Bistro 44
Bistro 44

Bistro 44

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistro44.net/
  • Phone: (631) 262-9744
  • 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
58 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)great for outdoor dining (32)fit for foodies (26)special occasion (22)romantic (20)great for lunch (12)great for brunch (6)good for groups (6)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent on all levels
    Carm
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Well informed wait staff was courteous, knowledgable about the menu. Presentation was great, prices on par. The crab toast was delightful, steak was perfect, lobster spinach ravioli was delish! I recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Chef
    Food2VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Outstanding food, great service. Charming decor. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally tried it!
    madcheflulu
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Although I live in Northport, I've never had the opportunity to try Bistro 44. Thanks to a friend who invited me for lunch, I was very impressed with the decor (very well appointed and comfortable) and a well thought out menu. We both ordered from the prix fixe lunch menu, which included an appetizer or soup, main entree, dessert and coffee. Great food, creative, flavorful and served as ordered. This restaurant is a keeper in my book and I will return, often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice little bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Food and service were very good, portions were not over-sized, just right. Only real complaint was the noise level was really loud
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the bistro
    weeatoutalot
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    fantastic time at bistro 44 new owners and they have made it a gem in an area with many restaurants. will definitely return. they have an extensive menu and we only sampled a little.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Impromptu Date Night
    MrsFox
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great small local spot. Ambiance and decor are lovely. Staff was very helpful in getting us a table that we could easily have our 9 week old carseat at. Dinner was delicious. We shared the duck wonton appetizer, and I had the roast butternut squash saad for dinner while my husband had the burger. Both were fantastic. Staff also didn't bat an eye when I had to breastfeed my daughter at the table, thank you! Lovely night and a lovely meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner!
    Bindi
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We've enjoyed Bistro44 on numerous occasions, this time we introduced it to our friends. I like the cozy booths and the food is very good. We all had the theater special this time. The skirt steak was excellent, juicy and tender. The same goes for the Alaskan salmon. The wines we chose were very good, and the service friendly and fast. A great choice in Northport, especially on a theater night!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • blondemamaVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The last time I was at this restaurant was for lunch. This time I tried it for dinner. Was not disappointed. Four of us enjoyed the prix fixe theatre menu and we were very pleased with our choices. Definitely a place I would go back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food and service was great!! However, the restaurant was extremely crowded at 6pm. Very noisy, which would have been acceptable, BUT, the temperature in the place must have been 85 degrees and NOT pleasant for dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great for theater
    Diner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our waiter was very knowledgeable and took care to get us our food in a timely manner so we could get to the theater.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time!
    JeanineVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This was our first visit to Bistro 44 and it definitely won't be our last. We decided to try them out during Huntington Restaurant Week and it certainly was a good choice. The service was very good. Our server was very attentive and made some excellent recommendations. The food was delicious. The only suggestion I would have is for a slightly larger appetizer size (but that may have been due to it being Restaurant Week). My spinach and lobster ravioli was very tasty with big chunks of lobster! My husband was very impressed with both the portion and tenderness of his skirt steak. The apple tart for dessert was very light and oh so delish!! Can't wait to return and bring some friends with us!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just good
    ET18
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I think this could be (and sometimes has been) a very good restaurant but our experience was more "meh" than "wow." Example was an appetizer of baked clams on the prix fix ($32 not cheap)...3 tiny little things that were so small it was a wonder that "clam" was actually mentioned. Our server indicated that the usual portion...not prix fix...would have 5. Even 5 of these babies would leave one wondering. The entrees of lobster/spinach ravioli and hanger steak were very good. The dessert of chocolate and cigar was tasty. Wine should include some bottles for under $40 considering the relative value of the wines. There's lots of competition in and around Northport. I suggest checking that out. Try a great hamburger at Main St cafe.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Picked this randomly and was more than satisfied with the food/service. I would however be careful about being on Main St next year during the Cow Harbor Weekend - parking was a bit rough. I will come back. Get the Chocolate Cigar desert.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    alexkate429VIP
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 244 reviews are from the Bistro 44 reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate