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La Grenouille, New York, NY
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La Grenouille

4.7
4.7
3551 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

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Dessert, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 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 3,551 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding! Great place to celebrate our 40th anniversary.
  2. FL

    FoodLover

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for my wife’s birthday. The food was superb. My favorite was duck confit with foie grad, a new taste experience for me and one I will remember! The dessert soufflé was also excellent. The owner personally came to our table during the course of the evening to inquire as to whether everything was as we had expected it to be. As it turned out we left a scarf and some small holiday purchases in a gift bag at the restaurant. The next night was New Year’s Eve. They made a special arrangement to insure we could pick up the package several hours before they opened since they would be closing for a month that evening to fit our schedule. Very accommodating for which we are most appreciative.
  3. SK

    SK26

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food menu was excellent with ambience of flowers. The service was superb - always paying attention to customer. Enjoyed our meal and was a perfect evening.
  4. BK

    BariK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Underwhelming- we used to really enjoy this restaurant but it felt stuffy and too precious for even a happy hour menu & clientele. Maybe don’t offer happy hour unless you want to provide a warm gracious experience to entice customers back in for other meals!! Felt like second class citizens when the restaurant should be happy to fill seats with a younger more lively crowd for their empty tables that could spread the word to their peers for example the popularity of an old classic New York haunt like the Carlyle Bemelman’s bar. Sad to cross this old dame off my list
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    Unfortunately had a terrible experience on December 29, 2022 resulting from the actions of two patrons. The staff was unwilling to address the vulgar actions after pointing out. Public display of affection is one thing…. but touching of private parts has no place in a public setting…. let alone in a trusted establishment like La Grenouille. Truly disappointed with a lack of interest in addressing the behaviors of these two guests. We also called the next day, Dec. 30 to verbally address with manager, however were told that he/ she was too busy.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I’am French, and I am not happy at all about this French restaurant. The owner is very grumpy as all the staff. It doesn’t deserve 195$ menu for 3 courses. They are in a ruch to order and put people out of the restaurant. They very agressive and the don’t deserve any attention or tips…. Forget this place there are better restaurants in NYC. You can contact me on LinkedIn if you want more info about my awful experience.
  7. GS

    GilS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time back in years and La Grenouille still has the same magic it's always had. Thank goodness it's still there and hopefully remains for years to come.
  8. MM

    MMGM

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Traditional perfect
  9. S

    Simons

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal at La Grenouillie. The decor, the flowers, the ambiance, the food (foie gras, lobster salad, Dover sole, Grand Marnier and pistachio soufflés) were all wonderful as was the service by Roger and the waiters. Feel so lucky to be able to experience this at Christmas time and can’t wait to repeat next year. Thank you, La Grenouillie.
  10. MN

    MandyN

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded my expectations. Attentive staff, great atmosphere, loved the singing and the food was Outstanding!
  11. EM

    EllenM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were dining for my husband’s birthday & to celebrate our daughter’s marriage. She and her new husband had never been to Le Grenoulille so the were very excited. We ALL had a throughly delightful evening. The food, service and ambience were top notch , but the best part was the ability to dine & converse at a calm pace while enjoying incredible fare. Where else can you get perfectly prepared frogs legs for the asking? Magnifique!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent and the atmosphere is classic. Service is too-notch.
  13. KB

    KjestineB

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Pre-pandemic my husband and I always dined at La Grenouille the evening before boarding the QM2 for a holiday cruise. We always found it a joyful experience due to the excellence and good humor of the staff. The food was and remains consistently good. However, the restaurant has become joyless- the staff workmanlike. Also, despite having made a reservation a month in advance, we were first seated on the third floor (Siberia) next to the piano, which was quite loud. We were less than pleased and so eventually the proprietor-gracelessly - found us a table in the front room, clearly conveying the attitude that he was doing us an enormous and unwarranted favor. This had been one of our favorite restaurants. Sadly, we will not return. What a disappointment.
  14. JF

    JustFolks

    New York Area

    158 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Grenouillle remains one of the truly great restaurants in New York -- a captivating experience in every possible respect. Bravo!!
  15. H

    Helene

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    High expectations not quite met. Very beautiful, elegant, everything it should be. But… some small issues, some not small… at the bar a “regular” asked where the “cheese puffs were” and the bartender said (loudly) you have to pay for them now! I was kind of surprised as a few customers lamented that they used to get special almonds and cheese puffs with their drinks. (Supply chain issues with the almonds apparently). It seems like the restaurant could have come up with something for their devoted clientele. Since we were not regulars, we are seated at a non desirable table. The service started out ok, but did not reach the level it should have reached for a $195 price fixed meal. Our waiter was never around. And even getting the bill took 10 minutes. The owner (?) came to the table next to us and greeted the people, then went to the table on the other side of us, and we did not get a hello. The food was good (clams over salted which I mentioned but no response) but not as exceptional as I remember in the past. There were a number of other small things that bothered, and I do not want to be petty as I know this is not an easy time for this restaurant like others. But with a final bill with tax and tip of over $350 per person, they need to up their game.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from entrance to exit amazing staff
  17. AL

    AnnLynn6381

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful way to kickoff Christmas week! The upbeat and super professional staff was outstanding matched only by the exceptional cuisine! And the live music just made the evening that much more special’
  18. TC

    TC1996

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give La Grenouille 100 stars I would. I'm not sure I've ever had better service anywhere around the globe. And the food? OMG, incredible. We had the warm lobster medallion salad, chilled foie gras terrine, grilled seafood medley and filet mignon Rossini foie gras -- all perfect! Cocktails were also amazing, freshly muddled with high-end organic ingredients, and the soufflé was as good as La Lorraine in Paris. If you're looking for a place to have a very special dinner, this is it!
  19. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall an amazing dinner. The food was delicious (best oysters of my life) and the service was above and beyond. The atmosphere was equally great. Would recommend to anyone looking for an amazing meal!
  20. NR

    NancyR

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant with amazing food and service. My favorite restaurant! I just wish the owner would not sing!!! His singing ruins the experience. Best to go early and finish dining before he starts singing.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always. My mothers favorite restaurant in the 70’s and still would be today. Christmas decor gorgeous. And addition of the musical program by an Edith Piaf sound alike was very special.
  22. S

    Scott

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most important institutions in NYC fine dining and a treasure for the world to enjoy ... always a sublime experience and complete privilege to experience
  23. SM

    StephenM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    service lacks professionalism---best for regulars--poor for infrequent guests. Food is over priced, considering the quality. Atmosphere and the flowers are a special treat.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  25. A

    Anniversarydinner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful dinner experience. Roger was spectacular and the piano player Bob was sublime. We will be back soon
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. It was a super fun dinner my filet mignon, medium rare was not the best. And with tip it was over $500 for two people without alcohol but if money is no object, this was a great dinner and evening.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great people which starts with the owner. Very welcoming, friendly and polite. Love the live music.
  28. CK

    CathyK

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in the city. From the ambiance to the service, food and beverage selections, I am always pleased and satisfied. Physically the restaurant is beautiful, and their team approach to making sure detail is handled beautifully is appreciated. I opted for the three course prix fix menu. Enjoyed a delightful lobster salad, Dover Sole entree and Floating Island for dessert. All delicious and beautifully presented. I was there solo for this visit, and enjoyed every moment.
  29. MD

    MichaelD

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant and dining experience. The owner came over and gave us a history of his family restaurant. Food was exceptional start to finish. This great atmosphere is not found in many restaurants anymore. Wonderfully classy and upscale. A jacket is required but the owner was nice enough to loan me one. We wish more places held onto this tradition. Highly recommend.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner in NYC, impeccable service and perfect date night. Jazz was so fun.
  31. CP

    ChristopheP

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since 1962 La Grenouille has been the place to go for a romantic dinner, excellent food, great service managed by the always efficient Jean Pierre, and lovely welcome of owner and also singer Philip Masson. The lights are also very flattering and the flowers always beautiful. C'est toujours un plaisir de fréquenter La Grenouille, de profiter de son excellente cuisine dans un décor magnifique superbement éclairé et fleuri ainsi que du service très professionnel, et de l'accueil charmant de Philippe Masson qui chante également avec talent les grands standards Américains.
  32. JK

    JK1234

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is absolutely beautiful. The staff is amazing. The perfect place for a special occasion or even to pop in and sit at the bar for a drink. Food was delicious. I can't recommend it enough. Will be back many, many more times!
  33. j

    johnk

    Western NC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredibly wonderful meal and service. We had such an enjoyable time. So glad that it is there -a special place.
  34. JC

    JCVazquez

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The dinner was overpriced. I would not recommend this restaurant.
  35. m

    maoatthanksgiving

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I was dismayed when we were seated way up on the third level, like we were the unwelcome relatives. It was early, lot’s of open tables. Once I asked to be relocated to the first floor, we had a very lovely evening, good food, service and ambiance
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved service and band - only negative pate was not up to par
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true fine dining experience!
  39. SN

    SusanN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I think it was better the last time we were there 4/5 years ago... my daughter was sick in the night
  40. d

    dellsguy

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoy the finest of dining experiences at La Grenouille. Elegant ambiance, superb service and wonderful food. The staff is simply the best.

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 4.7 stars by 3551 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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 Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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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