Tue-Thu, noon-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm; Fri, noon-2:30pm and 5pm-10:30pm; Sat, noon-2:30pm and 5pm-10:30pm; Sun-Mon, closed
E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.
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With Lutece, La Cote Basque, and La Caravelle all six forks under, it's thrilling that La Grenouille thrives. Owner Charles Masson's youthful makeover leaves the once hoity-toity Frog Pond less forbidding. Floral exuberance still explodes in every corner, and, in the ultimate surrender to reality, the menu—mixing classic and new—is finally translated into English.Prix-Fixe
Three-course lunch, $65; dinner, $102