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“Wonderful Fine Dining Experience in NYC” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Grenouille

La Grenouille
3 E 52nd St, New York City, NY 10022-5301 (Manhattan)
212-752-1495
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Ranked #62 of 11,595 restaurants in New York City
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
Meridian, Mississippi
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful Fine Dining Experience in NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My husband and I ate here with another couple in July 2013. We split the cost of the meal 50/50. Not including the 2 bottles of wine we ordered, our half was $285.00.
The food was delicious French cuisine. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed what they ordered.
This restaurant was much more than food though. It truly was an experience. The restaurant is decorated with beautiful fresh floral arrangements throughout. The service was superior, yet friendly. You never felt like you were in a pretentious place even though everything around you was so elegant.
A jacket was required for men.
I would love to take other friends here when in NYC so they could share this experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stonington,CT
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Still perfect!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Returned again and am still impressed. It remains one of my favorite restaurants in the world. Excellent French food, served with care. Attentive staff, excellent setting with dramatic flowers great for a birthday dinner, or a special date. Well worth the cost. The Grand Marnier soufflé and the pistachio soufflé are superb. Don't miss the Dover Sole. Love it. Try to go whenever I am in the city. Refined but not stuffy.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vero Beach, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Still the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This superb restaurant has a simple formula; beautiful to look at, with the flowers and decorating, comfortable seating, gracious and formal greeting at the door, a tiered service protocol, with captains and servers, together with an excellent and reasonable wine list, and of course, French cuisine at its best. It is a special treat to go to La Grenouille.
We celebrated my birthday at a lunch and enjoyed the duck confit with a Rhone wine, with my companion having a great salad and dover sole. As an appetizer I had the quennelle of pike, for old times sake.
Mr. Masson and his staff are the best and make for a memorable occasion, it is not just a meal.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Effingham IL, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Drinks before dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We like staying at the Omni Berkshire, and generally will have dinner one night at '21'. Prior to walking over to '21', we love stopping in La Grenouille for a drink of two. The bartender, Brian, is a terrific guy, attending to ever whim, and always inquiring about our friends and family - most of whom he's met over the past few years. Dinner at La Grenouille is special, but we generally can't fit it into our schedule. If you want the flavor of one of America's greatest dining venues, but don't have the time (or the dough) for a lunch or dinner there, stop in and see Brian for a quick berage at La Grenouille's small but cozy bar.

Visited August 2013
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“A timeless classic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My parents used to eat here back in the 50's & 60's and was one of their favorites in NYC. I took my wife for her 40th for our first time to Manhattan. We took in a show and dinner at La Grenouille and it was everything I hoped it would be. Impeccable service, attention to detail, elegant, initmate and outstanding food. I hope someday my daughters will be able to enjoy this restaurant 20 yrs from now as much as my wife and I did this spring and as my parents did back in their day. This is the perfect spot for dinner before Broadway.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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