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La Grenouille

3 E 52nd St, New York City, NY 10022-5301 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #54 of 11,653 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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304 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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English first
Bronx, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Believe me. I tried hard to find fault with this restaurant as the tab exceeded the cost of my sport jacket. But I failed. Magnificent is an understatement.to describe the dining experience.here.

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New York City
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

When every dish is perfect of its kind, when service is impeccable, when setting and flowers are exquisite, and when Phillipe Masson, general manager, takes the time to greet and charm you—even if you are not a celebrity– then you must be at La Grenouille. And if you are also fortunate enough to be seated in the beautiful upstairs multi-level... More

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Warrington, PA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I hate to buck the trend, and the dripping praises for this restaurant, but we were simply not impressed and somewhat disappointed considering the glowing reviews we read. For starters, no other French restaurants had any availability nearby (and there are some great ones), this should have been the first clue. The price is not wildly unreasonable at $104, that... More

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Perfect service in a perfectly elegant, calm, cheerful, gorgeous room (we ate downstairs). Attentive servers were never overbearing and never made our party of four feel rushed; the prix-fixe menu was $104 per person, expensive but not at all unreasonable, and the wines were expensive but not absurdly so. We celebrated a friend's birthday and anniversary and felt as if... More

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Edinburg, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Returning to La Grenouille for an anniversary dinner after several years, I found everything as I had left it, especially the magnificent floral arrangements that provided splashes of color to the glowing, sophisticated ambiance. Ladies and gentlemen, young and old, almost all appropriately dressed, were engaging in dignified conversation. And, of course, the attentive and interested waitstaff made the food... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Five decades of grace and elegance and still this beautiful restaurant still feels fresh, possibly because of the spectacular flowers and soft glow, but certainly because the wait staff and Maitre d' whose careful attentions feel personal and sincere. I wish they could train the rest of America's wait staff. It was a splendid visit.

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Sellersville, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The food was outstanding. The restaurant itself was absolutely picturesque. The lighting, flowers and decor were something out of a movie. The service was top-notch. We had one of the best meals we ever had. Be prepared to spend some serious money, but it's worth it especially for a special occasion.

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Spring, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Food and service was excellent. Wonderful fine dining establishment. Please update theater menu pricing outside of restaurant.

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San Francisco, California, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This classic French restaurant is known for its beautiful flower arrangements everywhere in the space and that was certainly the case. However the food did not live up to expectations. We had the lobster bisque which was dark brown and not as good as I have had elsewhere. The ox tail was quite good along with the chicken. Biggest letdown... More

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Potomac, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Best French restaurant outside of Paris. . .and probably better than most in France! Excellent food and service with lovely décor! Expensive but worth it!

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