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La Goulue New York, New York, NY
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La Goulue New York

4.7
4.7
1275 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Having first opened in 1973, La Goulue authentic Parisian bistro decor has continuously charmed restaurant and food lovers worldwide. We offer a true European atmosphere on the Upper East Side most prestigious neighborhood.
Guest will be charge $40 per guest for no show.
We will kindly ask our guests to help us follow Metropolitan regulations regarding
COVID -19.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:45 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 988-8169

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Antoine Camin

  • Private party facilities

    Make your private event an extraordinary one! Our beautiful, versatile event space, Le Grand Salon, offers a warm yet stylish atmosphere for up to 88 guests seated or 115 for a cocktail reception. We can also host smaller groups at our semi-private tables in the main dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Marilyn: (855) 401-8098

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Park and Madison Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Thanksgiving Menu

    $92.00 per person

    Nov 24, 2022 only
    La Goulue will be offering a Thanksgiving Prix Fix Menu with choice. All reservations require a credit card regardless of the party size. Should you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we ask that you do so 48 hours prior. Any cancellations or no show made after will be charged $40 per guest. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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What 1,275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    French

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  1. j

    johnt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were a party of six and the table was placed in a quiet corner of the restaurant. Everyone thought their entrees were delicious and the service was great.
  2. JT

    JayT

    Naples

    382 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    382 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Good food but a very limited menu. The decor could be upgraded.
  3. JM

    JoseM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Expensive and not good food
  4. M

    Manhattan1

    New York Area

    273 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    273 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Very, very disappointing. Long time customers and went for brunch. Ordered Eggs Benedict. Specified that muffins not be "well-done". Guess what, muffins weren't well-done, they were burnt black. Hard to imagine that the eggs (all 4 of them) were all hardboiled. Nothing like a hardboiled egg on top of a burnt english muffin. A dot of Hollandaise on each. Had to order extra Hollandaise and by the time it came the eggs were cold. The wet, dressed salad was plopped on top of the hot potatoes. Not a great combination. Running on historic fumes. Won't be back.
  5. SH

    StephenH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very professional wait staff. Delicious food. Ambiance of a real French bistro.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Monaco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good at La Goulue!
  7. J

    Jengel

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was fantastic. The service terrific as always. Only problem was the nut who fixated on me outside. Luckily the restaurant put a very large guard outside, so it did not happen again
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The service was not good last night. We waited a long time for our wine and the waiter seemed to have forgotten about it and us throughout the evening. The larger tables were getting service where ours was ignored throughout our dinner.
  9. NG

    NancyG

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful!
  10. SW

    SamuelW

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb classic French cuisine every time. I miss the Bouillabaisse but the veal cheeks were excellent. Fish is also uniformly excellent. The soufflé is perfection. merci!
  11. RT

    RezartaT

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and class. As always the best resto in UES!
  12. J

    Jefecito

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Goulue remains one of New York’s very best. The charm, the ambience and the food are incomparable.
  13. JS

    JudyS

    New York Area

    203 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    203 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    a lovely neighborhood 'club' atmosphere...but by now, too many tourists!!
  14. KG

    KG10013

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing !
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love having dinner at La Goulue
  16. MB

    MissBsRoom

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and I really appreciated my server. She had a lot of tables with large parties and she was doing a great job of managing everything. The hostesses were also very welcoming. I look forward to returning.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The host gave us the furthest table in the back when there were tons of open tables further in. When I said something he ignored me. The food was okay. It’s time the upgraded their menu. The waiter was first rare.
  18. w

    williamr

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot. Been going for years.
  19. MF

    MichelleF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak tartare in NYC! Lovely French spot that transports me to France.
  20. SS

    SusanS

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very pleasant food and ambiance, but the wine prices were over the top expensive. I would only recommend with a caution of the cost of wine
  21. CP

    CindyP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place in Manhattan! The tuna tartare is excellent. This is always my go to destination when I visit Manhattan.
  22. JE

    JeriE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The matre’d and hosts were wonderful as well as server & staff. It was a birthday celebration and they made it special. They were conscientious & helpful as 2 in our party are disabled. It is a dear place for us. Food was excellent as usual.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The restaurant feels a bit tired. La Goulue has been a favorite of mine for years but I have to say I was disappointed. The food wasn’t very good, bland and just not up to standard.
  24. JB

    JimB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our food and service were excellent. We will definitely go again.
  25. G

    Geri

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good. A place where one does not have to be a regular to be treated well. They are very gracious. The food delicious.
  26. JS

    JustSomeGuy

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There are other restaurants that purport to be French bistros in NYC, but to dine at La Goulue is to be transported to Paris. The food, the service, and the ambiance are excellent in absolutely every respect. The steak *and* tuna tartares are among the best in the city. The truffle fries aren't merely "truffle flavored"; they arrive with generous amounts of shaved black truffle atop them. And if you book at lunch & are lucky, you *might* have the opportunity to try La Goulue's cheese souffle, which they make in limited quantities and which is usually gone by 12:30 because to eat one is to eat a cheese-flavored cloud. I can't recommend La Goulue highly enough. I genuinely love it.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service on this occasion, weekday dinner, was disturbingly disappointing. Was better the last time I was there, but that was for weekend lunch. No complaints about the food. Food was quite good, with ample portion for the duck main course. Wine by the glass was also amply sized. I generally like the vibe of the place. Some polish needed on the service.
  28. M

    Mariceann

    New England

    123 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Music too noisy. Seated by bartending with constant shaking of drinks. Management friendly and cared about your experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was tasty and very good staff
  30. C

    Cari

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful table, excellent service, delicious food from oysters, truffle fries, risotto and more, our expectations were exceeded.
  31. I

    Isiciliani

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was absolutely excellent as was the service. Risotto was the best I have ever had and I know risotto. Octopus was cooked to perfection as was my wife’s lamb. Prices were quite high. I would return to the restaurant.
  32. A

    Anonymous

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For my France and French-food oriented relatives, another wonderful evening at La Goulue with them noting the quality of the food, the breath of choices on the menu and the refined yet warm service and ambiance.
  33. K

    Kggfoodie

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent . The food was great. We had the freshest Dover sole which was the special . And it was delish and special . The service was terrific .everything. We were fortunate to eat outside on a beautiful evening .
  34. PB

    PeterB

    Berlin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Poor start with a very arrogant hostess. Initially very loud but were moved by the manager without asking. Some of the dishes were excellent but not all. Good wine list (the French). Very nice deserts. Overall a slow start but good ending.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Joined my granddaughter and boyfriend. Steak tartare , zero flavor, place noisy, no bread served, no salt and pepper on table, fast on wine service and slow on food service. I would not recommend .
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. We were greeted with two glasses of champagne!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service trés bien! It was a little loud for my elderly Mom but not bad. Order the lamb shank!
  38. D

    Douglas271

    Tucson

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time at new location. Dined many times over the years at old location on Madison. New place on 61st, near Madison, looks very much like old location. (I understand they saved the wood paneling from the old location and used much of it in the new.) Food was excellent classic French, service very good. Wine was expensive, as it is most places in NY. Very happy to see new La Goulou equal, or exceed original. We will return again.
  39. PD

    PhilipD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always wonderful at La Goulue…
  40. J

    Joel

    New York Area

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Goulue is simply excellent in every way. The food is wonderful, the service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is welcoming, responsive, and professional. If La Goulue is a destination restaurant for you, please be assured that it is worth the trip, especially if you want to celebrate a special occasion. Go and enjoy!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Goulue New York does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Goulue New York also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 988-8169.

La Goulue New York is rated 4.7 stars by 1275 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 50 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for La Goulue New York

29 East 61st St., New York, NY 10065

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park and Madison Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:45 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antoine Camin

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 988-8169

  • Private party facilities

    Make your private event an extraordinary one! Our beautiful, versatile event space, Le Grand Salon, offers a warm yet stylish atmosphere for up to 88 guests seated or 115 for a cocktail reception. We can also host smaller groups at our semi-private tables in the main dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Marilyn: (855) 401-8098

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