Le Coucou

4.7
2717 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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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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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We were first given a table right by the front door in front of the check in booth. When we asked for something better, we got a nicer table but noticed there were quite a few open tables much nicer than the original. Our server asked us if we had ever been there and when we said no she asked why we came. We replied that we had heard good things about the restaurant. Her reply...”Well I guess you have to eat somewhere”. The attitude continued throughout the meal. The two nights prior we had eaten at Daniel and TAK Room...both excellent experiences. Le CouCou was a major disappointment.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

indifferent service. not great wine by the glass selection. food ok. needs some love. no buzz.

I
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time at Le CouCou. 1st for weekday lunch. Splendid. Quenelle topped with caviar was a magnificent beginning. The sauce was delicious and plentiful. Sliced beef with summer vegetables was perfectly cooked. Enough to take home with some of the very good bread. Paris-brest was least favorite of our desserts. Lemon tart and chocolate espresso cake were devoured. Already looking forward to returning in September.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Parisian class French food. Beautifully prepared and presented without the over the top flourishes which can be annoying.
Food prices are fair. Wine prices are outrageous. This is probably the highest priced list in recent memory both bottle and by the glass. Looks like they’re working on a 75% gross margin on wine sales.

AG
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Excellent service. Everything on the menu was very heavy/rich but delicious.

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

Amazing restaurant in NY.
Food incredible and service too.
Loved an ambience and atmosphere.
Highly recommend!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and service

EB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant- great food and service. A lovely evening!

RS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Beautiful space and open kitchen. Great cocktails. Oysters and sea ice were amazing. Mussels as escargot were playful, but not necessarily impressive. All the rabbit, a signature dish, was also creative but lacked any spectacular flavors or textures. The dessert was beautiful and tasty. The big issue was the service. Far below par of a Starr restaurant. Empty wine glasses for 5-10 minutes of the main course, only to remember to serve it during the end of dessert. Timing of the dishes did not have a purposeful tempo. For this price point, having earned a Michelin star, we would have expected much more. Le Bernardin, Jean Georges offer much more spectacular dining experience at a similar price point.

C
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fabulous night

CZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Food flavor was so heavy. I don’t feel satisfied afterwards. A pretentious place.

BB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Great ambiance and great food: French classics modernized, we really enjoyed. Our sommelier let us down on the ( expensive) wine recommendation. Hence the service low rating. Service from the hostess lake courtesy and warmth on the phone and on arrival as well.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. Second time celebrating me and my wife’s anniversary here, never let us down!

KC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. We came for lunch and will be back the next time we are in NYC.

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I had a 10:15 breakfast reservation, for which we arrived on time. After we had been given our menus, our waitress came over a couple minutes later and asked us if we were ready to order. We had not even looked at the menus and were told that we had to order ASAP as the kitchen was closing for breakfast. The waitress literally stood at the table and waited until I told her we needed more than 30 seconds to decide. The hostess should have told us that there was a time constraint when we arrived and also the waitress when she gave us our menus. No one wants to feel rushed during a meal unless they themselves are in a hurry, especially at this sort of restaurant. The restaurant should not accept reservations past a certain time if they have time constraints. Had I been informed of this, I would have made an earlier reservation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Pancake a bit change from last time.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere here and the creativity of the dishes.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A serious place, and one of the best lunch deals in town at this level.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

When you go to a restaurant, you are thinking about the food that you really want to eat. You are looking for the perfect flavor, color and texture that you want in your meal. In this case, my case I was amused for the quality of service in this restaurant, it was speckless.
Otherwise my dinner wasn’t what I was expecting.

“Agneau du Colorado en Deux Services” I pictured this meal all day in my little trip to the city, until the moment that I had my first bite. Lamb is a difficult protein to cook in perfection; in this experience the flavor was messy, strong and over cook, that it made me miss the flavor of the Lamb, grease and bad clean of the bone made my plate looking without color and texture.

The question is, when you are going to eat in a Michelin restaurant what are you looking for? The best service? Or the best bite of your life?

Unfortunately I just paid for the speckless service no for the food.

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So delicious. Such gracious hosts and wait staff. Can’t wait to come back. Better than eleven Madison

S
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything is great except the birthday dessert. Only marshmallow and chocolate.

M
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

We went for brunch on a Monday... We should have suspected that it would be very - too - quiet. Only three tables were occupied in the restaurant. We ordered a traditional breakfast, which was very good, but were offered extras without the waiter specifying they were extras... I am usually very conscious of this kind of tactic, but he was very subtle about it... I don't like to be taken advantage of. All in all, a good breakfast, but not worth the money.

DJ
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

PJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited on several occasions. It's always great...but this time was phenomenal. One menu choice looked better than the next, so I decided to let Ryan select for me. He did a fantastic job. Can't wait to go back.

s
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Back again and plan returning often , Love everything about Le Coucou

VS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about our dining experience.

OT
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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s
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a beautiful setting with impeccable service. Perfect for a special occasion.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and service was outstanding

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience starting with the staff at the front. We had a 10 minute wait but the bartender came right over to offer us a couple drinks while we waited and the drinks were amazing. Once we got seated, our waitress took over and she also did an amazing job making us feel very comfortable. She explained the menu in detail and made her recommendations. Our appetizer , Entree and dessert were all amazing. I highly recommend Le Coicou

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughters has the best time due to our table location and we able to interact with Chef. What a wonderful night!

OT
Ecuador
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well performed and beautiful cuisine, really flavorful experience!

CH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The space is beautiful, especially the bar when you first enter. We went for lunch on a Saturday and really enjoyed the ambiance,. The furniture is worth mentioning, comfortable, elegant and fitting to the space. Food was on point, great wine list.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went there for breakfast on a Saturday - great atmosphere, quite and good service. Generally very good value, too bad they had run out of pancakes...

FW
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! Magical and unique!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I have ever had! Perfect way to celebrate my birthday; everything from our arrival with the warm host team to our waiter Ethan’s patience with our questions made it exceptional! Can’t wait to come back :)

JL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter reminded us that we were there a few weeks after they opened years ago. When a restaurant like Le Coucou gets so much attention and accolades one wonders if they begin to rest on their laurels: they haven’t. The food continues to dazzle. My rabbit dish and reimagined escargot were simply outstanding. So delicious.

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

Excellent. Food is executed very well and service is absolutely top notch. Beware that this is real French food and depending how you order is on the richer side.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent!
Looking forward to having another great meal soon.

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