La Grenouille

4.8
3398 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Due to limited capacity reservations are required. For parties of 4 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.

A garden of visual and epicurean marvels, La Grenouille serves Dinner, Wednesday 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: lagrenouille.private.parties@gmail.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 3398 people are saying
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vipDDDM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, La Grenouille had incredible food, great service, beautiful flowers. Now they also have music and it made it the best experience of my year!

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vipwestonmom
New England
106 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Standard fare. My dinner was warm and I sent it back. When it was returned they neglected to add the sauces to make it palatable. The best thing about the dinner were the people seated around us. We won’t go back

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vipBowie
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely decor. Less packed in than Pre Covid
Onion soup and frog legs very tasty but could have been served warmer
Attentive service without being overbearing.
Good wine list but too high a markup

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Jowelp
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and loved the special attention for a birthday celebration!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baja California
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first meal in NY City for our vacation with my sister, we came to celebrate my birthday with my sister.
The food was delicious, and the restaurant is beautiful!
The desert was definitely the best I had all weekend!

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vipBBeth
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The most beautiful restaurant in NYC. Old fashioned in a good way and a treat to enjoy the ambiance and food.

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vipEdWardH
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience and can’t wait to return. I always miss the flowers when I’m not there.

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vipCathy
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Ambiance and service were amazing! For the price, food was disappointing. Prices for beverages were outrageous from my perspective ($25 for a vodka and tonic). Definitely save your pennies and visit on a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and Jazz show

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vipphillyjersey78
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food and service were average. Be sure to request a seat on the first floor where all of the ambiance and character along with live music is. Sitting on the top floor was disappointing and completely changed the flavor of the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere. The soufflé is second to none.

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vipAllysonF
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Birthday dinner. Food ok. Very mature crowd. Jazz singer is cringe worthy. Beautiful flowers

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Bossypants
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grenouille has remained consistently terrific since my 1st visit in the 80’s. The food, the ambience, the romantic environment—even the new jazz (on certain nights) is superb!

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CathyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful in every way. We were warmly greeted by the owner who graciously allowed us to choose the location of our table. Superb food prepared and served in a traditional manner rarely seen in recent years. The profusion of beautifully arranged fresh flowers is unlike anything you will see in any other restaurant. I do not live in New York so I will not be able to eat here often but it will certainly be my first choice for fine dining whenever I return to the city.

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Bluewater777
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening! Chocolate soufflé best ever. Truly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We were ripped off. We ordered three appetizers, two mains, and a dessert, plus drinks. Food was supposed to be around $220. The waiter instead assumed we wanted two prix fixe meals, plus two desserts, plus an extra appetizer. The cost was almost $200 more than what we ordered for what amounted to a few chips, nuts, and cookies. We assumed these were complimentary. We were also charged $20 for bottled water we didn't order. The total was over $600, when we were expecting closer to $400. This leaves a bad taste in my mouth about this whole city.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The soufflé was to die for!

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CarlaS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely room and a respite from the cacophony of the city. Food was wonderful. Service was great.

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vipGerard
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite New York restaurant for lunch or dinner for any time or for any occasion.

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vipDenby
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the outdoor dining gazebo- inspired room. It was a lovely night, the servers were very attentive and the menu, though not as elaborate as the original one, provided many wonderful choices. I would recommend this whole-heartedly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service that made us have a truly magical evening. Felt like a story book - we will never forget this night!

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Melusine
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, a little pricey but good.
The service was excellent.
The restaurant is a little old fashioned and outdated, as you can tell with the age of the clientele.
There were two musicians that were quite good but then the owner decided to sing and that was a little cheesy.

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Elle
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An elegant sublime dining experience.

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MeganO
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Online there is a four square menu that suggests a pre-fixe menu that is $39 for the early birds. When we arrived at 4:45 we were given the evening menue where pre-dice is $151. A big difference!! I inquired about the early menu and was given that but told they’ve never had a pre-fixe price for it. I informed our Captain (who we really liked) that there is mid information online. He said that wasn’t his job, he would notify management. He never got back to us about it. The whole thing was very awkward and so we just bit the bullet and got the $151 meal. Though service and ambiance was incredible, the food was not very flavorful, the chicken was dry, the bread items seemed stale, and the quality of taste was no where near worth the cost. It was a special occasion and they did a lot to make it special (sang happy birthday in French) but it felt very overpriced and sadly misleading.

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JamesS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at La Grenouille, my date had suggested it and I was all for a new place to try! This lovely space, adorned with flowers in every corner, was simply charming! To my absolute delight, there was a band and singer! They were incredibly good and that just added to the ambiance ☺️.
And then the food! Oh my was I happy! Every dish done to perfection, hard to not try everything on the menu (specials too)… Cannot say enough about the soufflé selection, we landed on the pistachio soufflé and it was superb!
Just can’t wait to return for more!!

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vipTimmmyk
New York Area
271 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Welcomed warmly on arrival. Safety protocols deftly engaged. Our Captain Roger was superb. Service was extraordinary. Atmosphere, décor, music, drinks and suggested menu choices made an exquisite experience. The Pistachio Souffle was sublime.

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DmitriA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very festive and friendly atmosphere of old world french culinary masterpieces

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vipDrbrent
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall I enjoyed my birthday at La Grenouille. I’d gone because it was a favorite of my grandfather’s. I ordered the sole and was told they were out. It was still relatively early in the evening. I understand, certain popular dishes sell out. However, after we’d been served and were almost finished, a nearby table was served sole. This was long after I placed my order. I’m not overly upset but I did find it very odd.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and wine were overpriced and chicken was dry as a bone. But foie gras was exceptional. The dining room was gorgeous and lavish and the staff and owner personable. Lovely live band, which was a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience from start to finish. La Grenouille nails every detail — we can’t wait to come back!

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Zurich75
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! Delicious cuisine, outstanding service, gorgeous decor and very cozy atmosphere!

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TimR
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food quality

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vipCVPVD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our finest meal and most fun evening out since March 2, 2020. Firing on all cylinders. Room was full; classics like fois gras terrine and griiled Dover sole executed perfectly. Souffles earned their reputation. Owner Phillippe - constant attentive presence beginning with arrival greeting and lending panache to the new practice of live entertainment. Outstanding in every way and worth every penny. There is not a more glamorous dining room in the city—the flowers dazzle, while the lighting flatters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new entertainment!

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Anniversarydinner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another wonderful dinner at “the Frog”. We can’t wait to come back for another soufflé.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great evening. From the minute you walk in and smell fresh flowers to the luxurious velvet banquettes to the character of the servers and host staff to the amazing food - then the live jazz show- GREAT GREAT GREAT. thank you all for your hospitality and spirit of NYC.

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vipLizzy
Los Angeles
207 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters are very attentive ! The owner entertainer was awesome , he greet his guests table to table snd sing to them ! The ambiance was so beautiful a great place for a date, anniversary, birthdays and special occasions !! The food are great but the service is impeccable !!

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SpoorthiP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had my birthday dinner at La Grenouille. I am a vegetarian and there aren't many (or even few) options to pick from. Even the bread was dry. Having said that, I would recommend this place for the ambience, service and drinks.

It is an expensive restaurant and it is known for being pricey, so it is unfair to comment / complain about it. So let me warn you, it is pricey, expect to pay $200 per head.

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Ovi36
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and very romantic environment. The food was to die for, will be going here again for my aniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beutoful 1st time experience. Service was top notch. Would return again for sure.

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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 3398 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.