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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

La Grenouille Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.1

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (77)
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Notable Wine List (34)
Great for Lunch (29)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Cozy (19)
People Watching (18)
Business Meals (13)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (8)
Comfort Food (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Hot Spot (5)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2012

Beautiful restaurant and a very romantic evening. The oxtail was a bit dry and my duck was a little tough...but flavor was very good. All in all it was a beautiful evening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2012

The staff at La Grenouille was the most professional I have ever witnessed. The food was impeccable and the service for our pre-theater dinner was out of this world. The table setting, the flowers, basically the ambiance of the restaurant contributes to a very special evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2012

Attentive and friendly staff, Superb food, a wonderful and memorable experience. The main dining room is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2012

Service and decor are exceptional, and the food is great, too.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2012

Everything about La Grenouille exceeded expectations food, service and atmosphere.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 19, 2012

One of the most beautiful restaurants in New York. Classic French food perfectly prepared and perfectly served. Wonderful wines available by the glass.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2012

Excellent food, wonderful, old fashion service,sounder,wounderful ambience. Excellent experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2012

A CLASSIC!!! always a real pleasure

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2012

Espectacular food.
Perfect service
Very elegant and romantic setting

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2012

Enjoyed a splendid anniversary dinner at La Grenouille. We were promptly seated amidst the charming dining room and famed flowers.
Our waiter and servers were attentive, gracious, and kind. We ordered from the prix-fixe theatre menu and had a delightful three course meal with wine pairings. The desserts were sumptuous; my wife particularly enjoyed La Tourte Chaude au Chocolat.
Merci Beaucoup!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 3, 2012

everything was perfect, BUT I HAD A VERY BAD EXPERIENCE BECAUSE AT THE TABLE NEXT TO ME THE SEATED A FAMILY WITH A NEWBORN BABY THAT WAS CRYING. I WAS 10 PM. I THINK THIS KIND OF RESTAURANTS SHOULD'NT ALLOW KIDS YOUNGER THAN 8 TO ENTER THE RESTAURANT AT NIGHT

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 31, 2012

The food was wonderful, the service very attentive, the restaurant beautiful and very romantic. A truly European restaurant and thoroughly pure French. We enjoyed the pre-theatre menu and were out in plenty of time to walk to the theatre for our show.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Has a classy uptown feel with abundant fresh flower arrangements amid art and accoutrements with an antique feel. You might be in the dining room in an upscale Paris townhouse. Menu is French classic and well-prepared but sadly boring Service was impeccable and friendly. Fellow diners appeared to be Manhattan hoi poloi. We enjoyed ourselves, but the cuisine was not worth the very steep

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Classic French cuisine, perfectly executed and artfully served, all in a cloud of sumptuous flowers. Like dining in heaven.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Always a great experience when dining at La Grenouille!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2012

It is one of the best in New York. I would definitely go back there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2012

Extremely good service and very good food to a decent price.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2012

Considering the rave reviews online, our meal did not live up to expectations. Gnocchi was deep fried? Main course ( pike) bland. Dessert lovely.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2012

I really expected more from this pricy high end NY restaurant. The food could have been a lot fresher. Coming from the Napa Valley in California makes it hard to compare since the food is so good there. I would not expect much more than a wonderful atmosphere when attending this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2012

La Grenouille is consistently excellent. From the moment you sit down till the moment you walk out the door, it is an unparalled experience. This is truly our favorite restaurant for so many reasons, but you MUST experience it yourself to understand how special it is.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2012

Old school French at it's best. Loved the duck confit and the quenelles. My one peeve! Can we revamp the wine list and have a few bottles under the $50 mark? That would be more in tune with the times.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2012

A last real great French restaurant in New York.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 23, 2012

Great ambiance and wonderful service. Food was very good. Very pricey but knew that when making the reservation. Great for a special night out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2012

What a joy it is to dine at La Grenouille! The gracious greeting as you arrive sets the tone for a perfectly enchanting experience. Delicious -- and beautiful -- food is served in an impeccable manner by a very professional staff. This is truly one of our favorite restaurants in NYC -- and in the world.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on March 23, 2012

The best of the classic french places. I only wish they were open in August when I spend 2 weeks gourmet dining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 22, 2012

My favorite restaurant-such a special place!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2012

One of the GREAT New York experiences-- to be savored on every level. Elegant, discrete, glamorous, the way I always remembered it.
A thrill to return after many years to find ONE place in New York that has kept its standards-- Visually stunning, the world-famous flowers
were handsomely on display, a feast in themselves. Our captain gave us a special table as we were celebrating the retirement of one of the city's top executives. We were treated like royalty, my french tolerated, and our soufflés were memorable.
Thank You, La Grenouille for living up to your excellence-- A special word to our waiter who was kindness itself.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 20, 2012

As all the reviews said, extremely French in a good way. Food was excellent but the service was a bit overbearing. Was forced into a 5:45 p.m. Time although I called several months in advance. Restaurant was virtually empty so there was nothing for a large staff to do. Food was wonderful in presentation and taste. Very large very French wine list with a variety of prices.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 20, 2012

The pea soup was great and the chocolate souffle made the lunch perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2012

La Grenouille will never disappoint. Quiet and elegant, this is the place to go while shopping or sightseeing anywhere near 5th Ave

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 15, 2012

Magnifique!!! Amazing & Superaltive in every way, including value. Ask for Frank the maître d'hôtel. He made our evening an even more beautiful experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2012

Remains one of the best in the city
Civilizeed,elegant,a few hours in France

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 13, 2012

Lovely room, fabulous flowers, attentive service and marvelous food. In addition, you can have a conversation (the noise level is modest) and the people watching is amazing. Who could ask for more?

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 9, 2012

Very expensive, but worth it occasionally

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2012

Celebrate your prosperity in a small palace of refined pleasures. As Old World as it gets in New York these days. I'll go out on a limb and say it's impossible to be disappointed here. (If you are, you're a lout.)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2012

My favorite restaurant in NYC. Without peer.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2012

Wow! This is now one of my favorites! It has the ambiance of Chanterelle, the service of the Carlyle, and the food of any of the top restaurants in New York or Paris! I thought at first that it might be too stuffy for me, but I can truly say that I totally enjoyed the experience. I can understand why other reviews were hesitant to say how great this place is for fear that it may get to be too popular! It is truly a hidden gem that I have now discovered and will frequent as often as possible. Its expensive, but worth it!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 3, 2012

Yes we loved our entire experience, a very special treat! The dining room is so beautiful, however the womens facilities need to be expanded desperately.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 3, 2012

This restaurant is as advertised. It is fine dining in a very traditional style. It reminded me of Le Pavillion and Perigord Parc (both long gone). Nothing innovative but solid. The service was overly attentive and a bit stiff. The ambiance was superb and it was interesting that in a totally filled restaurant there was not a single man without a tie. They do rate an "A" for effort but there are superior restaurants in Manhattan that are much more exciting and innovative. Dinner for two with one glass of wine was with tip a bit over $320.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 3, 2012

French food doesn't get any more authentic. The quenelle of pike is a signature dish. If you can eat upstairs grab it, a slice of a heavenly library. The flowers alone make this an event place, and the wait staff is ultra professional. I can't wait to go again, choosing lunch or early dinner to make this spot affordable.

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