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La Bonne Soupe

48 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5313
+1 212-586-7650
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“onion soup” (90 reviews)
“crepes” (111 reviews)
“fondue” (33 reviews)
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French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5313
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whenever I visit Manhattan I always make it a point to stop here. They have the best French Onion Soup I’ve ever had. Additionally it’s a great value. For $25 you get a glass of wine, a salad, your soup and dessert. They also have...More

Thank Kelley D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice French restaurant near the MoMa. Some nice dishes on the menu with a French touch, good service, but a bit expensive though.

Thank PHV009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend that lives in NY suggested we go to La Bonne Soupe for dinner. She hit it out of the park with this suggestion! We felt as though we were dining at a friend's home. Lovely atmosphere. We were seated upstairs. Windows open with...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a times based on a friend's recommendation and tried the onion soup. IMO it is the most flavorful and rich onion soup! Delicious broth full of onion, generously topped with perfectly browned and crusted gruyere. Crepes, mussels and salads were all delicious. Service...More

Thank Eileen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place and I know I will be back. Ordered crepes this time - came with fresh green salad - dressing on the table is typical but lovely O&V with mustard, probably a touch of tarragon - perfect for lunch or late evening...More

Thank rosem179
Reviewed 13 May 2018

authentic casual french brasserie food. great if you have kids (that behave near fire) because the fondue is fantastic. best in NY. great burgers, steaks, etc. full bar. little terrace, but no fondue allowed on the terrace because of the NY City regulations against bbq...More

Thank butterfliesarefree2
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The good is good but the prices are high. I would give it 3-4 dollar signs. This used to be a family place.

1  Thank Thanamite
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Dinner for four was set in a small but nice upstairs dinning room. The menu spanned reasonable to expensive items. The crepes we ordered were large and very good.

Thank DG G
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Cozy, Friendly, Amazing Food. You are treated right from the moment you step in the door. Food gets better all the way to desert. One of those places you make yourself a regular.

Thank raulvc
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We have been a number of times. Today we took our grandson. At six he had the cheeseburger and pomme frites. We both had french onion soup and a salad. Both were excellent! The soup was loaded with cheese. Thankfully the salad was light and...More

Thank William Lee H
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23 May 2018|
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Response from Thanamite | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know. On the other hand, they have a terrific French onion soup.
Pat H
12 November 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5313
    (5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-586-7650
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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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