La Goulue

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
563 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
French
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Need to book at 7:00 PM?

Other great restaurants with availability.
View all
What 563 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s definitely worth it,
Food and service were great.

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine list outstanding

MJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was poor. The maître d hotel was arrogant and unpleasant, he forgot to bring us a glass of wine. The food was cold Very expensive for a service which was far below expectations. A place to avoid

AL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

IT WAS A BUSINESS LUNCH. The only issue was the noise level. Everything else was superb!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They got the order wrong and were rude about it. Never go there.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabuleux !

Report
LI
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely French Bistro. They were so inviting for our large group of 10 and we didn't want to leave!

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Gracious welcome by the maitre’d and seated promptly. Our meals were delicious. The atmosphere was ruined by the “club” music playing in the background. It was inappropriate and loud. As it became more crowded yes heard staff finally saying turn it down. The service started out attentive but stumbled after that. We were left with the big wine book on a small table and no one came back to ask if we’d like to order a bottle. After flagging the waiter down, I asked of a bottle describing what we like he advised that it wouldn’t be as cool bodied as we might like. I then asked if there was something else in that price range and the reaction was so dismissive that I nearly told to take the wine least and go. From perusing the wine list I noted there were other choices in that price range. He ultimately recommended a wine that was $40 more and it was fine. I really did not appreciate the attitude.

HS
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

there are so many fabulous restaurants in NYC. This is not one of them. It came highly recommended to me but did not at all live up to its standard. So disappointed and I come from a city of top notch food. Charleston,SC. Don't do it!! Look around and go elsewhere. I won't return for a second experience.
Was twice as embarrassing because I had a client with me. Otherwise I would have complained to management.

C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The re-born La Goulue is an improved version of the original....a neighborhood restaurant with the charm and finesse of the best in New York.

Hassan’s attention to details makes the package !

p
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite French restaurant in nyc!!!

Report
B
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a family dinner - a group of 12. A lovely evening and a big thank you to the staff!

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coq au vin was outstanding! They were out of the wine by glass I ordered which was disappointing but every si for other thing was great!

DR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would like if the chef could make 2 versions of the cheese soufflé. One with the truffles and one without. So many folks cannot eat truffles but we all love the soufflé.

j
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

good food, 2nd time there in a week. had to ask for water x2, no excuse for that as it wasnt that busy.
table next to us also had to ask for water. will try another french restaurant. had to get up & ask waiter to bring my glass of wine .

N
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food pacing was so fast it was like dining on a NY sidewalk. The food was delicious. When we commented to the manager on the fast pace of the service he was diffident and surly. So next time Le Bilboquet.

SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Gréât service

Report
OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good buzz and excellent service. Every table was booked. Host and management were very attentive. One of our party is a vegetarian and had no problem.

DO
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service is not quite as professional as you might hope. Arrived to an empty restaurant and had to flag someone down to place a drink order. There seemed to be at least three people who would show up to take care of the table but none knew what had just transpired with another server just prior. Servers tend to cluster at the station or the bar to visit with each other when they would do better to tend patrons.

I love the space and think the food is good, I hope the service smooths out and they have a long run.

MW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my first visit here. The food was very good; the service was exceptional. The ambience really is of a relaxed, small French bistro. I highly recommend La Goulue.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French restaurant in NYC!

l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, delicious! Loved the tuna tartar, steak and souffle.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The service was pretty slow but the food was excellent.

N
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Authentic French Bistro atmosphere! Excellent service, good food and you feel like you are in Paris.

M
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place is beautiful historic and fun . Food is good Soufflés are the special treat. Very professional staff

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can eat here everyday . Love it

LF
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, intimate, classic French bistro with amazing food. Will definitely be back!

OT
Monaco
43 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was excellent except the waitress, who was SLOW. Our order was taken 20 minutes after we were seated, and after another table, whose guests arrived after we did, had ordered from her. We didn’t order our dessert until we had been there for 1 1/2 hours. Too long at lunch. Otherwise, though, no complaints at all.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best soups!!! Love this place

E
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond expectations

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Classic old school French bistro.

LT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious 4-coarse lunch at La Goulou and would happily go back any time. The ambiance and service matched the high quality of the food, and the location is perfect if you happen to be on the UES in NYC.

MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful! It was like taking a trip to Paris without the airfare.

t
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a very happy client

ST
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food keeps deteriorating. Snails had no butter. Tornedos was tasteless. Quality of food needs to be addressed.

T
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited La Goulue several times, the food is always excellent and the daily specials offer an interesting variety.
Recently I had delicious agnolotti and a very fresh tartar of tuna. My husband loved his Loup de Mer with moroccan spices and a smoked duck appetizer. La Tarte Tatin was excellent too.
Good selection of wines in all price range. The Sancerre and the Chateauneuf are our favorites.
The noise level is medium, but you are able to have a conversation.

W
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in town. Great food, service and place to be......

c
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience! I can’t decide if the food bested the wine or vice versa! If you can-go Friday night for the Dover Sole! Delish!

AW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food really good. Enjoyed the experience.