La Grenouille

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3309 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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Established in 1962, glamorous and timeless La Grenouille offers classic French cuisine in an elegant and intimate setting. Owner Philippe Masson continues the family legacy by creating breathtaking flower arrangements and culinary delights with Chef Jean Christophe Guiony.

A garden of visual and epicurean marvels, La Grenouille serves Lunch and Dinner, Tuesday through Friday, and Dinner on Saturday. A spectacular three tiered skylight room with grand fireplace is available for private parties. Spring Special Menu available for Lunch and Dinner is served at the new “Aviator” bar designed by Philippe Masson. A bar dedicated to St. Exupery who, during the 1940’s, wrote part of the Little Prince upstairs in the Skylight room of La Grenouille.

For any private event inquiries please email us: events@la-grenouille.com

Complimentary special offers

Spring Special Menu $29

Special 2 course prix fixe menu (plus tax + gratuity)

What 3309 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.2
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vipRogerM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Noel Coward said that when he died, he didn't want to go to Heaven, he wanted to go to Claridges. When I die, I want to go to La Grenouille. After 40 years, it's still my favorite place on earth to spend the evening. Good luck to all my friends there! Roger

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vipSharonW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always top in their game and one of our most iconic restaurants. Thank you for being as gracious and welcoming during such a difficult time.

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vipMentom
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Grenouille is my all time favorite restaurant where my husband and I have spent many anniversaries and birthdays. It has beautiful ambience, lighting and floral arrangements, and it’s staff and of course dining experience is beyond compare.

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vipANH1983
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Grenouille lived up to everything I had ever heard about it. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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vipShep
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very consistent over the years! Great for special occasion but it’s NYC so it’s expensive but worth every penny. Service, presentation, staff everything is impeccable.

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MonteJ
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Prettiest restaurant I have ever been to. The chocolate soufflé was simply heavenly.

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marsha
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always a treat to eat at La Grenouille when visiting New York. This visit was no exception. It is a favorite of mine!

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vipCarolW
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and had the most enjoyably lunch. Bertrand was wonderful as always!
oysters, crab, cheese soufflé, lobster ravioli, chicken pot pie and...crepe flambé for dessert! Could not have asked for more. Can’t wait to return.

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lorenzo
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This Grande Dame of restaurants is still going strong. Lunch is a good deal at $83 even if there is a supplement for frogs legs, their namesake dish. They also charge a supplement for Dover Sole but it is a large one and cooked to perfection.
The highlight of the meal was a captain's recommendation of a Pistachio Souffle. He said it was his favorite but they also had another 10 or so to choose from. You can see why they have been around for 59 years.

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Ctkathy1
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was a special lunch for my birthday. We both had three courses. Husband had French onion soup followed by Dover Sole and a hazelnut souffle. Everything he had was reportedly wonderful. I had the pate duo, the fish with boulliabase sauce followed by a caramel souffle. My pate serving was quite small, although it is rich. The fish---scallop, shrimp, salmon and sea bass was good but the shrimp was a bit overcooked as was the salmon. The scallop was perfect. I wish I knew their secret to their wonderful souffles!

Ambiance was wonderful with soaring arrangements of forced spring flowering branches and abundant fresh flowers on every table along with table lamps with flattering light. Service is friendly but not overly familiar---just gracious. We can't wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the nicest dining experiences I’ve had!

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vipGerard
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There is no place quite like it on earth, let alone New York City. It is surely the last bastion of civility.
The flowers and the service are beyond perfect. I do believe that it is the only restaurant left in New Yor where people dress and make an effort for.

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vipJohnO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le Grenouille remains the finest restaurant in Manhattan, bar none. It is legendary for a reason and no other restaurant comes close.

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DarrinS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great restaurant and the most beautiful dining room in New York.

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vipFoodLover
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Grenouille remains unparalleled in NYC. Exceptional on every level from start to finish. Truly extraordinary.

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vipHoneyO
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an early anniversary dinner and one of the best meals of our lives. I can see why it is such a staple of the BYC dining scene. We will be back, again. It was spectacular!

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RogerA
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful room and food, wonderful service - Jean-Pierre makes everybody feel like a beloved regular!

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GeorgetteH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to the food was amazing and the service was exceptional. Went there last year for our anniversary and we had to go back this year. Keep up the good work

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vipJasper
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful experience! The dining room was gorgeous, the food was delicious and the service was so wonderful!!

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vipShelbyC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely superb experience! Fantastic atmosphere and the staff was incredible. Highly recommend!

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vipfoodster
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our evening at La Grenouille was memorable. The ambience established a dining experience in beautiful flower-filled surroundings with elegant table settings. Gracious staff took our dinner requests and presented them to us at the appropriate time. The wine list provided an abundance of choices to accompany our selections of Lobster Bisque and La Salade Grenouille, Boeuf Bourguignon and Apple Tarte. Our delicious dinner was served by the professional and almost invisible staff. We savored our coffee and then asked for the bill. There was no rush to complete the evening even though we had selected the pre-theatre offering. Perfection.

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James777
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, quiet atmosphere and fantastic service, what else needs to be said?

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vipCarolW
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to La Grenouille to celebrate our anniversary.
We arrived a little early for our reservation so we took a seat at the bar. It was a pleasure to meet the bartender Tony and taste some of his drink creations! Best cosmo ever!
The tasting menu was wonderful, as always, and service from Bertrand was impeccable. This is a special place, not to be missed. If you appreciate classic, traditional French food and a magical atmosphere, La Grenouille is for you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most beautiful restaurant in NYC

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ThomasP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best cheese soufflé in all of NYC. I’m a patron 3-4 times a year and for old school NY it is wonderful. A throwback.

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vipScott
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and environment were outstanding.
Certainly a special place.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!!! We loved everything about it

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vipJolynnMahoney
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most beautiful restaurant in Manhattan. The flowers are magnificent, and the best French food outside of France! Simply the best!

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Private
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great romantic place for special occasions, dates or anniversaries.
1. Overall - the flower arrangements were amazing and the entire place had floral aroma.
2. Food - the tastes of our selections were great, appetizer portion a bit smaller than I expected but main course and desert were right amount.
3. Service - everyone was very attentive and ensure we're having everything we needed. from start to finish.
4. Price - it's a fancy place so be ready to open your wallet. well worth it for those special dates.

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jopolo
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Friend would need to know the price range, but YES! This is a top New York City restaurant. More like a family restaurant for local NYC wealth. The service is excellent and welcoming on occasion.
The Menu is ‘French superior recipes’, excellent wines and even a surprise bit of entertainment now and then. The Valentine lunch clientele were treated to a charming serenade by Philippe one of the owners. Now this is not a regular event but it was thoroughly charming nonetheless. Still one should not count on such charm. This is a serious French restaurant renown for excellent service, superior food and beautiful atmosphere. We had not been there for a year yet one the servers José recognized and greeted us with an honest welcome, nice. Of course the owners are always gracious and accommodating as well.

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SK26
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service,. Were taken right away with our OpenTable reservation. Food choice was great and decoration and ambiance well done.

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vipRemi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still the word excellence applies! Always a pleasure and memorable experience.

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charlesm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding, personal (and personable!), and classic service adds to the testimonial French ambiance. Food was flawless with our selections ranging from foie grad ravioli to oysters to duck to Dover sole. Wines were well selected.
The only downside? It doesn’t come cheap. But for a rare dining experience - and great evening out...we were there 3+ hours but the time flew by - it is worth it

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LTjazz
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinning experience. Wait staff was friendly and helpful, food excellant, soufflé was perfect. Ambiance is special, with noise level, allowing for quiet conversation. Wine prices bit high and corkage $100, but I guess it is worth it if you bring an appropriate bottle. Will return on special occasions and when budget allows for it. Anyway kudos to all.

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FNapiorski
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked in to the moment we left we were treated with the utmost respect and care. Its been a long time since I was fortunate enough to experience elegance like this in New York, along with the quality of food and wine.
So please treat yourself to the last bastion of a what dining should be

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AnaF
Houston
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Food was good & so was the service. The atmosphere was very nice. The portions for the price were like appetizers.

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TracieK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first trip to New York and my first restaurant. We ate off the pre theater menu, which was a very good value. The place smelled like a rose garden. Fresh beautiful flowers everywhere. The service and food were excellent. I felt very spoiled and would definitely recommend!

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DianneP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most polite very gracious 35 years of amazing food and service totally amazing as ever thank you for a great experience

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vipMLC1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The lobster medallion salad (with the exception of the lobster meat) was cold as ice. It clearly had been made that morning and was sitting in a fridge waiting to be ordered. Not cool when you consider how much they charge for it. Cold avocado and lettuces simply don’t have the rich flavors they do when they are served at room temperature. You would think a high-end restaurant staff would be aware of this. And the bouillabaisse I ordered as a main had very little taste. Very disappointing. The chocolate soufflé, on the other hand, was the one really good part of the meal. And service was mediocre at best and gruff at times. Again, not cool. I won’t be going back there for sure.

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EllenY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Very disappointing. The food was average & in very small portions. The staff was polite, but unfriendly & condescending. For the price, it should have met a much higher standard. It’s no wonder that it’s the last of its kind.

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La Grenouille offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 752-1495.

La Grenouille is rated 4.7 stars by 3309 OpenTable diners.

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