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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

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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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91% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (34)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants in NYC! Great service, great food, great time!!!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Our first visit here-- we were impressed with the service and the food. We'd certainly come again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 7 days ago

Elegant dining. Sometimes a little too rushed. Great ambiance, including fresh flowers and dress code.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined 7 days ago

Incredible. The space is beautiful, fresh flowers on every table. The food was divine. Highly recommend the souffle!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Beautiful as always with impeccable yet friendly service. A magic place for lunch during the holidays. Sadly my quenelles were warm not hot but didn't bother to send the dish back.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Beautiful setting, great service, and very good French food, but not as exceptional as it used to be, nor as exceptional as some of it's competition. Also, very expensive, and at these prices the food should be better.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wow; happy

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

An establishment worthy of its reputation. We go every year for lunch in December and each year is as good as the next. Comb your hair, polish your shoes, and enjoy old world service with a modern panache at this institution.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Phenomenal experience yet again. La Grenouille is one of the most beautifully decorated restaurants we have ever been to. Floral arrangements are incredible and fragrant from the moment you enter. Service is on point, efficient but not pushy. Make sure to take care of the captain! Taittinger is house champagne which we loved.
I appreciated that while the meal moved along quickly they did not rush us after dessert to clear the table. We were able to enjoy our after dinner drinks in peace... this was very nice.
Steak Tartare was fresh and delicious, artichoke carpaccio also very light and elegant. Braised oxtail with parsnip puree and dover sole both classic and very nicely done. My personal favorite was the Caramel Soufflé for dessert, amazing flavor and texture... I will dream about it until next time. A bit expensive for everything, but considering the décor, flowers, service and overall experience it is worth it. We will be back again. Thanks La Grenouille!

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My wife and I try to eat here each year around Christmas. She always loves the flowers and the other décor of the restaurant. The food is very good but the competition in NYC is great, and I'm afraid there is better elsewhere. The service is great and it's always great to see the familiar friendly faces. The fixed priced dinner seems overpriced. Tipping is confusing as I'm really not sure who the captain and waiter were during our meal. $600 is a lot of money for two people to have dinner. Finally, I was also confused by the reservation availability. They only had early slots on opentable, but the restaurant was only partially full and we were there well past 8pm. We love the tradition but we'll likely be back for lunch as that is the better value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always the best
The stalk, the food, the flowers, the best Resturaunt anywhere.
Please never change, you are the best

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My favorite restaurant in NYC. Was disappointed that the large flower displays were not fresh as this adds so much to the atmosphere. Table was tough this time because the waiters kept bumping me getting to the table in the corner. Will always go back but not the experience I’ve come to expect from this fine place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Continues to be a classic, exquisite dinning place. However, a US$175 price tag for a three course meal is not warranted.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Friendly staff, great French cuisine, not off putting at all

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent food perfectly served in a beautiful restaurant. Won't find any better.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Unsurpassed attention to customer and delicious menu items.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always a special experience! No other like it in NYC!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with all real flowers. The moment you walk in, the aroma of roses and flowers charm you instantly. The food is good, not at a Michelin level, but good enough for a special occasion, like an anniversary. Ironically or not, their best dish is the dessert - souffle, the best in NYC. The texture and taste are unmatched, as I have sampled quite many French restaurants. Overall, the ambiance and flowers are what bring me back here every year for our anniversary. Must-see place for romance!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is by far one of our favorite restaurants in New York !
Incredibly romantic room, exquisite French dining with impeccable service.
The soufflé is the peace de resistance , Grand mariner is amazing .
We love this place andtry to come at least once a year !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

great attentive and prompt service. excellent meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Beautiful place but very expensive The flowers and fire place upstairs were beautiful. The service was fantastic. Food was delicious. Especially the desserts

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Given the name of this restaurant, it was somewhat frustrating that frog legs were not an option on the pre-theater menu. We did not want to order the prix fixe menu as it is simply too much food for us to enjoy. After some discussion with the captain, we were finally able to order the frog legs a la carte. The tiny frog legs presented at La Grenouille are the best we have had anywhere in the world.

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

Impeccable service, excellent food, marvelous and elegant ambiance. Great place for classic French food, great for celebrations and special occasions. Flowers were gorgeous all around.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Outstanding service food and ambiance. One of the treasures of New York City.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

One of my favorite French restaurant in NY. Delicious food, good atmosphere and the best service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

New Lunch menu has eliminated numerous better choices. Sad to see. Most expensive wine list in nyc. Less value than in past. Good food. Beautiful dining room.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

It was a fantastic meal!!!! The frog leg is really good! It is quiet but not that quiet. So it is a comfortable place for people who don't like noises but want to chat.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

The staff, ambiance and service was outstanding. The food was an experience that we will remember always as the best. Our experience for lunch helped to make this special occasion very special.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service was amazingly personal. It was obvious that they really wanted us to have a good time and enjoy the wonderful food and ambience. Great for people watching. Tables are very close together and we enjoyed getting to know the couples on both sides. But, don't need to engage with others unless you want to.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It is all that it is meant to be. Need I say anything more?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The last bastion of haute cuisine in the city.
Tres chic, tres Cher, tres Jolie.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The sole was cooked perfectly. This place has beautiful ambience and flower arrangements. It is a little pricey but the soufflé was the best part. Loved it! Nice French experience, I would not come here unless it’s a special occasion due to the price. Dinner for three was over $600.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Unparalleled enjoyment in a traditional setting. Fresh flowers, pampered service and excellent food make this restaurant unique. The perfect departure for diners who want a reprieve from the sleek and edgy.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I believe this restaurant is way overpriced. I came here for dinner with my granddaughters, we were six, and we were told we had to take a fixed menu which is 176 $, they don't serve a la carte. . If you add a price of three dishes included to the fixed menu, it'l never come to 176 $. However, the service is nice, the flowers are the best in the city, the souffle is gorgeous.
Unfortunately we were very disappointed with this experience .
We do not plan to return.

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

My first ever visit, reserved the pre theater seating, was in/out in 90 minutes, very satisfying experience, hope to return.

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

absolutely spectacular in every way - cannot wait for our next dining experience there

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

My wife and I love dining here for our special occasions and date nights.
Food is delicious and presentation is amazing! Looking forward to another amazing evening.
Highly recommend it!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I was really disappointed in this restaurant. I fully understood it was not a cheap date, but expected to get a higher level of service. The waiter was very unhelpful in deciding on the evenings choices, almost like we were putting him out with every question we had..

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

Have been here many times before and once again everything was spectacular. It is wonderful to enjoy a perfectly prepared meal served by staff who is trained to know every minute detail about every item on their menu and perfect wines to pair with them. The Dover sole with mustard sauce is exquisite. Two of guests had the specials for the evening and couldn't stop raving about them. The ambiance is old fashioned elegance with magnificent flowers.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very refined atmosphere and wonderful personal service. Food was outstanding as always.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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