Le Bistro D’à Côté
Le Bistro D’à Côté

Le Bistro D’à Côté

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lebistrodacote.com/
  • Phone: 2127729200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday - Tuesday 4:00PM - 11:00PM

    Wednesday - Saturday: 4:00PM -12:00AM

    Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10:00AM-4:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Herve Knecht
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater to all events. Each catering is customized to meet special needs of our clients. Please contact us at 212.772.9200 for further info.
  • Entertainment: Thursdays: Live Jazz with The Broc Hempel Trio 7:30PM-10:30PM Sunday Brunch: Live Jazz with The Broc Hempel Trio 12-3
  • Special Events: Three Course Prix Fixe Menu (Sunday thru Thursday) Soup or Salad + Your Choice Of Entree + Dessert For the price of the entree you choose. All You Can Eat Mussels!!! (Wednesday) Includes a glass of wine or a draft beer, french fries or salad. $24.50 Prix Fixe Brunch Menu (Saturday and Sunday) Choice of One Brunch Item, Coffee or Tea and Choice of Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Bloody Mary or Mimosa $17.95 (All special menus are cash only please)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 83rd Street
  • Public Transit: Subway 4,5,6 at 86th and Lexington Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are a few garages around the restaurant. Metered parking during the day, after 7 and on Sunday it is free. Street parking as well.
A word from Le Bistro D’à Côté
Le Bistro D’à Côté, is a neighborhood French Bistro located on Manhattan's Upper East Side/Yorkville. Recently opened and fast becoming a favorite hang out for the locals. The atmosphere is cozy, warm and casual. Whether you are coming in for a drink and a bite to eat, a romantic dinner or a large group, there is something for everyone here. There is a room for parties, as well as a separate bar from the dining area. Chef Herve Knecht has created a menu with classic bistro fare like Escargots, Charcuterie, Mussels, Coq au Vin and Foie Gras to mention a few. Prices are moderate and special menus offer a deal on certain nights. THE BROC HEMPEL TRIO's Live Jazz adds to the ambiance of LBDC on Thursdays from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM on Sundays Brunch from 12 noon to 3 PM.
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Le Bistro D’à Côté reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (13)romantic (9)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (6)special occasion (3)late-night find (2)good for groups (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Perfect bistro fare
    UrbnVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I loved, loved, loved the onion soup. And the coq au vin was absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine bistro
    nouveauyorker
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent bistro fare -- had the tuna tartare , foie gras, salmon and risotto this time, and a wine flight, all great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • welcoming and delicious
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A delightful shelter on a rainy day....Food was well prepared and plated, service [despite a novice waitress] was attentive and pleasant...an overall venue to revisit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Add to favorites
    livetoeatVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This little gem is one of my favorite local restaurants. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent neighborhood find
    luvgdfood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Friendly, enjoyable, neighborhood bistro. Waters and owners are friendly and welcoming. Service is excellent and you never feel rushed. Food is excellent - never had a bad meal there. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMY453VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    WE ORDERED 2 ENTRECOTE THEY ONLY HAD 1 RAN OUT @ 6 PM DINNER BAD INVENTORY BY THE MANAGEMENT I ALWAYS LIKED THIS PLACE BUT NOW I DO NOT KNOW
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very French
    nouveauyorker
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The salade nicoise and the ratatouille were outstanding, short but thoughtful wine selection, excellent salmon and foie gras. Simple food, perfectly prepared, it really is the ideal "bistro next door."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too bad
    foodmamaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food here used to be good - reasonable price that included drink, entree, and coffee. The special menu has been narrowed to a 'hangover special', and given the attention and service that we received, it seemed that the manager and staff suffer from hangovers too. We were one of only 2 tables early Saturday afternoon. The meal was botched. It was input wrong by manager, who wasn't fully engaged, & required re-cooking. The staff couldn't find the manager to hear our concerns (he was down the block). Now that items are individually priced, brunch was expensive. Bistro D'a Cote needs to wake up its service and menu - there are now many more options in the neighborhood that we will be trying from now on.
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  • Love love their salmon!
    tatianaVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is my go-to French place in the neighborhood but they still impress me sometimes. I got their salmon entree last time and it was absolutely divine. My partner swears by the coq-au-vin. I like the down-to-earth atmosphere and decent wine. And French waiters and owners always add to the authenticity of this place. Will definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TellieEllie
    TellieEllieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Dined for the first time for French restaurant week. Delicious hanger steak and frites or dourade with artichokes zucchini tomatoes. Also included a glass of house wine. Red or white( a delicious Sauvignon blanc). All for 17.89!!!! Will definitely return to enjoy their regular menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, not so good service
    cheflito
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    went to the restaurant for its all-you-can-eat mussels. the mussels were good and sweet but the service was kinda bad. there were very few of us in the restaurant (raining bad) and yet service was slow. I had to repeat my order of wine a couple of times, and even then they did not get it right and at the end of the meal, my waiter again has to ask, "what kind of wine did you get?". and the last bowl of mussels took forever to arrive. How long does it take to steam mussels?
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Wide range of food choices...you could order from the brunch or regular menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic bistro with twists
    Jess
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Very enjoyable experience. Atmosphere is comfortable and romantic, food is outstanding. Service is attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little bit of France
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    You would think that you are in a neighborhood bistro in France. Mussels were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 280 reviews are from the Le Bistro D’à Côté reviews archive.
  • Pretty successful evening
    NYCJ
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We were spending the evening with old friends visiting from overseas - had hoped to go to Tavern on the Green but two of our party were not very mobile and the forecast that evening was dismal so I looked on OpenTable for something closer to where they were staying, happily came across this place. Service was a bit patchy but the food was excellent, noise level not too intrusive especially after an adjacent table with a young child left, unannounced 20% tip because of the size of our party took me a little by surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tres bien
    reen
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Food excellent for a reasonable price.Wine price a bit high for the selection
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A local spot
    hmm2
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    This is def a local spot with an older crowd. We went for Loire Wine Week and had to ask for the special menu, but the food was very good and the wine it was paired with was also delicious. The staff was a little slow once some regulars with larger orders came in, but in general friendly.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, and nice atmosphere. Foo
    Larry
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Good food, and nice atmosphere. Food could be served hotter.
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  • Wonderful food and service
    lg300
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My fiance and I have been to Le Bistro D’à Côté several times. The food is always delicious, especially our meal last night. We shared a goat cheese salad appetizer, and we both had the hangar steak, which was wonderful. We shared a tarte tatin for dessert, and the manager added flaming Calvados to it, which was a special treat. In addition to the food being great, we had a nice wine and great after-dinner drinks, especially the Creme Yvette, which wasn't on the menu, but which the manager recommended to us. We'll be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little bit of France
    ilsacaroVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I'm French and I always like to discover new French restaurants, and that's a real one. My daughters and I took the small portion of mussels which were perfectly fresh and tasty. Add a side of fries as it's not included with the small portion. The size were perfect to keep some room for a little dessert. My husband took a housemade coq au vin served with fresh pasta which was generous and delicious. The croque monsieur of my son was hearty and savory. We all started with a plate of foie gras to share. You can taste it's a real homemade, flavourful foie gras. The dessert were ok. My tarte tatin was not the best ever but the crepes au nutella and bananas were quickly eat up by all the gourmands. Good french experience, a bit expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Bistror d'à Côté
    Frenhsk8VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant. We were looking for brunch with friends at a restaurant which would be equa-distant for us. We were not disappointed. We all had the hangover brunch which was outstanding. The quantity and quality did not disappoint. The owner was a delight. His staff was attentive but not intrusive. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch in Town
    ArlingtonVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Delicious Hangover Brunch, with or without a hangover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    KBiznessVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    the food was VERY good and it was good value. would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday night turmoil
    cubano
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was very good, but the service could have been better. It took close to 1 hour before we were served our meal. Customers who came in after us already were eating their entrees before we ate our appetizer. They said there was a mix up in the computer and our order came in later. They did give us a complimentary glass of wine, which was appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming and Authentic
    StringsriderVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    A sweet little place for a traditional bistro dinner. Welcoming staff, very good food and relaxing atmosphere. Feels as much like a bistro on rue de Buci in Paris, but for the view of First Avenue out the window.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food, warm service
    AnjJ
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    I am continually amazed at how good the food is here. I've had brunch, lunch and dinner, everything from burgers to tuna tartare. The service in recent months has been excellent. In the old days there was a crusty waiter but I believe he's gone. On this latest visit for dinner, it seemed that it is somewhat pricier than it used to be, but they still have burgers and mussels as a more reasonable alternative. Our waitress was lovely and the ambience is very nice. They have a really nice bar area and some day I'd like to have appetizers and drinks there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • went with a close friend,
    janice
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    went with a close friend, a place where you can have a quiet talk without being ignored, the food was delicious - i had pork chop and she had steak - both were wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    LovetoEat
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Enjoyed a family birthday dinner. Service was excellent. Our group sampled many menu items and were impressed by the freshness of the food. The moules pastis was delicious as were the escargots. Flank steak was a big hit. We will definitely return on our next trip to visit family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful but wildly overpriced
    mick
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Visited last week for dinner for the first time in perhaps a year. Vastly improved food and service...Wonderful haunt for a casual dinner in the neighborhood. But for the pricing. Off the charts compared to its peers (e.g. Jacque's). Entire menu is priced for a top tier restaurant experience, as is the wine list. They must know their pricing is out of wack since they offer various, but hard to capitalize on, discounting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a surprise
    Susan
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This restaurant was a great surprise. The food was terrific! The decor was lovely and the service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oooh la la
    Yummy
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Nice to have a French bistro in the neighborhood. People can eat at the bar of comfortably at a table - nice ambience Plenty of choices and have seen people have 2 appetizers for dinner - so not stuffy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Years dinner
    kates
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The staff were wonderful and patient with us on a very busy evening for them. We would recommend all of the dishes we ate and nothung was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite French evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The wine was perfect with a well informed waiter helping me to choose. Service was warm, low key and to the point. I never enjoy chatty pressuring service nor do I want to be ignored . Here was perfectly balanced: inviting, accompdatind, and classy. No fawning waiter. No grumpy attitude either. Food timing and service was just right for an evening paced for time to enjoy losing one's self in the meal without ever feeling a wait was too long. Best of all the meal was classicly French simplicity - full of flavor due to great quality ingredients treated just so and served as soon as ready. The place is lovely and smartly decorated. It was a fully pleasurable evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing French restaurant
    LiudmilaVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    The food was outstanding, very delicious. We had tried almost everything from the menu. Very good restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • local dependable
    sparky401
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Predictably UES french style food - hardly what you'd get in a real French bistro, but definitely what the local residents want. My companion ordered hanger steak, and he said the meat was great but there was too much sauce. I ordered a burger, which was excellent: on a toasted brioche style bun, the meat very juicy and flavorful, earth-moving fries. I found the wine list somewhat overpriced; perhaps the management can take a fresh look and reconsider their pricing structure.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it's always good
    dnycVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    This is a small neighborhood French bistro run by French management and a French staff and patronized by French customers. We come here for brunch, or when we want a low key, quiet, dimly lit, excellent French meal with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time
    Neighbor
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    This was my third visit to the restaurant, and I was disappointed with the service. Our reservation was for 8 pm, and the restaurant was not overcrowded. However, after a long wait, we had to request bread for the table. It took a long time for our main courses to arrive. The dishes ordered were good, but the presentation not as up to par as in previous visits. I liked Bistro because the service was friendly, but tonight something was definitely off. Everyone seemed stressed out, so I'm a little disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, really good quality
    OliaVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Great food, really good quality and presentation, simple but hearty and delicious
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, nice atmosphere
    AnjJ
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I really like this restaurant. I have been her for brunch and dinner and always enjoy the food. The service is pleasant and efficient, though not especially warm. I've also hung out at the bar and the atmosphere there is great, mellow, probably for an over-30 or even over-40 crowd, but still hip enough without being too loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good value at Happy Hour
    Chowhound
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Otherwise, there are many better restaurants in the neighborhood at similar price points, namely Jacques and Quatorze Bis where the food is an A+. I would rate Le Bistro D'a Cote a solid B.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.