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La Bonne Soupe
Posted by Jersey Girl on 12/14/2008
I have eaten here many times but never written a review. Here are the positives: cheese fondue is excellent/soups are good/made reservations and our table was waiting for us/service was well-paced/water glasses filled. Here are the negatives: surly waitress/request to substitute soup for salad was met with a curt "no"/she was so rude we had to laugh/ordered 2 fondues for our party of seven and were told she would give us one larger portion because it was easier for the kitchen. still charged us the price of two pots-$45. I would still recommend it, but expect a New York meets Paris attitude.
Posted by Katie on 04/21/2008
We found this yesterday and are already planning our next trip. The food was pretty great and it's all very reasonably priced. LOVED the fries...and pretty much everything else I got. The service was a bit slow (not the food, though) but it was packed and we didn't mind. They didn't rush us at all and the waiter was super-nice.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/23/2008
The food wasn't spectacular (the soup was a little too salty and the crepe was not fantastic) but the overall atmosphere was great. This is a cute little place to grab some comfort food but don't expect great French cuisine.
Posted by Nadder on 02/22/2008
Child-friendly, good service, reasonably priced. Delicious bread and crispy fries. Not outstanding French food, but all reasonable for the price. Enjoyed our meal here - left feeling very relaxed (nice wine too!).
Posted by ra on 01/24/2008
A cute little cafe/bistro to grab a great meal. Love the homemade soup. Salad dressing homemade. Yum.
Posted by Amanda on 01/14/2008
I can't get enough of this place. The soup specialty is the best deal in town. $15 includes a bowl of amazing soup (the French onion is my favorite), salad, dessert and a glass of wine or hard cider. Other standouts are the brandade (a garlicky casserole of mashed potatoes and salt cod), the fondue, and the Steaks Hache (bun-less burgers in decadent sauces). Yes, it's a bit crowded and cramped, but that's because it's tasty, dependable and inexpensive. And yes, the service can occasionally be a little slapdash, but more often it's the opposite- my water glass is always full, and my check arrives right on time. They've taken good care of me for years, and I'll keep going back as often as I can.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/07/2008
This place has always been a personal favorite. Its' a great place for a date or a nice meal with friends. The atmosphere is very relaxed and though it can get a little hectic at lunchtime, it never loses its charm (also, it's lunch in midtown: show me the place that isn't a little crazy). The food is excellent and well priced and the service is friendly. The omelettes and soups are both excellent the French Onion Soup is a must have. I also recommend the "Steak Hache Au Poivre" and the highly decadent Fondue, though to be honest, I've never been disappointed with anything I've eaten here. All-in-all this is a great, reasonably priced place for a casual lunch or dinner.