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Le Midi Bar & Restaurant, New York, NY

Le Midi Bar & Restaurant

4.5
4.5
580 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 255-8787

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Cross street

    between 5th Ave & University Pl

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Union Sq - 14 St (L). 14 St - Union Sq (N, Q, R). 14 St - Union Sq (4, 5, 6).

  • Entertainment

    Classic films screened silently on the big screen plus, on occasion, major sporting and other events. karaoke available in the Karaoke Cave directly below Le Midi (same owner).

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 580 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The french onion soup was amazing! The kitchen was backed up in orders so our food was really late. The nice waitress with the short hair came to apologize and said she will give us a complimentary bread basket. It’s not her fault but it was nice of her. Crab cakes were good. Eggs benedict were tasty. Portions are just right so that I’m not full to my throat. I would go back again!
  2. NO

    NightOut

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love and recommend this gem of a restaurant to our friends. Love, love the food!!
  3. EM

    EdwardM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was great as was the food. Very much enjoyed the atmosphere on a cold night.
  4. n

    nicoles

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was good. I liked the music, and old video clips. Food was classic french and well executed . The deserts were very good. Will go back
  5. TA

    TATYANAO

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Bathroom is not clean. Personal is very nice. Food is ok
  6. S

    Stephen

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very charming French restaurant, with lovely salmon-colors walls and sweet, friendly waitstaff. The food is authentic and great, especially the wonderful boeuf bourginon. A treat!
  7. AG

    AnnieGNYC

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live in NYC and go out 3-4 nights a week for dinner. This was our first time at Le Midi, but it won’t be our last. We felt so welcomed by the staff, the food was fantastic and it didn’t break the bank. Neighborhood gem, for sure. But so much more. Thanks for a great first visit Le Midi. Merci!
  8. KH

    KayHay

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate a birthday.
  9. n

    noahc

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great ambiance. We look forward to our next meal here.
  10. NY

    newcomertoNYC

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent bistro fare, tasty and reasonably priced
  11. TN

    T50NY

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with wonderful servers and delicious French bistro food. Have eaten there several times.
  12. F

    Fuzz

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, service and ambiance. Great wine list. In my top 3 NY restaurants.
  13. G

    Greta

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nor only was the food terrific at brunch, the service was fantastic!! I want to thank the restaurant and the servers for providing a dessert with a candle in it for my friend's birthday! Le Midi is my go-to-place and has been for a while!! Thank you!!!
  14. f

    flash

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Always reliable - a neighborhood go to with a very good happy hour and good basic French food. Nothing here is going to blow your mind, but for a pleasant dinner and drinks, it really is a great local place.
  15. NP

    NinaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I have had brunch and lunch at Le Midi before, but this was the first time for dinner. I arrived about 10 minutes before my 7 pm reservation, and not only did they seat me right away, but the servers told me I was early enough to order drinks from the Happy Hour menu and they would serve them later, when my guest arrived. The food was exactly what you'd expect from "French comfort food" and we enjoyed everything. Pricey, but portions were substantial and it was a bonus that we got the Happy Hour discount.
  16. D

    Davidlillian

    New York Area

    477 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    477 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First service absolutely top notch. Could not ask for more. Food superb. We had carrot soup, entrecôte, and shared profiteroles. (Wife). I had a dozen of just sensational malpeque oysters, then coq au vin. Shared a bottle of a French Chardonnay. Very well priced. This restaurant is absolutely worth a visit. You Cannot be disappointed. Next time I visit I really think I’ll have a dozen malpeques for appetizeser and the beef boucuignon. And to make everything absolutely perfect parked right outside front door.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    154 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Solid French bistro fare and generous pours of wine!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The food, the company, the service! Definitely going back you’ll see me on Valentine’s Day ❤️❤️
  19. n

    nycmomma

    New York Area

    127 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Service was a little slow to come to our table but quickly made up for it. Escargot was good and bread was warm! No ambiance but a good local informal spot.
  20. G

    Gomez

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was attentively prepared - fresh malpecque oysters and the Le Midi salad. Professional service and plain,but distinctive decor.
  21. k

    klembo

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently very good and authentic. Servers are very attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  22. s

    suze

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening it just took an awfully long ti me to get our bill, we could have divided it up between us more simply!
  23. b

    ba8alou

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful little French bistro with a great prix fixe menu and $7. nice wines for Happy Hour. Excellent onion soup, loup de mer, risotto and hangar steak. Attentive service.
  24. KH

    KayHay

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place downtown to have a great meal!
  25. NY

    newcomertoNYC

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My first time there. Traditional French Comfort food done very well.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, outstanding service. Had a great time!
  27. KH

    KayHay

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best bistro out side of France. I love their classic French food with a great wine list. The boeuf bourguignon is wonderful on a cold winter night.
  28. w

    wabbit

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great for lunch, good food reasonably priced and attentive staff.
  29. JQ

    JoeQ

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great, especially on Sunday nights. Onion soup is great. The winter cassoulet is magnificent
  30. S

    Stephen

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Midi is always a delight. The salmon-colored walls, the subtle lighting, the wonderful French cuisine, the hospitality add up to a lovely experience.
  31. RH

    RichardH

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    good food, friendly and attentive service excellent choice for before the movies at the Regal on Broadway
  32. a

    artist

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Some of the dishes don't fare to well. Others are quite good. Not consistent. Ambiance is nice , comfortable seating.
  33. KH

    KayHay

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best bistro in New York.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tres maqnifique!
  35. n

    nina

    New York Area

    283 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    283 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good menu and location. Service is fair, friendly but not attentive ( need water? need check? ) Enough to choose from on menu and basic as well as French Bistro fare. Not complicated or weird. Sit down place where you can spend some time, which is not that easy to find in the neighborhood.
  36. TF

    TFNYC

    New York Area

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Quiet lunch. I had onion soup and country pâté. Companion had escargot and salad with duck confit. She said the salad/duck was excellent. I’ve been here before numerous times and will certainly visit again.
  37. L

    Lizzie

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always.
  38. L

    Lizzie

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. Great place for lunch date.
  39. m

    mjovis

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent (Again) This was our second visit to Le Midi. It was was excellent again.We had Coq au Vin and a medium rare duck breast dish. Probably the best tasting Coq au Vin I've eaten - and I make a mean Coq Au Vin. (But I have to get the recipe). The atmosphere was quiet enough to relax and hear conversation and the wait staff was very nice and attentive. Le Midi is officially a "regular place" to eat in Manhattan.
  40. RH

    RobertH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Near miracle of a relatively quiet place with quite good, reliable food in this neighborhood.

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Le Midi Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 580 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between 5th Ave & University Pl

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    French, American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Union Sq - 14 St (L). 14 St - Union Sq (N, Q, R). 14 St - Union Sq (4, 5, 6).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Classic films screened silently on the big screen plus, on occasion, major sporting and other events. karaoke available in the Karaoke Cave directly below Le Midi (same owner).

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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