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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 good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“onion soup” (93 reviews)
“crepes” (115 reviews)
“fondue” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:30 pm Hours
French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5313
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1 - 10 of 689 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found this lovely Parisian bistro and found the crepes, soup and dessert delicious. Wait staff let my daughter and I sit from 2-6 and enjoy our visit. Will definitely return

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank janettaube
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was a kid La Bonne Soupe was a real treat. Went Saturday night, post theater, with my husband and found hi tomato soup and my mulligatawny (soup of the day) to be so disappointing, Mine had a shimmer of oil on the top...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank susano206
Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally visited La Bonne Soupe for fondue, but upon reading the menu, my companion and I both decided to order the soup special, which included a salad, French onion soup, dessert, and a beverage (including house wine or beer) for $25. The salad was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Howiegal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate lunch here on Friday. We both had the best French Onion Soup. The whole restaurant is small and smells of melted Gruyère cheese. The staff is friendly and attentive. We also order Croque monsieur and a salad. The salad is very underwhelming. It was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chopper101074
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was a busy little restaurant. They did a nice job trying to accommodate. We sat upstairs in the back corner, which was pretty tightly packed. I ordered the burger and a beer. The beer was decent and the burger was pretty good. I would...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MikeandKristinK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family friendly restaurant. Plenty of menu options from burgers to crepes. Good quality food well prepared. Atmosphere is exactly the same as a French Bistro.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Relatively simple French cuisine and good prices. Food is excellent, service is great! Would definitely recommend and we’ll be back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Efry8
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

My wife, sister, brother-in-law and mother and I met up here for dinner ahead of the reading if a play written and directed by my niece. The menu included a wide and intriguing set of French cuisine ranging from salads and burgers to assorted soups...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Crepes instead of pasta and cheese cheese cheese, what a delight. My new comfort food. Solo in Nyc on business. Enjoyed a glass of wine, excellent meal and great conversation with the staff. Bonus is their homemade vegan& gluten free homemade vinaigrette. You must buy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sweetaterwatersue
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Very cozy French restaurant. Onion soup is really memorable and good enough reason to come back. Fondue was very very good. Will likely order again. Nice crepe complete. Service was also really good. Quick courteous. Great experience overall.

Date of visit: December 2018
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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.
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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