An Upper East Side French restaurant from Michael White with very good food. It's fancy, without being too formal.
Lovely food (and good range to choose from) and excellent service
The food was excellent, from the tuna crudo to the delicate preparation of the branzino, the perfectly cooked lamb chops and the best Creme de la pot I’ve ever had but our rude uptight server Laura G kind of ruined the experience for us. I don’t understand why a great upscale restaurant cannot have happy down to earth serves, it looks like some of them haven’t smiled in decades and think they are doing you a favor by serving you.
What a disappointment ! Previous visit several months ago was lovely. So our expectations were high. Sadly we will not return. The dining room and table were elegant. The dinner was far from it. We were a party of four and so this review reflects 4 very disappointed guests.. For myself, escargots is usually a pleasure. Mine were dry and tasteless, lying awkwardly on a slab of bone. My requested lamb was ordered medium- rare but was raw and inedible. Our server agreed and returned with 3 (4 were on the initial order) rather tasteless lamb chops. My other 3 dining companions were equally disappointed with their choices of halibut and trout. Dessert although sounding delicious was bland . Clearly the final check exceeded our level of satisfaction.
Fantastic meal in a serene and beautiful environment. Great food and service.
Value, food and service are very good. The only side note is that the wines are way overpriced. Otherwise, very good experience.
Great quality food and good portions. I recommend the bone marrow appetizer, the squid ink pasta, and the burger or lamp chops main. You can get some good value by choosing the $95 4-course menu (appetizer, pasta, main, dessert). Wine by the glass is a bit overpriced so you might be better off getting a bottle. Service is great, with very friendly waiters. The ambience can be "heavy" with most people wearing dress shirts and business formal attire; typical upper east side I guess.
Mother’s Day...ordered lamb”well done “...it had to go back...booked Vacleuse...arrived 5:45 front room virtually empty...seated in Omar...mentioned it... got attitude.
Service was terribly slow and food was cold when it finally arrived.
Foie gras wasn’t very good. Custardlike. My husband didn’t enjoy the special pork meal. We also didn’t feel we got the attention from staff we’ve had in the past.
Michael White my favorite chef always provides the Best food atmosphere wine list BRAVO
Amazing food and service. The sommelier was spot on with his recommendations. I had the Pate, sea bass, and finished it off with pot de Creme. They were all wonderful. My husbands meal was equally great. He had tartare, halibut, and the cheese course. We can’t wait to come back!
Food was ok but not worth what we paid. Service was poor at first but got better as restaurant emptied towards end of evening .
We celebrated our 7-year wedding anniversary and our meal was fantastic. They were also able to accommodate our 2 year old.
Extremely bad service- and this is a recurring theme. Expect to wait and be ignored when placing your order. Even though the food is good I wont be going back until they fix their service which they seem to disregard as part of the dining experience (especially in light of the expensive prices).
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
We loved our dinner at Vaucluse. It is on the same site as a restaurant we used to go to, but the look and feel of the place is very special. Loved the decor, the staff were really helpful and pleasant. Food top notch and original without being too fussy or ornate. A special place for when you really want to spoil yourself or your guests. Also an excellent wine list which is always a good sign for us.
The restaurant is beautifully appointed and comfortably elegant. The menu’s choices for lunch are great and prix fixe very reasonable. However, Vaucluse fails in its execution . The chicken paillard dish was way over dressed; the hamburger ordinary and not cooked to what was ordered. The dessert was doughy and lacked taste. The service was kind and friendly but lacked knowledge of the tastes and ingredients of the offerings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very good good and service!
It’s very expensive, good for special occasions!
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.
Great service & great food, well appointed dining room . However only French wine & very expensive.
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.
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..
Good. Good & Ambiance
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.
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.
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.
Caucuses is a perfect restaurant for a special occasion. Food was wonderful and service superb.
Excellent. We will return.
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.
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.
Loved the jazz music during dinner. Portions of food could be bigger. Especially for the prices.
It was my Birthday and the staff, food, ambiance and all around experience was simply first class and amazing.
Fabulous food and outstanding service!
The service was honestly terrible....will never go back.
Another superb meal at Vaucluse. Excellent lobster bisque to start, can also recommend the trout and lamb chops. Superb, professional staff.