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La Grenouille

3 E. 52nd St. (Fifth & Madison Aves.)
New York, NY 10022
Cuisine: French
This iconic French restaurant has been a New York landmark since 1962.
Openings: Dinner Wed.-Sat.


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 during the Kennedy Administration. Surrounded by flower arrangements and seated on plush red banquettes by tables graced with a single light, diners partake of French classics with many nostalgic choices from days of Paris past. Entrées include de rigueur Dover sole, filleted and presented tableside by waiters who have been here for decades; frogs’ legs sautéed Provençale, La Grenouille’s namesake and signature dish; and poached pike dumplings with Champagne sauce and caviar. Appetizers include lobster and tarragon ravioli, caviar blini with poached quail eggs, and marbled terrine of foie gras. A theater menu is also available. Dessert lovers will delight in the airy soufflés, which come in an interesting range of flavors including chestnut, passion fruit, and Calvados apple brandy. The wine list is impressive. Service, adept but not cloying, suits the dining milieu. Gentlemen must wear a jacket. Surprisingly, La Grenouille offers a reasonably priced à la carte lunch menu that features a $68 prix-fixe option; for dinner, it runs $172.

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