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Tout Va Bien

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.)
+1 212-265-0190
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here for years, classic French reliable with old world ambience and a very lively French crowd at the bar watching soccer and drinking Kronenberg and house wine. Places which attempt to "recreate" this sort of atmosphere should drop in for some lessons. For some reason we hadn't been back for awhile but we heard from the owner of Parigot... More 

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North Arlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Foie gras among best I've had state-side and bouillabaise excellent as well. Wife enjoyed duck a l'orange and escargot. Our waiter's recommendation of young sancerre was perfect. Highly recommend.

Thank Bergeneddi
New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At least ten family-owned French bistros in NYC, over two decades, have departed this world. Fancy new eateries featuring elegant French meals though have opened up around Manhattan, where the per person tab exceeds $120 p.p. Tout Va Bien however continues to put forth well-prepared French country cooking for around $50 p.p. for 3 courses, including a glass of wine.... More 

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Florence, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed the food at Tout Va Bien on New Years Eve. The food was delicious. The moules was excellent, the fries were excellent, the fois gras creme brûlée was interesting and the salade lyonnaise was deliciously authentic. The only problem is that the restaurant is very dated. It was opened in 1948 and stilllooks like a very... More 

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Broussard, Louisiana
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 5 in New York City and I initially chose this restaurant due to its proximity to Gershwin Theater since we were going to see Wicked later that evening. Upon entering, it was very busy but the atmosphere was quaint, cozy and inviting. The dining area wasn't large and since I had made reservations way in... More 

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saratoga NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been to Manhattan in 3 years following a stroke, and greatly anticipated this return. Arrived early(just after 5) on a Friday evening with another couple who had never been before, and all of us were very pleased. All the basic comfort French bistro foods from simple crudités, onion soup, beef Bourgignon and veal kidneys in cream sauce with mustard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very delicious French food with very minimal pretentiousness, which was nice. The food was delicious; we ended up getting the cheese plate, and sides of mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, garlic green beans, and creamed spinach. It was all delicious, but I do wish they had at least one single vegetarian option on the menu! But I was still very... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

First they changed their menu. They did not have many of the items I wanted. They also did not have the prix fixe menu. My mussels were excellent, but the frites were ok. My husbands coq au vin was fine. They also asked whether we wanted sparking or still, and we said still thinking tap water, but a bottle arrived... More 

Thank JUdyrem
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Really slow service, very cramped place. It was difficult moving without bumping your neighbor's table. Food was OK, beef bourguignon was not bad but the truffle chicken was really bland. Reasonably priced except $12 for an awful glass of Cabernet and $5 for coffee. Desert was fabulous. OK experience but we will not be back.

Thank Nic N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We went expecting roast duck and cassoulet but found chicken cordon blue and the steak and fries. Salad was very fresh, onion soup needed salt, but main dishes were excellent. Try the homemade sangria, it won't disappoint. Friendly staff. And informal old world atmosphere make it a nice stop out of the hustle of the city.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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: +1 212-265-0190

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