La Grenouille

4.8
2936 reviews
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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 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.
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Memphis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesomely beautiful. Service was the best.

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JA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat once or twice a year at La Grenouille. The service and food is always outstanding. The Maitre D was fantastic. He really keeps the restaurant to its great quality. The staff was great with our 2 young children.

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KC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved La Grenouille- with its fascinating history, exquisite floral arrangements, impeccable service (so gracious - even when my 15-year old dropped his Shirley Temple!) and delicious food. As a "special occasion" dinner for our family and this restaurant lived up its reputation, giving us a truly memorable evening!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully attentive service, stunning flowers, most delicious meal. Absolutely perfect.

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SS
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with hubby over dinner. Very welcoming, classy takes away from the romance & glamour when that’s the first thing you see. Looking forward to the next celebration though!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnifique

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AM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little in the pricey side, but absolutely worth it. Staff was extremely attentive to our service and the maître d'hôtel was spot on with his meal and wine suggestions for my date and I.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great service, food and ambience. Accommodates gluten intolerance.

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New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular as always. Service was impeccable, food outstanding all in a beautiful environment. Never fails for that special day.

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S
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite French restaurant in NYC....we try and dine there when we visit the City

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to La Grenouille once a year, when in town, since 2004. Food, service and surroundings are consistently wonderful. It has been one of the bright spots in my thoughts of NYC. The same faces and menus are there to greet you year after year. The flowers are an exhilaration for the senses.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. The best restaurant in Manhattan!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

They lost my umbrella

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TS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous!!! The staff was exceptional and extremely friendly! The best!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sitting was very tight and facing a (wallpapered not mirrored) wall
Prices were sky high.

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NM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best experiences I have ever had. The restaurant was completely beautiful. The staff was above and beyond and the food was absolutely amazing

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s
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the great classic French restaurants. Marvelous food and exceptional service. And the flowers!!

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D
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined early as we had a concert to go to so we were able to take advantage of the
pre theater a la carte menu.

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QB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dinner here every visit to New York. The food is delicious and the service impeccable. The decor is over the top beautiful.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

From the entry greeting until departure, La Grenouille envelopes a diner in the most professional and charming fashion. My only regret is not being there more often.

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WF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We never miss La Grenouille when in NYC. Where else could on find quenelles de brochet and souffle au Grand Marnier?

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New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this “signature” place in the World is sublime.... every detail in atmosphere, cuisine, service, hospitality is perfection... It is a privilege to dine here.

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w
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was mediocre. Waiters were rude beyond reason. I ordered the sole. Asked for a knife. The waiter made a big deal of coming over to point out that I had a fish knife... yes, I knew that -- I wanted to cut my green beans, which the fish knife would not cut. (as if it were any of the waiter's business) Dessert was delicious.

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n
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, superb service and amazing food. A beautiful, historic space filled with luxurious fragrant flowers and a sense of timelessness. We are so lucky still to have such a
Restaurant in our city.

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SZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great celebration for my mom's special birthday! Flowers were beautiful, very attentive staff, and ofcourse the food was delicious! High marks for this iconic restaurant.

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Miami
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to return to this restaurant, a must during our frequent visits to New York. The Captain, Belarminio is a gentleman and he is always looking for ways to please us.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It costs the earth but is so over the top marvelous, from the extraordinary flowers to the superb food, it was worth everything. Once in a lifetime might not be enough.

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LC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and decor. The restaurant is beautiful, with flowers everywhere. It should be on the top of the list for locals and visitors alike.

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Y
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very high end restaurant. The atmosphere and service were really good. But I don't quite appreciate the food.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very nice to smell the flowers that were behind me during dinner. I would like a most sophisticated selections of cocktails. Also, more freedom in the menu selection.

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CL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I love this place because of the beautiful flowers!!!Really nice

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LV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

Well, there is no a la carte menu as advertised, even before 6pm. The overall experience is great but overpriced. 26$ for a plainly tasted kir royal sets your expectations. 3-course prefix at the given price by NYC standards assumes awesome, not just good. But the most frustrating part is that you are served like the restaurant has allowed you there vs happy to see you there (knowing that you will pay prefix price plus overpriced wines, plus likely great gratitudes). Well, maybe it’s ok once in many years if you start to develop early dementia. Definitely not fantastic. Sorry

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing like it in NYC. Stands above all that we have seen.

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RK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This has always been my go to restaurant for a special occasion, but based on this experience not at the top of its game. It is still old world and elegant with the atmosphere and service still top notch. However ,the food was inconsistent on this visit. In addition, the corkage fee has been raised to an outrageous $150 per bottle. The bottom line is it is still a special place but not what it was and definitely way overpriced.

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b
Greensboro
33 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 40th anniversary. The moment we entered the restaurant the smell the fresh flowers permeated the air. The flowers were beautiful and displayed throughout the entire restaurant.
The service was impeccable! I had the lobster medallions and my husband had the filet. Both were perfect! The apple tartlet and the chocolate were delicious.
Great restaurant!

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CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant I enjoyed in a long time
Outstanding performance in ALL !!
We will be back soon again

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OT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnifique!!

When you make the right choice to go to La Grenouille, you know that you will have an experience that you will we never forget!! We love Jean Pierre!! Everyone there, is a class act, exceptionally loving, kind and they give you the best experience that you could ever wish for. This is a landmark of a restaurant and we highly recommend it!!

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JE
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We made reservations for pre-theater dining, but did not notice that our reservation time was after the cutoff. That meant that we had the three course pre fixe, instead. The servers made sure our courses came quickly so we would make our show. The appetizers were dominated by seafood including scallops, lobster, and shrimp. The lobster bisque with scallops and shrimp was rich and silky, delicious. The main course of Dover sole was a $20 uplift and very reminiscent of sole I had in Paris. Desert of paper thin apple slices in a torte with ice cream was a perfect ending. Expensive mistake, but still wonderful

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PC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible staff and amazing atmosphere. I will definitely go back every time I go to NYC.

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BO
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was excellent and it's such a beautiful restaurant with all of the lovely flowers! Definitely will be back again!

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