2023: Manhattan Voted La Bonne Soupe Best Soup!
La Bonne Soupe
48 W 55th St
(212) 586-7650 – labonnenyc.com
Since 1973, La Bonne Soupe has been the cherished haven for those in search of the Best Soup in Manhattan. Nestled in the heart of the city, this casual café is a treasure trove of French culinary excellence blended with the flavors of francophone cultures. Here, they embrace the principle of “ici pas de chi chi” – no fuss, just exceptional food. La Bonne Soupe’s menu boasts a diverse array of French classics and seasonal delights. However, their crowning glory is the world-renowned French onion soup. Picture this: caramelized onions swimming in a sumptuous beef stock, crowned with golden croutons and a decadent layer of Gruyere cheese. It’s a culinary masterpiece that warms both the heart and the soul. Step into La Bonne Soupe and let their unparalleled soup experience transport you to the heart of French gastronomy, right here in Manhattan.
2022: Manhattan Voted Brodo Best Soup!
496 Hudson St
(212) 366-0600 – brodo.com
Looking for the best soup in Manhattan? Look no further than Brodo. Industrialization in the 20th century made salads easier and cheaper to make, but also eliminated everything that was wholesome and satisfying about it in the first place. Brodo makes soup broth the traditional way, with real bones from real animals raised on real pastures. Well-made broth, slow-simmered the traditional way, is real food in its purest liquid form — and they are devoted to the tried-and-tested techniques that will make you feel like you’re consuming a home-cooked meal every time you visit this outstanding establishment. No concentrates. No preservatives. No shortcuts — that is the Brodo way!
2021: Manhattan Voted The Original Soupman Best Soup!
The Original Soupman
259 W 55th St
(212) 956-0900 – www.originalsoupman.com
Long before the classic Seinfeld episode that featured a character based on Ali Yeganeh and his original midtown restaurant Soup Kitchen International, there were long lines all the time outside the spot pretty much all the time. Yes, his soup was that good. That restaurant closed but he returned with the Original Soupman chain that serves up the same fresh, delicious soups he became famous for and that customers were more than happy to wait in line for. Standout soups include the chicken gumbo and lobster bisque but you can’t go wrong with any choice. Just pick the soup you want, have your money ready to pay and keep the line moving. After all, no one wants to hear, “no soup for you!”.
2020: Manhattan Voted La Bonne Soupe Best Soup!
La Bonne Soupe
48 W 55th St
(212) 586-7650 – www.labonnesoupe.com
Despite its name, La Bonne Soupe is much more than just a soup restaurant. The bistro, cafe and restaurant offers an extensive menu of French favorites including appetizers, entrees and wines and cocktails. The restaurant’s name also translates to “the good life,” which came from an avant-garde 1950s comedy that ran in Paris. Owner Jean-Paul Picot opened the restaurant in 1973 on 55th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Starters include traditional French favorites like salmon tartare, Escargot de Bourgogne and beet and goat cheese salad. Order entrees like steak pommes frites (steak served with french fries), les moules dijonnaise (mussels in a dijon mustard sauce) and poulet rôti (oven-baked chicken breast). Specialties include a tasty quiche Lorraine made with ham and the restaurant’s world-famous French onion soup topped with melted Gruyere cheese.