Bistro Les Amis

4.7
603 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 603 people are saying
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vipNJUnited
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Bistro Les Amis for many years and the quality has never dipped. It is the perfect French Bistro....decor, background music, and the menu. The food is delicious....in winter the cassoulet is a special treat. The service is friendly and efficient.

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ZoeMom
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our "go-to" place when we visit NYC. They are always attentive to time constraints when we have after-dinner theater tickets. It's a small place, so reservations are recommended. Service is top-notch. When weather permits, sit outside and watch the neighborhood activity!

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philippeparis
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toujours un plaisir de dîner dans cet excellent restaurant

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Foodforthought
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mainstay in Soho- been going for lunch for years. Wonderful, authentic French cuisine and excellent service. Love the onion soup!

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vipDerk
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful and classy neighborhood restaurant that we come to for special occasions. Excellent French cuisine.

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vipJuppstar
Seattle
447 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place. Inside tables too close together but great servers. Nicely decorated for the holidays. We enjoyed the happy hour wines and a dozen delicious oysters. Our fish and chicken entrees well prepared.

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PatriciaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming, unpretentious bistro with friendly and accommodating staff. We were both very happy with our meal choices: the penne was perfectly al dente and the pulled bbq duck was really good. Definitely will go back.

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vipKristy
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to enjoy dinner at Bistro Les Amis!

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Essarrgee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific slice of NYC with great food and wonderful service

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Susan1945NYC
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in a quiet area, the server was knowledgeable and professional. The food was excellent and the prices reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just an outstanding experience

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manu72
London
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good service and food, nice ambiance

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vipNancyS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Indoors is noisier but fortunately there was space around us and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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Kimsjh
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A best french resturant in my life. The service of the staff was good. The food portion was perfect. Not too full not too small. But it gets kinda loud as more people come in. And the tables were small.

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Unionst
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic French bistro. Perfect onion soup, croque madame and salads and it course…champagne!

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vipKimC
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French Bistro in Manhattan, always a favorite, never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

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vipDebra
New York Area
180 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and won’t be the last time. From the moment you walk in you feel welcomed.
Lovely little cafe.
Great choices on the wine.
I had the duck confit sandwich
Was it worth the price? Not really but it was delicious!
Service throughout was amazing.
Truly enjoyed my overall experience

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vipMcme
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a 7:30 reservation on a Friday and it wasn’t too crowded but it got busier as we were eating. It’s so charming. It’s like a place that’s been there forever but it still really good. We’ll definitely go back. There are so few places in this neighborhood that are not crazy $$$ and total scenes. This place is perfect.

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JeffS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner in this snug little bistro. From the steak tartare appetizer, to the lamb shank and filet mignon entrees, the food was perfectly prepared and delicious. My wife's apple Tarte Tatin with hazelnut ice cream was a big hit.
The service was friendly and very attentive, without being overbearing. While it was our first time there, we noticed that the staff remembers and acknowledges their regulars, giving it a family-like feel.
We'll be back, next time we're in SoHo.

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MJSmithson
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good , traditional bistro fare and one of the few remaining New York City restaurants with an acceptable noise level and music appropriate for dining and conversation. The main problem is the Open Table reservations system, which enforces an absurdly punitive cancellation policy and sets itself up as an intrusive digital pest after a visit to the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has always exceeded my expectations in the quality of the food, service, and ambiance.

Having had come to support this restaurant on numerous occasions I have not once been disappointed!

I would definitely recommend the escargot!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute switch from one place to another and I’m so glad we did. The staff were so nice and welcoming. The ambiance was perfect and very much like being in Paris. The food was perfect. I had a goat cheese tomato tart that was on the specials menus which was nice. My partner had tuna tartare that was also quite nice and fresh. For the mains I had the most flavorful chicken breast that came with the most amazing sauce that went great with the mashed potatoes. My partner had a filet mignon which I’ve never been a fan of but I tasted it and would no doubt order that for myself. We also had dessert which I don’t regret it. The apple Tartan which our server recommended and she didn’t let us down. Also the French martinis were amazing. Moral of the story here is, I highly recommend it and can’t wait to go back to try other things.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Fantastic service and ambiance. Amazing food. The escargot was the best I’ve ever had. Steak and duck were perfect.

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Manhattanite
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed my meal very much, except for two items. The orange sauce for the fish did not taste good, at least not like orange. And the profiteroles, while generous in size, weren't what I call profiteroles: it was a huge mound of ice cream with pieces of pastry inside it, rather than pastry shells filled with ice cream. The appetizers, vegetables were all delicious. It's a very pleasant ambience and service, I would recommend to friends except for the dessert. Also, reasonable prices for this part of town.

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SWNewYork
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We just love Bistro les Amis. Feels like home. It is a fantastic neighborhood place that has successfully served its patrons for many years.

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vipKenT
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance in SOHO

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, excellent food

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vipPeterG
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and staff offered personal care and attention. The dishes were extraordinarily well prepared and the street side atmosphere is lovely.

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vipMickey
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner and were welcomed by the owner as always.

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MarcyM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never ceases to satisfy on all levels. Bistro Les Amis's service, food, and atmosphere are always welcoming.

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vipwnpverona
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a difficult review. We split an order of butternut squash ravioli as an appetizer. It was delicious. My duck main course was outstanding. Huge portion, cooked perfectly. However, my friend's pork chop was very, very fatty. With hindsight, he should have sent it back. He did mention it to the waiter who passed on his comments to the owner (?). The owner apologized profusely and took the pork chop off the bill. He said that this shouldn't have happened and would speak to the meat supplier. Very nice that he took the food off the bill but this should not have happened in the first place. The pork chop should have been checked before it was cooked and served. That's why I rated the food only three stars. Having said this, I would definitely go back.

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vipCarmenuu
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was the best. Very French place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The best onion soup!

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margol
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A beautiful indoor room. Modern yet traditional. Romantic for dinner or meet friends for brunch/lunch. Very friendly service. Delicious food at reasonable prices.
Outdoor seating also available.

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keith
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the very hospitable service! We were early for our reservation, but we were warmly greeted and seated immediately. I ordered the croque monsieur and was very quickly told I could have the madame version if i wished. That happens to be my favorite way and I was well pleased with the results!

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vipgreekANDieat
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Loved the outdoor seating and cute patio. Was a fun Parisian experience!

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Maddi
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal here! We were supposed to eat at Laduree but walked out after our food was served cold. Bistro Les Amis had great food and great service.

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catherineR
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Food was fabulous. Pleasant ambiance.

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MaraS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with two friends for a late lunch on Saturday. I made reservation for outdoor table. We arrived on time and despite big crowd we were seated right away. The waiter was nice, helpful, and did not rush us. We got our lunch in timely manner and it was delicious. We were not rushed after lunch to leave and were given our receipt when we asked for. I eat in this restaurant many times before and it did not disappoint me now either.

FAQs

Bistro Les Amis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 226-8645.

Bistro Les Amis is rated 4.7 stars by 603 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.