La Grenouille

4.6
3338 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Due to limited capacity reservations are required. Please call us for reservations at 1-212-752-1495.

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 Dinner, Tuesday through Saturday. A spectacular three tiered skylight room with grand fireplace is available for private parties. All menus have been designed by Philippe Masson. Our bar and upstairs fireplace room are 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3338 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made the reservation and received a confirmation. The day before the reservation I received another confirmation. I arrived at the restaurant and it was CLOSED. So there I was with my companion in the cold and no where to dine. Very bad. I can't recommend food, ambience or service since I never had access to the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It is closed. Shouldn’t be on open table

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vipAndrew
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ummm... It kind of didn't happen, because the restaurant was closed when we arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THEY WERE CLOSED

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation through opentable. Restaurant said it was open on both opentable and google, but when we showed up for our reservation it was closed

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Ursula
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grenouille is a New York icon and offers the full luxury dining experience. The service is impeccable - you will know exactly why they won the James Beard Award. The lush interior and impromptu musical performances transport you to another world, especially in these strange times. And it's ripe for people-watching if that's your thing. I recommend the soufflés, the dover sole, and the whitefish quenelles, but it's hard to see how you could go wrong at this place. Every bite encapsulates the exquisite subtlety of French cuisine. The Crémant d'Alsace rosé is also lovely.

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tkyrunner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent as ever. Felt very safe eating outside but the decor was, as expected, not a nice as it is inside. Street noise was surprisingly not bad considering we ate early at 5pm.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor decor was awesome. The music and lights added the special feeling that meant you did not notice NYC street. The food was delicious and service perfect.

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vipNYCouple
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our 33rd Anniversary here for a Friday lunch. We enjoyed butternut soup, split pea soup, cheese soufflé, and lemon soufflé and passion fruit soufflé. All were swoon-worthy! Our reservations were for outside dining (they did have heat lamps). But since it was a cold and wet day and there were several available tables inside, they offered us an inside table. We did dress accordingly (sportcoats for men), just in case we ended up inside.

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Jack
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always handled elegantly.

The addition of live music gives me a flashback to "Rainbow & Stars" nite club.

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Christopher
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is everything you would expect a top tier French restaurant in NYC to be. The staff and food is exceptional .

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MillyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was extraordinary, and the new live music they have was a great surprise. The service is wonderful as always, I'm so glad this wonderful restaurant, my personal favourite in NYC, is still thriving, hopefully for many, many years to come.

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vip123FeJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love ❤️ the food & the service. Superb restaurant as usual.

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vipJenniferA
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner outside. Particularly enjoyed the guitar music. Food was delicious and service impeccable as always. Such a treat!

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vipGlenn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grenouille managed to recreate its buoyant atmosphere outside on the streets of New York and offered one of the best dining experiences my wife and I have had amid the Covid-19 restrictions. It was a delightful surprise to be entertained by proprietor Philippe Masson, who assembled a trio of recent Juilliard graduates to accompany him as he sang jazzy tunes in English and French.

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vipJohnD
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I had always wanted to try the quenelles and they did not disappoint. Light and moist. Dover sole was excellent too, especially the mustard sauce. The jazz combo and maitre d' singing French chansons were a nice surprise and made us forget the current world situation and reminded us of our love for New York City...at least for the evening.

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BrianK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Some of my lower ratings, like ambience, were due to required outdoor seating.

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BELLEsPenseesavecSassy
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! The food was very delicious and divine. Sitting outside due to COVID-19 will make any patio location a bit noisy no fault of theirs. The wine I was served La Sirène de Giscours Margaux is one my fav so I’m happy they have it! Thank you for the smiles, the service and great food!
Fine dining at its finest.

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vipKarinA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

What a let down. We went to celebrate a special birthday and expecting an elegant dinner. Many of the entries we ordered we actually not very good at all. I had the lobster ravioli and they were tasteless and quite small. My husband ordered the filet which was average or as he described, “like an airplane filet”. But the most shocking was that our 12 year old son ordered a lemonade and the waiter served him a “french lemonade” as he called it which had alcohol in it! This was no error. When my son took a sip and asked the waiter if contained alcohol the waiter said “just a little bit, it’s fine”. We thought he was joking until we took a sip. Who does that!?!?

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viptheatrfoodie
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Loved supporting this legend during this period. Order the cheese soufflé. Dreaming of the future with frogs legs and roses.

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vipJOB525
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job in the current circumstances

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vippk41
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoyed dining there!

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vipRogerM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in the world. There used to be many great spots, now there is just La Grenouille. Go there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in my life! The food was absolutely exquisite from the smoked salmon, crab and caviar blini to the trio of seafood (which we had Dover Sole added to at extra cost) to the excellent soufflé at the end. This was definitely a splurge but we also had cocktails, a beautiful bottle of wine and dessert drinks so we didn’t expect it to be a cheap night out.
I’ve been to La Grenouille a couple of times before and it is consistently excellent!

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vipMichaelM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had an AMAZING experience there. The service was great, the owner was very friendly. The food was incredible, ill be back soon

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vipSlim1117
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrating my sister’s retirement. Excellent meal with great wine selection. The chocolate soufflé for dessert was awesome! The Dover sole is a must for the main entree. Given the current conditions the staff did a wonderful job making the experience a night to remember.

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ronsreview
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday. Having been there before we knew how wonderful the food was. It was even better than we remembered. Without a doubt one of the finest restaurants in Manhattan

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vipdiner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine and we felt so welcome

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vipRogerM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noel Coward said that when he died, he didn't want to go to Heaven, he wanted to go to Claridges. When I die, I want to go to La Grenouille. After 40 years, it's still my favorite place on earth to spend the evening. Good luck to all my friends there! Roger

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vipSharonW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top in their game and one of our most iconic restaurants. Thank you for being as gracious and welcoming during such a difficult time.

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vipMentom
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grenouille is my all time favorite restaurant where my husband and I have spent many anniversaries and birthdays. It has beautiful ambience, lighting and floral arrangements, and it’s staff and of course dining experience is beyond compare.

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vipANH1983
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grenouille lived up to everything I had ever heard about it. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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vipShep
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very consistent over the years! Great for special occasion but it’s NYC so it’s expensive but worth every penny. Service, presentation, staff everything is impeccable.

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MonteJ
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Prettiest restaurant I have ever been to. The chocolate soufflé was simply heavenly.

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marsha
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to eat at La Grenouille when visiting New York. This visit was no exception. It is a favorite of mine!

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vipCarolW
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and had the most enjoyably lunch. Bertrand was wonderful as always!
oysters, crab, cheese soufflé, lobster ravioli, chicken pot pie and...crepe flambé for dessert! Could not have asked for more. Can’t wait to return.

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Johnny
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way.
Among the best dining experiences in New York City and in the world.
The Dover Sole is beyond imagination. The room is beautiful. The service is impeccable.

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lorenzo
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Grande Dame of restaurants is still going strong. Lunch is a good deal at $83 even if there is a supplement for frogs legs, their namesake dish. They also charge a supplement for Dover Sole but it is a large one and cooked to perfection.
The highlight of the meal was a captain's recommendation of a Pistachio Souffle. He said it was his favorite but they also had another 10 or so to choose from. You can see why they have been around for 59 years.

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Ctkathy1
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a special lunch for my birthday. We both had three courses. Husband had French onion soup followed by Dover Sole and a hazelnut souffle. Everything he had was reportedly wonderful. I had the pate duo, the fish with boulliabase sauce followed by a caramel souffle. My pate serving was quite small, although it is rich. The fish---scallop, shrimp, salmon and sea bass was good but the shrimp was a bit overcooked as was the salmon. The scallop was perfect. I wish I knew their secret to their wonderful souffles!

Ambiance was wonderful with soaring arrangements of forced spring flowering branches and abundant fresh flowers on every table along with table lamps with flattering light. Service is friendly but not overly familiar---just gracious. We can't wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest dining experiences I’ve had!

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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 4.6 stars by 3338 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.