Le Coucou, At 138 Lafayette Street, is one of the city’s best new restaurants. Or, more accurately, one of the city’s best new restaurants according to the New York Post’s gazpacho-hating food critic, Steve Cuozzo.
Cuozzo, who recently blasted the cold soup as being the, “worst thing about summer” – and wouldn’t it be wonderful if that was the case – has dubbed the new French brasserie, “one of the 21st century’s four or five best restaurants of any type.”
Many of the critics’ praises though seem to stem from the bistros lack of scene, “No obnoxious tasting menu… No concocted culinary “concept”!” Cuozzo writes, “No Instagram obsession!”
Bankrolled by real estate mogul Aby Rosen and designed by Roman and Williams, Le Coucou serves up dishes like warmed oysters with seaweed butter, fried quail with herb butter and lemon confiture, and the rather disconcerting tout le lapin aka all of the rabbit.
LLNYC thinks it sounds just fine. But, “one of the best restaurants of the century,” is perhaps just a little too bold of a declaration for our tastes. [NYP]