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Le Coucou

4.7
4.7
3898 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 97 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

  • Valentine's Day at Le Coucou

    $245.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    All you need is love… and delicious food. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone at New York City’s most romantic restaurant. Enjoy a special five-course menu created by chef Daniel Rose featuring classic and new dishes. Pop a bottle of bubbles and you’ve got the perfect evening. Love is in the air at Le Coucou. Book your reservation today.

What 3,898 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    French

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  1. n

    nancyl

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My husband and I went for our anniversary. The meal was delicious and the service attentive. Our only complaint is that a meal like this should not feel rushed, which it did. We had 4 courses including dessert and were done with the entire meal in about 90 minutes. I would love to go back but lesson learned- I will order a course at a time.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    dishes are mediocre, great desserts
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience. The leeks and the pike mousse were dishes I will truly never forget.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    For a Michelin star restaurant, we were a bit disappointed. The service was very slow, and honestly not up to par with other similarly ranked restaurants. They had messed up the order and the waiter became super defensive instead of trying to remedy the situation. Overall there were definitely some stand out dishes, but also some dishes that were just okay. Based on this last visit, I don’t think the price point justifies the value.
  5. FL

    FrancisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection ! Service, food , ambiance , the sweat bread , the halibut with caviar were divine !
  6. SC

    SonyaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly a spectacular dining experience. From the perfectly crafted cocktail to the petite mandolins for dessert, everything was perfectly plated and delicious. The staff was knowledgeable and professional.
  7. GT

    GraceT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LJ was the most amazing servers! He was so incredibly knowledgeable and made this dinner a wonderful experience. Amazing!!
  8. RC

    RishardC

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, outstanding service and little jewel! A must dine venue…
  9. I

    Irishfe53

    New York Area

    219 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    219 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Divine perfection. Lovely rooms with well spaced tables. One of the few NYC restaurants which has a full complement of experienced gracious staff. The quenelles in lobster broth are exceptional. At least one of us orders each time we visit. Without exception, the three of us have liked everything we have tried from starters to desserts.
  10. SK

    StephenK

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classical cuisine updated such as the "escargots" (Sea urchin, mussel and turnip in a sorrel sauce). The sweetbread and lobster vol-au-vent was right out of Escoffier. I have never eaten better duck. The wines by the glass are expensive but very well chosen. I am so glad to see them back after a pandemic hiatus. In my opinion, the best in New York.
  11. AM

    AlmaM

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience at Le Coucou for our anniversary! I would highly recommend this place for a wonderful meal, excellent service and lovely ambience.
  12. SM

    SanderM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An overall excellent experience. The food was delicious, well balanced, and perfectly prepared. Service was very good. The ambiance is simple and elegant. It doesn’t get better than this.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific restaurant. Truly outstanding food. Dover sole is exceptional. Excellent service. Beautiful decor. Wonderful ambiance. Not too noisy. Can’t say enough good things about Le Coucou!
  14. DN

    DavidN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food and space, service was rushed and a bit cold.
  15. L

    Lilly

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time! Food, ambiance and service were outstanding making this always a special experience!
  16. JL

    JiwonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Exquisite food quality and serivce. Nice place for speical events
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant - definitely will come back again.
  18. V

    Victor

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Coucou is classic French at its very best. Everything from the presentation to its exemplary service was first rate. The sommelier was very knowledgeable. Chef Dan Rose runs a tight ship.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with my girlfriend for our 1 year anniversary and she loved it. Truly a special place for a special occasion.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Excellent staff and service, unfortunately some of the worst restaurant food I’ve had in recent memory at an astronomical price
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overpriced and overrated, the service wad too overbearing and pushy
  22. MS

    MarkS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall a great impromptu lunch. Only the duck confit part of the signature roast duck dish disappointed with dryness. Everything else was perfect.
  23. JE

    JEF27

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful romantic great friendly service. My only complaint was lack of vegetables . However, the food quality makes up for that.. we will be back
  24. T

    Telewax

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in the city. Always try to eat there when I visit NY.
  25. p

    paull

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Sea Bass was lacking, Filet with bone marrow nothing special.
  26. AS

    AlexS

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Truly wonderful food, definitely a seafood heavy menu. Had a waiter that was not kind regarding serious food allergies and made several off handed comments - would’ve been an exceptional meal if that hadn’t been the case. All staff other than our server were great. Rabbit was phenomenal.
  27. LV

    sachikoLaViestBelle

    New England

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Over all the portion is very small. My dish with sea urchin & mussels was pathetically tiny. It was disappointing. We had not been in the restaurant for a few years but we recall the food was better. Thus the cost performance was poor. The staff was very friendly and pleasant.
  28. E

    Elaine59

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, friendly, engaging service, superb food and one of the better wine-food pairings we have had in quite some time. Lunch at Le Coucou was a total delight.
  29. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s my favorite restaurant in NYC.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very detailed recommendations on food and wine as well as description of each food. We had the tasting menu and they suggested to look forward to the surprise without adding any a la carte even though we wanted to.
  31. A

    Alicia

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the lovely table and the warm reception from all of your staff! Can't wait to come again for lunch or dinner!
  32. a

    alick

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely French restaurant. Great thought put into elegant designed space. The bar area is small and intimate with a cozy velvet love seat, perfect for early arrivals or pre dinner drink. The service is on point. Attentive, focused and kind. The food was prepared with great care uplifting flavors beyond what is typically French. Great first restaurant outing of the year!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, staff was extremely attentive and the food was perfect. I definitely recommend the dinner tasting menu.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding cuisine. Considerably improved from last visit. Personality and tone of captain somewhat abrasive. Inflexibility to remove mussels from the surprise menu for my date seemed unreasonable. It prevented us both from ordering it. Overcharged a glass of wine, though I suspect an honest mistake. Abandonment of service towards late lunch as staff goes into family meal and staff meeting. Staff meeting loud. Outstanding, but not recommend for late lunch.
  35. C

    Caroline

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience5
    server got the wrong order. some of the food was disgusting, other food cold or without any salt.
  36. f

    florentc

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Definitely a must! The place is extremely nice with bricks, chandeliers, shade and open kitchen. Service is just perfect. Food is great but, as usual, portions could be a bit more generous considering the price.
  37. SP

    SandraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful environment, innovative cuisine, strong cocktails and excellent service. What else do you need ?
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experience.
  39. MB

    MatthewB

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, beautiful cocktails, amazing service. Get the lobster au poive - amazing!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service and food in a beautiful room. Our 5th time.

FAQs

Le Coucou is rated 4.7 stars by 3898 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 97 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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