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La Bonne Soupe

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48 West 55th St., New York City, NY 10019 (5th and 6th Avenues)
+1 212-586-7650
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Rochester, NY
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258 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us had the lunch soup special--soup and salad, a drink (glass of house wine, coffee or soft drink) and choice of flan or chocolate mousse for dessert. We both had the onion soup and it was outstanding--great onion broth, nice bread, and delicious broiled Gruyere on top, very slightly charred. Truly wonderful. Unfortunately the salad was very ordinary... More 

Thank vpoleshuck
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt like I was back in France. great food, nice atmosphere, wonderful menu. I had moules. Large serving, well cooked in a delicious shallot and wine broth.

Thank Chris K
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had lunch at La Bonne Soupe with a friend and even though I had previously read some good reviews, I was greatly impressed. The space is nice and ample, plenty of tables spread throughout two levels. We sat upstairs, which seemed slightly less busy. I had the French onion soup, which was rich and delicious. Service was very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An old favorite, still popular and still good. The bistro menu doesn't change much but that's ok. The French onion soup, burgers, steak frites and chocolate mousse are reliably delicious. Good house wines and extremely professional service. A Votre Sante!

Thank Gammie8
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for lunch before going to the theater. The French Onion Soup is authentic and delicious. Accompany that with the wonderful bread, salad, and some wine and you'll be in heaven. We will definitely go here each time we're in NYC for a true bistro experience!

Thank Anne S
Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and some relatives met here for a surprise birthday party for my wife on a Friday night. I called a couple of weeks ahead and made a reservation for 13 people at 7:00 pm - I called a week before to confirm the reservation and spoke to the owner (Monsieur Picot). He was very friendly and accommodating; he... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered this restaurant 6 years ago and since then we always go there again and again for lunch and/or dinner. Being Swiss citizens we wanted to try the Cheese Fondue. This was a very funny experience and we have to admit: it was very good! But not only this "exotic" meal is to be recommended. From Burgers, over good... More 

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Allendale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Nice cozy place to go for French fare. Prices are in line with other NYC restaurants. For $24 you get a nice salad, French onion soup, glass of wine and dessert. French bread is also put on the table. Good deal! Can get crowded but worth the visit.

Thank first-tymer
Atlanta, Georgia
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141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We chose this cute French restaurant to for our daughters surprise meeting for her 18th bday. The manager also played along with the surprise! The cod I had was very well prepared. The service was friendly and efficient. Overall a great meal

Thank Quantummottle
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172 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting La Bonnie Soupe for almost 20 years now. It's simple but elegant, classic but not stuffy, affordable but not cheap. We have never been disappointed. It's like visiting old friends. The onion soup is always savory, hot, crusty with gobs of melted cheese. We dined here on New Year's Eve with another couple and had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 West 55th St., New York City, NY 10019
    (5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-586-7650
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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