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Tout Va Bien

#1,768 of 11,437 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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311 west 51st street, New York City, NY 10019-6408 (E c train one block away on 50th sreeet.)
E, C train one block away on 50th Street.
(212) 265-0190
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 101
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  • 94
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cozy European feel, simple yet nicely prepared french fare

The staff and the overall feeling of this restaurant is what has kept them going for over 65 years (!). It was my first visit, as a solo traveler on a very unbusy night (one other table) yet the staff was very welcoming and warm without becoming obsequious. There was still a little bit of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Michael H
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Arlington, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The restaurant had a certain French appeal. The wait staff was quick and professional but in terms of service, I found that she was putting extra effort with the locals vs the tourists such as myself. She did not mention the menu “prix fixe” and the baguette was rather old. We received the meal really quickly, I would say even... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The staff and the overall feeling of this restaurant is what has kept them going for over 65 years (!). It was my first visit, as a solo traveler on a very unbusy night (one other table) yet the staff was very welcoming and warm without becoming obsequious. There was still a little bit of French 'cool' in the air... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stumbled onto this place after leaving a Broadway matinee. The servers were friendly and cheerful. It was my birthday and the staff made it so special for me. They dimmed the lights, put a candle on my chocolate tulip dessert, and sang Happy birthday to me. The whole restaurant joined in and I just felt wonderful! Did I mention... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wonderful dinner in quaint surroundings. We loved it all...the mussels, the coq au vin, the roasted chicken. All the desserts were top notch. And the pâté and sangria were special treats. We also enjoyed extremely delightful and efficient service from our servers. This was a perfect pre-theater experience. We will certainly be back when we return to NYC!

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Montrose, New York
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A no frills French bistro with small, close tables, checkered tablecloths and a largely French staff. Been around almost as long as I have (long time) and never fails to please. The escargot and cassoulet are wonderful and you can order anything without fear. Very reasonable menu prices and wine list.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love this restaurant and have visited a number of times. The setting is very quaint and simple, but it has a warm and inviting feel. Every time I've been here, the wait staff has been very friendly...and French! The prix fixe menu is a very good deal. If you do it, I would highly recommend including the mussels as... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We chose Tout Va Bien based on Trip Advisor rating, and were not disappointed. The location is fantastic for Broadway venues. The atmosphere was welcoming, and our servers were really friendly and attentive. My wife and I had the pre-theater prix fixe dinner, and the whole meal was excellent. The boeuf bourguignon and coq au vin were both simply presented... More 

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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

On the recommendation of a friend, my wife and I ate here 10 years ago. And now we eat here every time we are in New York. Friendly and fun staff, super food and always a surprise extra somewhere during the meal (this time a glass of Sangria on the house), they truly want to make your experience memorable and... More 

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Raleigh
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We (two couples) were attracted to this place by (a) its inexpensive 3-course prixe fixe dinner menu, and (b) its proximity to the August Wilson theater, and we were not disappointed. The menu is sufficiently broad as well as sufficiently authentic, the ambience permitted conversation without shouting, and the wait staff was friendly and not the least bit snobbish. We... More 

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Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have been coming here for at least five years and have always found it consistently good. The food and service are both solid. I stick mostly to the traditionals--snails, pate, steak au poivre, coq au vin, etc--and am never disappointed. The pre-theatre prix fixe at $27 is a good bargain. Nice people working there and good wine by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 west 51st street, New York City, NY 10019-6408
    (E c train one block away on 50th sreeet.)
  • Public Transportation: E, C train one block away on 50th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 265-0190

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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

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