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La Goulue

4.6
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704 reviews
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$50 and over
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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

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 704 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service5ambience2

Food and service were up to par. Outdoor ambiance off. Looking forward to a return to indoor service.

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vipWendyA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is always a great choice for the Upper East Side. Unfortunately they were out of the cheese soufflé as well as the foie gras. But everything was yummy. ParticuLarly like the Steak au Poivre

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vipAmeliaM
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love going there. Food is excellent

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vipsoundpuke
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to go to an old favorite
Still wonderful food and wine and staff

NG
vipNancyG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had another wonderful meal at my favorite restaurant! So happy to be able to return.

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vipLisaL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Ambiance and service was outstanding, unfortunately we had high expectations for food which weren’t met - French onion soup was slightly bland, and mussels were overcooked.

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vipFratfank
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Main course duck with apricots was outstanding. Only the escargots were only ok. Staff was very pleasant. Wine list was very nice. Planning to return very soon.

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vipAmeliaM
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the oysters and they were amazing. Excellent food and value of the wine.

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vipFranP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Well done outdoor seating. Yummy fresh oysters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor dining set up. Totally Covid compliant.

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JJJP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely and delicious!

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vip0411brunch
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The street is very noisy

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MaryS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite needing to be outdoors, an outstanding evening as always. Super wine recommendation from our waiter and food superlative.

CL
vipCorkyvL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The noisy, smelly trash trucks rolling by provide the ambiance. The waitress, condescendingly referring to my 19 year old daughter as “princess,” forgot our entire first course. Our first course ending up being our entrees. So much for French Service! We skipped dessert so as not to be insulted by our waitress again and out of fear she might forget to serve it. AVOID.

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vipGraceC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely place to eat and relax. The food is delicious, and the service is amazing. It has become a new favourite place for a guaranteed perfect night out.

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vipElizabethM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Food was superb, especially the steak and fish. Service was attentive and friendly. One of my favorite spots. Highly recommend.

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hov0033
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood gem (food, service, experience). So glad we found it; will definitely be back!

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imanG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very nice restaurant with fantastic food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Goulue! The service is always superb and the food is excellent. No matter how many times I have been I always find the staff smiling and helpful and the food delicious.

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viprobertg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef is great!
Awesome food.

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Sofia
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Due to pandemic it is outdoor sitting only, so our table was somewhat less comfortable when one would desire, but it was very quiet.
The service was excellent as was the food(we had onion soup, tuna tartare, duck breast and tartar steak).
The desert - tarte tatin - was good but not as good as entrees.
Overall it was very good experience and we would be back.

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ConorDevine
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great second experience at La Goulue. The outdoor seating was very nice, service was attentive, and the food was delicious.

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vipFlaneur
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Steak ordered was clearly incorrectly cooked and a new one was brought but only after my dining companion completely finished their meal. Nothing was compensated on final bill and the manager asked me in a leading way: "that one (the steak) is better, right?"

Decide for yourself if that's professional and fair.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treasure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is BACK and rocks the house. Uber-chic and a mega-oasis amidst this untenable situation in NYC.

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MarcParadis
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great food and good atmosphere. COVID-service. Meaning not their best staff because best staff quarantining at home. But would definitely go again. Parking literally right next door which is key for any restaurant in the East 60s.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant

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vipwellssb
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

While the menu for outdoor dining is not as broad as their indoor menu, it still offers a lot of choices, among them the steak tartare which was delicious. Not as good as the old Four Seasons but better than Bilboquet. The only negative from an otherwise delicious dinner was the Floating Island, which was just to rich and dense by half.

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JacksonK
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a late Sunday lunch. Excellent service. Delicious and fresh Branzino. Excellent frites. Great experience overall, would recommend to anyone.

JS
vipJSW228
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very nice job considering that only outdoor seating is allowed right now. The food was very good - good enough to go back. We had a very pleasant experience.

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vipHeranD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone was lovely, it felt very safe. Food was excellent. My only complaint was that our table was in a puddle of water so it would be nice if they put some Astro-turf down to make it feel a bit drier and cleaner. Fans would be great too to keep the air moving on a hot day as well as help blow coronavirus away.

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vipLaxitmom
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good to be back! Lovely outside socially-distanced lunch and the staff feel like old friends. Something nice and normal in the face of this world. Thank you!
Of course the food was delicious-cheese soufflé and beef tartare!

DD
DanaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally! My first dinner out in NYC since mid-March. My friend Sonja and I had a wonderful dinner. Mussels, French fries, a cheese soufflé, La Goulue's famous green beans, all delicious! The outdoor seating under the canopy was perfect. There was a light rainstorm but we stayed dry and comfortable under the awning.

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SHASAN
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time there. The service was incredible. Very nice and friendly staff. Amazing food!

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JulieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was a big fan of La Goulou before it had to shut down due to the virus. So I was thrilled when it started offering outdoor table service. However, the experience is disappointing. The food is mediocre, and they do try to hustle you to vacate your table. Don't order the lobster salad. There's practically no lobster in it and it came with squares of cheddar cheese in it. Yikes!

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vipjohnf
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Decent attempt o utilize side walk seating at first phase of pandemic, however the dumpster clearing out a building across the street (while clearly not the fault of the restaurant) made or a constant loud din of garbage collection.
The lobster salad was uninspired and the frites average.

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vipGaston
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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helenf
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service . Food was delicious . Especially the salad. I love the chicken salad.

FAQs

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

La Goulue is rated 4.6 stars by 704 OpenTable diners.

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