Born in Chicago, chef Daniel Rose made a name for himself in Paris by leading the Spring kitchen and La Bourse et La Vie (known for the legendary veal pot-au-feu). He returned to the United States and today runs Le Coucou, his first restaurant in the United States – in partnership with the all-powerful restaurateur Stephen Starr (also the owner of Upland and Buddakan). Combining talents is always a good bet. In that case, it was perfect.
No expense has been spared in the imposing restaurant, which boasts old French doors, large windows and oak tables accompanied by the iconic Thonet 1925 chairs, especially reinterpreted with green velvet to the place. The bricks on the walls were carefully washed to return to their original color. All this meticulous work was orchestrated by the incredible duo Roman & Williams, known in the New York scene for projects like The Boom Boom Room, The Standard, Ace Hotel and Viceroy.
In the kitchen, you can find rich and tasty ingredients. Veal tongue, pork ears, guts, and eel are among the delicacies of the menu. For lovers of foie gras, the menu is a must – you can find the recipe in different shapes and combinations in varied dishes. Impossible not to highlight the unbelievable sweetbread, a platter of veal pancreas, fried to perfection. The drink menu also surprises – a vast wine list with more than 600 labels, but the most important thing is to sample the famous drink of the house with cider and pear.
→138 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013