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Tout Va Bien

#1,250 of 11,539 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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Midtown
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 114
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  • 104
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good bistro food

A small place that has potential for conviviality. The food was very good. We were served traditional French brasserie food (copy au vin, veal scaloppine). The wine list was extensive enough for a small bistro. Decor needs updating. Service was adequate = the owner was servicing tables. Prices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
michel r
via mobile
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A small place that has potential for conviviality. The food was very good. We were served traditional French brasserie food (copy au vin, veal scaloppine). The wine list was extensive enough for a small bistro. Decor needs updating. Service was adequate = the owner was servicing tables. Prices were reasonable for a French restaurant. I recommend the place for what... More 

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Thank michel r
Ithaca, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having had a number of dishes there I return particularly for the Bouillabaisse which was made famous since the sixties!

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Thank Etienne M
South Charleston, West Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 65-yeaqr-old, family-owned restaurant is welcoming and the food was everything we anticipated. The coc au vin fell off the bone, it was so tender. The veal scalopine and its mushroom sauce was delightful, and the kidneys were superb. Definitely will return the next time we are in NYC.

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Thank rawdmd
Canada
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218 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the staff is from Northern France. Décor is cute with red-checked tablecloths. Service was superb, filled our water glasses and wine glasses constantly, gave us two extra baskets of bread to soak up sauces. Had the mussels to start, perfectly cooked and excellent sauce for dipping. I had the boeuf bourgignon which was fork tender with a rich red... More 

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Thank CanadaMoi
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to try something different. The food was ok, but in my opinion, not great. Service was not very attentive. Never refilled our water glasses or bread basket. I would probably skip this one if I go back to New York.

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Thank Cindy M
Lambertville, New Jersey
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This small family-run restaurant is delightful. Casual friendly service, checked table cloths, the opposite of trendy, decent prices, very good food, traditional small bistro/cafe menu. Crowd was some pre-theatre, some French speakers, very casual to moderately dressy. All the servers were native French speakers. On January 1 they were quite busy. We will go back.

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Thank Snilesdc
Fresno, CA
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We come here whenever we visit NYC from the West Coast, and find it consistently satisfying. French onion soup was as usual excellent as was the escargot. Wife had raw clams that were fine but rather small. Rognon de veau (veal kidneys) for main course was outstanding with wine/mustard sauce. Surprisingly, the sweatbreads came without any sauce (it needed a... More 

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Providence
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I went with my wife and 8 and 5 year old during a busy night the weekend before Christmas. We sat for 2 hours and had a spectacular time. The bistro atmosphere is light and fun, the food was very tasty, and not too expensive, and the staff and owners were excellent the entire time. We were treated like we... More 

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Thank brtProvidence
La Grange, Illinois
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The food was good and old fashioned French setting. Service was good, although not friendly. The escargot was great. Carbonara pasta was good.

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Thank KimB343_702
Long Island
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130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to this place every year for Christmas and have always had a great time. Except for the past three years. I know Christmas isn't for everyone but we loved this place because it was fun, decorated for the season, and a great place to get some good food. Well for the past three years that has... 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, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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