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.
New York, NY 10013
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
Between Howard & Canal
$50 and over
6, R, J, Z to Canal Street
Le Coucou Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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!
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.
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.
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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