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La Goulue New York

4.7
903 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
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 903 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, charming staff, and a wonderful evening!

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vipMonica
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Lobster Cobb was stunning, Asian Chicken salad was phenomenal. Lively atmosphere, attentive service, perfect in every way.

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marco
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not at this time : at a business meeting.
Mr & Mrs. Bello

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vipEMCchow
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding experience and lunch at La Goulue yesterday. The server and wine steward were exceptional. The owner/manager asked us how we were doing and if if we liked everything. The staff was attentive. It was one of our best dining experiences in a long time. We look forward to returning.

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FredM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brasserie in town. Food is the perfect reflection of French Brasserie cuisine. Don't hesitate. Run !!

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LarryP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful to be back in the City for lunch again. This is the perfect spot. Good social distancing and protective measures give La Goulue an peaceful respite from the day to day. Would highly recommend.

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VaiosK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Solid food - great appetizers, hearty mains and nice bar. Good environment to catch up with an old friend.

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vipAmeliaM
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food fantastic. Tried the sushi roll very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service was bad!!
Food great!
Over priced

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ChrisB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding French bistro-style food and excellent service. Never cheap hut always good value.

RG
vipRGLHP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating at LaGoulue. Excellent food and service

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Sergio
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice bistro, the food was good but not great. The price is OK

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vipMXS65
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr. Daoud went above and beyond to make our evening wonderful. The food is always amazing and service impeccable

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MMMMM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been to La Goulue in years and stumbled on it while walking one evening, so made a reservation for the following week, and so glad we did. The food was very good -- profiteroles, especially -- and the service was outstanding. I saw other commenters post about feeling rushed but I like prompt service. We sat indoors and I liked that the partitions dulled the noise just a bit. We'll be back.

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vipElizabethM
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem, we love every meal at La Goulue. Consistently a high standard!

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vipKate
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food was delicious, but the waitstaff was quite rude. My friend arrived before me and they showed her to her table. Shortly after I arrived, they were quite rude in telling her she had sat at the wrong table and might have to move. She was confused because she sat where they told her to? Five minutes later the host came back and said we were fine and in fact didn't have to move after all...

As many other diners have commented, about 30 seconds after ordering, our appetizer arrived. While half our appetizer was still there, our entrees arrived. The second our entrees were done the bill arrived. We had maybe 30 seconds and then the waiter came over to see if we were ready to pay. We were drinking and ordered expensive meals. It made no sense... it was not as if we were lingering past our stay, we barely even had time to eat.

That said, the food was delicious and this place is just pretentious.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderfully authentic French fare!!

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viprenan
Mexico City
50 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best french places in town, great food and service...wine list could have a few more options under $100

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal

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DianeF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Mr. Daoud for all your assistance!

JM
vipJMHDoc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster salad was excellent - perfect for an early Summer evening.

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vipLaurieL
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aside from having a delicious meal, it had started pouring around the time we were done with our dinner and ready to leave. Instead of rushing us out, the host offered us each a glass of champagne to ride out the storm. Exemplary service!

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BarryB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipShellyS38
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Sunday night was crowded and noisy. When we were seated we were rushed to order wine. No printed menu. Service was lackluster. Food was excellent and tasty. The dessert we ordered was not up to the standard we had experienced in another French restaurant.

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vipNewyorker
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is good and so is the wine list. Not sure why they include sushi rolls in a French restaurant, but they did look good and lots of people were ordering them.
Only complaints were that the music tends to be loud, so it's not intimate, it's noisy. Also, they don't encourage a leisurely meal. We sat down at 6:30 and after 3 courses we were already home by 8:30. I get it -- they want to turn the table over, and maybe the point of the loud music is to discourage lingering. Still, at this price point, I'd like to enjoy their cuisine with less noise and more leisure.

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vipEast63rd
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Waitstaff person twice made mistakes on our order. Served Tuna Tartar when Beef was ordered....brought two glasses of wine when only one ordered.
Maitre d' was not very accommodating as to preferred tables. We certainly did not feel as respected patrons....

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vipKappa
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I have booked a table here three times, every time we arrive they make us “wait” “5 to 10 minutes” when it is really 20 - this last time when the host told us 5 to 10 - I walked across the street to Nello

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vipJoeM
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that restaurant

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vipCFrost
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see LG back. High quality service and a much better improved menu exploring options outside of standard French bistro fare.

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elag
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food & drink….

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vipMarkT
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable as usual. Excellent cocktail, wine and dinner with efficient and friendly service on a busy Saturday night. Good to see the restaurant coming back to life.

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vipMPPL
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal last night. Look forward to returning in the very near future.

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BryceD
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and waiter service were excellent. But just after I paid the check, as we were getting ready to leave, the maitre d rushed us out, saying, “we need the table”. I had bought a $250 bottle of Champagne, and didn’t see anyone standing by, waiting for a table. It was an unpleasant end to what had been a lovely evening.

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viplovetodineout
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Whike the food is fairly decent and the music not terrible as it was some kind of acoustic guitar. We had some issues...the restaurant is really loud...people just running all over the place it’s a little unnerving. Also I ordered a soufflé and they told me they didn’t have any more and then the guy at the next table got one in five minutes when he ordered after me. . Left us with a bad taste in our mouths.

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vipdineout
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buzzy and fun with good food and service

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CatalinaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Fun atmosphere. Beautiful place. Service could be better. Attentive hosts.

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vipCidalise
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav spot for lunch in NYC. Hopefully the Cheese Soufflé will return soon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The service was painfully slow.

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vipBarney
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Still one of my favorite places in NYC. The back room feels very different with all the flowers gone...but I understand the reasons why. I will continue to visit and look for the return of the beautiful flowers within.

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 903 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.