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La Bonne Soupe

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48 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5313 (5th and 6th Avenues)
+1 212-586-7650
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We tend to have a meal or 2 at La Bonne Soupe when we scoot through NYC. It's consistent and good value. This time I had the 'bonnne soupe' set - barley and mushroom soup, salad and creme caramel. The soup was as advertised - hearty and savoury. Salad was a tad overdressed, dessert was creamy and rich. We'll be... More 

Thank Jane P
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Much recommended on trip advisor and I can see why. It's friendly and, for New York, good value. But if you're looking for French atmosphere you won't find it here. The music was a delight for me - sound tracks from my youth in the 80s but there is nothing French! No gingham table clothes and the bread is of... More 

Thank Paul S
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Looking for a quick lunch in the unseasonal weather. Just had the soup and a crepe. Good service, reasonable food and cheap as chips. Went there two days in a row.

Thank Giu B
New York, United States
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been going to La Bonne Soupe for almost 30 years and is has remained a stalwart of consistently good food in midtown Manhattan. You can count on their soups, salads and omelets to be very good. I especially like their own homemade salad dressing. Today I had the Salad Gorgonzola with the homemade dressing (which is a dijon mustard... More 

Thank Susan O
Charleston, South Carolina
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By Manhattan standards, this is very good value for the money. Good food, good service, you will sit close to other tables but hey, that is New York City. I like the prix fixe menu that includes soup, bread, glass of wine, and dessert. Can't remember, may include small salad? Anyway, nice place for lunch or dinner.

Thank wanderingconstance11
Evanston, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very few places have fondue anymore but La Bonne Soupe still serves it. Service is always great and I like the intimacy of the restaurant. I have seen other entrees served and they look delicious but fondue always wins out.

Thank julielondonfan
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long walk from our hotel on a clear and mild February evening, we reached the oasis of La Bonne Soupe. The restaurant was full, and we were escorted to a table on the upper floor. The first thing that grabs you is the atmosphere. Warm and friendly with the buzz of conversation and contented people. The waitron was... More 

Thank James K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read the reviews, we opted for this restaurant, and also, because of traffic, it was too late to get to Le Veau D'Or (an excellent French restaurant) for lunch. The onion soup was excellent. The quality stopped there. My Florentine Crepe was filled with a creamed spinach mixture which was far from fresh and peppered with canned mushrooms. One... More 

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Concord, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a friend and three 12 year olds. Service was outstanding! Lots of options on the menu for all ages. We shared a charcuterie that was one of the best we've had in ages. Plated for two but easily could have been for four Cocktails are amazing. The owner personally greeted everyone arriving - both old faces and new... More 

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Rochester, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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 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
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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