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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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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank nanabnyc
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank IceCubeBaby
Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

Thank JBT2
Houston, Texas
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393 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

For someone who loves flowers as much as I do, (and even those who don’t) this may well be the most beautiful restaurant in the world. Subtle silk damask wall coverings back red velvet banquettes. Tables are lit with soft table sconces, and mirrors cleverly expand and add a jewel-box like feel to the place. It's the flowers, however, that... More 

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Shibuya, Japan
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

First visit after passing by for many years. Excellent service and food in a very attractive atmosphere. Closed from end of July to beginning of September. I hope to report on future visits.

Thank jtdorsey
Namest nad Oslavou, Czech Republic
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Amazing French cusine. This is a historical old French restaurant and they know how to pamper for customers. This is a best food in New York.

Thank Thomas G
far away
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Historic, beautiful, filled with the sight and scent of fresh flowers. La G has the best atmosphere of any restaurant I know. Sure the tables are close and small, and the ground floor can be busy and crowded, but that just captures the atmosphere of a distant time and place, like the France of a century ago. The service is... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This was the third time for La Grenouille for me. This time, we went prior to attending the theatre, and gave ourselves plenty of time to experience the impeccable service, the luxurious but not over the top ambiance and the wonderful food. You owe it to yourself to go to this world class restaurant at least once.

Thank Wgou

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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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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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