The second iteration of the classic French bistro, La Goulue continues to charm Upper East Siders and more with its authentic Parisian allure.
La Goulue first opened in 1973 earning a Michelin star and became an iconic part of the New York City dining and social scene. After taking an eight-year hiatus, it has re-opened in its new home on 61stand Madison. Partners, Chef Antoine Camin and Craig Pogson, both La Goulue veterans, continue to carry on the traditions of this beloved brassiere.
The new location, is larger than the original and has incorporated several antiques artifacts from its old venue into the new décor thus keeping the transition seamless. There is a stunning stained glass ceiling and pewter bar in what they call the Grand Salon.
Chef Antoine Camin offers a menu with all the classics such as the original cheese soufflé, baked escargots, French onion soup, Dover sole and more.
The dessert menu brings a masterfully created “Tarte Tatin” which is a must.
Craig Pogson oversees an outstanding wine program and brings his tremendous charm and wit to the table.
La Goulue is open for lunch and dinner and serves a light cafe menu in between.
Here is some of what we ate:
Disclaimer: I was invited to this establishment as press for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own