Bistro Les Amis

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$31 to $50
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French

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Bistro Les Amis is a welcoming French Bistro in Soho for 20 years serving a variety of traditional dishes such as Coq Au Vin, Lamb Shank, Creekstone Farms Steaks and array of fish and pasta dishes.

The French Onion Soup and Foie Gras at Bistro Les Amis have been claimed "the best" in NYC. Bistro Les Amis is located in the heart of SoHo, one block from West Broadway near NYU, SoHo Playhouse, and Film Forum. Available for holiday parties, and open for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Bistro les amis will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with two seating from 5:30 till 7:30 regular menu will be served and at 9:00pm will be serving 4 course prix fixe menu with live music, party favors and champagne toast for $125. We look forward to celebrate with you.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. I will go back to this restaurant.

MM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience celebrating a friend’s birthday - would recommend

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in soho, always consistent food and efficient service. Lamb shank is perfectly cooked, onion soup without a doubt the best in NYC and our favorite the cassoulet. If you must have desserts either flan or blueberry crumble.

NY
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I wish the food has been better because everything else was first rate. My drink was a Gibson, not a gimlet. My spouse’s onion soup was bland and the creme brûlée was not vanilla enough. The service was delightful as was our wine but the total experience was meh because the food wasn’t as good as a New York French restaurant ought to be and can be.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and wonderful staff. Everyone made us feel welcome and taken cared of. Food was excellent as well.

TH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a low key - holiday and birthday dinner. We got that and more!
This is a charming place with attentive service. Thank you Bistro Les Amis!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely, intimate, friendly-vibe, unpretentious little spot. We always go when we’re in the neighborhood.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food

T
New York Area
250 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jam packed om a Friday night. Superb Cassoulet and Monkfish

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great time! Would go back again! Best French onion

JM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great original french restaurant that has a cozy ambiance. The cassoulet was amazing (more than enough for 2) as well as the mussels. Very friendly staff!

M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy returning to Bistro Les Amis every time we visit New York. We are always certain to have a lovely dinner and enjoy the evening.

p
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!!!!!

w
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A cozy, pleasant vibe with friendly service, very tasty food, comfortable, relaxed....our third time dining there and not disappointed.

P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Bistro Les Amis is a fun, local French restaurant with great energy and good food. As we were waiting for our table, our bartender could have been a little more welcoming and friendly, but once we sat down, the waitstaff was very accommodating and nice. All of the food was great, except for my steak frites. The steak was dry and not really edible. The French fries were outstanding. Everyone's else's meal was great. If you go, realize that it is very much of a "clique" place and you can tell there are regulars who are wary of newcomers. But, it is worth it. We'll be back.

M
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always are treated like family at Bistro Les Amis. Carla, Ben and the managers Debbie, Roy and Sayed are always gracious and amazing hosts. It’s our favorite neighborhood spot and serves great food, especially the onion soup which is the best I’ve ever had.

AB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. We keep coming back!

BL
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at Bistro Les Amis. Met our son who was in town for work to celebrate his birthday. Did not tell staff we were celebrating a birthday but they figured it out and brought out a candle lit sorbet. Food was delicious, staff was attentive - would definitely go back.

T
New York Area
250 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyth8bg is always great at Bistro Les Amis. Delicious food and a great staff.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service from our waiter. Food was nom nom

LW
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and we were treated well. Load and very close however

TR
Savannah
29 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood bistro vibe with great service and thoughtful menu.

JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great, classic French restaurant. Excellent food, service and ambiance. One of the few left in soho.

GP
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Secret jewel.

D
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

This is a reliable French restaurant with generally good food. The soup and the appetizers were excellent but the cow au vin was disappointing. The other entrees (duck and steak au poivre) were good. noise level excessive and the tables are bit cramped.

MI
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro continues to be our favorite place. It has been consistently good for over 15 years.

GV
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, maintaining high standards in everything. A real pleasure to be there.

CP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is our second time at this very friendly very cute little French Bistro. It is quickly becoming a favorite of ours. The wait staff are all very friendly and make you feel at home and the owner greets you as you come and go. The decor is nice and the food is fresh and delicious. The menu is varied. There is a full bar and their drink specialties are worth trying. Prices are NYC average but not excessive. All in all a very pleasant, clean, relaxed French bistro with excellent food. I highly recommend this restaurant.

KC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our new favorite place, my teenage son wanted the poutine as an app, said it was good but missing chunks of beef.

Duck is amazing, highly recommend!

Escargot was perfect, outside of the crazy shells and tremendous amount.

Cocktails and wine are always perfect! If you Love Sancerre, I highly recommend!!!

MO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food again , we will be back

r
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to go to with great food friendly staff and in a very nice area.

D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything. Quiet and civilized. Will definitely come back. Meal was delicious and service great.

T
New York Area
250 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcomed in to a crowded yet chill room. Enjoyed everything. Great dinner. Just charming.

M
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely little french bistro....great food. Will be back for sure!

RG
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lovely experience and most attentive and professional service. Food was good overall. Oysters and starters excellent. We both had specials - goat cheese and tomato tart and a seasonal salad with Gorgonzola. Entrees were classics - Coq au Vin and Chicken Paillard. Solid dishes but a little dry and Paillard a bit salty. Classic flan for dessert, yum! Vine list is quite reasonable too any my husband had an excellent very dry martini.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a quality meal and great service

SC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great celebration for my daughter’s birthday.

RB
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our first time here. We met cousins we hadn’t seen in a long time. It was hard to speak over the noise from a big party.
Everyone seemed to enjoy their food. The onion soup, mussels and my kale-quinoa salad were very good. The 2 pasta dishes were tasty (pappardelle and one with shrimp). I ordered the sesame -crusted tuna. There were NO seeds. The waiter took it back. The second fish hardly had any seeds. That is false advertising. I wasn’t happy with the dish at all.

KC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Bistro Les Amis on a recommendation and we were not disappointed. Food, service and ambiance were excellent. The only constructive feedback (meant with best intentions) I’d give is to update the bathroom...at the very least fix the faucet...the black tape is not working.

ES
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the vegetable lasagna, delicious, but don't miss the seasonal specials always a treat.