Permanently Closed - Vaucluse

4.7
1356 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
This restaurant is permanently closed. Enter and choose your dining room - The West Room or The East Room at Vaucluse.

The West Room cuisine combines the approachable, classic and innovative all into one exciting culinary experience. The menu features raw bar selections, hors d’oeuvres, expertly prepared fish and meats, our renowned Chef Michael White hand-made pastas, and a collection of breads baked in-house daily.

The East Room at Vaucluse a place for creatives, innovators, locals, bright young things, and legends. Experience Park Avenue after dark, where you can expect the unexpected – a special dish, a friend not seen for some time, new acquaintances, just a rendez-vous. The eclectic international menu excites the palate with a rotating selection of globally influenced dishes, taking you on a journey anywhere from Asia to North Africa.
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vipBetera
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I return again and again—we so appreciate everything at Vaucluse—delicious food and perfect service. Thanks!

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AliceP
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vaucluse is still the best prix fixe lunch deal in NY! Beautiful room, attentive service, wonderful menu with lots of choices, delicious food - 3 courses for $28! This is my go-to place. Always great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best kept secret in the area. Three course gourmet lunch for $28! Best salad I’ve ever had, perfectly prepared fish and dessert-I ate every bite. I’ll be back for sure!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food !

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melbow
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a celebratory lunch for my friend's NINETY SIXTH birthday.Table location request was observed. Food was, once again, delicious!

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vipHard2please
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New prix fixe menu very well done. Food is great and Service impeccable. Just wishes wine by bottles prices were more reasonable. Thank you

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vipTinabird
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. and we have gone to most of them! The food is delicious, delicate and made with love. The service, outstanding, the ambiance is my favorite color of chill.
It is always a joy to go here!! TINA

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vipPhil
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always. Our third or fourth visit and Vaucluse never fails to exceed our expectations.

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vipLHBZ
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The Food was outstanding, unfortunately the experience was marred by terrible service. It took 20 minutes from the time we sat down for someone to take our drink order. Another 20 minutes passed until someone showed up to take our order. When the truly outstanding lobster veloute arrived, it was tepid, almost cold. It must have been sitting in the kitchen for 20 minutes. I could tell there were problems in the kitchen by looking at the couple at the adjacent table. They had their appetizer before us, but their second dish (we were all on the four course Valentine’s Day menu) arrived 10 minutes after hours. They must have been waiting a half hour between courses. The main dish, another superbly executed dish, arrived not tepid, but cold. My wife’s fish was warmer, but the vegetables were cold.
Our table felt as if we were sitting in the middle of an Indy 500 pit stop. Waiters seem to be running everywhere, the ambiance was rushed. Overall it was a terrible experience. Total came to $275 PER PERSON. For that price I could have picked some of the best restaurants in the country. This place has excellent cooks, unfortunately it is terribly run. They obviously have a good publicist on the payroll given it’s supposed popularity. I will not return

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vipKidchino
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In spite of or maybe because of Valentines Day the meal and service were flawless. Perfect. Again.

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Anthony
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an amazing experience for Valentine’s Day, the best you could expect!

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vipRayU
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I have been to Vaucluse several times and it is typically superior, but they were slightly off this Valentine's. They seemed understaffed. The waitress was excellent and working hard but they did not seem to have enough wait staff for the crowd. I've been when it was just as busy but the number of staff they had on Valentine's could not keep pace with the crowd and there were waits to get bread, etc. and the food came out somewhat cold. The venison was also quite gamey and not very well seasoned or flavored. I've had better there many times. The biggest disappointment was the "special" menu for Valentine's which had many of their regular dishes missing and was double the normal price. Sorry , but charging $187 for a 4 course when it is usually $97 is gouging plain and simple. This was not communicated outside on their menu or when we made reservations well overall month in advance. I'll dine there again but NEVER on ripoff Valentine's Day.

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Beth
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Vaucluse is a wonderful experience. The menu is perfect, food delicious, portions appropriate. The service is top-notch and the room comfortable and beautiful. Can't imagine a better experience. Thank you!

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JonB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch pre fixe outstanding

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RobertS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent, restaurant is beautiful. Server got order wrong (bringing 1 rather than 3 desserts), charged us for all 3 desserts, then denied that we were charged for them until we showed him the math. That shouldn't happen in this good a restaurant.

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vipCRSNJ
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was my first experience here. I have dined at Marea before and enjoyed your t very much. The dining room is quite formal and very elegant. The menu has several options including 2 prix fix options: a 3 course for $98 and a six course tasting menu for $168 , I opted for 3 a la carte courses. The Alaskan King crabmeat Salas with mesculum and creme fresh was very refreshing, and the king crabmeat was outstanding. Got my main course, I selected the roasted veal loin, which was served with veal sweetbreads and salsify, with a veal Demi and mustard sauce. Mouthwateringly delicious. For dessert I had the lemon tart with vanilla ice cream also delicious. Vaucluse has a very nice selection of wines by the glass. Service was spot on and excellent. I highly recommend Vaucluse.

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imgourmand
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The price fixe menu for lunch is excellent; wide variety of appetizers , entrees . The service is outstanding and the ambience is wonderful. The noise level was a bit uncomfortable, but not outlandish as we find in a number of restaurants in NYC. Our overall experience was most enjoyable and we look forward to our next visit.

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Ksnead
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, wonderful lunch experience. Food and service were both excellent and I will definitely return for the prix fixe lunch.

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vipStephenC
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific prix-fixe lunch;Many excellent choices; Attentive service. An all around winner.

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vipnyker
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a delightful meal. Every dish was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was attentive while not being intrusive.

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vipjonmanch
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party of four had lunch at the restaurant which is beautiful inside. The menu was prix fixe and very reasonable for what you get. The food was delicious

The staff were excellent, and the tables were spaced apart nicely, so everyone had privacy. After dinner, we were not rushed out.

I highly recommend it for lunch.

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vip123FeJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, Seymour server was attentive. James the mgr. very hospitable & attentive.

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juneg
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The ambience, the room, the service, the staff-all wonderful. Thank you!

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vipBlondie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the meal. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and gracious and the noise level was such that you could carry on a conversation. The butternut squash tortellini was heavenly. The fixed price lunch is a tremendous value.

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vipLincoln
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best Celebration!!! Outstanding food, beautiful presentation, amazing ambience, caring staff, excellent service!!
Laura is awesome- extremely knowledgeable about the menu choices; she is personable, and caring!!!
I wish she could be my personal server everywhere!! Please commend her!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Favorite restaurant except this time they ran out of French fries and mashed potatoes.

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dibby
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a delicious lunch, beautifully served by such pleasant staff. .. What more could one wish for!

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SandraR
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found the service from the moment you entered as friendly and professional. Once seated our waiter was gracious and attentive and knowledgable as to our various questions regarding the entree selections.
Overall it was a pleasurable and happy experience and as it is my fourth time visiting I am convinced once again it is a special dining experience to continue to return to again and again.

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vipZTheinteriordesigner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The place is beautiful, good wine and good service, expensive, the food was bad! Some dishes un-eatable.

It was my birthday celebration. Very disappointed.
ZD.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Wine, Service, spectacular!

Great Sommelier!

Add this fine Restaurant to your list of places to go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
37 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vaucluse is ALWAYS fabulous! Their manager Laura makes guests feel so welcome; I never hesitate to come in when I am in town and they always make me feel like a special,customer. Food and ambiance cannot be beat and, by NYC standards, it is reasonable and worth every penny.

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vipLillieB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service, and atmosphere! Looking forward to going back soon!

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vipMichelinstarseeker
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent qualify on all levels

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vipSeanO
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal!

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vipSfoodie
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I thought the food was good, not great. Our service was good and not great also although most of the people try to be very accommodating. I am not rushing to go back but it is one of the few restaurants in NYC with good food and not noisy.....that's the best feature.

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MichaelA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service decor wonderful amazing for dinner or lunch !!!!

SC
vipStephenC
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5serviceambience5

As I mentioned last week, the prix-fixe lunch is terrific. Back this week with different friends, same unanimous consensus. Excellent!

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vipStephenC
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific prix-fixe lunch with many choices. So many tempting options that it was hard to decide. My 3 friends & I ordered different things & all agreed that everything was delicious. Win-win situation.

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vipPeterG
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Pleasant space. Excellent service. Food continues to underwhelm.

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vaucluse is an ideal restaurant for a special occasion, a foodie night out, or pre-theater. The ambience is elegant and beautiful, the service is refined, and the food is spectacular. I have eaten there several times and the most recent meal there was the best yet.

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