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About La Grenouille

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.

3 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:15pm - 9:45pm and Monday evenings during December
Pre-Theater Special menu available
12:00-2:30pm & 5:00pm-6:15pm

Cross Street:
Between Fifth and Madison Avenue

Dress Code:
Jacket Required

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 752-1495

Website:
http://www.la-grenouille.com/

Executive Chef:
Jean Christophe Guiony

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.

Private Party Contact:
Molly : (212) 752-0652

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

“La Vie en Rose”Celebrating Valentine’s Day in a Love Light atmosphere of flowers, candles,
complimentary bottle of Tattinger Brut Cuvée Prestige, Amoretto surprise and an elaborate Four Course dinner. Limited Reservations Available. Please contact Armel, Pierre or Philippe.

La Grenouille Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.8

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4.8

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4.1

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (90)
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Cozy (25)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Exquisite decor, flowers and ambiance. Superb food and service. A Classic Gem in New York City.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

La Grenouille is one of our favorite restaurants in the world as well as being our favorite dining experience in Manhattan.

It’s traditional French but definitely not tired. The staff is sharp and the kitchen is always on point. We have never been disappointed here.

Looking forward to our next trip to La Grenouille

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Magnificent meal - food, service, ambiance and decor made for a near perfect dining experience.

The Dover sole is to die for.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was fantastic lobster salad, frog legs, Dover sole and chocolate soufflé’s service and atmosphere a total home run

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing dining experience! The ambience and service are sublime!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Restaurants like la Grenouille have unfortunately become increasingly rare. The food and service were excellent, the decor, beautiful and the ambiance overall is elegant yet welcoming. However, what sets La Grenouille apart is the ability to have a conversation without struggling to hear over the din from all the other diners' conversations. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Perhaps the last of the New York Grande Dame French Restaurants, it is, however, still a top choice for excellent food and service and worthy of its reputation. Grilled Dover sole was fabulous! Service was, of course, top notch as one would expect. Captain struck the right balance between welcoming and professional. This experience of great food and great service is, of course, what you pay the big bucks for. Will always go back, particularly for a special occasion. My only complaint (and very minor) is that I am not a big fan of the side-by-side seating that predominates their tables for 2 and 4. If you can, get a corner table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was truly a very beautiful and romantic restaurant, plus the food was excellent. The service was superb. The quality of this restaurant is very hard to find today. Loved every minute that we were there. Will definitely dine there the next time we are in New York City.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was my idea of dining out in old fashioned style. as I remember from my youth in Europe. It has never disappointed in any category---food, courtesy of staff, ambiance (although I prefer the flowers of a warmer season. We all felt as if we were in a dream world.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Transporting, this is a temple of fine dining and civility. Not stuffy, but the highest level of professionalism, gracious service in a stunning setting, and food that is delicious classic French with some lighter options.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Phenomenal experience from entrance to the last bite of dessert. Cannot recommend the place highly enough.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Maybe last of its kind.....
Food very good, the people and service just great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Was very disappointed with our time here. The waitstaff was rude and unwelcoming. The menu advertised was not the menu we were given. Food was mediocre and overpriced. Would not recommend this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We enjoyed an amazing dinner at La Grenouille. At Christmastime, we visit NYC to see Rockefeller Center and go to Handel's "Messiah" at Carnegie Hall. We always look for a special place to have dinner before the performance. After much searching, we settled on La Grenouille, and it could not have been a more perfect choice. We booked a 5:00 p.m. table and ordered from the pre-theater menu. At first we were handed the full prix-fix menu (which is much more expensive), but when we mentioned we wanted the pre-theater menu, they readily switched without a problem. The ambience of the dining room is incomparable. Beautiful lighting, colors, gorgeous flowers on the table - everything perfect. The service and attention to detail was superb - we felt like royalty. And the food was delicious. It was nice to have little extra tastes of cheese pastries arrive at the table, and sweets at the end of the meal. Hearing all of the French being spoken, and even getting to use a little of our own was a treat. We have never had a better dining experience - it was magical.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food and service were impeccable. The restaurant was very expensive, but worth it for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Special lunch with my Mother and best friend. A perfect gift to ourselves to relax and be treated royally. The food is both visually appealing and delectable. Too expensive for everyday but well worth it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always outstanding!!! Celebrating our 48th anniversary of the day we first met at lunch. Also the best frogs legs in NYC!!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Just what you would expect - high level service and excellent food.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent attwntion. For me one of te. Thge bsst

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful dining experience! Excellent food, fabulous ambiance, great service, so warm & welcoming. Fantastic from start to finish. We loved every minute & highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

La Grenouille is always wonderful, we have been going for many years. Its as if you bought a thousand dollar ticket to Paris and jetted back to a better time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Best French restaurant I've been to! The wait staff was so nice! Everything we tasted was delicious. Wish we had more time to do the full three-course meal. However, we had to leave for a show, so we went by the pre-theatre menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

A wonderful find and a pleasant experience if you enjoy French dining.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Le Grenouille is absolute perfection. The staff is attentive and professional. The food is divine. The attention to detail in every aspect is impressive, and the floral arrangements are gorgeous. From the moment you walk in the door you know you are in a very special place.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Owner is disrespectful, lacks compassion and just not a hospitable person. Rude! Is an understatement!

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 (Zacatecas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Incredibly disappointed to have very unmannered children seated next to our table.... they really should not to this. Ruined the dining experience.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Wanted fine dining for luncheon celebration of spouse’s birthday - a very special occasion. We were graciously welcomed and seated although we were 30 minutes early. Waiters and service staff were exceptional and attentive. We both had 3-cheese onion soup-deliciously delicate. Our entrees were as equally tasty. Our waiter recommended a French Chenin blanc which complimented our meal well. Finally, a classic dessert grand marnier soufflé baked to perfection. In addition to the service and food, the ambiance was perfect for the holidays. Our expectations were exceeded and we highly recommend this restaurant for fine dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Service & food was outstanding, even after we finished they didn’t try to rush us out. The staff was attentive. Great choice for a special occasion.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very prompt wait staff and captain. Very friendly and personable, also very nice bartender to chat with while our table was being prepared. Many people working in the restaurant but all seem to work smoothly in unison. Food quality is top notch. Had the prefix with the tuna grade sushi, filet mignon and waygu beef, finishing off with the pistachio soufflé... the soufflé is amaaaaaaazing!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Exorbitantly priced, but phenomenal meal and excellent service. Great pick for a very special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Live this special place. Choreographed service, delicious meals and intimate setting. Chocolate soufflé is the best!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Stellar in every respect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Wonderful!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very crowded entrance and virtually no chat room.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very disappointed. Way overpriced and food was just mediocre.
Would not recommend the restaurant.
Price fixe menu was only 3 courses including dessert and just okay

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This is the last of the elegant French restaurants in New York City.
The cruisine was authentic and the atmosphere had the feel of being in a fairy land.
The service was attentive. My husband and I could not have asked for a better dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I have been going to La Grenouille for years. (In fact I was married there) This was my first time back in quite some time and it was as flawless and delicious as ever. I can not recommend it enough.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

excellent food and service...restaurant looked beautiful for Holiday Season...highly recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Best Dover sole- great exoerience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I think this is one of the loveliest restaurants in NYC. All of the staff make you feel special and the ambiance is great. I highly recommend it for special occasions or business lunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, People Watching
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