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About Le Coucou

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.

138 Lafayette st.
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Between Howard & Canal

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(212) 271-4252

Website:
http://lecoucou.com/

Public Transit:
6, R, J, Z to Canal Street

Executive Chef:
Daniel Rose

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Valentine's Day $175 Per Person Four Course Dinner. Reservations require a credit card to reserve. Kindly cancel 72 Hours in advance to avoid a cancellation/no show fee. ***Only The Pre-Fixe Menu for $175 Per Person will be available. The a la carte menu will not be available***

Le Coucou Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (129)
Fit for Foodies (115)
Romantic (106)
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Good for a Date (94)
Good for Anniversaries (93)
Creative Cuisine (78)
Notable Wine List (70)
Great for Lunch (62)
Hot Spot (58)
Quiet Conversation (54)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Cozy (52)
Authentic (50)
Neighborhood Gem (46)
Business Meals (41)
Worth the Drive (33)
People Watching (32)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Great for Brunch (21)
Tasting Menu (20)
Fun (15)
Seasonal (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Comfort Food (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Casual (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Healthy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 hours ago

Lovely dining experience, service outstanding and food delightful

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·Dined 3 days ago

A totally excellent dining experience.
Beautiful atmosphere.
Delicious food.
Everyone working there was friendly and accommodating to give you the best dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Booked for my mom’s birthday but they brought the birthday dessert to my sister. Expected more from such a high quality restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Le Cou Cou is a beautiful restaurant with wonderful food -- creatively prepared and delicious. I love its casual formality, soft lighting at night, yet the liveliness of having a kitchen that is open to the dining room. The service is excellent. The problem with the restaurant is obtaining a reservation and the attitude of the reservationist. After all, restauranteurs are in a service industry and treating a potential customer like a second-class citizen is just not good business. We had such a hard time and we called 28 days in advance that I almost dread calling the next time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

This is by far currently our favorite restaurant. It was only our second time going but we can't wait to go back the next time we are in NYC. The food is delicious and the vibe of the restaurant is great!

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful imaginary trip to Provence in SOHO, elegant setting, attentive knowledgeable service, pedestrian skate wing transformed into culinary and artistic delight thanks to pool of red.orange red pepper coulis; sarrasin crepe great base for perfectly poached lobster/egg and sauce(more needed!), chocolate tart was nice but generic at any high end restaurant. Worth a revisit.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great ambiance and great lunch service. The ribeye with escargot is amazing. The beef tartare is fresh and tender. The wait staff were nice and friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a stunning restaurant, perfect for a special occasion. Classic French cuisine served with refreshingly generous portions. Lovely service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Lunch, breakfast, dinner....all good here. What a beautiful restaurant and the people and food are always excellent. I had the Tete de Veau - tasty, rich....delicious with chopped egg and an anchovy fillet. The fried "cake" of veal couldn't be more flavorful. Also had the steak tartare...I love that they give you all the mixings on the side so you can add what you wish of all the flavorings to your taste....perfection....good wine...good company....thoughtful service. We will return.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent. I think they intended for the service to be more casual than a traditional French restaurant, but it was also a little more haphazard.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely amazing! Great food! Magnificent wine list. We loved the beef with marrow and oxtails, pike quenelle, sweetbreads, and everything else. Ask the sommelier about their older wines - expensive, but worth it for something special.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was perfect, atmosphere was also good, but Some staff were rude. They were busy with chatting, didn't pay attention to the guest.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This was our 6th meal within the past year. We LOVE coucou.....Had the blueberry claflouti - unbelievable, good white wine selection and mimosas, great ice coffee, great bacon and eggs.
Service very pleasant and the room is lovely

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This was my second time here and it won't be my last. The food, wine, ambiance and service are all superb
A bit like having lunch in Paris

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

A wildly overrated restaurant. The decor is warm and appealing, the staff eager and attentive (if less than particularly knowledgeable or sophisticated).
But the food is simply unremarkable—and, at the price, a poor value. At our $54 prix fixe lunch (two courses), my potato leek veloute was tepid and insipid, my poached skate overwhelmed by an astringent red pepper vinaigrette, and my baby chicken—the acid test for any kitchen—bland and forgettable. (I had an extra course for a $20 premium.) The a la carte desserts were superior but too little, too late.
This was my second disappointing meal at Le CouCou. There will not be a third.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food and at a reasonable cost. Sounl level allows you to have a conversation with people you are with. Only complaint was rest rooms too dark...especially for women.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Except for the lack of a non-alcoholic beer option I loved the place. I'll be back to try the rabbit, which is not on the lunch prix fixe menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

OVERALL HAD A WONDERFUL MEAL AND SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD. ONLY COMPLAINT IS MENU HAS MOST ITEMS COOKED WITH CREAM AND LEAVES A LIMITED CHOICE FOR THOSE WITH FOOD ALLERGY. ALSO MANY ITEMS HAD EITHER LIVER OR FOIE GRAS OF WHICH I AM NOT A FAN.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We've returned again and again since it opened, and Le Coucou has yet to disappoint. You'll find fare that is on par with the very best of modern French cuisine in France. The only weak point is the desserts, which are just okay. The rest of your meal will likely be stellar. Service is attentive, too.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

It’s all very fabulous. The chef is truly amazing, as is the wait staff. The thorn is the wine list. There is almost no bottle under 250.00 and when we did select one with the sommelier’s assistance, we Vivino ‘d it and it came up $32.00, which was very disappointing. That would be described as gouging. When we raised this point , they mentioned that the bottle was worth 90.00 in the retail market. Either vivino or lecoucou is off. Suggestion: get a wine list that includes under 100.00 wines- there are many worthy wines that can be purchased retail at $30. And that gives room for adequate mark up.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

For out of this world wine, food and service, look no further than Le Coucou. I felt transported back to Paris. Probably the best dining experience I’ve ever had. The place is intoxicatingly beautiful. I didn’t want to leave. The sweet breads were my favorite but I loved everything. Daniel Rose and his staff are beyond talented.

Before you leave, use the bathroom. You’ll end up singing their theme song for days :)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This restaurant did not disappoint! It was an amazing dining experience! From our table to the service to the food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My husband and I went for Sunday Lunch and it was the most wonderful experience from the atmosphere to the service to the incredible food. The wine list is perfection as is the food. The decor is stunning and beautiful! It is a perfect spot!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food, lovely space, and nice staff, but so many people were waiting on us, it took forever to get a second cup of coffee that wasn't hot. that shouldn't happen in such a great place -- sometimes when too many staff are helping out, things slip by. Of course, we'll still be back -- great food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Lovely place with excellent food and very attentive service. Not loud like other trendy restaurants and still a very trendy restaurant!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A lovely lunch for two - the wait staff was exceptional.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Loved ambience with candle lighting. Very romantic and able to have conversation. Food was outstanding. Staff was attentive and helpful with menu.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service and food was great. Great cocktails also.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was lively, wine great, service impeccable.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

First Let me say this restaurant is knock 'em dead beautiful. Very, very classy, elegant, and modern at the same time. My Wife and I went for an anniversary lunch. The greeters at the front were a little "stuffy", but the wait staff is top
notch. Not once did I have to pour some water or refill a wine glass. You don't see them hovering over you, but they are completely aware of your needs.
The food was excellent, specially the monkfish in mussel broth. The mussel broth was one of the
best things I've ever tasted. I wanted a straw to suck it up!!!
Not exactly cheap, but very reasonable for a high-end NYC establishment.
All in all, very good restaurant and I plan to return for dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The potato leek soup and the lemon tart were exceptional. Winter salad was also. Lemon chicken and rib eye were good. Green beans were way too mustardy. Would absolutely go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food, perfect service
Amazing sweetbreads
Will come back
Deserves Michelin Stars but truthfully speaking no need in them

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Top notch, fantastic food and ambiance, highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I took my wife to lunch at Le Coucou for her birthday crlebration. As usual, the food was delicious and the service was wonderful. We especially recommend the fried veal head and the foie gras appetizers and our favorite pike in lobster sauce entree. We can’t wait to return for another memorable meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Classic ver well done on all fronts

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Went for breakfast. Food was mediocre in terms of basic breakfast menu, but the ambiance and service made my visit more than worthwhile. Highly recommend it

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wish that you extend the breakfast hours

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

satisfactory.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I was very excited to Experiences le cou cou and have heard great things. Went for lunch and the Food was a little disappointing. The lunch menu is a good value at 49, but the food was disappointing. We had the skate appetizer and the steak, which was very salty and not flavorful. The best dish was monkfish, which was very good. Service was great, but would probably not go back.

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 (Berlin)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Very good French restaurant, with exotic plates.
The service was perfect, very kind employees.

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