Tout Va Bien

4.3
1628 reviews
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Tout Va Bien open since 1948 is the oldest French bistro in the theater district. every classic French dish you are looking for you will find for sure!!!! Escargot coq au Vin beef bourguignon steak au poivre lamb chops with garlic just a few examples. Tout Va Bien is now in it's third generation and keeps getting better year after year. We offer a prix fix for 25.95 until 8 pm. So come enjoy French music and a true peace of France in NYC see you soon.
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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We went before a broadway show. The food was good but nothing special. The French onion soup was above average. I enjoyed the chicken cordon Bleu but it was smothered in mushroom gravy. Cute atmosphere. The waiter was not very attentive.

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Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was extremely pleased with the PreFixe menu.

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RP
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were disappointed in this restaurant we tried for a pre-theater dinner. The small dining room was nice and charming. The waiter was earnest and seemed to be working hard but they needed more than one waiter to handle a virtually full dining room. The service was slow and the fish, the special of the day- branzino- was overdone, perhaps from sitting too long under the warmer waiting to be served. I like the food selection and the location. I would try it again when in New York and hope this was an aberration.

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat! We decided to go here after a show at the Neil Simon theater. Easy to walk to. Wonderful food and service. The owners were there and we felt very welcomed by them, like we were in their home. Recommend this place highly

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but even better service!

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HA
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, truly french. Steak frites was a very generous portion, chilled artichoke perfect.

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AS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We ate here a Christmas 2018, it was great. So we went back. We had the entire restaurant to ourselves, yet it took several minutes to be seated and the waiter was rather inattentive. Oh the irony. Food was still incredible and the portions are just as big as ever. A great value for the quality of food served.

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. Like most French restaurants, it is a little pricey.

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RH
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The mussels Provencal were prepared perfectly. The server wss attentive and made sure I had s very fine dining experience.

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R
New England
39 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tout Va Bien is like being in a French neighborhood bistro serving the best dishes of the area to the locals. Such a great place to enjoy fine food with friends and family.

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J
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good rendition of classic bistro dishes. Pate maison left something to be desired, and they were out of pastis , but the mains were well prepared.

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous! Ordered from prix fixe
Great value, delicious choices. We were celebrating my friend's birthday. They brought out her dessert with a candle and gave us some unbelievably delicious complimentary sangria. Service was great. Overall a wonderful evening!

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s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this restaurant because it was right across the street from our hotel, and within a few blocks of the theater we planned to attend after dinner. We chose to order from the prix fixe dinner menu, and we weren't disappointed. This is a three-course meal with choice of appetizer, main course and dessert. There were multiple items to choose from, and we loved everything we got. Before we ordered, they served us a relish dish of fresh carrots, celery and radishes, and a basket of nice French bread. Each course was plentiful and well-prepared. We had no complaints, and at $29.99 a person, found the prix fixe to be an excellent value. The wine choices were plentiful, also, and the Bordeaux we chose was delightful. We will definitely return to this restaurant again in the future, and highly recommend it for theater-goers.

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MA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The service was adequate. An order dish was never received. It couold have been that only one waiter was there to serve all with the help of another person, self described as, "I'm not a waiter". I only would recommend it for an old time French restaurant. It's close to Circle in the Square theather, so that's good too.

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Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Dining room ungodly hot! I asked to have fans turned on, which they did, but then “lowered the speed” so that there was virtually no air circulation. The oppressive heat ruin my dining experience.

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b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Adorable little place in the heart of the theatre district and quite affordable. The food was very good. The restaurant was quaint and quiet (hard to find these days!). We enjoyed our wine and our meals and would definitely return again.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This is so bizarre. We never got to have lunch at the restaurant although we had reservations. The door was locked when we arrived. The mailman came along and rang the bell. The chef came out to accept the mail. He told us we couldn’t be seated as the waiter hadn’t arrived. We waited and and nice sized crowd had joined our group. I decided to ring the bell again. We were told the same thing. As we had theater tickets we decided to leave and eat elsewhere. None of us ever experienced anything like this before. One for the books. Obviously, we can’t recommend this restaurant.

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s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great local spot with solid food, friendly though often distracted wait staff all at a reasonable price. Not a tourist experience destination but that’s what attracts me.

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J
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak tartare with Cointreau delicious, the miules fresh and plump, the French fries a treat unto themselves.

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d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We like this place. It serves good french food at moderate prices in a part of town where restaurants are generally mediocre at best. We wouldn't go out of our way for it, but it's about as good as it gets on the north end of the theater district.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small and unique bistro with the feeling of being in a France.

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D
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tout Va Bien is a warm, charming restaurant. The waiter was wonderful. The food was delicious. My mini-high school reunion group thoroughly enjoyed it. I can't wait to go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Escargot were tender and wonderfully garlicky. Lyonnaise salad was delicious with chunky bacon and a delicately poached egg. Steak friends and lamb chops were grilled well. Profiteroles were light and crepe brûlée had real body. Friendly service and well situated for a preshow dinner.

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BK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This little French restaurant was great for our 6pm pre-theatre dinner. The food was good and the ambiance was really "Classic New York Casual". The best part for me was that all the employees and owner were actually French(!) which is extremely rare to find. The owner came to our table to ask if we were enjoying ourselves, and then later brought us some dessert wine on the house. A nice touch. A fun experience!

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R
Austin
58 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great real French Bistro very good food. Service is typical of a small family restaurant. Everyone is friendly . Wine list is very reasonable and not overly priced. Will return on next visit to NYC.

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GI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, and the sangria was one of the best I've had.

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BF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the quintessential little French bistro. From the moment we walked in, we were treated like royalty, and our meal was truly delicious. The mussels were overflowing in a huge bowl and neither of my friends could finish their’s. My fish was exceptional and the whole experience was such a pleasure. I will definitely go to this restaurant every time I am in New York City.

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l
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food that prepared with care. Service and attention to detail is exceptional. This is a non trendy restaurant that has maintained it standards.

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MM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Consistently good French fare with no frills. Nice place to have a quiet dinner.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely meal at Tout Va Bien. The service was absolutely wonderful.

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d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything was very good and the amount of wine by the glass was very generous.My wife when entering felt there was a mildew smell.Service was very good @ a very busy time.

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PD
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food, super service, consistently excellent. Tabor was ready when reserved, menu had something for everyone, and again just superb food.

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MM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful French cuisine. Great atmosphere. Great location for theater

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GH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were exceptional as always. A go to restaurant for us all the time.

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N
London
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

An old standby that still seems to have its followers.
The place is musty and rather seedy, although some may think that's its charm. For us it wasn't.
And the food is average at best and totally lacking in "presentation". Although their "classics" seem very reasonably priced, if you choose otherwise the bill can get quite large for such a modest establishment.
There are certainly better choices in the Theater District.

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l
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great find! Just like sitting in a French kitchen. Hospitality was more than we expected and the food was very good and delicious. We give it 100% on all marks!

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A
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't go wrong with rhe Prix Fixe menu! The escargots and the bavette were delicious and the bavette was really cooked to order: medium for me and medium rare for my son. For dessert I had the tarte tatin and my son had the creme brûlée - both a delight! At the end of the meal, they gave us a glass of sangria!! Also, an older gentleman who I think he''s the owner passed by from one table to the next to give away complementary chocolate mousse !!
The prix fixe menu has a fairly decent amount of choices. The next time I think I'll try the saumon provençal !
The waiters/waitress were funny and friendly but not overwhelming. All in all it was a really nice evening at Le Tout Va Bien. We will be back!

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GP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Tout Va Bien for a pre-theater dinner. The food was delicious! We were a party of nine and we had several different appetizers, entrees and desserts.The poulet cordon blue was excellent as were the mussels (we tried two different sauces) , and the Boeuf Bourguignon. The service was friendly and efficient. Everybody was delighted with everything! We would return in a heartbeat!

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Typical - even old fashioned (coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon) - fair in a traditional style French restaurant. Staff not quite as on the ball as they could be - and a slight odor of building damp - detract from an otherwise relaxed and comfortable experience.

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TS
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When I lived in NYC I treated Tout Va Bien as one of my local restaurants. It was so much fun to return (it has been about 7 years since I was there). It is still the same...menu the same...sometimes a little rudeness...and wonderful energy!

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