Bistro Les Amis

4.7
516 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 516 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite Saturday night spots!
Delicious as always!

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Cabs
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought it was a wonderful classic French bistro. The profiteroles were absolutely to die for

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and friendly staff

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vipBrunch
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place. Food is delicious, and the staff are friendly. I missed coming here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was personal and special. Wonderful food. Will definitely be back.

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vipegiblet
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.

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Cabs
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for years and it’s always such a nice dining experience. Wonderful service and excellent food.

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RichardC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in NYC. The wonderful food and ambience is only surpassed by the cordial hospitable professional staff and management.

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GraceN
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible, and the food was great! Get the Escargots in puff pastry. You will not regret it. I wish we had room for dessert but two appetizers and entrees were quite filling.

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SusanJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forever wonderful and outdoor dining made it feel more European than ever!

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vipNancyS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely dinner outside. Food and service were excellent. A bit noisy from truck and car traffic on the way to the Holland Tunnel! We loved it, regardless.

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vipmjlally07
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice to see restaurants coming back to life and busy...nice food and service experience overall. Onion and cheese tart very tasty. Pomme Frittes delicious. Duck main exactly what I had hoped.

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vipCameronS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I stumbled across this quaint little place in Soho and fell in love with it! I went about 5 different times in my 2.5-week stay. A lovely little French bistro with absolutely delicious food. Their gnocchi, which says "fried," is one of the best gnocchi I've ever had. It has a very creamy pesto sauce and doesn't taste or look fried and doesn't have a batter on it, so don't be scared of it. You can tell they must pan sear it or something, but you wouldn't know if the name weren't such. The seared foie gras was delicious, as well. I'm not a big bread fan, but the bread was very good, too. The waiter Alex was great, as well! He has good service but doesn't bother you a lot. They have lots of outdoor seating, too, which is great during this time.

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vipJohnB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A SOHO classic, great food, service and beautiful outdoor seating. One of my NYC favorites, pandemic or not!

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Hassan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and the price for the quality is beyond amazing!

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agrp
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The lobster grilled cheese sandwich was recommended by another reviewer. It was just OK.

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vipWanderer
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful, now sadly closed. I hope they make it through this terrible time!

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vipTimmmyk
New York Area
263 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bistro les Amis - Atmosphere, staff, drinks, service food all great. Cassoulet is top notch. Lobster Grilled Cheese is delicious!

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vipbistrojay
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

authentic bistro: charming atmosphere; quick delivery of excellent cocktails; typical bistro fare: well-prepared, attractive presentation, not to mention delicious. definitely a return to restaurant.

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vipMartydoc
London
74 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A FAVORITE SPOT. iN OVER 16 YEARS WE HAVE NEVER HAD A BAD MEAL. THE ONION SOUP IS GREAT AS ARE THE MUSSELS. OSSO BUCCO IS ALWAYS GOOD.
wAIT STAFF IS COURTEOUS AND ATTENTIVE.A WONDERFUL RESTAURANT

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vipEasygoingNewYorker
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We are locals and love this neighborhood gem.

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vipBostonians
New England
29 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
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.

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wynn
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
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

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

A local favorite!

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vipBobR
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.

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vipRick
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
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

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vipRino
New York Area
43 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 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!

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vipJoanS
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.

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vipJSGMomof3
New York Area
47 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!

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vipFrenchlover
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJGgg
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.

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vipgroupifoodi
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best French restaurant for the money, period.

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Emma
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SandiD
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!

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

Always a perfect meal and wonderful service

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 516 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.