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Les Enfants Terribles

37 Canal St., New York, NY, 10002
at Ludlow St.
212-777-7518

Avg. Rating

5
Food: 6
Service: 4
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

42% would go back.

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Great place to meet up with a group!

By YorkAveFashionista on 2/13/2009

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

Always a delight and a great place to catch up with friends with the warm and cozy ambience. Great date place - Tends to get a bit crowded but adds to the ambience. I'd go back anytime!

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41 out of 85 people found this review helpful.

Neighborhood Gem - Great Food & Service

By Rcdy on 1/20/2009

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

I went to this restuarant this past weekend and had a wonderful time. A friend and I spent over 5 hours enjoying a long, leisurely lunch and evening cocktails. The staff was excellent and our waitress gave us wine recommendations. The music was great and we never once felt rushed - even after the restaurant began to fill up with the dinner crowd. Everyone was friendly - some members of the staff answered questions regarding the music, drinks, food, etc. The meal was excellent, and the crowd young and lively. I can't wait to go back again.

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42 out of 84 people found this review helpful.

Even to get a reservation

By emado on 11/7/2008

  • Overall Rating: 0
  • Food: (NA)
  • Service: (NA)
  • Décor: (NA)
  • No, I would not go back!

The moron on the phone would not put a slight effort to listen,then she hung up..a leviathan among idiots...who goes to these places???

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47 out of 98 people found this review helpful.

Les Enfants Terribles lives up to its name

By MissRed on 8/25/2008

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Though the food is decent and the decor is nice, I was beyond appalled at how we were treated by the staff at this restaurant. We had a 7:30 reservation, and by 9pm they dropped the check without offering us dessert or asking if we were ready for it. We still had 3 full wine glasses and were enjoying ourselves, so we put the check aside for later. Soon after, our waiter came and told us we had to leave because he wanted to turn our table. We paid and left a 20% tip in spite of this rudeness, and moments later another server brought the check back saying we hadn't tipped enough. Unbelievable. When I pointed out that they obviously miscounted our money, there was no apology. Just a shrug and a "well then I guess it's enough." Beyond outrageous. I will never go back there again.

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29 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

Les Attitude Terribles

By eriquitos on 5/18/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I made a reservation for 10 people on Saturday night for my girlfriend's birthday and called at 5 PM that evening to confirm. We show up at 9:55 PM for our 10 PM reservation and no table. The explanation: "Look for yourself. There is a big group at your table. What can we do? Sorry." Qu'est ce quoi?

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45 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

it was "terrible"

By LocalApple on 4/13/2008

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

avoid this place at all costs. the drinks were terrible, food was even worse, atmosphere was atrocious! i got so disgusted with the place that i told everyone i know to never go there.

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33 out of 62 people found this review helpful.

do not go here

By anoninnyc on 3/8/2008

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

the food is sub par and the service is atrocious. it is too loud and the tables are way too close to each other.

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68 out of 140 people found this review helpful.

Lost Its Glamour

By MarcusMaso on 9/9/2007

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I was here when this place opened up and it was a lot of fun. The food was good and the drinks were great. However, it's become a pretentious place with horrible service. Mainly the bartenders are idiots and they treat the place like it's their apartment with friends coming over. It's too bad that this place has really loss its class.

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110 out of 233 people found this review helpful.

surprisingly uncrowded

By mat on 7/31/2007

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Every time I've walked past it's been so crowded that I didn't want to brave the packed interior, but yesterday was an exception so I took the plunge.... While the portions were indeed small, as other reviewers have pointed out, I was certainly satiated afterwards. The grilled calamari was excellent, as was the chocolate cake. The other items ordered (salmon confit and a vegetable stack whose exact menu description escapes me) were good but not great. Service was acceptably quick and courteous. Any bad behavior mentioned in other reviews was entirely absent during my visit. I would certainly go back and explore the rest of the menu.

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82 out of 259 people found this review helpful.

This place used to be nicer

By rive on 7/15/2007

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

... but now it's run by a bunch of thugs. No kidding: I witnessed how a group of bullies - including the tall barman with a ponytail - abused a couple of guys who were standing on their way. Things got ugly when one of the thugs threw a glass bottle to one of the guys. The reaction of the bartender? none.....actually, he went and sat with his friends and laughed about the incident. The patron hit by the bottle? well, he left. I wouldn't want that to happen to me. I will never go back.

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