Le Coucou

4.7
2502 reviews
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French
Internationally acclaimed chef Daniel Rose of Spring and La Bourse et La Vie in Paris has made his way to NYC to open a restaurant with famed restaurateur Stephen Starr. Expect to experience chef’s personal vision of classic French cuisine in the most charming of settings designed by Roman and Williams.

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9.1

For your next special occasion/fancy night out dinner in SoHo, consider the French fine dining at Le Coucou.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
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New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I write about food for national publications, and won a James Beard award for this work. Having said that, for my time and money there's simply no better French restaurant in NYC. I love Le Bernadin and Daniel, and I even like Per Se, but what Le CouCou brings to the table are engagement with the guest through service that is thoughtful and approachable; refined classics with focus and a few, extremely well-sourced ingredients; restraint on plates; a pace of service that is attuned to the room as well as anticipatory; great value for what you are eating; informality with grace; and, reliability. It was my 4th visit to Le CouCou, and for sure I look forward to returning regularly.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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RB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience.Beautiful restaurant.I will definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Server was snobby. Food not much to rave about although the knife skills were impressive. Overblown, overpriced and overhyped. Sommeliers to pour wine was a nice touch but the wine list is ridiculously snotty

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JP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Vinegar was the predominant flavor in what should have been a delicate dish. Not very good

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AT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most luxury overall restaurant I have been (not only in New York but most of cities around the world).

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r
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Menu needs to be updated. Wine list is obnoxious. Hard pressed to find bottles under $200. Great service.

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AR
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere, new tastes. Filet was divine, oxtail potatoes amazing. Worth the price, but definitely not everyday dining, great special occasion meal

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food outstanding and ambience delightful and this was for breakfast! Can’t wait to go back for dinner!

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BO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very fun evening. Beautiful space and extremely tasty food.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Heard great things about this place and it did not disappoint...! Lovely food, cocktails and staff.

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T
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le CouCou was written up as a top 20 by Condé Nast. I was able to get a bookkng on open table. As an interior designer, I was spell bound by the charming bar at reception and the gorgeous mural. The bar tender was Uber professional and hand made drinks while they readied our table. Service was out of this world as were the dishes. All four of us agreed it was one of our best NYC experiences. The open kitchen is fascinating to watch and a beauty as well! The wine was outstanding. Treat yourself to the two course pre fix bruch!😍🍎❤️‼️

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KM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was really, really good but it (and the wine) was outrageously expensive. Great for a special occasion but otherwise I learned that they are open for breakfast and lunch since they are part of a hotel - so maybe other opportunity to try the food!

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KB
New York Area
224 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at this great French restaurant. We especially and highly recommend the oyster, quenelle and fried veal’s head appetizers and the bavette steak, bouillabaisse and halibut entrees. And the decor, service and wines are also fabulous. Enjoy!!!

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w
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is our favorite when visiting NYC. Worth every penny.

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a
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Overpriced and pretentious. Minimal menu choices.

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FM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Room. Highly Professional Service. Food was not up to standards.

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London
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked Le Coucou for my 30th birthday while visiting NYC and it did not disappoint! The initial lady at the door was a bit rude, but once at the table the service was excellent and our waitress was very helpful and happy to answer our questions. When I booked I indicated it was for a birthday and they actually remembered, bringing out dessert with a lit candle which was such a nice touch and made my evening. Each dish was delicious - we had the leeks, salmon, sweetbreads and duck to share. Pricey but we enjoyed it. Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful dining experience. Everything- the dishes and the ambiance- were lovely.

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After 6 meals at this most Extraordinary spot, I'm convinced it is, hands down, the finest restaurant in town.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for breakfast twice while we were in NYC. The woman who greets you isn’t particularly welcoming but the service of the rest of the staff and the food more than make up for it. The filet mignon and eggs and lobster omelette are ridiculous and must be ordered. Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will return , it’s wonderful!!!

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DG
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful expirience, so nice restaurant, excelente service, good cocktails, interesting dood. I will recommend to my friends.thank you

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New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Found it very casual. Amazed to find so many tourists. This was lunch. Our table was near the doorway despite having made our reservation several weeks prior. Service was friendly but not attentive. When we asked, we were accommodated, but not much attention paid. Further into the dining room might have a better vibe. I was hosting a friend visiting from Napa and hoped lunch would be more interesting. West coast oysters were a treat.

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JM
New York Area
290 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ever superb. The dishes are uniformly rich and complex, service exemplary and unstuffy, the setting a charming cross of Paris and Soho. Le Coucou deserves its new Michelin star — and perhaps a couple more. One of New York’s best dining experiences.

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m
London
33 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely restaurant atmosphere
Very affordable lunch menu
Unacceptable fatty veal dish & very bad attitude from server when it was shown that the dish was mostly inedible.
Rest of food was very good.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food and service and a quaint lonely nyc spot

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is divine!!!!

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New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overly rich food, and fat-laden with many dishes tasting alike. At this price point one would expect more diversity and delicacy.

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g
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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KN
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible ambiance. Beautiful, serene, classic, upscale bistro. Picturesque bar.
Incredible food: delicious, special, beautiful. Quenelle de brochet was creamy and original...a dream dish.
What a treat. Best restaurant I've eaten in a long time.

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KO
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service, great atmosphere and the best was the food! Definitely one of the best!

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Puerto Vallarta
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were given one of the worst table of the restaurant (should not even be there) but the culinary Experience was oustanding. David Rose ‘s preparations are delicate and innovative, even though going through tradicional french gastronomy. Just enjoy!

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WA
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have limited experience dining in Michelin starred restaurants. The others have all been in France. I am giving Le Coucou only a 4 star rating, because, while very good, it was not quite at the level of the one-starred restaurants I have visited in France. The menu was very interesting, and the food was delicious. The service was very good by American standards, but, again, not up to par with what one would experience in France in a comparable restaurant. This dinner was to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, which they were aware of. Maybe it's expecting too much, but a little more warmth and congratulations along with the complementary scoop of ice cream with candle would have been appreciated.

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m
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in NYC. Everything is exceptional - food, service, ambience and total dining experience.

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CA
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredibly special dining experience! The restaurant is beautiful! The food and its techniques are bonkers! The service is on another level! BIG shout out to our server Travis who went above and beyond, giving us amazing recos, making us laugh and feel special, throughout our entire meal. He made the night that much better! This is a pricey experience, but I def recommend it for a special night out.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!!!!

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SB
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Everything was perfectly prepared. Exceptional wine list. Beautiful decor.

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SL
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had in New York. From beginning to end the food was spectacular ! The wine service was also over the top. A great food and wine experience.

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