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: 2122650190
- 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
95 reviews since May 6, 2014
- Ambiance3.6Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (62)fit for foodies (24)great for lunch (20)romantic (16)special occasion (13)late-night find (12)good for groups (11)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
- 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:
- Old school FrenchCrankyDined on 8/13/2014Good 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Closed until September?NoLunchForYouDined on 8/10/2014My 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.
- HorribleImaginationDined on 8/9/2014Made 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.
- Great pre-theater mealSylvieDined on 8/8/2014We 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.Special Features:
- Old school classic French food!!!egaonaDined on 8/4/2014I 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!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Mediocre: Never Left the 60'sVitoVIPDined on 8/3/2014The 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!
- Just OKOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/26/2014The 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!
- Pre Theater GemBerwinDined on 7/26/2014Good food, close to many theaters, great value for pre theater dinner, service can be overwhelmed at peak period.Special Features:
- A Standby SurvivorMike5832Dined on 7/25/2014Most 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.Special Features:
- Disappointed in the Beef BurgandyHoosierkateDined on 7/24/2014My 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Authentic French & ReasonablechatnoirDined on 7/22/2014What 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Friendly FrenchLolitaVIPDined on 7/15/2014The 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.Special Features:
- old fashion French foodluv2cookVIPDined on 7/15/2014whenever you are in the mood for old fashion french food-this is the place. the server was very efficient.Special Features:
- Not a Good ValueJannVIPDined on 7/15/2014Prixe 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.
- Bachlorette Week-endabfabDined on 7/12/2014Had 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! :)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food at a great priceDowntownfoodieVIPDined on 7/12/2014Terrific. 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!Special Features:
- LovelymyfavefrenchfoodnfamilyDined on 7/9/2014Tout 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. :)Special Features:
- Delightful Dining on July 6, 20142ontripDined on 7/5/2014We 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent food.excelletnDined on 7/4/2014good service, cocktails...NYC PRICES!!!! Food very good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Theater NightOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 7/2/2014Perfect 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Formidable!2binFranceDined on 6/29/2014The 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. OutstandingSpecial Features:
- C'est bonne.DanielVIPDined on 6/27/2014The food is so good and the staff is very friendly. This was our second visit and we highly recommend Tout Va Bien.I would recommend this to a friend.
- New York to BrittanyskigolfDined on 6/25/2014A 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- What a great prix fixe lunch!!!HoosierkateDined on 6/25/2014I 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Little Neighborhood GemlittlesundogDined on 6/24/2014My 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very nice meal near BroadwayNYCtheatreDined on 6/24/2014Conveniently 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Long WaitFrankDined on 6/21/2014Food 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.
- Great pre-theatreDBM1VIPDined on 6/18/2014Warm, friendly atmosphere - authentic bistro food.Special Features:
- Good prix fixe, convenient locationRoseVIPDined on 6/14/2014Nice 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.Special Features:
- A pleasant surpriseJanetWDined on 6/13/2014We 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 dessertSpecial Features:
- Nothing SpecialLike2TryNewThingsDined on 6/7/2014The 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect for Pre-theaterDavidDined on 6/4/2014Traditional French classics in a convenient location; a great value.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- HK institution still a winnerEclecticGuyVIPDined on 5/29/2014Long 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Favorite French spotuptownCLTVIPDined on 5/25/2014Favorite 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!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DID NOT SEAT USwillDined on 5/24/2014I 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.