La Grenouille

4.8
2721 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:15pm - 9:45pm
Pre-Theater Special menu available
12:00-2:30pm & 5:00pm-6:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 752-1495
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Required
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Executive chef
Jean Christophe Guiony
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Private party facilities
Our Private Party room features a grand wood burning fireplace,
private skylight area, 60 foot high ceilings, three tier space,
accommodating up to 55 guests. The upstairs room and main dining room downstairs are available for luncheons, dinners, cocktail receptions, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs.
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Private party contact
Molly : (212) 752-0652
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Fifth and Madison Avenue
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Molly for any special or private events: (212)-752-0652
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate New Year's Eve at La Grenouille. Featuring a five course gala menu, live entertainment, party favors and a champagne toast to ring in the New Year, and more. Please contact us for reservations. Limited Availability.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2721 People Are Saying
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JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, welcoming, classic, vibrant, one-of-a-kind in every way.. perfect food, perfect staff.. a great experience..

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Disappointed I did not find it so luxurious for other restaurants in New York very expensive and their food is unpleasant I would never return the service of the regular people I would not recommend !! 👎🏻

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FR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. A trip back in time. Food well prepared but not exceptional. Overpriced for a prix fixe menu.

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S
St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once in a lifetime experience. Hard to choose among wonderful choices in our pris fix offerings. The sweatbreads were out of this world. The duck superb, and the floating island perfect. The most I’ve ever spent on a meal, but worth every cent!

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B
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was perfect: The gorgeous dining room, bathed in peach-tinted lighting, flowers everywhere, comfortable seating, warm yet not obsequious service. If money were no object, I'd go there all the time. Sadly, money is an object, and so my visits must be limited to special occasions. The new (circa 2014) management has changed two things: 1) raising the the prix fixe to $172 per person (from ~$100) yet retaining the sometimes considerable supplements and 2) introducing a few menu twists that you wouldn't exact call nouvelle cuisine but are incremental changes from the more strictly Escoffier style of the ancien regime. (For those who don't follow these things, Philippe Masson replaced his brother Charles Masson as the boss, and there's a court battle now waging between them).

As to the food, I had a salad of artichoke hearts with quail's eggs, roquette (arugula), and either thinly sliced parmesian or asiago cheese, in truffle oil. I don't really like lettuce, but I liked THAT piquant lettuce, and the thinly sliced artichokes made it both satisfying and not too filling. Plus: somebody poached 3 quails eggs for me, no easy task. Duck a l'orange followed (nightly special, not on the menu), perfectly executed, not too sweet, a small drumstick and a porky piece of breast over wild rice. Tarte tatin dessert was fine. My friend started with lobster bisque, a dark consomme that tasted like like a roasted lobster and there were a few pieces of shrimp for texture. She went for the Decadent Trio of Meats (approximate translation, $38 supplement) which was sublime: Japanese and American beef plus a generous dollop of foie gras on top. To finish, she had a chocolate souffle that was like biting into a cloud of chocolate.

To keep the bill under control, we went with a 2013 Pommard, a little young but "Accessible," (sez Robt. Parker), and once it had a chance to breathe, we gulped it down. Only other thing was a Badoit, bringing the bill to $662. I'll go back when I can.

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WH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and food. Went on a Saturday after the theater. Checked the menu online and when we walked in we were handed a menu that did not match what was online. There was a great disparity concerning prices. I asked the waiter about that and then was handed the menu that matched what was online. That menu had a Prix fixe and A La Carte. When the bill came it was for the Prix Fixe vs what the A La Carte prices were for the food I actually ate. I didn't complain but it left a bit of a sour note. I enjoyed the experience but the "money" aspect of the experience was not what a great restaurant would be.

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NP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner, outstanding service and wonderful ambiance. Always a pleasure! Thank you.

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

Amazing...cannot say enough

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L
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant with a wonderful staff. The food was very good and we enjoyed our lunch.

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

My favorite restaurant in the city! Always beautiful and the food and service is worth the cost!!! Always return.

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CT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and good service.

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R
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is there any restaurant in New York as consistently perfect as La Grenoille. Five star in every category. No need to say more.

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was excellent in every way. This was our first visit to La Grenouille and we will definitely return.

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NG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the meal and the ambience. The only discordant note was that they would not accept the Open Table Rewards gift card I was planning to use.

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GT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire dining experience was outstanding. The host made us feel welcome, the waiters were pleasant and efficient and our food was amazing.

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EK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Very disappointing!
We were looking forward to our lunch - it was rushed - food was terrible - will never go back!

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is as it should be. Very good food with matching service.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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b
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant, gracious, delicious!! This restaurant never disappoints.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the wagyu, bouillabaisse, foie gras, and Dover sole. All amazing! Jose is the best waiter one could ask for!!! Merci beaucoup!

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Boise
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

We were at Grenouille for the second time. The first time was terrific in all ways- food, service, and ambiance. Although it is pricey it was worth it.
The second time the service was terrible. My husbands lamb chop was over cooked. We called for the the waiter who proceeded to argue with us about it 3 times to prove that it wasn’t over cooked. He took the plate away & came back moments later to show us that the second lamb chop was medium rare as it had been ordered. We agreed but said that the first one was still over cooked. He toiled the plate away to prepare one new lamb chop. When he returned the plate the new lamb chop was perfect but the one that had been medium rare had continued to cook while on the plate and was now over cooked. At that point we gave up as we had a show to catch.
We wil never return. The waiter was extremely rude and it is s stuffy old fashioned restaurant.

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Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Its a great restaurant, and then its also not. I thought it was beautiful, and they try really hard to be upscale. The food was quite nice, and the service attempts to be top notch, but the approach is wrong. Its too aggressive, and if you 'stay too long', you don't feel welcome. The fact that they push the $175 prefix dinner is ridiculous. Had I known that I would basically have to pay that much per person (I had a group of 8), I wouldn't have gone here. I found the waiters pushy and while we had a reservation at 5pm, we couldn't even have a drink in the bar at 4:45 (I wanted to be early, as the host). So the fussiness, prices and aggressive nature was a turn off. I won't be going back.

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w
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The flowers were incredible. This very special restaurant is perfect for a very special occasion when you want to honor a loved one or friend. The service was over the top attentive. The food divine....

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

De lo mejor de los restaurantes Franceses en NY. Impecable

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food & service were superb as expected but the ambience was beyond my expectations. Love Le Grenouille

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grenouille is the loveliest restaurant in New York. Superb food, perfect service, and the most beautiful flowers imaginable filling the space. It lacks nothing.

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CD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We were 5 minutes late and we felt rushed to get us seated and take our order right away. We wanted time to have our wine before lunch. The first course was outstanding. The main course was under whelming but tasty. They were setting up tables for dinner before we left about an hour ten minutes after we arrived. I did not feel welcomed.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in every way. Food service ambience. Extremely friendly too

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RB
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A most special true French restaurant for a most special meal. We visit NYC every 3-5 years and this restaurant is a must for a dinner each visit. Very, very expensive. But if you wish a delicious French meal in a very elegant French restaurant...La Grenouille is for you.

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e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect. Beautiful space, perfect service classic French food with some new twists. A special throwback to great New York restaurants of years past.

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JL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Great place to burn money on mediocre food, albeit with good service.

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CN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful special place that we both love. The food was excellent, staff is amazing and the room is so beautiful. I wish we could go every night.

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FF
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived we were treated to an outstanding experience. Service was outstanding without hovering, wine suggestion fabulous and the food was fantastic. Ambiance was outstanding and was great to be in a restaurant where people dressed to match the experience.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a marvelous dinner and our Captain Jose was wonderful.. We will be back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fantastic

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JL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Very romantic and beautiful setting with fresh flowers. Great food, wine and polite french speaking staff.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As always, La Grenouille did not disappoint. However the one thing that could have been better were the Clams Corisni. The clams were overcooked and a bit rubbery.
We were there for lunch, and I actually wanted to order the Oysters Gratineed, but when I asked the waiter and he checked with the chef, he said the prepartion was not available so I had to order the clams.
Oh well. I wish they offered the oysters on the lunch menu as well.

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TC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular! La Grenouille is the last of the breed, and the best! Stunning dining room and ambiance and fabulous classic French cuisine beautifully presented. The food was delicious, the pace of the dinner was perfect, the staff professional without being obsequious and the whole experience was worth every penny. Go and enjoy an elegant dinner where you can actually converse with your dinner companions and enjoy classic food that is impossible to find anywhere else nowadays!

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BF
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When was the last time you were in a restaurant where every table was occupied and there was not a single cell phone in sight? Where it was possible to conduct a normal conversation without risking laryngitis? (Perhaps a very high gilded coffered ceiling is required. And magnificent stands of flowers to delight the eyes.) Hie yourself to La Grenouille, an elegant French restaurant in the grand manner of bygone days where one dines on exquisite food impeccably presented. Trust the wait staff's recommendations for wines and dishes, while enjoying their historical anecdotes. From the start--several savory breads and Amuse Bouches, through Bouillabaisse, to a succulent Oxtail for my husband's entrée and a classic Dover Sole for me; then the finish--a cloud of Chocolate Soufflé--it is a dining experience to remember. Fabulous!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ansolutely magical!

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