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Alain Ducasse at the Essex House

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155 W. 58th St., New York, NY 10019 40.76569 -73.978247
between Sixth and Seventh Aves.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-265-7300 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: French
  • Price Range: $$$$

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  • Critics' Rating: **

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10

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    11 Reviews | Write a Review

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Official Website

alain-ducasse.com

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.; F at 57th St.

Prices

$150-$225

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

Tony Esnault is the restaurant’s third chef in five years, and although his clean, very Continental cooking hovers well above two-star status, you can’t help but think that Mr. Ducasse’s New York adventure is doomed. The room is gloomy and overwrought, the flowery menu feels suddenly dated, and the prices are, frankly, insane. Still, with grand French cooking in decline all over town, this is one of the few places where you can still obtain a proper soufflé or a shellfish veloute so rich and refined it seems to have been beamed straight from one of the chef’s more famous kitchens on the Côte d’Azur. 

Prix-Fixe Menu

Three courses, $150; four courses, $185; seven course tasting menu, $235

Dress code
Jackets required for men

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