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Le Coucou

4.8
4.8
3593 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 97 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 271-4252

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Rose

What 3,593 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    French

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  1. HK

    HilmaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I find the wine menu little bit overpriced. The fish was very salty. In the Porsche is way too small.
  2. RF

    RobertF

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular! Glorious! foie gras, lobster, duck, dessert, wines, Yquem. Great service. Amazing.
  3. JK

    JoshK

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. The drinks were divine. We will definitely be back next time we come to NYC.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience. The food is superb, and the staff made it even more fun
  5. d

    daisyfriends

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down, one of (if not the) best meals of my life. Service was amazing, everyone who helped us was so kind. The meal was outstanding…I am somewhat at a loss for words to describe how wonderful it was. My friend and I opted for the “A Le Coucou Dinner” - every plate was incredible and kept getting better and better. Even the pallet cleanser was fabulous! Cheers to the chef and entire staff for making our meal so lovely and memorable.
  6. TS

    ToddS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, atmosphere and food was delicious.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience Accommodate us even though we were late because of traffic Gave us a side by side table we requested Waiter made great food recommendations You cannot beat the duck for 2 Great wine list Enlisted the Sommelier to find a perfect wine at my requested price point
  8. PM

    PenguinMD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food very good service. I would definitely go there again.
  9. MK

    MKS10009

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Coucou is the perfect splurge or special event spot because everything is exceptional: food, service, atmosphere. Everyone there, from the moment you walk in, is welcoming and attentive. I especially appreciated the level of the music, which was just loud enough to be pleasant but not too loud that you couldn't hear conversation (a rarity in New York City).
  10. M

    Motley

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Très bel endroit, nourritures excellentes et faite avec minutie.
  11. S

    Skicesana

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    An excellent restaurant. Worthy of a special trip. We both had the tasting menu and each course was exceptional in presentation taste and technique. The service was outstanding. Correct and precise but so effortless and friendly--from the initial greeting by the host, to drinks at the bar and all the way through service. Cannot praise enough or thank the staff enough for a very special night. Highly recommended!
  12. RS

    RobertS

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly wonderful experience! They are clearly gunning for more Michelin stars....they deserve it. Loved sitting by the kitchen to see the well orchestrated symphony of culinary experts.
  13. A

    Anonymous

    Manitoba

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. Service. Quality of food. Ambiance. Amazing.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent bartender, classic Parisian atmosphere — elegant and enchanting, excellent food. I felt like I walked into a restaurant on the Left Bank. Service, however, was sub-standard for a Michelin- starred restaurant : 1) we had to remind the server we had a champagne bottle at the bar to be brought over; 2) we had to ask for the wine to be refilled after sitting with empty glasses for stretches of time; 3) our candle burned down and yet the burned-dish candles for empty tables to our right and left were replaced while we ate; 4) we were charged for water we didn’t order; and 5) we were left unattended for periods of time. Having dined at a number of Michelin-starred restaurants, I was shocked. This reminded me of dining at Per Se before it was downgraded by Peter Wells. The NYT is not Michelin but the warning remains relevant: Le CouCou should not rely on its reputation alone. Everything is there but for the service.
  15. VO

    VicO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Le Coucou was an excellent dining experience. The service was impeccable and the open kitchen concept was very aesthetically pleasing. The only slight negative is that if for those with fish allergies, the menu is a bit more limited than others.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    burnt my hair
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le cou cou was an amazing experience! The staff was very knowledgeable with regards to pairing our courses with the wines. The attentiveness in which they took care made you feel as if you were dining at a nobles home. Will definitely return soon.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal we have had in a long time. Going back next week to take my sister visiting from HongKong- it was that good!!
  19. MD

    MarkD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Somm was great.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tartar was perfect!
  21. DA

    DianeA

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sommelier ever - thank you Danielle. And entire wait staff too - everyone was amazing.
  22. RR

    RRDDD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great design and delicious food. Highly recommended
  23. h

    huntermusic

    New York Area

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my first visit back to Le Coucou since before Covid. And it did not disappoint. All is well in the le Coucou world. the service was impeccable. Quick name another restaurant where there are so many people working to serve you. From the bartender to the MaitreD to the wait staff and the Sommelier there is a wealth of experience and elegant ease to make the evening special. The food was lovely, delicious, and there are a few new items on the menu. I can't wait to go back again very soon.
  24. E

    Endofaky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everthing went well, we have been her for the birthday of my son, the reception was perfect!
  25. J

    Jacqueline

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Meh. Did not enjoy. Food was marginal. Not worth remembering.
  26. JC

    JudithC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambience and service. Congratulations!
  27. DH

    DeenaH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect: food, service, ambience … except the triple markup on wine … when you know, you know …
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was amazing, and we have done more than 20 Michelin stars restaurants in the world. The only problem was the pace of the service, it is too fast, very fast, courses arrive just after we finished one ! We chose 2 testing menus, with 2 bottles of wine and it was so fast that we choose to slow down our way of eating each courses, keeping stuff in our plates. The consequences was that one of our course was too cooked (the duck, a “magret de canard” too cocked, amazing!). We suppose that they planed to serve it before and they kept it one side. I understand they want to free our table for an other diner but, for a tasting menu, and for the amount of money we spent, we should have had more time to enjoy the food. In the other Michelin stars restaurant, the tasting menu is a special event, and we have time ! The food was amazing, but really if they want a second stars, they need to take care of the week being of clients. More is not always better !
  29. D

    Doug

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was fantastic. Get the Coucou lunch for sure!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything amazing
  31. G

    Goose

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seeing our granddaughter after long Covid break.
  32. DM

    DrMatt

    Atlanta

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Start to finish - a fabulous meal. Delicious French presented perfectly. Amazing service. Somm was excellent. Have been to all the Daniel Rose restaurants including Paris and they never disappoint.
  33. RB

    RonaldB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not enough words to describe its elegance. A+ Book your reservation now.
  34. CE

    ClaE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place, food, team and location, everything was perfect
  35. MB

    MaxB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. What an exceptional restaurant.
  36. EG

    EdithG

    Monterrey

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there while on a work trip by myself, the food and service absolutely INCREDIBLE. Really attentive staff that made me feel special. I never felt out of place or subconscious about being on my own. Everything I ordered I loved and they even gave me extra sample platters that were incredible as well. Would definitely come again and would 100% recommend to anyone.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming service and an excellent meal. The surprise menu was a very worthwhile experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife there for an Anniversary dinner. The staff couldn’t have been friendlier. Everything we ate was out of this world. The food was not only delicious, but very creative. We were blown away.
  39. MH

    MelissaH

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  40. DR

    DarleneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was truly amazing. It exceeded my expectations. The food is incredibly delicious and the service was outstanding. If you are in NY, I do recommend this place.

FAQs

Le Coucou is rated 4.8 stars by 3593 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 97 times today
Google Map for Le Coucou

138 Lafayette st., New York, NY 10013

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Howard & Canal

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    6, R, J, Z to Canal Street

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Rose

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