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La Mediterranee French Bistro

947 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7778 (Manhattan)
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Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: East 50th Street
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48 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We met friends in NYC and decided to have a dinner together: 8 persons, no reservation, 7H30 PM, and it was raining outside. We were desperately running and wet from one place to the other. We ended at La Méditerranée. The owner managed to welcome us in his busy bistro within a few minutes, reflecting the American efficacy! The menu... More

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san Juan puerto rico
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My excellent review is based on food value, ambiance and service. Their fixed price menu is a very good deal.

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Buenos Aires
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We've been there twice. First because we wanted just a quick appetizer but not a fast food. The onion soup was perfect for a long day. The 2nd visit was with the whole family and we took all the typical french dishes. The pianist (Harold) plays a perfect music while tasting a very delicious french cuisine. The desserts are great,... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great location and quaint setting. Very romantic. The menu is limited. The lobster ravioli is not very good. No texture or flavor. The price Fixe dinner is a great value. I had the french onion soup, which was excellent. The skirt steak entree, which was average, and the chocolate souffle, excellent. The piano player was good until the singer started... More

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South Salem, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I was charmed by the cozy bistro decor & solicitous servers. Then a pianist started playing. We nursed a few drinks for an hour and then had a leisurely dinner. The glasses of wine were very generous. The three course dinner was good not great but the overall experience was reminiscent of a Paris bistro. Forget the soufflé and stick... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Looking for a high quality, very affordable, comfortable and intimate (cozy) fine French Bistro we came across La Mediterranee French Bistro, just a few blocks off of Park Ave. Without a reservation on a Wednesday night we were seated and served promptly to wonderful entrees, including a mussels Provencal that was perfect. Nice wine selection and the piano player was... More

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New York City, New York
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432 reviews 432 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I remember eating once in this place in the early 90’s when I first moved to the neighborhood. It was dreadful: lousy food, dated décor and unacceptable service. I never went back, after all there are so many wonderful places to eat in this great City of ours! Sadly, on a rainy Saturday recently, I find myself in front of... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It's a small and, therefore, cozy place. There's nothing too special about the food or service, but it's not a bad place to get a simple dinner with a few friends. The dishes we ate were tasty.

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My food was okay: a small steak with abundant fries, which were too thinly sliced and too dry and crunchy for my liking. But what I really disliked was the waiter who was overly "attentive": He would pop up and interrupt us every other minute to ask us if we were ready to order, and later to collect our dishes... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were given a gift certificate to La Mediterranee because our friend wanted us to experience what New York was like before the chains and "cute" little eateries took over. When we walked in, we were greeted by the owner, Ernesto Morel, who has owned the restaurant for over 30 years. In the background was Harold, the piano player who... More

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