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Fleur de Sel

5 E. 20th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Fifth Ave.
212-460-9100

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

79% would go back.

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Best haute cuisine in NY

By foodielover on 12/5/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Amazing! Attentive (but not too intrusive) service, minimal (but warm) decor, and fabulous food (always creative, without being over-the-top simply for the sake of being artistic). This is definitely one of the best restaurants (luckily it's underrated, so many miss out on this jewel) in NYC. If it were cheaper, I'd probably eat here at least once a week!

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65 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

An amazing experience

By dwallack79 on 11/9/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I took my fiance here for her birthday. We were turned away for showing up 15 minutes early. Which kind of pissed me off, but I kind of got it because there is absolutely NO waiting area. Once we returned on time we were promptly seated. The decor is simple yet elegant, our service was prompt and attentive. And the food was AMAZING. I had the Goat Cheese and Artichoke Ravioli, which I'll admit did not taste of artichoke, but was good nonetheless. The Pistachio Crusted Venison was well cooked and all of the food was very nicely presented. My desert was particluarly incredible. A fried peanutbutter and jelly with nougat ice cream and blew my freakin mind. Overall this was an excellent restaurant and well worth the price.

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235 out of 458 people found this review helpful.

Delicious decor and sumptuous food

By kathlef on 5/11/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was seduced by the sophisticated yet simple decor. The food was unique and sumptuous.

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288 out of 634 people found this review helpful.

A wonderful place to dine

By Frankiecookies on 1/10/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My wife and two friends had a great experience here. From the beginning to end. It is hard to find a restaurant where the staff is just as great as the food. We receive first class service. They seem to have trained their staff very well. We asked a few questions and got precise answers about our dishes, their reccomendations were right on the money. We all took a culinary journey with the six course tasting and matched along side was our wine pairing. I didn't realize how much work is put in to pairing the dishes with wines. Perfectly, and I mean 'Perfectly' matched to draw out the flavors. Everyone should try this place, I've heard wonderful things, I didn't realize to what magnitude.

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281 out of 615 people found this review helpful.

As Good As It Gets

By alainie on 1/12/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Although we moved to Raleigh,NC last year, we make sure to dine at Fleur de Sel whenever we return to NY. Few other restaurants provide such consistantly fabulous food, gracious service and a pleasant dining atmosphere. The wine list includes varied and knowledgible selections. Fleur de Sel is always well worth the trip.

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197 out of 456 people found this review helpful.

Amazing, superb, wonderful!! Go there!

By anh40 on 11/12/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

You cannot beat the tasting menu here, for dinner or lunch. It's such a value for the quality. The food is some of the best in NY, and if you pair the meal with wine it is guaranteed to be a delight. Oh yeah, and it makes for a romantic date place too.

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216 out of 450 people found this review helpful.

Forget Paris!

By battousai on 4/20/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place out Paris's Paris with its incredulous classic yet complex country fare straight from Brittany. Fleur de Sel shines brightly among the sea of brasseries and bistros that litter NYC. Why go to the Left Bank when the Flatiron District beckons you to the very best of Gallic cuisine.

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161 out of 319 people found this review helpful.

Outstanding service and hospitality

By matthijs on 7/3/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I don't usually write reviews but this time I have to say that this restaurant is brilliant. We went there last week on our visit to NY from The Netherlands to celebrate my fathers sixtieth birthday (I noted that on the reservation over opentable). The welcome was very nice and so was the amuse of Bacalhaumousse. All four of us had wonderfull starters, I had Goats Cheese Ravioli myself, and the main courses (we all chose fish) were sublime. With dessert my father got an extra plate with an extra dessert and a little candle. We all thought that was very nice of the staff. On leaving we all got a small cake to take home. I didn't expect to find such a charming small restaurant in NYC and can recommend visiting Fleur de Sel to everyone.

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58 out of 115 people found this review helpful.

French Culinary Art

By TOTO on 1/6/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I am French and living in NYC. My wife and I took my dad to Fleur de Sel when he came to visit us from Brittany in November. We were all very impressed with the food. My starter was a fois gras cooked with a trufle reduction and rose flower (!). It was a subtil and original combination of flavor and spices that made this dish one of the best fois gras I ever had. My main was a grilled poussin with fois gras (yes I am a big fan of fois gras!) and it did not disappoint! The place is expensive (prix fix around $65) but it worth every penny. It also refreshing to have a high end French restaurant in NY that is not packed with investment bankers in pin stripped suits. This restaurant has a cozy/chic feeling that match the great food.

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333 out of 686 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful

By ncnyphile on 12/30/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Went on anniversary and Monday night wine series. 1/2 price wine a big plus! Goat cheese/artichoke ravioli was superb, as was chocolate souffle. Small, intimate, perfect.

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286 out of 657 people found this review helpful.

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