Tuesday, August 14, 2007

French Onion Soup Heaven





Restaurant : La Bonne Soupe
Location : 48 West 55th Street
between 5th and 6th Avenue

Website : http://www.labonnesoupe.com/


No question, the best French Onion Soup Ive had in new york city. Within a cozy little bistro, La Bonne is nested between tall midtown structures, catching passer-bys off guard. Hidden amongst the blur of 55th Street, this lovely restaurant has been more and more discovered every year. The prices are very 'Midtown' but the portions and quality is unquestionable.


Appetizer

French Onion Soupe

(Lunch special is $6.50 for a large bowl,
regular large bowl is $15))



La Forestiere Crepe

(Mushrooms, Ham, Swiss and Bechamel Sauce)




And dont kid yourself...
Everything is fantastic and everything is filling!!


Great lunch place or a cozy spot for soup on a cold winter night.
A favorite of mine for about 4 years.




Bunnie's Rating


Money : Pricey (Good lunch specials).
Soup is $6.50 for weekday lunches,
but $15 all other times.
But is a good portion to share with a friend.
The Creps, Burgers, and Omlettes are around $12
but are large in portions and extremely satisfying.

Must Try : But of course, the Onion Soupe!
Type : NOT for large crowds.. you will be waiting forever.
More for a date or a nice lunch or dinner with a couple good friends.

Reservations : None are taken. Its a hit or miss.


Pro's

Cozy, friendly, and fast. The food is outstanding and consistent. Although it is midtown, the place is designed with a strong rustic French countryside feel.

Con's

Pricey. Not looking for a good deal in midtown. EXTREMELY addictive... Trust me, after trying the soup, you will return more than once!




Eat. Drink. And Have Dessert.






1 comment:

Jen said...

Definitely some of the best onion soup that I have had in a really, really long time! I would go again!!!