Bar Bre Ton

★★★★☆
  • 254 5th Ave # 1

    New York, NY 10001

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  • 212-213-4999

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I heard through the grapevine that Fleur De Sel was closing...say it ain't true! We had lunch during Restaurant Week and while the place was packed, we managed to get a corner table that was cozy and intimate.

We started with the butternut squash soup with coconut foam and truffle oil. I'm not a huge fan of foams in food, but the coconut foam provided a nice complement to the butternut soup; we had to refrain from licking the bowl when the soup was finished.

The braised veal breast was next...and it was stellar. Luscious, fall-apart meat with a wonderful meaty flavor, it was like a potroast but much more elegant and subtle.

We finished with the bread pudding, which has a delicious brown-butter nuttiness that finished the meal perfectly. It is really too bad that Fleur De Sel is closing, we would recommend it anytime.

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★★★★☆

I heard through the grapevine that Fleur De Sel was closing...say it ain't true! We had lunch during Restaurant Week and while the place was packed, we managed to get a corner table that was cozy and intimate.

We started with the butternut squash soup with coconut foam and truffle oil. I'm not a huge fan of foams in food, but the coconut foam provided a nice complement to the butternut soup; we had to refrain from licking the bowl when the soup was finished.

The braised veal breast was next...and it was stellar. Luscious, fall-apart meat with a wonderful meaty flavor, it was like a potroast but much more elegant and subtle.

We finished with the bread pudding, which has a delicious brown-butter nuttiness that finished the meal perfectly. It is really too bad that Fleur De Sel is closing, we would recommend it anytime.

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I recently had a pleasant lunch at Fleur de Sel and would recommend trying the three course tasting if you have the time to enjoy it - and you don't have to go far to get there. The restaurant itself is in a seemingly out-of-place speck of a building with a sweet facade that unfortunately doesn't translate to the mostly nondescript interior. The day I was there, it was almost full, but the noise level was very low at all times. I was seated at a comfortable table, allowed to linger - and, from the start to finish, the service was cheerful and helpful. The course options were a mix of vegetables, fish and meat, with two frozen dessert options to follow. Wines by the glass were a bit on the high side, starting at $12. Everything was well prepared, seasoned nicely and beautifully plated. You wont leave Fleur de Sel feeling like you've experienced anything new, and it's not the type of place you'd want to take a trendy client, or trendy anyone for that matter. What you will get is a nice meal that is very well priced at $29 - that doesn't wow you - but does reach the right notes on flavor and presentation. Take your time, sit back and savor the idea of being a regular here - like the guy with the martini, lunch and a book on the other side of the room that seemed to be enjoying himself immensely.

2
★★★★☆

I recently had a pleasant lunch at Fleur de Sel and would recommend trying the three course tasting if you have the time to enjoy it - and you don't have to go far to get there. The restaurant itself is in a seemingly out-of-place speck of a building with a sweet facade that unfortunately doesn't translate to the mostly nondescript interior. The day I was there, it was almost full, but the noise level was very low at all times. I was seated at a comfortable table, allowed to linger - and, from the start to finish, the service was cheerful and helpful. The course options were a mix of vegetables, fish and meat, with two frozen dessert options to follow. Wines by the glass were a bit on the high side, starting at $12. Everything was well prepared, seasoned nicely and beautifully plated. You wont leave Fleur de Sel feeling like you've experienced anything new, and it's not the type of place you'd want to take a trendy client, or trendy anyone for that matter. What you will get is a nice meal that is very well priced at $29 - that doesn't wow you - but does reach the right notes on flavor and presentation. Take your time, sit back and savor the idea of being a regular here - like the guy with the martini, lunch and a book on the other side of the room that seemed to be enjoying himself immensely.

Pros: lunch menu, friendly staff, quiet

Cons: high priced glass wines

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I read a few reviews and I'll have to say the negative ones are very ridiculous. Everyone knows that when you dine during restaurant week the experience is not a normal one. I had dinner at Fleur de Sel a few times and I'll have to say that I've never been disappointed, the food is amazing, the service is outstanding and the little gift-wrapped cake the hostess gives you before you leave tastes like heaven the next day. If you really want the full on Fleur de Sel experience go for dinner or on a reg lunch day, where they offer a 3 course tasting for only $29.

2
★★★★★

I read a few reviews and I'll have to say the negative ones are very ridiculous. Everyone knows that when you dine during restaurant week the experience is not a normal one. I had dinner at Fleur de Sel a few times and I'll have to say that I've never been disappointed, the food is amazing, the service is outstanding and the little gift-wrapped cake the hostess gives you before you leave tastes like heaven the next day. If you really want the full on Fleur de Sel experience go for dinner or on a reg lunch day, where they offer a 3 course tasting for only $29.

Pros: goat cheese ravioli, lamb

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LOVE Fleur de Sel. It has such great food. I love it every time I go and never have had a bad meal or a bad item. Their soups and salads are out of the world. The specials are always great and if you love pate, this is the place to go. They always season their dishes just right. I would recommend to anyone.

2
★★★★☆

LOVE Fleur de Sel. It has such great food. I love it every time I go and never have had a bad meal or a bad item. Their soups and salads are out of the world. The specials are always great and if you love pate, this is the place to go. They always season their dishes just right. I would recommend to anyone.

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I have always wanted to go here and heard mixed reviews. Went today for restaurant week lunch. Not that impressed. Food was good, but could they spare a little more food for the price? As feared, my husband left hungry and was glad they gave you plenty of bread to fill up on. The pate, as the previous poster stated was the size of a domino piece. My salad was decent in size and tasted fine. I had the cod and it was very moist, but again maybe 5 inches by 1 /12 inches and 2 inches thick. Didn't really fill me up, but at least it was cooked well. It was presented with maybe 1/2 of an asparagus spear.The lamb crepe was good according to my daughter, but I caught my husband looking around to see where the bread was! Dessert portions were ample. Too bad the entrees weren't as big as the desserts. I can appreciate the quality of food, but come on...don't let me leave hungry! This was the first time I was in and out in less than an hour. For the money, go down the block to Grammercy Tavern.

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★★★☆☆

I have always wanted to go here and heard mixed reviews. Went today for restaurant week lunch. Not that impressed. Food was good, but could they spare a little more food for the price? As feared, my husband left hungry and was glad they gave you plenty of bread to fill up on. The pate, as the previous poster stated was the size of a domino piece. My salad was decent in size and tasted fine. I had the cod and it was very moist, but again maybe 5 inches by 1 /12 inches and 2 inches thick. Didn't really fill me up, but at least it was cooked well. It was presented with maybe 1/2 of an asparagus spear.The lamb crepe was good according to my daughter, but I caught my husband looking around to see where the bread was! Dessert portions were ample. Too bad the entrees weren't as big as the desserts. I can appreciate the quality of food, but come on...don't let me leave hungry! This was the first time I was in and out in less than an hour. For the money, go down the block to Grammercy Tavern.

Pros: plenty of bread, good dessert,

Cons: way too small portions, rushed service, limited choices

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I think I have figured out what's going on with these reviews. The good reviews must be from friends of the restaurant, the bad reviews are real diners. I agree 1000% with the bad reviews. "Frumpy" ambiance "miniscule" laughable portions, often bad tasting food and why go here when there are so many fabulous places nearby? The words that came to me and my friend to describe this place were "Uptight Joke" and "Silly Food". Agreed: they don't have any idea what to do with lamb. They serve insulting comical portions for pate (and apparently repulsive tiny smudges of fois gras) and change insane prices. All the servers are constipated. It seemed as if a bus had dropped off Japanese diners and some very old people, along with some innocent bystanders like ourselves for Restaurant Week. Corn soup: a nice tasting shallow froth with 1 flat sugar cube sized mystery "ravioli". A wedge of pate hardly larger than a Trivial Pursuit game piece, a tablespoon of salad and less than a finger of toast. I made the error of adding 2 starters a la carte- without knowing the prices. A $28 "lobster salad" was one small lobster claw on some thin slices of cucumber with less than a drizzle of dressing. Goat cheese ravioli was 5 postage stamp sized clots of cheese. A spring roll sized "lamb" dish tasted awful. The cod was about 4 inches by 1.5 inches. True, dessert was the nicest part of the meal again as others have said. Nice sorbets- but as they said, you could get that at any gourmet shop in the freezer case. Nice little blueberry crumble, almost like real food. I was waiting for the Candid Camera crew to pop up and admit this was a prank. The bill for 2 without alcohol- restaurant menu with two added starters was $102 before the tip. Also we had a stroller- which we had put in the reservation, and they made room for us but seemed overwhelmed. Just a complete rip-off and an embarrassment to the neighborhood. SO many great places- on the block. My advice: Pass.

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★☆☆☆☆

I think I have figured out what's going on with these reviews. The good reviews must be from friends of the restaurant, the bad reviews are real diners. I agree 1000% with the bad reviews. "Frumpy" ambiance "miniscule" laughable portions, often bad tasting food and why go here when there are so many fabulous places nearby? The words that came to me and my friend to describe this place were "Uptight Joke" and "Silly Food". Agreed: they don't have any idea what to do with lamb. They serve insulting comical portions for pate (and apparently repulsive tiny smudges of fois gras) and change insane prices. All the servers are constipated. It seemed as if a bus had dropped off Japanese diners and some very old people, along with some innocent bystanders like ourselves for Restaurant Week. Corn soup: a nice tasting shallow froth with 1 flat sugar cube sized mystery "ravioli". A wedge of pate hardly larger than a Trivial Pursuit game piece, a tablespoon of salad and less than a finger of toast. I made the error of adding 2 starters a la carte- without knowing the prices. A $28 "lobster salad" was one small lobster claw on some thin slices of cucumber with less than a drizzle of dressing. Goat cheese ravioli was 5 postage stamp sized clots of cheese. A spring roll sized "lamb" dish tasted awful. The cod was about 4 inches by 1.5 inches. True, dessert was the nicest part of the meal again as others have said. Nice sorbets- but as they said, you could get that at any gourmet shop in the freezer case. Nice little blueberry crumble, almost like real food. I was waiting for the Candid Camera crew to pop up and admit this was a prank. The bill for 2 without alcohol- restaurant menu with two added starters was $102 before the tip. Also we had a stroller- which we had put in the reservation, and they made room for us but seemed overwhelmed. Just a complete rip-off and an embarrassment to the neighborhood. SO many great places- on the block. My advice: Pass.

Pros: none

Cons: Microscopic Portions of Mediocre Food at Astronomical Prices

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We have taken a large party for brunch - including kids - twice to celebrate family events. Both times the food was outstanding and the service was flawless. They accommodated us with grace and even went far out of their way to make the meal enjoyable for my 3 year old with multiple food allergies (special amuse bouche, special dessert). This place will always be special to me and I have great memories of two flawless experiences.

2
★★★★★

We have taken a large party for brunch - including kids - twice to celebrate family events. Both times the food was outstanding and the service was flawless. They accommodated us with grace and even went far out of their way to make the meal enjoyable for my 3 year old with multiple food allergies (special amuse bouche, special dessert). This place will always be special to me and I have great memories of two flawless experiences.

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Went there for a birthday dinner. The decor and service were excellent. The food was terrible. The 6 course tasting menu was one microscopic dish after another of well-presented, but boring and poorly prepared food. The duck and foie gras terrine came out as a tiny pinky nail sized lump of cold raw foie gras--absolutely disgusting because it looked and tasted like a liposuction product on a plate. The frogs legs were overcooked and dry and about as bad as you can possibly make frog legs. The veal loin and venison were plain and poorly cooked, served with sauces that did not complement. Honestly, I have not had such poorly prepared cuts of meat in a pub. The dessert was an assembly of nicely arranged sorbets and chocolates that could have been purchased straight from a gourmet grocery and dropped on a plate.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Went there for a birthday dinner. The decor and service were excellent. The food was terrible. The 6 course tasting menu was one microscopic dish after another of well-presented, but boring and poorly prepared food. The duck and foie gras terrine came out as a tiny pinky nail sized lump of cold raw foie gras--absolutely disgusting because it looked and tasted like a liposuction product on a plate. The frogs legs were overcooked and dry and about as bad as you can possibly make frog legs. The veal loin and venison were plain and poorly cooked, served with sauces that did not complement. Honestly, I have not had such poorly prepared cuts of meat in a pub. The dessert was an assembly of nicely arranged sorbets and chocolates that could have been purchased straight from a gourmet grocery and dropped on a plate.

Pros: Service

Cons: The food and price

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I went to Fleur de Sel on friday night and the place was awesome. I was surprised to find this place small yet comfortable because I sort of expect it to be very big and crazily noisy. Everyone was very well dressed and to start off we had a bottle of nice red wine. This restaurant has a sommerlier which is good. After finishing the red wine we had a sparkling wine for my fiend as it was her birthday and it tastes very good. Our 3 course dinner was better than I had expected and the desserts were wonderful! We were also given a free plate of dessert. Our overall experience was excellent and were pleased with everything, except that the waitress was a little slow on taking our orders.

2
★★★★★

I went to Fleur de Sel on friday night and the place was awesome. I was surprised to find this place small yet comfortable because I sort of expect it to be very big and crazily noisy. Everyone was very well dressed and to start off we had a bottle of nice red wine. This restaurant has a sommerlier which is good. After finishing the red wine we had a sparkling wine for my fiend as it was her birthday and it tastes very good. Our 3 course dinner was better than I had expected and the desserts were wonderful! We were also given a free plate of dessert. Our overall experience was excellent and were pleased with everything, except that the waitress was a little slow on taking our orders.

Pros: good food and desserts, nice ambience, reasonable price, small and comfy

Cons: waitress slow to take order

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I had one of the worst dining experiences of my life in Fleur de Sel last night. My boyfriend and I came here for dinner to celebrate our anniversary, having been before for the lunch, which we enjoyed. We decided on the tasting menu with the wine paring. I don't even know where to begin. First off the service was horrible. Our waitress didn't even know any of the wines she was pouring us AND she would bring us our wine and the course wouldn't come out until half an hour later. It took almost 4 hours for her to bring us 6 measly portions. I think the lack in service had to do with the fact that the entire staff was focused on a table of 10 in the center of the restaurant. The table consisted of friends of one of the sous chefs, as he came out and said hello to everyone. Now, the Fleur de Sel I've known does not allow patrons to use cell phones so as not to disturb the other diners. This table got louder and louder which each sip of wine and were screaming profanities at the top of their lungs. My boyfriend had to ask me to repeat every sentence I said to him across our tiny two-seater table. Another table asked them to be quiet and one of the women stood up and yelled into the restaurant "I supposed we need to be quiet since you people only get to eat somewhere like this one in your lifetimes!!!!". The waitstaff stood around and giggled and the rest of the restaurant got dead silent. Other tables immediately cleared out and people did not even bother finishing their tastings. Now, any respectable restaurant would have ask this table to quiet down and would have apologized to all of the other guests and offered them a free glass of wine. I was literally shocked. And I couldn't even tell you what I ate as it was so unmemorable. I think there was a lobster dish which was alright. I will never be coming here again. Dont' waste your time- Veritas is right down the street and is miles better for the same price.

1
★★☆☆☆

I had one of the worst dining experiences of my life in Fleur de Sel last night. My boyfriend and I came here for dinner to celebrate our anniversary, having been before for the lunch, which we enjoyed. We decided on the tasting menu with the wine paring. I don't even know where to begin. First off the service was horrible. Our waitress didn't even know any of the wines she was pouring us AND she would bring us our wine and the course wouldn't come out until half an hour later. It took almost 4 hours for her to bring us 6 measly portions. I think the lack in service had to do with the fact that the entire staff was focused on a table of 10 in the center of the restaurant. The table consisted of friends of one of the sous chefs, as he came out and said hello to everyone. Now, the Fleur de Sel I've known does not allow patrons to use cell phones so as not to disturb the other diners. This table got louder and louder which each sip of wine and were screaming profanities at the top of their lungs. My boyfriend had to ask me to repeat every sentence I said to him across our tiny two-seater table. Another table asked them to be quiet and one of the women stood up and yelled into the restaurant "I supposed we need to be quiet since you people only get to eat somewhere like this one in your lifetimes!!!!". The waitstaff stood around and giggled and the rest of the restaurant got dead silent. Other tables immediately cleared out and people did not even bother finishing their tastings. Now, any respectable restaurant would have ask this table to quiet down and would have apologized to all of the other guests and offered them a free glass of wine. I was literally shocked. And I couldn't even tell you what I ate as it was so unmemorable. I think there was a lobster dish which was alright. I will never be coming here again. Dont' waste your time- Veritas is right down the street and is miles better for the same price.

Pros: The lighting is nice, you can bring a large loud group

Cons: The service is very, very bad and the food mediocre at best

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I can still taste the sparkling wine tweaking the delicate lobster salad flavors... I highly recommend the 6 course tasting with wine pairings, they did such a great job match making. The food quality was amazing and the presentation was very creative. They generously poured full glasses of wine with each course and the service was top notch. I think our waitress was named Anne Margaret, and she quickly ascended to the top of our "best waiters ever" list. She was actually the only waitress there, about 10 or so tables. But this is part of the charm, almost like a small town everyone knows you service, you get a lot of personal attention. When the pretentious obnoxious queen of rudeville who sat next to us knocked over my first full glass of wine into my lap, the entire staff reacted like secret service agents and had everything cleaned up and a new glass of wine poured within seconds! Some may say this is on the expensive side, but it's a lot cheaper than places like Daniel and One If By Land and you get the same quality. Prepare to spend about $200 per person, but it's worth every penny! I also like the fact that unlike these other places with a month waiting list, you can almost walk in off the street (I made a reservation 2 days out). Enjoy!

2
★★★★★

I can still taste the sparkling wine tweaking the delicate lobster salad flavors... I highly recommend the 6 course tasting with wine pairings, they did such a great job match making. The food quality was amazing and the presentation was very creative. They generously poured full glasses of wine with each course and the service was top notch. I think our waitress was named Anne Margaret, and she quickly ascended to the top of our "best waiters ever" list. She was actually the only waitress there, about 10 or so tables. But this is part of the charm, almost like a small town everyone knows you service, you get a lot of personal attention. When the pretentious obnoxious queen of rudeville who sat next to us knocked over my first full glass of wine into my lap, the entire staff reacted like secret service agents and had everything cleaned up and a new glass of wine poured within seconds! Some may say this is on the expensive side, but it's a lot cheaper than places like Daniel and One If By Land and you get the same quality. Prepare to spend about $200 per person, but it's worth every penny! I also like the fact that unlike these other places with a month waiting list, you can almost walk in off the street (I made a reservation 2 days out). Enjoy!

Pros: Food, wine, service, value

Cons: Not many... I guess the ambiance could be a little nicer, but it's not bad at all...

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Fleur de Sel is warm, personable and well presented. The food is a perfect balance between creative and familiar, between nouveau and classic. A variety of tasting menus and a la carte offerings make the meal as formal or fun as you'd like.

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★★★★★

Fleur de Sel is warm, personable and well presented. The food is a perfect balance between creative and familiar, between nouveau and classic. A variety of tasting menus and a la carte offerings make the meal as formal or fun as you'd like.

Pros: Inventive AND delicious food, gracious service, prix fix menues

Cons: Small-ish space, wine lists tilts expensive

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This restaurant is truly terrible and so ridiculously expensive that it is mildly amusing. My husband and I dined there with another couple on a recent Wednesday evening and will never return. Fleur de Sel resorts back to the mid 80's image of French food with minuscule portions and very little flavor. The wine list is equally appalling and when I asked to speak to the sommelier a woman approached the table who knew so little about wine I find it hard to believe that even this establishment would have hired her to manage the outrageously priced list. The service itself was acceptable, but I couldn't help feeling sorry for the staff who all seemed rather unhappy. Walk one block down the street to Gramercy Tavern for a far superior experience.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant is truly terrible and so ridiculously expensive that it is mildly amusing. My husband and I dined there with another couple on a recent Wednesday evening and will never return. Fleur de Sel resorts back to the mid 80's image of French food with minuscule portions and very little flavor. The wine list is equally appalling and when I asked to speak to the sommelier a woman approached the table who knew so little about wine I find it hard to believe that even this establishment would have hired her to manage the outrageously priced list. The service itself was acceptable, but I couldn't help feeling sorry for the staff who all seemed rather unhappy. Walk one block down the street to Gramercy Tavern for a far superior experience.

Cons: Price, Food, Portion Size

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I made a reservation for my partner and I for his birthday based on a personal recommendation and the reviews I had seen on this site. Unfortunately, $260 later for the two of us, I was left with only the bad taste of the meal in my mouth.

The atmosphere can best be described as "frumpy." It may have been cool 15 years ago but its seriously beat now. We didn't go here for the atmosphere, however, we went for what we hoped would be an elegant french meal. I can only say that we were disappointed on all counts.

We started with the seared Foi Gras, which tasted like burnt, unflavored jello. My partner had the veal, which had a weird "pulled pork" like barbecue consistency and and appeared covered in a thick tomato-like cream sauce. I'm still not sure what it was -- It just tasted strange. I had the lamb. Two, extremely tiny (we're talking smaller than half of a golf ball size), fatty pieces with overcooked rubbery vegetables as the side. I like lamb. I often order this dish. This was the worst lamb I've ever had -- anywhere!

I will say that the desserts were pretty good. We both had the chocolate mousse tart which was great. Crunchy pastry on the outside and velvety chocolate mousse on the inside. The wine list was also good, with a number of unusual and reasonably priced selections. Service was decent and reasonably attentive without being intrusive and we were greated in a friendly and unpretentious manner at the door. Still, given the frumpy, worn atmosphere, the poor quality of the food, and the steep prices, why go here? There are just too many other good choices in the neighborhood. Save yourself $150 and go to Steak Frites! At least there you will get a decent french meal and you won't leave hungry.

With so many great restaurants in the area, I can't imagine why anyone would choose to eat here.

1
★★★☆☆

I made a reservation for my partner and I for his birthday based on a personal recommendation and the reviews I had seen on this site. Unfortunately, $260 later for the two of us, I was left with only the bad taste of the meal in my mouth.

The atmosphere can best be described as "frumpy." It may have been cool 15 years ago but its seriously beat now. We didn't go here for the atmosphere, however, we went for what we hoped would be an elegant french meal. I can only say that we were disappointed on all counts.

We started with the seared Foi Gras, which tasted like burnt, unflavored jello. My partner had the veal, which had a weird "pulled pork" like barbecue consistency and and appeared covered in a thick tomato-like cream sauce. I'm still not sure what it was -- It just tasted strange. I had the lamb. Two, extremely tiny (we're talking smaller than half of a golf ball size), fatty pieces with overcooked rubbery vegetables as the side. I like lamb. I often order this dish. This was the worst lamb I've ever had -- anywhere!

I will say that the desserts were pretty good. We both had the chocolate mousse tart which was great. Crunchy pastry on the outside and velvety chocolate mousse on the inside. The wine list was also good, with a number of unusual and reasonably priced selections. Service was decent and reasonably attentive without being intrusive and we were greated in a friendly and unpretentious manner at the door. Still, given the frumpy, worn atmosphere, the poor quality of the food, and the steep prices, why go here? There are just too many other good choices in the neighborhood. Save yourself $150 and go to Steak Frites! At least there you will get a decent french meal and you won't leave hungry.

With so many great restaurants in the area, I can't imagine why anyone would choose to eat here.

Pros: good wine list, decent service, unpretentious

Cons: really bad food, poor value, frumpy surroundings

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Fantastci dinner. We had an 8:15 reservation and was seated promptly. The service was friendly and knowlegable about the food and the wine. I had the lobster salad which was less of a salad with greens and more just lobster which was rich and good. As an entree we had the sea bass and the scallops - both were excellent. Dessert was fantastic. I had the apple crepes which is a MUST and my husband had the chocolate tart. We both prefered the crepe. The overal experience was very lovely (a tad pricey two prix fix menus, plus 2 glasses of wine were $245 which included tax/tip) - the dining room was pretty, elegant, and cozy and the food was fantastic. We will be back!

2
★★★★★

Fantastci dinner. We had an 8:15 reservation and was seated promptly. The service was friendly and knowlegable about the food and the wine. I had the lobster salad which was less of a salad with greens and more just lobster which was rich and good. As an entree we had the sea bass and the scallops - both were excellent. Dessert was fantastic. I had the apple crepes which is a MUST and my husband had the chocolate tart. We both prefered the crepe. The overal experience was very lovely (a tad pricey two prix fix menus, plus 2 glasses of wine were $245 which included tax/tip) - the dining room was pretty, elegant, and cozy and the food was fantastic. We will be back!

Pros: great food, ambience, service, & wine list

Cons: slightly expensive

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This restaurant was fantastic. Being from San Francisco, I have fallen in love with prixe fix menus with wine for each course. On visiting New York, I found this place and was blown away by the excellent food, service and atmosphere. The food was creative and delicious. The restaurant did an excellent job of pairing each dish with the wine they served with it. Our waiter was friendly and did a superb job of establishing what each dish was and how it paired with the wine. This is a must do in New York. You won't be disappointed!

2
★★★★★

This restaurant was fantastic. Being from San Francisco, I have fallen in love with prixe fix menus with wine for each course. On visiting New York, I found this place and was blown away by the excellent food, service and atmosphere. The food was creative and delicious. The restaurant did an excellent job of pairing each dish with the wine they served with it. Our waiter was friendly and did a superb job of establishing what each dish was and how it paired with the wine. This is a must do in New York. You won't be disappointed!

Pros: Food, Prixe Fix Menu with wine pairing

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I went here for lunch with 5 people. Everyone was happy with their dish. The food was high-quality, beautifully prepared and presented.

Also our waiter was very professional, as was the rest of the staff.

The restaurant is a small but sunny place. You can tell everything is done with care here.

2
★★★★★

I went here for lunch with 5 people. Everyone was happy with their dish. The food was high-quality, beautifully prepared and presented.

Also our waiter was very professional, as was the rest of the staff.

The restaurant is a small but sunny place. You can tell everything is done with care here.

Pros: romantic, intimate space; high-quality food; variety; beautiful presentations; professional staff

Cons: I can't eat there every day!

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A wonderful experience for our party of five. The ambiance is serenely beautiful & the subdued lighting makes everyone look & feel great. All of the staff are warm, friendly, and so very accomodating. The appetizers, entrees, and desserts were magnificently and artistically presented. The Chef has perfected the taste of everything and you'll have see an exercise in excellence to the smallest of details. We are all raving to friends and family about this shining star among Manhattan's French restaurants. You'll feel like family and will want to return again and again. Fleur de Sel is at the top of our list for NYC.

2
★★★★★

A wonderful experience for our party of five. The ambiance is serenely beautiful & the subdued lighting makes everyone look & feel great. All of the staff are warm, friendly, and so very accomodating. The appetizers, entrees, and desserts were magnificently and artistically presented. The Chef has perfected the taste of everything and you'll have see an exercise in excellence to the smallest of details. We are all raving to friends and family about this shining star among Manhattan's French restaurants. You'll feel like family and will want to return again and again. Fleur de Sel is at the top of our list for NYC.

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Nice atmosphere and space, but everything else about this place was decidedly mediocre. The staff was not very friendly and the service was decent but certainly not exceptional in any way. The food was generally overcooked and uninspired. The mark up on the wine was outrageously high, even by New York standards. Would not recommend this restaurant.

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★★☆☆☆

Nice atmosphere and space, but everything else about this place was decidedly mediocre. The staff was not very friendly and the service was decent but certainly not exceptional in any way. The food was generally overcooked and uninspired. The mark up on the wine was outrageously high, even by New York standards. Would not recommend this restaurant.

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I come here 2-3x's per year, always a wonderful affair, food/presentation superb, excellent friendly accommodating svc. love the foie gras, the lamb was tasty. desserts a sin. pricey but should expect excellent french to be so. take a train/cab it, parking is not good. The SUM IT: a must try. better than a lot of french spots, nice evening to be had. foie gras! I'm in heaven!

2
★★★★★

I come here 2-3x's per year, always a wonderful affair, food/presentation superb, excellent friendly accommodating svc. love the foie gras, the lamb was tasty. desserts a sin. pricey but should expect excellent french to be so. take a train/cab it, parking is not good. The SUM IT: a must try. better than a lot of french spots, nice evening to be had. foie gras! I'm in heaven!

Pros: presentation, friendly staff, foie gras/desserts

Cons: french prices, parking

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If you eat french, expect to pay for the cuisine. But you should also expect great food, wine & service. with ambiance this is my favorite. My girlfriend took me here for my b/day, it was a wonderful warming romantic evening. Came again for mother-n-law bday, still the service was par excellence. Very attentive & polite & informative. The foie gras (my test for french) was excellent (tho ny grown). The lamb was exquisitedly prepared. The desserts heavenly. Not being wine drinkers, this was ok - we prefer red vs. the whites. Overall, this place much preferred in an area not surrounded by busy busy traffic of other restaurants & tourists. Parking sucks tho. Don't sit near the door or get a winter blast every time the door is open.

2
★★★★★

If you eat french, expect to pay for the cuisine. But you should also expect great food, wine & service. with ambiance this is my favorite. My girlfriend took me here for my b/day, it was a wonderful warming romantic evening. Came again for mother-n-law bday, still the service was par excellence. Very attentive & polite & informative. The foie gras (my test for french) was excellent (tho ny grown). The lamb was exquisitedly prepared. The desserts heavenly. Not being wine drinkers, this was ok - we prefer red vs. the whites. Overall, this place much preferred in an area not surrounded by busy busy traffic of other restaurants & tourists. Parking sucks tho. Don't sit near the door or get a winter blast every time the door is open.

Pros: foie gras, lamb, desserts

Cons: parking

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I chose Fleur de Sel for our 1-year anniversary dinner based on the recommendations on this site. What a disappointment! Of the 2 appetizers, the suckling pig terrine was ordinary at best and the lobster was drowning in some kind of mayonnaise dressing. Both portions were tiny. For the main course, the Hake (fish) was rather bland, although my veal was superbly prepared. However, both portions were miniscule. After dropping $250 for dinner I was still hungry. Generally I prefer smaller rather than larger portions but this throwback to the nouvelle cuisine of the 80s was ridiculous. I found the service to be pretentious and unwelcoming. With so many other great restaurants in NY why choose Fleur de Sel?

0
★☆☆☆☆

I chose Fleur de Sel for our 1-year anniversary dinner based on the recommendations on this site. What a disappointment! Of the 2 appetizers, the suckling pig terrine was ordinary at best and the lobster was drowning in some kind of mayonnaise dressing. Both portions were tiny. For the main course, the Hake (fish) was rather bland, although my veal was superbly prepared. However, both portions were miniscule. After dropping $250 for dinner I was still hungry. Generally I prefer smaller rather than larger portions but this throwback to the nouvelle cuisine of the 80s was ridiculous. I found the service to be pretentious and unwelcoming. With so many other great restaurants in NY why choose Fleur de Sel?

Pros: romantic dining room, good deserts

Cons: tiny portions, ordinary food, pretentious service

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This is the perfect French restaurant. Cozy, fine French food that's done properly, good service, reasonable prices. My favorite dishes here are the chestnut soup and the crispy poussin. The poussin in particular, my goodness, I've never tasted poultry like that, it's so succulent and tasty and the skin is perfectly crisp. The prices are extremely reasonable for what you're getting. The location is very central. Chef Cyril does a great job of making this cozy little nook of a restaurant very personalized, the artwork on the walls, the business card and the menu art feature his watercolors. Service is very attentive. I've always had a great experience at this place.

2
★★★★★

This is the perfect French restaurant. Cozy, fine French food that's done properly, good service, reasonable prices. My favorite dishes here are the chestnut soup and the crispy poussin. The poussin in particular, my goodness, I've never tasted poultry like that, it's so succulent and tasty and the skin is perfectly crisp. The prices are extremely reasonable for what you're getting. The location is very central. Chef Cyril does a great job of making this cozy little nook of a restaurant very personalized, the artwork on the walls, the business card and the menu art feature his watercolors. Service is very attentive. I've always had a great experience at this place.

Pros: Crispy Poussin, Cozy but fine

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We celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary at this little gem in Gramery Park. It is a cozy, classy place with a world-class menu. It's a bit expensive but once you've tasted anything you'll know why instantly. The wines are superb, go for the lobster salad with black truffle sauce or the layered quail paté for appetizer. For the entree, the sea scallops with foamed dressing and the thinly-sliced pork chops with coffee sugar-cane glazed. For dessert, the banana mousse is heavenly. Just FANTASTIC.

2
★★★★★

We celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary at this little gem in Gramery Park. It is a cozy, classy place with a world-class menu. It's a bit expensive but once you've tasted anything you'll know why instantly. The wines are superb, go for the lobster salad with black truffle sauce or the layered quail paté for appetizer. For the entree, the sea scallops with foamed dressing and the thinly-sliced pork chops with coffee sugar-cane glazed. For dessert, the banana mousse is heavenly. Just FANTASTIC.

Pros: food, wine selection, dessert

Cons: a bit hectic, tight tables

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We had the 6 course tasting menu for $87/pp excluding wine. The best dish was their Lobster Salad appetizer. The rest was nothing to brag about. We have eaten at many $$$-$$$$ restaurants that for the same value, their food and presentation was average and not worth the return visit. NYC has many top notch restaurants and meals to offer. We love fine dining and I would definitely not recommend this restaurant. Very disappointed.

1
★★★☆☆

We had the 6 course tasting menu for $87/pp excluding wine. The best dish was their Lobster Salad appetizer. The rest was nothing to brag about. We have eaten at many $$$-$$$$ restaurants that for the same value, their food and presentation was average and not worth the return visit. NYC has many top notch restaurants and meals to offer. We love fine dining and I would definitely not recommend this restaurant. Very disappointed.

Pros: seated promptly, fast water refill

Cons: average food, condenscending waiter, dirty bathroom

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This is the best dining experience we have in the last 3 years (which include weeks spent in Europe.) We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairing, and was amazed at the quality of the wine in particular. The food was in small portions (luckily!) but extremely delicious. Presentation is also outstanding. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I went to a Michelin one-star restaurant in France before, and Fleur de Sel clearly surpases that experience in both food, wine and service quality. They deserve Michelin two stars in my humble opinion!

2
★★★★★

This is the best dining experience we have in the last 3 years (which include weeks spent in Europe.) We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairing, and was amazed at the quality of the wine in particular. The food was in small portions (luckily!) but extremely delicious. Presentation is also outstanding. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I went to a Michelin one-star restaurant in France before, and Fleur de Sel clearly surpases that experience in both food, wine and service quality. They deserve Michelin two stars in my humble opinion!

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Nice, romantic place. If you want to impress your date then this is a place to go: Nice decor, soft music, quiet atmosphere, Bernardaud china. We both had the tasting menu wherein each course for the most part came with two options. I chose the ones my date didn't so we ended up tasting all. Every dish was superb and the entire meal was adequately filling.

Just be prepared to shell out the big bucks...maybe it was the menu for that particular evening but it was either the pre-fixe menu or the tasting menu.

2
★★★★☆

Nice, romantic place. If you want to impress your date then this is a place to go: Nice decor, soft music, quiet atmosphere, Bernardaud china. We both had the tasting menu wherein each course for the most part came with two options. I chose the ones my date didn't so we ended up tasting all. Every dish was superb and the entire meal was adequately filling.

Just be prepared to shell out the big bucks...maybe it was the menu for that particular evening but it was either the pre-fixe menu or the tasting menu.

Cons: No ala carte

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My wife and I, with four colleagues, enjoyed a wonderful meal at Fleur De Sel. Each main course sampled (we are all sharers) inspired frank envy in some member of our party. This complex roundelay stopped however at the confit of veal. We all agreed it is one of the great dishes, a marvel of concentrated richness and flavour, by turns earthy, unctuous, sweet, salt, but always miraculously tender. There were notable appetizers as well: lobster salad, seared foie, little goat cheese dumplings with caviar. The service was expert and supremely tactful and, what's more, witty. Our waiter in his descriptions used words like sumptuous, tisane, ne plus ultra, with the merest hint of a smile. It turned out he was riffing, having overhead a bit of our conversation on the poverty of today's vocabularies! We'd like to return often but it is a trifle cher. Perfect for special occasions.

2
★★★★★

My wife and I, with four colleagues, enjoyed a wonderful meal at Fleur De Sel. Each main course sampled (we are all sharers) inspired frank envy in some member of our party. This complex roundelay stopped however at the confit of veal. We all agreed it is one of the great dishes, a marvel of concentrated richness and flavour, by turns earthy, unctuous, sweet, salt, but always miraculously tender. There were notable appetizers as well: lobster salad, seared foie, little goat cheese dumplings with caviar. The service was expert and supremely tactful and, what's more, witty. Our waiter in his descriptions used words like sumptuous, tisane, ne plus ultra, with the merest hint of a smile. It turned out he was riffing, having overhead a bit of our conversation on the poverty of today's vocabularies! We'd like to return often but it is a trifle cher. Perfect for special occasions.

Pros: food, wine service, entire staff

Cons: somewhat drab decor

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I ate dinner at Fleur de Sel with a group of friends and we were delighted by the entire experience. The service was gracious and friendly while professional and astute. The wine list was amazing. The food was incredible, the scallops with market tomatoes as well as the veal breast confit were two of the best entrees we had ever enjoyed. The desserts were to die for; the apple crepe was unbelievably delicious. I highly reckoned this restaurant to anyone looking for a perfect meal.

2
★★★★★

I ate dinner at Fleur de Sel with a group of friends and we were delighted by the entire experience. The service was gracious and friendly while professional and astute. The wine list was amazing. The food was incredible, the scallops with market tomatoes as well as the veal breast confit were two of the best entrees we had ever enjoyed. The desserts were to die for; the apple crepe was unbelievably delicious. I highly reckoned this restaurant to anyone looking for a perfect meal.

Pros: extensive wine list, lovely decor, wonderful cuisine

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This was once a special place to go to for Mr. Renaud's cuisine. I celebrated my wife's birthday not too long ago there and it seem that the cuisine has not moved foreward. very dissappointed. Hopefully it was just one night.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This was once a special place to go to for Mr. Renaud's cuisine. I celebrated my wife's birthday not too long ago there and it seem that the cuisine has not moved foreward. very dissappointed. Hopefully it was just one night.

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We may have been in the wrong night. Not sure. My wife and friends were highly anticipating this night. We were reccomended by some colleagues of mine to go here. First and foremost, the service was a little confusing. We were seated around 6 ish and it was not that busy then. So we werent' sure why our servers seem confused. But oh well. the dishes we ordered (although mine was on the money) seem to be missing some flavor. We had the goatcheese ravioli and the dough were really 'mushy'. The 'caviar' seem a little bit off. The baby chicken as the waitress puts it was not cooked through. We spent a good decent amount of money. For four people with wine and food came to around $600!!! Yikes...well I guess we would try them again once we've saved up...

0
★☆☆☆☆

We may have been in the wrong night. Not sure. My wife and friends were highly anticipating this night. We were reccomended by some colleagues of mine to go here. First and foremost, the service was a little confusing. We were seated around 6 ish and it was not that busy then. So we werent' sure why our servers seem confused. But oh well. the dishes we ordered (although mine was on the money) seem to be missing some flavor. We had the goatcheese ravioli and the dough were really 'mushy'. The 'caviar' seem a little bit off. The baby chicken as the waitress puts it was not cooked through. We spent a good decent amount of money. For four people with wine and food came to around $600!!! Yikes...well I guess we would try them again once we've saved up...

Pros: not sure

Cons: service needs help, food had bad day?

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just spectacular, our second times could not wait to share our experience. the tasting flowless as the service and the wine list just right
will be back soon

2
★★★★★

just spectacular, our second times could not wait to share our experience. the tasting flowless as the service and the wine list just right
will be back soon

Pros: food, decor, service, ambience

Cons: to small

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Great food, great service. Highly recommended. Dress well.

Wine selection somewhat pricey, although they have a lot to choose from.

2
★★★★★

Great food, great service. Highly recommended. Dress well.

Wine selection somewhat pricey, although they have a lot to choose from.

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Took my wife for our anniversary. We came on a Monday night when the Burgundy wines were half price! What a deal! We found an EXCELLENT selection (we live in California wine country, so getting a nice foreign wine was great) and ordered the spring tasting menu.

The highlight was the lobster dish (first course, can't remember specifics) and it was the best lobster I've ever had!! I've eaten lobster on 4 different continents and I could not believe how wonderful this was!

For an after dinner drink, my wife had a 40year old port, and I had a great armagnac, which closed out a wonderful meal.

At $82 for the tasting, it was a bargain, especially considering the wine was half price!

The only drag was that we had to walk several blocks to catch a cab after eating.

2
★★★★★

Took my wife for our anniversary. We came on a Monday night when the Burgundy wines were half price! What a deal! We found an EXCELLENT selection (we live in California wine country, so getting a nice foreign wine was great) and ordered the spring tasting menu.

The highlight was the lobster dish (first course, can't remember specifics) and it was the best lobster I've ever had!! I've eaten lobster on 4 different continents and I could not believe how wonderful this was!

For an after dinner drink, my wife had a 40year old port, and I had a great armagnac, which closed out a wonderful meal.

At $82 for the tasting, it was a bargain, especially considering the wine was half price!

The only drag was that we had to walk several blocks to catch a cab after eating.

Pros: Food, Monday Wine Series

Cons: No close cabs

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The overall experience was really lovely. Some things stuck out even more than the great food and service. Our reservations were for 6pm, when we arrived we were told that we had to wait because they had not finished their staff meeting yet.

The wait staff were incredibly attentive, though as a warning, if you like wine, but also a little privacy, this might not be a good idea, since they have the tendency to hover a bit. The courses came out smoothly and with perfect timing, and the dishes themselves were to die for, as well as beautifully presented, like every thing else in the small restaurant. They left you breathless to say the least, as did the check though. A great experience, though I wouldn't make a habit out of it. Though the service was impeccable, I wouldn't give them too many points for amiability.

2
★★★★★

The overall experience was really lovely. Some things stuck out even more than the great food and service. Our reservations were for 6pm, when we arrived we were told that we had to wait because they had not finished their staff meeting yet.

The wait staff were incredibly attentive, though as a warning, if you like wine, but also a little privacy, this might not be a good idea, since they have the tendency to hover a bit. The courses came out smoothly and with perfect timing, and the dishes themselves were to die for, as well as beautifully presented, like every thing else in the small restaurant. They left you breathless to say the least, as did the check though. A great experience, though I wouldn't make a habit out of it. Though the service was impeccable, I wouldn't give them too many points for amiability.

Pros: presentation, taste

Cons: price

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I've enjoyed all NYC's best restaurants (a number of times). If you allow the chef to let loose here and bring whatever he chooses, along with the well-paired wines, you will be well-satisfied. The many pleasures of fine dining don't get any better than this. . . and without pretense or prissiness, too! many thank to the whole staff

2
★★★★★

I've enjoyed all NYC's best restaurants (a number of times). If you allow the chef to let loose here and bring whatever he chooses, along with the well-paired wines, you will be well-satisfied. The many pleasures of fine dining don't get any better than this. . . and without pretense or prissiness, too! many thank to the whole staff

Pros: food,service, decor,Relaxe attitude

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I asked my girlfriend to married me. Everything was wonderful. The overall gives us all we want for that special moment. We went on saturday March 12/05 at night and we wont forget that moment. Thank you eveyone, thank you Michael. (The waiter).

2
★★★★★

I asked my girlfriend to married me. Everything was wonderful. The overall gives us all we want for that special moment. We went on saturday March 12/05 at night and we wont forget that moment. Thank you eveyone, thank you Michael. (The waiter).

Pros: Exquisite, Romantic, Service

Cons: shouldn't accept jean

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Recently, I had the pleasure of dining at Fleur de Sel for dinner; the entire experience was flawless. The restaurant itself is beautiful and intelligently designed. We ordered the 6 course menu and were amazed by the food. The foie gras terrine was impeccable and the lobster was a brilliant medley of flavors. The fish and meat courses were equally impressive with a simple elegance that is difficult to find in fine restaurants. The desserts were incredible; their banana mousse was a perfect balance of textures and tastes. Not was the food impressive but also the portions and the value. The wine list was another highlight of the evening; it was extensive and well thought out. The true pleasure of this restaurant was the graciousness and kindness of the service; it is rare to feel so well treated at a restaurant. This restaurant is a true New York City treasure.

2
★★★★★

Recently, I had the pleasure of dining at Fleur de Sel for dinner; the entire experience was flawless. The restaurant itself is beautiful and intelligently designed. We ordered the 6 course menu and were amazed by the food. The foie gras terrine was impeccable and the lobster was a brilliant medley of flavors. The fish and meat courses were equally impressive with a simple elegance that is difficult to find in fine restaurants. The desserts were incredible; their banana mousse was a perfect balance of textures and tastes. Not was the food impressive but also the portions and the value. The wine list was another highlight of the evening; it was extensive and well thought out. The true pleasure of this restaurant was the graciousness and kindness of the service; it is rare to feel so well treated at a restaurant. This restaurant is a true New York City treasure.

Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Cuisine

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My boyfriend and I went here to celebrate my birthday, and the bill with tip was FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS! I was absolutely in shock. We love good food and are willing to pay extra for a good meal, but this felt very wrong. It's very hard to enjoy a meal when the price tag is so steep. We ordered the tasting menu ($82 per person), which of course was good, but the portions were so small. I suppose I was naive in thinking we'd spend around $250 or so. Our bottle of wine was $85 and two glasses of champagne in the beginning were $17 each. We've had better, more reasonably priced food and larger portions in many restaurants in Paris. Oh, and the decor and ambiance are not particularly exciting. Don't go here if you are under 30 and have to pay for the meal yourself.

1
★★★☆☆

My boyfriend and I went here to celebrate my birthday, and the bill with tip was FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS! I was absolutely in shock. We love good food and are willing to pay extra for a good meal, but this felt very wrong. It's very hard to enjoy a meal when the price tag is so steep. We ordered the tasting menu ($82 per person), which of course was good, but the portions were so small. I suppose I was naive in thinking we'd spend around $250 or so. Our bottle of wine was $85 and two glasses of champagne in the beginning were $17 each. We've had better, more reasonably priced food and larger portions in many restaurants in Paris. Oh, and the decor and ambiance are not particularly exciting. Don't go here if you are under 30 and have to pay for the meal yourself.

Cons: Price

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I went with a party of four for a business dinner. We had the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairing. Each course was accompanied by a new wine. Both the food and the wines were extraordinary. Very flavorful dishes with excellent wines to match. The service was top notch. I will bring my wife and our daughter for a nice evening next time.

2
★★★★★

I went with a party of four for a business dinner. We had the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairing. Each course was accompanied by a new wine. Both the food and the wines were extraordinary. Very flavorful dishes with excellent wines to match. The service was top notch. I will bring my wife and our daughter for a nice evening next time.

Pros: Fine Dining, Gracious Service, wine service and ele

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I went for my 1 year anniversary and everything was perfect. The service was great and we had the tasting menu, which I reccommend if because it allows you to try more on the menu. the wine list as a lot of good suprise and to tell you we went on monday night and it was 1/2 price on cote du rhone. What a bargain just go go go....

2
★★★★★

I went for my 1 year anniversary and everything was perfect. The service was great and we had the tasting menu, which I reccommend if because it allows you to try more on the menu. the wine list as a lot of good suprise and to tell you we went on monday night and it was 1/2 price on cote du rhone. What a bargain just go go go....

Pros: food, service, wine, decor

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I made reservations on relatively short notice for an anniversary dinner - oops. I hadn't heard much about the place but happily discovered the food, service and ambiance exceeded my expectations. We will be back.

2
★★★★★

I made reservations on relatively short notice for an anniversary dinner - oops. I hadn't heard much about the place but happily discovered the food, service and ambiance exceeded my expectations. We will be back.

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What an amazing prix fixe lunch! The veal was like silk, with a lovely savory gravy, dessert was divine. My husband had a crepe that trumped every crepe we have ever had in France. Portions were a decent size, vegetarian options are available, service was prompt if not terribly warm. The wine pairings were incredible. If you're visiting NY, this is the place to have a great meal without all the attitude and a month-long wait. The prix fixe lunch is a great value and I will definitely return when I visit NYC again.

2
★★★★☆

What an amazing prix fixe lunch! The veal was like silk, with a lovely savory gravy, dessert was divine. My husband had a crepe that trumped every crepe we have ever had in France. Portions were a decent size, vegetarian options are available, service was prompt if not terribly warm. The wine pairings were incredible. If you're visiting NY, this is the place to have a great meal without all the attitude and a month-long wait. The prix fixe lunch is a great value and I will definitely return when I visit NYC again.

Pros: amazing food, un-stuffy atmosphere

Cons: , expensive

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My husband and friends had our christmas gathering last week at this wonderful restaurant. We heard such great things about this wonderful spot. We aren't as knowledgable about wines as we would like but the sommelier was very helpful. We ended up having the 6 courses with wine pairing and it was such a treat.

2
★★★★★

My husband and friends had our christmas gathering last week at this wonderful restaurant. We heard such great things about this wonderful spot. We aren't as knowledgable about wines as we would like but the sommelier was very helpful. We ended up having the 6 courses with wine pairing and it was such a treat.

Pros: food, service, ambience

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I ate at fleur de sel the other night and had one of the best meals ever. The service was just great, the foot was awesome, and the wine selection was superb. What more could I ask for? I took a date there She loved it. the decor is so romantic and We are both going back again--together soon.

2
★★★★★

I ate at fleur de sel the other night and had one of the best meals ever. The service was just great, the foot was awesome, and the wine selection was superb. What more could I ask for? I took a date there She loved it. the decor is so romantic and We are both going back again--together soon.

Pros: food, service decor, wine list

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Overpriced and overrated. I've have better French. Group of 4 people shared the prix fixe tasting and it was all so-so except for the dessert.

Service was good, but still didn't cover the average food.

1
★★★☆☆

Overpriced and overrated. I've have better French. Group of 4 people shared the prix fixe tasting and it was all so-so except for the dessert.

Service was good, but still didn't cover the average food.

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It is a shame that such great food was compromised by such terrible service. Fleur de Sel lacks a bar/waiting area, so as we waited for our complete party to arrive- we were crammed in the cold doorway along with a half dozen others. When we were seated, we were appalled at how inattentive the service was. Although the meal itself was fantastic, we couldn't enjoy ourselves as a result. The clincher was when the waitress came to take an order of our desert wine. She disappeared mid-order, and then forgot to take our desert-wine order entirely. There's too many restaurants in NYC on par with Fleur de Sel gastronomically- save yourself the money, and go to a place with service that waits on you.

1
★★☆☆☆

It is a shame that such great food was compromised by such terrible service. Fleur de Sel lacks a bar/waiting area, so as we waited for our complete party to arrive- we were crammed in the cold doorway along with a half dozen others. When we were seated, we were appalled at how inattentive the service was. Although the meal itself was fantastic, we couldn't enjoy ourselves as a result. The clincher was when the waitress came to take an order of our desert wine. She disappeared mid-order, and then forgot to take our desert-wine order entirely. There's too many restaurants in NYC on par with Fleur de Sel gastronomically- save yourself the money, and go to a place with service that waits on you.

Pros: Fine food, French food

Cons: , Ambience, Value

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It has been a long while since my wife and I have been 'wow' by a restaurant in NYC. Yes there are great restaurants, but there seem to be lack of passion. Fleur de Sel hit the spot. We celebrated with the six course tasting menu. OUTSTANDING! Well thought out journey. their service staff are very elegant and knowledgeable. They treat you very well here!!! Go see for yourself, and try the pork chops......

2
★★★★★

It has been a long while since my wife and I have been 'wow' by a restaurant in NYC. Yes there are great restaurants, but there seem to be lack of passion. Fleur de Sel hit the spot. We celebrated with the six course tasting menu. OUTSTANDING! Well thought out journey. their service staff are very elegant and knowledgeable. They treat you very well here!!! Go see for yourself, and try the pork chops......

Pros: cusine, service, fabulous wines

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We'd been looking forward to our birthday dinner at Fleur de Sel for 3 weeks and expectations were terribly high. The restaurant itself was incredibly warm and we were there for 4 hours. In the end, we spent just about twice our monthly grocery budget on one meal.

The meal, the experience, surpassed our expectations and was totally and completely worth every penny.

We indulged in the six course tasting menu with wine pairings. The food itself was excellent and in some cases absolutely inspired. The food in conjunction with the wine pairings was absolute genius. The food bringing out the best in the wine and vice versa.

The service was formal and the staff knowledgable, but in no way snooty. By the way, contrary to account in the negative review, this restaurant has no bar.

2
★★★★★

We'd been looking forward to our birthday dinner at Fleur de Sel for 3 weeks and expectations were terribly high. The restaurant itself was incredibly warm and we were there for 4 hours. In the end, we spent just about twice our monthly grocery budget on one meal.

The meal, the experience, surpassed our expectations and was totally and completely worth every penny.

We indulged in the six course tasting menu with wine pairings. The food itself was excellent and in some cases absolutely inspired. The food in conjunction with the wine pairings was absolute genius. The food bringing out the best in the wine and vice versa.

The service was formal and the staff knowledgable, but in no way snooty. By the way, contrary to account in the negative review, this restaurant has no bar.

Pros: Food/Wine Pairings, Excellent Service

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We dined there for our anniversary and every thing was perfect. The food was great, the service was nice and we loved the coziness of the place. We also loved the bread . I would go back as soon as I can with friend. we will not forget this place.

2
★★★★★

We dined there for our anniversary and every thing was perfect. The food was great, the service was nice and we loved the coziness of the place. We also loved the bread . I would go back as soon as I can with friend. we will not forget this place.

Pros: food, staff, service, wine, decor,

 

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