Lovely, cozy and relaxed environment. Food was absolutely delicious and service was perfect...restrained and available. Will go back often!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yummy Easter brunch!
Had a delicious Easter brunch with family. Something on the menu for everyone and all delicious!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very nice, small bistro on 1st Av
Surprisingly nice dinner. We were seated promptly at a window table, more spacious than many of the others, so lovely for a group of four. The wine list was interesting and offered interesting, modestly priced (for the UES) choices from different region. The traditional French bistro fare was well prepared - especially the escargot and the sirloin steak frites (better than the hanger steak). Service was fine, and much better than anticipated, given some of the other Open Table reviews. Our first visit to this small restaurant, but it will not be our last.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Despite the layout being a
Despite the layout being a bit odd, with the bar on one side cut off from the other by what appeared to be the stairwell to the kitchen, downstairs, the restaurant was comfortable. Our waiter asked if we preferred to be a little distant from the music, which we did, but the sound wasn't really disturbing.
The restaurant serves excellent bistro food. My wife had beautifully cooked, seasoned and presented escargots, followed by lamb sausage with a tomato coulis. I had delicious mussels, followed by a perfectly cooked entrecote, with frites. We shared a lava cake, while I had a perfect crema espresso. Our waiter was extremely pleasant throughout, as were others we met. Perfect for a Sunday night dinner. Will return.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really great Steak Frites
Really great Steak Frites and roasted Chicken. I'll be back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went there expecting the
I went there expecting the food would be good, maybe average, so imagine my surprise when it was uniformly excellent. I had pork chops which I order with hesitation because they often arrive dry. The ones at Le Bistro were instead delicious - the best I have had in years. I will go again. Soon!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a friend visiting from
We had a friend visiting from Toronto and decided to stop in for the brunch specials as Le Bistro D’à Côté has become one of our go-to local restaurants. As always, the food and service were wonderful! An option for extra/unlimited drinks with the brunch special (for a higher price, of course) would be nice as a lot of brunch places seem to offer this, but by no means is that a major detractor. This restaurant is certainly worth checking out if you're in the mood for a good meal in a comfortable atmosphere.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice to have a place where you feel comfortable casual, dressed, family, couple, and friends.
Menu choices good. Service excellent
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the second time I have been here and HAD to have the mussels again. So tender and plentiful with the perfect compliment of french fries. The salad with goat cheese and spinach wrapped in Phylo is the perfect starter. We shared the special soft shell crab entree which was truly delicious. Everything on the menu looks great; I want to try it all; but I am sure I will somehow have to still have the mussels, too!
The atmosphere is warm and friendly and very "untrendy"...which is a good thing.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
With good food and a warm friendly staff they make it easy to return again and again
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bistro La Great
Bistro hits the marks. Great great staff, great service. Bruno, the Bar dude, knows how to make a great drink. Bistro is here to stay! Wife and friends found this place and Voila, we go often.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good French Bistro
Good Coq au Vin, real french atmosphere and menu. go!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect brunch spot
I've been here for dinner so when the opportunity came to try brunch I was excited! It was fresh delicious and the service is great as ever!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Fine Find - Go
Occasion - birthday celebration brunch for a relative and French food fan. Le Bistrot was recommended by a friend living in the "quartier," as does birthday gal ("BG") who hadn't heard of restaurant. The first to arrive, I enjoyed the low-lit and timeless decor -- with long, surprisingly spacious, dining room. When BG arrived, said, "Charming" - eureka. There were two reasonable, prix fixe menus, one, amusingly titled "Hangover brunch." BG had French toast and eggs. My other relative and I had Eggs Benedict and omelette, three-filling choice mine. All came with roasted potatoes and greens; all delicious - including coffee and iced tea. Mimosa and Bloody Mary fine. Would definitely go back again for brunch and other meals. A fine find.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was French restaurant week-much
It was French restaurant week-much busier and noisier than usual
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR DINNER WAS LOVELY. NICE MUSIC, CHARMING AMBIANCE, DELICIOUS FOOD! SERVICE WAS PERFECT, NOT TOO FUSSY OR AGGRESSIVE, BUT ATTENTIVE. I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to this bistro many,
I've been to this bistro many, many times and will return many more. I've always been treated very well, service is quick, wait staff is very attentive, accommodating, and happy to fill personal requests. Soups, greens, salmon are always delicious. Croustillant of warm goat cheese is a substantial appetiser and always wonderful. Early Bird Special is a great deal; the atmosphere is very warm.
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
I keep returning to this neighborho
I keep returning to this neighborhood restaurant. It is a very good value for the money.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
le Bistro Da Cote
This restaurant is consistently good. The food and the service never disappoint, It is a local neighbourhood restaurant with a menu to suit most anyone.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a treat
Wonderful mussels and fries! Very accommodating staff. And a delicious "hazelnut cube" dessert special!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambiance was charming.
The ambiance was charming. Our food was delicious, especially the Risotto.
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great French on the Upper East Side
Great food! Best fois gras in town. Service was a little slow.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little French bistro...go go
This was such a great experience, I would recommend this place to everyone!! I took my boyfriend here as a surprise for his birthday. I found the place through Living Social and so happy that I did!! The server we had was so sweet, attentive and accommodating (even after I presented her with my certificate). The food was outstanding. We started with oysters, fois gras and of course, escargot. They were delicious and fresh. Dinner consisted of Duck, Sea Bass and coq au vin. The duck was delicious, but so wish I had ordered the coq au vin...that was absolutely amazing, cooked to perfection. Overall, this was a great experience and I would definitely go back.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious country french!
It was our first time here and the restaurant was packed on a Wednesday night. The service was great and we felt like "regulars". The mussels in a Thai sauce are a must have, and the duck melts in your mouth. A real neighborhood gem.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
There must have been a system glitch as there was no record of my reservation. However they said no problem and found a table even though the restaurant was crowded. Kudos to them.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice little bistro on the upper east side. excellent french food. Pricey, but not out of line for the neighborhood. I would definately recommend this place to a friend and my wife and I will certainly return. Very nice place.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant is small but has
Restaurant is small but has very good ambience without feeling too crowded.
Very friendly, top-notch staff. Very good menu choices.
Overall dining expeience is quite enjoyable & definitely makes you want to return.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pork never tasted so good.
Pork never tasted so good. Delicious meal, great, attentive service.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
I bought a travelzoo voucher because it was a good deal at a convenient restaurant. I was very happy to discover this gem. The food was delicious, especially the lamb special. The service was exceptional. The ambiance was very nice. I will go back!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was outstanding! Had the rib eye special with truffle butter sauce. The steak melted in my mouth!!! Went on a Saturday night
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice, neighborhood French restauran
Lovely place on First Avenue delivers a good, authentic bistro meal. We loved the soup, and their specialty, mussels.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Great Food!
I have been going to Le Bistro for a few years and love this neighborhood spot!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good although
The food was very good although one picky person thought it was too salty
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambiance is very relaxed, the service is friendly ( our water was continuously filled throughout our dining experience which is always a plus), but the food was the highlight. Delicious dining experience. Very strong appetizer and ordered the special which was stellar. Definetly will go back for the mussels.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very energetic local joint. Was packed. Food was good- not great.
Service was great. Wine was nice. Ambience was nice
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, nice atmosphere
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.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, really good quality
Great food, really good quality and presentation, simple but hearty and delicious
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
it's always good
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.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM