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Le Coucou

4.8
4.8
3612 Reviews
$50 and over
French
After taking the Parisian dining scene by storm, acclaimed chef Daniel Rose brings home the James Beard "Best New Restaurant" award for his very first stateside restaurant. Located in SoHo, the space is a gracious modern nod to fine European gastronomy, with crisp linens, fliberking candles, and whitewashed brick. Updating classical French cuisine with charm and verve, Rose shrinks the intercontinental divide separating the City of Light and the Big Apple, proving that the true essence of fine French dining can thrive in any time zone.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 90 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 271-4252

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Rose

What 3,612 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    French

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fav spot in yrs
  2. SM

    ShaunM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    I was expecting more considering this is a French restaurant. I was expecting a French restaurant as if it was in Europe. I was wrong. The service was rushed and not really refined. All the basic ingredients of a French restaurant are they but not quite.
  3. k

    kathyd

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and quintessentially French. It was pricey, but worth it. The wine list was comprehensive.
  4. u

    uvmparent

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A visual and culinary delight of a restaurant. Special in every way!
  5. j

    johnt

    San Francisco

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb ambience with excellent service and superb cuisine and a wonderful wine list
  6. L

    Liketoeat

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb Great dinner
  7. g

    gmz2014

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Coucou does not disappoint. It is one of the most special restaurants in Manhattan. The food was superb as always, and the ambiance is luxurious and romantic. Our server and the whole staff provided impeccable service- attentive, courteous and helpful! My wife and I can’t wait to go back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic with modern touch, great ambiance and service, love their desserts and bar, their customized kitchens. So beautiful.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, warm and cozy interior. Cute little bar area. Gorgeous open kitchen. Le Coucou has a white-hot scene that's equal parts classic and cool. Patrons linger late into the night enjoying exceptional service. For a romantic night out at a French restaurant.
  10. c

    cilla

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we were there for lunch. A privilege that this level restaurant offers lunch service:) Excellent service, beautiful lobster salad...quiet, great ambiance, great patrons...we will be back any chance we can!
  11. JW

    JayW

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal all around, from the moment w arrived to the end. Friend,y and attentive service, delicious cuisine, lively but not too noisy an atmosphere.
  12. LT

    LTandTT

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful food experience. All the courses were amazing and the service outstanding. I loved the bar as you entered the restaurant, the mixologist made a superb French martini! Overall a terrific place and can’t wait to return.
  13. D

    Dana

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent creative menu - beautiful ambiance, professional service. Eager to return at dinner to sample more expansive menu.
  14. r

    raidersix2002

    New York Area

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great envionment and spectacular food offerings perfectly prepared. No non-meat options
  15. JW

    JeffW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marvelous service maître d’ couldn’t have been more attentive and informative about wine and champagne choices. Food was superb ambience perfect.
  16. C

    Christopher

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time. We did the tasting menu and let the chefs cook for us. It was such an amazing experience. The Chefs are amazing and everything was so perfect. The service was out of this world. Everyone was so amazing. The somm picked out wines that were exactly the tasting notes we asked for. Our server was so welcoming and made our whole night. She was so class, and honestly the face of the whole experience. We will be coming back for sure. This is a must try.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very elegant; very good food
  18. J

    Jape

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit and once again absolutely fantastic. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the United States
  19. HK

    HilmaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I find the wine menu little bit overpriced. The fish was very salty. In the Porsche is way too small.
  20. RF

    RobertF

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular! Glorious! foie gras, lobster, duck, dessert, wines, Yquem. Great service. Amazing.
  21. JK

    JoshK

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. The drinks were divine. We will definitely be back next time we come to NYC.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience. The food is superb, and the staff made it even more fun
  23. d

    daisyfriends

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down, one of (if not the) best meals of my life. Service was amazing, everyone who helped us was so kind. The meal was outstanding…I am somewhat at a loss for words to describe how wonderful it was. My friend and I opted for the “A Le Coucou Dinner” - every plate was incredible and kept getting better and better. Even the pallet cleanser was fabulous! Cheers to the chef and entire staff for making our meal so lovely and memorable.
  24. TS

    ToddS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, atmosphere and food was delicious.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience Accommodate us even though we were late because of traffic Gave us a side by side table we requested Waiter made great food recommendations You cannot beat the duck for 2 Great wine list Enlisted the Sommelier to find a perfect wine at my requested price point
  26. PM

    PenguinMD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food very good service. I would definitely go there again.
  27. MK

    MKS10009

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Coucou is the perfect splurge or special event spot because everything is exceptional: food, service, atmosphere. Everyone there, from the moment you walk in, is welcoming and attentive. I especially appreciated the level of the music, which was just loud enough to be pleasant but not too loud that you couldn't hear conversation (a rarity in New York City).
  28. M

    Motley

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Très bel endroit, nourritures excellentes et faite avec minutie.
  29. S

    Skicesana

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    An excellent restaurant. Worthy of a special trip. We both had the tasting menu and each course was exceptional in presentation taste and technique. The service was outstanding. Correct and precise but so effortless and friendly--from the initial greeting by the host, to drinks at the bar and all the way through service. Cannot praise enough or thank the staff enough for a very special night. Highly recommended!
  30. RS

    RobertS

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly wonderful experience! They are clearly gunning for more Michelin stars....they deserve it. Loved sitting by the kitchen to see the well orchestrated symphony of culinary experts.
  31. A

    Anonymous

    Manitoba

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. Service. Quality of food. Ambiance. Amazing.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent bartender, classic Parisian atmosphere — elegant and enchanting, excellent food. I felt like I walked into a restaurant on the Left Bank. Service, however, was sub-standard for a Michelin- starred restaurant : 1) we had to remind the server we had a champagne bottle at the bar to be brought over; 2) we had to ask for the wine to be refilled after sitting with empty glasses for stretches of time; 3) our candle burned down and yet the burned-dish candles for empty tables to our right and left were replaced while we ate; 4) we were charged for water we didn’t order; and 5) we were left unattended for periods of time. Having dined at a number of Michelin-starred restaurants, I was shocked. This reminded me of dining at Per Se before it was downgraded by Peter Wells. The NYT is not Michelin but the warning remains relevant: Le CouCou should not rely on its reputation alone. Everything is there but for the service.
  33. VO

    VicO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Le Coucou was an excellent dining experience. The service was impeccable and the open kitchen concept was very aesthetically pleasing. The only slight negative is that if for those with fish allergies, the menu is a bit more limited than others.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    burnt my hair
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le cou cou was an amazing experience! The staff was very knowledgeable with regards to pairing our courses with the wines. The attentiveness in which they took care made you feel as if you were dining at a nobles home. Will definitely return soon.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal we have had in a long time. Going back next week to take my sister visiting from HongKong- it was that good!!
  37. m

    maureenc

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a great time. We felt a bit rushed when we first sat down, but then they backed off and service/food was good.
  38. MD

    MarkD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Somm was great.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tartar was perfect!
  40. DA

    DianeA

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sommelier ever - thank you Danielle. And entire wait staff too - everyone was amazing.

FAQs

Le Coucou is rated 4.8 stars by 3612 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 90 times today
Google Map for Le Coucou

138 Lafayette st., New York, NY 10013

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Howard & Canal

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    6, R, J, Z to Canal Street

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Rose

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