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dukedog Jun 14th, 2009 06:30 PM

La Grenouille
 
Must be the finest dinning anywhere!!!I have been to many, but this is like a new boyfriend the you leave and pine for constantly...Charles Masson and the captain Frank are so professional and gave us an anniversary dinner like no other, Brian the bartender was great two nights till 12..thank you all... Grammercy Tavern and Alvero was wonderful, Picholine was nice a little subdue but the cheese guy and cart great!!! Anyone with questions about La Grenouille let me know and tanks fo all the help, ellen by the way this was my 3rd time at Grenouille and by far what I will dfeam about at night!

DMG Jul 30th, 2009 07:01 PM

We're going next week to celebrate my 65th birthday. Ate there often in the past with my family when I lived in New York but haven't been back for thirty-five years!

From your writeup, it sounds like it is still wonderful.

starrs Jul 30th, 2009 07:12 PM

It's Andrew8's favorite too.

One day - when my ship comes in :-)

lisettemac Jul 30th, 2009 07:57 PM

It's easily been 15 years since I've eaten there. But I never got so much joy as when I walked by each morning on my way to work and saw the florist arranging the exquisite flowers there in the window.

ac291 Jul 30th, 2009 11:29 PM

is it really expensive?

mclaurie Jul 31st, 2009 12:42 AM

Check out the menu prices. http://www.la-grenouille.com/cuisine.html You can go for lunch for prix fixe menu but it doesn't include some of the things they're famous for.

nytraveler Jul 31st, 2009 08:41 AM

Grenouille is defiitely a classic. I used to work in a part of the business that involved being lunched by media reps and since it was a couple of blocks from my office I was there once a week or so for several years.

Consistently good food and very pretty. Then primarily used by the ladies who lunched (in their minks and designer suits and Ferragamos or Chanels). Now we have dinner there once in a while and it's still excellent for food and atmosphere -- although very trditinal.

mp Jul 31st, 2009 09:40 AM

What is "alvero?"

nytraveler Jul 31st, 2009 04:24 PM

It is upscale and the prices match. Not the most expensive place in the city (a dinner for 2 isn't $700 or $800 as in Per Se) but prix fix dinner for two - 3 courses with moderate wine, tax and tip is in the range of $300 for dinner. You can see al the options - lunch, pre-theater dinner, regular dinner, prix fix or a la carte menus at menupges.com.

Definitely worth it if this is the type of experience you want.

dukedog Aug 7th, 2009 07:01 PM

sorry alvero was our captain at grammercy tavern and was great. Charles does all the flowers himself at La Grenouille, and has a book also..It is expensive I know there are other places that are morebut I know you definately get your time and experience here. My dad ate here in 72 and described it like i have..Find me a similar place, now that our friend bruce synder has left 21 club, it is hard to find a moe sincere greeter in nyc!!

DMG Aug 12th, 2009 09:24 AM

Went to La Grenouille last Friday night. I haven't been there since November, 1972. It's like time stood still. The room is fresh and as beautiful as ever, the serivce is so polished, and the food was heavenly. We went before theater and had the prix fix dinner which is a BARGAIN at $49. I had a glass of the French Chardonay for $12 which I thought was very reasonable for a restuarant like this. The point is that you can eat here without breaking the bank and still have a great meal.


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