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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.
New York, NY 10019
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
E c train one block away on 50th sreeet.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
E, C train one block away on 50th Street.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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