French >La Grenouille
3 E 52nd St, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.759727 -73.975544
Lunch and Dinner Tuesday through Saturday
Lunch is 12:00-2:30
Theater is 5:00-6:00 and after 9:30
Dinner is 5:00-10:30
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center
Le Grenouille, in many ways the consummate French restaurant, still maintains much of its airy, elegant charm, like an octogenarian dowager in flawless, vintage Chanel. Its flowers are as towering as ever, its waiters as suave, and its execution of old-time French standards pretty much on point. Still, the food isn't really the point.
Exceeded Expectations – As perfect a dining experience as I've ever had--from the time I made the reservation on the phone until we walked out the door, we were treated as valued customers. Formal, but not at all cold or snobby. The sort of place where you know what to expect, you won't find a dish that falls flat on its face at La Grenouille. My companion and I ordered classics, the Dover sole and the frogs legs. The menu is not trendy, and I hope it never will be. Kudos to Masson for maintaining the high standards set by his father, after all these years.
Perfect night out – I've been going there with my husband for awhile now and it doesn't get old. The food is amazing and the service is great. It's beautifully decorated as well.
We've taken friends out for dinner there and they've all left impressed.
A New York Classic! Perfect Date spot – My boyfriend took me here for our date night and I was so impressed. I had never been to La Grenouille, even though it is considered a classic NY restaurant, not to be missed. The interior was beautiful and the ambience was great.
classic french restaurant – we went for our annual special dinner with my wife. we had wanted to go to La Grenouille other years but we thought it would be very stuffy. we were pleasantly suprised all the staff was very friendly we decided to go for the pre theater menu which is about half of the the regular pre fixe. it has a limited selection, my wife a plate of mixed cold appetizer which was very nice i had a salad,she had the calves liver very tender and flavorfull i had the cod which was vey good all the different flavors melding perfectly for dessert we had one of the soufles and i had the oeufs la neige( floating islands )classic french dessert...we will go back again and it will be for lunch same price as the pre theater but more choices.
the only negative i can say is that there are alot of supplement on the menu such as the soufles, this is a french restaurant..... try it for lunch or the pre theater..enjoy
Pretentious non-French college dorm cuisine – I went with my mother to this restaurant for a pre-theater meal and was thoroughly disappointed. The food was quite possibly the worst meal I've had in New York. It reminded me of eating at my university dorm. What was worse was that the restaurant was nearly empty and our every move was being watched by a slew of waiters. The sleazy head waiter kept loading extra food on us only to ask for a head waiter tip on top of the regular waiter tip at the end of the meal. How tacky is that? We have to tip for hospitality??? I've been to plenty of great French restaurants in NYC and France and this place poses as a French restaurant. PLEASE save yourself and do not go here!!!!!
Wonderful French! – I took my mother to La Grenouille for her birthday last week. She was so impressed by the restaurant and was so excited when i took her there. The first thing that we noticed was the fresh flowers everywhere. it smelled like i walked into a garden. I had the beef and she had the cod. Everything was FANTASTIC. The wine lists was really extensive and being that my mother considers herself something of a wine connosiuer...she was impressed. Everything was wonderful, the staff was very attentive. they even wear white jackets!! I would absolutely reccomend this restaurant.
FANTASTIC – I wanted to go somewhere really special for dinner with my boyfriend and we chose La Grenouille. This is one of the best restaurants that i have been to in new york. The decor is lovely, and the flowers are amazing. The food was superb. I would reccomend this restaurant for anyone wanting to have a really special occasion...heck for even a night out with friends this restaurant is sure to impress.
Still sparkling after all these years: A classic French doyenne for romantic occasions and sumptuous food. – Every day is Valentine's Day at this glorious homage to classic French cuisine. The airy and glittering dining room makes everyone feel like a prosperous boulevardier, with its deep red banquettes, gold-leaf sconces and the most lavish flower arrangements this side of the Rose Bowl. Like many old-line French restaurants, La Grenouille has loosened its tie and added a number of lighter, less-elaborate dishes to the menu, like a lovely grilled squab salad faintly aromatic of marjoram. That's all well and good, but the main reason to dine here is the timeless classics: foie gras with sweet-sharp fig vinegar, quenelles Lyonnaise (pillowy mousses of fresh pike) with an unrepentant wine-cream sauce, and the renowned sauteed frog's legs. A chalky souffle aside, desserts are traditional and satisfying.
C'est Bon! – We really enjoyed our entire dining experience! The food went above and beyond and the attention to detail was greatly appreciated. Made our Wednesday night feel like a special occassion! I would highly recommend if you are looking to make a good impression or just enjoy really good food.
J'adore La Grenouille! – I have dined there a few times with my husband and our two daughters. Each time was better than the last. The food was superb, the ambiance (decor, flowers, lighting) gorgeous, and the service impeccable.
I consider it to be my favorite restaurant in NY City. I would love to revisit for my birthday in December - last year it was wonderful to dine there around the holidays!
I find the history of the building fascinating as well as the stories of old. Truly a dining adventure not to be missed if in the city.
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