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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

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (43)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
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Casual (20)
Cozy (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Fun (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
Late-night Find (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointing to be honest We have been coming here since 1982. Always loved it here as it was small, intimate, and had decent food. Like being in France. However, went last night and things must have changed The pate was ok. The escargots were a bit burnt and the butter not garlicky enough. We had the mussels, and while the portion was large, we have had better. I also had the beef bourginon. It was hot and tasty, but just OK. After coffee and a creme brulle they brought over a bowl of fresh sangria for the table. Nice touch. Mixed feelings. Maybe will try again. Seems to be better when you are there between 6 and 730pm. After that it must relax in the kitchen as all the theatre customers have left. We will try once more.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

lovely classic French restaurant, perfect for pre or post theater dining

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

When I told my husband we were going to a French restaurant for his birthday, he was concerned it would be snooty and pretentious. Nothing could be further from the truth. Tout Va Bien is a bar/restaurant in the heart of the theater district that feels like a continent away. We were there late (post theater)on a quiet, snowy Tuesday night. Most of the conversations around us were in French, as was the music. The staff was gracious and attentive. The menu ranges from familiar dishes (like my husband's rack of lamb) to the more adventurous (like my tripe stew), both of which were perfectly prepared and excellent. We were delighted to find this little gem in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Time Square. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great menu, good food and fun surprise at the end of the meal! Would definitely visit again.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Authentically French. Cozy and charming. Merci Fabian.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We celebrated my father's 80th birthday at Tout Va Bien in 2004. My husband, son and I returned to NYC three years later, and once again, were delighted to enjoy the same quality meal at this neighborhood gem. Fast forward to 11 years later. The dinner we were served last Saturday was not just the expected, classic French fare. Every dish ordered was perfectly authentic. The wine recommended was sublime. I could describe why every dish ordered was amazing. Instead, I will close by saying that the Creme Brulee must have been made by an Angel.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

it was good french food. nothing out of this world and i have had better french food but this was tasty. menu in restaurant is not the same as what is on open table so i was slightly disappointed. friendly service, good selection of specials.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellente cuisine à l'atmosphère qui rappelle celle d'un bistro parisien.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Classic French cuisine in a quintessential NYC "garden apartment" venue. We loved the food. It's a charming place, service was excellent, and the food is authentic. we sat at the larger table with red banquette seating - this is from another era and needs some refurbishing. It was perfect for dinner before the show.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was the second time we dined at the Tout Va Bien Restaurant. The food was consistently good. We liked the steak frites and the salmon. The french fries were delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was recommended to us and we will recommend it a# well had a nice time New Year’s Eve.
Tables a bit to close together, but since the other guest were great, that worked good New Years evening.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The waitres was very nice but the place was cold, the music a little kitch and the food just ok. Maybe it’s just not the kind of restaurant I like, but I expected better.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ducked in here on a last-minute lunch reservation. Loved the ambience, the service was excellent, and the food had all the classic French bistro dishes, prepared superbly. Will certainly dine here again.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic Hanger Steak. The appetizer pizza was a real surprise as it was made with emmental cheese. The appetizer size was enough to share at table for 4.

House wines (Cote du Rhone) was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

From the brandy at the bar while we waited for our table through dessert, this was the best food,and service! Our favorite place to eat in NYC!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing, as always! I find this place to always have wonderful food and the people there have always been welcoming. A true French bistro in Manhattan. Not a place to rush the meal. Love it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Mac and cheese was to die for! Restaurant was authentic French. It was filled with French guests!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always wonderful. Food is delicious and the prix fixe is a great deal. The staff is exceptional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Never thought I would write this but, amazing CARROT SOUP! How is that even possible? Great low key atmosphere, never rushed. Must have the coq au vin.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent soupe a l'oignon, great steak frites. A little disappointed by the desserts (profiterolles, creme caramel, creme brulee), they tasted pre-made (frozen?). But everyone enjoyed their first and main courses!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The service was fantastic and, given that I was a half an hour late because of terrible traffic on the west side, they were extremely understanding. We were very happy with our dining experience! Everything was perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

So sorry to say that TVB is no more. The bar was no longer in use, the tablecloths were gone,even the bread in the basket was an inferior brand and slightly stale when it hit the table.
The menu had changed with many of their classics gone. Also the menu connected to Open Table was still the old one( pre revision) and very confusing. The staff were friendly and capable.
The place was cleaner, as were the bathrooms. The feeling was that new management had no idea about why their customers loved this restaurant. They made what they thought were improvements but actually they tore out the soul, the history and fun of the place. The food was not good. The steak came to the table as a twisted mess of overcooked meat and gristle. The mussels contained so much raw garlic that they were not edible. It was not a sauce but rather was collection of ingredients that were not cooked. It appears that most of the changes were done to make things easier for the staff without regard to the customers.
All this makes me very sad. I realize that things change and nothing last forever but TVB was my first real restaurant and I have been going there for for many many years. I feel like I have lost a good friend.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

One of my all-time NYC favorites. Love this place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent neighborhood authentic French cuisine. The onion soup was perfect as was the coq au vin and beef bourgignon. Very casual and easy going atmosphere and great service if not in a rush. Cozy atmosphere in an old school French bistro.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Cozy, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wonderful French restaurant! My friend from Michigan always goes there for the Boeuf Bourguignon and I had there fabulous Coq Au Vin with her. (This particular time, we were there for lunch.) It's cozy and comfortable for a leisurely meal. (The Tarte Tatin and Creme Brulee are both a must for dessert.)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

On a miserable snowy night this was the place to be: friendly service, good food at great value (bœuf bourginogne, salmon, perfect puréed cauliflower soup and big, fresh house salad with perfect dressing, chocolate mousse and apple tartine, house wine).
When we lingered a little longer (we were too early for our 8:00 show and the weather was still awful), the server brought us Sangria laden with fruit.
Don't know why we had to ask server if there was a prix fixe. That was the obvious way to go. Bread was ok (nothing special)but butter in little aluminum packages does not belong in such a nice place as Tout Va Bien.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 11, 2017

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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