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La Grenouille

3 E. 52nd St. (Fifth & Madison Aves.) Send to Phone
212-752-1495 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This iconic French restaurant has been a New York landmark for nearly two generations.
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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 4 reviews
Dining room at La Grenouille, New York, NY

La Grenouille Restaurant Review

: La Grenouille is one of the last of a breed of traditional French restaurants in New York City. Its dining room, which evokes the romance of Paris, hasn’t changed since the restaurant opened in 1962. Surrounded by flower arrangements and seated on plush red banquettes by tables graced with a single light, diners partake of French classics executed by chef Matthew Tropeano with many nostalgic choices from days of Paris past. Entrées include de rigueur choices of Dover sole, filleted and presented tableside by waiters who have been at the restaurant for decades; frogs’ legs sautéed Provençale, La Grenouille’s namesake and signature dish; and the ultra-light quenelles of pike Lyonnaise. Appetizers include baked littleneck clams corsini, sautéed foie gras with kumquats, or sweetbreads with rosemary. A vegetarian menu is also available. Dessert lovers will delight in the airy soufflés, which come in an interesting range of flavors including pistachio and coffee as well as traditional chocolate and Grand Marnier. The wine list is impressive. The restaurant’s service, adept but not cloying, suits the dining milieu. Gentlemen must wear a jacket. Surprisingly, La Grenouille offers reasonable prix-fixe menus for $36, $45 or $60 at lunch; $98 for dinner; and a $60 pre-theater menu. À la carte options are also available at lunch.

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