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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Tradition of Excellence, we will be serving a sumptuous 5 course tasting menu with live entertainment. Open champagne bar during Midnight countdown, dancing, party favors and more. Dinner 7:45pm-9:15pm. Limited availability. For reservations please call (212)-752-1495.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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P
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was spectacular-the flowers were exquisite- the service was exceptional as always- Bertrand is an excellent waiter and Her e is as lovely as can be- a very special dining experience
Pierre is in charge and very special too

FE
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Lovely but not as fabulous as it should be for the price

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience5

The food was well prepared and expertly served, but the waiters were quite stuffy and the food portions were astonishingly small for the extravagant prices. Our special occasion was a birthday, and I was asked for what gender at the time of reservation, but no acknowledgment to the birthday was made during this dinner. We left the restaurant feeling a bit duped, and still hungry. Later that evening we ate at another restaurant to supplement the $250.00 “snack” we had earlier at La Grenouille. Would not recommend.

L
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really still a delightful experience to dine at La Grenouille. First dined there in the 1960's on business and it is still a pleasure. Food was excellent, service extraordinary and compared to some other over priced restaurants, this is almost a bargain though we did do the Pre Theatre menu.

PH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grenouille should be on everyone's list for the holidays. A family favorite, I was not disappointed in my recent visit. The staff at the door welcomes you and quickly takes your coat and takes you to your table for a fabulous dining experience. The waiters do not rush you, so take your time to savor ever bite and enjoy the beautiful flowers and ambience. the food has never disappointed us and this time was no exception. The lobster salad and salmon were excellent. Once should not skip dessert, as their souffle's are so divine, and well worth the calories!! A place you will never forget.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business lunch. Superb food. Ambiance unmatched

e
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

For 15 years, I have tried to get a December Saturday reservation. Sadly, my luck “ran” out when I got one. It is a stunningly beautiful restaurant with great service but the food is not up to the ambiance or the price.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Extremely too expensive

OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I was not impressed with food and also the service was very poor and the price was outrageous... will not dine there again

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in NY. Best everything, great place to entertain important clients.

MR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food excellent as usual...its overpriced but i was expecting that. We will be back sometime when I have more money

MC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was well intentioned but a bit chaotic.

o
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

La Grenouille, like so many other things, is not like it was once. The food, while well-prepared and tasty, is not particularly innovative or inspiring. Serving it before it becomes lukewarm would enhance it. Service is attentive but not flawless. I believe the same experience could be created elsewhere at less expense.

MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food. Great experience!

l
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room. Traditional food. We went there pre-theater when the have a more modest menu. But my wife did an impulse order of a soufflé and we found out the hard way that it was $35!

B
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Overpriced for the quality of food and wine. My seafood entree was 4 small pieces of tasteless dry fish. Same withe my wife's Dover Sole $70 for dry and tasteless sole. Cheapest bottle of wine was $80. Their web site says jackets required but obviously not enforced--several men there without jackets.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent. However the soufflés were not good this time. Undercooked and gave us stomach problems.

NZ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every aspect!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo. The restaurant continues to exceed expectations after all these years. I have been going since I was a kid and for forty years it has been a iconic institution. Stay the course!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Good atmosphere, good service, bland food, too pricey. Not worth the price.

K
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Only our second time to La Grenouille after our first visit almost 12 years ago. Very nice meal with excellent wine and one of the best martinis I’ve had in a while. Staff were very attentive and accommodating with good knowledge of the food and drink menu. A little fancier than our usual dining choices (I forgot a jacket is required in the main room, so had to wear a “loaner”) but I’m glad we went back for a special night. Had the smoked salmon and caviar and the beef and duck, while my wife had the lobster bisque and the Dover sole. All were excellent. Ended the night with chocolate and caramel soufflés. Great stuff!

PM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous as always. Service was on point. It was Not just having a meal but enjoying a dining experience and the evening.

B
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Grenouille is wonderfully tradtional French restaurant. The menu, preparation, presentation reflect this. Service is first rate. All your needs are anticipated, without being intrusive. The dinning rooms are the perfect setting for the quality experience. The flower arrangements in the room are special. Whether you are first time diner or regular the greeting is warm and welcoming. This restaurant deserves a Michelin star.

B
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was over the top and amazing. The service was impeccable, the food was amazing (we had the Dover Sole 3-cheese onion soup and soufflé for dessert), and the decor, restaurant amenities and fresh flowers were nothing short of spectacular. La Grenouille is now my favorite fine dining restaurant in New York. Wow!

AK
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a luxury to eat at La Grenouille!!! We are never disappointed!!!

N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It had been years since I had been to La Grenouille, and I found the food uninspired and overpriced.

s
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccably prepared classic French cuisine, white table cloths, silver service, professional wait staff, glorious decor and larger than life gorgeous floral arrangements. We've been dining here for about 36 years. Long live La Grenouille.

B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding cuisine, decor and service. Can’t get any better

ST
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only negative comments relate to the breads. Breads were not soft, actually "tough". Also, gougere were not fresh.

T
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Have dines at this restaurant several times and always had a good experience. This time was very disappointing, Food tasted like leftovers service was chaotic. Souffles undercooked as they had forgot to cook them as was requested. Captain was rude, arrogant, and lazy and totally full of himself. Love fine French cuisine but this restaurant dropped of my list.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always :)

CP
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since 1962, a beautiful romantic place with an excellent quality of service and food in the heart of Manhattan.
The last surviving classical French gourmet restaurant in NYC is really worth trying at least once in a lifetime.
The Next Generation/ Boulud, Bernardin, Jean-Georges /is also very good but the ambiance is really different.

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love my Birthdays at Le Grenouille. This year as always terrific food, service, atmosphere!
Definitely will return, can recommend to everyone.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Always great

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an exquisite evening at La Grenouille! Everything was perfect.....the gorgeous flowers, the charming tables, the exceptionally delicious food, and the impeccable service! I am looking forward to our next opportunity to dine here.

CD
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Everything one could imagine at one time. The food, the service, the ambiance all A+++.

Had the signature Dover Sole. One of my favorites wherever I go -- this was lighter and delicious -- exceeding my expectations.

I had the dark chocolate souffle. Also, one of my usual special "out to dine" treats, La Grenouille delivered this dessert with splendor.

My best dining experience in 60 years including travels overseas and all over the Americas. I will make this a regular stop when in NYC. You should too..........

ER
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing night before broadway show! Liked interior and atmosphere. Ps: olive bread is so delicious:)

M
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The cheese souffle, was to die for! The French Cabernet, was smooth, and wonderful, and the desserts, which were complimentary, were yummy. We loved everything!

HW
New York Area
958 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because La Grenouille is one of the city’s great — and most expensive restaurants — its recent prix-fixe lunch was a breathtaking bargain (three courses for $34) and delicious as well. Our waiter winced almost imperceptibly when we ordered it, nevertheless we were treated like royalty. It was an exceptional meal.

P
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding lunch at La Grenouille. We started with a cocktail at the bar- the bartender Tom was wonderful as were the cocktails. He was also very helpful about wine offerings. Our appetizers and entrees were equally wonderful and bring us back over and over again. The dessert was superb as well. Service is always exceptional and the floral arrangements are a beautiful touch.