La Grenouille
La Grenouille

La Grenouille

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.la-grenouille.com/
  • Phone: 2127521495x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    Theater Menu available before 6:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Noah Metnick
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: La Grenouille upstairs private room features a high ceiling, two-tiered atelier with skylight, leaded glass windows, two sets of French doors with Juliet balcony, and a wood-burning fireplace. La Grenouille upstairs party room is available for private parties, luncheons and dinners using both tiers for parties of 20 guests or more.
  • Private Party Contact: Wade Pirie 2127520652x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Fifth and Madison Avenues
  • Parking: No
A word from La Grenouille
Please visit our website for more information including menus, reviews and photos, or stop at our bar to smell the roses.
Jackets are required.
For lunches only, if the room upstairs is available, we may accommodate gentlemen who prefer not to wear jackets at lunch upstairs.
Electronic Devices, Cell phone, Blackberry, Laptop Computers... and misbehaving children are not allowed to annoy our guests. We recommend the care of a loving babysitter for the latter, and as for the use of electronic devices, we recommend another restaurant.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
La Grenouille reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)romantic (50)fit for foodies (36)notable wine list (27)neighborhood gem (11)great for lunch (10)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Always excellent. Classic truly New York/French restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise ending
    BobsGut
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    While the food,service,etc were all very good, the bill for the prixe fixe lunch was surprisingly well above what I recall it to be in the past.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasions
    Elegant
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    New York is one of our favorite places for my wife and I, and La Grenouille is one of our favorites restaurant to celebrate every year our wedding anniversary, and the service and food is espectacular.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school French
    Casualdine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Came here for business lunch. Felt the place stuffy. Service was quite good, but very expensive, should have known. Though not sure it's worth while to order soufflé for additional $11, on top of the $64 prix-fixe. Food was good but felt overpriced. To be fair, it's not marketed to someone like me who can't appreciate what it has to offer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing night
    LovelyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    La Grenouille does not disappoint. One always wonders when you have a little time off to spruce things up how it will be afterwards. Marvelous, simply marvelous. The sole was so sublime I wanted to order another one to take home. We enjoyed unparalleled service and a quiet atmosphere of elegant dining. With so many choices I finally just opted to end with a cheese plate and a perfect port. And enjoyed every bite of the petit fours. It is good to see our old friend still has all the style, and all the flavors to keep us coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great spot, love the flowers, the menu is pre fixed - pricey but such a treat! Waiters / Matrie D's are wonderful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dr Joseph Schachner
    Diningheaven
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My favorite restaurant in the U.S. I have dined here many times. A gem of a restaurant with fantastic food and incredible service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent entire experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Love the food service absolutely excellent, beautiful flowers. wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jackVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Best meal I have had since the Maisonette in Cincinnati closed. The quenelles and the spinach souffle were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very upsetting experience
    klownsoupVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I made reservations at La Grenouille through OpenTable and was excited to use my $100 OpenTable gift check at this place. This place is overpriced and they refused to accept the OpenTable gift check, even though I showed evidence they were on OpenTable and had made the reservations through OpenTable. The OpenTable website clearly states that OpenTable gift checks are accepted at all OpenTable restaurants. However this restaurant refused it stating it was their policy not to accept it. When I asked for a copy of their "policy" I was told it was neither written nor available for me to see. Simply Outrageous! La Grenouille should be removed from OpenTable all together. Everyone beware!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Restaurant is beautiful because of the flowers and lightning. Food was average not what you expect of a great french restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too fast
    LewisVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food and atmosphere amazing BUT seated at 6....served desert 650. Had 3 courses and while eating soufflé turned to talk to my wife seated next to me and soufflé taken from table with half left and check presented to table. This was far too much of a RUSH to get us out fast A dinner of this caliber should NOT be in this much of a rush!!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tops!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Amazing food and attentive service (without being smothering). Every detail was perfect. And the pistachio souffle was, quite simply, breathtaking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I know they can do better....
    LJLULUVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Physically and aesthetically top shelf. The light floral scent that caresses you when you enter a magical room of spectacular blossoms is hypnotizing. The excellent amuse bouche and the gougere get you excited. But then...my sweetbread and wild mushroom app was so salty it had to be prepared anew. Then my scallop entree was ever so slightly overcooked. That's a cardinal sin Nothing besides the gougere & truffles brought down the house though. The desserts were very good but they sounded better than the actuality delivered. So all in all I thought "c'mon guys, I KNOW you can do better" I'd go back to see if they can. They've survived an unabashedly expensive offering since the sixties. That along with the intoxicating aromas deserve it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better with Age
    Denman
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Not having visited La Grenouille for several years, I found this Anniversary-day dinner as pleasant and satisfying as my last visit. Beautiful floral arrangements, attentive waitstaff, low noise level, and delicious food were highights of the evening. The sweetbreads appetizer, halibut main course, and chocolate souffle were all delicious. Keep it going!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding in every way.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is an old standby that has stood the test of time. It deserves a top rating from Michelin. The service is the "best" and as far as a Chocolate Souffle is concerned.... none better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent in every way.
    OTREVIEWERVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Best service, menu and venue out side of Paris. Service in front is outstanding from the moment you walk in the door.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Grande Dame
    GothamFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    As elegant as ever. Three course lunch for $66 well worth the difference from a pretty good but not spectacular business lunch for, say, $45.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in NYC
    Alfonso
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great food, great ambience (the flowers and decorations are outstanding) and excellent service. This is my favorite restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shadow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Memorable food and service. Ambiance a bit edgy, not as reserved or gracious, but memories linger of a classier day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Class all the way
    Islandgirl2178
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This place is a NY institution - and deservedly so. The entire dining experience here is 5 star and an absolute joy. The perfect place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in NY
    Toto
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Just the best!!! Don't waste time looking for another french restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite up to usual excellence
    WineLoverVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Service was fabulous as always. Food not so much - which was very disappointing. Not up to usual excellence. Dover Sole was laden with Paprika and mustard sauce was a bit overpowering. Pate was underwhelming. Always has been a go to place, but will have to re-think that for our next trip to NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Seating extremely tight...one dines with ones neighbors...food is actually pedestrian {baked clams a soupy disaster] Lamp cord a nuisance service pleasant, but the entire experience does not warrant a repeat visit and I cannot recommend to my friends; expensive and showy, but not really good enough.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING!
    GoldenVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I was in NY celebrating my 16th year wedding anniversary. I love french food and wanted someplace nice for this special occasion. This was the perfect spot and worth every penny. I had the frog legs and a coconut soufflé and my husband had the dover sole. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 star French restaurant
    sstripp1
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    La Grenouille well deserves its reputation as one of New York's finest French restaurants. The cuisine was outstanding, the service was perfect, and the ambiance was beautiful and romantic. It is expensive, but less so than some of its peers. I would recommend it highly to anyone who wants to have the highest quality dining experience available. Quiet too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1249 reviews are from the La Grenouille reviews archive.
  • Still superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Service: in the old style without the "stuffiness". The ambience and décor was as it has always been, a fortune in flowers, many mirrors and subdued but adequate lighting. The place was packed when we arrived, but it was still quiet. The feel was romantic but done without excess. Food. We both had the Pâté which was excellent. . I had a Salmon Tatar which came wrapped with a salmon cover. The Tatar filling had caviar as well. He had Bass; perfectly cooked and seasoned.. For dessert we both had Grand Marnier Soufflés which were excellent and light been. This is a must. Go there for classic cuisine, extremely well done, well presented and well served. Everyone who loves food should go there a few times. Note: Jackets are required.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Optimum Grandure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Simply breathtaking from the ambiance to the food to the service. Jo-Anne
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just as expected
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We were celebrating our marriage and this was the perfect spot. We arrived early and we were immediately seated at the bar for some nice champagne. The bartender was nice and knowledgable and we enjoyed speaking to him. Dinner was amazing and the service quick and friendly, just as we expected. This will definitely be our anniversary spot.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Special Occasion Spot
    WinedoctorVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We had a nice evening at La Grenouille. We had an early 5:00 reservation in order to get to the theater. We were the only ones in the restaurant until 6:30, but it got quite busy by 7:15. The food was excellent, we both had the lobster ravioli and the lamb entrée. The soufles were wonderful. The portion sizes were large for a high end French restaurant. What stands out in my mind was the service. The service was absolutely phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Lunch
    1MaryBethVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch so much that we went back again for a second time in one week! The cheese and dessert souffles are not to be missed. They were better than I had in Paris. All male waitstaff in tuxedo attire that have all proudly served at the restaurant for years (some 30+). Impeccable, fantastic French food. There is a reason this was Jackie O's favorite restaurant. Highly recommend. Expensive so be prepared to pay $150 for a bottle of wine. Lunch pre fixe is a better deal vs. dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THIS IS A REAL OLD FASHION
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    THIS IS A REAL OLD FASHION CLASSY FRENCH RESTAURANT.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Holiday lunch spot
    jocko1945VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Wonderful Holiday lunch spot in New York City. "Buyer Beware" although La Grenouille is in OpenTable, they don't except OpenTable Checks!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Grenouille
    DavidschuVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The last of the great French restaurants of an earlier era, and still going strong. One of our best meals of the year. The quality of the classic food and service and the overall feeling of comfort are not equalled anywhere else in New York. Hopefully it will be around forever, at least as long as we are around.!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    This restaurant is so special. It is simply gorgeous inside. The food is delicious. The Dover sole is wonderful and the chocolate soufflés are out of this world. They seal the show. Best soufflés I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Grenouille was outstanding!
    Jan1218
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This is my favorite place to eat in New York. The décor is beautiful (the flowers are gorgeous), the food is excellent, and the service is unsurpassed. They make you feel really special. It's pricey, but for a special occasion, it's definitely worth it. We were there for lunch, and loved every minute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Pearls Tres Magnifique
    Andara
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    La Grenouille is one of those few remaining places where the tablecloths are bleached and starched daily, and the silver (real of course) is polished with the same frequency. In addition, just to complete the picture, men need to wear jackets, and ladies - huge strings of pearls (kidding...well, not quite). Otherwise, the food is simply great. To use the word "food" is a bit of disservice here. The art of food preparation is to the level attainable only by very few heavenly gifted French chefs. Magnifique. À propos, prices too. The service keeps the same high level with the staff exceeding the numbers of the patrons. No much of atmosphere, though, unless you get ecstatic with starched tablecloths, silver cutlery, and huge pearls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday lunch
    Redglo
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    My best friend and I celebrated our birthdays together in November and like last years celebration we were not disappointed. Love love love the restaurant and we will not wait until our birthdays again to come back. Will definitely return sooner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magical, every time
    JrsyShreSrtrlst
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We dine at La Grenouille a few times a year. Each time is as consistent as the last. The food is savory. Mouth watering. The ambience is impeccable. The staff is always courteous, helpful and willing to make a recommendation. I cannot say enough about our experiences here. We look forward to our next dining experience! This is a true gem. One of the last traditional French restaurants in NYC. It's an institution, one that I hope remains open for a very long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal!
    KarenLee
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    My husband and I were bowled over by the level of excellence in the quality of cuisine and service at Le Grenouille . ( We dinned at Le Bernadin the day after and it paled by comparison in both aspects!) We both ordered the seared foie gras for starters and it was cooked to perfection. My duck entree was outstanding, which I liked slightly more than my husband's daily special pheasant. I had the Mont Blanc for dessert, a heavenly concoction of pureed chestnut. My hubby's Grand Manier souffle was the best souffle we've ever had. The impeccable old school yet friendly service topped off a very special dinner experience. We are looking forward to bringing our daughter and son in law, who are also foodies, here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet