La Grenouille (French: "The Frog") is a historic French restaurant in New York City. It was founded by Charles Masson, Sr., a former Henri Soule apprentice, and Masson's wife, Gisele in 1962 at No. 3, East 52nd Street and quickly became the location of choice among the fashion industry's most elite designers. Aside from fine French cuisine, La Grenouille is famous for its lavish floral arrangements, a tradition started by Charles Masson, Sr. and continued by Charles Masson, Jr. It is also the last operating New York French haute cuisine restaurant from the 1960s, a time when it dominated New York City's French haute cuisine alongside Lutece, Le Pavillon, La Cote Basque, and La Caravelle. Charles Masson Jr. currently operates the restaurant with chef Matthew Tropeano running the kitchen. It is still a hotspot among those in the fashion industry, including creative director of Elle, Joe Zee. Chef Matthew Tropeano no longer works at La Grenouille.
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