Le Coq Rico

4.6
1075 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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 Westermann’s celebrated terrines are available, and the famous Giblets Platter inspired from his "oldest brother" located in Montmartre, Paris.
Le Coq Rico New York is Antoine Westermann’s - a three-star Michelin chef - 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, French, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Monday to Friday
Lunch 12am-2.30pm
Dinner 5pm-11pm

Saturday & Sunday
Brunch 11am-3pm
Dinner 5pm-11pm

Walk-in : Open Kitchen Bar
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Phone number
(212) 267-7426
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Antoine Westermann & Guillaume Ginther
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Cross street
Park Av/ 20th St
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Parking details
Nearest Parking Facilities: 21st Street b/w Broadway & Park Avenue South
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Public transit
4, 5, 6, N, R or L to 14th Street Union Square or 6 to 23rd Street at Park Avenue
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Entertainment
Show Kitchen, Bites at the Bar, Cocktail Bar, Chef's Table, Table on trendy street view
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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food
4.5
service
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The chicken main course dishes are top notch. Appetizers are just OK. Desserts are awful. L'Ile Flottante has a cream anglaise sauce that is much too heavy and sweet and a meringue that is much too light and totally tasteless; this dessert would never be served this way anywhere in France, where I've eaten it on countless occasions in a wide variety of restaurants and bistros. If the idea is to make this dessert overly sweet to accommodate American tastes, the chef has badly misjudged American tastes.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service, and food quality.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Food was very good and plentiful. The staff was courteous and also had a sense of humor.

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2.0Dined on August 10, 2018

service is good. but all the food I got: 1 whole egg, half piece of chicken wing, half piece of chicken leg. u can get a whole chicken is Costco about $6.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Always great. We tried the restaurant week menu this time, which was superb.

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2.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Unfortunately my restaurant week version of the stuffed chicken was cold throughout. Was surprised that the stuffing was offal, it was pretty unpalatable cold.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Le Coq Rico offered a terrific Restaurant Week value. Drink menu was creative, the chicken, well, you go there for chicken. So it’s as good as you would want. Service was attentive. The food could have been hotter and the wine, colder. They ran out of my desired ice cream flavor and substituted another without checking with me. They were very nice about exchanging it to one I preferred. I would go there with a group to get the whole chicken. If you think chicken is “just” chicken, then let Le Coq Rico prove you wrong.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

When we are just the two of us, we love sitting at the bar...it's quieter than the dining room, where it's easier to talk to the rest of the party.

The staff- GM, somm, servers are all wonderful!

And, you cannot beat the poulet-frites anywhere!

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Le Coq Rico's chicken is justly celebrated. Had a satisfying Restaurant Week lunch. Owner/manager? is everywhere, constantly seeing to a guest's every need. How often is that these days? The only thing ever present is the malignant Trump.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

The Coq au vin very good. The floating Island is the BEST!’ Decor nice and comfortable

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Unfortunately the coq au Vin chicken breast was dry and a bit tough. The appetizer and dessert were excellent, service unobtrusive and excellent.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Lunch was very tasty and filling. My chicken dish was a little overcooked, which surprised me. Still, a very pleasant lunch and I hope to return for dinner.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

One of the best meals of my life. If you like poultry eat here.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

yes, chicken is good quality and tasty. thou pricey

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Chicken is great! Quiet neat and chic place for fine dining. Nice service

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Best NY RESTAURANT WEEK EXPERIENCE!
Good looking and tasty food!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Just exquisite - everything was delicious and flavorful. Service was exceptional. Will be back religiously!

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I made our reservation as it was promoted as participating in restaurant week. When we arrived and asked for the restaurant week menu, they told us that they were not offering the menu on Sat night. No place on Open Table or in the NY Times listing did it say, not valid on Sat night. Disappointing. Food was good. Service was good but we were all disappointed.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Had the restaurant week menu: pea and mint soup, stuffed chicken, and the floating island. Everything was tasty, but nothing other than the chicken was super memorable. The chicken is very juicy and flavorful and I liked the fava beans. But two gnocchi? Why bother? My boyfriend had the non-stuffed chicken and even ate the skin, which he never does. I’d be curious to try one of the whole birds that they’re known for.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Excellent service and food. Not rushed at all.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The atmosphere is good and food is awesome. Don’t have time

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

loved it !!!!!!!!! Service was phenomenal and the food was even better. The menu is not complex but still artfully prepared. The Ambience was also very nice, not loud and was conducive to great conversation over the meal.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

A great restaurant! Fabulous!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Very good food. Tasty and well priced

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

We felt truly welcomed from the moment we stepped into Le Coq Rico. The staff could not have been any kinder or more knowledgeable about the food and its providence, and Chef Guillaume went above & beyond with each dish & the obvious care that went into its preparation. I didn't know chicken could be this amazing! We cannot wait to return - this visit was lunch (restaurant week), next time will be for dinner.
Thank you, Chef!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

My favorite restaurant week meal so far. Everything was well prepared and tasty. Service was excellent. The chicken served here are the most humanely raised birds you can find in the city. The flavor is remarkable, and you can eat well knowing that your meat didn't live in miserable conditions at some factory farm eating a diet of processed grain pellets. Highly recommended.

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2.0Dined on July 31, 2018

To begin: gracious hostess and management working the room but the waitress rushed us--and was sour-- (how many table turnovers do they aim for in a night?). The only really good food were the pea soup and the bread. The chicken dishes were so-so. Both the cocktails and wine were also good. Once was enough.
(And: salty, salty, salty!)

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Wonderful experience; wine list could be a bit cheaper, but the staff is engaging and knowledgeable, and the food is GREAT!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

I enjoy returning to Le Coq Rico for many reasons. The staff is very hospitable, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The menu changes with the season and with the intent of introducing new ideas. I am never disappointed. A bit of Paris in NYC.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

I would rather eat chicken there than anywhere else in America. Their chicken conveys flavor that I didn't know was possible in America.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

delicious food, great value on restaurant week but chairs are small and very uncomfortable for a person of considerable size.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Good food.but not amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Love the decoration and food was great, service could improve a bit more.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great service and poultry

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The din overcame the dinner... Food and service were outstanding.
The noise level from other patrons was awful. Sadly, the patrons have not been
taught to behave in public. It is a shame as the food served was truly a treat
and the servers were first rate. The noise level was unhealthy...
I'm not sure whose responsibility it is to ask diners to quiet down but everyone I know
complains about the noise.

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Terrible service, awesome food. 15 minutes to have someone initiate contact for water and drinks. Server charged us double for a full bird and refused to credit $50 (there were two of us and he charged us for four). Our bill with $100 tip would still have been $550 after the credit. We were not being cheap, they were disrespectful and condescending. They should be embarrassed and that server fired.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

A warm and friendly restaurant with great service. At one point, i was wondering if i am in New York City. Ordered a glass of Rose which came flat (one that lost its acidity & vibrancy), i mentioned it to the garcon and he looked puzzled. But he did change my wine and i was pleased with it. The ile flottante is good ( one of the best i'd eaten in the city) and would actually be much better it it has not refrigerated.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Was looking for something a little different and the fowl theme met that. Food and service were both very good, and was an enjoyable experience all around.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

We had the restaurant week menu. Good value & great food. We sat at the chef's bar and spoke often with the two you French chefs. Very pleasant guys. Cocktails were very creative and flavorful.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

This is a very special place. The cuisine, wines, service and ambiance are flawless.

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