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The service at Le Cirque is professional and well practiced. If you’re in for lunch or dinner, expect a formal experience that has been fine-tuned over time. We tried the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant for dinner on a Saturday night, and the service was good, but a bit spotty at the start. Not one, but two different servers visited our table to take our drink order, a clear miscommunication about who was meant to oversee our table. Once that confusion was straightened out, our dining experience was back on course. We were delighted at our server’s clear recommendations for the best dishes to order off the menu that night. We followed his advice and were very pleased with our selections. In between each dish, our server checked back in with us frequently to make sure we had everything we needed. It wasn’t until after we received our dessert that service got a bit disjointed again. We waited more than 20 minutes for our check to come after we finished dessert, a clear testament to how busy the restaurant can get on a Saturday night. Overall, we were pleased with our experience, and very satisfied by the meal. The atmosphere at the New York restaurant lives up to everything you hear — it’s like stepping into a different era, one that’s celebratory and intimate at the same time.