La Mangeoire

4.5
1145 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
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
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, French, Bistro
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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
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Phone number
(212) 759-7086
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Greg Kruger
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 53rd and 54th Streets
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Public transit
E & V trains to Lexington Ave/53rd Street, and 6 train to 51st Street.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Sun 9:00PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 10:00PM - 10:30PM

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1,145 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
64%
Very Good
24%
Good
9%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Always WONDERFUL, sad to see they are closing,,,but will return with a different menu.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Decided to go for nostalgia visit, having had good meals here in the past and heard they are closing. We all had the prix fixe meals and everybody was more than satisfied. Food well prepared and generous portions. They were out of the first 3 wines i ordered-understandable giving their closing and 50% off on all bottles. Manager kindly gave us a decent burgundy at more than the stated discount. Very sorry to hear about their closing and transformation.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Took my boss here for lunch just because. We have been here many times before and it's always a great experience.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Wonderful, reliable food. Sorry to see it closing.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Greta Prix-Fixe, apps, mains and dessert were all outstanding. Charcuterie, Bavette and Apple Crepe were all delicious. Very friendly, professional staff. Beautiful space.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Delightful surprise after an afternoon at MoMa. This place has a wonderful wait staff, which added so much to the experience. Very adult and civilized place.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious brunch outdoors in front of the restaurant. The ambiance was lovely, the food was delicious, and the service was very good. We are looking forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious meal of mussels and wine. The ambiance was special and conducive to table conversation. Service was attentive and professional. Lovely dining experience!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Lovely quiet atmosphere and good service. The desserts are really wonderful and the entrees were acceptable.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food was delicious as always. The service was excellent. The only flaw was that we were overcharged. I had the prix fixe brunch but my wife ordered a la carte but was charged the prix fixe price.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Our food was served promptly served, hot and flavorful. Duck was well prepared with a delicious gastrique sauce. Trout was also delicious. Only flaw was that our waitress did not tell us about specials (which we overheard being discussed at another table near us)

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Very welcoming staff. Service was excellent and the food delicious !!!

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Service was amazingly rude comparerd to any restaurant at which we have dined in the past couple of years in NYC. It was not crowded at all, so it was hard for us to understand.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Have been here a few times, but not in at least a year.

The coq vin was pretty gross, drenched in salty sauce, pretty much inedible.

My sons steak was fine, but the escargot reeked of jarred garlic.

Our waitress was charming, but didn’t make up for poor food

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Thank you to Anna Who was most gracious and responsive. She provided attention and concern where others did not.
The steak luncheon on the price fixed menu was disappointing
and should be removed. The chicken was good.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Brunch was very good and the two entrees we ordered were excellent. The waiter was very good and suggested a wine that was not on the menu, but similar to pino grigio, which I usually order and really enjoyed the generous pour as well. We spent almost 2 hours there and there was no suggestion to rush us out and we could have stayed long if we wished. Truly enjoyed the brunch ad the ambience.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

always a great choice, good French food, lovely, attentive service - a favorite place!

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Excellent place for a delicious French meal. Agreeable atmosphere and friendly and efficient service.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Outstanding French cuisine
The Coq Au Vin was excellent and the staff could not have been nicer
One of our best meals in a long while

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was my second visit - the first was with a fried for lunch and all was superb. This time I brought my husband back for dinner and he believes he now has a new favorite restaurant in nyc. we loved the entire experience!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We remembered it from years ago, when we ate there quite frequently on business trips. The beautiful fresh flower bouquet which greeted us then, is no longer there. The service is still very attentive, our drinks were well-prepared and the food, especially the roasted pork chop was quite good. I am glad we went back for nostalgia's sake, but with so many other choices in NY, I wouldn't rush back again so soon.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Our dining companions had been seated when we arrived but they wanted a different table with more leg room. It seemed to take a bit of their effort in the otherwise "empty" restaurant. When the four of us were finally seated, it took an inordinate amount of time for the waitress to come to the table; her demeanor was less than engaging shall we say. However, when the meal was presented by the servers, all was fine. When my partner and I left the restaurant and our companions, the first thing we said to each other was the waitress should be trained or fired. Sign of bad management!

Otherwise the room is cute and the noise level great for conversation; food was good. I would have raised the level of the value to three stars had the service been better and the wine less expensive.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Good food, excellent ambiance. The wait staff were all very friendly courteous. Our only complaint was that the service was a bit slow, including 20 minute wait to before they came to take our orders. Still, it's a very nice restaurant. We'd like to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I love this restaurant! The food is delicious and well-presented, and I love the rustic French ambiance.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

What a treat! The best roasted chicken I've had in years. Delicious and plentiful food. Unique salads. Good choices of wine by the glass. Friendly service. Hadn't been in a while and happy we went. We will be back.

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2.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Attentive service but very long wait for the mains. Food average to fair. 50% Monday discount on wine bottles.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We love this place. Dine here every time we are in the city. Food, service everything is always the best

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

La Mangeoire is a cozy French Bistro serving authentic French Fare. The wine list and cocktail choices are limited, but well chosen. While the food is still very good, the service is not what it was under the previous French regime. Gone are the excellent French waiters and extremely accommodating French host/ manager. The new waitstaff is very pleasant, but service on a Wednesday evening was spotty, disorganized and lacked the polish of the prior staff. The new host/ manager lacked the attentive, warm and accommodating vibe of the prior management. Happily, however, the food remains delicious, from the onion soup, to endive or Boston lettuce salad to the steak frites. Also scrumptiously notable was the crepe with caramel ice cream.
La Mangeoire is a neighborhood restaurant serving truly good French food. I hope that the pleasant staff becomes more attentive and organized and the host/manager develops the attentive, accommodating demeanor we have become accustomed to at this neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We went to La Mangeoire to celebrate my birthday... we were seated in a small room off the main dining room and enjoyed a leisurely dinner and drinks with the family. Three in our party got the trout almondine, and we all had the house-special crepe... which was divine.
I wouldn't stop by here if you're in a rush... but if you enjoy eating like they do in Europe... this will be a must-stop for you!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

My last review for La Mangeoire was not so good, but they got their groove back and it was over the top delicious. We ordered amongst 3 friends, two of whom are food writers, ( not me), boef bourguignon , trout amandine, beet salad, onion soup, endive salad, profiteroles, and glasses of Sancerre.
Everything was delicious. The restaurant is civilized and not noisy. The service is excellent. And it is moderately priced...for a Bistro in New York City.
I look forward to a return visit.
One complaint is that the restaurant is under new ownership, and the new matire d, or owner, is short on charm...so ignore him.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This restaurant has been there forever and had become a sleeper. It has recently come to life again, re-energized by Gary, the new owner, with good French food, very decent wines and an interesting bar. Some dishes are exceptional, such as the lamb chops. The service is friendly and efficient. The place is worth a visit, you will probably return.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This restaurant exceeded my expectations. It was charming, the service was very friendly and professional and the food was excellent. It's the kind of place you like to go when you love very good French food, but don't want the trappings of a formal restaurant. Three of us went, and loved it. I had a lamb special that was gorgeous pieces of very pink lamb tenderloin alternating with roasted tomatoes served over a bed of cocoa beans, which are small white beans. Very flavorful.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

As always, La Mangeoire didn’t disappoint.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Good food, great service, good value

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service and food were great. Accommodation made for a GF member of party.. well done. Only wish has more GF choices.... but they handled nicely....

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful brunch here. The eggs were cooked to perfection- everything was delicious. The service was excellent. French country atmosphere- highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

La Mangeoire is a very special place. It is a beautiful, cozy and warm french country restaurant with excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We sought out a restaurant with more of a neighbourhood feeling than what is the norm in Midtown. A short walk from our hotel but it felt like we were not in the hustle and bustle of NYC.

Great bistro style food with friendly attentive staff.

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2.0Dined on February 27, 2018

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.

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