La Grenouille

4.8
3343 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Due to limited capacity reservations are required. For parties of 5 or more, please call us for a reservation 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 3343 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding atmosphere

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John
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grenouille is a masterful display of haute cuisine and dinning production. Phillipe personally arranges the extravagant flower displays and ensures that every diner has a memorable and personal experience. I was even accommodated a personal favor to take home a rose for my date as a keepsake.

In addition to the truly delicious food, where every bite is heavenly, the service is a full-on display of French tradition. You are paying for a delightfully entertaining service, in addition to the world-class food, and it is well worth it.

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NightOut
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience, we were invited to dine in the 2nd floor and it being more private and quaint at first felt strange yet the Roger (Captain) made us feel at home… btw simply ask for suggestions and recommendations don’t need to play a connoisseur let them guide you and You enjoy your dining experience…. Wife and I truly enjoyed the experience….

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crystal
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

restaurant was beautiful, staff was attentive, food was up to expectations. recommended.

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vipSparky
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

BJ
vipBJDC
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Went to hear Felix Le Merle play guitar — along with his talented band members. Also to have a nice dinner. The food was not up to its former standards, the man singing with the band is an embarrassing joke, the restaurant needs a huge capital infusion because it’s beginning to look seedy — all for $520 for the two of us. Stay away. Go to Majorelle instead.

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PECT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great food, great service, and great music.

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vipguest
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IMHO, this is the best high end French restaurant in the city. Our meal was remarkable in every respect—food, service, ambiance and, yes, the very high price. But it was well worth it.

JS
vipJohnS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

They were just reopening so we expected things to be a bit Rocky and it was, however the room looked great, the maitre’d was fun and we had a lovely evening

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vipCityCasualVisitor
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every detail! Excellent wine list at fair prices.

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vipDiscriminating
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical!! Romantic setting, stunning floral arrangements, professional and attentive service, fabulous jazz combo, excellent food. A 10 all around!!!

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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
103 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
9 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.

JA
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
New York Area
15 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
18 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
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine and we felt so welcome

RM
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
9 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
9 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.

MJ
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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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 4.8 stars by 3343 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.