Tout Va Bien
311 west 51st street
New York, NY 10019Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $31 to $50
Tout Va Bien
- 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
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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Tout Va Bien reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since July 28, 2014
- Ambiance3.6Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (44)fit for foodies (24)romantic (15)special occasion (13)great for lunch (13)late-night find (9)good for groups (8)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
- Sorry for the Service in AdvanceKTMHDined on 11/20/2014They actually have, "Sorry for the Service in Advance," written on the menu. They were not kidding. Asked for bread 5 times. Once we got the bread I had to ask three different people for butter. But that was not enough, I had to ask them all several times. At the end of the meal they forgot to bring the milk for the coffee and yet delivered the coffee. Was a cute place but maybe too French when it comes to service. Go if you like to be ignored!Special Features:
- Very nice French bistro gem.PghdadDined on 11/20/2014Charming, authentic. Food very good. Comfortable and very pleasant. Great for pre-theatre. Service very good! Definitely to be a repeat!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Where the French areJGCTDined on 11/19/2014We met another couple for a social meal between shows. The hostess greeted us warmly and seated us immediately. The wait staff were uniformly attentive and solicitous. The food was delicious. The portion sizes just right. Even limited, but excellent selection of wines were priced to entice. If I were to pick at something to quibble about it would be the cappuccino. The taste was just right, but the frothed milk was a little too frothy. The Crème Brulee was excellent. Two hours to eat a leisurely entirely enjoyable dinner. We will be returning.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food remainds good, but the service is terribleMmeFlatironVIPDined on 11/15/2014We went to Tout Va Bien pre-theater, as we have many times before. The waitress took 30 minutes to make it to our table at all however, and then assured us we still had time for the pre-theater menu. She then proceeded to bring us our main course 5 min before we had already told her we needed to leave. Needless to say, we did not make it to the dessert portion of the menu and had to leave half of our entrees behind. Beyond that, it took 20 minutes for our wine to come, our water was never refilled, and the entire lack of service made it an unpleasant, stressful night.
- This was our first time at this restaurant.JFPMP2363Dined on 11/15/2014We enjoyed our dinner at Tout Va Bien very much. The food was very good and the atmosphere very cozy. Our friends, my husband and I dinners from the prixe fixe menu. We thought that the prices were fair and that the menu offered a variety of choices. Our friends, my husband and I will definitely return because we were pleased with our choice of restaurant on November 15, 2014.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect bistroNYerVIPDined on 11/13/2014Everything about TVB is perfect. It is a small, casual authentic French bistro. Everything that comes out of the kitchen is excellent. The staff is a pleasure.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- This was once a good restaurantWatertown29Dined on 11/12/2014I hadn't been to Tout Va Bien is several years but had fond memories of it as a typical French bistro, good food and a little noisy but delightful. Boy has this place come down in the world. The noise level seems higher if that is possible. The wait staff harried. But the food in a word TERRIBLE- I ordered a standard Kir- this one had so much Cassis it was the color of dark red wine- too sweet. We ordered frogs legs- it came with an awful tomato sauce and mashed potatoes that seemed to come out of a box not from real potatoes. No vegetable just roast tomato- even though I told the staff I was allergic to tomatoes, no offer of salad or other veggies. the creme caramel was too sweet. my husband's sole meuniere had no sauce, bland. Keep away.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/8/2014A reliable choice if you are going to the Theater or Opera afterwards.Special Features:
- love the foodkayakerDined on 11/5/2014Everything was great except: Bench seats were lumpy, time to refurbish. Diet Coke my wife ordered was flat. She returned it and they had none better. We drank water; it was fine.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OK not what it use to beeatorgetoutofthewayDined on 11/2/2014Had been a long time since my last visit, It was good but not what it used to be 10-15 years ago still well worth a visit
- Ho HumYumyumDined on 11/2/2014We chose this restaurant based on the reviews it received on line. We ordered the mussels as an appetizer and they were good but the lobster bisque was fishy tasting, so disappointing. The entres were no better. The beef Bourginon was swimming in gravy with two pieces of potato floating in it. When it was desert time, we were so disappointed that we didn't order any.
- Excellent for French flavorLuv2eatDined on 11/2/2014Quiet authentic little bistro feeling. Typical but very enjoyable French menu, warm, friendly service, thoroughly enjoyed our lunch....reasonable prix fixe menu for the areaSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- traditional french bistrocynthiaDined on 11/1/2014I have eaten here twice recently. Food is authentically French. Simple and without artifice. Service is friendly without being too familiar. This is a true pre-theatre find.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AUTHENTIC FRENCH RESTAURANTJeanPierreDined on 10/30/2014If you want authentic French food and ambience this is the place to visit. Food is great, service is phenomenal, owners are totally involved in the running of the business and making sure that everyone's dining experience is special. We always return to this restaurant when in NYC. This is a gem not to be missed!Special Features:
- Quality Experience ContinuesOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 10/30/2014Restaurant continues to be our favorite for both pre-theatre and special occasion dining. Food and service both excellent.Special Features:
- Comme ci, comme caPhillycoupleVIPDined on 10/30/2014Ok for a quick pre theater dinner but nothing special.
- MehDebGVIPDined on 10/26/2014Was looking for authentic French in NYC and it was good but nothing extraordinary.
- Tout va bienskigolfVIPDined on 10/24/2014Excellent as always! Great pre-theatre restaurant fast service very quiet restaurant great wine list Did miss the pomme frites why did they stop serving them?Special Features:
- MayorDVIPDined on 10/22/2014A reliable "good feel" memorable experience before theater.Special Features:
- reservationslovefrenchmealsDined on 10/18/2014We made noontime reservations on a Saturday. Got to the restaurant and it was closed up tight. Got nervous and thought they weren't going to open. Called and went into voice mail. Finally at about 12:15 a woman showed up. Apologized for being late. Should have taken the notice on the sidewalk menu that stated please excuse our our slow service seriously. All was forgiven when we ordered and had a wonderful meal. Can't wait to return.Special Features:
- Decent not DecadantEYEWANTMOREVIPDined on 10/15/2014This is a semi-adequate little bistro, a few steps off the beaten path. If you're jones-ing for a bit of Provence - no cigar. It's the little things missing from the food - no pearl onions or carrots in an otherwise decent coq au vin. The half-duck special was over-cooked to the point of being dry. Salads weren't impressive. The desserts were probably the best of the meal. Chocolate mousse was quite good, but the apple tart was so-so. The complementary sangria they bring out at the end of the meal was the real thing, and a nice finish. All in all, we probably won't go back. The owner was there and he said the restaurant had been in his family for 65 years. He should give just a bit more effort and it would be a winner.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pleasant SurpriseOpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 10/13/2014This was my first experience and it was good enough that I would consider returning if I found myself in the neighborhood again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Prix fixe lunch for $15!profBDined on 10/8/2014We couldn't believe that one could get a prix fixe lunch in NYC for $15! All four of us thought the food was delicious and plentiful. It was French food with American portions. The service was excellent and we were able to arrive at the theater in plenty of time for a Matinee. We will be back with a group in December.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tout va bien, indeedesquaredDined on 10/3/2014Great service! There were only two waitress for the entire restaurant ( which was packed) doing everything from being a waitress, to bartending, barback, bussing, hostess and floor manager and yet they managed to provide excellent service in a timely, courteous, friendly manner. The food is authentic French, one that may find at a any bistro in France. The prices are affordable and fair. Everything is ok!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Under staffedlovefrenchfoodDined on 10/3/2014We've been here twice for a before theater dinner. Both were very tight on time, the second unusually tight. Food is very, very good but the wait staff and kitchen are woefully understaffed. Last time we waited 45 minutes before we even had a drink and entered our order. The 2 servers were never without a table that needed attention and worked like demons. However,we barely got our food and paid before we had to leave. ( Got to the theater 4 short and 1 long block away with only a few minutes to spare). I would recommend the restaurant highly for folks who want a great dinner ( mussels and sole highly recommended) but are not in a great rush. Probably at 8:00PM or later. Find someplace else for a pre-theater dinner
- very poor service this timemikeVDined on 10/3/2014Although the food is very goog, the service for pre theater dinner was extremely slow and frazzled. The restaurant was crowded but the wait between apprtizer and main course was nearly one hour.
- Same restaurant as Yesteryear?donnicadinerDined on 9/26/2014My husband and I first went to Tout maybe 15 years age. It felt like being in Paris - good food, lots of noise and French expats eating, an active bar, good energy. We went many times through the years. When we went 2 years ago it was different - too quiet, no bar, but the food was still very good. Last week we gave it another try based on other reviews. Again sadly, we were disappointed. The food was the same so the chef hasn't changed but the restaurant is not what it once was. No vibe. Will not go again. Does anyone know the back story?
- After theatre dinnerDCFoodyDined on 9/20/2014I went here with my boyfriend after the theatre. It took a while to get noticed and seated, over 5 minutes before anyone said hi. But once seated, we had a very good time. The staff was curteous and paid attention to us. The food was very delicious. I would come here again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great FrenchDbtonyDined on 9/19/2014The food was reasonable and delicious. The service could be better but it was more than acceptable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A charming French bistroLorraineVIPDined on 9/17/2014The pre-theater menu was reasonably priced and had plenty of options. Escargot were prepared well, and coq au vin was excellent. Our primary waitress was attentive and good. Am only giving service four stars because of a second waitress who seated us and seemed distracted and a bit surly. The house wine by glass is very expensive -- $14 -- which is out of line with the rest of the menu. Ask for a half carafe -- it's $16.Special Features:
- therapyDined on 9/16/2014the old style french quisine...coq au vin..bouef bourguinon..good..Special Features:
- Always a treatOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/14/2014I wanted my daughter and 17 year old granddaughter to experience a "real" French restaurant on their first trip to NY and TVB did not disappoint. The food was really outstanding, the service excellent and all in all it was a lovely evening.Special Features:
- Old school....BobboDined on 9/13/2014Very old school "joint" but didn't have some menu items or wines we requested. no frogs legs in classis French Bistro? The wine list is absurd (they only list types of wines and regions with prices next to them. For example a "St Emilion" Bordeaux was X $amount.) Really bizarre list even for old school restaurant. No vintages either. Champagne was $90 but no name of the champagne. Portions were large (even too large) and quality of food was average/good for French bistro. I would go back cause I recall such good times there but wouldn't recommend it. And in the end we had a good meal and enjoyed ourselves.Special Features:
- Good service. Bad food.ChuckDined on 9/7/2014Dinner after a matinee on Sunday. The restaurant was slow. So the Service was great. But who ever cooked the veal scallopini should be taken out and shot. Overcooked and shoe leather quality. I should have sent it back but I was with a very nice lady and didn't want to make a scene.Special Features:
- KCdinerVIPDined on 8/31/2014Our server seemed to know nothing about the wine offerings. The wines we did order (house wines) were average, at best. The food was much better (we ordered from the pre-theater menu). My wife ordered mussels in white wine (xxlnt); I had escargot, also very nice. We each ordered salmon for our entrees - the salmon was cooked perfectly, & quite good, but the red sauce served with it was too strong, & we pushed it to the side. The potatoes were lumpy & the broccoli was over-cooked. Choc mousse for dessert was fine. We would not return.
- Great food & fun.OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/29/2014Beef bourguinone to die for, best Creme brûlée' you will ever have, wonderful staff, great owner. Always a delight and a perfect place before hitting Broadway for a theater performance. They'll make sure you have a quality dinner in time to make your show. Try them for post theater as well. These folks know how to have a good time.Special Features:
- Tout Va Bien is a Wonderful BistroLarbetDined on 8/29/2014Tout Va Bien is a restaurant that I've have gone to over the years and it's always been a festive and a very comfortable experience with some excellent French country cooking on their menu. Their Coq Au Vin is superb as well as boeuf bourguignon. One can get a prix fixe, pre-theatre dinner for about $27.00, which includes appetizer, entree and dessert. They certainly don't stint on the portions and so go with an appetite. It's a leisurely dining experience and so, if you're there for a hit and run experience, it wouldn't be Tout Va Bien. Also, it's an older place with checkered tablecloths and photos on the walls of the well known actors/actresses who have dined there over the years. The waitstaff is cordial and knowledgeable.Special Features:
- Tout Va BienBuckwheatDined on 8/24/2014We had been twice when visiting NYC and loved it. This time, although the server was great, the ambiance had changed. Does not feel FRENCH any more at all. Also, they need some sprucing up at the entrance to compete with nearby restaurants. We were disappointed in some of the dishes (pureed spinach). Also, they were nice to serve a large bowl of Sangria that we did not order, but there was no way we could drink it all, and hated to see it wasted. Owner was not there, so maybe that was part of the loss of atmosphere. Took several family members, and one was not happy with beef serving (way too done). All other dishes were fine. Trout Amandine, duck and Coq au Vin dishes were good. We missed the old Tout Va Bien!
- Good food, not good serviceDinergalDined on 8/22/2014We were there with very few other diners. There were two waitresses who were not familiar with the menu and appeared as if they had a full house. We ordered the sangria that had very little to no wine and tasted like fruit punch. Nevertheless, the food made the trip worthwhile.Special Features:
- helenzguyDined on 8/15/2014Tout 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.Special Features: