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La Grenouille

3 E 52nd St, New York City, NY 10022-5301 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #36 of 11,396 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between Fifth and Madison Avenues
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269 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

La Grenouille is one of our favourite places, great food, impeccable service and stunning setting: a perfect place for an elegant and leisurely Spring lunch. We come to the city to enjoy the cuisine and it is always a treat to do so amidst the pleasurable surroundings that still has some unwritten dress code. The beyond casual attire even in... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I suspect that expectations have a lot to do with how this restaurant is reviewed. My husband and I had just landed in NYC and were staying at the Omni Berkshire and decided on this restaurant as it was the closest. Thank goodness we had freshened up - my husband had put on a blazer at the last moment. We... More

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Loch Arbour, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

As usual, La Grenouille was excellent. The food, service and of course the ambience with all the fresh flowers were over the top.

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Such flowers! such lovely understated and perfect service. A really old fashioned and charming setting. The menu was excellent. We started with cauliflower - then I had lovely liver and my daughter had steak with mashed potatoes. The chocolate dessert was a work of art and the complimentary little dessert cookies inventive and tasty.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Everything was good about La Grenouille. The service, the food, the service and the food. From the complimentary bread and cheese puffs to the fish, chicken and chocolate souffle (best chocolate souffle we have ever had!) From start to finish and all tied up with amazing service. Just what a nice french restaurant should. It will be the first place... More

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New York, New York, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Back again. Another perfect Saturday lunch. This restaurant is addictive. Great food , service and the flowers, well, you have to see for yourself. Mushroom risotto, to die for. Beef Bourguignon, a special, couldn't be better. Try it with a good red burgundy. Just a pleasant way to start a weekend. We are going back for sure.

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Los Angeles, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

La Grenouille on 52nd st just east of 5th Avenue is an oasis of tranquility and elegance. Very classical French without being snooty at all. The carpet and upholstered booths and banquettes absorb the sound so all you hear is a sea of murmurs even when the place is packed. One can talk in a soft voice and just feel... More

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

There is only one La Grenouille. The others come and go, La Grenouille remains. The restaurant is elegant, the food sumptuous and the service perfection. Begin with a Kir and end with a souffle - the experience is guaranteed to be sublime.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Attention to the smallest detail. Beautiful decor, and ambiance. Great wine pairings. Top notch food. Impeccable service. Not a single thing I found could be improved upon. HIGHLY recommend.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

After many years of delightfully eating at this mecca of French cuisine, I want to suggest this as the 'must' place to dine while in Manhattan. The flavorful food, impeccable service, gorgeous surrounding are a constant draw here. The flowers are worthy of stellar museum presentation. It is the friendliness of the staff over the years that always brings us... More

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