Le Midi Bar & Restaurant

4.4
502 reviews
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French
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.
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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service at Le Midi was so friendly and accommodating that I hate to leave a mixed review. But honestly the food was just ok. Caesar salad was ordinary, gravlax had a very odd taste (to be clear, not "off", just didn't taste like gravlax at all). Berry tart again pretty ordinary. Even the cappuccino was weak. Sorry guys. Hope this helps.

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p
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Have had a few good dinners at this smallish place before so thought I would try lunch. Was not disappointed. My cousin and I had omelets Excellent choice. Very nice helpful service. We needed time to catch up on old times together as kids and the staff left us alone until we were ready. Look forward to another visit.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Mains sat for so long before being served, the food was cold. They attempted to reheat and food was inedible. To their credit, they did not charge for entree. Blame server or expediter. Restaurant was not at all busy so don’t get the lack of attention

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WD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, very accommodating menu and staff were very friendly.

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i
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always have a great experience here. This is one of the low key no-pressure French bistros with great service and great food. Prix fix is a great value, and there are always several specials outside the main menu. Great place for a talk with friends, or just a bar stop on the way home!

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M
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Yes, we benefited from the fact that it was the first night of Passover, the surrounding colleges were closed and it was raining!

This is not our first (or our last) visit. The food is good, tough i have had better bistro fare. Stick to the basics: French Onion Soup, Escargot, Salmon & Avocado Tartare, Boeuf Bourguignon & Entrecôte (steak frites). Wine selection is good & fairly priced. Service is friendly and attentive.

Will we come here again (the acid test)? Without question!

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a
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite date spot in Union Square. It's a simply menu but everything is good. You can't go wrong. Fried scallops are a must as is tatare. The toffee desserts with ice cream is worth dying for. Highly recommended

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LH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Clients had a great time; ambience was key and it was buzzy yet they could hear each other. Just small plates, which were delicious, and service top notch - they'd recommend!

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CZ
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Le Midi is a classic bistro. Lovely room-though the noise carries. Food was very good. We had snails and octopus salad for starters and rack of lamb and coq au vin for entrees. All well prepared. Not outstanding but a very good value. We’ll be back.

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YF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well-prepared food. Nice and spacious dining room and bar. Wonderful service with heart!

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve loved Midi since it opened. The food, service and everything else are perfect. It has the best steak tartare in this city.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely prix fixe weekday lunch here. I opted for the lentil soup and the loup de mer. The soup might have had a bit too much salt but I'm quite salt-sensitive. One of my companions had it as well and said it was fine. Another companion had the onion soup and said it was fantastic. The loup was truly excellent. It had a light sauce I think with some turmeric or cumin in it. But very lightly spiced. It was served on a small bed of spinach, cherry tomatoes and hearts of palm. Our waiter was very kind and professional and the maitre d' was charming. I will make a point of returning. Oh, and the noise level was quite low. No doubt because its was lunchtime and there were only about half of the tables filled.

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L
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

From all the restaurants we tried during our most recent visit to NYC, this was the least earth-shattering experience. Nothing special other than Greenwich Village location and proximity to The New School.

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O
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice French restaurant. Very good service. Excellent food and drinks.

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MW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server was exceptionally gracious.

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DX
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

All the food was too expensive. There is no longer a hamburger option, the bouillabase was light on seafood and had an odd flavor of seafood seasoning, the vibe is good, the high ceilings great, the waitress lovely, but, place falls down on the food and the expense.

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J
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was terrfic, and the prices were reasonable. The service was excellent. The acoustics are bad, very noisy. The ambiance is good.

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KH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great in every way!

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SZ
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very authentic French bistro. Lots of classic dishes very well executed.

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HM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect brunch spot - quiet, relaxed ambiance. Good for conversation. Portions are huge and food is beautifully served. Waiters were very kind and bussers were attentive.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food...best French onion soup I ever had! Excellent service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Well-prepared French and amazing service.

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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was disappointed with the octopus, the salmon was very good but nothing special. The mushroom Ravioli was very good. Waiter was lovely and attentive.

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GO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! I was welcomed as soon as I walked in the door and everyone from hostess, to manager, to server was gracious.

I had the prix fixe menu - salad, coq au vin, caramel custard. Coq au vin was delicious and perfectly sized.

Plus happy hour drinks on the weekend!!

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J
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant. I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. The Menu features some classic French dishes. My dining companion, who was dining here for the first time, had the cow au vin and I had the seared duck breast. We each enjoyed our entrees and our drinks (beer and sparkling wine. Portions are a nice size. Prices are reasonable. The decor is simple but created a comfortable dining experience. We were too full for dessert.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely spot! The service was very good and not obtrusive, and the food was excellent! Good happy deal also. Definitely going back.

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GO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was some of the worst I’ve ever had - an absolute affront to French dining. The atmosphere was reminiscent of Applebee’s. The waiter was poorly spoken and was better suited for an Applebee’s or even a McDonalds.

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NY
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Benjamin was our server and the owner greeted us at the door. Food was great we did the dinner pre fix and the happy hour wine was great. Great service and experience. Tons of food for value also.

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NR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I absolutely love this place and would go back in 5 seconds. The salmon with mashed potatoes and spinach was fantastic, and the bouchon chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream was outstanding. The waitress was pleasant and attentive. Only two very minor flaws: we had a super-long wait for the dessert, and I wasn't thrilled by the artwork. Otherwise amazing!

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g
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience, all around!
A neighborhood gem.

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RB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great, reliable option near Union Square. Prix fix excellent.

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m
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a birthday dinner at Le Midi. The staff was attentive and accommodating. They made sure we were all taken care of and able to eat off the main menu since we had a number of dietary restrictions.
Will gladly return!

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c
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was really slow. Food was ok.

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GM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding everything. Warm welcome, caring about a food allergy to ensure they get it right, delicious food, and wonderful warm, friendly ambiance. A Village treasure!

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d
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great place to go after the movies for brunch, lunch or dinner. Quiet, decent food, good prices, friendly service.

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FI
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This has become a local monthly spot to celebrate during the happy hour- we ADORE the truffle fries, cheese board and this time tried the puff pastry cheese and mushroom appetizer- DELISH! Highly recommended. The service was amazing- very attentive staff.

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CF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Oysters are great, crab cake not so-mushy and the sauce overpowered the crab

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LG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's going to be a new haunt for us. It's quiet, so you can hear each other talk. The food and service were excellent, and the bartender is very friendly.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was mediocre at best

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H
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy to have discovered this lovely bistro near Union Square. Menu is varied; good choices for diverse tastes. Service par excellence, food prepared with care and attention to detail. We’ll be back!

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