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La Bonne Soupe
Posted by Ralph on 12/03/2005
Have been coming here for years. A post-movie Sunday meal was disappointing. The food was mediocre. The kitchen does not seem to care anymore about flavor. I am not pleased about how excellence is not maintained.
Posted by LLZ on 10/27/2005
Great food for the great price, below average service. The escargot is really good, although they running out today's special, but the regular menu is pretty good, too. Morrocan chicken soup is a must try! The atmosphere is unpretentious and cozy, just a bit too bright for a romantic date... Overall, great place for eating out, probably not for dating out.
Posted by Michael on 10/22/2005
The food is very good. The service is brisk and cordial. The atmosphere is, thankfully, work-a-day and unpretentious--diners are there for a good meal and conversation with their company and La Bonne Soupe provides the space for that. It was our first time there and we have vowed to return. I strongly recommend the poulet au citron and the lemon tart. The steak et frites was good but not exceptional. The house wine is a great value. Our waitress was attentive but did not hover. She also did not pressure us as we enjoyed a leisurely two-hour meal amidst a very busy time when tables around us were turning over in about hour. As for the atmosphere, you can call it simple but that is preferable to a place that pretends to be in Paris when it is on West 55th Street. One seeming draw back is that the tables are very tightly spaced and one might think that there would be no sense of privacy. But whether it is the acoustics, a white noise machine somewhere in the place, or something else, even though you have other couples just two feet from you (on either side), there is a real sense of privacy amidst the bustle of other people's meals and the buzz of their conversations. Overall, this is a great place for a highly satisfying meal.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/28/2005
A Friday night meal on our visit to NY was marked by a delightful meal at La Bonne Soupe. The soup and salad first courses were tasty. The blackened cod retained its moistness and the hamburger cooked exactly as we remember it in Paris. Chocolate fondue completed the meal. The price was good for NY. The wine list was just a little limited. Yes, we would go back!
Posted by LC on 09/27/2005
The food is delicious, especially the spinach and mushroom crepes. Pretty reasonable as French restaurants go. The downstairs is a little crowded but you soon forget that once you begin to enjoy your meal. I've been here several times and always have a great experience!
Posted by Hilolib on 09/23/2005
Our monthly dinner takes place at La Bonne Soupe regularly and it is my favorite outing. I can't think of another bistro restaurant in New York where I feel as if I am in my home town of Paris! Perfect food and service in a convivial atmosphere.
Posted by ottocat on 08/23/2005
This is certainly a very authentic french bistro. Great (and simple) food, no matter what you order. The prices are pretty good, particularly for lunch. Very nice!