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La Goulue New York

4.7
1064 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Having first opened in 1973, La Goulue authentic Parisian bistro decor has continuously charmed restaurant and food lovers worldwide. We offers a true European atmosphere on the Upper East Side most prestigious neighborhood.
Tables are available for 1 1/2 hour. Thank you
Starting August 16th we will kindly ask our guests to help us follow Metropolitan regulations regarding
COVID -19, proof of vaccination is required for all guests upon entry.
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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve

    $195.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Join us to say goodbye to 2021 and cheers to a brighter 2022 while enjoying our $195 Prix Fixe Menu per guest. (beverage, tax and gratuity not included). In accordance with NYC's vaccine mandate, we will require proof of vaccination upon arrival at the restaurant. All New Year's Eve reservations are pre-paid at time of booking and non-refundable after December 15th. We look forward to celebrating with you and your loved ones! The menu is posted on our web site www.lagouluerestaurant.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1064 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful! The food, decor, atmosphere and service… perfect!

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vipRichardS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Sat outside and not very pleasant

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vipMalena
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our second visit to La Goule - having visited them in 2019 for Thanks Giving lunch. Was not disappointed as the food was exceptional, very attentive staff and a fantastic vibe within this quality French bistro. One of our favourite restaurants in New York

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vipGary1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an excellent French brasserie. The lobster ravioli and bouillabaisse was amazing. Our sever was very friendly and attentive. It gets crowded, but the noise level wasn't bad.

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Ellie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family thanksgiving weekend in NY

SP
SusanP
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true French Bistro in Manhattan! The service and food exceptional.

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Green
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family ate at La Goulue for Thanksgiving dinner and had a wonderful experience. The restaurant offered three options for dining, including a traditional turkey dinner. The whole meal was wonderful. I was worried the traditional foods would be done in some overly fussy manner, but it was just what I had hoped - traditional foods done exceptionally well, right down to cranberry sauce. And those who had the steak option had great food, too. The French desserts done with Thanksgiving flair were some of the best I’ve ever tasted. The staff, who had been running all day, were nevertheless charming and engaged. We would love to eat there again.

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vipOaklander
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Rude hostess, small tables that could not easily accommodate diners or plates, and inedible Turkey. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Thanksgiving meal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday gathering with closest friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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vipGuhorta
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. My favorite French restaurant in NYC. High end food, top quality ingredients, nice crowd, superb service. Ask for Alejandro, he will make you feel welcome and always looking around your table.

DV
DenverVisitor
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Lovely food
Fully priced
Extremely unfortunate table assignment in middle of room made conversation inaudible

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vipDennis
Naples
68 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roast chicken special and the blanquette of veal were especially delicious. They also made a wonderful grand Mariner soufflé. This is a real neighborhood gem. Service, food and ambiance all excellent!

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vipMonica
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a fabulous lunch here today!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious fare!! A favorite spot in NYC!

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vipDiner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding French bistro style cusine, charmingly served. La Goulue is a wonderful experience.

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vipHighExpectations
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outside table for a Sunday lunch:
The food is always spot on and tremendous-
staff and hostess brimming with hospitality and professionalism-
this is one of our go-to’s - whether lunch or dinner.
It never disappoints.

WV
vipWestVillageFoodie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and outstanding service. Our table however, was not great as it was all the way to the back just before the private party room which was loud, and guests would intrude looking for the door of the private party, kind of annoying. No one from the staff apologized at all.

The food and the wine were great, will definitely go back but will be selective with the table I get

KB
vipKariB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating indoor dining and birthdays

NG
vipNancyGos
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with 7 people and they couldn’t be more accommodating- wonderful owners and staff. Food was excellent but the service itself is a reason to come back!

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vipLarry
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are perfect !

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vipSauveur
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returning to LaGoulue is a pleasant experience from A to Z every time we are back in town .

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AndrewP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding venue and meal. Thank you for hosting. -Andrew

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Christina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I've been a customer of La Goulue for many years and this is the worst experience I've ever had there. We showed up at 5:20 for a 5:15 reservation (when the restaurant opens at 5) and were made to wait for 10 minutes in the entrance (including elderly people and a baby in a stroller) while a staff meeting was going on. It would have taken minimal effort to have 1 or 2 people seat us and explain they would be there shortly but the hostess just stood there. During the meal we were asked repeatedly by different servers/managers if we wanted another glass of wine, entree, dessert - the staff needs to communicate among themselves better as I felt like I was being hustled at a lower quality restaurant and there was no one trying to take our table. When the manager asked us how our experience was when we left, I pointed out how frustrating it was to be wait to be seated during the meeting (again, for a restaurant that was already open and where someone else was dining already) and he just shrugged. There are many other excellent French restaurants in the area I would recommend over La Goulue due to its poor service/attitude.

CM
ChaineMember
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was so good we came back for a second time on our trip. Our server had the stereotypical French attitude which was a turn off since our first experience was so great, but the food is worth it.

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GailL
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch, great sushi, great ambiance.
Would have liked to see another soup with no creme or red sauce and
I missed the Salad Nicoise.
Love the ambiance, it is one of my very favorites!!!
Cant wait to go again!!!
Thank you.

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Topcat1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food - very nice atmosphere - good service - an excellent fine dining establishment!

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vipFilipB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Horrific place, price vs. value one of the worst I’ve ever been to and I travel and eat out a lot. Service dreadful. Server couldn’t be bothered to come by. Somehow you have a feeling everyone in there thinks they’re way better than you. Food was decent but portions are small and again, not like anyone bothers to check what you think. It was a special occasion for me and my wife and it was ruined. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, spend your hard-earned money elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from top to bottom

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vipBestExperience
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinning experience. Service was great from check-in, waiter and whole restaurant staff. We had the best service that was personable and friendly. Ambiance was cozy and romantic. Food was well presented and it was delicious.

I would recommend and will try again next time.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food3service1ambience3

i asked for candles for my moms birthday TWICE and they didn’t do it. service was horrible one of the waiters smelled bad.

CM
ChaineMember
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch would have loved to just sit and stay for dinner. Any wait to try the Palm Beach location in March.

PM
vipPMC1
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Not one of the service people acted like service was their job. Get you in and get you out was how we felt the whole time. No greetings or pleasantries. Noisy table in the back where people were constantly flying by. No real presence of safety after your ID and vaccination card are checked. Terrible experience and I couldn’t wait to leave.

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vipDuke
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff -

JC
JeanC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every way. Great food, ambiance, and service. Highly recommend.

NY
vipNYCenteroftheuniverse
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

While the soufflé and salad were very good, the bouillabaisse was not well prepared. The waitstaff is pleasant, but we felt rushed by the hostess. While our expectations were high, we were expecting a more pleasant experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, really nice and authentic.

FAQs

La Goulue New York does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Goulue New York also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 988-8169.

La Goulue New York is rated 4.7 stars by 1064 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.