La Grenouille

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2976 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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New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is wonderful. The service is impeccable. The room is beautifully decorated with floral arrangements. Nice and quiet as well. A dining experience not to be missed

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S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was correct, but far from outstanding. My baguette was obviously overcooked and burnt at the ends. But the worst was how overcrowded this "chic" restaurant was. We were squeezed into a tiny space side by side with the working station. I had to call a waiter in order to move the table and be able to go to the restroom. Next to us there was another couple who also could barely move. Also you don't expect to have dished piled up under your nose in this type of restaurant and when paying $170 fixed price for a meal, plus taxes and tips.

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VC
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food
Beautiful flowers
Romantic

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service, wonderful staff

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

Those who appreciate the ultimate in refinement and sophistication in French cuisine will be swept away by Le Grenouille. Those who do not appreciate this should look elsewhere.

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OT
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We've been eating there for years. Same unique ambience and attentive service but the food is not up to the level that would be expected for the price. One member of our party had over cooked (despite the $20 extra charge) Dover sole. The lobster entrees we're also overcooked. Probably our last dinner there sadly.

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b
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 5

Unfortunate experience with misunderstanding on the part of the waiter. All he or the owner, Philippe, had to do was say “I’m sorry for the misunderstanding”. Instead Philippe was rude and pompous. They have lost two very loyal long-time New York customers as well as our friends who entertain corporate colleagues often.

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

Our 49 th Anniversary - lovely dinner and atmosphere

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

What a joy to find a restaurant that has old world charm-attentive staff and wonderful food! I felt like I was back in Paris France! One. Word describes the experience--Incredible!!

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All my special occasions I can't imagine without a lunch or dinner at La Grenuille.
As if you are in Paris, and fantasy is taking you away. Festive atmosphere, food and service, French language make your visit unforgettable.
Always looking forward, and never get tired of this place.
Looking forward to visit again.

Marina

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely break from being in New York

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about the restaurant but the prices. With only having a price fix menu of $172.00 per person, with no Ala carte menu it ended up costing us $952 for 4 people. instead of around $500 which we paid the previous times we ate there. We make the trip every year and look forward to seeing a play and dinning at your beautiful restaurant

I am afraid we will not be able to come to your restaurant again.

Sincerely,

Rob

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is average for the asked price

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P
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Grenouille is superb in every way -from the welcome upon arrival, the beyond spectacular flowers which are so exceptional each and every season, the flawless service, the wonderful cuisine, the attention to details, the special extras (Madeleines, palmiers ( I hope I have right name, the Florentine (again the name) and the lace crisps), the beyond compare Grand Marnier soufflé, and I could keep going on. I always feel I get great value for my money- it is a lovely dining experience on so many levels. While I live in Connecticut, I always look forward to returning since my first visit 36 years ago. It makes me feel special.
We are grateful for Bertrand and his assistant deserves a reward for going to great lengths to enhance the experience
perhaps without getting the credit he deserves. I must get his name next visit.
In love with La Grenouille.

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TV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive but still good value for one of the few remaining iconic French dining experiences left in NY. They don’t miss a step.

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CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved it. It was a special evening. In the name of constructive criticism, I did not think the French roll was very good. Also my chicken breast was dry, which the waiter recognized because he came twice offering more of the wonderful sauce. Everything else was wonderful.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent French cuisine Beautiful flowers
Classic restaurant Delicious food well presented
Very expensive

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch. The bouillabaisse was delicious. And the lobster salad was fantastic.

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AB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely spectacular as always. I do wish that the portions were a little bigger.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Great ambiance excellent service and the dining experience was delicious from beginning to end. A real jewel.

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BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

If you're going to go large in NYC, and you're not obsessed with "the hot new thing" or with spending hundreds of dollars on bite-sized "tasting menu" portions, you can't do better than La Grenouille. Old world style, delicious cuisine, superb wine list, top-notch service -- it's one of the last great "grandes dames" of classic French cuisine left in America, and almost certainly the best.

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DE
London
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An exceptional find in NYC . A beautiful restaurant filled with awesome flower arrangements, absolutely delicious food and exemplary service. Very privileged to have enjoyed our best meal ever in NYC

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AD
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous restaurant and experience! Everything was enjoyable except for the check (LOL). Very expensive (at least for an out-of-towner) but worth it as a special occasion. We love dining and would definitely come back when in NY again.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for a dinner on Saturday for his birthday. We got an amazing table upstairs, exactly where I wanted. We where greeted very warmly and started with a glass of champagne. We loved our dinner and the atmosphere. Staff really looked after every guest and made it an amazing experience. We will be back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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MC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at this restaurant is perfect. Food, service, ambiance work together to create an unforgettable experience. Put it on your bucket list!

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding as usual!!

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My girlfriends hadn’t been so I brought them over during lunch for the daily special. The onion soup was superb, the main dish was okay. Overall though, you can’t beat the daily special price for the ambience and service at this upscale restaurant. I’d go ala carte next time.

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely wonderful and the atmosphere is sublime. There are not many places in the world that capture the feeling of true Parisian dining off continent. This is the penultimate example of first class fine dining in a romantic setting.

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j
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The ‘captain’ was pretty close to intolerable- he spent the majority of the time looking at himself in the mirror and lying zero attention to his actual duties. Useless.

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S
Miami
108 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! The food, service, old world ambiance, in a few words, everything was fantastic! Pricey but worth every bit!

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most gorgeous flowers, gracious staff, delicious food. Such a special place!

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OT
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The frog legs are why I come to NY.. then while there, I try to do a little business

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ND
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The only issue to this beautiful Restarunt is the service seems to dialed in.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely beautiful, fresh flowers everywhere, the service was excellent and the food amazing! Perfect for a special evening. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience. Wonderful service, delicious food, beautifully decorated with flowers. Went here for my anniversary - very romantic. Had the prix fixe - had the foie gras/ pate, the fish stew, and the coffee soufflé. Every dish was wonderful. Every item in the fish stew was cooked perfectly.

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HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It's the best! I have never been so touched as this time. It's really wonderful. I should last forever. It's the pride of Manhattan.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As elegant as ever. Staff and service is impeccable. Food and wine excellent. Flowers beyond description. One of the worlds special places.

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ME
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesomely beautiful. Service was the best.

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