Tout Va Bien
wonderful french bistro - delicious food, copious portions and warm reception by owner
This long-time pre-theatre friend is in need of refreshing - the food is still tasty (I had the artichoke and mussels meuniere) and the waiters speak French which is reassuring, but the room feels a bit bedraggled without the tablecloths and décor that used to tie the small restaurant together and make it feel cozy rather than cluttered. The huge TV screen at the end, even on mute, takes away much of the ambience. You enter and smell disinfectant and feel disappointed from the start, knowing there are now a number of better options on Restaurant Row and even nearby. Alas. Alors.
Not the charming setting that you see on the website. Menu on website is old so only basic French food is offered. Lots of other restaurants in the area to choose.
2nd time here. Enjoyed!!
A true gem! Perfect before theater....but it would be great to spend a leisurely relaxed evening ala tout va bien.
Tout Va Bien has been a favorite of mine for years. It's a great place for intimate gatherings with friends and family. The food is always excellent and at a reasonable price. It's a comfortable, classic French Bistro with a coziness that is welcoming.
I really love coming here. It’s not a place you can rate using the star system. You walk-in and say hello to the proprietor Jean Pierre and find your seat. You’re close to others in terms of the seating but you feel as though you’re in your own space. The food selections are all things that they have mastered so there is little to alter in terms of the tastes and flavors. If you would like to stay longer then stay; if shorter then leave. You’re not on the clock there. At the end of the evening you want to come back again and try the things you couldn’t get to on the menu.
One thing, the wine selection is clever. No specific vintages, chateaux or domaines are listed for the most part just appellations which allows them to change things up based on the wines they are sourcing. I’ll just say this that they find affordable wines.
There was a slug on the floor next to us during our dinner...
Quintessential French bistro still a great pleasure after all these years. Excellent service good food generous portions. Good wine by the glass. Very well-located on a charming street but still convenient to theaters etc. Prices make it a top-notch bargain all in all.
Tout Va Bien is the hardest kind of place to find in NYC, a friendly neighborhood place that makes you feel welcomed, well fed, truly valued and all for less money than you thought possible in Manhattan. The food is good to excellent, the service superb, and the vibe cozy retro.
Think that the management has changed: B cleanliness rating; cold hostess; waiter zero personality. Food still good. What happened to all the French guys?
Excellent French bistro, but could have used some air conditioning, other than that, first rate
We had a lovely dinner before going to see "Oklahoma", one block away at Circle in the Square Theater. One member of our party of four was late in arriving, but the restaurant managed to serve his dinner along with the rest of us. We really appreciated their consideration which made our dinner experience so nice.
Nice little place. Quiet, nice service and wait staff. Delicious food. Reasonably priced for the theater district.
Food and service was great
I love this place. Shhh, don't tell everyone! The food is consistently excellent and the waiters are lovely.
I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time and so glad I did....they have a great prix fixe menu by 730p-you may have to ask for that menu but I did and it was so totally worth it...$30. for 3 courses-I paid a little extra for the escargot and then had the beef bourguigone(sp?) which were both excellent and then chocolate mousse for dessert...the place is truly a french bistro and is great for pre theatre or if you are just looking for a truly french experience ....I am definitely returning.
Reserved a table for dinner before a play. We were seated promptly. The restaurant had the feel of one deep in the heart of Paris. A few regulars seated at the bar were chatting in French with the staff. Felt as if we stepped off the continent once we entered the room. Food was delicious. Our main courses were Duck L’Orange - very moist and tasty and the Steak Frites- done perfectly to medium raw. A shared dessert of profiteroles were a sweet treat. A wonderfully casual restaurant with an authentic French feel.
Nice quiet lunch spot. Food was good and nice menu to choose from. The server was good to. Will go back. I loved the location.
Great food and service.
Very cozy ambient as well !
We were very pleased :)
Highly recommend. Great neighborhood restaurant. Also good for price fix pre-theatre. Small and cozy. We are definitely going back. We live on the east side but worth the trip.
A real little French restaurant with traditional recipes such as "coq au vin" "moules marinieres" "tripes".
I tried les "moules marinieres" and was delighted!
Will be back next time I come to New York.
We have been coming to Tout Va Bien for over thirty years when we’ve been in NYC and have never been disappointed. The food is truly French country and always reliably excellent. Our server was friendly and even allowed us to practice our rather poor French. You can’t go wrong with this restaurant!
Small French restaurant in theater district. Three sisters celebrated our birthdays prior to seeing Cher show one block away. Server was lovely. Attentive and friendly. Fetid was good and price fixed lunch was great value.
All 6 of us enjoyed our meals very much. Homey traditional French cuisine. Our 2 French guests were quite content. Thank you for the delicious desserts too.
Tout Va Bien is a wonderful place to have dinner in the theater district. It is an authentic French Bistro. The menu offers something for everyone. The service is excellent . I recommend the skate. It was prepared simply and was delicious.
The service was just lovely. Ate there as it was in the theatre district.
Definitely reasonably priced compared to other places.
Service was personable and very attentive.
If you are looking for a moderately priced authentic French restaurant near Times Square then this is the place for you to go. Nothing fancy, but definitely delicious. Fair wine list. Escargot outstanding (lots of garlic). Friendly, prompt service.
Dinner for three on a Friday night. The restaurant was busy. We did have reservations. Friendly prompt greeting. Wine selection was average. Glasses of Cotes du Rhône red and French rose were very nice. Traditional French fare. Crudités was complimentary as was bread. Charcuterie plate appetizer was delicious. Entrees of Coq Au Vin, Salmon and Sea bass special were all excellent. The Coq Au Vin was by far the best. Unfortunately we didn’t have time for dessert but the meal was excellent. If you are looking for traditional French cuisine, look no further than this neighborhood gem in Hell’s Kitchen.
Small little place that you walk down to get into. Very casual. Steak frites good. Escargot nice. Gave us a complementary white chocolate mouse and after dinner drink. Service lacked attention-although server was nice. Expected more based on reviews- but it is a good spot for an authentic French meal and champagne drink.
very pleasant experience with my daughter on her 21st BD. Right down the street from theater to see "Mean Girls".
This is an obscure Restaurant Location that was a pleasant experience. The food, service and price was excellent. I would highly recommend a visit.
Great authentic, everyday French cuisine served in an unpretentious atmosphere. Friendly staff and delicious food, with great attention paid to the meals. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to eat like the French!
Maybe we got them on a bad day but there. Were only 3 other tables(*day after blackout which affected them). Apps were good but main courses were not. My chicken was very dry,my husband dish was not good either very pleasant service but cannot recommend
Pleasantly surprised to find a nice little French place off Times Square. Food was very good, staff great. We had beef filet with a great sauce and veggies. Very reasonable prices. Will return on next trip to NYC.
We just finished and paid, then BLACKOUT!!
Everyone was nice! Thanks!
I was a bit taken aback by how small the restaurant was, still very friendly and wanting to make sure I had a good experience. One server but I was only one of 5 tables the 2 hours I was there. Friendly and food portions were generous. Very convenient to my theatre.
Nice French restaurant pre theater
SO HAPPY TO REDISCOVER! First went to Tout Va Bien in the early 80's when I lived in the city. It was an authentic French Country Kitchen/Bistro then and it still is. Just a cool family owned and operated (Thanks Michael!) little place with great well priced food and wine. Perfect for Pre or Post Theatre. Warm friendly staff. Unpretentious as it gets. Real place with real food created by real down to earth people!
Old time French has its positives. Mainly tasty food, well-prepared. The service was a bit casual, but generally friendly. It seems a place to escape the crowds.