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La Mediterranee

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947 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022 (East 50th Street)
212-755-4155
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Paris Bistro on NYC's 2nd Avenue

This is a Paris neighborhood bistro on NYC’s 2nd Avenue. Having been to many neighborhood bistros in Paris, La Mediterranee would fit right in. The menu is typical of what one would expect; the food and service are very good and the atmosphere is comfortable and pleasing. Prices are very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
SJayinCT
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Connecticut
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English first
Connecticut
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a Paris neighborhood bistro on NYC’s 2nd Avenue. Having been to many neighborhood bistros in Paris, La Mediterranee would fit right in. The menu is typical of what one would expect; the food and service are very good and the atmosphere is comfortable and pleasing. Prices are very reasonable for NYC.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lovely restaurant, says they are celebrating 35 th anniversary and I bet it hasn't changed in 35 years....... but sometimes old school still works and it does here. Really nice traditional food - half an avocado still with skin on with crabmeat, delicious starter ! So if you fancy cool and trendy this is not for you but go if... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a business lunch there and I thought that the menu, service and ambiance were nice. I would rate it between 3 and 4. Restaurant was not crowded and we could hear French speaking couples at tables nearby. I take it as a good sign.

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Ridgway, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Another fantastic dinner. Every time we one to NYC we try to.have a romantic dinner here and rarely get away to make it happen. Service excellent, food outstanding. And atmosphere unique and quaint. Another perfect outing.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It's classic French cuisine, more than pleasant service, neighborhood eats here, soft jazzy music during Sunday's brunch, good wine selection, not much space so don't share to much info because everyone pretends not to hear you, sidewalk dining with a few, coveted seats outside.

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Tallmadge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Got caught up working in my hotel and realized it was 8 pm and I hadn't had dinner. Grabbed my umbrella and braved the wet night. I decided on walking a six block square figuring I'd get some fresh air and most likely find somewhere to eat. On second between 51 and 52 there were several great sounding choices but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

In the block where this restaurant is located, there are many choices. However, this is a good choice. It had an appealing look and had pretty good reviews so we decided to try it Service left something to be desired as we had made a reservation and despite the fact there were plenty of tables, it took awhile for us... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Located in a strip of restaurants, we chose La Mediterranee for an appealing interior, and some possible options for a vegetarian. It was a lucky choice as the food was pretty good, our vegetarian ate well and the resident piano player was entertaining but not intrusive. Prices were reasonable particularly given the bonus of the music, and ambience was very... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is my favorite spot in the city! My boyfriend and I come at least once a month, the steak and fries are delicious! Harold on the piano is great :) Very cozy and romantic and the staff is friendly and kind :) Mario treats us like family when we walk in, they know us by name. I recommend this... More 

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New England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

La Mediterranee is one those restaurants one goes to when good food, at a reasonable price and the ability to hold a civilized conversation without resorting to American Sign Language to get above the roar of the madding crowd. Ernesto runs a nice establishment and his kitchen is more than up to the task of classic bistro fare. On the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 947 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022
    (East 50th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-755-4155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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