French >Le Clown Bistro Francais
205 E 75th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002140.771639 -73.958794
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper East Side
A great find – After passing several restaurants with waits for outdoor seating, we surprisingly stubmbled upon Le Clown while going from 3rd to 2nd Avenues. We figured we would try it, and WOW were we happy! The food was EXCELLENT (from the foie gras to the steak and mussels). Atmosphere & service were great and the value was impressive. A hidden treasure on the UES. Hopefully the word won't spread to widely...its a great neighborhood spot!
friendly & authentic – luis, the manager, will treat you well in this classic french bistro. he'll recommend the best wine with your food and tell you whatever else you want. the food is as french as you can get. we had the lamb chops, the calf liver, the lobster bisque... i think anything you order would be splendid here.
Le Clown = Sheer Delight! – An excellent bistro with quite gregarious staff!
As for the food, superb!
I'm planning to attend today to celebrate Bastille Day!
Magnifique! – Le Clown is a cozy, intimate place for enjoying great authentic French food served in a friendly, cordial ambience, without "French attitude" My recent experience at Le Clown left me with a irresistable desire to come back to enjoy its superb food and its well prepared Martinis with mucles. Chef Bertrand and his staff turned marvelous, succulent deserts to finish the evening on a sweet memorable note. After dinner, the people at my table had the opportunity to talk with Chef Bertrand who gracefully stopped by our table inquiring about our dinning experience. Highly recommended. Excellent dining experience. I give Le Clown snaps!
Tres Bien – Poor service?!?! I beg to differ... the wait staff at Le Clown was absolutely wonderful. My glass was never empty, and smiles were abundant. The food there is magnificent, and the setting is perfectly intimate. A great experience I highly recommend!
Beg to Differ – I feel compelled to write a review regarding my experiences at Le Clown Bistro; after I read the review posted by "Hoya".
After several months of dining at Le Clown, I have found this french bistro to be nothing but consistently delicious. The food is exquisite and the service is always vivacious. Le Clown offer fabulous meals at very reasonable prices; the mussel entrees are only $15. The menu is diverse, yet not overwhelming. The Creme Brule (apologies, no accents) is "out of this world"
This is a small, French bistro; noise is expected. This is becoming our families standby, and we are looking forward to a beautiful spring dining on Le Clown's outdoor patio.
ou la la – Not just your average French Bistro.I recently dined here and was extremeley pleased with the outstanding food and service. Alain and Rupert bent over backwards to make sure everything went right with our meal. The artwork in the restaurant is intriguing and compliments the decor nicely. Worth the trip uptown!! i'll be back
Vive Le Clown. – Le Clown restaurant provides a genuine and alluring French cullianary treat in a city filled with imposters. At "Le Clown I at last have discovered a truly "French" French restaurant and have returned three times already in two weeks. The food is out of this world, totally amazing, wherever I go on the menu the result has been exquisite.
The service is as warm and welcoming as the decor of this hidden treasure which has a remarkable and extremely pleasing display of miniture original paintings and drawings by a number of NYC artists exploring and reflecting the theme of Clowns.
Overall a guaranteed superb French Bistro experience.
No Tears for this Clown – If you want good quality bistro food at reasonable prices - then this is the place for you. More importantly (it is French after all) the wine list is excellent, with prices to suit all pockets. The staff are friendly (although I'm not sure if that's traditional) and although the service is prompt you never feel hurried. This adds to the warm atmosphere which makes Le Clown a great place to catch up with friends...or just that one special friend. I'll definitely be making a return visit.
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