Vaucluse

4.5
1072 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
Vaucluse is a stylish French brasserie from Michael White and the Altamarea Group.
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Delivery or takeout
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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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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 1072 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It is an elegant place with a beautiful dining room and good food. The service is excellent and I can call it a stress relieving. Would highly recommend it.

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

The captains have no idea what their job is, the waitstaff stands in groups with their back to the customers. Food was served cold, hard to complain as waitress showed no awareness of us.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Had a lovely birthday lunch at Vaucluse. Beautiful room, tables spaced far apart, attentive staff, delicious, artfully-presented food. Prix fixe lunch menu has nice options. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Birthday dinner. Need 72 hours to set up cake?

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Outstanding meal. Great waiter and sommelier. Will be back next time we're in NYC.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Excellent foods and service. Quiet, not a scene

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

We frequent this restaurant regularly, as it is a lovely experience. We are greeted by name by the hostess and all wait staff, who are professional. Service was timely, experienced and friendly.
I had the lamb chops (as a change from the duck confit which I usually order because it is awesome). They were delicious. My husband loved the risotto. I had the chocolate desert, which is new on the menu. Unbelievable. Nothing like it. Cudos to the desert chef.
Overall, a lovely experience.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Lovely brunch! food was divine and service was excellent. Beautiful decor! Definitely a special space.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The decor of the restaurant is very lovely. The menu offers great variety of food from seafood to meats in classic style. The waiter we had was wonderful and made our Anniversary dinner great. They served us at the same time and provided great quality food. They even had a special anniversary bag they gave us with goodies to go home.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The service and food were impeccable. The ambiance was great!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Enjoyed it

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Celebrated our first wedding anniversary here. Food and service were spectacular. The veal and duck were both prepared perfectly. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

It was my husbands birthday and this is one of our favorite restaurants. The funniest. I pushed the yummy French fries away from my husband who is on a diet (ha ha ) and the lovely waiter saw me do this and came over and pushed those French fries to my husband and said it’s ok. It’s his birthday. I laughed so much. It was the funniest. My husband was too happy. And the met de loup was amazing. My new favorite.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

A very nice place and delicious food!!
We spend a great time at Vaucluse and I will definitely recommend it!!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great as always! One of the best in New York City!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great as always.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Always wonderful

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Excellent all around. Creative cuisine, outstanding service

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Vaucluse never disappoints. We are big fans of Michael White and rightfully so. The food is consistent in its exact preparation, quality and beautiful presentation. All proteins cooked to absolute perfection, never over or under. Elegant and re-invented appetizers. Last time we were there we celebrated a friend's birthday. He said it was the best veal he's ever had in his life.
We will always go back to Vaucluse.

Service is sometimes impeccable and sometimes aloof and disinterested. But what can you do: Even higher end Manhattan restaurants are not immune to the quality of people they hire or host.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Excellent food and service in a nice setting. Will definitely return

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

A stunning space that makes conversation possible. It's one of New York's most soothing restaurants. The food is tremendous, perfectly prepared, but please don't expect a heaping helping. If that's what you're looking for, head elsewhere. Pricy, but worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

I’m a downtown type of guy but have to admit for the UES, food and service was great. Definitely will make the trek back uptown again.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Enjoyed the ambiance; very pretty. Professional clientele. Great for a business lunch. Plan to revisit.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Lovely food (and good range to choose from) and excellent service

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Fantastic meal in a serene and beautiful environment. Great food and service.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Value, food and service are very good. The only side note is that the wines are way overpriced. Otherwise, very good experience.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service was terribly slow and food was cold when it finally arrived.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Michael White my favorite chef always provides the Best food atmosphere wine list BRAVO

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was ok but not worth what we paid. Service was poor at first but got better as restaurant emptied towards end of evening .

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We celebrated our 7-year wedding anniversary and our meal was fantastic. They were also able to accommodate our 2 year old.

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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).

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

"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."

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

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.

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