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Bistro Cassis Manhattan

Bistro Cassis Manhattan Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrocassisny.com
  • Phone: (212) 579-3966
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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Diner Reviews
  • "Marco gave us the perfect service. It was a pleasure meeting him."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I've been to Bistro Cassis several times and it's addictive! The food is delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed the onion soup and sole meuniere at my last visit! Our waiter was gracious and helpful. I always highly recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "fine traditional french menu, generally reliable. good wine list, comfortable ambience. glad they now take reservations."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I'll only go back if I can sit outside. The food is reliably good but even sitting in the back @ the quietest table it was too noisy."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Always good, never disappoints! We go there every time we are in NYC."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The Eggs Benedict was very good, but I was utterly blown away by the mini-croissant that came as the bread offering before the entrees. The croissant was so tender and buttery, I would have been satisfied scarfing down a whole bowl of them instead of ordering an entree."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was delicious especially the tuna tartare appetizer"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Even though only one table was taken the staff was not attentive. The waitress actually raised her voice and yelled at me when I inquired about my dessert. The food was mediocre at best. My duck was dry. My guest's fish entree was so small that she left the restaurant hungry. With one glass of wine the bill was well over one hundred dollars. I will not return."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This is a beautiful spot with a very limited menu which rarely changes. It is very pricey for what is basically just fair French food. It is like a book with a beautiful cover but nothing substantial inside."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We went for the Tues night special dinner of coq au vin--and it was excellent. The vicvysoise (sp?) and crem brulee were also very good. We will return!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "First, I want to assure you that I'm not a habitual complainer. This was our second visit. The first, on Valentine's Day, was average, but worth a return visit. This time , we suggested you and brought a party of 8 friends. I'm very sorry to say that while our party seemed fairly satisfied, the ham and cheese crepe that my wife and I ordered was very dry, and badly needed some piquant sauce to enhance its bland flavor, and maybe also add color and make it look more attractive and inviting. This is sad, because the ambience is very pleasant and truly French, the wines were very good and our waiter was clearly a real professional."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We skipped the apps and went right to the main courses. We both had the Filet Mignon special with shrimp, spinach and fingerling potatoes. The steak was perfectly cooked and very juicy. The sauce served with it was fantastic. The shrimp were overcooked as they were pretty rubbery. The spinach and potatoes were cooked well and tasted delicious along side the steak and pan sauce. The bread was terrific and the people walking on the street made for good entertainment. One down fall to Cassis, the waiter was extremely french so he was a bit difficult to understand as he spoke so fast. But anyone speaking about food is talking my language so I was able to decipher his code."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Cassis is a reliable neighborhood French restaurant where the food is consistently good. We especially enjoyed the mussels. It was a pleasure to go there on a not-too-crowded Sat. PM and get a table outside."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Mussels and veggies not as good as I have had before. Ambience and service great."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great bread, mussels, hamburgers. Glad to have them in the neighborhood. Sometimes service is routine and uninterested. Uncomfortable chairs."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We loved everything. We must go back and order more. The food was just fabulous, as was the service. A true find in NYC!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A nice French Bistro - not fancy - wonderful neighborhood place"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Suffice it to say the food is fine but management has rules that do not make it a friendly neighborhood spot."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a party of 12 for Sunday brunch and everyone was thrilled with their meal, the service was terrific and the prices were extremely reasonable. Would highly recommend this restaurant and although we don't live in NYC we will absolutely make a point of getting there again. I found the restaurant on the internet and consider it a real "find"."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Always good, small accommodating French Bistro. Glad it is in our neighborhood."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "it was an excellent experience. I keep going back and back. one of my friends became an adept. we enjoyed the food, the outdoor seating and the friendly and timely service."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We love the varied menu at this restaurant that has branches in a few places close to our home and other locations we frequent. Delicious mussels, yummy salads, hamburgers (and those fries!!) with just the right touch of French !!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Everything on the menu is good, service is speedy and attentive, and always enjoy going back. If you like French food, you can't go wrong with Cassis!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This time it was a late brunch, and it was terrific. We decided to go all out and get croque monsieur. How good was that! I got the salad instead of the fries. The wine by the glass is always great, and mimosas are fun, too. I love the lunches because I try to sit outside in the warm weather. Recent dinner was terrific. You are greeted by mousse pate and French bread which is one of the very best you can get. The fish is terrific as are the mussels. This is one of the very best moderately priced French bistros around -- day or night."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Perfect Escargot in bubbling butter... fantastic french bread. Sole Meuniere was tasty and tender ... served over asparagus. Duck a l'orange delicious and tender with sauce served on the side as requested. Attentive service. perfect vistro atmosphere. Recommend."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "If your looking for a casual French restaurant on the Upper West Side, Bistro Cassis is a good choice. The food, ambience and service are above average. The menu contains all of the typical French bistro fare but it is carefully prepared and served. The service is attentive and well paced. The wine list is short but sufficient for a neighborhood bistro. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Wonderful location near Lincoln Center, great food with French flair. Advice on the wine list was excellent."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We reserved for 1:15 Sat., two of us from NJ and PA, coming in from Phila., the third a local resident, uncertain and frail, marking her 81st after a terrible year. We had to call twice, then walked in after 2:15. No problem. The staff, especially the maitresse d' (and owner?) welcomed and tended us warmly and graciously, seeming to intuit the delicacy in the occasion. The oversized lobster sandwiches disappeared without a trace; my tuna tartar wrapped in a cucumber ribbon was likewise excellent. The birthday we'd mentioned in passing was acknowledged at dessert time with a lit candle on the celebrant's delicious cake. About 3:30, we were asked to pay the bill but urged to stay on as long as we liked. Gratefully, we did."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A neighborhood favorite for many years! All the classic bistro fare that you would expect."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Never disappointed in my meal. Always flavorful and good portions. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Used to have dinner frequenltly at Bistro Cassis when they were on 14th Street; had nothing negative to say when they were at that location. Have been wanting to come here for years but didn't until I heard they were finally accepting reservations. The food was good, nothing to make you blurt out "Mon Dieu!" Also, the scallops Lardon portion was skimpy. Further, they cramped three parties of 3 - 4 people into one corner area when there was room to spread out a bit. Understand this was for the waiter's convenience but given the loudness of the other tables and that they had to squeeze in between to serve, you'd think they would be more conscientious of the diner's experience. I will, perhaps, give in another try. I really want to love it!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I love going to Cassis because you will always have great food and great service. The place is frequently busy, so it's best to make a reservation. I look forward to my next visit!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Keeps asking if you want to drink over and over totally no polish"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We've been to Cassis on Long Island & enjoyed it, so when we were looking something within close walking distance to Lincoln Center after our La Boheme matinee, this seemed like a smart choice. The food is decent, the prices reasonable, the service was wonderful and being that we had all dined on French food here in the states as well as in France, we found the experience quite authentic and we were impressed with our server, straight from Nice! I would recommend this place as I myself would return in a heartbeat...."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A very nice bistro with good food at lower end UWS prices. We love the steamed mussels and asked to be seated at a table that could accommodate the mussels, the waste bowl, the fries, the salad and the wine. A table for two is way too small. Our waiter was not happy with the two of us taking up a table for four. In addition, the woman sitting at a table behind us was waiting for a friend and didn't want to order until he arrived. The waiter made pointed comments all through our meal, such as "enjoy your big table," and "the kitchen is about to close". (Really? At 9pm in Manhattan?) And then he left. We noticed that the service stopped and saw him with his coat heading out the door. Odd behavior during and otherwise pleasant meal."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Were able to make a reservation easily for Saturday night at 8:15. Place became very busy around 9:00. Waiter was attentive, but a bit aloof. French onion soup had nice depth of flavor. My partner said his Spanish style mussels were excellent (large half portion). Entrée portions (lamb shank and short rib) were substantial and delicious. No room left for dessert. Would return."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Except for a rather unfriendly and abrupt waiter and a very long time to wait for dessert, this was an excellent dinner experience."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great little French bistro, the food is always good and the service fine."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I've been to Cassis a few times - twice in the city (the UWS location) and once in Huntington, Long Island. The food has been pretty consistent overall. They have one of the best French onion soups I've had, and their Cassis Calamari (when they have it) is quite tasty. However, the service can leave much to be desired. This most recent visit, the server kept urging us to order more food (e.g., "Don't you want an appetizer? No dessert? Don't you at least want coffee, etc.? You know that the moules special is only the half portion. Don't you want something else to go with it? Are you sure you don't want a salad or entree?"). This crossed the line from polite inquiry to pushiness and made our table of 4 so uncomfortable that we left quickly."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Good French bistro food, lovely service, surprisingly good wines by the glass, right in the middle of the busy movie-theater-cafe neighborhood just north of Lincoln Center."
    Dined on 3/8/2014