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Jan 19, 2011 06:26 AM

Mind Blowing French Onion Soup?

I'd love to find some. I searched and didn't see any threads dedicated to this, curious if anyone has had transcendent soupe à l'oignon?

Thanks for the input guys!

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  1. a show was on yesterday that featured the best of cheese.
    there were 10 restaurants that won rave reviews having anything to do with a cheese product they made. I don't have more info on the restaurant or the chef, who is frequently on "Chopped"..............bald guy, lots of tats ..........oh, let me look it/him up.
    Chris Santos

    coming in at #2
    "Stanton Social"...........for their French Onion Soup Dumplings

    hope that helps

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    1. re: iL Divo

      Those are French onion soup dumplings. They are interesting, but if the OP is looking for soup in a bowl, rather than in a little piece of dough, he will be disappointed.

      1. re: small h

        was only trying to help with something I just saw Small H

    2. Balthazar is number one in my book. Artisanal does a nice job too.

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      1. re: TrishUntrapped

        The onion soup is one of the worst things that Balthazar does. I had to send one back recently for lack of soup. It was all bread and cheese.

          1. re: TrishUntrapped

            Isn't there supposed to be soup in the soup?

            I make this at home, so I have some experience to go by.

            They do not call it French bread and cheese in a bowl, do they?

            1. re: sushiman

              Guess I'm lucky then. When I've gone I've gotten soup too!

              1. re: TrishUntrapped

                I agree. I think Balthazar's is fantastic. Of course, I've only had it once, so maybe I just got lucky.

        1. re: TrishUntrapped

          I like Artisanal's better than Balthazar's, i like both though.

        2. This is completely awesome. I have reservations for Stantion for brunch this Sunday so that's killer news, and I always manage to swing by Balthazar at an off hour for a quick snack every time I visit. So far so good guys, thanks! :)

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          1. re: askdrtodd

            The soup dumpling are definitely delicious. One of my fave twist on this dish. But like Small H's less a soup and more a dumpling

          2. La Petite Auberge is a longtime favorite of ours. The onion soup there is excellent. The broth has good flavor, there are always lots of caramelized onions and a thick layer of cheese on top.

            Photo of La Petite Auberge's onion soup can be seen here:


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            1. re: RGR

              funny but that is exactly what I thought of
              very very good stuff

            2. I appreciate all the input guys!

              This is the "unicorn" I've been chasing. Oddly I ate at Le Chateaubriand, Chez L'Ami Jean, Frenchie, L'Atelier, etc when I was in Paris last year, and this is hands down the most memorable thing I consumed on the trip, it was at a random sidewalk bistro. I would have fought someone to the death if they tried to take that soup away from me haha.

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              1. re: askdrtodd

                Les Halles actually has great FOS. The rest of the food is not good.

                Les Halles
                15 John Street, New York, NY 10038