La Goulue Palm Beach

4.5
282 Reviews
$50 and over
French
La Goulue is a renowned gourmet restaurant in Palm Beach, serving exceptional cuisine within a beautiful and intimate setting.

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
What 282 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely experience.. felt like I was back in a cafe in Paris.

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LisaH
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous!! We all loved our meals! Bronzino was superb as well as the sea bass!

JD
JackD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good ------------------------------------------------------------

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was delicious

JA
vipJackA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

If it’s more about the people and place rather then the food you will love this restaurant. Dishes were very good but not outstanding as the price would have you believe. Service is efficient and attentive but the overall ambiance is just basic bistro. Things get loud especially if your seating is relegated to the bar area.

It’s Palm Beach and all you would expect in that but we have eaten in many other places far and wide in the world and there is better for sure. With my wife being French my guess is this will not make our list of favorites any time soon.

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Chuckmary
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were impeccable. Everything prepared to perfection.
Only complaint was that dessert not up to rest of meal. Crepes Suzette bland and unattractive.
Expensive but very satisfying meal.
Certainly I’ll return.

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vipSebastianS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the ambiance. Our waiter was excellent and we had a great experience.

JM
vipJohnM
New England
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diner. Food and wine were excellent! Service from the barman to our waiter, John F, was superb.

Very enjoyable evening. We will be back.

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vipradgolf
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, atmosphere & service.

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vipJonF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun!!! Great food and energy!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant.

CM
vipCtboyMom
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The prices might seem a bit high, however the value is there. The menu is inventive and fun. Our waiter, Stefan, was just terrific. The sea bass, tournedos, cheese soufflé were insane. Don't you all stampede there, leave a spot for us! Shout out to the back of the house, they are killing it, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Best treat for Mother’s Day

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vipSdwig
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Great place for authentic french food.

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ChrisH
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was Mother's day. They were not prepared. $500 later, food was really disappointing.

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JanetD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is way too loud for enjoyable conversation! This is a problem with many new installations, as all the surfaces are hard. They did try placing sound reducing material in the ceilings; but it needs a lot more!

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vipDavidP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal, this time for Mother’s Day.

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Jotessey
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect dining experience - loved it!

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Designdiner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food atmosphere and service……..most enjoyable

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viptravelwife
Toledo
45 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exemplary service, delicious food. Our waiter was especially careful with corking an old bottle of wine we brought to celebrate our anniversary.

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vipCustomer
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff were excellent.

I had the duck ala'orange; not a lot of meat, good taste but not outstanding. The wild rice was bad.

My guests thought the food was good, not outstanding; but the price was high so not a good value.

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vipGonewiththewind
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Veloute d’artichauds was very good. Escargots ok. The filet de bar was fine but on way too much potatoe and other unrelated stuff. Roasted cauliflower good. Branzino en croute very good but sauce too salty, fennel not properly cleaned (Strunks left) and rice overcooked and not well harmonizing with the dish. Overall good but disappointing.

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vipneighborhood
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Scallops were described as three large. They were very small and mediocre. Disappointing and I would not order them again. Additionally we had to keep looking for our server to order more wine. Not very attentive.

I live nearby but won’t be there anytime soon. Overpriced and disappointing.

MB
MarylB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to be immediately transported to France, this is the place.

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vippatriciaf
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and cannot wait to become a regular.

PB
vipPalmBeachSailor1
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A favorite, but staff isn’t what it used to be

MA
vipMAMinPB
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and delightful

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RachelE
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable!!! The doors were open and allowed a nice refreshing street view and weather was beautiful! Overall great, price was pretty high but it was so worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved La Goulue!

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penny
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The ambience is lovely...classic French Brasserie. Our waiter was charming and gracious when we made special request for child. The cocktails were
excellent... the smokey old fashioned was the best I’ve had locally.
The food however was another matter. There was no seasoning in every dish we ordered. The chef seems to have an aversion to salt or he’s disinterested. A sign of a skilled kitchen is correct use of salt and balanced seasoning to bring out flavor in each dish. The escargot did not taste fresh and lacked garlic. Tuna Tartare was bland. The croutons in the Salad Lyonnaise were stale (premade) and the lardons were chewy/dry to point of inedible.
The lemon tart was a mousse with no pucker and the other desserts were lack luster.
The bread and butter were excellent.
A waiter, not our charming server, came up to the table towards end of meal with a broom and dustpan and started sweeping under it while we were still sitting there?
Everyone at the table aside from the child was a luxury food professional and we rarely complain but this was very poor quality for the price $300 for 3 (brunch). It’s a pity because a little salt, interest and freshly prepared ingredients (croutons and lardons take seconds) could turn this into a local favorite.
Wouldn’t return until we hear improvements are made.

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vipSpencer
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Poor and inattentive service; muscles were not prepared or cooked well with many just a sliver open and the sauce level was shallow to the point only an eighth of them had a hint of flavour.

Usually a fan, hopefully was just an off day.

CJ
CJCJ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was good, but for the prices I expect outstanding. Will try again in the summer should they decide to run a summer menu.

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vipBethN
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were rushed from the minute we sat down until we paid. It was awful. The hamburger was disappointing. Bun soggy. Extremely messy. The Chilean sea bass meal came cold. We will never go back.

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NeilG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food. Little loud inside. Had to wait a while for one of the appetizers in our group. Overall enjoyed the dining experience and will certainly return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

No AC we were boiling

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always!

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vipAnaS
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, service and quality of food was wonderful.

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vipemilyfineart
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the wonderful warm staff , great food and ambiance!

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Jack
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience.

KC
KirstenC
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Perhaps La Goulue is resting on it’s pre Covid reputation. I let the server know that my mussels were not cooked and yet no offer to rectify. The potatoe gratin and green beans were tasteless, the waiter rude. Rude waiters are fine if you are in France where the food is divine. Here the food is expensive, ill prepared and tasteless. I would like to add that it was supposed to be a special dinner out and The meal came out in five minutes.

Terrible experience overall.

FAQs

La Goulue Palm Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (561) 284-6292.

La Goulue Palm Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 282 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.