Bistro Les Amis

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$31 to $50
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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us at Bistro Les Amis to celebrate Thanksgiving with family & friends. We are offering a traditional 4 course prix-fixe menu for $55.00 per person plus tax & gratuity. A limited a la Carte menu will also be available. We are open from 11:30am-10:00pm. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 457 People Are Saying
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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!!!!!

w
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
58 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
243 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
26 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
38 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
30 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
18 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
243 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
28 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

HS
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bistro Les Amis is always a good choice. Always.

O
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were welcoming and professional from the moment we walked in and the courteous service never flagged. The varied menu and wine list made choices the hardest part of the night. Opting for salads and pasta dishes, the freshness of the food added to the wonderful flavours. The portion sizes were average for NYC. The tiramisu was exceptional.

MS
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful time. On a perfect summer day, we sat outside under the awning and enjoyed an early dinner. The tomato, vidallia onion, feta cheese tart which we shared was excellent. The lamb shank in a "7-hour sauce" fell off the bone beautifully ... the scallops (made in the style of the un-available branzino ) was delicious. The profiteroles was as promised 'more than enough' for two to share. Thanks! and the service was crisp and careful..

P
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bistro les Amis never disappoints. Consistent high quality food, EXCELLENT service and good value. We go there every time we're in Manhattan, which is not often enough. I wish we could clone Bistro Les Amis for an outpost in Baltimore!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Was in town as my daughter was leaving to study abroad. Food was delicious. Only complaint, waiter ghosted us so waited 20 minutes for check.

We had prix fixe. My daughter had the salmon and I had the chicken. Both were delicious! Our salads were very fresh and loved the grapefruit paired with basalmic. This was completed with a delicious biscotti gelato and coffee. Very nice presentation and pleasing to the palate.

KS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining in this New York Landmark for over 15 years! Always excellent food and service! Highly recommend! Will celebrate my birthday here !

FB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming and cozy place with good food and welcoming service. I took visiting cousins there. I had a delicious green risotto. Everyone else was happy with their food and the experience. This restaurant is a real gem, and it never disappoints.

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Underrated spot! Calm, no frills neighborhood French bistro doing it how it should be done. Great food and great wine. Staff is friendly and helpful, wants you to be there.

NJ
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Les Amis has, for many years, set the standard for the enjoyable dining experiences, combining authentic and excellent French Bistro food with warm and welcoming ambiance. Whenever we have friends visiting from out of town, or from other countries, and want to give them a real New York dining experience, we bring them to Bistro Les Amis and everyone has loved it. The service is friendly and efficient.

LE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Les Amis never fails to deliver an outstanding dining experience. I have dined here for years and always enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance.