Daniel Rose (chef)

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Daniel Rose is an American-born chef with restaurants in Paris and New York City.


Originally from Wilmette, Illinois, Rose moved to France for undergraduate studies at the American University of Paris.[1] He spent a year at the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon. He apprenticed at the Bruneau Restaurant, a once three-star in Brussels, and worked at the luxurious Hotel Meurice with Yannick Alléno.[2]

Rose opened his restaurant Spring in 2006 with 16 seats in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.[3] It immediately drew enthusiastic reviews from the Michelin guide and Le Figaro, a leading French newspaper.[4] Rose’s approach is to use seasonal produce and cook for small groups, seeking to create a tranquil dining experience.[5][6] In summer 2010, Spring relocated to a new location near the Louvre. The new space, located in the 1st arrondissement is almost 10 times the size of the previous location. Co-chef is Rose's girlfriend Marie-Aude Mery.[7]

In 2015, Rose opened his second restaurant, La Bourse et La Vie, a 29-seat eatery located between La Bourse and the Palais Royal, in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, focusing on classic French bistro food.[8]

In 2016, Rose acquired and re-opened Chez La Vieille, a historic restaurant across the street from Spring in Paris, which had been closed for several years.[9]

Also in 2016, Rose partnered with Starr Restaurants to open his first restaurant in the United States, Le Coucou in SoHo, Manhattan in New York City.[10] Le Coucou won the 2017 James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant in the nation.[11] In 2018, Le Coucou was named No.85 on the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants.[12]

In 2017, Rose announced that he was closing Spring after ten years, continuing to run La Bourse et La Vie and Chez La Vieille in Paris but making his home in New York at Le Coucou.[13]


  1. ^ "Will Success Spoil Daniel Rose?". Discover Paris. April 2008.
  2. ^ Meg Bortin (November 10, 2008). "In Paris, improv is U.S. chef's specialty". International Herald Tribune.
  3. ^ Whittle, Natalie (September 26, 2014). "The new nouvelle: four 'bistronomique' recipes". Financial Times.
  4. ^ Tom Hundley (February 27, 2008). "An American chef in Paris". Chicago Tribune.
  5. ^ Meg Zimbeck. "Getting Fresh". United Hempispheres.
  6. ^ Joan Nathan (December 16, 2008). "In Successful Paris Restaurant". New York Times.
  7. ^ Alexander Lobrano (June 10, 2010). "Springtime in Paris". New York Times.
  8. ^ Tramuta, Lindsey (September 8, 2015). "In a New Paris Bistro, Daniel Rose Dishes Out Comfort Food". New York Times.
  9. ^ Inamine, Elyse (June 1, 2017). "How Daniel Rose Revitalized a Cramped, Celeb-Packed Paris Café". Food & Wine.
  10. ^ Gordinier, Jeff (April 18, 2016). "Daniel Rose, an American in Paris, Comes Home to Cook". New York Times.
  11. ^ Fabricant, Florence (May 1, 2017). "Le Coucou Named Best New Restaurant at James Beard Awards". New York Times.
  12. ^ "The World's 50 Best Restaurants 51-100". William Reed Business Media. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  13. ^ Tishgart, Sierra (September 2017). "What's Next for Daniel Rose?". Grub Street.

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