Le Coucou

7 Best Restaurants
in New York City for Foodies


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Le Coucou

7 Best Restaurants in New York City
for Foodies


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What do the Big Apple’s most critically-acclaimed restaurants have in common?

The vast majority of them specialize in French cuisine… and, interestingly enough, three of them are captained by chefs named Daniel!

Each of these restaurants has garnered two or more culinary distinctions, be it placement on La Liste, achieving Michelin 3-star status, cinching a distinguished James Beard Award, et. al.

So when you next find yourself in the city that never sleeps, be sure to indulge your inner foodie at one or more of the 7 best restaurants in the NYC.



Clam bake | danielhumm

Eleven Madison Park


  • World’s 50 Best Restaurants – #1
  • Michelin 3-star
  • La Liste


“Chef Daniel Humm’s cooking is clever, innovative and even a little whimsical…” – Michelin

  • Contemporary American
  • 145 – 295+
  • Mon–Wed, 5:30 pm–10pm
  • Thu, 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • Fri-Sun, noon-1pm & 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Reservations
  • (212) 889-0905
  • 11 Madison Ave

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Maryland soft-Shell crab tempura, Nama Yuba, grilled celtuce, pickled spruce tips, Kaffir lime bisque | restaurantdaniel

Daniel


  • James Beard, Outstanding Pastry Chef
  • Michelin 2-star
  • La Liste


“This bastion of contemporary French cooking epitomizes the ‘special occasion’…” – Michelin

  • French
  • 119 – 149+
  • Mon-Sat, 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • Reservations
  • (212) 288-0033
  • Elegant or business attire; jackets required for gentlemen
  • 60 East 65th St

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Oeuf spécial with poached eggs, sauce choron, and pomme dauphin | lecoucou

Le Coucou


  • James Beard, Best New Restaurant
  • New York Times Top 10 – #1


“Gives us almost everything we loved about New York’s old-line French restaurants without the things we didn’t…” – New York Times

  • French
  • 48+
  • Mon-Fri, 7am-10:30am, 11:30am-2pm & 5pm-11pm
  • Sat, 7am-2pm & 5pm-11pm
  • Sun, 7am-2pm & 5pm-10pm
  • Reservations
  • (212) 271-4252
  • 138 Lafayette St

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Roasted apricot and Osmanthus Blossom sorbet on a bed of caramelized honey cremeux | lebernardinny

Le Bernardin


  • World’s 50 Best Restaurants – #17
  • Michelin 3-star


“The influences are global but the cooking is underpinned by a mastery of technique…” – Michelin

  • Seafood, French
  • 87 – 150+
  • Mon-Thu, noon-2:30pm & 5:15pm-10:30pm
  • Fri, noon-2:30pm & 5:15pm-11pm
  • Sat, 5:15pm-11pm
  • Reservations
  • (212) 554-1515
  • Jackets required for gentlemen in the main dining room; recommended in the lounge
  • 155 West 51 St

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Fragrant-spiced lamb chops | jean_georgesnyc

Jean-Georges


  • Michelin 3-star
  • La Liste


“To dine here for the first time is to be blown away by brilliance…” – Michelin

  • French
  • 48 – 158+
  • Mon‑Thu, 11:45am-2:30pm & 5:30pm-11pm
  • Fri-Sat, 11:45am-2:30pm & 5pm‑11pm
  • Sun, 11:45am-2:30pm & 5:30pm‑10:30pm
  • Reservations
  • (212) 299-3900
  • 1 Central Park West

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Royal Kaluga caviar, smoked sablefish, pickled pearl onions and scallion emincé on a toasted bagel | PerSeNY

Per Se


  • Michelin 3-star
  • La Liste


“Chef Thomas Keller continues to raise the bar with meals that express artistry and seasonality right down to the moment…” – Michelin


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Masa


  • Michelin 3-star
  • La Liste


“Taste what may be the continent’s best sushi; experience the quiet, contemplative, and very exclusive ceremony of Chef Masa Takayama’s omakase…” – Michelin


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