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#1 Post by Don Appleton » January 27th, 2016, 9:10 am

My wife and I will be in Manhattan for a few days in April and looking for a good French cuisine restaurant in the midtown-uptown area- not too ultra pricey/fancy.
All suggestions much appreciated.
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#2 Post by Jorge Henriquez » January 27th, 2016, 9:37 am

La Mangeoire on 2nd and low 50s is a board favorite.
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#3 Post by Jletchinger » January 27th, 2016, 11:20 am

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#4 Post by scamhi » January 27th, 2016, 11:38 am

La Mangeoire and you can BYO.
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#5 Post by JLee » January 27th, 2016, 7:18 pm

Nougatine at Columbus Circle has excellent food (even for NY), and their lunch prix fix is affordable and v good (their brunch is forgettable). It's only nominally french however, more like new american.
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#6 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » January 27th, 2016, 8:08 pm

It's so close to my work, but I have not been yet, but heard good things.

http://vauclusenyc.com/
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#7 Post by Paul Jaouen » January 28th, 2016, 5:56 am

La Grenouille if you want high end and expensive. Benoit makes a good cassoulet. And La Mangeoire for good comfort food.
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#8 Post by Jorge Henriquez » January 28th, 2016, 8:07 am

Paul Jaouen wrote:La Grenouille if you want high end and expensive. Benoit makes a good cassoulet. And La Mangeoire for good comfort food.
Don Appleton wrote:My wife and I will be in Manhattan for a few days in April and looking for a good French cuisine restaurant in the midtown-uptown area- not too ultra pricey/fancy.
All suggestions much appreciated.
Thanks.

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#9 Post by JLee » January 28th, 2016, 9:07 am

La Grenouille is very expensive and the food and service have really suffered in the last few years.
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#10 Post by Michel Abood » January 28th, 2016, 9:30 am

Cafe Boulud is a good option. Excellent food, good service, nice wine list.
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#11 Post by R@y.Tupp@+sch » January 28th, 2016, 10:27 am

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:It's so close to my work, but I have not been yet, but heard good things.

http://vauclusenyc.com/
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#12 Post by Karl_O'Donoghue » January 28th, 2016, 4:29 pm

Nougatine is good value.

I have heard only good things about Racines, but will try it in a few weeks. One of the owners is a partner in Chamber Street Wines.
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#13 Post by Michel Abood » January 29th, 2016, 2:08 am

Karl_O'Donoghue wrote:Nougatine is good value.

I have heard only good things about Racines, but will try it in a few weeks. One of the owners is a partner in Chamber Street Wines.
http://racinesny.com/
Racines is excellent, with a great wine list, but it's all the way downtown on Chambers Street. The OP requested something uptown.
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#14 Post by Karl_O'Donoghue » January 30th, 2016, 2:03 pm

oops, Michel, you are quite right. Wasn't paying attention to the uptown part. I liked RougeTomate on 60th .... great wine list and friendly sommelier, but it closed, and is moving to Chelsea, soon.

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Karl_O'Donoghue wrote:Nougatine is good value.

I have heard only good things about Racines, but will try it in a few weeks. One of the owners is a partner in Chamber Street Wines.
http://racinesny.com/
Racines is excellent, with a great wine list, but it's all the way downtown on Chambers Street. The OP requested something uptown.

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#15 Post by Michel Abood » January 31st, 2016, 5:30 am

I have had very good meals at Eli's on 3rd, and the wine list is full of below-average-markup treasures, many from Eli's personal cellar.
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#16 Post by Don Appleton » January 31st, 2016, 1:57 pm

Thanks for taking the time to respond, much appreciated.

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#17 Post by Chris L » January 28th, 2018, 6:26 am

If you're just looking for steak-frites, try Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote New York...
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#18 Post by Kyle Zeman » January 29th, 2018, 7:59 pm

Second Vaucluse. Enjoyed a nice dinner and bottle of Jolie Laide Trousseau Gris there last winter

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#19 Post by Paul Jaouen » January 30th, 2018, 5:42 am

Six of us just had a very nice wine dinner at Vaucluse a couple weeks ago. Wine service was terrific and food was excellent.
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