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La Goulue

29 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065
+1 212-988-8169
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“profiteroles” (2 reviews)
“tuna tartare” (3 reviews)
“french bistro” (2 reviews)
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29 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here in the past when this was on Madison, This location and interior is much improved though the service needs some help. I had to signal more than once to order and for a drink. We greatly enjoyed our salad cheese plate...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank _dmpinvt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to eat at La Goulet when it was on Madison. It was a highlight of a visit to NY. Then they closed, with the promise to reopen. It has been 8 years, but we stumbled across them today. To our delight they had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ChasD999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An institution that has faded I fortunately, this old school NYC French restaurant makes the gestures without the necessary care and conviction. Lots of oil and raw garlic in spinach, a fatty and cool prime rib and super greasy potatoes reminded me of why a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank murrayhiller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "comeback," or reopening of La Goulue is all that a french brasserie should be - the chic interior, professional service, and tasty not over-filling food. We had the pre-fixe lunch, which included tasty soup, excellent flank steak medallions, and a nice tart for desert....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dl5490
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Well, July 13 1977 was my last dining visit before this one 41 years later, and a dozen blocks down Madison Avenue from their old dig on 70st Street. We gathered with friends not expecting a major City Black Out to occur before 9pm. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HeiniHHH
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

This has to be one of the best brassieres in the city. Delicious food, attentive service, very particular clientele. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

There isn't much to say here. La Goulue is a great restaurant. It is not perfect, perhaps their pairing of wine could be more inspired. In NY on a scale of 1-10, it is a strong 7.5-8.3. Anywhere else in the US, it is a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank L87SGmichaelr
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Our first time back after their ten year hiatus. It was a delightful homecoming in our favorite restaurant in New York. Food beyond delicious and a staff you want to all take home. Bravo to them, but don’t rush we really want to keep it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Captain1002
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We had a perfect lunch of tuna tartar, steak tartar, the well-worth-the wait cheese souffle, and an out of this world dessert of profiteroles with chocolate pastry cream, homemade marshmallows, coconut ice cream served over a chocolate waffle cookie. All washed down with crisp, cool...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GHO104
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Reopened in an attractive setting, this French bistro has very good but not outstanding fare for the prices charged. The wine selection is excellent but again $20-25 a glass. The menu offers classical and some unusual dishes, well-prepared and attractively plated. The service was irregular:...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dbcof58
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 E 61st St, New York City, NY 10065
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-988-8169
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La Goulue is New York's original Parisian Bistro, established in 1972. We are proud to offer the very finest fare, orchestrated by Chef Antoine Camin. Our wine list has high acclaim for its incredible value, and quality. From simply delicious countryside wines, all the way up to some older 1st growths. Our entire team look forward to offering a professional and sincere service that fulfils.
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