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About La Mangeoire

With its rustic décor, lush flower arrangements and romantic ambiance, dinners are easily transported to the warmth of the French country side the moment they walk through the door.

In late Spring, Summer, and early Fall, one can dine outside at the sidewalk café. In true French style, the terrace is lined with flowers echoing the romance of La Mangeoire’s interior.

La Mangeoire offers 3 uniquely decorated dining rooms for private gatherings. Two of these rooms provide intimate settings for business meetings or small social gatherings. For larger celebrations, such as bridal or baby showers, prenuptial dinners, engagement, wedding and anniversary parties, the restaurant can accommodate up to 60 guests

1008 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, French, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday: 12:00 pm to 10:30pm;
Saturday: 11:00am to 10:30pm;
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 53rd and 54th Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 759-7086

Website:
http://lamangeoire.com/

Public Transit:
E & V trains to Lexington Ave/53rd Street, and 6 train to 51st Street.

Executive Chef:
Greg Kruger

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Thu 9:30PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 10:00PM - 10:30PM

Private Dining

With its rustic décor, lush flower arrangements and romantic ambiance, dinners are easily transported to the warmth the French Country side the moment they walk through the door. In late Spring, Summer, and early Fall, one can dine outside at the sidewalk café.

La Mangeoire Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.4

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4.3

value

4.0

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (11)
Casual (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (9)
Romantic (9)
Special Occasion (9)
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Authentic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

A cozy French Bistro serving authentic French fare. The French onion soup was delicious and a meal in itself. The lobster bisque was also very tasty. While they have a reasonable price fixed dinner ($47 pp) that includes a choice of appetizers, entrees and desserts, we opted for the regular menu. The tasty pork tenderloin was tender and accompanied by vegetables. The duck breast was beautifully seasoned and also served with vegetables. The beef borguinon was tender, rich and well flavored with a ramekin of mashed potatoes. The hand cut frites were hot, well seasoned and cooked to crispy perfection. The cocktail offerings are simple and traditional, and the wines, while a bit limited, are well chosen. The atmosphere is warm, cozy and pleasant and the service is accommodating and attentive. (Notably missing were our lovely French waiters and warm, charming French host, although our new waiters were quite good). La Mangeoire is a little neighborhood gem, serving very good French food, and we all enjoyed our evening

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I first went to La Mangeoire in 1978 and have returned periodically ever since. We no longer live in the neighborhood. I understand that it is under new management. The food is still very good and the interior is still charming French country. Dinner on Valentine's Day may not be the best time to judge a restaurant but this was a very nice experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We had a lovely evening celebrating two birthdays. The staff was attentive and the food delicious. This is a comfortable restaurant to spend a few hours enjoying the company of friends and family.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Wonderful bistro — casually elegant. Great food and reasonable prices. Half price wine nights are terrific.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

One of our favorite NYC spots - very friendly staff, wonderful food and great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful lunch. Great ambience and service. Never felt rushed even though our lunch went for 2 hours. Salmon was excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Although food satisfactory, has changed hands, and atmosphere dull, restaurant almost empty. Won’t go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Lovely atmosphere, food is amazing & good deal for bottomless brunch! Definitely my go-to in the neighborhood.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Delightful lunch at a very reasonable price. The menus had ample choices and the food was delicious with excellent service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Good food, good service and nice and cozy decor. My favorite was the bead salad. They also have a nice selection of wines and let you try it even when ordering by the glass.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

La Mangeoire has changed hands. It is not nearly as good as it used to be. I have been there at least 10-15 times and I probably won't go again. My friend's steak was so tough that she couldn't eat it. They did comp half her entrée cost.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Very nice... service was very respectful
Food delicious

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Brunch was tasty and a great value for the area (midtown east can get quite pricey!). Servers were kind and they accommodated out large group with no issue. Eggs Benedict with salmon and egg in a hole were crowd favorites! Definitely would recommend!

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Another wonderful meal at La Mangeoire. Hearty French cuisine, attentive service and didn't feel rushed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

unfortunately the food is not consistent. I had the roast chicken which used to be the best in mid-town, now just average.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great ambiance and really good service. Small and quaint. Can’t wait to go back. Lamb chops were the best!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Perfect!very nice experience for Christmas!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Though a bit pricey, was very happy with the food, friendly service, cozy ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a delicious meal and appreciated the excellent service. Do not skip dessert!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent meal and evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I come here every Sunday for brunch. The food is amazing and the prices are low compared to everywhere else nearby. $30 gets you bottomless mimosas or bloody marys, an entree (try the eggs benedict), and coffee/tea. The service is superb and the new manager, Gary, is so kind and accommodating!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Wonderful ambience, great piano bar, mediocre food, Decent service

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We tried La Mangeoire for the first time while visiting NYC recently. We were very pleased with our delicious meal and the excellent service. There were many good menu choices but we decided to share the beet salad with greens and toasted hazelnuts which was very tasty and ample for sharing. For our main course we both chose Le Au Vin De La Mangeoire which has been on the menu since 1975! The dark meat chicken, mushrooms and vegetables were very flavorful since they were perfectly cooked and seasoned in the red wine sauce. Again it was a fairly large portion so we asked to take the leftovers with us. We were too full for dessert but it was a wonderful meal so we hope to return during our next visit. Thank you to all of the staff for making it a memorable occasion for us!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (México)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Estaba cerrado

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

They were closed by the Dep’t of Health for over a week, BUT NOBODY BOTHERED TO NOTIFY PEOPLE WHO HAD RESERVATIONS. The fault lies with both Open Table and the restaurant. Obviously, the restaurant has given up, but it would not have been difficult for Open Table to notify those who held reservations through its platform.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was very disappointed in my dinner the other night. This is about the fifth time that I have eaten here, but I shall not ever go back.
I don't know what happened to this lovely French bistro, but the two dishes I had were dreadful.
I ordered the escargots....One wouldn't think that a French restaurant couldn't ruin them, but they did. They were served in a plate with lots of chopped greasy vegetables over them and hardly any garlic. They were almost inedible.
Then I ordered the coq au vin. There was one dinky piece of chicken thigh and again it was covered with a sauce with lardons of bacon that had not been properly prepared for the coq au vin. The bacon tasted like a raw slab of fat and I couldn't find the mushrooms, or the carrots because they were all chopped up into the sauce which was too fatty and greasy and needed deglazing.
Since I wasn't drinking that evening, I cannot comment on their wine list.
I'm sure that there might be some simple and plain dish there, that could not be ruined, but if a French restaurant can't prepare escargots and coq au vin, they're in the wrong business.
I am very sad to write such a scathing review, but perhaps if the restaurant reads this, they might look and taste their cooking.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Opportunity for us to reconnect with relatives from out of town over a very nice lunch. The restaurant was quiet so that everyone could speak with, and hear others. Menu chocked full of "French comfort food" like onion soup, charcuterie, and salads, along with larger entrees. Service was very attentive. Only bone to pick was the extremely limited wine list, with a mark-up of four times retail.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have been here 4-5 times over the past three when a group of 5-7 friends gets together in NYC. Always a good time—it’s clearly a French place and they do it well. The service seems to adapt itself to the group’s pace and we’ve always enjoyed it so much, both as a backdrop for our get together sand on its own terms that we’ve never felt the need for a new spot. Very enjoyable evenings.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I always looked forward to dining here when visiting NYC. The change of ownership explains why my experience was so poor at all levels. The food was not what I was used to and the staff was clearly overwhelmed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was not as good as what the prior owner served. The coq au vin was cooked with carrots------it never is. It had chopped up vegetables on top of the chicken, including the carrots. Coq au vin doesn't have chopped up vegetables. The chicken just fell apart indicating that the chicken was from some prior day. The brown gravy was some sort of concoction. The endive salad was really good and just like what existed with the prior owner. There was a chicken dish that came with a salad. What would do without salads. The people who had it said it was vary average. I doubt we will go back to a place that we went many times with the former owner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent food in a lovely French bistro. Unfortunately they open the windows to the outside so on a hot night the AC is useless

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We have been to Le Mangeoire numerous times and they never fail to disappoint . My son and I recently went on a trip to France, it was a nice reminder of our trip...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Late-night Find, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We tried Saturday brunch at La Mangeoire and were very disappointed. Starting with a bloody mary that was very hard to drink (it had much too much hot pepper) and continuing with an order of avocado toast ( not bad) which had wilted salad and greasy, barely warm potatoes as sides meant that we left before dessert and coffee. The good service and the nice atmosphere did not make up for the quality of the food. We'll go elsewhere next time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Disappointing. Long-time neighborhood French restaurant with a Mediterranean angle, now missing many French riviera specialties. Much was overcooked. Sauces were tasty, but overall just not worth what you're paying for.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

This used to be a great neighborhood restaurant. This time we were disappointed with the food and the service. Prices too high for the quality.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

La Mangeoire never disappoints. The food, the service and the ambience are consistently great!!
Super neighborhood restaurant for as long as I can remember.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

My friends and I enjoyed the food and dessert immensely. The ambience was nice and quiet. It was a pleasant surprise that the price was quite reasonable for French cuisine. There is room for improvement in their service though.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

All guests seated in back room near kitchen. Easy for waiters but not pleasant for guests. Loud Latino music from kitchen. Had to leave table twice to gets waited attention for Sevice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Always good French food and authentic French country restaurant feel

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