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Le Coucou

4.7
4.7
3767 Reviews
$50 and over
French
After taking the Parisian dining scene by storm, acclaimed chef Daniel Rose brings home the James Beard "Best New Restaurant" award for his very first stateside restaurant. Located in SoHo, the space is a gracious modern nod to fine European gastronomy, with crisp linens, fliberking candles, and whitewashed brick. Updating classical French cuisine with charm and verve, Rose shrinks the intercontinental divide separating the City of Light and the Big Apple, proving that the true essence of fine French dining can thrive in any time zone.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 116 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 271-4252

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Rose

Experiences

  • A Very Coucou Christmas Eve

    $195.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Join us for A Very Coucou Christmas Eve Dinner. That evening only, enjoy our spectacular Christmas feast: a 5-course menu designed especially for the holiday for $195 per person. The prix fixe is exclusive of tax, gratuity, and beverage – allowing you to add on libations as you choose from our cocktail and wine menus. We look forward to celebrating the holiday with you.

What 3,767 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    French

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  1. LS

    LupiSibarita1

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my Bday. Perfect choice. Loved it in every way. Great food, beautiful place and awesone service
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    James was warm and fantastic in the few times I saw him. Otherwise, service left a lot to be desired. Water refills towards the end fell apart, as did the wine service. Reaching across the table to pour both bottles of wine, one in the heavy decanter, was an unpleasant notch in an otherwise delightful evening.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Incredible food and a very impressive and extensive wine menu.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely wonderful evening. We were struggling a bit with the menu in the beginning. Sensing this, our waiter helped us decide how many plates we wanted and what would pair well with the dishes we selected. We ended up getting 1 app, 2 first course entrees and 2 second main courses. Almost everything was perfectly cooked and seasoned to perfection. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a romantic date night. There’s candle-lighting and the noise level is low. So, you can get enjoy your date’s company while also enjoying the—well deserved Michelin—service from all the staff. There were a couple of people not on dates tho, so no judgement if you just go there with a friend! IMO this place is definitely worth more than one visit.
  5. SG

    SergeyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere Pleasant service Outstanding food and vine Highly recommended
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great surprise, dining at Le Coucou. Our expectations were
  7. LD

    LDS1125

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is definitely one of the best restaurants in NYC. Everything about this spot is terrific! Very expensive but worth it! Great wine list. People that work at Le Cou Cou all are very nice and care about what they are doing!!
  8. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary here and had an amazing experience. Not inexpensive by any means but fantastic food and top tier service. Will definitely try to go back for the next big occasion.
  9. JL

    JosephineL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    It was okay, but subpar considering it is 1 Michelin star. We went for lunch and we're underwhelmed.
  10. R

    Rachel

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and outstanding service in a quiet yet lively space.
  11. A

    Andy

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Lovely place, but not worth the money. Service is ok but a bit snooty. Food was ok not great for the price.
  12. A

    Abbey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing pre-set menu and lovely atmosphere. Best french place in the city hands down!
  13. SK

    SoheeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, friendly staff. A must-have experiene if you're visiting (or living in) Manhattan! Loved every single thing about Le Coucou.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, ambiance and service and interior design!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant and outstanding menu and wonderful service
  16. B

    Brenda

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant we have ever eaten at whether in the US or Europe.
  17. AL

    AnnieL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    The “birthday surprise” was a birthday candle on the dessert that I ordered...I was really disappointed :)
  18. CJ

    CharlotteJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    this was a restaurant booked by an assistant and the food was good.
  19. n

    none

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely interior quiet and elegant thank god no music to have to scream over. great food. but over priced. Eg I ordered oysters as appetizer. $28. and assumed I would get 6 and they served 4. that felt cheap on their part. Very good food but over priced generally. Still worth going well worth going
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Much anticipated evening. Warm welcoming environment with special high skills dishes and attentive service. But if I hadn’t put the brakes on them trying to move us along to dessert, coffee, check and out the door, we would’ve run through 3 courses and a bottle of wine before dessert in under an hour and the whole meal in an hour and 10. $500 is a lot for fast food. Back to the food—the quenelle was beautifully fluffy, the leek appetizer (the only vegetable on menu though upon inquiry we were offered a side of swiss chard, not a common favorite) lovely, and both entrees (lobster and three types of veal) also excellent. Dessert wise, the meringue and raspberry pavlova is definitely the best and most special of the choices< IMHO.
  21. PB

    PiperB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic dining experience. We were especially impressed by the birthday treat that was brought to our table. The waiter had clever ears and discovered that I was celebrating my 55th birthday. In addition, the wine and menu suggestions were superb. We look forward to coming back.
  22. CF

    CharlieF

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambience was absolutely incredible I can’t wait to come back. I came for my anniversary and it was the highlight of my weekend break away from Jersey. Never went to any other restaurant like it and I’ve traveled half of the world. Thank you to the chef and the staff and Le CouCou. Well deserved Michelin star.
  23. T

    Theo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for the warm welcome ! The staff is amazing and the food really good
  24. CM

    CassioM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck was just perfect ! And the Pavlova amazing
  25. YD

    YaseminD

    Turkey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The decor is pretty, the food is fine, service not so great. Especially the wine service. The sommelier poured the new bottle of wine to glasses with the previous bottle’s wine and didn’t bother change the glasses. I am sure he knows the right etiquette but just couldn’t be bothered. Or maybe he doesn’t know? Either way…
  26. HP

    HollyP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful experience. We had a great dinner celebrating our anniversary. Thank you!
  27. SI

    StephenI

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I had high hopes for Le Coucou, after all the raves I had heard from others and online. We were seated immediately after we arrived. Immediately we both noticed the amount of staff working - servers, host, back of house, etc. Usually that tells me that everything is going to run smoothly, efficiently and elegantly. If I could some up the experience in one sentence it would be: Le Coucou's food, no matter how good, will never be able to outshine the lack of communication and attention to detail the service lacked for an establishment with that high of a price point. From the moment we were seated, it took a significant period of time for us to be asked for our drink order, for us to be asked for our food order, for us to be asked if we wanted another glass. They advertised a prix fixe menu without any description of what was included - when we asked the waiter, she could neither tell us what exactly we would be eating or even the amount of courses that would be included for $195. For that reason, we opted to order a la carte. I ordered a glass of red and my friend ordered a glass of white but when they came over to pour our glasses they switched the tastings. The plates came out very quickly, despite the other lags in service but seemingly with no rhyme or reason in mind and our table quickly was filled with way too many plates for one time. They also were slow to bus them off, so we did it ourselves by stacking empty plates at a restaurant that you should be. Regarding the food, the oysters with seaweed granita were fantastic. The complimentary room temp bread basket felt a bit pedestrian. The sweetbreads with maitake mushrooms had a perfect slight sweetness with smoothest texture of sauce. The whole rabbit was a fantastic display. When we went to leave, we passed at least 5+ staff and not one thanked us for coming or wished us a good night - even the host. It's disappointing that after a $500 meal for two people the service lacked in so many ways.
  28. R

    Ramon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing French cuisine. If you don't know what to choose, there is a chef's special which is a multi-course meal.
  29. PD

    PaulD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A bit expensive. Service could be faster.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best.
  31. BF

    BleeckerFrank

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Soho haunt. Superb French food at very good prices. Very extensive wine list.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable. Simply perfect. Staff, food, presentation, service, a beautiful place meant for an unbelievable night out! Do not miss!
  33. JD

    JasonD

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wine team is tops. 72 Charles Krug 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
  34. LA

    LAFoodcritic123

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    Might want to think twice about this one, if you appreciate fine dining, folks. (We wish we had heeded the warnings in negative reviews.) Great space/design elements. Attentive service. Drinks were well executed, albeit on the small side. A bit noisy, if not energetic. Food? Well, our parents taught us that it’s better not to say anything when we don’t have something nice to say. They only charged us for appetizers and drinks after we sent back the entrees, which were unresolved (suppose that’s sort of nice to say).
  35. AS

    AristotelisS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    My firings like their food in this beautiful restaurant. My fish was ridiculously small and tasteless with a meaningless vegetable on the side, all tasteless. Service was correct and attentive
  37. AP

    AnaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best combo (outstanding food, great food and professional service). The menu says that the QUENELLE is a classic. And it is, but it has been changed , at least the sauce Like the old one better, but still a great dish. Duck was memorable as well
  38. j

    juandojuando

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Environment was subtle/low-key, with spot lighting highlighting walls and art. Service was good. Food was amazing. The bottle of wine that the sommelier advised for us was on point. Overall a very good experience and have already recommended it to friends.
  39. E

    Edward

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience, i cannot thank our server Danielle enough, she made wonderful recommendations on the food and the wine menu. Truly a five star experience with Danielle at the helm.
  40. L

    Lilly

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, the food and the service were amazing. Everything fits that why it is such an uplifting experience!

FAQs

Le Coucou is rated 4.7 stars by 3767 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 116 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Le Coucou

138 Lafayette st., New York, NY 10013

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Howard & Canal

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    6, R, J, Z to Canal Street

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Rose

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