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La Belle Vie

184 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10011 40.743022 -74.000098
nr. 19th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-929-4320 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: French
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 23rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

14th St. to 23rd St., Sixth Ave. to Tenth Ave.


This venue is closed.

The dark, sexy vibe at this Chelsea brasserie is further enhanced by the young and eclectically stylish crowd, happy to be reminded of 1930s France: white mosaic tile floors, globe-shaped sconces, and dimly lit chandeliers, and a background of burnt-orange walls hung with vintage posters. Frank Sinatra or jazz standards croon in the background. You'll find no surprises on the menu of French classics—escargot, steak frites, poulet rôti, boeuf bourguignon—but portions are bigger than anything you'd find in France. The style is, naturally, uninhibited: hot, melted Emmenthal cheese envelops the bowl of onion soup and seeps thickly over the top; mussels, served in a deep, cast-iron pot, come immersed in creamy, garlic-infused white wine and tomato broth. Grilled hanger steak, thin medallions of tender beef, rests in a thick, dark, red wine sauce. If you plan on lingering over dessert, there are the usual to choose from, plus a bright and zingy lemon mousse tart with a drizzle of raspberry sauce.