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La Goulue New York

4.7
1002 reviews
$50 and over
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
Starting August 16th we will kindly ask our guests to help us follow Metropolitan regulations regarding
COVID -19, proof of vaccination is required for all guests upon entry.

Support La Goulue New York during COVID-19

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Featured special offers

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2021

We are pleased to offer a choice Prix Fix Menu for $86 per person

What 1002 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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vipHarveyS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I loved the ambiance. The service was great. Best onion soup I’ve ever had. All the food was good except the lobster Cobb salad. The most expensive dish was very poor. Very little lobster very little everything except lettuce. Lots of lettuce. I’ll be back. I won’t order the lobster Cobb salad. My wife’s steak was delicious.

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Chuck
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Foot and drinks were good (not exceptional) but expensive. Not worth the cost.

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vipiEat
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Meal!!!

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vipStevie
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent waiter and food was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, cozy atmosphere and great service.

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amusepro
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience sitting outside on a warm fall evening at an old school New York French bistro - staff welcoming ambience festive good food. The restaurant is an upper east side keeper!

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vipClaudeW
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful room. Excellent food and service. Reasonable prices.

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Doina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing food, best steak tartare in NYC, excellent Grand Marnier soufflé

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vipAlanG
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

In the past I have always enjoyed dining here. This time was very different. After our meal we requested desert and decaf and we were told by the rather arrogant waiter that decaf coffee was not available. I questioned .. “You are out of decaf coffee” to which he answered in the affirmative. It was obviously the end of his shift and he was hoping we would depart. We selected the profiterole desert which is one of my all time favorites. After a wait it was delivered by a new waiter who asked us if we wouldn’t like some coffee. Shocked I requested decaf cappuccino and it was no problem and within a few minutes served graciously by a very pleasant waitress. Our previous waiter had departed but it was now clear that it was an outright lie that the restaurant was out of decaf.

I would be reluctant to ever return after that experience.

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vipgegandco
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C’est délicieux !

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LouiseR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Cozy french restaurant with excellent service and warm atmosphere. Food presentation is lovely.

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vipLouLou
Boise
47 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LaGoulue has been a family favorite for over 40 years

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Been many times and tonight was disappointing. Shrimp and Shishito Pepper Tempura came out with our Shishito peppers. The waiter told me that he checked with the chef and the Shishito peppers were stuffed in the shrimp - they were not. He then told me they were in the sauce. Eventually the manager came over and told me that yes, it was supposed to have Shishito peppers but they ran out. I asked why the waiter had misled me ? He comped the shrimp .

It was my father's 74th Birthday and I let them know in advance. Zero recognition or acknowledgement.

Steak au poivre was very average.

Overall disappointing service, food, and inability to make it special.

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vipJohnB
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

La Goulue was wonderful as always, but huge service glitch this time. Our waiter spent a few minutes extolling the special dover sole and we both ordered it. A few minutes later, the waiter comes back ands says that there is only one left (this was 7:45 and the room was not yet half full) and should she try to grab that last one for us? We did grab it and one of us changed our order, but that complete lack of professionalism in how that was handled seemed very out of place in a restaurant like La Gouloe. I hope their service returns to what it once was. At this price point, we expect it.

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MarjorieN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Our appetizers (onion soup and a simple salad) were nothing special. We were told Dover Sole was the special; my wife and I both ordered it. It was OK, although the water had a difficult time deboning it, and did not completely succeed. The shock was when the bill arrived and they charged over $184 for the two entrees! That is an outrageous price. Desert was an apple tart, which was burned. The waiter promised to remove the tart from the bill. It was not. Our experience was a rip-off.

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vipPepper1
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Everything from start to finish

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Inoprude
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place

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vipPicky123
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Outdoor dinning pleasant little house on the sidewalk. The waiter was a very rude kept pressuring us to order when we were talking. The place was not full there was no reason for this. Came over twice and was very rude. The food was good, large portions. Regulars are treated very nice, others beware if not ordering g right away!!

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vipgegandco
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C’est merveilleux !

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vipMPPL
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

La Goulue does a great job n attending

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vipComet
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, pleasant staff, good service.
Definitely a great neighborhood dining experience.

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vipDFGH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fantastic service and excellent French wine. Expensive, but a good value given high quality.

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JVM1001
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience every time

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Sam62
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After all the shutdowns it was a great pleasure to have an evening at la Goulue. They’re not giving it away but with a less expensive wine (and there are a few under 100) it could have been pretty reasonable. Our entrees were 46 and 48 which is not crazy and a nice shared dessert at 16 made for a wonderful evening. Service was enough but not too much. I’d go here frequently- if I didn’t.I’ve 100 miles away.

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vipMercedesG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I dinne or lunch at the restaurant once a week it feels like home!

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vipGoldybear
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place for lunch and people watching - vibrant atmosphere inside and outside. Great food and always great service.

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vipMarvinK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always enjoy the food, ambience, and attentive service. Consistently performs to our satisfaction.
Menu has sufficient variety to make you keep coming back.
Definitely recommended to friends who like an upscale venue.

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vipSGSG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Table was not ready-
Staff went over and above to accommodate.

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Nancy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cuisine was delicious, especially the branzino. Do save room for the Grand Marnier Soufflé for desert. Enjoyed a convivial atmosphere. Wait staff friendly and helpful.

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vipCunard
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Please don't go unless youre local. Tourists will ruin this place

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BonnieM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is amazing, confortable ambiance, fast service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

No avisan que la comida es hasta la tres y no puedikos comer
Pudimos

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vipRobert
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Steak au pouve is amazingly good. Shrimp cocktail and escargot is great too

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vipRBZB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sommelier was outstanding!

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vipautom1360
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!

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EllieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and atmosphere - we’re definitely coming back!!

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vipJamesP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the truly great NY dinner that reminds us all why we live in NYC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food extraordinary service

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JimT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding. The wine recommendations were spot on. The ambience was romantic and fun and the food was delicious. The branzini and steak tartare in particular. We highly recommend this NYC classic.

FAQs

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

La Goulue New York is rated 4.7 stars by 1002 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.