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Le Boeuf a la Mode

539 E. 81st St., New York, NY 10028 40.772351 -73.948527
at East End Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-249-1473 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Bistro, French
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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.; 4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Prices

$19-$35

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

Manhattan is filled with French eateries that tout themselves as “ze neighborhood bistro,” but few fit the bill as well as the family-owned Le Boeuf a la Mode, which has been slinging steak frites and other brasserie classics since 1962. This genteel spot on the eastern fringes of the UES owes its long life to its silver-haired regulars, many of whom arrive with generations in tow. Inside, red-leather banquettes wrap around linen-clad tables topped with fresh roses. Murals adorn the peach walls—one depicts a calf coyly dressed up “a la mode,” sporting a bonnet with feather plumes. The engaging maitre d’ Martial guides diners to rustic country pate, its richness nicely offset by crunchy sweet gherkins. Succulent duck flaunts crackly, smoky skin; a bone-white filet of sole arrives glazed in browned butter and sprinkled with thinly sliced almonds. And, the best is last: chocolate mousse fills an entire plate and melts on the tongue like sweet foam.

Prix-Fixe Menu

Daily, four courses; $42

Recommended Dishes

Roast duck with fruit sauce, $28.50

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