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Amazing for any occasion!!!
Delicious food, very nice wine list and very accommodating and friendly service. It is a terrific neighborhood restaurant that is also great for special occasions.
The menu is old school French Bistro and the patrons are the people who enjoy it and are willing to pay for it. The food and wine list is excellent and the soufflé first dessert not to be missed.
Excellent attentive service all throughout the evening and a delicious dinner! Highly recommended
I love La Goulue. My place to go when I miss home.
Excellent food, service , just wionerful. I will return!!
This was a horrendously disappointing dinner. What a mismatch between expectation and experience!
First, the restaurant reneged on their participation in NYC Restaurant Week. I made the reservation off the Restaurant Week page on OpenTable, and was expecting a special menu; however, when I arrived, the host told me "the manager made a mistake" and they stopped honoring their commitment two days prior. No apology, no compensation for the bait-and-switch.
Second, the food was distinctly sub-par. I picked La Goulue because of its reputation and expected an exquisite French meal. What a disappointment! The onion soup had no discernible flavor, and I had to spit out pieces of onion skin. The Frites were limp. The Coq au Vin was three pieces of overcooked chicken under an unpleasant brownish covering; calling it a sauce would be a disservice to my memory of what that sumptuous dish could be. I opted not to get dessert after that disappointing a meal.
Third, the absurd prices. I understand we're in New York and this is a French restaurant; yet, to be charged $12 for a bottle of sparkling water? Really? And I practically had to beg for a second tiny piece of bread while waiting for a meal.
Finally, the atmosphere. The tables are so jam-packed together, it looks more like a communal diner in a developing country, not a sophisticated restaurant it passes itself as. Luckily, the place was mostly deserted - which should have given me a clue at 7 pm. And quiet as a crypt; the sparse clientele was frail and subdued.
Needless to say, I won't be back.
The food and service is always on point. I believe this place to be the best French food in the city! You always feel like family there. Highly recommend
Why do they sit everyone in the back of the restaurant?
I just LOVE this restaurant ! Consistently great service and great food !
Thoroughly enjoyed the meal I had at La Goulue this past weekend. Only issue and it was definitely a minor one, was that service was extremely slow and very uneven.
We went there for Restaurant week. The last time I visited a new restaurant for Restaurant week we had a fabulous experience. But this time they seemed very indifferent to us. The food was OK but rather boring. The service wasnt exactly bad, but they brought the main dish before ny friend had even finished her soup, and they never offered us a 2nd glass of wine or a coffee. It seemed like they were trying to rush us through until we had finished eating, but then we had to wait for 30 mins to get the check. I dont understand - isn't the point of Restaurant week to try to attract in new customers who would then come back, rather than putting them off?
Staff is the BEST! Food excellent and ambience is warm.
Great food, great space and a great environment.
Come with your mother, come with your wife or come with your girlfriend ... they’’ all love it.
Never fails to impress
I think the best French restaurant in NYC
And soon to be in palm beach...if you can’t get a reservation in NY it’s worth the flight to PB for the experience.
Special business lunchtime crowd
Space is pretty and makes you feel like you’re in Paris. Food is consistently good but not outstanding. Prices are high and waitstaff which has changed dramatically over the years are
Excellent as always
Very nice place and food is excellent. People are very nice.
Beautifully prepared food. Friendly and efficient staff. Authentic French bistro ambience.
Very fond of this place, in all its many iterations over the years.
Very nice place for french food. Great foie gras !
Love the restaurant and go frequently. But on this last visit ordered the escargot - one of my favorite item. They were disgusting, tough like eating gristle.
Just not very good
Really only fair and over priced for what you get. Duck breast dry . Ravioli appetizer great but three pieces only
We really enjoy French food and La Gouloue did not disappoint. The oysters were fresh and clean. I'm a traditionalist and had the steak frites prepared medium and it was served at perfect temperature. A Grand Marnier souffle was the perfect ending to a delicious meal.
It was a terrible experience ... the filet was grease and hard, the french potate was burned and finally the service was inefficient in spite of the fact that the restaurant was empty.
The food was quite good, but it was service/wait time that somewhat brought my rating for them down. We got there for our reservation and were told that our table would be ready in a couple minutes. We were escorted to the back room (no heat on in the winter) and asked to wait there. It took about 20 minutes before we were seated. From there, it then took another nearly 15 minutes before we were able to place a drink order. We had to ask for some bread for the table because it was 45 minutes past our reservation time and we were starving...we were given the ends of a roll.
The hosts/managers were quite nice in coming by and chatting with us (we didn't complain about the experience, so they were just doing this to be nice in general) and as I said the food was quite good. It was a bit loud but surprisingly less than you would think considering the front area of the restaurant is smaller. Perhaps we just had a bad night where they were understaffed and so tables were taking longer to get through their meals.
Great service food good-very good.
Ambience great - lovely luncheon.
This is my favorite restaurant. Everything about it is perfect.
I will preface this by saying the food is amazing! I’ve not had a bad meal here.
However, the service was sub par. We sat for at least 25 minutes, after being seated, waiting for a server to come take our drink order.
Delicious dinner with great service.
I’ll come back.
As good as ever! Nice to have them back. Excellent food and apppropriate value.
One of the best meals ever. Bay scallop appetizer superb. Prime rib excellent. Noise level not great for old deaf people.
Food very disappointing: octopus starter, halibut and branzino entrees woefully overcooked.
Wine list ridiculously expensive for simple brasserie fare
We absolutely love it-- again, it's like a neighborhood Club!!
The food was AMAZING and the service was excellent..... Hope to go back soon!
Went here for New Year's Eve. The food was delicious. My wife had the duck and it was the best we've ever had. The wine list was outstanding, but they were sorely lacking in price points under $150. It definitely could use more diversity. The service seemed a bit rushed and it seemed like they did not want us sitting around enjoying the evening.
Definitely a great date-night spot, however.
One of the best New Years Eve experience we have since living here
Like stepping back in time. And like being in Paris. Food is good, atmosphere is charming and service is excellent.