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The Fanciest, Frenchest Night Out You Can Find In New York

  • Drinks
  • Food

Sometimes you just want one of those old school, get-all-dolled-up, night on the town type of date nights, and Le Coucou delivers on that desire in spades. Located on the ground floor of 11 Howard, Daniel Rose and Stephen Starr’s vision of classic French cuisine takes you back to the glory days of lavish dining and haute cuisine. With rows of chandeliers, lush banquettes, and an expansive, open kitchen layout, Le Coucou provides a welcome respite and stark contrast to its trendier counterparts nearby. The menu echoes the architectural grandiosity, with offerings like foie gras, lobster tail, grilled venison and winter greens, and prime filet with bone marrow jus.

End your evening at Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, an offshoot of the original Parisian wine bar of renown. With over 500 wines, the majority sourced from France, the wine menu comes in a 20-page bound book organized by country, region, and color. Whether you’re partial to Old World classics or more adventurous natural wines, you’ll find it at La Compagnie, inside a warm and inviting space radiating romantic ambiance.

Le Coucou

138 Lafayette Street, Manhattan

La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels

249 Centre Street, Manhattan

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