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La Grenouille, New York, NY

La Grenouille

4.8
4.8
3702 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

A garden of visual, epicurean marvels and Live Jazz, La Grenouille serves Dinner, Wednesday through Saturday from 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. A spectacular three-tiered Skylight Piano Room with Grand Fireplace is available for private parties. Our bar and Upstairs Fireplace Room are dedicated to St. Exupéry who, during the 1940’s, wrote part of the Little Prince upstairs in the Skylight room of La Grenouille.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Dessert, Vegetarian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 752-1495
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Jacket Required
  • Catering
    Please email us with any inquiries at lagrenouille.private.parties@gmail.com
  • Private party facilities
    Our private Dining room upstairs, and main Dining room downstairs are available for luncheons, dinners, cocktail receptions, weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and full restaurant buyouts. Please contact via email lagrenouille.private.parties@gmail.com for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Hassan : (212) 752-0652
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross street
    Between Fifth and Madison Avenue
  • Parking details
    Parking Garage located on 52nd Street. between 5th and 6th avenue.
  • Public transit
    E/M train to Fifth Avenue & 53rd Street, F/M/B/D train to Rockefeller Center, 6 train to 51st Street & Lexington Ave.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 3,702 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

3,702 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant full of beautiful flowers with amazing food, live band and also very intimate. It has it all

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  2. MattV

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A culinary dream come true. Charming, intimate, delightful… wonderful entertainment. The staff is amazing and attentive. My last visit was over 30 years ago. I never forgot the experience as a wide-eyed, twenty-four-year-old young lady from Boise, Idaho. The cheese soufflé is exquisite, not to mention the most delicate, mouth watering filet of sole! Did I mention the flowers? Bursting soft pink cherry blossoms, peonies, roses—all your senses will come alive. I remain enchanted with La Grenouille! 🐸

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  3. ceregmal

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I knew exactly why I was there. I was treated so above and beyond and I could not be happier with my choices. Expensive wine list though, but terrific choices! Fabulous service from hello to good bye.

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  4. LawrenceN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was as good as it gets, period. The atmosphere was also about as good as it gets. We loved the piano playing through the whole dinner. The flowers and lighting made the whole experience comfy and romantic. The food impressed from start to finish. Certainly not cheap, and the corking fee was $100. But overall, if you are looking for a great romantic, special occasion dinner in NYC, this place has to be in the discussion. We had a memorable night.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and amazing service, we will definitely be back.

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  6. JosephM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Saturday evening experience Owner is passionate, approachable and hands on. Service and cuisine top notch Looking forward to returning

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  7. ThaiFiend

    New York City

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had champagne, lobster medallions, sole with Dijon hollandaise; duck confit with foie gras, chocolate souffe. They also served two amuse bouches, a tiny. But delicious butternut squash soup with trout roe and a small cheese soufflé. The food, service, fresh-flower ambiance were outstanding. The owner Mr. Masson and a chanteuse sang classic French and English songs with a jazz band (small service charge). At least the lower level of restaurant was filled to capacity on this Saturday night, but the noise level was moderate due to carpet and high ceilings. It was expensive but worth it. My date was delighted!

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  8. IOANNIST

    Greece

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service.Not many options in menu. Food was good enough, classic French cuisine. Decoration and indoor area was excellent too especially the area upstairs with the fireplace.

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  9. DavidG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the finest dining experiences we have had. Truly special if you are looking for outstanding sumptuous French cuisine, ambience and personal service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I believe it’s to many tables for a small place so the waiter’s were carefully all night saying sorry for be so close and sometimes pass over us.

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  11. MarciaO

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most romantic intimate restaurant ever. The last of the great French fine dining experiences in NYC. Been enjoying over 45 years. Every course magnificently prepared and served elegantly. From the tiny amuse Bouche to dessert each bite a revelation and joy. Entire menu delicious and a beautiful wine list.

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  12. JayZ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le Grenouille never disappoints. Their Dover Sole is the best. Their service and attention to details is always above any expectations. Wonderful

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  13. Vailvisitor

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Owner is amazing, so kind and puts

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  14. Hyland

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm a native New Yorker and have been going to La Grenouille on and off for years. Mostly for special occassions. The restaurant is BEAUTIFUL! Service is friendly and professional. I'm so sorry to say they need a new chef. I ordered the Onion Soup, Souffle for entre and Grand Marnier Souffle for desert. I didn't compare to what I had there before covid, which was last time I was there. The owner is very welcoming. This is one of the rare Old style restaurants you would see in the MGM extravagant movies. I hope it stays around for many years. BUT PLEASE CHANGE YOUR CHEF. Maybe get an authentic French Chef ?👨🏻‍🍳. Btw, I will go back just for the ambience and the Scotch drinks were great too.

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  15. CHARLESF

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good, but not great. Onion soup arrived lukewarm. I sent it back. It came back warmer, but still not quite warm enough. Main course was also not quite warm enough. Service and ambience were outstanding. I would recommend La Grenouille to a friend who cares a lot about service and ambience, but I would not recommend it to all friends.

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  16. JayH

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in NYC. Service is fabulous. I highly recommend.

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  17. AlBart

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner...a trip back in time to old New York! The singing was an unexpected treat!

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  18. JohnH

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful. I love the warm, chic, elegance of the restaurant and attention to detail in service.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. NickNYC

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unforgettable, romantic, excellent classical french cuisine, this favorite of Capote’s swans still stuns with its not so discreet elegance. The last of the great New York restaurants.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. JoanM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in every aspect. Most beautiful restaurant in New York, superb food.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. RunDevilRun

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It is difficult for a French person living in the US for decades to write a review about la Grounouille. If the menu reminds me of Sunday Family lunches on the other side of the pond (quenelles, foie Gras, sole, iles flottantes, and Souflés among others), the place is so dated and the services obsequious that I wish my American friends shall realize they will only find a place like this ... in New York. The 'Haute Cuisine' label is probably more suited for Boulud or GABRIEL KREUTHER, and the menu is really overpriced (Benoid is better and half-price). That being said, the amazing flowers and the owner/crooner's recital made it a somewhat touching destination and reminiscence of France in the 60s.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. JamesP

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant steeped in fine dining elegance and impeccable service. Food was very good and presented. Dining room is stunning. The soufflé was delicious but overpriced. Otherwise an exceptional evening and we look forward to returning very soon

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  23. elinat

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our first time at the restaurant. And the last. The only nice thing about the restaurant was the outstanding flowers. The food was either tasteless or filled with enormous amount of garlic.

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  24. GraceP

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary- food delicious, flowers beautiful and tge service splendid.

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  25. Tablefor2

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply exquisite!! Here’s to another 61 years!!!!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the ambience of the restaurant, such a romantic place. Music was great, the host is for sure a show man. Food was good, service was ok. They were too focused on their vips in stead of everyone. I do think that at the end we paid really a lot for a dinner for 2. I would love to visit it more it’s just too pricy with everything ended up.

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  27. WilliamB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really love this restaurant, great service, beautiful flowers, wonderful food. We try to come at least once a year and wish we could come more often.

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  28. samuelk

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and romantic venue for a date night out or celebrate special occasion.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely experience here. The service was top notch (ask for Bellarmino - he was a true gentleman)! You can’t go wrong with/ the soufflé. We will be back the next time we are in NYC…

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening of jazz and champagne with excellent gourmet treats and exquisite flowers. This restaurant is a treasure ❣️

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  31. Marie

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LaGrenouille is lovely to look at. The flowers are beautiful and fresh. The food is excellent. It is a pleasure to be there.

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  32. FranciscoE

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been dining at the restaurant for most of my life. As much as i love music and jazz, the noise level of the band is somewhat excessive especially if you're sitting near the stage. Simple piano background music is usually adequate. Aside from that a spectacular evening as always.

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  33. Thomas

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sehr gutes französisches Restaurant. Gute Küche, Wein etwas überteuert

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  34. Outreachtas

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My only complaints is the closeness of tables which feels like eating at a communal table.

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  35. Tablefor2

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There should be more than 5 stars for Grenouille! 61 years and still the best! Incredible food, good, service, and breathtaking ambiance… oh, and did we mention the flowers?! Spectacular!!

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  36. Deborah303

    Houston

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most romantic restaurant in NYC. The flowers are stunning and the service is impeccable.

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  37. MariaR

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The decades pass and yet they don’t at La Grenouille! From our “courting days” to our 30th anniversary this place and its professional staff continue to transport us to a magical time. Thank you!

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  38. 624eats

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We thought that the Lobster Medallions were great, and the Branzino needed a little more panache.

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  39. Star08

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of the most beautiful restaurants in the city, but I had to subtract a star due to the uncomfortable, cramped seating. There is no space between tables in the section we were seated (not the area I requested), and the stranger next to me was as close to me as my dining companion. For anyone sitting next to the wall to get out, a staff person has to pull the entire table out. In addition, the table lamp, while very pretty, had a cord extending from the wall over the seating area to the table. That, too, was awkward. Over all, it was a pleasant experience, but these little things matter.

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  40. JWGIII

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best restaurants in New York. The ambience is incredible, the food was outstanding, the service was wonderful and I can not rave about the experience any more than I do.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.8 stars by 3702 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Grenouille

3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Fifth and Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Dessert, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Jacket Required
  • Parking details
    Parking Garage located on 52nd Street. between 5th and 6th avenue.
  • Public transit
    E/M train to Fifth Avenue & 53rd Street, F/M/B/D train to Rockefeller Center, 6 train to 51st Street & Lexington Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 752-1495
  • Catering
    Please email us with any inquiries at lagrenouille.private.parties@gmail.com
  • Private party facilities
    Our private Dining room upstairs, and main Dining room downstairs are available for luncheons, dinners, cocktail receptions, weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and full restaurant buyouts. Please contact via email lagrenouille.private.parties@gmail.com for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Hassan : (212) 752-0652
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