La Mangeoire
La Mangeoire

La Mangeoire

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lamangeoire.com/
  • Phone: 2127597086
  • 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: French, Contemporary 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
La Mangeoire reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (77)fit for foodies (61)romantic (48)special occasion (40)great for lunch (33)great for outdoor dining (24)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (21)good for groups (11)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Better and better
    urbanstrategist
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I live in the neighborhood and have been enjoying La Mangeoire for many years. It only seems to get better. The service is attentive without being intrusive; there is a choice of moderately priced wines; the menu balances the traditional and the imaginative. For a recent birthday celebration, our party of five was seated in a quiet corner which we very much appreciated. Five stars all around.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent authentic French food. Calamari appetizer and short rib dinner special were delicious along with the desserts. Great service and great atmosphere. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    VasyaVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great food and service as always, brought a friend visiting from out of town for dinner and he was very impressed. We enjoyed everything - thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time this week
    JohnawcVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I decided to return three days after our last visit, WE are in town for the US Open and we needed a place that was close to the hotel with great food. This was a proven commodity, and we were to tire to explore much. We were not disappointed. The service and food were excellent, just like our first visit. If you are noise sensetive like we are, ask for a table away from the door. The noise from second avenue can get to be a bit much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Been here a number of times and have tried many menu items--- all are terrific. Great place to have in the neighborhood. Will certainly go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This place is way too pricey for what you get. I took out of town company here thinking it would be very special and was embarrassed at how ordinary the meal was for such a high tab. If you are going to charge $16 for a small bowl of soup, it should not be ho-hum.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent meal, outstanding service
    JohnawcVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It is very rare that I write about the service at a restaurant before the food. This is one of those cases. The wait staff was outstanding from the water pourer to the primary server. We never had to ask for them but they were never in the way. A glass near empty would be filled within seconds. Our server made great recommendations. Be sure to ask for the specials. It may save you the trouble of reading the menu. The salmon spread appetizer was superior. The tuna steak, ordered black and blue, was perfect. My wife had a more traditional French selection that was equally as good. The inside environ is blissfully low noise even though it opens onto 2nd Ave. this one has gone on my favorites list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A neighborhood gem
    JudithVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have been going to this restaurant for years and it never disappoints. The deorand menu changes in just enough time to keep you coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • La Mangeoire is the best!
    CousinsVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Service is perfect, ambience is lovely, and that chicken is the best in the city! As soon as you enter the restaurant you are transported to somewhere in the south of France. Eating here is always a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Wonderful, pleasant, great ambiance & delicious food. Staff is courteous, attentive & accommodating. Gerard the Manager is a PLEASURE
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food and charming room
    TNNJVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Menu is interesting and food certainly well-executed. Presentation surprisingly underwhelming. For the experience and the setting, it was so inconsistent. Perhaps dinner is better than lunch on this front. Have enjoyed both. Found lunch time less inviting. Worth a visit for certain. Also worth some attention to lunch details.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific
    NYCpersonVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great place for French food and good service. They handled a group of 6 with ease.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic French Country
    Milo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Mu husband and I just came back from Paris before we made reservation at La Mangeoire. We have to say the food at La Mangeoire beats anything we had in Paris by a country mile. Everything was prepared with great care, not like some of the restaurants in the tourist area in Paris, thrown together careless but charging a high price. The decor was rustic and charming. The clientel includes both people from out of town and residents in the neighborhood. For us, we loved the appitizer the country pate. It came on a wood plank with generous portions of pates, smoked duck breast, sausages and pickles. It could have made a meal with a bowel of French onion soup and a small salade. We will definitely go back there every time we visit NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing memorable to write about.
    Hmmm827
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Perhaps French is just not a cuisine that appeals to my taste buds. My wife enjoyed her selection a little more. However, we both left the restaurant feeling the dinner was uneventful. The ambience was nice. The service was good. The meals were just ok. That being said, this was my first time eating at an exclusively French restaurant. We thought we would try something new. Don't think I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This restaurant has gone downhill
    carrieannnycVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Very sad, because it's a charming setting. But the food is overpriced, the menu has been sharply diminished, and the service is fair, at best. Perhaps the owner needs to retire.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Such a nice lunch - good food and good service! The waiter must have overheard my friend wishing me a happy birthday, and put a candle in our dessert - nice touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BiancaVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My husband and I have dined here many times over the years. The food is absolutely delicious. The service is always excellent and I have never been disappointed. This is a top notch French Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the price
    JoeStolio
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    For a $90 tasting selection, I should not have to get full on bread and cheese. The main course, being pork loin, should have at least been twice the size. It wasn't like they were serving filet mignon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MumaVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner experience. Their new menu is fabulous. Delicious cuisine. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • comfortable and attractive
    22sylvia22
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The restaurant felt very 'French'. It was quiet, soothing, far front he streets of Manhattan. The portions were strikingly unequal. The chicken was ample. The pasta was just fine. My husband and I shared the bass, and our double portion was small. We needed to eat when we arrived home. But, it was a lovely place to sit and enjoy the company of our friends, and the staff was obliging and gracious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good prix fixe menu
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good french country cuisine
    Matti
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French Atmosphere
    brunhildeVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really nice place, french flair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    service was very attentive, food was well prepared, we had a nice table for 4 and enjoyed it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bastille Day Celebration
    MikeVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - great service
    ThomasHB
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Have dined here before / never disappointed! First time for brunch - another enjoyable meal
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gegandcoVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Extremely tastily and quality cuisine with wonderful service...a Must-go-to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As goo as the first time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    bonappetitVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Never disappoints. A neighborhood gem. The best poulet rôtis in New York Gracious, friendly, attentive service!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great All Around
    Jimmy
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Outstanding food, not too noisy, good service. My only complaint is the limited, and rather expensive, wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance, great food
    robareVIP
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MandBVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dhb147
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Very special to have such a homey and hospitable setting, with top notch talent Christian Delouvrier cooking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reviewer
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    All around great. Close to perfect. French country is exactly the case.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb authentic Provençal cuisine
    Cornelia
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SimBrim
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic and Charming
    BarbaraL
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beekabooka
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe Provence?
    georgesand1
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic