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La Bonne Soupe

) #352 of 9,269 Restaurants in New York City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ French, European, Soups
48 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5313
+1 212-586-7650
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion soup” (84 reviews)
“crepes” (101 reviews)
“fondue” (31 reviews)
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French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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48 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5313
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1 - 10 of 608 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

an old time new york establishment with casual menu & ambiance. Small in size, food simple & okay for there money!

Thank Marilyn b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great soups, crepes, salads, and omelettes, seems like everybody has been there and everybody loves it. We thought that it was a wonderful experience and a great place to watch people.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had this on a place I wanted to eat, was kind of hole in the wall. I had crepes that were just average, service was average. I was disappointed.

Thank cj25987
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small frontage but deceptively spacious restaurant with a French twist. Steak, crepes, salads, French onion soup and a range of burgers. Attended twice as we really like the food, service was great and a nice ambiance. Comfortable dining experience and got a seat on...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don’t know how authentically French La Bonne Soupe is, but my wife and I enjoy it so much because it feels iconically New York. It is a step-down, lower-level narrow space that has a second floor and outdoor balcony, which we’ve never tried. We...More

Thank scribe46
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We never pass the chance to dine at La Bonne Soupe when in NYC. Great value and delicious country French inspired cuisine. Unpretentious and affordable but the quality is consistently excellent. At this most recent visit I enjoyed a pre-fix 3 course dinner starting with...More

Thank Mjsomaha
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This place is my favorite French restaurant in the world! The French onion soup is a MUST! It is a family recipe and has topped the charts for years. Great for a romantic evening with your spouse but is also family friendly. I can not...More

Thank Ashley815
Reviewed 6 June 2017

My husband and I have been coming to this restaurant for years. It never changes. I ordered escargot, a crepe with mushrooms and spinach. My husband ordered vichyssios (sp) and steak au poive. Everything was cooked to perfection! It ended with creme brule and coffees.This...More

Thank pab931
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Any visitor to this amazing skyscraper city cannot miss out on a really tasty meal at this wonderful great value restaurant. Not to enjoy the famous French onion soup is an opportunity lost! The 3 course meal deal is a natural choice for the budget...More

Thank Holidaytimeagain
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We went into La Bonne Soupe and both got the soup combo that came with salad, bread, soup, dessert, and a drink. We both got the onion soup with had a thick layer of cheese and the chocolate mousse with homemade cream. It was a...More

Thank Emily J
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and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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5 December 2016|
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Response from hazellen | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall. Try the restaurants website. Or call them.
24 December 2014|
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Response from Stephen607 | Reviewed this property |
I do not have the faintest idea as to whether or not they take reservations. Mh wife and I did NOT have a booking--we simply dropped in and were given a table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
  • 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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