Le Midi Bar & Restaurant
Le Midi Bar & Restaurant

Le Midi Bar & Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lemidinyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122558787
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

    Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am

    Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Major sporting and other events shown on Le Midi's big screen on occasion plus karaoke available in bar below Le Midi.
  • Special Events: In the bar area we have a large screen (projector), happy to show your movies, etc...

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 5th Ave & University Pl
  • Public Transit: Union Sq - 14 St (L). 14 St - Union Sq (N, Q, R). 14 St - Union Sq (4, 5, 6).
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Le Midi Bar & Restaurant
Our restaurant specializes in genuine French dishes with a nod to the south of France. Please enjoy our casual atmosphere with a cold cocktail or glass (or two!) of wine. We offer French classics such as onion soup, coq au vin, steak frites and some slight variations with the likes of daube de boeuf and ravioli with mushrooms. We also have many vegetarian and fish options. Come join us, we welcome your visit!
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Le Midi Bar & Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (15)notable wine list (12)great for lunch (12)romantic (11)good for groups (10)special occasion (8)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (7)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Groupon Dinner
    JannVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a Groupon deal for Mussels & Frites for two with a bottle of wine. The Mussels were small but tender and cooked properly, the broth was not very flavorful. The frites and the bottle rose wine were both good. As the portion of mussels was small, we shared an order of mushroom ravioli and finished with so-so expresso & tarte tatin(a very poor example of this classic french dessert). We don't plan to go back any time soon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • But for the trainee
    sharona
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very pleasant staff, the trained server was engaging, offered wine suggestions when asked and made it a point to touch base during the course of the meal. The "fair" service rating was provided because our main "server" was under training. Apologies were made that the server was being trained. It was a special event, known at reservation,; they should have considered the impact it would have on our experience. Had we had the trained server, the rating would have been higher. The food choices are varied for most palettes; at our table, steak, salmon, sweetbreads and lobster salad were prepared well. The salmon was cooked as requested, a bit bland as were the lentils, the sweetbreads were very well prepared. We would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is terrible
    Frigginfabfood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had duck (hard for me to not like duck) and it was awful- Rubbery! The rissotto was disgusting overcooked and the sauce was disgusting! It was like hospital food. The waitress was nice though. It was a quiet spot on a Friday night because hardly anyone was there. With the food as it was and the prices what they are, I can see why... I am sorry to say it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great -until dessert
    ilikefoodtoomuchVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    we were enjoying our wine, appetizers and fish entrees. the bread and butter were delicious!. however, instead of chocolate lava cake we received a dried out muffin. the waiter said he asked the chef and it wasn't supposed to be like that and he would bring us another one. 15 minutes later no replacement and the dessert still appeared on our bill. up to that point I was glad to have a new restaurant in the neighborhood. now I am so disappointed with the poor treatment we received I am not sure I would want to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food took forever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    even my one glass of wine took a while. so long that i forgot i ordered it. food was very slow in coming out, and they messed up one of our appetizer orders. the complimentary glass of wine to apologize was a nice touch though.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely gem
    Pigletbank
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The store front to Le Midi may not be impressive because awnings are obscuring it, but when you step indoors it's a total 180. You are greeted warmly by the maître d' and then seated promptly. The food is delicious with an impressive looking special of the day (rabbit with saffron rice, I think). I ordered the coq a vin with mashed potatoes and it was very tender chicken. My friends had the risotto ("very creamy") and Brussels sprouts, while another had the steak frites, well done. No complaints. We had two desserts: the chocolate cake and creme caramel. I liked the creme caramel because of the rich, custardy flan flavor. The conversation level was great too. We could hear each other above the lively buzz of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July 14th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This is one of the best Bastille Day observances in the City. The food was well selected for the special menu and very reasonably priced. The owner, Andy, is a sweet heart and genuinely cares about his customers, regardless of whether it's a special day or just any day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bastille Day Celebration-Oui!
    ihatenicknamesVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We came down to Le Midi from Lincoln Center just for the Bastille Day dinner and were not disappointed. Champagne and petit tarts to start! Great choices for 3 courses and generous portions at "restaurant week" price. It was well worth the extra subway ride! I like this place--I wish it was in my nabe! Service was a little out-of-it but we sat in the bar area and they had just finished serving the World Cup Final patrons so they were a little shell-shocked. On other visit service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All-Around Perfection
    torless
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Selected this flawless French gem for my birthday dinner of 13 guests, and could not have had a lovelier evening. The ambiance was lovely (both aesthetically and aurally; it was never too loud, even when it became crowded later in the evening); the food was STUNNING, as usual; and the staff was perfectly attentive. I'd been here before for brunch and adored it, but a fantastic large dinner party experience made me adore it even more. Do not miss the tapenade starter nor the ravioles aux champignons entrée.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Pride Brunch
    beerfan
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Met three friends here for brunch on Pride Sunday. Had a fantastic meal overall. A beautiful space and great escape after watching the parade around the corner. I had the fantastic Crab Cake Benedict and (more than a few) $5 mimosa's. Friends ordered the Midi Burger, Smoked Salmon Benedict and Egg White Fritatta. All of us raved about the food. Service was friendly and attentive without being "pushy" at all. Bar was packed with other parade goers, and they were playing the World Cup on the GIANT screen. Love this place, made a great day even better!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • like to try again
    Merlot000
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    let me beginw/positive food was good service not good receptionist took our party to table ,no settings there ,one waiter on floor completely not able to cover all the tables noise level high high special memorial service in progress at the bar my guest had to wait for the pommes !!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dining pleasure at a painless price
    perfectdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This chef has a knack for soups -- the soup du jour is always a good choice. The daily specials, which rotate weekly, can be special treats too -- e.g., lapin and riz de veau. And as my title implies, you'll leave with money for a cab.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really disappointed.
    Badger111
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We brought a friend from out of town to Le Midi based on the rave reviews on this website. Perhaps the main cooks were on a Memorial day break, but we expected at least some of the excellence we had read about. What a disappointment. The Pino Noir was the same quality as a $10 bottle of plonk from my corner store. My really small piece of salmon on top of some salad was not worth paying $19 for. My wife's omelette was something that she could have made much better at home. Our guest had ravioli, and did not complain, so we remained quiet about the meal to preserve the joy of seeing her again. But we will never return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wished I Discovered Le Midi Earlier
    TableTalk
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Le Midi fit the bill on all levels: attentive friendly service, well-prepared bistro fare and a comfortable noise level, althoughit was a Monday evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LeMidi
    itpelawVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were seated in the bar section which at first seemed a bit strange, but that way we got to watch and read (since it was sub-titled with sound off) "Double Indemnity" which was on the screen above the bar. More specifically, those whose seats were facing the screen could watch it. The food was very good and the service was helpful and attending, while not standing over us. Definitely worth a return visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ihatenicknamesVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Open Table steered us right once again. Except for the "really famous chef" restaurants in Union Sq., we did not know the area. Based on reviews from Open Table we choose Le Midi. And we were thrilled. Prices are reasonable for both wine and food--especially the prix-fixe dinner. The salmon and the steak frites were excellent. The best part was the special dessert--poached pear (in red wine reduction) w/ ice cream--Fabulous. We enjoyed it so much that I would go out of my way to come to Union Sq. just to eat at this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 115 reviews are from the Le Midi Bar & Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Real find!
    xoxo
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We went here for a late lunch/early dinner on Sunday. The food was excellent and the service was good if a little overly attentive. If I lived in the neighborhood, I would drop by there on a regular basis for a drink at the bar or a delicious dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food & dining experience
    alisonEats
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I made a reservation for a large group for my best friend's bachelorette party. The restaurant was so nice and accommodating - they had no problem seating us and didn't force a prix fix menu. The table was ready when we arrived and we had wine on the table almost immediately. The food was great - everyone loved their dishes. The scallops appetizer was lovely. Many people got the steak frites and said it was cooked perfectly. I had the risotto and thoroughly enjoyed it. The servers were attentive and amiable. They even brought the bride-to-be a complimentary glass of champagne. Wonderful overall experience!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good all-around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Simple, tasteful, not too crowded, not too loud, delicious yet reasonably priced French cuisine
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    SPA2014
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We were greeted warmly and seated in a spot appropriate for conversation. We did not have to ask, yet it was perfect for our purpose. We explored the dinner prix fixe menu and had good luck with the duck tureen, steak frites and spring vegetable/shrimp risotto. My friend had sorbet and was presented with a replacement scoop when one of the choices was not a personal favorite. I enjoyed the poached pear. The service was attentive and fun with the waiter personally satisfied with positive feedback. We were not rushed; service was timely and efficient.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Met a friend here for dinner. The service was outstanding. Grilled Salmon was delicious and well seasoned. I have not been to the other french restaurants in the area but this was a very nice, reasonably priced meal.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't be fooled by the exterior
    nycfoodie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The outside isn't much to look at, in fact, we almost walked right by it. The inside, however, is spacious and with the high ceilings can give the feel of a French brasserie. We went for brunch, and the food was delicious. A hidden gem off of Union Square
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely spot
    food4everVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Good food reasonably priced for this neighborhood. The 3-course prix fixe dinner (5-6:30pm only) is a genuine bargain at $24.95. Service was great and we were out for the theater curtain as promised. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great NYC Bistro
    NYCDiner
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    If you can't be in Paris, come here for a great food, excellent service and the bistro experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good lunch spot
    LDNYCVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Highlights of the meal were the golden lentil soup, the seared sea scallops with celeriac puree and the moules frites! Service was very cordial and they offer a great lunch pre-fixe.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Group dinner
    JennyLCVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Came here with 7 other friends after Thursday Maundy service for "Last Supper" before Good Friday. Our waiter was very attentive and was great at describing the wine selection to letting us sample. The Beef stew, Coq Au, Beef Tarte were great. Pretty much you can't go wrong with the dinner entrees. Pear & chocolate cake dessert was decadent. Have to try the appetizers next time I return!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    ArtguyVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food and service. Take advantage of the wine specials. Very accommodating owners and staff to make your dining experience excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant surprise
    Ellie1819
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I had passed this unprepossessing location around the corner from my apartment many times but had been put off by its siting up a ramp and the karaoke bar advertised outside. Went for brunch and was very pleasantly surprised by the classic French bistro fare. Steak frites were as good--no, better--than at the late, lamented Steak Frites on 16th Street. My friend raved about her egg white omelette.I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantasic French near Union Square
    beerfan
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Ate with two dear friends on a Friday night. Got a great seat right by the open windows. The food was absolutely fantastic, entree of Coq au Vin for me and my friends had steak tartar and salmon after starting by sharing fresh oysters and charcuterie. Energetic bar scene on a friday and a beautiful high ceiling space. Service was wonderful without being pushy or pretentious. I am actually going back for a late brunch on Sunday and staying for the happy hour featuring $22 bottles of wine! One my new favorites in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip the power nap--recharge here!
    imapony
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I know, there's a ton of places to eat around 14th Street, but Le Midi Bar is special. Bright, airy bistro feel, Stan Getz live via Pandora, and A Streetcar Named Desire playing on the wall (silent w/English subtitles!) add up to a welcoming atmosphere. The kobe beef sliders are deceptively small and utterly fulfilling--medium-rare, but they had no prob giving mine some extra fire. The warm chocolate cake w/vanilla ice cream is a sensory triumph, My Guest says they pour a fine Heineken and serve a four-star coffee, the soft drinks are tall, and David is a charming and attentive server. (Claustro alert: tiny restrooms.) Right now you may walk by Le Midi because of construction, but find it and enjoy. We think spring officially started here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Experience
    Mike
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Took my wife here to celebrate her getting a job. She loves French food and Le Midi did not disappoint. Her escargot was delicious as was my sun-dried tomato and goat cheese tart. For mains, I had steak frittes that were cooked expertly and she had the seafood bouillabaisse that was to die for. Good wine selection, as well. Manager also gave us a couple of Sauternes on the house to celebrate our occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    EricSVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    A real wonderful experience. A great neighbourhood restaurant which can be a great place for a group of friends or a quiet dinner for two. Very attentive and friendly service with excellent recommendations. The daily bistro specials are excellent and the quality of the menu is outstanding. The food is outstanding with the real subtleties which mark a real country french dining experience generally missing from many places theses days. A real treat worth repeating often
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great plcae
    Wowo
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Was more of a bar than restaurant but the food were exquisite and worth paying for
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • interesting menu
    satisfiedcustomerVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The menu selections are taken from authentic classic French dishes. The frisee salad with a poached egg was excellent as was the rabbit special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and Good Food
    geekguy1VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We were walking in the area where we were going to go to a show and happened upon Le Midi. The menu looked good, so we went for lunch and are glad we did. The restaurant seemed a bit understaffed, but everyone we dealt with was very pleasant and friendly. The decor looked like we were in bistro in the middle of Paris, and -- most importantly -- we enjoyed the food, too. Overall, a good experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu range
    luvnyc
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Wonderful entries. My children who are vegetarians had limited options - maybe enhance by an additional main meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab find!
    ShushkaVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We came across this place via Open Table. The food was excellent. The atmosphere is interesting. There are old movies playing on the big screen tv. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quiet
    artist
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    noise was kept to a minimum allowing for conversation. Great Vodka- Open Shed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome french food
    jakthirdVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Took some clients here for dinner and the food was great, classic french fare. While the menu is classic, the presentation is very modern and well done. Wine list was extensive and reasonable. Restaurant is pretty large but has a great feel to it, and service was very attentive but not pushy. There were two larger groups there when I was there having a great time but their set ups did not disrupt others. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Jerry
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The most affordable French I've had in New York. It is not fancy as in Le Cique, but just as delicious. Recommend to anyone near Union Square. Perfect for dinner and movie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.