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Le Sans Souci

44-09 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11103 40.757458 -73.915706
nr. 44th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-728-2733 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: French
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

M, R at 46th St.

Prices

$12-$21

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Smoking Area
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

These days, a New Yorker is as apt to encounter a cute little French bistro in the outer boroughs as he is in Manhattan, and Le Sans Souci is a natural for Astoria, itself a home to a community of expat French restau workers. On their nights off, these transplanted garçons grab a table or two on the sidewalk terrasse, in the trim dining room, or at the convivial rear bar to dandle wineglasses or Belgian beers alongside chatty couples. The stone-walled, timber-floored, cozily Gallic effect is marred only by a toilettes-concealing faux wall that really should be a fireplace instead. No such sleight-of-hand complicates chef-owner Eric Le Dily’s straightforward cooking. The Brittany native produces the kind of robust, amply sauced French dishes you’d find in provincial villages—or in mid-century Greenwich Village. Yes, there’s Gruyère-blanketed onion soup, plump mussels in white-wine broth, and steak au poivre with crisp fries. Entrées flaunt seasonal flair with flavorful touches from the farmer’s market. Puréed parsnips buttress rosy sliced duck breast, and fresh sweet peas and saffron rice intensify scallops. Call it French comfort food; the only nouvelle aspect of Le Sans Souci is its address.

Recommended Dishes

Onion soup, $7; Moules marinieres et frites, $12; brochettes de St. Jacques, $19; canard aux framboises, $22

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