Vaucluse

4.5
1191 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Vaucluse is a stylish French brasserie from Michael White and the Altamarea Group.

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Please join us at Vaucluse to celebrate Valentine's Day with some of our most decadent and lavish dishes. Five-course Valentine's Menu for $195 (5-10 pm). Optional Wine Pairing for $150
Full menu available on our homepage!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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 1191 People Are Saying
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New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our waitress was awful and spoiled our evening. She was cold, detached, never returned to our table to check if we were happy with the food, and I had to ask the busboy for a second glass of wine. Meanwhile, she spent most of her time talking to customers in certain tables that we assumed to be regular clients. We felt like we were not welcome in the place. We will never return and we do not recommend this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Experience was very good

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IV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The only problem in this restaurante is that they serve cold expressos !!!

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant's decor is very tasteful and classy. The other patrons were also classy. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The place also isn't very loud which I really appreciated. I like the fact they have a prix fixe menu for those who are on a budget.

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J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

El restaurante estaba sol con cuatro mesas la comida mediocre un risotto dulce y un Sirloin steak incomible de lo salado el reclamo fue hecho y ni siquiera una disculpa definitivamente este sitio para el almuerzo no me gusta lo único bueno un Martini vodka pero claro difícil de hechas a perder

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D
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. This is a fine restaurant with outstanding service and great food in beautiful surroundings. Every time we dine here makes it seem like a special occasion.

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MS
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and ambiance. The cuisine was superb. We look forward to dining there again.

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m
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, very much in line with the restaurant’s name.

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D
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Day Dinner is always a challenge. First, there is finding a place that is ooen. Then there is the risk that food and service quality may suffer from the extra holiday stress. No such worries at Vaucluse!!! The prix fixe menu was varied and interesting, my server Max was knowledgable, professional and attentive, the food was divine and the atmosphere elegant and welcoming--not stuffy. In short, Vaucluse was a perfect experience and I happily recommend Vaucluse for all of your special occasions! Or even just for Thursday supper...

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was Christmas Eve and the 4 th time going to Vacluse. We picked it because we had such great experiences the last times we were there.
The waiter got everything wrong brought the wrong wine wrong entree wrong appetizers and we had to get the manager involved it was a terrible experience and ruined our Christmas !!! They took a lot off of the bill, however it was not about the money which I explained to the manager it was that the entire evening was a mess and unpleasant and you can’t change that with taking things off of the bill. Very unfortunate but we will never go back !!!!!!

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NO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Christmas Eve

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PL
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful room , service is trying to be perfect and mostly succeeds. Menu is classic French and is mostly superb. My first course of octopus was a little rustic for the rarefied restaurant and needed a sharper knife but everything else was lovely

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m
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great French food in nice atmosphere and not rediculously priced

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K
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I took someone to lunch at Vaucluse. Because of MYC traffic he was 40 minutes late. The management could not have been nicer. The food was good. There are good wines by the glass,some of which are reasonably priced. The tables are far enough apart so that one does not hear everyone else’s conversation. And the noise level is good, due to carpets and table cloths.

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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great greeting, beautiful ambiance and delicious food poorly served by too many chatty untrained servers. Pushing guests to order asap is never appropriate, nonetheless on a restaurant of this caliber. Otherwise, it is a lovely place for a special occasion. We walked over to Omar’s Bar and truly enjoyed ourselves with inimitable service, not as good food and live music. Great UES venue!

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service, and atmosphere. Great experience.

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DG
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious the only thing lacking was an amouse bouche !

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T
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was excellently prepared, but a little stingy with the portions for the price. Halibut was outstanding. I would return for a special occasion vs everyday dining.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was good and i enjoyed. Very nice services!
I will give 4stars out of 5!

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

I came one year ago during restaurant week and the service was really better than my second experience. It was really not a busy lunch but we had no explication for the food, they brought us the wrong wine. We were waiting for our desert and two guys started some constructions just next to us so one of the waiter asked us if we want to move to the bar ... By the way, the food was really excellent !

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The dining room was woefully understaffed. Our waiter was surprisingly courteous considering he was covering the entire room causing our party extremely slow service. More annoying , when we mentioned this to management they had an inane reply about having 5 large reservations.
However, food was great and the setting extraordinarily pleasant.

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RE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

One of the "beautiful rooms" to dine in New York City. The food is rich, and so too are the clientele. If you are a snob (food or otherwise), this place is for you. But if you are not, yet able to afford it, Vaucluse is also for you. The service was sincere and did not seem to judge. The extensive wine list had value, sitting along astronomically priced bottles. The food was elegant and handsomely plated. And while the table linens were starched and crisp, the ambiance was soft and comfortable.
Sometimes dining in elegance can be fun. If you know you're going to pay for the luxury, why not?

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AM
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best

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F
New York Area
226 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place at Park Avenue

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RR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very tasty and expensive food

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c
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A bit stuffier than they purport to be. This time of year you will feel under dressed without a jacket. The food was excellently executed and the service is excellent. Price is consistent with location but very expensive for traditional french haute cuisine.

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b
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

A good experience was ruined by inattentive service. Wait staff constantly kicked my chair when passing. Courses were served from the right for the server's convenience. It could have been a better experience.

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced place, waitress was not professional and communicative. Disappointing experience.

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A
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Like many New York restaurants, seating at Vaucluse is intimate--no so much with your dinner companion, but with the diners at the adjacent tables. You hear almost as much of their conversations as you do of your own. Of course, hearing a conversation is something of a stretch since the walls, ceiling and floors are all hard surfaces. The main course and dessert were excellent, but the undressed salad was left uneaten. Service was competent but not great.

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AM
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Because We eat at this restaurant so often with my husband and friend I hardly ever write a review. But I must say that one of the things that I love about this place is when they pour the wine or champagne they bring the bottle to the table. So you know exactly what you’re getting. I don’t even order wine in any restaurant that does not bring the bottle to the table because I do not know what on earth I am getting. This place is the best. The food is great the wine is great the service is great and it is just the most beautiful wonderful experience. And that is why we eat here at least once A week when we are in New York city.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary of friends

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s
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall including ambiance and service and so on is very good but food taste is average.
this restaurant is good for the people who like American mood but not good for foodies.

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e
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and a beautiful quiet dining with excellent service. Tables not on top of eachother

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were thrilled to find a restaurant that is both hip and quietly refined...... Modern and elegant .

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JG
New England
93 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not inexpensive, but reasonable by NYC standards. Everything is very nicely done even if not every dish is superb (some are). Wine list is good too and varied with some interesting uncommon choices. Dependably much more than pleasant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I love my wife

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DD
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great in every way. I had the duck entree, which was the best I've had. Drinks on the expensive side even for such an upscale place, but otherwise, prices are what you'd expect. I'll be back for special occasions.

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