Le Canard Enchaine

4.7
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577 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Le Canard Enchaine, located in beautiful, historic uptown Kingston, serves wonderful authentic French cuisine in a charming, friendly atmosphere. "Lift a fork and imagine you're in France," wrote the New York Times. Let Chef Jean-Jacques and his welcoming staff take you on a culinary journey! Specialties include garlic snails, duck confit, onion soup, voted best in the Hudson Valley, and so much more!
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.8
Ambience
4.5
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best French restaurant in the Hudson Valley! Excellent service, authentic classic French cuisine, cozy and romantic ambiance. Perfect for a night out with friends, a date night or a special occasion!

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JoseMML
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I ordered the canard, which was perfectly prepared and well-presented, while my wife order the bronzino, which was very good indeed. The service was very attentive, the background music wasn't too loud, and it was instrumental jazz. I requested Edith Piaf and they kindly complied. We'd go back.

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening, great food and professional and pleasant attentive service

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vipwendic
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Food was fabulous as was our server Kathy!

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Kong
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly French in attitude, ambiance, social culture, and (oh, by the way) great and creative food.

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MariannaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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vipRonnie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent foie gras, escargot, and duck a l’orange.
Great French feel atmosphere. Amazing food. We are frequent customers. A must go in Kingston, NY!

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DeborahH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are totally enthralled with Le Canard. It is right up there with any NYC restaurant that we've been to.

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isky
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is among the best experiences we have at a truly French bistro. Including some very fine one's in NYC and Paris, Le Canard Enchaine stands out as near perfection in every area to consider!

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Star
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As expected, our meals were delicious. Holiday decorations and lights were so warm and pretty against the cold and snowy day outside. Wonderful, friendly waiter and great service. Great value for what we received!

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williamM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite restaurant.
The wait staff is awesome
WONDERFUL experience!!!

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Sclturk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best French restaurant in the Hudson Valley. It feels like Paris. There is no point in looking at the menu because there are so many specials. My duck confit was the best I have ever had. Our server was well versed in the menu and not shy about making recommendations.

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MarianneF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a delicious meal at this uptown Kingston French restaurant. I feel like I am in Paris the minute I walk through the door. Love it!

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vipMHMM
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for lunch for my Mom’s birthday. Everything was fantastic. Food was delicious, service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyday dining or special occasion Le Canard never disappoints!
We’ve been eating there for years as the food is delicious, staff knowledgeable, helpful and thoroughly delightful.
Delicious, classic French food.

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vipmichaelB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always a fun evening, the onion soup never disappoints and neither do the main dishes. I’ve been coming here for ten years I’m from New York City and I grew up in France so my expectations are understandably high. The owner/chef is a wonderful man; he keeps his customers happy and runs a tight ship. The food and service is as good this evening as it was ten years ago.

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ChiJersKid
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Eating at Le Canard Enchaine was a true pleasure. Walking in and sitting down transported us back to a little cafe in France. The staff was very friendly and amicable. Our appetizers and dinners were outstanding. It was probably the best French onion soup I’ve had in over a decade. It had tons of beefy onion flavor with buttery bubbly cheese without ever being salty. The duck in mixed berry sauce was one of the best duck entrees I’ve ever had, and I tend to order duck everywhere we go. The duck was extremely tender and flavorful with a crisp non-oily and not over-fat skin. My husband had the leg of lamb that was fall-off-the-bone tender. Even the coffee was great - strong, hot and fragrant. Our biggest disappointment was our dessert. We shared the tarte tatin. For such a fantastic meal, the dessert was underwhelming. It was slightly mushy and one-note. The dessert is the only reason I did not give this restaurant five stars. Despite the dessert, we had a great dinner and would definitely be back.

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RobertG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly a bit of Paris in the Hudson Valley. Wonderful food, wine and ambiance. The chef and staff are welcoming and friendly. Will definitely be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary dinner and we loved our experience. The food was delicious, the restaurant was cozy, and the staff was so kind. We will definitely return on our next trip to Kingston.

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vipDSLandCJL
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, a favorite restaurant overall and the first stop when we are in Kingston. Excellent French food in a real French atmosphere.

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SandyH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always an outstanding meal with wonderful wine and drinks. Everything including dessert was memorable. Never disappointed. Thank you so much

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vipProfessor
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We spent Christmas week this year in Paris, but a visit to Le Canard Enchainé reminded me that the food here is just as good as the land of the Eiffel Tower. Everything was superb, from crab cakes and escargot to beef bourguignon and roast duck with fresh berry sauce. We tried a new wine comprising 13 different grapes and of course topped off by one of Jean-Jacques' fantastic desserts. It simply does not get any better!!!

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GailG
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Quiet Tuesday night so there were no entree specials and only two appetizer specials. However, those specials, zucchini/apple soup and crab cake with cucumber sauce, were excellent. Medium rare strip steak arrived underdone. Ironic because during the last visit medium rare lamb chops arrived exceedingly well done but all delicious anyway.

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Rick
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic French Cuisine and atmosphere. Classic Dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing in every way. If there is a perfect restaurant catagory, this is it

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vipPaul
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Allways a great experience

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Orw21
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding French food and ambiance with a gracious staff. Always a pleasure to eat at Le Canard.

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GailG
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Le Canard on a number of occasions over the years, often choosing it for special occasions as this one. The service was even more attentive than usual, the service excellent, the food outstanding and the ambiance perfect for the holidays and a cold winter's night. However, what was truly exceptional was the lengths to which the staff went in helping us out of a difficulty that would have ruined the evening. Cannot thank them enough!

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vipSherz
Philadelphia
119 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food didn’t disappoint. It was a busy night for the restaurant, but they managed to keep the rhythm and attentiveness flowing very nicely. This was our 3rd or 4th time there; we go when we visit the grandkids, who live nearby. There’s always a special-occasion feel to dining there, partly because the staff is so enthusiastic about food and doing it right. This was the first time I’ve had the vegetable Napoleon for an appetizer, and now I think I can’t go back again without ordering that.

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jfk1121
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a must visit restaurant. Everything is amazing.

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vipjudyz
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love this place. It's been a fave for more than 2 decades, always reliable.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic night out with my wife for her birthday. Highly recommend for special occasions.

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MonicaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place always excellent food and service

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RichardA
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We drove 105 miles from NJ to meet friends from Lake George. Le Canard Enchaine made our
visit even more special. Excellent food and service.

Was surprised at the condition of the downtown. Very depressed. Maybe it is time for the
community to change politics, running away from democratic candidates would be an
intelligent start.

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vipwilliamM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is after all the finest restaurant in the Hudson valley
Simply the best!!
AMAZING!!!

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jfk1121
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time. Been to many French restaurants, but this is my new favorite.

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BigBlueReview
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was terrific, from starter to dessert. Service was excellent, the dining room is charming. A must when in Kingston!

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vipJoan
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We had dinner reservations at 8pm
Sat nov 9
We arrived at 7:55 to see a crowded and cramped d line with no hostess
We asked the first 4 people in line how long they’d been waiting “ 35 minutes “ with littler info
The next 2 people were told at least a 25 minute wait
No hostess was in sight for 10 minutes

Been to Paris many times -most recently last month and the finest restaurant was gracious

to treat their patrons that way is unacceptable
We said “C’est La Vie

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vipAuntEm
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The perfect combo of neighborhood-eatery-familiarity and a sophisticated night out. The beet salad was a delectable combo of earthy-sweet and gently tart. The cassoulet was just like grandmere's. The duck had just the right skin crispness and tender meat. The red snapper on a bed of cool ratatouille was succulent and plentiful. Sever Patrick's recommendation of a Chablis was the perfect pairing for all, and owner Jean-Jacques Carquillat surprised us with the gift of birthday dessert. It was a delicious, delightful, sparkly evening!

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JamesB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Onion soup is good. Steak can be shared. Nice deserts. Everything was very good.

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Le Canard Enchaine offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (845) 339-2003.

Le Canard Enchaine is rated 4.7 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

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