Always a great meal
La Mediterranee never fails to provide me with a pleasant experience. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere is cozy especially when the piano player is in the house and the service was attentive. It is a place I return to again and again whenever I'm in New York City.
4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely beautiful and an
Absolutely beautiful and an amazing spot Be sure to catch Harold, the piano player!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
French atmosphere in Manhattan
This is a beautiful small restaurant great for a romantic or intimate dinner.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated with paintings of french signature. Harold at the piano gave us a wonderful musical world tour .I commend him for his talent and great choice of musical themes.
I had the prix fixe dinner which included nicely done moules à la mariniere preceded by a tomato salad with olive oil dressing. Dessert was a small delicious cheese cake. My counterpart had grilled salmon which was very good.
I asked for substitution of french fries that came with the mussels with haricot verts and it was done. This was charged as a side order on the bill but was removed when I pointed it out to the waiter.
Nice cozy place for a french dinner.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent...just one small thing.
Just one tiny complaint. My husband was given the menu before I was. And when the food came, I was the last one to be served -- after my husband and my children We were there for Mother's Day and the waiter should have known that women get served first - whether or not it's Mother's Day!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quaint French bistro.
If you like wonderful French food and music, pianist whilst having dinner, (which we do). This is a great neighborhood find. We very much enjoyed our dinner experience in this quaint French bistro.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kind of a surprise
Visiting NYC and just stumbled upon this VERY small French bistro w charming bar, ambiance, piano player and excellent food. The French onion soup was out of this world. Waitress Ana was amusing and patient trying to teach me how to fold the napkins that grace the table. The place was still serving dinner at 9:45 when we left.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the escargot as an appetizer. First time for my husband. He loved the garlic sauce it was served in, great for bread dunking. I loved the snails too. They were plump and juicy. AS a main course I had the bouillabaisse. There could have been more fish but what there was was very tender and again the broth was delicious. My husband had the lamb shank. Tender and juicy. He devoured it. We had a nice table in the corner. The restaurant was full and quite lively but not so much that you couldn't hear each other talk. And I must add that the service was very attentive and not at all rushed in spite of the fact that the restaurant was full. We would definitely go back.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem French Bistro
Delicious food, fresh and perfectly prepared. I had the split pea soup, salmon salad and pommes frites. All were excellent.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am in France as soon as I enter.
Always an excellently prepared , varied, authentically French menu. The staff, with Ernesto in the lead, is welcoming, well-informed, and so-o-o French! What a pleasure from the moment I cross the threshhold!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Wonderful piano
Great food! Wonderful piano music! Very enjoyable!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
tight seating in the middle section - waiters contantly bumping into you.ask for a side banquet.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well Done La Mediterranee Bistro!
A perfect finish to our 30th wedding Anniversary weekend in New York. A fitting substitute for our wedding location Tavern on the Green. Food was superb! My wife is French and she said the entire meal was just like being at "home"! Round tables provided perfect social and dining atmosphere for a party of eight. I would expect French Champagne on the wine list, not French sparkling wine. While tasty, we expected Champagne would be available. The rest of the wine list was excellent. Prices were VERY reasonable.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best onion soup around! (Even
Best onion soup around! (Even better than some I had last month in Paris) Service was great. Omlett was light n fluffy. Old school decor but nice and cool on a hot day in the city.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for lunch with my girlfriend
Went for lunch with my girlfriend during work. It was nice because the menu was different and the food was very good.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood French bistro
A restaurant with very good French food, a good wine list, friendly, knowledgable staff. Top this off with a comfortable bar and entertainment in the form of a pianist who plays under your conversation! Great place for a business dinner.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Food and the Music
A neighborhood French restaurant with excellent food, La Mediterranee is also appealing for its piano music--mostly Gershwin show tunes.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM