Le Coucou

4.7
2011 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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 2011 People Are Saying
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RV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, that was very personal from all levels of staff. From the manager on duty to the person clearing the table. We asked about an item that wasn't on the me4nu, but which the restaurant had served in the past, and they went ahead and made it for us. Excellent!

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TM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time beautiful space and decor food was outstanding service is perfect attentive helpful always good suggestions never felt rushed

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VL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding wine service and excelent food. Service and ambiance is impecable.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience at Le Coucou, the food was just incredible. We were there for my boyfriends 35th birthday and they greeted us with champagne. The space, the food, the ambience... everything about that place just made the experience impeccable. Would recommend it to everyone and definitely coming back again soon!

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MI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in NYC

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F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite experience!
Le Coucou was able to satisfy our birthday celebration needs with its exceptionally good dishes.
Leeks with hazelnut, Quenelle de Pike, rabbit and cheese platter would make you leave the place with joy and unforgettable experience.

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D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch! Elegant place and delicious food!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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JB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant—not arrogant.
Lovely surroundings. Attentive, helpful staff.
Presentation A+. Food also A+.
Highly recommend

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b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere was better than the food. A little stuffy and pretentious.

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GR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible breakfast. Food was perfect and the ambiance was amazing. Will definitely be back!

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s
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to le Coucou quite a few times and it never ceases to astound my taste buds.
The room is beautiful and the service is perfect, friendly without being intrusive.
I love Le Coucou.

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EA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Beautiful decor and lighting, professional and friendly staff and a kitchen that wowed us with the food. The blood sausage and the sweetbreads (with a perfectly pitched tarragon cream sauce) were particularly memorable but there was no dish that was less than superb. Even better than advertised!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really delicious food! Great service (:

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S
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance. The service was great, attentive without hovering. The food was delicious, the pancake was so good. All the attention to detail was perfect. Felt like we were in France!

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DS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Definitely lived up to expectations, great atmosphere, delicious food.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant!

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent coffee and breakfast.

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TS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond amazing. Most well deserved Michelin star of 2019

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BF
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best French restaurant in Soho, marvelous service and great food every time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great chicken

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LW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!
The decor, the incredible food, the service. ... Everything was perfect. It was hard to get a reservation but definitely worth.
See you next time in NYC!

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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb cooking of wonderful ingredients. The kind of French cooking I crave, with intensely flavorful sauces. Definitely a new favorite.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 3rd meal ...have had dinner and lunch ...wonderful every time ....food is very good ...service and ambiance great ...not intimidating

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j
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional, and the staff was very attentive.

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NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Waiters and waitresses make you feel special and a valuable guest. The food is great and the presentation is very good. For 2 people, we shared two appetizers and each got their own plate. The food was more than enough and we were full by the end of dinner. We also got a dessert and they service small chocolate pieces. I would recommend for a special night!

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K
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection

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S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service, the room are all excellent. This restaurant is a cut above all but the 4 or 5 best in the City. It belongs with them!

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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Impeccable Service, Sommelier and a lovely Sunday Afternoon lunch!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience: Casual elegance
Service: Impeccable ( Thank you especially George )
Food: Sublime

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JE
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! The best service we remember anywhere in the world we've been in a long time. Food is very special. Decor is lively.

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RS
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot say enough good things about this remarkable restaurant. We were delayed getting there by a storm and terrible Manhattan traffic. We called ahead to warn the restaurant and they could not have been more reassuring. When we arrived the greeter was just as pleasant. To me that is what separates a great dining experience from a mediocre one. The cuisine is superb and as advertised, this is a French restaurant. The only drawback is the incredibly price-y wine where you are hard pressed to find a bottle of wine under $100. And the alternative, bringing your own, is met with a $95. corkage fee. Other than that, I would gladly eat here once a week.

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food. Service could be better. Hostess looked at us up & down upon entering. Server made us feel rushed.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

travel from Philadelphia...steven starr is magic......le coucou is by far the best starr restaurant I've had the pleasure to dine. service is top notch!

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CG
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Cou Cou is our favorite place for a special dinner. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, service is impeccable. The food is delicious with attention to every detail. One small quibble is that we would like brewed decaf with our delicious dessert. Currently the only decaf is espresso or Americano. We have brought this to the attention of the restaurant. Otherwise, everything is supberb!

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LS
Chicago
158 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Difficult to get to but worth the trip. Wine, oysters, sole Veronique were all lovely

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

High end French food. Knowledgeable and respectful waiter. Lose points wrt hospitality (lacking) - 25 min wait despite lunch reservation, no option to order a la carte, main course only arrived 70-75 min after reservation started.

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GA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply Divine!

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It doesn’t get much better than this anywhere! Every plate was spectacular. Don’t miss it.

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E
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast, in a quiet, serene setting. Attentive, professional service. I have only experience the restaurant for breakfast and will return again and again.

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