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Friday, April 13, 2012

La Grenouille - NYC

This is a place where 'BIG DEALS' are made. Romance is confirmed. And our senses are teased.
If you haven't made it yet to La Grenouille - You Must!!
It would make a good 'Bucket List' entry!!

Charles Masson in the private room upstairs.
His parents founded the restaurant in 1962.

Do you think they are doing something right???

Have you been?
Do you have a story to share with me.
I would LOVE to hear it!!!

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  1. A legendary place. My husband & I always disagreed about the way to pronounce the name. I don't have a story worth telling, except that if one has an opportunity to go, one must go. But, there are so many places in NYC. I love seeing these pics, Renee, they took me away for a moment. xx's

  2. Perfect post today Renee.Today is our 18th wedding anniv, I would love to go there for dinner someday,beautiful place!..have a good day my friend,xo

  3. I haven't been there in years, tending to go to Swiftie's whenever I'm in New York, but I love the place and I'll make it a point to stop in next time in town. Isn't it interesting that all the restaurants that achieve this level of success, almost anywhere in the world, use the "brasserie" format of bank seating.

  4. Paul,

    indeed ,
    this is so true.
    there is nothing quite like a formal brasserie.
    is there?


  5. Never been, but would love to go!

  6. Well there is one thing for sure, people love it!!! I love the table settings with the beautiful small lamps on each table, and the floral arrangements are stunning, Renee.
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. a brasserie
    a brasserie is a type of French restaurant with a relaxed, upscale setting, which serves single dishes and other meals. The word brasserie is also French for "brewery" and, by extension, "the brewing business". A brasserie can be expected to have professional service, printed menus, and, traditionally, white linen—unlike a bistro which may have none of these. Typically, a brasserie is open every day of the week and serves the same menu all day.
    The origin of the word likely stems from the fact that beer was brewed on the premises rather than brought in: thus an inn would brew its own beer as well as supply food and invariably accommodation too.
    In Northern France, particularly towards the Belgian border (an area traditionally redolent of brewing French style beers), there has been a welcome revival of old breweries which had been converted into restaurants and hotels, reverting to brewing their own beer as micro-brewers. The term is often used in the United Kingdom applied to small metropolitan restaurants, usually in city centres, however it generally has no connection with brewing.

  8. Lohengrin the 'old colonial' decor in restaurants in Vietnam and the sleek and sublime in Hong Kong. If a restaurant can take me away and provide great's magic! I will be sure to add this to my list when I get to NYC next. :) thx Renee for another thoughtful post. xx :)

  9. That is meant to start 'Loved the'.. silly spell check!

  10. jeanne

    all i can say is the you must be in heaven taking pictures in these places.
    i look forward to you doing a post on the ones you liked best from this journey.

  11. marcia

    it is pronounced
    la gren - wee

  12. We are hoping to go to the US OPEN tennis venue this fall...if we get there..I shall definitely try to get to what "la gren - wee" !!! That means I'll have to pack something tres chic to wear!

  13. We have been there...and it's time to go back.

  14. Going on my bucket list!



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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