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Le Canard Enchaine, Kingston, NY

Le Canard Enchaine

4.8
4.8
806 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Le Canard Enchaine, located in beautiful, historic uptown Kingston, serves wonderful authentic French cuisine in a charming, friendly atmosphere. "Lift a fork and imagine you're in France," wrote the New York Times. Let Chef Jean-Jacques and his welcoming staff take you on a culinary journey! Specialties include garlic snails, duck confit, onion soup, voted best in the Hudson Valley, and so much more!

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, French American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (845) 339-2003

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jean Jacques Carquillat

  • Private party facilities

    Our festive private dining room seats up to 45 people and up to 70 people standing. It's the perfect setting for birthday parties, rehearsal dinners and holiday parties. We specialize in business dinner events and pharmaceutical dinner meetings.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer: (845) 339-2003

  • Neighborhood

    Kingston

  • Cross street

    John Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

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What 806 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    French

  • Westchester / Hudson Valley

    Best Overall

  • Westchester / Hudson Valley

    Best Food

  • Westchester / Hudson Valley

    Best Service

  • Westchester / Hudson Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Westchester / Hudson Valley

    Romantic

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  1. E

    Eric

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been going for many years. Never a disappointment. As usual, everything exceptional.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. The garlic snails are phenomenal. And so is the Onion soup. Short ribs, duck, and lamb shank we’re good as well. We never leave without the lemon tart. Even took one home to go!
  3. S

    Star

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a completely enjoyable lunch at Le Canard. The ambiance is so inviting, the service friendly and efficient and the food wonderful…best salade nicoise ever!
  4. AA

    AndreA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server, whose name I forget, was outstanding! the food was really delicious. My son had duck and I had cod. really delicious!
  5. r

    robert

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, and other waiters in the dining room are total professionals. They are head and shoulders above those we commonly encounter in our neighborhood restaurants. Food of course is classical French and delicious. But I appreciated the wait staff as much as everything else.
  6. BS

    BrianS

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was very good. Service was friendly but they did lose track of us. Very noisy. People were loud and the owner, while friendly, was sitting at a table next to us and it was loud and distracting. Again we enjoyed the food and would return.
  7. EG

    ElliotG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I had our 54th-anniversary dinner at Le Canard Enchaine. We asked to be seated outside and the staff was patient and helpful when I complained of the afternoon sunlight in my eyes. Problem solved. The noise level was fine, considering that we were on the sidewalk and there was music playing. (I wish it had been Edith Piaf, btw!) We had: watermelon-tomato gazpacho (6 stars), the eggplant Napoleon (which we'd shared last year and which was as perfect this time), the salmon and the branzino. Both fish were prepared and cooked beautifully. The bread is excellent, the butter is good, the service is simply lovely. We have no complaints whatever, other than that Kingston is over two hours away from us.
  8. PR

    PatR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dinner, lovely atmosphere and never disappoints
  9. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful on all levels.
  10. SV

    SofyaV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we like food, french ambiance with nice quiet music on the back, restaurant set up, waiter .. unexpectedly very pleasant experience .. snail fricassee sauce was amazing that I need a spoon to pick up every bit from the plate
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding evening Patrick was a fabulous waiter
  12. H

    Happyfoodie

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch with friends on a beautiful sunny afternoon with friends. Our lunch was outstanding! The service was great and we shared a wonderful bottle of French wine! The food was delicious from the French Onion Soup to the Crème Brûlée! I would highly recommend this fabulous place.
  14. E

    Efner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    This was our first visit to Le Canard Enchaine. The waiter seemed preoccupied and in the beggining kept slamming the door everytime he had to wait tables outside. The soft shell crabs were soggy and had no taste. The roasted chicken had too much salt. The duck was fine.The traditional desserts were good as well as the drinks. The ambiance was great and I would give it another try. Our bill was close to $300 and we were dissapointed by the entrees.
  15. AK

    AlanK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best culinary experience I have had in the Hudson Valley. Everything they serve is delicious. Even the bread and butter is the best I’ve ever had. The staff is very friendly but also very professional. The portions are very generous compared to other restaurants of this caliber. Whatever is on the menu is great. If you like duck this is the place to have it. There isn’t any place around that comes even close to this one.
  16. P

    Professor

    New York Area

    192 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    192 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The reputation for Le Canard's fabulous food continues ... incredible, freshly made, delicious in every way. This top class French restaurant maintains New York quality while being a regional boutique bistro in the heart of the Hudson Valley.
  17. JH

    JHowl

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner with family visiting from NJ who have spent many summers in France. They loved the food and wished they had a French restaurant of this quality near them b
  18. RK

    RalphK

    Denver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Classic French food will satisfy any Francophile. Save room for dessert they were great too!
  19. J

    Jill

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A busy Saturday night, but the food and service was excellent. I would make sure you have a reservation, as all tables were occupied. The crab cake special was delicious. The duck confit an excellent choice. Nothing was too much trouble for the wait staff.
  20. h

    happy2eatout

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Mostly positives about Le Canard: the duck comfit and the steak were outstanding. Our waiter was charming and funny and offered helpful advice about ordering. The dessert, a tart tatin, was pretty dismal. Mushy apples on a practically non-existent crust. The biggest turnoff, and one that unfortunately colored the whole experience, was the bartender, who was gruff and kind of uncouth. We arrived 45 minutes early for our reservation (side note: why do all the stores in Kingston and Rhinebeck close so early? We arrived in town thinking we would look around a bit before dinner, as one does in most similar tourist areas. But nope.). We did not expect to be seating right away of course and the host was very nice and had us wait at the bar for a while. When I asked for a cocktail menu, the bartender snorted and said, "I've been bartending for 40 years, I know how to make just about anything." I get that cocktail menus might be the opposite of old school, and this was an old school restaurant, but in fact, these days, one arrives at a bar wanting to know what they have that is novel and interesting. That's the way of things these days. He could have asked me what kind of cocktail I was looking for and made some suggestions but instead he had this attitude as though I was kind of an idiot and just stood there waiting for me. My husband and I were bartenders for a number of years in our youth and he struck as as the kind who would fit right into a 1980s dive bar. So that was too bad. But the rest of the experience was positive.
  21. S

    Surajit

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were there last Tuesday evening for dinner. The cuisine was French bistro style , very well prepared. The restaurant stuff were very friendly . It was an wonderful evening,
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love coming to Le Carnard. The service is excellent and vibe is always fun. The food is amazing as are their cocktails. Keep it up! Love you guys!
  23. CW

    CappyW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally enjoyable. Perfect Onion Soup. My wife and my entrées were great. I had the duck. Service was both warm and efficient. Highly recommended.
  24. WA

    WARREN

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent and the meal was delicious -- beyond delicious.
  25. G

    Geri

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an absolutely delightful culinary experience- the dinner was fabulous and obviously professionally prepared.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dreamy & delicious.
  27. D

    Danreviewsit21

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great with our child. The food was amazing. Little on the pricey side but the food was great.
  28. AL

    AliceL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    For someone who has never tasted French food, this was a culinary experience! We had an outside table (sidewalk) where the weather was cooperative and although we were near the street, the whole experience felt like we were in Paris. The food was wonderful - duck, lamb, beef, veggie soup, outstanding bread and dessert. There wasn’t a huge menu, which I like because it meant the dishes were prepared when ordered. The staff was awesome and service was wonderful. And the best part was the Chef came out to talk with us (loved the French accent!). Highly recommend this place in the Stockade area of Kingston.
  29. TB

    TrueBlue

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food is typical French Bistro cuisine but very well prepared. We had escargo and sausage for appetizers. Both were very well prepared and good portion. We shared half a roast duck with cherry sauce, also very well prepared. We had a bottle of Bordeaux Pomerol red wine to go with dinner. Price is very reasonable. This is one of the best restaurants in downtown Kingston. Highly recommended.
  30. JD

    JackD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish le Carnard was located near me...Hunter NY so you should open le Canard #2 asap..JD
  31. N

    Niia

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful cozy decor, lovely staff and excellent menu choices. Best Salade Nicoise I’ve ever had, even in France. Would surely go back!
  32. SH

    SandyH

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Food is ALWAYS perfect. Drinks excellent and service is SUPER. Love this place.
  33. D

    Derrick

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although living in NYC. We go to Le Canard every chance we can due to the great cuisine.
  34. t

    tonitravel

    New York Area

    162 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous dinner starting with escargot in garlic sauce. For our main meal we had duck, lamb shank, and chicken Fricasee. All dishes were wonderful. For dessert we shared an apple tartine. In addition to great food our waiter was so knowledgeable. Will return.
  35. RM

    RichardMammana

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was visiting from the Philadelphia area and stumbled upon Le Canard unexpectedly. I would return again and again. The high quality of the food, the ambiance, the good banter of the staff, the friendliness of the other guests—all top notch.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From food to service, everything is great.
  37. RT

    RichardT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 6th visit. We truely love Le Canard Enchaine. We lived in Northern Jersey forever. So we had endless great dining choices. We are very fortunate to live close to this gem now. From the moment we arrive we are in for a rare treat. Not to be missed.
  38. m

    micheles

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    During a trip to Kingston, after a day at a craft fair, my husband and I decided to have a nice dinner at Le Canard Enchaine. What a great decision! From the bread to the dessert, it was outstanding. The French Onion soup was great, goat cheese salad had like a pound of warm goat cheese on it, oysters were outstanding, and we split a mussel entrée that I cannot believe was a single serving, I can't believe anyone could eat that many mussels. Of course we got the obligatory French fries. Even the lemon tart was great. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. It was a great meal, and was relatively inexpensive considering the quality of the food. Atmosphere was great too. Highly recommend!
  39. A

    Alandz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delightful meal! We originally had reservations at an outdoor table, but it was uncomfortably hot outside so asked to be seated inside’. The main dining room was full so we were seated in the side room. We were given a corner table which was quiet, dimly lit and comfortable banquette seating with lots of pillows Our server Kathy was friendly and efficient. The best was the food- Endive and blue cheese salad was delicious. My husband had duck confit and I had mussels in a creamy garlic sauce as mains. Both were Devine! We ordered an almond tart for dessert, which Kathy offered “ on the house” since it was the “‘last piece”. A classically excellent French meal & a lovely overall dining experience.
  40. k

    kayegreen

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Birthday dinner couldn't have been better. The wine, dinner, dessert were just splendid!

FAQs

Le Canard Enchaine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (845) 339-2003.

Le Canard Enchaine is rated 4.8 stars by 806 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Le Canard Enchaine

276 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    John Street

  • Neighborhood

    Kingston

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, French American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jean Jacques Carquillat

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (845) 339-2003

  • Private party facilities

    Our festive private dining room seats up to 45 people and up to 70 people standing. It's the perfect setting for birthday parties, rehearsal dinners and holiday parties. We specialize in business dinner events and pharmaceutical dinner meetings.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer: (845) 339-2003

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