La Grenouille

4.7
3416 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

Experiences

  • 2021 New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration

    $551.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Join us celebrating a year to forget in “Grande Dame” Grenouille style with a sumptuous 5-course premium menu, live jazz performance, serenades by the Buster Frog Quartet with party favors and open champagne bar during and after our midnight countdown in both our main dining and upstairs Saint-Exupéry Fireplace Room. Price per person is $551, which includes a five course Gala menu prepared by Philippe Masson, which includes Caviar, Smoked Salmon, Lobster, Sole, Soufflé’s and more. Not included in the price of $551 are liquor, wine and other beverages, 8.875% sales tax and 20% gratuity. Email lagrenouille.private.parties@gmail.com or call 212 752 1495 to secure your reservation!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3416 people are saying
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vipMarcW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is our 2nd time at La Grenouille and it was quite disappointing. We were put on the top floor in the back where you can't see the beautiful holiday decor. Reservation was booked almost 2 months ago so there was no excuse for this. There was a piano player, which was nice. Sat for at least 10 minutes until we got a menu. We had called ahead to confirm it was A La Carte and they confirmed. When we got there, the menu stated that there was a MINIMUM of $151 per person for A La Carte. For a 3 course meal that basically meant you needed to order the most expensive item in each category to meet the minimum. Definitely felt taken advantage of. Why bother having prices and calling it A La Carte if the minimum requires all the most expensive items? Wait staff was friendly, food was very good. But for $450 for a couple, including tip, the experience was not worth the cost. And they also billed my credit card $100 each person to keep the reservation 2 days ago...... and then billed us for the entire meal anyway. Now we have to call the restaurant and maybe our credit card company. They need to get their act together.

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vipDRPIII
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bastion of elegance

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vipEdP1
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service not very attentive and food was not equal to price. I do not mind paying for excellent food and service but this restaurant offered neither. It’s too bad , we still need fine dining but it is fading away

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vipBill
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb!
Brought back memories!
Will do it again, for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are few Manhattan restaurants that deliver this level of service, beautiful dining with traditional dining values that hold such high standards. I had a ver6y memorable birthday lunch, it touches all the senses from the fine food to stunning flowers and wonderful staff. A classic & fine place for special occasions.

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ErinR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Extremely overpriced for what you receive. Terribly overcooked Beef Bourginone. The lobster ravioli was fair; the filling was good, the pasta was poor and fell apart upon touch. You are going to be close to fellow diners in this restaurant - real close - like family close. The waitstaff is mostly competent and nice - some pretentious folks upfront, but once you are past them, it is OK. The appetizers - clams - were OK - nothing special. The pea soup - a house speciality - was OK as well. Again, nothing special. Overall, with a location in close proximity to shopping and Times Square, this restaurant comes off as a tourist trap; mediocre food at outrageous prices. There is fabulous French food in NYC - there are a plethora of better places to spend the kind of money La Grenouille charges.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Cozy, fun, extremely attentive staff. It felt like a small town community in a big city.

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vipRemi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely divine!!! The ambiance, the service and the food are of rare quality. What a fabulous evening. The floral arrangements are still breathtaking, and the frog legs are stupendous. The souffle was perfect, and were the crepes!!! Now the jazz was phenomenal, and Phillippe was sensational. A wonder from the old world, still is NYC. Something not to be missed.

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vipmaxd
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I revisited this NYC French classic yesterday with a friend. It is still lovely inside but I was disappointed with my food and at these prices it was pretty disappointing. My friend enjoyed her meal much more.

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Patron
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Not what we were expecting. Service was very pleasant but worth noting there was not a single person of color dining in the restaurant besides my partner, which was jarring and a first for us in a city as diverse as NYC. Could very well be coincidence, and I want to reiterate that all servers were perfectly pleasant throughout the evening, but he did not feel at ease and felt that he was not their targeted patron. The food was fine but it was extremely overpriced - we wanted to have a very nice date night but did not expect to pay $70 for an entree that was a very small amount of lobster and four pieces of noodle. Very beautiful restaurant, though the seating set up was odd in that you had to physically move the heavy tables to get out of your side-by-side seating. Thus, we had to flag down waiter to get up to use the bathroom and disturb all the patrons by yanking out a heavy table. Dining area was very beautiful but old school / a bit dated. All in all, we felt it was not a good use of money and not a place we would ever dine again or recommend to others, but this could well be a matter of preference in a fine dining experience rather than a specific knock on the restaurant.

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Svetlana
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Overpriced , overpriced, soufflé was not good, drinks overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Don’t hesitate to go. It’s worth it, because the food is truly amazing. Puts you right in Paris! Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was lovely but I feel at this price point, it should be perfect and it just wasn’t. When I say perfect, I mean waiters placing food down at the same time and if you ask for lime with your sparkling water, they don’t forget.

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vipMichelleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun and delicious spot! The ambiance is incredible. The staff delightful. Really enjoyed the live music. And the chocolate soufflé!

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vipRichardS
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's so good to come home to classic yet contemporary dining! A soufflé-- main course or sweet--is a must here. As are the frogs legs....Bien sure! On top of that, the whole team at La Grenouille delivers a welcome and wonderful experience. Remercier!

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viprealtyrob
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st class all the way!!! WOW what a great experience. Dinner was superb, the room is beautiful and very romantic, everyone was dressed to the nines (men be sure to wear a jacket and you will feel most comfortable with a tie, ladies dress to impress). Lots of famous people were there and the place was packed. Not an open seat on a Wednesday night. Be sure to get reservations. For great apps we suggest the figs with prosciutto which is sliced thicker than in other joints and makes it taste great, also loved the artichoke heart carpaccio (thinly sliced and yummy) with poached qual eggs. that is a great taste combo. Also love the smoked salmon blini with caviar which was delicate and flavorful. For the main courses you cannot go wrong with the HUGE soufflés'. We had the mushroom which was really good and filling even though it was as light as a cloud. She had the lobster Raviolis with the Bruere Blanc sauce which is a light white sauce full of flavors. For dessert you cannot go wrong with any of the soufflés. We had both the pistachio and the grand Marnier and both was super good. We also had the Crepes Flamed Orange medallions with Grand Marnier which were very good. We did not take any food photos because it was a bit too high class for me to be schlepping photos at the table, but I wish I had so you could see how pretty each dish looked. This place pays attention to the details and that is why it has been one of the city's best restaurants for nearly 60 years. This is a winner with 2 thumbs way up.

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Olddude
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Classic menu served in old world style. A vanishing breed that needs to be experienced if you consider yourself to be well-rounded. A favorite for me for over 30 years.

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vipRuthM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfection

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vipFerSuarez
Atlanta
81 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little overpriced, food is good but not for that price. The place is nice but tables are cramped you end up talking with your neighbors.

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JohanneV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic restaurant! Try the soufflés - they are quite lovely!

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vipHWeil
New York Area
973 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, as always. Only one complaint: Drinks ordered before dinner didn’t arrive until after our first course arrived.

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AnnaJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance. Prices are high but food is delicious and maître d'hôte is wonderful. Staff is welcoming, helpful and nice. Would go back for a special occasion. Great people watching too. Too bad the music comes on so late

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vipDavidL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not on their game. Artichoke appetizer lacked dressing and polish. Soufflé main course very heavy and rich. At top dollar the food has to be great, not good.

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TheDoctor
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a fabulous dining experience!

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vipEliR
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A simply beautiful location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience from the ambiance, the music, the beauty of the place and the food. Everything was perfect, and the soufflé remains iconic and exquisite! Congratulations for keeping alive such an iconic restaurant in Manhattan.

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GeorgeM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Elegant and romantic ambiance, yet delightfully energetic! Perfect for a special occasion or just a romantic night out. The live music is a wonderful touch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is just perfect.

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ArnoldA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Congratulations on restoring to New York the most romantic restaurant in the U.S. Fantastic ambience and service. Excellent food. Outstanding guitar, drums, bass, and two singers to give an add-on bonus of a jazz club along with the meal. Can't wait to return. Welcome back. A. Andersen

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vipCoco
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you miss Paris too much, come here. The abundance of fresh flowers and the outstanding services make it an ideal place for date, a special occasion or a business meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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vipPleased
Greensboro
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Still a wonderful place to dine. Jazz combo with vocalist was terrific

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the most beautiful place we’ve ever had a meal ❤️

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viprealtyrob
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SOME OF THE BEST FOOD WE HAVE EVER HAD IN TOWN. MUST WEAR A COAT IF YOU ARE A MAN AND I SUGGEST YOU WILL BE MOST COMFORTABLE WITH A TIE AS WELL. MUST HAVE SOUFFLES FOR BOTH DINNER AND DESSERT. THEY ARE A HUGE WOW!!!

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vipDDDM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
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
108 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baja California
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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 on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 3416 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.