Vaucluse

4.5
1220 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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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.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent beyond!!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Had the Valentine’s Day menu and it was very good, but not as good as their every day dinner menu in my opinion.

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NY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took advantage of Restaurant Week to return to Vaucluse. Such a fantastic all around dining experience. The room is modern, warm, and plush and the quiet of the room--even with plenty of other diners--is heavenly. The service is friendly, attentive, and professional without overdoing it. The food is the best of all. Vaucluse proposed an inventive, varied, and taste-rich menu for the special. My husband's cassoulet was a perfect winter dish. Cassoulet is often so copious you can't move, but this portion was just perfect. Likewise, my branzino with winter veggies. The recommended wine pairings (red and white) were carefully chosen and value-priced. And the desserts were outstanding--two very different creations invented for the special menu. The attention, the details, and the mix of flavors (one item was chocolate based; the other fruit) were of the highest level.
We will look forward to the pleasures of dining at Vaucluse again.

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EH
New York Area
181 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came for Restaurant Week and we’ll be back! Service is first rate. Food is delicious.

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B
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic lunch here after a couple Fashion Week events earlier in the day. Our lunch was after 2:00 PM, so the restaurant was quiet--thankfully. Every item we ordered on the menu was fantastic. Since we live in the tri-state area, we will be going back. My husband had the Dover Sole which was plentiful. Ditto on the foie gras, which he started with. I had a salad and the steak frites. If there was something that could have been improved a bit, the frites were a bit soggy rather than crisp. Advice I would give someone if you're ordering a cocktail that you'd like to savor before eating, let them know. Bar service was very slow and my martini came about 2 minutes before our first course, so I only had a couple sips. By contrast, since I didn't have time to have a martini, I ordered wine and that came right away. I'm guessing they didn't have a regular bartender on staff. Just something to keep in mind.

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TL
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply utterly delicious.

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, but portions were so small compared to the regular menu
Best part of meal was the desert
I am very rarely hungry when I leave a restaurant, but this time I was.
I think there are better values at other establishments during restaurant week

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S
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A fan of Vaucluse since it opened, there Restaurant Week menu is about as good as it gets.Fair number of choices, very decent wine by the glass at fair prices and generally inspired dishes with friendly service add up to a satisfying meal. After a surprisingly dull cauliflower veloute, I had a sensational, deconstructed cassoulet, with incredibly tender, tasty short ribs, superb sausage, pork belly and beans. Especially since it was so good, one could lament the small portion. Chocolate dessert was quite good.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

last visit was a great improvement from the previous one. Although the portions were still small in the main course. The Kale salad did not have a flavor, kind of bland. Service was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Greatest bread bakery ever

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service, beautiful atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food feels manufactured and has no soul in it. No smile from the waiter at all and didn’t feel welcomed except maybe from the usher in the front.

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star all the way!

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OF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, refined offerings, attentive service, lovely ambiance, especially for a quiet, later lunch. I would highly recommend!

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SC
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Went with 2 friends who had never been before. They loved it as much as I.

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LB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious lunch and look forward to returning. I love that the sound level is old-school, very easy to hear your companions.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

This was a very disappointing experience. I know this is an UES restaurant and most people will not care much about how much they pay but this place is pushing the envelope. We were with 3 people and all main dishes, two of us had fish and one the lamb, were below par. Tasteless or too much salt and minuscule portion wise. This was beyond reprehensible for the price we needed to pay. It has to be said that the service was impeccable so I don't blame anyone working there for the experience we had. I will never come back here and I can't recommend it to anyone. As said, most patrons probably won't be bothered but this is something that needs to be said.

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TB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A friend & I celebrated her birthday with a Restaurant Week lunch which was a wonderful value. They even offered wine at the price of $9 per glass, almost unheard of in NYC. Since the main dining room was full, we had to sit in another room which was a bit less festive. Will probably return even after the special is no longer available.

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L
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Restaurant Week menu. Recommend especially salmon tartare, spaghetti and chocolate dessert. Delicious bread and coffee. Special prices for wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks! Superb service from beginning to end. Finley was amazing.

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Elegant atmosphere, food is very good but my favorite is the chocolate soufflé. Would be great if they would make it larger in size for the price.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service Looking forward t my next visit

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal. The host staff seemed a bit overwhelmed due to restaurant week brunch, but being in no rush, we didn't mind waiting a couple of minutes to be shown to our table. The food was great, and our server was kind and attentive. Both red and white house wines were very good, especially considering the discounted restaurant week prices.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a pleasant experience.

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H
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

It must have been a bad day at Vaucluse. We were seated, but were not given menus for twenty minutes. Service people were scurrying. Certainly not up to Vaucluse’s standard. The appetizers were disappointing. And my entree was a greasy piece of fish. This was poor quality even at Restaurant Week prices.

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AJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, excellent service. I highly recommend Vaucluse and plan to return soon.

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C
New York Area
180 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Restaurant Week experience. Excellent choices. The veloute was exceptionally creamy and tasty. The salmon tartare was also delicious. Bread was crisp. The loup de mer was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented, as was the cassoulet. Loved the chocolate dessert, even if meringue isn't usually a favorite. Attentive service without hovering. Quiet and calm; a real adult meal. GO!!!!!

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H
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for lunch Restaurant week NY. Selection was very good. Food well prepared (just one comment on the quality of the tartar of salmon: it seemed quality was not to part with the rest of the other selections). Management had the excellent idea to offer "special prices on some wines"; service very professional. Manager Clement Jafet, very attentive. We will be back

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JG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant’s interior was nice. The service subpar, the restaurant week selection was ok for lunch, the meals were tasty but I left still very hungry after having the 🐠 and no I’m not a big eater. Definitely Not a mind blowing experience for somewhere I really wanted to try out.

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S
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
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
3 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
13 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
75 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
12 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
16 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
47 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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