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Le Midi Bar & Restaurant

4.4
390 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Quiet Conversation
Le Midi is a casual bistro serving classic French dishes. Sample favorites such as French onion soup, coq au vin and steak tartare among others. Food and drinks menus include a prix-fixe and happy hour, there are daily specials and you can eat at the bar or in the spacious dining room. Brunch includes Bellinis, Mimosas and bloody Marys for just $5 each. With 1,000 sq ft of space and room for 100 people, Le Midi suits both small groups and larger parties. The restaurant can seat up to 80; the bar can seat 17 people and accommodate up to 25 standing. Le Midi hosts many events and parties: business lunches and dinners, wedding parties, birthday, anniversary and holiday parties, baby showers, bachelorette parties, networking events, Bar Mitzvahs, wine tastings and more. In June 2014 we hosted Katie Couric’s bachelorette party for 45 girlfriends: drinks and dinner in Le Midi and a performance by a live gospel choir, followed by karaoke in the Karaoke Cave beneath the restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am

Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 255-8787
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between 5th Ave & University Pl
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Public transit
Union Sq - 14 St (L). 14 St - Union Sq (N, Q, R). 14 St - Union Sq (4, 5, 6).
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Entertainment
Classic films screened silently on the big screen plus, on occasion, major sporting and other events. karaoke available in the Karaoke Cave directly below Le Midi (same owner).
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Special events & promotions
In the bar area we have a large screen (projector), happy to show your movies, etc...
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 390 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The staff and our waiter was so friendly and accommodating - I'd brought in a cake in honor of my friends upcoming wedding and they were so happy to oblige, providing extra plates and a knife. I hesitate bringing outside food into such a fine eating establishment, but they were kind and, well...accommodating.
Their food is delicious - the salmon I had was a beautiful and generous amount, and the brussel sprouts...yum!!!

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The steak from the steak-frit prix-fix lunch seemed to be left over from the night before. Certainly not a fresh medium rare. I was on too tight a timeline to send it back, but shame on the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great time!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Delicious onion soup. Nice wine list. Friendly service and comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Tres bien!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

No one took our order for a while and they seemed really disorganized. Wobbly table.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Very good food. Very good service. Very pleasant people in general. Prices totally fair for a well prepared meal.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A pleasant, relaxed spot free of the high noise level at most restaurants. It has a nicely old-fashioned feeling, and the food is good quasi-French.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I am glad I found this gem... I have the same waitress every time I stop buy.. she is excellent ... go for the prix fixe if you have the time!!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The service and food were excellent, with no rush in between courses. They even noted my comment on OpenTable when I made the reservation that it was my boyfriend’s birthday and they put a candle in his dessert! Will definitely return

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The burger was mediocre, but the French Onion Soup was Amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My fiancee and I really enjoyed out Valentine's meal here. The food, service and atmosphere were great. Try the Chicken and wine sauce and escargot. The dessert was awesome too. Nothing more to add except I would come back here again definitely.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great place for friends to catch up.
Super staff. Great wine and the food was delicious!!
It’s become a standby

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

I come here often, a block from my office, but the draw is that every dish is exceptional. Such a fresh salad. When I ask for hanger steak rare, it comes perfectly for me: red, but cooked and hot, tasty; never the most tender cut, but what hanger steak should be. Service is smooth and unobtrusive. Never noisy at least at lunch. No pressure to turn over the table. Just a great place for a leisurely lunch. Prix fix 2-course lunch a good value too.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This place was a great discovery! Super-friendly staff, excellent food, lovely adult environment.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Le Midi was fine -- actually nice. And the price was right! A cute place, typical french bistro food, and very good service today. Most of the food was good, if not all that creative. I had onion soup and salad nicoise -- my tuna was great but the salad itself seemed to lack something. My husband liked his scallops. But my daughter found the entrecote inedible. It was very tough -- hard to cut -- and given that it was more expensive than the hanger steak on the prix fixe, it was curious. When we told the waitress, she tried to cut the steak and I could tell she found it tough as well but she was standing and had some leverage over the knife. She told us she thought it was fine -- no offer to take it back if we'd like. My daughter didn't eat the steak and no mention of it was made by the waitress. STill, the rest of the meal was fine although not four star.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Very reasonably priced and decent food.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Such a good find! We happened upon this place last month and have been back twice now. Great date night place and also nice for a quiet lunch.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Spacious but comfortable. Staff is helpful and pleasant. Food is reliably good.
Nice place to meet up with friends.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

A great place for a casual dinner with traditional French food. Warm and cozy atmosphere and good for quiet conversation. The prix-fixe and happy hour menus are a very good value and the movies over the bar are a treat! Consistent good food and service in a comfortable setting. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

This is a really pleasant restaurant with good French food at a good price. Cozy, not precious or pretentious. An easy place to feel comfortable and taken care of.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food and great service!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The prix fixe New Year's Eve dinner at Le Midi was probably the best dinner we've had all year! Lobster tails, foie gras, french onion soup, it all was delicious.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious brunch with lots of options. The service was just right and the atmosphere was comfortable. The bread and pastry basket was a buttery knockout! A really nice place to have a leisurely meal with friends.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Just divine
A taste of France

The bar scene is centered on a large film screen with classic movies playing all night

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

The first thing I thought was this place is really cute - I saw a lot of families and a lot of older people. My friend and I are in our mid-twenties, so it was an eclectic bunch.
I had escargot for the first time here and it was actually not bad?! I didn't like that it came out swimming in oil, but it just tasted kind of like octopus.
The duck was nice and tender - this felt like a typical French restaurant. Nothing to write home about, but not a bad place to stop by.

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

On two previous visits to this restaurant,I really was impressed with the food, the service
And the ability to talk and be heard in a tavern like setting.
This last experience was during a peak time for the restaurant and it was too noisy to enjoy.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

They are always so nice to us here I really feel guilty when I don't bring people who buy from the bar! (I'm a tea drinker lol.) Food's always good; though sometimes they seem expensive to me they are on par with the neighborhood, and they also have great happy hour specials. But mostly we come for the good ambience, great location, and wonderful warm staff. Thank you again for a wonderful evening.

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Always wonderful food and fabulous, friendly service!

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Offers a taste of France, away from France! Everything was delicious.

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2017

We have dined at Midi several times a year as we live in the neighborhood.
We went there for dinner early on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The food was fine but the service/servicing was terrible; they were at least one waiter below staff and despite being the only diners, we were constantly underserved by amateur services.It was very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

Unbeatable value + solid execution of French dishes.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Great place and excellent menu. Has a nice happy hour. They had great service as well. If you like escargot, they have a nice appetizer with butter and garlic. We are looking forward to going back.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

I was here for lunch with some friends during the week. It was quite empty so there were no problems with service or the noise level. We all enjoyed the overall ambiance of the space. We all ordered the price fixe lunch and were very happy with our choices which included carrot soup, loup du mer (sea bass) and steak frites. I would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

I had a FABULOUS experience @ Le Midi ~ The waiter was attentive & friendly ~ the food, T&T, & Bordeaux were superb ~ AND there was plenty of easy space to enjoy the company of my friend ~ I have already recommended Le Midi to a few of my friends. Le Midi ~ Bravo! Merci Beaucoups!

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3.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Service was very friendly and very good. The shrimp cocktail was no bargain. The cocktail sauce was weak. The escargot were very tasty. I enjoyed the Beef Bourguignon, but it wasn't all that great. Not a romantic date spot, but the place is simple and has cool art on the wall.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

A fabulous meal and fantastic and caring service... great attention to presentation and we'll keep going back.... Thank you

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4.0Dined on October 26, 2017

A very nice space with great food and service. The owner spoke with us and was a very nice British woman. We would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Nice, quiet bistro with a nice selection of small plates, salads and entrees. The oysters were fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

great food, great service, had price fixe excellent value and it was happy hour so drinks were reasonable

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Decent food that is somewhat reasonably priced. Nice service and waitstaff. Casual, relaxed atmosphere.

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