La Grenouille

4.6
3407 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Due to limited capacity reservations are required. For parties of 4 or more, please call us for a reservation at 1-212-752-1495.

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.

A garden of visual and epicurean marvels, La Grenouille serves Dinner, Wednesday through Saturday. A spectacular three tiered skylight room with grand fireplace is available for private parties. All menus have been designed by Philippe Masson. Our bar and upstairs fireplace room are 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: lagrenouille.private.parties@gmail.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3407 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
HC
HadleyC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience followed by beautiful live jazz music!

MB
MichelleB
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Needs some kind of light music in the background.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Great service amazing food. It’s old school but sometimes that’s what we want.

MJ
vipMichaelJ
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly fantastic!! Team was wonderful, food was spectacular.

D
Disappointed
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service, and the soufflé is worth dreaming about!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food; wonderful service.

t
tracid
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I am sorry to say that La Grenouille was very disappointing. We really wanted to like it. The building and the restaurant itself seemed like a fairytale. Unfortunately, the staff was harried and bickering amongst themselves. We had to flag people down to ask for water and bread. I know COVID is tough but when the bill is over $300 for two people, one hopes for at least a comfortable experience. We went to Chick Fila afterwards because we were left hungry and wanting more. Maybe if you are famous or well connected you will have a better experience.

D
vipDam1
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way!

AN
vipAlamo2NH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. A great experience.

SM
StephenM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Our dining experience was very poor. Upon arrival but after being offered and ordering drinks menus were provided which indicated a minimum price of $1551per person irrelevant of what food was ordered. My wife had intended to only have one course and I two but we were in effect forced to have a minimum of three courses. This minimum price should be made clear to diners on arrival if not before.
Next the wine list offered a bottle of St Veran 2018 which we ordered. The bottle offered was 2019 which is an inferior year plus the wine was a year younger and therefore of lesser quality. The restaurant refused to lower the price (meaning an increase in profit for them as the younger wine costs less to buy.
Finally the owner thinks he is a a Frank Sinatra type singer and with a band backing him insisted on walking the room singing (meaning we were unable to talk).
This restaurant was a disgrace.

SM
SamM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for my anniversary dinner this past week and sat upstairs. Had an absolutely wonderful time! The food was incredible, I had the onion soup, pan seared foie gras, and chocolate soufflé. The onion soup was honestly one of the best things I’ve ever eaten, favorite dish of the night for me. I’d never had foie gras before I visited La Grenouille, but I ended up really loving it! It was incredibly rich so the portion was more than enough. The chocolate soufflé was fantastic, certainly one of the best desserts I’ve ever had at any restaurant. The restaurant itself is gorgeous and is perfect for special occasions or dates. Definitely will be returning at some point!

JM
JimMah
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant special-occasion worthy place for delicious French cuisine. Certainly a restaurant to savor the food and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Pricey but worth it.

RS
vipRitaS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soufflé is pure perfection!

JB
JoshuaB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Poor quality food, under seasoned, overpriced for what you get. It used to me a special place to me.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Outstanding service, atmosphere, food. Staff was impeccable. Very memorable.

WF
WilliamF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Classic NYC favorite! One of the most beautiful dining rooms in NYC!!

r
viproseannef
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Dover Sole and Grand Marnier soufflé were the high points. Service impeccable.

MW
vipMarcW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is our 2nd time at La Grenouille and it was quite disappointing. We were put on the top floor in the back where you can't see the beautiful holiday decor. Reservation was booked almost 2 months ago so there was no excuse for this. There was a piano player, which was nice. Sat for at least 10 minutes until we got a menu. We had called ahead to confirm it was A La Carte and they confirmed. When we got there, the menu stated that there was a MINIMUM of $151 per person for A La Carte. For a 3 course meal that basically meant you needed to order the most expensive item in each category to meet the minimum. Definitely felt taken advantage of. Why bother having prices and calling it A La Carte if the minimum requires all the most expensive items? Wait staff was friendly, food was very good. But for $450 for a couple, including tip, the experience was not worth the cost. And they also billed my credit card $100 each person to keep the reservation 2 days ago...... and then billed us for the entire meal anyway. Now we have to call the restaurant and maybe our credit card company. They need to get their act together.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Food was great, as usual, and the service was impeccable.

DR
vipDRPIII
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bastion of elegance

EP
vipEdP1
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service not very attentive and food was not equal to price. I do not mind paying for excellent food and service but this restaurant offered neither. It’s too bad , we still need fine dining but it is fading away

B
vipBill
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb!
Brought back memories!
Will do it again, for sure!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are few Manhattan restaurants that deliver this level of service, beautiful dining with traditional dining values that hold such high standards. I had a ver6y memorable birthday lunch, it touches all the senses from the fine food to stunning flowers and wonderful staff. A classic & fine place for special occasions.

ER
ErinR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Extremely overpriced for what you receive. Terribly overcooked Beef Bourginone. The lobster ravioli was fair; the filling was good, the pasta was poor and fell apart upon touch. You are going to be close to fellow diners in this restaurant - real close - like family close. The waitstaff is mostly competent and nice - some pretentious folks upfront, but once you are past them, it is OK. The appetizers - clams - were OK - nothing special. The pea soup - a house speciality - was OK as well. Again, nothing special. Overall, with a location in close proximity to shopping and Times Square, this restaurant comes off as a tourist trap; mediocre food at outrageous prices. There is fabulous French food in NYC - there are a plethora of better places to spend the kind of money La Grenouille charges.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Cozy, fun, extremely attentive staff. It felt like a small town community in a big city.

R
vipRemi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely divine!!! The ambiance, the service and the food are of rare quality. What a fabulous evening. The floral arrangements are still breathtaking, and the frog legs are stupendous. The souffle was perfect, and were the crepes!!! Now the jazz was phenomenal, and Phillippe was sensational. A wonder from the old world, still is NYC. Something not to be missed.

m
vipmaxd
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I revisited this NYC French classic yesterday with a friend. It is still lovely inside but I was disappointed with my food and at these prices it was pretty disappointing. My friend enjoyed her meal much more.

P
Patron
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Not what we were expecting. Service was very pleasant but worth noting there was not a single person of color dining in the restaurant besides my partner, which was jarring and a first for us in a city as diverse as NYC. Could very well be coincidence, and I want to reiterate that all servers were perfectly pleasant throughout the evening, but he did not feel at ease and felt that he was not their targeted patron. The food was fine but it was extremely overpriced - we wanted to have a very nice date night but did not expect to pay $70 for an entree that was a very small amount of lobster and four pieces of noodle. Very beautiful restaurant, though the seating set up was odd in that you had to physically move the heavy tables to get out of your side-by-side seating. Thus, we had to flag down waiter to get up to use the bathroom and disturb all the patrons by yanking out a heavy table. Dining area was very beautiful but old school / a bit dated. All in all, we felt it was not a good use of money and not a place we would ever dine again or recommend to others, but this could well be a matter of preference in a fine dining experience rather than a specific knock on the restaurant.

S
Svetlana
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Overpriced , overpriced, soufflé was not good, drinks overpriced

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Don’t hesitate to go. It’s worth it, because the food is truly amazing. Puts you right in Paris! Enjoy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was lovely but I feel at this price point, it should be perfect and it just wasn’t. When I say perfect, I mean waiters placing food down at the same time and if you ask for lime with your sparkling water, they don’t forget.

MS
vipMichelleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun and delicious spot! The ambiance is incredible. The staff delightful. Really enjoyed the live music. And the chocolate soufflé!

RS
vipRichardS
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's so good to come home to classic yet contemporary dining! A soufflé-- main course or sweet--is a must here. As are the frogs legs....Bien sure! On top of that, the whole team at La Grenouille delivers a welcome and wonderful experience. Remercier!

r
viprealtyrob
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st class all the way!!! WOW what a great experience. Dinner was superb, the room is beautiful and very romantic, everyone was dressed to the nines (men be sure to wear a jacket and you will feel most comfortable with a tie, ladies dress to impress). Lots of famous people were there and the place was packed. Not an open seat on a Wednesday night. Be sure to get reservations. For great apps we suggest the figs with prosciutto which is sliced thicker than in other joints and makes it taste great, also loved the artichoke heart carpaccio (thinly sliced and yummy) with poached qual eggs. that is a great taste combo. Also love the smoked salmon blini with caviar which was delicate and flavorful. For the main courses you cannot go wrong with the HUGE soufflés'. We had the mushroom which was really good and filling even though it was as light as a cloud. She had the lobster Raviolis with the Bruere Blanc sauce which is a light white sauce full of flavors. For dessert you cannot go wrong with any of the soufflés. We had both the pistachio and the grand Marnier and both was super good. We also had the Crepes Flamed Orange medallions with Grand Marnier which were very good. We did not take any food photos because it was a bit too high class for me to be schlepping photos at the table, but I wish I had so you could see how pretty each dish looked. This place pays attention to the details and that is why it has been one of the city's best restaurants for nearly 60 years. This is a winner with 2 thumbs way up.

O
Olddude
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Classic menu served in old world style. A vanishing breed that needs to be experienced if you consider yourself to be well-rounded. A favorite for me for over 30 years.

RM
vipRuthM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfection

FS
vipFerSuarez
Atlanta
82 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little overpriced, food is good but not for that price. The place is nice but tables are cramped you end up talking with your neighbors.

JV
JohanneV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic restaurant! Try the soufflés - they are quite lovely!

HW
vipHWeil
New York Area
973 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, as always. Only one complaint: Drinks ordered before dinner didn’t arrive until after our first course arrived.

AJ
AnnaJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance. Prices are high but food is delicious and maître d'hôte is wonderful. Staff is welcoming, helpful and nice. Would go back for a special occasion. Great people watching too. Too bad the music comes on so late

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Grenouille using the Order Online button. La Grenouille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 752-1495.

La Grenouille is rated 4.6 stars by 3407 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.