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Bistro Ten 18
Bistro Ten 18
  • Address:
    1018 Amsterdam Avenue
    New York, NY 10025
    Upper West Side
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Bistro Ten 18 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistroten18.com
  • Phone: (212) 662-7600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Happy Hour Daily 3:00-7:00pm; Bar Open until 11:00pm Sunday and 12:00am Monday-Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full Service Catering
    Flavor by Bistro Ten 18 offers full service catering. We attend to every detail, from menu planning and arranging for rentals and flowers to delivering elegant displays and delicious food, served with panache.

    Wonderful, Fresh Food
    We are passionate about serving delicious, fresh food. Our ingredients come from the finest sources available, as close as possible to the farms that produced them. In our constant search for new and interested food ideas, we have developed several recipes that have become quite famous in our Westside community.

    Menus to Fit Any Budget
  • Entertainment: The Morningside Jazz Collective every Thursday 9:30pm-1:00am
    No Cover
    Late Night Happy Hour Specials at the Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 110th Street
  • Public Transit: 1 train to 110th and Broadway and the C train to 110th and CPW. M60 and M104 buses to 110th and Broadway and the M4 and M11 buses to 110th and Amsterdam.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available. Parking garages are also available at 110th and Broadway as well as on 112th between Broadway and Amsterdam.
A word from Bistro Ten 18
Bistro Ten 18 is our family owned and operated Amercian Bistro located in one of New York City's greatest neighborhoods, Morningside Heights. Our main dining room is a bustling bistro that looks on to St. John the Divine while our rear dining room is cozy and warm complete with a fireplace, perfect for a quiet evening.
We are located minutes away from Barnard, Columbia University, Riverside Church, the Upper West Side and Harlem. We strive to create seasonal, simply prepared, flavorful dishes utilizing local meats, fish, dairy and produce whenever possible. Our service team is part of the family and it shows in their dedication to not only efficient service but their friendly demeanor, treating everyone like one of our "neighborhood regulars".
This year we celeberate our 10th anniversary and are proud to be one of Manhattan's true neighborhood restaurants.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We saw that they had a special all heirloom tomato menu, with all courses featuring tomatoes. We took all 5 courses and it was excellent - except that the tomato sorbet scheduled for dessert was not available as the chef was not happy with it and chose not to serve it. We have been here several times think it is a quite good place."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Try the donuts! Omg! Dunkin'? They're not even qualified to call themselves donuts after this!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious lunch after visiting the Phoenixes at St John. The food was well prepared and presented. We will definitely return next time we are nearby. Our waiter was great!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "A great place to go in the neighborhood, not overrun with Columbia students."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We traveled up to Bistro Ten 18 because of their popular $20 brunch. Only problem? Even though it's still on the website it's no longer an option. Would recommend but not sure I'd go out of my way to travel again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food wasn't terribly good or bad; it pretty much just was. The restaurant wasn't all that crowded, but if felt like they were understaffed or our server was just lax with her duties. It was a pleasant enough experience but I wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Bistro Ten 18 is a neighborhood standby. The food is always very good and the service as well. I've dined there with family and friends on several occasions and it will surely be several more as it's good value and great ambience. The vibe is welcoming and comforting."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we absolutely loved it! The food was excellent - -- You can really taste the love in the food :) - - The salmon literally melted in my mouth and I could not stop saying how delish it was. The drinks were amazing and perfect. The service - Impeccable. I am so happy that I found this deal on living social and tried something new in an area that I don't usually go to. My boyfriend and I will most definitely go back to try something else on the menu and to see what other delish drinks the bartender can mix up."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Lovely spot in the Columbia/UWS area with a varied, creative menu. Moderate noise level allows for conversation (why else would you dine with a friend?) and decor is soft and comfortable.We enjoyed our roasted beet and goat cheese appetizer. I love mussels, and Bistro Ten 18 was able to cook them to the just-barely cooked point I requested, where the flavor is most intense. My companion's roasted beet gnocchi were flavorful. A great spot in the area!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was decent but not great. I had the pork shoulder and my friend had lobster bisque and the burger. Nothing objectionable in the food although it was overpriced. The service was lacking. Staff seemed bored and had no personality. We were served bread before the meal but never asked if we wanted more. After the meal was served, we never saw our server until we asked for the check....nothing. It's a cute little restaurant and with a little more work on the food and a good wait staff this place could rock. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Service, ambience as good as when I was there before! Food not quite as good but I think it was because of my choice from the menu, the corned beef hash not exactly to my taste!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Who knew there was such a gem in the neighborhood. The service and experience that my group and I had at Bistro Ten 18 was, priceless. In a city that's known for its fine eateries, we were treated like royalty. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Gave this place too many chances...the food is OK but uneven, it's pretty expensive for the neighborhood, and the service is usually poor. The waitress last time seemed like she couldn't have care less about us. Anyway, we won't be back!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Go to place for lunch on any day. They accommodated 3tables of four each on Friday night(we were an early crowd) with grace, humor, excellent service a great food. It was a joy to introduce 11 friends to 1018. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We have come here often with friends and family. I recommend it for a casual dinner where you want to be sure everyone can find something to their liking on the menu. Food is well prepared and tasty and service attentive. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food, service, and friendliness of the restaurant was all very good, but we generally only go to a restaurant once,"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Whether it's grabbing a lunch with my daughter or having a celebratory dinner with adults, Bistro 1018 never disappoints. The food is always great and the service is stellar. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I'm a fan of Bistro Ten 18… I usually get their burger and love it. My wife, who is a vegetarian, hasn't found anything she loves from the entrees, but she likes them fine and may try cobbling together some appetizers. Their peanut butter brownie sunday was really good though -- highlight for us for sure. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The hostess was very friendly and welcoming, but our more positive experience didn't go much beyond her. Our waiter was distracted, inattentive, and hardly spoke to us. The bistro has great potential...it's rustic look on the inside and bistro-style tables could really work. They don't cram the tables in, so you can still have a private conversation and still feel you are out for the evening with energy of others around you. They did allow us to split a main course (we had a few apps and drinks first), which was nice of them. Still, it was lacking something given the extensive wine list and other positives. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Eclectic menu, nice wine/beer selection, and a friendly staff. A lovely neighborhood restaurant with a neighborhood feel."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I had not been to this restaurant for dinner for several years (have been more recently for brunch) and found it was better than ever, good food and service!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The food was okay - my pasta dish too rich, but my main complaint is how they dumped the plates on the table, and tried to grab them while we were still eating. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Dinner prior to an event at the Cathedral of St John the Divine was super. Friendly, attentive -but not intrusive - staff was great as always. Two of us enjoyed a great meal composed of a couple of starters. Scallops were tender and cooked just right. Who knew there were so many different types of beets? Desserts were rational in size and delightful in taste. Bistro Ten 18 is a true neighborhood gem for both lunch and dinner."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I went to the restaurant this time (having been several times before) as kind of a birthday treat for myself. The service was excellent and the food very good, so it was a good birthday experience!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My husband and I always eat at Bistro Ten 18 on his birthday, and we take visitors here for dinner. Really a nice, peaceful place with excellent food."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is restaurant that has great food and 99% of our food was great. An accompaniment to one entree was awful. The server apologized and provided a replacement side dish. The restaurant also bought us a round of drinks and offered dessert on the house. However, we were never offered bread--we had to ask for it. Everytime we wanted something from our server, we had to ask that someone find him. Then our server informed us that he was at the end of his shift and left during the meal. After that, we sat for as much as 15 minutes with no one available for us to ask for anything else. Although everyone was very pleasant, the lack of attention was a big disapointment."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I had lobster bisque, which tasted more like cream with tomato sauce than lobster, even with the bits of lobster floating. The pork shoulder, though, was quite good. The choice in wine buy the glass was better than it had been previously."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Went for brunch ...had to remind server to bring bloody Mary...which arrived after food was served. Serve made two stops to check on coffee...first time filled my wife's cup while ignoring mine. Second time, filled mine while ignoring my wife's emptllljust not the expected level of attention. We were seated in the windowless room which lacked any acoustical treatment....got extremely noisy at its peak. Next time I would look for table in front room or eat at the bar.p"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Good place for lunch near Columbia U & Cathedral of St John the Divine."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I had a Groupon for two, come here to celebrate my sister in law's birthday, my brother also came. My brother had the striped bass in which he said,"this is sublime". My sister in law had the fresh made fettuccine with a sea food combination, in which she described as good. I had the salmon with the butternut squash. I could have eaten a whole bowl of the butternut squash it was delicious. The portions could have been more the fish was such a tiny piece and only one butternut squash come with my dish. The menu is pricey disappointed with the portions. I'm glad I had a Groupon."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal at Ca Va. It's conveniently located in the theater district but lacks the touristy feel of many other local spots -- a welcome difference in ambiance. The servers and maitre'd were extremely attentive and we tout of their way to accommodate some food allergies of our guests. Particularly delicious were the scallops over risotto and the Salmon over greens with apples. A true gem from Todd English!! We will be back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I have eaten here several times now and it's becoming my favorite neighborhood go-to. The food is always great!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The service was very good, but my turkey burger was raw in the middle."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "My husband and I went for date night with a groupon we purchased. His sea scallops appetizer was delicious. My beet salad and goat cheese appetizer left a lot to be desired. With so many delicious and creamy goat cheeses out there, the one in this salad was dry and hard. My husband had the skirt steak and it was delicious. I had the chicken breast. It was good, the polenta was a great side for this but there were so many onions that everything tasted of onion only. We also had a carafe of sangria. The sangria was good but there was so much ice we hardly got any sangria. It was disappointing. I would go back, but only with a Groupon. Otherwise this place is way overpriced for mediocre food."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Food is always great, especially the daily specials. There are two rooms, the bar area and another adjacent area with a gas fireplace. Both rooms are pleasant and different from one another, The wait staff is attentive and the drinks are perfect."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Had Saturday brunch here, and quite enjoyed an inventive menu, well-prepared dishes and a nice view of St. John the Divine. Would return and sit at the bar, as the fireplace room is noisy and bland."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This place is a neighborhood gem. Often filled with Columbia students and professors, it stands apart from other area haunts. While not considered a "trendy, foodie place", it has been consistently above average in my experience. The menu has become more sophisticated and varied. Great salads and delicious seared scallops with potato roti were perfect. The waiter was friendly and professional. And, how do you top a roaring fire in the midst of a cold snap?"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Bistro Ten 18 is a great place for dinner. Varied menu with terrific specials. I have never been disappointed. Wait staff is very attentive and accommodating. Drinks are made well and there's a decent wine list."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Small but cozy atmosphere with a fireplace in the dinning room. Food was exceptional...Maine Lobster Bisque, Seared Sea Scallops, Roasted Wild Striped Bass and Grilled Skirt Steak all wonderful. Wait staff very attentive. Although we were introduced to this restaurant by using a Groupon would definitely go back again when we are in town."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The food and service were very good. The wait staff was attentive. The best part on cold winter night was the blazing fireplace...very cozy for a Sunday night dinner. It was a great place to meet our son and his girlfriend for dinner."
    Dined on 1/19/2014