Little Prince

4.6
556 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Little Prince is open at 199 Prince Street in SoHo (between Sullivan St. and MacDougal St.) This destination aims to be a cozy neighborhood stand-by.

Featuring classic French bistro items, the menu includes Fluke Meuniere, Bistro Chicken and Steak Frites, in addition to lighter fare such as Quinoa Salad, Ratatouille and Mussels. Signature specials include an “off-menu” French Onion Soup Burger with caramelized onions and gruyere.

Little Prince will also feature a frequently rotating beer program, highlighting unique French and local beers and seasonal French cocktails.

Dramatic floral arrangements accent the light-filled space, which has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on bustling Prince Street. Caramel banquettes line the walls and the wooden bar is warmly lit by classic globe pendant lamps. Hand-painted ceramic floor tiles complete the bistro ambience.
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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love this place . But the noise level is too high.
Impossible to have a normal conversation without having almost shout.
Better at lunch

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s
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a bit rushed and I didn’t get my cocktail until my entree came out

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is charming, food is good but expensive for what it is, service was fine. I had a salad for lunch and was told that I couldn't get bread with it as the bread delivery only came in time for dinner. That was a first!

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food, service, music

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AL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and music is fabulous. You can hear and participate in your dinner conversation. The food was really tasty - we ordered many apps (favorites included the corn, burrata, and mussels) and entrees (favorites included the steak frites and steak hache) and shared all of them. Also, the desserts are spectacular (highly recommend the Nutella creme brulee, the carrot cake, and the chocolate chip cookie... though we all enjoyed the sorbets too!)!

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ND
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Over an hour to get served.

Bad table -- incessant bumping by servers and guests seated at adjoining table.

After explicit statement about allergy to garlic, entree was swathed with it.

white wine ordered was warm, not chilled.

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N
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All very good. Only issue was our table was righty next to bar and the traffic was pretty heavy

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

Had a reservation and when I got there they told me I'd have to wait at least 15 minutes. Still don't want to wait if I made a reservation, but it's a different story if they give a space to wait. It is way too crowded at the front and starts the whole experience off on the wrong foot. Enjoyed the food a lot though.

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LV
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Atmosphere and service were excellent!

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We were rushed through our meal, and they brought the appetizers and mains at the exact same time. The food came out so quickly we didnt even have time to order a bottle of wine with our meal. When we actually got cocktails after the rushed dinner, the hostess actually came over and asked us to leave .Her exact words were "you guys are killing me" for us taking up a table while people were waiting. We came to have a nice dinner, and while I worked in the service industry and definitely understand the frustration of having someone take up a table too long, a restaurant of this price cannot expect patrons to come in order food and drinks and be out in under 45 minutes on a Friday night. The experience was upsetting, and I will not return.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall okay experience. The onion soup is pretty good in terms of food. I heard the onion burger is good but I didn’t have that this time.

The salad though ... that came straight out of the refrigerator, which makes you wonder why you’re paying so much for basically what you do at home. Otherwise, the food was above average. I had steak and frites and it wasn’t bad.

I was told the service was horrible at this place but our waiter was actually very nice. But at the same time, we didn’t have a reserved table when we had actually made a reservation. We had to wait probably 10 minutes after being told “3 minutes”. Before you say “meh, why is that such a big deal? This is New York!”, I would note that they put those “Reserved” signs on other tables for tables that were reserved after us. So I can only assume that either their service is inconsistent at best or they forgot we had a reservation. And the latter seems unlikely because I made the reservation here on Open Table.

So in the end, I would say that nothing was great but it wasn’t horrible. Would I go there again? Maybe to try to onion burger. But honestly probably not. I have a hard time imagining that burger is good enough to overcome these other shortcomings.

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N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great..food delicious

Have the roasted chicken so moist and tasty.
Skirt Steak also terrific.

Enjoy a Betty White (or 2) a Lavender Infused Cocktail out of this world!

Staff young energetic friendly and accommodating..

👍🏻👍🏻

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l
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about Little Prince! Ambiance, service, and food and cocktails are all great! Highly recommend!

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!! So much fun. Great valentines option. Thanks!

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LE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute spot for an after-work cocktail with friends and colleagues alike.

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

Great food, great service and great feel. Tables are tight and it’s a bit loud but there’s a nice, neighborhood vibe and the staff is genuinely warm and welcoming. Food is top notch bistro fare.

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SK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually go to little prince at night for one thing - the french onion burger. This was a business lunch and I tried something new — the salmon. It was fantastic. My coworker adored her salad with chicken and quinoa. She couldn’t stop raving about it. I will definitely go there for lunch more!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was good but not great. I had the seared tuna nicoise salad and it was not what I'd expect from such a nice restaurant. Though the French onion soup was good!
The decor is beautiful and the service was good as well.

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C
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coffee was incredible. My grain bowl with poached eggs was spot on. A little loud but it was Saturday brunch, so not unexpected. Loved this place! Cozy, neighborhood, young vibe. Hostess took extra effort to be able to seat us. Very much appreciated!

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Y
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent ambience and food - my favorite restaurant in the city

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JS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

What Little Prince lacks in serious gourmet credentials it makes up for in easy fun. Saturday night dinner became a raucous party, thanks to a large table celebrating a birthday. The music went up and the staff danced alongside the guests. We enjoyed it, but be warned! Bring a date or a friend, perhaps not your grandparents. The menu is nice and well-priced and wine is also reasonable.

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AL
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Run to Little Prince. Don't walk. If you like Bistro Food in an intimate setting with creative twists and great cocktails with a staff that actually cares about the guest experience, look no further. My wife and I love this place and every friend we've sent raves about it.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Even better wait staff.

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NJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

A fabulous local place suitable for a quick bite and a drink. Great, creative menu.

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JC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a solid choice! Food is fantastic and the servers are always great.

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CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Duck was to die for! Just an adorable place

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GH
London
43 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A fine place if you can take the noise. Very good French-influenced food. Friendly waiters. Nicely designed space. Worth a visit.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food as always, great service.

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M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Went there for brunch with some friends on a Saturday. The food was nothing special, the service was inattentive, and as my wife was finishing her coffee the hostess asked us to vacate the table so they could seat someone else (we were not dawdling, just finishing up a meal in normal course). We felt rushed. Would not recommend this restaurant, unfortunately.

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PS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

"little" prince is very appropriately named for this very cozy place. It is vibrant and bustling. Dinner was wonderful and service was much better than expected (based on other reviews I saw before going).

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AL
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough great things about Little Prince.

I want to start with service. The owners, managers and staff understand the importance of the customer experience. They make all of their customers feel important. Their staff are polite, attentive and well spoken.

There food is innovative, fresh and extremely tasty.

Cocktails are fun....try the Cindi Lauper. Forget Balthazar if you want a seriously good, fun french bistro. Go straight to Little Prince!

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H
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I came here for lunch with my boss to say Thank You for all of her guidance over the year just past - we wanted to go somewhere special that we don't normally go with clients whilst still close to the office; and Little Prince did not disappoint! The service was spot on, albeit it was a quiet Thursday lunchtime . I can't eat gluten or dairy and they were very comfortable accommodating (I had a bunless burger with vegan cheese - sounds gross, tasted awesome)... I also consider myself somewhat of a fries connoisseur and the ones here were great!! The wine we had was delicious and I appreciated the waitress telling us that instead of getting one glass each, for an extra $1 we could upgrade to a carafe providing ~ a glass and a half each, yes please and thank you.
Definitely recommend. I can't comment on what it would be like on a busy Friday night or brunch over the weekend, but I can say that the food, atmosphere and wine will be worth it.

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DL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food menu is great. Lots of healthy choices. Our salad lacked the dressing though, and the onion soup was too sweet.

They also played some rock music, and we could not hear each other.

Seatings were very tight and next to each other.

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ST
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender made an amazing chocolate martini that needs to be on dessert menu!!!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This place is so cute on both the outside and inside. I went for brunch and found the menu to be rather limited in terms of breakfast items. The food itself was good but not amazing. Atmosphere lovely, though a bit cramped.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

There was a bridal shower - music started blasting, people started dancing on the chairs and around us while we were eating we couldn’t hear each other talk. The waiters didn’t take care of us at all - not asking if we needed anything and looked annoyed when we asked for the check. I would have liked to be informed of such an event tonight as I was looking for a regular restaurant to have a conversation/ normal dinner with a friend I haven’t seen in a long time...

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Excellent service.

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B
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely bistro ambiance. Food was wildly over-buttered, to the point of being inedible. No single dish had any balance to it. In the end it felt expensive since the food was meh. But the service was nice, and the atmosphere is nice, if those are your priorities.

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I'm giving this restaurant an overall 2 star review because of the service. I had reservations for 2 at 9pm but showed up a bit early saying that I would be the only one dining that evening, asking for a spot at the bar instead. Patiently waiting, the host suggested that while I waited I could sit at a very tight spot directly in front of the door while another spot opened up at the bar. I got a drink and as time went on (all the while being crowded by patrons walking in and out and the cold air blowing at my back constantly) they did not reseat me to a better spot at the bar, or offer me a table in stead. They shouldn't ever seat someone there, it's far too small of a spot.

I ate at Little Prince 5 years ago when Matt Conroy was the Executive Chef and ordered the exact same thing (Orange Duck). This time the duck wasn't cooked as well.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, felt the wait staff was a bit terse.

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