The Consulate

4.5
151 reviews
$31 to $50
French American
Welcome to The Consulate!
Located on the Upper West Side, the restaurant features a French American menu which includes brunch favorites; blueberry cast iron pancakes, classic eggs benedict and beet and gin cured salmon. Dinner features sumptuous short rib cavatelli, perfectly seared steaks, roasted herb chicken and locally sourced seafood dishes such as seared branzino, scallop tartare with crispy shallots, and perfectly prepared octopus and mussels.
What 151 People Are Saying
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KseniaQ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in NYC! Outstanding food and great atmosphere, friendly charismatic staff. Have great time every time I go!

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viphkwh
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The menu looked great so I made a reservation for Christmas and was shocked when I arrived to find they basically turned an outdoor restaurant into an inside one. We did not feel safe at all with covid. There were only two windows and a door open. The rest was sealed tight and inside was very warm. Needless to say, we didn't eat here. Shocked they're passing muster with the health authorities.
We went to another restaurant, French Roast, that respects the safety of its clientele with heat lamps and plastic dividers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Horrible service. It was Christmas Eve and they weren’t busy at all. We showed up with a reservation. I asked about a chicken dish that used to be on the menu. The waiter said he would check with the chef. He returns 15 minutes later and asks if we’re ready to order. I asked if he had checked about the chicken. He said he had and the chef could make it. My fiancé ordered the $50 Christmas Eve special fish. Our food came 40 minutes later. I did not receive the chicken I asked for. Rather the chicken that was currently on the menu. My fiancé’s fish was Ice cold. They said they would make him a new one however they returned less than 5 minutes later with the plate just heated up. It was a $200 meal that was probably not worth 50. It’s sad because we used to love this place. Will most likely never return

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Rubeng
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very memorable dinner. Absolutely everything we ordered was so delicious. The service was generous and attentive. Quick but not hurried. Cocktails were outstanding as well. Just a great experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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FinleyH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had to eat outdoors

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Prompt, Attentive , Delicious and enjoyable Ambiance.
Great outdoor dining compared to others in the neighborhood (considering the climate we are in) ; supplied with heated lamps. The Consulate is a great choice. Korean Steak and the Rising Sun cocktail is one of my favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful to us during these unusual time😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
32 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall very nice, some of the items we ordered were just average but we still enjoyed the evening

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vipTK719
New York Area
204 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience at The Consulate. The Brussels sprouts and kale salad was excellent. The skate fish and French fries were delicious. And the apple tart was wonderful. The service was outstanding the room is beautiful. So glad that I live right nearby.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Love the food choices @The Consulate!! Excellent service too!

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vipAmbreenK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Extremely expensive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience at The Consulate! We sat at the high table inside: the service was impeccable and the food delicious!

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MayaB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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lhirondelle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice — great room, food, and service. Highly recommended.

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LadyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cute place for girls night out. I would recommend to order cocktails, Jelena makes them so delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I am a vegan and they had not one single option for me. This is a real pity. I landed up with a salad (hold the cheese) . I am sure they could do better than this. It's NYC

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HectorM
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente , Excelente !!!
Food was amazing ( mushrooms , goat cheese flat bread , and burrata, delicious . Hanger Steak, cook perfect. Service one of the best in our neighborhood . And floor manager make us feel very welcome .
Friendly , Kind and attentive to all detail.
Congratulations
Great !!! Great. Job !!!

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vipMarianoelle1210
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem! This place never disappoints. Food and service are phenomenal and an amazing wine/cocktail list to couple it.

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vipAwesome
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition to the neighborhood! Lovely outdoor space. Delightful menu, well prepared & delicious food, professional service.

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Diningenthusiast
London
23 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Such a lovely setting, and so cozy with the heat lamps -- but the food is overpriced and mediocre, and it was half an hour before anyone came to tell us the specials (no, it was not busy). I've eaten here twice and had the same experience both times. It's a shame, because with this setting, it could be a home run!!

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Woofus
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service, nice thoughtful set up for outdoor dining.

DB
vipDaniB
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

absolutely delicious food. we ate in their outdoor tent (they have heaters!) and even though it was an insanely windy night it was cozy and nice; service was good and the food and drinks were great!

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vipTK719
New York Area
204 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live down the street from The Consulate and finally tried it for lunch. I'm so happy that I did. The restaurant is so nice and cozy, and has plenty of outdoor seating, too. My hummus, tuna sandwich with salad and chocolate lava cake were all delicious. The service was very good. The place also has a great energy to it, even during these times. I'll go back very soon.

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vipLaury
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A cheerful restaurant where you are not lost in a noisy crowd. The Serbian owner visits the tables multiple times, to ensure customers are satisfied.
The service could not be better.
If only they did not take such liberties with the food. The fish chips were cool, drenched in oil and tasteless. The sauce on the Steak and Frites seemed to be there by mistake. The Hamburger and French Fries were fabulous but that can not be a criteria. The chef's heart is in the right place but that is not enough. They should also have a better choice of beers.
All in all, it is a promising place but they need to keep working at it in the kitchen.
I would go back to this place.

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AyalaU
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friends birthday lunch

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vipCMDNYC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our go-to spot. Outside dining very comfortable. Food us always good. They will need to invest in a plate warmer to serve food on hot plates to be able to enjoy a warm meal out side as the weather gets colder.
Wonderful cocktails.

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vipljsUWS92
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall the meal and service were great. What was odd was that we had to order everything all at once, including our drinks. So we sat for quite a while, as we tried to decide on what we wanted to each drink, an appetizer that we could share, as well as our main courses. The food arrived in proper succession, but it was a bit much to not even be able to order drinks as we contemplated the food choices. Despite that, we all did enjoy it.

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vipuptowngirl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a lovely job with outdoor dining.

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vipjanisE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I wasn’t impressed with the food I ate; a bit over-priced, as well as the wines per glass.

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Fcojavier7474
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter birthday

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vipIsabel
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoors space with lovely menu and great service. We intend to return again soon.

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DeborahS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely new spot on the West SIde for fine food, service, outdoor tables and high ceilings.

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vipAudgPint
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first indoor dining experience of 2020 since COVID. The waitstaff were incredibly courteous, I felt taken care of but also not unsafe/too much contact. Our food was devine. My comment at the end of the night was how nice it was to have such a great all around meal again. We will be back!

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vipmanhattansightseer79
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's a bit overpriced for what you get... but, we had a great table... and a fun evening.... the appetizers were the best deal...

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vipLoDofun
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and atmosphere. the only thing is I wish the servers would wear full masks vs the little half ones.

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vipBrettW
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, friendly service and a great menu. We had several starters, including the grilled artichoke and the flatbread -- all fantastic. I had the burger and my wife had the Frisee salad as her entree. Delicious. And great wine pairings. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and personable owners, excellent food and service.

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vipJanetB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite local restaurant - food, ambiance, and service are outstanding!

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vipSDvtnyc
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dover sole special was superb as was the Caesar salad and chocolate lava cake.

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Eastsider
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

the waiter would not take a drink order without ordering food at the same time.
I know NY has a law that restaurants cannot serve liquor without food but not
even taking the order seems a bit much.

FAQs

The Consulate does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

The Consulate is rated 4.5 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.