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Best Onion Soup in Manhattan?

Stuartmc910 Oct 5, 2011 09:51 AM

My wife and I are onion soup fanatics and have found out that the quality of the soup in the restaurants we have been dining in has been less than satisfactory. Not all of them have been in Manhattan (Bay Head, NJ and Saratoga Springs, NY as well), but even the ones in Manhattan have been insipid. Some are using croutons instead of bread as the topping. Sacre bleu!

We need recs where to try.


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  1. TrishUntrapped RE: Stuartmc910 Oct 5, 2011 09:54 AM

    My favorite is Balthazar, my second favorite is Artisanal. So many more places I need to try.

    2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

    80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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    1. re: TrishUntrapped
      Stuartmc910 RE: TrishUntrapped Oct 5, 2011 09:59 AM

      Thanks. We had it at Artisanal years ago, but haven't been back. Time to go.

    2. princeofpork RE: Stuartmc910 Oct 5, 2011 10:21 AM

      Les Halles has an excellent Onion Soup.

      Les Halles
      411 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

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        donkeyhodey RE: princeofpork Oct 5, 2011 04:27 PM

        My fav is at Waterfront Ale House.

        Waterfront Ale House
        540 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016

        1. re: donkeyhodey
          plf515 RE: donkeyhodey Oct 5, 2011 04:50 PM

          I've eaten there many times, I used to work at Bellevue. Never had their onion soup though, and now I am out of that 'hood.

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