Saturday, January 19, 2008

Viva la France!

Recently we hosted my mom, grandmom, aunt, uncle and two cousins. For some of them, it was their first time in New York so they wanted to see the usual Midtown tourist attractions. The challenge: find something nearby that's not expensive, formal, crazy crowded or a hideous cheese-drenched chain like Friday's or Applebee's. La Bonne Soupe was the solution.

As you might've guessed, their best deal is the soup combo. A bowl of soup, bread, salad, dessert (chocolate mousse, creme caramel, sorbets) and house wine (or another beverage if you're not a drinker) for $16.75. They accommodated our group beautifully and the servers were attentive but not pushy.

I'd recommend it to any Midtown worker bee or person playing tour guide. Maybe it was that it was so cold that day, maybe it was that we'd already walked so much, but it just felt like a haven in the middle of it all.

La Bonne Soupe
48 W. 55th St. (between 5th and 6th)
Subway: F, N, R, W, Q to 57th ; A, B, C, D, 1 to 59th; E, V to 53rd

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