Felix
Felix

Felix

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.felixnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 431-0021
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast :8:00am-10:45amLunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, French
  • Executive Chef: Matias Delsart
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grand
  • Public Transit: Directions By Subway: A, C, E, 1, 9, 6, N, R, S, J, M, Z – Canal Street station Directions By Bus: * M5 – Houston and West Broadway (south); * M21 – Houston and West Broadway (east/west); * M10 – Varick and Grand Streets (south); * M1 – Broadway and Grand Street (south weekdays); * M1 – Lafayette and Grand Street (north weekdays)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Felix
"Félix is situated on a corner in downtown Soho NYC with french doors that open up all around for ultimate people watching. With its authentic, worn-in, comfortable french decor, its international crowd, upbeat ambiance and awesome cultural flavor, day or night, this popular and long-lasting hangout makes for a fabulous dining experience."
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Felix reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (18)good for groups (17)neighborhood gem (17)fit for foodies (14)hot spot (12)great for outdoor dining (9)great for lunch (9)late-night find (9)romantic (6)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)special occasion (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Delicious!! Just like being in France.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Chef Pierre is one of the best French chefs in NYC. The food is top notch with a friendly, lively atmosphere. Most ex-pats from France go here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • France, the American way
    Fred
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great brunch experience. Table booked a few days in advance. We were lucky to arrive about half an hour before the actual rush hour! Great service, very attentive and so French. I particularly enjoyed the steak tartare and the Madiran wine which we ordered. On the opposite, the baba au rhum was slightly disappointing. I much more prefer the actual French original. As for the noise, very energetic indeed!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blah
    Rjgrad
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This restuarant is easy to get into for a reason. Service is lacking, food is IHOP AT BEST, and they play Latin music in a French resturant. Not very cohesive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • French bistro in SOHO
    Closer
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    A nice menu with many traditional options. Tasty chicken lolipop appetizer. Great French onion soup. Delicious bouillabaisse. The Macaroni gratin was bland. Service was perfect, although when we started eating only one other diner was in the restaurant. We were disappointed that the lamb shank was not available. We were told it was going to be added to the menu in a week or two.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place to be for brunch
    Transplantedtonyc
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great scene for brunch for a group. Don't expect the staff to go out if their way for you though
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best bistro downtown
    1968
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent French bistro food (bread is very good also). Relaxed professional service. Noise level is on the high side but not insufferable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felix was amazing as always!!!
    mickeyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I love Felix. my husband and i always go to felix and we love their food, drinks, service and people. The service is always good and he people are very friendly. It a great place for a romantic evening and just as good for a family dinner. We have done both and loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Not sure why Felix garners such a good review in a neighborhood filled with terrific choices. You know service is going to be a challenge when the waiter doesn't detail the specials. We didn't see him very often, but after they cleared our dinner plates we were offered the check instead of the dessert menu! Food was just ok. Fries were terrific; steak was fatty and not very hot. Its a popular spot; good energy. We probably wont try again though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TomK
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The only problem is that the place does not a/c and in hot days it is too hot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    Sebastian
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I being at Felix many times and it's a great place to go with friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic French Bistro
    Jackie121
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Try the lamb merguez sausage, I plan to go back for it. Great service, even better food, (grilled calamari was perfect). A tad pricy for a bistro, Dinner for two apps and main course, bottle of chablis, $220 with tip. Great open windows open to the parade of pedestrians on West Broadway. Love the place, recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    Imperador
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Bad service, expensive comparing to any other bistrot in Paris, food without savoir-faire (only the menu is in french...) , poor wine list, no real bistrort atmosphere...it´s a prank!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 123 reviews are from the Felix reviews archive.
  • Typical Euro Spot in SoHo
    novicefoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food was nicely prepared, and the tables aren't too crowded. Great people watching scene, if you get a table that faces the street. Our OpenTable reservation must not have gone through, but we were seated right away. Food was excellent. Servers were very European (which is to say nonchalant), but could have been a bit more attentive on refills, clearing plates and following up for dessert/coffee/the bill. But a lovely experience all around,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • World Cup Night -
    DebbieWVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We were there at one of the World Cup nights. I have found that walking by this restaurant that it is not crowded like so many yet good food and service most of the time. However, due to World Cup, service was a little challenging. Still, on a nice summer night, a table in between any of their window openings is a fun, causal night. Good food, good company!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food not worth the money!
    Supermant
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We paid 145! For lunch for 2 people. 2 salads,1 meat dish,1 vegtable sandwich, 2 drinks and 1 beer. The food was soooo bad! Everything came with too much oil on it,especially the vegtable sandwich, I felt like I'm eating oil. It was disgusting .the pear salad was bad also with no dressing on it, I took only a few bites and that was it. The drinks were good. The only nice part was the Brazilian fans that came to watch the World Cup. Apparently it is a hot spot to watch the games so we enjoy a really good ambiance. But that was it. Will not recommend this place and will not return there again. By far the most expensive lunch I've ever paid for for a bad food! The restroom was so dirty that we preffered not to use it. Poor experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Felix was nice
    mathangis
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I liked the restaurant, the music, the view from the table out onto West Broadway. It was perfect for my first date. Only issue I had was that I forgot to take my leftovers with me, and by the time I had come back for them when I remembered, my waiter threw the food out! It's my fault, but I wish he kept it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JRNY
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Went on this past Saturday and the service was great! The French Toast is amazing... Yum!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    greenmachine80VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I came here for dinner with a friend on Monday night. It was nice out so we had an outdoor table. We both enjoyed our meals- salmon and mussels. However, I found the server aloof and almost rude. Prices were standard for the neighborhood.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Afternoon!
    Saba
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Loved the food and the ambience! The salmon with poached eggs were cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYC with the girls
    pookspogirl
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Service was prompt and friendly. Food was very good. Vibrant atmosphere. Just what we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise Extreme
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The place is light years away from what it used to be. A long time ago, I must admit. Too many tables, making it very uncomfortable. My chair must have been rocked a hundred times. Also, the music is much too loud. I appreciate that some people like it, but my guests and I didn't. It was difficult to talk to each other and we left to have some desert and coffee in another place. Many New York restaurants are loud and we know it's part of the game and does contribute to a fun atmosphere. But this is just too much of it. Since the place is packed, the owner will certainly disregard this comment which I fully understand. But my friends and I won't make it ever again. C'était bien, mais ça c'était avant!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 1 of my favorite places for brunch
    aidaliz
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Felix is on my favorite list of brunch restaurants. So far, all the items I have tried off the menu have been delicious, the service is really friendly, and if you want to schedule a brunch with a large group of friends is the few places in Manhattan that allows you to reserve online via Open Table, even for larger parties.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and venue, poor service
    newyork
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The restaurant had a great vibe with windows opening up to the pavement and an excellent location. The food and cocktails were very good, especially the French onion soup. The service was a let down, with moody waiters and having to chase people to ask for water or anything else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively atmosphere!
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I had a great experience at Felix, with the energetic feel and the wonderfully fast/attentive service as two things standing out the most. Even though this was my first time here, I've passed by and seen that this place always has a loud crowd noise and it was no different when dining there. The noise level is always high and, while my date and I enjoy this scene, not everyone will. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the service, though. Everyone working there was attentive and friendly. The host took our reservation and sat us immediately, while the waiter received our order and also gave us suggested wine pairings. The food also came out incredibly fast! You can tell the food is quality there and my date and I definitely enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We arrived on time for our
    Lisenyc
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We arrived on time for our reservation and they Had the place packed to the gills. They led us to A table that the chairs didn't even fit around - it was So overcrowded - so we left.
    • Food
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  • Fabulous Felix
    Luckmeister
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Never a let down, always great atmosphere, fantastic building with huge windows make it a super lunch spot. You really think you are in France... Chef Pierre is tops! Good food, good wine, good company, that's life!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eventhough the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    eventhough the restaurant was open to book on opentable, when we arrived there they said the movement that day was not great and that they were closing the kitchen earlier, so they could not have us. Really disappointing. If you cannot take clients, do not leave reservations open.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our usual haunt
    MapudimatVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Our daughter lives rigt around the corner from Felix so this is our favorite place to eat "locally". It never disappoints and has that flare and vibe that make it a fun place to be. Service was excellent as usual and we left very happy indeed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive and not so copious,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    They don't take the card !!!! even if there is an ATM inside, it's annoying
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A brunch tradition
    BrieVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    We have come here for brunch when we are in NY. The mussels are great. Has a fun/energetic ambiance and seems to have a great following! Would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We were 2 couples from Norway who was 3 days in NY for christmas shopping, and thought it was important with good planning of where to eat. For Friday brunch the choice was Felix, and we did not regret that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had the steak for 2 as well
    APinNYC
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Had the steak for 2 as well as the fried calamari. Unfortunately was out of Bordeaux which we were hoping to find a bottle of, but the server instead recommended another bottle which was almost as good. Would probably return sometime again in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not prepared for Res- long wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    We waited over half an hour after our reservation to get our table. The food was pretty good- but the services was poor. Waiter did not honor request to serve salad instead of fries. It was over crowded. I do not think we will ever be going back.
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  • It was fine. Not great, not
    MokenVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    It was fine. Not great, not bad. Just fine. Service sucked but food was good. Also annoying they only take cash or AmEx. Not on my shortlist to run back to anytime soon.
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  • service poor
    BozzyVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Waitress left us alone for 45 mins until I had to go search for someone to get the check.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    We had a nice brunch. The service was a bit slow but the food was tasty. There was nothing particularly amazing about our experience but it was nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service. Great
    thebigdawg3
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Great food and service. Great setting. The place can be a bit loud is the only non-positive thing that could be said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing staff!
    kouskous
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    lovely place, with amazing customer service and food !
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Went here for an early Sunday lunch, had the steak tartare which was ok, but nothing special. The service was sooo bad, noone knew what they were doing, ordered a coffee with soy milk on side, and only when I received it (ten min later) i found out they didnt have soy. They never offered to take it back. Unstructured and slobby. Too bad, nice location. Wont returnAnnie
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  • Excellent Room
    Worm
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    I think Felix has one of the best dining rooms in NYC, particularly when the doors and windows are open. Great atmosphere, highlighted by an interesting and bustling location. This a great NYC experience. As an interesting aside, our main meals were brought out a little early, and we asked if they could be held back as we were still sharing a terrine. They didn't go and sit the meals in some food warmer but actually went and cooked another steak for each of us. No problems. Said a lot about the quality of the restaurant. We also had a slightly troublesome three-month old baby with us in a big stroller. Again, no problems.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.