Michael White’s new French restaurant, Vaucluse, at 63rd and Park in the old Park Avenue Autumn space (or do I mean winter) has become a go-to place for us. It’s convenient and we’ve now had six excellent meals, with only one or two dishes that didn’t totally delight. Their veal two ways is superb and the escargot appetizer shouldn’t be missed – it combines faro grain, garlic and escargot. I’d skip the deconstructed cassoulet served only on Tuesdays and try for the amazingly good leg of lamb served on Saturdays. The crowd is relatively quiet, which makes for a good place to have conversations. Last week, Woody Allen was at the next table celebrating his 80th birthday with a group of eight, and we could barely hear them.

Howard Morgan



2 Responses to “Vaucluse”

  1. We’ve only been there four times and love it. The ghost of Voisin is smiling……..and so are we.

  2. Somewhat more casual than Voisin, but a valuable addition, with an interesting menu, to upper East Side dining. We recommend the lobster ravioli (with shellfish bisque) and the turbot with a (delectable) sauce of leeks,endive, citrus and tarbais beans, steeped in riesling.

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