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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion soup” (92 reviews)
“crepes” (73 reviews)
“soupe” (27 reviews)
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French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5313
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Reviewed yesterday

We went there on a cold December day about 5PM. We got seated immediately and the place was half full. It did fill. You come for the soup with a salad. If you want anything else, go somewhere else. The omelet was not special and...More

Thank NewYorkSoos
Reviewed 2 days ago

We love French Cuisine and this restaurant hit the spot on a cold NYC afternoon. We were happy with the food, the atmosphere and the service. Will definately visit again.

Thank Clarissa S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I didn't want to get to dressed up for dinner after a long day and I stumbled on this gem. Not 2 blocks from hotel it was cozy and warm, albeit a tad tight . Got seated right away. The food was delicious, good portions...More

Thank LilysMum0723
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a warm and cozy atmosphere and everyone is so nice and welcoming... the food is superb! The French onion soup and cheese fondue were perfect on a cold winter day, the Hanger steak was so juicy and tender, and the creme caramel was one...More

Thank Shir F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit La Bonne Soupe on our yearly trip to New York since the first trip 8 years ago. The service is ok, but without exception has been hurried and impersonal. The food however makes up for that ; ). We especially enjoy the escargots,...More

Thank meridasteven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a lunch place, and remembered that we had enjoyed La Bonne Soupe on two previous occasions. We waited about 10 minutes to be seated (it was just at the end of the mid-day rush), which was not an issue. However, just...More

Thank KLGri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the onion soup and it is as good as everyone says. Enjoyed my crepe but couldn’t say it was exceptional. Another person had the lamb burger and found it too strong for her taste. Another had Ceasar salad with chicken and said it...More

Thank superhumgry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the Soupe specials - recommend the Crème Andalouse. Prix fixe also good value. Baguette and Chocolate mousse taste authentic. Creates a bit of France in midtown. Took off one star because twice now my bill has been padded with an extra dollar here and...More

Thank Ashish K
Reviewed 9 November 2017

My husband and I popped in here for a bit of lunch recently and were delighted with the food and service. The restaurant features slightly faded but utterly charming wall posters of French films and music. Our waitress was very French, i.e. she took no...More

Thank goldylove4
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch there at a recent visit to the City and wow were we impressed. Cozy little restaurant with a flair for taste and service, both of which we exquisite! The French soup is a must as it was one of the best we...More

Thank Tbpenn
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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