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La Mediterranee French Bistro

947 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7778 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,778 of 11,610 restaurants in New York City
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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45 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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92 reviews 92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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419 reviews 419 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Newport, Rhode Island
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112 reviews 112 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Had dinner here Saturday . They have a nice prix fixe menu and a wine list that is short but affordable. The food was tasty and the environment was small and warm. There was a man playing piano and at one point a man seated for dinner got up a sang beautifully ! The dessert soufflé is not to be... More

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new haven, ct
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187 reviews 187 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I used to come to this restaurant often when in NYC and over the past decade or so forgot about it. In the city with friends this weekend we were walking on 2nd looking for a restaurant and there it was, still there, with the same great prix fixe menu, same décor, same bistro atmosphere (I do believe that Harold... More

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Buenos Aires
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

In our several visits to New York we always try to eat onceat this restaurant . Of course there are hundreds of restaurants in the Big Apple, certainly many others catering for French food, which we do not know, but after several good experiences and being in the neighbourhood, we sticked to this one. The place is small, with an... More

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