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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%
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“onion soup” (87 reviews)
“crepes” (72 reviews)
“soupe” (26 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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1 - 10 of 623 reviews

Reviewed 1 week 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 3 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 3 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 4 weeks ago

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 1 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
Reviewed 1 November 2017

La Bonne Soupe offers traditional and down-to-earth traditional French dishes with seasonal products. Ambiance is warm and friendly, and the location, at 55th St and 6th Avenue, perfect for a night at the theater or a midtown trip.

Thank Raz75014
Reviewed 31 October 2017

For a midtown location this cosy simple restaurant is reliably good value and genuinely French. The onion soup is classic and worth trying.

Thank philippa y
Reviewed 30 October 2017

On a recent trip in to the city for a conference, we had a free afternoon and I wondered where to pick up lunch. There's a reason La Bonne Soupe has been here over 40 years. Prices are still good, food is still very good....More

Thank sullific
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting NYC for a few days, & staying in midtown Manhattan, La Bonne Soupe was a great place for a quick, light meal. Though they have heartier fare (mussels, steak frites, etc), we enjoyed soup & dessert: Tomato cream vegetable soup - fresh & tasty...More

Thank byMT305
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Very good French food. Would definitely come back. Give it a try! You’ll not be disappointed. Great fries.

Thank Aachen21
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, 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
  • 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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