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La Grenouille

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  • French, Vegetarian-Friendly
  • 3 E 52nd St, New York NY10022 40.759726 -73.975544
  • (Btwn Madison & 5th Ave)
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  • (212) 752-1495
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User Ratings (Based on 44 reviews)

Food 4.5 Value 3.9
Service 4.6 Atmosphere 4.5

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 752-1495
(212) 593-4964
Jackets Required Downstairs No Cell Phones Allowed Childen Under 12 Should Be Left At Home Visa, MC, AmEx
Tue-Sat: 12pm-2:30pm+5pm-10:30pm
Lunch, Dinner
Business Dining, Group Dining, People Watching, Prix Fixe, Romantic, Pre/Post Theater, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • La Grenouille

    Posted by Bobby5000 on 01/09/2014

    Excellent restaurant and enjoyable evening

    It was my turn to take some friends out who were kind enough to help during a recent illness. We had a wonderful evening. The dish appropriately called appetizer featured an impressive and ample variety of foods and the tab seemed fair. A few suggestions 1. Order the appetizer. 2. Consider eating upstairs. It is not the "in" area. It is quite pretty and quiet and we spent an unusually relaxing few hours on a Saturday night, a rariety in New York. 3. This is a traditional restaurant and you will get a sizable desert along with some complimentary sweets, a little too much for me. Consider asking for a substitute for one or having a quite pleasant cheese platter as we did. 4. You are expected to wear a jacket even upstairs. We had an enjoyable time.

  • La Grenouille

    Posted by foodfan on 06/27/2013

    Something went wrong

    I was looking forward to eating at La Grenouille again. The last time was probably 20 years ago. And the food was as good as I remembered. It's old-fashioned but beautifully so, with offerings like quenelles, frogs legs and kidneys. (Some with a hefty additional charge to the $100+ prix fixe, but we knew it was expensive going in.) The problem, oddly enough, was the service. Not only was the wait between courses prolonged, but they brought us the wrong bottle of wine, one that cost twice as much as what we ordered. Not the service you have a right to expect from this grande dame. The next time I plan to spend that much I'll go to Daniel.

  • La Grenouille

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/13/2013

    Beyond excellent!

    I agree! I was there for lunch today, too. Magnificent!! I would suggest the Floating Island for dessert. I have been coming since the 60's with my parents. Now i come every time I am in NY. It is a special restaurant and only gets better each time.

  • La Grenouille

    Posted by anonymous on 04/13/2013


    I have been to La Grenouille a number of times and I think they have gotten even better than before! We had lunch there today and everything was excellent. It is worthwhile to order the special of the day (there is usually only one and someone in the kitchen works some magic with it). Also, if you can resist the souffle, I recommend the Morbier et Myrtilles, Biscuit aux Amandes for dessert. It is slightly warm, which I would never have thought of doing to a cheese like Morbier, and it combines superbly with the slightly honeyed flavors of the biscuits aux amandes and the myrtilles.

  • La Grenouille

    Posted by Nina on 11/20/2011

    Don't go for the food.

    Make no mistake--the food at La Grenouille doesn't suck, but this is one of those places you mainly go to enjoy the mammoth flower displays, and the eight thousand year old oil paintings, and the chandeliers which may have been installed when the Vanderbilts first came to town. It's old New York, and by "old" I do mean that you will most likely feel at home here if you're on the verge of needing emergency medical care. On the positive side, the service is so spectacular that if you DO have a heart attack the waiters will surely be by your side in a flash, performing CPR with a sophisticated flourish, as they simultaneously hand you one of the best little baguettes I've had in ages. Other than that, and the desserts (my crisp hot apple tartlet drizzled with caramel was wonderful, and my friend's chocolate souffle was to die for), the food is positively so-so. The foie grois was good if greasy, the lobster ravioli fine, but as unappealing looking as Cream of Mushroom Soup dumped out of a Campbell's soup can, and the Dover sole not bad, but blandly seasoned, while the Pea Soup on par with Hale 'n Hearty's. In summary, I'd say it's a fun place to go if someone else is picking up that tab.

  • La Grenouille

    Posted by NK on 06/13/2011

    Way dissapointng!

    went for dinner few days ago, didnt realise we had a table "upstairs" had to walk up in my 6" heels! was more worried about getting back down, but I guess I made it. Food so so, no taste, no flavor nor any creativity, really, I could have made what I eat at home. Works for an older crowdr. No plans to go back. There are sooooo many better places in the city for French food, stick to them.

  • La Grenouille

    Posted by Stanley Edelman, M. D. on 10/14/2010

    Birthday Dinner

    My wife and I chose La Grenouille to celebrate my 86th Birthday. We made the proper choice. We were escorted to our table by the owner. He asked me what was my secret to reaching my age. I replied "drinking French Wine". He gave us a great smile and told us his Father (in France) used to drink a bottle of French wine every day and lived to the age of 98. That comment introduced us to an evening of great dining, excellent service, while we adored the great flowers all over the dining room.

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