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La Bonne Soupe
Posted by Madame Américaine on 11/27/2006
Quel mignon! What amazes me about this cute, petit bistro is how they can provide what they do at such excellent prices in the neighborhood where they are situated. I believe that is the reason for the crowd. Their luncheon menu is a bargain offering soup, salad, bread, wine and desert for under $16!!! Unheard of in NYC. The pre fixe is bountiful. I usually have a hard time finishing it. But, j'adore les bonnes soupes, especially the Soupe à l'Oignon! And if your not into wine, have their French cidre which is wonderful. Another favorite is the fondue, but you better be hungry for that one, it is plentiful. If you want un petit gout of the working class lunch, try the Croque Monsieur or Croque Madame. It is reminiscent of my lunches in Paris. If you are in a hurry, let the waiter know and they will accommodate. This place is no passing fancy for me. I have become a regular. So avoid les bousculades and go early!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/07/2006
The food is the best thing about La Bonne Soupe. Although they say they have a 2nd floor, its still very crowded and it feels like everyone is on top of each other. Service is great, there's nothing wrong with that. This restaurant doesnt exactly have a trendy scene though.
Posted by Sara on 08/27/2006
We first learned about this restaurant while surfing menupages.com. It was 3 blocks from our hotel, very convenient if you are in Midtown. We were seated right away, and had great service. The food was simple and tasty--everything I expect in a French Bistro. We had the pate, french "lasagna" and a chopped steak with creme carmel for dessert. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.
Posted by CC on 08/21/2006
When in the city I always find my way to LaBonne Soupe. The food is delightful, although the wait staff could be a bit more pleasant. I think I've had everything on the menu and can't wait for my next fix. Keep up the good work. I bought the cookbook about 6 years ago and have delighted relatives and friends with many of the recipe's.
Posted by Rebecca on 06/29/2006
This is my favorite restaurant in the world. The creme andalouse is deeeeeeeelicious, the bread is deeeelicious, the cheese fondue delightful. I don't mind that the staff is a bit testy. They are really busy. A+.
Posted by JAntuanet on 04/21/2006
I've been to this restaurant a handful of times because it's close to my job. Each time the service has been quite poor but if you can ignore that the food is excellent. The restaurant is a little crowded with the tables on top of each other. If you have a choice between the chocolate mousse and the creme caramel go with the mousse. The creme caramel doesn't have that layer of sugary caramel on the top. The creme caramel at La Bonne Soupe is syrup poured over a custard.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/13/2005
Their soups are always delicious as are the baguettes. Great, authentic French atmosphere, service is friendly and one is never rushed -- that would be so un-French. Very good prices -- $6 for a bowl of French onion soup in Midtown in pleasant surroundings is far from pricey. Will be back often. Fast-food Hale & Hearty soups are $4-5 and not as good.