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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Le Coucou

  • 138 Lafayette St., New York, 10013, United States
  • 45 - 130 USD • French
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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Le Coucou

  • 138 Lafayette St., New York, 10013, United States
  • 45 - 130 USD • French
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Take one part Chef Daniel Rose, France’s favorite American expat, and add Philadelphia-based power restaurateur Stephen Starr, and you have Le Coucou, with its white-hot scene that’s equal parts classic and cool. Patrons linger late into the night amid plush velvet chairs and custom chandeliers, enjoying exceptional service and a view of the bustling open kitchen. This menu is unapologetically French, though Rose infuses his classics with a strong dose of personality, making powerful traditional dishes that may have fallen by the wayside relevant again. For instance, a selection of “gourmandises” (or more indulgent delicacies) showcases such exemplary classics as pike quenelles or sautéed sweetbreads. The latter achieves prominent flavor when paired with tomato crème, and may be tailed by beef cheek and foie gras terrine in a pitch-perfect sherry vinaigrette. In closing, a venerated rabbit dish is exceptional under the chef’s lead, presented as three acts: gently braised legs in a clear consommé with an array of vegetables; stuffed saddle drizzled with a rustic pan sauce; and the rest matched with delicious mustard-enrobed onions.

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  • m One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop
  • ô Very comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • S Open for breakfast

Information

+1 212-271-4252
Opening hours
Open lunch & dinner daily

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