Bistro Les Amis

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$31 to $50
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French
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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B
New England
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we used Yelp and Open Table to find this lovely restaurant and it lived up to the reviews. We were running late (constuction in NY!) and called and they were very understanding. I had requested a qiet location when I made the reservation and they had 2 choices for us- both perfect. the staff couldnt have been any nicer- really lovely with just the right amount of attention. The menu is extensive- lots of choice and good price points. we ordered wine by the glass and some call brand drinks. bar choices were good with some specialty cocktails. food was wonderful- between us we had trout, chicken, tuna and beef and we all indulged on fabulous French onion soup. at the end of the meal, our waited didnt rush us at all and quietly brought out ice cream with a candle for our birthday guest who appreciated that there wasnt any singing, we will come back to this gem

H
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time at Bistro Les Amis! Our server was attentive and friendly and the food was great. Definitely would come back.

w
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. It is a comfortable and welcoming restaurant with appropriate prices and offerings. It is what my restaurants were always supposed to be

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local favorite!

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BR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an excellent experience. I’m only upset for one reason - I’ve lived a short walk away from here for all of a decade and only just now “discovered” it. We will be frequent visitors from this moment on.

R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had an unfortunate 45 minute wait for our reserved table. They clearly overbooked that night. The hostess was a frantic which didn’t put us in a relaxed mindset. Fortunately, Once seated, our waiter was a pro and put us at ease. He was calm and attentive. Wine list was surprisingly limited. Food was above average and once seated we had a very nice meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was so nice and considerate. Not sure if he was an owner or manager but he had grey hair and a black sweater, he was really funny and very very nice. Everything was great from the food to the hospitality. I will be back

R
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Luv the atmosphere perfect for a nice quite romantic dinner. We had the risotto with mushrooms and pesto it was delicious and great wine selection

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!
We are always treated like celebrities!
Wonderful staff.
Always so warm & welcoming.
One of our favorite places!

JS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table following a business event. The group did not know each other well, and the restaurant provided a fine venue to enjoy getting acquainted while enjoying a wide selection of well-prepared dishes. Servings were generous, and the wait staff was attentive and wanted to make sure we had a good time. It’s a nice find in SoHo.

JS
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

+Food was outstanding.+ -Service was attentive but slow. After waiting 30-35 minutes for our appetizers/first course, the server tried to explain that “everyone walked in at the same time...”- +great wine list. *+Desserts were scrumptious!+ -Cramped seating.-

Would definitely go back!

F
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have reviewed this restaurant before. This is such a lovely place to spend an evening enjoying friends, family, food, and drink. Just try it once, and you'll be hooked forever.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and ambience. We will always come back.

JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most welcoming, consistently very good restaurant. Never anything but really good, and the staff is always glad to see you. True pro's.

E
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner. Went with friends. All 4 of us enjoyed dinner.

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little French boite to try a variety of dishes, well prepared. Low key. Try it. . . you'll like it!

M
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect meal and wonderful service

NJ
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place to take visitors to New York for an authentic bistro experience. The owners take personal care to insure that their guests have a great experience. The food is delicious (cassoulet is terrific on a chilly winter night), the service attentive and friendly and the decor warm and inviting.

s
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. The food is excellent and has both traditional bistro dishes and exciting innovations. The atmosphere is cozy and charming; the service superb

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

service was great, however we ordered too much foods couldn’t even finish half of them

e
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always cozy and welcoming. Great when it's a cold night out.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined as a family of 5 before going to the theater. We each ordered a choice from the nightly special menu. Every dish was exquisitely prepared. The food was delicious, flavorful, hot (temperature) The portions were extremely ample. The wine we ordered paired very well with our dinners. The tiramisu dessert was a perfect ending. We will most definitely be back when we are in NYC again. Thanks for a memorable evening.

NJ
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dinner at Bistro Les Amis on Christmas Eve has become a family tradition because we can count on excellent food and a warm, welcoming, lively atmosphere.

This year was especially enjoyable because the restaurant was very, very busy and yet the maitre d' and her team of waiters and staff worked their socks off to not only provide exceptional service but do it with a ton of Christmas cheer. And, of course, the food was terrific.

SG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent prices, good size portions and delicious. What more can you ask for.....

NS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. I had french onion soup & a pork chop, which were very tasty. Other people had lamb & beef carpaccio...also delicious. Would definitely recommend & visit again.

L
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Bistro Les Amis at least twice on visits to NYC. Besides being so inviting, the service and food is so nice especially the linguine with clams and the profiteroles.

B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MM
New York Area
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
58 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
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food

T
New York Area
258 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
9 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
19 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.