Le Canard Enchaine

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515 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Le Canard Enchaine, located in beautiful, historic uptown Kingston, serves wonderful authentic French cuisine in a charming, friendly atmosphere. "Lift a fork and imagine you're in France," wrote the New York Times. Let Chef Jean-Jacques and his welcoming staff take you on a culinary journey! Specialties include garlic snails, duck confit, onion soup, voted best in the Hudson Valley, and so much more!
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P
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, fantastic ambiance, great service. Their award-winning French Onion soup is spectacular as is the daily soup of the day, from Chicken Noodle to Mushroom, Corn, or Vegetarian, each freshly made without cream. Traditional salads with blue cheese and fresh apple slices mix with garlic snails, crab cakes and homemade pate as appetizers, Long Island Duck in berry sauce, veal chops, and many more choices fill out the menu. And then comes their special fresh bakery cakes, pies and tarts. Well worth the drive regardless how long it may take. Eating here is an experience you will not easily forget.

MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Owner was there welcoming all guests. Service is top of the line and the food is incredible!

D
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliable, always fun but quite noisy on a Saturday night. We haven't been in a few years and we were glad we went again.

OT
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our go to restaurant for an amazing dinner,fun and relaxing
Perfect service, perfectly prepared food and great wine collection.
Always made to feel special.

C
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our dinners were delicious, the servers fantastic. Jean Jacques was a gracious host. Though no fault of the restaurant, two couples, who we learned are “regulars” were extremely loud and boisterous. Their loud voices put a damper on our evening. Wish someone had said something to them.

FL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Canard is remarkable in everything they do. Food, drinks, and the incredible service all make for a memorable and wonderful dining experience.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional place!! Worth a special trip!

B
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant. Everything is good - food and service.

ED
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always excellent! Ambience is romantic but relaxed.

CW
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We were there on an “off” night...I hope. None of the staff was familiar. Has management changed? Familiar dishes were indifferently prepared. I hope this isn’t a new normal. I love the old Le Canard and I hope will be back to form or my next visit will be my last.

IT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both elegant and unpretentious. Good for any occasion or no occasion at all.

P
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each visit is like a breath of Paris with a friendly smile and a basket of fresh bread and butter. Their onion soup is awarded annually best in the Hudson Valley but each day the chef also makes a vegetable puree soup that is equally delicious. Coupled with their own crab cakes, mussels, and salads the lunch menu is just enough food to get you through the afternoon ... and for dinner time, their full offering of roasted duck, salmon, beef, lamb, and steak is complimented with fresh vegetables and homemade desserts. It doesn't get any better than this. ALWAYS the best choice to eat whenever you are in Kingston. Unfortunately closed for Tuesday lunch and all day Wednesday, but otherwise open regular hours.

KH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a semi-magical trip across a relatively non-descript threshold, on an unprepossessing street, into an out-of-the-way corner of the 6th or 10th arrondissment of Paris.

LD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the nicest restaurants in the Hudson Valley. The ambiance is reminiscent of a Parisian bistro. The staff is friendly and very French. The food is fabulous. For appetizers we had mussels meunière and raw oysters. Both were fresh and flavorful. Dinner was the roast duck and beef bourguignon. The duck skin was crispy and the meat tender and moist. The beef bourguignon was excellent. Dessert was a flourless chocolate torte. Perfect way to end a perfect meal.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the berry roast duck, the duck confit and the Tarte Tatin. This was a great find!

P
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always, with knowledgable servers and cooked-to-order dishes. It doesn't get much better than this, even in Paris.

j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We happened to be upstate and searched out this french bistro online. The positive reviews we read about certainly occurred for us as we celebrated our 40th anniversary here. We shared a rack of lamb in a port wine reduction that was delicious and served with leaf spinach and mashed potatoes very nicely prepared. Soup and salad were very good as well and the Tatin apple tart was so tasty we actually bought a whole pie of it to take home and share with our kids. This is a gem in the historic stockade area of Kingston, and makes for a fine place to celebrate or just enjoy fine French food. Merci beaucoup!

l
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best resturant in Hudson Valley , Kingston ...
Our server Cathy was fantastic, the food was beyond !!!!

KQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always delicious and staff are very friendly. Its pricy but worth it.

KW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

While we were in the process of sitting down, the waitress approached us and asked what we would like to drink. We needed a couple minutes since we literally sat down and hadn't looked at the wine list, and asked for a minute. She waitress proceeded to rip the bottled wine list out of my hands to which we were aggressively told they have everything and can make any drink. After we quickly just ordered what first came to mind, the waitress then came back and asked how to make a bee's knees, which is a fairly common drink, considering they can make anything. As my sister was trying to explain this, the waitress proceeded to tell her "well, spit it out!" We asked to see the wine list, to which we were then responded with that they have everything. Needless to say, we walked out after less than 3 minutes of being treated like garbage and berated. I have never experienced something that like in all of my dining experiences and was absolutely appalled at the attitude of the staff. Don't waste your money or dignity at this place!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great- the food was phenomenal, the waiters were great.

The onion soup was delicious I had was great and the mushroom soup that my wife had was also very good

The main dishes we had were great and also we had told them it was our anniversary and they put a candle our chocolate mousse cake desert and didn’t charge for the desert

FR
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a whole experience, the food, the staff, the space... it was great.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten lunch there several times when passing through Kingston on vacation. It is always wonderful!

BP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Canard Enchaine offers fine food in a relaxed atmosphere with excellent service. A true dinning experience that unfortunately is getting harder to find.

IK
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visiting Kingston and it was a nice place.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Not quite the experience we were expecting based on reviews.

Unfortunately the trout was a bit fishy and without much flavor. Also, the waitress never told us about the specials Sunday night.

Duck and onion soup were very good.

MF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal again

O
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have outstanding French cooking in a delightful atmosphere when we eat at Le Canard Enchaine.

k
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is my favorite place for so many reasons- every meal is perfect and you always feel welcome and well attended

JE
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant owner came around to all the tables and was very friendly! The food was PERFECTION!!! I had the Garlic Sausage special, black bean soup and the creme brulee was outstanding! I totally enjoyed my time there!

S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I were celebrating a birthday, and chose Le Canard Enchaine for the occasion. The choice did not disappoint. The ambience was perfect, service attentive, caring and excellent, and the salads were fresh and superlative. Highest recommendation!

l
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We traveled from another state to Kingston, NY for a wedding and got in one night early. We planned a fancy date night and Le Canard Enchaine seriously delivered. The restaurant was quiet (no background music, which I love, so I could hear my husband speak). The waitstaff was attentive; we never ran out of wine or water. The warm goat cheese salad was unbelievable, as was the crab cake appetizer. Both our main courses (roasted duck and duck confit) were exceptional. Order the creme brulee for dessert.

Highly recommend. Top 5 meals of my life.

JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Canard Enchaine is a Hudson Valley treasure. The food, the ambience, and the service are all excellent.

LF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been going there for many years. Consistently good food - always a treat!

S
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab dining experience. Cannot say enough about the food, service and dessert.
Lovely ambience.
did I mention the dessert???

KM
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Very attentive servers.

m
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant always is a delight not only in the warm welcome we get but the consistency of the excellent food. This is one of our favorite restaurants and as close to dining in France as you can get. A must visit - wonderful.

BL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good French restaurant comparable with high end New York establishments. Prices are at least a third less, especially the wine. Gallic, rustic French ambience. Highly recommended.

C
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When the good weather and the longer daylight arrives, we love dining at Le Canard Enchaine with its wonderful food, excellent service and great French Bistro ambiance. Our choices of Shrimp Indochine (jumbo shrimp with jasmine rice, Asian sauce, ginger and wasabi) and the special branzino arrived in good time with their steaming plates after we finished our shared escargot in parsley butter with crusty French bread. Yum. We still had a little room for a shared lemon tart and some cappuccino. Our favorite restaurant in the New York area and it was great even after our five weeks in France!

MR
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had a wonderful meal and brought along friends who will also become lifelong and frequent guests due to the friendly staff and fantastic food!

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