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Le Canard Enchaine (Kingston, NY)

financialdistrictresident Oct 25, 2009 04:28 PM

We stopped at Le Canard Enchaine for a late lunch on Friday. It was a nice change of pace from the Kingston pizza/diner. The lunch was a great value at $14.95. I had the carrot soup and SO had the beef vegetable soup. He had a goat cheese omelet which was accompanied by a small salad. I had the roast chicken and it was delicious. The french fries were very good, thin and crispy. Service was very good. We will definitely go back.

Looks like we'll need to check out the Albany location. Has anyone been to the Albany location? Your experience?

http://le-canardenchainesrestaurant.c...

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  1. PSZaas RE: financialdistrictresident Oct 25, 2009 06:51 PM

    I've been to the Albany location for both lunch and dinner; closest thing we have to an old-school French bistro. Moderate prices, tasty chow, oldest building in Albany.

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      financialdistrictresident RE: PSZaas Dec 16, 2009 10:44 AM

      Thanks, PSZaas. SO has now gone to the Albany location for dinner several times. All very good experiences. I'm looking forward to going soon . . .

    2. Fred19 RE: financialdistrictresident Oct 26, 2009 05:19 AM

      We were at Canard a few years ago and it was more like a NYC restaurant than a typical Kingston place. We thought the food was great and the atmosphere very nice.

      ~Fred19

      1. financialdistrictresident RE: financialdistrictresident Jan 8, 2010 05:40 AM

        I heard yesterday that the Albany Le Canard Enchaine location has closed . . .

        Googled this:

        http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/...

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          truedharma RE: financialdistrictresident Jan 8, 2010 08:10 AM

          Yes, Albany location has closed. Jean Jacque threw in the towel after 18 months. I've eaten at both the Albany and Kingston restaurants, and preferred the Kingston location. A big part of the success and long run of the Kingston restaurant is JJ's oversight and day-to-day involvement. Albany always had a less personal feel and the food was good, but not quite up to the quality of Kingston.

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            financialdistrictresident RE: truedharma Jan 8, 2010 10:30 AM

            Thanks, truedharma. Sadly, I did not get the opportunity to dine at the Albany location. SO went several times and enjoyed it. I look forward to dining at the Kingston location again the next time I'm in the area.

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