A place to celebrate!
My husband and I have been going to La Coquille for years. We've always celebrated our Anniversary, and other special occasions.
Now, we tend to visit every Friday night. The food is never disappointing, and in recent years, the menu has become more health conscious. It's fresh and delicious. The service is impeccable, albeit traditional service, they never rush you.
The restaurant has also been redecorated on the bar side, and in the smaller back room. It's become more modern. The main dining room, while not offensive, is a bit drab and bland. The table settings are lovely, but the main room could use a designer's touch.
Decor excepted, it is one of our favorite worldly, neighborhood dining establishments.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always count-on-able. Consistentlt
Always count-on-able. Consistentlt good and and excellent place for a quiet business dinner or romantic evening.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've been dining at La Coquille
We've been dining at La Coquille for years and despite the fact that they recently changed their menu to a broader European fare, we can still get our favorites and they taste as good as ever.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best food on the North Shore! $$$$$
Too too too loud & noisy! !! Best meal on the North Shore! Good service! Great cosmos! Seated straight away. Really, I come here for the food. This particular Saturday night was raucous. Too loud for me. My voice was raspy after we left because I had to speak loud for my dinner partner to hear me across our small table for two. That being said, I'll deal with it because the food is a 10 plus. Happy 44th anniversary this summer.I've been coming all through out the years.
EXPENSIVE! Be prepared for sticker shock.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is really good...but
Food is really good...but there never seems to be enough waiters...so the service is not quite up to snuff. Has a tendancy to be very loud, especially when the dining room is full. A bit on the pricey side, so it tends to skew to older diners, but the bar is definitely for the young.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't forget the chocolate mousse!
We selected La Coquille for a family celebration with many generations attending. Whether 21 or 89 all enjoyed delicious food choices executed for time between courses even on a busy Saturday night! The service was courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. This dining experience gem has withstood the test of time and has updated it's menu to continue to attract and sustain the reputation they so well deserve!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the welcome received by the owner to the attention each employee gives you there is no place that would have made my Mothers Day more special. Mom loved it!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is just simply excellent. The food was the best that I have had in a very long time. I had the lemon veal. It was so tender and the sauce was great. I also had a shrimp cocktail that was also great. My mother had escargo and soft shell crabs and she said they were both excellent. The drinks were good too. I staff were very accommodating and very pleasant. It was overall a very good evening and a great dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
for the older crowd
This was my first time at La Coquille, and since it was billed as Modern European, I was expecting a younger crowd and more eclectic food preparations. That being said, I will admit that I was very happy with our dining experience. Every course was
perfectly prepared, the cocktails were excellent and the wine (French Riesling) nicely chilled. We arrived at about 9 o'clock and service was winiding down. Most tables were empty and only a few patrons at the bar. That did not prevent us from getting great service and we were not rushed despite the fact that we were the last to leave. I would recommend this restaurant highly to more mature couples (over 40) and families.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Service not that great
Great food selection. Went with three other friends and we all choose selections from their specials and it was all delicious. The Waiter however rushed us from the moment we walked in. Asking for our drink order before we all sat down. It was an early dinner and restaurant had many open tables, so not sure for the rush. He seemed angry or generally not very pleasant. Otherwise a great place and will definitely return and hope for a more pleasant waiter.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dinner was superb. I had two specials for the evening, soft shell crab tempora appetizer and sea scallop entree, both were amazing! The apple crumb tart for dessert is a must on a cold, rainy night. Perfect with an excellent creamy cappuccino.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better and better
We had not been to this venerable French cuisine spot for many years but will now return more often. The service is like being a royal guest. The food was excellent. I had roast duck that was the best I have ever eaten.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant was not at
The restaurant was not at all filled at any time we were there Saturday night. When, after 45 minutes the waiter came by to tell us the food would be out very shortly, that the kitchen sometimes gets bogged down, we were sort of surprised. When it was served my husband's duck was too well cooked and the vegetables on my plate were cold. This was one of the bewt places on Long island to celebrate an occasion. The competition is stiff now and they are not meeting it. Sad.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
glad to see it is still around
Around 35 years ago we went here when we had just moved to the North Shore. Then friends moved to Queens from Chicago and asked us where there was a special place to go for their anniversary. We said La Coquille.. They loved our recommendation but then life got in the way and we never went back. Then the husband retired and after hearing them talk about it for 30 plus years we decided to take them back there as a retirement gift. The food was still good as was the service . The only downside was the noise level. We were glad to see the place hopping.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Occasions are Better
This is a real special occasion restaurant. Classy, quiet, excellent food and perfect service. Not overly intrusive, but always on the spot.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was terrific at La Coquille...it is obvious why they've been around for over 40 years!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had a great experience
we had a great experience on father's day. the food was delicious , service was great and ambiance was perfect .
we will go back again.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost everything about the food , presentation and service was perfect.The only downside was that some of the sides were quite plain, although well prepared and tasty
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hadn't been at restaurant
Hadn't been at restaurant for many years. Was much better than last time. Will return
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
we had a great meal. Service
we had a great meal. Service was attentive and friendly, food served hot, noise level such that we were able to have a conversation and hear each other speak
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, nice service. Loved the fresh peach martini! It was wonderful to have the back room to ourselves after originally being seated in the main room, which was a bit noisy.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Birthday Dinner
My son and family surprised me for my Birthday, knowing that I love French food.
This is the first French Restaurant that I've been to outside of Manhattan and it was EXCELLENT!
The escargot, and Special salad of the day including the Rack of lamb was excellent and 1st class including the service.
I'll definitely come back with the family and will definitely avoid Manahattan and the outrageously traffic and parking lot rates.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
There's really nothing I can say but praise. If I tried to add something negative, I'd be lying.
The half duck is excellent. A large portion for people who want a lot of food for dinner. Can't go wrong for poultry-lovers, for sure.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great French food in Manhasset
The food is consistently delicious and the duck is the best we've had.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food in manhasset
The food is always great. Either classic French or updated and terrifice.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
About As Expected
We went on a Wednesday night, and rightfully assumed that the restaurant would be pretty slow. The food is good for the area, but we have had better for the price. Service was excellent.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top of the line
excellent drinks. Superb service; waiter exceptionally helpful with questions about food and wine. Dinner was beautifully prepared classic french cuisine
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here many times.
We have eaten here many times. We always enjoy ourselves. This time they out did themselves. Everything we ate from beginning to end was delicious.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, great service, elegant. Duck L'orange was a very healthy portion and delicious. French onion soup perfect. A little disappointed that they did not have souffle on a Saturday night. Otherwise. perfection. The crowd is much older and sophisticated.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very warm room. Menu was diverse.
Very warm room. Menu was diverse. Loved the, duck breast. A little pricey but worth the visit. Would definitely go back
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well prepared classic French
Well prepared classic French cuisine. Definitely not fit for foodies.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best It Has Every Been
Having been going to La Coquille for years...this is the best it has every been! Giovanni, the maitre de is a gem!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another wonderful experience
Had great service. It was a Wednesday night so they were not that busy. Everything was delicious. No complaints.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Heard the food was terrific so gave it a try....started with the lump crabmeat cocktail that was combined with a pickled cucumber dressing. Said to the table, I'm coming back just to have this again. Then they served the entree. I ordered the traditional roast duck in orange sauce. Not sure how they did it but it was crispy outside and moist and delicious inside....definitely a must!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and Service are Great
As I said the food and service were great but the dining area is large square room with little privacy. Although you are probably as close to the next table as in any restaurant the lack of soft surfaces make your neighbors conversation seem a lot closer. This would prevent me from going there if I wanted a romantic or intimate date.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM