Permanently Closed - Le Coq Rico

4.3
1403 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French
This restaurant is permanently closed. The Bistro of beautiful birds, the menu is all about poultry, whole to share cooked different ways, simple dishes flawlessly prepared, an entire section of the menu dedicated to eggs. Different types of celebrated terrines are available. -ode to the unique terroir of America expressed through the flavors of wild and heritage birds.

Le Coq Rico offers multiple seating areas, each of which, offer a unique style of dining. Our wine hall sits directly across from our wine tower, allowing one to peruse our library of both French and American wines chosen specifically to compliment the cuisine of our chef. We have our main dining room in the center of the restaurant. And, for those who would like a 'bird's eye view' of the kitchen, we offer our chef's counter.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.2
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EricB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What chicken should taste like! Great staff, great chefs, just a gem of a place!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Regrettably there was only one server for the whole dining room and while the front manager helped out the service was affected. The other issue was that some of the food came out cold. This was our first not so good experience having dined here before.

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vipKingman
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great host at the bar, he was super attentive. We had to wait for the Third Couple to arrive and the staff was very understanding. Food was very good, and service very good.

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kathleenr
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way
Food, presentation and service extraordinary
Truly some of the most tasty dishes ever!!!

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vipMeetstoeat
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food not as wonderful as my last visit a couple of years ago. But still tasty.

Servers were very attentive.

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SusanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I selected this restaurant because they serve ile flottante, my favorite dessert, but the rest of the meal was fantastic. Started with a great cocktail (tequilla), and split the roast duck with my friend. It was huge and made for wonderful leftovers. The sides were flavorful, as was the salad (which I usually find boring). The service was impeccable, everyone was very nice and the waiter carefully explained the menu. We went on a rainy Tuesday night and sadly the place was nearly empty. I plan to return and hope it's still there! It was that good!

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melcor
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Coq Rico served delicious chicken (the tastiest chicken that I've ever eaten). The service was wonderful as was the ambience! We sat at the counter overlooking the kitchen and enjoyed watching the chefs preparation of the food. We truly enjoyed the experience. The whole roast chicken was superb. The only downside was the price; $120. for the chicken dish.

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vipdebra
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went there on the first days with the new chef took over. The food was just OK not as as good as the previous chef. I don’t know if we will be coming back.

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Maryregina
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This dining experience was a real disappointment. I have been to Coq Rico several times but haven't been in for 6 months. They used to have several breeds of chicken to choose from, now there was one, the most common. Chicken was okay, not great. Celery root salad was soggy, it must have been made a few days prior. 3 bottles of wine I selected from the wine list were not available. The concept of the restaurant, poultry and game, seems to be loosing steam. Not as I remember from the early days of this restaurant.

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ElodieV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coq au vin was good as my grandma, it says everything !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Used to love this place. It's going downhill a bit.

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JMGallaudet
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

most expensive chicken dinner i ever had

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OmerM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Meh - overpriced, bad hallway seating setup. Cold evey time the door open. Drink mediocre at best.

Skip.

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vipFantastico
New England
85 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We have been to Coq Rico several times, and returned for Valentine's dinner. After 3 conversations in which the restaurant arranged to adjust the planned fixed menu for allergies, as we began our first courses, we were told that the main course would not be possible. We instead were served half of a rotisserie chicken, delicious, but not a festive, more expensive dinner for two. Wines, not the ones listed as included, were added, nearly doubling the cost of dinner. It was disappointing. We will returned for the very good roast chicken, but with less feeling of good will.

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viphungrykathy
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Go there!

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vipJackVent
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love it. Expensive but the food is absolutely delicious and presented beautifully. Service was excellent and the noise level isn’t bad. Best chicken for two I’ve ever had.

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vipbmbm
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Out of a choice for restaurant week!?
Soup was hot, but pasta and chicken both lukewarm. Very disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We like this little place. The food especially the chicken was so nice. We enjoyed the environment and service. Restaurant week menu was also affordable. Definitely will come back again.

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viptravelann
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Shared two outstanding appetizers, but the Main, Coq au Vin, was just okay. Restaurant Week menu was limited and not particularly interesting. Music was a bit loud for lunch.

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vipSixirt
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I ate from the menu on Restaurant week. The first course was good, the second mediocre. I don't know what the rest of the menu would be like but probably won't return to find out. Service, however, was very good.

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H963
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The vegetarian options tasted much better than the chicken / cornish hen, which is worrisome. Maybe quality is lower during restaurant week, as this place came highly recommended for their poultry. Dessert was excellent though.

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vipPicky
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

This is my 5th time at the restaurant and so far I was always VERY happy so I hope that this was a fluke.... restaurant week? We went for brunch. Two of us ordered of the menu and two ordered from the restaurant week menu. The chicken late was mediocre, my omelette was so salty I had to “dilute it” with the mushroom and spinach side. The omelette had a ton of tarragon which happens to be my least favorite herb and I wish it was mentioned in the description of the dish....Salad dressing was salty as well. The chicken burger was good, as was the cauliflower volutes. The biggest disappointment was the coq au vin..... it was dry - the sauce rescued it to some extent.....

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Crystal
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The chicken with rice is good. We tried during NYC restaurant week. But the waitress did not allow to change the seat. They recommended us to seat on the bar seat first, which I also do not like. Food is good.

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vipSanchoPanzaJr
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fantastic cocktails (try the Tarrag-Owl!).
Great prix fixe Restaurant Week lunch at $26/38. Quarter rock cornish and coq au vin perfect. Don’t miss L’ile Flottante. Love returning here.

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FrancesN
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! The beets appetizer and Rock Cornish quarter hen dish during restaurant week were delicious! Perfect texture, flavor, temperature, range and quality of ingredients and very nice presentation. Will be back again for their regular menu to try other items and chicken breeds.

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Sam18
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Missing the French flair and atmosphere. Otherwise the food and service is good.

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vipHWeil
New York Area
968 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had two delicious dishes. My wife had one that she didn't particularly enjoy -- a house specialty, coq au vin. I tasted it. she was right. I'm happy to return; she's willing. The restaurant was special when it opened. Seems much less so now.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group dinner

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AnaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, very good service, very fine cocktails

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aatc1
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

all in all pretty nice- not as good as i remember
service was good but rushed- still nice ambience
food was good not fabulous

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RyanB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Best chicken i've ever tasted. Too bad it was served with a salad that seemed like greens from a bag plucked down on the plate. The potato puree i ordered as an accompaniment was sublime. The foie gras terrine was delicious but did not live up to the hype by our server who claimed it was the best terrine in the country. The Ile flottante which someone named the best dessert in NYC, was nothing to write home about. The food and service was inconsistent but tasty overall.

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vipFoxtrot
Toledo
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Always amazing!

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Exceptional chicken main course, we had the quarter Brune Landaise each. Starters were ok. Lobster bisque was better than the devilled eggs which was a combination of strongly competing flavours: the marinated octopus salad and whole cumin seeds didn't really work together at all. Not enough devil in the eggs for our taste either. Next time I think we'd skip the starter and just have mains and save ourselves best part of 40 bucks. Loved sitting up at the kitchen counter to chat with the chefs though. Juan and Victor were great and really made the night for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is such a great, quiet and cozy place.

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vipeater
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Sadly, Le Coq Rico is not what it used to be. The food is not bad, but it is not up to the previous standards. The chef who founded the restaurant left the partnership a while back, and it took a while for things to go downhill.

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vipstephen
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was super delicious. I cannot wait to return and try some of the other poultry options. It was hard to choose. The starters were a nice mix, We shared three between two people.

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vipTonyaP
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality food. Chicken was amazing as well as all the sides.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and Service staff was very accommodating.

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vipstephanied
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My husband and I frequented Le Coq Rico on many occasions both alone and with friends when it was owned and operated by Westerman. It was always a lovely all around experience.
The moment we walked in I sensed something was different (not knowing it changed hands). The staff, the ambiance , menu etc. all has a distinctly different feel. And it wasn't a good one. We learned from one of the staff that it was under new ownership.
Sorry to say we will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to return to. Not your normal chicken dinner. Desserts are heavenly too.

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Permanently Closed - Le Coq Rico offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 267-7426.

Permanently Closed - Le Coq Rico is rated 4.3 stars by 1403 OpenTable diners.