Saju Bistro
Saju Bistro

Saju Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sajubistro.com/
  • Phone: 2129977258x
  • 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: Provencal, Mediterranean, French
  • 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 2129977258x

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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Saju Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
179 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (89)great for lunch (56)fit for foodies (47)special occasion (36)romantic (36)great for brunch (32)good for groups (26)late-night find (16)notable wine list (11)great for outdoor dining (8)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • loveoutdoordining
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Loved being able to sit by the open window for our 5th anniversary! We were running late due to traffic but staff held our special table!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saju Bistro
    Birthday
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was great - We enjoyed ourselves once again at this European inspired Bistro!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wish I could be more positive
    BklndfVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My wife and I had a dreadful evening. It's not completely the restaurant's fault: The level of noise at the restaurant is brutal, not "energetic." The problem is the decor: all plaster and hard surfaces. It's just a loud place. And yes, part of the problem was other patrons who, mostly, were yelling (because once one groups starts talking loudly, so do you). If you want to eat and talk, this is not the place. if you want to eat and yell, go. Food was quite good. Service ended up fine, but started out with a major misstep--we were ignored while tables on either side, seated at the same time, had drinks and appetizers before we were even told the specials. After we made a fuss with the waiter, he recovered well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice lunch spot!
    VDubVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    A friend recommended this restaurant to me and I was not disappointed. The food was amazing and it was great that it was so close to my office. I will look forward to going there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aNYR
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Mediocre food and service. Nice range of wines at different price points, but the wine service wasn't wonderful. The location is convenient near major theaters and shows and the decor is lovely, but overall unlikely to go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    pegf
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My group of 4 had brunch on Sunday. The service was excellent and so was the food. I enjoyed the dining experience and I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Restaurant
    mreich04
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my third time at Saju and it was as good as I remembered it. It's a nice, sweet place. The food is simple and good and the service is excellent. I totally recommend this as a before theatre dinner or a great lunch and brunch place.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very nice for pre-theater dinner. Although the prix-fixe was found to be gone, the price of dinner is moderate for generous portions of good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A hidden jewel with great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the food items. The food is great. The wine choices are great and so is the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saju Bistro
    MaruzellaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Loved this gem of a restaurant! The experience was well worth it: Cozy restaurant with beautiful warm lighting: They serve you a whole bowl of olives before you even order anything; they are mixed kinds of olives and all delicious! The asonable: we even ordered a winde for $30 a bottle! The food was delicious, the atmosphere cozy and relaxed and the service was attentive We will definitely come back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY ENJOYABLE EVENING!!
    DEB0426
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This restaurant has been a lunch favorite of mine for years and I was finally able to take my husband & son for dinner. It was even better then I had hoped! Everyones food was awesome~ our waiter Andre ( Philip) was a delight! The restaurant itself is beautiful so warm and charming. A favorite of for our girls lunch during the holidays. Nothing could have been better- highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good theater district restaurant!
    Happydiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Have eaten here several times & generally very satisfied with the food, service & ambiance but this time I did feel that the portions, while delicious, seemed smaller for the price. My friend and I did not leave feeling full after an entree, wine & dessert. Also it was a slow evening but the waiter never came to refill water glasses etc.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LongIslander
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was very good. Service was a little too fast, A few minutes after you ordered your food came. Not a place to linger.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have eaten here several times before seeing a show. The staff are very solicitous, and allow you to linger, while at the same time make sure you are out in time for the show. The food is always great, with delicious bread!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TERRIFIC
    gpbrooklyn
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We've eaten here several times, and each time we had fun. The food is excellent as is the service. They let you linger, never rushed. A wonderful, theater-district find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre- and Post-Theatre Gem
    mathcat5
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Saju Bistro is my go-to Theatre District restaurant, and it never disappoints. I've eaten brunch, lunch, and dinner there, and am always pleased with the food and service. The specials menu always consists of delicious dishes that use seasonal ingredients, and the food is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fourth time there!
    CThies
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delicious
    LalouBize
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    ArielVIP
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent As Always
    VitoVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This spot has the most delicious French entrees and appetizers. Perfect escargot and my entree, lamb shank, was a large portion that was spectacular in taste and presentation. My wife's pappardelle were delicious; again, a large portion. The hangar steak here should be sampled on one of your visits.. We have sampled most of the desserts here and I favor the Belgian chocolate mousse. Wait staff is always attentive and courteous and helpful. I especially like that every time I have been here, the maitre'd always checks on each table. This along with Scarlatto and La Masseria are true finds in the theater district.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saju has great everything!
    MVdine
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was excellent. Different menu with options for everyone. Service and ambiance - the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thank you.....again
    letseat
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great neighborhood French bistro. Veal piccata exquisite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the place !!!
    PokeVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-show convenience that's tasty
    alf1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location-near theaters
    FussyEater
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good ambience
    JSNJ
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Before or After Theater
    RaymisjrVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Find
    JazminVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always in Top Form
    VitoVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable and Inviting
    DougVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a problem with the service
    Sully38VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic
    CJMatt
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry to say; I was disapointed
    Traveler
    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.
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  • 3rd time!
    CThies
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatout
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gaydonp
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food was delicious...a wonderful French cafe. Terrific food, near the theater. I will be returning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great lunch spot
    clyness
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hidden gem!
    ebe9800VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    always great friendly staff...wonderful food....great experience! highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate