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L'Escale

4.8
4.8
2254 Reviews
$30 and under
Provencal
The iconic, l’escale restaurant bar, or “port of call” for seasonal Mediterranean cuisine is designed to transport the ambiance of Provence to the Gold Coast of Connecticut. Two-hundred-year-old stone terra cotta tiles from Provence adorn the floors with a wood burning fireplace lending an unmistakable charm and beauty.

Founded by Rick Wahlstedt in 2003, l’escale has reached institution status. Located at Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel, the restaurant’s intimate decor, along with its wrought iron tonelle covered waterfront terrace and exquisitely designed menu by award winning Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer will deliver the Côte d’Azur right to your table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Provencal, French, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–9:30 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 661-4600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Frederic Kieffer

  • Private party facilities

    Full service private events from corporate meetings, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, to intimate private dinners & cocktail receptions

  • Private party contact

    Mario Merturi: (203) 661-4600

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich

  • Cross street

    Steamboat & Arch

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Live Music every Wednesday-Saturday evening in the lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,254 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Connecticut

    Best Ambiance

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  1. D

    Debthediner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    L’escale is a gorgeous place to dine, but the food was disappointing.
  2. JM

    JesseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great from start to finish. Definitely be back!!
  3. c

    cherylm

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is always wonderful and my Lamb chops were so fantastic.
  4. MP

    MPPR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    It was our anniversary and we included that info in our reservation. From the way we were barely greeted when we first arrived through the entire experience (including no mention at all of the anniversary), it really lacked. We have gone to this restaurant many times for special celebrations and have not experienced this. Something has certainly changed. Was a disappointment.
  5. J

    Jurgandi1129

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love L’Escale. The food is always delicious, presentable and the service is always what keeps us going back for more. We are sad to see it close temporarily but we look forward to going back when it reopens.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got Married here and came to celebrate our anniversary hands down some of the best food, it is amazing, the gnocchi are some Of the best around. Great atmosphere and bar
  7. DM

    DebbieM

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love L’Escale. We have enjoyed many wonderful lunches and dinners through the years. We were so sad to learn the restaurant was not given the opportunity to renew its lease. L’Escale remains one of our favorite restaurants. We look forward to learning where it’s next location will be… L’Escale’s beautiful setting on the LI Sound, it’s elegant decor, wonderful menu and quality of service puts L’Escale at the top of our list. Thank you for a most memorable evening spent with my husband at your beautiful restaurant.
  8. CC

    CarmenC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In the category of the best food I’ve eaten in Greenwich! Their interpretation of dishes you’ve had elsewhere is elevated. Highly recommend. I hope they reopen in a new location.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was not that great.’
  10. FC

    FairfieldCtyFoodies

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are loyal, long time patrons, and wanted to enjoy thanksgiving here before it closes. They did not disappoint- despite an enormous crowd, it was well organized, happy, delicious and elegant.
  11. LN

    LarraineN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  12. N

    stephanieN

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner for 5 people. Excellent as always!
  13. b

    barbara

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere in the bar.. small plates delicous and Victor our waiter made the night perfect!!!!
  14. d

    dc1marco

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sorry it’s closing One of best in area Keep it open or open elsewhere
  15. LA

    LinaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was great, the place looks beautiful. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were seat by the fireplace which made the night feel even more special and romantic.
  16. L

    Lynne

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will miss this restaurant and hope they find a new home very soon!
  17. CB

    ChristianB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant. Everything was great from the food to the service. The wait staff is very attentive.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was wonderful. The waitstaff were lovely and the food was fantastic. I am going to miss L’Escale. The only negative feedback I have is with regard to the gents that were in suit jackets and blazers by the entrance to the restaurant. These guys were not cordial, did not respond when I complimented the staff to them as I was departing and generally seemed really arrogant. I really hope they are not going to be associated with the new restaurant.
  19. l

    lbnnyc

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service attentive, food of highest quality and delicious!
  20. A

    Alina

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent for brunch - all the dishes were perfect. Would have given 5 star but service was not as attentive as experienced in other similar fine restaurants and room we dined in did not absorb sound resulting in a noisy and less relaxing ambience. Perhaps their other dining room better and during good weather they have a lovely outdoor patio to dine. Would definitely go again and recommend for the food quality
  21. PS

    PatriciaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a treat- but this was the one time we felt sad leaving since it will be our last visit. Closing this treasure is shortsighted on the part of The Delamar. They will be sorely missed😔
  22. c

    chicagofoodie

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance, food, drink, and service! We loved the manager, Mike D (or W?) I believe. Will absolutely be back again!
  23. s

    snowyct

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous dinner. We were quite early for our reservation but were greeted warmly and seated immediately at a lovely table. The service was honestly the best we’ve ever experienced anywhere - absolutely flawless. Our server (we were later told that his name is Jose) had that sometimes hard to find combination of professionalism, quiet efficiency and warmth and he really went above and beyond in anticipating our needs. The food was fabulous — excellent steak frites, ricotta gnocchi, and fettuccine with clams. Terrific cocktails. The ambiance was wonderful with a roaring fire and well-spaced tables. Although it was quite busy, we were able to converse easily. In all, it was an absolutely perfect dining experience.
  24. TR

    TheRSK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I have been to L'escale several times; however, my most recent experience did not invite confidence in my return to this establishment. I had made the reservation asking for a nice table with a view to celebrate the birthday of my mother and brother, describing the party as four adults. We were sandwiched, instead, between two large parties filled with children, which definitely took away from the experience. As my mom tried to sip wine, kids were running amuck, and other children utilized giant electronics at the table, ruining much of the ambiance. Regardless, we held out hope for the food. No such luck. The tomato soup was overly salty, and the beet salad had 0 dressing and just bitter radicchio, with four tiny pieces of beets present. Entrees were worse. My family and I are all vegetarians, something I stated in the reservation and something my dad expressed over 4 times. We ordered a pepper side, and it was covered in anchovies- when my dad asked for the dish to be taken away, the waiter seemed to scoff at us and acted as if it were no big deal to serve fish to vegetarians. The ricotta gnocchi we order were not uniform in shape were unevenly cooked, and were often unfilled- additionally, they resembled frozen tortellini from the brand Giovanni Rana. I wish I had something positive to say about dessert, but that would be a lie. My father and I were extremely bewildered at this point, shocked by the rude behavior of the waitstaff. But my mom and brother ordered desserts. Dessert was served with sparklers on both dishes and the fastest, least enthusiastic singing of happy birthday. I am not kidding, it lasted less than 15 seconds. My mom ordered the brownie- fun fact there was no brownie, just a small sludge of chocolate covered in whipped cream, something she didn't enjoy. My brother ordered the creme brulee- it was okay and was probably the best part of our meal. What was meant to be a celebration felt instead like a punishment. Not great.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always
  26. AW

    AlanW

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Lovely ambiance.
  27. SM

    SMB1

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In my opinion this is the best Resturant in Greenwich. From the outstanding General manager , David to the well trained and attentive staff, dining at L’Escale is a wonderful experience. The food is always fresh, well prepared and very well presented. I look forward to dining here each time We go weather it’s lunch or dinner.
  28. HF

    HarryF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always deliveres a perfect meal with beautiful ambiance
  29. CB

    CathyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful day to enjoy a relaxing lunch on the outdoor terrace. Food was delicious. Service was impeccable. A delightful experience!
  30. CC

    ClassyCuisine

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All reasons too go to dinner here!
  31. DD

    DiscriminatingDiner

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and meal were superb and the bay scallops appetizer to die for. Not to mention the crème brûlée! Looking forward to returning soon!
  32. IB

    IvicaB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You just can’t go wrong with L’Escale, everything was just great and quality of food and service never disappoints.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was impeccable.
  34. SB

    SheilaB411

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Dining at L'Escale was a lovely experience. I started with briny CT oysters & my husband with shrimp cocktail. Both were simply presented with seaweed garnish & were exquisitely fresh. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his bouillabaisse & my goat cheese/roasted beet salad was a wonderful combo of textures & flavors. The service was attentive, warm, & professional.
  35. M

    Maximiliano

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place and good, this was my first time there, every time I enjoy it
  36. w

    wendys

    Exclusive

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a wonderful meal at L’Escale, from the drinks, food, and wonderful ambience. Although the standard menu is amazing, make sure to check the ever changing and seasonal daily specials. My husband and I ordered late summer tomato bisque served with mini grilled cheese sandwich, beausoleil oysters from Prince Edward Island, red snapper a la plancha with succulent baby artichokes, and my personal favorite chicken paillard served over arugula. The chicken is grilled, pounded thin, crispy while still being so moist. Best I’ve ever had anywhere! Highly recommend!
  37. N

    Nicole

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, delicious food and beautiful ambience. Everyone who worked there was friendly and attentive.
  38. JR

    JohnR

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Been coming hear for years and always enjoy dinners or brunch. Heard they are closing this year so voting a few more times as we can.
  39. JC

    JimC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    We waited an unusually long time for our meals. They were delicious but patrons who were seated 20 minutes after us, received their food 20 minutes before we did.
  40. MW

    MarcW

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. From atmosphere to food, everything was outstanding. Will return again and again.

Safety precautions

  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners

FAQs

L'Escale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 661-4600.

L'Escale is rated 4.8 stars by 2254 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for L'Escale

500 Steamboat Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Steamboat & Arch

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–9:30 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Provencal, French, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Frederic Kieffer

  • Entertainment

    Live Music every Wednesday-Saturday evening in the lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 661-4600

  • Private party facilities

    Full service private events from corporate meetings, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, to intimate private dinners & cocktail receptions

  • Private party contact

    Mario Merturi: (203) 661-4600

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