Le Coucou

4.8
3019 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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  • Prix Fixe: Les Amoureux

    $245.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I am not really fond of leaving bad reviews or anything so I apologize if this will upset anybody. This is just my personal opinion (and taste buds) and I don’t want it to be of any factor here.
It was my Birthday and I just wanted to go for dinner with my fiancé and have an intimate dinner and a lovely food experience. I have heard a lot about this place and it was a restaurant that I wanted to visit for a while.
Service: excellent.
Ambiance: intimate, romantic, classy, elegant.
Noise Level: medium.
Food: I didn’t like at all. Sadly. We ordered foie gras et volaille, monk fish and oysters for apps, sweetbreads with maitake mushrooms (this was good), my main was filet basquaise and his main was Black Sea bass.
Personally foie gras reminded me of tiered “holodez”, not really spreadable and there was no toast next to it. I love foie gras I try it everywhere I go where available and this was not the best at all. My main dish is what left me really upset. I am at work right now and am still upset about it. The sauce they used for the veal and the same sauce for the pie is just way too contradicting, it has somewhat of an old world ragout taste with a hint of sweetness to it. Did not want to taste that on my pie or my veal. The consistency of the veal was great. Just the sauce was a killer. My monk fish I enjoyed but just the essence it was in was way way to strong. I basically wished I picked a different app.
Conclusion: will stick to my other favorite French restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Happy that the restaurant has reopened! Always a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very good spot

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GlennP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, and great food, er had a terrific evening

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WymanW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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vipDave
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly exceptional experience in every way. Food and service both.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, atmosphere, the servers. It was out first time there and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about Le Cou Cou…excellent french good, exceptional service and great ambiance

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vipGordonW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, great service and amazing environment and ambiance. Would definitely go back.

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vipACVYS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Definitely a very fancy (i.e. a little stuffy) environment, and the food is incredible.

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MarinaY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in NYC!!!

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vip1hungrywolf
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. One of the best experiences in New York City (or Paris - I dare say). Service was outstanding from the greeting to the departure. Atmosphere was ultra chic and romantic and the crowd was downtown sophisticated.

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vipmikeyclimb
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

handsome and romantic establishment staff friendly and professional. we are not meat eaters so our best dish was dover sole. have had quenelle before both in France and at the pre pandemic Cou Cou but the? new recipe at least for me seems different wine prices quite high
in sum great for a romantic evening, a first date with an A lister, or to impress a client

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vipCarolS
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this has been our 4th visit and it is very consistent. The food is delicious and expertly prepared. Beautiful to look out and full flavored with rich sauces and inventive accompaniments. This visit we had the dover Sole Véronique and the sole was tender and flavorful, the cut was thick and firm and the Homard « Bourse et la Vie »
A Maine lobster, sauce poivre, peppery greens and green peppercorns. The lobster was tender and a nice sized portion. For an opener we had Quenelle de brochet, sauce américaine the pike dumpling and lobster sauce. Although delicious in it's own rite, I preferred it's sauce from the past which was some sort of a creamy oyster and caviar based sauce reminiscent of Per Se's Oysters and Pearls. All in all, the meal was delicious! The restaurant itself is quite beautiful, beautifully decorated and appointed with high ceilings and large windows. The wait staff is very professional without being cold. They are friendly, informed, adept and enhance the meal. Definitely will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very charming place for friends, family and love birds!

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vipNimboK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every aspect!

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vipTatoF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente en todos los sentidos. El servicio inmejorable. Ambiente elegante y romántico. La comida a perfección.
Buena selección de vinos aunque los encontré caros

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hbmortster
Boise
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and extremely attentive. The food was really good but the plates were small.

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VUmichel
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a great experience here! would definitely come back.

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vipTimN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience in every way! (Even more so that the chef is not yelling all of the time!)

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vipStevenS
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in NY!!! If you live here or visiting, THIS IS A MUST!!!! We loved it!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning. From the food to the waiters to the decor to the welcome and to the downtown crowd! I am so glad Le Coucou has reopened and it is as good as I remember, if not better. I felt like I was transported to a chic European city.

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vipBaronG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant on the pricey side, but with good food and a great wine list

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vipOutdoorDiner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quenelles are INSANELY good!

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vipAttila
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in years!

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JasmineW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Disappointed with the food. Rabbit was dried & overcooked. Stew was not warm. Fish was blend. Filet mignon was not medium rate. Foei gras were top grade A quality. Uni app was spectacular. 3 out of 4 entrees were too disappointing. Lobster n dessert were good. Front server were knowledgeable with the menu more than captain. Service were on point but food took long. Entree were prepared over an hour. Sat at 6:11pm. Dinner ended at 8:40pm. Drinks were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was a bit disorganized but there was plenty of staff members. The price fixe rotates so this review is specific to the one we had. Everything was over saturated with alcohol - both savory and dessert. The pork and fish needed more seasoning. There were some hits but more misses than hits.

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Gustav
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

New Year’s Eve special set menu is terrible. Waiter is arrogant and impatient.

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Andre
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall experience was not bad. Excellent wine recommendations by the sommelier Gabby, ambiance and overall service was good, however, overall food wasn’t as good as I expected. filet, appetizers were underwhelmed and monkfish was just okay.

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KevinD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was exquisite! Best dining experience I ever had. The food Wes superb! Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding. The staff is supremely welcoming and professional. The courses and drinks came out like clockwork. The food was flawless.

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vipJont
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and cocktails. Service was gracious from start to finish. Will be back soon.

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GerdaH
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical experience!
Food, service and ambiance created the perfect package to escape from reality!

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STEVE
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef's tasting menu is amazing, superb and (almost too) abundant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incandescent

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MexNY
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding atmosphere and service; dover sole was unique.

Saludos.

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RonnieB
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, exceptional service (the best I have experienced in a long time) and a gourmet meal. I will be back for sure!

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vipTammy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. Always a treat. A slice of Paris in NYC. Merci!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, great for a romantic dinner

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Le Coucou is rated 4.8 stars by 3019 OpenTable diners.

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