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La Mangeoire
La Mangeoire

La Mangeoire Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lamangeoire.com
  • Phone: (212) 759-7086
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:15pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 10:45pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:45pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, French
  • Executive Chef: Christian Delouvrier
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 53rd and 54th Streets
  • Public Transit: E & V trains to Lexington Ave/53rd Street, and 6 train to 51st Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from La Mangeoire
With its rustic décor, lush flower arrangements and romantic ambiance, dinners are easily transported to the warmth of the French country side the moment they walk through the door.

In late Spring, Summer, and early Fall, one can dine outside at the sidewalk café. In true French style, the terrace is lined with flowers echoing the romance of La Mangeoire’s interior.

La Mangeoire offers 3 uniquely decorated dining rooms for private gatherings. Two of these rooms provide intimate settings for business meetings or small social gatherings. For larger celebrations, such as bridal or baby showers, prenuptial dinners, engagement, wedding and anniversary parties, the restaurant can accommodate up to 60 guests
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary French
Diner Reviews
  • "Very value for money in this neighborhood, where corporate lunches abound. The food is delicious, and the special (rabbit leg) was perfectly done. I was a little disappointed with the mussels though, because the creme fraiche overpowered the otherwise mild broth in which the mussels came."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had a Poulet Roti (served as Family dish for two adults and two kids) which was absolutely like it has to be. Quick, a point, well-seasoned, the wine was simple and good (like all the reds from the southern Rhone). Service quick, professional as well as polite and informed. Merci bien messieurs!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Lovely neighborhood French restaurant. Comfortable seating and not noisy considering that the tables are close together. Not far from Third Avenue offices but doesn't feel like a business restaurant which is what you want once in a while. Food was delicious and service efficient. One item that I have not seen elsewhere were the two separate listings for each main course; either single or for 2. Had we both ordered the single it would have been more expensive than the double. Since we were both having the same dish this worked perfectly. The double portion was large; we couldn't even finish it."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "service was very attentive, food was well prepared, we had a nice table for 4 and enjoyed it"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I took a friend here to celebrate Bastille Day. This is the best spot in midtown East for authentic French cooking."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We always enjoy this little bit of French country dining in the middle of New York City! Excellent food, lovely setting and very romantic, we have been here many times. We have taken friends and family here and have never been disappointed. Excellent wine list, to boot!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Have dined here before / never disappointed! First time for brunch - another enjoyable meal"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Extremely tastily and quality cuisine with wonderful service...a Must-go-to restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We returned to this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was just as we remembered it from 4 years ago. The food was superb, right down to the bread, and the service was attentive without being intrusive. Everybody was polite and positive."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Never disappoints. A neighborhood gem. The best poulet rôtis in New York Gracious, friendly, attentive service!!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Outstanding food, not too noisy, good service. My only complaint is the limited, and rather expensive, wine list."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This was our second time at La Mangeoire. Everything was outstanding - from the appetizers (we had the crabmeat with avocado and grapefruit) to the main course (roasted chicken), wine selection and deserts. Looking forward to our next meal there..."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Always consistently excellent food. The list of bests at La Mangeoire goes on and on. Scallops were absolutely amazing, but the lobster sauce was incredible. Soup du jour, cold tomato with basil was fantastic. A must everytime we are in New York!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Very special to have such a homey and hospitable setting, with top notch talent Christian Delouvrier cooking!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "All around great. Close to perfect. French country is exactly the case."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant in Manhattan. I have been here many times - perfect for a quiet business lunch, charming for a small family gathering, welcoming in the evening. The food is perfection, the wine assortment just right. Great value, friendly and courteous staff."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food here is consistently good and service pleasant a efficient. It is in our neighborhood and we go there when we want to step up in class."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had our intimate wedding reception at La Mangeoire 30 years ago. We celebrated our 10th, 20th, and now 30th anniversary here. It is still as charming and romantic as I recalled. The food is excellent. The servers are extremely good. The ambience is delightful. I love this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been going to this restaurant since it opened many years ago. It is our go to restaurant with family and friends. Gerard, owner, knows and accommodates our requests. He does the beautiful flower arrangement. I give it an overall excellent rating."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This is a wonderful retaurant, with patient waiters and excellent service. Could use a little sprucing up. My companions food was not as edible as mine as so it gets only 4 stars. I think going back at an off hour when the day is not so busy would help a great deal. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Perfect evening out! The service was fast but not too fast, the food fresh and well prepared. GZ was correct."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "La Mangeoire over the years has been able to create a menu that has some continual favorites and at the same time some fresh new items that keep me returning. I have often taken guests there and never been disappointed on any front. Through several redecorations and updates of the dining room, it has kept the same charm that was attractive when I first dined there more than 25 years ago. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed a lovely dinner with family visiting from out of town. Everything was excellent, service was attentive without being formal, and everyone had a great time. Thank you. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great food, specially the pate appetizer. Excellent service. Would definetely return."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This is a very nice restaurant in the tradition of the French Bistro."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "My husband and I starting going to La Mangeoire in 1991 when we were dating. It was and is a fabulous find. The food is excellent, the decor is charming, and the staff is always delightful. The long term success of this restaurant in the competitive NYC market is a testament to its quality. I introduce friends and colleagues to iLa Mangeoire anytime I can and they are consistently impressed. I can't wait to go back again. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The food has always been wonderful. We especially liked the fact that it's possible to have a conversation; the noise level is low and the division of the restaurant into separate rooms, instead of one big one, contributes to the atmosphere of informal intimacy. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Service was good but focus was to get rid of you. The house special chicken was salty, naked on the plate and tasteless. Fries were good. The lemon tart was made in a factory. The pate starter was so cold it was just defrosted. The chef has the tricolor of France on his collar I wonder how he got it. I live in the neighborhood and will never go back. Expensive for what you get as well."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "A table for 6 to celebrate my elderly father's birthday - everything was excellent!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The service is wonderful here - everyone is so friendly and so nice. But that chicken is not only fabulous but it is presented to you at the table before it is carved up - it is so beautifully roasted that you want to take a picture. Oh, and the french fries are absolute perfection."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Excellent country French Cusine. Very good service and the corkage fee is reasonable"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I placed my order (potato galette, which was delicious) and the server brought me a completely different plate (eggs benedict). When I told the server he questioned whether i really had ordered that, he wasn't rude but appeared annoyed. i had to wait until everyone else was midway through their plates before I got mine. Overall food was great but servers need a little more customer service. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We brought friends over for dinner and they loved the food. Thank you for a great experience. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great food in a casual setting. Good service. Very enjoyable atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "La Mangeoire is a classic French restaurant in mid-town. The service is very friendly and the food is delicious. It offers many classic French dishes. We were last there for an Easter Brunch with a special Prix-Fixe menu. Everything was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "good choice for romatic dinner. Excellent taste and good service"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Three people, each ordered the 1/4 roasted chicken and two asked for all white meat. The waiter said fine. All dishes came with dark (leg or thigh) and a small piece of white meat (part of a breast). I mentioned our previous request to the waiter. His response, "the chef won't do that....sorry." My reply, "Why didn't you come back and tell me that when I ordered? I would have changed the order." The waiter's reply....a blank stare and he walked away. HUH?????? I mentioned it to a different waiter who was serving our wine and he said, "Sorry" and walked away. We usually order the whole roasted chicken which is terrific. For some reason we didn't this evening. The kitchen does a great job but service was poor that evening."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Lovely birthday dinner. Extremely accommodating in every respect. Extremely good food and an extensive list of good French wines. Beautifully decorated with equisite big floral arrangements. Not inexpensive but worth the expense."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The service was slow and the food was mediocre. It was a disappointment after reading all of the reviews on OpenTable. There are too many other great restaurants in NYC for me to ever consider going back. "
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We fairly stumbled on this charming neighborhood spot and were so pleasantly surprised! The food was classic French bistro fare, beautifully prepared and absolutely delicious. We will most certainly be back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014