Le Coucou

4.7
2589 reviews
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French
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
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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The Infatuation
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 England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing dining experience. In walking through the door, our waiter was attentive and overly courteous. The chef and manager even came by to answer questions on the menu and provide feedback to their recommendations as well as give specials of the day. The ambience of the restaurant was perfect and sets the tone for a perfect romantic evening. Lastly, the food was phenomenal, both the duck and lamb chop met our expectations and provided a unique take on the typical dish. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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

Terrible experience. Bavette steak was so bad, overcooked. Sent back to the kitchen then was sent a filet which I was charged extra for. Decor is bad too. Service is decent.

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

Food was excellent. Presentation and delivery outstanding . Service was outstanding.

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JM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Coucou never disappointing. Beautiful food, ambiance, cocktails and flora. It's a great experience. Do not miss.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Met all our needs. Exceptional food. Highest quality but non-obtrusive service. With a great bartender!

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

An amazing dining experience, from the food to the service.

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

A terrific restaurant and a wonderful value at lunch.

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

Very nice room, excellent service, varied and deep wine list. Food was outstanding, Le Coucou was everything I expected. We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, cocktails and great space. 4 servers assigned to a table for two- great experience!
It’s pricey but worth it.

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j
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classical French cuisine, updated--it's NOT nouvelle cuisine, but it's not Escoffier either. Quenelle - not available in all but a very few French restaurants in the US. Beurre blanc with a scoop of balack caviar--perfect combination. Don't miss Navets en guise d’escargots--not snails, it's mussels--but like nothing you've ever had. My wife doesn't like mussels, she loved this dish. We also have foie gras with artichoke (generous helping of fois gras), sole veronique, bouillabaisse. Strawberry mille feuille for dessert--not what you see in most places, even if you full you must try it. Virtually every course had a wonderful surprise. If you go, prepare for an unforgettable meal, but of course be prepared for the bill. For very special occasions. We were visiting NYC for a couple days, managed to get a 5:15 reservation (having spent most of the day on the train not eating Amtrak food), and did not stint.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!!

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Coucou was a unique experience. The food was inventive yet wonderfully satisfying. The space is intimate while also exciting. We will definitely return!

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IC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wine. Great service too!

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J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Breakfast was lovely. Impeccable service, delicious food. Peaceful and charming decor. My sister and I shared a deliciously cheesy gougere and we each had the lobster-eggs dish - creamy and tasty.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel Rose has hit a grand slam with his first American restaurant.

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R
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service in an elegant setting.
Highly recommend for a special occasion!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome cuisine, service and decor (the open kitchen is amazing). The service is impeccable and so friendly. I would improve the wine list: (not enough good value wine)

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JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Starr restaurants and this one did not disappoint. Best service we’ve ever had and everyone was very knowledgeable about food and wine. Would highly recommend.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall the experience is good for the payment but its always awkward when they let you to your table 30 min after the reservation you made in advance. It was not a great way to start a birthday dinner

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FK
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is amazing and staff there had a good knowledge about the food contents and wines they’re serving, I had a great dinner at theirs.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing and helped accommodate some last minute changes for my birthday. Impeccable service. Food was amazing. One of the best dining experiences in NYC

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DB
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every way - warm, professional service; inventive, exceptional food ; beautiful decor, which even extends to the restrooms, with charming French music piped in and luxury hand wash. We loved everything about it!

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CH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting for a fancy breakfast with a friend. Wonderful service, perfect mimosas and divine Aesop products in the bathrooms but the food itself was not anything special.

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DH
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and my meal was exceptional! I would highly recommend!

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the set lunch, it was probably the best thought out menu I have seen in a while. Lots of seafood, all delicious. Very comfortable restaurant with a peaceful atmosphere. If I could afford it, I would go every week!

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J
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A nice French restaurant. Maybe I was a little underwhelmed by the choices in the menu. But the wait staff was very good and helpful, even revealing stuff that maybe the restaurant was trying to keep under wraps, eg, the sauce on the sweetbreads and sole were virtually identical. And the ambience is rustic, so it doesnt seem as special as, say, Daniel. But a good meal for a decent price. Just not everything i had been lead to believe.

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KB
Boise
34 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the epitome of dining excellence and something that few get to experience in a lifetime. The food and wine is amazing but the service is something to behold and you are treated like royalty.

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CB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience! Food and service are very special.

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PA
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were there for a Saturday luncheon. Everything first class from beginning to end. The food of course was the highlight. Oysters presented in a special way best I’ve had. The sauce on the halibut was heavenly . The service and ambience Outstanding as well.

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FR
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paris in NYC

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A
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is wonderful. The check-in, seating process is gracious. The room is handsome, spacious and comfortable. The noise level is generally low. A note and and issue. The note: the menu was virtually unchanged from when I was here three months ago. The issue: service was, like the last time I dined here, less then stellar. The service was a poor combination of hurried and perfunctory....unless you make the wait staff take some time and focus a bit, they simply rush things (everything from taking an order, to plopping bread & butter on the table, to whisking plates & cutlery from under & around the guests).....it really takes away from the overall experience the restaurant is trying to deliver. That said, the food is extremely good.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Solid overall but not a great value. Would recommend a good bistro instead to save money or pay up for a higher end restaurant

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CG
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prix fixe lunch menu had very appetizing selections. Our food was absolutely delicious. The service was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was relaxed, not rushed, so we took our time and enjoyed a delightful, civilized lunch. Can't wait to visit again.
Thank you

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SD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of the best restaurants in the US, let alone NYC. Service is perfect, friendly without pretense. Food execution is spot on, portions are appropriate and elements well balanced. Wine list is impressive, albeit not a lot of bargains. I live in CA and try to make it to Le Coucou 3-4 times per year. Should be on everyone’s must visit list

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MH
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious! So rich and yet so light at the same time

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was quite good. However the overall experience also very much relates to the service and general feel. The service and attentiveness was not at Michelin level. It was a bit hectic with too many waitresses around but not serving a purpose. Actually cannot say the service was punctual, time between meals was too long. It took us 20+min to receive the bread.. I am not sure if we would recommend it as a must visit.

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BE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect restaurant with great food, service and ambiance. Great for any special occasion as Calorie count too high for everyday!

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a beautiful job of helping me celebrate my birthday and were generous with their attention and care. Love this place.

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F
New York Area
248 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!!

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DW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall, a lovely experience topped by excellent food and impeccable, attentive service.

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