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Located in the heart of Midtown, La Bonne Soupe is a classic French bistro serving delicious fare at reasonable prices. From its signature soupe a l"ognion to savory crepes, steaks and fondue, La Bonne Soupe features timeless bistro classics as well as daily specials and a prix fixe. Open in 1973, the restaurant has undergone a extensive renovation in the past year.
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Phone: (212) 765-6409

Phone: (212) 586-7565

Phone: (212) 586-7651

Primary Phone: (212) 586-7565

Fax: (212) 765-6409

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Midtown East, Midtown Manhattan
French Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Garage, Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Cuisines: French, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Provided by Citysearch - 
Good food, disrespectful to women

I have been eating here for over a decade, generally during dinner hours, and have recommended this place to many friends. Great food, but no need to eat here anymore!

Last week, on International Women's Day, I was subjected to a barrage of ugly putdown words and phrases of women while eating by the over-opinionated bartender and host/owner debating why women even need to be recognized with their own day. Much sarcasm and ugly sentiment. Really negative energy.
No need for me to EVER frequent this restaurant again. My money can be much better spent in a female-friendly place, a place that respects women. DON'T EAT HERE if you care about how women are spoken about and treated when no one thinks you're listening or watching.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great prices; be prepared to be friendly with your neighbor

Interesting menu, next time i'll try the soup but it was too hot outside for soup so I chose the omlette ratatouille which comes with side salad. Omlette was ok, salad dressing was very yummy.
My main complaint is how crowded the downstairs dining room is. Tiny tables so close you are sharing the conversation with your neighbor. There is an upstairs but I didn't go up there so cannot report.
I guess its so packed because of the prices, super reasonable. I'd definitely go back and check out the upstairs.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great !!

Love french onion soup ! Crepe, wine ,salad ,everything great ! And reasonable price!!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Amazing French Onion Soup & Lovely Service for a Great Price

You have got to love this place! A friend of mine (who lived is Boston) talked about it for months. So I finally gave it a show. And now I'd recommend it to all of my friends and family. I went there twice within the last month.

The soups are amazing - and they come within 5 minutes of placing your order. They are pretty big and you can easily feel full with just a soup and some bread.
My mom said that the onion soup was the 2nd best she has ever tried (and this is her favorite food in the whole world.) I'd say that it's delicious.
The fillet mignon is to die for -order it well done (it will still be medium rare) and with the cognac sauce - you won't be sorry.
You don't need a reservation for 2-4 people. They seat you immediately. And the service is impeccable. The prices are extremely reasonable. I will surely go there again for pre-theater dinner.


Provided by Citysearch - 

I am still dreaming about the mushroom soup!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great place close to Radio City

We went by tour bus to Radio City and only had a short time to eat. Our reservations were for 6:15 and the show was at 8. The bus was very late and when I called the restaurant at 6:45, they said come on over, you will make it. The staff was great and got us served quickly so we made the show. The food was great too. I would love to go back and have a more leisurely dinner.


Provided by Citysearch - 

good food; good atmosphere; good prices; service could improve; reminded me of Paris!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Don't get ""Les Bonnes Soupes""!!!

So, I had this place recommended to me by a business lady I was talking to on the plane. I love French food and asked if she knew any good places...

Since the place is named the ""good soup,"" I figured, I should order soup. I think that's primarily where I went wrong. Their minestrone soup was fine but lackluster. French food is usually creative and tasty not just okay.

That would have been okay, but this is what I was offended by. So, they offer this deal:

Les Bonnes Soupes $17.25
Each Of Our Soups Is Served With Bread, Salad, Dessert And A Beverage (Glass Of House Wine, Beer, Soda Or Coffee)

A bowl of soup is 6 or 7 dollars, so I figured I would be getting a decent side salad and some yummy fresh bread for the extra $10. Oh, no. I got a bowl of green leaf lettuce with dressing on it. Not a single other vegetable in it. That's lettuce not a salad! And then the bread was anything but tasty it was a crusty cold piece of baguette. It would have been much smarter to order a bowl of soup and one of their dinner salads. I think they serve the baguettes if you order a bowl of soup anyway.

I do have to say that their salad dressing was very tasty and the chocolate mousse I had for dessert was good as well.

I'm wondering given the reviews if their other food is more interesting. I wouldn't go back for the soup but maybe their salads or other entrees are good?

I'm in agreement about the wait staff. Not friendly or attentive. They weren't rude to us, just did nothing and weren't personable.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Decent food and prices. Extremely rude when busy!

I've visited several times in the past, with positive experiences. Recently, however, I visited for a weekend dinner during the holiday season and it was busy. The dinner was good, desserts, ok, as usual. But the service!

When I asked for a table the manager barked that I needed a reservation, when it hasn't been a problem in the past. The maitre'd told us 40 minutes, barked that it couldn't be any sooner, and when we came on time, had given our table away. She was distracted and I had to wait to even ask how long the wait would be! Our waitress was unfriendly, and barely stopped by. Our busboy didn't refill our water. Perhaps one bad night, but the restaurant clearly needs more staff to handle higher volumes. I won't be there anytime soon after such poor service.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Average French food, rude service, good prices

My wife and I stumbled on this restaurant by pure chance. We ventured in with no hesitation after reading a few reviews online. First, we were placed in a table by the corridor, all the traffic from the kitchen to the main serving area went by us. As if this was not enough, the busboy was ordering my wife to change her chair position to give his staff more room when they walk by. Note than my wife is barely 85lbs lol
We ordered the steak haches. The sauces were good, French fries perfect but the steak themselves were below standard. Simply you get what you pay for. The Caesar salads were basic with super market dressing.
Finally, being in a French restaurant we wanted to taste their desserts: Creme caramel & mousse au chocolat. My humble advise, save your money. I'd rather by a flan from the supermarket than eat that creme caramel. The mousse au chocolat was average, no comparison with a genuine French mousse au chocolat.

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