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Best Onion Soup in Manhattan?

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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.

TIA

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

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    Artisanal
    2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

    Balthazar
    80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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    1. re: TrishUntrapped

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

    2. Les Halles has an excellent Onion Soup.

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

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      1. re: princeofpork

        My fav is at Waterfront Ale House.

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

        1. re: donkeyhodey

          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.