La Goulue

4.5
375 reviews
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Having first opened in 1973, La Goulue's authentic Parisian bistro decor has continuously charmed restaurant and food lovers worldwide. La Goulue offers a true European atmosphere on the Upper East side's most prestigious neighborhood.
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p
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

we love it here. it is somewhat expensive and the ambiance is adequate but the service is amazing and we always enjoy our meals!

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DC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Entrees were excellent. Crepe Suzette dessert, weak. Was pre made, not fresh. Sort of disappointing. Expect more from an authentic French restaurant. Having said this, been going to La Goulue since I was a child and will continue to frequent due to sentiment and quality food.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Good experience overall
The crowd is to old even for a posh ues restaurant

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SF
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a long and well-worth-it wait for the re-opening. Food was tremendous and service was outstanding.

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N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food in a Parisian atmosphere with service to match. Our second visit. Will be back.

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GD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Expected house cut and fried French fries- frozen fries.

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SC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Waiters seemed too busy though restaurant was not full, to finally ask us if we wanted a drink, then bring us a menu & then give us a dessert menu. Everything was a long wait . We used to be regulars at the old La Goulue on Madison, we will not be regular here. We ordered a duck dish which was dry. At those prices we expect attentive service.

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JS
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It is the perfect bistrot all around
Great team from years ago,

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always come here when visiting New York- atmosphere and food is authentic to bistros in Paris- love it!

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p
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been to The old location several times; first in The new adrees; love The place and The Food; sunday menú are very good; drinks Where excelent . I just hope next time they dont send me to siberia!

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT FROM THE AMBIENCE TO THE SERVICE, TO THE FOOD. CAN'T WAIT TO EAT THERE AGAIN.

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W
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant for it’s harm,it’s staff and it’s food....I don’t need anything else

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J
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great and fun! It’s a happening restaurant.

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PB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Pleasant environment and easy to talk. Quiche was good but not great - not hot when served.

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CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did not disappoint! Just like it was many years ago. Wait staff is very friendly and helpful. Food was like I remembered

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C
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place, was full, nice people. Good service, good ambiance.
They have bull shot cocktail, that is not usually in place o even at bars in nyc. We had white asparagus, they were delicious. A steak bernaise, sauce was really good, meat was a little hard. Wine list very good. For dessert we had a créeme brûlée, excellent.
We will go again, because we will like to try another things on the menu.

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DO
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch - very much a French Bistro with a nice selection of choices on menu and a good wine list. Charming room - reasonably small and intimate. Service was attentive, though they need to train their staff not to visit with each other at the station. Have not been to the restaurant since it originally opened in the 1970's in a brownstone on the east side. The restaurant gained great success for some years and was too busy to be enjoyable. Had a good trip down memory lane.

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WC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved the staff. Excellent service. Smoked salmon was amazing. Only issue, Potato leek soup lacked flavor. Wines were superb. Will be back over and over again.

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DC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambience, the food and the service!

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The desserts were mediocre, but the main problem was the manager. It was a very cold day and I asked him if he would phone for a taxi to take my niece to La Guardia. He said he would do so. He did NOT phone, and the waiter told me that they never did. We stood on the street in the cold, waiting for a cab. Lying to customers is not a good practice, in my opinion.

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CK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service at La Goulue was superb ! I had the Salade Nicoise and my freind had the scallops special...both dee lish !

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c
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Best french bistro I've been to in ages; GREAT brussels sprouts and fab scallops

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Boise
190 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Chicken, fish and especially friendly, attentive, professional service with no haughtiness. Our new favorite Manhattan French restaurant.

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p
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Food, Ambiance, Service, Location. One of favorites and will always recommend!

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N
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A truly lovely experience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy Felt as though we were dining on the left bank.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to dine at La Goulue. Wonderful food, excellent service, pleasant ambiance. My wife and I choose to celebrate important occasions at La Goulue - we know that we'll always have a memorable time there.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Over priced and not tasty

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SC
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Goulue delivered on every expectation. It was a special birthday celebration. We were seated as soon as we arrived at a very comfortable, and "quiet," table. Cocktails -- Manhattan the "new" La Goulue may be even better! Best Dover Sole I've ever eaten. All of our choices -- and all of the extras -- did not disappoint. Welcome back!

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite spot. Consistently great service, ambiance and food.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, incredible service and outstanding food. It’s always a pleasure to dine there.

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AT
Austin
38 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A nice surprise! In a city where French Bistros have become almost as common as pretzel carts this place stands apart. A solid menu with flawless ingredients, preparation and presentation complimented by excellent waitstaff. Along with a great wine list and sommelier made for a memorable evening.

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W
New Orleans
73 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A New York institution reborn! Beautfiul space that captures all the character of the original location. A must when you are in New York...

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OT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

No soufflé on Sunday!!!!

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d
Miami
75 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LUCKY US to have La Goulue only 2 blocks away. I love their tuna tartare and Dale loves their onion soup. I love their sole meuniere. Dale has really liked everything she's had there. The restaurant is gorgeous and although it's busy, there's no problem hearing each other. Great restaurant run by really nice people.

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very mediocre meal. The Dover sole was relatively tasteless and came without sauce or other embellishments, which might have helped. The truffle fries seemed to be lacking truffles. Overall, meh.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I live out of town and when I visit the city I look forward to having a fun lunch with
friends or family. We had a great time. So glad the new La Goulue refreshes my
memories.

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l
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff very accommodating.

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was awesome but seating is right on top of one another makes whole affair less than intimate for date night.

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N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful restaurant: food is fabulous, the wine list is excellent, the service is impeccable and the ambiance is lively but not too loud.

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