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Review of L'Absinthe - CLOSED

L'Absinthe
Price range: US$25 - US$55
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Cross street: Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Transit: 6 train to 68th St/Hunter College; F train to Lexington Ave/63rd St.
Description: Found on Manhattan's Upper East Side, L'Absinthe Brasserie has an air of Parisian elegance and draws in a chic crowd. L'Absinthe NYC blends authentic Parisian favorites with modern French cuisine. The classic Parisian bistro-style decor, Art Nouveau lampadaires and intimate dining booths at L'Absinthe Brasserie restaurant create a warm, inviting ambience. The wine list is extensive and eclectic. Having worked in Michelin starred restaurants, head chef Jean-Michel Bergougnoux creates superbly crafted French classics. Authentic dishes on the L'Absinthe menu include foie gras and chicken liver mousse, classic Dover sole meuniere or fresh beef tartare. Vibrant and eclectic, other modern favorites include pan seared black sea bass with fresh peas, lobster salad with salmon tartare or slow cooked rabbit leg with baby artichokes. L'Absinthe on East 67th Street is a chic Parisian-style New York restaurant, with efficient and friendly service. The exquisite turn-of-the century Parisian cuisine makes L'Absinthe a true brasserie favourite with New Yorkers.
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

This long time institution on the upper east side. That has been a main stay of French cuisine HAS CLOSED.

My family celebrated many wonderful occasions there. It will be missed.

Thank Elizabethrap
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Reviewed 1 November 2014

I have just received an email cancelling my reservation unilaterally. No explanation, very little time to make new reservation for Thanksgiving. Moral of the story is AVOID!

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Thank Laurence L
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

French cuisine at it's best. Chef/ owner Jean Michelle does a magnificent job of offering the perfect French meal each and every time.

Our family has celebrated so many wonderful meals at this establishment that I could not begin to count. The food and service is always wonderful.

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Thank Elizabethrap
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Reviewed 22 October 2014

L'Absinthe is decorated in the way that people who aren't French think that a French Bistro should be decorated, but the menu we were offered could have come from pretty much any mid range eatery in the UK or US and could best be described as unmemorable. I had smoked salmon as a starter which came garnished with a few capers and and a lemon and tasted exactly as you would expect smoked salmon to taste. We were limited to three choices of main course which narrowed to one for me as I don't eat meat and was salmon again, this time with a sorrel sauce that tasted of nothing much and some rather bitter greens that I couldn't identify. The salmon itself was poached and rather dry as if it had been sitting around for a while. There wasn't salmon option for dessert so I had apple tart which was OK The staff were efficient rather than friendly and the place was heaving at 6.30 on a Monday night, so clearly necessary to book.

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1  Thank Optimusprime100
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

Excellent restaurant, has the ambiance of an authentic French brasserie, with classic french dishes. The foie gras was to die for. The other dishes were excellent as well. Only the souffle for desert was "only" good. A bit pricey, but on par with similar restaurants in NYC.

Thank David G
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