Vaucluse

4.6
1171 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.
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
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Christmas Celebration from 1pm-8:45pm: three-course menu $115 or four-course menu $135
Please join us at Vaucluse to celebrate Christmas with some of Chef Michael White’s classic dishes and his take on a festive holiday meal!
We have a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Tuesday, December 25, 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 1171 People Are Saying
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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
225 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
14 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
34 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
6 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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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The dining experience was great. The appetizers steak tartare, jumbo lump cake, escargots with roasted bone marrow were delicious! Especially the escargots! Ordered the squid ink pasta with seafood was delicious as well, Waitress Laura accommodated us by prepared the pasta into 2 individual plates instead of 1 for sharing. We had New Zealand lamb chops as entree, it was cooked to perfection. However, it was disappointment on the maine lobster, it was a little under seasoned. As desserts, Mousse Sablée aux Raisins was the best dessert! Must try!
Semifreddo au Chocolat was a little too sweet for us. The ambiance, presentation, service, taste, price are in the high-end category. The price range on opentable is a little deceiving for the restaurant, it should be $$ instead of $$. Overall rating, I would give a 4.8. Will return for another dining experience.

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D
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Superb. Great prixe fixe lunch during week (weekends look like worse selection at higher price though not tried for this reason). Great linens, crystal, silver and ambience. Service ok.

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HS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an enjoyable evening of very good good, an entree was unusual and just delicious. The service was polished and every one was welcoming and friendly without being intrusive in the slightest. We enjoyed dining there a couple years ago and this time was even better.

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H
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No surprise, consistently tasty , eye appealing dishes. Clement Jafet and his team make you feel at home.
Thank you

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised about the amazing food and the excellent service at Vaucluse. The lunch prix-fix is a great value. I will definitely be back

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SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the ambience and the food; the tables Are far apart and it’s peaceful

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d
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoy Vaucluse year round . The food and service is outstanding . Definitely detail and quality oriented. Love the ambience, neighborhood gem ! Great for well behaved kids with parents .

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DL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad to come back,one of my favorite places for excellent food and quite conversation

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S
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was outstanding! By far one of the best restaurants in NYC.

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F
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Delicious food and great attentive service. We enjoyed very much and will dine there more regularly.

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We are big Michael White fans having eaten at Ai Fiori, Marea, Ristorante Morini and Vauclause many times. This was perhaps our 6th visit to Vauclause and frankly this time the food was disappointing-------particularly so because we are so aware of what the kitchen is really capable of turning out. Appetizers were merely good, risotto was fair, pasta Outstanding, and entrees awful. Rohan duck breast was gamey and poorly prepared: branzino was fishy and not worth eating.

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k
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice menu well executed. We were all pleased with our meals and the accompanying wines.

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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Wonderful night. Lamb chops were a little chewy. Service was excellent

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for making my friend's birthday extra nice!

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JN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful French restaurant, truly a gem with amazing service...

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H
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Lovely setting with poor execution of services. Could not locate Captain and staff was not very professional.
The food was acceptable but not to the standard of a high end restaurant.
Pricing was quite high for a mediocre experience.

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CE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. The food was fantastic, but the service was even better. Luisa, our server, made excellent suggestions and was both knowledgeable and attentive. The entire staff was extremely friendly and helped make our first anniversary a memorable one.

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R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place and good food although the risotto was sweet corn with some rice instead of rice with some sweet corn. The fletan was very dry. However the ravioli with rabbit were outstanding and the branzino was very good too. The foie was incredible as well.

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OT
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the fine East Side restaurants. Not inexpensive but that is what fine dining costs.

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RC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a superb and elegant place to dine, with excellent cuisine and a superb wine list, and caring and professional service.

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