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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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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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165 out of 323 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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220 out of 454 people found this review helpful.

The food was terrible

By sboggs on 12/31/2003

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

My wife visited Fleur de Sel for dinner on a Friday evening in December 2003. We both felt that the food was terrible. The menu featured slabs of meat (or fish) with tasteless sauces. Overall, this is one of the worst “first class” restaurants we have ever visited in NYC, Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco, Boston, etc. How it survives in the highly competitive NYC market is completely beyond us. We certainly will never return.

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197 out of 461 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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201 out of 460 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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291 out of 666 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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335 out of 691 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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286 out of 623 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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290 out of 640 people found this review helpful.

Very disappointing boring food

By Rainie205 on 11/3/2005

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

This restaurant suffers from lovely presentation and no flavor. Service is uppety. Go to Union Square Cafe instead

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321 out of 689 people found this review helpful.

poor service, non creative food

By Alex1983 on 11/28/2005

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

The decor is pretty simple, but of good taste. However, the service, is not very attentive. It took them 10-15 min to give us the menu, but then they served us so quickly, we understood they wanted us out as soon as possible. Food in good but not very inventive, I took the ravioli of goat and artichoke, but I never got the taste of the artichokes, however, the beet juice was a good idea. Not a bad restaurant, but we expected something better.

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319 out of 718 people found this review helpful.

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