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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (27)
Authentic (22)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
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Good for a Date (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Cozy (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Casual (11)
Romantic (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Fun (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Been going here for a very long time. Have never been disappointed.( I do miss the frogs legs,though.) Don't miss the mussels, or the creme brulee.

Tags: Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Very charming real French ambiance and menu.... snails - frogs legs - terrines - skate. All traditional.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was ridiculously slow waiting over 25min between appetizer and main course. And since seeing a play we barely got to eat main course. At least restaurant took some of drinks off due to delay but the slow service ruined what otherwise would have been a great dinner

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 14, 2017

🇬🇧iIs a restaurant with almost 70 years in NY, needs a little update in furniture. the service is good, and the food is acceptable. is an ok option if you are in Time Square.
🇪🇸Es un Restaurant con casi 70 años en NY, le falta un poco de inversión en el mobiliario. El servicio es bueno, y la comida es aceptable. Es una buena opción si estás en los alrededores.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

we had a great time
everything we ordered was through the roof great
we always had something to eat but we were there for two hours
no rush
beyond smiley staff
owner came over for a little French talked which we failed
but the next day my brain had caught up and I was ready for a talk (too late)
we felt very taken care of and happy
got to go back

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We try to visit each time we are in the City. It is our favorite French Bistro. I love the escargot and the French wines are wonderful. We ordered 2 different dishes and shared. The Coq au Vin was terrific.
The only drawback was that Duck was not on the menu that night. It is usually just a special. But it is my choice whenever it is available. They brought us a white mousse dessert gratis which was a surprise and delicious !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Fabulous hidden gem in NYC! Best Coq Au Vin I've ever had, my boyfriend had Boeuf bourguignon and he said it was fantastic! We shared Escargot to start and a great bottle of wine. They brought out a complimentary dessert for us as well! Nice touch. Charming space that reminds you a lot of a Parisian restaurant!
I should mention...everyone who works there is French as well.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Coq au vin and zucchini soup were awesome. They brought a complimentary white chocolate mousse and a bowl of sangria at the end of the meal. So French and so lovely a meal! Will be back for sure, a gem!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Six of us dined pre-theater. We delighted in the authenticly French menu and decor. We might as well have been in Paris. From escargot, to baked brie, trout to salmon and moules frites, everyone was pleased with their choices. On a tight schedule, we had no time for dessert or coffee and asked for the bill. While one waiter got that ready, a waitress brought us a big bowl of sangria and three tasty desserts. We couldnt resist and indulged, still getting to our play with 5 minutes to spare. The group voted unanimously to return next time we saw a play together. Thanks, Tout Va Bien, for a delightful night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Excellent food, great service, casual atmosphere; all the classic country French favorites-our group had steak tartar, escargot, boeuf Bourgogne, salmon, and more, all excellent. Reasonably priced wines, too. Wonderful profiteroles, white chocolate mousse, and sangria rounded off the meal perfectly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

First visit will not be my last.... So delicious and great service.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Food was excellent, service was very attentive and the prices were reasonable

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

I have never visited a French restaurant, but the person that I was meeting for dinner was a French cuisine enthusiast, so in an effort to expand my horizons, I figured, WHY NOT! It was great, and the wait staff were VERY French, which made the experience even more authentic. I would return.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

ah. none of the "what would you recommend this restaurant for" work for such a lovely place. it feels like it's in the Latin Quarter. it's quiet, and charming, service has always been lovely, food is wonderful, one feels at home as if it's your elegant corner restaurant run by dear friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Delucious authentic French cuisine. Attentive & friendly wait staff made my daughter's 13th birthday extra special. Escargot, smoked duck, chicken cordon bleu, poulet roti were exceptional. Finished with desserts of fluffy chocolate mousse and a perfect creme brûlée. An exceptional dining experience in every way.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Went to this little gem for a pre-theatre meal with my daughter. The service was great and the food authentic and great. Would visit again.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Simple little family-run restaurant on a quiet Street...a favorite of locals and the knowing visitor...in business since 1949, a recommendation in itself!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in NYC! We have been visiting NYC for 21 years and we dine at Tout Va Bien every trip!

Tags: Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Just ate here for the first time and had one of the best meals I've had in a long time. The food was simply wonderful. Plan to come here again often

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We went here for lunch before a Broadway matinee.
Great price fix lunch. Highly recommend. Five minute walk from all the theaters.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Very good French setting and food!

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