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Saju Bistro
Saju Bistro

Saju Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sajubistro.com
  • Phone: (212) 997-7258
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Provencal
  • Executive Chef: Jose Calleja
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Justin Bernard (212) 997-7258

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • Public Transit: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, B, C, D, E, F, N, Q, R, S, & V trains to 42nd Street/Times Square.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Hippodrome Garage is located on 50 West 44th Street, only 1 block from Saju Bistro.
A word from Saju Bistro
Located in the heart of Midtown, our restaurant serves authentic French Provencal cuisine in a casual bistro setting. Our carefully crafted menu, extensive wine selection, impeccable service, and elegant, yet cozy, atmosphere brings the best of Provence to your dining experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was my 4th time to Saju Bistro..This time the service was not the same...Waitress was rushing us to order and eat. It was annoying!!!.I ordered steak and fries and the meat came out med/well done not med like I asked...I will be back though...I do like the restaurant and have had delicious meals there.."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "There are fewer and fewer authentic French bistros in New York City. This one delivers all the classics, always spot-on. I wish I could get there more often!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food was terrible. The onion soup was water and a beef seasoning, the onions were not carmelized properly and the cheese was tasteless. The main course for both of us was worse and we left most of our food."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Had a nice little lunch here very nice ambience for a little calm in the middle of Times Square, super close to all the theaters. I'd recommend the goat cheese tarts or the goat cheese ravioli. It would be even better if they would start offering a prix fix menu for pre theater lunch"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Different menu with options for everyone. Service and ambiance - the best!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great neighborhood French bistro. Veal piccata exquisite."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Something warm, charming and cozy about Saju Bistro. Perhaps it's the flowers, or maybe the brick wall or red and white check table cloths. Whatever it is it gives a feeling of comfort. It's so unlike other restaurants with all the hyper jazz. It's calm and relaxing, but not stuffy. AND, the food is out of this world. Try the delicious mussels. One feels like they are in Provence."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I selected this restaurant based on its positive reviews plus the fact that it is across the street from Belasco Theatre, where I was seeing Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Staff was very patient while I waited for my friend who was stuck in traffic to arrive. The olive sampler found on every table was quite good, as was the bread. An heirloom tomato salad was available that night, and the tomatoes had actual flavor...yum! While all the aforementioned, plus our wine, was served promptly, our server had neglected to submit our entree order. Luckily, management noticed this shortcoming and turned our pasta entree order around in less than five minutes. We still had to rush a bit to eat and make the show, but overall, it was a good experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Have eaten here many times prior to going to theater. We had a 7P performance and location couldn't be better- . Varied menu makes it perfect for all tastes. Table of six near us were very extremely noisy, but have not had problems in past."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We have been to Saju and never been disappointed with the food. This time my request for a quiet corner table was granted, so the noise level was not bad - it is much noisier at the front near the bar. The waitress was a little hard to understand, and didn't understand the French pronunciation of some of the dishes. Otherwise it was great. It is always surprising to find such a "neighborhood" feel so close to Times Square."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great location and excellent food for dining before or after the theater. We have never been disappointed and will continue to go back when we are in the City for show on Broadway."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Saju Bistro was a fantastic dining experience. The food, service, and ambiance were wonderful. We were there for Sunday Brunch and the menu had a variety of breakfast and lunch choices. The price was nice as well! This is a great place to dine on the East side of Broadway!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "From the greeting at check in you are treated as a special guest. The maître de even checks on you at table. Service: outstanding. Food here is large portions. Yes, you heard right. A French restaurant with substantial portions. My roasted lamb shank was huge and delicious with a wonderful Swiss cheese polenta. My son's hangar steal was beautifully done. Appetizers: escargot and a variety of others were very tasty and beautifully presented. The garlic butter and herbs on escargot: to die for. Always pleases here. My wife loves the pappardelle with beef ragout. Love this warm and cozy restaurant!!! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We come to Saju Bistro fairly regularly, though mostly pre-theater. While we've experienced some misses among the specials, the food quality and preparation is always consistent, and I especially appreciate the moderate wine prices. The chocolate bread pudding, made from leftover chocolate croissants, is amazingly delicious, so if it's offered, it's always my first dessert choice."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food is good and location is great or pre-theater but service is inconsistent. Apps came out before the bread, couldn't find the server to order a beer, beer came late etc."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "From the booking on line to arrival and throughout the entire dinner it was great. Our waitress was great and so was the host."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant because it was right across the street from the theater we were going to that evening. No problem with the reservations or service. I did not care for the food. The bouillabaisse was not very good even though the other reviews thought it was excellent. And the fish special was also just fair. Maybe they just had an off night but the food was not up to expectations. I probably would not go back."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was my 3rd visit to Saju Bistro and again the food was delicious and the service AMAZING!... Had Steak and Fries and great Sancerre wine..what more could you want?"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service was also. The ambience was quite nice and the staff was very friendly. This is a good place for a pre-theater dinner."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Have. Always appreciated this restaurant since we had a show in the Belasco. Probably one of the least discovered gems in the Times Square area. Good food, friendly staff,Mandy quietism. Much appreciated."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was delicious...a wonderful French cafe. Terrific food, near the theater. I will be returning!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Lovely spot for pre-matinee (or any) lunch. Darling french bistro feel, very friendly staff, nice selection of wines and beers. Burrata cheese appetizer and gazpacho soup was outstanding. Get a table in the front and you can watch the people go by."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "always great friendly staff...wonderful food....great experience! highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great for business or casual lunch, diverse menu at reasonable prices. Staff is very attentive."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Menu was different. Options for everyone and affordable prices. Service was great. We loved it! My fiancée and I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "In the heart of times square & the theatre district, This place was an unexpected great surprise. Food was fantastic reasonably priced! But in true French fashion the servers were not that friendly!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Suja is very attractive, noisy and energetic in a good way, and our server was terrific, if spread a bit thin. Food was good, but not great. My carpaccio was great, as were the olives and bread served gratis, but my rissoto fell short due to being much too salty. That said, Suja was certainly on a par with the other restaurants in the Theater district and was a nice diversion from the typical Italian fare in the area."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been going to Saju Bistro for many years. Service and food are always good."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Although food was good, most entrees came with potatoes of one sort or another. I don't eat potatoes and they wouldn't substitute it for something else."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "It's mostly a place for business lunch. So it was very quiet till 1:00 pm when they started to fill up. They let you dine and eat slowly. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Attentive and warm service, lovely decor, but the salad nicoise was a but skimpy on the tuna. Other diners meals looked good. Good location for pre-theatre so would give another try."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We ate here before the theatre on a sunday evening. It is across the street from Un Deux Trois and I think a step up. Good overall meal in pleasant atmosphere. Crawfish, mushroom and pea rissoto was great!."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The menu (regardless of time of day) is large and varied enough for everybody to find something. Portions are perfect (I hate being overwhelmed by too much food and/or knowing I'm being set up for having to order more sides, dessert or fill up on bread.) Food is always well prepared, fresh and nicely presented. Wait staff is attentive without hovering and there's a friendly, professional vibe. Having said that, you still have to deal with the crowds and actually getting there (assuming you're there for something other than pre-post theater).....and it seems there's always a parade or fair going on around the corner. Bottom line: My only reservation is that my out annual of town guests won't go anywhere else!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Loved the ambiance but the serving size for the salade Nicoise is a bit stingy"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Always excellent service. Consistently good food often very good."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Unusually, the kitchern seemed to be overwhelmed by the wednesday matinee crowd. we had a long wait for our order to arrive."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We've been to NYC a couple of times this year and our hotel recommended Saju and we are thankful they did. It's close to the hotel but more important the food is wonderful. We had the eggs Benedict--superb!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Saju is good for brunch or evening dinner! Waitress was a little stressed but she had a good sense of humor 😊"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were a party of six after a theater matinee, and everyone had a very good meal and a very good time, aided by the availability of a round table. Prices are fair, and the place feels like a friendly bistro. Will return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were a group of 6. Loved it. Great variety on the menu. We really enjoyed our experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014