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La Grenouille

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3 E 52nd St, New York City, NY 10022-5301 (Between Fifth and Madison Avenues)
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Ardsley, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm local. Born and raised in Manhattan. Work in Midtown. Never been to La Grenouille. First time last week, for my 35th wedding anniversary. The decor was stunningly beautiful. The service was, in a word, superb. Everything was ultra elegant and impressive, and I'm not easily impressed. Up to this point, I give La Genouille 6 stars. The food was... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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161 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to la Grenouille for decades. The other night we stopped in late and were lucky to find a small table. The news is that this justly famed and august place now has a smaller, after theatre or bar menu. I was stunned to be able to order mac and cheese. My friend had a small fish... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to going here. It's a beautiful space and I love sophisticated French food. The good news is that the food was good. My gripe was with our treatment. The restaurant was not full but we were taken past all the lovely ground floor tables to a 2nd or maybe 3rd floor. 🙁 There was no one... More 

Thank Simon B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel to NYC quite a bit but never fell upon this French gem! Kudos to my husband for arranging. As soon as you step into the restaurant you are transported to Paris. The decor is charming, the staff professional and attentive and the food...tres bien! The maitre d' on the second floor made everyone feel special with his humor and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Choose by accident and it was a really good surprised. Warm goat cheese is delicious I also had the chateaubriand filet that was cook and tender as perfection As a desert I had cheese plate that was awesome Service very good They don't allow to get in without jacket however I came without jacket and they offer one for you.... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely the best French restaurant in New York. The food is out of this world. Well prepared and delicious. The service is great and the venue quite lovely. The flowers are breathtaking I cannot recommend this restaurant more. If you are on the Upper East, make reservations. You will be in for a fabulous meal

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

The perfect atmosphere for a romantic dinner date. The bartender made the best drinks, our table was in the third floor nook that we were able to have to ourselves. The food was unbelievable and brought out in a perfect pace. We couldn't have been happier to spend our Saturday night here over a 3 hour meal. The food was... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Bartender Tony was very enjoyable to talk with. Had a traditional gin martini that only Tony can make. Owner came over and said "hello". My wife really enjoyed it, which is all that matters. We'll have dinner there next time in NY.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Wow, table ready on time, impeccable service... Incredible gastonomy, what can I say... Restaurant is visually appetizing, the flowers are legendary and for good reason, wow. If you want an old world french restaurant with the best of everything where standards have not been "modernized" then this is your best choice...

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Houston, Texas
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398 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We hosted a dinner here for friends. No cocktails, but excellent wine list. My husband has celiac disease and two of our party are vegetarian and nothing was a problem. Service was formal but friendly and helpful, a nice trick to pull off. Lovely amuse bouches and little sweets to go with our coffee at the end of the meal.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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