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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Le Caprice

795 Fifth Ave. (E. 61st St.) Send to Phone
212-940-8195
London dining institution hops the pond and lands in The Pierre.
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Open
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Features
  • Dress code: Dressy
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Le Caprice, New York, NY

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Le Caprice Restaurant Review

: New Yorkers were suspicious when London dining institution Le Caprice hopped the pond and set up shop in The Pierre hotel. It turns out they had nothing to worry about, as everyone from Brit expats to the Upper East Side “ladies who lunch” have settled in. The long, narrow interior is shiny and dark, appearing as though the 1950s and 1980s had somehow collided. The fare, however, is less confusing. A few favorites from London have been carried over, but generally the menu was created with New York in mind. One of the classics is the beef tartare, a gooey patty laced with just enough pepper to tingle the tongue. The seared foie gras sits atop a flaky pastry, adding a nice textural stratum. Mains such as the griddled scallops, wading in a shallow pool of pumpkin purée, and tender lamb surrounded by hummus and whole chickpeas are worthy of a visit here in and of themselves. The long wine list offers two dozen or so selections by the glass and the carafe.

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