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La Grenouille

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Midtown
French, Belgian, European
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3 E 52nd St, New York City, NY 10022-5301 (Between Fifth and Madison Avenues)
212-752-1495
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 302
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 10
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classic NYC

Beautiful restaurant, attentive (but not too attentive) service and 5 star food. Grenouille is a classic New York City dining experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Tanaj17
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Beautiful restaurant, attentive (but not too attentive) service and 5 star food. Grenouille is a classic New York City dining experience.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Jose is always smiling and remembers us every time ! The flowers are fresh daily and the decor is spectacular. The food is incredible and the desserts are to die for ( soufflé ) truffles cookies and espresso . Today we had the Dover Sole with mustard sauce ... Sadly we were rushed but mentioned it to Jose so if... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My daughter and I made a weekend in NY, and walked by La Grenouille. Scouting for a dinner place we wanted to see the menu. We were wisked up the stairs to the main dining room, had a little table at the front of the mezzanine - and a lovely dinner followed. Excellent food, perfect service (they did not ask... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My partner and I made a recent birthday trip to NYC and chose La Grenouille for a birthday lunch. It was a fortunate, thoroughly enjoyable choice. The food and service are easily equal to the best restaurants we have enjoyed in Paris, but with a little less hauteur and a more relaxed "American accent". Service was spot-on, professional while friendly... More 

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brunswick, maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have been going to La Grenouille for decades, and I was a bit concerned about some of the management changes that had been recently reported in the paper. I am happy to report that La Grenouille is as fine as ever. We went for dinner, and the place was full of happy diners. (I would say that the clientele... More 

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ニューヨーク, ニューヨーク州
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

They serve Very classic French,and the atomisphere looked no change since it had opened 50 years ago. Most service staffs are senior,so their service was so smooth and attentive. Food itself was not great except soufflé,which was phenomenal. But in this type of French are rarely seen these days in NYC,it's worth a visit at least onece.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

For a restaurant of this caliber the very crammed seating was a surprise, but even more so were the lamp cords and the lights on the table that kept cutting out. However the flowers on the table were very nice. The Crab cakes were very good, full of crab meat with only enough binding material to give it shape, a... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This has to be the best French food in New York, but bring your wallet. It is also very expensive. The ladies will love the flowers and service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I particularly enjoy the cheese souffle . The flowers are always fresh and give a lovely atmosphere to the restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Elegant surroundings,excellent cuisine and gracious service-a combination unparalleled in other "would be" restaurants. La Grenouille hits their mark every time I have been there over the last 30 years . Thanks to the Masson family.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 E 52nd St, New York City, NY 10022-5301
    (Between Fifth and Madison Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-752-1495

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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