Le Coucou Restaurant: SoHo, New York
Having been in and out of New York quite frequently in the last few months, Le Coucou remained top of my list of restaurants to go to. Both the Plaza and Mercer hotel concierges “Top Table” recommendation was Le Coucou and both warned me “Let us know plenty in advance, if you want a table there!”
Luckily, whilst staying at the Baccarat Hotel, their amazing, whizz of a Conciege was able to get a reservation. Le Coucou is the latest opening by the celebrated American Chef, Daniel Rose. Specialising in French cuisine, he runs Spring in Paris and now Le Coucou in New York.
The interior design creates the French Bistro vibe. With its high ceilings and interesting light features, the restaurant is light and relaxing. A charming bar welcomes you at the front of the restaurant. The kitchen is open plan so you can watch the chefs in action.
With all the hype and anticipation, I was excited at the thought of tucking into my lunch. I opted for oysters and a glass of pink champagne. The presentation was pretty and came with a delicious complimentary sauce.
For the main course I chose lobster salad with grapefruit. The rose champagne continued to flow!
For desert I tucked into rice pudding and finished the meal with a shared cheese board.
It was a very charming lunch but I would have enjoyed rather larger portion sizes. I did leave feeling a little hungry. Even so, if you can get a reservation, it’s definitely worth going.