Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas in New York {La Grenouille}

While in NYC, J & I splurged and ate at a charming French restaurant, La Grenouille.




From eater: La Grenouille, Manhattan's last remaining bastion from the heady days of French haute cuisine. The restaurant opened in 1962 and outlasted gilded contemporaries like Lespinasse (which closed in 2003) and Lutèce (it shuttered in 2004). Its sumptuous room—a trademark extravagance of towering flower arrangements, white tablecloths, scarlet banquettes, heavy mirrors, and the dining room's flattering, drawn-butter glow—remains a sanctuary for the wealthy, attended by tuxedoed servers with thick Gallic accents.

I can definitely attest to the fact that this place is fancy. The flower arrangements throughout the space are breathtaking.



From Fred Bollaci: La Grenouille has everything I look for in a quality, preferred destination and signature restaurant: exceptional food- the highest quality, beautiful presentation, flawless preparation. 2. excellent, polished, white glove, Old World professional service that caters to and anticipates your every need without being overly obtrusive or pretentious. 3. Lovely ambience– whether the main dining room, adorned with some of the most beautiful, lavish floral arrangements ever, a tradition started by Charles Masson, Sr. when the restaurant opened in 1962.

I could not agree more. From my first cocktail to my last bite of dessert, the service at La Grenouille was some of the finest I have ever experienced. I also loved that each table had a small lamp.




For the three-course prix fixed meal, I started with a seasonal soup, La Bisque Homard {creamed lobster bisque}. I then dined on the entree, Supreme de Canard Croustillant, Darphin de Chataignes, Demi-Glace au Porte {tender duck breast caramelized skin with chestnut cake and port sauce}. For dessert, I devoured the Souffle' Rhum Marrons {rum chestnut souffle}. Doesn't it sound so fancy??? It was.

Ooooooooooh, La, La!





I definitely recommend this NYC gem. It has been around since 1962, so they are doing something right. I love tried and true restaurants, and this spot fits that bill.


La Grenouille, y'all!

4 comments:

  1. Beloved by Jackie Onassis, Babe Paley, et al.

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  2. Good morning, Ron! La Grenouille is so elegant! I'm sure you and J enjoyed that fine dining experience. If I ever go back to NYC, I'm going have to put that on my list of places to eat. Have a great day! xoxo

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  3. That really is a fancy restaurant! I'm glad that you translated what you ate in English. Ha Ha! It all sounds yummy and the atmosphere very magical.

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  4. Ron how beautiful the setting is in this restaurant. The food choice you had sounds so delish.
    So glad you got to enjoy a wonderful meal in this beautiful place.
    Kris

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