ExceptionalIf you love country French food without pretense but with authenticity, this is it. Consistently one of the best meals in NYC and a great value.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA surprise hit!I live across the street...but never went in. After my first visit last week, I went again the next night. WOW! There were 7 of us...and we wanted a quiet-ish place. The food was outrageously good! I'm a big onion soup fan and order it whenever it's available. This was THE BEST onion soup I've ever had. No plain swiss for this chef. I don't know what cheese they used, but the flavors were intense and the melt wasn't soft and gooey, but it had some chew while still making just the perfect melty strings. The roasted beet salad with hazelnut oil and hazelnuts...ridiculously flavorful. 7 people...and every one of them loved their meals. Oh....and the french fries? Do die for. The service was friendly but respectful. Expensive...but worth it.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Neighborhood French BistroLa Mangeoire is the little neighborhood French bistro you wish you had in YOUR neighborhood. Consistently good food in a charming setting, presided over by an owner who is genial but not overbearing. Service is good, food is beautifully prepared--try the frisée saad to start, where a duck egg is expertly poached then breaded and quickly deep-fried, for a crunchy yet runny addition to its dressing. Mussels are, of course, thir speciality and always available on the menu, although currently the preparation is with thyme, cream and fennel rather than the traditional tomato-based sauce. Still delicious.
Another great thing is that dishes come in two sizes, so those with smaller appetites can enjoy dinner without feeling overstuffed.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the wait!Had heard about it on radio from maven Schwartz and jotted down address. Went after 192 days. Wasn't disappointed, my food was delicious from fresh beet salad to pâté(to die for) and baked red snapper. Desert was homemade salty caramel ice cream. Truly fresh and homemade an perfect way to end evening. The service was Attentive but not annoying. Can't wait to go back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, classicallyWonderful food, classically prepared...like stepping into France. Today, our table had mussels, quiche, and a lamb stew - three totally different meals, yet all just perfect, just like always at this restaurant!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was fantastic.Everything was fantastic. The host was charming...I had not picked up my cell phone message asking me to re-confirm, but he had held my table. The menu is basically French country cooking at it's best. You can order a small or a large version of the entrees, either was copious, no tapas size portions. I will definitely go back. I wish it were in my neighborhood.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good time!I always have the best time at La Mangeoire and this time was no different. Food was great (ordered the french toast for brunch) and the service was superb. Highly recommend going here if you are looking to have an enjoyable and tasty meal!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party of three thoroughlyOur party of three thoroughly enjoyed our evening at La Mangeoire. Mains were Red Snapper, Lamb Stew and Steak all prepared and flavored very well. Nice wine list. Meal was so filling that there was no room to sample the interesting dessert list. Note that this restaurant is not inexpensive - but know that this is a restaurant that we will keep on our "return" list.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Mangeoire never disappoints.La Mangeoire never disappoints. An attentive staff, a friendly greeting, delicious, authentic French food transports us from our wonderful neighborhood to France each time we visit this marvelous restaurant. Don't forget the profiteroles for a super dessert.
Magnifique chaque fois!!!!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ordered scallops with lobsterWe ordered scallops with lobster sauce: the dish was excellent, the best scallops I've ever had. Staff was attentive without being intrusive. My friend and I now consider it to be our favorite restaurant.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food and service.Superb food and service. Could not have been more enjoyable.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLike a Vacation in France!One of the few NY restaurants we return to again and again. It always feels like we're being transported for a couple of hours to the French countryside.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful ambience and dinnerA wonderful ambience and dinner and service to match. A totally plaesant evening.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfully prepared food,Wonderfully prepared food, excellent service, unrushed relaxing dinner experience in a lovely small restaurant. What more could you ask for?4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall the food was excellent.Overall the food was excellent. For starters we had the quiche and the special carrot soup. Since there were 3 of us two shared the quiche. All excellent. For the main we had their special roasted chicken for 3 with Bibb lettuce and french fries. The lettuce and the fires were excellent but I felt the chicken was a little dry even though the gave us a carafe of jus. It was tasty but I expected it to be moist. I skipped dessert while my companions had the lemon tarte and pot au creme. They enjoyed the desserts but I tasted them and felt they were just ok. Overall I still recommend this restaurant. One point to mention prices on the al a carte menu have gone up.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect French restaurant LocalsA perfect French restaurant
Locals love it
Straightforward French country cooking
Incredible4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Mangeoire remains an excellentLa Mangeoire remains an excellent place. It hits the right notes with creative, well prepared and delicious food, a fine wine list, and great service. A reservation is a good idea, since every time I am there, it is full. The atmosphere is one of fine dining, but without pretense. All in all this is one my favorite places to take guests to brunch or dinner.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. The foodLove this place. The food is wonderful as is the staff! I highly recommend this restaurant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNICE fRENCH STYLE sUNDAY BRUNCHNICE fRENCH STYLE sUNDAY BRUNCH OPTIONS. QUAINT DECOR.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTim of Malvern, PAA wonderful restaurant that helps slow your pace of life for a few hours. A real gem in the "big city".3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant's decor makesThe restaurant's decor makes you feel that you are in France. The salads are really good as is the pasta. The restaurant was too warm for my taste. The service was perfect. We will go back.2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food coupled withWonderful food coupled with great ambiance and service. Had the endive salad, small portion of duck confit, and the profiteroles. Each course was excellent. The restaurant is like a French country place. Lovely decorations. My third visit and it keeps getting better. Highly recommended2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best onion soup. The bestThe best onion soup. The best cassoulet! Thank you chef Christian Delouvrier. So far La Mangeoire is two for two -- can't wait for our next trip to New York and another Christian Delouvrier meal.1/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent ChristmasWe had an excellent Christmas Eve dinner for 3. The restaurant was very crowded but the service was excellent. So the crowd did not interfere with top notch service. Two in the group had the dinner price fixed menu which was very good and the third had escargots as a starter and the small portion of duck confit as the main. All in all all the portions were very good size so value for money is very very good. To accompany our dinner we had a nice bottle of a modestly priced Bordeaux. I highly recommend this restaurant. People living in the near vicinity are lucky to have such a nice place to eat.12/24/2012 12:00:00 AMChef was out greeting people.Chef was out greeting people. Food was excellent. Service was good.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM