La Grenouille

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French
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 Saturday. A spectacular three tiered skylight room with grand fireplace is available for private parties. À la Carte menu 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

Specials

Bar Aviateur Winter Relief Special

Seasonal 3-Course Winter Relief Special

Cucumber, Frisée Salad
❄︎
Cheese Soufflé
❄︎
Fresh Fruit Salad
with Grand Marnier Sabayon

$29.00 (plus tax + gratuity)

Available Tuesday through Saturday:
12:00pm - 9:45pm at Bar Aviateur
12:00pm - 2:30pm & 5:00pm - 6:30pm in Main Dining Room

*Please note:
Seating at the Bar does not require a reservation
Main Dining Room closed for Lunch on Saturdays

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 23, 2020

Ends: March 22, 2020

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:00PM-6:30PM
Sat 5:00PM-6:30PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrating Valentine's Day in a Love Light atmosphere of flowers, candles, musical serenades, romance, gifts, surprises & more! Special 3-Course Pre/Post-Theater Prix Fixe Dinner. Sumptuous 4-Course Amoretto Main Seating Prix Fixe Dinner. For more information please give our Reservation Desk a call

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 3248 People Are Saying
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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand luxe cuisine at it’s most refined!

SW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even better than before.

RJ
New England
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finest French restaurant in the country!

D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grenouille is one of the great restaurants of New York City, old school French, a throwback to more elegant days. But old school doesn't mean heavy. The food here is, simply, divine: light, beautiful to look at, bursting with flavor. And it is served impeccably, in a room so festooned with gorgeous bouquets and huge vases of flowers that you'd think every day was Spring, or maybe full lush summer. To eat here is to experience heaven. There is no compare that I can think of. You must not miss the experience. But please--the food is elegant, the staff is elegant, the room is elegant; dress accordingly! Make your presence the equal of the experience.

B
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luxurious room, classic décor and menu and impeccable service. A treat in every way.

RW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French culinary experience. I highly recommend.

c
New York Area
185 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grenouille must be one of the most beautiful restaurants in New York City. The flowers are deserving of the accolades received from its inception and the service incredibly warm and efficient. Food is of course perfect in the french style. Certainly an uplifting experience in these troubling times - as long as diners check out cost beforehand.

L
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at La Grenouille is very special because of the elegant, yet warm environment, made so by the mellow lighting, magnificent flower arrangements and wonderful food. The staff is pleasant and gracious. It all adds up to a pleasant dining experience.

j
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects: service, food, ambiance and cocktails were impeccable!

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time favorite
In my top three of all nyc restaurants

J
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of the most beautiful dining rooms in NYC and near perfect professional attentive service except the food is not outstanding.

E
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Quenelles were leaden and tasteless. Rest of meal was good but not outstanding.

K
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This beautiful, almost magical restaurant was a highlight of our trip. Each course was phenomenal. We couldn’t choose our favorite. We were extremely impressed and can’t wait to return. It was very apparent that the restaurant is well run with extreme professionalism and attention to detail.

JG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

THE WAITERS & THE SERVICE, APPETIZERS, DESSERTS, AMBIENCE, THE ROOM & FLOWERS WERE ALL SUPERB. HOWEVER, THE ENTREES WERE TOTALLY MEDIOCRE AND DISAPPOINTING.
MY BEEF BOURGUIGNON WAS JUST OK.
MY FRIEND'S BOUILLABAISSE WAS A JOKE. WHEN IT APPEARED WE WERE BOTH SHOCKED!!!.......IT REALLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT BACK TO THE KITCHEN FOR SOMETHING ELSE.
IT CONSISTED OF ONE SMALL SHRIMP, ONE SEA SCALLOP, AN OVERCOOKED 2 OZ. PIECE OF SALMON, AND ANOTHER SMALL PIECE OF SOME KIND OF FISH.........PLOPPED ON TOP OF A FEW GRAINS OF RICE AND SOME SAUCE. NO CLAMS, MUSSELS, SQUID, ETC.........ALL CHEAP SEAFOOD ITEMS. LOBSTER???? FORGET ABOUT IT!!!! WILL NEVER HAPPEN HERE. WE THOUGHT WE HAD MISTAKENLY BEEN GIVEN AN APPETIZER PORTION BUT OUR WAITER SAID IT WAS NOT SO. AS A LONGTIME FISH DEALER MYSELF, I'M PARTICULAR ABOUT MY FISH.........BUT THIS WAS JUST A BAD PERFORMANCE. ALL OF THE ITEMS THEY USE IN THE DISH ARE NOT EXPENSIVE. SHRIMP IS NOW CHEAP. SO IS SALMON. THE SCALLOPS THEY USED WERE THE ONES THAT ARE SOAKED WITH PRESERVATIVES SO THEY HAVE THE CONSISTENCY OF WALLPAPER PASTE. THEY NEED TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE SEAFOOD QUALITY AND GIVE A LITTLE MORE ON THE PLATE. IS ANOTHER DOLLAR OR TWO IN THE FOOD COST GOING TO BREAK THEM??
BUT TO BE FAIR.......THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. THE APPETIZERS & BREAD WERE VERY GOOD.
THE DESSERTS WERE EXCELLENT AS WELL. IT'S JUST THAT SOMETHING HAPPENED MID-STREAM WHICH WAS A DOWNER. WE PROBABLY WON'T BE BACK UNFORTUNATELY.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our Anniversary . We have traveled extensively in France and wanted luxurious country inn ambiance so we chose upstairs near the fireplace. Pierre was very helpful with the wine selection. Roger was perfect with our food choices. All together a memorable experience.

A
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent classic French food with very good service, but extremely expensive and probably not worth the price. Our dinner for two, with a $120 bottle of Chablis [most of the wines are much more expensive] and tip was $640.

WC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food5service2ambience5

It’s only happen once before in my life but when it happens I know it quite well. Actions by the manager lead me to believe me and my wife (Chinese descent) was discriminated against. Other than the food was marvelous

BR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. Frog legs, the beef, lobster ravioli, and pistachio soufflé were better than some of the top Paris restaurants. Wine list has a lot of gems. 5 stars.

GW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met my husband in 1990 at La Grenouille
I not only adore Philippe , I knew his mother
the personal touch is what I appreciate most !
its consistant by far the BEST restaurant in MANHATTAN
Dr Asbell and wife Greta Welkhammer
9174940000

J
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Prices notwithstanding, this place ranks between acceptable and below standards. Throw prices into the equation and this place will live in my lore as the worst ripoff in the dining world. If you feel you’re getting $188 per person worth of value here you haven’t been out much. The canapés are at best ordinary and tiny, the pate was good. My wife had borscht, which was ok. I had cold oysters gratine. I ate 2, returned the plate. They microwaved the lot and gave it back, minus one oyster (presumably because they had to do their own quality control). My wife had ok chicken, and I had 5 frog legs. 4 minuscule pieces of cheese that they serve while pronouncing with a French accent et voila! $188 thank you very much. If that wasn’t enough the servers are snooty (except a few, who shall remain nameless in case they get fired for making everyone else look worse than they are, if that’s at all possible. As a favorite dish, je suggère the exit door a la Provençale. Get over yourselves folks. #pretentious

WP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Look forward to this wonderful experience every year !

RV
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in NYC. Great service, great food and romantic atmosphere.

FC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place! Great service and food

AF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and delicious food. Loud enough to be private, quiet enough to hear your companion. Wonderful experience.

OT
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The last amazing haute cuisine French restaurant. The last oasis in New York where people dress up for dinner, where the food and flowers and ambiance is perfect for the special celebration. Hope that it will stay in business for a long time

I
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was not what it has been in the past.

PS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Decor: just stunning! It really is as beautiful in person as in the pictures. During the holiday season, this is especially welcoming. The flowers, the colors, the lighting: all just perfect!

The food was also very good! No complaints there at all. This is very classic cuisine done well. For the $188 price tag, it would have been nice to have had a table-side cheese cart with options to choose from rather than pre-selected cheeses just put in front of you. That said, they were still quite good if a bit less daring than my dining partner would have selected from cart options.

One complaint is about the wine service. When I asked to see a list of wines by the glass the server quizzed me endlessly about wines we like. Maybe he was just trying to be helpful but I know wine and I really wanted to see the list so that I could chart my own progression from that list or, alternatively, assess whether to purchase a bottle from the outset. Still, I got strong-armed into a French burgundy to start without seeing a list. It was delicious but when I learned that it was the most expensive glass available it felt coerced. We finally procured an actual list when our main courses came but, by then, it was too late to consider a bottle. The options by the glass were ultimately terrific but, next time, just bring the list when asked at the outset!

Other than that, again, we just loved the restaurant and the scenery and food. I tipped well and would definitely go back again for a special or festive occasion.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As much as I hate to broadcast it, always a wonderful experience to dine at La Grenouille.

B
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and food

GR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The price was pricey and a little too high. I didn't know about the two different kinds of tips for waiter and captain. That wasn't informed ahead of time. However, the food was spectacular and it had the right amount of the portion. I love the wine!

w
Richmond
200 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

La Grenouille has been a New York "mainstay" for decades. Everything is excellent.

DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have written a positive comprehensive review on TripAdvisor.
In brief we really enjoyed the total experience.

D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Even though I put on the reservation request that was for our 18 wedding anniversary, no acknowledgement whatsoever, even asked me twice for the name on the reservation, some regulars don't like to be seated upstairs and made it clear, cannot mingle with the rest .... service slow, food nothing really special, dessert better, too much sweets and very little food, aside from the baguette.

P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable. I hope they never close or change what they do so well. Classic without being stuffy. Such a joy to come here.

D
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Very difficult to get waiter’s attention. Very disappointing

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I wasn’t blown away by the food (my chicken was actually quite dry), especially considering the price, but the ambiance and service was wonderful.

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent food and service! Highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a spectacular experience to be savored all year.
Yes, a throwback to a more refined time, but elegant, beautiful and delightful.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful experience! A delightful meal from beginning to end.

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection. Looking forward to another wonderful 58 years