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La Mangeoire

1008 Second Ave., New York, NY 10022 40.756901 -73.966992
at 53rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-759-7086 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: French
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

lamangeoire.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, noon-11pm; Sat, 5:30pm-11pm; Sun, 11am-3:30pm and 5:30pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.

Prices

$16-$40

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery

Profile

On a strip of Second Avenue overrun by forgetable bars and nondescript restaurants, La Mangeoire offers a surprisingly cheerful patch of Provence. The decorative accent is rustic: gleaming copper pans, ceramic pitchers, and garlic braids embellish the walls, along with agricultural implements, such as a bridle-and-mouthpiece unit for a horse or cow. Enormous floral arrangements and still-life paintings splash color across the restaurant, while a handsome, potbelly stove sits in the main room (it's used to store linens). The menu is equally traditional, with hardly a nod to nouvelle, let alone fusion-oriented French cooking. Classic appetizers run the gamut from a classic, French onion soup topped with two cheeses to "country style" pâté and escargots served with almond butter. Standout entrées include the diver sea scallops prepared with a sweet pea puree and Cornish hen grilled with herbs. And if you're dining with company, share the whole roasted chicken; served in its own juices with fries, the preparation is simple but outstanding. The restaurant's three small dining rooms lend intimacy to the somewhat older crowd, and the option of ordering scaled-down portions of entrées lets customers linger over the fine desserts.

Extra

At lunchtime on Saturdays, the restaurant is reserved for private parties. At other times groups of 10-25 can inhabit one of the restaurant's three dining rooms.

Prix-Fixe Menus
Two-course lunch, $21; three-course dinner, $35

Recommended Dishes

Sea scallops a la plancha, $26 for small plate and $35 for large plate

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