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Tout Va Bien
Tout Va Bien

Tout Va Bien Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.letoutvabien.com
  • Phone: (212) 265-0190
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: le pape
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: Tout Va Bien private room can old from 10 to 50 people we will work with you to make a menu that everyone will be happy with.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Touchard (212) 265-0190

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E c train one block away on 50th sreeet.
  • Public Transit: E, C train one block away on 50th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Tout Va Bien
Tout Va Bien open since 1948 is the oldest French bistro in the theater district. every classic French dish you are looking for you will find for sure!!!! Escargot coq au Vin beef bourguignon steak au poivre lamb chops with garlic just a few examples. Tout Va Bien is now in it's third generation and keeps getting better year after year. We offer a prix fix for 25.95 until 8 pm. So come enjoy French music and a true peace of France in NYC see you soon. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Tout Va Bien is one of the last of the Broadway bistros and has earned its survival. My late wife and I often ate there on theater nights and always enjoyed it. I dined there with a friend a few nights ago--another old Tout Va Bien fan--and it was a nostalgia trip for both of us. The room could be in Paris. The menu is an expansive catalogue of bistro classics, well prepared. The wine list is short but very well selected and moderately priced. The room is smallish, but the noise level was low even before the theater-goers left. It was a great venue for what we wanted--a long, nostalgic conversation over seriously good bistro fare."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Good pre-theater menu; service was good and food quite nice. Decor could use a freshening but overall a fine choice for a pre-theater dinner."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "My reservation for lunch was accepted. We had a friend from Florida visiting. We showed-up for our lunch only to see a sign saying they were closed for lunch until September. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Made reservation on line because we tried for days to call directly but no answer. We got our confirmation on line and then on the day of our reservation we get a call in the morning they can not honor our reservation what kind of crp is this!!!! Will never do this again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had an excellent pre-theater meal at Tout va Bien last week. All our meals were served at the same time - which is quite an accomplishment since there were nine diners! We've been here several times and plan to return."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I was so delighted to find this place, because they offer French classics like Tete de Veau and Tripes a la mode de Caen. We ordered the latter, since they didn't offer the former because it's only available during winter. The Tripes were excellent. Aside from the Tripes, we ordered Cote de Porc and Filet de Sole and they were also good! I can't say enough about the ambience, because most of the customers, with the exception of my group, were speaking in French. I'll be back in the winter to try their Tete de Veau!!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The photos of stars from A bygone era symbolize this restaurant's faded glory. Greasy food: escargot bathed in parsley. My wife's pork chops were dry and tasteless. My salmon Provençal was so overcooked, almost inedible. Only one other couple there. Everything is NOT Tout Va Nien here!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The money spent on very expensive theater tix turned out to be completely worth it! I can't say the same for Tout Va Bien. I had already decided on the prix fix menu choices of the mussels appetizer, coq au vin and caramel custard. Where was the flavor? Mussels were just OK. Coq au vin had a brown sauce that was just OK, a little salty but no bold flavors. The chicken was very tender though. And a boiled potato was disappointing as I think mashed would suit the dish better. Dessert was good. Husband ordered salmon and it was completely underwhelming. The décor, as mentioned before is cozy and a bit kitschy but nice ambiance with a number of French-speaking diners. Our young male server was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Good food, close to many theaters, great value for pre theater dinner, service can be overwhelmed at peak period."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Most of the French bistros in the theater district are memories but Tout Va Bien is still going strong, unpretentiously staying with the classics (and a few extensions, like an entree of osso buco that my wife pronounced excellent. The young French servers were helpful and charming."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My husband's "beef stew" was too tough. He makes it at home and we know what a good one tastes like. Surprising since this is a typical French dish and a place like Tout Va Bien should have it down pat. My Coq Au Vin was pretty good. The mussels as appetizer were delicious. The wine we had was nice and a decent price. The service was excellent. We were going to a show and my husband didn't want to take the time to send back his dish. This was my second time here and his first time. C'est damages! But we will return. Just disappointed this time around."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "What do I like about this place? I like the: authentic French food, friendly aura, red seats, reasonable prices, intimate setting in the front room and how most people start speaking French the later it gets. We also had a great bottle of Rose' wine for $32. There are also glasses of house wines, but not a great selection. I'd go back anytime."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The ambience is classic French but more casual due in part to a large TV at the back of the dining room. So this would be a perfect place to watch a sporting event while eating very well. Also a great pre-theater spot. The staff could not be nicer and the food is perfect bistro fare."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "whenever you are in the mood for old fashion french food-this is the place. the server was very efficient."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Prixe Fixe Lunch $14.95. Mushroom soup was flavorful; Nicoise salad was the worst I have ever eaten. Traditionally this salade compose is pleasing the eye as well as the palate. The ingredients were hapharzardly scattered on the large plate with too much lettuce, far too many anchovies, strange white potatoes, tasteless canned tuna and sharp vinegar taste in dressing. Crème caramel dessert was overcooked and grainy. I expected a French bistro could serve a credible Nicoise salad but clearly this restaurant cannot. In spite of low price and quantity of ingredients, quality was sorely lacking."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Had dinner here with my Bridal Party...it was very French. We had a good time, the atmosphere was a bit more casual then we expected but the food and service was good! :)"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Terrific. Great pre theater Sat night. Had the prize fixe and great food, service and cost. Mussels, salmon and chocolate mousse!! Wonderful service with great attitude. Definitely going back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Tout Va Bien has been a favorite for years, many years, having been born and raised in the neighborhood. It is for me, one of the best restaurants to introduce someone to good homestyle french cooking. The Prix Fix menu is the best way to go moneywise, and the choices on it are some of my favorite apps, entrees and desserts anyway, at Tout Va Bien. The best part about eating there besides the wonderful food, is that you are not in any way rushed through your drinks, appetizers, entrees or desserts. You can sit and visit and never feel there are eyes on you waiting for you to leave. We had a 5:30 reservation for dinner before an 8:00 show at Radio City. It was perfect timing. :)"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were presented with a basket of fresh crusty french bread upon arrival. Wine was ordered from a limited wine list but acceptable and reasonably priced. I had the prix fixed menu of house pate , coq au vin and creame caramel . My wife had the pork chops and when I tasted the dish it was excellent. Everything was lovely and our server guided us through the process. A little french was spoken. We met the man/wife owners near the finish of our meal who were dining and keeping an eye on things. It was right across the street from the Broadway show WICKED. The bowl of Sangria was passed around at the end to toast a fine meal. We will return on our next visit to NYC."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "good service, cocktails...NYC PRICES!!!! Food very good."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Perfect location for the theater. Service was friendly and excellent. Food really delicious and portions sizable. Wine was nicely priced and very good. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The prix fixe menu cannot be beat! $26.99 for three courses, authentic French, delicious food. I had boeuf bourguignon , served with a succulent red wine sauce , carrots and potatoes, just as it should be, piping hot and flavorful. For the starter course I chose cream of carrot soup, rich, tasty and not overdone. For dessert, they had white chocolate mousse, fluffy yet firm texture with just enough chocolate. My friend had the romaine salad with tomatoes , homemade vinaigrette dressing. He chose saumon provencal ,two huge pieces, perfectly done and seasoned with herbes de Provence. It came with ratatouille and mashed potato. He had the tartine aux pommes for dessert ($2 extra) . It too was huge and bursing with apples. Outstanding"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food is so good and the staff is very friendly. This was our second visit and we highly recommend Tout Va Bien."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A neighborhood favorite. My husband and I return there at least twice a month. The food is excellent. We especially like the mussels as an appetizer and Coq au Vin as the main course. The owner is quite friendly and very attentive to the diners. Sangria is freshly made every evening and offered after dinner. The atmosphere is Frence Bistro with red checkered tablecloths. The owner is a huge soccer fan so going to the restaurant during the World Cup was a special treat."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I can't believe what a great find this is! I lived in NYC from 1983-1989 and then visited from 1989-2014 and never went to Tout Va Bien. Thank goodness for the internet so I found this place which is lovely and so French. What a great menu and very reasonable prices and great service!! and my waiter Florio (sp?) what so attentive and excellent, I will definitely recommend to others and my husband and I plan to go there before we attend "Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill" in the next few weeks! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My husband and I noted this little French restaurant while walking to our hotel in the Theater District. What a find! It is a relatively small lower level room with limited seating. It was a busy night, with the World Cup going on (the crowd was a tad loud and energetic!) and many other diners were having dinner before going to Broadway shows. Service was a little slow, but that can be normal with French dining. The wait staff was friendly and accommodated us with substitutions for our Paleo diet. Overall, it was one of the best meals we had in NYC. We will definitely visit this restaurant again!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Conveniently located to Broadway theater district. Very good food. Not much room between tables. Can get loud. However, the quality of the food trumps all of the negative points."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food was run-of-the mill French cuisine. Nothing special. Small splintered bones in the coq au vin. But worst of all was the wait. Waited over 1 l/2 hours to get food. Will not return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Warm, friendly atmosphere - authentic bistro food."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Nice little bistro perfect for pre- matinee lunch for theaters in the high forties or low fifties. Quiet with good service provided by one waitress. I think they would have had trouble with a bigger crowd. Pretty standard, traditional French food and nice house wine."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We randomly picked a restaurant based on being near the theater and menu online. We were pleasantly surprised by the warmth and friendliness when we arrived! The staff was extremely friendly, which did not slow down the efficiency of their ability to get a restaurant full of patrons in a rush to their plays on time. The food was well cooked and delicious. The prefixed menu was very reasonably priced. We enjoyed watching how well the staff worked together,they never stopped moving, meeting everyone's needs with a smile and a kind word. The man next to us came in with little time to spare for his show but they rushed to bring him his 3 course meal, which he found delicious. They even offered for him to come back after his play for his dessert"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was good with great service. The staff wanted to make it a pleasant and fun experience for our party. We went after a show and picked the restaurant due to its proximity to our Broadway show. NYC has many choices and some can be quite pricey. Tout Va Bien was good and not overly expensive offering house wines as well as bottles. Being a good cook, they did not offer much I could not make a home. If you’re looking for something special keep looking. If you want a home style French meal, you will enjoy it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Traditional French classics in a convenient location; a great value. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Long before Hell's Kitchen became hip, an authentic French bistro served up homemade fare to French expats and locals in the know. It became --and still is -- a terrific pre-theater alternative to the pre-fab food that dominates this tourist area. The food continues to taste like Grandma is in the kitchen. The service --even at peak -- is efficient. They'll find a way to get you out in time for your 8 pm (or 7 pm) curtain. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Favorite French spot in the city. Great food. No attitude. Definitely a gem tucked neatly out of sight. Food is amazing! And definitely save room for dessert!!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I would give zero stars if I were allowed. We had a confirmed reservation, through Opentable, for 6:30 (pre-theatre) on a Saturday evening. Our party arrived ON TIME and were told (in a brusque manner) "There are no seats for you. Can you come back later? Or maybe two of you can sit and the other two can stand?". Enough said. I loved this place and the treatment I received on that night broke my heart and almost ruined our evening. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Excellent little French restaurant in the Brittany style. Great food! Great staff and Great ambience. Highly recommend the pre-theatre meny for theatre goers. You can't beat the price! I have been coming here for over 30 years! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Dinner last Thursday night was great and the service so friendly and fun."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We have been dining at this restaurant for 12 years. When we visit the city, it is always on our list. Excellent before or after the theatre."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I was served my tea in a cup with lipstick on it....................need I say more? Food was nothing special. Location for pre-theater is wonderful. Not a repeat, there are many restaurants with good locations, better food and clean cups."
    Dined on 5/21/2014