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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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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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42 out of 85 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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24 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

Making a reservation

By chicgirl on 4/13/2009

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

I booked a table for 14, I called twice to confirm, each time I called they did not have the reservation in the book. Luckily we had to cancel the dinner anyway. I just looked to see if anything changed, I see others had the same problem. The staff was flip when I called to check the reservation.

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70 out of 142 people found this review helpful.

Terrible Experience

By jec18 on 6/20/2010

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

Worst dining experience I have had in four years of living in New York city. Horrific service from the host and the waitress and mediocre food. Terribly rude and not at all concerned with making the experience enjoyable for their patrons. Not worth anyone's time or money.

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49 out of 101 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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100 out of 218 people found this review helpful.

Dare I say it...it was "terrible"!

By biobode on 7/11/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

The first thing you need to know is the portions are incredibly small and pricey. The atmosphere was great, including the music. The entree, Casbah Lamb, was dissapointing and bland. The "carmalized vegetables" tasted and looked like canned carrots. The "ivory coast spiced" sauce lacked complexity and was boring like "Chef Boyardee" in the can. Overall, I was very disappointed and resented the money I payed for the "Terrible" food.

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168 out of 358 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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63 out of 129 people found this review helpful.

Forget the service

By shanghai on 8/2/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

This used to be a cool frenchy-downtown hangout. Now it's just another mediocre space with wooden chairs and arrogant hosts with French accents. The canal street hood never really took off and les enfants terribles will not help. Forget the food and don't go there for drinks, not worth the trip. The only thing authentic about this place is that they prefer dogs to kids, very much like Paris.

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69 out of 146 people found this review helpful.

DO NOT GO HERE!

By Yassy on 4/27/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

service sucks! I went for lunch (take-out). They forgot my bread with my soup and asked me to TIP them! seriously its TAKE-OUT!

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56 out of 111 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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37 out of 60 people found this review helpful.

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