LE CIRQUE opens at The Leela Palace New Delhi

Sirio Maccioni, founder of the acclaimed New York restaurant group, LE CIRQUE inaugurated its first restaurant in India at The Leela Palace New Delhi Hotel.

Designed by Spin Studio of Japan, Le Cirque at The Leela Palace New Delhi, located on the hotel’s 10th floor, offers a chic and sophisticated atmosphere, beautifully-appointed bar lounge, alfresco seating and three spacious dining rooms with breathtaking views of the Diplomatic Enclave. The 144-seat restaurant features an open kitchen with a Chef’s Table where guests can watch as their dinner is prepared just steps away.               

Exquisite porcelain Bernardaud tableware and the finest Riedel stemware adorn each table and wine connoisseurs can choose from an impressive list including over 80 Italian and 100 French wines.  


Maccioni who helped launch the careers of many internationally acclaimed chefs including David Bouley, Daniel Boulud and Jacques Torres, is known for having wined and dined high society in New York for nearly half a century – from Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa; Nancy Reagan and Ivana Trump to the Pope and King Juan Carlos of Spain. Along with his three sons, Maccioni operates the fabled New York City restaurant, Le Cirque, as well as Osteria del Circo, and restaurants in Las Vegas, Nevada (Le Cirque at Bellagio, Osteria del Circo at Bellagio, Sirio Ristorante at the Aria Resort & Casino), Dominican Republic (Le Cana Restaurant & Lounge by Il Circo and Beach Club by Le Cirque, both at the exclusive Casa de Campo).


In keeping with local Indian dining preferences, an impressive selection of vegetarian dishes has been added to the menu. Each of the items offered remain true to the Maccioni vision of classic, yet innovative French-Italian cuisine. Signature dishes include Sirio’s Pasta Primavera, Mama Egi’s Ravioli, Tuna in Pistachio Crust, Paupiette of Black Cod, Crème Brûlée and Floating Island ‘Le Cirque’.