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Le Veau d'Or

129 E. 60th St., New York, NY 10065 40.763049 -73.968132
nr. Lexington Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-838-8133 Send to Phone

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

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Hours

Mon, 5:30pm-10pm; Tue-Sat, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-10pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.

Prices

$24-$45

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Classic NY

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

The winds of change seem to whistle right by this place, leaving it utterly unruffled. The restaurant was a star in the late 1960s, the Craig Claiborne era; now its patrons, most closer to Social Security than not, value it for its timelessness. On the walls hang black-and-white photos of the old Les Halles market in Paris and a painting of a calf carefully tucked into bed. There’s an abiding simplicity to the cooking, with evergreen dishes like coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon (beef stew). The namesake veal is one of the best entrees, served as a lemony Escalope de Veau (scallopini). Accompanying vegetables, like boiled potatoes and carrots, are severe. Not everything succeeds—the asparagus soup tastes far more like cream than asparagus—but the seasoned service and unhurried pace shouldn’t be undervalued. In a telltale moment during a recent visit, the usual Edith Piaf background music switched to the contemporary crooning of Carla Bruni. One party quickly asked that it be changed back to the Little Sparrow.

Recommended Dishes

Escalope de veau (veal scallopini), $44

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