Bistro Les Amis

4.7
587 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 587 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

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vipDebra
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
16 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
66 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
14 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
121 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
129 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.

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vipsamyeds
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Les Amis is a destination we try to visit every time we are in NY. It has the feel of a locals’ restaurant with superior food. We eaten here 7 or 8 times and have been pleased every time. The only difficulty is finding a parking space but we’ll put up with that for such a excellent eatery. In particular, the sticky toffee pudding dessert was the best we’ve ever eaten!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely as always! Noise level was a bit much but it waxed and waned and it WAS Saturday night, and I’m thrilled that they are busy, so. My Branzino was divine👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are in Soho, don’t forget to stop by to check this place out for amazing foods and excellent service. Foie gras is a must-try! Pulled BBQ duck confit and chocolate lava were definitely delicious. They also have happy hour fresh oyster. Will come back for more Foie gras and check out their other dishes for sure.

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vipPercymavis
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy Bistro survived the pandemic and pleased to see so many familiar faces still there. As always food and service superb.

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vipNYC333
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This is not a place we would return to. Everything was average at best and my entree was inedible. They did take it off the bill.

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LarryS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Soho

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MarieL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor seating, very friendly staff and great food

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vipTimS
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch service and awesome food will make this place one to return to very soon!

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vipVijay168
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Butternut squash ravioli dish was very good. The jumbo lump crab cakes were decent but not like Baltimore crab cakes that are truly amazing; there were no lumps of crabs, just mixed in with the rest of the fillings.

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vippaulg
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Nice server. Would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

2/3 of our dishes arrived cold & the other one was an undercooked egg white omelette. The only good part of this meal was the free bread & butter

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and accommodating service; We were treated as regulars, which we now plan to become.

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vipTFNYC
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Lunch with a friend seated outdoors (street side shelter). I had mergueze sausage sandwich, which was ok, probably wouldn’t order again. He had broiled fish, said it was very good. My pâté first course was quite good. Service was very good, although there were few customers so can’t tell what it would be like when crowded. All in all a simple, more than adequate French lunch in Soho. No real street parking though; had to use a nearby garage.

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vipMattL
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was not great

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ErinD
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Croissant French toast was excellent! Perfect place for brunch outdoors! Fresh squeezed orange juice and cappuccinos were delicious as well!

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 587 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.