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.View Private Dining Details
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I’ve been dining here for 30 years and hadn’t been for a year or so. It used to be cozy and charming but now seems frayed around the edges with lackadaisical service and just okay food My husband and I ordered a glass of champagne from the menu when we arrived. It was totally flat and when we sent it back, we were told that they didn’t have any more. This is supposed to be an upscale restaurant. They won’t have us anymore either.
We were looking for a great brunch spot and love French places. We found this and decided to try it. It was great. We will return to try dinner.
This is a very nice neighborhood restaurant. There were good choices on the menu, and our meal was quite tasty. As a neighborhood restaurant, there were families, including at a table near us: grandparents, daughter and 4-year-old whiny granddaughter. Our experience would have been better if we had been seated in another part of the restaurant.
This was one of the best dining experiences I've had in the city in a while. The waitstaff was very courteous, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was charming.
The food was good - classic bistro options, without annoying nouveau amendments. Good wine list. For some reason we were seated just opposite the door (on a cold snowy night) and next to the register booth, which meant we were subject to a blinding overhead light every time the house was settling a bill. An annoying distraction to an otherwise pleasant evening.
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
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.
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.
Wonderful bistro — casually elegant. Great food and reasonable prices. Half price wine nights are terrific.
One of our favorite NYC spots - very friendly staff, wonderful food and great atmosphere.
Wonderful lunch. Great ambience and service. Never felt rushed even though our lunch went for 2 hours. Salmon was excellent!
Although food satisfactory, has changed hands, and atmosphere dull, restaurant almost empty. Won’t go back
Lovely atmosphere, food is amazing & good deal for bottomless brunch! Definitely my go-to in the neighborhood.
Delightful lunch at a very reasonable price. The menus had ample choices and the food was delicious with excellent service.
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.
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.
Very nice... service was very respectful
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!
Another wonderful meal at La Mangeoire. Hearty French cuisine, attentive service and didn't feel rushed.
unfortunately the food is not consistent. I had the roast chicken which used to be the best in mid-town, now just average.
Great ambiance and really good service. Small and quaint. Can’t wait to go back. Lamb chops were the best!
Perfect！very nice experience for Christmas!
Though a bit pricey, was very happy with the food, friendly service, cozy ambiance.
We had a delicious meal and appreciated the excellent service. Do not skip dessert!
Excellent meal and evening.
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!
Wonderful ambience, great piano bar, mediocre food, Decent service
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent food in a lovely French bistro. Unfortunately they open the windows to the outside so on a hot night the AC is useless
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...
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.
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.