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About Le Cirque Cafe - Permanently Closed

151 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022
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Sirio Maccioni once again welcomes friends and guests at his renowned Le Cirque at its home within the prestigious One Beacon Court (151 East 58th Street). The more casual bistro next door, Le Cirque Café, still provides its hallmark service, exciting atmosphere and excellent cuisine, in a more relaxed and convivial setting. The Adam D. Tihany designed café is sleek and cozy with colorful carpeting and other plush touches.
Patrons can enjoy a remarkably well-priced cafe dishes featuring a seasonal prix fixe menu, 2-course $28pp lunch and $38pp dinner, and outstanding wines offered by the glass. Jackets are not required but kindly suggested.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Italian, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Closed Sunday

Cross Street:
Lexington & Third Avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 644-0202

Website:
http://www.lecirquecafe.com/

Entertainment:
We occasionally offer live jazz on Musical Mondays in our cafe starting at 8pm. Please check the "News" section of www.lecirquecafe.com for more info and a list of scheduled performances or call 212.644.0202.

Catering:
For more than 25 years, Le Cirque has hosted enchanted evenings for elegant affairs, both large and small. Under the direction of our experienced banquet staff, we invite you to make your evenings truly special for your catering needs.

Please contact our Banquets & Catering department at 212.405.5095.
http://lecirque.com/private-dining

Parking Details:
There is public parking directly across the street from the restaurant at 109 E. 58th Street, between Lex & 3rd. http://nyc.centralparking.com/opentable/6624

Public Transit:
4,5,6 and N,R,W at 59th Street & Lexington Ave.
F at 63rd Street & Lexington Ave.
E, M at 53rd Street & Lexington Ave.
M57 at 57th Street & Lexington Ave.
M101, M102, M103 at 57th Street & Lexington Ave.

Private Party Facilities:
We will work with you to create an unforgettable evening of delightful dining, the finest service and an elegant atmosphere. For more information on private parties, please contact our Banquets & Catering department at 212.405.5095 or visit http://lecirque.com/private-dining.

Private Party Contact:
Dominique Dejardin: 2124055095

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Special Events & Promotions:
For more than 25 years, Le Cirque has hosted enchanted evenings for elegant affairs, both large and small. Under the direction of our experienced banquet staff, we invite you to make your evenings truly special in Le Cirque's private dining rooms.

Please contact our Banquets & Catering department at 212.405.5095.
http://lecirque.com/private-dining

Le Cirque Cafe - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

fit for foodies (8)
special occasion (6)
neighborhood gem (5)
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great for lunch (5)
notable wine list (4)
romantic (4)
hot spot (3)
good for groups (2)
vibrant bar scene (1)
great for brunch (1)
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food4
ambience3
service5

Salmon was delicious. Great place for a ...

vip
Dined on March 18, 2016

Salmon was delicious. Great place for a power lunch.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

fantastic

Dined on March 18, 2016

perfect location and ambiance for a business lunch

Tags: great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service2

Average food, annoying waiter. Nothing s ...

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

Average food, annoying waiter. Nothing special. Totally disappointed. Only good for a drink at the bar.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Prix Fixe lunch is a great deal

Dined on March 9, 2016

Can't beat the 2 course Prix Fixe for $28, great choices and food.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

1st visit. Rest Wk Cafe Lunch. Big Success!ess!

Dined on February 2, 2016

The 3-Course Cafe Lunch Menu was really perfect and the service was excellent: warm, friendly, most efficient and accommodating. The whole experience and ambiance was really lovely and fun!! We had an amazing experience and cannot wait to return!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

The cuisine sings! Service is impeccab ...

Dined on January 22, 2016

The cuisine sings! Service is impeccable save for an error on the bill.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

Excellent food & location, a must visit.

Dined on January 5, 2016

Great atmosphere, sophisticated, elegant, simple. Food is delicious, very well presented, perfect portions. They have a very vast wine list and many options from glasses from the Prestige wines to bottles from select regions around the world. The staff was very professional and surprisingly very friendly and attentive (not much the same for the BAR staff - they need to be less snooty and pay more attention to the clients). I highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

A very pleasant evening

vip
Dined on January 3, 2016

Le Cirque does not disappoint...a beautiful venue done well. Food was excellent (small portions)...wine list is good but not as extensive as I would like...service was excellent but could be a tad more friendly. All in all one of my favorite places in NYC to dine. Cheers.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

Great dinner

Dined on December 19, 2015

I had dinner here ..I ordered the Octopus Salad which was the best I've ever had..the octopus was tender and accompaniments were very tasty; it blew me away. I then ordered the beef short rib, white polenta, beef jus, chanterelle mushroom was good also but not my favorite. I loved the inventive menu and the melding of tastes and flavors. If you are a foodie this is a must!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service1

terrible service

Dined on December 8, 2015

If they were too busy to provide decent service (there was a big party upstairs), they should have told us when we made the reservation. There was NO attempt to make up for it either; shouldn't they at least have offered us coffee at the end? Yes, the food is very good, but it wasn't even that warm when it came. The waiter said he spoke to the manager (after an hour when I asked about our first course), shouldn't the manager have come over to say something? The waiter was pleasant, but didn't even look in our direction, didn't bring more butter, nothing. And we brought friends, so not a happy experience

food4
ambience2
service3

An old glory in need of new cuisine

Dined on November 17, 2015

I had a veal chop. Full of nerves, Not compact. Hardly warm and cooked. My guest enjoyed pasta with white truffles for ...$150. The staff is distracted and the atmosphere is dull. UUrgent time for re engineering.

food4
ambience5
service3

Main server very inattentive

vip
Dined on October 29, 2015

Main server very inattentive

food5
ambience5
service5

Awesome Best experience in NYC We love i ...

vip
Dined on October 16, 2015

Awesome Best experience in NYC We love it 🍷👍💗

food5
ambience5
service5

Loved extra treat to be seated in the restaurant.

Dined on October 9, 2015

That day Le Cirque Cafe' was not available. We were seated at the legendary restaurant, but they kindly honored the Cafe' prix fix menu. The food was extraordinary! It was my third time there and everything was perfect. Not a single disappointment. I would suggest other first class restaurants to follow the example, offer a less expensive menu for people who want to taste the food of great chefs but can't afford high prices. For me and a friend it worked: we loved the food of Le Cafe' so much that we went to Le Cirque restaurant for dinner. Never mind prices! We knew we would be treated like ladies and would eat the best food in town. Thank you for the great idea. We really feel special in your restaurants.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
food2
ambience3
service2

I had higher expectation

vip
Dined on October 2, 2015

I had higher expectation, everything was OK but nothing more than average, special note for the dessert, delicious.

Tags: notable wine list
food1
ambience3
service3

We reserved for the cafe, but was seated ...

Dined on September 30, 2015

We reserved for the cafe, but was seated in the main dining room, so my husband who came later was asked to wear a jacket. Their web site says there is fix price dinner, but was told it is only during lunch. Our guest ordered fish and was served the wrong fish. I sent a written complaint to the management, but was ignored. Very disappointed considering Le Cirque have a refutable name and we are repeat customers.

food5
ambience5
service5

Amazing everything from service ambien ...

Dined on September 28, 2015

Amazing everything from service ambience and food impeccable

food5
ambience5
service5

We love it Must visit in NYC 🍷👍💗

vip
Dined on September 19, 2015

We love it Must visit in NYC 🍷👍💗

food5
ambience5
service5

C'est formidable! A must in midtown.

vip
Dined on September 15, 2015

An unforgettable meal, superb service, excellent food in a modern decorated setting. A must in midtown.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

A NYC experience we will never forget

vip
Dined on September 13, 2015

What a wonderful experience! The service we received was impeccable and once they found out it was my friend's birthday, they made a special dessert for her. We explained that we were all from out of town and the next thing you know we are getting a tour of the kitchen and pastry kitchen. And then we met the Sous Chef! Thank you for such a special evening!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4

Thoroughly enjoyable evening

Dined on September 1, 2015

Our dinner experience exceeded our expectation . The food was perfectly prepared and the presentation and portions were excellent. The staff were attentive and warm as well as professional. We will definitely return. Thank the chef and staff for a special evening.

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5

Impeccable French cuisine in midtown

vip
Dined on August 14, 2015

The restaurant is nicely decorated and service is very attentive. Food is very good especially the desserts! Highly recommend.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4

Casual but elegant

Dined on August 4, 2015

What a great experience to be able to et at Le Cirque for restaurant week. The service, the food and the casual elegance was just wonderful. I had the salmon that was served over a salad with a light dressing and it was delicious. The deserts were very special also. The young lady that was our server was very professional considering that she is summer help as she explained

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Reliably high quality

vip
Dined on August 4, 2015

I went for lunch having been to dinner there the previous week. Kt did not disappoint. The food and service were very good. My seabass with crispy skin was perfect.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service3

anonymous

vip
Dined on August 3, 2015

First time I was ever disappointed by Le Cirque. From start to finish definitely not the same quality service I have grown to expect-- but then again, this was the first time I was with another woman and not our husbands .Hmmm.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great food and great service

Dined on August 3, 2015

Some friend recommended this restaurant and and I went there with my another friend. Both of us love this place, especially the desserts!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Went here during restaurant week. Love t ...

vip
Dined on July 30, 2015

Went here during restaurant week. Love the monkey theme. It's not pretentious as we thought it would be. The waiter was very attentive. Food was excellent. Summer gazpacho was a little sweet but still great. Lobster salad was to die for. Love the salmon. Skirt steak's presentation was a little subpar and it tasted ordinary too. Creme brulee portion was big, too bad we could not finish it becuause we were so full already. We'll definitely come back.

food4
ambience4
service4

Classy French cuisine located near Bloomingdale's

vip
Dined on July 29, 2015

We were seated in the restaurant that's very appealing. The service is good but very busy during dinner that evening. Food and wine are very good. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Lychee Martini amazing! Excellent servi ...

vip
Dined on July 29, 2015

Lychee Martini amazing! Excellent service Amazing food

food5
ambience5
service5

The best place in NYC, friendly, luxury,

Dined on July 23, 2015

The best place in NYC, friendly, luxury, close to a really good neighbor, there's anything wrong or even close to bad. Everything is perfect! The meals, glasses, lights, temperature inside, the service is more than perfect

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

New York City Classic

Dined on July 21, 2015

It is a flawlessly run dining experience. I have been to many of New York's hottest new restaurants, and I chose Le Cirque over all of them. I've been going for years, and have never had a bad meal. The staff is attentive and the food spectacular. The ambience is great too. What's not to like? I don't think I've ordered the same dish twice, as they constantly modify things from season to season,and change up certain dishes from year to year, so that you are always getting something new and exciting. I will continue to come here to celebrate special occasions for years to come.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service2

Delicious food, subpar service

vip
Dined on July 17, 2015

On July 17, I, my boyfriend, and his grandparents dined at Le Cirque Cafe with a 7:30 reservation. The food was very good: three of us had the Tomato and Basil Tarte Tartin appetizers, and one of us had the Le Cirque Salad. Then for the main course, I had the Burrata and Prosciutto and the rest had the Scottish Salmon. All of these dishes were unique and pleasing, and the prix fixe option was definitely a wonderful option. However, the service was in some aspects, sub par. There were moments of finessed service, like when the food came out and the sauce was poured over the salmon at the table, and I was offered drops of balsamic over my burrata. But, my boyfriend's grandfather ordered a glass of wine with his meal, which he never received. He simply informed the waiter that the wine never arrived and not to include it on the check, which was taken care of and the waiter apologized profusely. However, then we waited for the check for a good 20-25 minutes after we finished eating. We would have asked for it, but the staff seemed nowhere to be found. Overall, the food was delicious, but the wait staff should be more attentive.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

French Restaurant Week Menu

vip
Dined on July 17, 2015

The food, service, ambiance were all excellent. The bottle of French champagne helped us celebrate Bastille Day in great style. The restaurant is beautiful. Looking forward to,going back.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience5
service5

French Restaurant Week

Dined on July 17, 2015

We Selected 1 item each of 3 allowed courses for $38. Our bill for 2 was $130 (plus tip). We inquired and were told there was an extra cost for items selected. Why are they listed in a special?

Tags: great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service3

First time

vip
Dined on July 15, 2015

Frestaurant is love.y, food was very good, but the service was a bit slow and in Attentive.

Tags: great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service3

Misleading & disappointing

Dined on July 15, 2015

It looked like the restaurant was particpating in French restaurant week with a $17.89 lunch. It turned out to be a drink and an appetizer (no choice for either) at the bar. Lunch was from their regular menu.

food4
ambience4
service4

Nice again

vip
Dined on July 14, 2015

Had dinner in the cafe. Pre fixe which is app & entree for $38. Dinner was very good. I tired the hanger steak this time. It's a very nice dinner in a nice atmosphere. restaurant week is a very good deal. So try it then!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service3

Great food rules!

Dined on July 14, 2015

Some might thing that roast chicken is mundane. NOT if it's made by a great French chef! Participated in French Restaurant week's set lunch menu and, everything - from bread to wine to tarte tatin was amazing. Take every opportunity to experience the fabulous food here.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4

Hip ambiance & delicious French food

vip
Dined on July 3, 2015

Le Cirque has a wonderful ambiance combined with a reasonably priced menu. The classic French cuisine was outstanding. We went to multiple French restaurants over the past few days and Cirque was significantly better than the rest.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great! Beautiful food, well presented, l ...

Dined on May 29, 2015

Great! Beautiful food, well presented, lovely ambience, wonderful experience.

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