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“Great in every way” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistro Les Amis

Bistro Les Amis
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Ranked #650 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: SoHo
Lutherville, MD
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great in every way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

We returned here after the great job they did with a large group in December 2012. There is prix fixe for a budget, but otherwise the menu is fairly priced. Good acoustics, friendly service, never rushed, and they know how to seat a group. My lamb shank was perfect. My only advice is to ask for rare if you have the steak frites.
A good bar for eating solo.
And they had no problem splitting the check in thirds after serving our group of seven.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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130 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Took me a while...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I actually went here back in September of 2007 as I was roaming the streets of SoHo on a 48-hour trip to Manhattan (I live on the West Coast). To this day, I still remember eating here! Great food, the skinny fries were perfectly made, and I was just checking and it looks like they're still there. If they are there after almost 6 years in the Manhattan food industry, kudo's to them and I'm definitely going back this year!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Haids L
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Caracas, Venezuela
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice ambience, food ok”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

We were lucky to have gotten a table at 8pm with our kids in hand while at Soho on a cold December night. The Bistro Les Amis is a good french cozy restaurant; not the best I've eaten at but it's ok.

I would recommend the salmon. The Entrecoute with french fries was overly cooked, which is not the right way to serve this plate. The service was ok, waiters were nice and tendered us well. The male maitre' made us feel a bit uncomfortable; maybe he did not like kids (although our daughters are old enough to behave well and did not scream or cried at any time during our dinner) and was a bit pushy for us to pay and leave.

The place is very cozy.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mikeve
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new york city
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Amazing prix-fixe value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

My friends and I dined at Bistro les Amis on a recent Saturday night. Many higher-end restaurants don't offer a prix-fixe on the weekend, but this one did....and, boy, it was a surprise.

While most places add a supplement for true soupe a l'oignon, toasted crouton and melted cheesy crust and all, Bistro les Amis does not....and it was quite a large bowl at that.

And then came the steak frites....the steak was a really nice sized one...another surprise...because many places serve a smaller portion of steak on its prix-fixe menu (often already sliced, to perhaps make the portion seem like more than it is)!

And the piece de resistance was the cheese cake for dessert....once again, it was a far larger portion than most restaurants serve, even on their regular priced menus.

Quite a tasty meal, well worth it at any price and even mo.........Merci. We shall return....and soon!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aaw926
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México
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good for late night dining”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

It was one of the only option around soho for late dining if you come back from a show.
Their service was good as well as most of the food. We did find some of our dishes a little ordinary in terms of flavor.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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