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La Goulue New York

4.7
872 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Having first opened in 1973, La Goulue authentic Parisian bistro decor has continuously charmed restaurant and food lovers worldwide. We offers a true European atmosphere on the Upper East Side most prestigious neighborhood.
Tables are available for 1 1/2 hour. Thank you

Support La Goulue New York during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 872 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarkT
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable as usual. Excellent cocktail, wine and dinner with efficient and friendly service on a busy Saturday night. Good to see the restaurant coming back to life.

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vipMPPL
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal last night. Look forward to returning in the very near future.

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BryceD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and waiter service were excellent. But just after I paid the check, as we were getting ready to leave, the maitre d rushed us out, saying, “we need the table”. I had bought a $250 bottle of Champagne, and didn’t see anyone standing by, waiting for a table. It was an unpleasant end to what had been a lovely evening.

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viplovetodineout
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Whike the food is fairly decent and the music not terrible as it was some kind of acoustic guitar. We had some issues...the restaurant is really loud...people just running all over the place it’s a little unnerving. Also I ordered a soufflé and they told me they didn’t have any more and then the guy at the next table got one in five minutes when he ordered after me. . Left us with a bad taste in our mouths.

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vipdineout
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buzzy and fun with good food and service

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CatalinaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Fun atmosphere. Beautiful place. Service could be better. Attentive hosts.

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vipCidalise
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav spot for lunch in NYC. Hopefully the Cheese Soufflé will return soon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The service was painfully slow.

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vipBarney
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Still one of my favorite places in NYC. The back room feels very different with all the flowers gone...but I understand the reasons why. I will continue to visit and look for the return of the beautiful flowers within.

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RichardA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please don't make a reservation and fill up the place so that I can't get a reservation when I want one. What a lovely evening!! Thank you.

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vipFoodguy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience5

The waiters forgot the orders.

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vipDanielA
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable dining experience I’ve had in nyc for a long time

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dianam
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb ! Service and food were amazing. Lovely people.

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dianam
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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Curt
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back and better than ever!

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vipKellik
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Indoor seating offer better atmosphere than outdoor. Food is great but incredibly expensive. Service always super slow.

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StanwoodD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Professional service and superb cuisine.

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DavidT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely spot for lunch or dinner. Classic menu with fresh alternatives

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JacquelineR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

All was acceptable. I would go back to try the dinner menu

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vipNormando
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely place, part of a large group of excellent French Bistros. I highly recommend it.

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vipWorktofish
New Orleans
98 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a New York institution that never dissappoints. After being long-time patrons at the prior location, and missing the restaurant for the years it took to reopen in its new location, the experience is a its highest level ever. My wife commented her salmon was the best she had ever had in her life. We dine there on every one of our frequent trips to New York.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a 4 time oral cancer survivor my diet is challenging to accommodate. The chef was awesome and did a nice job with my liquid diet. Thanks a bunch!!

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vipJessicaR
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been looking for my French restaurant home in NYC and I think I’ve finally found it. Staff are wonderful, attentive and I never once waited for a drink to be topped off or an extra napkin when needed. I started with the spicy rock shrimp tempura roll which was perfectly spicy (I like it hot!), the extra dab of sriracha was fantastic. For my main, I had the roasted chicken, which I’m still thinking of today that’s how it good it was. Lastly, I had the soufflé for dessert and it was the perfect end to a perfect meal.

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MarkF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I arrived on time. Other members of my party arrived later, one very late, after the kitchen had closed. Staff went out of its way to keep me informed of the closure, so I ordered for the very late guest just before the kitchen closed.

Water was offered to my dog, and the restaurant was very busy, a good sign in the midst of a pandemic. Temperature checks and a contact tracing form were provided as required.

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ElizabethS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just retains it's long running lovely character and dining experience. One of the few truly French dining experiences in Manhattan. Worth every penny

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Ricardo
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nada especial

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vipPerfecto
Monterrey
25 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

De los mejores restaurantes franceses!! Una delicia. El lugar divino y nuestra mesera un encanto!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good foof, great service

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vipChefvic
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service

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vipClausewitz
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Waited outside until 8:30 for an 8 o'clock reservation. No one took our drink order for at least 15 minutes after we were finally seated and at that had to signal someone to take order. Ambiance was chaotic.

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Lisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service took awhile and then felt rushed when the food arrived. We went to have lunch only to be told the kitchen was closed. Interesting because we arrived at 2pm. The server said nothing about that when we arrived. We were finally told that they would make an exception. As we were leaving, we saw there were other diners having their meal. Hmm, what what was that? We were the only people of color there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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vipgloriad
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at la Goulue, food, ambiance, service and people!

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vipElizabethM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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PaulaB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, old world ambience, great food and quiet enough to talk with friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in class! La Goulue is a New York gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Every time an amazing meal. Thank you

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vipNeighborhoodiner1
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOOOOOOVE this place

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vipWsnc
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be back. Always a good meal, good people and a relaxed lovely evening.

FAQs

La Goulue New York does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Goulue New York also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 988-8169.

La Goulue New York is rated 4.7 stars by 872 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.