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Le Coucou

4.7
1582 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Internationally acclaimed chef Daniel Rose of Spring and La Bourse et La Vie in Paris has made his way to NYC to open a restaurant with famed restaurateur Stephen Starr. Expect to experience chef’s personal vision of classic French cuisine in the most charming of settings designed by Roman and Williams.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 10:30AM
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 7:00AM - 10:00AM
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Dinner: Sunday 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00PM - 11:00PM
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Phone number
(212) 271-4252
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel Rose
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Howard & Canal
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Public transit
6, R, J, Z to Canal Street

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.1

For your next special occasion/fancy night out dinner in SoHo, consider the French fine dining at Le Coucou.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
What 1582 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 hours ago

Food was incredibly delicious truly an experience

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5.0Dined a day ago

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The setting is very nice, good date night spot. Good was spot on and correct potion size. Wine list was good, but exclusively French and expensive.
I would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous food, informative and friendly staff, attentive service.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great brunch

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The service was overly agressive when it came to alcohol. Both the server and sommelier came to our table twice to ask about ordering alcohol- 4 times in all. It was simply rude. The courses ordered were fair, overall, we weren’t wowed by anything we ordered.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Formidable, un muy bonito lugar, la comida espectacular.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We experienced aloof service from when we were greeted to throughout the meal. If the food were exceptional I would perhaps understand but found even the core French dishes this restaurant should excel, were not remarkable.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food, a bit cold, reserved service. Got several calls to confirm the resevation for Saturday morning, not to mention that the restaurant was 10% full when we were there.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Extremely complex dishes. High quisine.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Honestly I was extremely disappointed. We had a reservation and waited almost 40 minutes to be seated and then the service was pretty slow to get going. We waited to have a server even come over and then he dove straight into orders without even asking us about drinks. It felt rushed. The server was very sweet though, so I appreciated that. Everything was just rushed and the food was super overpriced and only subpar. The place is pretty and everyone is friendly, but for the prices they need to step up their game.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Simply amazing

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

What an amazing food experience. This restaurant is gorgeous and food was superb. Expensive but decadent food. Loved the food we ordered, the drinks and the desert. A wonderful way to celebrate a birthday with a good friend. Make sure to dress a little elevated. Men were all wearing jackets, not stuffy at all but definitely a place to dress up for. Trendy and chic. Order one more thing than you think.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our dinner was perfection. Delicious foods, lovely ambience, and amazing staff. Thank you for an amazing meal!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The most innovative and delicious food I've had in a long while. Very happy to have celebrated my birthday there!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Gorgeous place with excellent, beautifully presented dishes. We forgive them for the subpar piece of steak my companion was served. That can happen anywhere. And they quickly replaced it. But we were rushed and over-serviced. You don’t expect so many staff stopping by when you’re downtown. And the 5 glasses of wine we had, though good, were expensive beyond reason. I then realized why they had a $95 corkage fee listed on their open table notes, something I originally found curious. I have never brought my own wine to a nice restaurant. And I am not a “value” person when it comes to restaurants. In fact, I find that idea anathema to the experience of dining out. If you want value, stay home. But there is a point where the gouging is insulting.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was our first time there. We both absolutely loved it. The ambiance is authentic French. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The service was superb. My glass of water must have been refilled after every 2 ounces of water I drank. The food presentation was terrific. The taste, delicious. Great experience. Not inexpensive, but worth the entire experience. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

PlCe is beautiful. Staff very attentive. Food delicious

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1.0Dined on May 15, 2018

I have order a pancake which was overly sweet! Very disappointed !

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We spent Mother’s Day here and had a very pleasant evening!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great meal and lovely atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

loved and will be back!! delicious food and the ambiance was just perfect. eclectic place, understated elegance!!! one of the best dining destinations in soho for sure!! highly recommend.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Highly arrogant/rude wait staff. Got the eye roll when declining dessert. Always pushing the up-sale.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The dishes were all delicious and the service was very good. We went there for lunch on a Saturday. There was one option of prix fix including an appetizer and an entrée. It was very quiet and there was a lot of space which made it very easy to bring our 1 year old in his stroller.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The best breakfast restaurant in NYC.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

One of the most perfect meals I have had world-wide. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Lovely lunch prix fixe. Excellent service and surprisingly unpretentious. A modern yet classic POV on French food that’s unique.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Wonderful ambiance, great service and the food is amazing. Every dish that we tried was prepared to perfection, wine list is also very good (a bit pricey), one of the best French restaurants in the city. Will definitively go back again! Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

My friend and I had a wonderful lunch at Le Coucou. The food, service (Guillermo), wine (glasses of red bordeaux), and atmosphere were excellent. We highly recommend the fried veal’s head appetizer and the chicken with foie gras and whiting with black truffle butter entrees. We also had a taste of the new quenelle in champagne buerre blanc sauce that was spectacular. And we want to especially thank Chef Lorna and Manager Troy for their efforts to make sure everyone has a memorable dining experience!!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Un superbe déjeuner à deux. Une cuisine à la française comme on aime. La cuisine ouverte est un vrai plaisir des yeux. Le service est au petit soin. Je recommande vivement un passage au coucou pour les amoureux de la gastronomie français de passage à NYC.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food was delicious, the setting was very pretty, and great sevice

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Dining at Le cou cou always a memorable,fun,experience. Food innovative and superb. Service is attentive and welcoming . It’s a great and notable restaurant.

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2.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We were served our main course within a couple of minutes of our starter plates being removed. The whole experience was rushed and not a relaxed enjoyable one. Waiters were constantly hovering and asking if we had finished or meals rather than allow us to relax and take our time. Will not be going back, very disappointed. Poor service.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

As a swiss family, we have been traveling extensively in France and we can say with confidence that „Le Coucou“ has been a real French surprise. Excellent food, delicious flavors, beautiful composition and attentive, professional and friendly service. We will recommend „Le Coucou“ to all our friends. Merci beaucoup et tous nos compliments au Chef:)

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

A fabulous restaurant! The food was delicious, the wine list extensive and the service was very attentive. This place is a wonderful find in NYC. It provides what New York craves- space and time. Thank you for a wonderfully memorable evening.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

WE HAD A GREAT LUNCH !! BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT AND THE FOOD WAS AMAZING
IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Place is outstanding in every way!! I am in love with this restaurant

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Can't say enough good things about this place. Four of us went and ordered different dishes so that we all could try a broad selection. Everything was pretty much flawless. For me the stand out was a cabbage wrapped lobster and scallop appetizer and the Dover sole.
The service was as spot on as the food.
Great wine selections.
Reserve far far in advance.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The ambiance & interiors are beautiful and top-notch. The service staff was knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. Service was impeccable. Overall we had a very enjoyable experience though I think the ambiance and service heavily skewed our positive experience relative to our food selection.

We started with the gem lettuce oeufs printanières which was unique, delicious and extremely flavorful. This was followed by the fried Montauk eel which was very tasty. Though made and garnished delicately -- it wasn't mind-blowingly memorable. We next had the quenelle de brochet sprinkled with caviar. Though the flavors were warm and dynamic - the richness was a bit over-powering and needing more acidity to cut the richness. Lastly we tried the pigeon. Again delicately prepared and beautifully plated - however the smokiness of the preparation overwhelmed the delicate flavors of the meat. As well the meat taste was quite gamey but this of course may be personal preference. For dessert we had the pistachio ice cream flambé. This was a highlight of the meal. The flavors were complex and lively. It was sweet and delicious.

Though I was not astonishingly impressed with our food selection I would definitely return to try again. One can certainly tell that the food is prepared with love and care and I'd be interested to see if there are items more suited to our palate down the road.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Ambience and Food were fantastic....we walked out feeling very content seeing that all our previous meal in New York were very average.

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