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food exceeded expectations and service was good. It was more of a nice meal than a special experience. The tagliatelle with black truffles, veal chops and steak were standouts. No amuse bouche which was surprising to me. Wine list was very good but pricey.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

First time visit to this relatively new restaurant. It was easy to get a reservation for Thursday night on relatively short notice. Nice table on the upper level and attentive service. Food was excellent, wine list extensive. It was quiet and very easy to have a private conversation. Very acceptable experience.
There is jazz music a few nights a week after 8:30pm

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This is an unsatisfying birthday dinner. The food were alright, but the service was definitely lacking. After our server took our order, he went on missing for the remaining night, The food runners were good but there were only so much they could accommodate, No one acknowledges us, so we have to talk to the supervisor and she assigned a different server. Also, they totally forgot about the birthday celebration part, for a fine dining establishment, they have failed.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Server was very personable and interacted well with us. No real vegan choices so chose risotto which was very salty. My sister in law did the same for cost reasons. My mother-in-law chose the salmon but the server misunderstood and got the order wrong so our risottos got cold while we waited for salmon to come out. The server apologized multiple times for the error.

My sister-in-law and I got the bread pudding to share which was also disappointing because everything had the same taste and consistency.

I love French food and wanted to love this place but was disappointed because the food was not the best and there was no effort to accommodate the order error (like offering to comp a dessert for example). For the price I’ll choose someplace else.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I wanted to like it, I did. But food was hit or miss. Lamb was very dry. Duck was super salty. Tagliatelle was also rather salty and too heavy. Fries were overcooked. But escargot in bone marrow terrific, as was rabbit ravioli. Service was also excellent--attentive but not overbearing.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My newest favorite French restaurant in NYC.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Another gem from Michael White. French cuisine with a well-trained staff and fabulous food. The setting is very comfortable and they pay special attention to make your experience personalized. Though pricing is relatively high, not necessarily steep compared with others in this Park Ave. section. All in all, the meal is an un-rushed, stylish affair with a staff that is accommodating yet in the background. Food is expertly prepared and the room is a classic. Worth a return visit as are his other places.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Vaucluse is one of the most outstanding restaurant in NYC, all is amazing. And food you can believe it. There is a lot of restaurant in the city very popular, but they are no so good. This is an exception. Vaucluse is one of the best restaurant we have ever been.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food great service. I’ll be back.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Restaurant was fine, good food, large portions, great drinks and good service.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I took my fiancee here for a Valentine's dinner, and we shared the fixed price meal. It was incredibly delicious and my fiancee, who normally doesn't care for seafood, was enamored by all the entrees particularly the salmon. I'd definitely come here again, and it's really close to the Q subway stop at 63rd street which makes it extra convenient. Well worth the price for the flavor and ambiance!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Understated elegance in a beautifully organized, airy room, offering delicious Gallic cuisine presented by friendly, cultured staff...if you are looking to dine as opposed to eat, visit Vaucluse.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Ambiance and service were incredible. Food did not live up to it though.. food was great but not as good as I expected for price and service.. could have been fresher.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing drinks, food, service and ambiance. Wonderful staff etc
We will be going back very soon!

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