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Le Coucou

4.8
4.8
3276 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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Booked 100 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (212) 271-4252

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Rose

Menu

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What 3,276 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    French

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  1. ML

    MichaelL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous service, wine recommendations and food!

  2. J

    Joycelynn

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Graduation dinner

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelente atención, comida increíble, ambiente inigualable! Volvería sin dudar todas las veces que esté por NY. Felicitaciones

  4. SF

    StacyF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's such a beautiful room. The service, food was excellent! So happy to go back and can't wait to return.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Underrated French restaurant. Amazing food and service :)

  6. BH

    BrianH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just outstanding. Don’t pass on the sweetbreads but everything was a win!

  7. R

    Roland

    Bavaria

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant has a really French Cousine at its best! Every dish is so taste intensive, eye candy and delicious !!! We did the duckling as our main course and it was the best we ever had! Don't forget about the foie gras, unbelievable we never had a foie gras prepared like this! Lobster and sweetbread were outstanding ! Service was perfect as it should be for a restaurant with this high quality !! Everything was done with passion! Thank you very much for this wonderful anniversary experience!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was a 10/10. A little pricey but still amazing.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Atmosphere is absolutely beautiful, and the meal was outstanding. The monkfish appetizer & lovster entree were our favorites! We especially loved the chef’s complimentary tastings that they served before the meal abd for dessert…the warm lemon Madelines were truly addictive & were the perfect finish w/ our chocolate dessert & after dinner digestif! Will definitely return!

  10. c

    carolm

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    wowwww everything is awesome !!!!I simply love Le Cou Cou!!!!

  11. TP

    TPNANDI

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was our first time going back and dining at Le CouCou post pandemic and I must say it did not disappoint. The food was divine, with every course topping the previous one. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and that was due in large part to the impeccable service. From the General Manager (Andrea Verardo) to our waitress (Samantha) to the sommelier and all the other servers, their friendliness and attention to detail were second to none. We are already looking forward to going back and bringing friends along with us to enjoy this gem of a restaurant!!

  12. HW

    HWeil

    New York Area

    976 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    976 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of New York’s best!

  13. J

    Jenna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was on point, everything seems to be perfect. good place for a date!

  14. A

    Aisha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    The staff were friendly but not attentive at all. Perhaps understaffed? There should be a server per table who looks over regularly to make sure that the customers are satisfied. I asked for condiments for my fries and they came so late and the fries were stale and dry. We also had to wave so much to get someone's attention and took an average of 5-8 minutes on 6 separate occasions (1. at the beginning whilst being seated and wanting to order, 2. calling for someone to make sure that the seaweed bread did not contain any shellfish since I'm allergic to shellfish, 3. towards the end when we wanted someone to hand us a dessert menu, 4. waving for someone to take out dessert order because we needed to rush to the office, 5. our coffee came with sugar but no stirring spoons and it took 5 minutes to get a spoon and the coffee got cold, 6. took forever to pay for the bill). Also, I tried paying with a foreign card which got declined, and there was no PIN option, only swipe. Lastly, I wish there were less shellfish and pork/ham options. I am Muslim and do not eat pork/ham, and I'm also allergic to shellfish, so there was very little on the menu that did not contain both, which was disappointing, especially in New York where a lot of people eat Halal/Kosher.

  15. MM

    MiroslavaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was amazing; he explain me everything for the menu; like I make the good decisions! Absolutely I’m back

  16. j

    jlb91

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely lunch at Le Coucou. The ambiance is delightful, and the food is delicious. The classic French cuisine is on point, and the friendly & professional staff make the whole experience memorable.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    Don’t ever think about going to this restaurant… Bad service, and they want you to be in a certain level of style so they can be nice to you, otherwise, expect a bad service. Even the food is NOT good at all. I swear even Chipotle can treat their customers with a nicer attitude. Not coming again🤮extremely stuffy and pretentious staff, unhelpful at all giving us disgusting looks as if we’re not literally paying their salaries. Honestly a bunch of pretentious bricks don’t bother going. Keep elitism alive. 🙌🏼

  18. e

    elsie

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it!!!

  19. JR

    JeffRomeMD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent overall experience. The staff was extremely cordial and made an extraordinary effort to perform their duties without interrupting our evening. The waiters and personnel were always paying attention to the every detail making sure we were as comfortable as possible. So far one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Will definitely recommend it.

  20. TC

    TC1996

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my mom and kids for Mother’s Day and we all had “The Le Cou Cou Dinner” and it was amazing! The food, the cocktails and the service we’re all just perfect. A night we’ll never forget!

  21. m

    melikea

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb experience! Everything was perfect!

  22. AL

    AnthonyL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    It is overrated. My lobsters dish are not well decorated. Lobster on a plain dish and vegetable on the side which you can find them in Wholefood. The duck is very simple, you can find it in any French bistro in New York City without paying the premiums. I don't think the restaurant can last long... The restaurant staff almost lost my coat at the end...It was not an expensive coat but it was quite embarrassing...

  23. DD

    DocD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Mothers Day celebration with both kids. Highly recommend.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I never write any reviews but I don’t think I understood what taste meant before being at le coucou. It’s beyond excellent, its the tip of the mountain you reach and you think you’re at the tip, but then you realise you need to climb again because there’s another tip. The food took me to multiple tips.

  25. HW

    HousewifefromWilmington

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    This is traditional French cuisine presented with contemporary touches.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was incredible. Everything was very elevated and fancy, but the environment was chill and welcoming.

  27. j

    jamesc

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Le coucou is simply the best. Outstanding in all respects

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This meal was the the best that I have had in the past year. Every dish was cooked brilliantly and tasted wonderful. The service was excellent. We cannot wait to go back!

  29. LB

    LouiseB

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Le Coucou offers quenelles, pike mousse dumplings. Positively wonderful. The only other restaurant, that offers quenelles in NYC, is La Grenouille, which is the last remaining traditional French restaurant whose reputation is known by all for decades. I digress. Back to Le Coucou The quenelles in lobster sauce was outstanding, the Maine lobster with sauce poivre, and potatoes Dauphine, (potato and pate a choux dough) that created a potato puff, delicious. What is better than lobster in lobster sauce. Bread was homemade and delicious. We didn't enjoy dessert, as we couldn't fit it, but next time we will most definitely try one of Le Coucou's outstanding desserts. The one disappointment was the service, when we needed to repeat a request to replace a chipped beverage glass, that required 2 requests, repeat soda request required 3 requests. The staff were very nice. It's just the service was spotty.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely perfect beautiful restaurant ❤️

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    While I was looking for places to dine before my trip to NY I saw this gorgeous French restaurant. I never heard of it before but still reserved it. It was amazing, all the food, ambience and service. I highly recommend it if you are into French cuisine like me. Thank you Le Coucou!

  32. SN

    SteveNYC

    Naples

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Le Coucou is an absolutely gorgeous restaurant and a wonderful environment to dine in. I would return just for this aspect of the experience. However we found the food uneven and the service just adequate.

  33. CS

    CoreyS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was IMPECCABLE!!! Had the best time celebrating my birthday. <3

  34. C

    Claire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant with beautiful ambiance, delightful food, and exceptional service.

  35. LB

    LBR4e

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    as delicious as i remembered with flawless service.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Requested window seat and was given a tiny table by the corner. The “classic” duck for two was dry and tasteless and one of the worst duck dishes I’ve had. I’ve dined at my fair share of Michelin restaurants (Per se, Le Bernadin, Modern, Daniel, Marea, Aquavit, etc.) - this restaurant is overrated and not deserving of the Michelin star.

  37. N

    Neighbor

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The most amazing people and experience. The energy and aesthetics are incredible.

  38. AS

    AlexisS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impeccable service and food from beginning to end. The service was so attentive, the food was unbelievably tasty and it was such an incredible atmosphere. I will be back and highly recommend!

  39. MD

    MaryannD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance was amazing; the service was attentive without being overly aggressive; the sommelier was extremely helpful. My criticism was that the main course should have had vegetables included. The price charged was very high for one piece of fish.

  40. KS

    KateS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A perfect dining experience in every way. Already looking forward to coming back.

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Le Coucou is rated 4.8 stars by 3276 OpenTable diners.

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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
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 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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