Old is new again – but this new is so much better. We had a tall order with this one. A US born chef, Daniel Rose, already tearing it up with restaurants in Paris, brought to Manhattan by restaurateur Stephen Starr to breathe new life into classic french cuisine. Le Coucou has conquered and never looked back. The menu and restaurant design speaks for itself, but a little flight and a slight wiggle to all those swirly birds sure couldn’t hurt.
Update: Congratulations are in order as Le Coucou has been named Best New Restaurant at the 2017 James Beard Awards. Oh, and as for Stephen Starr, he was named Outstanding Restaurateur.