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About Tout Va Bien

Tout Va Bien open since 1948 is the oldest French bistro in the theater district. every classic French dish you are looking for you will find for sure!!!! Escargot coq au Vin beef bourguignon steak au poivre lamb chops with garlic just a few examples. Tout Va Bien is now in it's third generation and keeps getting better year after year. We offer a prix fix for 25.95 until 8 pm. So come enjoy French music and a true peace of France in NYC see you soon.

311 west 51st street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
E c train one block away on 50th sreeet.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 265-0190

Website:
http://www.letoutvabien.com/

Public Transit:
E, C train one block away on 50th Street.

Executive Chef:
le pape

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Tout Va Bien Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (34)
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Romantic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Fun (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Bar Seating (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great pre-theatre authentically French restaurant with choice of a price fixed or a la carte menu. This restaurant caters to theatre goers and knows how to get you out in time to walk to your performance. Delicious home-made Paris neighborhood type menu with lots of great choices for everyone at affordable prices. Last night we shared the escargots (perfectly seasoned with lots of garlic), coq au vin (wonderful sauce and large portion), moules/frites (as good as Nice) & Chicken Cordon Bleu. All great dishes, good choice of wine & sweet desserts. We have been here many times and will certainly return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Salmon and beef bourbornone were excellent. Steak was very tough and had little flavor. Worst of all employees smoked in the kitchen at least twice during our dinner and the restaurant wreaked of cigarettes in the front dining room. This made our meal unpleasant. A loud, argumentative business meeting was going on in the front corner when we arrived and continued during our meal but voiced got lower after 15-20 minutes of some loud talk and even shouting. Not pleasant during that time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Reliable French bistro in the theater district. The hanger steak and rongnons de veau were delicious. Prices are reasonable. Service is a bit rushed because it is theater oriented, but that's okay.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Love this cozy little place, the food is so good, and great prices!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Have eaten here multiple time. Food is superb and staff exceptional. Fabulous French food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Will be back. I am a Native Manhattan, New Yorker. A gem. First time here. Love Love Love ❤️

Sandy

P.S. would love to know about New Year’s Eve 2017?

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Had higher expectations after reading a review online. Food was average at best and that is being generous. Rundown and tired inside. We were the only table in the entire restaurant from 12-1 on a busy shopping Saturday in NYC and I could see why. Wine by the glass was limited and terrible. Definitely not worth seeking out as we did but food was serviceable. Sad because I wanted this place to be good. I don’t see them staying in business much longer without some major changes.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a wonderful mid-week lunch before visiting MoMA. The food, service and ambiance were just right. Tout Va Bien is one of the few remaining French restaurants near the theatre district, with traditional French fare - you feel like you're in France. Great location, very good value, highly recommended.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I love French restaurants, but I ended up not loving this one. It was just okay and, looking back, I wish I'd picked someplace else to go. The staff is very welcoming and attentive, but the food is rather lackluster. Placed on the table was a dish of celery, carrot sticks and radishes, which the menus were rested upon, so that precluded eating them. The charcuterie was "eh", served without toast points, but they eventually brought some cold bread. The steak tartare was too chunky for my liking and not minced well. The plate was almost identical to the charcuterie, with the exception of toast points. I wish I had known or I would have mixed things up a bit differently. (There are only so many cornichons one can eat in one sitting without growing weary of them.) The price was reasonable, however, which made the experience less regrettable. There was a private party of about 24 people on one side of the small dining room, which made it impossible to hear my dining partner or the wait staff. Perhaps on a quieter night, the food might have been better?

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was just OK. There are so many good restaurants in NYC I don't see myself going back. The ambiance was cheap. The food was OK.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We turned up at Tout Va Bien for our 6:45pm booking. We were told there was a table, but then told to just wait at the bar. After 15 minutes I asked what was happening with our tavle, as we had a play to be at, so we had specifically booked a table in time for the show. They said that the table woud be soon, but gave no idea of how long, or why we were waiting, even though we'd booked. There were free tables in the restaurant. By 7:15 we had to leave, so we walked out.

Don't go here if you actually want a table at the time you booked.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We felt lucky to get the corner booth which was perfect (noise wise) for conversation with long time friends (relatives) who don't see each other often. Appreciated that you could accommodate our early arrival and loved the added dessert and sangria at the end. We had a delightful dinner and were glad we didn't have to talk over a lot of noise. We could have done without the TV but I guess others "need" it. Thanks for a pleasant experience before the play.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had a lovely dinner - a lovely surprise. We would definitely go again. Our server Fabien was terrific. Homemade sangria at the end was delicious!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is one of our favorite NYC restaurants that we always return to when we visit NY!! Great food, service and ambiance!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

The place had quick and very friendly service. The vibe was very cool, with old school French music and pictures hanging up. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Towards late evening great flamenco music and sangria came out. Recommend it for dates and even friends hanging out.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great meal at Tout Va Bien! Bread and crudités were served to start the meal. We tried the lemonade beer which was a specialty - it was unique and excellent. The waiter treated us like regulars, providing free pommes frites and a custard-like dessert. No idea why, but it definitely elevated our experience. The atmosphere is very "homey", yet linen and dining utensils are upscale. The restaurant has a long history, and I can see why. Overall, food was great but did not blow my mind (hence the 4 starts). Great meal! I would come again, and I do recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a 12 pm reservation and arrived at the restaurant on time, but it was closed! We waited 10 minutes, no one came, called the phone number and no one answered. Left very disappointed but will not waste my time calling to let them know.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We’ve been going here after a broadway show for a number of years as it’s close by the theatre district and away from all the hustle tucked away in a local neighborhood. It’s quiet for good conversation to relax and enjoy some French cuisine. Food portions are modest for the money so your tummy will be very full of happiness!...look forward to visiting again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful French restaurant, great place for a date special occasion or just satisfying the desire for great French cuisine! I had a lovely dinner with my wife and daughters, we really enjoyed the food, atmosphere, wine and service. The staff were excellent and really made the experience complete with their attention.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Simply not worth the cost - the bill for a party of 2 was over $120. It's a cute place and the staff were all very pleasant, but sadly the food was a disappointment. The escargot tasted mainly of salt. There were large, flabby, gag-inducing pieces of chicken skin in the coq au vin. The steak-frites was meh. The only star was dessert - a delicious chocolate mousse.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Cozy atmosphere. Excellent service. Outstanding food. Complimentary treats at the end. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love this place. So reasonable and the staff are very warm and inviting

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was a great choice for pre-theater dining. It was convenient and very authentic. Service was friendly. We both loved it and look forward to dining here again.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I had stopped at Tout Va bien after a show. We had read the open table reviews which we normally trust. The restaurant is a bit tired.The room was crowded and while the menu sounded interesting the food was far less so. The service was friendly but there are any number of restaurants of equal value that are far better. We didn't think the quality matched up for the dishes presented. My coq au Vin dish was heavily sauced and not particularly note worthy. Anyway it's convenient to the Theater but that's about all I can find to recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Dublin)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This is a wonderful authentic spot. Great for a special occasion gathering. Communal Sangria bowl after dinner was a great touch and an unexpected surprise.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I have eaten here often and have never been disappointed. It is a family-run restaurant and it feels like it. Very welcoming and very French.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Simply great in all respect; good food, nice setting, great service, nice French music. You get transported to France while you dine. A gem in NYC.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We had to dine elsewhere because at 12:15 no one was there and we were going to theater. In the past I have loved their food so I don’t want to give a bad review. I don’t know what time someone finally arrived to open.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food, the atmosphere, the service was all perfect. I will definitely come back.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Nice atmosphere, friendly waitress, good food. We enjoyed our meal

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is a small restaurant, but one of my go-to places. The food is not exceptional, but it is good, and the service if very gracious.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The coq au vin was fabulous! So were the desserts! Very French and terrific food and service.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We not only enjoyed a fabulous meal, but a wonderful waitress as well. There were 6 of us for a pre theater dinner and all of us loved our meals! We each tried something different and there were no complaints... Everyone was thrilled.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very nice and quaint location close to theaters. French onion soup was very good and they give you a ton of mussels. We left satisfied and stuffed

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food. Friendly staff. Best dining experience.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Fantastic traditional French cuisine at very reasonable prices. I was just in Paris and the food here equals the quality and is a better value. Skate was cooked perfectly with a delicious sauce and beautiful presentation. Very pleasant staff. A great dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent Bistro Restaurant, good home cooked French food, in quaint setting.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Better than ever and I have been eating at Tout Va Bien for over 30 years. I hadn't been in a long time so I didn't know what to expect. But I had no need to be worried. The food is magnificent and it is quiet and small and it is now my "go to" place again, after all these years.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This is our second time to Tout Va Bien for a pre-theatre dinner, and once again we were thrilled with the deliciously prepared French cuisine and lovely service. The ambiance is cozy and unpretentious.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

My family has been going to this restaurant for ages, and we are now enjoying taking our adult kids. Food is authentic and excellent, service very friendly and efficient, great festive ambiance, with owners Jean Pierre and Monique very pleasant and making you feel at home. Good wine selection with recommendations from our waitress spot on. All this topped off by reasonable prices. This is the very definition of a hidden gem!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Fun
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