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Le Coucou

4.8
4.8
3304 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 102 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 3,304 people are saying

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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. FB

    FrankB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful just everything

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I highly recommend the Homard and the Quenelle.

  3. KK

    KimKlan

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    I had heard great things about Le Coucou but was so disappointed. We all had the tasting menu and the food was medicare at best. Also, I didn't like that we had to serve ourselves. The food should have been plated for all of us. If I wanted "family style", I would have gone to an Italian restaurant. Moreover, when there are 3 of us and they bring out 2 of the same item, it's ridiculous. I do not recommend eating here. Expensive for meh food and service. This is NYC and there are countless restaurants where you can get great food (at a much cheaper price point too). Le Coucou is stupidly overrated.

  4. a

    ase1707

    New York Area

    498 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    498 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Le Coucou is one of the most beautiful and romantic restaurants in New York. Our dinner was delicious and it was impeccably presented by professional and helpful servers. Le Coucou provides a great venue and a wonderful dining experience.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxed atmosphere in a formal space thanks to a welcoming and accommodating staff who offered recommendations and descriptions with warmth and good humor. Food was superb. Young sommelier came up with an excellent choice within the requested price range. Desserts were exceptional. A Michelin level experience overall.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great place. Freat foid

  7. B

    Bettinewyork

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic experience. Nothing could have been more perfect. The staff is terrific, warm, affectionate, professional, discreet, and welcoming. The food is over the moon. Loved it

  8. j

    jackson

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In one word, phenomenal! This restaurant was recommended by 2 different L. A. friends…now I know why. Superb ambiance, excellent friendly service, exquisitely delicious cuisine. I wish we had a restaurant like this in L.A. but alas (quell domage), we don’t. I can’t wait to come back to NY and enjoy it again. Definitely a winner!

  9. AP

    AngeloP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing environment and perfect service. Food super good

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience4

    Although we were so looking forward to trying out

  11. o

    olgag

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unbelievable

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Le coucou is a casual chic place that encompasses style and trendiness without the stuffiness of some of nyc restaurants. The service is fantastic, as everyone is knowledgeable, friendly and eager to please the customer. The gastronomy is a mixture of the old French cuisine with a modern flair that draws Asia flavors into the menu. An area for improvement is the dessert menu, as the Marjolaine cake could use more cream to bind it and give it a variety of texture, as this was crumbling. The rhubarb dessert was a nice try, as the flavors were there but, the execution fail to hold the dessert together and it turned out to be a vanilla ice cream soup with rhubarb. I look forward coming back and seeing the adjustments.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place!

  14. AA

    AdriA

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place, service and food

  15. MK

    MauraK

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been trying to get ourselves here for about 6 months - 1st reservation in December was canceled because someone at the restaurant tested positive for covid and over the next 6 months it was one cthing after another but FINALLY we made it there last night! our initial impression unfortunately was not positive as the bartender was haughty and quite rude. That and the gentleman’s that literally pushed my friend and I out of the way so that he could grab the sofa that just opened up… Luckily the negativity ended there- once seated we were treated to a wonderful culinary experience - service, food and wine were all top notch.

  16. LP

    LindaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me encantó este Restaurant. Es muy bonito y acogedor, y la comida exquisita. El servicio fue espectacular. No vivo en New York, pero cuando regrese por supuesto que vuelvo a Le Coucou!

  17. U

    Uffe

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding from start to finish. A top 3 NYC dining experience. I will definitely be back.

  18. F

    Foody

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was overall good. Service was lousy. Servicer was pretentious and tried to rush us out the door, did not give us time to look at the menu until we asked him to slow down.

  19. HR

    HeatherR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect restaurant! Beautiful decor, lovely easy vibe, wonderful and knowledgeable service and DELICIOUS classic French food.

  20. JK

    JeffreyK

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So happy Le Coucou is open again following its long pandemic closure. Beautiful food, thoughtful service, gorgeous room. One of NYC's most magical restaurants...

  21. SL

    ScottL

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding

  22. A

    Aliso

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful dining experience. Very attentive staff.

  23. l

    lauriee

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful meal with an old friend , perfect setting. My friend had the rabbit and said it was outstanding. I had the dovet sole and it was perfect, service was wonderful, very attentive and helpful .

  24. DS

    DavidS

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of best restaurants I've had in NYC. Absolutely loved it.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Overall excellent classic French restaurant in a beautiful setting. Recommended for all occasions. Now, constructive criticism: Legumes forgettable and overpriced, quality of brandy used is low, broth tasted like a brine, neither a broth nor a jus, too much sugar in sauce Americaine with vol au vent, pike dumpling dish was lacking in texture, dumpling itself tasted like overcooked omelet, “escargots” in disguise were very delicious, I never knew what dessert wine I was being served, also not the best, even though I know the producer is quite good, the captain, although very polite, did not follow up on opinions of the food, bread could be warmer, tartare was on point, petit fours were good in our opinion, the guava one especially

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed our lunch here! We did the $95 lunch offering which was excellent since the items we considered ordering a la carte were featured in the lunch offering. The ambiance is beautiful and quiet. The staff is professional and accommodating. The food was excellent and I recommend coming here.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Very authentic French!!!

  28. ML

    MichaelL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous service, wine recommendations and food!

  29. J

    Joycelynn

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Graduation dinner

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  31. SF

    StacyF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Underrated French restaurant. Amazing food and service :)

  33. BH

    BrianH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  34. R

    Roland

    Bavaria

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    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!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    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!

  37. c

    carolm

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  38. TP

    TPNANDI

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    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!!

  39. HW

    HWeil

    New York Area

    976 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    976 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of New York’s best!

  40. J

    Jenna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Le Coucou is rated 4.8 stars by 3304 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 102 times today
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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