L'Escale

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Provencal
The iconic, l’escale restaurant bar, or “port of call” for seasonal Mediterranean cuisine is designed to transport the ambiance of Provence to the Gold Coast of Connecticut. Two-hundred-year-old stone terra cotta tiles from Provence adorn the floors with a wood burning fireplace lending an unmistakable charm and beauty. Founded by Rick Wahlstedt in 2003, l’escale has reached institution status. Located at Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel, the restaurant’s intimate decor, along with its wrought iron tonelle covered waterfront terrace and exquisitely designed menu by award winning Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer will deliver the Côte d’Azur right to your table.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Thanksgiving with us at L'escale. We are offering a price fixed menu for three courses. The cost will be $85 per person for the menu. For kids 12 and under we are offering a kids menu for $25. Please call the restaurant for additional information. Thank you.

Thursday, 28 November, 2019

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary of our engagement and we had our wedding reception at L’Escale years ago

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Servicio mal
Poca preocupacion.

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1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Reataurant! Wonderful meal. Will be going back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was superb. The atmosphere is very charming and inviting. A positive is that there is music in the lounge and when we told her waiter we wanted to have dessert and coffee in the lounge they let us know when a table was ready so we wouldn't have to stand and wait. Everyone was so accommodating
and pleasant. A wonderful night for our group of 6!

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great choice. Awesome lunch specials.

YW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and outdoor seating g for brunch all excellent

s
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Saturday afternoon lunch. Perfect weather for outdoor dining. Tuna tartar, oysters, grilled octupus, ham and egg crepe, and pommegrate tart with pistachio ice cream were all amazing. Great service as always.

LD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner the first night we arrived. So nice we had dinner there the next night too. Food is outstanding. Service is outstanding. We will be back!

V
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around.

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful night on the water

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Unfortunately my experience started badly right off the bat. One of the hostesses who checked me in was very dismissive, cold/aloof and not friendly at all. I was so looking forward to a “fancy” birthday brunch. My excitement was killed within seconds and set the mood. Fortunately, the food service was quite the opposite. Our waiter was very attentive and lovely. Food is good, ambience and view great. Price is fair. I’d go again but I’ll probably have a friend do the reservation and checking in. I’m still miffed since it’s such a classy place.

KK
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible as always! Divine octopus appetizer and loved my Salad Nucoise. Nothing better than dining here and on the terrace. For dessert we couldn’t resist the Raspberry Tart.

D
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place, good food, service excellent...Not thrilled with the cloth director chairs on the patio...they should upgrade that. We will go back, though, and check out the bar areas...

s
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Tuna Tartar and Endive salad. Halibut Nicoise and Fra Diablo lobster fettuccine fabulous. Plum tart for dessert was amazing. Great wine list and wines by the glass. Killer cocktail list.

SM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Sat outside
Beautiful sunset our server was a French lady very professional
Definitely will revisit.
The food was great and service as well.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It’s a boring experience now and I am taking it off my list for a while

M
New York Area
232 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each week when we dine at L’Escale besides the regular delicious food there is a special appetizer and dinner offered. Last night it was fish ceviche as the appetizer and skate wing meunière as the dinner. Excellent! Michael DeVito as our waiter is always a joy because he always remembers how we like everything done. It is 15 years that L’Escale has been our second dining room and it is a guaranteed enjoyable meal.

MM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food good service

w
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. We had a lovely server & we sat outside which was a delight.

BB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a fabulous me and service was divine

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently the best. This used to be our special occasion restaurant and now, it’s our special occasion and relaxing night out restaurant.

A
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a gorgeous day and we were celebrating my friend's birthday. Can't beat the outside patio with the water in the background (and no unpleasant smells). Waiter was great as well as the servers. They remembered the birthday and brought our dessert (very delicious profiteroles - toasted!) with a candle.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loud kids at the table next to us - parents ignoring.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining at its best. Good Service and exceptional food. Also, a beautiful dining area that faces the water.

SG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely sitting outside. Food was good. Would have appreciated faster coffee replenishment (especially since it was breakfast). Very pretty venue inside and out.

F
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous evening dining on the terrace. We ordered from the special menu and everything was superb. Great birthday celebration with operatic singing and the fun staff. We love L’Escale. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

JS
New York Area
180 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect waterfront dining in Fairfield County. Five star service. Great courses. One of the best of Greenwich.

MS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Poor knowledge of menu very shoddy service

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tables too close!
No privacy while dining.

GK
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful views be the water, nice foid and good service.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cuisine, service, and on the water atmosphere.

PA
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place for an anniversary. Good was outstanding, beautiful vibe and great service!

SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktails and the steak frites were both excellent.

T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife out for a date! Only married 42 years. Lovely outside table, water view, oysters and great service. What could be better?

KS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food and drinks were amazing. Overall would recommend and go back myself.

M
New York Area
232 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better than ever, if that’s possible. We dined outdoors with friends and had the outrageously delicious heirloom tomatoes as an appetizer snd the cod as our dinner. Sooo perfectly prepared there wasn’t a drop on our plates when we finished. The Dame Blanche for dessert. Couldn’t be a better evening.

s
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters, gazpacho soup, tuna tartar, and burrata with proscuitto are all excellent first course dishes. NY Strip and filet mignon superb. The halibut nicoise is amazing. Dessert of the day was the Napolean. Fabulous!! Service and atmosphere the best.

DC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With a stunning location, the quiet and efficient service places this into one of the most lovely settings for an amazing lunch on the water.

c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Escale is a pleasure -- summer or winter. But this is the perfect season to sit outside and enjoy the harbor, the breeze -- even the sun. Our meal was terrific, and I ordered things I had not had before. The waitress and the bartender are to be commended for making me a Kir Royale with actual creme de cassis instead of that candy-flavored Chambord. Never disappoints.

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