Bistro 44
Bistro 44

Bistro 44

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistro44.net/
  • Phone: 6312629744x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Lano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodbine Avenue
  • Public Transit: Public bus stop located in short walking distance.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are two municipal parking lots overlooking Northport Harbor. Metered street side parking is also available. A public village dock is also available for boaters and is within walking distance.
A word from Bistro 44
Nestled in the town of Northport, this welcome addition to the reawakening scene offers fresh, well-prepared New American fare in a warm setting with a delightful patio. The location makes it perfect for pre-theater dinners or paired with a Main Street stroll.
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Bistro 44 reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (48)neighborhood gem (38)fit for foodies (28)romantic (27)special occasion (26)great for lunch (21)great for brunch (15)good for groups (10)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • One of Northports best.
    Openeater
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Overall best in town when you consider all factors including price. Appetizers, entres are excellent. The Specials were really special. Desert cheese cake was a bit dry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brian
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Still never have had a bad experience at the Bistro! It is our go-to place for special times and everyday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely for lunch
    KiniVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I enjoyed a lovely al fresco lunch on the patio. I had the butternut squash salad and my husband had lobster blt which were well prepared and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely all around
    Elegant61VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It was a gorgeous nite to be sitting outside in their back patio. Had a wonderful and accomodating waiter w/everything. Sancerre wine was perfect for a summer meal. We shared an appetizer, two entrees and one dessert. The plates, except dessert were split in the back. This was a nice perk, since most of the time restaurants can't be bothered. One of our dishes was altered from the menu and was outstanding. Always look forward to our next time there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceelent if you like to eat
    pauly34
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Other than the initial bread being kinda stale the appetizers, main course and dessert were fantastic. We all go to Golds Gym and like a healthy option (hate those folks when you go out) and it had everything. The short ribs were ridiculous in taste. Compliments to the Chef !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Saturday dining
    happytobeeatingout
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wonderful night out in Northport. Had dinner in the ivy covered courtyard. Great food and service. Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaryVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Fabulous outdoor dining area. We felt like we were on a Parisian street, with ivy covered high walls that led to a residential alley. Lovely! Skirt steak was delicious and the pork oso buco was awesome. We look forward to going back and experiencing dining inside, which was very inviting with dark, rich woods.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice neighborhood place
    blondemamaVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It had been a number of years since I last dined at this restaurant. It was very lovely. Sat out on the back patio and had a lovely and relaxing lunch. Would be a place I would try again and it is very close to home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Excellent
    alexkate429
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We took a chance on this restaurant and we're glad that we did. We'll be going back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service were fantastic
    Foodie1009
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The outdoor patio is a great, cozy spot. We ordered two appetizers, one wasn't to our liking and the waiter removed it from our bill. The Lobster Risotto was packed with delicious, fresh hand-picked lobster. The bone-in veal Parmesan was tremendous and delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great Dining experience
    drfoodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We were seated on the patio outside in a nice ,cool shaded area. The waiter was very attentive and pleasant. We had lunch here before and the service was also excellent. The food was great. I had the lobster and spinach ravioli. The ravioli was actually with spinach topped with lobster pieces. my husband had lamb, my son had the skirt steak and my daughter had chicken. We were all satisfied with our choices. They have a prix fixe lunch and dinner specials and the prices are reasonable. This will be our place for dinner or lunch every time we go to the nearby John Engleman Theater. We would go more often but we live 40 minutes away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place, nice ambiance
    CathyC
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went to Bistro 44 as it was near The John Engeman theatre. The place is very cozy. We were seated in the front small section with a window seat, very nice. I am gluten free and they were able to accomodate me. Food was great, service was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • great dinner
    meryl57
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have been here many times and always have a great meal. They use to give cotton candy at the end of the meal, but our last few trips there they haven't done it. It was such a cute novel idea even if was never eaten. Love this place for its quaint booths and very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a great night sitting outside and enjoying the food and peacefulness.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected More for the Money
    MissEliza
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I've been to Bistro 44 many times and have always been satisfied. The food is always delicious, the service is always good, and the prices are always a bit pricey. Granted, dining in Northport this should be expected. Northport is a quaint town with prices that match. I wasn't blown away by the main dish I received and at $27 for the plate I expected more. I will probably go back and choose something else but the prices didn't seem to match my level of satisfaction.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • Nice Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We ate here for the first time and enjoyed it. The service was good and so was the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kim
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I went to Bistro 44 for brunch and had the french toast with strawberries and fresh whipped cream. OMG, delicious!! I returned to Bistro 44 for dinner with friends. The bartender was very friendly and was our waiter as well when we sat down to eat. I had the apple pork chop. It was outstanding. For dessert I had the lemon raspberry cake with vanilla ice cream, delectable! I thought the restaurant was very nicely decorated and clean. I would definitely recommend bistro 44 to my family and friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • in love
    bean
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Everything was delicious. Third time here and can't get enough. Skirt steak, lobster risotto, short ribs...heaven. calamari and baked clams, yum. You have to go!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bistro
    greatbeforeshow11
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food very good... service excellent... pricey... so bring ur wallet !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kramedames
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I booked a reservation for a dinner for 4 friends on a Monday night. We received wonderful service and everyone enjoyed the food they ordered. I thought the chicken Milanese was unusually good and I order that relatively frequently elsewhere and it stood out here. I can't say whether we would have gotten as much attention if it was a busier night, but somehow you got the feeling that you would be treated well regardless of the night and crowd. One of the women in our group who lives quite a distance away in Nassau County said she planned to take her family back to Northport to try Bistro44. I plan to go back in the near future and have already recommended to others that they try Bistro 44.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Outdoor Dining
    Eat4pleasure
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We have visited this restaurant regularly for about 5 years. Our first experience there was an afternoon lunch outdoors. I remember when they were putting up their web page a few years back and while we were seated outside, the photographer asked if it was alright if they posted our photo online and they did. Some people I've recommended have stated that it's a little pricey for the portions that are served. I myself think that the prices are fair for the quality of the food. We have eaten in other area restaurants and Bistro 44 is the only one that we've returned to. It's always a pleasant experience and you are never rushed through your meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bistro
    JurazVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was excellent . I had braised short ribs with mash potatoes . My husband had salmon and enjoyed it as well. Nothing but praise. We enjoyed our meal . Our waiter was very courteous. We willvisit again in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was good and service was good but there was nothing exceptional. Service not very attentive and sometimes slow.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Northport Gem
    OBGemVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    First time at Bistro 44 found the food to be above average and service very accomodating. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MichelleVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Outdoor patio was lovely. Food and service are good too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor patio!!
    KLO1013VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This was my 2nd time here, and we asked to be seated outside. What a nice surprise!! Hidden in the back is an oasis surrounded by 3 walls of ivy. A hidden gem! We started with the lemon dusted calamari, which was nice, tender and delicious, though I didn't really taste the lemon. It was served with fresh lemon slices, which we squeezed on top. I had the sesame seared tuna over creamy mashed potatoes, and a side of bok choy. It was done just right, and I ate every bite. My friend had the cioppino, which was stocked with shrimp, mussels, clams and 1/2 a lobster in a shallow dish that was just filled to the edge with a flavorful broth. We enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere out back, and every bite of our meal, and left extremely happy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Service
    LvJvVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The service was very slow, took 20 minutes to get a drink. They have the smallest bread basket 4 tiny pieces of stale bread for 4 people.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Lobster with spinach ravioli!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Sailed to Northport, which we had not done in a few years, and many restaurants had picked up a notch in the cute town. We dined at Bistro 44 and had a great food experience, much better than we expected. We eat out a lot, all over the world, and the lobster with spinach ravioli was really out of this world good, as well as all other dishes we had. Our waiter Jeff was very friendly, and knowledgeable about all on the meny. Looking forward to coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio Dining
    Fromo4
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Although we initially preferred to sit inside, as it was a very warm day, we were told that only outdoor seating was available. We had no choice. However, we were ushered into an enclosed enclave that was quite appealing and noticeably cooler than the temperature we felt out on Main Street. Couple that with an excellent menu and quality food preparation and you have a hearty recommendation. We will definitely return when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Thanks Jeremy,,,, we had a great night..... food was amazing..
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    good for groups
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  • Outstanding experience
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Every aspect of our experience was good. The presentation, the attention to details, the freshness of the clams, seafood in the cioppino, ahi, greens the food quality itself were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the garden
    DallasDiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Garden with ivy all over the walls is relaxing with a European feel. Prix fixe lunch before Engemann Theater was terrific. Wonderful lobster & spinach ravioli and lobster chunks were succulent. Gruner Veltliner wine was perfect accompaniment. Other guests loved their meals, but baked clams were too breaded. Chocolate cigar dessert on prix fixe menu was for 2. Waiter said for just one person they would have to charge more since it's a detailed dessert to make. 2 of us had Prix Fixe lunches and split the dessert. Comes in a cigar ashtray with custard/creme brulee type base & a cigar shaped chocolate ganache on top. Very clever and yummy. Enough for 2 to split. Loved the afternoon there with friends; not rushed at all. Great place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    it was my wife and my 23 anniversary needless to say I wanted it to be a night to remember.. good friends of ours from Huntington yacht club recommended we try bistro 44 and boy were they right.... food was terrific, we had the best service we have had in some time,, really a great night
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  • night for the ladies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We were a group of 4 ladies out for a night on the town and Bistro 44 did not disappoint.... we started off with the lemon dusted calamari,, it was outstanding,, we then moved on splitting 2 salads between us and there was plenty to go around. moving on to the main course I had the kobe burger< I must add that it was the best burger I've ever had... finishing off dinner there was no room left for desert. Then this charming young man ( I think he said his name was Kevin) came by our table asking how everything was, we told him how great of a night it was,, his response was to buy us a round of drinks,, perfect ending to a perfect night.. thanks bistro
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A quiet night in the restaurant. The decor was beautiful, but the service was truly lacking. We were seated promptly and given menus, but then thirty minutes passed before our orders were taken. They gave us a little bread after that and then we waited quite a while longer for the appetitizers, which were very good (two out of three came, with the third coming afterwards.) The main dishes were OK to good. We moved inside from the outside patio because of the gnats (obviously not the restaurant's fault) but then another wait ensued. We called off dessert, and went next door for ice cream.
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  • Very disappointing
    NorthportDan
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went for brunch on father's day. Service was " adequate" but nothing more, a bit lackluster actually. Food was really subpar. The eggs benedict had a small amount of a very thin hollandaise sauce. The croque monsieur was not even a good grilled ham and cheese sandwich by diner standards -- calling it a "croque monsieur" was simply a misnomer
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  • Terrible Dining Experience
    Disgusted
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I went with three women and myself. Three of us enjoyed our meals. The other woman found her dish very unappealing. She order chicken and the menu did not say it was on the bone or off the bone. When we questioned the waiter about this omission he replied that the menu DID address this. He said that the description of the chicken was "French" style and intimated that everyone should know what that means. As my friends and I consider ourselves fairly sophisticated diners, we did not appreciate this waiter's condescending manner. Also, the chicken was very unappealing as it was served with a rubbery, not crispy skin. Although my friend did not ask for another entree, neither did the waiter offer any.
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  • Great new reincarnation of Bistro!
    KLO1013VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We heard that Bistro had been taken over by Al Mott, who is partners in The Ritz (where we go almost weekly for brunch) so we were curious to try the new menu. We were off to a great start with the shredded duck over crispy wontons! YUM! Then shared a delicious baby spinach salad, with applewood smoked bacon, Gorgonzola and a sweet sherry dressing. I ordered the lobster & pea risotto from the specials menu. The risotto was done just perfectly, and the portion was generous and LOADED with big pieces of lobster!! My boyfriend had the lobster over spinach ravioli, which was just as generously covered in lobster, and the ravioli was really tasty. We finished with custard/chocolate ganash cigar...which was phenomenal!! Go try this restaurant!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Owners Improved on Great!!
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I was very nervous when Bistro 44 changed owners. But after one visit - i realized those frears were unfounded. After 4 visits - i realized they were not just better - but consistently better too. So what can you say - i love the place. The rib-eye was great under the old owners and now it is better than great. The fried calamari was very good under the old regime and now it is past great to the best I ever had. Try the fried mozzarella - it is excellent too. If you like Martini's - ask Jeremy to make it - a little dirty and with stuffed olives - best on the Island. Over all - this is a great gem. Try it!!
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Brian
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Have been to the Bistro many times and it remains the only restaurant where we have never had a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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