Yes, there is a little bistro where you can get browned-on-the-top-the-way-I-like-it French onion soup,
salad, bread, a glass of wine and dessert for $22. No, I am not dreaming and neither are the many patrons who have found their way here since 1973. It is called La Bonne Soupe, which means, “the good life.”
It also refers to a popular French comedy of the 50s
They have a cute bar
I had a delicious hamburger covered in Mornay sauce and melted cheese (for which I am currently doing penance) and crisp French fries for $15. I also love their real cider–slightly alcoholic and available in sweet or dry.They serve crepes (Rory enjoyed his very much), croque monsieur, and quiche all for $12-14 and fondue with green apples for $25.
La Bonne Soupe is at 48 West 55th, just a block away from City Center where we often go for the Encores! series. If you are looking for haute cuisine, go directly to Daniel, but if you would like a familiar taste of France or, as the Michelin Guide says, “un bon repas a prix modere,” this is the place.